Quotes from the Bible

Most popular biblical quotes

God is love.
— The Bible: I John 4:8


God is light.
— The Bible: 1 John 1:5


What hath God wrought.
— Numbers 23:23


Charity never faileth.
— Bible, I Corinthians 13:4


Get thee behind me, Satan.
— Matthew 16:23
God loveth a cheerful giver.
— 2 Corinthians 9:7


The truth shall make you free.
— John 8:32


Put not your trust in princes.
— Psalm 146:3


A flattering mouth worketh ruin.

flattery proverbs

The Kingdom of God is within you.
— The Bible: Luke 17:21


The meek shall inherit the earth.
— Psalm 37:11

egotism mankind society

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

answers peace proverbs

The light of the body is the eye.
— The Bible—Matthew 6:22


Let us not be weary in well doing.
— Galatians 6:9


By their fruits ye shall know them.
— The Bible—Matthew 7:20


Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth.
— Ecclesiastes 11:9


Every man shall give as he is able.
— The Bible—Deuteronymy 16:17


Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.

hope proverbs

Thou art my hope in the day of evil.
— Jeremiah 17:17


Go not empty unto thy mother-in-law.
— Ruth 3:17


There is no new thing under the sun.
— Ecclesiastes 1:9


Freely ye have received, freely give.
— Matthew 10:8


Ye have heard of the patience of Job.
— The Bible—James 5:11


He that is not with me is against me.
— Matthew 12:30


And ye shall eat the fat of the land.
— Genesis 45:18


For ye have the poor always with you.
— Matthew 26:11


The Lord is my strength and my shield.
— Psalm 27:1


Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust.
— The Bible—Isaiah 26:19


Wine that maketh glad the heart of man.
— Psalms 104:15
In my Father's house are many mansions.
— The Bible—John 14:2


The fashion of this world passeth away.
— 1 Corinthians 7:31


Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
— Ephesians 4:26


If God be for us, who can be against us?
— Romans 8:31


For with God nothing shall be impossible.
— Luke 1:37


Neither cast ye your pearls before swine.
— Matthew 7:6


They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
— The Bible—Book of Psalms: 126:5


A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.

happiness proverbs

The love of money is the root of all evil.
— The Bible—I Timothy 6:10

evil greed money

Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands.
— Psalm 61:1


It is more blessed to give than to receive.
— Bible, Acts 20:35

charity Giving

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

proverbs vision

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
— James 4:7


He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack.

charity proverbs

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.

accomplishment proverbs

Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
— The Bible—James 2:17


Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker.

poverty proverbs

The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
— 1 Corinthians 3:17


Surely the Lord is in this place; I knew it not.
— Genesis 28:16


The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
— The Bible—1 Corinthians 15:26


Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
— Galatians 6:7


He that despises shall fall by little and little.
— Ecclesiasticus 19:1


The desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
— Isaiah 35:1


Be not made a beggar by banqueting upon borrowing.
— Ecclesiasticus 18:33


Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees.
— Revelation 7:3


Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
— The Bible—Job 5–7


He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

attitude proverbs

For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
— The Bible:Galatians 6:7


A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.

names proverbs

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.
— The Bible—James 1-17


Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
— Luke 23:34


In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.
— The Bible—Isaiah 30:15

inner peace

We know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.
— The Bible—1 Timothy 1:8


Let your gentleness be evident to all. The LORD is near.
— Bible

Christianity God

Rejoice in the LORD always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
— Bible

Christianity God

The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
— The Bible—Mark:2–27
Better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

neighbors proverbs

Each person is given something to do that shows who God is.
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.


Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
— Exodus 21:24


Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begot us.
— Ecclesiasticus 44:1


Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.
— Ecclesiasticus 44:1


There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.
— John 4:18


Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?
— The Bible: Jeremiah13:23


So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.

golden rules

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
— The Bible—Psalms 30:5


Wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
— Job 5:2


If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
— Mark 3:25


If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
— The Bible—Mark 3:25

house unity

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
— The Bible: Psalms 46:1


The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
— Genesis 4:10


And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
— The Bible—Matthew 15:14


The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
— Exodus 15:2


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

proverbs words

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

folly foolishness proverbs

He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
— John 8:7


The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness.

foolishness proverbs

O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou art our potter.
— The Bible: Isaiah 64:8


Gold is tried in fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
— Apocrypha—Ecclesiasticus: 2:5


Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
— The Bible—Romans 12–12


Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.

foolishness proverbs

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
— Bible
Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
— James 1:22


The blow of a whip raises a welt, but a blow of the tongue crushes bones.
— Apocrypha—Ecclesiastes 28:17


He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
— Psalm 62:6


Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
— Hebrews 11:1


When thou doest alms, let not thy. left hand know what thy right hand doeth.
— Matthew 6:3


The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

advice proverbs

Reading. . .that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.


Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
He who says he is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness still.
— The Bible—1 John 2:9


To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
— Ecclesiastes 3:1


If you love listening you will learn; if you lend an ear, wisdom will be yours.
— Apocrypha—Ecclesiasticus 6:33


But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
— Job 14:10


Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
— Ecclesiastes 12:12

books school

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
— John 15:13

friendship love

A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter: he that has found one has found a treasure.
— Apocrypha—Ecclesiasticus 6:14–16


A friend cannot be known in prosperity: and an enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.
— Ecclesiasticus 12:8

enemies friendship

I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out.
— Apocrypha—II Esdras 14:25


For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
— Matthew 16:26


Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
— The Bible—Matthew 23:12


O LORD, . . . if you will, please grant success to the journey on which I have come.
— Genesis 24:42


Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle, that feed among the lilies.
— The Bible—Song of Solomon 4:5


A man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry.
— Ecclesiastes 8:15


Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler
and whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.


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

children parenting proverbs

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three ; but the greatest of these is charity.
— 1 Corinthians 13:13


Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country.
— Leviticus 24:22


Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
— 1 Corinthians 15:54


Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.


A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.

proverbs reputation

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
— The Bible: Matthew 7:7

action asking seeking

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
— Matthew 25:40

mankind society

A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.
— Ecclesiasticus 6:14


I pray that the God of peace will give you every good thing you need so you can do what he wants.
— HEBREWS 13:20
Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you.
— 1 PETER 3:15 KJV

faith hope

They be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
— Matthew 15:14


For what is your life?  It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
— The Bible—James 4:14


Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
— The Bible—Matthew 26:41

famous temptation

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace.
— Isaiah 52:7


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

proverbs self-control

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
— Bible, Matthew 7:3

changing people judging

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
— The King James Bible
In the day of prosperity, adversity is forgotten and in the day of adversity, prosperity is not remembered.
— Apocrypha—Ecclesiasticus 11:25

adversity prosperity

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
— The Bible—Colossians 4:6


He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

anger proverbs

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
— Exodus 20:12

father mother parents

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
— The Bible—Mark 10:25


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

Christianity God Jesus

Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
— Bible, Matthew 18:3


It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
— Matthew 19:24


Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
— Genesis 2:24


It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.
— Matthew 19:24


The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
— The Bible—Galatians 5:22–23


Whatever we may have to go through now is less than nothing compared with the magnificent future God has planned for us.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
— Bible

Christianity God

Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
— John 3:16


For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
— Bible

Christianity God Jesus

For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
— Luke 12:48


When you are angry, do not sin, and be sure to stop being angry before the end of the day. Do not give the devil a way to defeat you.
— EPHESIANS 4:26–27


When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
— The Bible—I Corinthians 13:11


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
— The King James Bible


Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
— Ecclesiasticus 9:10

friendship reunion

He has told you, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: Only to do justice, to love goodness, and to walk modestly with your God.
— Book of Micah (Old Testament)

God Judaism

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
— The King James Bible

faith God

Forsake not an old friend, for a new one does not compare with him.  A new friend is like new wine; when it has aged, you will drink it with pleasure.
— Apocrypha—Ecclesiasticus 9:10


Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
— Ecclesiastes 9:10


For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
— The Bible—Hebrews 12:11


Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
— JOB 14:1-2


Woe to you...hypocrites!  For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.


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.
— Isaiah 2:4


But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
— The King James Bible


With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
— Matthew 7:3


But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
— Galatians
The stroke of the whip maketh marks in the flesh; but the stroke of the tongue breaketh the bones.  Many have fallen by the edge of the sword: but not so many as have fallen by the tongue.
— Apocrypha—Ecclesiasticus 28:17–18


A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruits is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Thus you will know them by their fruits.
— The Bible: Matthew 7:18–20


For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything (James 1: 3 – 4 NLT).

adversity religious

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
— The King James Bible


But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
— Bible

Christianity faith future God

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
— Matthew 22:37-40

neighbors religion

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
— The Bible—1 Corinthians 13:4-7


I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
— Bible

Christianity contentment faith

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
— Matthew 5:14


You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hide. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
— Matthew 5:14–16
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
— The King James Bible


Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don't forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4: 6 – 7 TLB)
The first question the Levite asked was, "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?" That's the question before you tonight. . . . If I do not stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to them? That's the question.

helping others