100 Bible Verses about Self-esteem

Song of Solomon 4:7 ESV / 1,523 helpful votes

You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.

Psalm 139:13-14 ESV / 1,317 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 1,151 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.”

1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 1,045 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 735 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 43:4 ESV / 657 helpful votes

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 655 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.

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 643 helpful votes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Luke 12:7 ESV / 514 helpful votes

Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 510 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 456 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 411 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 396 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 12:3 ESV / 387 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 376 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 373 helpful votes

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 341 helpful votes

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 285 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 275 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 257 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.

James 4:6 ESV / 240 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Hebrews 10:35 ESV / 217 helpful votes

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

Romans 8:31-39 ESV / 216 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 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? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? ...

Matthew 10:31 ESV / 205 helpful votes

Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 203 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 193 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 185 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ...

Mark 12:31 ESV / 184 helpful votes

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Psalm 145:18 ESV / 173 helpful votes

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 170 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 167 helpful votes

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 163 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.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 142 helpful votes

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

Matthew 16:24-25 ESV / 142 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.

John 6:37 ESV / 132 helpful votes

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 129 helpful votes

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

Mark 12:30 ESV / 126 helpful votes

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

Psalm 8:3-5 ESV / 126 helpful votes

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.

Psalm 45:11 ESV / 123 helpful votes

And the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 121 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.

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 116 helpful votes

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

Isaiah 62:3 ESV / 111 helpful votes

You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

Genesis 1:26-27 ESV / 111 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.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 108 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 106 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Psalm 139:13 ESV / 105 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 104 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.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 98 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Romans 3:23 ESV / 97 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Acts 10:34-35 ESV / 93 helpful votes

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

Romans 10:13 ESV / 91 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 91 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

1 John 4:19-21 ESV / 89 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

Proverbs 3:26 ESV / 89 helpful votes

For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 88 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Galatians 6:4 ESV / 87 helpful votes

But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 85 helpful votes

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Ephesians 3:12 ESV / 85 helpful votes

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

Romans 8:15 ESV / 84 helpful votes

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

Luke 16:15 ESV / 84 helpful votes

And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 83 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,

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 81 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.

Jeremiah 1:1-19 ESV / 81 helpful votes

The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, one of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, to whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, and until the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah, the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the captivity of Jerusalem in the fifth month. Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” ...

1 John 4:4 ESV / 80 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Hebrews 10:35-36 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 20:7 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

Luke 12:22 ESV / 71 helpful votes

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.

Psalm 27:3 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 69 helpful votes

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 67 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 65 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.

1 John 4:10 ESV / 64 helpful votes

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 Timothy 4:14 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.

Galatians 4:7 ESV / 62 helpful votes

So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

1 Corinthians 2:3-5 ESV / 62 helpful votes

And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Isaiah 62:4-5 ESV / 62 helpful votes

You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

Romans 8:16-17 ESV / 59 helpful votes

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

1 Peter 1:18-21 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

Romans 9:25 ESV / 57 helpful votes

As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”

1 Peter 1:18-19 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 56 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 46:5 ESV / 55 helpful votes

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

Isaiah 32:17 ESV / 54 helpful votes

And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 54 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. ...

Genesis 1:31 ESV / 54 helpful votes

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Romans 8:1-2 ESV / 53 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.

John 1:12 ESV / 53 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Psalm 119:73 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.

Deuteronomy 7:6 ESV / 52 helpful votes

“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 51 helpful votes

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

Exodus 19:5 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;

1 John 1:9 ESV / 50 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 50 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. ...

John 3:30 ESV / 47 helpful votes

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Luke 18:9-14 ESV / 44 helpful votes

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ ...

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