Scripture on God’s Will: 11 Inspirational Verses


1 Peter 2:15

ESVFor this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.
KJVFor so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
NASBFor such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.
NIVFor it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
NLTIt is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you.

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1 Thessalonians 5:18

ESVGive thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
KJVIn every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
NASBin everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
NIVgive thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
NLTBe thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:10

ESVYour kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
KJVThy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
NASB‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
NIVyour kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
NLTMay your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

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Ephesians 5:17

ESVTherefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
KJVWherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
NASBSo then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
NIVTherefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
NLTDon’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.

Romans 12:2

ESVDo not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
KJVAnd 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.
NASBAnd do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
NIVDo not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
NLTDon’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Also see Bible Verses About the Tongue

Romans 8:28

ESVAnd we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
KJVAnd we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
NASBAnd we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
NIVAnd we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
NLTAnd we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Jeremiah 29:11

ESVFor I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
KJVFor I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
NASB‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
NIVFor I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
NLTFor I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

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1 John 2:17

ESVAnd the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
KJVAnd the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
NASBThe world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
NIVThe world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
NLTAnd this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

2 Peter 3:9

ESVThe Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
KJVThe Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
NASBThe Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
NIVThe Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
NLTThe Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.

1 Thessalonians 4:3

ESVFor this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;
KJVFor this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
NASBFor this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality;
NIVIt is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
NLTGod’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.

1 Corinthians 11:1

ESVBe imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
KJVBe ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
NASBBe imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
NIVFollow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
NLTAnd you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:7

ESVFor who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?
KJVFor who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
NASBFor who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
NIVFor who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?
NLTFor what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?

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