100 Bible Verses about Teaching The Word

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 170 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 156 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.

James 3:1 ESV / 148 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 141 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.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Romans 10:17 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

John 14:26 ESV / 81 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

John 16:13 ESV / 78 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

Hebrews 13:7 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

John 17:17 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 65 helpful votes

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 61 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.’”

Luke 6:40 ESV / 58 helpful votes

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Psalm 32:8 ESV / 55 helpful votes

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

2 Timothy 2:2 ESV / 53 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.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 53 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.

John 1:1 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV / 50 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, ...

Matthew 28:20 ESV / 48 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.”

Acts 18:11 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Titus 2:7-8 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 41 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,

Romans 12:6-7 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

2 Timothy 1:11 ESV / 40 helpful votes

For which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 39 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Titus 2:1-15 ESV / 37 helpful votes

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. ...

2 Timothy 3:1-17 ESV / 33 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. ...

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 33 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.

Acts 20:20 ESV / 33 helpful votes

How I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house,

James 1:5 ESV / 32 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.

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 32 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. ...

Psalm 119:99 ESV / 32 helpful votes

I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! ...

James 3:1-2 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

Acts 11:26 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Titus 1:11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.

John 3:16 ESV / 30 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.

Acts 5:42 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

John 14:6 ESV / 29 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.

Matthew 23:8 ESV / 29 helpful votes

But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.

Titus 1:9 ESV / 28 helpful votes

He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

Galatians 6:6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches.

Matthew 10:24 ESV / 28 helpful votes

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.

Matthew 5:19 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

James 1:21 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

Romans 8:26 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

John 13:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.

Matthew 19:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

1 Chronicles 25:8 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And they cast lots for their duties, small and great, teacher and pupil alike.

Luke 24:27 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

1 John 2:27 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

Ephesians 4:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,

Luke 13:10 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 24 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.

Psalm 119:130 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

1 Peter 1:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 23 helpful votes

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Deuteronomy 11:19 ESV / 23 helpful votes

You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Revelation 2:1-29 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. ...

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 22 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.

James 1:22 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 21 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.

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 21 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.

John 10:35 ESV / 21 helpful votes

If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken—

John 7:38 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Exodus 18:20 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And you shall warn them about the statutes and the laws, and make them know the way in which they must walk and what they must do.

1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

2 Corinthians 2:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 19 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.

Luke 9:23 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

James 1:18 ESV / 18 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.

1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

Romans 12:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

If service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;

Acts 17:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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.

Acts 1:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Titus 3:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.

1 Timothy 1:1-20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. ...

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.

Psalm 19:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

2 Timothy 1:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,

Colossians 1:28 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

John 6:63 ESV / 16 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.

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 15 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 ...

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