30 Bible Verses About Resisting Temptation (Explained)

Temptation is a constant struggle in the Christian journey, yet the Bible provides encouragement and strategies for resisting its allure. Join us as we explore verses that address the reality of temptation and offer guidance for overcoming its power through prayer, Scripture, and reliance on the Holy Spirit, empowering us to walk in obedience and victory over sin.

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Bible Verses About Resisting Temptation

James 4:7

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

1 Corinthians 10:13

“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.”

Matthew 4:1

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.”

Matthew 26:41

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

1 Corinthians 6:18

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

Proverbs 4:14-15

“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.”

Psalm 119:11

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

1 Corinthians 15:33

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

Galatians 5:16

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”

Proverbs 6:27

“Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?”

James 1:14-15

“But each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”

1 Peter 5:8

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

Psalm 119:105

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

1 Timothy 6:9

“Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.”

Romans 13:14

“Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”

Matthew 26:52

“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”

1 Corinthians 16:13

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

Proverbs 1:10

“My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them.”

Ephesians 4:27

“and do not give the devil a foothold.”

Galatians 6:1

“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.”

1 Timothy 6:11

“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.”

2 Peter 2:9

“if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.”

Psalm 19:13

“Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.”

Hebrews 2:18

“Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”

Matthew 22:37-39

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

1 Corinthians 16:14

“Do everything in love.”

Hebrews 4:15

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.”

2 Corinthians 10:5

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

2 Timothy 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.”

Matthew 6:13

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

1 Thessalonians 5:22

“Reject every kind of evil.”

James 1:12

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

Psalm 51:10-12

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”

Titus 3:3

“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived, and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.”

Mark 9:43

“If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.”

1 John 2:16

“For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.”

Psalm 97:10

“Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

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