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71 Bible Verses about Waiting

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Ruth 3:18

Naomi said, “My daughter, wait until you find out how things go, for he won’t rest unless he resolves this today.”

Jonah 4:5

Jonah left the city and sat down east of it. He made himself a shelter there and sat in its shade to see what would happen to the city.

Acts 28:6

They expected that he would swell up or suddenly drop dead. But after they waited a long time and saw nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.

Genesis 8:10-12

So Noah waited seven more days and sent out the dove from the ark again. When the dove came to him at evening, there was a plucked olive leaf in her beak. So Noah knew that the water on the earth’s surface had gone down. After he had waited another seven days, he sent out the dove, but she did not return to him again.

Leviticus 12:4-5

She will continue in purification from her bleeding for 33 days. She must not touch any holy thing or go into the sanctuary until completing her days of purification. But if she gives birth to a female child, she will be unclean for two weeks as she is during her menstrual impurity. She will continue in purification from her bleeding for 66 days.

Ezekiel 44:26

After he is cleansed, he is to count off seven days for himself.

Exodus 5:20

When they left Pharaoh, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who stood waiting to meet them.

Exodus 7:15

Go to Pharaoh in the morning. When you see him walking out to the water, stand ready to meet him by the bank of the Nile. Take in your hand the staff that turned into a snake.

2 Samuel 16:1

When David had gone a little beyond the summit, Ziba, Mephibosheth’s servant, was right there to meet him. He had a pair of saddled donkeys loaded with 200 loaves of bread, 100 clusters of raisins, 100 bunches of summer fruit, and a skin of wine.

1 Kings 20:38

Then the prophet went and waited for the king on the road. He disguised himself with a bandage over his eyes.

1 Corinthians 11:33

Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.

Exodus 24:14

He told the elders, “Wait here for us until we return to you. Aaron and Hur are here with you. Whoever has a dispute should go to them.”

Acts 17:16

While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was troubled within him when he saw that the city was full of idols.

Acts 20:5-6

These men went on ahead and waited for us in Troas, but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread. In five days we reached them at Troas, where we spent seven days.

1 Corinthians 11:21

For at the meal, each one eats his own supper ahead of others. So one person is hungry while another gets drunk!

Job 29:21-23

Men listened to me with expectation,
waiting silently for my advice. After a word from me they did not speak again;
my speech settled on them like dew. They waited for me as for the rain
and opened their mouths as for spring showers.

1 Samuel 10:8

Afterward, go ahead of me to Gilgal. I will come to you to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice fellowship offerings. Wait seven days until I come to you and show you what to do.”

1 Samuel 20:19

The following day hurry down and go to the place where you hid on the day this incident began and stay beside the rock Ezel.

2 Samuel 15:28

Remember, I’ll wait at the fords of the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me.”

Luke 3:15

Now the people were waiting expectantly, and all of them were debating in their minds whether John might be the Messiah.

Numbers 9:8

Moses replied to them, “Wait here until I hear what the Lord commands for you.”

Habakkuk 2:1

I will stand at my guard post
and station myself on the lookout tower.
I will watch to see what He will say to me
and what I should reply about my complaint.

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
it testifies about the end and will not lie.
Though it delays, wait for it,
since it will certainly come and not be late.

Acts 1:4-5

While He was together with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father’s promise.“This,” He said, “is what you heard from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Sanhedrin who was himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, came and boldly went in to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body.

Luke 23:51

who had not agreed with their plan and action. He was from Arimathea, a Judean town, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God.

Habakkuk 3:16

I heard, and I trembled within;
my lips quivered at the sound.
Rottenness entered my bones;
I trembled where I stood.
Now I must quietly wait for the day of distress
to come against the people invading us.

Psalm 119:84

How many days must Your servant wait?
When will You execute judgment on my persecutors?

Isaiah 51:5

My righteousness is near,
My salvation appears,
and My arms will bring justice to the nations.
The coastlands will put their hope in Me,
and they will look to My strength.

Zephaniah 3:8

Therefore, wait for Me—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
until the day I rise up for plunder.
For My decision is to gather nations,
to assemble kingdoms,
in order to pour out My indignation on them,
all My burning anger;
for the whole earth will be consumed
by the fire of My jealousy.

Revelation 6:11

So a white robe was given to each of them, and they were told to rest a little while longer until the number would be completed of their fellow slaves and their brothers, who were going to be killed just as they had been.

James 5:7-8

Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.

Romans 8:19-21

For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it—in the hope that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God’s children.

1 Corinthians 15:42-43

So it is with the resurrection of the dead:Sown in corruption, raised in incorruption; sown in dishonor, raised in glory;
sown in weakness, raised in power;

Joshua 8:9

So Joshua sent them out, and they went to the ambush site and waited between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai. But he spent that night with the troops.

Judges 9:32-33

Now tonight, you and the people with you are to come wait in ambush in the countryside. Then get up early, and at sunrise charge the city. When he and the people who are with him come out against you, do to him whatever you can.”

