45 Scriptures on Guidance (ESV)

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  1. Psalm 32:8 - "I will instruct you and teach..."
  2. Proverbs 4:11 - "I have taught you the way..."
  3. Psalm 73:24 - "You guide me with your counsel,..."
  4. Psalm 25:5 - "Lead me in your truth and..."
  5. Psalm 16:7 - "I bless the LORD who gives..."
  6. Psalm 25:9 - "He leads the humble in what..."
  7. Isaiah 58:11 - "And the LORD will guide you..."
  8. Proverbs 1:5 - "Let the wise hear and increase..."
  9. Psalm 143:10 - "Teach me to do your will,..."
  10. Proverbs 29:18 - "Where there is no prophetic vision..."
  11. Isaiah 42:16 - "And I will lead the blind..."
  12. Proverbs 3:6 - "In all your ways acknowledge him,..."
  13. Proverbs 11:14 - "Where there is no guidance, a..."
  14. Exodus 13:21 - "And the LORD went before them..."
  15. Psalm 48:14 - "that this is God, our God..."
  16. 2 Timothy 3:16 - "All Scripture is breathed out by..."
  17. Matthew 15:14 - "Let them alone; they are blind..."
  18. Psalm 119:105 - "Your word is a lamp to..."
  19. Proverbs 24:6 - "for by wise guidance you can..."
  20. Job 37:12 - "They turn around and around by..."
  21. Jeremiah 10:23 - "I know, O LORD, that the..."
  22. Zephaniah 1:6 - "those who have turned back from..."
  23. Psalm 37:23 - "The steps of a man are..."
  24. 2 Thessalonians 3:5 - "May the Lord direct your hearts..."
  25. Psalm 119:24 - "Your testimonies are my delight; they..."
  26. Proverbs 20:18 - "Plans are established by counsel; by..."
  27. Proverbs 15:22 - "Without counsel plans fail, but with..."
  28. Exodus 23:20 - ""Behold, I send an angel before..."
  29. Proverbs 2:17 - "who forsakes the companion of her..."
  30. Psalm 143:8 - "Let me hear in the morning..."
  31. Habakkuk 2:19 - "Woe to him who says to..."
  32. Colossians 3:15 - "And let the peace of Christ..."
  33. John 16:13 - "When the Spirit of truth comes,..."
  34. Genesis 24:12 - "And he said, "O LORD, God..."
  35. Luke 1:78 - "because of the tender mercy of..."
  36. Proverbs 24:5 - "A wise man is full of..."
  37. Psalm 5:8 - "Lead me, O LORD, in your..."
  38. Exodus 15:13 - ""You have led in your steadfast..."
  39. Isaiah 30:21 - "And your ears shall hear a..."
  40. Ezekiel 14:10 - "And they shall bear their punishment--the..."
  41. Psalm 73:23 - "Nevertheless, I am continually with you;..."
  42. Isaiah 8:19 - "And when they say to you,..."
  43. Isaiah 28:29 - "This also comes from the LORD..."
  44. Numbers 10:31 - "And he said, "Please do not..."
  45. Galatians 5:18 - "But if you are led by..."

1. Psalm 32:8

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

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2. Proverbs 4:11

11 I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness.

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3. Psalm 73:24

24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.

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4. Psalm 25:5

5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

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5. Psalm 16:7

7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.

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6. Psalm 25:9

9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

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7. Isaiah 58:11

11 And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

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8. Proverbs 1:5

5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

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9. Psalm 143:10

10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!

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10. Proverbs 29:18

18 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.

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11. Isaiah 42:16

16 And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

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12. Proverbs 3:6

6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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13. Proverbs 11:14

14 Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

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14. Exodus 13:21

21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.

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15. Psalm 48:14

14 that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.

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16. 2 Timothy 3:16

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

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17. Matthew 15:14

14 Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit."

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18. Psalm 119:105

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

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19. Proverbs 24:6

6 for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

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20. Job 37:12

12 They turn around and around by his guidance, to accomplish all that he commands them on the face of the habitable world.

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21. Jeremiah 10:23

23 I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

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22. Zephaniah 1:6

6 those who have turned back from following the LORD, who do not seek the LORD or inquire of him."

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23. Psalm 37:23

23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;

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24. 2 Thessalonians 3:5

5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

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25. Psalm 119:24

24 Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.Daleth

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26. Proverbs 20:18

18 Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war.

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27. Proverbs 15:22

22 Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

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28. Exodus 23:20

20 "Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.

