35 Bible Verses about Resisting Temptation
Most Relevant Verses
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;
For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
She caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me!” And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]
And Jesus answered and said to him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
and do not give the devil an opportunity.
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
Jesus said to him, “On the other hand, it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
When the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time.
Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Then the devil *took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,
and said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
Then Jesus *said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’”
And he led Him to Jerusalem and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here;
And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.
and *said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written,
‘He will command His angels concerning You’;and‘On their hands they will bear You up,
So that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’”
The serpent said to the woman, You surely will not die!
Then the devil *left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.
It came about after these events that his master’s wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.”
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness
and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.”
for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days, and when they had ended, He became hungry.
For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.
But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.
Now therefore why do you put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?
And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.
Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
- Resisting (6 instances)
From Thematic Bible
Christ, character of » Resisting temptation
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." read more.
But He answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'" Then the devil took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, 'HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU'; and 'ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.'" Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.'" Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, "All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written, 'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'"
- Ability, God's Power
- Afflictions, Consolation During
- Avoiding Sin
- Back to school
- Bad Language
- Becoming More Like Christ
- Being A Know It All
- Being A Perfect Christian
- Being Afraid
- Being Tempted
- Being Unique
- Despair, Remedies For
- Drugs, Illegal Narcotics
- Escaping, Spiritual Things
- Faith, Testing Of
- Faithfulness As A Fruit Of The Spirit
- God Forbidding
- God's Faithfulness
- God's attitude towards people
- God, As Savior
- God, The Provider
- Grace Being Sufficient
- Human Nature, Overcoming
- In One Another
- Living In Sin
- Mental Abuse
- Names And Titles For Satan
- Overcoming Adversity
- Promises To Stand on
- Protection, From God
- Satan, As Tempter
- Satan, Kingdom Of
- Satan, Limitations Of
- Satan, Resistance To
- Sexual Union Intended
- Sin, Avoidance Of
- Spiritual Vitality
- Spiritual Warfare, Enemies In
- Suffering, Of Jesus Christ
- Temptation, Resisting
- Temptation, Sources Of
- Temptation, Universality Of
- The Devil
- The Devil Tempting People
- Victory, Over Spiritual Forces
- Ethics, and grace
- Evil, believers' responses to
- 4 more topics on Resisting
- 7 more topics on Temptation