59 Bible Verses about Salt

Matthew 5:13 ESV / 177 helpful votes

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Matthew 5:13-16 ESV / 131 helpful votes

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Mark 9:50 ESV / 130 helpful votes

Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

Luke 14:34-35 ESV / 80 helpful votes

“Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

2 Kings 2:20-22 ESV / 74 helpful votes

He said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then he went to the spring of water and threw salt in it and said, “Thus says the Lord, I have healed this water; from now on neither death nor miscarriage shall come from it.” So the water has been healed to this day, according to the word that Elisha spoke.

Mark 9:49 ESV / 72 helpful votes

For everyone will be salted with fire.

Numbers 18:19 ESV / 72 helpful votes

All the holy contributions that the people of Israel present to the Lord I give to you, and to your sons and daughters with you, as a perpetual due. It is a covenant of salt forever before the Lord for you and for your offspring with you.”

Leviticus 2:13 ESV / 69 helpful votes

You shall season all your grain offerings with salt. You shall not let the salt of the covenant with your God be missing from your grain offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt.

Genesis 19:26 ESV / 68 helpful votes

But Lot's wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Luke 14:34 ESV / 59 helpful votes

“Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored?

Ezekiel 43:24 ESV / 51 helpful votes

You shall present them before the Lord, and the priests shall sprinkle salt on them and offer them up as a burnt offering to the Lord.

2 Kings 2:21 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Then he went to the spring of water and threw salt in it and said, “Thus says the Lord, I have healed this water; from now on neither death nor miscarriage shall come from it.”

2 Chronicles 13:5 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Ought you not to know that the Lord God of Israel gave the kingship over Israel forever to David and his sons by a covenant of salt?

Mark 9:49-50 ESV / 47 helpful votes

For everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

Ezra 6:9 ESV / 42 helpful votes

And whatever is needed—bulls, rams, or sheep for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, or oil, as the priests at Jerusalem require—let that be given to them day by day without fail,

Job 6:6 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow?

2 Kings 2:20 ESV / 34 helpful votes

He said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him.

Zephaniah 2:9 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Therefore, as I live,” declares the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Moab shall become like Sodom, and the Ammonites like Gomorrah, a land possessed by nettles and salt pits, and a waste forever. The remnant of my people shall plunder them, and the survivors of my nation shall possess them.”

2 Kings 14:7 ESV / 32 helpful votes

He struck down ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt and took Sela by storm, and called it Joktheel, which is its name to this day.

Ezekiel 16:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And as for your birth, on the day you were born your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to cleanse you, nor rubbed with salt, nor wrapped in swaddling cloths.

Numbers 34:12 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And the border shall go down to the Jordan, and its limit shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land as defined by its borders all around.”

Joshua 15:62 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Nibshan, the City of Salt, and Engedi: six cities with their villages.

James 3:11 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water?

Joshua 3:16 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, and those flowing down toward the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people passed over opposite Jericho.

Ezra 4:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Now because we eat the salt of the palace and it is not fitting for us to witness the king's dishonor, therefore we send and inform the king,

Genesis 14:3 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And all these joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).

2 Samuel 8:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

Joshua 15:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And their south boundary ran from the end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward.

Joshua 12:3 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And the Arabah to the Sea of Chinneroth eastward, and in the direction of Beth-jeshimoth, to the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, southward to the foot of the slopes of Pisgah;

Mark 9:1-50 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.” And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” ...

Ezra 7:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Up to 100 talents of silver, 100 cors of wheat, 100 baths of wine, 100 baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.

Luke 5:26 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.”

Jeremiah 17:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.

Job 39:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

To whom I have given the arid plain for his home and the salt land for his dwelling place?

Judges 9:45 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And Abimelech fought against the city all that day. He captured the city and killed the people who were in it, and he razed the city and sowed it with salt.

Numbers 23:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Behold, I received a command to bless: he has blessed, and I cannot revoke it.

Exodus 30:35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And make an incense blended as by the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy.

Ezekiel 47:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they are to be left for salt.

1 Chronicles 18:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, killed 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

Judges 5:1-31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day: “That the leaders took the lead in Israel, that the people offered themselves willingly, bless the Lord! “Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes; to the Lord I will sing; I will make melody to the Lord, the God of Israel. “Lord, when you went out from Seir, when you marched from the region of Edom, the earth trembled and the heavens dropped, yes, the clouds dropped water. The mountains quaked before the Lord, even Sinai before the Lord, the God of Israel. ...

John 13:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”

Job 1:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

Deuteronomy 29:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The whole land burned out with brimstone and salt, nothing sown and nothing growing, where no plant can sprout, an overthrow like that of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which the Lord overthrew in his anger and wrath—

James 3:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Psalm 107:34 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants.

Job 30:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They pick saltwort and the leaves of bushes, and the roots of the broom tree for their food.

2 Samuel 24:1-25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, number Israel and Judah.” So the king said to Joab, the commander of the army, who was with him, “Go through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and number the people, that I may know the number of the people.” But Joab said to the king, “May the Lord your God add to the people a hundred times as many as they are, while the eyes of my lord the king still see it, but why does my lord the king delight in this thing?” But the king's word prevailed against Joab and the commanders of the army. So Joab and the commanders of the army went out from the presence of the king to number the people of Israel. They crossed the Jordan and began from Aroer, and from the city that is in the middle of the valley, toward Gad and on to Jazer. ...

Deuteronomy 4:49 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Together with all the Arabah on the east side of the Jordan as far as the Sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah.

Deuteronomy 3:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The Arabah also, with the Jordan as the border, from Chinnereth as far as the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah on the east.

Matthew 5:13-14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Matthew 5:13-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Matthew 1:18-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ...

Zechariah 14:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea. It shall continue in summer as in winter.

Joel 2:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“I will remove the northerner far from you, and drive him into a parched and desolate land, his vanguard into the eastern sea, and his rear guard into the western sea; the stench and foul smell of him will rise, for he has done great things.

2 Chronicles 25:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But Amaziah took courage and led out his people and went to the Valley of Salt and struck down 10,000 men of Seir.

1 Chronicles 25:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The fourth to Izri, his sons and his brothers, twelve;

Joshua 11:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the Lord gave them into the hand of Israel, who struck them and chased them as far as Great Sidon and Misrephoth-maim, and eastward as far as the Valley of Mizpeh. And they struck them until he left none remaining.

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