Proverbs 1:11-13

If they say—“Come with us!
Let’s set an ambush and kill someone.
Let’s attack some innocent person just for fun! Let’s swallow them alive, like Sheol,
still healthy as they go down to the Pit. We’ll find all kinds of valuable property
and fill our houses with plunder.

Deuteronomy 19:11

But if someone hates his neighbor, lies in ambush for him, attacks him, and strikes him fatally, and flees to one of these cities,

Psalm 10:8

He waits in ambush near the villages;
he kills the innocent in secret places.
His eyes are on the lookout for the helpless;

Proverbs 23:27-28

For a prostitute is a deep pit,
and a stranger is a narrow well; indeed, she sets an ambush like a robber
and increases those among men who are unfaithful.

Proverbs 24:15

Wicked man, don’t set an ambush,
at the camp of the righteous man;
don’t destroy his dwelling.

Jeremiah 5:26

for wicked men live among My people.
They watch like fowlers lying in wait.
They set a trap;
they catch men.

Psalm 37:32

The wicked one lies in wait for the righteous
and seeks to kill him;

Judges 16:2

When the Gazites heard that Samson was there, they surrounded the place and waited in ambush for him all that night at the city gate. While they were waiting quietly, they said, “Let us wait until dawn; then we will kill him.”

Psalm 59:3

Lord, look! They set an ambush for me.
Powerful men attack me,
but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine.

Psalm 71:10-11

For my enemies talk about me,
and those who spy on me plot together, saying, “God has abandoned him;
chase him and catch him,
for there is no one to rescue him.”

Psalm 119:95

The wicked hope to destroy me,
but I contemplate Your decrees.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the gossip of many people,
“Terror is on every side!
Report him; let’s report him!”
Everyone I trusted watches for my fall.
“Perhaps he will be deceived
so that we might prevail against him
and take our vengeance on him.”

From Thematic Bible


Waiting » Those that wait on the lord

Isaiah 49:23

Kings will be your foster fathers,
and their queens your nursing mothers.
They will bow down to you
with their faces to the ground,
and lick the dust at your feet.
Then you will know that I am Yahweh;
those who put their hope in Me
will not be put to shame.

Luke 12:35-40

"Be ready for service and have your lamps lit. You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open [the door] for him at once. Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed. I assure you: He will get ready, have them recline at the table, then come and serve them. read more.
If he comes in the middle of the night, or even near dawn, and finds them alert, those slaves are blessed. But know this: if the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect."

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers will be destroyed,
but those who put their hope in the Lord
will inherit the land.

Isaiah 40:30-31

Youths may faint and grow weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.

Waiting » The reward for waiting on the lord

Isaiah 25:8-9

He will destroy death forever. The Lord God will wipe away the tears from every face and remove His people's disgrace from the whole earth, for the Lord has spoken. On that day it will be said, "Look, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He has saved us. This is the Lord; we have waited for Him. Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."

Psalm 37:34

Wait for the Lord and keep His way,
and He will exalt you to inherit the land.
You will watch when the wicked are destroyed.

Waiting » Who waits for the lord

Romans 8:18-23

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God's sons to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to futility-not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it-in the hope read more.
that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God's children. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together with labor pains until now. And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the firstfruits-we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.

Galatians 5:1-6

Christ has liberated us into freedom. Therefore stand firm and don't submit again to a yoke of slavery. Take note! I, Paul, tell you that if you get circumcised, Christ will not benefit you at all. Again I testify to every man who gets circumcised that he is obligated to keep the entire law. read more.
You who are trying to be justified by the law are alienated from Christ; you have fallen from grace! For by the Spirit we eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness from faith. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.

Waiting » Illustrated

Psalm 123:2

Like a servant’s eyes on his master’s hand,
like a servant girl’s eyes on her mistress’s hand,
so our eyes are on the Lord our God
until He shows us favor.

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

Psalm 145:15-16

All eyes look to You, and You give them their food in due time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 104:27-28

All of them wait for You to give them their food at the right time. When You give it to them, they gather it; when You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good things.

Waiting » Exhortations and encouragements to

Waiting » Those who engage in » Are blessed

Daniel 12:12

The one who waits for and reaches 1,335 days is blessed.

Waiting » Especially in adversity

Isaiah 8:17

I will wait for the Lord,
who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob.
I will wait for Him.

Psalm 59:1-9

Deliver me from my enemies, my God; protect me from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from those who practice sin, and save me from men of bloodshed. Lord, look! They set an ambush for me. Powerful men attack me, but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine. read more.
For no fault of mine, they run and take up a position. Awake to help me, and take notice. You, Lord God of Hosts, God of Israel, rise up to punish all the nations; do not show grace to any wicked traitors. Selah They return at evening, snarling like dogs and prowling around the city. Look, they spew from their mouths- sharp words from their lips. "For who," [they say,] "will hear?" But You laugh at them, Lord; You ridicule all the nations. I will keep watch for You, my strength, because God is my stronghold.

