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20 Bible Verses about Self-control


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Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls.A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
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.For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, 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 fruits.
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.
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.No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.
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.For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.
A fool’s wrath is known at once, But a prudent man covers shame.The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.
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.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.
But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
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.Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
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.For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?
Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.
Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.
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.Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

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Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
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