100 Bible Verses about Christian Education

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 1,918 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 1,416 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 1,142 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 1,024 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 947 helpful votes

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 946 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Proverbs 9:9 ESV / 884 helpful votes

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 861 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ESV / 804 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. ...

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 802 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Colossians 1:28 ESV / 750 helpful votes

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 747 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Daniel 1:17 ESV / 735 helpful votes

As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Proverbs 4:13 ESV / 733 helpful votes

Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 672 helpful votes

How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 671 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 661 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.

Isaiah 1:17 ESV / 636 helpful votes

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 626 helpful votes

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 624 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 620 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...

Psalm 119:66 ESV / 615 helpful votes

Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 606 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 605 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 554 helpful votes

For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV / 546 helpful votes

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Deuteronomy 6:1-25 ESV / 542 helpful votes

“Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. ...

John 14:6 ESV / 539 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 538 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 534 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 533 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 516 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.

Acts 7:22 ESV / 484 helpful votes

And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 481 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.

Acts 17:28 ESV / 480 helpful votes

For “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’

John 8:32 ESV / 480 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 479 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 476 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 475 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 471 helpful votes

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

John 16:33 ESV / 466 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 3:10 ESV / 459 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things?

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 459 helpful votes

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 454 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 441 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 433 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 432 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Psalm 32:8 ESV / 424 helpful votes

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 418 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 417 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.

Psalm 25:5 ESV / 416 helpful votes

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 407 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,

Luke 2:52 ESV / 405 helpful votes

And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV / 404 helpful votes

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 404 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.

James 3:17 ESV / 403 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 398 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Proverbs 4:6-7 ESV / 397 helpful votes

Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 396 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 394 helpful votes

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 387 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

John 3:2 ESV / 384 helpful votes

This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.”

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 381 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Romans 5:8 ESV / 368 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 367 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Romans 8:28 ESV / 360 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 358 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

John 14:26 ESV / 352 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

Acts 22:3 ESV / 349 helpful votes

“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God as all of you are this day.

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 347 helpful votes

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 345 helpful votes

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.

John 15:13 ESV / 345 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Ecclesiastes 12:12 ESV / 344 helpful votes

My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 344 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

2 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 343 helpful votes

And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

John 3:3 ESV / 343 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Proverbs 16:22 ESV / 343 helpful votes

Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 340 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Corinthians 3:19 ESV / 340 helpful votes

For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,”

Deuteronomy 11:19 ESV / 330 helpful votes

You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

2 Timothy 2:2 ESV / 326 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 325 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 323 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 317 helpful votes

A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV / 281 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, ...

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 278 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.

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 271 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 270 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Job 28:28 ESV / 270 helpful votes

And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”

Deuteronomy 6:23 ESV / 270 helpful votes

And he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in and give us the land that he swore to give to our fathers.

Proverbs 3:13 ESV / 269 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 268 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:13 ESV / 268 helpful votes

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.

John 14:27 ESV / 268 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 268 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Ecclesiastes 9:18 ESV / 268 helpful votes

Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

Proverbs 3:14 ESV / 268 helpful votes

For the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.

Psalm 107:43 ESV / 268 helpful votes

Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 267 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Ecclesiastes 7:19 ESV / 267 helpful votes

Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

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