100 Bible Verses about Self Respect

1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV / 367 helpful votes

For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 266 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 250 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:3 ESV / 230 helpful votes

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 190 helpful votes

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 164 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.

Psalm 139:13-14 ESV / 154 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 142 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 139 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 135 helpful votes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Mark 12:31 ESV / 134 helpful votes

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 131 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.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 129 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 123 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 123 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.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 117 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.

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 113 helpful votes

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 111 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:1 ESV / 103 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 103 helpful votes

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 101 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Deuteronomy 8:17-18 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

John 3:16 ESV / 90 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.

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 89 helpful votes

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 87 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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:12-14 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 86 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 1:12 ESV / 85 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Matthew 16:24-25 ESV / 85 helpful votes

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Luke 12:7 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 82 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.

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 81 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

John 15:5 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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.

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 78 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Galatians 6:4 ESV / 78 helpful votes

But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 78 helpful votes

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 78 helpful votes

Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 78 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

2 Corinthians 10:12 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 76 helpful votes

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 75 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Colossians 3:9 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices

1 John 5:4 ESV / 73 helpful votes

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Psalm 56:2-7 ESV / 73 helpful votes

My enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly. When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? All day long they injure my cause; all their thoughts are against me for evil. They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps, as they have waited for my life. ...

1 Peter 2:5 ESV / 71 helpful votes

You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Matthew 7:6 ESV / 71 helpful votes

“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

1 John 5:3 ESV / 66 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 64 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 60 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.”

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 59 helpful votes

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 55 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,

1 John 4:19-21 ESV / 55 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 Peter 1:18-19 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

1 Corinthians 10:1-33 ESV / 55 helpful votes

For I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness. ...

Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 55 helpful votes

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Isaiah 43:4 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 55 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. ...

Genesis 1:26-27 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 54 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

1 Corinthians 10:33 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

Psalm 139:13 ESV / 53 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.

Deuteronomy 10:12 ESV / 53 helpful votes

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Hebrews 13:18 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 52 helpful votes

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

Ephesians 1:14 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

John 3:36 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Psalm 101:5 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

Jude 1:22 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And have mercy on those who doubt;

James 1:9-10 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.

Titus 2:2 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.

2 Timothy 4:17 ESV / 47 helpful votes

But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.

1 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 47 helpful votes

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

1 Thessalonians 4:4 ESV / 47 helpful votes

That each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,

Philippians 3:4 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more:

Philippians 3:4-7 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

Ephesians 5:29 ESV / 47 helpful votes

For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,

Ephesians 2:22 ESV / 47 helpful votes

In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Galatians 6:3 ESV / 47 helpful votes

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

2 Corinthians 6:16 ESV / 47 helpful votes

What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

2 Corinthians 1:12 ESV / 47 helpful votes

For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.

1 Corinthians 12:22-25 ESV / 47 helpful votes

On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 ESV / 47 helpful votes

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. “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. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” ...

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

John 7:18 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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.

Luke 17:12-13 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”

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