100 Bible Verses about Teaching

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 150 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 complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

James 3:1 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

2 Timothy 2:23-26 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

Psalm 32:8 ESV / 70 helpful votes

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 67 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.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

1 Timothy 4:13 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ESV / 49 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. ...

1 John 2:27 ESV / 45 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

Titus 2:7-8 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.

Matthew 5:19 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV / 42 helpful votes

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Romans 12:7 ESV / 41 helpful votes

If service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;

Luke 6:40 ESV / 40 helpful votes

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Titus 2:1 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.

Romans 2:21 ESV / 37 helpful votes

You then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal?

Deuteronomy 32:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb.

Titus 2:9-10 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Bondservants are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.

1 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

Acts 5:42 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus.

John 14:26 ESV / 36 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

Psalm 25:8-9 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 32 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 32 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.

Romans 12:6-7 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;

Romans 15:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

James 1:5 ESV / 30 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

James 3:1-2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

John 14:23 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 26 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed 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.”

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.

Proverbs 3:1-2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.

Psalm 143:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!

John 3:16-17 ESV / 25 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 4:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Command and teach these things.

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Colossians 3:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 23 helpful votes

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Ephesians 4:11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,

Matthew 28:20 ESV / 23 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.”

Matthew 10:24 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.

Psalm 25:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

Titus 2:11-12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, ...

Galatians 6:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches.

1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

Romans 16:17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.

Acts 20:20 ESV / 22 helpful votes

How I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house,

Acts 2:42 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

John 13:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.

John 7:16 ESV / 22 helpful votes

So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.

Proverbs 6:1-20:30 ESV / 22 helpful votes

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler. ...

Psalm 119:130 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 3:16-19 ESV / 21 helpful votes

That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Psalm 34:11 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Psalm 25:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.

Titus 2:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.

1 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

Acts 20:1-38 ESV / 20 helpful votes

After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia. When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. There he spent three months, and when a plot was made against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia. Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus. These went on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas, ...

John 7:1-16:33 ESV / 20 helpful votes

After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him. Now the Jews' Feast of Booths was at hand. So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” For not even his brothers believed in him. ...

Luke 13:10-17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” ...

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 25:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Acts 26:22-23 ESV / 19 helpful votes

To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”

Luke 1:37 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 11:29-30 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Matthew 5:1-19:30 ESV / 19 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. ...

Proverbs 4:11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness.

Proverbs 4:1-11:31 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. ...

Psalm 143:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Psalm 86:11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

Deuteronomy 11:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Exodus 24:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and wait there, that I may give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.”

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

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.

Titus 2:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

2 Timothy 3:14-17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 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 complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 2:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 1:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 14 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,

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.

Colossians 1:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

John 3:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things?

Luke 12:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

Proverbs 11:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

Psalm 119:99 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

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