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26 Bible Verses about Influence

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Matthew 5:13-16

"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, by what will it be made salty? It is good for nothing any longer except to be thrown outside [and] trampled under foot by people. You are the light of the world. A city located on top of a hill cannot be hidden, nor do they light a lamp and place it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it shines on all those in the house.read more.
In the [same] way let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Proverbs 1:8-9

My child, may you keep your father's instruction, and do not reject your mother's teachings, for they [are] a garland of favor for your head, and pendants for your neck.

Proverbs 7:1-5

My child, guard my sayings; store my commandments with you. Keep my commands and live, and my teaching like [the] {apple of your eye}. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.read more.
Say to wisdom, "you are my sister," and you shall call insight, "{intimate friend}." [In order] to guard yourself from {an adulteress}, from the foreigner who {makes her words smooth}.

Philippians 4:8-9

Finally, brothers, whatever [things] are true, whatever [things are] honorable, whatever [things are] right, whatever [things are] pure, whatever [things are] pleasing, whatever [things are] commendable, if [there is] any excellence of character and if anything praiseworthy, think about these [things]. And [the things] which you have learned and received and heard about and seen in me, practice these [things], and the God of peace will be with you.

Deuteronomy 4:15-19

"So {you must be very careful for yourselves}, because you did not see any form on the day Yahweh spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire, so that you [do] not {ruin yourselves} and make for yourselves a divine image [in] a form of any image, a replica of male or female, a replica of any animal that [is] upon the earth, a replica of any winged bird that flies in the air,read more.
a replica of any creeping thing on the ground, a replica of any fish that [is] in the water {below} the earth. {And do this so that you do not lift} your eyes [toward] heaven and {observe} the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of the heaven, and be led astray and bow down to them and serve them, things that Yahweh your God has allotted to all [of] the peoples under all [of] the heaven.

Matthew 18:5-6

and whoever welcomes one child such as this in my name welcomes me. But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him that {a large millstone} be hung on his neck and he be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Romans 14:13

Therefore, let us no longer pass judgment on one another, but rather decide this: not to place a cause for stumbling or a temptation before a brother.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8

Your boasting [is] not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole batch of dough? Clean out the old leaven in order that you may be a new batch of dough, just as you are unleavened. For Christ our Passover has been sacrificed. So then, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old leaven or with the leaven of wickedness and sinfulness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

1 Corinthians 8:9-13

But watch out lest somehow this right of yours becomes a cause for stumbling to the weak. For if someone should see you who has knowledge reclining for a meal in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, [because it] is weak, be strengthened so that [he] eats the food sacrificed to idols? For the one who is weak--the brother for whom Christ died--is destroyed by your knowledge.read more.
Now [if you] sin in this way against the brothers and wound their conscience, which is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food causes my brother to sin, I will never eat meat {forever}, in order that I may not cause my brother to sin.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers, for what participation [is there between] righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship [does] light [have] with darkness? And what agreement [does] Christ [have] with Beliar? Or what share [does] a believer [have] with an unbeliever? And what agreement [does the] temple of God [have] with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, "I will live in them and will walk about [among them], and I will be their God and they will be my people."read more.
Therefore "come out from their midst and be separate," says the Lord, "and do not touch what is unclean, and I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to me," says the all-powerful Lord.

2 Timothy 2:14

Remind [people] of these [things], solemnly urging [them] before the Lord not to dispute about words. [This is] in no way beneficial [and leads to] the ruin of the hearers.

Acts 16:6-10

And they traveled through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in Asia. And [when they] came to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them. So going through Mysia, they went down to Troas.read more.
And a vision appeared to Paul during the night: a certain Macedonian man was standing there and imploring him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia [and] help us!" And when he had seen the vision, we wanted at once to go away to Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them.

Genesis 41:41-43

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt." Then Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his finger and put it on the finger of Joseph. And he clothed him with garments of fine linen, and he put a chain of gold around his neck. And he had him ride in his second chariot. And they cried out before him, "Kneel!" And Pharaoh set him over all the land of Egypt.

1 Kings 15:11-14

Asa did right in the eyes of Yahweh, like David his ancestor. He put away the male shrine prostitutes from the land, and he removed all of the idols that his ancestors made. Also, he had Maacah his mother removed from the office of queen mother, [as] she had made a repulsive image for the Asherah. Asa also cut down her repulsive image and burned it in the Wadi Kidron.read more.
But the high places he did not remove. Nevertheless, the heart of Asa was completely with Yahweh all of his days.

Proverbs 5:1-5

My child, be attentive to my wisdom, and to my understanding incline your ear; [in order] to keep prudence, and knowledge will guard your lips. For the lips of the strange woman will drip honey, and smoother than oil is her mouth.read more.
But her end is bitter as the wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down [to] death; her steps take hold [of] Sheol.

