Bible Verses About Hope

Hope can be challenging to maintain during trying times. God’s Word says a lot about hope and is filled with promises to give you endurance when you feel discouraged.

Bible Verses About Hope

When your heart is heavy, turn to these inspiring verses from the Old and New Testaments about hope. (All verses are taken from the New American Standard Version of the Bible.)

What Is The Difference Between Faith and Hope?

In this video, David Servant explains the difference between faith and hope.

What the Bible Says About Waiting on God for Hope

My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my hope is from Him. – Psalm 62.5

And now, Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in You. – Psalm 39:7

Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary. – Isaiah 40:31

But if we hope for what we do not see, through perseverance we wait eagerly for it. – Romans 8:25

Let’s hold firmly to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; – Hebrews 10:23

Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1

What the Bible Says About Hope When You Are Depressed

Pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,… – Ephesians 1:18

 For I know the plans that I [a]have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11

Certainly there is a future,
And your hope will not be cut off.- Proverbs 23:18

Having cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares about you. – 1 Peter 5:7

What the Bible Says About Hope When You Feel Lonely

Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or in dread of them, for the Lord your God is the One who is going with you. He will not desert you or abandon you – Deuteronomy 31:6

teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age – Matthew 28:20

For the Lord will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the Lord has been pleased to make you a people for Himself. – 1 Samuel 12:22

What the Bible Says About Hope When All Seems Lost

Let’s hold firmly to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
– Hebrews 10:23

Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, – Romans 12:12

Who rescued us from so great a danger of death, and will rescue us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us, – 2 Corinthians 1:10

Every Mention of Hope in the Bible

We’ve included every mention of the word “hope” in the NASB below. We hope reflecting on these verses will deepen your knowledge of God’s Word!

Bible Verses About Hope in Ruth

Return, my daughters! Go, for I am too old to have a husband. If I said I have hope, if I were even to have a husband tonight and also give birth to sons, – Ruth 1:12

Bible Verses About Hope in 2 Kings

Then the king of Israel said, “It is hopeless! For the Lord has called these three kings to hand them over to Moab!” – 2 Kings 3:10

Then she said, “Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say, ‘Do not give me false hope’?” – 2 Kings 4:28

Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, “This is hopeless, my master! What are we to do?” – 2 Kings 6:15

Bible Verses About Hope in 2 Chronicles

For we are strangers before You, and temporary residents, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope. – 1 Chronicles 29:15

Bible Verses About Hope in Ezra

Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, said to Ezra, “We have been unfaithful to our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel in spite of this. – Ezra 10:2

Bible Verses About Hope in Esther

Now in the twelfth month (that is, the month Adar), on the thirteenth day, when the king’s command and edict were to be put into effect, on the day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, it turned out to the contrary so that the Jews themselves gained mastery over those who hated them. – Esther 9:1

Bible Verses About Hope in Job

Is your fear of God not your confidence, And the integrity of your ways your hope? – Job 4:6

So the helpless has hope, And injustice has shut its mouth. – Job 5:16

“Oh, that my request might come to pass, And that God would grant my hope! – Job 6:8

The caravans of Tema looked, The travelers of Sheba hoped for them. – Job 6:19

My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, And they come to an end without hope. – Job 7:6

So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish, – Job 8:13

Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely. – Job 11:18

But the eyes of the wicked will fail, And there will be no escape for them; And their hope is to breathe their last.” – Job 11:20

Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him. – Job 13:15

“For there is hope for a tree, When it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And its shoots will not fail. – Job 14:7

Water wears away stones, Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth; So You destroy a man’s hope. – Job 14:19

If I hope for Sheol as my home, I make my bed in the darkness; – Job 17:13

Where then is my hope? And who looks at my hope? – Job 17:15

He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone; And He has uprooted my hope like a tree. – Job 19:10

For what is the hope of the godless when he makes an end of life, When God requires his life? – Job 27:8

Bible Verses About Hope in Psalms

For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever. – Psalm 9:18

A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it rescue anyone by its great strength. – Psalm 33:17

“And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You. – Psalm 39:7

My soul, wait in silence for God alone, For my hope is from Him. – Psalm 62:5

For You are my hope; Lord God, You are my confidence from my youth. – Psalm 71:5

Remember the word to Your servant, In which You have made me hope. – Psalm 119:49

Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope. – Psalm 119:116

I hope for Your salvation, Lord, And do Your commandments. – Psalm 119:166

My soul waits in hope for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Yes, more than the watchmen for the morning.- Psalm 130:6

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the Lord his God, – Psalm 146:5

