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71 Bible Verses about Waiting

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Ruth 3:18

Naomi replied, "Be patient, my daughter, until you learn how this works out, because the man won't rest until he finishes everything today."

Jonah 4:5

Then Jonah left the city and sat down on the eastern side. There he made a shelter for himself and sat down under its shade to see what would happen to the city.

Acts 28:6

They were expecting him to swell up or suddenly drop dead, but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.

Genesis 8:10-12

Noah waited another seven days and sent the dove out from the ark again. The dove returned to him in the evening, but in its beak there was an olive leaf that it had plucked! So Noah knew that the flood waters had decreased on the land. He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but it did not return to him anymore.

Leviticus 12:4-5

For 33 days after this, she is to remain in purification due to her blood loss. She is not to touch any sacred thing or enter the sanctuary until the days of her purification have been completed. "If she gives birth to a female, then she is to remain unclean for two weeks, just like her menstruation. She is to remain in purification for 66 days due to her blood loss.

Ezekiel 44:26

After he is cleansed from that contact, he is to not to minister for seven days.

Exodus 5:20

As they left Pharaoh's presence, they met Moses and Aaron standing there.

Exodus 7:15

Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he's going down to the water. Stand on the bank of the Nile River and meet him. Be sure to take with you the staff that was turned into a snake.

2 Samuel 16:1

Now just as David happened to have passed the summit of the Mount of Olives, suddenly Mephibosheth's servant Ziba met him, accompanied by a couple of saddled donkeys loaded with 200 loaves of bread, 100 clusters of raisins, 100 pieces of summer fruit, and a skin of wine!

1 Kings 20:38

Then the prophet left and waited for the king to pass by, disguising himself with a bandage over his eyes.

1 Corinthians 11:33

Therefore, my brothers, when you gather to eat, wait for each other.

Exodus 24:14

He told the elders, "Wait here for us until we return to you. Look, Aaron and Hur are with you, and whoever has a dispute, let him come to them."

Acts 17:16

While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was deeply disturbed to see the city full of idols.

Acts 20:5-6

These men went on ahead and were waiting for us in Troas. After the Festival of Unleavened Bread, we sailed from Philippi, and days later we joined them in Troas and stayed there for seven days.

1 Corinthians 11:21

For as you eat, each of you rushes to eat his own supper, and one person goes hungry while another gets drunk.

Job 29:21-23

"They listened and waited for me, as they remained in silence for my counsel. After I spoke, they had nothing to say, when what I said hit them. They waited for me as one waits for rain, as one opens his mouth to drink in a spring rain shower.

1 Samuel 10:8

You are to go down ahead of me to Gilgal, and then I'll come down to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice peace offerings. You are to wait seven days until I come to you to let you know what you are to do."

1 Samuel 20:19

On the third day go down quickly and come to the place where you hid earlier. Remain beside the rock at Ezel.

2 Samuel 15:28

Look! I'll camp at the wilderness fords until you send word to inform me."

Luke 3:15

Now the people were filled with expectation, and all of them were wondering if John was perhaps the Messiah.

Numbers 9:8

"Wait while I hear what the LORD has to say about you," Moses replied.

Habakkuk 2:1

"I will stand at my guard post and station myself on a tower. I will wait and see what the LORD will say about me and what I will answer when he reprimands me."

Habakkuk 2:3

For the revelation pertains to an appointed time it speaks truthfully about the end. Though it delays, wait for it, because it will surely come about it will not be late!

Acts 1:4-5

While he was meeting with them, he ordered them, "Don't leave Jerusalem. Instead, wait for what the Father has promised, about which you heard me speak, because John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit a few days from now."

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathea, a highly respected member of the Council, who was waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Luke 23:51

he had not voted for their plan and action from the Jewish town of Arimathea; and he was waiting for the kingdom of God.

Habakkuk 3:16

I heard and I trembled within. My lips quivered at the noise. My legs gave way beneath me, and I trembled. Nevertheless, I await the day of distress that will dawn on our invaders.

Psalm 119:84

How many days must your servant endure this? When will you judge those who persecute me?

Isaiah 51:5

I will quickly bring my deliverance near; my salvation is on the way. His arm will bring justice to the nations; the coastlands will hope for him, and they will wait for his arm.

