Bible Verses About Hope

What does the Bible say about hope? Read the best Bible verses on hope that have been researched and retrieved from more than twenty popular translations of God's word! These specially selected quotes will broaden and deepen your understanding of the meaning of this important Biblical subject.


Romans 8:24 - 25, HBFV

For by hope we were saved; but hope that is seen is not hope; for why would anyone still be hoping for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we ourselves wait for it with patience.

How We Get It

Romans 5:2 - 5, ESV

Through him [Jesus Christ] we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

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.

2Thessalonians 2:16 - 17, HCSB

May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal encouragement and good hope by grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good work and word.

Romans 15:4, 13, NCV

Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us. The Scriptures give us patience and encouragement so that we can have hope . . .

I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace while you trust in him. Then your hope will overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Giving It to Others

1Peter 3:15, NKJV

But sanctify [set apart as holy] the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;

Unifying Believers

Ephesians 4:4, WEB

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling;

Ephesians 1:17 - 18, KJV

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints . . .

Living It

1Peter 1:3, HBFV

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who, according to His abundant mercy, has begotten us again unto a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead;

Psalm 38:15, NKJV

For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God.

Providing Protection

1Thessalonians 5:8, NIV

But since we belong to the day [we uphold the truth], let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

Providing Encouragement

Titus 2:11 - 13, ISV

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people. It trains us to renounce ungodly living and worldly passions so that we can live sensible, honest, and godly lives in the present world as we wait for the blessed hope and the glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Psalm 33:18 - 19, HBFV

Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who fear Him, upon those who hope in His lovingkindness, to deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 42:11, TEV

Why am I so sad? Why am I so troubled? I will put my hope in God, and once again I will praise him, my savior and my God.

Anchor for Our Souls

Hebrews 6:17 - 19, NIV

Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.

God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.

Correcting Expectations

1Corinthians 15:19, NKJV

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

Proverbs 13:12, ESV

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Blessings and Glory

1Corinthians 13:13, NKJV

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Titus 1:1 - 2, WEB

Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's chosen ones, and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who can't lie, promised before time began;

1John 3:2 - 3, HBFV

Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be; but we know that when He is manifested, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him exactly as He is.

And everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, even as He is pure.

Colossians 1:25 - 27, NIV

I [Apostle Paul] have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness - the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints.

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Jeremiah 17:7, HCSB

The man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed.

Proverbs 14:32, KJV

The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

Nothing Is Hopeless

Luke 18:1 - 8, ERV

Then Jesus taught the followers that they should always pray and never lose hope. He used this story to teach them: "Once there was a judge in a town. He did not care about God. He also did not care what people thought about him.

In that same town there was a woman whose husband had died. She came many times to this judge and said, 'There is a man who is doing bad things to me. Give me my rights!' But the judge did not want to help the woman. After a long time, the judge thought to himself, 'I don't care about God. And I don't care about what people think.

But this woman is bothering me. If I give her what she wants, then she will leave me alone. But if I don't give her what she wants, she will bother me until I am sick.'" The Lord said, "Listen, there is meaning in what the bad judge said.

"God's people shout to him night and day, and he will always give them what is right. He will not be slow to answer them. I tell you, God will help his people quickly."

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