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38 Bible Verses about Character

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Romans 5:3-5

And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope does not disappoint, because God's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Luke 8:17

For nothing is concealed that won't be revealed, and nothing hidden that won't be made known and come to light.

Romans 5:3-4

And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.

Proverbs 22:25

or you will learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

1 Corinthians 3:13

each one's work will become obvious, for the day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire; the fire will test the quality of each one's work.

1 Timothy 3:10

And they must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons.

Psalm 105:19

Until the time his prediction came true, the word of the Lord tested him.

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Character » Instability of

Luke 8:5-15

"A sower went out to sow his seed. As he was sowing, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Other seed fell on the rock; when it sprang up, it withered, since it lacked moisture. Other seed fell among thorns; the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. read more.
Still other seed fell on good ground; when it sprang up, it produced a crop: 100 times [what was sown]." As He said this, He called out, "Anyone who has ears to hear should listen!" Then His disciples asked Him, "What does this parable mean?" So He said, "The secrets of the kingdom of God have been given for you to know, but to the rest it is in parables, so that Looking they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. " "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. The seeds 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 seeds on the rock are those who, when they hear, welcome the word with joy. Having no root, these believe for a while and depart in a time of testing. As for the seed that fell among thorns, these are the ones who, when they have heard, go on their way and are choked with worries, riches, and pleasures of life, and produce no mature fruit. But the seed in the good ground-these are the ones who, having heard the word with an honest and good heart, hold on to it and by enduring, bear fruit.

Jeremiah 2:36

How unstable you are, constantly changing your way! You will be put to shame by Egypt just as you were put to shame by Assyria.

Hosea 6:4

What am I going to do with you, Ephraim? What am I going to do with you, Judah? Your loyalty is like the morning mist and like the early dew that vanishes.

Character » Firmness of

Mark 4:20

But the ones sown on good ground are those who hear the word, welcome it, and produce a crop: 30, 60, and 100 times [what was sown]."

Psalm 57:7

My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident. I will sing; I will sing praises.

Psalm 108:1

My heart is confident, God; I will sing; I will sing praises with the whole of my being.

Character » Instances of instability » israelites

1 Samuel 18:19

When it was time to give Saul's daughter Merab to David, she was given to Adriel the Meholathite as a wife.

Judges 2:17

but they did not listen to their judges. Instead, they prostituted themselves with other gods, bowing down to them. They quickly turned from the way of their fathers, who had walked in obedience to the Lord's commands. They did not do as their fathers did.

Exodus 32:8

They have quickly turned from the way I commanded them; they have made for themselves an image of a calf. They have bowed down to it, sacrificed to it, and said, 'Israel, this is your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.' "

Judges 2:19

Whenever the judge died, the Israelites would act even more corruptly than their fathers, going after other gods to worship and bow down to them. They did not turn from their [evil] practices or their obstinate ways.

2 Chronicles 11:17

So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam son of Solomon for three years, because they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 12:1

Character » Of the wicked » Reprobate

2 Timothy 3:8

Just as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men who are corrupt in mind, worthless in regard to the faith.

Character » Of the wicked » Disobedient

Nehemiah 9:26

But they were disobedient and rebelled against You. They flung Your law behind their backs and killed Your prophets who warned them to turn them back to You. They committed terrible blasphemies.

Character » Of the wicked » Proud

Obadiah 1:3

Your presumptuous heart has deceived you, you who live in clefts of the rock in your home on the heights, who say to yourself: Who can bring me down to the ground?

Psalm 59:12

The sin of their mouths is the word of their lips, so let them be caught in their pride. They utter curses and lies.

Character » Of saints » Just

Character » Of the wicked » Despising saints

Nehemiah 2:19

When Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard [about this], they mocked and despised us, and said, "What is this you're doing? Are you rebelling against the king?"

Nehemiah 4:2

before his colleagues and the powerful men of Samaria, and said, "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Can they restore [it] by themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they ever finish it? Can they bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?"

2 Timothy 3:3-4

unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

Character » Of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

No one makes claims justly; no one pleads honestly. They trust in empty and worthless words; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.

Character » Instances of instability » Pharaoh

Exodus 8:15

But when Pharaoh saw there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.

Exodus 8:32

But Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also and did not let the people go.

Exodus 9:34

When Pharaoh saw that the rain, hail, and thunder had ceased, he sinned again and hardened his heart, he and his officials.

Exodus 14:5

When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about the people and said: "What have we done? We have released Israel from serving us."

Character » Of the wicked » Murderous

Psalm 10:8

He waits in ambush near the villages; he kills the innocent in secret places; his eyes are on the lookout for the helpless.

Character » Of saints » Holy

Deuteronomy 14:2

for you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God. The Lord has chosen you to be His special people out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.

