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38 Bible Verses about Character

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Romans 5:3-5

Not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Now this hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Luke 8:17

There is nothing hidden that won't be revealed, and there is nothing secret that won't become known and come to light.

Romans 5:3-4

Not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope.

Proverbs 22:25

or you may learn his ways and find yourself caught in a trap.

1 Corinthians 3:13

the workmanship of each person will become evident, for the day of judgment will show what it is, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's action.

1 Timothy 3:10

But they must first be tested. Then, if they prove to be blameless, they may become ministers.

Psalm 105:19

until the time his prediction came true, as the word of the LORD refined him.

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Character » Instability of

Luke 8:5-15

"A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, were trampled on, and birds from the sky ate them up. Others fell on stony ground, and as soon as they came up, they dried up because they had no moisture. Others fell among thorn bushes, and the thorn bushes grew with them and choked them. read more.
But others fell on good soil, and when they came up, they produced 100 times as much as was planted." As he said this, he called out, "Let the person who has ears to hear, listen!" Then his disciples began to ask him what this parable meant. So he said, "You have been given knowledge about the secrets of the kingdom of God. But to others they are given in parables, so that "they might look but not see, and they might listen but not understand.'" "Now this is what the parable means. The seed is God's word. The ones on the path are the people who listen, but then the Devil comes and takes the word away from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. The ones on the stony ground are the people who joyfully welcome the word when they hear it. But since they don't have any roots, they believe for a while, but in a time of testing they fall away. The ones that fell among the thorn bushes are the people who listen, but as they go on their way they are choked by the worries, wealth, and pleasures of life, and their fruit doesn't mature. But the ones on the good soil are the people who hear the word but also hold on to it with good and honest hearts, producing a crop through endurance."

Jeremiah 2:36

Why do you go about changing your mind so much? You will also be disappointed by Egypt, just as you were disappointed by Assyria.

Hosea 6:4

"What am I to do with you, Ephraim? What am I to do with you, Judah? Your love is like a morning rain cloud it passes away like the morning dew.

Character » Firmness of

Mark 4:20

Others are like the seeds sown on good soil. They hear the word, accept it, and produce crops 30, 60, or 100 times what was sown."

Psalm 57:7

My heart is committed, God, my heart is committed, so I will sing and play music.

Psalm 108:1

My heart is firm, God; I will sing and praise you with my whole being.

Character » Instances of instability » israelites

1 Samuel 18:19

And when the time came to give Saul's daughter Merab to David, she was given as a wife to Adriel of Meholah.

Judges 2:17

But they didn't listen to their leaders, because they were committing spiritual immorality by following other gods and worshiping them. They quickly turned away from the road on which their ancestors had walked in obedience to the commands of the LORD. They didn't follow their example.

Exodus 32:8

They have been quick to turn aside from the way I commanded them, and they have made for themselves a molten calf. They have bowed down to it in worship, they have offered sacrifices to it, and they have said, "This, Israel, is your god who brought you out of the land of Egypt.'"

Judges 2:19

However, after the leader had died, they would relapse to a condition more corrupt than their ancestors, following other gods, serving them, and worshiping them. They would not abandon their activities or their obstinate lifestyles.

2 Chronicles 11:17

and they continued to strengthen the kingdom of Judah, supporting Solomon's son Rehoboam for three years, by living the way David and Solomon did for three years.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 12:1

Character » Of the wicked » Reprobate

2 Corinthians 13:5

Keep examining yourselves to see whether you are continuing in the faith. Test yourselves! You know, don't you, that Jesus the Messiah lives in you? Could it be that you are failing the test?

2 Timothy 3:8

Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men oppose the truth. They are depraved in mind and their faith is a counterfeit.

Character » Of the wicked » Disobedient

Nehemiah 9:26

"Then they disobeyed, rebelled against you, and threw your Law behind their backs. They murdered your prophets who had admonished the people to return to you, committing terrible blasphemies.

