100 Bible Verses about Gods Will

Romans 12:2 ESV / 1,629 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.

1 Peter 2:15 ESV / 1,507 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 1,354 helpful votes

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 1,295 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,261 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 6:10 ESV / 1,131 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 1,117 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

Ephesians 5:17 ESV / 1,006 helpful votes

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 980 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.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 918 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 862 helpful votes

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

Micah 6:8 ESV / 780 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 778 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 7:17 ESV / 773 helpful votes

If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 770 helpful votes

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 761 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

1 John 2:17 ESV / 743 helpful votes

And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 736 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 3:16 ESV / 735 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.

Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV / 734 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.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 715 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 713 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 680 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Mark 3:35 ESV / 665 helpful votes

For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

1 John 1:9 ESV / 660 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 4:19 ESV / 651 helpful votes

Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 634 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 John 2:16-17 ESV / 625 helpful votes

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Luke 22:42 ESV / 623 helpful votes

Saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”

1 Peter 3:17 ESV / 602 helpful votes

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 598 helpful votes

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 589 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:27 ESV / 583 helpful votes

And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 548 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.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 544 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:21 ESV / 543 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 532 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.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 527 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.

James 4:15 ESV / 526 helpful votes

Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Psalm 143:10 ESV / 516 helpful votes

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!

John 6:40 ESV / 513 helpful votes

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 502 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. ...

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 498 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 494 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.”

1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 490 helpful votes

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 488 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.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 459 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:15-20 ESV / 438 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, ...

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV / 432 helpful votes

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 422 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.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 421 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.

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 416 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.’

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 412 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 412 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 409 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 ...

Isaiah 18:1-7 ESV / 402 helpful votes

Ah, land of whirring wings that is beyond the rivers of Cush, which sends ambassadors by the sea, in vessels of papyrus on the waters! Go, you swift messengers, to a nation, tall and smooth, to a people feared near and far, a nation mighty and conquering, whose land the rivers divide. All you inhabitants of the world, you who dwell on the earth, when a signal is raised on the mountains, look! When a trumpet is blown, hear! For thus the Lord said to me: “I will quietly look from my dwelling like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he cuts off the shoots with pruning hooks, and the spreading branches he lops off and clears away. ...

Luke 9:23 ESV / 395 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.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 392 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 9:31 ESV / 375 helpful votes

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 374 helpful votes

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

John 16:33 ESV / 372 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 1:1 ESV / 371 helpful votes

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

John 1:12 ESV / 370 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Ephesians 6:6 ESV / 359 helpful votes

Not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 358 helpful votes

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 356 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 355 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,

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 341 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Romans 8:28-30 ESV / 337 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. 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.

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 324 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.

James 4:13-15 ESV / 319 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.”

John 6:38-40 ESV / 319 helpful votes

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 314 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:16 ESV / 309 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 305 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;

Proverbs 16:4 ESV / 302 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 299 helpful votes

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 14:27 ESV / 298 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.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 296 helpful votes

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

John 5:30 ESV / 295 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 ESV / 294 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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Colossians 1:9 ESV / 292 helpful votes

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Psalm 37:23 ESV / 282 helpful votes

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

John 4:24 ESV / 279 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 279 helpful votes

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 275 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.

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 274 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Psalm 40:8 ESV / 272 helpful votes

I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

Colossians 4:12 ESV / 270 helpful votes

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Galatians 1:4 ESV / 270 helpful votes

Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Acts 16:6 ESV / 268 helpful votes

And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 266 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.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 263 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 ESV / 254 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. ...

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 252 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 246 helpful votes

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

John 4:34 ESV / 241 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.

Matthew 26:39 ESV / 240 helpful votes

And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Esther 5:1-14 ESV / 236 helpful votes

On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, in front of the king's quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, so that we may do as Esther has asked.” So the king and Haman came to the feast that Esther had prepared. ...

John 6:38 ESV / 230 helpful votes

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.

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