100 Bible Verses about Small Things

Zechariah 4:10 ESV / 2,534 helpful votes

For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. “These seven are the eyes of the Lord, which range through the whole earth.”

Luke 16:10 ESV / 1,906 helpful votes

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 1,505 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 1,321 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.

1 John 3:20 ESV / 1,269 helpful votes

For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 1,265 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.

James 1:27 ESV / 1,236 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 1,228 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,

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 1,184 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.

Luke 10:21 ESV / 1,166 helpful votes

In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.

Luke 12:7 ESV / 1,106 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 2:3 ESV / 1,054 helpful votes

Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 1,040 helpful votes

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 871 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 3:16 ESV / 865 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.

Job 8:7 ESV / 836 helpful votes

And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 772 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 745 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 724 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.

Matthew 25:23 ESV / 672 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Acts 2:38 ESV / 663 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.

John 6:9 ESV / 621 helpful votes

“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?”

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 572 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.

Psalm 104:25 ESV / 569 helpful votes

Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 566 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.

Jeremiah 49:15 ESV / 548 helpful votes

For behold, I will make you small among the nations, despised among mankind.

Exodus 16:14 ESV / 548 helpful votes

And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground.

Revelation 20:12 ESV / 496 helpful votes

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.

Acts 26:22 ESV / 495 helpful votes

To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:

Psalm 115:13 ESV / 495 helpful votes

He will bless those who fear the Lord, both the small and the great.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 426 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 425 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 412 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.

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 408 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.

Colossians 1:15 ESV / 397 helpful votes

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 396 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Zechariah 4:1 ESV / 386 helpful votes

And the angel who talked with me came again and woke me, like a man who is awakened out of his sleep.

Zechariah 4:6 ESV / 375 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 373 helpful votes

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

James 3:5 ESV / 367 helpful votes

So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 354 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

John 14:2 ESV / 343 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?

James 3:4 ESV / 342 helpful votes

Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.

Micah 5:2 ESV / 335 helpful votes

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.

John 3:3 ESV / 331 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

John 14:21 ESV / 329 helpful votes

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

Romans 12:2 ESV / 327 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.

John 14:3 ESV / 322 helpful votes

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

John 15:13 ESV / 313 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 309 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.

John 4:24 ESV / 308 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Matthew 6:3 ESV / 303 helpful votes

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Philippians 4:2 ESV / 302 helpful votes

I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.

Luke 16:1 ESV / 300 helpful votes

He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 299 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:4 ESV / 297 helpful votes

So that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 291 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.

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 290 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,

Hebrews 11:2 ESV / 286 helpful votes

For by it the people of old received their commendation.

John 15:16 ESV / 283 helpful votes

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

2 John 1:9 ESV / 277 helpful votes

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 269 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. ...

1 Kings 18:44 ESV / 269 helpful votes

And at the seventh time he said, “Behold, a little cloud like a man's hand is rising from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.’”

1 John 5:2 ESV / 267 helpful votes

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.

Revelation 3:2 ESV / 265 helpful votes

Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 265 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:9 ESV / 263 helpful votes

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

1 John 4:2 ESV / 260 helpful votes

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

Romans 15:4 ESV / 260 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

John 14:26 ESV / 259 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

1 John 3:2 ESV / 257 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

1 Peter 5:2 ESV / 254 helpful votes

Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 246 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.

Hebrews 4:2 ESV / 242 helpful votes

For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 241 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 240 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.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 233 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.”

John 16:33 ESV / 230 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.”

Mark 10:2 ESV / 216 helpful votes

And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

Matthew 6:27 ESV / 215 helpful votes

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

James 1:5 ESV / 210 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 204 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 199 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Luke 15:1-32 ESV / 191 helpful votes

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. ...

John 1:1 ESV / 190 helpful votes

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

Luke 17:1-37 ESV / 188 helpful votes

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” ...

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 186 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 181 helpful votes

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

Matthew 17:20 ESV / 175 helpful votes

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Micah 6:8 ESV / 161 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?

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 160 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.

Matthew 13:32 ESV / 157 helpful votes

It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 156 helpful votes

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

John 15:3 ESV / 147 helpful votes

Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

1 Samuel 17:40 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd's pouch. His sling was in his hand, and he approached the Philistine.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 123 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 ...

Exodus 4:2 ESV / 103 helpful votes

The Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.”

John 14:27 ESV / 101 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 25:21-22 ESV / 87 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’

1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

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