100 Bible Verses about Reading Gods Word

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 1,075 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 119:105 ESV / 897 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 746 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.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 700 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Romans 15:4 ESV / 546 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 539 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

1 Timothy 4:13 ESV / 296 helpful votes

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 276 helpful votes

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 243 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Psalm 119:10-11 ESV / 231 helpful votes

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.

John 15:7 ESV / 230 helpful votes

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 1:1 ESV / 223 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Psalm 1:2 ESV / 209 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:7 ESV / 197 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 195 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Job 23:12 ESV / 168 helpful votes

I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 139 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! ...

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 123 helpful votes

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Psalm 56:4 ESV / 118 helpful votes

In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

1 Timothy 4:5-6 ESV / 111 helpful votes

For it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV / 104 helpful votes

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

James 1:19-25 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 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. ...

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 88 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

John 8:32 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:29 ESV / 81 helpful votes

But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Acts 17:11 ESV / 78 helpful votes

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:7-11 ESV / 76 helpful votes

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 71 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,

John 5:39-40 ESV / 69 helpful votes

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.

John 17:17 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Ephesians 6:10-17 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, ...

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 61 helpful votes

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Romans 10:17 ESV / 56 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Psalm 33:4 ESV / 51 helpful votes

For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 50 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Psalm 119:9-11 ESV / 50 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.

James 1:21 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

Mark 12:24 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?

Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV / 45 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.

2 Peter 1:20-21 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Isaiah 55:8 ESV / 38 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.

Ephesians 5:26 ESV / 36 helpful votes

That he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

Ezra 7:10 ESV / 36 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.

John 15:1-27 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. ...

Psalm 18:30 ESV / 34 helpful votes

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Proverbs 4:20 ESV / 33 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.

James 1:22 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

John 3:16 ESV / 31 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.

Ezekiel 3:1-27 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And he said to me, “Son of man, eat whatever you find here. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and he gave me this scroll to eat. And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey. And he said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with my words to them. For you are not sent to a people of foreign speech and a hard language, but to the house of Israel— ...

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 31 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. ...

Psalm 19:10-11 ESV / 31 helpful votes

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 30 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 30 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

John 8:31 ESV / 29 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,

John 10:10 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

John 6:63 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 1:1-2 ESV / 26 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.

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Mark 13:31 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Jeremiah 29:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Proverbs 30:5-6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.

Psalm 119:130 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 23 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.

1 Peter 1:23 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

John 7:38 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Deuteronomy 11:18-21 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.

John 14:6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Job 42:5 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you;

Romans 5:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 5:24 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

John 1:14 ESV / 20 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.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Psalm 19:9-11 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

John 14:26 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 19 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

John 10:27 ESV / 18 helpful votes

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

Proverbs 19:23 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

Psalm 33:1-22 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. ...

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Proverbs 4:14 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil.

Deuteronomy 30:11-14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

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