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20 Bible Verses about Self-control

«Proverbs 25:28»
Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes 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.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.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, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things 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.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure 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.
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.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.
Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.A fool’s wrath is known at once, But a prudent man covers shame.
Do 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.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.
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.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 our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.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 my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?
Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.
Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.
Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.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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