40 Bible Verses about Emotions

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 242 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. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 237 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 116 helpful votes

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 113 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.

Galatians 5:16-24 ESV / 89 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, ...

Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV / 69 helpful votes

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Romans 12:15 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 49 helpful votes

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 46 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.”

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 43 helpful votes

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Romans 12:9 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Ephesians 6:13 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 31 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.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 29 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Hebrews 10:23 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

John 11:35 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Jesus wept.

Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.

Proverbs 17:22-23 ESV / 22 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. The wicked accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the ways of justice.

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

Ecclesiastes 3:4-6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

Proverbs 25:28 ESV / 17 helpful votes

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Psalm 4:1-8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him. Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord. ...

Matthew 12:33-34 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Proverbs 10:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 10 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.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

John 11:1-57 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. ...

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Psalm 23:1-27:14 ESV / 7 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 Corinthians 14:33 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

1 Corinthians 12:1-31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; ...

Luke 12:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do.

Matthew 21:12-13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”

Psalm 30:1-12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple. I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit. Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. 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. ...

James 2:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

Matthew 5:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

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