100 Bible Verses about Law

Romans 7:12 ESV / 146 helpful votes

So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

Romans 7:7 ESV / 126 helpful votes

What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”

1 John 3:4 ESV / 108 helpful votes

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

Acts 5:29 ESV / 97 helpful votes

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

John 1:17 ESV / 89 helpful votes

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Luke 16:17 ESV / 87 helpful votes

But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void.

Romans 13:1 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

1 Timothy 1:8-10 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,

James 2:10 ESV / 77 helpful votes

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

Galatians 2:16 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Romans 3:20 ESV / 69 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.

Romans 10:4 ESV / 66 helpful votes

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Psalm 19:7-9 ESV / 61 helpful votes

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

Matthew 5:17-45 ESV / 56 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ ...

Romans 13:10 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

1 John 5:3 ESV / 45 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Romans 3:31 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.

Isaiah 33:22 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For the Lord is our judge; the Lord is our lawgiver; the Lord is our king; he will save us.

Romans 13:1-14 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 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, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

Romans 8:3 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 38 helpful votes

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Romans 6:14 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 5:17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

Acts 7:53 ESV / 35 helpful votes

You who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”

Galatians 3:19 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary.

Romans 3:28 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

John 14:15 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:7-9 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

John 15:12 ESV / 30 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Galatians 3:24 ESV / 29 helpful votes

So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.

1 John 3:21-22 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

Galatians 3:21 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law.

Galatians 2:21 ESV / 28 helpful votes

I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Romans 8:7 ESV / 28 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 13:8-10 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 27 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?

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

Galatians 5:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Romans 13:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.

Romans 7:6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.

Romans 6:15 ESV / 24 helpful votes

What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!

Romans 2:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

Amos 5:24 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Proverbs 28:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 24 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.

James 1:25 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

Acts 13:39 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

Mark 12:29-33 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 22 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,

Psalm 119:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 22 helpful votes

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Galatians 5:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.

1 Corinthians 10:23 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.

Romans 4:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression.

Deuteronomy 28:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Romans 7:14 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin.

Luke 20:25 ESV / 20 helpful votes

He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.”

Psalm 19:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

Ephesians 2:15 ESV / 19 helpful votes

By abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,

Galatians 3:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.”

Romans 13:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience.

Titus 3:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 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, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

Romans 7:5-7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code. What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”

Romans 7:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.

Romans 5:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

Romans 2:1-29 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 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. ...

Luke 4:16 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Psalm 119:165 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.

Exodus 20:1-17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, ...

Romans 13:9-11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.

Romans 13:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.

Romans 7:1-6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. ...

Romans 3:21 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—

John 13:34-35 ESV / 17 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. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Luke 16:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it.

Matthew 7:23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Matthew 5:17-19 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Psalm 119:30 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.

Psalm 103:17-18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.

Deuteronomy 30:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

1 John 4:21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 2:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Malachi 4:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and rules that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel.

Psalm 119:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!

Joshua 22:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Romans 8:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Deuteronomy 10:12-13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?

Genesis 9:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

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