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Want to know what the Bible says about expectations? Here are 69 Bible verses about expectations from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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Proverbs 10:28 NIV
The prospect of the righteous is joy,
    but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
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Proverbs 23:18 NIV
There is surely a future hope for you,
    and your hope will not be cut off.
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Philippians 1:20 NIV
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
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Acts 3:5 NIV
So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
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Philippians 4:6 NIV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
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Proverbs 24:14 NIV
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:
    If you find it, there is a future hope for you,
    and your hope will not be cut off.
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Matthew 11:28 NIV
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
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Micah 6:8 NIV
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.
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Jeremiah 33:3 NIV
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
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Ephesians 3:20 NIV
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
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2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
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Job 22:28 NIV
What you decide on will be done,
    and light will shine on your ways.
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Mark 11:23 NIV
“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.
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Hebrews 4:12 NIV
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
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Philippians 4:19 NIV
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
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Matthew 24:35 NIV
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
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Mark 9:23 NIV
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
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Proverbs 11:23 NIV
The desire of the righteous ends only in good,
    but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
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Romans 8:19 NIV
For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
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