Bible verses about "habits" | ACV

Job 31:5-6

5 If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot has hastened to deceit 6 (let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know my integrity);

Proverbs 13:1-25

1 A wise son [hears] his father's instruction, but a scoffer listens not to rebuke. 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of the treacherous, violence. 3 He who guards his mouth keeps his life. He who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. 4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. 5 A righteous man hates lying, but a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame. 6 Righteousness guards him who is upright in the way, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. 7 There is he who makes himself rich, yet has nothing, [and] he who makes himself poor, yet [has] great wealth. 8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor hears no threatening. 9 The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. 10 Through pride a vain man causes contention, but wisdom is with the well-advised. 11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished, but he who gathers by labor shall have increase. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. 13 He who despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who fears the commandment shall be rewarded. 14 The law of a wise man is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. 15 Good understanding gives favor, but the way of the transgressor is hard. 16 Every prudent man works with knowledge, but a fool flaunts folly. 17 A wicked messenger falls into evil, but a faithful ambassador is health. 18 Poverty and shame [are to] him who refuses correction, but he who regards reproof shall be honored. 19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, but it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. 20 Walk with wise men, and thou shall be wise. But the companion of fools shall smart for it. 21 Evil pursues sinners, but the righteous shall be recompensed with good. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his son's sons, and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous. 23 Much food [is in] the tillage of the poor, but there is [that is] consumed because of injustice. 24 He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him chastens him promptly. 25 A righteous man eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked shall want.

Matthew 7:12

12 All things therefore, as many as ye may want that men should do to you, so also do ye to them, for this is the law and the prophets.

1 Corinthians 11:1

1 Become ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

2 Timothy 2:26

26 and they may sober up out of the snare of the devil, having been captured by him for his will.

Ephesians 4:28

28 Let the man who steals steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the good, so that he may have to give to him who has need.

2 Peter 2:19

19 promising them freedom, while they themselves are bondmen of corruption, for by what any man has been overcome, of this he has also been enslaved.

Jeremiah 13:23

23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then ye also may do good, who are accustomed to do evil.

Acts 20:35

35 I gave you a glimpse of all things, that so laboring ye ought to aid the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Proverbs 4:20-27

20 My son, attend to my words. Incline thine ear to my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes. Keep them in the midst of thy heart. 22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. 24 Put away from thee a wayward mouth, and put perverse lips far from thee. 25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. 26 Make the path of thy feet level, and let all thy ways be established. 27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left. Remove thy foot from evil.

Ephesians 5:1

1 Become ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

Hebrews 10:25

25 Not forsaking the assembling together of ourselves, as is the habit of some, but exhorting, and so much the more as long as ye see the day approaching.

Mark 7:20-23

20 And he said, That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man. 21 For from inside the heart of men proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, 22 covetings, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, reviling, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from inside, and defile the man.

1 Corinthians 6:12

12 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under control by anything.

1 Corinthians 10:13

13 No temptation has taken you except is common to man. But God is faithful who will not allow you to be tempted above what ye are able, but with the temptation will also make the way to escape, to enable you to endure.

Romans 12:2

2 And be not conformed to this age, but be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind, for ye to approve what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

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