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18 Bible Verses about Divine Delays

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Psalm 13:1

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} How long, Jehovah, wilt thou forget me for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Psalm 40:17

But I am afflicted and needy: the Lord thinketh upon me. Thou art my help and my deliverer: my God, make no delay.

John 11:6

When therefore he heard, He is sick, he remained two days then in the place where he was.

John 11:21

Martha therefore said to Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died;

1 Kings 11:12

notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it, for David thy father's sake; I will rend it out of the hand of thy son;

1 Kings 21:29

Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.

2 Kings 13:23

And Jehovah was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and had respect to them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and he would not destroy them, neither did he cast them from his presence up to that time.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the children of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Isaiah 48:9

For my name's sake I will defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain as to thee, that I cut thee not off.

Luke 13:7

And he said to the vinedresser, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree and find none: cut it down; why does it also render the ground useless?

Luke 13:8

But he answering says to him, Sir, let it alone for this year also, until I shall dig about it and put dung,

Luke 13:9

and if it shall bear fruit but if not, after that thou shalt cut it down.

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divine Delays » In inflicting punishment

Isaiah 48:9

For my name's sake I will defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain as to thee, that I cut thee not off.

1 Kings 21:29

Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.

1 Kings 11:12

notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it, for David thy father's sake; I will rend it out of the hand of thy son;

divine Delays » Try men's courage and patience

Psalm 13:1

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} How long, Jehovah, wilt thou forget me for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

John 11:6

When therefore he heard, He is sick, he remained two days then in the place where he was.

Psalm 40:17

But I am afflicted and needy: the Lord thinketh upon me. Thou art my help and my deliverer: my God, make no delay.