Character » Instances of firmness » Paul

Acts 20:22-24

"And now I am on my way to Jerusalem, bound in my spirit, not knowing what I will encounter there, except that in town after town the Holy Spirit testifies to me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me. But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God's grace.

Acts 21:13-14

Then Paul replied, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." Since he would not be persuaded, we stopped talking and simply said, "The Lord's will be done!"

Character » Of the wicked » Conspiring against saints

Nehemiah 4:8

They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and throw it into confusion.

Nehemiah 6:2

Sanballat and Geshem sent me a message: "Come, let's meet together in the villages of the Ono Valley." But they were planning to harm me.

Psalm 38:12

Those who seek my life set traps, and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me; they plot treachery all day long.

Character » Of the wicked » Sold under sin

1 Kings 21:20

Ahab said to Elijah, "So, you have caught me, my enemy." He replied, "I have caught you because you devoted yourself to do what is evil in the Lord's sight.

2 Kings 17:17

They made their sons and daughters pass through the fire and practiced divination and interpreted omens. They devoted themselves to do what was evil in the Lord's sight and provoked Him.

Character » Of the wicked » Sensual

Jude 1:19

These people create divisions and are merely natural, not having the Spirit.

Character » Of the wicked » Hating the light

Job 24:13

The wicked are those who rebel against the light. They do not recognize its ways or stay on its paths.

Character » Of the wicked » Enticing to evil

2 Timothy 3:6

For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions,

Proverbs 1:10-14

My son, if sinners entice you, don't be persuaded. If they say-"Come with us! Let's set an ambush and kill someone. Let's attack some innocent person just for fun! Let's swallow them alive, like Sheol, still healthy as they go down to the Pit. read more.
We'll find all kinds of valuable property and fill our houses with plunder. Throw in your lot with us, and we'll all share our money"-

Character » Of saints » Taught by God

Character » Of the wicked » Hypocritical

Character » Of the wicked » Prayerless

Job 21:15

Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, and what will we gain by pleading with Him?"

Psalm 53:4

Will evildoers never understand? They consume My people as they consume bread; they do not call on God.

Character » Of the wicked » Fraudulent

Character » Of the wicked » Froward

Isaiah 57:17

Because of his sinful greed I was angry, so I struck him; I was angry and hid; but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.

Proverbs 21:8

A guilty man's conduct is crooked, but the behavior of the innocent is upright.

Character » Of the wicked » Unjust

Isaiah 26:18

We became pregnant, we writhed in pain; we gave birth to wind. We have won no victories on earth, and the earth's inhabitants have not fallen.

Character » Of the wicked » Alienated from God

Character » Of the wicked » Evil doers

Micah 7:3

Both hands are good at accomplishing evil: the official and the judge demand a bribe; when the powerful man communicates his evil desire, they plot it together.

Character » Of the wicked » Unclean

Character » Of saints » Obedient

Romans 16:19

The report of your obedience has reached everyone. Therefore I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, yet innocent about what is evil.

Character » Of saints » Liberal

Isaiah 32:8

But a noble person plans noble things; he stands up for noble causes.

2 Corinthians 9:13

Through the proof of this service, they will glorify God for your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with others.

Character » Of saints » New creatures

Character » Of the wicked » Blasphemous

Revelation 16:9

and people were burned by the intense heat. So they blasphemed the name of God who had the power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give Him glory.

Luke 22:65

And they were saying many other blasphemous things against Him.

Character » Of the wicked » Unprofitable

Romans 3:12

All have turned away, together they have become useless; there is no one who does good, there is not even one.

Character » Of the wicked » Blinded

Character » Of the wicked » Corrupt

Character » Of the wicked » Fierce

Character » Of saints » Meek

Isaiah 29:19

The humble will have joy after joy in the Lord, and the poor people will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Character » Of saints » Fearing God

Malachi 3:16

At that time those who feared the Lord spoke to one another. The Lord took notice and listened. So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who feared Yahweh and had high regard for His name.

Character » Of saints » Righteous

Isaiah 60:21

Then all your people will be righteous; they will possess the land forever; they are the branch I planted, the work of My hands, so that I may be glorified.

Luke 1:6

Both were righteous in God's sight, living without blame according to all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.

Character » Of the wicked » Stiff-necked

Exodus 33:5

For the Lord said to Moses: "Tell the Israelites: You are a stiff-necked people. If I went with you for a single moment, I would destroy you. Now take off your jewelry, and I will decide what to do with you."

Character » Of the wicked » Mischievous

Micah 7:3

Both hands are good at accomplishing evil: the official and the judge demand a bribe; when the powerful man communicates his evil desire, they plot it together.

Character » Of the wicked » Unthankful

Character » Of the wicked » Envious

Nehemiah 2:10

When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard that someone had come to seek the well-being of the Israelites, they were greatly displeased.

