Bible Reference Guide

Practical scripture references to help you in your daily walk with Jesus

To become a Christian — Rom. 3:23, Rom. 6:23, Rom. 5:8, Rom. 10:9-10,13, John 3:3, John 3:16, Eph. 2:8-9, 1 John 1:9, 2 Cor. 5:17

To build up your faith — Rom. 10:17, Jude 1:20, 1 Pet. 1:7-9, James 1:5-8, Rom. 4:20-21, 2 Cor. 5:7, Mark 11:24, James 2:18,22, Heb. 10:32-39

To control your tongue — Prov. 18:21, Eph. 4:29, 31-32, Prov. 13:3, Luke 6:45, Matt. 12:36, James 1:26, 1 Pet. 3:10, James 3:6, 10-11, Prov. 18:7-8, Psa. 50:23

To deal with offenses — Matt. 18:15, Matt. 5:23-24, Matt. 18:21-35, Matt. 6:14-15, 2 Cor 2:10-11, Psa. 119:165, John 13:35, 1 John 4:20-21

To get along with others — Matt. 7:12, Rom. 12:10, 1 John 4:20-21, 1 Cor. 13:4-7, Eph. 4:31-32, Rom. 15:1-2, Col. 3:12-14, Prov. 18:24

To overcome the devil — Eph. 6:10-17, James 4:7-8, 1 Pet. 5:8-10, Eph. 4:26-27, 2 Thes. 3:3, 2 Cor. 2:10-11, 2 Tim. 4:18, Heb. 2:18, 1 John 3:8, Psa. 91:3-7, Psa. 121:7-8

To overcome lust — 1 Cor. 6:15-20, Gal. 5:16-17, 1 Cor. 10:13, Eph. 4:22-24,27, Prov. 6:25-26, James 1:13-15

To handle problems & trials — 1 Pet. 4:12-13,16, Isa. 43:2-3, Psa. 31:1-5, 7-8, Psa. 69:14-18, Psa. 34:17-19, Psa. 55:22, 2 Cor. 4:7-10, 1 Pet. 5:7

To face serious illness — James 5:14-15, Psa. 103:2-3, Isa. 53:5, Mark 16:18, Matt. 15:22-28, Matt. 9:5-6, Matt. 9:20-22, Acts 3:2-8, 2 Kings 20:1-7, 2 Cor. 5:1, Psa. 23:4

To survive financial problems — Psa. 37:25-26, Phil. 4:19, Luke 12:28-31, Psa. 107:4-8, Psa. 34:6-10, Matt. 6:31-34, Psa. 37:3-4, Phil. 4:11-13

To handle stress — John 14:27, Phil. 4:6-8, Isa. 41:10, 1 Pet. 5:7-11, Psa. 46:1-3, Isa. 26:3-4, 2 Tim. 1:7, Matt. 11:28-30

To enter the Lord’s peace & rest — Psa. 37:5-7, Phil. 4:8, Isa. 26:3, 11-13, 19, Rom. 8:28, Matt. 11:28-30, Heb. 4:9,11,14, Isa. 30:15,18, Psa. 55:22, Ex. 33:14, Matt. 6:33-34

To have God’s divine protection — Psa. 91:1-16, Psa. 27:1,5, Isa. 43:2, Psa. 5:11-12, Isa. 54:17, Luke 10:19, Isa. 59:19, Prov. 29:25, Psa. 34:7

To have an effective prayer life — Phil. 4:6-7, Matt. 18:18-19, Heb. 4:16, Heb. 11:6, James 5:16-18, Luke 11:9, Matt. 6:5-6, Luke 18:1, 1 Pet. 3:12, Psa. 55:17, 1 John 5:14-15, Rom. 8:26, Psa. 86:6-7

To give to God’s work — Mal. 3:8-12, 1 Cor. 16:2, 2 Cor. 9:6-7, Matt. 6:19-21, 1 Chron. 16:29, Matt. 6:1-4, Psa. 96:8, Prov. 11:24-25, Prov. 19:17