1 Peter 2:7

Therefore he is precious to you who believe, but to those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,

Character » Of the wicked » Proud

Obadiah 1:3

The arrogance in your heart has deceived you, who inhabit hidden places on rocky cliffs, whose dwelling is in the heights, who say continuously to yourself, 'Who will bring me down to the ground?'

Psalm 59:12

The sin of their mouth is the word on their lips. They will be caught in their own conceit; for they speak curses and lies.

Character » Of saints » Just

Character » Of the wicked » Despising saints

Nehemiah 2:19

But when Sanballat the Horonite, his servant Tobiah the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arab heard about it, they jeered at us and despised us when they said, "What is this thing that you're doing? You're rebelling against the king, aren't you?"

Nehemiah 4:2

He addressed his allies and the Samaritan officials, saying "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Are they intending to rebuild it by themselves? Do they intend to offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a single day? Can they make stones from this burned out rubble?"

2 Timothy 3:3-4

unfeeling, uncooperative, slanderous, degenerate, brutal, hateful of what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.

Character » Of the wicked » Lying

Isaiah 59:4

No one brings a lawsuit fairly, and no one goes to law honestly; they have relied on empty arguments and they tell lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.

Character » Instances of instability » Pharaoh

Exodus 8:15

But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not listen to them, just as the LORD had predicted.

Exodus 8:32

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

Exodus 9:34

When Pharaoh saw that the rain, hail, and thunder had stopped, he continued to sin. He, along with his officials,hardened his heart.

Exodus 14:5

When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials changed toward the people, and they said, "What have we done in releasing Israel from serving us?"

Character » Of the wicked » Murderous

Character » Of saints » Holy

Character » Instances of firmness » Paul

Acts 20:22-24

And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there, except that in town after town the Holy Spirit assures me that imprisonment and suffering are waiting for me. But I don't place any value on my life, if only I can finish my race and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.

Acts 21:13-14

At this Paul replied, "What do you mean by crying and breaking my heart? I'm ready not only to be tied up in Jerusalem but even to die for the name of the Lord Jesus!" When he could not be persuaded otherwise, we remained silent except to say, "May the Lord's will be done."

Character » Of the wicked » Conspiring against saints

Nehemiah 4:8

So they all conspired together to invade and fight against Jerusalem, creating confusion there.

Nehemiah 6:2

Sanballat and Geshem sent word to me, saying "Come, let's meet together at Kephirim on the Ono Plain." But they were just trying to do me harm.

Psalm 38:12

Those who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek to do me harm brag all day long about their wicked planning.

Character » Of the wicked » Sold under sin

2 Kings 17:17

They passed their sons and daughters through fire, practiced divination, cast spells, and sold themselves to practice what the LORD considered to be evil, thereby provoking him.

Character » Of the wicked » Sensual

Jude 1:19

These are the people who cause divisions. They are worldly, devoid of the Spirit.

Character » Of the wicked » Hating the light

Job 24:13

"Then there are those who rebel against the light; they are not acquainted with its ways; and they don't stay on its course.

Character » Of the wicked » Enticing to evil

2 Timothy 3:6

For some of these men go into homes and deceive foolish women who are burdened with sins and swayed by all kinds of desires.

Proverbs 1:10-14

My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, "Come with us! Let's lie in wait for blood; let's ambush some innocent person for no reason at all. Let's swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole like those who go down into the Pit. read more.
We'll find all kinds of valuable wealth, and we'll fill our houses with spoil. Throw your lot in with us, and all of us will have one purse."

Character » Of saints » Taught by God

1 John 2:27

The anointing you received from God abides in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you this. Instead, because God's anointing teaches you about everything and is true and not a lie, abide in him, as he taught you to do.

Character » Of the wicked » Hypocritical

Character » Of the wicked » Prayerless

Job 21:15

Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? Where's the profit in talking to him?'

Psalm 53:4

Will those who do evil ever learn? They devour my people like they devour bread, and never call on God.

