100 Bible Verses about Decision Making

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 2,604 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.

James 1:5 ESV / 1,784 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.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 1,298 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,170 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.

Isaiah 30:21 ESV / 1,123 helpful votes

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 1,104 helpful votes

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 783 helpful votes

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 751 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 741 helpful votes

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 638 helpful votes

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

Psalm 32:8 ESV / 624 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 608 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 591 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.

James 3:17 ESV / 562 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.

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 512 helpful votes

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 16:33 ESV / 469 helpful votes

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 446 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 443 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:12 ESV / 425 helpful votes

Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 409 helpful votes

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 18:1-24 ESV / 400 helpful votes

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace. The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice. ...

Romans 8:28 ESV / 382 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.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 372 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.

John 5:30 ESV / 372 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 362 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 350 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.”

James 4:7 ESV / 314 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 312 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 307 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 295 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 291 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 288 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 273 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 271 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 264 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.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 259 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 255 helpful votes

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Psalm 19:8 ESV / 251 helpful votes

The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 247 helpful votes

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 247 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 245 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.

John 16:13 ESV / 230 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 226 helpful votes

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deuteronomy 30:19 ESV / 226 helpful votes

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

Proverbs 14:12 ESV / 219 helpful votes

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 213 helpful votes

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 212 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,

Proverbs 27:12 ESV / 209 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:1-5 ESV / 191 helpful votes

My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Jeremiah 6:16 ESV / 183 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

Isaiah 58:11 ESV / 181 helpful votes

And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 180 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.”

Romans 14:19 ESV / 178 helpful votes

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 176 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.

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 171 helpful votes

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 168 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 168 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 164 helpful votes

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

John 8:12 ESV / 163 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Proverbs 21:2 ESV / 161 helpful votes

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 156 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 155 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 154 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. ...

Psalm 19:7-9 ESV / 154 helpful votes

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

2 Peter 1:19 ESV / 151 helpful votes

And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing,

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 144 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 141 helpful votes

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 140 helpful votes

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

1 John 1:9 ESV / 138 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 133 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 133 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

Exodus 28:15 ESV / 130 helpful votes

“You shall make a breastpiece of judgment, in skilled work. In the style of the ephod you shall make it—of gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen shall you make it.

Psalm 62:1-2 ESV / 129 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Exodus 28:30 ESV / 129 helpful votes

And in the breastpiece of judgment you shall put the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be on Aaron's heart, when he goes in before the Lord. Thus Aaron shall bear the judgment of the people of Israel on his heart before the Lord regularly.

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 126 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

James 1:12 ESV / 125 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

2 Timothy 3:17 ESV / 125 helpful votes

That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 124 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. 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.

Romans 14:23 ESV / 123 helpful votes

But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.

Proverbs 11:1 ESV / 123 helpful votes

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.

Luke 14:28 ESV / 121 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?

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 ESV / 118 helpful votes

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:17 ESV / 112 helpful votes

The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.

Deuteronomy 29:29 ESV / 110 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.

James 1:5-6 ESV / 109 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. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Matthew 6:33-34 ESV / 109 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Proverbs 22:3 ESV / 105 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 104 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:1-33 ESV / 101 helpful votes

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. ...

1 Kings 3:5-12 ESV / 99 helpful votes

At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” ...

Psalm 25:4 ESV / 94 helpful votes

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.

Joel 3:14 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.

Psalm 25:4-5 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

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