Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 796 helpful votes
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
Romans 5:4 ESV / 211 helpful votes
And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Psalm 1:1 ESV / 183 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;
Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 143 helpful votes
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
2 Peter 1:5-8 ESV / 140 helpful votes
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:14 ESV / 129 helpful votes
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
1 John 2:3-4 ESV / 113 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,
Philippians 4:8 ESV / 103 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.
James 4:8 ESV / 88 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.
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 88 helpful votes
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
1 Corinthians 11:1-2 ESV / 87 helpful votes
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you.
1 Timothy 3:2-7 ESV / 83 helpful votes
Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. …
Proverbs 8:14 ESV / 82 helpful votes
I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength.
Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 79 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.
Ecclesiastes 7:1 ESV / 79 helpful votes
A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.
2 Thessalonians 3:6 ESV / 78 helpful votes
Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
John 6:67-71 ESV / 76 helpful votes
So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him.
Proverbs 10:9 ESV / 73 helpful votes
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
Matthew 7:17 ESV / 72 helpful votes
So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.
Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 68 helpful votes
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
2 Thessalonians 2:14-15 ESV / 61 helpful votes
To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.
Titus 2:7-8 ESV / 57 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 6:21 ESV / 55 helpful votes
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Romans 12:2 ESV / 54 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 14:1-4 ESV / 53 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. The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the Lord?
Philippians 4:5 ESV / 52 helpful votes
Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;
Proverbs 12:4 ESV / 51 helpful votes
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
John 8:44 ESV / 50 helpful votes
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Proverbs 11:3 ESV / 50 helpful votes
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 49 helpful votes
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
Psalm 119:1 ESV / 49 helpful votes
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!
Ephesians 4:22 ESV / 47 helpful votes
To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 46 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
1 John 4:8 ESV / 45 helpful votes
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 45 helpful votes
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
Ruth 3:11 ESV / 45 helpful votes
And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you ask, for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman.
Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 43 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.
Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 43 helpful votes
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. 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. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. …
Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 42 helpful votes
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
1 John 1:9 ESV / 40 helpful votes
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Romans 13:14 ESV / 40 helpful votes
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Job 2:3 ESV / 39 helpful votes
And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.”
1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 39 helpful votes
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Acts 17:11 ESV / 38 helpful votes
Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Romans 5:8 ESV / 36 helpful votes
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
John 14:6 ESV / 36 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 28:6 ESV / 36 helpful votes
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.
1 Peter 2:12 ESV / 34 helpful votes
Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 33 helpful votes
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 33 helpful votes
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 32 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.
Matthew 5:48 ESV / 32 helpful votes
You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 32 helpful votes
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 32 helpful votes
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
James 1:2 ESV / 31 helpful votes
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
John 3:16 ESV / 31 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.
Luke 6:31 ESV / 31 helpful votes
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 31 helpful votes
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 30 helpful votes
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Romans 5:5 ESV / 29 helpful votes
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
2 Timothy 3:3-4 ESV / 27 helpful votes
Heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
Philippians 2:12-16 ESV / 27 helpful votes
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
2 Corinthians 13:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Proverbs 22:1-29 ESV / 27 helpful votes
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all. The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them. …
1 Chronicles 29:17 ESV / 27 helpful votes
I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.
2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 26 helpful votes
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
John 20:19-23 ESV / 25 helpful votes
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”
Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 25 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 15:1-2 ESV / 25 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart;
Proverbs 19:14 ESV / 24 helpful votes
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
Romans 1:16 ESV / 23 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.
Titus 2:12 ESV / 22 helpful votes
Training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
2 Timothy 3:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes
You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,
1 Thessalonians 4:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes
Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,
John 6:55-59 ESV / 22 helpful votes
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.
Titus 2:1-15 ESV / 21 helpful votes
But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 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. …
1 Corinthians 11:27-30 ESV / 21 helpful votes
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 7:10-11 ESV / 21 helpful votes
To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.
James 5:11 ESV / 20 helpful votes
Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Matthew 6:33 ESV / 20 helpful votes
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
1 John 2:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes
Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
John 6:50-71 ESV / 19 helpful votes
This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. …
1 John 2:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes
But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:
Philippians 2:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes
That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
Acts 16:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes
He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium.
Revelation 17:14 ESV / 17 helpful votes
They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”
Matthew 9:6-8 ESV / 17 helpful votes
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic—“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
John 15:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Mark 13:33 ESV / 16 helpful votes
Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.
Micah 6:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Revelation 3:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes
“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.
Proverbs 16:19 ESV / 15 helpful votes
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.
1 Timothy 3:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes
The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.
Romans 5:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
John 17:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
1 John 5:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
1 Timothy 3:8-12 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well.
1 Corinthians 10:15-17 ESV / 13 helpful votes
I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.