Biblical Concept: Believe
Prologue: Greek vocabulary - Pistis from peitho meaning: “to persuade,” “to convince.” English translations of the noun forms of peitho translate it “faith.” The verbal forms of peitho are translated “believe.” This study looks at the “believe” translations. (Belief takes thinking, learning, effort, and education to be “convinced” about the Object of one’s belief.) (See also Biblical Concept: Faith, all passages.)
Prologue: Believe is a rather large subject in the Scriptures. Below are all the NASB passages containing believe vocabulary. (Please note the “findings” section for various summaries / conclusions.)
Observations: May believe: Believe and potential. Believe not. Not believe in Me. Not believe in the LORD their God. Belief malfunction: Followers of Antichrist instead of God. Not believe and doubt. Belief can overcome fear. Pray, ask, believe. Devil’s not believe plan. Demons know who God is, but reject His requirements. Continued belief test. Slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken. All might believe through him. Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period. Believe = inclusive. Belief overcomes Divine judgment. Believe in Him for eternal life. Jesus Christ is the Precious Corner Stone of belief. Believers through Christ. Believe vocabulary is found 91 times in the Gospel of John. Believe = confidence. Belief requires a prior reception of information. Belief also includes life after the point of eternal salvation. Belief has God’s power behind it. Belief security. Belief and suffering relationship. Belief and word of God relationship. Bible belief relationship. They believed the Scripture. Belief and resurrection. Belief and truth relationship. Mankind’s spiritual role: Believe but not see. Belief and discernment. Belief witness relationship. Believe and fear relationship. Belief righteousness relationship. Belief worship relationship. Belief and holy relationship. Belief and earthly living. Belief and earthly blessing. Human belief + Holy Spirit baptism = eternal salvation. Apostolic era salvation signs. Belief and righteousness relationship. Belief and sealing relationship. Belief then good deeds relationship. Belief and rest relationship. Belief and love relationship. Believers and unbelievers, very different. Abraham, believer, blessing. Belief light relationship. Belief, justification, righteousness relationship. Love belief relationship. Belief in Jesus overcomes the world. Belief witness relationship. Belief, hope, joy, peace relationship. Belief and blessing by association.
Findings: “May believe: Believe and potential” is why humans were created. By Divine design, humans are strongly volitional creatures. God wants humans to believe various spiritual things. We are puny compared to God and angels, but, our free will, our believe potential, is strongly part of our Divine image. What the human believes is the real, eternal human. What the human believes results in their eternal destiny. (What a Divine Plan! What Divine imagination!) The God of the Bible calls on humans to believe in Him. Belief overcomes Divine judgment. Not believe is statistically large. (The percent of the human population who believes in the Triune God of the Bible, and the God Son Savior Jesus Christ, probably diminishes with the passage of time?—Not believe.) Satan and 1/3 angels have and promote a not believe plan. Humans need to discern whether to believe another human. God’s plan is for humans to believe the things written in a Book (Bible) for eternal life and the spiritual life that follows—this is a unique imaginative plan! Mankind’s spiritual role: Believe but not see. God’s plan of eternal salvation in Christ is inclusive—any and all humans are invited. The Gospel of John is a Book of belief: “John 20:31 31 but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.” Human belief + Holy Spirit baptism = eternal salvation. Humanly, what could be better than the belief / confidence of eternal destiny? Theorem: Son of God + belief = eternal life = confidence. Proper belief treats God as holy. Human belief by itself can cause nothing. Human belief is honored by God and the baptism of the Holy Spirit insures their salvation. Believed through grace. Care needs to be applied to believe passages in the Gospels and Acts. The believe advantages of those days may not be the norm for the post-Apostolic-Church.
Believe (Underlines and end parentheses are mine.)
NAS Genesis 45:26 And they told him, saying, "Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt." But he was stunned, for he did not believe them.
NAS Exodus 4:1 Then Moses answered and said, "What if they will not believe me, or listen to what I say? For they may say, 'The LORD has not appeared to you.'"
5 "that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you." (Believe and potential.)
8 "And it shall come about that if they will not believe you or heed the witness of the first sign, they may believe the witness of the last sign.
9 "But it shall be that if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground."
NAS Exodus 19:9 And the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I shall come to you in a thick cloud, in order that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe in you forever." Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.
NAS Numbers 14:11 And the LORD said to Moses, "How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst?
NAS 1 Kings 10:7 "Nevertheless I did not believe the reports, until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. You exceed in wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard. (Not believe and doubt.)
NAS 2 Kings 17:14 However, they did not listen, but stiffened their neck like their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God.
