100 Bible Verses about Making The World Better

John 16:33 ESV / 1,434 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 3:16 ESV / 1,378 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.

John 14:27 ESV / 1,186 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.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 1,174 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.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 1,068 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 1,032 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 913 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.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 823 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 5:14-16 ESV / 819 helpful votes

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Mark 16:15 ESV / 804 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV / 777 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

2 Chronicles 36:15 ESV / 756 helpful votes

The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place.

Matthew 19:29 ESV / 754 helpful votes

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.

2 Peter 3:13 ESV / 750 helpful votes

But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

Exodus 32:9-10 ESV / 747 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people. Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them, in order that I may make a great nation of you.”

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 731 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:37 ESV / 719 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

John 8:12 ESV / 697 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 693 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.

James 1:27 ESV / 687 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.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 679 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 670 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 668 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 646 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.”

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 645 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 642 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

James 1:5 ESV / 611 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.

Mark 8:36 ESV / 589 helpful votes

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV / 583 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 573 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 565 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.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 547 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?

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 546 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.

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 535 helpful votes

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 527 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 527 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.

John 1:1 ESV / 526 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 525 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 522 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 521 helpful votes

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 518 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 ...

John 14:6 ESV / 516 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.

James 4:4 ESV / 515 helpful votes

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 504 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV / 500 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Malachi 3:6 ESV / 493 helpful votes

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 483 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 482 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.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 473 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Matthew 24:14 ESV / 467 helpful votes

And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 464 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 457 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,

Acts 2:38 ESV / 448 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.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 447 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

James 1:17 ESV / 443 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Psalm 18:2 ESV / 441 helpful votes

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 435 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 430 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.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 425 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

1 John 5:4 ESV / 420 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.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 418 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.

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 407 helpful votes

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 399 helpful votes

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.

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 391 helpful votes

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Hebrews 13:16 ESV / 383 helpful votes

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

John 10:10 ESV / 382 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 377 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 376 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV / 374 helpful votes

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Psalm 23:1 ESV / 362 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 355 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 353 helpful votes

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 352 helpful votes

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Matthew 5:14 ESV / 344 helpful votes

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 341 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:15 ESV / 334 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 332 helpful votes

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV / 331 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

James 1:22 ESV / 325 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Isaiah 2:4 ESV / 312 helpful votes

He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

1 John 2:17 ESV / 309 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 307 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. ...

Nahum 1:7 ESV / 302 helpful votes

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 295 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 295 helpful votes

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

Matthew 16:26 ESV / 277 helpful votes

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 270 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.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 268 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

2 Peter 1:4 ESV / 266 helpful votes

By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

1 John 3:2 ESV / 262 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.

Titus 2:11-12 ESV / 254 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,

1 John 2:16 ESV / 251 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.

1 John 5:5 ESV / 249 helpful votes

Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 241 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 30:19 ESV / 241 helpful votes

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

1 Timothy 6:7-8 ESV / 239 helpful votes

For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

1 John 2:2 ESV / 233 helpful votes

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 223 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 213 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Psalm 50:15 ESV / 210 helpful votes

And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

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