Bible verses about "persistence" | ACV

2 Kings 2:1-15

1 And it came to pass, when LORD would take up Elijah by a whirlwind into heaven, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. 2 And Elijah said to Elisha, Remain here, I pray thee, for LORD has sent me as far as Bethel. And Elisha said, As LORD lives, and as thy soul lives, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel. 3 And the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said to him, Do thou know that LORD will take away thy master from thy head today? And he said, Yes, I know it; hold ye your peace. 4 And Elijah said to him, Elisha, remain here, I pray thee, for LORD has sent me to Jericho. And he said, As LORD lives, and as thy soul lives, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho. 5 And the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came near to Elisha, and said to him, Do thou know that LORD will take away thy master from thy head today? And he answered, Yes, I know it; hold ye your peace. 6 And Elijah said to him, Remain here, I pray thee, for LORD has sent me to the Jordan. And he said, As LORD lives, and as thy soul lives, I will not leave thee. And the two went on. 7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood opposite them afar off. And the two stood by the Jordan. 8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and struck the waters, and they were divided here and there, so that the two went over on dry ground. 9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee before I am taken from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. 10 And he said, Thou have asked a hard thing. [Nevertheless], if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so to thee, but if not, it shall not be so. 11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, [there appeared] a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, which divided them both apart. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and the horsemen of it! And he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes, and tore them in two pieces. 13 He also took up the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of the Jordan. 14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and struck the waters, and said, Where is LORD, the God of Elijah? And when he also had smitten the waters, they were divided here and there, and Elisha went over. 15 And when the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho opposite him saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

Romans 15:13

13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, for ye to abound in hope in the power of Holy Spirit.

Revelation 2:10

10 Fear none of the things that thou are going to suffer. Behold, the devil is indeed going to cast some of you into prison, so that ye may be tried, and ye will have tribulation ten days. Become thou faithful until death, and I will

Philippians 1:6

6 Being confident of this same thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.

1 John 5:15

15 And if we know that he hears us, whatever we may ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked from him.

Hebrews 11:6

6 And apart from faith it is impossible to please him. For he who comes to God must believe that he is, and becomes a rewarder of those who search for him.

James 1:1-27

1 James, a bondman of God and of Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion, greeting. 2 Consider it all joy, my brothers, when ye encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 And let perseverance have a perfect work, so that ye may be perfect and complete, falling short in nothing. 5 And if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God who gives to all generously and not reproaching, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, doubting nothing, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by wind and tossed about. 7 For that man should not think that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 9 Now let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 10 but the rich in his lowliness, because as a flower of grass he will pass away. 11 For the sun rose up with the burning heat, and withered the grass. And the flower of it fell, and the beauty of its appearance perished. So also the rich man will fade away among his pursuits. 12 Blessed is a man who endures temptation, because, having become approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God, for God is without temptation of evils, and he himself tempts no man. 14 But each man is tempted by his own lust, being drawn away and enticed. 15 Then the lust having conceived, it gives birth to sin, and after being complete the sin brings forth death. 16 Be not led astray, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect endowment is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation nor shadow of turning. 18 Having deliberated, he begot us by the word of truth for us to be a certain first fruit of his creatures. 19 Therefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. 20 For the wrath of man does not accomplish the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore having put off all filthiness and profusion of evil, receive with mildness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 Because if any man is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this resembles a man observing his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he observes himself, and goes away, and straightaway forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who stooped to look into the perfect law, the one of liberty, and who remained, this man, who did not become a forgetful hearer but a doer of work, this man will be blessed in his doing. 26 If any man among you seems to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is futile. 27 Pure religion and undefiled from God and the Father is this, to go help the orphaned and the widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

1 Corinthians 15:58

58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, become ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not empty in Lord.

Philippians 3:14

14 I press forward toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

17 Pray without ceasing.

2 Thessalonians 3:13

13 But ye, brothers, do not become weary doing good.

Hebrews 12:1-2

1 Therefore we also, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, having put off every weight and cleverly entangling sin, let us run by perseverance the contest being set before us. 2 Looking to Jesus the pathfinder and perfecter of the faith, who, against the joy set before him, endured a cross, having despised the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Luke 11:5-10

5 And he said to them, Which of you will have a friend, and will go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves, 6 since a friend arrived from the road to me, and I do not have what I would set before him, 7 and that man from inside, having answered, would say, Do not cause toils for me. The door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I am not able, after getting up, to give thee? 8 I say to you, though he will not give him, after getting up, because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, having awaken, he will give him as many as he needs. 9 And I say to you, ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and ye will find. Knock, and it will be opened. 10 For every man who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Proverbs 24:16

16 For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again, but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.

Luke 18:1-8

1 And he also spoke a parable to them about it being necessary to always pray, and not to give up, 2 saying, In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God, and did not regard man. 3 And a widow was in that city, and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my opponent. 4 And for a time he would not, but after these things he said within himself, Although I fear not God, and regard not man, 5 yet because this widow causes me a beating, I will avenge her, lest by no end of coming she give me a black eye. 6 And the Lord said, Hear ye what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And God, will he, no, not do the vengeance of his chosen who cry out to him day and night, and yet being patient toward them? 8 I say to you, that he will do their vengeance speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he then find faith on the earth?

Luke 11:9-10

9 And I say to you, ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and ye will find. Knock, and it will be opened. 10 For every man who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Galatians 6:9

9 And let us not be weary doing good, for in our own time we will reap, not desponding.

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