45 Bible Verses about Living In The Past

Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV / 105 helpful votes

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Romans 13:12 ESV / 62 helpful votes

The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Luke 9:62 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Ecclesiastes 7:10 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 32 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.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Lamentations 3:23 ESV / 18 helpful votes

They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Ecclesiastes 1:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Hebrews 8:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

1 Corinthians 13:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

Acts 20:24 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

2 Timothy 2:1-26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. ...

Romans 14:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.

Ecclesiastes 1:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.

Psalm 136:1-26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever; ...

Psalm 103:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

Revelation 21:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

Hebrews 13:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

Acts 17:30 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

Matthew 24:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

Malachi 3:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Job 29:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Oh, that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me,

Philippians 3:8 ESV / 11 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

Acts 2:27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.

Amos 9:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old,

Ecclesiastes 1:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.

Psalm 16:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 5:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.

Psalm 100:1-5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

1 Samuel 15:29 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And also the Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he is not a man, that he should have regret.”

2 Corinthians 4:1-5:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. ...

Revelation 22:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. ...

Philippians 1:1-4:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. ...

Matthew 23:30-33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Saying, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?

Job 29:1-25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Job again took up his discourse, and said: “Oh, that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me, when his lamp shone upon my head, and by his light I walked through darkness, as I was in my prime, when the friendship of God was upon my tent, when the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were all around me, ...

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