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Bible Verses On Faith

God has made it clear in His Word that He responds to faith. Faith is the belief of a truth which is proven by a corresponding action. (Occasionally, it is proven by inaction, but most times it is proven by action.) For example, I believe the chair in front of me will hold my weight. I prove my belief in the chair by physically sitting in the chair. Belief + Action = Faith.

What Is Faith?
Heb. 11:1 -
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

God is Looking For Faith
Luke 18:8 -
I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

John 2:22 - This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.

Romans 1:17 - For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."

Benefits of Faith

Matt. 21:21 - Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.

Luke 17:6 - He replied, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you.

John 14:12 - I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

Acts 3:16 - By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.

Acts 14:9 - He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed.

Acts 15:9 - He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.

Acts 16:5 - So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

Romans 1:5 - Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.

Romans 1:12 - that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.

Romans 3:22 - This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.

Romans 3:28 - For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.

Romans 4:9 - Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness.

Romans 4:13 - It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

Romans 4:19,20 - Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead–since he was about a hundred years old–and that Sarah's womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,

Romans 5:1 - Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[ 5:1 Or let us] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 5:2 - through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[ 5:2 Or let us] rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

Romans 9:30 - What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;

Romans 12:3 - For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

2 Cor. 1:24 - Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.

Gal. 2:16 - Know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.

Gal. 3:8 - The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you.

Gal. 3:9 - So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

Gal. 3:14 - He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

Gal. 3:22 - But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.

Gal. 3:23 - Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed.

Gal. 3:24 - So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ[ 3:24 Or charge until Christ came] that we might be justified by faith.

Gal. 3:25 - Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.

Gal. 3:26 - You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,

Eph. 2:8 - For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–

Eph. 3:12 - In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

Eph. 3:17 - so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,

Phil. 1:25 - Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,

Phil. 3:9 - and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ–the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.

1 Thes. 1:3 - We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thes. 3:12 - Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.

1 Thes. 5:8 - But since we belong to the day, let us be self­controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

1 Tim. 1:5 - The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

1 Tim. 3:13 - Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

Heb. 11:3 - By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Hebrews Chapter 11:1-40
1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
4 By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.
5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
11 By faith Abraham, even though he was past age-and Sarah herself was barren-was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.
13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country-a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned." 19 Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions about his bones.
23 By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.
24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.
31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.
32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. 37 They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated- 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. 40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

James 1:3 - because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

James 5:15 - And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.

1 Peter 1:5 - who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:7 - These have come so that your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

1 Peter 1:9 - for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 5:4 - For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.


Jesus Denounced Those With Little Faith
Matt. 6:30 - If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Matt. 8:26 - He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

Matt. 13:58 - And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.

Matt. 14:31 - Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"

Matt. 16:8 - Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, "You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?

Matt. 17:20 - He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."[ 17:20 Some manuscripts you. 21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.]

Mark 4:40 - He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"

Mark 6:6 - And he was amazed at their lack of faith.

Mark 16:14 - Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.

Luke 8:25 - "Where is your faith?" he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, "Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him."

Luke 12:28 - If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!


Jesus Praised and Rewarded Those With Great Faith
Matt. 8:10 - When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, "I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.

Matt. 9:22 - Some men brought to him a paralytic, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven."

Matt. 9:29 - Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you";

Matt. 15:28 - Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

Mark 2:5 - When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."

Mark 5:34 - He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering."

Mark 10:52 - "Go," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Luke 5:20 - When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."

Luke 7:9 - When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel."

Luke 7:50 - Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

Luke 8:48 - Then he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."

Luke 17:19 - Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well."

Luke 18:42 - Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you."

John 7:31 - Still, many in the crowd put their faith in him. They said, "When the Christ comes, will he do more miraculous signs than this man?"

John 8:30 - Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him.

John 11:45 - Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in him.

John 12:11 - for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in him.

Speak Words of Faith
Romans 10:8 -
But what does it say? "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart," that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:

2 Cor. 4:13 - It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak.

Where Does Faith Come From?
Romans 10:17 - Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

Col. 1:5 - the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel.

Heb. 12:2 - Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Admonishing To Stay Strong in Faith
1 Cor. 16:13 -
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.

2 Cor. 8:7 - But just as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us.

2 Cor. 10:15 - Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our area of activity among you will greatly expand,

2 Cor. 13:5 - Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith.

Col. 1:23 - If you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

Col. 2:5 - For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how orderly you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.

Col. 2:7 - Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

1 Thes. 3:2 - We sent Timothy, who is our brother and God's fellow worker[ 3:2 Some manuscripts brother and fellow worker; other manuscripts brother and God's servant] in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

2 Thes. 1:3 - We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.

1 Tim. 3:9 - They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.

1 Tim. 4:12 - Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 Tim. 6:11 - But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

1 Tim. 6:12 - Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

2 Tim. 2:22 - Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Titus 1:13 - This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith.

Titus 2:2 - Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self­controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.

Heb. 4:14 - Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

Heb. 6:1 - Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[ 6:1 Or from useless rituals] and of faith in God.

Heb. 6:12 - We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Heb. 10:22 - Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

Heb. 13:7 - Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

James 2:5 - Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?

2 Peter 1:5 - For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;

Jude 1:3 - Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

Jude 1:20 - But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.


Admonishing To Live By Faith
2 Cor. 5:7 - We live by faith, not by sight.

Gal. 2:20 - I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Gal. 3:11 - Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith."

Gal. 5:6 - The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

Eph. 4:13 - Until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Eph. 6:16 - In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Phil. 1:27 - Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel.

1 Thes. 3:10 - Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.

Heb. 10:38 - But my righteous one[ 10:38 One early manuscript But the righteous] will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him."


Problems That Arise From Lack of Faith
1 Tim 4:1 -
Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

1 Tim. 6:10 - For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

2 Tim 3:8 - Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth–men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected.


Use Your Faith
Heb. 4:2 - For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.

1 Peter 5:9 - Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.


Faith Should Have Works To Prove It
James 2:14 -
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?

James 2:17 - In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

James 2:18 - But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.

James 2:20 - You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless

James 2:22 - You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.

James 2:24 - You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.

James 2:26 - As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

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