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18 Bible Verses about Divine Delays

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Psalm 40:17

[As for me] I am poor and needy, yet the Lord takes thought and plans for me. You are my Help and my Deliverer. O my God, do not tarry!

Psalm 69:3

I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; my eyes fail with waiting [hopefully] for my God.

John 11:6

Therefore [even] when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He still stayed two days longer in the same place where He was.

John 11:21

Martha then said to Jesus, Master, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

James 5:7

So be patient, brethren, [as you wait] till the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious harvest from the land. [See how] he keeps up his patient [vigil] over it until it receives the early and late rains.

Genesis 15:16

And in the fourth generation they [your descendants] shall come back here [to Canaan] again, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full and complete.

1 Kings 11:12

However, in your days I will not do it, for David your father's sake. But I will rend it out of the hand of your son!

1 Kings 21:29

Do you see how Ahab humbles himself before Me? Because he humbles himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his lifetime, but in his son's day I will bring the evil upon his house.

2 Kings 13:23

But the Lord was gracious to them and had compassion on them and turned toward them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presence yet.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil.

Isaiah 48:9

For My name's sake I defer My anger, and for the sake of My praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off.

Luke 13:7

So he said to the vinedresser, See here! For these three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and I find none. Cut it down! Why should it continue also to use up the ground [to deplete the soil, intercept the sun, and take up room]?

Luke 13:8

But he replied to him, Leave it alone, sir, [just] this one more year, till I dig around it and put manure [on the soil].

Luke 13:9

Then perhaps it will bear fruit after this; but if not, you can cut it down and out.

1 Peter 3:20

[The souls of those] who long before in the days of Noah had been disobedient, when God's patience waited during the building of the ark in which a few [people], actually eight in number, were saved through water.

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divine Delays » In inflicting punishment

Genesis 15:16

And in the fourth generation they [your descendants] shall come back here [to Canaan] again, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full and complete.

Isaiah 48:9

For My name's sake I defer My anger, and for the sake of My praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off.

1 Peter 3:20

[The souls of those] who long before in the days of Noah had been disobedient, when God's patience waited during the building of the ark in which a few [people], actually eight in number, were saved through water.

1 Kings 21:29

Do you see how Ahab humbles himself before Me? Because he humbles himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his lifetime, but in his son's day I will bring the evil upon his house.

1 Kings 11:12

However, in your days I will not do it, for David your father's sake. But I will rend it out of the hand of your son!

divine Delays » Try men's courage and patience

James 5:7

So be patient, brethren, [as you wait] till the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious harvest from the land. [See how] he keeps up his patient [vigil] over it until it receives the early and late rains.

John 11:6

Therefore [even] when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He still stayed two days longer in the same place where He was.

Psalm 40:17

[As for me] I am poor and needy, yet the Lord takes thought and plans for me. You are my Help and my Deliverer. O my God, do not tarry!