Bible Verses about Hope

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Hope can simply be said as a confident desire for something expected. It is a major tenet of the Christian faith. Faith is assurance plus hope. Below are Bible verses about Hope.

The following Bible verses are offered in the New Living Translation (NLT).

Matthew 12:20

He will not crush those who are weak, or quench the smallest hope, until he brings full justice with his final victory.

Matthew 12:21

And his name will be the hope of all the world.”

John 5:44

“Yet it is not I who will accuse you of this before the Father. Moses will accuse you! Yes, Moses, on whom you set your hopes.

Acts 2:26

No wonder my heart is filled with joy, and my mouth shouts his praises! My body rests in hope.

Acts 16:19

Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities at the marketplace.

Acts 23:6

Paul realized that some members of the high council were Sadducees and some were Pharisees, so he shouted, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, as were all my ancestors! And I am on trial because my hope is in the resurrection of the dead!”

See also: Bible verses about Prayer

Acts 24:14

I have hope in God, just as these men do, that he will raise both the righteous and the ungodly.

Acts 24:25

He also hoped that Paul would bribe him, so he sent for him quite often and talked with him.

Acts 26:7

In fact, that is why the twelve tribes of Israel worship God night and day, and they share the same hope I have. Yet, O king, they say it is wrong for me to have this hope!

Bible verses about Hope – Acts to 1 Corinthians

Acts 27:20

The terrible storm raged unabated for many days, blotting out the sun and the stars, until at last all hope was gone.

Acts 28:20

I asked you to come here today so we could get acquainted and so I could tell you that I am bound with this chain because I believe that the hope of Israel-the Messiah-has already come.”

Romans 8:24

Now that we are saved, we eagerly look forward to this freedom. For if you already have something, you don’t need to hope for it.

Romans 15:4

Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. They give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises.

Romans 15:12

And the prophet Isaiah said, “The heir to David’s throne will come, and he will rule over the Gentiles. They will place their hopes on him.”

Romans 15:13

So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 13:7

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

1 Corinthians 13:13

There are three things that will endure-faith, hope, and love-and the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 15:19

And if we have hope in Christ only for this life, we are the most miserable people in the world.

Bible verses about Hope – 2 Corinthians to Ephesians

2 Corinthians 1:13

My letters have been straightforward, and there is nothing written between the lines and nothing you can’t understand. I hope someday you will fully understand us,

2 Corinthians 5:11

It is because we know this solemn fear of the Lord that we work so hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too.

2 Corinthians 8:5

Best of all, they went beyond our highest hopes, for their first action was to dedicate themselves to the Lord and to us for whatever directions God might give them.

2 Corinthians 10:2

I hope it won’t be necessary, but when I come I may have to be very bold with those who think we act from purely human motives.

2 Corinthians 10:15

Nor do we claim credit for the work someone else has done. Instead, we hope that your faith will grow and that our work among you will be greatly enlarged.

2 Corinthians 11:1

I hope you will be patient with me as I keep on talking like a fool. Please bear with me.

2 Corinthians 13:6

I hope you recognize that we have passed the test and are approved by God.

Ephesians 2:12

In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from God’s people, Israel, and you did not know the promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope.

Ephesians 3:20

Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope.

Ephesians 4:17

With the Lord’s authority let me say this: Live no longer as the ungodly do, for they are hopelessly confused.

Verses in the Bible about Hope – Philippians to 2 Thessalonians

Philippians 1:20

For I live in eager expectation and hope that I will never do anything that causes me shame, but that I will always be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past, and that my life will always honor Christ, whether I live or I die.

Philippians 2:19

If the Lord Jesus is willing, I hope to send Timothy to you soon. Then when he comes back, he can cheer me up by telling me how you are getting along.

Philippians 2:23

I hope to send him to you just as soon as I find out what is going to happen to me here.

Philippians 3:15

I hope all of you who are mature Christians will agree on these things. If you disagree on some point, I believe God will make it plain to you.

See also: Bible verses about Faith

1 Thessalonians 2:19

After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what is our proud reward and crown? It is you! Yes, you will bring us much joy as we stand together before our Lord Jesus when he comes back again.

1 Thessalonians 4:13

And now, brothers and sisters, I want you to know what will happen to the Christians who have died so you will not be full of sorrow like people who have no hope.

