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41 Bible Verses about Holiness

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Isaiah 35:8

A road will be there and a way; it will be called the Holy Way. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks the path. Even the fool will not go astray.

1 Chronicles 16:29

Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name; bring an offering and come before Him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of [His] holiness;

Psalm 93:5

Lord, Your testimonies are completely reliable; holiness is the beauty of Your house for all the days to come.

Ezekiel 38:23

I will display My greatness and holiness, and will reveal Myself in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

2 Peter 3:11

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, [it is clear] what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness

Luke 1:75

in holiness and righteousness in His presence all our days.

Psalm 20:6

Now I know that the Lord gives victory to His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with mighty victories from His right hand.

Romans 6:19

I am using a human analogy because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you offered the parts of yourselves as slaves to moral impurity, and to greater and greater lawlessness, so now offer them as slaves to righteousness, which results in sanctification.

Zechariah 14:20

On that day, [the words] HOLY TO THE LORD will be on the bells of the horses. The pots in the house of the Lord will be like the sprinkling basins before the altar.

Jeremiah 2:3

Israel was holy to the Lord, the firstfruits of His harvest. All who ate of it found themselves guilty; disaster came on them." [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Psalm 47:8

God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne.

Ezekiel 36:23

I will honor the holiness of My great name, which has been profaned among the nations-the name you have profaned among them. The nations will know that I am Yahweh"-the declaration of the Lord God -"when I demonstrate My holiness through you in their sight.

2 Chronicles 20:21

Then he consulted with the people and appointed some to sing for the Lord and some to praise the splendor of [His] holiness. When they went out in front of the armed forces, they kept singing: Give thanks to the Lord, for His faithful love endures forever.

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Christ, our example » Conformity to, required in » Holiness

1 Peter 1:15-16

but, as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.

Glorifying God » For his » Holiness

Psalm 99:9

Exalt the Lord our God; bow in worship at His holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy.

Holiness » Of God

Psalm 99:9

Exalt the Lord our God; bow in worship at His holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy.

Holiness » General references to

Zechariah 14:20

On that day, [the words] HOLY TO THE LORD will be on the bells of the horses. The pots in the house of the Lord will be like the sprinkling basins before the altar.

Isaiah 35:8

A road will be there and a way; it will be called the Holy Way. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks the path. Even the fool will not go astray.

Exodus 39:30

They also made a plate, the holy diadem, out of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving on a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD

More verses: Hebrews 12:10

Holiness » Commanded

Leviticus 11:45

For I am the Lord, who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God, so you must be holy because I am holy.

Holiness » Being holy

Exodus 22:31

"Be My holy people. You must not eat the meat of a mauled animal [found] in the field; throw it to the dogs.

1 Peter 1:15-16

but, as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.

Leviticus 11:44-45

For I am the Lord your God, so you must consecrate yourselves and be holy because I am holy. You must not defile yourselves by any swarming creature that crawls on the ground. For I am the Lord, who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God, so you must be holy because I am holy.

Holiness » Should lead to separation from the wicked

Numbers 16:26

He warned the community, "Get away now from the tents of these wicked men. Don't touch anything that belongs to them, or you will be swept away because of all their sins."

2 Corinthians 6:17-18

Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord; do not touch any unclean thing, and I will welcome you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.

Numbers 16:21

"Separate yourselves from this community so I may consume them instantly."

Holiness » What is holy

Exodus 31:14-15

Observe the Sabbath, for it is holy to you. Whoever profanes it must be put to death. If anyone does work on it, that person must be cut off from his people. For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there must be a Sabbath of complete rest, dedicated to the Lord. Anyone who does work on the Sabbath day must be put to death.

Leviticus 27:30

"Every tenth of the land's produce, grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.

Holiness » Promised to the church

Zechariah 14:20-21

On that day, [the words] HOLY TO THE LORD will be on the bells of the horses. The pots in the house of the Lord will be like the sprinkling basins before the altar. Every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the Lord of Hosts. Everyone who sacrifices will come and take some of the pots to cook in. And on that day there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord of Hosts.

Isaiah 35:8

A road will be there and a way; it will be called the Holy Way. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks the path. Even the fool will not go astray.

Obadiah 1:17

But there will be a deliverance on Mount Zion, and it will be holy; the house of Jacob will dispossess those who dispossessed them.

Holiness » The character of Christ, the standard of

Holiness » Saints » Shall be presented to God in

Holiness » Saints » Called to

Holiness » Saints » Possess

Holiness » The character of God, the standard of

1 Peter 1:15-16

but, as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.

Holiness » Ministers should » Exhort to

1 Peter 1:14-16

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance but, as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.

Holiness » The church is the beauty of

1 Chronicles 16:29

Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name; bring an offering and come before Him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of [His] holiness;

Holiness » Christ » An example of

1 Peter 2:21-22

For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps. He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth;

Holiness » The word of God the means of producing

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Holiness » Ministers should » Avoid » Everything » Inconsistent with

Leviticus 21:6

They are to be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God, because they present the fire offerings to the Lord, the food of their God. They must be holy.

Holiness » None shall see God without

Holiness » The wicked are without

1 Timothy 1:9

We know that the law is not meant for a righteous person, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and irreverent, for those who kill their fathers and mothers, for murderers,

Holiness » Motives to » God, Glory of

Holiness » Saints » Should have their conversation in

2 Peter 3:11

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, [it is clear] what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness

Holiness » Saints » Elected to

Holiness » Chastisements are intended to produce, in saints

James 1:2-3

Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

Holiness » Is the result of » The manifestation of God's grace

Titus 2:3

In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. [They are] to teach what is good,

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God has appeared, with salvation for all people, instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,

Holiness » Saints » Should yield their members as instruments of

Romans 6:19

I am using a human analogy because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you offered the parts of yourselves as slaves to moral impurity, and to greater and greater lawlessness, so now offer them as slaves to righteousness, which results in sanctification.

