100 Bible Verses about Gods Sovereignty

Psalm 115:3 ESV / 222 helpful votes

Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.

Daniel 4:35 ESV / 206 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?”

Ephesians 1:11 ESV / 198 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,

Psalm 135:6 ESV / 164 helpful votes

Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 159 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.

Proverbs 21:1 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 148 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 46:10 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’

Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 20:6 ESV / 129 helpful votes

And said, “O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.

Psalm 103:19 ESV / 128 helpful votes

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

Job 42:2 ESV / 121 helpful votes

“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

Romans 9:18 ESV / 117 helpful votes

So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.

Genesis 50:20 ESV / 117 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 16:4 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Romans 9:21 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 97 helpful votes

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

John 6:44 ESV / 96 helpful votes

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

Isaiah 43:13 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Also henceforth I am he; there is none who can deliver from my hand; I work, and who can turn it back?”

Proverbs 16:33 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Romans 9:11 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls—

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.

Isaiah 45:7 ESV / 88 helpful votes

I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.

Isaiah 14:27 ESV / 84 helpful votes

For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?

1 Timothy 6:15 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

Romans 11:36 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:23 ESV / 83 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.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 83 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 81 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.

Exodus 4:11 ESV / 81 helpful votes

Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?

Colossians 1:16 ESV / 77 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.

Jeremiah 32:27 ESV / 77 helpful votes

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?

Ephesians 1:11-12 ESV / 75 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, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

John 6:37 ESV / 74 helpful votes

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

Deuteronomy 32:39 ESV / 74 helpful votes

“‘See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.

Romans 8:29 ESV / 72 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.

Jeremiah 10:23 ESV / 72 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.

John 6:65 ESV / 71 helpful votes

And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”

Isaiah 14:24 ESV / 71 helpful votes

The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,

Acts 13:48 ESV / 70 helpful votes

And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

John 19:11 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.”

Lamentations 3:37 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it?

Jeremiah 32:17 ESV / 70 helpful votes

‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

1 Chronicles 29:11 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 69 helpful votes

You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 66 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.

Romans 9:20 ESV / 65 helpful votes

But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”

Acts 4:27-28 ESV / 65 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.

Jeremiah 27:5 ESV / 65 helpful votes

“It is I who by my great power and my outstretched arm have made the earth, with the men and animals that are on the earth, and I give it to whomever it seems right to me.

Philippians 1:29 ESV / 64 helpful votes

For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake,

Psalm 29:10 ESV / 63 helpful votes

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 62 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,

Romans 8:29-30 ESV / 61 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. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Daniel 2:21 ESV / 61 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 139:16 ESV / 61 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.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 60 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.

Proverbs 16:1 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 10:14 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.

Colossians 1:17 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Daniel 4:17 ESV / 58 helpful votes

The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, the decision by the word of the holy ones, to the end that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.’

Titus 1:1 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness,

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 3:37-38 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come?

Ezra 1:1 ESV / 55 helpful votes

In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing:

Romans 9:19 ESV / 53 helpful votes

You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?”

Psalm 22:28 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Job 1:12 ESV / 53 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

Revelation 12:9 ESV / 52 helpful votes

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Proverbs 20:24 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 2:10 ESV / 52 helpful votes

The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; against them he will thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth; he will give strength to his king and exalt the power of his anointed.”

Revelation 4:11 ESV / 51 helpful votes

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

Matthew 10:29-30 ESV / 51 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.

Isaiah 40:22 ESV / 51 helpful votes

It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;

Deuteronomy 4:39 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.

1 Timothy 1:17 ESV / 50 helpful votes

To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Deuteronomy 2:30 ESV / 49 helpful votes

But Sihon the king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him, for the Lord your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, that he might give him into your hand, as he is this day.

Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

1 Chronicles 29:12 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.

Amos 3:6 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Is a trumpet blown in a city, and the people are not afraid? Does disaster come to a city, unless the Lord has done it?

Isaiah 46:9-10 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’

Romans 9:15 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

Exodus 17:16 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Saying, “A hand upon the throne of the Lord! The Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”

Hebrews 4:13 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Acts 17:24 ESV / 44 helpful votes

The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 44 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.

Revelation 13:8 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 43 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

James 1:18 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 42 helpful votes

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Romans 11:33 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Malachi 3:6 ESV / 41 helpful votes

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

2 Peter 1:10 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 40 helpful votes

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

Matthew 10:29 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:10 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Acts 17:26 ESV / 39 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,

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