100 Bible Verses about Gods Will

Romans 12:2 ESV / 487 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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 457 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.

1 Peter 2:15 ESV / 451 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 426 helpful votes

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 423 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 409 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.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 363 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 330 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

Luke 22:42 ESV / 322 helpful votes

Saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 286 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. 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.

Ephesians 5:17 ESV / 269 helpful votes

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV / 252 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.”

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 231 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 230 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:19 ESV / 230 helpful votes

Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

1 Peter 3:17 ESV / 225 helpful votes

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 221 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 218 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.

James 4:13-15 ESV / 215 helpful votes

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 214 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. ...

Mark 3:35 ESV / 212 helpful votes

For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

Micah 6:8 ESV / 209 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?

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.

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 200 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 200 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 199 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.

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 199 helpful votes

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 199 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 193 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.

John 7:17 ESV / 193 helpful votes

If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.

Psalm 143:10 ESV / 186 helpful votes

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!

Romans 8:28-30 ESV / 184 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. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 184 helpful votes

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

John 6:40 ESV / 180 helpful votes

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

Romans 8:27 ESV / 177 helpful votes

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.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 176 helpful votes

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 171 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 168 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 2:17 ESV / 165 helpful votes

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

John 1:12 ESV / 158 helpful votes

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

James 4:15 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

1 John 2:16-17 ESV / 147 helpful votes

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 146 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV / 145 helpful votes

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 ESV / 145 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. ...

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 143 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.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 143 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 11:14 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Psalm 37:23 ESV / 134 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;

1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 133 helpful votes

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 133 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Ephesians 6:6 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

John 14:27 ESV / 123 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.

John 4:34 ESV / 123 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 122 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

John 16:33 ESV / 119 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Romans 5:8 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 18:1-7 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Ah, land of whirring wings that is beyond the rivers of Cush, which sends ambassadors by the sea, in vessels of papyrus on the waters! Go, you swift messengers, to a nation, tall and smooth, to a people feared near and far, a nation mighty and conquering, whose land the rivers divide. All you inhabitants of the world, you who dwell on the earth, when a signal is raised on the mountains, look! When a trumpet is blown, hear! For thus the Lord said to me: “I will quietly look from my dwelling like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he cuts off the shoots with pruning hooks, and the spreading branches he lops off and clears away. ...

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 115 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.

Matthew 26:39 ESV / 115 helpful votes

And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Acts 16:6 ESV / 114 helpful votes

And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.

John 6:38 ESV / 114 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Psalm 40:8 ESV / 112 helpful votes

I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

John 9:31 ESV / 110 helpful votes

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:15-20 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, ...

John 5:30 ESV / 104 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 3:23 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Romans 3:23 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

John 4:24 ESV / 96 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Matthew 18:14 ESV / 94 helpful votes

So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 92 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 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 90 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 89 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 88 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,

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 88 helpful votes

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Psalm 48:14 ESV / 84 helpful votes

That this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.

Isaiah 55:8 ESV / 82 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.

Mark 14:36 ESV / 81 helpful votes

And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

1 Corinthians 2:16 ESV / 79 helpful votes

“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV / 78 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 77 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.

2 Peter 1:4 ESV / 75 helpful votes

By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Proverbs 1:33 ESV / 74 helpful votes

But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 73 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Romans 8:29 ESV / 73 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.

Luke 12:33-34 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

James 4:7 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

John 1:1 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

Luke 9:23 ESV / 69 helpful votes

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 67 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.”

Colossians 4:12 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 67 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 64 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.

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