100 Bible Verses about Meditation

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 1,527 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.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 1,400 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 119:15 ESV / 1,249 helpful votes

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

Psalm 104:34 ESV / 1,232 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 1,187 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 / 1,009 helpful votes

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

Psalm 1:2 ESV / 985 helpful votes

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

Psalm 63:6 ESV / 895 helpful votes

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

Psalm 49:3 ESV / 887 helpful votes

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

Psalm 143:5 ESV / 876 helpful votes

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

Psalm 77:12 ESV / 729 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 726 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:148 ESV / 702 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV / 676 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 119:11 ESV / 670 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 593 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 1:1-6 ESV / 573 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 119:97-99 ESV / 556 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 / 544 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 119:78 ESV / 511 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 119:99 ESV / 471 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 461 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.

Psalm 145:5 ESV / 460 helpful votes

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

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 444 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:48 ESV / 442 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 / 427 helpful votes

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

Psalm 77:10-12 ESV / 379 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.

1 Timothy 4:13-15 ESV / 378 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.

Psalm 119:15-16 ESV / 375 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.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 369 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Timothy 4:15 ESV / 362 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 360 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:27 ESV / 345 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:55 ESV / 343 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 323 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. ...

Psalm 119:127 ESV / 317 helpful votes

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

Psalm 39:3 ESV / 315 helpful votes

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

John 14:27 ESV / 310 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 77:11 ESV / 300 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 292 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.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 283 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.’”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 278 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.

John 14:6 ESV / 275 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.

Psalm 139:17 ESV / 269 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:17 ESV / 264 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:37 ESV / 259 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Romans 5:8 ESV / 256 helpful votes

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

Psalm 111:2 ESV / 255 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 244 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 243 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.

Psalm 1:1-2 ESV / 243 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.

Psalm 77:6 ESV / 239 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:

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 238 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:9-11 ESV / 238 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.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 238 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 1:1-3 ESV / 230 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 229 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.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 227 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. ...

2 Timothy 2:7 ESV / 224 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1 ESV / 218 helpful votes

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

John 10:10 ESV / 205 helpful votes

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

Psalm 1:3 ESV / 204 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.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 202 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 199 helpful votes

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

Job 15:4 ESV / 197 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 184 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.

John 1:1 ESV / 182 helpful votes

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

Psalm 16:8 ESV / 182 helpful votes

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 181 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,

Psalm 119:59 ESV / 177 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:1 ESV / 169 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 119:16 ESV / 168 helpful votes

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

Psalm 63:5 ESV / 167 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 163 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.

John 15:13 ESV / 156 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 156 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 155 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 154 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.

2 Peter 2:9 ESV / 152 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,

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 145 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:13-14 ESV / 142 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 / 140 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.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 137 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 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 136 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.

Acts 3:1-26 ESV / 134 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. ...

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 133 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 131 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 1:14 ESV / 127 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.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 123 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.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 122 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.”

Job 22:22 ESV / 122 helpful votes

Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 119 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 3:16-17 ESV / 118 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.

1 Timothy 4:13 ESV / 115 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 ESV / 110 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,

James 4:7 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:6 ESV / 103 helpful votes

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.

Psalm 19:7 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

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