NAS 2 Chronicles 9:6 "Nevertheless I did not believe their reports until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me. You surpass the report that I heard.
NAS 2 Chronicles 32:15 'Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you like this, and do not believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or from the hand of my fathers. How much less shall your God deliver you from my hand?'"
NAS Job 9:16 "If I called and He answered me, I could not believe that He was listening to my voice.
NAS Job 15:22 "He does not believe that he will return from darkness, And he is destined for the sword.
NAS Job 29:24 "I smiled on them when they did not believe, And the light of my face they did not cast down.
NAS Psalm 78:22 Because they did not believe in God, And did not trust in His salvation.
32 In spite of all this they still sinned, And did not believe in His wonderful works.
NAS Psalm 106:24 Then they despised the pleasant land; They did not believe in His word,
NAS Psalm 119:66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Thy commandments.
NAS Proverbs 26:25 When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart. (Humans need to discern whether to believe another human.)
NAS Isaiah 7:9 and the head of Ephraim is Samaria and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. If you will not believe, you surely shall not last."'"
NAS Isaiah 43:10 "You are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And My servant whom I have chosen, In order that you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me. (The God of the Bible calls on humans to believe in Him.)
NAS Jeremiah 12:6 "For even your brothers and the household of your father, Even they have dealt treacherously with you, Even they have cried aloud after you. Do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you." (Humans need to discern whether to believe another human.)
NAS Jeremiah 40:14 and said to him, "Are you well aware that Baalis the king of the sons of Ammon has sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to take your life?" But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam did not believe them.
NAS Lamentations 4:12 The kings of the earth did not believe, Nor did any of the inhabitants of the world, That the adversary and the enemy Could enter the gates of Jerusalem.
NAS Habakkuk 1:5 "Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days-- You would not believe if you were told.
NAS Matthew 9:28 And after He had come into the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."
NAS Matthew 18:6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea.
NAS Matthew 21:25 "The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?" And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why did you not believe him?'
32 "For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax-gatherers and harlots did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.
NAS Matthew 24:23 "Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him. (Humans need to discern whether to believe another human.)
26 "If therefore they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go forth, or, 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them. (Humans need to discern whether to believe another human.)
NAS Matthew 27:42 "He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we shall believe in Him. (Humans need to discern whether to believe another human.)
NAS Mark 1:15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."
NAS Mark 5:36 But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, "Do not be afraid any longer, only believe." (Belief can overcome fear.)
NAS Mark 9:24 Immediately the boy's father cried out and began saying, "I do believe; help my unbelief."
42 "And whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.
NAS Mark 11:24 "Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you. (Pray, ask, believe.)
31 And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Then why did you not believe him?'
NAS Mark 13:21 "And then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ'; or, 'Behold, He is there'; do not believe him; (Humans need to discern whether to believe another human.)
NAS Mark 15:32 "Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!" And those who were crucified with Him were casting the same insult at Him. (Humans need to discern whether to believe another human.)
NAS Mark 16:11 And when they heard that He was alive, and had been seen by her, they refused to believe it.
13 And they went away and reported it to the others, but they did not believe them either.
NAS Luke 1:20 "And behold, you shall be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which shall be fulfilled in their proper time."
NAS Luke 8:12 "And those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not believe and be saved. (Devil’s not believe plan.)
13 "And those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away. (Continued belief test.)
50 But when Jesus heard this, He answered him, "Do not be afraid any longer; only believe, and she shall be made well." (Belief can overcome fear.)
NAS Luke 20:5 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why did you not believe him?'
NAS Luke 22:67 "If You are the Christ, tell us." But He said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe;
NAS Luke 24:11 And these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them.
25 And He said to them, "O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
41 And while they still could not believe it for joy and were marveling, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
NAS John 1:7 He came for a witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him. (Believe = inclusive.)
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, (Believe = inclusive.)
50 Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these." (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS John 3:12 "If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how shall you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
18 "He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (Belief overcomes Divine judgment.)
NAS John 4:21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall you worship the Father.
42 and they were saying to the woman, "It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world."
48 Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe."
NAS John 5:38 "And you do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent.
44 "How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another, and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?
46 "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote of Me.
47 "But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"
NAS John 6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."
30 They said therefore to Him, "What then do You do for a sign, that we may see, and believe You? What work do You perform?
36 "But I said to you, that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe.
64 "But there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him.
NAS John 8:24 "I said therefore to you, that you shall die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you shall die in your sins."
30 As He spoke these things, many came to believe in Him.
45 "But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
46 "Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?
