100 Bible Verses about Obedience

John 14:15 ESV / 199 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

1 Peter 1:14 ESV / 126 helpful votes

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,

Acts 5:29 ESV / 117 helpful votes

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

Psalm 119:30 ESV / 79 helpful votes

I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.

1 John 5:3 ESV / 76 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

2 Kings 18:6 ESV / 74 helpful votes

For he held fast to the Lord. He did not depart from following him, but kept the commandments that the Lord commanded Moses.

Exodus 23:22 ESV / 70 helpful votes

“But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.

John 14:31 ESV / 63 helpful votes

But I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

Psalm 119:60 ESV / 54 helpful votes

I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.

1 John 3:24 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

Psalm 119:44 ESV / 46 helpful votes

I will keep your law continually, forever and ever,

John 8:51 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.”

Deuteronomy 6:18 ESV / 40 helpful votes

And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may go well with you, and that you may go in and take possession of the good land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers

Luke 6:46 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?

Psalm 112:1 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!

2 Chronicles 31:21 ESV / 35 helpful votes

And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered.

Deuteronomy 4:39-40 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”

Psalm 119:59 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:31 ESV / 31 helpful votes

I cling to your testimonies, O Lord; let me not be put to shame!

Joshua 22:5 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Jeremiah 7:23 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But this command I gave them: ‘Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.’

James 1:22-25 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 9:9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.

Isaiah 1:19 ESV / 24 helpful votes

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;

Psalm 99:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them; they kept his testimonies and the statute that he gave them.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Psalm 119:112 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.

Psalm 119:100-102 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts. I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word. I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me.

Proverbs 16:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Psalm 143:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!

Ezra 7:10 ESV / 18 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.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Titus 3:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

Philippians 2:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

Isaiah 48:18-19 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea; your offspring would have been like the sand, and your descendants like its grains; their name would never be cut off or destroyed from before me.”

John 13:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Leviticus 26:3-13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Your threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land securely. I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. And I will remove harmful beasts from the land, and the sword shall not go through your land. You shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.

Revelation 22:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

Ephesians 5:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

Acts 23:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And looking intently at the council, Paul said, “Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day.”

Acts 2:38 ESV / 13 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 14:21 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

John 5:30 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Luke 1:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 24:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, and toward God and his house.

1 John 2:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

John 15:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

2 Chronicles 31:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God.

Joshua 22:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And said to them, “You have kept all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you and have obeyed my voice in all that I have commanded you.

2 John 1:6-9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward. Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

Romans 6:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Acts 24:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.

Mark 10:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’”

Mark 4:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”

Mark 2:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.

Matthew 19:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.”

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Psalm 119:48 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Genesis 6:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.

Hebrews 3:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house.

1 Timothy 6:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 6:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,

Luke 11:28 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Luke 6:46-48 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

Mark 16:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Matthew 25:20-23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Proverbs 19:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whoever keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises his ways will die.

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Joshua 24:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.

1 John 3:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

James 2:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?

James 2:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

Hebrews 13:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Hebrews 11:8-17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.

Hebrews 10:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”

John 14:23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

John 8:32 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Luke 8:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.

Psalm 119:129 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:47 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.

Psalm 119:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

Psalm 103:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!

Psalm 103:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

To those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.

Psalm 76:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Make your vows to the Lord your God and perform them; let all around him bring gifts to him who is to be feared,

Revelation 3:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.

James 2:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

James 2:10-12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty.

1 Thessalonians 1:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

John 17:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.

John 15:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You are my friends if you do what I command you.

Luke 12:38 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants!

Psalm 133:1-3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

Psalm 119:168 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you.

Luke 11:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Matthew 26:39 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

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