100 Bible Verses about God Knows Our Thoughts

Romans 12:2 ESV / 2,045 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.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 1,896 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Psalm 139:23-24 ESV / 1,657 helpful votes

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Isaiah 55:8 ESV / 1,646 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 1,635 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 1,574 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Psalm 139:1-2 ESV / 1,542 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

1 Corinthians 2:11 ESV / 1,485 helpful votes

For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 1,288 helpful votes

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 21:2 ESV / 1,285 helpful votes

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.

Isaiah 55:7 ESV / 1,263 helpful votes

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 1,256 helpful votes

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

Job 31:1 ESV / 1,254 helpful votes

“I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?

Matthew 6:25 ESV / 1,252 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Romans 12:3 ESV / 1,236 helpful votes

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.

Mark 7:20-23 ESV / 1,234 helpful votes

And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV / 1,229 helpful votes

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.

1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV / 1,228 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

Matthew 6:7 ESV / 1,227 helpful votes

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 1,213 helpful votes

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.

Proverbs 14:12 ESV / 1,211 helpful votes

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

Luke 12:22-23 ESV / 1,209 helpful votes

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

Proverbs 4:26 ESV / 1,209 helpful votes

Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.

Romans 12:1-13:14 ESV / 1,180 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. ...

Isaiah 55:1-57:21 ESV / 1,180 helpful votes

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you. ...

Proverbs 4:1-26:28 ESV / 1,180 helpful votes

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. ...

Isaiah 55:1-58:14 ESV / 1,111 helpful votes

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you. ...

Proverbs 16:2 ESV / 1,049 helpful votes

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.

Philippians 4:2 ESV / 1,045 helpful votes

I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.

Hebrews 4:2 ESV / 1,033 helpful votes

For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.

1 Corinthians 3:2 ESV / 1,024 helpful votes

I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready,

1 Corinthians 1:10-13 ESV / 1,017 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

Psalm 139:3 ESV / 1,001 helpful votes

You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 979 helpful votes

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Mark 7:2 ESV / 973 helpful votes

They saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed.

1 Corinthians 2:11-12 ESV / 962 helpful votes

For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.

Proverbs 4:3 ESV / 957 helpful votes

When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,

Psalm 139:2 ESV / 940 helpful votes

You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 936 helpful votes

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Psalm 94:11 ESV / 810 helpful votes

The Lord—knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 763 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 748 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ...

1 John 1:9 ESV / 731 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 John 1:8 ESV / 727 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Ephesians 4:22-32 ESV / 727 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. Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, ...

Romans 7:25 ESV / 725 helpful votes

Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 718 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 708 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 685 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 680 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 678 helpful votes

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

1 John 3:20 ESV / 672 helpful votes

For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

Matthew 15:11 ESV / 667 helpful votes

It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

Matthew 12:43-45 ESV / 652 helpful votes

“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation.”

Romans 1:28 ESV / 648 helpful votes

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

Colossians 3:2-5 ESV / 630 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 626 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 621 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 580 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.

Matthew 9:4 ESV / 563 helpful votes

But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 545 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Matthew 6:1-7:29 ESV / 540 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “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. ...

Isaiah 66:18 ESV / 523 helpful votes

“For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory,

Psalm 139:1 ESV / 512 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me!

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 508 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 506 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.”

Psalm 139:17 ESV / 500 helpful votes

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

Psalm 139:4 ESV / 484 helpful votes

Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 480 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:5 ESV / 458 helpful votes

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

Luke 12:2 ESV / 458 helpful votes

Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

Proverbs 4:1-27 ESV / 436 helpful votes

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. ...

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 411 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 409 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.

Galatians 5:1 ESV / 408 helpful votes

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

John 10:10 ESV / 377 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 354 helpful votes

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

Psalm 18:30 ESV / 350 helpful votes

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 311 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,

James 4:7 ESV / 288 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 285 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 272 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.

1 Corinthians 2:10 ESV / 252 helpful votes

These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV / 248 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 233 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.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 225 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. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 23:7 ESV / 221 helpful votes

For he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 215 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 Chronicles 28:9 ESV / 212 helpful votes

“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.

1 Corinthians 2:1 ESV / 198 helpful votes

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.

1 Corinthians 1:1-31 ESV / 189 helpful votes

Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— ...

Proverbs 20:27 ESV / 188 helpful votes

The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts.

Jeremiah 17:10 ESV / 153 helpful votes

“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”

1 Kings 8:39 ESV / 142 helpful votes

Then hear in heaven your dwelling place and forgive and act and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways (for you, you only, know the hearts of all the children of mankind),

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 138 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. ...

John 17:3 ESV / 134 helpful votes

And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Matthew 12:25 ESV / 133 helpful votes

Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.

John 2:25 ESV / 130 helpful votes

And needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 126 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.”

John 14:6 ESV / 122 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.

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