72 Bible Verses about Boundaries

Galatians 6:5 ESV / 50 helpful votes

For each will have to bear his own load.

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:17 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he have his fill of you and hate you.

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 28 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.

Proverbs 22:24 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,

Proverbs 19:19 ESV / 28 helpful votes

A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Acts 17:26 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,

Psalm 16:5-8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Mark 9:49-50 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

Psalm 147:14 ESV / 21 helpful votes

He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.

Psalm 16:5-9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 20 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.

Mark 9:50 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

Proverbs 23:14 ESV / 20 helpful votes

If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.

Ephesians 5:1-4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Luke 14:34 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored?

Matthew 5:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

Psalm 19:7-11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 16 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.

Mark 9:42-50 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ ...

Proverbs 15:25 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The Lord tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow's boundaries.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 14 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.

Psalm 16:1-11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A Miktam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight. The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips. The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. ...

Deuteronomy 28:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And all the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you.

Matthew 19:16-22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” ...

Micah 7:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A day for the building of your walls! In that day the boundary shall be far extended.

Proverbs 14:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.

Matthew 5:37 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Micah 6:1-16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Hear what the Lord says: Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has an indictment against his people, and he will contend with Israel. “O my people, what have I done to you? How have I wearied you? Answer me! For I brought you up from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. O my people, remember what Balak king of Moab devised, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the saving acts of the Lord.” ...

Ezekiel 47:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord God: “This is the boundary by which you shall divide the land for inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph shall have two portions.

Proverbs 26:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.

Deuteronomy 28:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 9 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. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ...

2 Corinthians 8:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.

Romans 1:26-27 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

Proverbs 24:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.

Proverbs 8:29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

When he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,

Exodus 20:3-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. ...

Deuteronomy 32:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he divided mankind, he fixed the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.

Numbers 18:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

All the holy contributions that the people of Israel present to the Lord I give to you, and to your sons and daughters with you, as a perpetual due. It is a covenant of salt forever before the Lord for you and for your offspring with you.”

Luke 6:29 ESV / 6 helpful votes

To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either.

Matthew 7:3-5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

Ezra 4:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the rest of the heads of fathers' houses in Israel said to them, “You have nothing to do with us in building a house to our God; but we alone will build to the Lord, the God of Israel, as King Cyrus the king of Persia has commanded us.”

Deuteronomy 11:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. Your territory shall be from the wilderness to the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. Then the anger of the Lord would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.

Genesis 9:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

May God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.”

Titus 3:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him,

2 Corinthians 8:13-14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 5 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. 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 5:39 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Matthew 5:38-42 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Micah 6:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Hear what the Lord says: Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

Proverbs 26:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.

Psalm 110:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies!

2 Chronicles 13:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Ought you not to know that the Lord God of Israel gave the kingship over Israel forever to David and his sons by a covenant of salt?

1 Samuel 17:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And David said, “What have I done now? Was it not but a word?”

1 Timothy 5:1-3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. Honor widows who are truly widows.

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

1 Corinthians 7:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace.

Acts 8:36 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”

Isaiah 11:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea.

Proverbs 27:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Joshua 1:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory.

Matthew 25:40 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? ...

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