Bible Verses About Temptation: 11 Powerful Verses


1 Corinthians 10:13

ESVNo temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
KJVThere 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.
NASBNo temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
NIVNo temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
NLTThe temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

Matthew 26:41

ESVWatch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
KJVWatch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
NASB“Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
NIV“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
NLTKeep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!”

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James 4:7

ESVSubmit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
KJVSubmit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
NASBSubmit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
NIVSubmit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
NLTSo humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Hebrews 2:18

ESVFor because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
KJVFor in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
NASBFor since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.
NIVBecause he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
NLTSince he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.

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Ephesians 6:11

ESVPut on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
KJVPut on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
NASBPut on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
NIVPut on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
NLTPut on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

Mark 14:38

ESVWatch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
KJVWatch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
NASB“Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
NIVWatch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
NLTKeep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”

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Ephesians 4:27

ESVAnd give no opportunity to the devil.
KJVNeither give place to the devil.
NASBand do not give the devil an opportunity.
NIVand do not give the devil a foothold.
NLTfor anger gives a foothold to the devil.

James 1:12

ESVBlessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
KJVBlessed 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.
NASBBlessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
NIVBlessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
NLTGod blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

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James 1:3

ESVFor you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
KJVKnowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
NASBknowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
NIVbecause you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
NLTFor you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

Luke 22:40

ESVAnd when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
KJVAnd when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
NASBWhen He arrived at the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
NIVOn reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.”
NLTThere he told them, “Pray that you will not give in to temptation.”

Hebrews 4:15

ESVFor we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
KJVFor we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
NASBFor we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
NIVFor we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
NLTThis High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.

1 Corinthians 6:13

ESV“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
KJVMeats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
NASBFood is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
NIVYou say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
NLTYou say, “Food was made for the stomach, and the stomach for food.” (This is true, though someday God will do away with both of them.) But you can’t say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies.

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