100 Bible Verses about Indifference

Romans 12:2 ESV / 189 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.

Revelation 3:15-16 ESV / 179 helpful votes

“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

Matthew 11:16-17 ESV / 146 helpful votes

“But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:19 ESV / 107 helpful votes

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

Matthew 24:12 ESV / 99 helpful votes

And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Zephaniah 1:12 ESV / 97 helpful votes

At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the men who are complacent, those who say in their hearts, ‘The Lord will not do good, nor will he do ill.’

John 3:16 ESV / 80 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.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 78 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 76 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Revelation 3:14-21 ESV / 75 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 73 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 73 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Jeremiah 48:10 ESV / 71 helpful votes

“Cursed is he who does the work of the Lord with slackness, and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed.

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 70 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 64:7 ESV / 69 helpful votes

There is no one who calls upon your name, who rouses himself to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities.

2 Chronicles 24:5 ESV / 69 helpful votes

And he gathered the priests and the Levites and said to them, “Go out to the cities of Judah and gather from all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that you act quickly.” But the Levites did not act quickly.

Judges 5:23 ESV / 65 helpful votes

“Curse Meroz, says the angel of the Lord, curse its inhabitants thoroughly, because they did not come to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 63 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,

John 16:33 ESV / 63 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.”

Zechariah 7:11-13 ESV / 61 helpful votes

But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears that they might not hear. They made their hearts diamond-hard lest they should hear the law and the words that the Lord of hosts had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore great anger came from the Lord of hosts. “As I called, and they would not hear, so they called, and I would not hear,” says the Lord of hosts,

Ezekiel 12:2 ESV / 61 helpful votes

“Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see, but see not, who have ears to hear, but hear not, for they are a rebellious house.

Acts 28:27 ESV / 60 helpful votes

For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’

Revelation 3:15-22 ESV / 59 helpful votes

“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. ...

Jeremiah 7:13 ESV / 59 helpful votes

And now, because you have done all these things, declares the Lord, and when I spoke to you persistently you did not listen, and when I called you, you did not answer,

Romans 5:8 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 25:3-7 ESV / 58 helpful votes

“For twenty-three years, from the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, to this day, the word of the Lord has come to me, and I have spoken persistently to you, but you have not listened. You have neither listened nor inclined your ears to hear, although the Lord persistently sent to you all his servants the prophets, saying, ‘Turn now, every one of you, from his evil way and evil deeds, and dwell upon the land that the Lord has given to you and your fathers from of old and forever. Do not go after other gods to serve and worship them, or provoke me to anger with the work of your hands. Then I will do you no harm.’ Yet you have not listened to me, declares the Lord, that you might provoke me to anger with the work of your hands to your own harm.

Jeremiah 6:10 ESV / 58 helpful votes

To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen; behold, the word of the Lord is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it.

Romans 3:20 ESV / 57 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.

Zechariah 1:4 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets cried out, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, Return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.’ But they did not hear or pay attention to me, declares the Lord.

Revelation 3:16 ESV / 56 helpful votes

So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

Revelation 3:15 ESV / 56 helpful votes

“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot!

Jeremiah 32:33 ESV / 56 helpful votes

They have turned to me their back and not their face. And though I have taught them persistently, they have not listened to receive instruction.

Isaiah 42:20 ESV / 56 helpful votes

He sees many things, but does not observe them; his ears are open, but he does not hear.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 55 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.

Ezekiel 3:7 ESV / 55 helpful votes

But the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, for they are not willing to listen to me: because all the house of Israel have a hard forehead and a stubborn heart.

Jeremiah 35:15 ESV / 55 helpful votes

I have sent to you all my servants the prophets, sending them persistently, saying, ‘Turn now every one of you from his evil way, and amend your deeds, and do not go after other gods to serve them, and then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to you and your fathers.’ But you did not incline your ear or listen to me.

Jeremiah 17:23 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Yet they did not listen or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck, that they might not hear and receive instruction.

Jeremiah 2:30 ESV / 55 helpful votes

In vain have I struck your children; they took no correction; your own sword devoured your prophets like a ravening lion.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 51 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.

Amos 6:1 ESV / 50 helpful votes

“Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who feel secure on the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the first of the nations, to whom the house of Israel comes!

Jeremiah 5:21 ESV / 48 helpful votes

“Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but see not, who have ears, but hear not.

Romans 3:11 ESV / 47 helpful votes

No one understands; no one seeks for God.

Zephaniah 1:6 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Those who have turned back from following the Lord, who do not seek the Lord or inquire of him.”

Jeremiah 37:2 ESV / 47 helpful votes

But neither he nor his servants nor the people of the land listened to the words of the Lord that he spoke through Jeremiah the prophet.

Jeremiah 7:27-28 ESV / 47 helpful votes

“So you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you. You shall call to them, but they will not answer you. And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the Lord their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.

Jeremiah 5:3 ESV / 47 helpful votes

O Lord, do not your eyes look for truth? You have struck them down, but they felt no anguish; you have consumed them, but they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; they have refused to repent.

Psalm 81:11 ESV / 47 helpful votes

“But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.

1 John 3:4 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Matthew 22:5 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business,

Matthew 13:15 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 45 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 45 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.”

Romans 8:31 ESV / 44 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 44 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.

Romans 12:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

John 10:10 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 43 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Revelation 3:11 ESV / 42 helpful votes

I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

James 1:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 42 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.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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.

Revelation 3:14-16 ESV / 41 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

John 14:27 ESV / 40 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.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Romans 2:16 ESV / 36 helpful votes

On that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

Romans 12:8 ESV / 34 helpful votes

The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 33 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 31 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 2:5 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:18 ESV / 27 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.

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ...

Romans 1:19-20 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 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.

Revelation 3:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

Revelation 3:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 19 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 ...

Hebrews 5:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. ...

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Romans 3:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God.

Ezekiel 16:49 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

Galatians 5:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you.

Romans 5:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Acts 17:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

Psalm 19:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Hebrews 5:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.

Matthew 11:20-24 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.”

Colossians 3:1-17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Zephaniah 3:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Therefore wait for me,” declares the Lord, “for the day when I rise up to seize the prey. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all my burning anger; for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be consumed.

Zephaniah 2:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the Lord.

Zephaniah 2:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Gather together, yes, gather, O shameless nation,

Zephaniah 1:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Their goods shall be plundered, and their houses laid waste. Though they build houses, they shall not inhabit them; though they plant vineyards, they shall not drink wine from them.”

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