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71 Bible Verses about Waiting

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Ruth 3:18

And she said, "Wait, my daughter, until you know how the matter turns out, for the man will not rest but will settle the matter today."

Jonah 4:5

And Jonah went out from the city and sat [down] east of the city, and he made for himself a shelter there. And he sat under it in the shade, {waiting to see} what would happen with the city.

Acts 28:6

But they were expecting [that] he was going to swell up or suddenly to fall down dead. So [after] they had waited for a long [time] and saw nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds [and] began saying [that] he was a god.

Genesis 8:10-12

And he waited another seven days, and {again he sent out} the dove from the ark. And the dove came to him {in the evening}, and behold, a freshly-picked olive tree leaf [was] in her mouth. And Noah knew that the waters had subsided from upon the earth. And he waited {seven more days}, and he sent out the dove. But it did not return again to him.

Leviticus 12:4-5

And [for] thirty-three days she shall stay in the blood of [her] cleansing; she must not touch any holy [object], and she may not come to the sanctuary until the fulfilling of the days of her cleansing. But if she gives birth to a female, then she shall be unclean [for] two weeks as [in] her menstruation, and [for] sixty-six days she shall stay {through} the blood of [her] cleansing.

Ezekiel 44:26

And, after his cleansing, they shall count for him seven days,

Exodus 5:20

And they met Moses and Aaron, [who were] waiting to meet them when they [were] going out from Pharaoh.

Exodus 7:15

Go to Pharaoh in the morning. Look, [he is] going out to the water, and you must wait to meet him on the bank of the Nile, and you must take in your hand the staff that was changed into a snake.

2 Samuel 16:1

Now David passed a little from beyond the summit, and suddenly Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth [was] there to meet him [with] a pair of saddled donkeys; on them [were] two hundred loaves of bread and a hundred raisin cakes, [with] a hundred summer fruits and a skin of wine.

1 Kings 20:38

Then the prophet went and {waited} for the king along the road and disguised himself with a headband over his eyes.

1 Corinthians 11:33

So then, my brothers, [when you] come together in order to eat [the Lord's supper], wait for one another.

Exodus 24:14

And to the elders he said, "Wait for us here until we return to you. And look, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever {has a dispute} will bring [it] to you."

Acts 17:16

Now while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was provoked within him [when he] observed the city was full of idols.

Acts 20:5-6

And these had gone on ahead [and] were waiting for us in Troas. And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread and came to them at Troas within five days, where we stayed seven days.

1 Corinthians 11:21

For [when you] eat [it], each one of you goes ahead to take his own supper, and one is hungry and another is drunk.

Job 29:21-23

"They listened to me and waited, and they kept silent for my counsel. After my word, they did not speak again, and my word dropped down [like dew] upon them. And they waited for me as [for] the rain, and they opened their mouth wide [as] for [the] spring rain.

1 Samuel 10:8

Then you will go down before me to Gilgal. Look, I am coming down to you to offer burnt offerings {and to make} fellowship offerings. You must wait seven days until I come to you. Then I will let you know what you should do."

1 Samuel 20:19

On the third day you must go down quickly and go to the place where you hid yourself {on the day all this started} and remain beside the stone Ezel.

2 Samuel 15:28

See, I [am] waiting at the fords of the wilderness until a word comes from you all to inform me."

Luke 3:15

And [while] the people were waiting expectantly and all were pondering in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he might be the Christ,

Numbers 9:8

Moses said to them, "Stay. I will hear what Yahweh commands to you."

Habakkuk 2:1

I will stand at my post, and station myself on [the] rampart. And I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint.

Habakkuk 2:3

For [there is] yet a vision for the appointed time; it will give witness to the end, and it will not lie. If it tarries, wait for it, for it will surely come and not delay.

Acts 1:4-5

And [while he] was with [them], he commanded them, "Do not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for what was promised by the Father, which you heard about from me. For John baptized with water, but you will 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 this man [was] righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the council who was also himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, came acting courageously [and] went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Luke 23:51

(this man was not consenting to their plan and deed), from Arimathea, {a Judean town}, who was looking forward to the kingdom of God.

Habakkuk 3:16

I hear and my stomach shakes; my lips quiver at the sound; infection enters my bones; that which [is] beneath me trembles; I wait quietly for the day of trouble to come upon the people attacking us.

Psalm 119:84

How many [are] the days of your servant? When will you execute justice against those who persecute me?

