100 Bible Verses about Effort

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 928 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 819 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.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 792 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.

Romans 14:19 ESV / 717 helpful votes

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

2 Peter 1:5-10 ESV / 700 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. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. ...

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 682 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 533 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,

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 488 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 16:33 ESV / 433 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 / 421 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 1:37 ESV / 416 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

John 3:16 ESV / 393 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 388 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 367 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

2 Peter 1:7 ESV / 354 helpful votes

And godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 343 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.”

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 340 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.

John 15:2 ESV / 338 helpful votes

Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 329 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 327 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 321 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 321 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 301 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Proverbs 13:4 ESV / 298 helpful votes

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 291 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.

Ephesians 4:3 ESV / 288 helpful votes

Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 287 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 280 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 / 274 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:8 ESV / 272 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 271 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 259 helpful votes

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 256 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 14:23 ESV / 253 helpful votes

In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 250 helpful votes

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 249 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:11 ESV / 249 helpful votes

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 248 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 248 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 247 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 246 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 244 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 243 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 243 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.

John 14:2 ESV / 240 helpful votes

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?

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 238 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 238 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 235 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 12:24 ESV / 234 helpful votes

The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 234 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8 ESV / 231 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

2 Peter 1:8 ESV / 230 helpful votes

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 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 227 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.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 222 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 222 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.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 212 helpful votes

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Psalm 90:17 ESV / 210 helpful votes

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 199 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 198 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 20:35 ESV / 197 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

1 Timothy 4:10 ESV / 195 helpful votes

For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 195 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 46:10 ESV / 195 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 193 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:6 ESV / 188 helpful votes

And knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 188 helpful votes

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Romans 6:3 ESV / 185 helpful votes

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 181 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.

John 5:17 ESV / 178 helpful votes

But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”

Acts 4:12 ESV / 172 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Romans 1:16 ESV / 170 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 169 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 1:2 ESV / 167 helpful votes

Which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,

Acts 4:2 ESV / 164 helpful votes

Greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 161 helpful votes

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 159 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. ...

Romans 9:16 ESV / 158 helpful votes

So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 157 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:2 ESV / 144 helpful votes

One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.

Colossians 3:3 ESV / 141 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:10 ESV / 138 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.

Romans 5:3 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

Philippians 2:16 ESV / 131 helpful votes

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.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 131 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Leviticus 20:13 ESV / 127 helpful votes

If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 126 helpful votes

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 123 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

James 3:3 ESV / 122 helpful votes

If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 120 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. ...

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 119 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 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. ...

John 10:10 ESV / 119 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Romans 5:1 ESV / 115 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:3 ESV / 115 helpful votes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

John 15:5 ESV / 114 helpful votes

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Titus 3:14 ESV / 112 helpful votes

And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 111 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

1 John 4:1 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 106 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.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:2 ESV / 100 helpful votes

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

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