To draw closer to God — James 4:8-10, Luke 11:9-13, Prov. 8:17, Jer. 29:12-13, Psa. 42:1-2,7-8, Psa. 130:5-6, Psa. 62:5, Rev. 22:17

To obtain God’s promises — 2 Pet. 1:4-8, 1 John 5:14-15, 1 John 3:21-22, Rom. 8:32, John 15:7, Matt. 6:33, James 5:16, Heb. 10:23,35-37, Josh. 1:7

To have the Lord’s joy — John 15:11-12, Psa. 5:11-12, Psa. 51:12-13, Matt. 11:28-30, Psa. 45:7-8, Psa. 118:24, Prov. 15:13, Psa. 126:5-6, Neh. 8:10b

To overcome temptation — 1 Cor. 10:13, Mark 14:38, James 1:12, Mat 6:13, Luke 4:13, Luke 8:13, James 1:13-14, Gal. 5:16, 1 John 5:4, Eph. 6:11-18, Luke 22:40, Luke 22:46, 1 Cor 10:13, 1 Tim 6:9

To be an effective witness — Matt. 5:14-16, Luke 11:33, 1 Pet. 3:8-11,15, Luke 12:8-9, Eph. 6:18-20, Luke 21:14-15, John 13:35, Luke 15:4-7, James 5:19-20, Acts 1:8, Mark 16:15, 2 Tim. 4:2

To overcome discouragement — Rom. 8:28, Matt. 11:28, Psa. 121:1, James 4:10, Rom 8:35, 37, Psa. 23:1-6, Deut. 1:21, Sam. 30:6, Heb. 12:3, Heb. 13:5, Isa. 26:3

To learn more about the church — Matt. 16:18, Matt. 18:17, Acts 2:47, Acts 5:11, Acts 8:1,3, Acts 11:22,26, Acts 12:1,5, Acts 13:1, Acts 14:23, Acts 14:27, Acts 15:3,4, Acts 15:22, Acts 18:22, Acts 20:17,28, Rom. 16:1,5,23, 1 Cor. 1:2, 1 Cor. 4:17, 1 Cor. 6:4, 1 Cor. 10:32, 1 Cor. 11:18,22, 1 Cor. 12:28, 1 Cor. 14:4,5, 1 Cor. 14:12,19, 1 Cor. 14:23,28,35, 1 Cor. 15:9, 1 Cor. 16:19, 2 Cor. 1:1, Gal. 1:13, Eph. 1:22, Eph. 3:10,21, Eph. 5:23, Eph. 5:24-25, 27,29,32, Phil. 3:6, Phil. 4:15, Col. 1:18, Col. 1:24, Col. 4:15, Col. 4:16, 1 Th. 1:1, 2 Th. 1:1, 1 Tim. 3:5, 1 Tim. 3:15, 1 Tim. 5:16, Phile. 1:2, Heb. 12:23, James 5:14, 3 John 1:6,9,10, Rev. 2:1,8,12,18, Rev. 3:1,7,14

Scripture References by Alphabetical Topic

ABORTION
Psa. 139:13-16 Isa. 43:1 44:2,24 49:1,5 64:8 Jer. 1:5

AFFLICTION
Psa. 34:19 119:67,71,75 145:14 Prov. 24:10 Isa. 43:2 Rom. 8:28 2 Cor. 1:4 2 Cor. 4:17,18 Heb. 4:15,16 1 Pet. 5:6-9

ALCOHOLISM
Prov. 20:1 23:20,21 29-32 31:4-6 Isa. 5:11 Luke 21:34 Rom. 13:13 Gal. 5:19-21

ANXIETY
Psa. 34:17 55:22 Prov. 16:3 Isa. 26:3 43:2 Matt. 6:25-34 Luke 2:34 Phil. 4:6,7 Heb. 13:15 1 Pet. 5:6,7