Waiting » For salvation

Psalm 62:1-2

I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will not be ashamed

Isaiah 49:23

Kings will be your foster fathers,
and their queens your nursing mothers.
They will bow down to you
with their faces to the ground,
and lick the dust at your feet.
Then you will know that I am Yahweh;
those who put their hope in Me
will not be put to shame.

Psalm 25:3

No one who waits for You
will be disgraced;
those who act treacherously without cause
will be disgraced.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will be saved

Isaiah 25:9

On that day it will be said,
“Look, this is our God;
we have waited for Him, and He has saved us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for Him.
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”

Waiting » Saints plead, in prayer

Waiting » For the coming of Christ

Waiting » For protection

Psalm 59:9-10

I will keep watch for You, my strength, because God is my stronghold. My faithful God will come to meet me; God will let me look down on my adversaries.

Waiting » Predicted of the gentiles

Isaiah 42:4

He will not grow weak or be discouraged
until He has established justice on earth.
The islands will wait for His instruction.”

Isaiah 60:9

Yes, the islands will wait for Me
with the ships of Tarshish in the lead,
to bring your children from far away,
their silver and gold with them,
for the honor of the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel,
who has glorified you.

Waiting » Saints resolve on

Psalm 52:9

I will praise You forever for what You have done.
In the presence of Your faithful people,
I will put my hope in Your name, 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

Can any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain?
Or can the skies alone give showers?
Are You not the Lord our God?
We therefore put our hope in You,
for You have done all these things.

Waiting » Should be with the soul

Psalm 62:1

For the choir director: according to Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm.I am at rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from Him.

Waiting » For pardon

Psalm 39:7-8

"Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Deliver me from all my transgressions; do not make me the taunt of fools.

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

Isaiah 64:4

From ancient times no one has heard,
no one has listened,
no eye has seen any God except You,
who acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will rejoice in salvation

Isaiah 25:9

On that day it will be said,
“Look, this is our God;
we have waited for Him, and He has saved us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for Him.
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”

Waiting » Exemplified » Isaiah

Isaiah 8:17

I will wait for the Lord,
who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob.
I will wait for Him.

Waiting » Exemplified » Joseph

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Sanhedrin who was himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, came and boldly went in to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body.

Waiting » Exemplified » jacob

Waiting » In the way of his judgments

Isaiah 26:8

Yes, Yahweh, we wait for You
in the path of Your judgments.
Our desire is for Your name and renown.

Waiting » With hope in his word

Waiting » With earnest desire

Psalm 130:6

I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning—
more than watchmen for the morning.

Waiting » For mercy

Psalm 123:2

Like a servant’s eyes on his master’s hand,
like a servant girl’s eyes on her mistress’s hand,
so our eyes are on the Lord our God
until He shows us favor.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will inherit the earth

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers will be destroyed,
but those who put their hope in the Lord
will inherit 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

Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
for You are the God of my salvation;
I wait for You all day long.

Waiting » The patience of saints often tested in

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his word

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
it testifies about the end and will not lie.
Though it delays, wait for it,
since it will certainly come and not be late.

Waiting » For the consolation of israel

Waiting » For guidance and teaching

Psalm 25:5

Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
for You are the God of my salvation;
I wait for You all day long.

Waiting » Continually

Waiting » Saints have expectation from

Waiting » With full confidence

Waiting » With resignation

Waiting » God calls us to

Zephaniah 3:8

Therefore, wait for Me
this is the Lord’s declaration—
until the day I rise up for plunder.
For My decision is to gather nations,
to assemble kingdoms,
in order to pour out My indignation on them,
all My burning anger;
for the whole earth will be consumed
by the fire of My jealousy.

Waiting » All day

Psalm 25:5

Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
for You are the God of my salvation;
I wait for You all day long.

Waiting » Is good

Psalm 52:9

I will praise You forever for what You have done.
In the presence of Your faithful people,
I will put my hope in Your name, for it is good.

Waiting » For the hope of righteousness by faith

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his promises

Acts 1:4

While He was together with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father’s promise.“This,” He said, “is what you heard from Me;

Topics on Waiting

Attitudes While Waiting For Second Coming

42;12;36

You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.

God Waiting

23;30;18

Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy,
and is rising up to show you compassion,
for the Lord is a just God.
All who wait patiently for Him are happy.

People Waiting

1;8;10

So Noah waited seven more days and sent out the dove from the ark again.

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

but their plot became known to Saul. So they were watching the gates day and night intending to kill him,

Waiting For God's Timing

19;130;5

I wait for Yahweh; I wait
and put my hope in His word.

Waiting For The Second Coming

50;3;20

but our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Waiting On God

28;12;6

But you must return to your God.
Maintain love and justice,
and always put your hope in God.

Waiting On The Lord

19;27;14

Wait for the Lord;
be strong and courageous.
Wait for the Lord.

Waiting Till Marriage

5;24;5

“When a man takes a bride, he must not go out with the army or be liable for any duty. He is free to stay at home for one year, so that he can bring joy to the wife he has married.

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