Character » Of the wicked » Fearful

Character » Of the wicked » Delighting in the iniquity of others

Character » Of the wicked » Hostile to God

Character » Of the wicked » Persecuting

Psalm 69:26

For they persecute the one You struck and talk about the pain of those You wounded.

Psalm 109:16

For he did not think to show kindness, but pursued the wretched poor and the brokenhearted in order to put them to death.

Character » Of the wicked » Covetous

Character » Of saints » Steadfast

Character » Of saints » Merciful

Character » Of saints » Upright

1 Kings 3:6

And Solomon replied, "You have shown great and faithful love to Your servant, my father David, because he walked before You in faithfulness, righteousness, and integrity. You have continued this great and faithful love for him by giving him a son to sit on his throne, as it is today.

Psalm 15:2

The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness, and acknowledges the truth in his heart-

Character » Of saints » Loving

Character » Of saints » Humble

Character » Of the wicked » Foolish

Deuteronomy 32:6

Is this how you repay the Lord, you foolish and senseless people? Isn't He your Father and Creator? Didn't He make you and sustain you?

Character » Of the wicked » Ignorant of God

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of the Lord, people of Israel, for the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land: There is no truth, no faithful love, and no knowledge of God in the land!

Character » Of the wicked » Deceitful

Character » Of saints » Contrite

Isaiah 66:2

My hand made all these things, and so they all came into being. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and who trembles at My word.

Character » Of saints » Pure in heart

Character » Of saints » Godly

Character » Good

Character » Of saints » Sincere

Character » Of the wicked » Rebellious

Isaiah 1:2

Listen, heavens, and pay attention, earth, for the Lord has spoken: "I have raised children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against Me.

Isaiah 30:9

They are a rebellious people, deceptive children, children who do not obey the Lord's instruction.

Character » Of the wicked » Boastful

Character » Of the wicked » Infidel

Character » Of saints » Devout

Acts 22:12

Someone named Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good reputation with all the Jews residing there,

Character » Of saints » Following Christ

John 10:4

When he has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.

Character » Defamation of, punished

Deuteronomy 22:13-19

"If a man marries a woman, has sexual relations with her, and comes to hate her, and accuses [her] of shameful conduct, and gives her a bad name, saying, 'I married this woman and was intimate with her, but I didn't find [any] evidence of her virginity,' the young woman's father and mother will take the evidence of her virginity and bring [it] to the city elders at the gate. read more.
The young woman's father will say to the elders, 'I gave my daughter to this man as a wife, but he hates her. He has accused her of shameful conduct, saying: 'I didn't find [any] evidence of your daughter's virginity, but here is the evidence of my daughter's virginity.' They will spread out the cloth before the city elders. Then the elders of that city will take the man and punish him. They will also fine him 100 silver [shekels] and give [them] to the young woman's father, because that man gave an Israelite virgin a bad name. She will remain his wife; he cannot divorce her as long as he lives.

Character » Instances of instability » Solomon

1 Kings 11:4-8

When Solomon was old, his wives seduced him [to follow] other gods. His heart was not completely with the Lord his God, as his father David's heart had been. Solomon followed Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Milcom, the detestable idol of the Ammonites. Solomon did what was evil in the Lord's sight, and unlike his father David, he did not completely follow the Lord. read more.
At that time, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the detestable idol of Moab, and for Milcom, the detestable idol of the Ammonites on the hill across from Jerusalem. He did the same for all his foreign wives, who were burning incense and offering sacrifices to their gods.

Character » Instances of firmness » Joseph in resisting potiphar's wife

Genesis 39:7-12

After some time his master's wife looked longingly at Joseph and said, "Sleep with me." But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Look, my master does not concern himself with anything in his house, and he has put all that he owns under my authority. No one in this house is greater than I am. He has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. So how could I do such a great evil and sin against God?" read more.
Although she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her. Now one day he went into the house to do his work, and none of the household servants was there. She grabbed him by his garment and said, "Sleep with me!" But leaving his garment in her hand, he escaped and ran outside.

Character » Of saints » Attentive to Christ's voice

John 10:3-4

The doorkeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.

Character » Instances of instability » Reuben

Genesis 49:3-4

Reuben, you are my firstborn, my strength and the firstfruits of my virility, excelling in prominence, excelling in power. Turbulent as water, you will no longer excel, because you got into your father's bed and you defiled it-he got into my bed.

Character » Instances of firmness » Pilate

John 19:22

Pilate replied, "What I have written, I have written."

Character » Of saints » Loathing themselves

Ezekiel 20:43

There you will remember your ways and all your deeds you have defiled yourselves with, and you will loathe yourselves for all the evil things you have done.

Character » Of the wicked » Unruly

Character » Of the wicked » Rejoicing in the affliction of saints

Psalm 35:15

But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; they gathered against me. Assailants I did not know tore at me and did not stop.

