Quotes About Patience in the Bible

Quotes About Patience in the Bible: Having patience means the ability of one to tolerate or being able to deal with delays. In the bible, there are many instances where people were patient beyond what many of us today would be able to bear with.

So how can one develop patience? Patience is developed by understanding the whole importance of expected results that come from your tolerance. If you admit that at the end of it all what you are expecting is greater than what you could get form immediate gratification of your need or want, then you will develop patience.

Quotes About Patience in the Bible

Below we have looked at some people in the Bible who were patience

Example of People in the Bible Who Had Great Patience.


The patience Noah had was great. For him to build an ark with good timber covered with tar inside and out and one that had measurements of 133 meters long,22 meters wide, 12 meters high, with roof (Gen 6:13-22) it required patience.


In Genesis 12, even before his name had changed to Abraham, Abram received a promise from God that he would become a great nation. At that time, he was 75 years old. In Genesis 21:5 Abraham was 100 years when Isaac was born unto him, it took 25 years for Abraham to receive the blessing of Isaac, the son he was waiting for. This man of God did not only have faith, he was also patient.

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Jacob the grandson of Abraham was also a patient man. In Genesis 29 we see how he worked for 14 years for his Laban Hid uncle just to get the chance to marry the girl he wanted Racheal. In another instance in Genesis 32: 24-30 Jacob fought with God till daybreak. He fought with all his might until God blessed him and changed his name to Israel. After marrying Racheal, time passed and his second wife could not conceive, so again we see the patience of Jacob as he still loved her too the end.


Job’s patience was also outstanding, even after he lost everything he owned he still believed in God. He endured to the end and at the end of all Job 42:12 declares that God blessed the last part of Job’s life even more than he had blessed the first.


After being anointed to become King by Samuel 1 Samuel 15:11-13, David did not rise to the throne immediately, He endured the trouble from Saul and even the plot against him. David knew that Saul was also appointed to that position by God so even he had the chance to kill him 1 Samuel 24:4-7, he spared his life.

There are many instances of other people who had faith like Elizabeth, Manoah and his wife, Nehemiah, Isaiah, Jeremiah and even Jesus Christ. In the Bible there also bible verses about faith and below we have looked at some.

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Verses About Patience in the Bible/ Quotes about Patience in the Bible

Patience is a Fruit of Holy Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness

23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (NIV)

In this verse we see Patience Is the fruit of the holy spirit or the results of having the spirit of God.

The Patience of God

Psalm 145:8

8The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. (NIV)

2 Peter 3:9

9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (NIV)

God people are meant to have patience

Colossians 3:12

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (NIV)

James 5:8

8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. (NIV)

Ephesians 4:2

2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

At Times Waiting for God Requires us to be Patient

Psalm 40:1

1 I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.(NIV)

Suffering Produces Patience

Romans 5:2-4

2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[a] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[b] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. (NIV)

Romans 12:12

12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

If you love others, you will be patient with them

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (NIV)

The Church of God is meant to be patient

2 Thessalonians 1:4-5

4 Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.

5 All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. (NIV)

Wait patiently for Jesus Second coming

Matthew 24:42

42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. (NIV)

Revelation 14:12

12 This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus. (NIV)

Be patient and still the Lord will fight for you

Exodus 14:14

14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still. (NIV)

Do not tire in doing good

Galatians 6:9

9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (NIV)