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71 Bible Verses about Waiting

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Ruth 3:18

Then she said, "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

Then 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 shade, until he might see what would become of the city.

Acts 28:6

But they expected that he would have swollen or fallen down dead suddenly, but when they watched for a long time and saw nothing bad happen to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.

Genesis 8:10-12

He stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ship. The dove came back to him at evening, and, behold, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off. So Noah knew that the waters were abated from the earth. He stayed yet another seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she didn't return to him any more.

Leviticus 12:4-5

She shall continue in the blood of purification thirty-three days. She shall not touch any holy thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying are completed. But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her period; and she shall continue in the blood of purification sixty-six days.

Exodus 5:20

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

Exodus 7:15

Go to Pharaoh in the morning. Behold, he goes out to the water; and you shall stand by the river's bank to meet him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent you shall take in your hand.

2 Samuel 16:1

When David was a little past the top [of the ascent], behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, and on them two hundred loaves of bread, and one hundred clusters of raisins, and one hundred 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 his headband over his eyes.

1 Corinthians 11:33

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

Exodus 24:14

He said to the elders, "Wait here for us, until we come again to you. Behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever is involved in a dispute can go to them."

Acts 17:16

Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw the city full of idols.

Acts 20:5-6

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

1 Corinthians 11:21

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

Job 29:21-23

"Men listened to me, waited, and kept silence for my counsel. After my words they didn't speak again. My speech fell on them. They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain.

1 Samuel 10:8

"You shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: you shall wait seven days, until I come to you, and show you what you shall do."

1 Samuel 20:19

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

2 Samuel 15:28

Behold, I will stay at the fords of the wilderness, until word comes from you to inform me."

Luke 3:15

As the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he was the Christ,

Numbers 9:8

Moses answered them, "Wait, that I may hear what Yahweh will command concerning you."

Habakkuk 2:1

I will stand at my watch, and set myself on the ramparts, and will look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and won't prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come. It won't delay.

Acts 1:4-5

Being assembled together with them, he commanded them, "Don't depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me. For John indeed baptized in water, but you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days from now."

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathaea, a prominent council member who also himself was looking for the Kingdom of God, came. He boldly went in to Pilate, and asked for Jesus' body.

Luke 23:51

(he had not consented to their counsel and deed), from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who was also waiting for the Kingdom of God:

Habakkuk 3:16

I heard, and my body trembled. My lips quivered at the voice. Rottenness enters into my bones, and I tremble in my place, because I must wait quietly for the day of trouble, for the coming up of the people who invade us.

Psalm 119:84

How many are the days of your servant? When will you execute judgment on those who persecute me?

Isaiah 51:5

My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and my arms shall judge the peoples; the islands shall wait for me, and on my arm shall they trust.

Zephaniah 3:8

"Therefore wait for me," says Yahweh, "until the day that I rise up to the prey, for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour on them my indignation, even all my fierce anger, for all the earth will be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Revelation 6:11

A long white robe was given to each of them. They were told that they should rest yet for a while, until their fellow servants and their brothers, who would also be killed even as they were, should complete their course.

James 5:7-8

Be patient therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receives the early and late rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Romans 8:19-21

For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of decay into the liberty of the glory 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 sent them out; and they went to set up the ambush, and stayed between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai; but Joshua stayed among the people that night.

Judges 9:32-33

Now therefore, go up by night, you and the people who 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 rush on the city; and behold, when he and the people who 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's lay in wait for blood; let's lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; let's swallow them up alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit. We'll find all valuable wealth. We'll fill our houses with spoil.

Deuteronomy 19:11

But if any man hates his neighbor, and lies in wait for him, and rises up against him, and strikes him mortally so that he dies, and he flees into one of these cities;

Psalm 10:8

He lies in wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.

Proverbs 23:27-28

For a prostitute is a deep pit; and a wayward wife is a narrow well. Yes, she lies in wait like a robber, and increases the unfaithful among men.

Proverbs 24:15

Don't lay in wait, wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous. Don't destroy his resting place:

Jeremiah 5:26

For among my people are found wicked men. They watch, as fowlers lie in wait. They set a trap. They catch men.

Judges 16:2

[It was told] the Gazites, saying, "Samson is here!" They surrounded him, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, [Let be] until morning light, then we will kill him.

Psalm 59:3

For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Yahweh.

Psalm 71:10-11

For my enemies talk about me. Those who watch for my soul conspire together, saying, "God has forsaken him. Pursue and take him, for no one will rescue him."

Psalm 119:95

The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me. I will consider your statutes.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him, [say] all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall; perhaps he will be persuaded, 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

Therefore Yahweh will wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you, for Yahweh is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.

Isaiah 49:23

Kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am Yahweh; and those who wait for me shall not be disappointed."

Luke 12:35-40

"Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning. Be like men watching for their lord, when he returns from the marriage feast; that, when he comes and knocks, they may immediately open to him. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord will find watching when he comes. Most certainly I tell you, that he will dress himself, and make them recline, and will come and serve them. read more.
They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore be ready also, for the Son of Man is coming in an hour that you don't expect him."

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh shall inherit the land.

Isaiah 40:30-31

Even the youths faint and get weary, and the young men utterly fall; But those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint.

Waiting » The reward for waiting on the lord

Isaiah 25:8-9

He has swallowed up death forever! The Lord Yahweh will wipe away tears from off all faces. He will take the reproach of his people away from off all the earth, for Yahweh has spoken it. It shall be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God! We have waited for him, and he will save us! This is Yahweh! We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation!"

Psalm 37:34

Wait for Yahweh, and keep his way, and he will 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 consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed toward us. For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope read more.
that the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of decay into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. Not only so, but ourselves also, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for adoption, the redemption of our body.

