100 Bible Verses about Favor

Psalm 5:12 ESV / 601 helpful votes

For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.

Psalm 90:17 ESV / 590 helpful votes

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

Psalm 84:11 ESV / 467 helpful votes

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 30:5 ESV / 329 helpful votes

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Genesis 6:8 ESV / 296 helpful votes

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Ephesians 1:11 ESV / 280 helpful votes

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

Proverbs 3:1-4 ESV / 255 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Luke 2:52 ESV / 233 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 58:11 ESV / 225 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.

Esther 2:15-18 ESV / 207 helpful votes

When the turn came for Esther the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his own daughter, to go in to the king, she asked for nothing except what Hegai the king's eunuch, who had charge of the women, advised. Now Esther was winning favor in the eyes of all who saw her. And when Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign, the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. Then the king gave a great feast for all his officials and servants; it was Esther's feast. He also granted a remission of taxes to the provinces and gave gifts with royal generosity.

Psalm 102:13 ESV / 198 helpful votes

You will arise and have pity on Zion; it is the time to favor her; the appointed time has come.

Matthew 6:31-33 ESV / 192 helpful votes

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Genesis 18:3 ESV / 190 helpful votes

And said, “O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 184 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.

Genesis 39:4 ESV / 182 helpful votes

So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had.

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 178 helpful votes

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 163 helpful votes

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 3:33-35 ESV / 141 helpful votes

The Lord's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous. Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor. The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace.

Psalm 106:4 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them,

Proverbs 3:34 ESV / 120 helpful votes

Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.

Numbers 6:25-26 ESV / 120 helpful votes

The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Daniel 1:9 ESV / 112 helpful votes

And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs,

John 1:16 ESV / 104 helpful votes

And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

Exodus 3:21 ESV / 104 helpful votes

And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and when you go, you shall not go empty,

Matthew 5:8 ESV / 102 helpful votes

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Exodus 33:17 ESV / 102 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”

Psalm 89:17 ESV / 99 helpful votes

For you are the glory of their strength; by your favor our horn is exalted.

Esther 2:8-9 ESV / 97 helpful votes

So when the king's order and his edict were proclaimed, and when many young women were gathered in Susa the citadel in custody of Hegai, Esther also was taken into the king's palace and put in custody of Hegai, who had charge of the women. And the young woman pleased him and won his favor. And he quickly provided her with her cosmetics and her portion of food, and with seven chosen young women from the king's palace, and advanced her and her young women to the best place in the harem.

Luke 1:30 ESV / 89 helpful votes

And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

Ruth 2:10 ESV / 80 helpful votes

Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?”

Genesis 19:19 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have shown me great kindness in saving my life. But I cannot escape to the hills, lest the disaster overtake me and I die.

Proverbs 16:15 ESV / 72 helpful votes

In the light of a king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.

Acts 7:10 ESV / 67 helpful votes

And rescued him out of all his afflictions and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him ruler over Egypt and over all his household.

Genesis 32:5 ESV / 67 helpful votes

I have oxen, donkeys, flocks, male servants, and female servants. I have sent to tell my lord, in order that I may find favor in your sight.’”

Psalm 112:6-10 ESV / 63 helpful votes

For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries. He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor. The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish!

Esther 5:2 ESV / 63 helpful votes

And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.

Genesis 26:3 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 59 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.

Isaiah 49:8 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “In a time of favor I have answered you; in a day of salvation I have helped you; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, to establish the land, to apportion the desolate heritages,

Proverbs 8:35 ESV / 55 helpful votes

For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord,

Proverbs 3:13-18 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. ...

Romans 15:13 ESV / 52 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 52 helpful votes

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

1 Samuel 16:22 ESV / 52 helpful votes

And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Let David remain in my service, for he has found favor in my sight.”

Genesis 12:2 ESV / 52 helpful votes

And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

Proverbs 3:4 ESV / 51 helpful votes

So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Judges 6:17 ESV / 51 helpful votes

And he said to him, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, then show me a sign that it is you who speak with me.

Malachi 1:11 ESV / 50 helpful votes

For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.

Psalm 91:14-16 ESV / 49 helpful votes

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Ezra 7:6 ESV / 49 helpful votes

This Ezra went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses that the Lord, the God of Israel, had given, and the king granted him all that he asked, for the hand of the Lord his God was on him.

Psalm 103:1-5 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 68:19 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah

1 Samuel 2:26 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Now the young man Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the Lord and also with man.

Genesis 31:55 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Early in the morning Laban arose and kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned home.

Isaiah 54:15-17 ESV / 45 helpful votes

If anyone stirs up strife, it is not from me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you. Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and produces a weapon for its purpose. I have also created the ravager to destroy; no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 44 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. ...

2 Corinthians 9:8-9 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”

Romans 5:17 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

Psalm 91:1-4 ESV / 41 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.

Genesis 26:24 ESV / 40 helpful votes

And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will bless you and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham's sake.”

Zechariah 9:11-12 ESV / 39 helpful votes

As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Proverbs 12:2 ESV / 39 helpful votes

A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns.

Psalm 91:9-13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

Exodus 12:35-36 ESV / 38 helpful votes

The people of Israel had also done as Moses told them, for they had asked the Egyptians for silver and gold jewelry and for clothing. And the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.

Genesis 39:21 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Esther 8:9 ESV / 36 helpful votes

The king's scribes were summoned at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day. And an edict was written, according to all that Mordecai commanded concerning the Jews, to the satraps and the governors and the officials of the provinces from India to Ethiopia, 127 provinces, to each province in its own script and to each people in its own language, and also to the Jews in their script and their language.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Matthew 22:1-46 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.’ But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, ...

Psalm 91:5-8 ESV / 34 helpful votes

You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Genesis 30:27 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your sight, I have learned by divination that the Lord has blessed me because of you.

Isaiah 60:10 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Foreigners shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister to you; for in my wrath I struck you, but in my favor I have had mercy on you.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 31 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Romans 6:14 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Acts 2:47 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Job 10:12 ESV / 30 helpful votes

You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit.

2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

Psalm 103:11-16 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; ...

1 Kings 10:4-9 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, their clothing, his cupbearers, and his burnt offerings that he offered at the house of the Lord, there was no more breath in her. And she said to the king, “The report was true that I heard in my own land of your words and of your wisdom, but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report that I heard. Happy are your men! Happy are your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! ...

James 4:6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 3:19-23 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew. My son, do not lose sight of these— keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble.

Psalm 80:7 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Psalm 80:3 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Exodus 33:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Moses said to the Lord, “See, you say to me, ‘Bring up this people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’

Romans 8:28 ESV / 25 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.

Job 33:26 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Then man prays to God, and he accepts him; he sees his face with a shout of joy, and he restores to man his righteousness.

Ephesians 3:19-21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 2:13-17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.

Ephesians 1:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

Deuteronomy 33:23 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And of Naphtali he said, “O Naphtali, sated with favor, and full of the blessing of the Lord, possess the lake and the south.”

Numbers 6:23-26 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

2 Corinthians 6:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

Ephesians 2:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Isaiah 59:21 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children's offspring,” says the Lord, “from this time forth and forevermore.”

Proverbs 14:11-14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief. The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.

John 1:14 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Proverbs 4:5-9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. 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. Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will place on your head a graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”

Psalm 103:16-19 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.

1 Kings 10:1-29 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions. She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels bearing spices and very much gold and precious stones. And when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind. And Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing hidden from the king that he could not explain to her. And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, their clothing, his cupbearers, and his burnt offerings that he offered at the house of the Lord, there was no more breath in her. ...

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