30 Important Bible Verses About Influence

Proverbs 13:20 – The Impact of Wrong Associations

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

1 Corinthians 15:33 – The Power of Influence

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

Proverbs 22:24-25 – Avoiding Negative Influences

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.”

Galatians 5:9 – Negative Influence Spreads

“A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.”

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1 Timothy 4:12 – Positive Influence in Conduct

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

1 Corinthians 10:31-32 – The Believer’s Influence

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks, or the church of God.”

Matthew 5:16 – Letting Your Light Shine

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Proverbs 27:17 – The Influence of Iron Sharpens Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

Romans 12:2 – Transformation through Influence

“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.”

Proverbs 4:14-15 – Avoiding the Path of the Wicked

“Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.”

1 Peter 3:15 – Influencing Others through Gentle Answers

“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.”

2 Corinthians 6:14 – Being Unequally Yoked

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

Proverbs 12:26 – The Influence of the Righteous

“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

Colossians 4:5-6 – Conducting in Wisdom for Effective Influence

“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 18:24 – Influence of Friendship

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

Matthew 7:16-20 – Evaluating Influence by Fruit

“By their fruit, you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.”

Psalm 1:1-2 – The Influences of the Blessed Man

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.”

Proverbs 1:10-15 – Resisting the Influence of Sinners

“My son if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. If they say, ‘Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for innocent blood, let’s ambush some harmless soul; let’s swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; cast lots with us; we will all share the loot’—my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths.”

1 Peter 2:11 – Abstaining from Sinful Influences

“Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.”

Proverbs 16:28 – A Troublemaker Influences Strife

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

Matthew 5:13 – Believers as Salt and Light

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”

Proverbs 21:21 – Influence of Righteousness and Love

“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor.”

2 Timothy 2:22 – Fleeing from Youthful Lusts

“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.”

Matthew 28:19-20 – The Great Commission

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

1 Corinthians 8:9 – The Influence of Stumbling Others

“Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.”

Proverbs 29:18 – Visionary Influence

“Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint, but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.”

John 13:34-35 – Loving One Another’s Influence

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”

James 3:13-18 – Influence of Wisdom and Understanding

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”

Matthew 5:14 – Believers as a Light in the World

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17 – God’s Word as Influential for Teaching

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Encouraging One Another’s Influence

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

1 Corinthians 16:14 – Influence of Love

“Do everything in love.”

Proverbs 11:14 – The Relevance of Counsel

“For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.”

Matthew 5:9 – Peacemakers as Influencers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Proverbs 27:6 – Faithful Wounds of a Friend

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

John 3:30 – Humility’s Influence

“He must become greater; I must become less.”

Proverbs 27:9 – The Influence of Pleasant Words

“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.”

Galatians 6:1-2 – Restoring Others through Gentle Accountability

“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Proverbs 16:7 – Impact of Pleasing the Lord

“When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.”

Romans 15:1-2 – Bearing with Others in Love

“We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.”

Proverbs 27:17 – The Influence of Iron Sharpens Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

Acts 1:8 – The Power of the Holy Spirit’s Influence

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Matthew 6:1 – The Influence of Doing Good in Secret

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”

Proverbs 14:21 – Blessings of Kindness to the Needy

“Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.”

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