Isaiah 51:5

My righteousness [is] near; my salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge [the] peoples. [The] coastlands wait for me, and for my arm they wait.

Zephaniah 3:8

"Therefore, wait for me"--a declaration of Yahweh-- "for the day of my rising as a witness. For my decision [is] to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out my wrath upon them, all my burning anger. For by the fire of my anger all the land shall be consumed.

Revelation 6:11

And to each one of them a white robe was given, and it was said to them that they should rest yet a short time, until [the number of] their fellow slaves and their brothers who were about to be killed as they [had been] were completed also.

James 5:7-8

Therefore be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the soil, being patient concerning it until it receives the early and late rains. You also be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the coming of the Lord is near.

Luke 12:36

And you, [be] like people who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that [when he] comes back and knocks, they can open [the door] for him immediately.

Romans 8:19-21

For the eagerly expecting creation awaits eagerly the revelation of the sons of God. For the creation has been subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of the one who subjected [it], in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its servility to decay, into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

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 dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.

Joshua 8:9

So Joshua sent them out, and they went to the [place of the] ambush, and they sat between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai; but Joshua spent the night {with the people}.

Judges 9:32-33

So then, get up [by] night, you and the army that [is] with you, and lie in ambush in the field. And in the morning at sunrise, get up and rush the city; and look, when he and the troops who [are] with him come out to you, {you must act according to whatever opportunity offers itself}.

Proverbs 1:11-13

If they say, "Come with us! We shall lie in wait for blood; we shall ambush the innocent without cause. Like Sheol, we will swallow them alive and whole, {like those who descend to the pit}. We shall find all precious wealth, we shall fill our houses [with] booty,

Deuteronomy 19:11

But if someone hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him {and murders him}, and [the murderer] flees to one of these cities,

Psalm 10:8

He sits in ambush in villages; in the hiding places he kills [the] innocent. His eyes {lurk} for [the] helpless.

Proverbs 23:27-28

For a deep pit is a prostitute, and a narrow well is {an adulteress}. She [is] also like a robber lying in wait, and the faithless among mankind she increases.

Proverbs 24:15

Do not lie in wait [like] an outlaw against the home of the righteous; do not do violence [to] his dwelling place.

Jeremiah 5:26

For wicked people are found among my people, they lie in wait like the hiding of fowlers, they set up a trap, they catch humans.

Psalm 37:32

[The] wicked watches for the righteous and seeks to kill him.

Judges 16:2

The Gazites [were told], "Samson has come here," so they surrounded [the place] and lay in ambush for him all night at the city gate. They kept silent all night, saying, "[We will wait] until the morning light, and then we will kill him."

Psalm 59:3

For look, they lie in wait for my life. The mighty attack against me, not [because of] my transgression or my sin, O Yahweh.

Psalm 71:10-11

For my enemies talk concerning me, and those who watch for my life conspire together, saying, "His God has abandoned him. Pursue and seize him, because there is no deliverer."

Psalm 119:95

For me [the] wicked [lie in] wait to destroy me. I give attention to your testimonies.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I hear the rumor of many, "Terror [is] from all around, denounce [him], yes, let us denounce him!" {All my close friends} [are] watchers of my stumbling, [saying], "perhaps he can be persuaded, and we can prevail over him, and we can take our revenge on him."

From Thematic Bible


Waiting » Those that wait on the lord

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore Yahweh waits to be gracious [to] you, and therefore he will rise up to show you mercy, for Yahweh [is] a God of justice; blessed [are] all those who wait for him.

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be your {guardians}, and their queens your nurses. They shall bow down, {faces} [to the] ground, to you, and they will lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I [am] Yahweh; those who await me shall not be ashamed.

Luke 12:35-40

"{You must be prepared for action} and [your] lamps burning. And you, [be] like people who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that [when he] comes back and knocks, they can open [the door] for him immediately. Blessed [are] those slaves whom the master will find on the alert [when he] returns! Truly I say to you that he will dress himself for service and have them recline at the table and will come by [and] serve them. read more.
Even if he should come back in the second or in the third watch of the night and find [them] like this, blessed are they! But understand this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not think [he will come]."

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh-- they will possess [the] land.

Isaiah 40:30-31

Even young people will be faint and grow weary, and [the] young will stumble, exhausted. But those who wait for Yahweh shall renew [their] strength. They shall go up [with] wings like eagles; they shall run and not grow weary; they shall walk and not be faint.

