100 Bible Verses about Holiness

Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 3,953 helpful votes

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 3,579 helpful votes

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 3,010 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 1:15-16 ESV / 2,881 helpful votes

But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

1 Samuel 2:2 ESV / 2,692 helpful votes

“There is none holy like the Lord; there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.

1 Thessalonians 4:7 ESV / 2,451 helpful votes

For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 2,412 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.

Leviticus 19:2 ESV / 2,363 helpful votes

“Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.

Isaiah 35:8 ESV / 2,232 helpful votes

And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.

Romans 6:22 ESV / 2,130 helpful votes

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

Isaiah 57:15 ESV / 2,075 helpful votes

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Leviticus 20:26 ESV / 2,069 helpful votes

You shall be holy to me, for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.

Matthew 5:48 ESV / 2,011 helpful votes

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

1 Peter 1:14-16 ESV / 1,958 helpful votes

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

1 Peter 1:16 ESV / 1,947 helpful votes

Since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Isaiah 6:3 ESV / 1,908 helpful votes

And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”

Ephesians 5:3 ESV / 1,779 helpful votes

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

Exodus 15:11 ESV / 1,771 helpful votes

“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?

Psalm 96:9 ESV / 1,750 helpful votes

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!

Ezekiel 38:23 ESV / 1,718 helpful votes

So I will show my greatness and my holiness and make myself known in the eyes of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 1,676 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

2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 1,590 helpful votes

Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 1,475 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 1,474 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.

Ezekiel 36:23 ESV / 1,473 helpful votes

And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Lord God, when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.

Philippians 2:5 ESV / 1,444 helpful votes

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

John 17:17 ESV / 1,429 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV / 1,427 helpful votes

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amos 5:14 ESV / 1,411 helpful votes

Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said.

Ephesians 4:24 ESV / 1,409 helpful votes

And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Psalm 139:23-24 ESV / 1,406 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!

2 Timothy 2:21 ESV / 1,401 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

Romans 6:19 ESV / 1,396 helpful votes

I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

1 John 3:6-10 ESV / 1,379 helpful votes

No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

1 Chronicles 16:29 ESV / 1,348 helpful votes

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

Leviticus 11:44 ESV / 1,309 helpful votes

For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground.

Luke 1:75 ESV / 1,307 helpful votes

In holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

1 Peter 1:13-16 ESV / 1,254 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. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

1 Peter 1:15 ESV / 1,253 helpful votes

But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,

Philippians 2:14-16 ESV / 1,246 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 1,227 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

2 Peter 3:11 ESV / 1,225 helpful votes

Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,

Luke 8:16 ESV / 1,224 helpful votes

“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.

1 John 1:7 ESV / 1,208 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 1,194 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

1 Thessalonians 4:4 ESV / 1,189 helpful votes

That each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,

Proverbs 20:25 ESV / 1,183 helpful votes

It is a snare to say rashly, “It is holy,” and to reflect only after making vows.

Psalm 93:5 ESV / 1,165 helpful votes

Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore.

Psalm 103:1 ESV / 1,158 helpful votes

Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

Romans 16:17 ESV / 1,113 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.

1 Corinthians 3:17 ESV / 1,111 helpful votes

If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

Psalm 68:4-5 ESV / 1,105 helpful votes

Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him! Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.

1 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV / 1,100 helpful votes

So that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

Colossians 1:22 ESV / 1,078 helpful votes

He has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

Romans 8:29 ESV / 1,076 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 1,050 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 1,037 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Hebrews 12:10 ESV / 1,018 helpful votes

For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.

1 John 3:3 ESV / 1,004 helpful votes

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

Leviticus 20:7 ESV / 1,000 helpful votes

Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 11:1-47 ESV / 993 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. ...

John 3:16 ESV / 969 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.

Exodus 3:5 ESV / 930 helpful votes

Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

Ephesians 4:20-24 ESV / 906 helpful votes

But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 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.

Hebrews 7:26 ESV / 867 helpful votes

For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 865 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.

Leviticus 11:45 ESV / 861 helpful votes

For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.”

Isaiah 6:1-13 ESV / 856 helpful votes

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” ...

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 828 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 ...

1 John 3:2-3 ESV / 828 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 822 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 Corinthians 6:20 ESV / 822 helpful votes

For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Romans 7:12 ESV / 820 helpful votes

So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 801 helpful votes

And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

Leviticus 19:1-37 ESV / 767 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God. Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am the Lord your God. “When you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the Lord, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted. ...

Exodus 39:30 ESV / 766 helpful votes

They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription, like the engraving of a signet, “Holy to the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 755 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

1 John 5:4 ESV / 737 helpful votes

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Zechariah 14:20 ESV / 732 helpful votes

And on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “Holy to the Lord.” And the pots in the house of the Lord shall be as the bowls before the altar.

Leviticus 11:44-47 ESV / 708 helpful votes

For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground. For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.” This is the law about beast and bird and every living creature that moves through the waters and every creature that swarms on the ground, to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean and between the living creature that may be eaten and the living creature that may not be eaten.

Genesis 17:1 ESV / 705 helpful votes

When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless,

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 704 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 680 helpful votes

But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

Psalm 98:1 ESV / 675 helpful votes

A Psalm. Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

Revelation 4:8 ESV / 673 helpful votes

And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”

3 John 1:11 ESV / 673 helpful votes

Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

1 Corinthians 1:2 ESV / 665 helpful votes

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:

James 1:27 ESV / 647 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Proverbs 16:17 ESV / 644 helpful votes

The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 640 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.

Psalm 29:2 ESV / 639 helpful votes

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

Revelation 15:4 ESV / 609 helpful votes

Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

Psalm 97:10 ESV / 598 helpful votes

O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

James 1:21 ESV / 596 helpful votes

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

Psalm 119:1-3 ESV / 590 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV / 583 helpful votes

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Psalm 51:10-12 ESV / 582 helpful votes

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Exodus 28:36 ESV / 553 helpful votes

“You shall make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet, ‘Holy to the Lord.’

1 John 2:1 ESV / 546 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Isaiah 52:11 ESV / 526 helpful votes

Depart, depart, go out from there; touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her; purify yourselves, you who bear the vessels of the Lord.

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