Zephaniah 3:8

"Just you wait!" declares the LORD. "The day will come when I stand up as a prosecutor, for I am determined to assemble the nations and to gather the kingdoms, in order to pour out my indignation upon them all of my fierce anger. All the earth will be consumed by the fire of my jealousy.

James 5:7-8

So be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious crop from his land, being patient with it until it receives the fall and the spring rains. You, too, must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the coming of the Lord is near.

Romans 8:19-21

For the creation is eagerly awaiting the revelation of God's children, because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did. The one who subjected it did so in the certainty that the creation itself would also be set free from corrupting bondage in order to share the glorious freedom of God's children.

1 Corinthians 15:42-43

This is how it will be at the resurrection of the dead. What is planted is decaying, what is raised cannot decay. The body is planted in a state of dishonor but is raised in a state of splendor. It is planted in weakness but is raised in power.

Joshua 8:9

So Joshua sent them out, and they set up an ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai.

Judges 9:32-33

So get up at night, take your soldiers with you, and wait in ambush out in the field. Tomorrow morning when the sun is up, get up early and attack the city. When Gaal and his army come out to fight you, do whatever you can to them."

Proverbs 1:11-13

If they say, "Come with us! Let's lie in wait for blood; let's ambush some innocent person for no reason at all. Let's swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole like those who go down into the Pit. We'll find all kinds of valuable wealth, and we'll fill our houses with spoil.

Deuteronomy 19:11

"However, if a person hates his neighbor, lies in wait for him, rises up against him, and attacks him so that he dies, and then he flees to one of those cities,

Proverbs 23:27-28

because a prostitute is a deep pit, and the adulterous woman a narrow well. Surely she lies in wait like a bandit, increasing those who are faithless among mankind.

Proverbs 24:15

Don't lie in wait like an outlaw to attack where the righteous live;

Jeremiah 5:26

"Evil men are found among my people. They lie in wait like someone who traps birds. They set a trap, but they do so to catch people.

Psalm 37:32

The wicked stalks the righteous person, seeking to kill him,

Judges 16:2

When the Gazites were informed, "Samson has come here!" they surrounded him, intending to lay in wait for him at the city gate throughout the entire night. They kept quiet all night, telling each other, "At first light, let's kill him!"

Psalm 59:3

Look, they lie in ambush for my life; these violent men gather together against me, but not because of any transgression or sin of mine, LORD.

Psalm 71:10-11

For my enemies talk against me; those who seek to kill me plot together and say, "God has abandoned him. Run after him and seize him, because there's no deliverer."

Psalm 119:95

The wicked lay in wait to destroy me, while I ponder your decrees.

Jeremiah 20:10

Indeed, I hear many people whispering, "Terror on every side. Denounce him, let's denounce him!" All my close friends watch my steps and say, "Perhaps he will be deceived, and we can prevail against him and take vengeance on him."

From Thematic Bible


Waiting » Those that wait on the lord

Isaiah 30:18

"Nevertheless, the LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you; and thus he will rise up to show you mercy. For the LORD is a God of justice. How blessed are all those who wait for him."

Isaiah 49:23

"Oh, yes! Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens will be your nursing mothers. They will bow to you with their faces to the ground, and lick the dust from your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.

Luke 12:35-40

"You must keep your belts fastened and your lamps burning. Be like people who are waiting for their master to return from a wedding. As soon as he arrives and knocks, they will open the door for him. How blessed are those servants whom the master finds watching for him when he comes! I tell all of you with certainty, he himself will put on an apron, make them sit down at the table, and go around and serve them. read more.
How blessed they will be if their master comes in the middle of the night or near dawn and finds them awake! But be sure of this: if the homeowner had known at what time the thief were coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into. So be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at a time when you don't expect him."

Psalm 37:9

Those who do evil will perish. But those who wait on the LORD will inherit the land.

Isaiah 40:30-31

Even boys grow tired and weary, and young men collapse and fall, but those who keep waiting for the LORD will renew their strength. Then they'll soar on wings like eagles; they'll run and not grow weary; they'll walk and not grow tired."

