100 Bible Verses about Law And Grace

Romans 6:14 ESV / 143 helpful votes

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Romans 10:4 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

Romans 7:7 ESV / 100 helpful votes

What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”

Romans 3:31 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.

Romans 7:6 ESV / 81 helpful votes

But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.

John 1:17 ESV / 80 helpful votes

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Galatians 5:18 ESV / 71 helpful votes

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

James 2:10 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Romans 7:12 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Romans 7:4 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Galatians 3:10 ESV / 61 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.”

Romans 3:19 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God.

John 14:15 ESV / 56 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:3 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:4 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 49 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 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. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

Galatians 2:16 ESV / 48 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.

Matthew 5:17 ESV / 47 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 45 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.

Romans 8:4 ESV / 44 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.

Romans 3:20 ESV / 44 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.

Romans 3:28 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:4 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Romans 7:22 ESV / 40 helpful votes

For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being,

Romans 11:6 ESV / 39 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 7:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died.

Galatians 3:24 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:18 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

Acts 15:1-41 ESV / 35 helpful votes

But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” ...

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Galatians 3:23 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed.

John 1:14 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Galatians 3:19 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:20 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

Romans 2:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.

1 John 2:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

James 4:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Romans 8:3 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,

2 Corinthians 3:9 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory.

Acts 5:32 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

Romans 7:1-25 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. ...

Galatians 3:13 ESV / 21 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 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Romans 2:6-8 ESV / 21 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.

2 Peter 1:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 4:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Hebrews 7:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

(for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

Colossians 2:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

By canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

Romans 3:21 ESV / 19 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—

Romans 2:12-16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 8:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Ephesians 1:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

Romans 7:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.

Romans 7:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead.

Romans 3:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 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. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. ...

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 16 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.

Ephesians 2:1-22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— ...

Romans 6:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?

Romans 3:20-24 ESV / 16 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. 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,

Acts 20:32 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Titus 2:11-14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 15 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,

John 1:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

1 Peter 5:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

1 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,

Galatians 3:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.”

Titus 3:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Galatians 3:21 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law.

Romans 7:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin.

Romans 2:13 ESV / 13 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 8:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

Romans 6:1-2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

Romans 4:13-19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression. 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, as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. ...

Acts 15:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.”

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 12 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.

1 Peter 3:18-22 ESV / 11 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.

James 1:23-25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

Ephesians 2:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 8:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.

1 Corinthians 15:56 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 11 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.

Romans 2:1-5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

Matthew 5:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 11 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! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! ...

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

Galatians 2:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God.

Romans 7:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.

2 Timothy 2:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,

2 Corinthians 3:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses' face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end,

John 3:16 ESV / 9 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.

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