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71 Bible Verses about Waiting

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Ruth 3:18

Then she said, Be still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall; for the man will not rest until he have completed the matter this day.

Jonah 4:5

And Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city.

Acts 28:6

But they expected that he would have swollen or fallen down suddenly dead. But when they had expected a long time and saw nothing unusual happen to him, changing their opinion, they said he was a god.

Genesis 8:10-12

And he waited yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark. And the dove came to him at eventide; and behold, in her beak was an olive-leaf plucked off; and Noah knew that the waters had become low on the earth. And he waited yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; but she returned no more to him.

Leviticus 12:4-5

And she shall continue thirty-three days in the blood of her cleansing; no holy thing shall she touch, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her cleansing are fulfilled. And if she bear a female, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation; and she shall continue sixty-six days in the blood of her cleansing.

Ezekiel 44:26

And after he is cleansed, they shall count unto him seven days.

Exodus 5:20

And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood there to meet them, as they came out from Pharaoh.

Exodus 7:15

Go unto Pharaoh in the morning behold, he will go out unto the water and take thy stand by the bank of the river in front of him; and take in thy hand the staff that was turned into a serpent.

2 Samuel 16:1

And when David was a little past the summit, behold, Ziba, Mephibosheth's servant, met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and a hundred raisin-cakes, and a hundred cakes of summer fruits, and a flask of wine.

1 Kings 20:38

And the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with a sash over his eyes.

1 Corinthians 11:33

So that, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait for one another.

Exodus 24:14

And he said to the elders, Wait here for us, until we return to you; and behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man have any matter, let him come before them.

Acts 17:16

But in Athens, while Paul was waiting for them, his spirit was painfully excited in him seeing the city given up to idolatry.

Acts 20:5-6

These going before waited for us in Troas; but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and we came to them to Troas in five days, where we spent seven days.

1 Corinthians 11:21

For each one in eating takes his own supper before others, and one is hungry and another drinks to excess.

Job 29:21-23

Unto me they listened, and waited, and kept silence for my counsel: After my words they spoke not again, and my speech dropped upon them; And they waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

1 Samuel 10:8

And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to thee, to offer up burnt-offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace-offerings: seven days shalt thou wait, until I come to thee and inform thee what thou shalt do.

1 Samuel 20:19

but on the third day thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself on the day of the business, and abide by the stone Ezel.

2 Samuel 15:28

See, I will stop in the plains of the desert, until there come word from you to inform me.

Luke 3:15

But as the people were in expectation, and all were reasoning in their hearts concerning John whether he might be the Christ,

Numbers 9:8

And Moses said to them, Stay, and I will hear what Jehovah commands concerning you.

Habakkuk 2:1

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will look forth to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer as to my reproof.

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but it hasteth to the end, and shall not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; for it will surely come, it will not delay.

Acts 1:4-5

and, being assembled with them, commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to await the promise of the Father, which said he ye have heard of me. For John indeed baptised with water, but ye shall be baptised with the Holy Spirit after now not many days.

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable councillor, who also himself was awaiting the kingdom of God, coming, emboldened himself and went in to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.

Luke 23:51

(this man had not assented to their counsel and deed), of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who also waited, himself also, for the kingdom of God

Habakkuk 3:16

I heard, and my belly trembled; My lips quivered at the voice; Rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in my place, That I might rest in the day of distress, When their invader shall come up against the people.

Psalm 119:84

How many shall be the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

Isaiah 51:5

My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the peoples: the isles shall wait for me, and in mine arm shall they trust.

Zephaniah 3:8

Therefore wait ye for me, saith Jehovah, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my determination is to assemble the nations, that I may gather the kingdoms together, to pour upon them mine indignation, all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Revelation 6:11

And there was given to them, to each one a white robe; and it was said to them that they should rest yet a little while, until both their fellow-bondmen and their brethren, who were about to be killed as they, should be fulfilled.

James 5:7-8

Have patience, therefore, brethren, till the coming of the Lord. Behold, the labourer awaits the precious fruit of the earth, having patience for it until it receive the early and the latter rain. Ye also have patience: stablish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is drawn nigh.

Romans 8:19-21

For the anxious looking out of the creature expects the revelation of the sons of God: for the creature has been made subject to vanity, not of its will, but by reason of him who has subjected the same, in hope that the creature itself also shall be set free from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.

Romans 8:11

But if the Spirit of him that has raised up Jesus from among the dead dwell in you, he that has raised up Christ from among the dead shall quicken your mortal bodies also on account of his Spirit which dwells in you.

1 Corinthians 15:42-43

Thus also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruptibility. It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.

Joshua 8:9

And Joshua sent them forth; and they went to lie in ambush, and abode between Bethel and Ai, on the west of Ai. And Joshua lodged that night among the people.