Waiting » The reward for waiting on the lord

Isaiah 25:8-9

He will {destroy} death forever, and the Lord Yahweh will wipe off [the] tears from all faces, and he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth, for Yahweh has spoken. And one will say, on that day, "Look! This [is] our God! We have waited for him and he saved us! This [is] Yahweh; we waited for him! Let us be glad, and let us rejoice in his salvation."

Psalm 37:34

Wait for Yahweh and keep his way, and he will exalt you to possess [the] land. When [the] wicked are cut off, you will see [it].

Waiting » Who waits for the lord

Romans 8:18-23

For I consider that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy [to be compared] with the glory that is about to be revealed to us. For the eagerly expecting creation awaits eagerly the revelation of the sons of God. For the creation has been subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of the one who subjected [it], in hope read more.
that the creation itself also will be set free from its servility to decay, into the glorious freedom of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans together and suffers agony together until now. Not only [this], but we ourselves also, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves [while we] await eagerly [our] adoption, the redemption of our body.

Galatians 5:1-6

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Look! I, Paul, tell you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing! And again I testify to every man who becomes circumcised, that he is under obligation to keep the whole law. read more.
You are estranged from Christ, [you] who are attempting to be justified by the law; you have fallen from grace. For through the Spirit by faith we eagerly await the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.

Waiting » Illustrated

Psalm 123:2

Behold, as [the] eyes of servants [look] to the hand of their master, as [the] eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes [look] to Yahweh our God, until he is gracious to us.

Luke 12:36

And you, [be] like people who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that [when he] comes back and knocks, they can open [the door] for him immediately.

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

Psalm 145:15-16

[The] eyes of all look hopefully to you, and you give them their food in due time, opening your hand, and satisfying [the] desire [of] every living creature.

Psalm 104:27-28

They all wait for you to give [them] their food {at the proper time}. You give to them; they gather [it]. You open your hand, they are filled with [what is] good.

Waiting » Exhortations and encouragements to

Waiting » Those who engage in » Are blessed

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore Yahweh waits to be gracious [to] you, and therefore he will rise up to show you mercy, for Yahweh [is] a God of justice; blessed [are] all those who wait for him.

Daniel 12:12

Happy [is] the [one who is] persevering, and attains [to] [the] one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.

Waiting » Especially in adversity

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will await him.

Psalm 59:1-9

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God. Protect me from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from workers of iniquity, and from men of bloodshed save me. For look, they lie in wait for my life. The mighty attack against me, not [because of] my transgression or my sin, O Yahweh. read more.
Without guilt on my part they run and ready themselves. Awake to meet me and see. And you, Yahweh, God [of] hosts, [are] the God of Israel. Rouse yourself to punish all the nations. Do not be gracious to any [who] treacherously plot evil. Selah They return at evening; they howl like dogs while they prowl [the] city. Look, they pour out [talk] with their mouth. Swords [are] on their lips, for [they say], "Who hears?" But you, O Yahweh, will laugh at them; you will mock all [the] nations. O my strength, I will watch for you, because [you], O God, [are] my (high) stronghold.

Waiting » For salvation

Psalm 62:1-2

Only for God my soul [waits in] silence. From him [is] my salvation. Only he [is] my rock and my salvation, my [high] stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will not be ashamed

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be your {guardians}, and their queens your nurses. They shall bow down, {faces} [to the] ground, to you, and they will lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I [am] Yahweh; those who await me shall not be ashamed.

Psalm 25:3

Indeed, none who wait for you should be put to shame. Those who betray without cause should be put to shame.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will be saved

Isaiah 25:9

And one will say, on that day, "Look! This [is] our God! We have waited for him and he saved us! This [is] Yahweh; we waited for him! Let us be glad, and let us rejoice in his salvation."

Waiting » Saints plead, in prayer

Waiting » For the coming of Christ

Waiting » For protection

Psalm 59:9-10

O my strength, I will watch for you, because [you], O God, [are] my (high) stronghold. My God of loyal love will meet me; God will cause me to look [in triumph] on my enemies.

Waiting » Predicted of the gentiles

Isaiah 42:4

He will not grow faint, and he will not be broken until he has established justice in the earth. And [the] coastlands wait for his teaching.

Isaiah 60:9

Because [the] coastlands wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish [are] first to bring your children from afar, their silver and gold with them, for the name of Yahweh your God, and for the holy one of Israel, because he has glorified you.