2 Thessalonians 2:16

May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loved us and in his special favor gave us everlasting comfort and good hope,

Verses in the Bible that speaks about Hope – 1 Timothy to Hebrews

1 Timothy 1:1

This letter is from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, appointed by the command of God our Savior and by Christ Jesus our hope.

1 Timothy 3:14

I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you soon,

1 Timothy 4:10

We work hard and suffer much in order that people will believe the truth, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and particularly of those who believe.

1 Timothy 5:5

But a woman who is a true widow, one who is truly alone in this world, has placed her hope in God. Night and day she asks God for help and spends much time in prayer.

2 Timothy 4:16

The first time I was brought before the judge, no one was with me. Everyone had abandoned me. I hope it will not be counted against them.

Hebrews 3:6

But Christ, the faithful Son, was in charge of the entire household. And we are God’s household, if we keep up our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.

Hebrews 6:11

Our great desire is that you will keep right on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true.

Hebrews 7:19

For the law made nothing perfect, and now a better hope has taken its place. And that is how we draw near to God.

Hebrews 10:23

Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

Hebrews 11:1

What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.

Bible verses about Hope – Hebrews to 3 John

Hebrews 11:35

Women received their loved ones back again from death. But others trusted God and were tortured, preferring to die rather than turn from God and be free. They placed their hope in the resurrection to a better life.

1 Peter 1:21

Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And because God raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory, your faith and hope can be placed confidently in God.

1 Peter 3:15

Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.

2 John 1:10

Well, I have much more to say to you, but I don’t want to say it in a letter. For I hope to visit you soon and to talk with you face to face. Then our joy will be complete.

3 John 1:14

For I hope to see you soon, and then we will talk face to face.

Genesis – 2 Kings

Genesis 32:20

And be sure to say, ‘Your servant Jacob is right behind us.'” Jacob’s plan was to appease Esau with the presents before meeting him face to face. “Perhaps,” Jacob hoped, “he will be friendly to us.”

Ruth 2:13

“I hope I continue to please you, sir,” she replied. “You have comforted me by speaking so kindly to me, even though I am not as worthy as your workers.”

1 Samuel 9:20

And don’t worry about those donkeys that were lost three days ago, for they have been found. And I am here to tell you that you and your family are the focus of all Israel’s hopes.”

2 Samuel 16:21

Ahithophel told him, “Go and sleep with your father’s concubines, for he has left them here to keep the house. Then all Israel will know that you have insulted him beyond hope of reconciliation, and they will give you their support.”

1 Kings 2:20

“I have one small request to make of you,” she said. “I hope you won’t turn me down.” “What is it, my mother?” he asked. “You know I won’t refuse you.”

1 Kings 20:33

The men were quick to grasp at this straw of hope, and they replied, “Yes, your brother Ben-hadad!” “Go and get him,” the king of Israel told them. And when Ben-hadad arrived, Ahab invited him up into his chariot!

2 Kings 4:28

Then she said, “It was you, my lord, who said I would have a son. And didn’t I tell you not to raise my hopes?”

Ezra – Job

Ezra 10:2

Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, a descendant of Elam, said to Ezra, “We confess that we have been unfaithful to our God, for we have married these pagan women of the land. But there is hope for Israel in spite of this.

Esther 9:1

So on March the two decrees of the king were put into effect. On that day, the enemies of the Jews had hoped to destroy them, but quite the opposite happened.

Job 3:9

Let its morning stars remain dark. Let it hope for light, but in vain; may it never see the morning light.

Job 5:16

And so at last the poor have hope, and the fangs of the wicked are broken.

Job 6:8

“Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant my hope.

Job 6:19

With high hopes, the caravans from Tema and from Sheba stop for water,

Job 6:20

but finding none, their hopes are dashed.

Job 7:6

“My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle flying back and forth. They end without hope.

See also: Bible verses about Prayer and Faith

Job 8:13

Such is the fate of all who forget God. The hope of the godless comes to nothing.

Job 11:18

You will have courage because you will have hope. You will be protected and will rest in safety.

Job 11:20

But the wicked will lose hope. They have no escape. Their hope becomes despair.”

Job 14:7

“If a tree is cut down, there is hope that it will sprout again and grow new branches.

Bible verses about Hope – Job to Psalms

Job 14:14

If mortals die, can they live again? This thought would give me hope, and through my struggle I would eagerly wait for release.

Job 14:19

as water wears away the stones and floods wash away the soil, so you destroy people’s hope.

