100 Bible Verses about Sacrifice Yourself

John 15:13 ESV / 264 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:16 ESV / 212 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 199 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 166 helpful votes

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Hebrews 13:15-16 ESV / 157 helpful votes

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 154 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.

Luke 9:23-24 ESV / 113 helpful votes

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

Philippians 2:4-8 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Matthew 16:24-25 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Mark 8:35 ESV / 89 helpful votes

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.

1 Peter 2:21 ESV / 88 helpful votes

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 83 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 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.

Romans 6:13 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.

Philippians 3:7-8 ESV / 65 helpful votes

But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

Hebrews 9:26 ESV / 56 helpful votes

For then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

2 Timothy 2:10 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

Mark 8:34-35 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.

Philippians 2:17 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 41 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.

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Luke 9:24 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

Mark 8:34-38 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

2 Timothy 4:6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.

John 3:16 ESV / 27 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.

1 Peter 2:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 9:14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

Luke 9:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 22 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.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

1 Corinthians 15:31 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!

1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 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. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ...

Proverbs 21:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Psalm 54:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good.

Matthew 16:24-26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

1 Peter 2:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

2 Timothy 2:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

1 Samuel 6:7-12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Now then, take and prepare a new cart and two milk cows on which there has never come a yoke, and yoke the cows to the cart, but take their calves home, away from them. And take the ark of the Lord and place it on the cart and put in a box at its side the figures of gold, which you are returning to him as a guilt offering. Then send it off and let it go its way and watch. If it goes up on the way to its own land, to Beth-shemesh, then it is he who has done us this great harm, but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that struck us; it happened to us by coincidence.” The men did so, and took two milk cows and yoked them to the cart and shut up their calves at home. And they put the ark of the Lord on the cart and the box with the golden mice and the images of their tumors. ...

Romans 5:7-8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Mark 10:45 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Matthew 16:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Psalm 51:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Matthew 5:19 ESV / 10 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.

1 John 3:12-17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. ...

Luke 14:26-27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ...

1 Peter 4:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

Philippians 1:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Romans 13:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Romans 6:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

Romans 5:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

Acts 20:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

John 10:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Luke 22:42 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”

Matthew 20:28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Matthew 10:38-39 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

Ephesians 4:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,

1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Romans 6:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Romans 11:1-36 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.” But what is God's reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. ...

Romans 9:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.

Romans 6:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

Matthew 16:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Matthew 10:38 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Exodus 5:1-23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.’” But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and moreover, I will not let Israel go.” Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.” But the king of Egypt said to them, “Moses and Aaron, why do you take the people away from their work? Get back to your burdens.” And Pharaoh said, “Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens!” ...

Hebrews 9:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

(which is symbolic for the present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper,

Hebrews 9:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness.

Hebrews 8:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, “See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain.”

Titus 2:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

Philippians 2:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Ephesians 4:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Romans 8:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Romans 3:10-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. 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.

John 12:24-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

John 3:30 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Luke 5:27-28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.

Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 5 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 3:16-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 1:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

James 4:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

Hebrews 10:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Hebrews 9:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

These preparations having thus been made, the priests go regularly into the first section, performing their ritual duties,

2 Timothy 2:10-11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

2 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.

1 Thessalonians 5:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.

Philippians 4:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.

Philippians 2:4-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

Philippians 1:20-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Galatians 5:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 1:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

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