NAS John 9:18 The Jews therefore did not believe it of him, that he had been blind, and had received sight, until they called the parents of the very one who had received his sight,
35 Jesus heard that they had put him out; and finding him, He said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"
36 He answered and said, "And who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"
38 And he said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshiped Him.
NAS John 10:25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father's name, these bear witness of Me.
26 "But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep.
37 "If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;
38 but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father."
NAS John 11:15 and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him."
26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you, if you believe, you will see the glory of God?"
42 "And I knew that Thou hearest Me always; but because of the people standing around I said it, that they may believe that Thou didst send Me."
48 "If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation."
NAS John 12:36 "While you have the light, believe in the light, in order that you may become sons of light." These things Jesus spoke, and He departed and hid Himself from them.
39 For this cause they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,
44 And Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me does not believe in Me, but in Him who sent Me.
NAS John 13:19 "From now on I am telling you before it comes to pass, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am He.
NAS John 14:1 "Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.
10 "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.
11 "Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me; otherwise believe on account of the works themselves.
29 "And now I have told you before it comes to pass, that when it comes to pass, you may believe.
NAS John 16:9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me;
30 "Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; by this we believe that You came from God."
31 Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?
NAS John 17:20 "I do not ask in behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;
21 that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me.
NAS John 19:35 And he who has seen has borne witness, and his witness is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.
NAS John 20:25 The other disciples therefore were saying to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I shall see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."
31 but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.
NAS Acts 8:37 And Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." (Dubious manuscript support.)
NAS Acts 13:41 'Behold, you scoffers, and marvel, and perish; For I am accomplishing a work in your days, A work which you will never believe, though someone should describe it to you.'"
NAS Acts 15:7 And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
11 "But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are."
NAS Acts 16:31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved, you and your household."
NAS Acts 19:4 And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus."
NAS Acts 26:27 "King Agrippa, do you believe the Prophets? I know that you do."
NAS Acts 27:25 "Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God, that it will turn out exactly as I have been told.
NAS Acts 28:24 And some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe. (Persuaded = peitho. See the first prologue on page one.)
NAS Romans 3:3 What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?
22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; (Believe = inclusive.)
NAS Romans 4:11 and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be reckoned to them, (Believe = inclusive.)
24 but for our sake also, to whom it will be reckoned, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,
NAS Romans 6:8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, (Believe = confidence.)
NAS Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved;
14 How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? (Belief requires a prior reception of information.)
NAS 1 Corinthians 1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
NAS 1 Corinthians 11:18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part, I believe it.
NAS 1 Corinthians 14:22 So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers, but to those who believe. (Belief also includes life after the point of eternal salvation.)
NAS 2 Corinthians 4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed, therefore I spoke," we also believe, therefore also we speak;
NAS Galatians 3:22 But the Scripture has shut up all men under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. (Believe = inclusive.)
NAS Ephesians 1:19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might (Belief has God’s power behind it.)
NAS Philippians 1:29 For to you it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, (Belief and suffering relationship.)
NAS 1 Thessalonians 2:13 And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God's message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. (Belief and word of God relationship.) (What an imaginative plan.)
NAS 1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. (Belief and resurrection.)
NAS 2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, (2:3-12, Antichrist context.) (Belief malfunction: Followers of Antichrist instead of God.)
12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. (2:3-12, Antichrist context.) (Belief malfunction: Followers of Antichrist instead of God.)
NAS 1 Timothy 1:16 And yet for this reason I found mercy, in order that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience, as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.
NAS 1 Timothy 4:3 men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods, which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. (Belief and truth relationship.)
12 Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
NAS Titus 1:6 namely, if any man be above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.
NAS Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
NAS James 2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. (Demons know who God is, but reject His requirements.)
NAS 1 Peter 1:8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, (Mankind’s spiritual role: Believe but not see.)
NAS 1 Peter 2:7 This precious value, then, is for you who believe. But for those who disbelieve, "The stone which the builders rejected, This became the very corner stone," (Jesus Christ is the Precious Corner Stone of belief.)
NAS 1 John 3:23 And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.
NAS 1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (Belief and discernment.)
NAS 1 John 5:10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the witness that God has borne concerning His Son. (Belief witness relationship.)
13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life. (Theorem: Son of God + belief = eternal life = confidence.)
NAS Jude 1:5 Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe. (Believe and fear relationship.)
NAS Genesis 15:6 Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness. (Belief righteousness relationship.) (Righteousness is required to be with God, so God provides it.)
NAS Exodus 4:31 So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD was concerned about the sons of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, then they bowed low and worshiped. (Belief worship relationship.) (When a human becomes convinced about what God has done for them in Jesus Christ worship is the reaction.)
