18 Bible Verses about Building A House

Proverbs 24:27 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.

Psalm 127:1 ESV / 47 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

Hebrews 3:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

(For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.)

Luke 6:46-49 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Haggai 1:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the Lord.

Proverbs 14:1-12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them. Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.

Nehemiah 4:1-23 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they restore it for themselves? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish up in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, and burned ones at that?” Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, “Yes, what they are building—if a fox goes up on it he will break down their stone wall!” Hear, O our God, for we are despised. Turn back their taunt on their own heads and give them up to be plundered in a land where they are captives. Do not cover their guilt, and let not their sin be blotted out from your sight, for they have provoked you to anger in the presence of the builders.

1 Corinthians 3:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.

Luke 14:28 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

1 Corinthians 8:2-3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

Isaiah 58:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.

Psalm 127:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Ephesians 2:20-22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Isaiah 32:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

Psalm 5:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 4 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.

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

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