100 Bible Verses about Being Pure

Matthew 5:8 ESV / 657 helpful votes

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 482 helpful votes

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Psalm 51:10 ESV / 454 helpful votes

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

1 John 3:3 ESV / 373 helpful votes

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 330 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 327 helpful votes

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 323 helpful votes

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 313 helpful votes

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 302 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.

Psalm 12:6 ESV / 300 helpful votes

The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

James 1:27 ESV / 295 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Titus 1:15 ESV / 275 helpful votes

To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.

Psalm 73:1 ESV / 251 helpful votes

A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 250 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 232 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.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 216 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

1 Peter 2:11 ESV / 210 helpful votes

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

Ephesians 5:3 ESV / 206 helpful votes

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 200 helpful votes

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

Hebrews 10:22 ESV / 197 helpful votes

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

1 Corinthians 6:13 ESV / 197 helpful votes

“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 192 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

James 3:17 ESV / 188 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

Romans 13:13-14 ESV / 187 helpful votes

Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 185 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Titus 2:4-5 ESV / 182 helpful votes

And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

James 4:8 ESV / 175 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Psalm 24:3-4 ESV / 170 helpful votes

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.

Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 166 helpful votes

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 165 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Psalm 18:26 ESV / 146 helpful votes

With the purified you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.

John 14:6 ESV / 145 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Psalm 19:8 ESV / 144 helpful votes

The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

1 John 3:2 ESV / 142 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 139 helpful votes

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 135 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Psalm 18:30 ESV / 132 helpful votes

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

1 Timothy 5:22 ESV / 130 helpful votes

Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.

Psalm 24:4 ESV / 126 helpful votes

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.

Revelation 19:8 ESV / 123 helpful votes

It was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

Psalm 51:6 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Job 31:1 ESV / 121 helpful votes

“I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 120 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 120 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

Psalm 24:4-5 ESV / 117 helpful votes

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Habakkuk 1:13 ESV / 114 helpful votes

You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do you idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Hebrews 7:26 ESV / 111 helpful votes

For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

John 3:16 ESV / 111 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 9:14 ESV / 108 helpful votes

How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

Acts 15:9 ESV / 108 helpful votes

And he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith.

Psalm 51:7 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

2 Samuel 22:27 ESV / 108 helpful votes

With the purified you deal purely, and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.

James 4:4 ESV / 107 helpful votes

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Titus 2:5 ESV / 107 helpful votes

To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Psalm 24:3-5 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Proverbs 23:26 ESV / 105 helpful votes

My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.

Proverbs 22:11 ESV / 105 helpful votes

He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

Proverbs 20:11 ESV / 104 helpful votes

Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.

Psalm 119:1 ESV / 104 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!

2 Corinthians 11:2 ESV / 103 helpful votes

For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

James 3:2 ESV / 102 helpful votes

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

Matthew 23:25-28 ESV / 101 helpful votes

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 101 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Philippians 2:14-16 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Proverbs 16:2 ESV / 99 helpful votes

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.

John 16:33 ESV / 96 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 96 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 96 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Leviticus 11:44-45 ESV / 96 helpful votes

For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground. For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.”

Matthew 15:19-20 ESV / 95 helpful votes

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

James 4:7 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Proverbs 15:26 ESV / 91 helpful votes

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, but gracious words are pure.

Psalm 119:140 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.

Galatians 5:17 ESV / 87 helpful votes

For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

James 4:7-8 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 86 helpful votes

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

1 Corinthians 6:15-20 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, ...

Romans 12:1 ESV / 86 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 81 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 79 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 78 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 77 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 75 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,

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 75 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.

Job 15:14 ESV / 74 helpful votes

What is man, that he can be pure? Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous?

Titus 2:12 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Acts 2:38 ESV / 72 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.

John 8:44 ESV / 72 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.

2 Samuel 22:31 ESV / 72 helpful votes

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Philippians 1:9-10 ESV / 69 helpful votes

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 69 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Hebrews 13:1-25 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” ...

Proverbs 30:12 ESV / 65 helpful votes

There are those who are clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth.

2 Corinthians 11:2-3 ESV / 61 helpful votes

For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

Romans 6:13 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 59 helpful votes

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

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