100 Bible Verses about Being Careful

Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV / 274 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 218 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

James 4:17 ESV / 188 helpful votes

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 168 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 153 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 124 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Proverbs 12:26 ESV / 124 helpful votes

One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Revelation 13:8 ESV / 118 helpful votes

And all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 89 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Proverbs 14:16 ESV / 67 helpful votes

One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.

John 3:16 ESV / 62 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 54 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 5:15 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,

Proverbs 4:26 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 43 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Exodus 3:14 ESV / 43 helpful votes

God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

James 1:25 ESV / 41 helpful votes

But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

Hebrews 3:12 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 41 helpful votes

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

1 Corinthians 15:34 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.

Joshua 22:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Deuteronomy 28:1 ESV / 41 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

Exodus 15:26 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 40 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Luke 1:37 ESV / 40 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Romans 12:2 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

Deuteronomy 6:25 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to do all this commandment before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us.’

Ezekiel 36:27 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.

Ezekiel 20:19-20 ESV / 37 helpful votes

I am the Lord your God; walk in my statutes, and be careful to obey my rules, and keep my Sabbaths holy that they may be a sign between me and you, that you may know that I am the Lord your God.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Proverbs 4:20-21 ESV / 37 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.

Leviticus 26:3-4 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

John 10:10 ESV / 36 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Proverbs 22:3 ESV / 36 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 1:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Philippians 4:3 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Proverbs 4:1-26:28 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. ...

Exodus 15:1-26:37 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name. “Pharaoh's chariots and his host he cast into the sea, and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea. The floods covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone. ...

Jeremiah 17:2 ESV / 33 helpful votes

While their children remember their altars and their Asherim, beside every green tree and on the high hills,

Joshua 1:3 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses.

Deuteronomy 6:1-25:19 ESV / 31 helpful votes

“Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the rules that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. ...

Hebrews 3:1-12:29 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, ...

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 4:2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

John 8:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Ephesians 5:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

Matthew 6:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

So that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Deuteronomy 8:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers.

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Ephesians 5:16 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

John 3:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

1 Corinthians 10:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.

Luke 16:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

James 1:26 ESV / 16 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Ephesians 5:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 5:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

John 8:44 ESV / 16 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

John 1:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. ...

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

2 Corinthians 5:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.

1 Corinthians 15:52 ESV / 14 helpful votes

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Acts 20:35 ESV / 13 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Luke 6:38 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Matthew 25:46 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Matthew 6:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

2 Timothy 1:1-18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. ...

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Joshua 1:7-8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. ...

Numbers 35:34 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell, for I the Lord dwell in the midst of the people of Israel.”

John 7:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Philippians 4:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.

Matthew 17:1-9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” ...

Proverbs 18:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Deuteronomy 4:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Isaiah 43:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.

Proverbs 28:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

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