100 Bible Verses about Justification By Faith Alone

Galatians 2:16 ESV / 822 helpful votes

Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Romans 3:28 ESV / 799 helpful votes

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

Romans 5:1 ESV / 727 helpful votes

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

Romans 4:5 ESV / 668 helpful votes

And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,

Romans 4:3 ESV / 605 helpful votes

For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”

James 2:24 ESV / 561 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 549 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.

Philippians 3:9 ESV / 525 helpful votes

And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 518 helpful votes

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

John 5:24 ESV / 504 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.

James 2:23 ESV / 422 helpful votes

And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.

John 3:16 ESV / 408 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.

Romans 11:6 ESV / 403 helpful votes

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

Romans 3:20 ESV / 389 helpful votes

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Galatians 5:6 ESV / 382 helpful votes

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

Galatians 2:21 ESV / 379 helpful votes

I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Romans 4:1-25 ESV / 356 helpful votes

What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, ...

Acts 16:31 ESV / 355 helpful votes

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

Genesis 15:6 ESV / 352 helpful votes

And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

James 2:1-26 ESV / 351 helpful votes

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? ...

John 3:36 ESV / 342 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.

Galatians 3:24 ESV / 338 helpful votes

So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.

Romans 4:16 ESV / 325 helpful votes

That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

James 2:20 ESV / 321 helpful votes

Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?

John 1:12 ESV / 320 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:22 ESV / 318 helpful votes

The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:

James 2:14 ESV / 308 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?

Romans 9:30 ESV / 307 helpful votes

What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith;

James 2:14-26 ESV / 305 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. ...

Romans 4:11 ESV / 294 helpful votes

He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well,

Romans 3:24 ESV / 283 helpful votes

And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

John 3:18 ESV / 283 helpful votes

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.

Acts 10:43 ESV / 279 helpful votes

To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Romans 1:17 ESV / 270 helpful votes

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Romans 2:13 ESV / 263 helpful votes

For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

Romans 5:9 ESV / 259 helpful votes

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Romans 3:26 ESV / 257 helpful votes

It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Galatians 3:11 ESV / 254 helpful votes

Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 253 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.

John 6:40 ESV / 251 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.”

Titus 3:5 ESV / 250 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,

Galatians 3:22 ESV / 248 helpful votes

But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 241 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 Corinthians 1:21 ESV / 240 helpful votes

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

Galatians 3:8 ESV / 235 helpful votes

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.”

Romans 10:4 ESV / 235 helpful votes

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 232 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.

1 Timothy 1:16 ESV / 229 helpful votes

But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.

Romans 5:1-2 ESV / 226 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

James 2:10 ESV / 221 helpful votes

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 221 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.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 220 helpful votes

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

Romans 6:23 ESV / 219 helpful votes

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

John 6:47 ESV / 219 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

Romans 5:18 ESV / 218 helpful votes

Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.

Galatians 3:6 ESV / 216 helpful votes

Just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?

Romans 5:2 ESV / 215 helpful votes

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Acts 26:18 ESV / 213 helpful votes

To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Romans 4:25 ESV / 207 helpful votes

Who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 204 helpful votes

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

Matthew 25:31-46 ESV / 200 helpful votes

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, ...

Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV / 198 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.

James 2:17 ESV / 197 helpful votes

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Romans 10:10 ESV / 196 helpful votes

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

John 6:28-29 ESV / 196 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.”

Romans 3:10 ESV / 194 helpful votes

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

Mark 16:16 ESV / 194 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:30 ESV / 193 helpful votes

Since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

Romans 3:27 ESV / 193 helpful votes

Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 191 helpful votes

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

James 2:21 ESV / 189 helpful votes

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?

John 1:29 ESV / 188 helpful votes

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

John 5:28-29 ESV / 187 helpful votes

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Romans 3:24-25 ESV / 186 helpful votes

And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

Philippians 2:12 ESV / 184 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,

Acts 3:19 ESV / 181 helpful votes

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

Galatians 3:10 ESV / 180 helpful votes

For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.”

Galatians 3:1-29 ESV / 179 helpful votes

O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith— ...

1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:25 ESV / 172 helpful votes

Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

Ephesians 1:13 ESV / 169 helpful votes

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Galatians 3:14 ESV / 168 helpful votes

So that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.

Romans 3:21-26 ESV / 164 helpful votes

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. ...

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 163 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:4 ESV / 161 helpful votes

You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.

Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 160 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. ...

1 John 3:4 ESV / 159 helpful votes

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

Mark 1:15 ESV / 159 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 158 helpful votes

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

Acts 13:39 ESV / 158 helpful votes

And by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

James 2:25 ESV / 157 helpful votes

And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?

Romans 8:4 ESV / 156 helpful votes

In order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 154 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 154 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 1:5 ESV / 152 helpful votes

Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations,

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 149 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.

Romans 10:3 ESV / 145 helpful votes

For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 142 helpful votes

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

John 20:31 ESV / 142 helpful votes

But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Philippians 2:12-13 ESV / 137 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.

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