19 Bible Verses about Common Sense

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

James 1:22-25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

Proverbs 9:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scoff, you alone will bear it.

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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 2:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them

1 Corinthians 14:1-40 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

1 John 5:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 6 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.

Proverbs 20:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

There is gold and abundance of costly stones, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Proverbs 10:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.

Luke 10:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

Zechariah 8:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’”

Proverbs 10:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Proverbs 3:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

My son, do not lose sight of these— keep sound wisdom and discretion,

2 Corinthians 6:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?

Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Proverbs 23:4-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.

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