100 Bible Verses about Old Testament

Hebrews 8:13 ESV / 28 helpful votes

In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 23 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Luke 24:44 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”

Matthew 5:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

John 3:16 ESV / 17 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.

Matthew 5:17-18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

Proverbs 1:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Romans 8:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:27-28 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

2 Samuel 9:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master's grandson may have bread to eat. But Mephibosheth your master's grandson shall always eat at my table.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

Ephesians 2:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

By abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,

Amos 5:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and live, lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, with none to quench it for Bethel,

Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

1 John 2:3-6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Malachi 1:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob's brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob

Zechariah 7:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And the word of the Lord came to Zechariah, saying,

Jeremiah 13:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And I will dash them one against another, fathers and sons together, declares the Lord. I will not pity or spare or have compassion, that I should not destroy them.’”

Micah 3:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then they will cry to the Lord, but he will not answer them; he will hide his face from them at that time, because they have made their deeds evil.

Obadiah 1:1-21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom: We have heard a report from the Lord, and a messenger has been sent among the nations: “Rise up! Let us rise against her for battle!” Behold, I will make you small among the nations; you shall be utterly despised. The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rock, in your lofty dwelling, who say in your heart, “Who will bring me down to the ground?” Though you soar aloft like the eagle, though your nest is set among the stars, from there I will bring you down, declares the Lord. If thieves came to you, if plunderers came by night— how you have been destroyed!— would they not steal only enough for themselves? If grape gatherers came to you, would they not leave gleanings? ...

Jeremiah 7:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail.

Jeremiah 5:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore a lion from the forest shall strike them down; a wolf from the desert shall devastate them. A leopard is watching their cities; everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces, because their transgressions are many, their apostasies are great.

Isaiah 11:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Ecclesiastes 5:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Let not your mouth lead you into sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands?

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 10 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. ...

2 Samuel 1:1-27 ESV / 10 helpful votes

After the death of Saul, when David had returned from striking down the Amalekites, David remained two days in Ziklag. And on the third day, behold, a man came from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. And when he came to David, he fell to the ground and paid homage. David said to him, “Where do you come from?” And he said to him, “I have escaped from the camp of Israel.” And David said to him, “How did it go? Tell me.” And he answered, “The people fled from the battle, and also many of the people have fallen and are dead, and Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead.” Then David said to the young man who told him, “How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?” ...

1 John 5:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

Romans 10:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Romans 7:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”

Romans 3:20 ESV / 9 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.

Zechariah 3:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.”

Zechariah 1:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“The Lord was very angry with your fathers.

Haggai 1:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.”

Habakkuk 1:2-3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise.

Micah 5:6-7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

They shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod at its entrances; and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian when he comes into our land and treads within our border. Then the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass, which delay not for a man nor wait for the children of man.

Jonah 3:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Jonah began to go into the city, going a day's journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”

Jonah 1:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.”

Amos 7:8-9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “Behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass by them; the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste, and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”

Amos 3:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Does a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out from his den, if he has taken nothing?

Amos 1:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And he said: “The Lord roars from Zion and utters his voice from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds mourn, and the top of Carmel withers.”

Hosea 13:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from my eyes.

Daniel 11:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And when the multitude is taken away, his heart shall be exalted, and he shall cast down tens of thousands, but he shall not prevail.

Daniel 9:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.

Daniel 7:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots. And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Daniel 5:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then the king's color changed, and his thoughts alarmed him; his limbs gave way, and his knees knocked together.

Jeremiah 3:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Have you not just now called to me, ‘My father, you are the friend of my youth—

Isaiah 13:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And like a hunted gazelle, or like sheep with none to gather them, each will turn to his own people, and each will flee to his own land.

Isaiah 9:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.”

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 3:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them.

Isaiah 1:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Ecclesiastes 1:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

Proverbs 17:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

One who lacks sense gives a pledge and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 13:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Proverbs 11:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Proverbs 7:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Passing along the street near her corner, taking the road to her house

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 3:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—

Romans 1:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,

John 5:39 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

Matthew 23:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

Matthew 12:1-14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? ...

Malachi 3:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

Zechariah 11:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then I said to them, “If it seems good to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them.” And they weighed out as my wages thirty pieces of silver.

Zechariah 9:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.

Zechariah 5:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is the basket that is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity in all the land.”

Zephaniah 1:2-3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“I will utterly sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” declares the Lord. “I will sweep away man and beast; I will sweep away the birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, and the rubble with the wicked. I will cut off mankind from the face of the earth,” declares the Lord.

Micah 5:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.

Joel 1:2-3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Hear this, you elders; give ear, all inhabitants of the land! Has such a thing happened in your days, or in the days of your fathers? Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation.

Hosea 3:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the children of Israel shall dwell many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or household gods.

Ezekiel 17:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He despised the oath in breaking the covenant, and behold, he gave his hand and did all these things; he shall not escape.

Ezekiel 13:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And I will break down the wall that you have smeared with whitewash, and bring it down to the ground, so that its foundation will be laid bare. When it falls, you shall perish in the midst of it, and you shall know that I am the Lord.

Ezekiel 9:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

As for me, my eye will not spare, nor will I have pity; I will bring their deeds upon their heads.”

Ezekiel 5:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And she has rebelled against my rules by doing wickedness more than the nations, and against my statutes more than the countries all around her; for they have rejected my rules and have not walked in my statutes.

Lamentations 3:4-5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He has made my flesh and my skin waste away; he has broken my bones; he has besieged and enveloped me with bitterness and tribulation;

Lamentations 1:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

She weeps bitterly in the night, with tears on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her; all her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they have become her enemies.

Jeremiah 17:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let those be put to shame who persecute me, but let me not be put to shame; let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed; bring upon them the day of disaster; destroy them with double destruction!

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.

Jeremiah 11:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry to the gods to whom they make offerings, but they cannot save them in the time of their trouble.

Jeremiah 9:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“I will take up weeping and wailing for the mountains, and a lamentation for the pastures of the wilderness, because they are laid waste so that no one passes through, and the lowing of cattle is not heard; both the birds of the air and the beasts have fled and are gone.

Jeremiah 1:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

To whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.

Isaiah 41:1-29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment. Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step? He gives up nations before him, so that he tramples kings underfoot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow. He pursues them and passes on safely, by paths his feet have not trod. Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he. The coastlands have seen and are afraid; the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near and come. ...

Isaiah 7:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin. And within sixty-five years Ephraim will be shattered from being a people.

Isaiah 5:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and briers and thorns shall grow up; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

Song of Solomon 7:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its fruit. Oh may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples,

Song of Solomon 5:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had turned and gone. My soul failed me when he spoke. I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer.

Song of Solomon 3:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Scarcely had I passed them when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her who conceived me.

Song of Solomon 1:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine;

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Proverbs 5:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

She does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.

Proverbs 3:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

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