100 Bible Verses about Follow Me

Matthew 16:24 ESV / 189 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.

Matthew 4:19 ESV / 151 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Matthew 9:9 ESV / 146 helpful votes

As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.

Matthew 19:21 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Matthew 10:38 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

John 10:27 ESV / 99 helpful votes

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

Matthew 8:22 ESV / 87 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”

Luke 9:23 ESV / 82 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.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

John 12:26 ESV / 78 helpful votes

If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 75 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8:12 ESV / 75 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.”

Mark 8:34 ESV / 72 helpful votes

And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Luke 18:22 ESV / 69 helpful votes

When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Mark 10:21 ESV / 67 helpful votes

And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

John 1:43 ESV / 66 helpful votes

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”

Mark 2:14 ESV / 62 helpful votes

And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.

Matthew 4:20 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Immediately they left their nets and followed him.

1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 59 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 59 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 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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

John 1:1 ESV / 58 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 55 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 119:105 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

John 21:19 ESV / 52 helpful votes

(This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Matthew 16:24-25 ESV / 50 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. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

John 14:6 ESV / 49 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 Peter 2:21 ESV / 47 helpful votes

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

John 13:35 ESV / 47 helpful votes

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

John 3:16 ESV / 46 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.

Luke 5:27 ESV / 45 helpful votes

After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.”

Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Luke 14:28 ESV / 44 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?

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 44 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Mark 1:16-18 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him.

Matthew 10:22 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 42 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 8:29 ESV / 42 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.

John 12:25 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Luke 14:33 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:18-20 ESV / 41 helpful votes

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him.

Psalm 37:23 ESV / 41 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;

Judges 8:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

So he said to the men of Succoth, “Please give loaves of bread to the people who follow me, for they are exhausted, and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.”

Genesis 24:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

The servant said to him, “Perhaps the woman may not be willing to follow me to this land. Must I then take your son back to the land from which you came?”

Luke 14:26 ESV / 40 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.

Matthew 25:34 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Matthew 3:1-17 ESV / 40 helpful votes

In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan were going out to him, ...

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

John 6:2 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Mark 2:1-28 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” ...

Matthew 10:37 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

1 Kings 20:10 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Ben-hadad sent to him and said, “The gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me.”

2 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!

John 15:12 ESV / 38 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

2 Kings 6:19 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And Elisha said to them, “This is not the way, and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek.” And he led them to Samaria.

Genesis 24:39 ESV / 38 helpful votes

I said to my master, ‘Perhaps the woman will not follow me.’

Luke 5:27-28 ESV / 37 helpful votes

After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

1 John 4:16 ESV / 35 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:13 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 33 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Mark 3:1-35 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. ...

Psalm 63:3-4 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 31 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 19 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.

John 21:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”

John 16:33 ESV / 14 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.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 14 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.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 14 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.”

Romans 8:28 ESV / 12 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.

John 10:1-42 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” ...

John 13:36 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.”

Luke 9:59 ESV / 9 helpful votes

To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 8 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,

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

John 10:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.

John 5:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

Jeremiah 29:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

1 John 2:3-4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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,

1 Peter 2:21-22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.

James 2:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor would be in vain.

1 Thessalonians 3:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith,

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 7 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.

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

John 14:1-31 ESV / 7 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?” ...

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 7 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.”

James 2:20-24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

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