Character » Of the wicked » Fraudulent

Character » Of the wicked » Froward

Isaiah 57:17

Because of his wicked greed I was angry, so I punished him; and I hid my face, and was angry but he kept turning back to his stubborn will.

Proverbs 21:8

The conduct of a guilty man is perverse, but the behavior of the pure is upright.

Character » Of the wicked » Unjust

Isaiah 26:18

We were pregnant, writhing in pain, but we gave birth only to wind. We have not won your victory on earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world been born."

Character » Of the wicked » Alienated from God

Character » Of the wicked » Evil doers

Micah 7:3

And speaking of evil, they practice it eagerly with both hands! Both leader and judge demand a bribe, the famous confess their perverted desires, and they scheme together.

Character » Of the wicked » Unclean

Character » Of saints » Obedient

Romans 16:19

For your obedience has become known to everyone, and I am full of joy for you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.

Character » Of saints » Liberal

Isaiah 32:8

But those who are decent plan noble things, and by noble deeds they stand."

2 Corinthians 9:13

Because your service in giving proves your love, you will be glorifying God as you obey what your confession of the Messiah's gospel demands, since you are generous in sharing with them and with everyone else.

Character » Of saints » New creatures

Character » Of the wicked » Blasphemous

Revelation 16:9

and they were burned by the fierce heat. They cursed the name of God, who has the authority over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.

Luke 22:65

And they kept insulting him in many other ways.

Character » Of the wicked » Unprofitable

Romans 3:12

All have turned away. They have become completely worthless. No one shows kindness, not even one person!

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 again experience joy in the LORD, and the poorest people will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Character » Of saints » Fearing God

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other. The LORD listened and took note, and a scroll of remembrance was written in his presence about those who fear the LORD and honor His name.

Character » Of saints » Righteous

Isaiah 60:21

Then your people will all be righteous; They'll possess the land forever. They are the shoot that the LORD planted, the works of his hands, so that I might be glorified.

Luke 1:6

Both of them were righteous before God, having lived blamelessly according to all of the commandments and regulations of the Lord.

Character » Of the wicked » Stiff-necked

Exodus 33:5

The LORD had told Moses, "Say to the Israelis, "You are an obstinate people, and if for one moment I went up among you, I would put an end to you. Now take off your ornaments so I may decide what to do with you.'"

Character » Of the wicked » Mischievous

Micah 7:3

And speaking of evil, they practice it eagerly with both hands! Both leader and judge demand a bribe, the famous confess their perverted desires, and they scheme together.

Proverbs 24:8

The person who plans on doing evil will be called a schemer.

Character » Of the wicked » Unthankful

Character » Of the wicked » Envious

Nehemiah 2:10

But when Sanballat the Horonite and his servant Tobiah the Ammonite heard of this, they were greatly distressed because someone had come to do good for the Israelis.

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 those whom you have struck, and they brag about the pain of those you have wounded.

Psalm 109:16

For he didn't think to extend gracious love; he harassed to death the poor, the needy, and the broken hearted.

Character » Of the wicked » Covetous

Character » Of saints » Steadfast

Character » Of saints » Merciful

Psalm 37:26

Every day he is generous, lending freely, and his descendants are blessed.

Character » Of saints » Upright

Psalm 15:2

The one who lives with integrity, who does righteous deeds, and who speaks truth to himself.

Character » Of saints » Loving

Character » Of saints » Humble

Character » Of the wicked » Foolish

Deuteronomy 32:6

This is not the way to repay the LORD, is it, you foolish and witless people? Is he not your father, who bought you, formed you, and established you?

Character » Of the wicked » Ignorant of God

Hosea 4:1

"Hear this message from the LORD, people of Israel. Indeed, the LORD brings a charge against the people who live in the land for there is no truth and no gracious love or knowledge of God in the land.

Character » Of the wicked » Deceitful

Character » Of saints » Contrite

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, you heavens, and let the earth pay attention, because the LORD has spoken: "I reared children and brought them to adulthood, but then they rebelled against me.

