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54 Bible Verses about Self Denial

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Proverbs 25:16

Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Daniel 1:8

And Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's food, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Jeremiah 35:6

But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever:

Daniel 10:3

I ate no pleasant bread, neither did flesh nor wine come into my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all until the three weeks of days were fulfilled.

Philippians 3:7

But those things which were gain to me, I counted loss for Christ.

Matthew 5:29

Therefore if thy right eye should bring thee occasion to stumble, pluck it out and cast it from thee; for it is better for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Mark 2:13-14

And he went again unto the sea; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them. And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

Luke 5:27-28

And after these things he went forth and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him.

Mark 9:43

And if thy hand causes thee to fall, cut it off; it is better for thee to enter into life maimed than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that can never be quenched,

Matthew 19:27

Then Peter answered and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

Mark 10:28

Then Peter began to say unto him, Behold, we have left all and have followed thee.

Luke 18:28

Then Peter said, Behold, we have left all and followed thee.

Mark 10:29-30

And answering him, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, There is no one that has left house or brethren or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my sake and the gospel's who shall not receive one hundredfold now in this time: houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life.

Luke 5:11

And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all and followed him.

Romans 6:2

No, in no wise. How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer therein?

1 Corinthians 6:12

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27

And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we, an incorruptible one. I therefore so run, not as unto an uncertain thing; so I fight, not as one that beats the air; but I keep my body under, and bring it into subjection, lest preaching to others, I myself should become reprobate.

2 Timothy 2:21

If a man, therefore, purges himself from these things, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and profitable for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

Titus 2:12-13

teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live temperately, righteously, and godly in this present world; waiting for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ,

Ruth 2:11

And Boaz answered and said unto her, It has fully been showed me all that thou hast done unto thy mother-in-law since the death of thy husband and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother and the land of thy nativity and art come three days ago unto a people whom thou didst not know before.

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food makes my brother to fall, I will never eat flesh nor do anything which may cause my brother to fall.

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Then Jesus said unto his disciples, If anyone will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.