"That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."
"But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness."
I Timothy 6:11
"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;"
"But if we hope that we see not, then do with patience wait for it."
"Wherefore seeing also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."
"I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry."
"But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."
I Peter 5:10
"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
II Corinthians 12:9
"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
II Corinthians 7:1
"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."