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54 Bible Verses about Self Denial

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Proverbs 25:16

Have you found honey? eat only as much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled with it, and vomit it.

Daniel 1:8

But 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, You shall drink no wine, neither you, nor your sons forever:

Daniel 10:3

I ate no pleasant food, neither came meat nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.

Philippians 3:7

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

Matthew 5:29

And if your right eye causes you to offend, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is better for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.

Mark 2:13-14

And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude came unto him, and he taught them. And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office, 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 tax collector, named Levi, sitting at the tax office: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him.

Mark 9:43

And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

Matthew 19:27

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

Mark 10:28

Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed you.

Luke 18:28

Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed you.

Mark 10:29-30

And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, But he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brothers, 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

God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer in it?

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 self control is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not with uncertainty; so fight I, not as one that beats the air: But I roughly treat my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.

2 Timothy 2:21

If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and fit 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 sensibly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

Ruth 2:11

And Boaz answered and said unto her, It has fully been shown me, all that you have done unto your mother-in-law since the death of your husband: and how you have left your father and your mother, and the land of your birth, and are come unto a people which you knew not before.

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food makes my brother to stumble, I will eat no meat while the world stands, lest I make my brother to stumble.

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