BACKSLIDER
Prov. 11:20 14:14 Jer. 2:19 2 Pet. 2:20-21 (Restoration of) 2 Chron. 30:9 Psa. 32:1-5 145:14 Isa. 44:22 49:14-16 57:15-18 Jer. 3:12-15,22 18:1-6 (Lost Sheep) Luke 15:4-7 (Prodigal Son) Luke 15:11-32

BAPTISM
(Water) Matt. 3:13-16 28:19 John 3:5 Acts 2:38,41 8:36-41 Rom. 6:4 Col. 2:12

BIBLE
(Inspired by God) Gal. 1:11,12 2 Tim. 3:16 2 Pet. 1:21 (Irrevocable) Isa. 55:11 Matt 5:18 Mark 13:31 Rev. 22:18,19 (Exhortation to Read & Obey) Deut. 12:28 Josh. 1:7-9 Psa. 119:11,18,105 Prov. 4:20-22 Matt 4:4 John 5:39 Rom. 15:4 2 Tim. 2:5 Rev. 1:3
BORN AGAIN
John 1:12-13 3:3-7 1 Pet. 1:22-23 1 John 5:4

CHASTENING
Job 5:17 Psa. 94:12-13 119:67,71 Prov. 3:11-12 1 Cor. 11:32 Heb. 12:5-11 Rev. 3:19

CHILDREN
(Of Righteousness) Deut. 12:28 Psa. 103:17,18 Prov. 11:21 22:6 Isa. 44:3 54:13 57:18 (Training Of) Deut. 2:6-7 Prov. 13:24 19:18 22:6,15 23:13,14 Eph. 6:4 Col. 3:21

DEATH
(Of Righteous) 2 Sam. 12:23 Psa. 23:4 116:15 Ecc. 12:7 Isa. 57:1-2 Luke 16:19-31 Acts 7:59 1 Thes. 4:13-18 Rev. 14:13

DEPRESSION
Psa. 9:9-10 31:22,24 42:5,11 146:8 Isa. 35:3-4 50:10 Jer. 29:11-13 Heb. 12:12-13

DISCOURAGED
2 Chron. 15:7 Psa. 27:14 37:23-24 42:5,11 138:8 Prov. 24:16 Isa. 40:31 50:7 Matt. 11:28-30 1 Cor. 15:58 Gal. 6:9 2 Thes. 3:13 Heb. 4:15-16 James 4:8

DISEASE
(A Curse) Deut 28:15,22,27,28,35,45,59-61 (Christ made Curse for us) Gal. 3:13

DIVORCE
Matt. 5:32 19:3-9 1 Cor. 7:10-17,20,24

ENEMIES
(Attitude Toward) Prov. 24:17-18 Matt. 5:44-46 Luke 6:27-37 23:34 Acts 7:60 Rom. 12:14,19-21 (Protection Against) Ex. 14:14 Psa. 18:47-48 44:5-7 56:9 60:12 Prov. 16:7 Isa. 41:10-13 50:7-9

ETERNAL LIFE
(Promised) John 3:15,16,36 6:40,47 10:27-37 1 John 2:25 (We can Know) 1 John 5:11-13

FAITH
(Defined) Heb. 11:1 (Source) Rom. 10:17, 12:3 Heb. 12:1,2 (to be exercised) Matt. 17:20 Rom. 1:17 2 Cor 5:7 Gal. 3:11 Heb. 10:38 11:6 James 1:2-3 (Tested) Matt. 8:23-26 Matt. 14:25-31 1 Pet. 1:7,8 1 John 5:4 (Honored) Matt. 9:20-22,27-30 15:28 Mark 5:28-31 9:23 11:20-24 Luke 17:11-19 18:35-43 Acts 14:8-10 Heb 11 James 5:15

FALSE DOCTRINES
Prov. 16:25 Mark 13:21-23 Gal 1:8 Col. 2:8 I Tim. 4:1-3 II Peter 2:1,2 I John 4:1-3

FASTING
II Sam. 12:15-23 II Chron. 20:1-3 Ezra 8:21-23 Jonah 3:1-10 Matt. 4:2; 6:16-18 17:21:  Isa. 58:3- 14

