100 Bible Verses about How To Be Saved

Romans 10:9-10 ESV / 401 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

John 3:16 ESV / 350 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.

Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV / 311 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. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 267 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 3:23 ESV / 264 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6:23 ESV / 240 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 226 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.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 217 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Mark 16:16 ESV / 217 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

John 3:5 ESV / 215 helpful votes

Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Acts 16:31 ESV / 208 helpful votes

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Acts 16:30-31 ESV / 188 helpful votes

Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Acts 22:16 ESV / 186 helpful votes

And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’

James 2:14-26 ESV / 175 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. ...

1 John 5:13 ESV / 174 helpful votes

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 169 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:18-22 ESV / 158 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 150 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

John 14:6 ESV / 150 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.

Acts 2:38-39 ESV / 149 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

Acts 4:12 ESV / 141 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 137 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.’

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 127 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:16 ESV / 114 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

John 1:12 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:9 ESV / 111 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

John 20:19-24 ESV / 111 helpful votes

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” ...

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 107 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,

John 5:24 ESV / 107 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Romans 10:10 ESV / 106 helpful votes

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Acts 16:30 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 105 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.

Matthew 7:13-14 ESV / 105 helpful votes

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Titus 3:5 ESV / 103 helpful votes

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Ephesians 2:9 ESV / 101 helpful votes

Not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 98 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.

Isaiah 64:6 ESV / 97 helpful votes

We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV / 96 helpful votes

For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

Luke 13:3 ESV / 94 helpful votes

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

John 3:22-26 ESV / 92 helpful votes

After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing. John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized (for John had not yet been put in prison). Now a discussion arose between some of John's disciples and a Jew over purification. And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness—look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him.”

John 3:3 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Romans 2:16 ESV / 86 helpful votes

On that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

John 3:19-21 ESV / 86 helpful votes

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

James 2:19 ESV / 85 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV / 85 helpful votes

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Romans 10:1-21 ESV / 85 helpful votes

Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. ...

John 3:36 ESV / 85 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Luke 19:10 ESV / 85 helpful votes

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Matthew 1:21 ESV / 85 helpful votes

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 83 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.

John 6:65 ESV / 83 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.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 81 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.

John 3:17 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

Matthew 24:13 ESV / 76 helpful votes

But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Acts 17:30 ESV / 74 helpful votes

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

Acts 13:47 ESV / 74 helpful votes

For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

Acts 2:21 ESV / 72 helpful votes

And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

Galatians 3:27 ESV / 70 helpful votes

For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Hebrews 7:25 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

John 8:24 ESV / 68 helpful votes

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

John 6:44 ESV / 68 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.

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-18 ESV / 65 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. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 64 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

Romans 3:10 ESV / 63 helpful votes

As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;

Romans 5:1 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 3:19 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out,

James 2:24 ESV / 61 helpful votes

You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Romans 10:5 ESV / 61 helpful votes

For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them.

Acts 2:41 ESV / 61 helpful votes

So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 60 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.

Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 59 helpful votes

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Mark 1:15 ESV / 59 helpful votes

And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 58 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 1:9 ESV / 57 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,

1 John 5:3 ESV / 56 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Romans 6:4 ESV / 55 helpful votes

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

James 2:18 ESV / 52 helpful votes

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

Romans 5:8-9 ESV / 51 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Matthew 5:48 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

John 8:31-32 ESV / 46 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Revelation 20:11-15 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Romans 3:8 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.

Romans 5:10 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Galatians 3:13 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

John 6:55-59 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 41 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.

Hebrews 9:28 ESV / 41 helpful votes

So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Psalm 62:1 ESV / 41 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.

Romans 2:6-8 ESV / 40 helpful votes

He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

John 6:50-71 ESV / 38 helpful votes

This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. ...

John 6:67-71 ESV / 36 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him.

John 6:28-29 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

John 6:17 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.

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