Job 17:15

But where then is my hope? Can anyone find it?

Job 17:16

No, my hope will go down with me to the grave. We will rest together in the dust!”

Job 19:10

He has demolished me on every side, and I am finished. He has destroyed my hope.

Job 27:8

For what hope do the godless have when God cuts them off and takes away their life?

Job 29:13

I helped those who had lost hope, and they blessed me. And I caused the widows’ hearts to sing for joy.

Job 31:16

“Have I refused to help the poor, or crushed the hopes of widows who looked to me for help?

Job 31:23

That would be better than facing the judgment sent by God. For if the majesty of God opposes me, what hope is there?

Psalms 9:18

For the needy will not be forgotten forever; the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.

Psalms 10:17

Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them.

Psalms 25:5

Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.

Psalms 25:21

May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you.

Bible verses about Hope – Psalms

Psalms 31:24

So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the Lord!

Psalms 33:22

Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.

Psalms 39:7

And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.

Psalms 40:11

Lord, don’t hold back your tender mercies from me. My only hope is in your unfailing love and faithfulness.

Psalms 42:5

Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again- my Savior and

Psalms 42:11

Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again- my Savior and my God!

Psalms 43:5

Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again- my Savior and my God!

Psalms 62:5

I wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.

Psalms 65:5

You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas.

Psalms 71:5

O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood.

Psalms 78:7

So each generation can set its hope anew on God, remembering his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.

Psalms 94:19

When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.

Psalms 112:10

The wicked will be infuriated when they see this. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.

Psalms 119:43

Do not snatch your word of truth from me, for my only hope is in your laws.

Psalms 119:49

Remember your promise to me, for it is my only hope.

Bible verses about Hope – Psalms 119 to Proverbs

Psalms 119:74

May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word.

Psalms 119:81

I faint with longing for your salvation; but I have put my hope in your word.

Psalms 119:114

You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my only source of hope.

Psalms 119:116

Lord, sustain me as you promised, that I may live! Do not let my hope be crushed.

Psalms 119:147

I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words.

Psalms 130:5

I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.

Psalms 130:7

O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is unfailing love and an overflowing supply of salvation.

Psalms 131:3

O Israel, put your hope in the Lord- now and always.

Psalms 143:4

I am losing all hope; I am paralyzed with fear.

Psalms 146:5

But happy are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God.

Psalms 147:11

Rather, the Lord’s delight is in those who honor him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.

Proverbs 6:15

But they will be destroyed suddenly, broken beyond all hope of healing.

Proverbs 10:24

The fears of the wicked will all come true; so will the hopes of the godly.

Proverbs 10:28

The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked are all in vain.

Proverbs 11:7

When the wicked die, their hopes all perish, for they rely on their own feeble strength.

Bible verses about Hope – Proverbs to Ecclesiastics

Proverbs 13:12

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.

Proverbs 19:18

Discipline your children while there is hope. If you don’t, you will ruin their lives.

Proverbs 23:18

For surely you have a future ahead of you; your hope will not be disappointed.

Proverbs 24:14

In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.

Proverbs 26:12

There is more hope for fools than for people who think they are wise.

Proverbs 29:20

There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.

Ecclesiastes 2:3

After much thought, I decided to cheer myself with wine. While still seeking wisdom, I clutched at foolishness. In this way, I hoped to experience the only happiness most people find during their brief life in this world.

Ecclesiastes 9:3

It seems so tragic that one fate comes to all. That is why people are not more careful to be good. Instead, they choose their own mad course, for they have no hope. There is nothing ahead but death anyway.

Ecclesiastes 9:4

There is hope only for the living. For as they say, “It is better to be a live dog than a dead lion!”

Isaiah to Jeremiah

Isaiah 8:17

I will wait for the Lord to help us, though he has turned away from the people of Israel. My only hope is in him.

Isaiah 38:18

For the dead cannot praise you; they cannot raise their voices in praise. Those who go down to destruction can no longer hope in your faithfulness.

Isaiah 42:3

He will not crush those who are weak or quench the smallest hope. He will bring full justice to all who have been wronged.

Isaiah 51:1

“Listen to me, all who hope for deliverance-all who seek the Lord! Consider the quarry from which you were mined, the rock from which you were cut!

Jeremiah 8:15

We hoped for peace, but no peace came. We hoped for a time of healing, but found only terror.

