100 Bible Verses about Decision Making

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 4,021 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.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 2,839 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.

James 1:5 ESV / 2,745 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 2,168 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.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 2,084 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 30:21 ESV / 2,016 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.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 1,649 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 / 1,648 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 1,501 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 10:31 ESV / 1,481 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 1,458 helpful votes

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

James 3:17 ESV / 1,411 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 16:33 ESV / 1,312 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 1,305 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,

John 5:30 ESV / 1,244 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.

Proverbs 18:1-24 ESV / 1,235 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. ...

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 1,179 helpful votes

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

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 1,043 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.”

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 1,002 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:1-33 ESV / 996 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. ...

Psalm 25:4 ESV / 969 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 938 helpful votes

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

Psalm 32:8 ESV / 900 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 1:17-19 ESV / 824 helpful votes

Was I vacillating when I wanted to do this? Do I make my plans according to the flesh, ready to say “Yes, yes” and “No, no” at the same time? As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but in him it is always Yes.

1 Kings 3:16-28 ESV / 819 helpful votes

Then two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. The one woman said, “Oh, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house, and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house. Then on the third day after I gave birth, this woman also gave birth. And we were alone. There was no one else with us in the house; only we two were in the house. And this woman's son died in the night, because she lay on him. And she arose at midnight and took my son from beside me, while your servant slept, and laid him at her breast, and laid her dead son at my breast. ...

James 1:12 ESV / 720 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.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 700 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 568 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 546 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 2:6 ESV / 501 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:12 ESV / 492 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 / 474 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 468 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 453 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 422 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.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 414 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 405 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 403 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 396 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 16:13 ESV / 389 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.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 384 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 375 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.”

James 4:7 ESV / 367 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 347 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 346 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.

James 1:5-6 ESV / 342 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.

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 340 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 315 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 / 305 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 / 303 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 30:19 ESV / 299 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 / 290 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 287 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 278 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 276 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 ...

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 267 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 262 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 258 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.

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 254 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 252 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 13:5 ESV / 249 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.”

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 240 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 / 240 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:1-5 ESV / 238 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.

Isaiah 58:11 ESV / 233 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.

Proverbs 27:12 ESV / 232 helpful votes

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

John 8:12 ESV / 225 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.”

Jeremiah 6:16 ESV / 210 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.’

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 207 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing,

Romans 14:19 ESV / 200 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 ESV / 199 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.”

1 John 1:9 ESV / 197 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 192 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 11:1 ESV / 190 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 188 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 188 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:2 ESV / 187 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 180 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 178 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:3 ESV / 178 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:19 ESV / 171 helpful votes

And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, 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,

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 167 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 167 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. ...

Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 166 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 / 166 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:7-9 ESV / 161 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 Timothy 3:17 ESV / 160 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

Exodus 28:15 ESV / 152 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.

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 151 helpful votes

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

Exodus 28:30 ESV / 150 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 / 149 helpful votes

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

Psalm 62:1-2 ESV / 147 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 alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Luke 14:28 ESV / 144 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?

Romans 14:23 ESV / 143 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 18:17 ESV / 138 helpful votes

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

Joel 3:14 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 29:29 ESV / 132 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.

Matthew 6:33-34 ESV / 125 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.

1 Kings 3:5-12 ESV / 104 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?” ...

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