100 Bible Verses about Sovereignty

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 ESV / 238 helpful votes

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.

Psalm 115:3 ESV / 212 helpful votes

Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 187 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Job 42:2 ESV / 161 helpful votes

“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

Isaiah 46:9-10 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’

Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 136 helpful votes

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Psalm 103:19 ESV / 119 helpful votes

The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 113 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.

Romans 9:18 ESV / 98 helpful votes

So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.

Psalm 135:6 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.

Daniel 4:35 ESV / 92 helpful votes

All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”

Ephesians 1:11 ESV / 85 helpful votes

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

Romans 9:21 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?

Lamentations 3:37 ESV / 81 helpful votes

Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it?

Proverbs 16:4 ESV / 78 helpful votes

The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.

Ephesians 1:11-12 ESV / 76 helpful votes

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

Proverbs 16:33 ESV / 70 helpful votes

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.

Isaiah 45:7 ESV / 62 helpful votes

I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.

Romans 9:19-20 ESV / 59 helpful votes

You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?” But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”

Proverbs 21:1 ESV / 59 helpful votes

The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.

John 6:44 ESV / 53 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.

1 Timothy 6:15 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

Deuteronomy 32:39 ESV / 46 helpful votes

“‘See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.

Jeremiah 32:27 ESV / 44 helpful votes

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?

Isaiah 14:27 ESV / 43 helpful votes

For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?

2 Chronicles 20:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

And said, “O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.

Isaiah 14:24 ESV / 41 helpful votes

The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 40 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

Jeremiah 32:17 ESV / 35 helpful votes

‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 46:10 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’

Job 23:13 ESV / 31 helpful votes

But he is unchangeable, and who can turn him back? What he desires, that he does.

1 Samuel 2:6 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The Lord kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.

Acts 13:48 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

Jeremiah 27:5 ESV / 30 helpful votes

“It is I who by my great power and my outstretched arm have made the earth, with the men and animals that are on the earth, and I give it to whomever it seems right to me.

Isaiah 43:13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Also henceforth I am he; there is none who can deliver from my hand; I work, and who can turn it back?”

Genesis 50:20 ESV / 29 helpful votes

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

Acts 2:23 ESV / 26 helpful votes

This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.

Job 12:13-14 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding. If he tears down, none can rebuild; if he shuts a man in, none can open.

Ecclesiastes 7:13-14 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked? In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.

Daniel 2:21 ESV / 23 helpful votes

He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Jeremiah 14:22 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Are you not he, O Lord our God? We set our hope on you, for you do all these things.

Proverbs 21:30 ESV / 23 helpful votes

No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the Lord.

Job 12:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

He makes nations great, and he destroys them; he enlarges nations, and leads them away.

Job 12:13-16 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding. If he tears down, none can rebuild; if he shuts a man in, none can open. If he withholds the waters, they dry up; if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land. With him are strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are his.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Colossians 1:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Job 1:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:38 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come?

Psalm 104:24 ESV / 20 helpful votes

O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

Proverbs 15:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.

1 Chronicles 29:11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.

1 Timothy 1:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Colossians 1:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Romans 9:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls—

Isaiah 55:8-11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 4:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

John 1:3-4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 2:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; against them he will thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth; he will give strength to his king and exalt the power of his anointed.”

Genesis 50:19-21 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

John 6:65 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”

Revelation 13:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.

Daniel 1:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs,

Jeremiah 10:23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

Psalm 139:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

Job 2:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Job 2:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.”

Ezra 6:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And they kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy, for the Lord had made them joyful and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, so that he aided them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 14 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.

Romans 11:36 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Romans 8:29 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 14 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Lamentations 3:37-38 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come?

Isaiah 40:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;

Psalm 29:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.

Job 38:31-33 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion? Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or can you guide the Bear with its children? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish their rule on the earth?

Deuteronomy 10:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.

Exodus 4:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 2:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

Titus 1:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness,

Colossians 1:15-16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Romans 9:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”

John 6:37 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Matthew 28:18 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 12 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.

Amos 3:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Is a trumpet blown in a city, and the people are not afraid? Does disaster come to a city, unless the Lord has done it?

Psalm 100:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 11 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.

John 15:5 ESV / 11 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 11 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.

Proverbs 21:31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.

Exodus 17:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Saying, “A hand upon the throne of the Lord! The Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”

Philippians 1:29 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake,

Romans 10:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Romans 8:29-30 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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.

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