96 Bible Verses about Not Good Enough

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 88 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

Psalm 139:13-14 ESV / 68 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 62 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 2:7 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:10 ESV / 46 helpful votes

As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;

Romans 3:23 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Galatians 6:17 ESV / 40 helpful votes

From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

1 John 5:1 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.

1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 31 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 3:16 ESV / 29 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.

Romans 3:20 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 21 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.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 18 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.

Isaiah 49:15-16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 14 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; ...

2 Corinthians 10:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 13 helpful votes

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Psalm 51:1-19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. ...

Revelation 22:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 10 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 10 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.

Psalm 138:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 9 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. ...

1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 43:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 8 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.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Luke 22:38 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”

Mark 14:41 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Matthew 6:25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 7 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. ...

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Romans 6:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

John 14:6 ESV / 7 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.

Matthew 10:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.

Matthew 6:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Isaiah 49:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Psalm 139:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.

Exodus 9:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Plead with the Lord, for there has been enough of God's thunder and hail. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.”

Ephesians 2:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 6 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 16:33 ESV / 6 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 14:27 ESV / 6 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.

Luke 12:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 5:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 5 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,

1 John 5:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 5 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.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

Ephesians 2:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 5 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.

John 1:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Luke 15:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger!

Luke 12:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say,

Luke 10:41 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,

Luke 6:33 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

Matthew 25:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’

Matthew 10:29-31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Matthew 6:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

Matthew 5:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Matthew 2:1-23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: ...

Matthew 1:1-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, ...

Proverbs 27:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.

Proverbs 25:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory.

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Psalm 136:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 23:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

2 Samuel 24:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

Exodus 3:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

1 Corinthians 6:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

Romans 8:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

Matthew 5:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’

1 John 3:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

1 Corinthians 6:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases?

Romans 8:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Romans 8:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

John 3:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.”

Matthew 6:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

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