100 Bible Verses about Gods Purpose

Romans 8:28 ESV / 385 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.

Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 270 helpful votes

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 242 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 235 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.

Job 42:2 ESV / 199 helpful votes

“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

Ephesians 1:11 ESV / 186 helpful votes

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

Isaiah 46:10 ESV / 173 helpful votes

Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’

2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 155 helpful votes

Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

Exodus 9:16 ESV / 145 helpful votes

But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.

Psalm 138:8 ESV / 144 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.

Proverbs 16:4 ESV / 134 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:12-13 ESV / 130 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 128 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.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 ESV / 125 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Proverbs 20:5 ESV / 124 helpful votes

The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 117 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 111 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.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 108 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 108 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Isaiah 14:24 ESV / 107 helpful votes

The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 103 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV / 102 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 101 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 93 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Psalm 57:2 ESV / 93 helpful votes

I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Isaiah 43:7 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 90 helpful votes

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 90 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:11 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:5 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 79 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 2:17 ESV / 78 helpful votes

And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 77 helpful votes

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Isaiah 46:10-11 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:29 ESV / 76 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.

Isaiah 25:1 ESV / 74 helpful votes

O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 73 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Acts 13:36 ESV / 73 helpful votes

For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption,

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 72 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.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 71 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

John 15:16 ESV / 70 helpful votes

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

John 14:6 ESV / 70 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.

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 70 helpful votes

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Isaiah 14:27 ESV / 67 helpful votes

For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 66 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,

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 66 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. ...

John 10:10 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 63 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 61 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 61 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

Ephesians 2:2 ESV / 60 helpful votes

In which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 60 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.

John 5:30 ESV / 59 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Colossians 1:16 ESV / 58 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.

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

John 15:5 ESV / 57 helpful votes

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:15 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,

Romans 8:28-29 ESV / 53 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. 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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 51 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 48 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.

Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV / 48 helpful votes

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 47 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 6:44 ESV / 46 helpful votes

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

John 6:38 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.

John 3:3 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 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; ...

John 14:15 ESV / 45 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 45 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Acts 2:23 ESV / 44 helpful votes

This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.

1 Corinthians 10:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.

Ecclesiastes 3:17 ESV / 43 helpful votes

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work.

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 42 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ...

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 41 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 2:4 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Ephesians 4:13 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 37 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.

Genesis 3:15 ESV / 37 helpful votes

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”

Genesis 2:15 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

Ephesians 1:4-5 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

2 Corinthians 12:7 ESV / 36 helpful votes

So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 36 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Proverbs 21:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes

The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 34 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 ...

Ephesians 1:1-23 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, ...

Ephesians 1:11-12 ESV / 29 helpful votes

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

1 Corinthians 1:27 ESV / 28 helpful votes

But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

John 17:3 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

John 17:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.

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