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54 Bible Verses about Self Denial

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Proverbs 25:16

[If] you find honey, eat what is sufficient for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it out.

Daniel 1:8

Now {Daniel resolved} that he would not defile himself with the fine food of the king, and with {the wine that he drank}, and [so] he requested from the commander of the court officials [permission so] that he would not defile himself.

Jeremiah 35:6

But they answered, "We will not drink wine, for Jonadab, the son of Rechab, our ancestor, commanded us, {saying}, 'You shall not drink wine, you or your children, {forever}.

Daniel 10:3

I had not eaten [any] choice food, and meat and wine did not enter my mouth, and {I did not use any ointment} {until the end of three whole weeks}.

Philippians 3:7

But whatever [things] were gain to me, these [things] I have considered loss because of Christ.

Mark 2:13-14

And he went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he began to teach them. And [as he] was passing by, he saw Levi the [son] of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, "Follow me!" And he stood up [and] followed him.

Luke 5:27-28

And after these [things], he went out and saw a tax collector {named} Levi sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, "Follow me!" And leaving everything behind, he got up [and] began to follow him.

Mark 9:43

And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off! It is better [for] you to enter into life crippled than, having two hands, to go into hell--into the unquenchable fire!

Matthew 19:27

Then Peter answered [and] said to him, "Behold, we have left everything and followed you. What then will there be for us?"

Mark 10:28

Peter began to say to him, "Behold, we have left everything and followed you."

Luke 18:28

And Peter said, "Behold, we have left {all that is ours} [and] followed you."

Mark 10:29-30

Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields on account of me and on account of the gospel {who will not} receive a hundred times as much now in this time--houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields, together with persecutions--and in the age to come, eternal life.

Luke 5:11

And [after they] brought [their] boats to the land, they left everything [and] followed him.

1 Corinthians 6:12

All [things] are permitted for me, but not all [things] are profitable. All [things] are permitted for me, but I will not be controlled by anything.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27

And everyone who competes exercises self-control in all [things]. Thus those [do so] in order that they may receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable [one]. Therefore I run in this way, not as [running] aimlessly; I box in this way, not as beating the air. But I discipline my body and subjugate [it], lest somehow [after] preaching to others, myself should become disqualified.

2 Timothy 2:21

Therefore, if someone cleanses himself from these [things], he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

Titus 2:12-13

training us in order that, denying impiety and worldly desires, we may live self-controlled and righteously and godly in the present age, looking forward to the blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Ruth 2:11

And Boaz answered and said to her, "All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the death of your husband was fully told to me. [How] you left your father and mother and the land of your birth, and you went to a people that you did not know {before}.

1 Corinthians 8:13

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.

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