100 Bible Verses about Dying To Self

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 1,574 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 9:23 ESV / 1,315 helpful votes

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Galatians 5:24 ESV / 979 helpful votes

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

John 12:24 ESV / 821 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 674 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Matthew 10:38 ESV / 655 helpful votes

And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Mark 8:35 ESV / 608 helpful votes

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.

Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 605 helpful votes

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. ...

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 556 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 538 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.

Romans 6:11 ESV / 537 helpful votes

So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:31 ESV / 517 helpful votes

I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!

Philippians 1:21 ESV / 458 helpful votes

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Romans 6:8 ESV / 452 helpful votes

Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 426 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.

John 3:30 ESV / 400 helpful votes

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Romans 6:23 ESV / 399 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philippians 2:1-30 ESV / 383 helpful votes

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, ...

Colossians 3:3 ESV / 355 helpful votes

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Luke 9:23-24 ESV / 347 helpful votes

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

Matthew 16:24 ESV / 342 helpful votes

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Romans 6:11-14 ESV / 339 helpful votes

So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 338 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 338 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.

1 Peter 4:1-11 ESV / 331 helpful votes

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. ...

2 Timothy 2:11 ESV / 323 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

Romans 6:3 ESV / 307 helpful votes

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

Romans 8:12-13 ESV / 298 helpful votes

So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

2 Corinthians 4:8 ESV / 293 helpful votes

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;

1 Peter 4:1-2 ESV / 285 helpful votes

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.

Romans 6:6 ESV / 281 helpful votes

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 271 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,

Galatians 6:14 ESV / 268 helpful votes

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Romans 6:4 ESV / 268 helpful votes

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

Luke 14:26 ESV / 258 helpful votes

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 249 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 249 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 14:6 ESV / 243 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.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 241 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.

John 15:5 ESV / 237 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.

Romans 7:1-25 ESV / 231 helpful votes

Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. ...

1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 225 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 221 helpful votes

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

Psalm 116:15 ESV / 218 helpful votes

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Luke 14:33 ESV / 216 helpful votes

So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 213 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Colossians 3:5 ESV / 210 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:22-24 ESV / 207 helpful votes

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

John 3:3 ESV / 206 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 202 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:13 ESV / 201 helpful votes

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

Luke 14:27 ESV / 200 helpful votes

Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

1 Peter 4:2 ESV / 196 helpful votes

So as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 196 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 23:4 ESV / 196 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.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 193 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. ...

Romans 6:13 ESV / 191 helpful votes

Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.

John 11:25-26 ESV / 186 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 183 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Luke 14:28 ESV / 183 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?

John 15:1-27 ESV / 181 helpful votes

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 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. ...

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 180 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.

John 15:8 ESV / 179 helpful votes

By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

Ephesians 4:20-24 ESV / 176 helpful votes

But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Revelation 14:13 ESV / 175 helpful votes

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 175 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

1 Corinthians 15:42-44 ESV / 175 helpful votes

So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

Titus 2:12 ESV / 174 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:22 ESV / 173 helpful votes

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,

Philippians 3:8 ESV / 170 helpful votes

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

Romans 8:28 ESV / 170 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.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 170 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Luke 9:24-25 ESV / 168 helpful votes

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 167 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.

Romans 14:8 ESV / 161 helpful votes

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

Revelation 12:11 ESV / 159 helpful votes

And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

1 John 2:2 ESV / 156 helpful votes

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Romans 6:5 ESV / 156 helpful votes

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 154 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Colossians 3:10 ESV / 150 helpful votes

And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

Romans 6:6-7 ESV / 149 helpful votes

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin.

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 149 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 147 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 144 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 143 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. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

1 John 2:15 ESV / 142 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.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 138 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.

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 137 helpful votes

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

Matthew 16:25 ESV / 136 helpful votes

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 135 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Colossians 1:24 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,

1 John 1:9 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 130 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

Matthew 5:7 ESV / 125 helpful votes

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

1 John 5:4 ESV / 121 helpful votes

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Philippians 2:8 ESV / 116 helpful votes

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Romans 6:15 ESV / 111 helpful votes

What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!

Colossians 2:20 ESV / 108 helpful votes

If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations—

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