Waiting » The reward for waiting on the lord

Isaiah 25:8-9

he has swallowed up death forever! Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, and he will take away the disgrace of his people from the entire earth." for the LORD has spoken. "And you will say at that time, "Look! It's the LORD! This is our God! We waited for him, and he saved us. This is the LORD! We waited for him, so let us rejoice, and we will be glad that he has saved us."

Psalm 37:34

Wait on the LORD, Keep faithful to his way, and he will exalt you to possess the land. You will see the wicked cut off.

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 will be revealed to us. For the creation is eagerly awaiting the revelation of God's children, because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did. The one who subjected it did so in the certainty read more.
that the creation itself would also be set free from corrupting bondage in order to share the glorious freedom of God's children. For we know that all the rest of creation has been groaning with the pains of childbirth up to the present time. However, not only the creation, but we who have the first fruits of the Spirit also groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies.

Galatians 5:1-6

The Messiah has set us free so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom. So keep on standing firm in it, and stop putting yourselves under the yoke of slavery again. Listen! I, Paul, am telling you that if you allow yourselves to be circumcised, the Messiah will be of no benefit to you. Again, I insist that everyone who allows himself to be circumcised is obligated to obey the entire Law. read more.
Those of you who are trying to be justified by the Law have been cut off from the Messiah. You have fallen away from grace. Through the Spirit by faith we confidently await the fulfillment of our righteous hope, for in union with the Messiah Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. What matters is faith expressed through love.

Waiting » Illustrated

Psalm 123:2

Consider this: as the eyes of a servant focus on what his master provides, and as the eyes of a female servant focus on what her mistress provides, so our eyes focus on the LORD our God, until he has mercy on us.

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

Psalm 145:15-16

Everyone's eyes are on you, as you give them their food in due time. You open your hand and keep on satisfying the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 104:27-28

All of them look to you to provide them their food at the proper time. They receive what you give them; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

Waiting » Exhortations and encouragements to

Waiting » Those who engage in » Are blessed

Isaiah 30:18

"Nevertheless, the LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you; and thus he will rise up to show you mercy. For the LORD is a God of justice. How blessed are all those who wait for him."

Daniel 12:12

Blessed is the one who perseveres and attains to the 1,335 days.

Waiting » Especially in adversity

Isaiah 8:17

I'll wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I'll put my trust in him.

Psalm 59:1-9

Save me from my enemies, my God! Keep me safe from those who rise up against me. Save me from those who practice evil; deliver me from bloodthirsty men. Look, they lie in ambush for my life; these violent men gather together against me, but not because of any transgression or sin of mine, LORD. read more.
Without any fault on my part, they rush together and prepare themselves. Get up! Come help me! Pay attention! You, LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, God of Israel, stir yourself up to punish all the nations. Show no mercy to those wicked transgressors. Interlude At night they return like howling dogs; they prowl around the city. Look what pours out of their mouths! They use their lips like swords, saying "Who will hear us?" But you, LORD, will laugh at them; you will mock all the nations. My Strength, I will watch for you, for God is my fortress.

Waiting » For salvation

Psalm 62:1-2

My soul rests quietly only when it looks to God; from him comes my deliverance. He alone is my rock, my deliverance, and my high tower; nothing will shake me.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will not be ashamed

Isaiah 49:23

"Oh, yes! Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens will be your nursing mothers. They will bow to you with their faces to the ground, and lick the dust from your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.

Psalm 25:3

Indeed, no one who waits on you will be ashamed, but those who offend for no reason will be put to shame.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will be saved

Isaiah 25:9

"And you will say at that time, "Look! It's the LORD! This is our God! We waited for him, and he saved us. This is the LORD! We waited for him, so let us rejoice, and we will be glad that he has saved us."

Waiting » Saints plead, in prayer

Isaiah 33:2

"LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you; and be our strength every morning, our salvation in times of trouble.

Waiting » For the coming of Christ

Waiting » For protection

Psalm 59:9-10

My Strength, I will watch for you, for God is my fortress. My God of Gracious Love will meet me; God will enable me to see what happens to my enemies.

Waiting » Predicted of the gentiles

Isaiah 42:4

And he won't grow faint or be crushed until he establishes justice on the mainland, and the coastlands take ownership of his Law."

Isaiah 60:9

For the coastlands will look to me, with the ships of Tarshish in the lead, to bring my children from far away, their silver and gold with them, to the name of the LORD your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you.