Judges 9:32-33

Now therefore, go by night, you and the men that are with you, and lie in wait in the fields. Then in the morning, as soon as the sun is up, rise early and rush upon the city; and when he and the men that are with him come out against you, you may do to them as occasion offers."

Proverbs 1:11-13

If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, and whole, as those that go down into the pit; we shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

Deuteronomy 19:11

But if a man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and he flee into one of these cities,

Psalm 10:8

He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in the secret places doth he slay the innocent: his eyes watch for the wretched.

Proverbs 23:27-28

For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait as a robber, and increaseth the treacherous among men.

Proverbs 24:15

Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; lay not waste his resting-place.

Jeremiah 5:26

For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as fowlers stoop down; they set a trap, they catch men.

Judges 16:2

The Gazites were told, "Samson has come here," and they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. They kept quiet all night, saying, "Let us wait till the light of the morning; then we will kill him."

Psalm 59:3

For behold, they lie in wait for my soul; strong ones are gathered against me: not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.

Psalm 71:10-11

For mine enemies speak against me, and they that watch for my soul consult together, Saying, God hath forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver.

Psalm 119:95

The wicked have awaited me to destroy me; but I attend unto thy testimonies.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side: Report, and we will report it. All my familiars are watching for my stumbling: Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him; and we shall take our revenge on him.

From Thematic Bible


Waiting » Those that wait on the lord

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he lift himself up, that he may have mercy upon you; for Jehovah is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and their princesses thy nursing-mothers: they shall bow down to thee with the face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I am Jehovah; for they shall not be ashamed who wait on me.

Luke 12:35-40

Let your loins be girded about, and lamps burning; and ye like men who wait their own lord whenever he may leave the wedding, that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those bondmen whom the lord on coming shall find watching; verily I say unto you, that he will gird himself and make them recline at table, and coming up will serve them. read more.
And if he come in the second watch, and come in the third watch, and find them thus, blessed are those bondmen. But this know, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be dug through. And ye therefore, be ye ready, for in the hour in which ye do not think it, the Son of man comes.

Psalm 37:9

For evil-doers shall be cut off; but those that wait on Jehovah, they shall possess the land.

Isaiah 40:30-31

Even the youths shall faint and shall tire, and the young men shall stumble and fall; but they that wait upon Jehovah shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not tire; they shall walk, and not faint.

Waiting » The reward for waiting on the lord

Isaiah 25:8-9

He will swallow up death in victory. And the Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of his people will he take away from off all the earth: for Jehovah hath spoken. And it shall be said in that day, Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is Jehovah, we have waited for him; we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Psalm 37:34

Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, and he will exalt thee to possess the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

Waiting » Who waits for the lord

Romans 8:18-23

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the coming glory to be revealed to us. For the anxious looking out of the creature expects the revelation of the sons of God: for the creature has been made subject to vanity, not of its will, but by reason of him who has subjected the same, in hope read more.
that the creature itself also shall be set free from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans together and travails in pain together until now. And not only that, but even we ourselves, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, we also ourselves groan in ourselves, awaiting adoption, that is the redemption of our body.

Galatians 5:1-6

Christ has set us free in freedom; stand fast therefore, and be not held again in a yoke of bondage. Behold, I, Paul, say to you, that if ye are circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. And I witness again to every man who is circumcised, that he is debtor to do the whole law. read more.
Ye are deprived of all profit from the Christ as separated from him, as many as are justified by law; ye have fallen from grace. For we, by the Spirit, on the principle of faith, await the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any force, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love.

Waiting » Illustrated

Psalm 123:2

Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes are directed to Jehovah our God, until he be gracious unto us.

Waiting » Upon God » As the giver of all temporal blessings

Psalm 145:15-16

The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their food in its season. Thou openest thy hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 104:27-28

These all look unto thee, that thou mayest give their food in its season: That thou givest unto them, they gather; thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good.

Waiting » Exhortations and encouragements to

Waiting » Those who engage in » Are blessed

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he lift himself up, that he may have mercy upon you; for Jehovah is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Daniel 12:12

Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and thirty-five days!

Waiting » Especially in adversity

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for Jehovah, who hideth his face from the house of Jacob; and I will look for him.

Psalm 59:1-9

{To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' Of David. Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.} Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; secure me on high from them that rise up against me. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from men of blood. For behold, they lie in wait for my soul; strong ones are gathered against me: not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah. read more.
They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to meet me, and behold. Yea, do thou, Jehovah, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, arise to visit all the nations: be not gracious to any plotters of iniquity. Selah. They return in the evening; they howl like a dog, and go round about the city: Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips: for who say they doth hear? But thou, Jehovah, wilt laugh at them; thou wilt have all the nations in derision. Their strength! ... I will take heed to thee; for God is my high fortress.

Waiting » For salvation

Psalm 62:1-2

{To the chief Musician. On Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.} Upon God alone doth my soul rest peacefully; from him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; my high fortress: I shall not be greatly moved.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will not be ashamed

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and their princesses thy nursing-mothers: they shall bow down to thee with the face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I am Jehovah; for they shall not be ashamed who wait on me.

