42 Bible Verses about Video Games

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 101 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.

Psalm 11:5 ESV / 92 helpful votes

The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.

Psalm 101:3 ESV / 58 helpful votes

I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Abstain from every form of evil.

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 42 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.

Colossians 3:5 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Ephesians 5:11 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

Psalm 119:37 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.

Deuteronomy 22:9 ESV / 28 helpful votes

“You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole yield be forfeited, the crop that you have sown and the yield of the vineyard.

1 Corinthians 10:23 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.

Ephesians 4:19 ESV / 21 helpful votes

They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.

James 3:11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water?

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Romans 14:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.

Isaiah 33:15-16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, he will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure.

1 Corinthians 13:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

Luke 12:15-21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’

Mark 7:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.”

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 12 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.

3 John 1:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

1 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Numbers 33:52 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you and destroy all their figured stones and destroy all their metal images and demolish all their high places.

Colossians 2:20-23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.

Ezekiel 22:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Her priests have done violence to my law and have profaned my holy things. They have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they taught the difference between the unclean and the clean, and they have disregarded my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.

Psalm 103:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

2 Corinthians 11:2-3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

2 Corinthians 6:1-3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,

John 10:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 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. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

James 4:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 6 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.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Galatians 5:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

John 3:16 ESV / 5 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.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 5 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.

Proverbs 14:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

Psalm 131:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Matthew 16:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

Jeremiah 2:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “What wrong did your fathers find in me that they went far from me, and went after worthlessness, and became worthless?

Deuteronomy 23:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Because the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and to give up your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy, so that he may not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you.

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