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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 will you forget me, O LORD? forever? how long will you hide your face from me?

Psalm 40:17

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks upon me: you are my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

John 11:6

When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

John 11:21

Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

1 Kings 11:12

Nevertheless in your days I will not do it for David your father's sake: but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

1 Kings 21:29

See you how Ahab humbles himself before me? because he humbles himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.

2 Kings 13:23

And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

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

Isaiah 48:9

For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I restrain it for you, that I cut you not off.

Luke 13:7

Then said he unto the vinedresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbers it the ground?

Luke 13:8

And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and fertilize it:

Luke 13:9

And if it bears fruit, well: and if not, then after that you shall cut it down.

1 Peter 3:20

Who formerly were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, by which a few, that is, eight souls were saved through water.

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divine Delays » In inflicting punishment

Isaiah 48:9

For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I restrain it for you, that I cut you not off.

1 Peter 3:20

Who formerly were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, by which a few, that is, eight souls were saved through water.

1 Kings 21:29

See you how Ahab humbles himself before me? because he humbles himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.

1 Kings 11:12

Nevertheless in your days I will not do it for David your father's sake: but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

divine Delays » Try men's courage and patience

Psalm 13:1

[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] How long will you forget me, O LORD? forever? how long will you hide your face from me?

John 11:6

When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

Psalm 40:17

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks upon me: you are my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.