42 Bible Verses about What Goes Around Comes Around

Isaiah 3:11 ESV / 165 helpful votes

Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 26:27 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 88 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 58 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.”

Ecclesiastes 1:6-7 ESV / 39 helpful votes

The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns. All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.

Proverbs 22:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

John 14:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

1 John 1:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Hosea 8:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. The standing grain has no heads; it shall yield no flour; if it were to yield, strangers would devour it.

John 4:24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

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.

Acts 12:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But the word of God increased and multiplied.

Luke 12:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.

Matthew 5:10-15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. ...

Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

2 Timothy 2:1-26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 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. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. ...

Colossians 3:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

1 Corinthians 3:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

Romans 12:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Romans 2:1-29 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed. ...

Mark 9:35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

Matthew 26:52 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword.

Matthew 20:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So the last will be first, and the first last.”

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Ecclesiastes 11:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.

Proverbs 28:1-28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue. A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them. Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely. ...

Proverbs 26:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.

Proverbs 21:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

An evil man seeks only rebellion, and a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

Proverbs 12:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ...

Psalm 7:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.

2 Chronicles 7:1-22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord filled the Lord's house. When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Then the king and all the people offered sacrifice before the Lord. King Solomon offered as a sacrifice 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. ...

Galatians 6:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Job 4:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.

John 3:16 ESV / 4 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.

Proverbs 11:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

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