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20 Bible Verses about Self-control

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He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.
A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.A fool’s wrath is known at once, But a prudent man covers shame.
And 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.And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?
Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

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