100 Bible Verses about Self Destruction

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 235 helpful votes

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 ESV / 176 helpful votes

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 171 helpful votes

Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 167 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 166 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.

Romans 1:28 ESV / 162 helpful votes

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 157 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 154 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

1 John 1:7 ESV / 136 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.

Acts 14:15 ESV / 134 helpful votes

“Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.

John 3:16 ESV / 134 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.

John 10:10 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 129 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,

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 128 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:39 ESV / 126 helpful votes

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.

Lamentations 3:47 ESV / 115 helpful votes

Panic and pitfall have come upon us, devastation and destruction;

Proverbs 31:8 ESV / 113 helpful votes

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.

Romans 3:16 ESV / 110 helpful votes

In their paths are ruin and misery,

Proverbs 10:14 ESV / 110 helpful votes

The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 98 helpful votes

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Job 21:30 ESV / 96 helpful votes

That the evil man is spared in the day of calamity, that he is rescued in the day of wrath?

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 92 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.

Galatians 5:19 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,

Romans 3:23 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 82 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,

1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 80 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.

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 80 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

2 Peter 2:1 ESV / 79 helpful votes

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 78 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 77 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 4:13 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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,

1 Corinthians 7:9 ESV / 74 helpful votes

But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

James 4:7 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 67 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.

James 4:6 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 63 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.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

John 17:17 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 57 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Romans 8:7 ESV / 56 helpful votes

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 ESV / 52 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 52 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Matthew 7:13 ESV / 50 helpful votes

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.

1 John 5:14-21 ESV / 49 helpful votes

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death. We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. ...

1 Timothy 6:9 ESV / 49 helpful votes

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

Ephesians 5:3 ESV / 49 helpful votes

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

Ephesians 4:1-6 ESV / 49 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, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, ...

John 17:22-23 ESV / 49 helpful votes

The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

1 Corinthians 12:13 ESV / 48 helpful votes

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

Acts 24:25 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, “Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you.”

Psalm 107:20 ESV / 47 helpful votes

He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV / 46 helpful votes

While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Acts 15:1-21 ESV / 45 helpful votes

But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” ...

Luke 1:37 ESV / 45 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Isaiah 2:1-22 ESV / 45 helpful votes

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord. ...

Romans 8:31 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:28 ESV / 44 helpful votes

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:10 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Matthew 23:33 ESV / 37 helpful votes

You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Matthew 25:41 ESV / 36 helpful votes

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

2 Timothy 3:1-2 ESV / 35 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Romans 13:14 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:38 ESV / 35 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.

Romans 9:22 ESV / 34 helpful votes

What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

Proverbs 17:19 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Whoever loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction.

Galatians 6:3 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

1 Corinthians 5:5 ESV / 33 helpful votes

You are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 48:3 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“A voice! A cry from Horonaim, ‘Desolation and great destruction!’

Isaiah 59:7 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways.

Proverbs 29:1 ESV / 33 helpful votes

He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.

Proverbs 27:20 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.

1 Corinthians 15:1-58 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. ...

John 8:44 ESV / 32 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 does not stand in 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.

Micah 2:10 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Arise and go, for this is no place to rest, because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction.

Jeremiah 1:10 ESV / 32 helpful votes

See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Proverbs 16:5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

Revelation 9:11 ESV / 31 helpful votes

They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 31 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 Peter 5:6-8 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

2 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

2 Thessalonians 1:9 ESV / 31 helpful votes

They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 31 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.

John 16:33 ESV / 31 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.”

Matthew 23:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 31 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?

James 5:16 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Proverbs 29:23 ESV / 30 helpful votes

One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Proverbs 28:25 ESV / 30 helpful votes

A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

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