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71 Bible Verses about Waiting

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Ruth 3:18

Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou shall know how the matter will fall, for that man will not rest until he has concluded the thing today.

Jonah 4:5

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

Acts 28:6

But they were waiting to see when he should have swollen or fallen down dead suddenly; but after they had waited a great while and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.

Genesis 8:10-12

And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark, and the dove came in to him in the evening, and, behold, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off, so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. And he stayed yet other seven days and sent forth the dove, which returned not again unto him any more.

Leviticus 12:4-5

And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying thirty-three days; she shall touch no holy thing, nor come to the sanctuary until the days of her purifying are fulfilled. But if she gives birth to a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, according to her separation, and she shall be purifying herself for sixty-six days from her blood.

Ezekiel 44:26

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

Exodus 5:20

And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh;

Exodus 7:15

Go unto Pharaoh in the morning; behold, he goes out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink before him and take in thy hand the rod which was turned to a serpent

2 Samuel 16:1

And when David was a little past the top of the mountain, behold, Ziba, the servant of Mephibosheth, met him with a couple of asses saddled and upon them two hundred loaves of bread and one hundred bunches of raisins and one hundred of summer fruits and a bottle of wine.

1 Kings 20:38

So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way and disguised himself with a veil over his eyes.

1 Corinthians 11:33

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

Exodus 24:14

And he said unto the elders, wait here for us until we come again unto you; and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you; if anyone has any matters to settle, let him come unto them.

Acts 17:16

Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him when he saw the city completely given over to idolatry.

Acts 20:5-6

These going before tarried for us at Troas. And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread and came unto them to Troas in five days, where we abode seven days.

1 Corinthians 11:21

For in eating, each one takes his own supper first: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

Job 29:21-23

They would hear me and wait, and keep silent at my counsel. After my words they would not reply, but my reason 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 unto thee to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings. Seven days shalt thou tarry until I come to thee and show thee what thou shalt do.

1 Samuel 20:19

And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself on the day of the work and shalt remain by the stone Ezel;

2 Samuel 15:28

See, I will tarry in the plain of the wilderness until you send word to me.

Luke 3:15

And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not,

Numbers 9:8

And Moses said unto them, Wait, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.

Habakkuk 2:1

I will stand upon my watch and affirm my foot upon the fortress and will watch to see what he will say in me and what I shall answer to my question.

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it because it will surely come; wait for it.

Acts 1:4-5

and gathering them together, he commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, Which, he said, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized in water, but ye shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days from now.

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathaea, a noble senator, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly unto Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Luke 23:51

(the same had not consented in the counsel nor in their deeds); he was of Arimathaea, a city of Judea, who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.

Habakkuk 3:16

When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice; rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in my seat, that I might rest in the day of trouble when he comes up unto the people to destroy them.

Psalm 119:84

How many are the days of thy slave? When wilt thou execute judgment on those that persecute me?

Isaiah 51:5

My righteousness is near; my saving health is gone forth, and my arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me; and on my arm shall they place their hope.

Zephaniah 3:8

Therefore wait for me, said the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my judgment is to gather the Gentiles, that I may assemble the kingdoms to pour upon them my indignation, even all my fierce anger; for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Revelation 6:11

And white robes were given unto each one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little while until their fellow servants and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

James 5:7-8

Be patient, therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently until it receives the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient and confirm your hearts, for the coming of the Lord draws near.

Romans 8:19-21

For the earnest hope of the creatures waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creatures were subjected to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected them, with the hope that the same creatures shall be delivered from the slavery of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God.

1 Corinthians 15:42-43

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it shall be raised in incorruption; it is sown in dishonour, it shall be raised with glory; it is sown in weakness, it shall be raised with power;

Joshua 8:9

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

Judges 9:32-33

Now, therefore, rise up by night, thou and the people that are with thee, and put an ambush in the field. And in the morning as soon as the sun is up, thou shalt rise early and set upon the city; and, behold, when he and the people that are with him come out against thee, then thou may do to them as thou shalt find occasion.

Proverbs 1:11-13

If they say, Come with us, let us lay in wait for blood; let us ambush 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 kinds of riches, we shall fill our houses with spoil.