Waiting » Saints resolve on

Psalm 52:9

I will give thanks to you forever, because [of what] you have done, and I will wait on your name, because [it is] good, in the presence of your faithful 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 idols of the nation [who] cause rain to pour? Or can the heavens give showers? [Is] it not you, Yahweh our God? Therefore, we hope in you, for you do all these [things].

Waiting » Should be with the soul

Psalm 62:1

Only for God my soul [waits in] silence. From him [is] my salvation.

Waiting » For pardon

Psalm 39:7-8

And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is for you. From all my transgressions deliver me; do not make me [the] taunt of [the] fool.

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

Isaiah 64:4

And since ancient [times] they have not heard, have not listened, no eye has seen a God except you; he {acts} for the one who waits for him.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will rejoice in salvation

Isaiah 25:9

And one will say, on that day, "Look! This [is] our God! We have waited for him and he saved us! This [is] Yahweh; we waited for him! Let us be glad, and let us rejoice in his salvation."

Waiting » Exemplified » Isaiah

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will await him.

Waiting » Exemplified » Joseph

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the council who was also himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, came acting courageously [and] went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Waiting » Exemplified » jacob

Waiting » In the way of his judgments

Isaiah 26:8

Surely we wait for you [in] the path of your judgments, Yahweh, for your name and renown [are the] desire of [the] soul.

Waiting » With hope in his word

Waiting » With earnest desire

Psalm 130:6

My soul [waits] for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning. Yes, [more than] watchmen for the morning.

Waiting » For mercy

Psalm 123:2

Behold, as [the] eyes of servants [look] to the hand of their master, as [the] eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes [look] to Yahweh our God, until he is gracious to us.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will inherit the earth

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh-- they will 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

Cause me to walk in your truth and teach me, because you [are] the God of my salvation. I await you {all day long}.

Waiting » The patience of saints often tested in

Psalm 69:3

I am weary with my calling [out]; my throat is parched. My eyes are exhausted [in my] waiting for my God.

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his word

Habakkuk 2:3

For [there is] yet a vision for the appointed time; it will give witness to the end, and it will not lie. If it tarries, wait for it, for it will surely come and not delay.

Waiting » For the consolation of israel

Luke 2:25

And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem {whose name was} Simeon, and this man [was] righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Waiting » For guidance and teaching

Psalm 25:5

Cause me to walk in your truth and teach me, because you [are] the God of my salvation. I await 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"--a declaration of Yahweh-- "for the day of my rising as a witness. For my decision [is] to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out my wrath upon them, all my burning anger. For by the fire of my anger all the land shall be consumed.

Waiting » All day

Psalm 25:5

Cause me to walk in your truth and teach me, because you [are] the God of my salvation. I await you {all day long}.

Waiting » Is good

Psalm 52:9

I will give thanks to you forever, because [of what] you have done, and I will wait on your name, because [it is] good, in the presence of your faithful ones.

Waiting » For the hope of righteousness by faith

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his promises

Acts 1:4

And [while he] was with [them], he commanded them, "Do not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for what was promised by the Father, which you heard about from me.

Topics on Waiting

Attitudes While Waiting For Second Coming

42;12;36

And you, [be] like people who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that [when he] comes back and knocks, they can open [the door] for him immediately.

God Waiting

23;30;18

Therefore Yahweh waits to be gracious [to] you, and therefore he will rise up to show you mercy, for Yahweh [is] a God of justice; blessed [are] all those who wait for him.

People Waiting

1;8;10

And he waited another seven days, and {again he sent out} the dove from the ark.

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

But their plot became known to Saul, and they were also watching the gates both day and night so that they could do away with him.

Waiting For God's Timing

19;130;5

I await Yahweh; my soul awaits, and I wait for his word.

Waiting For The Second Coming

50;3;20

For our commonwealth exists in heaven, from which also we eagerly await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Waiting On God

28;12;6

But you, you must return to your God; keep love and justice, and wait continually for your God.

Waiting On The Lord

19;27;14

Wait for Yahweh. Be strong and let your heart show strength, and wait for Yahweh.

Waiting Till Marriage

5;24;5

"When a man takes a new wife he shall not go out with the army, and {he shall not be obligated with anything}; he shall be free from obligation, {to stay at home} for one year, and he shall bring joy [to] his wife that he took.