Galatians 5:1-6

Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don't be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing. Yes, I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. read more.
You are alienated from Christ, you who desire to be justified by the law. You have fallen away from grace. For we, through the Spirit, by faith wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision amounts to 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 has mercy on us.

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

Psalm 145:15-16

The eyes of all wait for you. 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 for you, that you may give them their food in due season. You give to them; they gather. You open your hand; they are satisfied with good.

Waiting » Exhortations and encouragements to

Waiting » Those who engage in » Are blessed

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore Yahweh will wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you, for Yahweh is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.

Daniel 12:12

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

Waiting » Especially in adversity

Isaiah 8:17

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

Psalm 59:1-9

Deliver me from my enemies, my God. Set me on high from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity. Save me from the bloodthirsty men. For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Yahweh. read more.
I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Rise up, behold, and help me! You, Yahweh God of Armies, the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish the nations. Show no mercy to the wicked traitors. Selah. They return at evening, howling like dogs, and prowl around the city. Behold, they spew with their mouth. Swords are in their lips, "For," they say, "who hears us?" But you, Yahweh, laugh at them. You scoff at all the nations. Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower.

Waiting » For salvation

Psalm 62:1-2

My soul rests in God alone. My salvation is from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress -- I will never be greatly shaken.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will not be ashamed

Isaiah 49:23

Kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am Yahweh; and those who wait for me shall not be disappointed."

Psalm 25:3

Yes, no one who waits for you shall be shamed. They shall be shamed who deal treacherously without cause.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will be saved

Isaiah 25:9

It shall be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God! We have waited for him, and he will save us! This is Yahweh! We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation!"

Waiting » Saints plead, in prayer

Isaiah 33:2

Yahweh, be gracious to us. We have waited for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

Waiting » For the coming of Christ

Waiting » For protection

Psalm 59:9-10

Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower. My God will go before me with his loving kindness. God will let me look at my enemies in triumph.

Waiting » Predicted of the gentiles

Isaiah 42:4

He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he has set justice in the earth, and the islands will wait for his law."

Isaiah 60:9

Surely the islands shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their 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 you thanks forever, because you have done it. I will hope in your name, for it is good, in the presence of your saints. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Mahalath." A contemplation by David.

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 nations that can cause rain? or can the sky give showers? Aren't you he, Yahweh our God? therefore we will wait for you; for you have made all these things.

Waiting » Should be with the soul

Waiting » For pardon

Psalm 39:7-8

Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you. Deliver me from all my transgressions. Don't 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

For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen a God besides you, who works for him who waits for him.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will rejoice in salvation

Isaiah 25:9

It shall be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God! We have waited for him, and he will save us! This is Yahweh! We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation!"

Waiting » Exemplified » Isaiah

Isaiah 8:17

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

Waiting » Exemplified » Joseph

Mark 15:43

Joseph of Arimathaea, a prominent council member who also himself was looking for the Kingdom of God, came. He boldly went in to Pilate, and asked for Jesus' body.

Waiting » Exemplified » jacob

Waiting » In the way of his judgments

Isaiah 26:8

Yes, in the way of your judgments, Yahweh, have we waited for you. Your name and your renown are the desire of our soul.

Waiting » With hope in his word

Waiting » With earnest desire

Psalm 130:6

My soul longs for the Lord more than watchmen long for the morning; 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 has mercy on us.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Will inherit the earth

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh shall inherit the land.

Waiting » Those who engage in » Experience his goodness

Waiting » Those who engage in » Wait upon him only

Waiting » Those who engage in » Are heard

Waiting » Exemplified » Micah

Waiting » Exemplified » David

Waiting » Upon God » As the God of salvation

Psalm 25:5

Guide me in your truth, and teach me, For you are the God of my salvation, I wait for you all day long.

Waiting » The patience of saints often tested in

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his word

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and won't prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come. It won't delay.

Waiting » For the consolation of israel

Waiting » For guidance and teaching

Psalm 25:5

Guide me in your truth, and teach me, For you are the God of my salvation, I wait for you all day long.

Waiting » Continually

Waiting » Saints have expectation from

Waiting » With full confidence

Waiting » With resignation

Waiting » God calls us to

Zephaniah 3:8

"Therefore wait for me," says Yahweh, "until the day that I rise up to the prey, for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour on them my indignation, even all my fierce anger, for all the earth will be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Waiting » All day

Psalm 25:5

Guide me in your truth, and teach me, For you are the God of my salvation, I wait for you all day long.

Waiting » Is good

Psalm 52:9

I will give you thanks forever, because you have done it. I will hope in your name, for it is good, in the presence of your saints. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Mahalath." A contemplation by David.

Waiting » For the hope of righteousness by faith

Waiting » For the fulfillment of his promises

Acts 1:4

Being assembled together with them, he commanded them, "Don't depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me.

Topics on Waiting

Attitudes While Waiting For Second Coming

42;12;36

Be like men watching for their lord, when he returns from the marriage feast; that, when he comes and knocks, they may immediately open to him.

God Waiting

23;30;18

Therefore Yahweh will wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you, for Yahweh is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.

People Waiting

1;8;10

He stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ship.

Waiting At Gates

44;9;24

but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him,

Waiting For God's Timing

19;130;5

I wait for Yahweh. My soul waits. I hope in his word.

Waiting For The Second Coming

50;3;20

For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;

Waiting On God

28;12;6

Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God.

Waiting On The Lord

19;27;14

Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh. By David.

Waiting Till Marriage

5;24;5

When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out in the army, neither shall he be assigned any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he has taken.