FEAR
Psa. 27:1-6 34:4 Prov. 1:33 Isa. 35:3,4 41:10 Rom. 8:15 II Tim. 1:7 I John 4:18 (of future) Deut. 31:8 Psa. 23:6 27:4,5 112:1,7 121;7,8 Isa. 43:2 45:2,3 Heb. 13:6 I Peter 3:12,13

FORGIVENESS
(of God to Man) Psa. 85:2, 86:5, 103:3,12  Isa. 1:18, 43:25, Col. 2:13, Heb. 8:12, 10:17, I John 1:9 (of Man to Fellowmen) Matt. 6:14,15 18:21,22  Mark 11:25,26,Luke 17:3,4, Eph 4:32, Col. 3:12,13

GIVING
Deut. 15:11 Prov. 3:9,10 11:24,25 19:17 21:13 28:27 Mal. 3:10 Matt. 6:1-4 Luke 6:38 Rom. 12:8 I Cor. 16:1,2 II Cor. 9:6-12

GUIDANCE
Deut. 31:8, Psa. 25:12, 32:8, 37:23, 48:14, 73:24, Isa. 30:21, 42:16, 45:2 5,8:11 Jer. 10:23, John 10:1-5 16:3

GUILT
(of Righteous) Psa. 31:22,138:8 Isa. 44:22, 54:4-10, Rom. 7:18-25, 8:1,2, 14:22 Phil. 1:6 3:13,14 Heb. 10:17, Jude 1:24,25

HEALING
(Christ’s Commission) Matt. 10:1,7,8, Mark 4:13,14, 16:14-20, Luke 9:1,2,6, John 14:1 (Part of Atonement) Isa. 53:5; Matt. 8:16,17; I Peter 2:24 (Promised) Psa. 103:3 (Hindered by Unbelief) Matt. 13:54-58 ;17:14-20 (See FAITH-honored)

HOLY SPIRIT
(a Gift) Luke 11:13, Acts 2:38,39, (Accepted by Faith) Gal. 3:2 (Ministry of) Joel 2:28,29, John 14:26, 15:26,16:7-14, Acts 1:8, Rom. 5:5, 8:11,16,26, I Cor. 2:10-14, 2 Cor. 3:17, 2 Peter 1:21, (Fruits of) Gal. 5:22,23 (Gifts of) Rom. 12:5-8 ,I Cor. 12:4-1

HUMILITY
Prov. 15:33 18:12 22:4 Is. 57:15 66:2 Matt. 20:26-28 Luke 14:11 James 4:6,10

JESUS
(Prophecy of) Isa. 7:14, 9:6, Chap. 53 (Prexistence of) John 1:1-,3 8:58 ,17:5, Col. 1:15-17 (Divinity of) Matt. 1:18-25, John 1:14 Chap. 17 (Humanity of) Mark 6: Luke 22:44, 24:40-43, John 4:6, 11:35 Phil. 2:5-8, Heb. 4:15 (Ministry of) Matt. 3:11, 5:17, 18:11, 20:28, Luke 4:18,19, John 3:16,17,      Ga. 1:3,4, I Tim. 1:15, Heb. 2:14, I John 3:5,8, (Second Coming) Matt. 24:30 ,Acts 1:11, I Thes. 4:16,17, Dan. 7:13, (Signs of) Matt. 24:3-13, Luke 17:26-37, 2 Tim. 3:1-5, 2Thes. 2:1-4,
2 Peter 3:3-10

LOVE
(Defined) I Cor. 13 (God’s Love) John 3:16, 16:27, Rom. 5:8, I John 4:8-19, (Our Love to God) Deut. 10:12 Prov. 8:17, Matt. 10:37 22:36-40, John 14:21-24, I Cor. 16:22 (to Fellowmen) Luke 6:31-34, John 13:34,35, Rom. 13:8-10, I Tim. 2:24,25; Gal. 5:14, I Peter 3:8, 4:8, I John 3:11-23 4:20,21 (See ENEMIES – Attitude towards)

