100 Bible Verses about Word

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 107 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.

John 1:1 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 68 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 64 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.

John 17:17 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 49 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.’”

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 42 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

John 1:14 ESV / 40 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.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 37 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.

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 37 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 36 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

James 1:22 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 32 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

John 6:63 ESV / 30 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.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

James 1:26 ESV / 28 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

John 1:1-2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 27 helpful votes

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

John 15:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

John 7:38 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Psalm 119:160 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Hebrews 4:2 ESV / 21 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.

1 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Philippians 2:14-16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Proverbs 4:20-21 ESV / 20 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.

Psalm 119:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

Psalm 33:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.

Psalm 18:30 ESV / 20 helpful votes

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Job 23:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

James 3:5 ESV / 19 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!

James 1:21 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

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,

John 8:31-32 ESV / 18 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Acts 2:41 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

Proverbs 18:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

Psalm 119:114 ESV / 17 helpful votes

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 15 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 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...

1 Peter 1:25 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness.

1 Thessalonians 5:24 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:1-11:36 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. ...

John 16:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

John 15:1-17:26 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. ...

John 7:1-16:33 ESV / 15 helpful votes

After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him. Now the Jews' Feast of Booths was at hand. So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” For not even his brothers believed in him. ...

John 5:39 ESV / 15 helpful votes

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

John 1:1-3:36 ESV / 15 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Luke 11:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Give us each day our daily bread,

Luke 1:37 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 24:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

Matthew 7:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Matthew 5:1-18:35 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Matthew 4:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.

Ezekiel 12:1-28:26 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see, but see not, who have ears to hear, but hear not, for they are a rebellious house. As for you, son of man, prepare for yourself an exile's baggage, and go into exile by day in their sight. You shall go like an exile from your place to another place in their sight. Perhaps they will understand, though they are a rebellious house. You shall bring out your baggage by day in their sight, as baggage for exile, and you shall go out yourself at evening in their sight, as those do who must go into exile. In their sight dig through the wall, and bring your baggage out through it. ...

Isaiah 40:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins.

Ecclesiastes 10:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Proverbs 4:1-10:32 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. ...

Proverbs 4:1-5:23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. ...

Proverbs 2:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,

Psalm 130:1-135:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; ...

Psalm 119:130 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

Psalm 119:1-130:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! ...

Psalm 56:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:1-34:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. ...

Psalm 19:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

Psalm 18:35-36 ESV / 15 helpful votes

You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great. You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.

Psalm 18:30-32 ESV / 15 helpful votes

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?— the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless.

Psalm 12:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

1 Samuel 22:1-31:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to him. And he became captain over them. And there were with him about four hundred men. And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab. And he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother stay with you, till I know what God will do for me.” And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold. Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Do not remain in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah.” So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth. ...

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

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