Holiness » Motives to » Love of Christ

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For Christ's love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: if One died for all, then all died. And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the One who died for them and was raised.

Holiness » Is the result of » Union with Christ

John 17:9

I pray for them. I am not praying for the world but for those You have given Me, because they are Yours.

John 15:4

Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me.

Holiness » Exemplified » Paul

1 Thessalonians 2:10

You are witnesses, and so is God, of how devoutly, righteously, and blamelessly we conducted ourselves with you believers.

Holiness » God calling us to holiness

Holiness » Saints » Should seek perfection in

Holiness » Christ » Effects, in his people

Ephesians 5:25-27

Husbands, love your wives, just as also Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her, to make her holy, cleansing her in the washing of water by the word. He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and blameless.

Holiness » Saints » Shall continue in, for ever

Revelation 22:11

Let the unrighteous go on in unrighteousness; let the filthy go on being made filthy; let the righteous go on in righteousness; and let the holy go on being made holy."

Holiness » Who is holy

Holiness » Ministers should » Be examples of

Holiness » Saints » New created in

Holiness » Promise to women who continue in

Holiness » Motives to » The mercies of God

Romans 12:1-2

Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Holiness » Saints » Should follow after

Holiness » Required in prayer

Holiness » Exemplified » Israel

Jeremiah 2:3

Israel was holy to the Lord, the firstfruits of His harvest. All who ate of it found themselves guilty; disaster came on them." [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Holiness » Motives to » The dissolution of all things

2 Peter 3:11

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, [it is clear] what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness

Holiness » Saints » Should serve God in

Luke 1:74-75

since we have been rescued from our enemies' clutches, to serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness in His presence all our days.

Holiness » Necessary to God's worship

Psalm 24:3-4

Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not set his mind on what is false, and who has not sworn deceitfully.

Holiness » Is the result of » Subjection to God

Holiness » Exemplified » Wives of patriarchs

Holiness » Saints » Should present their bodies to God in

Holiness » Saints » Have their fruit unto

Holiness » Not giving that which is holy unto dogs

Matthew 7:6

Don't give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

Holiness » The gospel the way of

Isaiah 35:8

A road will be there and a way; it will be called the Holy Way. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks the path. Even the fool will not go astray.

Holiness » Is the result of » God's keeping

Holiness » Exemplified » David

Psalm 86:2

Protect my life, for I am faithful. You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You.

Holiness » Christ » Desires, for his people

Holiness » Becoming in the church

Psalm 93:5

Lord, Your testimonies are completely reliable; holiness is the beauty of Your house for all the days to come.

Holiness » Ministers should » Possess

Holiness » Exemplified » John the baptist

Mark 6:20

because Herod was in awe of John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed, yet would hear him gladly.

Holiness » Exemplified » Prophets

Luke 1:70

just as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets in ancient times;

Holiness » Saints » Should continue in

Luke 1:75

in holiness and righteousness in His presence all our days.

Holiness » Behavior of aged women should be as becomes

Titus 2:3

In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. [They are] to teach what is good,

Inscriptions » Holiness » to the lord » Engraved » High priest

Exodus 39:30

They also made a plate, the holy diadem, out of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving on a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD

Exodus 28:36

"You are to make a plate of pure gold and engrave it, like the engraving of a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD

Inscriptions » Holiness » to the lord » Engraved » Horses » Bells

Zechariah 14:20

On that day, [the words] HOLY TO THE LORD will be on the bells of the horses. The pots in the house of the Lord will be like the sprinkling basins before the altar.

John the baptist » Characteristics of » Holiness

Mark 6:20

because Herod was in awe of John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed, yet would hear him gladly.

Judgment » The certainty of, a motive to » Holiness

2 Peter 3:11

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, [it is clear] what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness

2 Corinthians 5:9-10

Therefore, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may be repaid for what he has done in the body, whether good or bad.

Sanctification » Holiness

Ephesians 5:7-9

Therefore, do not become their partners. For you were once darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. walk as children of light- for the fruit of the light [results] in all goodness, righteousness, and truth-

Topics on Holiness

Attitudes Of Holiness

58;12;14

Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness-without it no one will see the Lord.

Desires For Holiness

40;5;8

Blessed are the pure in heart, because they will see God.

God, Holiness Of

60;1;16

for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.

Holiness Of Ministers

56;1;8

but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, righteous, holy, self-controlled,

Holiness Of The Saints

45;8;29

For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.

Holiness, As Set Apart For God

5;7;6

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

Holiness, Believers' Growth In

14;7;16

And I have now chosen and consecrated this temple so that My name may be there forever; My eyes and My heart will be there at all times.

Holiness, Purpose Of

3;19;2

"Speak to the entire Israelite community and tell them: Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.

Holiness,  Worldly Separation

3;20;23-26

You must not follow the statutes of the nations I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and I abhorred them.

Jesus Christ, Holiness Of

44;3;14

But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked to have a murderer given to you.

Lack Of Holiness

19;17;14

With Your hand, Lord, [save me] from men, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life: You fill their bellies with what You have in store, their sons are satisfied, and they leave their surplus to their children.

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