44 Bible Verses about Worldly Things

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 505 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.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:11 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

James 4:4 ESV / 95 helpful votes

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Titus 2:11-12 ESV / 95 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 84 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 64 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 57 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.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 43 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.

Titus 2:12 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

Matthew 16:26 ESV / 35 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 17:10 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”

Luke 16:11 ESV / 34 helpful votes

If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

1 Peter 4:7 ESV / 33 helpful votes

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 30 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 12:30 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

2 Corinthians 4:18 ESV / 23 helpful votes

As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 23 helpful votes

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Matthew 25:15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

Luke 14:28 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

1 Peter 3:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?

John 3:16 ESV / 18 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.

Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

2 John 1:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:

Revelation 21:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Romans 3:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”

John 14:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:15 ESV / 10 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.”

Amos 6:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who feel secure on the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the first of the nations, to whom the house of Israel comes!

Proverbs 25:27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory.

Genesis 9:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Psalm 101:3 ESV / 5 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.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Romans 8:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

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