Proverbs 6:20-24

My child, keep [the] commandment of your father, and do not disregard [the] instruction of your mother. Bind them on your heart continually; tie them upon your neck. {When you walk}, she will lead you, {When you lie down}, she will watch over you, and [when] you awake, she will converse [with] you.read more.
For [like] a lamp [is] a commandment, and instruction [is] light, and the way of life [is the] reproof of discipline, [in order] to preserve you from an evil woman, from the smoothness of [the] tongue of {an adulteress}.

1 Kings 10:1-2

Now the queen of Sheba had heard of the fame of Solomon regarding the name of Yahweh, and she came to test him with hard questions. So she came to Jerusalem with very great wealth; [with] camels carrying spices, very much gold, and precious stones. She came to Solomon, and she spoke to him all that was on her heart.

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Evil » Influence » Evil influence of unfaithful Christians

Romans 14:15

For if because of food, your brother is grieved, you are no longer living according to love. Do not destroy by your food that person for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting [is] not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole batch of dough?

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if someone should see you who has knowledge reclining for a meal in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, [because it] is weak, be strengthened so that [he] eats the food sacrificed to idols?

Good » Influence » Name

Acts 22:12

And a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who live [there],

Acts 10:22

And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man--and well spoken of by the whole nation of the Jews--was directed by a holy angel to summon you to his house and to hear words from you."

Good » Influence » Preserving

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, by what will it be made salty? It is good for nothing any longer except to be thrown outside [and] trampled under foot by people.

Mark 9:50

Salt [is] good, but if the salt becomes deprived of its salt content, by what can you make it salty? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with one another."

Good » Influence » Evangelizing

1 Thessalonians 1:8

for from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith toward God has gone out, so that we have no need to say anything.

Good » Influence » Saving

Good » Influence » Inspiring

2 Corinthians 9:2

because I know your readiness [to help], [concerning] which I keep on boasting to the Macedonians about you, that Achaia has been ready [to help] since last year, and your zeal has stirred up the majority [of them].

Good » Influence » Posthumous

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a greater sacrifice than Cain, by which he was approved that he was righteous, [because] God approved [him] for his gifts, and through it he still speaks, [although he] is dead.

Influence » Evil influences emanate from the unGodly

1 Kings 21:25

Truly, there was no one like Ahab who had sold himself by doing evil in the eyes of Yahweh, whose wife Jezebel urged him on.

2 Chronicles 21:6

And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife. And he did evil in the sight of Yahweh.

1 Kings 11:4

It happened at the time of Solomon's old age that his wives guided his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully with Yahweh his God as the heart of David his father [had been].

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the magician (for his name is translated in this way) opposed them, attempting to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

Jeremiah 23:15

{Therefore} thus says Yahweh concerning the prophets, "Look, I [am] going to let them eat wormwood and I will give them water of poison to drink, for from the prophets of Jerusalem went out ungodliness to all the land."

More verses: Mark 15:11 Romans 2:24

Influence » Political

Acts 12:20

Now he was very angry with the Tyrians and Sidonians. So they came to him with one purpose, and [after] persuading Blastus, {the king's chamberlain}, they asked for peace, because their country was supported with food from the king's country.

Daniel 5:10-12

Because of the words of the king and his lords, the queen came into {the banqueting hall} and the queen {spoke up} and said, "O king, live {forever}, and let not your thoughts terrify you and [do] not let your facial expressions {grow pale}. There is a man in your kingdom {who has the spirit of the holy gods in him}. And in the days of your {predecessor}, enlightenment and insight and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods was found in him; and, O king, Nebuchadnezzar your {predecessor} appointed him [as] chief of the magicians, the conjurers, the {astrologers}, [and] the diviners. Your {predecessor} the king [did this] {because} [there] was found in him [an] excellent spirit and understanding and insight [for] interpreting dreams and explaining riddles and solving riddles; [that is], in Daniel {whom the king named} Belteshazzar. Now, let Daniel be called and he will tell the explanation."

Proverbs 29:26

Many are those who seek the {favor} of a ruler, but from Yahweh {one obtains justice}.

1 Kings 2:13-18

Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, and she said, "{Are you coming in peace}?" He said, "Peace." Then he said, "{May I have a word with you}?" Then she said, "Go on." He said, "You know that the kingship was mine and that all Israel had set their face toward me as king, but the kingship turned around and became my brother's, for it was from Yahweh for him [to have it]. read more.
Now one request I am asking from you, and you must {not refuse me}." Then she said to him, "Go on." He said, "Please speak to King Solomon, for he will not refuse you, so that he will give to me Abishag the Shunnamite as wife." Then Bathsheba said, "Very well, I will speak to the king concerning you."

