30 Important Bible Verses About Not Letting Others Bring You Down

Proverbs 12:26 – Choosing Good Friends

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

Proverbs 13:20 – Walking with the Wise

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

Proverbs 14:7 – Staying Away from the Foolish

“Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.”

Proverbs 22:24-25 – Avoiding Angry and Manipulative People

“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.”

Matthew 5:11 – Blessed Are You

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.”

Matthew 10:14 – Shaking the Dust off Your Feet

“If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.”

Matthew 16:26 – Gaining the Whole World

“What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?”

Matthew 18:6 – Causing Little Ones to Stumble

“But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

Matthew 18:17 – Treating an Unrepentant Brother

“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.”

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Matthew 23:13 – Woe to the Hypocrites

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.”

Luke 6:22 – Rejoicing in Persecution

“Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil because of the Son of Man.”

Luke 6:27-28 – Loving Your Enemies

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”

John 15:18 – The World Hates You

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.”

John 17:14 – Not Belonging to the World

“I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.”

Romans 12:14 – Blessing Those Who Persecute You

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.”

Romans 12:17 – Repaying Evil with Good

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.”

Romans 12:21 – Overcoming Evil with Good

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

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

Galatians 1:10 – Seeking God’s Approval

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

Ephesians 4:31 – Putting Away Bitterness and Anger

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”

Ephesians 5:11 – Exposing the Fruitless Deeds of Darkness

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”

Philippians 2:3 – Considering Others Better Than Yourself

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”

Colossians 3:13 – Forgiving as the Lord Forgave

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:15 – Avoiding Evil for Evil

“Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.”

2 Timothy 2:23 – Rejecting Foolish and Stupid Arguments

“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.”

Titus 3:10 – Rejecting Divisive People

“Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.”

James 4:7 – Submitting to God, Resist the Devil

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

1 Peter 3:9 – Responding to Insults with Blessings

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

1 Peter 3:14 – Not Fearing Their Threats

“But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. ‘Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.'”

1 Peter 4:4 – No Longer Living for Human Desires

“They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you.”

1 Peter 5:8 – Being Alert and Sober-Minded

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

1 John 3:13 – The World Hating You

“Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.”

3 John 1:9-10 – Rejecting Those Who Gossip and Slander

“I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us. So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.”

James 1:19 – Being 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.”

Proverbs 25:21-22 – Overcoming Evil with Good

“If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.”

1 John 4:1 – Testing the Spirits

“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

Proverbs 11:9 – Delivering Yourself with Righteousness

“With their mouths, the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge, the righteous escape.”

Proverbs 16:28 – A Troublemaker Sows Discord

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

Proverbs 20:19 – Avoiding Gossips

“A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.”

Proverbs 26:4-5 – Answering Fools

“Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.”

Proverbs 26:20 – Putting an End to Gossip

“Without wood, a fire goes out; without a gossip, a quarrel dies down.”

Psalm 1:1 – Walking in the Counsel of the Wicked

“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.”

Psalm 27:1 – The Lord is My Light

“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalm 34:14 – Seeking Peace and Pursuing It

“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”

Psalm 119:115 – Not Letting Evil Influence You

“Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!”

Psalm 118:8 – Trusting in the Lord and Not in People

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.”

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