100 Bible Verses about Doubt

James 1:6 ESV / 1,388 helpful votes

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV / 1,213 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

Matthew 21:21 ESV / 960 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.

Matthew 14:31 ESV / 888 helpful votes

Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Mark 11:23 ESV / 806 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

James 1:5-8 ESV / 731 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Jude 1:22 ESV / 725 helpful votes

And have mercy on those who doubt;

Mark 9:24 ESV / 649 helpful votes

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 609 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.

Luke 24:38 ESV / 583 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

John 20:27 ESV / 509 helpful votes

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.”

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 470 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:23 ESV / 468 helpful votes

But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 427 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 ESV / 421 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 358 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 325 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. ...

Mark 11:22-25 ESV / 315 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

Luke 1:18-20 ESV / 310 helpful votes

And Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.” And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time.”

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 307 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 297 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Matthew 28:17 ESV / 254 helpful votes

And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 246 helpful votes

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV / 243 helpful votes

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Psalm 31:22 ESV / 242 helpful votes

I had said in my alarm, “I am cut off from your sight.” But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy when I cried to you for help.

John 20:29 ESV / 232 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

2 Peter 1:19 ESV / 210 helpful votes

And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,

Romans 8:28 ESV / 206 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

John 3:16 ESV / 206 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 50:15 ESV / 202 helpful votes

And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

Psalm 138:8 ESV / 199 helpful votes

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

James 1:6-8 ESV / 197 helpful votes

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

John 20:24-29 ESV / 197 helpful votes

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” ...

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 196 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

John 14:1 ESV / 195 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 195 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Job 12:2 ESV / 189 helpful votes

“No doubt you are the people, and wisdom will die with you.

Mark 4:40 ESV / 184 helpful votes

He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 179 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 11:4-6 ESV / 179 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

Acts 28:4 ESV / 178 helpful votes

When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live.”

Mark 11:22-24 ESV / 178 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

John 10:10 ESV / 176 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 176 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

James 1:5 ESV / 175 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Genesis 37:33 ESV / 175 helpful votes

And he identified it and said, “It is my son's robe. A fierce animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces.”

Deuteronomy 28:66 ESV / 173 helpful votes

Your life shall hang in doubt before you. Night and day you shall be in dread and have no assurance of your life.

1 John 3:22 ESV / 170 helpful votes

And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

Mark 6:6 ESV / 163 helpful votes

And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.

Matthew 8:26 ESV / 161 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 159 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Mark 16:16 ESV / 157 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 153 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Romans 8:39 ESV / 152 helpful votes

Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 7:15 ESV / 152 helpful votes

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

James 1:8 ESV / 150 helpful votes

He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Romans 8:7 ESV / 150 helpful votes

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

Hebrews 10:14 ESV / 148 helpful votes

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 145 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

John 10:28-29 ESV / 138 helpful votes

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

Matthew 5:48 ESV / 137 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:37 ESV / 129 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

John 1:1-51 ESV / 124 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 123 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 ...

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 122 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. ...

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 117 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

James 2:26 ESV / 116 helpful votes

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 116 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

James 1:2-3 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

John 1:12 ESV / 112 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Matthew 21:21-22 ESV / 112 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Ephesians 1:5 ESV / 111 helpful votes

He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

Galatians 4:20 ESV / 110 helpful votes

I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.

John 15:13 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:13 ESV / 108 helpful votes

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.

John 10:24 ESV / 108 helpful votes

So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

Luke 24:25 ESV / 107 helpful votes

And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

Ephesians 4:14 ESV / 106 helpful votes

So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 105 helpful votes

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Acts 2:12 ESV / 104 helpful votes

And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

1 John 4:18 ESV / 103 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Psalm 27:13-14 ESV / 102 helpful votes

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Romans 1:16 ESV / 101 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Romans 4:20 ESV / 96 helpful votes

No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,

John 14:27 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 95 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

James 1:7 ESV / 94 helpful votes

For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 89 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

Luke 11:20 ESV / 87 helpful votes

But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Romans 15:1 ESV / 86 helpful votes

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

Acts 12:11 ESV / 84 helpful votes

When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”

Matthew 17:17 ESV / 80 helpful votes

And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.”

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 75 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Romans 8:26-27 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 74 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. 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.

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.

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