100 Bible Verses about Seek Truth

John 8:32 ESV / 293 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 156 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.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 100 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.

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 100 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

John 17:17 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 70 helpful votes

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 64 helpful votes

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.

John 7:14-18 ESV / 62 helpful votes

About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching. The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?” So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.

Mark 7:7-9 ESV / 60 helpful votes

In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!

1 John 1:6 ESV / 56 helpful votes

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

1 Timothy 4:1 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

John 1:14 ESV / 39 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.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 35 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.

Ephesians 6:14 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Proverbs 14:18 ESV / 33 helpful votes

The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

James 3:1 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

Ephesians 4:21 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 26 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.

2 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 2:11 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 3:3-5 ESV / 22 helpful votes

How the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.

Acts 17:11 ESV / 22 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.

1 Peter 1:10 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 21 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.

John 21:22 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”

2 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 2:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

James 2:14-22 ESV / 19 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. ...

Luke 1:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

That you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.

2 Timothy 4:1-6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. ...

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

1 Corinthians 12:1-31 ESV / 16 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; ...

1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

John 17:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

John 14:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.

Psalm 119:142 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.

John 18:38 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him.

Luke 10:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house.

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 13 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

Psalm 103:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Revelation 5:1-14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” ...

2 Timothy 3:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Romans 3:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”

Romans 3:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God.

2 Peter 3:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

As he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

Hebrews 5:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food,

Revelation 19:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.

Jude 1:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

Acts 2:47 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

John 5:46 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me.

Mark 12:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?

John 20:31 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Deuteronomy 10:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then I turned and came down from the mountain and put the tablets in the ark that I had made. And there they are, as the Lord commanded me.”

Revelation 5:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.

Revelation 4:1-11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God, ...

2 Peter 2:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;

1 Peter 1:11 ESV / 8 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.

Ephesians 4:7-16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, ...

Galatians 1:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 12:1-4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. And I know that this man was caught up into paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.

1 Corinthians 12:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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.

1 Corinthians 2:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.

Acts 1:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.

Luke 20:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But he looked directly at them and said, “What then is this that is written: “‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?

Ephesians 1:1-23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 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, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, ...

Romans 4:1-25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, ...

John 18:1-40 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. ...

John 6:1-71 ESV / 7 helpful votes

After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” ...

Matthew 24:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.

Ezekiel 2:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’

Proverbs 14:1-35 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them. Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. ...

Psalm 25:4-5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Psalm 12:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

2 Samuel 23:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“The Spirit of the Lord speaks by me; his word is on my tongue.

Hebrews 1:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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.

John 16:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

John 4:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Matthew 24:37-39 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Matthew 24:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Matthew 4:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”

Psalm 25:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Psalm 11:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.

1 John 3:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

2 Peter 3:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,

James 1:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

1 Corinthians 14:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.

1 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same?

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:

John 8:31-32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 5:39 ESV / 5 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,

Luke 24:25-27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

Luke 11:9-13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Jude 1:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

Romans 1:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

John 12:47-49 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.

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