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34 Bible Verses about Temptation, Resisting

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Hebrews 4:15-16

For we do not have a high priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.

James 1:2-3

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

Daniel 11:32

And those who act wickedly toward the covenant he shall corrupt by smooth words; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and take action.

Proverbs 2:1-2

My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you; So as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

1 Timothy 6:11-12

But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.

Luke 22:40

When he was at the place, he said to them, "Pray that you do not enter into temptation."

Matthew 18:8-9

If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from you.[note: idiom meaning to stop doing a sin] It is better for you to enter into life crippled or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire. If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from you.[note: idiom meaning to stop doing a sin] It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the fire of hell.

1 Corinthians 7:5

Do not deprive one another, unless it is by consent for a season, that you may give yourselves to prayer, and may be together again, that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

Proverbs 1:10-15

My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, "Come with us, Let's lie in wait for blood; let's lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; let's swallow them up alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit.read more.
We'll find all valuable wealth. We'll fill our houses with spoil. You shall cast your lot among us. We'll all have one purse." My son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your foot from their path,

Romans 6:12-14

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. Neither present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace.

Job 1:22

In all this, Job did not sin, nor charge God with wrongdoing.

Genesis 39:7-10

It happened after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph; and she said, "Lie with me." But he refused, and said to his master's wife, "Behold, my master doesn't know what is with me in the house, and he has put all that he has into my hand. He isn't greater in this house than I, neither has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"read more.
As she spoke to Joseph day by day, he did not listen to her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

Job 2:10

But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Jeremiah 35:5-6

I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites bowls full of wine, and cups; and I said to them, "Drink wine." 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 1:8

But Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's royal food, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Luke 4:4

Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone.'"

Matthew 4:7

Jesus said to him, "Again, it is written, 'You shall not test the Lord, your God.'"

Luke 4:12

Jesus answering, said to him, "It is said, 'You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'"

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