100 Bible Verses about Speaking Things Into Existence

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 1,296 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Mark 11:22-24 ESV / 1,176 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Romans 4:17 ESV / 1,001 helpful votes

As it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 886 helpful votes

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 821 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

2 Corinthians 4:13 ESV / 622 helpful votes

Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak,

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 515 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Mark 11:23 ESV / 424 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

1 Corinthians 1:28 ESV / 377 helpful votes

God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,

Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 370 helpful votes

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

2 Corinthians 4:18 ESV / 364 helpful votes

As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Matthew 12:34-36 ESV / 364 helpful votes

You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Genesis 1:3 ESV / 363 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

John 1:1 ESV / 358 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 344 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:17 ESV / 335 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 12:25 ESV / 300 helpful votes

For I am the Lord; I will speak the word that I will speak, and it will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, but in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it, declares the Lord God.”

Hebrews 11:1-10 ESV / 285 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. ...

Ezekiel 37:1-10 ESV / 282 helpful votes

The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. ...

John 1:14 ESV / 280 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.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 276 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.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 262 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Mark 11:22 ESV / 255 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.

Romans 4:18 ESV / 250 helpful votes

In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.”

Romans 10:9 ESV / 234 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 206 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Romans 4:16 ESV / 204 helpful votes

That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 202 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.

1 Peter 4:11 ESV / 200 helpful votes

Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 33:9 ESV / 199 helpful votes

For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

Genesis 17:5 ESV / 192 helpful votes

No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

Psalm 82:6 ESV / 190 helpful votes

I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 189 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 178 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 176 helpful votes

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 17:20 ESV / 175 helpful votes

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 168 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 167 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 166 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 160 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Matthew 6:7 ESV / 157 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.

Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV / 157 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 152 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

John 1:3 ESV / 150 helpful votes

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

John 3:16 ESV / 149 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 5:1 ESV / 148 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 14:6 ESV / 147 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.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 147 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 144 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

John 6:63 ESV / 140 helpful votes

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 139 helpful votes

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

Psalm 14:1 ESV / 139 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

Romans 1:25 ESV / 137 helpful votes

Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 136 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.’”

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 134 helpful votes

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 130 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 11:26 ESV / 130 helpful votes

And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 123 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Hebrews 11:2 ESV / 120 helpful votes

For by it the people of old received their commendation.

Isaiah 42:9 ESV / 120 helpful votes

Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

2 Corinthians 4:17 ESV / 112 helpful votes

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,

John 14:1-31 ESV / 111 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...

Luke 8:48 ESV / 108 helpful votes

And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”

Romans 4:2 ESV / 104 helpful votes

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 103 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,

Hebrews 11:4 ESV / 102 helpful votes

By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 98 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,

Mark 11:24 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 90 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 ...

Romans 10:8-10 ESV / 88 helpful votes

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Job 22:28 ESV / 88 helpful votes

You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways.

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 81 helpful votes

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

John 14:12 ESV / 70 helpful votes

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.

Genesis 3:15 ESV / 70 helpful votes

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 65 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “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. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 64 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 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

1 John 5:19 ESV / 62 helpful votes

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

John 14:1 ESV / 60 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 58 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

Genesis 2:2 ESV / 56 helpful votes

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.

1 John 5:2 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:2 ESV / 49 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?

Acts 4:13 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Isaiah 40:26 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.

John 14:7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

Luke 10:19 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

Matthew 28:20 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Psalm 118:17 ESV / 46 helpful votes

I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.

John 1:18 ESV / 45 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

Luke 1:35 ESV / 42 helpful votes

And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.

John 8:58 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 38 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. ...

Isaiah 40:5 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 36 helpful votes

You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Matthew 11:25 ESV / 36 helpful votes

At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;

Zechariah 4:7 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’”

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 36 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.

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