Isaiah 30:9

For they are a rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to hear the LORD's instruction.

Character » Of the wicked » Boastful

Character » Of the wicked » Infidel

Character » Of saints » Devout

Acts 22:12

"A certain Ananias, who was a devout man with respect to the Law and who was highly regarded by all the Jews living there,

Character » Of saints » Following Christ

John 10:4

When he has driven out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.

Character » Defamation of, punished

Deuteronomy 22:13-19

"Suppose a man marries a wife, but after having sexual relations with her, he despises her, invents charges against her, and defames her by saying, "I have married this woman, but when I had sexual relations with her I found that she wasn't a virgin.' Then the father of the young lady, along with her mother, is to bring evidence of the young lady's virginity to the elders at the gate. read more.
The father of the young lady is to then say to the elders: "I have given my daughter to this man as a wife, but he despises her. Now look, he has invented charges against her by saying, "I haven't found your daughter to be a virgin." But here is the proof of my daughter's virginity.' Then they are to spread the cloth before the elders of the city. The elders of that city will then take the man, punish him, fine him 100 shekels of silver, and then give them to the young lady's father, because he defamed a virgin of Israel. She is to remain his wife and he can't divorce her as long as he lives.

Character » Instances of instability » Solomon

1 Kings 11:4-8

because as Solomon grew older, his wives turned his affections away after other gods, and his heart was not fully as devoted to the LORD his God as his father David's heart had been. Solomon pursued Astarte, the Sidonian goddess, and Milcom, that detestable Ammonite idol. Solomon practiced what the LORD considered to be evil by not fully following the LORD, as had his father David. read more.
Later, Solomon even constructed a high place on the mountain east of Jerusalem that was dedicated to Chemosh, that detestable Moabite idol, and to Molech, the detestable Ammonite idol. Solomon did this for all of his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their own gods.

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

Genesis 39:7-12

Now Joseph was well built and good looking. That's why, sometime later, Joseph's master's wife looked straight at Joseph and propositioned him: "Come on! Let's have a little sex!" But he refused, telling his master's wife, "Look! My master doesn't have to worry about anything in the house with me in charge, and he has entrusted everything into my care. No one has more authority in this house than I do. He has withheld nothing from me, except you, and that's because you're his wife. So how can I commit such a horrible evil? How can I sin against God?" read more.
She kept on talking to him like this day after day, but he wouldn't listen to her. Not only would he refuse to have sex with her, he refused even to stay around her. One day, though, he went into the house to do his work. None of the household servants were inside, so she grabbed Joseph by his outer garment and demanded "Let's have some sex!"

Character » Of saints » Attentive to Christ's voice

John 10:3-4

It's to him the gatekeeper opens the gate, and it's his voice the sheep hear. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has driven out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.

Character » Instances of instability » Reuben

Genesis 49:3-4

"Reuben, you're my firstborn, my strength, and the first fruit of my vitality. You excel in rank and excel in power. But you're as undisciplined as a roaring river, so eventually you won't succeed, because you got in your father's bed, defiled it, and then approached my couch."

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

You'll remember all your practices and evil actions by which you've become defiled. You'll loathe yourselves because of all the evil things you've done.

Character » Of the wicked » Unruly

Titus 1:10

For there are many people who are rebellious, especially those who are converts from Judaism. They speak utter nonsense and deceive people.

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

Psalm 35:15

But when I stumbled, they rejoiced and gathered together. They gathered together against me attackers whom I did not know. They tore me apart and would not stop.

Character » Of the wicked » Glorying in their shame

Character » Of the wicked » Uncircumcised in heart

Jeremiah 9:26

Egypt, Judah, Edom, the people of Ammon, Moab, all those who live in the desert and shave the corners of their beard; indeed all the other nations that are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel that is uncircumcised of heart."

