100 Bible Verses about Ability

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 344 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 261 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 201 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,

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 ESV / 117 helpful votes

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, ...

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 117 helpful votes

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. ...

Romans 12:6 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;

2 Corinthians 3:5 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God,

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV / 88 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Exodus 31:3-5 ESV / 87 helpful votes

And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft.

1 Peter 4:11 ESV / 78 helpful votes

Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 74 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 73 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Luke 12:48 ESV / 70 helpful votes

But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

James 1:17 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:13 ESV / 60 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 54 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

John 15:5 ESV / 53 helpful votes

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 52 helpful votes

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Exodus 35:31-32 ESV / 49 helpful votes

And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze,

Romans 12:6-8 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Exodus 31:3 ESV / 46 helpful votes

And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship,

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 44 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV / 41 helpful votes

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

1 Corinthians 12:6 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.

Luke 18:10-14 ESV / 38 helpful votes

“Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Exodus 35:31 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship,

Mark 9:23 ESV / 35 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 34 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Exodus 36:2 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whose mind the Lord had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work.

James 1:5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.

Proverbs 18:16 ESV / 32 helpful votes

A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before the great.

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 32 helpful votes

You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Job 42:2 ESV / 31 helpful votes

“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

2 Corinthians 8:12 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

Hebrews 13:21 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Ezra 10:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it.”

Exodus 36:1-2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

“Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whom the Lord has put skill and intelligence to know how to do any work in the construction of the sanctuary shall work in accordance with all that the Lord has commanded.” And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whose mind the Lord had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work.

Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV / 27 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.

Matthew 25:15 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Acts 11:29 ESV / 26 helpful votes

So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

Matthew 25:14-15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

Deuteronomy 29:29 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Mark 14:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial.

Exodus 28:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes

You shall speak to all the skillful, whom I have filled with a spirit of skill, that they make Aaron's garments to consecrate him for my priesthood.

Genesis 24:35 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, camels and donkeys.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

James 5:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 5:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.

Genesis 18:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”

John 5:30 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Psalm 138:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Luke 14:12-14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

Luke 2:14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

Acts 16:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.

John 3:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 15 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.

Psalm 147:10-11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Romans 12:4-8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 13 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 25:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

2 Thessalonians 1:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,

Colossians 1:29 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 4:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.

1 Corinthians 12:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

1 Corinthians 12:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led.

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“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.

Ecclesiastes 9:10-14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going. Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all. For man does not know his time. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and like birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are snared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them. I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me. There was a little city with few men in it, and a great king came against it and besieged it, building great siegeworks against it.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 10 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,

Hebrews 13:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Genesis 1:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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.

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 10 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. ...

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Mark 10:23-27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”

Ezra 2:69 ESV / 9 helpful votes

According to their ability they gave to the treasury of the work 61,000 darics of gold, 5,000 minas of silver, and 100 priests' garments.

Genesis 26:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.”

Genesis 18:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

1 Timothy 4:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.

Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 8 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.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 3:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

1 Corinthians 4:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.

Romans 8:37 ESV / 8 helpful votes

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

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