86 Bible Verses about Salt

Matthew 5:13 ESV / 197 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 / 154 helpful votes

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

Mark 9:50 ESV / 146 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.”

Matthew 5:13-16 ESV / 141 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.

Luke 14:34-35 ESV / 93 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.”

Leviticus 2:13 ESV / 87 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.

Mark 9:49 ESV / 85 helpful votes

For everyone will be salted with fire.

Numbers 18:19 ESV / 85 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.”

Genesis 19:26 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

2 Kings 2:20-22 ESV / 80 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.

Luke 14:34 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 43:24 ESV / 63 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 Chronicles 13:5 ESV / 61 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 / 55 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 / 55 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,

2 Kings 2:21 ESV / 55 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.”

Job 6:6 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 16:4 ESV / 41 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.

2 Kings 2:20 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 2:9 ESV / 39 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 / 39 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.

Numbers 34:12 ESV / 37 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 / 32 helpful votes

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

James 3:11 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Joshua 3:16 ESV / 28 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 / 27 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,

2 Samuel 8:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Genesis 14:3 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Joshua 15:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Joshua 12:3 ESV / 21 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;

Ezra 7:22 ESV / 19 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.

Judges 9:45 ESV / 16 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.

Jeremiah 17:6 ESV / 15 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.

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.” ...

1 Chronicles 18:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 47:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Job 39:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Exodus 30:35 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 29:23 ESV / 9 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 / 8 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 3:17 ESV / 8 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.

Psalm 107:34 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Numbers 23:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:13-15 ESV / 6 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 5:1-48 ESV / 6 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. ...

Job 30:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Joshua 11:8 ESV / 6 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.

Deuteronomy 4:49 ESV / 6 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.

Luke 5:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Matthew 5:13-14 ESV / 5 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.

Zechariah 14:8 ESV / 5 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 / 5 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 / 5 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 Kings 2:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

She said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as his wife.”

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. ...

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. 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.

1 Chronicles 25:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 1:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

John 13:21 ESV / 3 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.”

Luke 17:32 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Remember Lot's wife.

Matthew 1:18-25 ESV / 3 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: ...

Job 1:10 ESV / 3 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.

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. ...

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 2 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,

Philippians 2:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Philippians 1:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Romans 8:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

John 8:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Luke 11:33 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.

Luke 8:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.

Mark 4:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand?

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 5:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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 4:1-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple ...

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

1 Chronicles 13:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So David assembled all Israel from the Nile of Egypt to Lebo-hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim.

1 Kings 14:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Go, tell Jeroboam, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: “Because I exalted you from among the people and made you leader over my people Israel

1 Kings 2:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then she said, “I have one small request to make of you; do not refuse me.” And the king said to her, “Make your request, my mother, for I will not refuse you.”

1 Samuel 8:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.

Joshua 18:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then the boundary passes on to the north of the shoulder of Beth-hoglah. And the boundary ends at the northern bay of the Salt Sea, at the south end of the Jordan: this is the southern border.

Joshua 15:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the east boundary is the Salt Sea, to the mouth of the Jordan. And the boundary on the north side runs from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan.

Numbers 34:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Your south side shall be from the wilderness of Zin alongside Edom, and your southern border shall run from the end of the Salt Sea on the east.

Exodus 11:1-12:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The Lord said to Moses, “Yet one plague more I will bring upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. Afterward he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will drive you away completely. Speak now in the hearing of the people, that they ask, every man of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor, for silver and gold jewelry.” And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the people. So Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: About midnight I will go out in the midst of Egypt, and every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the cattle. ...

Genesis 19:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And as they brought them out, one said, “Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.”

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