95 Bible Verses about Houses

Hebrews 3:4 ESV / 41 helpful votes

(For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.)

Deuteronomy 6:10-11 ESV / 38 helpful votes

“And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant—and when you eat and are full,

2 Corinthians 5:1 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Joshua 24:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

I gave you a land on which you had not labored and cities that you had not built, and you dwell in them. You eat the fruit of vineyards and olive orchards that you did not plant.’

John 14:2 ESV / 24 helpful votes

In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

Luke 14:28 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Matthew 7:24-27 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

Isaiah 28:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 17 helpful votes

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Romans 15:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation,

Isaiah 65:21-22 ESV / 13 helpful votes

They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

Proverbs 19:1-29 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool. Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way. When a man's folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the Lord. Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend. A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape. ...

Acts 1:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James.

2 Kings 4:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let us make a small room on the roof with walls and put there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp, so that whenever he comes to us, he can go in there.”

Romans 16:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia.

Luke 12:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Philemon 1:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house:

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 7 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.

1 Corinthians 3:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Acts 10:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray.

Zephaniah 1:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Those who bow down on the roofs to the host of the heavens, those who bow down and swear to the Lord and yet swear by Milcom,

Jeremiah 51:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

No stone shall be taken from you for a corner and no stone for a foundation, but you shall be a perpetual waste, declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 29:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce.

Isaiah 9:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.”

Proverbs 25:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

1 Kings 17:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And he said to her, “Give me your son.” And he took him from her arms and carried him up into the upper chamber where he lodged, and laid him on his own bed.

2 Samuel 7:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?

Deuteronomy 8:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them,

Hebrews 6:1 ESV / 6 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,

Ephesians 2:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

Acts 9:37 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In those days she became ill and died, and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room.

Hosea 13:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore they shall be like the morning mist or like the dew that goes early away, like the chaff that swirls from the threshing floor or like smoke from a window.

Proverbs 7:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For at the window of my house I have looked out through my lattice,

Psalm 87:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. A Song. On the holy mount stands the city he founded;

Exodus 1:11-14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with heavy burdens. They built for Pharaoh store cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And the Egyptians were in dread of the people of Israel. So they ruthlessly made the people of Israel work as slaves and made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field. In all their work they ruthlessly made them work as slaves.

Hebrews 3:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house.

Luke 16:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

Mark 14:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’

Matthew 24:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house,

Matthew 19:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.

Daniel 5:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Immediately the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace, opposite the lampstand. And the king saw the hand as it wrote.

Ezekiel 8:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in his room of pictures? For they say, ‘The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land.’”

Jeremiah 22:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Who says, ‘I will build myself a great house with spacious upper rooms,’ who cuts out windows for it, paneling it with cedar and painting it with vermilion.

Isaiah 22:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The oracle concerning the valley of vision. What do you mean that you have gone up, all of you, to the housetops,

Nehemiah 8:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So the people went out and brought them and made booths for themselves, each on his roof, and in their courts and in the courts of the house of God, and in the square at the Water Gate and in the square at the Gate of Ephraim.

1 Kings 7:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he made the Hall of the Throne where he was to pronounce judgment, even the Hall of Judgment. It was finished with cedar from floor to rafters.

1 Kings 5:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

At the king's command they quarried out great, costly stones in order to lay the foundation of the house with dressed stones.

2 Samuel 16:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof. And Absalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

1 Samuel 9:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And when they came down from the high place into the city, a bed was spread for Saul on the roof, and he lay down to sleep.

Leviticus 25:29-33 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“If a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, he may redeem it within a year of its sale. For a full year he shall have the right of redemption. If it is not redeemed within a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong in perpetuity to the buyer, throughout his generations; it shall not be released in the jubilee. But the houses of the villages that have no wall around them shall be classified with the fields of the land. They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the jubilee. As for the cities of the Levites, the Levites may redeem at any time the houses in the cities they possess. And if one of the Levites exercises his right of redemption, then the house that was sold in a city they possess shall be released in the jubilee. For the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the people of Israel.

Leviticus 14:40-45 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then the priest shall command that they take out the stones in which is the disease and throw them into an unclean place outside the city. And he shall have the inside of the house scraped all around, and the plaster that they scrape off they shall pour out in an unclean place outside the city. Then they shall take other stones and put them in the place of those stones, and he shall take other plaster and plaster the house. “If the disease breaks out again in the house, after he has taken out the stones and scraped the house and plastered it, then the priest shall go and look. And if the disease has spread in the house, it is a persistent leprous disease in the house; it is unclean. ...

Genesis 11:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.

1 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

Colossians 4:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.

1 Corinthians 16:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.

Acts 20:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered.

Acts 12:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.

Jeremiah 19:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah—all the houses on whose roofs offerings have been offered to all the host of heaven, and drink offerings have been poured out to other gods—shall be defiled like the place of Topheth.’”

Isaiah 15:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the streets they wear sackcloth; on the housetops and in the squares everyone wails and melts in tears.

Isaiah 5:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Woe to those who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is no more room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land.

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Proverbs 21:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Proverbs 9:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars.

Psalm 144:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace;

Psalm 118:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

Psalm 30:1-12 ESV / 4 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. ...

Job 38:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone,

2 Kings 23:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the altars on the roof of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars that Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the Lord, he pulled down and broke in pieces and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.

2 Samuel 18:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!”

2 Samuel 11:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful.

Judges 16:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now the house was full of men and women. All the lords of the Philistines were there, and on the roof there were about 3,000 men and women, who looked on while Samson entertained.

Judges 5:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Out of the window she peered, the mother of Sisera wailed through the lattice: ‘Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why tarry the hoofbeats of his chariots?’

Judges 3:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Ehud went out into the porch and closed the doors of the roof chamber behind him and locked them.

Judges 3:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Ehud came to him as he was sitting alone in his cool roof chamber. And Ehud said, “I have a message from God for you.” And he arose from his seat.

Joshua 2:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was built into the city wall, so that she lived in the wall.

Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, ...

Ezekiel 8:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So I went in and saw. And there, engraved on the wall all around, was every form of creeping things and loathsome beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel.

Jeremiah 32:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The Chaldeans who are fighting against this city shall come and set this city on fire and burn it, with the houses on whose roofs offerings have been made to Baal and drink offerings have been poured out to other gods, to provoke me to anger.

Jeremiah 10:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them,

Isaiah 65:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Isaiah 48:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.

Esther 1:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when these days were completed, the king gave for all the people present in Susa, the citadel, both great and small, a feast lasting for seven days in the court of the garden of the king's palace.

Ezra 6:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

In the first year of Cyrus the king, Cyrus the king issued a decree: Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the house be rebuilt, the place where sacrifices were offered, and let its foundations be retained. Its height shall be sixty cubits and its breadth sixty cubits,

2 Kings 1:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber in Samaria, and lay sick; so he sent messengers, telling them, “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this sickness.”

1 Kings 22:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And Micaiah said, “Behold, you shall see on that day when you go into an inner chamber to hide yourself.”

1 Kings 7:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

All these were made of costly stones, cut according to measure, sawed with saws, back and front, even from the foundation to the coping, and from the outside to the great court.

Joshua 2:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Before the men lay down, she came up to them on the roof

Joshua 2:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But she had brought them up to the roof and hid them with the stalks of flax that she had laid in order on the roof.

1 Peter 2:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

Song of Solomon 1:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The beams of our house are cedar; our rafters are pine.

Nehemiah 5:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

There were also those who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses to get grain because of the famine.”

Genesis 43:30 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then Joseph hurried out, for his compassion grew warm for his brother, and he sought a place to weep. And he entered his chamber and wept there.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

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