84 Bible Verses About Hope

Chris Martin
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The world can feel so scary sometimes, especially lately. And it makes sense to be afraid. There is so much we cannot control. But God is with us in our fear and our uncertainty. And while we cannot find hope in the world, we can find hope in God and His Word. Here are some Bible verses about hope and where we should place ours:

Old Testament

Deuteronomy 31:6
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Joshua 10:25
“And Joshua said to them, ‘Do not be afraid or dismayed; be strong and courageous. For thus the LORD will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.’”

Ruth 1:12–13
“Turn back, my daughters; go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, even if I should have a husband this night and should bear sons, would you therefore wait till they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters, for it is exceedingly bitter to me for your sake that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me.”

1 Chronicles 29:15
“For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding.”

Job 5:15–16
“But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth
and from the hand of the mighty.
So the poor have hope,
and injustice shuts her mouth.”

Job 6:8–9
“Oh that I might have my request,
and that God would fulfill my hope,
that it would please God to crush me,
that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!”

Job 13:15

“Though he slay me, I will hope in him;
yet I will argue my ways to his face.”

Job 17:13–15
“If I hope for Sheol as my house,
if I make my bed in darkness,
if I say to the pit, ‘You are my father,’
and to the worm, ‘My mother,’ or ‘My sister,’
where then is my hope?
Who will see my hope?”

Psalm 9:18
“For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.”

Psalm 25:5
“Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.”

Psalm 31:24
“Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the Lord!”

Psalm 33:18–19
“Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.”

Psalm 33:22
“Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.”

Psalm 42:11
“Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.”

Psalm 62:5
“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.”

Psalm 71:5
“For you, O Lord, are my hope,
my trust, O LORD, from my youth.”

Psalm 71:14
“But I will hope continually
and will praise you yet more and more.”

Psalm 78:7
“so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments;”

Psalm 119:81
“My soul longs for your salvation;
I hope in your word.”

Psalm 119:114
“You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in your word.”

Psalm 121:7–8
“The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.”

Psalm 130:5
“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope.”

Psalm 146:5–7
“Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the LORD his God,
who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
who keeps faith forever;
who executes justice for the oppressed,
who gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets the prisoners free;”

Psalm 147:10–11
“His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.”

Proverbs 10:28
“The hope of the righteous brings joy,
but the expectation of the wicked will perish.”

Proverbs 13:12
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”

Proverbs 18:10
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”

Proverbs 23:18
“Surely there is a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.”

Proverbs 24:14
“Know that wisdom is such to your soul;
if you find it, there will be a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.”

Isaiah 40:31
“But they who wait for the Lord
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 61:1
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.”

Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Lamentations 3:24
“‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul,
‘therefore I will hope in him.’”

Micah 7:7
“But as for me, I will look to the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me.”

New Testament

Matthew 11:28
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

John 3:16
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Romans 5:3–5
“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 8:24–25

“For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

Romans 15:13
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

1 Corinthians 13:6­­–7
“It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

1 Corinthians 13:13
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 15:19
“If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.”

2 Corinthians 3:12–13
“Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end.”

2 Corinthians 4:16–18
“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

Galatians 5:5
“For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.”

Ephesians 1:18
“Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.”

Ephesians 4:4
“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call.”

Philippians 1:6
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

Colossians 1:27
“To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

1 Thessalonians 1:2–3
“We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13
“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.”

1 Timothy 6:17
“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.”

Titus 1:1–3
“Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior;”

Hebrews 3:5–6
“Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.”

Hebrews 6:19
“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,”

Hebrews 10:23
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”

Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

1 Peter 1:3
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

1 Peter 1:13
“Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

1 Peter 3:15
“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”

1 Peter 5:10
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”

1 John 3:3
“And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.”

Revelation 21:4
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

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