What Does the Bible Say About Being a Man? 9 Powerful Verses


1 Corinthians 16:13

ESVBe watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
KJVWatch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
NASBBe on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
NIVBe on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
NLTBe on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.

Proverbs 27:17

ESVIron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
KJVIron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
NASBIron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
NIVAs iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
NLTAs iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

Also see Bible verses about sins being equal.

1 Timothy 6:11

ESVBut as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
KJVBut thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
NASBBut flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
NIVBut you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
NLTBut you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.

Also see Bible verses about vengeance.

Titus 2:7

ESVShow yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,
KJVIn all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
NASBin all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified,
NIVIn everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
NLTAnd you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.

Also see Bible verses about swords.

1 Corinthians 13:11

ESVWhen I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
KJVWhen I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
NASBWhen I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
NIVWhen I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
NLTWhen I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.

Joshua 1:9

ESVHave I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
KJVHave not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
NASB“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
NIVHave I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
NLTThis is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

1 Timothy 5:8

ESVBut if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
KJVBut 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.
NASBBut if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
NIVAnyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
NLTBut those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.

Micah 6:8

ESVHe has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
KJVHe hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
NASBHe has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
NIVHe has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
NLTNo, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

Psalm 37:23

ESVThe steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;
KJVThe steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
NASBThe steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
NIVThe LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;
NLTThe LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

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