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85 Bible Verses About Breaking Bad Habits

Here are 85 Bible verses about breaking bad habits from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Ephesians 4:22-24 KJV

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

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1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Proverbs 28:13 KJV

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

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1 John 1:9 KJV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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James 1:12 KJV

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

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Ephesians 4:27 KJV

Neither give place to the devil.

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Galatians 6:9 KJV

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

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1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

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1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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Luke 6:46 KJV

And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

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James 5:16 KJV

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

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Romans 12:2 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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James 1:22-25 KJV

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

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1 Peter 5:7 KJV

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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Psalms 1:2 KJV

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

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1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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Joshua 1:8 KJV

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

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1 John 5:3 KJV

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

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John 3:16 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Acts 8:22 KJV

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

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Psalms 119:11 KJV

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

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1 John 3:4 KJV

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

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Ephesians 4:22-32 KJV

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

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1 John 2:1 KJV

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

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1 John 1:7 KJV

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

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John 14:15 KJV

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

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1 Corinthians 6:18 KJV

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

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Proverbs 21:23 KJV

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

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1 John 4:10 KJV

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

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2 Peter 1:2 KJV

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

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2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

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Acts 22:16 KJV

And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

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Matthew 6:34 KJV

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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Matthew 6:33 KJV

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Romans 3:23 KJV

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

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Proverbs 4:23 KJV

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

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Jeremiah 17:9 KJV

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

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Proverbs 19:20 KJV

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

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Romans 14:13 KJV

Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

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Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

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James 4:4 KJV

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

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1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

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Acts 17:30 KJV

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

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Psalms 17:3 KJV

Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

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Galatians 5:22 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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Hebrews 10:17 KJV

And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

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Acts 2:38 KJV

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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Isaiah 64:6 KJV

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

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2 Peter 3:18 KJV

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

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Romans 2:7 KJV

To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

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2 Peter 1:10 KJV

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

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1 Peter 2:21 KJV

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

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2 Timothy 3:17 KJV

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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Acts 11:23 KJV

Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

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Matthew 12:43-45 KJV

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

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Matthew 6:13 KJV

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

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1 Corinthians 15:22 KJV

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

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Romans 10:4 KJV

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

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1 John 4:9 KJV

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

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Proverbs 15:4 KJV

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

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1 Peter 4:3 KJV

For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

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Colossians 2:16 KJV

Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

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2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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Romans 5:18 KJV

Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

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Luke 19:10 KJV

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

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Isaiah 5:20 KJV

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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Romans 3:14 KJV

Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

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Mark 16:16 KJV

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

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Mark 14:71 KJV

But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.

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Isaiah 54:11 KJV

O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.

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Proverbs 15:22 KJV

Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

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Deuteronomy 6:6-9 KJV

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

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2 Peter 1:11 KJV

For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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Galatians 5:16-17 KJV

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

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Romans 3:19 KJV

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

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Matthew 26:74 KJV

Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

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Isaiah 53:6 KJV

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

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Proverbs 16:23 KJV

The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

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1 Peter 2:22 KJV

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

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1 Timothy 4:1 KJV

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

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1 Timothy 3:8 KJV

Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

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Nahum 1:9 KJV

What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

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Hebrews 9:22 KJV

And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

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