100 Bible Verses about Self Harm

Leviticus 19:28 ESV / 880 helpful votes

You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 637 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 600 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 506 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.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 493 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 476 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 450 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 434 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.

John 10:10 ESV / 417 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 407 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.

Psalm 34:18-19 ESV / 399 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 372 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 364 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 363 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 341 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,

Mark 5:5 ESV / 335 helpful votes

Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 304 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.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 304 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 147:3 ESV / 300 helpful votes

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

1 Kings 18:24-29 ESV / 277 helpful votes

And you call upon the name of your god, and I will call upon the name of the Lord, and the God who answers by fire, he is God.” And all the people answered, “It is well spoken.” Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first, for you are many, and call upon the name of your god, but put no fire to it.” And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped around the altar that they had made. And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them. ...

Romans 5:8 ESV / 274 helpful votes

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

John 16:33 ESV / 264 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.”

Deuteronomy 14:1 ESV / 261 helpful votes

“You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 254 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.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 252 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. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 250 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 248 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.

1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 248 helpful votes

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.

John 3:16 ESV / 246 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.

Proverbs 8:36 ESV / 246 helpful votes

But he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death.”

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 246 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.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 239 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.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 229 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. ...

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 227 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

James 5:16 ESV / 218 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.

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 217 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Mark 5:2-5 ESV / 214 helpful votes

And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 213 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 208 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.”

Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV / 206 helpful votes

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 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.

Isaiah 50:10 ESV / 204 helpful votes

Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 203 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.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 201 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.

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 200 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Deuteronomy 14:1-2 ESV / 200 helpful votes

“You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 196 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 194 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 John 3:16 ESV / 194 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.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 193 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 8:32 ESV / 186 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Acts 16:28 ESV / 183 helpful votes

But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.”

James 4:7 ESV / 180 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:13 ESV / 178 helpful votes

“You shall not murder.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 175 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. ...

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 169 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:1 ESV / 164 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 161 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.

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 160 helpful votes

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 159 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 10:27 ESV / 153 helpful votes

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 151 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.

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 151 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. ...

John 14:27 ESV / 150 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.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 150 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 150 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 147 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 8:12 ESV / 145 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Mark 5:1-20 ESV / 144 helpful votes

They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. ...

1 Corinthians 9:27 ESV / 141 helpful votes

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 141 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.

Exodus 22:2-3 ESV / 141 helpful votes

If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

Isaiah 53:6 ESV / 140 helpful votes

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 139 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 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 139 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Isaiah 43:25 ESV / 139 helpful votes

“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 137 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 131 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 131 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.

Luke 6:27 ESV / 131 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Psalm 143:7-8 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 118 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.”

Colossians 3:5 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 113 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.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 110 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Mark 12:31 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 101 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.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 101 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.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 100 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Esther 5:1-14 ESV / 99 helpful votes

On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, in front of the king's quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, so that we may do as Esther has asked.” So the king and Haman came to the feast that Esther had prepared. ...

Romans 3:23 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:10 ESV / 93 helpful votes

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Ephesians 6:11 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:4 ESV / 86 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.

Deuteronomy 30:19 ESV / 77 helpful votes

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

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