100 Bible Verses about Sovereignty Of God

Psalm 115:3 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Daniel 4:35 ESV / 45 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?”

Isaiah 46:10 ESV / 42 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,’

Psalm 135:6 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:11 ESV / 33 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,

Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 30 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.

Proverbs 16:33 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:19 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Romans 9:18 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Job 42:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Genesis 50:20 ESV / 23 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.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 20:6 ESV / 19 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.

1 Timothy 6:15 ESV / 18 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,

John 6:44 ESV / 18 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 Chronicles 29:11 ESV / 18 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.

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.”

Isaiah 43:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:23 ESV / 16 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.

Exodus 4:11 ESV / 16 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?

James 4:13-15 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Romans 9:11 ESV / 15 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—

Deuteronomy 32:39 ESV / 15 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.

Matthew 10:29-30 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

Isaiah 45:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 14 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.

Romans 11:36 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Daniel 4:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, the decision by the word of the holy ones, to the end that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.’

Daniel 2:21 ESV / 13 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 32:27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:16 ESV / 12 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.

Ephesians 1:11-12 ESV / 12 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.

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 12 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

2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 12 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.

Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 12 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. ...

Acts 13:48 ESV / 12 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.

Psalm 29:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Romans 9:21 ESV / 11 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?

John 19:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.”

Luke 1:37 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Isaiah 46:9-10 ESV / 11 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 21:31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 22:28 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 ESV / 11 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.

1 Samuel 2:10 ESV / 11 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.”

Hebrews 4:13 ESV / 10 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.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 10 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.

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.

Romans 11:33-36 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Romans 8:29 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.

Acts 4:27-28 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.

Daniel 4:34 ESV / 10 helpful votes

At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;

Lamentations 3:37 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:13-14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Who has measured the Spirit of the Lord, or what man shows him his counsel? Whom did he consult, and who made him understand? Who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding?

Ecclesiastes 3:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him.

Psalm 147:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.

Revelation 15:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!

Revelation 4:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

James 1:18 ESV / 9 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.

Philippians 1:29 ESV / 9 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 9:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?”

Romans 8:29-30 ESV / 9 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.

John 6:65 ESV / 9 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.”

John 6:37 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

John 1:3-4 ESV / 9 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 10:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.

Lamentations 3:37-38 ESV / 9 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?

Jeremiah 32:17 ESV / 9 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.

Jeremiah 27:5 ESV / 9 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 43:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.”

Isaiah 14:27 ESV / 9 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?

Psalm 104:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Romans 9:20 ESV / 8 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?”

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 8 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.

Jeremiah 10:23 ESV / 8 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.

Isaiah 14:24 ESV / 8 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,

Proverbs 20:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A man's steps are from the Lord; how then can man understand his way?

Psalm 139:16 ESV / 8 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.

Psalm 33:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.

Deuteronomy 2:30 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But Sihon the king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him, for the Lord your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, that he might give him into your hand, as he is this day.

Exodus 17:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

Matthew 10:29-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Daniel 4:34-35 ESV / 7 helpful votes

At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation; 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?”

Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV / 7 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.

Revelation 20:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.

Revelation 19:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.

Revelation 17:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.

Revelation 12:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 4:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne.

1 Peter 3:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.

1 Peter 1:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you

James 1:16-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

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