Bible Verses by Topic

If you have read the Bible, you will find several verses that reflect on the various aspects of life. Be it happiness, strength, courage, solace, trust, etc., you name it, you will find a verse related to it in the Bible.
The Holy Bible is replete with verses that offer strength and solace to the seeker. Be it encouragement, love, forgiveness, hope etc., you can find it in the Bible. These famous verses give us the courage to challenge the adversities of life. Compiling all the verses by topic is a Herculean task, as every topic under the sun is discussed in it.

On God's Love

God's love for us humans is unfathomable. No matter how much we sin, God forgives everything and accepts us as we are, with our failures and flaws. Here are some verses from the Bible which show God's immeasurable love.

1 John 4:9-12
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has beheld God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.

Romans 8:37-39
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His loving kindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.

Proverbs 8:17
I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

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.

On Love

Jesus commanded us to love one another as He loved us. The verses about love signify the same. We do not lose anything when we love someone from the heart. Even if someone shows hatred towards us, we need to reciprocate with love. After all in the end, love conquers all.

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Proverbs 3:3
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart

Isaiah 54:10
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-10
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

John 13:34-35
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

On Trust

Faith and trust mean the same thing. If you have faith, you trust, and vice versa. If you take a look at these verses on trust and faith, you can see that God never forsakes those who trust Him.

Isaiah 12:2
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.

Psalm 62:8
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.

John 14:1
Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.

Psalm 18:2
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

On Forgiveness

A remarkable example of forgiveness from the Bible is of Jesus, who forgives the people who persecuted Him and sentenced Him to be nailed on the cross. Here are some verses that should teach us to forgive.

Luke 23: 33-34
When they came to a place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals - one on his right, the other on his left, Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Matthew 18:21-22
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, " Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? " Jesus answered, " I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven.

Acts 3:19
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.

Colossians 3:13
Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do.

On Weddings

Weddings are a joyous occasion, where two individuals are united in holy matrimony and profess their love for each other, promising to stand by each other during happy and hard times. Given below are some beautiful verses about marriage, that show that a husband and his wife are equal in God's eyes.

Genesis 2: 23-24
The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9
Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.

Ephesians 5:33
Nevertheless, also, let each one of you individually so love his wife as he does himself; on the other hand, the wife should have deep respect for her husband.

Colossians 3:18-19
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Proverbs 31:10
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

On Strength and Courage

Reading the Bible inspires and strengthens us during harrowing times. It assures us of God's constant presence in whatever we do.

2 Samuel 22:33
God is my strong fortress. He makes my way perfect

Isaiah 40:29
He gives power to the weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.

Psalms 31:24
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in Yahweh.

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

On Children

Children are considered to be God's angels. It is said that the image of God can be seen in the sweet angelic faces of these cherubs. These quotes can be used to teach children about God's unconditional love for His children.

Matthew 18:10
See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Mark 10:14
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them " Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Psalm 8:2
From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

Psalm 127:3
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward
.

Mark 10:15
Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.

On Friendship

Jesus called His disciples His friends and even laid down His life for them. Keeping this sacrifice in mind, we must also try to follow Jesus' path. Taken from the Bible are the following verses about friendship.

John 15:13
Greater Love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Proverbs 18:24
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 27:6
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

Proverbs 20:6
Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?

On Women

These verses from the Bible will give women confidence and strength to face life's challenges.

Proverbs 31: 10-31
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. She looks for wool and flax, And works with her hands in delight. She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar. She rises also while it is still night, And gives food to her household, And portions to her maidens. She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength, And makes her arms strong. She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night. She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle. She extends her hand to the poor; And she stretches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet. She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen. Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: "Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all." Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.

1 Corinthians 11:8-9, 11-12
For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman, but woman for man..... In the LORD, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.

Proverbs 11:16
A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.

1 Timothy 2:9-10
Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments; but rather by means of good works, as befits women making a claim to godliness.

1 Peter 3:1-6
In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior. And let not your adornment be merely external-- braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands. Thus Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.

On Happiness

Happiness and sorrow are the two sides of the same coin. Here are some verses, telling us to be happy and content basking in God's love.

Ecclesiastes 7:14
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other.

Proverbs 15:13
A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.

Isaiah 55:12
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

On Hard Times

Going through hard times is just God's way of testing us if we have faith in Him or are wavering. No matter how broken you may be, God's hand will always lift you up. These encouraging verses will act as a constant reminder that God's constant presence and support, surrounds you.

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Matthew 11:28-30
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. "For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.

Psalm 9:9-10
The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble, And those who know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; For Thou, O LORD, hast not forsaken those who seek Thee.

On Death

Death of a loved one can be a traumatic experience and an irreparable loss. These verses have the power to comfort the grieving family. It assures them that the deceased has gone to a better place and will be praying for them. These can also be used during funeral services.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

Matthew 10:28
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Job 14:5
Man's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.

Philippians 2:20
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

John 14:1-4
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.

On Family

Every family should keep the image of the Holy Family as an icon and follow the principles. This section has some of the classic verses taken from the Bible, regarding how a family should be.

John 15:12-17
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you...

Ephesians 6:1-3
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.. Honor your father and mother. That it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.

Ecclesiastes 9:9
Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life which he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.

Colossians 3:18
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Psalm 128:3
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

On Hope

Many a time we undergo troubles and tribulations and tend to lose hope. Just like Job, we must put our complete trust in God and we will be rewarded justly. These Bible quotes will motivate and guide you through stormy seas.

Jeremiah 17:7-8
But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.

Romans 5:5
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Psalm 71:14
But as for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise you more and more
.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Psalm 43:5
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

On Patience

Being patient in testing times strengthens our faith in God. Patience pays and in the end we can reap fruitful rewards. Given below are some verses on patience.

Philippians 4:11
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

2 Corinthians 1:6
If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.

Revelation 3:10
Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

Romans 8:25
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

Galatians 6:9
And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.

So remember, whenever you need an answer to any question in life, or feel that you are at the world's end, the Bible is always there to guide you and lead you towards salvation. God Bless!!!
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