Deuteronomy 19:11

But when any man hates his neighbour and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and smites him mortally that he dies and flees into one of these cities,

Psalm 10:8

He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places he murders the innocent: his eyes are secretly set against the poor.

Proverbs 23:27-28

For a whore is a deep ditch and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lies in wait as for a prey and increases the transgressors among men.

Proverbs 24:15

Do not lay in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; do not spoil his resting place.

Jeremiah 5:26

For among my people were found wicked men: they lay in wait as he that sets snares; they set a trap of perdition to catch men.

Psalm 37:32

Tzaddi The wicked watches the righteous and seeks to slay him.

Judges 16:2

And it was told unto those of Gaza, Samson is come here. And they compassed him in and laid in wait for him all night in the gate of the city and were quiet all that night, saying, In the morning when it is light, we shall kill him.

Psalm 59:3

For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul; the strong are gathered against me; I am not in rebellion, nor in sin, O LORD.

Psalm 71:10-11

For my enemies speak against me, and those that lay in wait for my soul take counsel together, saying, God has forsaken him; persecute and take him for there is no one to deliver him.

Psalm 119:95

The wicked have waited for me to destroy me, but I will consider thy testimonies.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I heard the murmuring of many, fear on every side, Report, and we will report it. All my friends watched to see if I would stumble. Peradventure he will deceive himself, they said, 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 the LORD wait for you, that he may have mercy on you, and therefore will he be exalted having mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all those 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 their face toward the earth and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for those that wait for me shall not be ashamed.

Luke 12:35-40

Let your loins be girded about and your lamps burning, and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those slaves, whom the lord when he comes shall find watching; verily I say unto you that he shall gird himself and make them to sit down to food and will come forth and serve them. read more.
And if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third watch and find them so, blessed are those slaves. And know this: that if the husband of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also; for the Son of man comes at an hour when ye think not.

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers shall be cut off; but those that wait for the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

Isaiah 40:30-31

The young men faint and are weary; the children stumble and fall; but those that wait for the LORD shall have new strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Waiting » The reward for waiting on the lord

Isaiah 25:8-9

He will destroy death forever; and the Lord GOD shall wipe away every tear from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people he shall take away from off all the earth: for the LORD has determined it. And it shall be said in that day, Behold, this is our God, whom we have waited for, and he has saved us: this is the LORD, whom we have waited for, we will be glad and rejoice in his saving health.

Psalm 37:34

Koph Wait on the LORD and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the earth; when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

Waiting » Who waits for the lord

Romans 8:18-23

For I know with certainty that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the coming glory which shall be manifested in us. For the earnest hope of the creatures waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creatures were subjected to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected them, read more.
with the hope that the same creatures shall be delivered from the slavery of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. For we now know that all the creatures groan together and travail in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, that is to say, the redemption of our body.

Galatians 5:1-6

Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with the yoke of slavery. Behold, I, Paul, say unto you that if ye become circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to do the whole law. read more.
Ye are empty of the Christ, whosoever of you that justify yourselves by the law; ye are fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which works by charity.

Waiting » Illustrated

Psalm 123:2

Behold, as the eyes of slaves look unto the hand of their masters and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until he shall have mercy upon us.

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

Psalm 145:15-16

Ain The eyes of all wait upon thee, and thou givest them their food in due season. Pe Thou dost open thine hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 104:27-28

These wait all upon thee, that thou may give them their food in due season. Thou givest unto them, they gather; thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

Waiting » Exhortations and encouragements to

Hosea 12:6

Therefore be thou converted unto thy God; keep mercy and judgment, and in thy God wait continually.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Are blessed

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore will the LORD wait for you, that he may have mercy on you, and therefore will he be exalted having mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all those that wait for him.

Daniel 12:12

Blessed is he that waits and comes unto one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.

Waiting » Especially in adversity

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for the LORD, who hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Psalm 59:1-9

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; defend me from those that rise up against me. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity and save me from bloodthirsty men. For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul; the strong are gathered against me; I am not in rebellion, nor in sin, O LORD. read more.
They run and prepare themselves when I have committed no iniquity; awake to help me and behold. Thou, therefore, O LORD God of the hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the Gentiles; be not merciful to any rebellious workers of iniquity. Selah. They will return at evening; they will bark like dogs and go round about outside the city. Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips; for who, say they, doth hear? But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the Gentiles in derision. I will reserve his strength unto thee, for God is my defence.

