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Want to know what the Bible says about Waiting? Here are 80 Bible verses about Waiting 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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Lamentations 3:25 NIV
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
    to the one who seeks him;
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Isaiah 40:31 NIV
but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.
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Habakkuk 2:3 NIV
For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
    it speaks of the end
    and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
    it will certainly come
    and will not delay.
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Micah 7:7 NIV
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
    I wait for God my Savior;
    my God will hear me.
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Isaiah 30:18 NIV
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
    therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
    Blessed are all who wait for him!
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Isaiah 33:2 NIV
Lord, be gracious to us;
    we long for you.
Be our strength every morning,
    our salvation in time of distress.
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James 5:7 NIV
Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.
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Isaiah 64:4 NIV
Since ancient times no one has heard,
    no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
    who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
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Hosea 12:6 NIV
But you must return to your God;
    maintain love and justice,
    and wait for your God always.
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Galatians 6:9 NIV
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
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Lamentations 3:26 NIV
it is good to wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.
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Proverbs 20:22 NIV
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!”
    Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.
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Isaiah 8:17 NIV
I will wait for the Lord,
    who is hiding his face from the descendants of Jacob.
I will put my trust in him.
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Galatians 5:5 NIV
For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.
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Luke 12:36 NIV
like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.
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Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.
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Isaiah 25:9 NIV
In that day they will say,
“Surely this is our God;
    we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
    let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”
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Romans 12:12 NIV
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
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Isaiah 49:23 NIV
Kings will be your foster fathers,
    and their queens your nursing mothers.
They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground;
    they will lick the dust at your feet.
Then you will know that I am the Lord;
    those who hope in me will not be disappointed.
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Titus 2:13 NIV
while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
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