100 Bible Verses about The Seven Deadly Sins

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 440 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 188 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 182 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 166 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 163 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.”

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 148 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

James 2:8 ESV / 122 helpful votes

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

James 2:10 ESV / 120 helpful votes

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Acts 20:35 ESV / 105 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

John 3:16 ESV / 99 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.

James 1:20 ESV / 97 helpful votes

For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. ...

Ezekiel 18:4 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 81 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 80 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.

Exodus 20:17 ESV / 79 helpful votes

“You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”

Luke 11:9 ESV / 77 helpful votes

And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 70 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 ...

1 John 5:13-17 ESV / 69 helpful votes

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 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. If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 68 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.

Leviticus 20:13 ESV / 67 helpful votes

If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

Proverbs 6:16 ESV / 63 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him:

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 60 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.”

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

1 John 2:16 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 43 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.

Proverbs 14:30 ESV / 42 helpful votes

A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 41 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

Mark 7:1-23 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands, holding to the tradition of the elders, and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” ...

Exodus 20:8 ESV / 38 helpful votes

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Hebrews 3:13 ESV / 37 helpful votes

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Matthew 5:6 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Revelation 20:1 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 36 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,

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 36 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Proverbs 6:19 ESV / 34 helpful votes

A false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Revelation 22:12-14 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

1 Timothy 6:9-10 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Proverbs 23:21 ESV / 32 helpful votes

For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Acts 10:43 ESV / 30 helpful votes

To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Luke 5:20 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And when he saw their faith, he said, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”

John 3:5-6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Mark 6:12-13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.

1 John 2:2 ESV / 25 helpful votes

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 25 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 25 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.

Ezekiel 36:26-27 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.

Proverbs 16:5 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

James 1:14-15 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

Proverbs 6:6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Romans 3:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:19-21 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.

Proverbs 23:1-3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.

Psalm 78:17-19 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Yet they sinned still more against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert. They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved. They spoke against God, saying, “Can God spread a table in the wilderness?

Revelation 13:3 ESV / 22 helpful votes

One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast.

Romans 12:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

James 3:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 21 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.

Psalm 37:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

Psalm 37:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers!

James 5:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

James 1:15 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

1 Timothy 6:10-11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

1 John 4:20-21 ESV / 18 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 2:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

James 4:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Colossians 4:1-18 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. ...

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 18 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 18 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, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Proverbs 15:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.

Proverbs 6:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.

Revelation 22:14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

1 John 3:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.

1 Peter 1:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Romans 12:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Revelation 1:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 3:19-20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

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