100 Bible Verses about Being Lost

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Psalm 91:11 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

2 Timothy 4:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.

Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

Zephaniah 2:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Herds shall lie down in her midst, all kinds of beasts; even the owl and the hedgehog shall lodge in her capitals; a voice shall hoot in the window; devastation will be on the threshold; for her cedar work will be laid bare.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

John 8:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

Acts 2:38 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 28:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.

James 2:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

2 Peter 3:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,

Acts 17:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.

John 14:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Luke 15:1-32 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

Mark 13:35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.

Luke 17:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.

Luke 15:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

Luke 13:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

Mark 16:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Hosea 13:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So I am to them like a lion; like a leopard I will lurk beside the way.

Jeremiah 48:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, O inhabitants of Moab! Be like the dove that nests in the sides of the mouth of a gorge.

Deuteronomy 22:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And you shall do the same with his donkey or with his garment, or with any lost thing of your brother's, which he loses and you find; you may not ignore it.

Deuteronomy 14:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The stork, the heron of any kind; the hoopoe and the bat.

Deuteronomy 14:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the tawny owl, the carrion vulture and the cormorant,

Deuteronomy 14:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The little owl and the short-eared owl, the barn owl

Deuteronomy 14:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind;

Deuteronomy 14:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The kite, the falcon of any kind;

James 2:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

Luke 13:32 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.

Matthew 25:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.

Matthew 18:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Matthew 12:1-50 ESV / 3 helpful votes

At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless?

Matthew 3:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Malachi 1:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But Esau I have hated. I have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert.”

Zechariah 5:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, two women coming forward! The wind was in their wings. They had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and heaven.

Micah 1:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will make lamentation like the jackals, and mourning like the ostriches.

Hosea 8:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For it is from Israel; a craftsman made it; it is not God. The calf of Samaria shall be broken to pieces.

Ezekiel 32:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Son of man, raise a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him: “You consider yourself a lion of the nations, but you are like a dragon in the seas; you burst forth in your rivers, trouble the waters with your feet, and foul their rivers.

Ezekiel 16:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with fine leather. I wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.

Ezekiel 13:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Your prophets have been like jackals among ruins, O Israel.

Jeremiah 51:37 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And Babylon shall become a heap of ruins, the haunt of jackals, a horror and a hissing, without inhabitant.

Jeremiah 31:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I have heard Ephraim grieving, ‘You have disciplined me, and I was disciplined, like an untrained calf; bring me back that I may be restored, for you are the Lord my God.

Jeremiah 14:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The wild donkeys stand on the bare heights; they pant for air like jackals; their eyes fail because there is no vegetation.

Jeremiah 12:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Is my heritage to me like a hyena's lair? Are the birds of prey against her all around? Go, assemble all the wild beasts; bring them to devour.

Jeremiah 10:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A voice, a rumor! Behold, it comes!— a great commotion out of the north country to make the cities of Judah a desolation, a lair of jackals.

Jeremiah 8:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Even the stork in the heavens knows her times, and the turtledove, swallow, and crane keep the time of their coming, but my people know not the rules of the Lord.

Jeremiah 5:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Therefore a lion from the forest shall strike them down; a wolf from the desert shall devastate them. A leopard is watching their cities; everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces, because their transgressions are many, their apostasies are great.

Isaiah 59:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They hatch adders' eggs; they weave the spider's web; he who eats their eggs dies, and from one that is crushed a viper is hatched.

Isaiah 51:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Your sons have fainted; they lie at the head of every street like an antelope in a net; they are full of the wrath of the Lord, the rebuke of your God.

Isaiah 35:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes.

Isaiah 35:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;

Isaiah 34:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

There the owl nests and lays and hatches and gathers her young in her shadow; indeed, there the hawks are gathered, each one with her mate.

Isaiah 34:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And wild animals shall meet with hyenas; the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; indeed, there the night bird settles and finds for herself a resting place.

Isaiah 34:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Thorns shall grow over its strongholds, nettles and thistles in its fortresses. It shall be the haunt of jackals, an abode for ostriches.

Isaiah 34:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the hawk and the porcupine shall possess it, the owl and the raven shall dwell in it. He shall stretch the line of confusion over it, and the plumb line of emptiness.

Isaiah 34:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Wild oxen shall fall with them, and young steers with the mighty bulls. Their land shall drink its fill of blood, and their soil shall be gorged with fat.

Isaiah 30:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the oxen and the donkeys that work the ground will eat seasoned fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork.

Isaiah 14:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Rejoice not, O Philistia, all of you, that the rod that struck you is broken, for from the serpent's root will come forth an adder, and its fruit will be a flying fiery serpent.

Isaiah 14:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“And I will make it a possession of the hedgehog, and pools of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,” declares the Lord of hosts.

Song of Solomon 2:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the crannies of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!

Psalm 73:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For all the day long I have been stricken and rebuked every morning.

Psalm 37:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the wicked will perish; the enemies of the Lord are like the glory of the pastures; they vanish—like smoke they vanish away.

Job 40:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play.

Job 39:27-30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high? On the rock he dwells and makes his home, on the rocky crag and stronghold. From there he spies out the prey; his eyes behold it from far away. His young ones suck up blood, and where the slain are, there is he.”

Job 39:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Can you bind him in the furrow with ropes, or will he harrow the valleys after you?

Job 39:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he spend the night at your manger?

Job 39:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the does?

Job 30:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I am a brother of jackals and a companion of ostriches.

Job 20:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He will suck the poison of cobras; the tongue of a viper will kill him.

Job 8:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

His confidence is severed, and his trust is a spider's web.

Job 4:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like the moth.

Job 3:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Let those curse it who curse the day, who are ready to rouse up Leviathan.

Ezra 2:56 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,

1 Chronicles 8:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He fathered sons by Hodesh his wife: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam,

2 Kings 12:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

2 Kings 12:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.

1 Kings 10:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the king had a fleet of ships of Tarshish at sea with the fleet of Hiram. Once every three years the fleet of ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

1 Kings 10:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels bearing spices and very much gold and precious stones. And when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind.

1 Samuel 14:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now when all the people came to the forest, behold, there was honey on the ground.

1 Samuel 9:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. So Kish said to Saul his son, “Take one of the young men with you, and arise, go and look for the donkeys.”

1 Samuel 9:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth.

1 Samuel 5:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and put him back in his place.

Judges 14:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

After some days he returned to take her. And he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey.

Judges 10:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys, and they had thirty cities, called Havvoth-jair to this day, which are in the land of Gilead.

Judges 10:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he judged Israel twenty-three years. Then he died and was buried at Shamir.

Judges 5:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Tell of it, you who ride on white donkeys, you who sit on rich carpets and you who walk by the way.

Judges 5:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“In the days of Shamgar, son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were abandoned, and travelers kept to the byways.

Joshua 24:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out before you, the two kings of the Amorites; it was not by your sword or by your bow.

Ezekiel 7:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And if any survivors escape, they will be on the mountains, like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, each one over his iniquity.

Jeremiah 9:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a lair of jackals, and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.”

Song of Solomon 2:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, looking through the lattice.

Proverbs 30:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The rock badgers are a people not mighty, yet they make their homes in the cliffs;

Proverbs 30:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer;

Proverbs 30:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The leech has two daughters: Give and Give. Three things are never satisfied; four never say, “Enough”:

Deuteronomy 14:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But these are the ones that you shall not eat: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,

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