Psalm 25:3

Yea, none that wait on thee shall be ashamed: they shall be ashamed that deal treacherously without cause.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will be saved

Isaiah 25:9

And it shall be said in that day, Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is Jehovah, we have waited for him; we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Waiting » Saints plead, in prayer

Isaiah 33:2

Jehovah, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be their arm every morning, yea, our salvation in the time of trouble.

Waiting » For the coming of Christ

Waiting » For protection

Psalm 59:9-10

Their strength! ... I will take heed to thee; for God is my high fortress. God, whose loving-kindness will come to meet me, God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

Waiting » Predicted of the gentiles

Isaiah 42:4

He shall not faint nor be in haste, till he have set justice in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

Isaiah 60:9

For the isles shall await me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of Jehovah thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, for he hath glorified thee.

Waiting » Saints resolve on

Psalm 52:9

I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it; and I will wait on thy name, before thy godly ones, for it is good.

Waiting » With patience

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will renew their strength

Waiting » Upon God » As the God of providence

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? Art not thou HE, Jehovah, our God? And we wait upon thee; for thou hast made all these things.

Waiting » Should be with the soul

Psalm 62:1

{To the chief Musician. On Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.} Upon God alone doth my soul rest peacefully; from him is my salvation.

Waiting » For pardon

Psalm 39:7-8

And now, what wait I for, Lord? my hope is in thee. Deliver me from all my transgressions; make me not the reproach of the foolish.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will receive the glorious things prepared by God for them

Isaiah 64:4

Never have men heard, nor perceived by the ear, nor hath eye seen a God beside thee, who acteth for him that waiteth for him.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will rejoice in salvation

Isaiah 25:9

And it shall be said in that day, Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is Jehovah, we have waited for him; we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Waiting » Exemplified » Isaiah

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for Jehovah, who hideth his face from the house of Jacob; and I will look for him.

Waiting » Exemplified » Joseph

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable councillor, who also himself was awaiting the kingdom of God, coming, emboldened himself and went in to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.

Waiting » Exemplified » jacob

Waiting » In the way of his judgments

Isaiah 26:8

Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to thy memorial.

Waiting » With hope in his word

Waiting » With earnest desire

Psalm 130:6

My soul waiteth for the Lord more than the watchers wait for the morning, more than the watchers for the morning.

Waiting » For mercy

Psalm 123:2

Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes are directed to Jehovah our God, until he be gracious unto us.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will inherit the earth

Psalm 37:9

For evil-doers shall be cut off; but those that wait on Jehovah, they shall possess the land.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Experience his goodness

Waiting » Those who engage in » Wait upon him only

Waiting » Those who engage in » Are heard

Waiting » Exemplified » Micah

Waiting » Exemplified » David

Waiting » Upon God » As the God of salvation

Psalm 25:5

Make me to walk in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Waiting » The patience of saints often tested in

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his word

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but it hasteth to the end, and shall not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; for it will surely come, it will not delay.

Waiting » For the consolation of israel

Waiting » For guidance and teaching

Psalm 25:5

Make me to walk in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Waiting » Continually

Waiting » Saints have expectation from

Waiting » With full confidence

Waiting » With resignation

Lamentations 3:26

It is good that one should both wait, and that in silence, for the salvation of Jehovah.

Waiting » God calls us to

Zephaniah 3:8

Therefore wait ye for me, saith Jehovah, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my determination is to assemble the nations, that I may gather the kingdoms together, to pour upon them mine indignation, all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Waiting » All day

Psalm 25:5

Make me to walk in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Waiting » Is good

Psalm 52:9

I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it; and I will wait on thy name, before thy godly ones, for it is good.

Waiting » For the hope of righteousness by faith

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his promises

Acts 1:4

and, being assembled with them, commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to await the promise of the Father, which said he ye have heard of me.

Topics on Waiting

Attitudes While Waiting For Second Coming

42;12;36

and ye like men who wait their own lord whenever he may leave the wedding, that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately.

God Waiting

23;30;18

And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he lift himself up, that he may have mercy upon you; for Jehovah is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

People Waiting

1;8;10

And he waited yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched also the gates both day and night, that they might kill him;

Waiting For God's Timing

19;130;5

I wait for Jehovah; my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

Waiting For The Second Coming

50;3;20

for our commonwealth has its existence in the heavens, from which also we await the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour,

Waiting On God

28;12;6

And thou, return unto thy God: keep loving-kindness and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

Waiting On The Lord

19;27;14

Wait for Jehovah; be strong and let thy heart take courage: yea, wait for Jehovah.

Waiting Till Marriage

5;24;5

When a man hath newly taken a wife, he shall not go out with the army, neither shall any kind of business be imposed upon him; he shall be free for his house one year, and shall gladden his wife whom he hath taken.