100 Bible Verses about Good Deeds To Go To Heaven

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 1,842 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

John 14:6 ESV / 1,430 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 1,345 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.

Isaiah 64:6 ESV / 1,238 helpful votes

We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 1,185 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:9 ESV / 1,037 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.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 1,020 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 814 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:10 ESV / 811 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 739 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.

Titus 3:5 ESV / 719 helpful votes

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Galatians 2:16 ESV / 717 helpful votes

Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Matthew 25:31-46 ESV / 695 helpful votes

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, ...

Galatians 2:21 ESV / 647 helpful votes

I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 ESV / 646 helpful votes

Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 616 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 595 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. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Romans 11:6 ESV / 525 helpful votes

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 517 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:1 ESV / 501 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV / 497 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Romans 3:20 ESV / 494 helpful votes

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Acts 16:30-31 ESV / 485 helpful votes

Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Romans 3:28 ESV / 478 helpful votes

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 470 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.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 466 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

Romans 5:1 ESV / 462 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 26:18 ESV / 457 helpful votes

To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 454 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 2:14-26 ESV / 452 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. ...

James 2:14 ESV / 451 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?

Romans 8:1 ESV / 450 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 445 helpful votes

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

Acts 4:12 ESV / 442 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

1 John 5:13 ESV / 433 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.

Romans 3:12 ESV / 428 helpful votes

All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”

Romans 2:6 ESV / 424 helpful votes

He will render to each one according to his works:

James 2:17 ESV / 410 helpful votes

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 407 helpful votes

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

Nehemiah 6:19 ESV / 406 helpful votes

Also they spoke of his good deeds in my presence and reported my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to make me afraid.

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 398 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.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 396 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Jeremiah 25:14 ESV / 395 helpful votes

For many nations and great kings shall make slaves even of them, and I will recompense them according to their deeds and the work of their hands.”

Romans 4:4-5 ESV / 391 helpful votes

Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,

Romans 8:32 ESV / 389 helpful votes

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Galatians 3:24 ESV / 383 helpful votes

So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.

Isaiah 57:12 ESV / 383 helpful votes

I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, but they will not profit you.

1 John 2:2 ESV / 381 helpful votes

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Hebrews 4:9-10 ESV / 380 helpful votes

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.

1 Timothy 5:25 ESV / 378 helpful votes

So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden.

Philippians 3:9 ESV / 375 helpful votes

And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 374 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Romans 5:10 ESV / 371 helpful votes

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 370 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.

Romans 1:18 ESV / 369 helpful votes

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 369 helpful votes

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Matthew 5:45 ESV / 367 helpful votes

So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Galatians 6:7-8 ESV / 366 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

1 Peter 4:14 ESV / 362 helpful votes

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 355 helpful votes

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ...

Ephesians 5:6 ESV / 352 helpful votes

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Galatians 3:10 ESV / 351 helpful votes

For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.”

Romans 10:9-13 ESV / 348 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. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Hebrews 9:22 ESV / 347 helpful votes

Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 343 helpful votes

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

John 1:12 ESV / 343 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:1 ESV / 341 helpful votes

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

Ephesians 1:7 ESV / 330 helpful votes

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

John 17:1-26 ESV / 328 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. ...

Acts 17:30 ESV / 323 helpful votes

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

2 Corinthians 5:8 ESV / 322 helpful votes

Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 321 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 Peter 2:9 ESV / 310 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.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 309 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Philippians 1:21-23 ESV / 308 helpful votes

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.

Galatians 3:26 ESV / 307 helpful votes

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 303 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. ...

James 2:26 ESV / 302 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 295 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Romans 2:6-8 ESV / 293 helpful votes

He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

John 14:23-24 ESV / 293 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.

John 17:3 ESV / 290 helpful votes

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

Matthew 16:27 ESV / 281 helpful votes

For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.

James 2:10 ESV / 278 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:1-4 ESV / 278 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Mark 1:15 ESV / 276 helpful votes

And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 273 helpful votes

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 272 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,

1 Timothy 1:15 ESV / 270 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

John 5:28-29 ESV / 264 helpful votes

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 263 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Hebrews 9:28 ESV / 254 helpful votes

So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Revelation 2:7 ESV / 252 helpful votes

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’

Matthew 5:48 ESV / 246 helpful votes

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

James 2:19 ESV / 241 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:4 ESV / 239 helpful votes

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,

1 Corinthians 15:50 ESV / 238 helpful votes

I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 234 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.

1 John 3:4 ESV / 225 helpful votes

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

Hebrews 13:16 ESV / 220 helpful votes

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

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