100 Bible Verses about Sanctification

2 Timothy 2:21 ESV / 182 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV / 142 helpful votes

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 17:17 ESV / 101 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 85 helpful votes

But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 75 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 61 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

Romans 6:6 ESV / 56 helpful votes

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

Hebrews 13:12 ESV / 50 helpful votes

So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.

1 Corinthians 6:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

1 Corinthians 1:2 ESV / 41 helpful votes

To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

2 Peter 1:2-4 ESV / 37 helpful votes

May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

Hebrews 10:14 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 37 helpful votes

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

Exodus 31:13 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, ‘Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the Lord, sanctify you.

1 Peter 1:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;

John 17:19 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Hebrews 12:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.

2 Peter 3:18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Hebrews 9:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

Acts 26:18 ESV / 18 helpful votes

To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Colossians 3:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

John 15:1-4 ESV / 17 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.

Colossians 3:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

2 Corinthians 1:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

Revelation 7:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Hebrews 13:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 2:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,

Ephesians 5:25-27 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Ephesians 4:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Romans 15:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

To be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Romans 6:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Leviticus 21:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

You shall sanctify him, for he offers the bread of your God. He shall be holy to you, for I, the Lord, who sanctify you, am holy.

Jude 1:24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,

Ephesians 4:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,

Ephesians 3:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Leviticus 20:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Keep my statutes and do them; I am the Lord who sanctifies you.

Exodus 30:29 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You shall consecrate them, that they may be most holy. Whatever touches them will become holy.

Exodus 13:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Consecrate to me all the firstborn. Whatever is the first to open the womb among the people of Israel, both of man and of beast, is mine.”

1 John 3:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

Colossians 2:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

1 Corinthians 6:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 11 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

Ephesians 4:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I fear that when I come again my God may humble me before you, and I may have to mourn over many of those who sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and sensuality that they have practiced.

2 Corinthians 1:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us,

Romans 12:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 6:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

Matthew 3:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

1 John 1:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Hebrews 3:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.

Ephesians 1:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

1 Corinthians 12:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

Romans 8:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

John 3:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Ezekiel 37:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when my sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”

Exodus 40:9-11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and consecrate it and all its furniture, so that it may become holy. You shall also anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar, so that the altar may become most holy. You shall also anoint the basin and its stand, and consecrate it.

Hebrews 10:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Ephesians 4:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Romans 8:28-30 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Leviticus 22:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

They shall therefore keep my charge, lest they bear sin for it and die thereby when they profane it: I am the Lord who sanctifies them.

Leviticus 11:44 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground.

1 Corinthians 7:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.

1 Corinthians 7:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

Romans 13:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Romans 6:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.

Romans 5:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:32 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Joel 1:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly. Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.

Exodus 33:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?”

1 John 3:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

1 Corinthians 6:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

Romans 7:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

Luke 16:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

No servant 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.”

Luke 5:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

1 John 3:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.

1 John 1:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

James 1:14-15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Ephesians 1:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

Galatians 6:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Joel 2:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Gather the people. Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Isaiah 11:2-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear,

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