100 Bible Verses about Not Being Offended

Matthew 11:6 ESV / 92 helpful votes

And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 66 helpful votes

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 45 helpful votes

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Psalm 109:4 ESV / 40 helpful votes

In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.

Romans 8:27 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Isaiah 53:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

John 12:47 ESV / 20 helpful votes

If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 16 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.

Romans 16:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

Romans 1:21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

1 Corinthians 4:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Romans 13:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Acts 28:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But we desire to hear from you what your views are, for with regard to this sect we know that everywhere it is spoken against.”

Acts 16:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

They advocate customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to accept or practice.”

Acts 16:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And when they had brought them to the magistrates, they said, “These men are Jews, and they are disturbing our city.

John 8:36 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

John 8:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.

Psalm 119:165 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

They said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt?

1 Corinthians 14:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Thus tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is a sign not for unbelievers but for believers.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Romans 10:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

Romans 3:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

No one understands; no one seeks for God.

John 8:40 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did.

John 8:39 ESV / 12 helpful votes

They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works Abraham did,

Isaiah 54:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord.

Exodus 14:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”

1 Peter 2:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.

Philippians 3:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—

Ephesians 2:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

Ephesians 1:3 ESV / 10 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,

2 Corinthians 3:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Romans 1:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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.

Romans 1:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.

Romans 1:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,

Acts 24:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For we have found this man a plague, one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world and is a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.

Acts 17:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.”

Acts 17:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also,

Acts 2:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.

John 15:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

John 14:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.

John 6:60-64 ESV / 10 helpful votes

When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.)

John 3:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Psalm 22:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;

Psalm 2:1-12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, ...

Genesis 22:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Genesis 21:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But God said to Abraham, “Be not displeased because of the boy and because of your slave woman. Whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for through Isaac shall your offspring be named.

Genesis 21:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And the thing was very displeasing to Abraham on account of his son.

Philippians 3:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

2 Corinthians 11:23-25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one—I am talking like a madman—with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea;

2 Corinthians 7:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus,

1 Corinthians 14:40 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But all things should be done decently and in order.

Romans 7:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

John 8:47 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”

John 1:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

Luke 12:49 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled!

Luke 10:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

Luke 4:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Physician, heal yourself.’ What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.”

Matthew 7:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

Matthew 3:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Ecclesiastes 9:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him.

Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.

Psalm 2:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.

Leviticus 18:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord.

Revelation 2:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

1 John 5:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 Peter 4:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

James 1:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

James 1:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

1 Timothy 4:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

2 Thessalonians 2:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.

Ephesians 4:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

2 Corinthians 12:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.

1 Corinthians 14:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

Romans 14:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

Romans 1:18 ESV / 7 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.

Acts 26:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.

Acts 21:31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And as they were seeking to kill him, word came to the tribune of the cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.

Acts 19:34 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But when they recognized that he was a Jew, for about two hours they all cried out with one voice, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”

Acts 9:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him,

Acts 5:33 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them.

John 16:33 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 15:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.

Luke 19:38-40 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

Luke 6:22-24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.

Matthew 5:10-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Daniel 1:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Isaiah 32:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.

Proverbs 12:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.

Proverbs 9:7-9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury. Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Psalm 109:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Let them curse, but you will bless! They arise and are put to shame, but your servant will be glad!

2 Kings 18:17-36 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the king of Assyria sent the Tartan, the Rab-saris, and the Rabshakeh with a great army from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. When they arrived, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is on the highway to the Washer's Field. And when they called for the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebnah the secretary, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder. And the Rabshakeh said to them, “Say to Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria: On what do you rest this trust of yours? Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war? In whom do you now trust, that you have rebelled against me? Behold, you are trusting now in Egypt, that broken reed of a staff, which will pierce the hand of any man who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him. ...

Deuteronomy 1:16-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And I charged your judges at that time, ‘Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien who is with him. You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.’

2 Timothy 2:22-26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

John 8:59 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

Psalm 112:6-7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.

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