Never miss a post

54 Bible Verses about Self Denial

Most Relevant Verses

Proverbs 25:16

If you have honey, take only as much as is enough for you; for fear that, being full of it, you may not be able to keep it down.

Daniel 1:8

And Daniel had come to the decision that he would not make himself unclean with the king's food or wine; so he made a request to the captain of the unsexed servants that he might not make himself unclean.

Jeremiah 35:6

But they said, We will take no wine: for Jonadab, the son of Rechab our father, gave us orders, saying, You are to take no wine, you or your sons, for ever:

Daniel 10:3

I had no pleasing food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, and I put no oil on my body till three full weeks were ended.

Philippians 3:7

But those things which were profit to me, I gave up for Christ.

Matthew 9:9

And when Jesus was going from there, he saw a man whose name was Matthew, seated at the place where taxes were taken; and he said to him, Come after me. And he got up and went after him.

Mark 2:13-14

And he went out again by the seaside; and all the people came to him, and he gave them teaching. And when he went by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, seated at the place where taxes were taken, and he said to him, Come with me. And he got up, and went with him.

Luke 5:27-28

And after these things he went out, and saw Levi, a tax-farmer, seated at the place where taxes were taken, and said to him, Come after me. And giving up his business, he got up and went after him.

Mark 9:43

And if your hand is a cause of trouble to you, let it be cut off; it is better for you to go into life with one hand than to have two hands and go into hell, into the eternal fire.

Matthew 19:27

Then Peter said to him, See, we have given up everything and have come after you; what then will we have?

Mark 10:28

Peter said to him, See, we have given up everything, and come after you.

Luke 18:28

And Peter said, See, we have given up what is ours to come after you.

Mark 10:29-30

Jesus said, Truly I say to you, There is no man who has given up house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or land, because of me and the good news, Who will not get a hundred times as much now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and land--though with great troubles; and, in the world to come, eternal life.

Luke 5:11

And when they had got their boats to the land, they gave up everything and went after him.

Romans 6:2

In no way. How may we, who are dead to sin, be living in it any longer?

1 Corinthians 6:12

I am free to do all things; but not all things are wise. I am free to do all things; but I will not let myself come under the power of any.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27

And every man who takes part in the sports has self-control in all things. Now they do it to get a crown which is of this world, but we for an eternal crown. So then I am running, not uncertainly; so I am fighting, not as one who gives blows in the air: But I give blows to my body, and keep it under control, for fear that, after having given the good news to others, I myself might not have God's approval.

2 Timothy 2:21

If a man makes himself clean from these, he will be a vessel for honour, made holy, ready for the master's use, ready for every good work.

Titus 2:12-13

Training us so that, turning away from evil and the desires of this world, we may be living wisely and uprightly in the knowledge of God in this present life; Looking for the glad hope, the revelation of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;

Ruth 2:11

And Boaz answering said to her, I have had news of everything you have done for your mother-in-law after the death of your husband; how you went away from your father and mother and the land of your birth, and came to a people who are strange to you.

1 Corinthians 8:13

For this reason, if food is a cause of trouble to my brother, I will give up taking meat for ever, so that I may not be a cause of trouble to my brother.

2 Timothy 2:4

A fighting man, when he is with the army, keeps himself free from the business of this life so that he may be pleasing to him who has taken him into his army.

Bible Theasaurus

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain