100 Bible Verses about Learning From Mistakes

Proverbs 24:16 ESV / 278 helpful votes

For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 159 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 3:13 ESV / 135 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

1 Corinthians 10:11 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 116 helpful votes

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 86 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.

Psalm 145:14 ESV / 71 helpful votes

The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 70 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 53 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ...

James 1:21-25 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 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.

James 3:2 ESV / 35 helpful votes

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:20 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 22:3 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

Galatians 6:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches.

Proverbs 9:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

1 John 1:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Proverbs 2:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

Philippians 3:12 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 23 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.”

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 22 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.

Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 21 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. ...

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 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. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 20 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.

Philippians 3:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Romans 13:4 ESV / 18 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.

Revelation 3:19 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 17 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 ...

2 Peter 1:8-9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Hebrews 8:12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 3:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Acts 2:38 ESV / 17 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.

John 14:6 ESV / 17 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.

Luke 22:32 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

Matthew 7:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged.

Isaiah 43:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 1:3 ESV / 17 helpful votes

To receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;

Psalm 51:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 51:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.

Psalm 37:24 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.

Psalm 37:23-24 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.

Psalm 25:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Revelation 4:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”

Titus 1:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

1 Corinthians 10:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea,

Matthew 26:52-54 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”

James 1:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

2 John 1:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting,

Proverbs 1:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you,

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

John 17:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

Deuteronomy 28:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field.

James 1:23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.

James 1:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

1 Timothy 5:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 10 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.

John 14:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

John 14:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

Matthew 5:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Isaiah 40:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 26:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.

Proverbs 1:30 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof,

Proverbs 1:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,

Psalm 23:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

James 1:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Psalm 53:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

They have all fallen away; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.

Exodus 12:1-51 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats, ...

Romans 13:1-14 ESV / 7 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. ...

Proverbs 28:1-2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue.

Proverbs 6:23-24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

Proverbs 4:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,

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