71 Bible Verses about Meditation

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 378 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.

Psalm 1:2 ESV / 240 helpful votes

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 214 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 119:15 ESV / 185 helpful votes

I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.

Psalm 104:34 ESV / 162 helpful votes

May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 147 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV / 114 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.

Psalm 119:97 ESV / 103 helpful votes

Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 80 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Psalm 49:3 ESV / 79 helpful votes

My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 69 helpful votes

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Psalm 119:148 ESV / 59 helpful votes

My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.

Psalm 119:97-99 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:48 ESV / 45 helpful votes

I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.

Psalm 77:10-12 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Then I said, “I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.” I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.

Psalm 63:6 ESV / 45 helpful votes

When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

Psalm 143:5 ESV / 43 helpful votes

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! ...

Psalm 119:9-11 ESV / 38 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:13-15 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.

Genesis 24:63 ESV / 35 helpful votes

And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, there were camels coming.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 33 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.

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

Psalm 139:17 ESV / 30 helpful votes

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 29 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. ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 28 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Timothy 4:15 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.

Psalm 119:59 ESV / 24 helpful votes

When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies;

Psalm 119:23 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.

Psalm 119:16 ESV / 24 helpful votes

I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

James 4:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Psalm 119:78 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.

Matthew 6:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,

John 3:16-17 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. 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.

Psalm 39:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:

John 10:27-30 ESV / 18 helpful votes

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.”

Psalm 77:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.

Psalm 119:55 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law.

Psalm 145:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

Psalm 19:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 63:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,

Ezra 7:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.

Titus 1:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.

Ephesians 1:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

John 13:1-38 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. ...

1 John 2:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

John 1:14 ESV / 10 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 14:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,

Jeremiah 8:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.

Luke 17:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”

Psalm 77:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search:

Job 15:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But you are doing away with the fear of God and hindering meditation before God.

Mark 4:24-25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”

Mark 4:14-20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The sower sows the word. And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them. And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy. And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word, ...

Matthew 26:40-41 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Isaiah 57:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Revelation 20:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Isaiah 33:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Your heart will muse on the terror: “Where is he who counted, where is he who weighed the tribute? Where is he who counted the towers?”

Psalm 77:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah

Psalm 38:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Those who seek my life lay their snares; those who seek my hurt speak of ruin and meditate treachery all day long.

Hebrews 5:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

Luke 21:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer,

2 Timothy 2:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

John 6:65 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”

Luke 6:41 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

Psalm 5:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning.

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