53+ Bible Verses About Success

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
August 3, 2023

In the journey of life, success is a cherished goal that we all aspire to achieve. Beyond being a religious book, the Bible offers a wealth of inspiration and guidance on attaining success, filled with stories and teachings that resonate with anyone, regardless of their faith background.

Drawing from its timeless wisdom, we have thoughtfully selected 56 hope-infused Bible verses, accompanied by 7 thought-provoking quotes, to inspire, encourage, and instill resilience in all those seeking to reach their goals. Let these words of hope and guidance uplift your spirits and pave the way to success.

What Does The Bible Say About Success?

"Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established."

- Proverbs 16:3

"Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart."

- Psalm 37:4

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?"

- Mark 8:36

"The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty."

- Proverbs 21:5

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

- Matthew 6:33

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going."

- Ecclesiastes 9:10

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- Philippians 4:13

What Does the Bible Say About Prosperity?

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers."

- 3 John 1:2

"The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it."

- Proverbs 10:22

"You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth."

- Deuteronomy 8:18

"The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him."

- Proverbs 20:7

"The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand."

- Deuteronomy 28:12

"He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows frivolity will have poverty enough!"

- Proverbs 28:19

"The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor."

- Proverbs 12:24

Seeking Wisdom and Understanding

"For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her."

- Proverbs 8:11

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him."

- James 1:5

"By wisdom, a house is built, and by understanding, it is established."

- Proverbs 24:3

"For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding."

- Proverbs 2:6

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."

- Proverbs 9:10

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding."

- Proverbs 4:7

"The wise in heart will be called prudent, and sweetness of the lips increases learning."

- Proverbs 16:21

God's Guidance and Direction

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk in it,' whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left."

- Isaiah 30:21

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye."

- Psalm 32:8

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way."

- Psalm 37:23

"Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass."

- Psalm 37:5

"A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."

-Proverbs 16:9

"The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail."

- Isaiah 58:11

Hard Work and Diligence

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

- Colossians 3:23

"Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth."

- Proverbs 10:4

"The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich."

- Proverbs 13:4

"The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty."

- Proverbs 21:5

"Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before unknown men."

- Proverbs 22:29

"The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor."

- Proverbs 12:24

"He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich."

- Proverbs 10:4

Success Through Integrity

"He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known."\

- Proverbs 10:9

"The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them."

- Proverbs 11:3

"He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor."

- Proverbs 21:21

"The wicked man does deceptive work, but he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward."

- Proverbs 11:18

Perseverance and Endurance

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."

- Galatians 6:9

"But you, brethren, do not be weary in doing good."

- 2 Thessalonians 3:13

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us."

- Hebrews 12:1

"For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise."

- Hebrews 10:36

"You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ."

- 2 Timothy 2:3

"But he who endures to the end shall be saved."

- Matthew 24:13

"Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him."

- James 1:12

Christian Quotes About Success

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."

- Albert Schweitzer

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."

- Winston Churchill

"Success is not in what you have, but who you are."

- Bo Bennett

"Success is not about how much money you make; it's about the difference you make in people's lives."

- Michelle Obama

"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."

- Arnold H. Glasow

"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."

- Maya Angelou

"Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds."

- Orison Swett Marden

Conclusion: Bible Verses About Success

"A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold."

- Proverbs 22:1

"Better is a little with righteousness than vast revenues without justice."

- Proverbs 16:8

"And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth."

- Deuteronomy 8:18

Success, according to the Bible, goes beyond mere material gains and worldly achievements. It involves seeking God's wisdom, guidance, and direction in all our endeavors, walking in integrity, and diligently working with perseverance.

True success comes when we align our hearts and desires with God's will, allowing Him to lead and bless our efforts. As we pursue success with the right motives and in line with God's principles, we can find fulfillment and joy in His plan for our lives.

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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