100 Bible Verses about God Made Us Perfect

Matthew 5:48 ESV / 161 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 161 helpful votes

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:4 ESV / 81 helpful votes

The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 75 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. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Hebrews 10:14 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23 ESV / 50 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 48 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, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Isaiah 45:7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.

Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 32 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 32 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.

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 31 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,

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Job 1:1 ESV / 31 helpful votes

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 30 helpful votes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Deuteronomy 30:19 ESV / 28 helpful votes

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

Genesis 11:6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Romans 7:21 ESV / 27 helpful votes

So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.

Romans 3:26 ESV / 27 helpful votes

It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Romans 13:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 25 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.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

James 1:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 3:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

James 2:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

Hebrews 2:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Psalm 147:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

John 15:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

1 John 2:5 ESV / 16 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:

Hebrews 7:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron?

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Psalm 18:30 ESV / 16 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.

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 16 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Romans 8:28 ESV / 15 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.

Romans 3:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 15 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.”

1 Peter 1:15-16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 14 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.”

Philippians 3:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 14 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.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

Psalm 18:32 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 13 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,

James 1:25 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 13 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.

Ezekiel 18:31 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel?

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 13 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.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Matthew 19:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Psalm 18:1-50 ESV / 12 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who addressed the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me; the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. ...

1 John 2:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Hebrews 12:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

Hebrews 7:25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

Ephesians 4:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

1 Corinthians 13:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.

John 1:1-3 ESV / 11 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.

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Exodus 15:26 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”

1 John 4:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 3:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

1 John 1:5 ESV / 10 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.

2 Peter 3:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.

Hebrews 6:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 10 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.

Philippians 3:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.

Philippians 2:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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,

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Romans 1:30 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

John 10:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

Psalm 86:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Hebrews 11:40 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 9 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.

John 1:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 9 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.”

Genesis 6:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.

Genesis 2:1-25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, ...

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 8 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.

John 17:1-26 ESV / 8 helpful votes

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. ...

1 John 4:18 ESV / 7 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.

1 John 1:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Romans 1:29-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 6 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 ...

1 John 4:9-11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 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. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

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