Character » Of the wicked » Forgetting God

Job 8:13

Such are the paths of everyone who forgets God the hope of the godless will be destroyed:

Character » Of the wicked » Destructive

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet rush to evil, and they are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin, destruction, and violence are in their paths.

Character » Of the wicked » UnGodly

Character » Of saints » Undefiled

Psalm 119:1

How blessed are those whose life is blameless, who walk in the Law of the LORD!

Character » Of saints » Watchful

Luke 12:37

How blessed are those servants whom the master finds watching for him when he comes! I tell all of you with certainty, he himself will put on an apron, make them sit down at the table, and go around and serve them.

Character » Of saints » Prudent

Proverbs 16:21

The wise-hearted person is told to be discerning, and that pleasant speech promotes instruction.

Character » Of saints » Blameless and harmless

Character » Of saints » Zealous of good works

Character » Of saints » Guileless

John 1:47

Jesus saw Nathaniel coming toward him and said about him, "Look, a genuine Israeli, in whom there is no deceit!"

Character » Of saints » Faithful

Character » Of saints » Lowly

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

Character » Of the wicked » Stiff-hearted

Character » Of the wicked » Hard-hearted

Ezekiel 3:7

But the house of Israel won't listen to you, since they weren't willing to listen to me. That's because the entire house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted.

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

But those who are not his children acted corruptly against him; they are a defective and perverted generation.

Character » Of the wicked » Impudent

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

This is not the way to repay the LORD, is it, you foolish and witless people? Is he not your father, who bought you, formed you, and established you?

Character » Of saints » Led by the spirit

Character » Of saints » TRUE

2 Corinthians 6:8

through honor and dishonor; through ill repute and good repute; perceived as deceivers and yet true,

Character » Of saints » Bold

Character » Revealed in countenance

Isaiah 3:9

"The expressions on their faces give them away. They parade their sin around like Sodom; they don't even try to hide it. How horrible it will be for them, because they have brought disaster 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

Just as water reflects the face, so the heart reflects the person.

Aaron, Character

2;4;14

Then the LORD was angry with Moses and said, "There's your brother Aaron, a descendant of Levi, isn't there? I know that he certainly is eloquent. Right now he's coming to meet you and he will be pleased to see you.

Character Assassination

20;26;24-25

Someone who hates hides behind his words, harboring deceit within himself.

Character Of Saints

19;15;2

The one who lives with integrity, who does righteous deeds, and who speaks truth to himself.

Character Of Wicked

55;3;2-4

People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Characters Of Old People

18;12;12

"Wisdom may be found in the company of the aged. Understanding comes with longevity.

Christ, Character Of

22;5;16

His mouth is sweetness, and all of him is desirable. This is my beloved, this is my friend, young women of Jerusalem!

David, Character Of

9;13;14

but now your kingdom won't be established. The LORD has sought for himself a man after his own heart, and the LORD has appointed him as Commander-in-Chief over his people because you didn't obey that which the LORD commanded you."

Fruit Of Character

50;1;11

having been filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus the Messiah so that God will be glorified and praised.

Jacob, Life And Character Of

1;25;25-26

The first son came out reddish his entire body was covered with hair so they named him Esau.

Knowing God's Character

11;8;43

then hear in heaven where you reside, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the people of the earth may know your name, fear you as do your people Israel, and so they may know that this Temple that I have built is called by your name.

Like People In Character

19;106;6

We have sinned, along with our ancestors; we have committed iniquity and wickedness.

Respect, For God's Character

19;29;2

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD wearing holy attire.

Satan, Character Of

18;1;6

One day, divine beings presented themselves to the LORD, and Satan accompanied them.

Sin, And God's Character

35;1;13

Your eyes are too pure to gaze upon evil; and you cannot tolerate wickedness. So why do you tolerate the treacherous? And why do you stay silent while the wicked devour those who are more righteous than they are?

Solomon, Character Of

11;4;29

God gave Solomon wisdom and great discernment. His insights were as numerous as sand on the seashore.

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