100 Bible Verses about Imagination

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 1,830 helpful votes

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Ephesians 1:17-18 ESV / 1,007 helpful votes

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 997 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Genesis 6:5 ESV / 941 helpful votes

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Mark 11:24 ESV / 854 helpful votes

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 845 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.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 826 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Genesis 11:6 ESV / 797 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.

Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 788 helpful votes

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

Genesis 8:21 ESV / 775 helpful votes

And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.

Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV / 744 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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 727 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,

Luke 1:37 ESV / 705 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 616 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Deuteronomy 29:19 ESV / 587 helpful votes

One who, when he hears the words of this sworn covenant, blesses himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall be safe, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart.’ This will lead to the sweeping away of moist and dry alike.

Romans 1:21 ESV / 576 helpful votes

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Deuteronomy 31:21 ESV / 541 helpful votes

And when many evils and troubles have come upon them, this song shall confront them as a witness (for it will live unforgotten in the mouths of their offspring). For I know what they are inclined to do even today, before I have brought them into the land that I swore to give.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 454 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.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 443 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.

1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 427 helpful votes

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

Luke 1:51 ESV / 422 helpful votes

He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;

Jeremiah 3:17 ESV / 422 helpful votes

At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the Lord, and all nations shall gather to it, to the presence of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they shall no more stubbornly follow their own evil heart.

1 Chronicles 29:18 ESV / 392 helpful votes

O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 389 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 5:28 ESV / 378 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

1 Chronicles 28:9 ESV / 378 helpful votes

“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 374 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 19:14 ESV / 339 helpful votes

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 318 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:16 ESV / 298 helpful votes

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 265 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. ...

Lamentations 3:60 ESV / 244 helpful votes

You have seen all their vengeance, all their plots against me.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 170 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 16:12 ESV / 145 helpful votes

And because you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, every one of you follows his stubborn, evil will, refusing to listen to me.

Jeremiah 11:8 ESV / 141 helpful votes

Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but everyone walked in the stubbornness of his evil heart. Therefore I brought upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did not.”

Jeremiah 23:17 ESV / 140 helpful votes

They say continually to those who despise the word of the Lord, ‘It shall be well with you’; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, ‘No disaster shall come upon you.’”

Jeremiah 18:12 ESV / 140 helpful votes

“But they say, ‘That is in vain! We will follow our own plans, and will every one act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.’

John 3:16 ESV / 135 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.

Proverbs 6:18 ESV / 133 helpful votes

A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 125 helpful votes

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

John 3:2 ESV / 118 helpful votes

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.”

1 John 3:2-3 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

Romans 8:16 ESV / 116 helpful votes

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

John 3:2-3 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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.”

Matthew 19:4 ESV / 116 helpful votes

He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female,

Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 116 helpful votes

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

Jeremiah 7:24 ESV / 114 helpful votes

But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and the stubbornness of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward.

Jeremiah 13:10 ESV / 113 helpful votes

This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who stubbornly follow their own heart and have gone after other gods to serve them and worship them, shall be like this loincloth, which is good for nothing.

Jeremiah 9:14 ESV / 113 helpful votes

But have stubbornly followed their own hearts and have gone after the Baals, as their fathers taught them.

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 90 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 87 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.

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 77 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 / 75 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 8:2 ESV / 67 helpful votes

If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 66 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. ...

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:6 ESV / 61 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.

Romans 16:17-18 ESV / 58 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

1 Timothy 4:1 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 51 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.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Ephesians 2:2 ESV / 50 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—

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 50 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

John 17:3 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

John 3:3 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

John 10:3 ESV / 48 helpful votes

To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

Genesis 1:4 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.

John 6:3 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 47 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 1:5 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations,

John 14:3 ESV / 46 helpful votes

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

Mark 10:27 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”

Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV / 42 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.

Exodus 35:35 ESV / 36 helpful votes

He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer.

Romans 1:20 ESV / 32 helpful votes

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

2 Corinthians 10:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.

John 14:6 ESV / 30 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.

Mark 9:23 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

James 1:22-27 ESV / 26 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 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. If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. ...

Acts 26:18 ESV / 26 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.’

Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:17 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”

Romans 7:22-8:7 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. ...

1 Peter 4:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

Galatians 6:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Jonah 2:1-10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying, “I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me. Then I said, ‘I am driven away from your sight; yet I shall again look upon your holy temple.’ The waters closed in over me to take my life; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped about my head ...

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 18 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 4:1-27 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. ...

Isaiah 48:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.

Ecclesiastes 6:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For who knows what is good for man while he lives the few days of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow? For who can tell man what will be after him under the sun?

Deuteronomy 13:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Revelation 21:1-22:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” ...

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

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