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71 Bible Verses about Waiting

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Ruth 3:18

Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will fall: for the man will not rest, until he has finished the thing this day.

Jonah 4:5

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

Acts 28:6

However they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked 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 other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was a plucked off olive leaf: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. And he stayed yet another 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 purification three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purification be fulfilled. But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her customary impurity: and she shall continue in the blood of her purification three score and six days.

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 in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

Exodus 7:15

Get you unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goes out unto the water; and you shall stand by the river's bank until he comes; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shall you take in your hand.

2 Samuel 16:1

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

1 Kings 20:38

So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.

1 Corinthians 11:33

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

Exodus 24:14

And he said unto the elders, Tarry you here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man has any matters to judge, 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 wholly given 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 at Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.

1 Corinthians 11:21

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

Job 29:21-23

Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at 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 you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto you, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shall you tarry, till I come to you, and show you what you shall do.

1 Samuel 20:19

And when you have stayed three days, then you shall go down quickly, and come to the place where you did hide yourself when the matter was in hand, and shall remain by the stone Ezel.

2 Samuel 15:28

See, I will tarry in the plain of the wilderness, until there come word from you to inform me.

Luke 3:15

And as the people were in expectation, and all men questioned in their hearts concerning John, whether he was the Christ, or not;

Numbers 9:8

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

Habakkuk 2:1

I will stand upon my watch, and set myself upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

Habakkuk 2:3

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

Acts 1:4-5

And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, said he, you have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.

Luke 2:25

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable counselor, 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 to the council and the action of them;) he was of Arimathea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.

Habakkuk 3:16

When I heard, my body trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he comes up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.

Psalm 119:84

How many are the days of your servant? when will you execute judgment on them that persecute me?

Isaiah 51:5

My righteousness is near; my salvation has gone forth, and my arms shall judge the people; the coastlands shall wait upon me, and on my arm shall they trust.

Zephaniah 3:8

Therefore wait upon me, says the LORD, until the day that I rise up for plunder: for my determination is to gather the nations, 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 every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little while, until their fellow servants also 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 farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, and has long patience for it, until he receives the early and latter rain. Be also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near.

Romans 8:19-21

For the earnest expectation of the creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope, Because the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

1 Corinthians 15:42-43

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

Joshua 8:9

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

Judges 9:32-33

Now therefore come up by night, you and the people that are with you, and lie in wait in the field: And it shall be, that in the morning, as soon as the sun is up, you shall rise early, and set upon the city: and, behold, when he and the people that are with him come out against you, then may you do to them as you shall find occasion.

Proverbs 1:11-13

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

Deuteronomy 19:11

But if any man hate his neighbor, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and wounds 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 does he murder the innocent: his eyes are secretly set against the poor.

Proverbs 23:27-28

For a harlot is a deep ditch; and a seductress is a narrow well. She also lies in wait as for a prey, and increases the unfaithful among men.

Proverbs 24:15

Lie not in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:

Jeremiah 5:26

For among my people are found wicked men: they lie in wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

Judges 16:2

And it was told the Gazites, saying, Samson has come here. And they surrounded the place, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him.

Psalm 59:3

For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Psalm 71:10-11

For my enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together, Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

Psalm 119:95

The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider your testimonies.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I heard the mocking of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my friends watched for my fall, saying, Perhaps he will be deceived, 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, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of justice: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

Luke 12:35-40

Let your waists be girded about, and your lamps burning; And you yourselves be 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 servants, 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 eat, 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 servants. And this know, that if the owner of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have allowed his house to be broken through. Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not.

Psalm 37:9

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

Isaiah 40:30-31

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their 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 swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD has spoken it. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Psalm 37:34

Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt you to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, you shall 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 glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope, read more.
Because the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails 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, the redemption of our body.

Galatians 5:1-6

Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. read more.
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.

Waiting » Illustrated

Psalm 123:2

Behold, as the eyes of servants 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 has mercy upon us.

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

Psalm 145:15-16

The eyes of all wait upon you; and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 104:27-28

These all wait upon you; that you may give them their food in due season. That which you give them they gather: you open your hand, they are filled with good.

Waiting » Exhortations and encouragements to

Waiting » Those who engage in » Are blessed

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of justice: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Daniel 12:12

Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

Waiting » Especially in adversity

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait upon the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.

Psalm 59:1-9

[To the Chief Musician, altaschith. A michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.] Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloodthirsty men. For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD. read more.
They run and prepare themselves apart from my fault: awake to help me, and behold. You therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to punish all the nations: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah. They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city. Behold, they bellow out with their mouths: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, does hear? But you, O LORD, shall laugh at them; you shall have all the nations in derision. Because of your strength will I wait upon you: for God is my defense.

Waiting » For salvation

Psalm 62:1-2

[To the Chief Musician, to jeduthun. A Psalm of David.] Truly my soul waits upon God: from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will not be ashamed

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

Psalm 25:3

Yea, let none that wait on you be ashamed: let them be ashamed who transgress without cause.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will be saved

Isaiah 25:9

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

Waiting » Saints plead, in prayer

Waiting » For the coming of Christ

Waiting » For protection

Psalm 59:9-10

Because of your strength will I wait upon you: for God is my defense. The God of my mercy shall meet me: God shall let me see my desire upon my enemies.

Waiting » Predicted of the gentiles

Isaiah 42:4

He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he has established justice in the earth: and the coastlands shall wait for his law.

Isaiah 60:9

Surely the coastlands shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them, unto 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

I will praise you forever, because you have done it: and I will wait on your name; for it is good before your saints.

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 idols of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? are not you he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon you: for you have made all these things.

Waiting » Should be with the soul

Psalm 62:1

[To the Chief Musician, to jeduthun. A Psalm of David.] Truly my soul waits upon God: from him comes my salvation.

Waiting » For pardon

Psalm 39:7-8

And now, Lord, what do I wait for? my hope is in you. 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

For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, besides you, what he has prepared for him that waits for him.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will rejoice in salvation

Isaiah 25:9

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

Waiting » Exemplified » Isaiah

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait upon the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.

Waiting » Exemplified » Joseph

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable counselor, 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 your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; the desire of our soul is to your name, and to the remembrance of you.

Waiting » With hope in his word

Waiting » With earnest desire

Psalm 130:6

My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Waiting » For mercy

Psalm 123:2

Behold, as the eyes of servants 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 has 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 upon 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

Lead me in your truth, and teach me: for you are the God of my salvation; on you 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 at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not delay.

Waiting » For the consolation of israel

Luke 2:25

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Waiting » For guidance and teaching

Psalm 25:5

Lead me in your truth, and teach me: for you are the God of my salvation; on you 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 a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

Waiting » God calls us to

Zephaniah 3:8

Therefore wait upon me, says the LORD, until the day that I rise up for plunder: for my determination is to gather the nations, 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

Lead me in your truth, and teach me: for you are the God of my salvation; on you do I wait all the day.

Waiting » Is good

Psalm 52:9

I will praise you forever, because you have done it: and I will wait on your name; for it is good before your saints.

Waiting » For the hope of righteousness by faith

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his promises

Acts 1:4

And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, said he, you have heard of me.

Topics on Waiting

Attitudes While Waiting For Second Coming

42;12;36

And you yourselves be 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, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of justice: 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 was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

Waiting For God's Timing

19;130;5

I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope.

Waiting For The Second Coming

50;3;20

For our citizenship is in heaven; from which also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:

Waiting On God

28;12;6

Therefore turn you to your God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on your God continually.

Waiting On The Lord

19;27;14

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on 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 bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken.