100 Bible Verses about Knowing God

John 17:3 ESV / 2,287 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 1,901 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.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 1,869 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 1,822 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:18 ESV / 1,720 helpful votes

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Philippians 3:10 ESV / 1,692 helpful votes

That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

John 1:1 ESV / 1,688 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 1,675 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 1,624 helpful votes

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

James 4:7 ESV / 1,501 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 1,436 helpful votes

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

1 John 3:6 ESV / 1,412 helpful votes

No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.

1 John 4:6-7 ESV / 1,404 helpful votes

We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

John 14:6 ESV / 1,350 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.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 ESV / 1,327 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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 31:33-34 ESV / 1,283 helpful votes

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

John 17:1-26 ESV / 1,139 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. ...

John 3:16 ESV / 1,072 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 55:8 ESV / 1,064 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.

Psalm 119:10 ESV / 1,063 helpful votes

With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 1,019 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 982 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,

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 976 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.

1 John 4:6 ESV / 975 helpful votes

We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

John 14:9 ESV / 964 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

John 3:16-17 ESV / 800 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.

John 1:14 ESV / 795 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 13:34 ESV / 771 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 758 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 745 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:9 ESV / 713 helpful votes

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Psalm 18:30 ESV / 697 helpful votes

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Matthew 11:27 ESV / 677 helpful votes

All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

John 14:21 ESV / 664 helpful votes

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

Psalm 9:10 ESV / 615 helpful votes

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 608 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 603 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.’”

Romans 8:28 ESV / 602 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.

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 599 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Ephesians 1:1-23 ESV / 597 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, ...

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 593 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 585 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Daniel 11:32 ESV / 575 helpful votes

He shall seduce with flattery those who violate the covenant, but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 567 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Micah 6:8 ESV / 566 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

James 1:22 ESV / 561 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 1:21 ESV / 559 helpful votes

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

Hosea 4:6 ESV / 559 helpful votes

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

John 7:38 ESV / 555 helpful votes

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

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 553 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 550 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 545 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 538 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Romans 5:8 ESV / 532 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 531 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 5:20 ESV / 529 helpful votes

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Ephesians 1:5 ESV / 520 helpful votes

He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

1 Corinthians 8:3 ESV / 520 helpful votes

But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 510 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 8:7 ESV / 508 helpful votes

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

Romans 8:29 ESV / 502 helpful votes

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Hebrews 4:2 ESV / 500 helpful votes

For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 497 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:18-20 ESV / 493 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. 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.

Philippians 3:8 ESV / 492 helpful votes

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 464 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.

John 4:24 ESV / 419 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 409 helpful votes

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 394 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 386 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 386 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Ephesians 1:17 ESV / 383 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,

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 373 helpful votes

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

John 17:17 ESV / 373 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Psalm 34:8 ESV / 369 helpful votes

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 364 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Isaiah 55:6-7 ESV / 364 helpful votes

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Jeremiah 24:7 ESV / 356 helpful votes

I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 356 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 353 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. ...

1 Peter 2:15 ESV / 346 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

John 10:10 ESV / 346 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 334 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 321 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:2 ESV / 309 helpful votes

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

Romans 11:33 ESV / 302 helpful votes

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

Exodus 34:5-7 ESV / 302 helpful votes

The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

John 1:12 ESV / 300 helpful votes

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

Hosea 6:3 ESV / 283 helpful votes

Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”

1 John 1:5 ESV / 281 helpful votes

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Isaiah 55:6 ESV / 281 helpful votes

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;

Ephesians 1:3 ESV / 270 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

Hosea 4:1 ESV / 262 helpful votes

Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel, for the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land;

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 261 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?

Ephesians 3:19 ESV / 253 helpful votes

And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Revelation 21:3 ESV / 250 helpful votes

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.

1 John 4:12 ESV / 234 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 210 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Psalm 116:5 ESV / 202 helpful votes

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.

Psalm 84:11-12 ESV / 195 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. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!

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