38 Bible Verses about Why God Created Man

Isaiah 43:7 ESV / 166 helpful votes

Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Ephesians 3:9-10 ESV / 71 helpful votes

And to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

Revelation 4:11 ESV / 53 helpful votes

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

Titus 2:14 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

1 Peter 1:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Romans 11:36 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 1:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 22 helpful votes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

1 Samuel 12:24 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.

Ephesians 3:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

1 Corinthians 15:27-28 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Acts 17:27 ESV / 17 helpful votes

That they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,

Hebrews 12:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?

John 15:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 12 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.

Genesis 9:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

Genesis 3:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Genesis 2:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

John 15:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

Jeremiah 9:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 6 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.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Isaiah 66:22-23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the Lord, so shall your offspring and your name remain. From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the Lord.

1 Corinthians 11:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.

John 14:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

Luke 12:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

Luke 23:43 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

John 3:16 ESV / 2 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.

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