100 Bible Verses about Thinking

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 168 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.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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.

Romans 8:5-6 ESV / 76 helpful votes

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 54 helpful votes

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

2 Timothy 2:7 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

Proverbs 15:28 ESV / 48 helpful votes

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 45 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 32 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.

Matthew 15:11 ESV / 31 helpful votes

It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 29 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 26 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.”

Proverbs 23:7 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Psalm 104:34 ESV / 22 helpful votes

May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.

Matthew 12:33-37 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. 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, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

John 14:27 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 17 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. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter.

Psalm 119:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3:1-2 ESV / 15 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.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

1 John 4:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

James 1:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 14 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.

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 4:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

Acts 18:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

Proverbs 17:27-28 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 10:28-29 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Proverbs 14:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps.

Job 31:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

James 1:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 11 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.

1 Corinthians 2:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Acts 17:11 ESV / 11 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.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Proverbs 15:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, but gracious words are pure.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 9 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.

Romans 12:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Mark 7:21-22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 9 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 16:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

2 Timothy 4:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Ephesians 5:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

James 4:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?

James 1:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV / 6 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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 3:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.

Romans 8:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 17:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 6 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.”

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 4 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 ...

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.

Philippians 4:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 4 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.

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Ephesians 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you,

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Galatians 1:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV / 4 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.

Romans 12:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:28 ESV / 4 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.

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