Bible Verses About Growth: 11 Powerful Verses


2 Peter 3:18

ESVBut grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
KJVBut grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
NASBbut grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
NIVBut grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
NLTRather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen.

1 Timothy 4:15

ESVPractice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.
KJVMeditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
NASBTake pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
NIVBe diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
NLTGive your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.

Philippians 1:9

ESVAnd it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,
KJVAnd this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
NASBAnd this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
NIVAnd this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,
NLTI pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.

Hebrews 6:1

ESVTherefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
KJVTherefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
NASBTherefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
NIVTherefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,
NLTSo let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God.

Job 8:7

ESVAnd though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.
KJVThough thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
NASB“Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your end will increase greatly.
NIVYour beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
NLTAnd though you started with little, you will end with much.

Matthew 6:33

ESVBut seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
KJVBut seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
NASB“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
NIVBut seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
NLTSeek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Galatians 6:9

ESVAnd let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
KJVAnd let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
NASBLet us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
NIVLet us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
NLTSo let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

2 Corinthians 9:10

ESVHe who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
KJVNow he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
NASBNow He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;
NIVNow he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
NLTFor God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.

Proverbs 1:5

ESVLet the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,
KJVA wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
NASBA wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
NIVlet the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance—
NLTLet the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance

Psalm 1:1

ESVBlessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
KJVBlessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
NASBHow blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
NIVBlessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
NLTOh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.

1 Peter 2:2

ESVLike newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—
KJVAs newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
NASBlike newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
NIVLike newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
NLTLike newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment,

Hebrews 11:6

ESVAnd without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
KJVBut without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
NASBAnd without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
NIVAnd without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
NLTAnd it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

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