100 Bible Verses about Failure

1 John 1:9 ESV / 2,308 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:16 ESV / 2,155 helpful votes

For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 2,112 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 1,725 helpful votes

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 1,564 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.

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 1,445 helpful votes

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 1,360 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,289 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.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 1,268 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 1,265 helpful votes

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Psalm 145:14 ESV / 1,255 helpful votes

The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 1,212 helpful votes

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

Acts 22:16 ESV / 1,164 helpful votes

And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 1,139 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 1,128 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Philippians 4:4-7 ESV / 1,096 helpful votes

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 1,070 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.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 1,065 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.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 1,061 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Psalm 37:23-24 ESV / 1,003 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.

John 3:16 ESV / 995 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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 976 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 ESV / 956 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 14:1-31 ESV / 946 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...

Psalm 40:2-3 ESV / 904 helpful votes

He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

James 2:24 ESV / 893 helpful votes

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

James 2:18 ESV / 887 helpful votes

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

John 8:24 ESV / 877 helpful votes

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 873 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.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 870 helpful votes

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

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 868 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 833 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:1 ESV / 830 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 814 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.

Matthew 3:8 ESV / 814 helpful votes

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Luke 13:3 ESV / 806 helpful votes

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 788 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.

Philippians 3:13 ESV / 784 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 776 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 735 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,

Romans 8:28 ESV / 735 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.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 724 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.”

Lamentations 3:22 ESV / 723 helpful votes

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;

Isaiah 41:9 ESV / 719 helpful votes

You whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, “You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off”;

James 1:2 ESV / 697 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

Proverbs 20:30 ESV / 688 helpful votes

Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 653 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 650 helpful votes

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

Matthew 6:5 ESV / 647 helpful votes

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 646 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:2 ESV / 637 helpful votes

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 628 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 611 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 / 602 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. ...

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV / 586 helpful votes

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Joshua 23:14 ESV / 585 helpful votes

“And now I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one word has failed of all the good things that the Lord your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 547 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

John 21:1-25 ESV / 522 helpful votes

After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” ...

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 503 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 497 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 496 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV / 484 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 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.

Proverbs 24:10 ESV / 479 helpful votes

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 477 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:29 ESV / 468 helpful votes

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 ESV / 465 helpful votes

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 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.

Habakkuk 2:3 ESV / 464 helpful votes

For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.

Proverbs 29:25 ESV / 463 helpful votes

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 463 helpful votes

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 462 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 462 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.”

1 Corinthians 10:12 ESV / 458 helpful votes

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.

Joshua 21:45 ESV / 458 helpful votes

Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 ESV / 456 helpful votes

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 453 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. ...

1 Corinthians 6:2 ESV / 453 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases?

Psalm 23:2 ESV / 452 helpful votes

He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.

John 14:3 ESV / 450 helpful votes

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

Hebrews 4:14-16 ESV / 449 helpful votes

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 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. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Job 14:1 ESV / 446 helpful votes

“Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.

Romans 5:4 ESV / 440 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Luke 10:3 ESV / 437 helpful votes

Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 436 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. ...

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 434 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 376 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.”

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 373 helpful votes

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 366 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 3:15 ESV / 364 helpful votes

If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

Hebrews 4:6 ESV / 362 helpful votes

Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience,

Luke 14:30 ESV / 356 helpful votes

Saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’

2 Chronicles 26:5 ESV / 349 helpful votes

He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God, and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 331 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.

Psalm 46:5 ESV / 327 helpful votes

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 326 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.

Ezekiel 16:49-50 ESV / 267 helpful votes

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 264 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 263 helpful votes

By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

1 Timothy 1:10 ESV / 263 helpful votes

The sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,

Psalm 34:17-19 ESV / 253 helpful votes

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 34:17-20 ESV / 252 helpful votes

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.

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