100 Bible Verses about Meditation

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 667 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 / 557 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 1:2 ESV / 521 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:15 ESV / 464 helpful votes

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

Psalm 104:34 ESV / 444 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 429 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 / 319 helpful votes

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

Psalm 49:3 ESV / 305 helpful votes

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

Psalm 63:6 ESV / 257 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV / 244 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.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 234 helpful votes

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

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 233 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 119:148 ESV / 228 helpful votes

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

Psalm 143:5 ESV / 225 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 210 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 119:11 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:97-99 ESV / 185 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 / 168 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 119:48 ESV / 155 helpful votes

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

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:99 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Psalm 77:12 ESV / 147 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:78 ESV / 143 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 77:10-12 ESV / 137 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 4:15 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:23 ESV / 123 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:13-15 ESV / 120 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 23:1-6 ESV / 120 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 119:1-176 ESV / 107 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 46:10 ESV / 106 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 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 105 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.

John 14:6 ESV / 105 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 / 104 helpful votes

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

Psalm 39:3 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 98 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

Psalm 145:5 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 90 helpful votes

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

Psalm 77:11 ESV / 90 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 89 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 119:9-11 ESV / 88 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 119:55 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:17 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 79 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 119:59 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Psalm 111:2 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:16 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 73 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 63:5 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Job 15:4 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:127 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:15-16 ESV / 66 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 77:6 ESV / 66 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:

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 63 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 ...

1 John 1:9 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 60 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. ...

Luke 1:37 ESV / 60 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 59 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 / 59 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 2:9 ESV / 57 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,

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 56 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.

John 10:10 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:27 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 52 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.

John 1:14 ESV / 50 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.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 49 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 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 49 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.

John 14:27 ESV / 49 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 1:1-3 ESV / 49 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.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 48 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.

Psalm 103:13-14 ESV / 47 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 / 47 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 Corinthians 10:4-5 ESV / 46 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,

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 45 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.’”

John 8:31-32 ESV / 44 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.”

1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 43 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 1:1 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:32 ESV / 41 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?

Matthew 6:22 ESV / 41 helpful votes

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,

Acts 2:38 ESV / 36 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 6:33 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Psalm 1:3 ESV / 35 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.

James 4:8 ESV / 32 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.

Psalm 19:7 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Luke 21:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Titus 1:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.

John 10:27-30 ESV / 25 helpful votes

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.”

Jeremiah 23:29-24:7 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, declares the Lord, who steal my words from one another. Behold, I am against the prophets, declares the Lord, who use their tongues and declare, ‘declares the Lord.’ Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, declares the Lord, and who tell them and lead my people astray by their lies and their recklessness, when I did not send them or charge them. So they do not profit this people at all, declares the Lord. “When one of this people, or a prophet or a priest asks you, ‘What is the burden of the Lord?’ you shall say to them, ‘You are the burden, and I will cast you off, declares the Lord.’ ...

Matthew 6:7-34 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, ...

Ezra 7:10 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.

James 1:17 ESV / 18 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.

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

John 13:1-38 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. ...

Luke 5:11-16 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him. While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him. And he charged him to tell no one, but “go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. ...

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