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84 Bible Verses About Overcoming Temptation

Here are 84 Bible verses about overcoming temptation from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

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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James 4:7 KJV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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Galatians 5:16 KJV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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1 Corinthians 6:18-20 KJV

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

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Hebrews 2:18 KJV

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 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? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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James 1:14 KJV

For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

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James 4:17 KJV

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

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1 John 1:9 KJV

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

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Luke 22:40 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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Hebrews 4:15 KJV

And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.

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1 Peter 5:8-11 KJV

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

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Psalms 119:11 KJV

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

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Matthew 6:13 KJV

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

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Romans 12:2 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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James 1:12 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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1 John 5:4 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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1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

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1 John 2:1 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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Romans 8:31 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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James 1:13 KJV

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

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Matthew 26:41 KJV

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

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Romans 6:2 KJV

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

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Matthew 11:28-30 KJV

God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

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1 John 1:8 KJV

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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Luke 13:24 KJV

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

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Psalms 37:4 KJV

Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

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2 Timothy 2:22 KJV

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

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Luke 8:13 KJV

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

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James 1:14-15 KJV

They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

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John 14:27 KJV

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

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Luke 18:27 KJV

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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1 John 4:1 KJV

And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

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Romans 12:21 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

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1 John 3:2 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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1 Peter 5:8 KJV

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

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1 Peter 4:12-13 KJV

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

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Galatians 2:20 KJV

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

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Luke 11:4 KJV

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

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Matthew 4:1 KJV

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

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James 1:13-14 KJV

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

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1 Timothy 6:9 KJV

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

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Hebrews 10:26 KJV

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

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Romans 13:14 KJV

For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

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Mark 14:38 KJV

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

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Revelation 12:9 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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Galatians 6:1 KJV

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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Hosea 4:6 KJV

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

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Proverbs 23:7 KJV

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

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1 Corinthians 7:2 KJV

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

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James 4:8 KJV

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

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Hebrews 12:1 KJV

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

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2 John 1:9-11 KJV

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

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Ephesians 6:11 KJV

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

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Romans 7:15-17 KJV

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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1 John 2:15-17 KJV

For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

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Matthew 6:10 KJV

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

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1 John 4:4 KJV

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

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2 Peter 2:9 KJV

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

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Hebrews 12:14 KJV

The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

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1 Corinthians 15:57 KJV

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

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Luke 22:46 KJV

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Titus 2:11-12 KJV

And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.

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Revelation 3:21 KJV

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

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Romans 13:13-14 KJV

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

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Matthew 4:7 KJV

Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

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Song of Solomon 2:15 KJV

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

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1 Thessalonians 3:5 KJV

Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

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Matthew 24:13 KJV

For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.

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1 Peter 5:9 KJV

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

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Hebrews 2:1 KJV

Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

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Luke 4:13 KJV

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

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Mark 1:13 KJV

And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

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Revelation 2:26 KJV

And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

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Hebrews 11:1 KJV

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

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Revelation 3:5 KJV

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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Galatians 6:9 KJV

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

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Revelation 12:11 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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James 1:2-5 KJV

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

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2 Corinthians 5:14-15 KJV

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

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1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV

For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

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John 16:8-11 KJV

Pray without ceasing.

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