100 Bible Verses about Gods Providence

Romans 8:28 ESV / 125 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.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

Daniel 4:35 ESV / 85 helpful votes

All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”

Genesis 50:20 ESV / 84 helpful votes

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

Proverbs 16:33 ESV / 82 helpful votes

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 80 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Matthew 6:26 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Matthew 10:29 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 65 helpful votes

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Genesis 45:5-8 ESV / 64 helpful votes

And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 63 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 103:19 ESV / 63 helpful votes

The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 62 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.

Acts 4:27-28 ESV / 62 helpful votes

For truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.

Proverbs 21:1 ESV / 61 helpful votes

The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.

James 1:17 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 52 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Romans 11:36 ESV / 52 helpful votes

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Acts 17:26 ESV / 52 helpful votes

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,

Ephesians 1:11 ESV / 51 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,

Matthew 6:25-34 ESV / 51 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? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ...

Daniel 2:21 ESV / 51 helpful votes

He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Psalm 145:17 ESV / 50 helpful votes

The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.

Genesis 8:22 ESV / 50 helpful votes

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

Matthew 5:45 ESV / 48 helpful votes

So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Job 11:7-9 ESV / 47 helpful votes

“Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty? It is higher than heaven—what can you do? Deeper than Sheol—what can you know? Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.

Matthew 10:29-31 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 45 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.

Colossians 1:17 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

John 3:27 ESV / 43 helpful votes

John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.

Acts 17:28 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’

Acts 14:17 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”

Isaiah 50:2 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Why, when I came, was there no man; why, when I called, was there no one to answer? Is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, by my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a desert; their fish stink for lack of water and die of thirst.

Psalm 119:75 ESV / 42 helpful votes

I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.

Nehemiah 9:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.

John 15:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

James 4:13-15 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 40 helpful votes

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Job 12:23 ESV / 40 helpful votes

He makes nations great, and he destroys them; he enlarges nations, and leads them away.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 39 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.

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 38 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

Colossians 1:16 ESV / 38 helpful votes

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Philippians 2:12-13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Acts 24:2 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And when he had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying: “Since through you we enjoy much peace, and since by your foresight, most excellent Felix, reforms are being made for this nation,

Acts 2:23 ESV / 38 helpful votes

This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.

Psalm 145:15-16 ESV / 38 helpful votes

The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Psalm 75:6 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up,

Psalm 34:10 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Psalm 33:11 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 36 helpful votes

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

2 Timothy 2:13 ESV / 35 helpful votes

If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Proverbs 20:24 ESV / 34 helpful votes

A man's steps are from the Lord; how then can man understand his way?

Proverbs 16:1 ESV / 34 helpful votes

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 33 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Esther 4:14 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Deuteronomy 29:5-6 ESV / 33 helpful votes

I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn off your feet. You have not eaten bread, and you have not drunk wine or strong drink, that you may know that I am the Lord your God.

Romans 13:14 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 32 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.

Matthew 10:30 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

Jeremiah 10:23 ESV / 32 helpful votes

I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

Psalm 104:21-29 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God. When the sun rises, they steal away and lie down in their dens. Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening. O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great. ...

Psalm 22:28 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 30 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,

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Psalm 135:5-7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.

Psalm 104:14 ESV / 30 helpful votes

You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:4 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 28 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 28 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 28 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 10:17 ESV / 28 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Psalm 139:10 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.

Exodus 14:17 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they shall go in after them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and his horsemen.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Acts 18:21 ESV / 26 helpful votes

But on taking leave of them he said, “I will return to you if God wills,” and he set sail from Ephesus.

Psalm 84:11 ESV / 26 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.

Genesis 50:15-21 ESV / 26 helpful votes

When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died, ‘Say to Joseph, Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? ...

Acts 2:3 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.

John 14:6 ESV / 25 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.

Exodus 12:36 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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 45:5 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

Hebrews 3:12 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.

2 Corinthians 9:8-11 ESV / 24 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.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

Romans 11:32 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 23 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.

Romans 9:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Daniel 4:25 ESV / 23 helpful votes

That you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. You shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and you shall be wet with the dew of heaven, and seven periods of time shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will.

Job 1:21 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Philippians 2:12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

Romans 11:33 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

Matthew 6:31-32 ESV / 22 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.

Ephesians 1:9-12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 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, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

Psalm 139:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

James 4:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

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