Jeremiah 14:8

O Hope of Israel, our Savior in times of trouble! Why are you like a stranger to us? Why are you like someone passing through the land, stopping only for the night?

Jeremiah 14:19

Lord, have you completely rejected Judah? Do you really hate Jerusalem ? Why have you wounded us past all hope of healing? We hoped for peace, but no peace came. We hoped for a time of healing but found only terror.

Jeremiah 16:17

I am watching them closely, and I see every sin. They cannot hope to hide from me.

Jeremiah 17:6

They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, on the salty flats where no one lives.

See also: Bible verses about Peace

Jeremiah 17:7

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.

Jeremiah: Verses in the Bible about Hope

Jeremiah 17:13

O Lord, the hope of Israel, all who turn away from you will be disgraced and shamed. They will be buried in a dry and dusty grave, for they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living water.

Jeremiah 17:17

Lord, do not desert me now! You alone are my hope in the day of disaster.

Jeremiah 18:4

But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so the potter squashed the jar into a lump of clay and started again.

Jeremiah 19:11

Then say to them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: As this jar lies shattered, so I will shatter the people of Judah and Jerusalem beyond all hope of repair. They will bury the bodies in Topheth until there is no more room.

Jeremiah 23:16

This is my warning to my people,” says the Lord Almighty. “Do not listen to these prophets when they prophesy to you, filling you with futile hopes. They are making up everything they say. They do not speak for the Lord!

Jeremiah 28:6

He said, “Amen! May your prophecies come true! I hope the Lord does everything you say. I hope he does bring back from Babylon the treasures of this Temple and all our loved ones.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 31:17

There is hope for your future,” says the Lord. “Your children will come again to their own land.

Jeremiah 50:7

All who found them devoured them. Their enemies said, ‘We are allowed to attack them freely, for they have sinned against the Lord, their place of rest, the hope of their ancestors.’

Lamentations 2:14

Your “prophets” have said so many foolish things, false to the core. They did not try to hold you back from exile by pointing out your sins. Instead, they painted false pictures, filling you with false hope.

Lamentations to Amos

Lamentations 3:18

I cry out, “My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the Lord is lost!”

Lamentations 3:21

Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this:

Lamentations 3:24

I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”

Lamentations 3:29

Let them lie face down in the dust; then at last there is hope for them.

Ezekiel 7:3

No hope remains, for I will unleash my anger against you. I will call you to account for all your disgusting behavior.

Ezekiel 19:5

‘When the mother lion saw that all her hopes for him were gone, she took another of her cubs and taught him to be a strong lion.

Ezekiel 24:12

But it’s hopeless; the corruption remains. So throw it into the fire!

Ezekiel 37:11

Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones represent the people of Israel. They are saying, ‘We have become old, dry bones-all hope is gone.’

Daniel 2:9

If you don’t tell me the dream, you will be condemned. You have conspired to tell me lies in hopes that something will change. But tell me the dream, and then I will know that you can tell me what it means.”

Hosea 2:15

I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope. She will give herself to me there, as she did long ago when she was young, when I freed her from her captivity in Egypt.

Amos 5:20

Yes, the day of the Lord will be a dark and hopeless day, without a ray of joy or hope.

Jonah to Zechariah

Jonah 2:7

“When I had lost all hope, I turned my thoughts once more to the Lord. And my earnest prayer went out to you in your holy Temple.

Micah 1:14

Send a farewell gift to Moresheth-gath; there is no hope of saving it. The town of Aczib has deceived the kings of Israel, for it promised help it could not give.

Haggai 1:9

You hoped for rich harvests, but they were poor. And when you brought your harvest home, I blew it away. Why? Because my house lies in ruins, says the Lord Almighty, while you are all busy building your own fine houses.

Haggai 2:16

When you hoped for a twenty-bushel crop, you harvested only ten. When you expected to draw fifty gallons from the winepress, you found only twenty.

Zechariah 9:5

The city of Ashkelon will see Tyre fall and will be filled with fear. Gaza will shake with terror, and so will Ekron, for their hopes will be dashed. Gaza will be conquered and its king killed, and Ashkelon will be completely deserted.

Zechariah 9:12

Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners, for there is yet hope! I promise this very day that I will repay you two mercies for each of your woes!



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Inioluwa Olaposi is a Christian, blogger, and more. He founded PRINCIOLOGY.COM in 2018.

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