Bible Verses About Hope in Proverbs

The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes. -Proverbs 10:28

When a wicked person dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of strong people perishes. – Proverbs 11:7

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.- Proverbs 13:12

Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death. – Proverbs 19:18

Certainly there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off. – Proverbs 23:18

Know that wisdom is the same for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off. – Proverbs 24:14

Do you see a person wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. – Proverbs 26:12

Do you see a person who is hasty with his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him. -Proverbs 29:20

Bible Verses About Hope in Ecclesiastes

For whoever is joined to all the living, there is hope; for better a live dog, than a dead lion. – Ecclesiastes 9:4

Bible Verses About Hope in Isaiah

Then they will be terrified and ashamed because of Cush their hope and Egypt their pride. – Isaiah 20:5

So the inhabitants of this coastland will say on that day, ‘Behold, such is our hope, where we fled for help to be saved from the king of Assyria; and how are we ourselves to escape?’” – Isaiah 20:6

For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness. – Isaiah 38:18

Kings will be your guardians, And their princesses your nurses. They will bow down to you with their faces to the ground And lick the dust from your feet; And you will know that I am the Lord; Those who hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame.- Isaiah 49:23

You were tired out by the length of your road, Yet you did not say, ‘It is hopeless!’ You found renewed strength, Therefore you did not faint. – Isaiah 57:10

Therefore justice is far from us, And righteousness does not reach us; We hope for light, but there is darkness, For brightness, but we walk in gloom. – Isaiah 59:9

All of us growl like bears, And moan sadly like doves; We hope for justice, but there is none; For salvation, but it is far from us. – Isaiah 59:11

Bible Verses About Hope in Jeremiah

Keep your feet from being bare, And your throat from thirst; But you said, ‘It is hopeless! No! For I have loved strangers, And I will walk after them.’ – Jeremiah 2:25

Hope of Israel, Its Savior in time of distress, Why are You like a stranger in the land, Or like a traveler who has pitched his tent for the night? – Jeremiah 14:8

Lord, the hope of Israel, All who abandon You will be put to shame. Those who turn away on earth will be written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, that is the Lord. -Jeremiah 17:13

But they will say, ‘It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will persist in the stubbornness of his evil heart.’ – Jeremiah 18:12

For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11

There is hope for your future,” declares the Lord, “And your children will return to their own territory. – Jeremiah 31:17

All who found them have devoured them; And their adversaries have said, ‘We are not guilty, Since they have sinned against the Lord who is the habitation of righteousness, The Lord, the hope of their fathers.’ – Jeremiah 50:7

Bible Verses About Hope in Lamentations

So I say, “My strength has failed, And so has my hope from the Lord.”

Let him put his mouth in the dust; Perhaps there is hope. -Lamentations 3:29

Bible Verses About Hope in Ezekiel

When she saw, as she waited, That her hope was lost, She took another of her cubs And made him a young lion.- Ezekiel 19:5

Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the entire house of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.’ – Ezekiel 37:11

Bible Verses About Hope in Hosea

Then I will give her her vineyards from there, And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope. And she will respond there as in the days of her youth, As in the day when she went up from the land of Egypt.- Hosea 2:15

Bible Verses About Hope in Zechariah

Ashkelon will see it and be afraid. Gaza too will writhe in great pain; Also Ekron, because her hope has been ruined. Moreover, the king will perish from Gaza, And Ashkelon will not be inhabited. – Zechariah 9:5

Return to the stronghold, you prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you. – Zechariah 9:12

Bible Verses About Hope in Matthew

And in His name the Gentiles will hope.” – Matthew 12:21

Bible Verses About Hope in John

Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have put your hope. – John 5:45

Bible Verses About Hope in Acts

Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue was overjoyed; Moreover my flesh also will live in hope; – Acts 2:26

But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was suddenly gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities, -Acts 16:19

But Paul, perceiving that one group were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, began crying out in the Council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees; I am on trial for the hope and resurrection of the dead!” – Acts 23:6

having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. – Acts 24:15

And now I am standing trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers; – Acts 26:6

the promise to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly serve God night and day. For this hope, O king, I am being accused by Jews.- Acts 26:7

Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing us, from then on all hope of our being saved was slowly abandoned. – Acts 27:20

For this reason, therefore, I requested to see you and to speak with you, since I am wearing this chain for the sake of the hope of Israel.” – Acts 28:20