Influence » Good » Parents

1 Kings 22:52

He did evil in the eyes of Yahweh, and he went in the way of his father and his mother and in the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat who caused Israel to sin.

Matthew 14:8

And coached by her mother, she said, "Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter!"

Ezekiel 20:18

"And I said to their children in the desert, 'You must not go in the statutes of your parents; you must not keep their regulations, and you must not make yourself unclean with their idols.

2 Chronicles 22:3

He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor for doing wickedness.

Jeremiah 9:14

but they went after the stubbornness of their heart, and after the Baals, which their ancestors taught them."

More verses: Amos 2:4

Influence » Evil influence of unfaithful Christians

Romans 14:15

For if because of food, your brother is grieved, you are no longer living according to love. Do not destroy by your food that person for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting [is] not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole batch of dough?

1 Corinthians 8:10

For if someone should see you who has knowledge reclining for a meal in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, [because it] is weak, be strengthened so that [he] eats the food sacrificed to idols?

Influence » Good » Posthumous

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a greater sacrifice than Cain, by which he was approved that he was righteous, [because] God approved [him] for his gifts, and through it he still speaks, [although he] is dead.

2 Kings 13:21

And it happened that they [were] burying a man; suddenly they saw the marauding band, so they threw the man in the grave of Elisha. [As he] went [in], the man touched the bones of Elisha, and became alive and got up on his feet!

Matthew 26:13

Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told in memory of her."

2 Peter 1:15

And I will also make every effort [that] you are able at any time, after my departure, {to recall these things to mind}.

Influence » Good » Preserving

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, by what will it be made salty? It is good for nothing any longer except to be thrown outside [and] trampled under foot by people.

Mark 9:50

Salt [is] good, but if the salt becomes deprived of its salt content, by what can you make it salty? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with one another."

Influence » Good » Josiah

Influence » Good » Evangelizing

1 Thessalonians 1:8

for from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith toward God has gone out, so that we have no need to say anything.

Influence » Good » Saving

Influence » Good » Inspiring

2 Corinthians 9:2

because I know your readiness [to help], [concerning] which I keep on boasting to the Macedonians about you, that Achaia has been ready [to help] since last year, and your zeal has stirred up the majority [of them].

Influence » Good » Instances of » -ezra

Ezra 10:1

While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a very great assembly of men, women, and children from Israel gathered to him. And the people wept bitterly.

Influence » Good » hezekiah

Influence » Good » Manasseh

2 Chronicles 33:12-19

And when he was in distress he entreated Yahweh his God and greatly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors and prayed to him. And God responded to him and heard his plea and let him return to Jerusalem to his kingdom. And Manasseh knew that Yahweh was God. Then afterward he built an outer wall for the city of David west of the Gihon in the valley, and for the entrance into the Gate of the Fishes. And it encircled the Ophel and raised it very high. Then he placed strong commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah. read more.
And he removed the foreign gods and the carved image from the house of Yahweh and all the altars which he built on the mountain of the house of Yahweh and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside the city. And he restored the altar of Yahweh and offered sacrifices of peace offerings and thank offerings upon it. And he commanded Judah to serve Yahweh, the God of Israel. Nevertheless, the people offered at the high places, but only to Yahweh their God. Now the remainder of the words of Manasseh and his prayer to his God and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel, behold, they [are] in the words of the kings of Israel. And his prayer, and [how] he responded to him, all his sin and his unfaithful acts, and the places where he built the high places and set up Asherahs and idols before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the words of the seers.

Influence » Evil » Instances of » Satan over adam and eve

Genesis 3:1-5

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other {wild animal} which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God indeed say, 'You shall not eat from any tree in the garden'?" The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat, but from the tree that is in the midst of the garden, God said, 'You shall not eat from it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die'." read more.
But the serpent said to the woman, "You shall not surely die. For God knows that on the day you [both] eat from it, then your eyes will be opened and you [both] shall be like gods, knowing good and evil."

Influence » Good » Nehemiah

Influence » Evil » Eve over adam

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » Idolatry » Solomon » Influence » Wives

Nehemiah 13:26

Did not King Solomon of Israel sin in this way? And among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Yet the foreign women made even him sin.

1 Kings 11:4

It happened at the time of Solomon's old age that his wives guided his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully with Yahweh his God as the heart of David his father [had been].

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Genesis 3:17-19

And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree {from which I forbade you to eat}, the ground [shall be] cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat [from] it all the days of your life.

Refining Influences Of Affliction

Isaiah 1:25

And I will turn my hand against you; I will purify your dross like lye, and I will remove all [of] your tin.