What Does the Bible Say About Surrender? 11 Inspirational Verses


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.

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 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.
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.

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.

Proverbs 23:26

ESVMy son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.
KJVMy son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
NASBGive me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways.
NIVMy son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,
NLTO my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways.

Romans 12:1

ESVI appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
KJVI beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
NASBTherefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
NIVTherefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
NLTAnd so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

Jeremiah 10:23

ESVI know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
KJVO LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
NASBI know, O LORD, that a man’s way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.
NIVLORD, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.
NLTI know, LORD, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course.

Galatians 2:20

ESVI have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
KJVI am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
NASB“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
NIVI have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
NLTMy old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Matthew 26:39

ESVAnd going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”
KJVAnd he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
NASBAnd He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.”
NIVGoing a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
NLTHe went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

Psalm 50:15

ESVAnd call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
KJVAnd call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
NASBCall upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
NIVand call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
NLTThen call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”

Psalm 46:10

ESV“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
KJVBe still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
NASB“Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
NIVHe says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
NLT“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

2 Timothy 1:7

ESVFor God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
KJVFor God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
NASBFor God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
NIVFor the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
NLTFor God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

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