100 Bible Verses about Speaking Things Into Existence

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 1,118 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Mark 11:22-24 ESV / 1,091 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Romans 4:17 ESV / 802 helpful votes

As it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 788 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 732 helpful votes

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.

2 Corinthians 4:13 ESV / 557 helpful votes

Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak,

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 448 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Mark 11:23 ESV / 363 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

2 Corinthians 4:18 ESV / 319 helpful votes

As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Matthew 12:34-36 ESV / 315 helpful votes

You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

1 Corinthians 1:28 ESV / 303 helpful votes

God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,

Genesis 1:3 ESV / 299 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

John 1:1 ESV / 293 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 289 helpful votes

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 273 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 272 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 12:25 ESV / 257 helpful votes

For I am the Lord; I will speak the word that I will speak, and it will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, but in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it, declares the Lord God.”

Hebrews 11:1-10 ESV / 243 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. ...

Ezekiel 37:1-10 ESV / 237 helpful votes

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. ...

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 230 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

John 1:14 ESV / 229 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.

Mark 11:22 ESV / 207 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 205 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. ...

Romans 4:18 ESV / 196 helpful votes

In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.”

Romans 10:9 ESV / 187 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 173 helpful votes

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

Romans 4:16 ESV / 164 helpful votes

That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

1 Peter 4:11 ESV / 163 helpful votes

Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 82:6 ESV / 162 helpful votes

I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 159 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Psalm 33:9 ESV / 159 helpful votes

For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 158 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Genesis 17:5 ESV / 151 helpful votes

No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 146 helpful votes

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 145 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Matthew 17:20 ESV / 144 helpful votes

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 142 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Romans 5:1 ESV / 133 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 6:63 ESV / 131 helpful votes

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

John 3:16 ESV / 130 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.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 129 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.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 129 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV / 126 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 122 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

Psalm 14:1 ESV / 122 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:25 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

John 14:6 ESV / 118 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.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Matthew 6:7 ESV / 115 helpful votes

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 108 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 105 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 102 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.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

John 11:26 ESV / 101 helpful votes

And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

John 1:3 ESV / 101 helpful votes

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 96 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,

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:2 ESV / 90 helpful votes

For by it the people of old received their commendation.

Isaiah 42:9 ESV / 90 helpful votes

Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

Job 22:28 ESV / 88 helpful votes

You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.

2 Corinthians 4:17 ESV / 83 helpful votes

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,

John 14:1-31 ESV / 82 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...

Luke 8:48 ESV / 80 helpful votes

And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Romans 4:2 ESV / 76 helpful votes

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 73 helpful votes

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Hebrews 11:4 ESV / 73 helpful votes

By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.

John 14:12 ESV / 70 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.

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 66 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 64 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

1 John 5:19 ESV / 62 helpful votes

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 62 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.

Romans 10:8-10 ESV / 60 helpful votes

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Genesis 2:2 ESV / 56 helpful votes

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 52 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. ...

1 John 5:2 ESV / 50 helpful votes

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

1 Corinthians 6:2 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases?

Acts 4:13 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 47 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Isaiah 40:26 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.

Luke 10:19 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

Psalm 118:17 ESV / 46 helpful votes

I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.

Matthew 28:20 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Luke 1:35 ESV / 41 helpful votes

And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.

John 8:58 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”

Mark 11:24 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Isaiah 40:5 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Matthew 11:25 ESV / 36 helpful votes

At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;

Zechariah 4:7 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’”

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 36 helpful votes

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Romans 4:1-16:27 ESV / 31 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, ...

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,’

Proverbs 6:2 ESV / 31 helpful votes

If you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth,

Romans 4:11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well,

Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. ...

Matthew 17:15-20 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.” And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was healed instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” ...

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