43 Bible Verses about Hope, Nature Of

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1 Corinthians 9:10

Or does He speak entirely for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake: The plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the harvest.

1 Timothy 3:14

I hope to come to you before long, but I am writing these instructions to you

Luke 6:34

If you lend [money] to those from whom you expect to receive [it back], what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners expecting to receive back the same amount.

Acts 24:26

At the same time he was also hoping to get money from Paul [as a bribe]; so he continued to send for him quite often and talked with him.

Romans 15:24

whenever I go [on my trip] to Spain—I hope to see you as I pass through [Rome], and to be helped on my journey there by you, after I have first enjoyed your company for a little while.

1 Corinthians 9:15

But I have used none of these privileges, nor am I writing this [to suggest] that any such provision be made for me now. For it would be better for me to die than to have anyone deprive me of my boast [in this matter of financial support].

1 Corinthians 16:7

For I do not wish to see you right now just in passing, but I hope to remain with you for some time [later on], if the Lord permits.

2 Corinthians 1:13-14

For we write you nothing other than what you read and understand [there is no double meaning in what we say]. And I hope you will [accurately] understand [divine things] until the end; just as you have [already] partially understood us, [and one day will recognize] that you can be proud of us just as we are of you, in the day of our Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, since we know the fear of the Lord [and understand the importance of obedience and worship], we persuade people [to be reconciled to Him]. But we are plainly known to God [He knows everything about us]; and I hope that we are plainly known also in your consciences [your God-given discernment].

2 Corinthians 11:1

I wish you would bear with me [while I indulge] in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me [as you read this].

Philippians 2:19

But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may also be encouraged by learning news about you.

Ruth 1:12

Go back, my daughters, go, for I am too old to have a husband. If I said I have hope, and if I actually had a husband tonight and even gave birth to sons,

2 Kings 4:28

Then she said, “Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say, ‘Do not give me false hope’?”

Romans 11:14

in the hope of somehow making my fellow countrymen jealous [by stirring them up so that they will seek the truth] and perhaps save some of them.

Jeremiah 23:16

Thus says the Lord of hosts,
“Do not listen to the words of the [false] prophets who prophesy to you.
They are teaching you worthless things and are leading you into futility;
They speak a vision of their own mind and imagination
And not [truth] from the mouth of the Lord.

Job 8:13-14

“So are the paths of all who forget God;
And the hope of the godless will perish,

For his confidence is fragile and breaks,
And his trust is [like] a spider’s web.

Job 11:20

“But the eyes of the wicked will fail,
And they will not escape [the justice of God];
And their hope is to breathe their last [and die].”

Proverbs 26:12

Do you see a man [who is unteachable and] wise in his own eyes and full of self-conceit?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 29:20

Do you see a [conceited] man who speaks quickly [offering his opinions or answering without thinking]?
There is more hope for a [thickheaded] fool than for him.

Jeremiah 50:7

“All who found them have devoured them;
And their adversaries have said, ‘We are not guilty,
Because they have sinned against the Lord [and are no longer holy to Him], their [true] habitation of righteousness and justice,
Even the Lord, the [confident] hope of their fathers.’

Job 30:26

“When I expected good, then came evil [to me];
And when I waited for light, then came darkness.

Jeremiah 8:15

We waited for peace and salvation, but no good came,
And for a time of healing, but behold, terror!

Job 6:19-20

“The caravans of Tema looked [for water],
The caravans of Sheba waited for them [in vain].

“They were put to shame and disappointed because they had trusted [that they would find water];
They came there and were ashamed.

Job 14:7-12

“For there is hope for a tree,
If it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
And that the shoots of it will not cease nor fail, [but there is no such hope for man].

“Though its roots grow old in the earth
And its stump dies in the dry soil,

Yet at the scent of water [the stump of the tree] will flourish
And bring forth sprigs and shoots like a seedling.
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“But [the brave, strong] man must die and lie face down;
Man breathes his last, and where is he?

“As water evaporates from the sea,
And a river drains and dries up,

So man lies down and does not rise [again].
Until the heavens are no longer,
The dead will not awake nor be raised from their sleep.

Job 19:10

“He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone;
He has uprooted my hope like a tree.

Job 27:8

“For what is the hope of the godless, even though he has gained [in this world],
When God takes his life?

Isaiah 38:18

“For Sheol cannot praise or thank You,
Death cannot praise You and rejoice in You;
Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to the Lord your God,
Before He brings darkness
And before your feet stumble
On the dark and shadowy mountains,
And while you are longing for light
He turns it into the shadow of death,
And makes it into thick darkness.

Jeremiah 14:19

Have You [O Lord] completely rejected Judah?
Do You loathe Zion?
Why have You stricken us so that there is no healing for us?
We looked for peace and completeness, but nothing good came;
And [we hoped] for a time of healing, but behold, terror!

Lamentations 3:18

So I say, “My strength has perished
And so has my hope and expectation from the Lord.”

Ezekiel 37:11

Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is lost. We are completely cut off.’

Zechariah 9:5

Ashkelon will see it and fear;
Gaza will writhe in pain,
And Ekron, for her hope and expectation, has been ruined.
The king will perish from Gaza,
And Ashkelon will not be inhabited.

Luke 24:21

But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel and set our nation free. Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened.

Proverbs 10:28

The hope of the righteous [those of honorable character and integrity] is joy,
But the expectation of the wicked [those who oppose God and ignore His wisdom] comes to nothing.

Proverbs 24:19-20

Do not get upset because of evildoers,
Or be envious of the wicked,

For there will be no future for the evil man;
The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Luke 20:20

So they watched [for a chance to trap] Him. They sent spies who pretended to be upright and sincere, in order that they might catch Him in some statement [that they could distort and use against Him], so that they could turn Him over to the control and authority of [Pilate] the governor.

Luke 23:8

When Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly pleased. He had wanted to see Him for a long time because of what he had heard about Him, and was hoping to see some [miraculous] sign [even something spectacular] done by Him.

Acts 16:19

But when her owners saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities in the market place [where trials were held],

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