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18 Bible Verses about Divine Delays

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Psalm 40:17

But I [am] poor and needy. Let my Lord consider me. You [are] my help and my deliverer. O my God, do not delay.

Psalm 69:3

I am weary with my calling [out]; my throat is parched. My eyes are exhausted [in my] waiting for my God.

John 11:6

So when he heard that he was sick, then he remained in the place {where} he was two days.

John 11:21

So Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

1 Kings 11:12

However, I will not do it in your days, for the sake of David your father; from the hand of your son I will tear it [away].

1 Kings 21:29

"Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself before me, I will not bring disaster in his days. I will bring the disaster on his house in the days of his son."

2 Kings 13:23

But Yahweh had mercy on them and showed compassion to them and turned to them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He was not willing to destroy them nor cast them from his presence up to now.

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because sentence against an evil deed is not carried out quickly, the heart of {humans} fills up within them to do evil.

Isaiah 48:9

For the sake of my name I {refrain from} my anger, and [for] my praise I restrain [it] for you [so as] not to cut you off.

Luke 13:7

So he said to the gardener, 'Behold, {for three years} I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and did not find [any]. Cut it down! Why should it even exhaust the soil?'

Luke 13:8

But he answered [and] said to him, 'Sir, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put manure on [it].

Luke 13:9

And if indeed it produces fruit in the coming [year], [so much the better], but if not, you can cut it down.'"

1 Peter 3:20

who were formerly disobedient, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, [while] an ark was being constructed, in which a few--that is, eight souls--were rescued through water.

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divine Delays » In inflicting punishment

Isaiah 48:9

For the sake of my name I {refrain from} my anger, and [for] my praise I restrain [it] for you [so as] not to cut you off.

1 Peter 3:20

who were formerly disobedient, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, [while] an ark was being constructed, in which a few--that is, eight souls--were rescued through water.

1 Kings 21:29

"Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself before me, I will not bring disaster in his days. I will bring the disaster on his house in the days of his son."

1 Kings 11:12

However, I will not do it in your days, for the sake of David your father; from the hand of your son I will tear it [away].

divine Delays » Try men's courage and patience

John 11:6

So when he heard that he was sick, then he remained in the place {where} he was two days.

Psalm 40:17

But I [am] poor and needy. Let my Lord consider me. You [are] my help and my deliverer. O my God, do not delay.