35 Bible Verses On Overcoming Temptation

A troubling addiction. A betraying thought. A compromising situation. Temptation comes in many forms, sparking a fierce “winner-takes-all” battle for our souls that has one goal: to cause us to stray off the path that leads to godly living.

And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” | Luke 22:40

And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. | Luke 8:13

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. | Matthew 6:13

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. | Galatians 5:16

By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? | Romans 6:2

Blessed 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. | James 1:12

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. | James 1:14

But he said, What is impossible with men is possible with God. | Luke 18:27

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. | 1 John 3:2

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. | 1 John 4:1

Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom. | Song of Solomon 2:15

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. | James 4:8

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. | Psalm 37:4

Do 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 . | Romans 12:2

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals. | 1 Corinthians 15:33

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. | Romans 12:21

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins. | Hebrews 10:26

For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. | Hebrews 2:18

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. | 1 John 5:4

For 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. | Hebrews 4:15

For he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. | Proverbs 23:7

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. | 1 John 1:9

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. | Psalm 119:11

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. | 1 John 1:8

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. | James 1:13

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. | John 14:27

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. | 1 John 2:1

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. | James 4:7

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. | 2 Timothy 2:22

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. | Hebrews 12:14

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. | James 4:17

Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. | Luke 13:24

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. | Matthew 4:1

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? | Romans 8:31

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. | Matthew 6:10

What happens when you run into temptation can be the result of how you have prepared your heart up to then. But when you are in temptation, remember to draw close to Jesus by calling out to Him, and live for eternity and not the moment.