100 Bible Verses about Character Of God

1 John 4:8 ESV / 629 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 503 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 419 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 John 1:5 ESV / 393 helpful votes

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

James 1:17 ESV / 315 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Isaiah 40:28 ESV / 311 helpful votes

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 304 helpful votes

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

John 3:16 ESV / 274 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.

Psalm 18:30 ESV / 260 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.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 219 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

John 14:6 ESV / 202 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.

John 4:24 ESV / 184 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 14:26 ESV / 175 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 171 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 103:1-22 ESV / 147 helpful votes

Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. ...

Micah 7:18-19 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 136 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.

1 John 5:3 ESV / 132 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 132 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 127 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 121 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 118 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 Peter 1:15 ESV / 112 helpful votes

But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,

Romans 5:8 ESV / 112 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 108 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.

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 106 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Isaiah 6:3 ESV / 105 helpful votes

And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”

Exodus 34:6-7 ESV / 103 helpful votes

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

John 17:3 ESV / 100 helpful votes

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Romans 5:5 ESV / 97 helpful votes

And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

John 1:1 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

Malachi 3:6 ESV / 94 helpful votes

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Matthew 5:48 ESV / 93 helpful votes

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Proverbs 10:9 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 91 helpful votes

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 87 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

John 17:17 ESV / 87 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 86 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.”

1 John 1:9 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:89 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 81 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,

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:10 ESV / 77 helpful votes

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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.”

Titus 2:7-8 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.

Psalm 90:2 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Romans 13:14 ESV / 76 helpful votes

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Psalm 33:11 ESV / 76 helpful votes

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.

Job 12:7-10 ESV / 76 helpful votes

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.

James 1:27 ESV / 74 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.

Matthew 6:26 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Acts 17:11 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 69 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 67 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Isaiah 57:15 ESV / 66 helpful votes

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Deuteronomy 33:27 ESV / 66 helpful votes

The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy.

2 Corinthians 13:14 ESV / 65 helpful votes

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

John 11:26 ESV / 65 helpful votes

And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Ruth 3:11 ESV / 65 helpful votes

And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you ask, for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman.

2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 64 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

1 Peter 1:14 ESV / 63 helpful votes

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,

2 Timothy 3:1-17 ESV / 63 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. ...

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 63 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

1 Timothy 1:17 ESV / 59 helpful votes

To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Exodus 34:5-7 ESV / 58 helpful votes

The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 57 helpful votes

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

James 1:13 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 52 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.

Daniel 9:9 ESV / 52 helpful votes

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him

Psalm 148:1-14 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts! Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord! For he commanded and they were created. ...

1 John 2:5 ESV / 50 helpful votes

But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

John 1:18 ESV / 50 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

Matthew 10:29 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.

Proverbs 12:4 ESV / 50 helpful votes

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

1 Peter 5:10 ESV / 49 helpful votes

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

2 Peter 3:13 ESV / 48 helpful votes

But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

James 5:11 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

John 3:17 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 25:31-43 ESV / 48 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. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, ...

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Philippians 2:12-16 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. 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.

Romans 8:29 ESV / 47 helpful votes

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

John 15:13 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Matthew 25:46 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:1-14 ESV / 46 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. ...

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. ...

Acts 17:25 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 45 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.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 45 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

John 14:17 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

James 4:8 ESV / 41 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.

Colossians 1:16 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Romans 5:10 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Proverbs 28:6 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.

Romans 5:4 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Psalm 119:1 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:5 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.

Proverbs 11:3 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

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