30 Important Bible Verses About Boundaries

Proverbs 22:28 – Setting Boundaries is Important

“Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.”

Proverbs 25:28 – Lack of Boundaries Leads to a Lack of Self-Control

“Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.”

Proverbs 4:23 – Guard Your Heart with Boundaries

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

2 Corinthians 6:14 – Set Boundaries in Unequal Relationships

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Set Good Boundaries to Avoid Bad Influences

“Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

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Galatians 6:7-8 – Boundaries and Consequences

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

Ephesians 4:25 – Speak Truthfully and Set Boundaries

“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”

Matthew 5:37 – Let Your Yes be Yes and Your No be No

“All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”

Matthew 18:15-17 – Address Trespass with Boundaries

“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.”

Proverbs 13:20 – Choose Your Companions Wisely

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

Proverbs 19:20 – Seek Wise Counsel and Set Boundaries

“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.”

Proverbs 1:7 – Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Knowledge

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Psalm 19:14 – Set Boundaries with Your Words

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

1 Peter 5:8 – Stand Firm Against the Enemy

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

1 Corinthians 10:13 – God Provides a Way Out

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

Titus 2:11-12 – Live Self-Controlled Lives

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”

1 Thessalonians 5:22 – Abstain from Every Form of Evil

“Abstain from every form of evil.”

James 4:7 – Submit to God and Resist the Devil

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Proverbs 16:28 – Watch Your Words

“A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.”

Proverbs 17:14 – Discretion is Essential

“Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.”

1 Corinthians 6:18 – Flee from Sexual Immorality

“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.”

Proverbs 14:16 – Use Wisdom and Turn from Evil

“The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.”

Proverbs 15:1 – Respond with Gentleness

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Matthew 5:44 – Love Your Enemies and Set Boundaries

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Matthew 7:6 – Do Not Cast Pearls Before Swine

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 – There is a Time for Everything

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

Ephesians 5:15-16 – Make the Most of Every Opportunity

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”

Galatians 5:22-23 – Set Boundaries Through the Fruit of the Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.”

James 1:19 – Be Quick to Listen and Slow to Speak

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

1 Peter 3:15 – Give a Reason for your Faith with Gentleness and Respect

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

Colossians 4:5-6 – Let Your Conversation Be Full of Grace and Seasoned with Salt

“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

Proverbs 21:23 – Guard Your Tongue and Stay Out of Trouble

“Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.”

Psalm 141:3 – Set a Guard Over Your Mouth

“Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.”

Matthew 7:12 – Do unto Others as You Would Have Them Do unto You

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

Romans 12:2 – Renew Your Mind to Set Healthy Boundaries

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

1 Peter 2:9 – You are God’s Special Possession

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

1 Corinthians 14:33 – God is not a God of Disorder

“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.”

Philippians 4:8 – Fix Your Thoughts on Good and Positive Things

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Psalm 119:105 – God’s Word is a Lamp for Our Feet

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Your Body is a Temple of the Holy Spirit

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

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