100 Bible Verses about Self-Discipline

Here are 100 Bible verses about self-discipline, curated from both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, arranged from most to least relevant.

Hebrews 12:11 KJV

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Proverbs 25:28 KJV

28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 KJV

24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27 But I keep under my …

2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

7 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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1 Corinthians 9:27 KJV

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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Proverbs 13:4 KJV

4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Titus 2:11-14 KJV

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us …

Titus 1:8 KJV

8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

Titus 2:12 KJV

12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Proverbs 15:32 KJV

32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

1 Corinthians 9:25 KJV

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

Proverbs 13:24 KJV

24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Proverbs 12:1 KJV

1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

Proverbs 13:18 KJV

18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

2 Chronicles 15:7 KJV

7 Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.

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Hebrews 13:5 KJV

5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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Proverbs 29:17 KJV

17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

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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Ephesians 6:4 KJV

4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Galatians 5:23 KJV

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

1 Peter 4:7 KJV

7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

Romans 8:13 KJV

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Proverbs 29:15 KJV

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Proverbs 18:9 KJV

9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

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

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Hebrews 12:1-29 KJV

1 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, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. …

Romans 8:18 KJV

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

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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 16:32 KJV

32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

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1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

13 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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Galatians 5:13 KJV

13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Hebrews 12:1 KJV

1 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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Proverbs 15:5 KJV

5 A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

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Revelation 3:19 KJV

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Proverbs 3:11-12 KJV

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: 12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

1 Timothy 4:7 KJV

7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

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Proverbs 13:1-25 KJV

1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. 3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. 4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the …

Romans 12:3 KJV

3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Proverbs 22:15 KJV

15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

2 Timothy 2:1-6 KJV

1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may …

Romans 13:14 KJV

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

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Proverbs 19:18 KJV

18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

2 Peter 1:5-7 KJV

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

2 Corinthians 4:17 KJV

17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Colossians 3:5 KJV

5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Titus 2:11-12 KJV

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

5 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;

1 Timothy 3:2 KJV

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Corinthians 7:5 KJV

5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

Psalm 119:9-11 KJV

9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. 10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

James 3:2 KJV

2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

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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Deuteronomy 29:29 KJV

29 The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

1 Timothy 4:8 KJV

8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

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Philippians 3:12-14 KJV

12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high …

1 Peter 5:8 KJV

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

Colossians 3:12 KJV

12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Proverbs 6:23 KJV

23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

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Acts 24:25 KJV

25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Proverbs 23:13 KJV

13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

Proverbs 1:7 KJV

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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Psalm 141:3 KJV

3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

James 4:7 KJV

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

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Ephesians 4:23-24 KJV

23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Hebrews 5:14 KJV

14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

1 Corinthians 7:9 KJV

9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

1 Peter 1:15 KJV

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

Romans 8:7 KJV

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Titus 2:6 KJV

6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

2 Timothy 3:3 KJV

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

1 Timothy 4:7-8 KJV

7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

1 Corinthians 9:24 KJV

24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

James 3:2-12 KJV

2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor …

James 1:12 KJV

12 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 John 2:16 KJV

16 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.

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1 Peter 2:5 KJV

5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:6 KJV

6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Matthew 18:15-17 KJV

15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear …

Romans 6:12-13 KJV

12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

Daniel 1:1-21 KJV

1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god. 3 And the king spake unto Ashpenaz …

Hebrews 12:5 KJV

5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

Galatians 5:22 KJV

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

Matthew 16:25 KJV

25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

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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James 2:10 KJV

10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

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Ephesians 4:22 KJV

22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

Romans 5:3-5 KJV

3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

2 Timothy 1:6-7 KJV

6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Philippians 4:12-13 KJV

12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Ephesians 4:1-32 KJV

1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; …

Romans 14:20-21 KJV

20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

Genesis 3:1-24 KJV

1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye …

Revelation 3:11 KJV

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

1 Peter 2:9 KJV

9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

1 Peter 1:13 KJV

13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

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Galatians 5:17 KJV

17 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.

Revelation 2:10 KJV

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

1 Peter 5:4 KJV

4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.