NEEDS
(Material) Deut. 30:9,10 Psa. 23:1 37:4,5,25 84:11 Is. 41:17-20 Jer. 32:17,27 Matt. 6:25-34 Phil. 4:19 Heb. 13:5,6 (Spiritual) Deut. 4:29 Pa. 37:4-6 Prov. 10-24 Isa. 44:3 55:1 Jer. 29:11-13 Matt. 5:6 John 6:35 Heb. 4:16 James 4:8

OBEDIENCE
(To God) Deut. 11:26-28, I Sam. 15:22, Is. 48:18, Jer. 7:23, John 14:15,21, Acts 5:29, I John 2:3-6 Rev. 22:14 (to those in Authority) Matt. 2:17-21, Rom. 13:1-7, Col. 3:22-24, Titus 3:1, I Peter 2:13-20 4:17 (to Parents) Eph. 6:1, Col. 3:20

OCCULT
Lev. 19:31, 20:27, Deut. 18:10-12, I Chron. 10:13,14, 2 Chron. 33:6, Isa. 8:19, Jer. 27:9, I Tim. 4:1-4 Rev. 21:8

PATIENCE
Psa. 37:7, 40:1, Rom. 5:3-5, 12:10-12, Phil. 4:11, Heb. 6:12, 10:35,36, James 1:3,4, James 5:7,8
2 Peter 1:5-9

PEACE
Psa. 119:165, Isa. 26:3, 32:17, 48:18, John 14:27, 16:33, Rom. 8:8, Phil 4:5-8

PERSECUTION
Isa. 51:12,13 21-23, Jer. 20:11, Matt. 5:10-12, Rom. 8:35-39, 12:14, 2 Cor. 12:10, 2 Tim. 3:12

PRAISE
Psa. 22:3, 34:1 50:23, 100:4, Prov. 27:21, Isa. 42:8, 43:21, Heb. 13:15, I Peter 2:9

PRAYER
(Admonished) Psa. 50:15 Isa. 55:6,7 Jer. 29:12,13 33:3 Matt. 6:5-8 26:41 Luke 18:1 Luke 21:36 I Thes. 5:17 I Tim. 2:8 Phil. 4:6,7 (Answers – conditional) Matt. 18:19 Matt. 21:21,22 Mark 9:23 11:21-24 John 9:31 15:7 Heb. 11:6 James 1:6-8 I John 3:21,22 5:14,15 Job. 42:10 (Unanswered) Psa. 66:18 Prov. 28:9 Isa. 1:11-15 Isa. 59:1,2 John 9:31 I Peter 4:12 (Answers delayed) Dan. 10:12,13 Psa. 42:5 62:5 Isa. 30:18 40:31 50:7 Lam. 3:25,26 Hab. 2:3 Heb. 10:36 (Hindered) 1 Peter 3:7

PRIDE
Deut. 8:10-18, I Chron. 29:11,12, Prov. 6:16-19, 11:2 ,16:18 29:23, Jer. 9:23,24, Matt. 5:3,5, 6:1-4 20:26,27, Luke 14:11, 1 Cor. 4:7, James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5,6

PROSPERITY
(of Righteous) Deut. 28:1-14, Joshus 1:7-9, I Sam. 2:7, I Chron. 29:12, Psa. 112:1-3, III John 2 (of Wicked) Psa. 37:7, 73:3-12,17 ,Prov. 24:19,20 28:13 ,Ecc. 8:11 ,Mal. 3:13-18 4:1,2 ,Rom. 9:17-24
1 Tim. 5:24

PROTECTION
Psa. chapters 91 & 121 Prov. 3:24-26 29:25 Isa. 43:2 59:19 Jer. 15:20,21 Psa. 7:10

REWARDS
(According to Works) 2 Chron. 15:7 ,Psa. 58:11, Isa. 40:10, Jer. 17:10, Matt. 16:27, Mark 9:41, Luke 6:35, I Cor. 3:8, 13-15, Gal. 6:7,9, Col. 3:24,25, Heb. 10:36 11:16, Rev. 20:12, 22:12

