100 Bible Verses about Finding Yourself

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 57 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. ...

Matthew 16:25 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 46 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. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ...

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 34 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.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 32 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.

Matthew 7:13 ESV / 31 helpful votes

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.

Matthew 5:37 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 25 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.

Matthew 16:24 ESV / 24 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.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 23 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.

Matthew 5:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

1 Timothy 4:1-16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. ...

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Acts 20:28 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

John 3:16 ESV / 19 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.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:38 ESV / 18 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 18 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 17 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 Peter 5:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 16 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.

Matthew 7:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 16 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 5:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Galatians 1:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 14 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 John 3:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Proverbs 19:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 14 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. ...

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

Romans 5:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 16:33 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 8:32 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Matthew 10:39 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 3:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

2 Corinthians 1:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Genesis 6:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

1 Peter 4:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you;

1 Peter 4:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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.

James 5:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 11 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,

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 11 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.

Acts 17:30 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

John 14:27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

James 1:12 ESV / 10 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.

1 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:6-7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;

Matthew 12:31-32 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 10 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.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 9 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. ...

James 4:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 9 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.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Job 32:1-22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. Then Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, burned with anger. He burned with anger at Job because he justified himself rather than God. He burned with anger also at Job's three friends because they had found no answer, although they had declared Job to be in the wrong. Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were older than he. And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, he burned with anger. ...

Revelation 1:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

John 3:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:5-10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. ...

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Job 33:1-33 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“But now, hear my speech, O Job, and listen to all my words. Behold, I open my mouth; the tongue in my mouth speaks. My words declare the uprightness of my heart, and what my lips know they speak sincerely. The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Answer me, if you can; set your words in order before me; take your stand. ...

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

James 5:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Romans 5:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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.

Job 35:1-16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And Elihu answered and said: “Do you think this to be just? Do you say, ‘It is my right before God,’ that you ask, ‘What advantage have I? How am I better off than if I had sinned?’ I will answer you and your friends with you. Look at the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds, which are higher than you. ...

James 1:23-24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.

2 Corinthians 3:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Proverbs 3:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

Jude 1:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

John 14:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

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