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25 Bible Verses about Works Of The Law

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Leviticus 18:5

Keep My statutes and ordinances; a person will live if he does them. I am Yahweh.

Nehemiah 9:29

You warned them to turn back to Your law,
but they acted arrogantly
and would not obey Your commands.
They sinned against Your ordinances,
which a person will live by if he does them.
They stubbornly resisted,
stiffened their necks, and would not obey.

Ezekiel 20:11

Then I gave them My statutes and explained My ordinances to them—the person who does them will live by them.

Ezekiel 20:13

“But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not follow My statutes and they rejected My ordinances—the person who does them will live by them. They also completely profaned My Sabbaths. So I considered pouring out My wrath on them in the wilderness to put an end to them.

Ezekiel 20:21

“But the children rebelled against Me. They did not follow My statutes or carefully keep My ordinances—the person who does them will live by them. They also profaned My Sabbaths. So I considered pouring out My wrath on them and exhausting My anger against them in the wilderness.

Romans 10:5

For Moses writes about the righteousness that is from the law: The one who does these things will live by them.

Galatians 3:12

But the law is not based on faith; instead, the one who does these things will live by them.

Romans 2:13

For the hearers of the law are not righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be declared righteous.

Romans 9:32

Why is that? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.

Luke 10:28

“You’ve answered correctly,” He told him. “Do this and you will live.”

Romans 4:2

If Abraham was justified by works, he has something to brag about—but not before God.

Ephesians 2:8-9

For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— not from works, so that no one can boast.

Romans 4:5

But to the one who does not work, but believes on Him who declares the ungodly to be righteous, his faith is credited for righteousness.

Romans 4:6

Likewise, David also speaks of the blessing of the man God credits righteousness to apart from works:

Galatians 3:10

For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written:Everyone who does not continue doing everything written in the book of the law is cursed.

Hebrews 4:10

For the person who has entered His rest has rested from his own works, just as God did from His.

Romans 9:11-12

For though her sons had not been born yet or done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to election might stand— not from works but from the One who calls—she was told: The older will serve the younger.

Galatians 3:2

I only want to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by hearing with faith?

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