100 Bible Verses about Manhood

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ESV / 530 helpful votes

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 528 helpful votes

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 394 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 13:11 ESV / 381 helpful votes

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

1 Kings 2:2-4 ESV / 350 helpful votes

“I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man, and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn, that the Lord may establish his word that he spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 346 helpful votes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 340 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 298 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

John 15:13 ESV / 268 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

James 5:16 ESV / 254 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 250 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 249 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 245 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 243 helpful votes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 242 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 237 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 233 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 224 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ...

Genesis 1:26-27 ESV / 223 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Ephesians 5:28 ESV / 218 helpful votes

In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 214 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV / 212 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:12 ESV / 211 helpful votes

I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.

1 Timothy 4:8 ESV / 210 helpful votes

For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 209 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Philippians 1:27 ESV / 207 helpful votes

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 201 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Corinthians 11:8-9 ESV / 199 helpful votes

For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.

Proverbs 24:5-6 ESV / 194 helpful votes

A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Ephesians 5:22-23 ESV / 192 helpful votes

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV / 191 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.

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 190 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 189 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 13:13-14 ESV / 183 helpful votes

Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 182 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;

Ephesians 5:25-27 ESV / 181 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 176 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Lamentations 3:27 ESV / 174 helpful votes

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 172 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.

Romans 8:29 ESV / 171 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.

Genesis 2:15 ESV / 169 helpful votes

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

1 Corinthians 14:20 ESV / 165 helpful votes

Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

Colossians 3:5 ESV / 164 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Proverbs 12:16 ESV / 163 helpful votes

The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.

Hebrews 12:7 ESV / 162 helpful votes

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

1 Peter 5:10 ESV / 160 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 3:2 ESV / 160 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 160 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 159 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 159 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

James 1:19 ESV / 158 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

1 Thessalonians 2:4 ESV / 157 helpful votes

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.

1 Timothy 3:12 ESV / 156 helpful votes

Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 149 helpful votes

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

1 Timothy 2:13-14 ESV / 146 helpful votes

For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.

Genesis 1:28-30 ESV / 145 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 143 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.”

Genesis 3:16-19 ESV / 143 helpful votes

To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 142 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:13 ESV / 140 helpful votes

Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 139 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 ...

Genesis 3:17 ESV / 125 helpful votes

And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;

1 Peter 3:1 ESV / 124 helpful votes

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,

Hebrews 12:3 ESV / 124 helpful votes

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Genesis 3:17-19 ESV / 122 helpful votes

And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Genesis 2:23 ESV / 122 helpful votes

Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

1 Timothy 4:5 ESV / 120 helpful votes

For it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 118 helpful votes

Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 118 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

1 John 2:6 ESV / 113 helpful votes

Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 113 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Ephesians 5:23 ESV / 113 helpful votes

For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.

Proverbs 19:14 ESV / 112 helpful votes

House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

Proverbs 31:10-31 ESV / 108 helpful votes

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. ...

Genesis 3:16 ESV / 105 helpful votes

To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

1 Corinthians 14:33-36 ESV / 103 helpful votes

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. Or was it from you that the word of God came? Or are you the only ones it has reached?

1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

Genesis 2:5 ESV / 98 helpful votes

When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground,

Romans 3:23 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Esther 3:1-15 ESV / 93 helpful votes

After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him. And all the king's servants who were at the king's gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage. Then the king's servants who were at the king's gate said to Mordecai, “Why do you transgress the king's command?” And when they spoke to him day after day and he would not listen to them, they told Haman, in order to see whether Mordecai's words would stand, for he had told them that he was a Jew. And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage to him, Haman was filled with fury. ...

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 90 helpful votes

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

Luke 10:27 ESV / 87 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Acts 6:3 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 86 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.

Acts 13:1-52 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them. ...

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 81 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 79 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.

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Galatians 3:8 ESV / 77 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.”

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 65 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,

Titus 2:5 ESV / 62 helpful votes

To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 59 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! ...

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 55 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 48 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.”

1 Timothy 3:4 ESV / 46 helpful votes

He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

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