Waiting » For salvation

Psalm 62:1-2

Only in God does my soul rest; from him comes my saving health. He only is my rock and my saving health; he is my defence; 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 their face toward the earth and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for those that wait for me shall not be ashamed.

Psalm 25:3

Gimel Yea, none that wait on thee shall be ashamed; those which rebel without cause shall be ashamed.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will be saved

Isaiah 25:9

And it shall be said in that day, Behold, this is our God, whom we have waited for, and he has saved us: this is the LORD, whom we have waited for, we will be glad and rejoice in his saving health.

Waiting » Saints plead, in prayer

Isaiah 33:2

O LORD, have mercy on us; we wait for thee: thou wert the strength of thy people in the beginning, be also our saving health in the time of tribulation.

Psalm 25:21

Tau Integrity and uprightness shall preserve me, for I have waited for thee.

Waiting » For the coming of Christ

Waiting » For protection

Psalm 59:9-10

I will reserve his strength unto thee, for God is my defence. The God of my mercy shall meet me on the way; God shall let me see my desire upon my enemies.

Waiting » Predicted of the gentiles

Isaiah 42:4

He shall not tire nor faint until he has set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.

Isaiah 60:9

For the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish from the first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, who has 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, for it is good before thy merciful ones.

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 Gentiles that can cause it to rain? or can the heavens give rain? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee, for thou hast made all these things.

Waiting » Should be with the soul

Waiting » For pardon

Psalm 39:7-8

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

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

Isaiah 64:4

Nor have men heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen a God beside thee, that thou might do it again for the one who waits in 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, whom we have waited for, and he has saved us: this is the LORD, whom we have waited for, we will be glad and rejoice in his saving health.

Waiting » Exemplified » Isaiah

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for the LORD, who hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Waiting » Exemplified » Joseph

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathaea, a noble senator, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly unto Pilate and asked for 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 LORD, we wait for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name and to the remembrance of thee.

Waiting » With hope in his word

Waiting » With earnest desire

Psalm 130:6

My soul has waited for the Lord more than those that watch for the morning: I say, more than those that watch for the morning.

Waiting » For mercy

Psalm 123:2

Behold, as the eyes of slaves look unto the hand of their masters and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until he shall have mercy upon us.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will inherit the earth

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers shall be cut off; but those that wait for the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

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

He Cause me to walk in thy truth and teach me: for thou art the God of my saving health; I have waited for thee 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 at the end it shall speak and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it because it will surely come; wait for it.

Waiting » For the consolation of israel

Waiting » For guidance and teaching

Psalm 25:5

He Cause me to walk in thy truth and teach me: for thou art the God of my saving health; I have waited for thee all the day.

Waiting » Continually

Hosea 12:6

Therefore be thou converted unto thy God; keep mercy and judgment, and in thy God wait 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, said the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my judgment is to gather the Gentiles, that I may assemble the kingdoms to pour upon them my indignation, even all my fierce anger; for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Waiting » All day

Psalm 25:5

He Cause me to walk in thy truth and teach me: for thou art the God of my saving health; I have waited for thee 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, for it is good before thy merciful ones.

Waiting » For the hope of righteousness by faith

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his promises

Acts 1:4

and gathering them together, he commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, Which, he said, ye have heard of me.

Topics on Waiting

Attitudes While Waiting For Second Coming

42;12;36

and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open unto him immediately.

God Waiting

23;30;18

And therefore will the LORD wait for you, that he may have mercy on you, and therefore will he be exalted having mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all those that wait for him.

People Waiting

1;8;10

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

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

but their ambushes were understood by Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

Waiting For God's Timing

19;130;5

I have waited for the LORD, my soul has waited, and for his word I have waited.

Waiting For The Second Coming

50;3;20

For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

Waiting On God

28;12;6

Therefore be thou converted unto thy God; keep mercy and judgment, and in thy God wait continually.

Waiting On The Lord

19;27;14

Wait for the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, for the LORD.

Waiting Till Marriage

5;24;5

When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business; but he shall be free at home one year and shall cheer up his wife whom he has taken.