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79 Bible Verses About Purgatory

Here are 79 Bible verses about purgatory from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

2 Corinthians 5:10 KJV

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

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Matthew 5:26 KJV

Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

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1 John 1:9 KJV

Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

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1 Corinthians 3:15 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 9:27 KJV

If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

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Revelation 21:27 KJV

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

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Hebrews 9:27-28 KJV

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

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Revelation 20:12 KJV

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

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Luke 12:47 KJV

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

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1 Peter 3:19 KJV

And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

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1 Corinthians 3:13 KJV

By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

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1 Corinthians 3:11-15 KJV

Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

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Matthew 5:48 KJV

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

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1 Peter 4:6 KJV

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

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Hebrews 12:14 KJV

For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

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Matthew 12:36-37 KJV

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

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Hebrews 12:23 KJV

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

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Zechariah 9:11 KJV

To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

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Revelation 20:13-14 KJV

As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.

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1 Corinthians 15:52 KJV

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

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1 John 5:16-17 KJV

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

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Matthew 18:34-35 KJV

If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

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Matthew 10:28 KJV

And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

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Revelation 21:8 KJV

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

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1 Peter 3:15 KJV

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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Hebrews 12:29 KJV

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

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John 20:19-24 KJV

For our God is a consuming fire.

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Luke 12:43-47 KJV

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

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Psalms 115:17 KJV

Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

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Revelation 6:9-11 KJV

The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

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1 Peter 3:18-22 KJV

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

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Hebrews 4:12 KJV

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

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2 Corinthians 7:1 KJV

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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1 Corinthians 3:13-15 KJV

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

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Matthew 12:32 KJV

Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

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Matthew 7:21-23 KJV

And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

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Malachi 3:3 KJV

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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Isaiah 48:10 KJV

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

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Isaiah 6:7 KJV

Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

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Ecclesiastes 9:10 KJV

And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

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2 Peter 2:9 KJV

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

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1 Corinthians 15:29 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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Acts 2:31 KJV

Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

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Jeremiah 10:5 KJV

He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

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Genesis 37:35 KJV

They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

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Revelation 12:9 KJV

And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

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1 Peter 1:15 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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Ephesians 4:8-10 KJV

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

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Romans 6:23 KJV

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

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Job 24:2 KJV

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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1 Samuel 25:44 KJV

Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.

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Luke 12:58 KJV

But Saul had given Michal his daughter, David’s wife, to Phalti the son of Laish, which was of Gallim.

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Isaiah 6:6 KJV

When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

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2 Timothy 1:18 KJV

Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

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2 Timothy 1:9 KJV

The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

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Job 24:19 KJV

Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

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Job 24:8 KJV

Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.

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Job 24:12 KJV

They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.

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Colossians 1:17 KJV

Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.

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Job 24:15 KJV

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

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Luke 16:26 KJV

The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

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2 Timothy 1:8 KJV

And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

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2 Timothy 1:5 KJV

Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

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Luke 16:23 KJV

When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

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Revelation 4:1 KJV

And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

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Job 24:18 KJV

After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

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2 Timothy 1:13 KJV

He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.

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Job 24:9 KJV

Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

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Matthew 5:23 KJV

They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.

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Colossians 1:27 KJV

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

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Job 24:20 KJV

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

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1 John 1:5 KJV

The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.

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Job 24:13 KJV

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

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Hebrews 10:17 KJV

They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

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Job 24:1 KJV

And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

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2 Timothy 1:3 KJV

Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

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Romans 2:9 KJV

I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

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Revelation 1:18 KJV

Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

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Revelation 4:8 KJV

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

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