97 Bible Verses about Planning Ahead in the Bible

Here are 97 Bible verses about planning ahead in the Bible, curated from both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, arranged from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 21:5 KJV

5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

Proverbs 16:9 KJV

9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

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Luke 14:28-33 KJV

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31 Or what king, going to make war against another …

Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

11 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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Proverbs 15:22 KJV

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

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Luke 14:28 KJV

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

Proverbs 24:27 KJV

27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

Proverbs 6:6-8 KJV

6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 19:21 KJV

21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

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Proverbs 16:3 KJV

3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

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Philippians 4:6 KJV

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

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James 4:13-15 KJV

13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Luke 14:28-30 KJV

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Proverbs 13:16 KJV

16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

Proverbs 11:14 KJV

14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

1 Timothy 5:8 KJV

8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

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Psalm 20:4 KJV

4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

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Psalm 90:12 KJV

12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

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Proverbs 23:4 KJV

4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.

Amos 3:7 KJV

7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Psalm 143:8 KJV

8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

Romans 8:28 KJV

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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Isaiah 55:9 KJV

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

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Proverbs 27:23 KJV

23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

Isaiah 55:8 KJV

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

Proverbs 3:31-32 KJV

31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. 32 For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.

Proverbs 3:5 KJV

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

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Genesis 41:34-36 KJV

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. 35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. 36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land …

Proverbs 21:20 KJV

20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

Matthew 6:34 KJV

34 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.

Isaiah 28:29 KJV

29 This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

Matthew 6:33 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:12 KJV

12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Proverbs 3:6 KJV

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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Proverbs 16:1 KJV

1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.

James 4:13-16 KJV

13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. …

Proverbs 24:3-4 KJV

3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: 4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

John 14:6 KJV

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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1 Corinthians 2:10 KJV

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

John 3:16 KJV

16 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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Revelation 1:1 KJV

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Ecclesiastes 11:2 KJV

2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

Romans 12:2 KJV

2 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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Proverbs 14:8 KJV

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

James 4:13-17 KJV

13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. …

Proverbs 14:29 KJV

29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

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Romans 8:31 KJV

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

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Matthew 7:24-27 KJV

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which …

Luke 12:16-21 KJV

16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my …

John 14:27 KJV

27 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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Hebrews 11:1 KJV

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

Colossians 3:23 KJV

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

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Proverbs 22:6 KJV

6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

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Proverbs 19:2 KJV

2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

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Psalm 119:105 KJV

105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

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Proverbs 22:3 KJV

3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

1 Peter 5:7 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 16:2 KJV

2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

John 16:33 KJV

33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

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Matthew 6:25-34 KJV

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking …

Proverbs 20:18 KJV

18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Proverbs 13:11 KJV

11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

James 4:17 KJV

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

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James 1:5 KJV

5 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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Proverbs 22:16 KJV

16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

Proverbs 13:22 KJV

22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Philippians 4:13 KJV

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Isaiah 41:10 KJV

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

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Proverbs 12:15 KJV

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

1 Corinthians 3:6 KJV

6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

Proverbs 30:24-25 KJV

24 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: 25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;

Proverbs 11:28 KJV

28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

Colossians 1:1-29 KJV

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, …

Psalm 23:1-6 KJV

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. …

Galatians 6:7 KJV

7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Psalm 62:10 KJV

10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Philippians 4:19 KJV

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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Romans 5:8 KJV

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

8 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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Proverbs 16:2 KJV

2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.

Matthew 25:14-30 KJV

14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five …

Psalm 90:2 KJV

2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Isaiah 55:2 KJV

2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Proverbs 23:2 KJV

2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Proverbs 19:21-22 KJV

21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. 22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Romans 15:13 KJV

13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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Proverbs 15:2 KJV

2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Hebrews 11:6 KJV

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

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John 14:1-3 KJV

1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Isaiah 32:8 KJV

8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Proverbs 27:1 KJV

1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

1 Corinthians 14:40 KJV

40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

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John 16:13 KJV

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

John 3:16-17 KJV

16 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. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Philippians 1:6 KJV

6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

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