What Does the Bible Say About Passion? 11 Powerful Verses


Colossians 3:23

ESVWhatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
KJVAnd whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
NASBWhatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,
NIVWhatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
NLTWork willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

Galatians 5:24

ESVAnd those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
KJVAnd they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
NASBNow those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
NIVThose who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
NLTThose who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.

Also see Bible verses about loyalty.

Matthew 6:21

ESVFor where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
KJVFor where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
NASBfor where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
NIVFor where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
NLTWherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

Also see Bible verses about the earth.

1 Corinthians 10:31

ESVSo, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
KJVWhether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
NASBWhether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
NIVSo whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
NLTSo whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Also see Bible verses about victory in Christ.

Psalm 84:2

ESVMy soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
KJVMy soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
NASBMy soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
NIVMy soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
NLTI long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the LORD. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God.

Colossians 3:5

ESVPut to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
KJVMortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
NASBTherefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.
NIVPut to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
NLTSo put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.

Psalm 63:1

ESVO God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
KJVA Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
NASBA Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
NIVA psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah. You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
NLTO God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.

Philippians 2:2

ESVcomplete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
KJVFulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
NASBmake my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
NIVthen make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
NLTThen make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.

1 Corinthians 7:9

ESVBut if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
KJVBut if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
NASBBut if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
NIVBut if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
NLTBut if they can’t control themselves, they should go ahead and marry. It’s better to marry than to burn with lust.

Psalm 32:8

ESVI will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
KJVI will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
NASBI will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
NIVI will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
NLTThe LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.

Psalm 27:4

ESVOne thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.
KJVOne thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
NASBOne thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.
NIVOne thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
NLTThe one thing I ask of the LORD— the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.

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