100 Bible Verses about Self Seeking

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 64 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; ...

Romans 2:8 ESV / 52 helpful votes

But for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 43 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

2 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 35 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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;

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Psalm 10:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 26 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

John 3:16 ESV / 23 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.

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 21 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 3:12-13 ESV / 21 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. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Philippians 1:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:14 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 21 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.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 21 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.

Matthew 16:24 ESV / 21 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.

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Psalm 14:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.

1 Chronicles 28:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 20 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.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 17 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. ...

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1 Corinthians 12:13 ESV / 16 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.

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

John 17:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

John 15:5 ESV / 16 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.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, ...

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 14 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 5:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 2:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

James 5:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

James 1:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 14 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.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

2 Timothy 2:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

2 Thessalonians 2:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

In order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Thessalonians 1:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

In flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

1 Thessalonians 2:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

Colossians 3:1-2 ESV / 14 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. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:22-32 ESV / 14 helpful votes

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, ...

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Ephesians 1:3 ESV / 14 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 6:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 14 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.

2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 12:1-31 ESV / 14 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 10:24 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.

Romans 14:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

Romans 12:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 14 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. 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. 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. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ...

Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 14 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. ...

Romans 2:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

To those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

Acts 17:27 ESV / 14 helpful votes

That they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,

Acts 2:38 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 15:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 14:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

John 13:35 ESV / 14 helpful votes

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 13:34 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

John 6:44 ESV / 14 helpful votes

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

John 6:37 ESV / 14 helpful votes

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

John 5:44 ESV / 14 helpful votes

How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

John 3:16-17 ESV / 14 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.

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