Lord’s Library editors answer the question “What does the Bible say about enduring?” with specific Bible references.
Have you ever asked yourself the question “What does the Bible say about enduring?” If you have, you’re definitely not alone! And since the Bible helps Christians form a foundational understanding of important topics, it’s imperative that one know how Scripture describes enduring in different contexts. The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines enduring as “Lasting; continuing without perishing; bearing; sustaining; supporting with patience, or without opposition or yielding.”
Now armed with a basic definition of enduring, Lord’s Library editors thought it would be a helpful exercise to provide Biblical context. As a result, we compiled this short resource which captures all notable mentions of the word enduring, as well as its other forms. If you’ve been wondering what the King James Bible says about enduring, scroll on for additional detail.
Note: If you want to know what the Bible says about enduring and 206 other important topics (to be exact), our editors recommend Spencer Smith’s Doctrine Matters: Bible Topic Guidebook.
What Does the Bible Say About Enduring?
2 Timothy 2:3
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”
“But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.”
2 Timothy 4:5
“But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”
“But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.”
“For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?”
“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”
2 Timothy 4:3-4
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
“And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.”
2 Thessalonians 1:3-10
“We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”
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