Waiting » Saints resolve on

Psalm 52:9

Therefore I will praise you forever because of what you did; I will proclaim that your name is good in the midst of your faithful ones. To the Director: Upon . A Davidic instruction.

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 gods of the nations make it rain? Can the heavens themselves bring forth showers? Aren't you the one who does this, LORD our God? So we hope in you, for you are the one who does all these things.

Waiting » Should be with the soul

Psalm 62:1

My soul rests quietly only when it looks to God; from him comes my deliverance.

Waiting » For pardon

Psalm 39:7-8

How long, LORD, will I wait expectantly? I have placed my hope in you. Deliver me from all my transgressions, and do not let fools scorn me."

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

Isaiah 64:4

Since ancient times no one has heard, and no ear has perceived, and no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will rejoice in salvation

Isaiah 25:9

"And you will say at that time, "Look! It's the LORD! This is our God! We waited for him, and he saved us. This is the LORD! We waited for him, so let us rejoice, and we will be glad that he has saved us."

Waiting » Exemplified » Isaiah

Isaiah 8:17

I'll wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I'll put my trust in him.

Waiting » Exemplified » Joseph

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathea, a highly respected member of the Council, who was waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Waiting » Exemplified » jacob

Waiting » In the way of his judgments

Isaiah 26:8

Yes, LORD, in the path of your judgments we wait; your name and your Law are the soul's desire.

Waiting » With hope in his word

Waiting » With earnest desire

Psalm 130:6

My soul looks to the Lord more than watchmen look for the morning more, indeed, than watchmen for the morning.

Waiting » For mercy

Psalm 123:2

Consider this: as the eyes of a servant focus on what his master provides, and as the eyes of a female servant focus on what her mistress provides, so our eyes focus on the LORD our God, until he has mercy on us.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will inherit the earth

Psalm 37:9

Those who do evil will perish. But those who wait on 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 who delivers me. All day long I have waited for you.

Waiting » The patience of saints often tested in

Psalm 69:3

I am exhausted from calling for help. My throat is parched. My eyes are strained from looking for God.

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his word

Habakkuk 2:3

For the revelation pertains to an appointed time it speaks truthfully about the end. Though it delays, wait for it, because it will surely come about it will 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 who delivers me. All day long I have waited for you.

Waiting » Continually

Waiting » Saints have expectation from

Waiting » With full confidence

Waiting » With resignation

Waiting » God calls us to

Zephaniah 3:8

"Just you wait!" declares the LORD. "The day will come when I stand up as a prosecutor, for I am determined to assemble the nations and to gather the kingdoms, in order to pour out my indignation upon them all of my fierce anger. All the 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 who delivers me. All day long I have waited for you.

Waiting » Is good

Psalm 52:9

Therefore I will praise you forever because of what you did; I will proclaim that your name is good in the midst of your faithful ones. To the Director: Upon . A Davidic instruction.

Waiting » For the hope of righteousness by faith

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his promises

Acts 1:4

While he was meeting with them, he ordered them, "Don't leave Jerusalem. Instead, wait for what the Father has promised, about which you heard me speak,

Topics on Waiting

Attitudes While Waiting For Second Coming

42;12;36

Be like people who are waiting for their master to return from a wedding. As soon as he arrives and knocks, they will open the door for him.

God Waiting

23;30;18

"Nevertheless, the LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you; and thus he will rise up to show you mercy. For the LORD is a God of justice. How blessed are all those who wait for him."

People Waiting

1;8;10

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

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

but their plot became known to him. They were even watching the gates day and night to murder him,

Waiting For God's Timing

19;130;5

I wait for the LORD; my soul waits, and I will hope in his word.

Waiting For The Second Coming

50;3;20

Our citizenship, however, is in heaven, and it is from there that we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus, the Messiah.

Waiting On God

28;12;6

So you, return to your God; guard grace and justice, and look to your God always.

Waiting On The Lord

19;27;14

Wait on the LORD. Be courageous, and he will strengthen your heart. Wait on the LORD! Davidic

Waiting Till Marriage

5;24;5

"When a man is newly married, he must not be sent out to war or have a related duty placed on him. Let him stay home for one year and be happy with his wife whom he has married.

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