100 Bible Verses about Prophets

1 John 4:1 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Amos 3:7 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 1:1-2 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

Deuteronomy 13:1-5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him. But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

1 Corinthians 14:26-33 ESV / 21 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. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God. Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said. If a revelation is made to another sitting there, let the first be silent. ...

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

Hebrews 1:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,

Hosea 12:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I spoke to the prophets; it was I who multiplied visions, and through the prophets gave parables.

John 4:44 ESV / 12 helpful votes

(For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.)

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Joel 2:29 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit.

Jeremiah 23:30-32 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, declares the Lord, who steal my words from one another. Behold, I am against the prophets, declares the Lord, who use their tongues and declare, ‘declares the Lord.’ Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, declares the Lord, and who tell them and lead my people astray by their lies and their recklessness, when I did not send them or charge them. So they do not profit this people at all, declares the Lord.

1 Peter 1:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully,

1 Corinthians 12:1-18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; ...

Luke 1:70 ESV / 9 helpful votes

As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,

Numbers 22:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, “Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the command of the Lord my God to do less or more.

1 Corinthians 14:32 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.

Haggai 1:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then Haggai, the messenger of the Lord, spoke to the people with the Lord's message, “I am with you, declares the Lord.”

Daniel 1:17 ESV / 8 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.

1 Chronicles 29:29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now the acts of King David, from first to last, are written in the Chronicles of Samuel the seer, and in the Chronicles of Nathan the prophet, and in the Chronicles of Gad the seer,

Romans 1:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,

Acts 7:53 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”

Luke 1:67 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,

1 Peter 1:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories.

John 1:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

Luke 13:34 ESV / 6 helpful votes

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!

Joel 2:28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.

Hosea 1:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord.”

Hosea 1:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The word of the Lord that came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.

Ezekiel 8:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, with the elders of Judah sitting before me, the hand of the Lord God fell upon me there.

Hebrews 2:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution,

Acts 28:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And disagreeing among themselves, they departed after Paul had made one statement: “The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet:

Acts 21:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

While we were staying for many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.

Luke 1:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

Mark 12:36 ESV / 5 helpful votes

David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.’

Matthew 13:57 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.”

Obadiah 1:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom: We have heard a report from the Lord, and a messenger has been sent among the nations: “Rise up! Let us rise against her for battle!”

Ezekiel 11:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me in the vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to the exiles. Then the vision that I had seen went up from me.

Jeremiah 14:13-16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then I said: “Ah, Lord God, behold, the prophets say to them, ‘You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you assured peace in this place.’” And the Lord said to me: “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds. Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name although I did not send them, and who say, ‘Sword and famine shall not come upon this land’: By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed. And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword, with none to bury them—them, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their evil upon them.

2 Chronicles 12:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now the acts of Rehoboam, from first to last, are they not written in the chronicles of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer? There were continual wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam.

2 Chronicles 9:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, from first to last, are they not written in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?

Deuteronomy 18:15-22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen— just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’ And the Lord said to me, ‘They are right in what they have spoken. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. ...

Hebrews 3:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later,

Acts 21:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And having sought out the disciples, we stayed there for seven days. And through the Spirit they were telling Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.

Acts 7:56 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

Luke 4:24-27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”

Matthew 23:37 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!

Zechariah 2:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Behold, I will shake my hand over them, and they shall become plunder for those who served them. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me.

Zechariah 1:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And I said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these?” And he said to me, “These are the horns that have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”

Zechariah 1:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then I said, ‘What are these, my lord?’ The angel who talked with me said to me, ‘I will show you what they are.’

Zechariah 1:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, which is the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, saying,

Zechariah 1:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, saying,

Micah 3:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The seers shall be disgraced, and the diviners put to shame; they shall all cover their lips, for there is no answer from God.

Amos 9:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said: “Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of all the people; and those who are left of them I will kill with the sword; not one of them shall flee away; not one of them shall escape.

Amos 7:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’

Amos 7:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Amos answered and said to Amaziah, “I was no prophet, nor a prophet's son, but I was a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore figs.

Amos 7:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

This is what he showed me: behold, the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.

Amos 3:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?”

Amos 2:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“But you made the Nazirites drink wine, and commanded the prophets, saying, ‘You shall not prophesy.’

Daniel 9:1-22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, by descent a Mede, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans— in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years. Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules. ...

Daniel 8:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, and it called, “Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.”

Daniel 7:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I approached one of those who stood there and asked him the truth concerning all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of the things.

Daniel 2:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

Ezekiel 43:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the temple.

Ezekiel 40:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was struck down, on that very day, the hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me to the city.

Ezekiel 37:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones.

Ezekiel 33:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now the hand of the Lord had been upon me the evening before the fugitive came; and he had opened my mouth by the time the man came to me in the morning, so my mouth was opened, and I was no longer mute.

Ezekiel 13:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

You have profaned me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, putting to death souls who should not die and keeping alive souls who should not live, by your lying to my people, who listen to lies.

Ezekiel 11:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and he said to me, “Say, Thus says the Lord: So you think, O house of Israel. For I know the things that come into your mind.

Ezekiel 11:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of the house of the Lord, which faces east. And behold, at the entrance of the gateway there were twenty-five men. And I saw among them Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.

Ezekiel 3:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’ He who will hear, let him hear; and he who will refuse to hear, let him refuse, for they are a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 3:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and he spoke with me and said to me, “Go, shut yourself within your house.

Jeremiah 42:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

At the end of ten days the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 23:25-27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal?

Psalm 83:1-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads. They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!” For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant— ...

Revelation 22:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me,

Revelation 22:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”

Revelation 16:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. It is what they deserve!”

Revelation 10:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.

Hebrews 11:37 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated—

1 Thessalonians 2:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and oppose all mankind

Acts 21:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And coming to us, he took Paul's belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’”

Acts 8:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.”

Acts 3:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled.

Acts 2:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne,

Luke 2:25-27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law,

Luke 1:41 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,

Mark 12:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he sent another, and him they killed. And so with many others: some they beat, and some they killed.

Zechariah 13:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And if anyone again prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, ‘You shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the Lord.’ And his father and mother who bore him shall pierce him through when he prophesies.

Zechariah 7:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They made their hearts diamond-hard lest they should hear the law and the words that the Lord of hosts had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore great anger came from the Lord of hosts.

Zechariah 1:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So the angel who talked with me said to me, ‘Cry out, Thus says the Lord of hosts: I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion.

Zechariah 1:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the Lord answered gracious and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

Habakkuk 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I hear, and my body trembles; my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones; my legs tremble beneath me. Yet I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon people who invade us.

Habakkuk 3:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

O Lord, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.

Micah 3:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin.

Micah 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

Jonah 3:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.”

Jonah 3:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying,

Jonah 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,

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