70 Bible Verses about Not Being Offended

Matthew 11:6 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 46 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 / 37 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 / 32 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:27 ESV / 21 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.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

John 12:47 ESV / 17 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.

Isaiah 53:11 ESV / 17 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.

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 15 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 4:15 ESV / 15 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 / 15 helpful votes

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

John 8:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Romans 16:18 ESV / 14 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.

Acts 16:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Acts 16:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

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 1:21 ESV / 12 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.

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 8:36 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:11 ESV / 12 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?

Philippians 3:9 ESV / 11 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 / 11 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.

Romans 3:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

No one understands; no one seeks for God.

Romans 1:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Acts 28:22 ESV / 11 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 17:6 ESV / 11 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,

John 8:39 ESV / 11 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 / 11 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.

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.

1 Corinthians 14:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

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 1:4 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 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.

John 1:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:165 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 22:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 18:5 ESV / 10 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.

Exodus 14:12 ESV / 10 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.”

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 / 9 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 7:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 9 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 7:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Luke 10:22 ESV / 9 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 / 9 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 / 9 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 9:1 ESV / 9 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.

Psalm 2:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Psalm 2:1-12 ESV / 9 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,

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;

1 Corinthians 14:40 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But all things should be done decently and in order.

Luke 12:49 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Matthew 3:16 ESV / 7 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;

Romans 11:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see, and bend their backs forever.”

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.

John 6:67-71 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him.

John 6:50-71 ESV / 4 helpful votes

This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

Galatians 4:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything,

Galatians 4:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

To redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

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