Perseverance is fundamental and vital to our growth in faith. God wants his people to persevere despite the crews. No matter what happens in our life, we have God on our side to give us the strength to persevere no matter the cost.
Also, to overcome our obstacles, we need to have determination and focus, in addition to always counting on the help of God, who guides our paths.
We must be determined to study and obey the Word of God. Loyalty to God and His Word will always bring divine blessing and help.
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Here are 50 bible verses about perseverance and determination.
Top Bible verses about perseverance and determination
- Matthew 13:20-21
But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
- Ephesians 6:18
praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints
- Psalm 138:8
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.
- Proverbs 19:21
There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the LORD’s counsel—that will stand.
- Philippians 3:13-14
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
- 2 Thessalonians 1:4
so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure
- Isaiah 30:15
For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
- Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
- Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
- Revelation 3:11
Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.
Bible verses about perseverance and determination in the New Testament
In the face of difficulties, we can do two things: give up or continue to pursue our goal. Whoever continues has perseverance. Perseverance is a combination of firmness, patience, and hope. The person who perseveres remains firm in his purpose, has the patience to wait as long as it takes to reach the goal, and has hope that he will get there, even amid struggles.
- 2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
- Galatians 6:9
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
- 1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
- Hebrews 2:17-18
Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
- Hebrews 10:36
For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.
- Philippians 2:7-9
but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name
- 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- Romans 5:3-5
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
- 2 Thessalonians 3:5
Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
- Romans 2:7
eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality
- Colossians 1:9
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
Bible verses about perseverance and determination in the Old Testament
Perseverance grows as we face difficulties. Nobody likes to go through hard times, but God allows suffering to help us grow. We only learn to persevere when our faith is tested.
If you don’t give up during struggles, your faith in God will grow. Remember, hard times don’t last. Only tough people do.
- 1 Chronicles 16:11
Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
- 1 Chronicles 28:7
Moreover I will establish his kingdom forever, if he is steadfast to observe My commandments and My judgments, as it is this day.
- Daniel 12:13
But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.
- Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
- Isaiah 40:29
He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
- Psalms 55:22
Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
- Jeremiah 17:7-8
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
- Psalms 16:8
I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Related: 51 Bible verses about Joy and Happiness.
There is light at the end of the tunnel
The Bible does not promise a life of instant success. So often, the road to victory is long and complicated, but Jesus helps us to continue faithfully. And we have this promise: whoever perseveres will receive the reward that God has prepared.
Even the most difficult times pass. God’s joy always wins. Believe in the Lord, and these fights will pass!
- 2 Timothy 3:14
But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them
- Luke 8:15
But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.
- Romans 12:12
rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer
- Mark 13:13
And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
- Hebrews 12:1-2
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
- Revelation 14:12
Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
- James 1:2-4
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
- James 1:12
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
- James 5:10-11
My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
- Matthew 24:12-13
And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
- James 1:25
But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
- Revelation 2:2-3
I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary.
- Revelation 13:10
He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
- 2 Peter 1:5-7
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
- 2 Peter 1:5-6
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness
- 1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
- 2 Timothy 2:12
If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.
- 2 Timothy 1:13-14
Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
- James 5:11
Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
- Matthew 10:22
And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
The bible is full of stories about servants of the Lord who persevered in their journey. As a result, they achieved their goals and were blessed by God.
The Scriptures encourage us to remain persevering and faithful to God. Christ promised a superior and glorious blessing in heaven to those who persevere until the Day of the Lord. Until that day comes, he promised to be with us and strengthen us day by day.
All those who seek God contritely and who are loyal to Him, and to His Word, will have the Lord’s favorable hand upon them.