100 Bible Verses about The Word

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 113 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 1:1 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 61 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.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 54 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.

John 1:14 ESV / 51 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.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 47 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.

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 44 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.’”

Romans 10:17 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

John 17:17 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 39 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.

James 1:21 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

John 6:63 ESV / 36 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 15:3 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

John 1:1-51 ESV / 33 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. ...

Acts 17:11 ESV / 32 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.

John 10:35 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 31 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.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 31 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Psalm 1:1-3 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

1 Peter 1:23 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

James 1:22 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Job 23:12 ESV / 30 helpful votes

I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 28 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.

John 8:31 ESV / 28 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,

Hebrews 1:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,

2 Timothy 3:15-17 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 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.

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:4 ESV / 26 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.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 26 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 26 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 5:24 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

Luke 24:45 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 24 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

James 1:18 ESV / 22 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.

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

2 Peter 3:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

As he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Luke 24:27 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:5-6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.

Psalm 119:130 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 20 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.

Luke 16:31 ESV / 20 helpful votes

He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

Jeremiah 23:29 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 20 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. ...

1 John 2:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

1 John 1:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

John 8:47 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”

John 8:31-32 ESV / 19 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 7:38 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:160 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 19 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! ...

Ephesians 5:25-27 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

John 15:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

John 12:48 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 17 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.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 17 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.

2 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 17 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.

John 5:39 ESV / 17 helpful votes

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

Luke 2:21-40 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. ...

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 16 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 ESV / 16 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.

2 Peter 1:4 ESV / 16 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.

1 Peter 4:11 ESV / 16 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.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 16 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,

1 Peter 1:25 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

James 3:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!

Hebrews 1:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

2 Corinthians 2:17 ESV / 16 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.

1 Corinthians 3:1-2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready,

1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

Acts 13:27 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him.

John 17:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.

John 1:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

He was in the beginning with God.

Luke 8:11-15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.

Mark 12:24 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?

Psalm 40:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

Psalm 19:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 18:1-2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who addressed the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

2 Timothy 2:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!

John 14:6 ESV / 14 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.

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