SALVATION
(a Gift) Rom. 6:23, Eph. 2:8,9, 2 Tim. 1:9, (by Repentance & Confession) Matt. 3:1,2, Matt. 10:32,33 Luke 15:10, Acts 2:38,39; 3:19, Rom. 2:4 ,10:9,10, 2 Peter 3:9, I John 1:9, (Assurance of) Mark 13:13, John 3:16, 5:24, 10:27,28, 1 Peter 1:3-5, I John 2:25, 5:13, Rev. 3:20,21

SATAN
(Origin) Isa. 14:12-17, Ezek. 28:13-19, Luke 10:18 (Afflicts Body – Mind) Job 1:6-12, Job 2:3-6, Matt. 17:14-16, Luke 13:16, 2 Cor. 4:4, 11:3 (Interferes with Prayers and Plans) Dan. 10:12,13
1 Thes. 2:18, (Murderer & Liar) John 8:44, Acts 5:3, (Deceiver & Accuser of Brethren) Rev. 12:9,10 20:10 (Christ defeated) Col. 1:13, Col. 2:15, Heb. 2:14, I John 3:8 4:4 (His power controlled by God) Job 1:12 2:6, Dan. 4:35, Matt. 28:18, Rev. 13:5,7,14,15 (We resist) Eph. 4:27, 6:11-18 James 4:7,8
1 Peter 5:8,9 (Christ resisted by THE WORD) Luke 4:1-13 (His doom) Rev. 20:10

SEXUAL SINS
(Adultery-Fornication) Ex. 20:14, Prov. 6:32,33, Mal. 3:5, Matt. 5:27,28,,32, 1 Cor. 6:15-18 Gal.5:16-21, James 4:4 (Pervision) Rom. 1:24-32, 1 Cor. 6:9,10, Eph. 5:5, Rev. 21:8

SLEEP
Psa. 3:5, 4:8, 121:3, 127:2, Prov. 3:24

SORROW
Psa. 30.5, 126:5,6 ,127:2, Ecc. 7:3, Isa. 35:10, Matt. 5:4, Rev. 21:4 (See DEATH)

STRENGTH
Deut. 33:25, Psa. 31:24, 105:4  Prov. 24:10 , Isa. 40:28-31, 2 Cor. 12:9,10, Phil. 4:13

SUFFERING
Rom. 8:16-18, 1 Cor. 12:25-27 , 2 Tim. 2:12, 3:12, 1 Peter 2:19,20 ,4:12-16,19

TEMPTATION
Mark 14:38, 1 Tim. 6: 9,10, James 1:13-15, (Christ tempted) Matt. 4:1-11, Heb. 2:18 4:15, (Trials-Testings) I Cor. 10:13, James 1:2-4,12, 1 Peter 1:6,74:12,13, 2 Peter 2:9

THANKFULNESS
Psa. 50:14, 100:4, 105:1, Eph. 5:20, Phil. 4:6,7; Col. 3:15, 17, 1 Thes. 5:18, Heb. 13:15

THOUGHTS
Psa. 1:1,2;  Prov. 16:3, 23:7,  Isa. 55:8,9, Mal. 3:16, Matt. 6:25-34, Phil. 4:8, Heb. 4:12

TRUTH
John 8:31,32, 14:6, 16:13, 2 Tim. 2:15, I John 4:5,6

UNPARDONABLE SIN
Mark 3:28,29

UNSELFISHNESS
Prov. 21:13; 19:17, Ecc. 11: 1, Rom. 15:1, Gal. 6:2, Phil. 2:3, 4; 1 Thes. 5:14, Heb. 13:2,3

VENGENCE
Deut. 32:35, 43 Prov. 20:22, 24:29, Luke 18:7,8, Rom. 12:17-19,Heb. 10:30

WISDOM
(Godly) 2 Chron. 1:7-12, Psa. 111:10, Prov. 2:6:11, 3:13-18, 4:5-9, 16:16, Dan. 2:20-23, Luke 21:15,
1Cor. 3:18-20, James 1:5-7