Character » Of the wicked » Glorying in their shame

Character » Of the wicked » Uncircumcised in heart

Jeremiah 9:26

Egypt, Judah, Edom, the Ammonites, Moab, all those who clip the hair on their temples and reside in the wilderness. All these nations are uncircumcised, and the whole house of Israel is uncircumcised in heart."

Character » Of the wicked » Forgetting God

Job 8:13

Such is the destiny of all who forget God; the hope of the godless will perish.

Character » Of the wicked » Destructive

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run after evil, and they rush to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful thoughts; ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.

Character » Of the wicked » UnGodly

Character » Of saints » Undefiled

Psalm 119:1

How happy are those whose way is blameless, who live according to the law of the Lord!

Character » Of saints » Watchful

Luke 12:37

Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed. I assure you: He will get ready, have them recline at the table, then come and serve them.

Character » Of saints » Prudent

Proverbs 16:21

Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning.

Character » Of saints » Blameless and harmless

Character » Of saints » Zealous of good works

Character » Of saints » Guileless

John 1:47

Then Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said about him, "Here is a true Israelite; no deceit is in him."

Character » Of saints » Faithful

Character » Of saints » Lowly

Character » Of the wicked » Lovers of pleasure, not of God

Character » Of the wicked » Stiff-hearted

Ezekiel 2:4

The children are obstinate and hardhearted. I am sending you to them, and you must say to them: This is what the Lord God says.

Character » Of the wicked » Hard-hearted

Ezekiel 3:7

But the house of Israel will not want to listen to you because they do not want to listen to Me. For the whole house of Israel is hardheaded and hardhearted.

Character » Of the wicked » Incontinent

Character » Of the wicked » Abominable

Character » Of the wicked » Unmerciful

Character » Of the wicked » Loathsome

Character » Of the wicked » Untoward

Character » Of the wicked » Perverse

Deuteronomy 32:5

His people have acted corruptly toward Him; this is their defect-they are not His children but a devious and crooked generation.

Character » Of the wicked » Impudent

Ezekiel 2:4

The children are obstinate and hardhearted. I am sending you to them, and you must say to them: This is what the Lord God says.

Character » Of the wicked » Unholy

Character » Of the wicked » Heady and high-minded

Character » Of the wicked » Selfish

Character » Of the wicked » Unwise

Deuteronomy 32:6

Is this how you repay the Lord, you foolish and senseless people? Isn't He your Father and Creator? Didn't He make you and sustain you?

Character » Of saints » Led by the spirit

Character » Of saints » TRUE

2 Corinthians 6:8

through glory and dishonor, through slander and good report; as deceivers yet true;

Character » Of saints » Bold

Character » Revealed in countenance

Isaiah 3:9

The look on their faces testifies against them, and like Sodom, they flaunt their sin. They do not conceal it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.

Character » Of saints » Hungering for righteousness

Character » Of saints » Poor in spirit

God, Holiness of » Exhibited in his » Character

Topics on Character

A Mans Character

20;27;19

As the water reflects the face, so the heart reflects the person.

Aaron, Character

2;4;14

Then the Lord's anger burned against Moses, and He said, "Isn't Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, he is on his way now to meet you. When he sees you, his heart will rejoice.

Character Assassination

20;26;24-25

A hateful person disguises himself with his speech and harbors deceit within.

Character Of Saints

19;15;2

The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness, and acknowledges the truth in his heart-

Character Of Wicked

55;3;2-4

For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Characters Of Old People

18;12;12

Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life.

Christ, Character Of

22;5;16

His mouth is sweetness. He is absolutely desirable. This is my love, and this is my friend, young women of Jerusalem.

David, Character Of

9;13;14

but now your reign will not endure. The Lord has found a man loyal to Him,and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not done what the Lord commanded."

Fruit Of Character

50;1;11

filled with the fruit of righteousness that [comes] through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Jacob, Life And Character Of

1;25;25-26

The first one came out reddish, covered with hair like a fur coat, and they named him Esau.

Knowing God's Character

11;8;43

may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, and do according to all the foreigner asks You for. Then all the people on earth will know Your name, to fear You as Your people Israel do and know that this temple I have built is called by Your name.

Like People In Character

19;106;6

Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have gone astray and have acted wickedly.

Respect, For God's Character

19;29;2

Give the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of [His] holiness.

Satan, Character Of

18;1;6

One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them.

Sin, And God's Character

35;1;13

[Your] eyes are too pure to look on evil, and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing. So why do You tolerate those who are treacherous? Why are You silent while one who is wicked swallows up one who is more righteous than himself?

Solomon, Character Of

11;4;29

God gave Solomon wisdom, very great insight, and understanding as [vast] as the sand on the seashore.

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