100 Bible Verses about Knowing God

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 844 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.”

John 17:3 ESV / 782 helpful votes

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

Philippians 3:10 ESV / 690 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 662 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 Peter 3:18 ESV / 606 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.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 578 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.

1 John 4:6-7 ESV / 540 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.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 521 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 512 helpful votes

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

John 1:1 ESV / 483 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 460 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11-13 ESV / 450 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.

1 John 3:6 ESV / 445 helpful votes

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

James 4:7 ESV / 440 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 31:33-34 ESV / 417 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 / 398 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 14:6 ESV / 366 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.

Psalm 119:10 ESV / 333 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:8 ESV / 325 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:6 ESV / 322 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 / 281 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’?

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 280 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.

John 1:14 ESV / 263 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 3:16 ESV / 254 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.

Matthew 11:27 ESV / 236 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.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 235 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 231 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 3:16-17 ESV / 226 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 225 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.

Daniel 11:32 ESV / 214 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 195 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.

1 Corinthians 8:3 ESV / 194 helpful votes

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

Psalm 9:10 ESV / 193 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:7 ESV / 191 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.

John 13:34 ESV / 191 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.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 188 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:9 ESV / 186 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,

Hosea 4:6 ESV / 181 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.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 170 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:2 ESV / 168 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 7:21-23 ESV / 162 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.’

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:5 ESV / 158 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 156 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:8 ESV / 156 helpful votes

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

Romans 11:33 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:20 ESV / 146 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.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 144 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 4:8 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:29 ESV / 143 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.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 139 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Hosea 6:3 ESV / 139 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.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 139 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.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 137 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.”

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 136 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, ...

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 134 helpful votes

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

James 1:22 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

James 1:21 ESV / 127 helpful votes

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

Micah 6:8 ESV / 126 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?

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 125 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 124 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.

John 7:38 ESV / 123 helpful votes

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

John 14:21 ESV / 121 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.”

Ephesians 3:19 ESV / 119 helpful votes

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

Hosea 4:1 ESV / 117 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;

Romans 1:18-20 ESV / 116 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.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 114 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.’”

Isaiah 55:6-7 ESV / 111 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.

Psalm 18:30 ESV / 110 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:6 ESV / 108 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 108 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.

Philippians 3:8 ESV / 106 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

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 99 helpful votes

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:15 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:12 ESV / 91 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 90 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.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 88 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. ...

John 17:17 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Ephesians 1:17 ESV / 86 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,

Jeremiah 24:7 ESV / 86 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.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

Job 22:21 ESV / 75 helpful votes

“Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.

John 3:36 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 74 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.

John 4:24 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

John 10:10 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:6-7 ESV / 69 helpful votes

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

John 1:12 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Exodus 34:5-7 ESV / 65 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.”

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 62 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

John 16:13 ESV / 60 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 58 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. ...

1 John 2:13 ESV / 57 helpful votes

I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father.

John 10:14 ESV / 53 helpful votes

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

Psalm 119:103 ESV / 53 helpful votes

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

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