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29. Proverbs 2:17

17 who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God;

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30. Psalm 143:8

8 Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

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31. Habakkuk 2:19

19 Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake; to a silent stone, Arise! Can this teach? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in it.

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32. Colossians 3:15

15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

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33. John 16:13

13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

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34. Genesis 24:12

12 And he said, "O LORD, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.

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35. Luke 1:78

78 because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high

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36. Proverbs 24:5

5 A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,

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37. Psalm 5:8

8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.

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38. Exodus 15:13

13 "You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.

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39. Isaiah 30:21

21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

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40. Ezekiel 14:10

10 And they shall bear their punishment--the punishment of the prophet and the punishment of the inquirer shall be alike--

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41. Psalm 73:23

23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.

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42. Isaiah 8:19

19 And when they say to you, "Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter," should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?

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43. Isaiah 28:29

29 This also comes from the LORD of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom.

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44. Numbers 10:31

31 And he said, "Please do not leave us, for you know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you will serve as eyes for us.

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45. Galatians 5:18

18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 32:8
  2. Psalm 73:24
  3. Psalm 25:5
  4. Psalm 16:7
  5. Psalm 25:9
  6. Psalm 143:10
  7. Psalm 48:14
  8. Psalm 119:105
  9. Psalm 37:23
  10. Psalm 119:24
  11. Psalm 143:8
  12. Psalm 5:8
  13. Psalm 73:23
  14. Genesis 24:12
  15. Exodus 13:21
  16. Exodus 15:13
  17. Exodus 23:20
  18. Numbers 10:31
  19. Job 37:12
  20. Proverbs 1:5
  21. Proverbs 2:17
  22. Proverbs 3:6
  23. Proverbs 4:11
  24. Proverbs 11:14
  25. Proverbs 15:22
  26. Proverbs 20:18
  27. Proverbs 24:5
  28. Proverbs 24:6
  29. Proverbs 29:18
  30. Isaiah 8:19
  31. Isaiah 28:29
  32. Isaiah 30:21
  33. Isaiah 42:16
  34. Isaiah 58:11
  35. Jeremiah 10:23
  36. Ezekiel 14:10
  37. Habakkuk 2:19
  38. Zephaniah 1:6
  39. Matthew 15:14
  40. Luke 1:78
  41. John 16:13
  42. Galatians 5:18
  43. Colossians 3:15
  44. 2 Thessalonians 3:5
  45. 2 Timothy 3:16

Psalm 32:8

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

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Psalm 73:24

24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.

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Psalm 25:5

5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

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Psalm 16:7

7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.

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Psalm 25:9

9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

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Psalm 143:10

10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!

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Psalm 48:14

14 that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.

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Psalm 119:105

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

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Psalm 37:23

23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;

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Psalm 119:24

24 Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.Daleth

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Psalm 143:8

8 Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

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Psalm 5:8

8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.

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Psalm 73:23

23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.

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Genesis 24:12

12 And he said, "O LORD, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.

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Exodus 13:21

21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.

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Exodus 15:13

13 "You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.

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Exodus 23:20

20 "Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.

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Numbers 10:31

31 And he said, "Please do not leave us, for you know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you will serve as eyes for us.

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Job 37:12

12 They turn around and around by his guidance, to accomplish all that he commands them on the face of the habitable world.

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Proverbs 1:5

5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

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Proverbs 2:17

17 who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God;

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Proverbs 3:6

6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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Proverbs 4:11

11 I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness.

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Proverbs 11:14

14 Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

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Proverbs 15:22

22 Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

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Proverbs 20:18

18 Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war.

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Proverbs 24:5

5 A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,

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Proverbs 24:6

6 for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

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Proverbs 29:18

18 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.

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Isaiah 8:19

19 And when they say to you, "Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter," should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?

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Isaiah 28:29

29 This also comes from the LORD of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom.

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Isaiah 30:21

21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

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Isaiah 42:16

16 And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

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Isaiah 58:11

11 And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

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Jeremiah 10:23

23 I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

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Ezekiel 14:10

10 And they shall bear their punishment--the punishment of the prophet and the punishment of the inquirer shall be alike--

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Habakkuk 2:19

19 Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake; to a silent stone, Arise! Can this teach? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in it.

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Zephaniah 1:6

6 those who have turned back from following the LORD, who do not seek the LORD or inquire of him."

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Matthew 15:14

14 Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit."

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Luke 1:78

78 because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high

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John 16:13

13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

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Galatians 5:18

18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

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Colossians 3:15

15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

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2 Thessalonians 3:5

5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

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2 Timothy 3:16

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

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