Bible Verses About Faith
Bible verses about faith form the foundation of our Christian belief. Faith is one of the most important topics in the Scripture. It is through faith that we begin our relationship with God and it is through faith that we develop our relationship with God.
The following Bible verses about faith are all from the ESV and were selected based upon their use of the words "Faith", "Trust", "Believe" and "Receive" and their relevance to the topic of faith. Each scripture reference is also linked to the NET version. On a desktop you can simply scroll over the reference to see the NET version. On a phone or tablet you may need to select the reference to see the NET version.
And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!
He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find?
A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,
“Return, O faithless sons; I will heal your faithlessness.” “Behold, we come to you, for you are the Lord our God.“
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.
... the righteous shall live by his faith.
Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.”
“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”
But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”
And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 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.
He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”
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.
and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent.
Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”
but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me.
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.
I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.
but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
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. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”
And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
as it is written, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
1 Corinthians 4:2
Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.
1 Corinthians 13:2
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:13
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 14:14
And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:2
and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:17
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:7
for we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”? Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham.
Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”
But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.
In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
1 Timothy 1:5
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
1 Timothy 1:19
holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith,
1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
1 Timothy 4:10
For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs
1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
2 Timothy 1:12
which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.
2 Timothy 2:13
if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest,’” although his works were finished from the foundation of the world.
but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!
and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.
For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
1 Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
1 Peter 2:6
For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
2 Peter 1:5-7
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
1 John 3:23
And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
1 John 5:1
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.
1 John 5:4
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
1 John 5:10
Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.
1 John 5:13
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.