What Does the Bible Say About Success?


Proverbs 16:3

ESVCommit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
KJVCommit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
NASBCommit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.
NIVCommit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
NLTCommit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.

Philippians 4:13

ESVI can do all things through him who strengthens me.
KJVI can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
NASBI can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
NIVI can do all this through him who gives me strength.
NLTFor I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

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Psalm 37:4

ESVDelight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
KJVDelight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
NASBDelight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
NIVTake delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
NLTTake delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.

James 4:10

ESVHumble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
KJVHumble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
NASBHumble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
NIVHumble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
NLTHumble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

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Proverbs 3:5

ESVTrust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
KJVTrust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
NASBTrust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
NIVTrust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
NLTTrust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

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 Kings 2:3

ESVAnd keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn,
KJVAnd keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:
NASB“Keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to what is written in the Law of Moses, that you may succeed in all that you do and wherever you turn,
NIVand observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go
NLTObserve the requirements of the LORD your God, and follow all his ways. Keep the decrees, commands, regulations, and laws written in the Law of Moses so that you will be successful in all you do and wherever you go.

Isaiah 41:10

ESVFear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
KJVFear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
NASB‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
NIVSo do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
NLTDon’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

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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.

Deuteronomy 8:18

ESVYou shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
KJVBut thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
NASB“But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
NIVBut remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
NLTRemember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.

Philippians 4:6

ESVDo not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
KJVBe careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
NASBBe anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
NIVDo not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
NLTDon’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

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