Bible Verses About Hope in Romans

In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” – Romans 4:18

through whom we also have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we celebrate in hope of the glory of God. – Romans 5:2

and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; – Romans 5:4

and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. -Romans 5:5

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope – Romans 8:20

For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? – Romans 8:24

But if we hope for what we do not see, through perseverance we wait eagerly for it. – Romans 8:25

rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, – Romans 12:12

For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. – Romans 15:4

Again Isaiah says, “There shall come the root of Jesse, And He who arises to rule over the Gentiles, In Him will the Gentiles hope.” – Romans 15:12

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13

whenever I go to Spain—for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while— – Romans 15:24

Bible Verses About Hope in 1 Corinthians

Or is He speaking entirely for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake, because the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing in the crops. – 1 Corinthians 9:10

it keeps every confidence, it believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:7

But now faith, hope, and love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13

If we have hoped in Christ only in this life, we are of all people most to be pitied. – 1 Corinthians 15:19

For I do not want to see you now just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits. – 1 Corinthians 16:7

Bible Verses About Hope in 2 Corinthians

and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are partners in our sufferings, so also you are in our comfort.- 2 Corinthians 1:7

who rescued us from so great a danger of death, and will rescue us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us, – 2 Corinthians 1:10

For we write nothing else to you than what you read and understand, and I hope you will understand until the end; – 2 Corinthians 1:13

Therefore, having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech, – 2 Corinthians 3:12

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade people, but we are well known to God; and I hope that we are also well known in your consciences. – 2 Corinthians 5:11

not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other people’s labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our domain, enlarged even more by you, – 2 Corinthians 10:15

Bible Verses About Hope in Galatians

For we, through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness. – Galatians 5:5

Bible Verses About Hope in Ephesians

to the end that we who were the first to hope in the Christ would be to the praise of His glory. – Ephesians 1:12

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, – Ephesians 1:18

remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the people of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.- Ephesians 2:12

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you also were called in one hope of your calling; – Ephesians 4:4

Bible Verses About Hope in Philippians

according to my eager expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. – Philippians 1:20

But I hope, in the Lord Jesus, to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition. – Philippians 2:19

Therefore I hope to send him immediately, as soon as I see how things go with me; – Philippians 2:23

Bible Verses About Hope in Colossians

because of the hope reserved for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel

if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister. – Colossians 1:23

to whom God willed to make known what the wealth of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles is, the mystery that is Christ in you, the hope of glory. – Colossians 1:27

Bible Verses About Hope in 1 Thessalonians

constantly keeping in mind your work of faith and labor of love and perseverance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father, – 1 Thessalonians 1:3

For who is our hope, or joy or crown of pride, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? Or is it not indeed you? – 1 Thessalonians 2:19

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as indeed the rest of mankind do, who have no hope. – 1 Thessalonians 4:13

But since we are of the day, let’s be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. – 1 Thessalonians 5:8

Bible Verses About Hope in 2 Thessalonians

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, – 2 Thessalonians 2:16

Bible Verses About Hope in 1 Timothy

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope, – 1 Timothy 1:1

For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all mankind, especially of believers. – 1 Timothy 4:10

Now she who is actually a widow and has been left alone has set her hope on God, and she continues in requests and prayers night and day. – 1 Timothy 5:5

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to set their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. – 1 Timothy 6:17

Bible Verses About Hope in Titus

in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago, – Titus 1:2

looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, – Titus 2:13

so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. – Titus 3:7

Bible Verses About Hope in Philemon

At the same time also prepare me a guest room, for I hope that through your prayers I will be given to you. – Philemon 1:22

Bible Verses About Hope in Hebrews

but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the boast of our hope. – Hebrews 3:6

And we desire that each one of you demonstrate the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, – Hebrews 6:11

so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to hold firmly to the hope set before us. – Hebrews 6:18

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and reliable and one which enters within the veil, – Hebrews 6:19

(for the Law made nothing perfect); on the other hand, there is the introduction of a better hope, through which we come near to God. – Hebrews 7:19

Let’s hold firmly to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; – Hebrews 10:23

Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1

Bible Verses About Hope in 1 Peter

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, – 1 Peter 1:3

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. – 1 Peter 1:13

who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. – 1 Peter 1:21

For in this way the holy women of former times, who hoped in God, also used to adorn themselves, being subject to their own husbands, – 1 Peter 3:5

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, but with gentleness and respect; – 1 Peter 3:15

Bible Verses About Hope in 1 John

And everyone who has this hope set on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. – 1 John 3:3

Bible Verses About Hope in 2 John

Though I have many things to write to you, I do not want to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, so that your joy may be made complete. – 2 John 1:12

Bible Verses About Hope in 3 John

but I hope to see you shortly, and we will speak face to face. – 3 John 1:14