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18 Bible Verses about Divine Delays

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John 11:6

So when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.

John 11:21

Then Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother wouldn't have died.

1 Kings 11:12

However, I will not do it during your lifetime because of your father David; I will tear it out of your son's hand.

1 Kings 21:29

"Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? I will not bring the disaster during his lifetime, because he has humbled himself before Me. I will bring the disaster on his house during his son's lifetime."

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. He was not willing to destroy them. Even now He has not banished them from His presence.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because the sentence against a criminal act is not carried out quickly, therefore the heart of people is filled [with the desire] to commit crime.

Isaiah 48:9

I will delay My anger for the honor of My name, and I will restrain Myself for your benefit and [for] My praise, so that you will not be destroyed.

Luke 13:7

He told the vineyard worker, 'Listen, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it even waste the soil?'

Luke 13:9

Perhaps it will bear fruit next year, but if not, you can cut it down.' "

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divine Delays » In inflicting punishment

Isaiah 48:9

I will delay My anger for the honor of My name, and I will restrain Myself for your benefit and [for] My praise, so that you will not be destroyed.

1 Kings 21:29

"Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? I will not bring the disaster during his lifetime, because he has humbled himself before Me. I will bring the disaster on his house during his son's lifetime."

1 Kings 11:12

However, I will not do it during your lifetime because of your father David; I will tear it out of your son's hand.

divine Delays » Try men's courage and patience

John 11:6

So when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.

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