100 Bible Verses about Keeping Your Word

1 John 2:5 ESV / 333 helpful votes

But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

Numbers 30:1-2 ESV / 228 helpful votes

Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the people of Israel, saying, “This is what the Lord has commanded. If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-7 ESV / 215 helpful votes

When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. Let not your mouth lead you into sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands? For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear.

Matthew 5:33-37 ESV / 209 helpful votes

“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Deuteronomy 23:23 ESV / 192 helpful votes

You shall be careful to do what has passed your lips, for you have voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God what you have promised with your mouth.

Matthew 5:33 ESV / 143 helpful votes

“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’

Matthew 5:37 ESV / 138 helpful votes

Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Numbers 30:2 ESV / 119 helpful votes

If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

James 5:12 ESV / 110 helpful votes

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 100 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.

Acts 5:1-10 ESV / 97 helpful votes

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife's knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. ...

John 3:16 ESV / 90 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.

Psalm 15:1-4 ESV / 90 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change;

Leviticus 5:4-5 ESV / 89 helpful votes

Or if anyone utters with his lips a rash oath to do evil or to do good, any sort of rash oath that people swear, and it is hidden from him, when he comes to know it, and he realizes his guilt in any of these; when he realizes his guilt in any of these and confesses the sin he has committed,

Psalm 89:34 ESV / 87 helpful votes

I will not violate my covenant or alter the word that went forth from my lips.

Proverbs 20:25 ESV / 82 helpful votes

It is a snare to say rashly, “It is holy,” and to reflect only after making vows.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 82 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. ...

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 80 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.

Numbers 32:24 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Build cities for your little ones and folds for your sheep, and do what you have promised.”

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:1-3 ESV / 74 helpful votes

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor.

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 73 helpful votes

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

John 7:38 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 71 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 70 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.”

John 1:1 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 69 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 67 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 63 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Acts 2:21 ESV / 61 helpful votes

And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

John 14:27 ESV / 61 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.

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 61 helpful votes

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 60 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.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:73 ESV / 59 helpful votes

The oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us

Leviticus 19:12 ESV / 59 helpful votes

You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.

Deuteronomy 5:11 ESV / 58 helpful votes

“‘You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

Romans 10:10 ESV / 56 helpful votes

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 56 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 119:11 ESV / 55 helpful votes

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 54 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Zechariah 4:6 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 54 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.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 52 helpful votes

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Psalm 84:11 ESV / 52 helpful votes

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 51 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.

Acts 4:12 ESV / 51 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.”

Mark 16:16 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 51 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.

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 51 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 51 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 Peter 4:19 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 50 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

Psalm 15:1 ESV / 50 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?

Exodus 20:3 ESV / 50 helpful votes

“You shall have no other gods before me.

James 4:14 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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.

John 16:33 ESV / 49 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.”

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 48 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.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

1 John 5:4 ESV / 47 helpful votes

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Matthew 5:33-36 ESV / 47 helpful votes

“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

Ecclesiastes 5:2 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Romans 12:1 ESV / 46 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.

Acts 5:1-42 ESV / 45 helpful votes

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife's knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. ...

Acts 2:38 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:18 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 45 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Proverbs 11:3 ESV / 44 helpful votes

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Psalm 56:11-13 ESV / 43 helpful votes

In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? I must perform my vows to you, O God; I will render thank offerings to you. For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 43 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 15:4 ESV / 43 helpful votes

In whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change;

1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 42 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 40 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.

Deuteronomy 23:21-23 ESV / 40 helpful votes

“If you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay fulfilling it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin. But if you refrain from vowing, you will not be guilty of sin. You shall be careful to do what has passed your lips, for you have voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God what you have promised with your mouth.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 39 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

1 John 3:1 ESV / 38 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

John 1:12 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 36 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.

Romans 15:13 ESV / 36 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Isaiah 40:3 ESV / 36 helpful votes

A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 32 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,

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. ...

Numbers 30:1-16 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the people of Israel, saying, “This is what the Lord has commanded. If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth. “If a woman vows a vow to the Lord and binds herself by a pledge, while within her father's house in her youth, and her father hears of her vow and of her pledge by which she has bound herself and says nothing to her, then all her vows shall stand, and every pledge by which she has bound herself shall stand. But if her father opposes her on the day that he hears of it, no vow of hers, no pledge by which she has bound herself shall stand. And the Lord will forgive her, because her father opposed her. ...

Romans 12:2 ESV / 26 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.

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