100 Bible Verses about Meditation

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 913 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.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 911 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 119:15 ESV / 752 helpful votes

I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.

Psalm 104:34 ESV / 725 helpful votes

May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.

Psalm 1:2 ESV / 723 helpful votes

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 682 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Psalm 119:97 ESV / 553 helpful votes

Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Psalm 49:3 ESV / 530 helpful votes

My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.

Psalm 63:6 ESV / 482 helpful votes

When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

Psalm 143:5 ESV / 429 helpful votes

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.

Psalm 119:148 ESV / 403 helpful votes

My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 400 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV / 391 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 362 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; ...

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 346 helpful votes

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 77:12 ESV / 346 helpful votes

I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 339 helpful votes

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Psalm 119:97-99 ESV / 314 helpful votes

Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.

Genesis 24:63 ESV / 306 helpful votes

And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, there were camels coming.

Psalm 119:99 ESV / 287 helpful votes

I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.

Psalm 119:78 ESV / 284 helpful votes

Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 276 helpful votes

Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

Psalm 119:48 ESV / 259 helpful votes

I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.

Psalm 119:23 ESV / 239 helpful votes

Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.

Psalm 77:10-12 ESV / 220 helpful votes

Then I said, “I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.” I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.

Psalm 145:5 ESV / 218 helpful votes

On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

1 Timothy 4:15 ESV / 216 helpful votes

Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 212 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. ...

Romans 12:2 ESV / 211 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.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 208 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Timothy 4:13-15 ESV / 201 helpful votes

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.

John 14:6 ESV / 190 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.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 186 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 177 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 172 helpful votes

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

Psalm 39:3 ESV / 172 helpful votes

My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 169 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.

Psalm 77:11 ESV / 167 helpful votes

I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.

Psalm 139:17 ESV / 162 helpful votes

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 162 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! ...

Psalm 119:55 ESV / 161 helpful votes

I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law.

Psalm 119:127 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 152 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:27 ESV / 152 helpful votes

Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

Psalm 119:15-16 ESV / 149 helpful votes

I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

Psalm 119:9-11 ESV / 147 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 145 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Psalm 77:6 ESV / 143 helpful votes

I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search:

Psalm 111:2 ESV / 138 helpful votes

Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.

John 3:16 ESV / 136 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.

Psalm 23:1 ESV / 136 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 134 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.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 129 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 129 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 122 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 120 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 ...

2 Peter 2:9 ESV / 120 helpful votes

Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,

Job 15:4 ESV / 120 helpful votes

But you are doing away with the fear of God and hindering meditation before God.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 119 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 115 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:7 ESV / 115 helpful votes

Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 114 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 114 helpful votes

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

John 10:10 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:13-14 ESV / 113 helpful votes

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

Genesis 39:20-21 ESV / 112 helpful votes

And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison. But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 108 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.

Psalm 1:3 ESV / 108 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 119:59 ESV / 106 helpful votes

When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies;

Psalm 1:1-3 ESV / 106 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 105 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

John 14:27 ESV / 103 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.

Psalm 119:16 ESV / 101 helpful votes

I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 100 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.

Psalm 63:5 ESV / 98 helpful votes

My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,

Psalm 1:1-2 ESV / 98 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.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 ESV / 94 helpful votes

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

John 1:1 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

John 1:14 ESV / 90 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.

John 15:13 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

John 8:31-32 ESV / 84 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.”

Romans 12:1 ESV / 76 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.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 73 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.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 69 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.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 67 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 58 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 58 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.

Psalm 19:7 ESV / 58 helpful votes

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

Acts 3:1-26 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. ...

James 4:7 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:32 ESV / 47 helpful votes

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

1 Timothy 4:13 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.

Psalm 5:1 ESV / 46 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning.

James 4:8 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Luke 21:14 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer,

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 37 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

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