100 Bible Verses about Strengthening Our Relationship With Jesus

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 527 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 515 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 3:16 ESV / 480 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 459 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 415 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.

John 3:3 ESV / 409 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 392 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 360 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:17-18 ESV / 359 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

John 14:6 ESV / 347 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.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 334 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.”

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 332 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 328 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 319 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.”

Romans 3:23 ESV / 312 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 290 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 287 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 287 helpful votes

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

Exodus 15:2 ESV / 286 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 283 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 281 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. ...

John 15:5 ESV / 280 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 Peter 1:3-5 ESV / 276 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

John 15:7 ESV / 276 helpful votes

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 274 helpful votes

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 273 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 268 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 264 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.

Matthew 7:23 ESV / 264 helpful votes

And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 263 helpful votes

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Psalm 121:1-8 ESV / 262 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. ...

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 259 helpful votes

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Proverbs 31:10-11 ESV / 258 helpful votes

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.

Mark 12:30 ESV / 254 helpful votes

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 252 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.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 252 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 2:24 ESV / 252 helpful votes

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 249 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 247 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 Peter 3:8 ESV / 247 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

James 4:8 ESV / 247 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

James 2:5 ESV / 246 helpful votes

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

Romans 8:15 ESV / 246 helpful votes

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 244 helpful votes

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

Matthew 6:5-24 ESV / 244 helpful votes

“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. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “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. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. ...

Isaiah 33:2 ESV / 241 helpful votes

O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 238 helpful votes

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Ephesians 2:19 ESV / 237 helpful votes

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

2 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV / 235 helpful votes

But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

1 John 5:14-15 ESV / 231 helpful votes

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

John 16:33 ESV / 230 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 230 helpful votes

Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Psalm 145:18-19 ESV / 227 helpful votes

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.

Psalm 138:3 ESV / 227 helpful votes

On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 224 helpful votes

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

John 17:1-26 ESV / 223 helpful votes

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. ...

John 17:3 ESV / 218 helpful votes

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Psalm 9:9-10 ESV / 218 helpful votes

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 217 helpful votes

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 216 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.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 215 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 213 helpful votes

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 209 helpful votes

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

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 208 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 207 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 205 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.

2 Peter 1:4 ESV / 203 helpful votes

By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 199 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 193 helpful votes

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 192 helpful votes

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

Ephesians 3:12 ESV / 192 helpful votes

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 189 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV / 180 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 180 helpful votes

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 179 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 178 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.

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 175 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 26:39 ESV / 172 helpful votes

And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Romans 15:1 ESV / 170 helpful votes

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

John 6:44 ESV / 165 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.

Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 165 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? ...

Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV / 155 helpful votes

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, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Mark 10:52 ESV / 153 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 149 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. ...

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 147 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.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 142 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 138 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.

Psalm 73:28 ESV / 137 helpful votes

But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 121 helpful votes

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 118 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 111 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Romans 1:12 ESV / 105 helpful votes

That is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 102 helpful votes

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 91 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:5 ESV / 88 helpful votes

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 86 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.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 77 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. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

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