Acceptance (Verses About)

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Acceptance is an important theme in the Bible, emphasizing the acceptance of God’s love, grace, and acceptance of one another.

Here are 25 Bible verses from both the Old and New Testaments that speak about acceptance: #

1. Romans 15:7 – “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”

2. Ephesians 1:6 – “To the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.”

3. John 6:37 – “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.”

4. Psalm 139:14 – “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

5. 1 Samuel 16:7 – “But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.'”

6. Galatians 3:28 – “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

7. Acts 10:34-35 – “So Peter opened his mouth and said: ‘Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation, anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.'”

8. Matthew 11:28 – “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

9. Psalm 27:10 – “For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.”

10. Romans 8:1 – “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

11. Colossians 3:12 – “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”

12. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

13. Zephaniah 3:17 – “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”

14. Isaiah 43:4 – “Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.”

15. Matthew 10:29-31 – “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

16. 1 Peter 2:9 – “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

17. Psalm 103:13-14 – “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.”

18. Romans 14:1 – “As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”

19. Jeremiah 31:3 – “The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued my faithfulness to you.”

20. 1 John 4:10 – “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”

21. Psalm 86:5 – “For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.”

22. John 15:9 – “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.”

23. Ephesians 2:19 – “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”

24. Romans 10:11 – “For the Scripture says, ‘Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.'”

25. John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”


These verses underscore the idea of acceptance in the eyes of God, the importance of welcoming others, and finding assurance in God’s unfailing love.