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18 Bible Verses about Divine Delays

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Psalm 40:17

But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don't delay, my God. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

John 11:6

When therefore he heard that he was sick, he stayed two days in the place where he was.

John 11:21

Therefore Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you would have been here, my brother wouldn't have died.

1 Kings 11:12

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

1 Kings 21:29

"See 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 on his house."

2 Kings 13:23

But Yahweh was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and had respect to 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 refrain for you, that I not cut you off.

Luke 13:7

He said to the vine dresser, 'Behold, these three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and found none. Cut it down. Why does it waste the soil?'

Luke 13:9

If it bears fruit, fine; but if not, after that, you can cut it down.'"

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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 refrain for you, that I not cut you off.

1 Kings 21:29

"See 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 on his house."

1 Kings 11:12

Notwithstanding I will not do it in your days, 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

John 11:6

When therefore he heard that he was sick, he stayed two days in the place where he was.

Psalm 40:17

But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don't delay, my God. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.