39 Scriptures on Heaven (ESV)

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - "For the Lord himself will descend..."
  2. John 14:2 - "In my Father's house are many..."
  3. Colossians 3:2 - "Set your minds on things that..."
  4. Philippians 3:20 - "But our citizenship is in heaven,..."
  5. Psalm 73:25 - "Whom have I in heaven but..."
  6. Psalm 19:1-2 - "The heavens declare the glory of..."
  7. Ecclesiastes 3:1 - "For everything there is a season,..."
  8. Matthew 6:19-20 - ""Do not lay up for yourselves..."
  9. Matthew 19:14 - "but Jesus said, "Let the little..."
  10. Jeremiah 32:17 - "'Ah, Lord GOD! It is you..."
  11. Matthew 24:35 - "Heaven and earth will pass away,..."
  12. 1 Timothy 6:7-8 - "for we brought nothing into the..."
  13. Psalm 108:5 - "Be exalted, O God, above the..."
  14. Genesis 1:1-2 - "In the beginning, God created the..."
  15. 1 John 3:2-3 - "Beloved, we are God's children now,..."
  16. Psalm 124:8 - "Our help is in the name..."
  17. Amos 9:6 - "who builds his upper chambers in..."
  18. Ephesians 6:12 - "For we do not wrestle against..."
  19. Matthew 19:21 - "Jesus said to him, "If you..."
  20. 2 Timothy 4:18 - "The Lord will rescue me from..."
  21. Ecclesiastes 5:15 - "As he came from his mother's..."
  22. Isaiah 55:9 - "For as the heavens are higher..."
  23. Jeremiah 23:24 - "Can a man hide himself in..."
  24. Luke 24:50-51 - "Then he led them out as..."
  25. Acts 1:9 - "And when he had said these..."
  26. Acts 2:1-2 - "When the day of Pentecost arrived,..."
  27. Matthew 4:17 - "From that time Jesus began to..."
  28. Deuteronomy 4:39 - "know therefore today, and lay it..."
  29. Revelation 3:21 - "The one who conquers, I will..."
  30. Psalm 33:6 - "By the word of the LORD..."
  31. Luke 10:20 - "Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this,..."
  32. Acts 1:10-11 - "And while they were gazing into..."
  33. Luke 15:7 - "Just so, I tell you, there..."
  34. Psalm 139:7-8 - "Where shall I go from your..."
  35. Matthew 16:19 - "I will give you the keys..."
  36. Philippians 2:9-10 - "Therefore God has highly exalted him..."
  37. Luke 16:23-24 - "and in Hades, being in torment,..."
  38. Revelation 3:5 - "The one who conquers will be..."
  39. Mark 16:19 - "So then the Lord Jesus, after..."

1. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

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2. John 14:2

2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

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3. Colossians 3:2

2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

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4. Philippians 3:20

20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

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5. Psalm 73:25

25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.

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6. Psalm 19:1-2

1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.

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7. Ecclesiastes 3:1

1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

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8. Matthew 6:19-20

19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

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9. Matthew 19:14

14 but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."

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10. Jeremiah 32:17

17 'Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who has made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

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11. Matthew 24:35

35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

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12. 1 Timothy 6:7-8

7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

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13. Psalm 108:5

5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!

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14. Genesis 1:1-2

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

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15. 1 John 3:2-3

2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

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16. Psalm 124:8

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

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17. Amos 9:6

6 who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth--the LORD is his name.

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18. Ephesians 6:12

12 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.

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19. Matthew 19:21

21 Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."

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20. 2 Timothy 4:18

18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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21. Ecclesiastes 5:15

15 As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand.

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22. Isaiah 55:9

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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23. Jeremiah 23:24

24 Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.

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24. Luke 24:50-51

50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven.

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25. Acts 1:9

9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

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26. Acts 2:1-2

1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

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27. Matthew 4:17

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

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28. Deuteronomy 4:39

39 know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.

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29. Revelation 3:21

21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

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30. Psalm 33:6

6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.

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31. Luke 10:20

20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

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32. Acts 1:10-11

10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven."

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33. Luke 15:7

7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

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34. Psalm 139:7-8

7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!

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35. Matthew 16:19

19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

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36. Philippians 2:9-10

9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

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37. Luke 16:23-24

23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.'

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38. Revelation 3:5

5 The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.

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39. Mark 16:19

19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 73:25
  2. Psalm 19:1-2
  3. Psalm 108:5
  4. Psalm 124:8
  5. Psalm 33:6
  6. Psalm 139:7-8
  7. Genesis 1:1-2
  8. Deuteronomy 4:39
  9. Ecclesiastes 3:1
  10. Ecclesiastes 5:15
  11. Isaiah 55:9
  12. Jeremiah 23:24
  13. Jeremiah 32:17
  14. Amos 9:6
  15. Matthew 4:17
  16. Matthew 6:19-20
  17. Matthew 16:19
  18. Matthew 19:14
  19. Matthew 19:21
  20. Matthew 24:35
  21. Mark 16:19
  22. Luke 10:20
  23. Luke 15:7
  24. Luke 16:23-24
  25. Luke 24:50-51
  26. John 14:2
  27. 1 John 3:2-3
  28. Acts 1:9
  29. Acts 1:10-11
  30. Acts 2:1-2
  31. Ephesians 6:12
  32. Philippians 2:9-10
  33. Philippians 3:20
  34. Colossians 3:2
  35. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
  36. 1 Timothy 6:7-8
  37. 2 Timothy 4:18
  38. Revelation 3:5
  39. Revelation 3:21

Psalm 73:25

25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.

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Psalm 19:1-2

1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.

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Psalm 108:5

5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!

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Psalm 124:8

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

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Psalm 33:6

6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.

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Psalm 139:7-8

7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!

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Genesis 1:1-2

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

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Deuteronomy 4:39

39 know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

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Ecclesiastes 5:15

15 As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand.

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Isaiah 55:9

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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Jeremiah 23:24

24 Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.

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Jeremiah 32:17

17 'Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who has made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

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Amos 9:6

6 who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth--the LORD is his name.

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Matthew 4:17

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

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Matthew 6:19-20

19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

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Matthew 16:19

19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

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Matthew 19:14

14 but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."

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Matthew 19:21

21 Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."

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Matthew 24:35

35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

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Mark 16:19

19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

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Luke 10:20

20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

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Luke 15:7

7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

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Luke 16:23-24

23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.'

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Luke 24:50-51

50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven.

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John 14:2

2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

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1 John 3:2-3

2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

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Acts 1:9

9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

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Acts 1:10-11

10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven."

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Acts 2:1-2

1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

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Ephesians 6:12

12 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.

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Philippians 2:9-10

9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

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Philippians 3:20

20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

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Colossians 3:2

2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

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1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

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1 Timothy 6:7-8

7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

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2 Timothy 4:18

18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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Revelation 3:5

5 The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.

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Revelation 3:21

21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

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