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45 Bible Verses about Overcoming Temptation


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1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 220 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. HelpfulNot Helpful

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 116 helpful votes


But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. HelpfulNot Helpful

James 4:7 ESV / 103 helpful votes


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

Hebrews 2:18 ESV / 82 helpful votes


For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. HelpfulNot Helpful

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV / 75 helpful votes


Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 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. HelpfulNot Helpful

1 John 1:9 ESV / 60 helpful votes


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

James 4:17 ESV / 55 helpful votes


So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. HelpfulNot Helpful

Ephesians 6:10-18 ESV / 45 helpful votes


Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 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. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, ... HelpfulNot Helpful

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 37 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. HelpfulNot Helpful

James 1:14 ESV / 33 helpful votes


But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. HelpfulNot Helpful

1 John 2:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes


My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. HelpfulNot Helpful

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 26 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. HelpfulNot Helpful

Romans 6:2 ESV / 25 helpful votes


By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? HelpfulNot Helpful

Romans 8:31 ESV / 24 helpful votes


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

Luke 22:40 ESV / 24 helpful votes


And when he came to the place, he said to them, Pray that you may not enter into temptation. HelpfulNot Helpful

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 23 helpful votes


As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ... HelpfulNot Helpful

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. HelpfulNot Helpful

James 2:1-26 ESV / 19 helpful votes


My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, You sit here in a good place, while you say to the poor man, You stand over there, or, Sit down at my feet, have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? ... HelpfulNot Helpful

Matthew 6:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes


And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. HelpfulNot Helpful

Hosea 4:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes


My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. HelpfulNot Helpful

Romans 12:2 ESV / 18 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. HelpfulNot Helpful

Luke 13:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes


Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. HelpfulNot Helpful

1 John 5:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes


For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the worldour faith. HelpfulNot Helpful

1 John 4:1 ESV / 17 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. HelpfulNot Helpful

Luke 8:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes


And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. HelpfulNot Helpful

Matthew 5:21-22 ESV / 15 helpful votes


You have heard that it was said to those of old, You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment. But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, You fool! will be liable to the hell of fire. HelpfulNot Helpful

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 15 helpful votes


He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ... HelpfulNot Helpful

2 John 1:9-11 ESV / 13 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. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

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1 John 3:2 ESV / 13 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. HelpfulNot Helpful

John 14:27 ESV / 13 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. HelpfulNot Helpful

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes


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

Revelation 12:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes


And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole worldhe was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. HelpfulNot Helpful

1 Corinthians 11:1-34 ESV / 11 helpful votes


Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. ... HelpfulNot Helpful

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 11 helpful votes


Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many

mighty works in your name? And then will I declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. HelpfulNot Helpful

Matthew 4:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes


Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. HelpfulNot Helpful

Genesis 6:1-22 ESV / 10 helpful votes


When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the Lord said, My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years. The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. ... HelpfulNot Helpful

1 Corinthians 15:1-58 ESV / 9 helpful votes


Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to youunless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. ... HelpfulNot Helpful

Proverbs 23:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes


For he is like one who is inwardly calculating. Eat and drink! he says to you, but his heart is not with you. HelpfulNot Helpful

Revelation 13:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes


And all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.

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1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV / 8 helpful votes


Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. HelpfulNot Helpful

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes


Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. HelpfulNot Helpful

1 Peter 3:8-11 ESV / 6 helpful votes


Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 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. For Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. HelpfulNot Helpful

1 Peter 5:8-11 ESV / 5 helpful votes


Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. HelpfulNot Helpful

Luke 18:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes


But he said, What is impossible with men is possible with God. HelpfulNot Helpful

Song of Solomon 2:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes


Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.