100 Bible Verses about Knowing God

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 325 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.”

Philippians 3:10 ESV / 240 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 17:3 ESV / 217 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 199 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 John 4:6-7 ESV / 164 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.

2 Peter 3:18 ESV / 143 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.

Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 120 helpful votes

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

John 17:1-26 ESV / 113 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. ...

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 108 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 29:11-13 ESV / 105 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.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 90 helpful votes

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

James 4:7 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

John 1:1 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 31:33-34 ESV / 77 helpful votes

But 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.”

Psalm 119:10 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:6 ESV / 67 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:8 ESV / 67 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 54 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 3:6 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Job 22:21 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:9 ESV / 40 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 119:9 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:6-7 ESV / 39 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.

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:6 ESV / 33 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.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 30 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.

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:13 ESV / 29 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.

Psalm 119:103 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 27 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 5:30 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

John 9:31 ESV / 26 helpful votes

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

Daniel 11:32 ESV / 25 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 3:36 ESV / 24 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.

John 14:6 ESV / 22 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 21 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.

Jeremiah 22:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Is not this to know me? declares the Lord.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 21 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.

2 Timothy 4:1-5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Ephesians 3:1-21 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. ...

John 10:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

John 3:1-36 ESV / 20 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. ...

Jeremiah 24:7 ESV / 20 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 19 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in 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.”

Hosea 6:3 ESV / 19 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.”

Isaiah 53:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Colossians 3:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

Ephesians 3:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

John 16:13 ESV / 17 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.

Psalm 19:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 16 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 competent, equipped for every good work.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 16 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.

Isaiah 49:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “In a time of favor I have answered you; in a day of salvation I have helped you; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, to establish the land, to apportion the desolate heritages,

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

James 1:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

John 17:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

John 10:27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

John 10:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Genesis 22:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”

1 John 2:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

James 4:1-17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? ...

Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

John 1:14 ESV / 14 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 1:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Hosea 4:6 ESV / 14 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.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:20 ESV / 13 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.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 8:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:18-20 ESV / 13 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.

John 14:9 ESV / 13 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’?

Psalm 119:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.

James 1:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Romans 13:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,

John 14:21 ESV / 12 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.”

John 7:38 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

John 4:1-54 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. ...

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Hosea 6:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Hosea 4:1 ESV / 12 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;

Isaiah 55:6-7 ESV / 12 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.

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

John 5:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,

Matthew 25:41 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Matthew 11:27 ESV / 11 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.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 11 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. ...

Exodus 33:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.”

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 9 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 ...

1 Peter 2:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 3:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.’

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

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