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48 Bible Verses about Self Denial

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Acts 21:13

His reply was, "What can you mean by thus breaking my heart with your grief? Why, as for me, I am ready not only to go to Jerusalem and be put in chains, but even to die there for the sake of the Lord Jesus."

Philippians 3:7

Yet all that was gain to me--for Christ's sake I have reckoned it loss.

Matthew 5:29

If therefore your eye, even the right eye, is a snare to you, tear it out and away with it; it is better for you that one member should be destroyed rather than that your whole body should be thrown into Gehenna.

Mark 2:13-14

Again He went out to the shore of the Lake, and the whole multitude kept coming to Him, and He taught them. And as He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the Toll Office, and said to him, "Follow me." So he rose and followed Him.

Luke 5:27-28

After this He went out and noticed a tax-gatherer, Levi by name, sitting at the Toll office; and He said to him, "Follow me." He rose, left everything, and followed Him.

Mark 9:43

If your hand should cause you to sin, cut it off: it would be better for you to enter into Life maimed, than remain in possession of both your hands and go away into Gehenna, into the fire which cannot be put out.

Matthew 19:27

Then Peter said to Jesus, "See, *we* have forsaken everything and followed you; what then will be *our* reward?"

Mark 10:28

"Remember," said Peter to Him, "that we forsook everything and have become your followers."

Luke 18:28

Then Peter said, "See, we have given up our homes and have followed you."

Mark 10:29-30

"In solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that there is no one who has forsaken house or brothers or sisters, or mother or father, or children or lands, for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, but will receive a hundred times as much now in this present life--houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, lands--and persecution with them--and in the coming age the Life of the Ages.

Luke 5:11

Then, after bringing their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.

Romans 6:2

No, indeed; how shall we who have died to sin, live in it any longer?

1 Corinthians 6:12

Everything is allowable to me, but not everything is profitable. Everything is allowable to me, but to nothing will I become a slave.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27

But every competitor in an athletic contest practices abstemiousness in all directions. They indeed do this for the sake of securing a perishable wreath, but we for the sake of securing one that will not perish. That is how I run, not being in any doubt as to my goal. I am a boxer who does not inflict blows on the air, but I hit hard and straight at my own body and lead it off into slavery, lest possibly, after I have been a herald to others, I should myself be rejected.

2 Corinthians 8:5

They not only did this, as we had expected, but first of all in obedience to God's will they gave their own selves to the Lord and to us.

2 Timothy 2:21

If therefore a man keeps himself clear of these latter, he himself will be for specially honourable use, consecrated, fit for the Master's service, and fully equipped for every good work.

Titus 2:12-13

training us to renounce ungodliness and all the pleasures of this world, and to live sober, upright, and pious lives at the present time, in expectation of the fulfilment of our blessed hope--the Appearing in glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore if what I eat causes my brother to fall, never again to the end of my days will I touch any kind of animal food, for fear I should cause my brother to fall.

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