100 Bible Verses about Why We Need God

John 14:6 ESV / 104 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.

John 12:46 ESV / 86 helpful votes

I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

Titus 2:12 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Psalm 127:1 ESV / 56 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

John 3:16 ESV / 54 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 54 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.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 52 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.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:14 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

John 6:63 ESV / 31 helpful votes

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

John 4:13-14 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Luke 1:37 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 21 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.

1 John 1:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Acts 4:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Romans 8:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 17 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,

Exodus 34:22 ESV / 17 helpful votes

You shall observe the Feast of Weeks, the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year's end.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 16 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.

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 15 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.

Romans 15:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

John 1:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Matthew 5:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 4:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 14 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.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Romans 8:29 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 14 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.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Hebrews 10:19-22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 12 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.

James 1:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Hebrews 13:5-6 ESV / 11 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.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 11 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.

John 17:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

John 14:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

John 4:23-24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

1 John 4:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

James 1:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Philippians 2:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

Ephesians 3:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 9 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.

Acts 20:35 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Acts 2:1-4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

John 4:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

John 3:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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.

John 3:16-21 ESV / 9 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. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 9 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.

John 1:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Luke 10:27 ESV / 9 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.”

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Isaiah 25:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 94:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Psalm 56:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

Revelation 14:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 8 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.

James 1:27 ESV / 8 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Colossians 1:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 8 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.

Philippians 2:9-11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Romans 8:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope

Acts 2:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;

John 3:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 8 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. ...

Exodus 23:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You shall keep the Feast of Harvest, of the firstfruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field. You shall keep the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in from the field the fruit of your labor.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 7 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 6:44 ESV / 7 helpful votes

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

Isaiah 53:6 ESV / 7 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.

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:22-23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 6 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.

Acts 2:14-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel: “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;

Jeremiah 30:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 6 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 Peter 2:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest,’” although his works were finished from the foundation of the world.

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

Romans 15:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

By the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;

Acts 2:38-39 ESV / 5 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. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

John 14:27 ESV / 5 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.

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