NAS Exodus 14:31 And when Israel saw the great power which the LORD had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in His servant Moses. (Believe and fear relationship.)
NAS Numbers 20:12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them." (Belief and holy relationship.) (Proper belief treats God as holy.)
NAS Deuteronomy 9:23 "And when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, 'Go up and possess the land which I have given you,' then you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God; you neither believed Him nor listened to His voice.
NAS 1 Samuel 27:12 So Achish believed David, saying, "He has surely made himself odious among his people Israel; therefore he will become my servant forever."
NAS Psalm 27:13 I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. (Belief and earthly living.)
NAS Psalm 106:12 Then they believed His words; They sang His praise. (Belief worship relationship.)
NAS Psalm 116:10 I believed when I said, "I am greatly afflicted."
NAS Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
NAS Jonah 3:5 Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them. (Believe and fear relationship.)
NAS Matthew 8:13 And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go your way; let it be done to you as you have believed." And the servant was healed that very hour. (Belief and earthly blessing.)
NAS Mark 16:14 And afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen.
16 "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. (Human belief + Holy Spirit baptism = eternal salvation.) (Human belief by itself can cause nothing. Human belief is honored by God and the baptism of the Holy Spirit insures the salvation.)
17 "And these signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; (Apostolic era salvation signs.) (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS Luke 1:45 "And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord." (Gospel / kingdom period faith.)
NAS John 2:11 This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
22 When therefore He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had spoken. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.) (They believed the Scripture.)
23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, beholding His signs which He was doing. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS John 3:18 "He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (Belief overcomes Divine judgment.)
NAS John 4:39 And from that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all the things that I have done." (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
41 And many more believed because of His word; (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
50 Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your son lives." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he started off. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
53 So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives"; and he himself believed, and his whole household. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS John 5:46 "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote of Me.
NAS John 6:69 "And we have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God."
NAS John 7:31 But many of the multitude believed in Him; and they were saying, "When the Christ shall come, He will not perform more signs than those which this man has, will He?" (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
48 "No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?
NAS John 8:31 Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;
NAS John 10:42 And many believed in Him there.
NAS John 11:27 She said to Him, "Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world."
45 Many therefore of the Jews, who had come to Mary and beheld what He had done, believed in Him. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS John 12:38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, "LORD, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
42 Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue;
NAS John 16:27 for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from the Father. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS John 17:8 for the words which Thou gavest Me I have given to them; and they received them, and truly understood that I came forth from Thee, and they believed that Thou didst send Me. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS John 20:8 So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb entered then also, and he saw and believed. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
29 Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed." (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.) (Mankind’s spiritual role: Believe but not see.)
NAS Acts 2:44 And all those who had believed were together, and had all things in common;
NAS Acts 4:4 But many of those who had heard the message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
32 And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own; but all things were common property to them.
NAS Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized, men and women alike.
13 And even Simon himself believed; and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip; and as he observed signs and great miracles taking place, he was constantly amazed. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS Acts 9:42 And it became known all over Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS Acts 13:12 Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS Acts 14:1 And it came about that in Iconium they entered the synagogue of the Jews together, and spoke in such a manner that a great multitude believed, both of Jews and of Greeks.
23 And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
NAS Acts 15:5 But certain ones of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed, stood up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses."
NAS Acts 16:34 And he brought them into his house and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, having believed in God with his whole household.
NAS Acts 17:12 Many of them therefore believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men.
34 But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.
NAS Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized.
27 And when he wanted to go across to Achaia, the brethren encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him; and when he had arrived, he helped greatly those who had believed through grace;
NAS Acts 19:2 and he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" And they said to him, "No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit."
18 Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices.
NAS Acts 21:20 And when they heard it they began glorifying God; and they said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the Law;
25 "But concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we wrote, having decided that they should abstain from meat sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication."
NAS Acts 22:19 "And I said, 'Lord, they themselves understand that in one synagogue after another I used to imprison and beat those who believed in Thee.
NAS Romans 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? "And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness."
17 (as it is written, "A father of many nations have I made you") in the sight of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.
18 In hope against hope he believed, in order that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, "So shall your descendants be."
NAS Romans 10:14 How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
16 However, they did not all heed the glad tidings; for Isaiah says, "LORD, who has believed our report?"
NAS Romans 13:11 And this do, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.
NAS 1 Corinthians 3:5 What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one.
NAS 1 Corinthians 15:2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
NAS 2 Corinthians 4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed, therefore I spoke," we also believe, therefore also we speak;
NAS Galatians 2:16 nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.
NAS Galatians 3:6 Even so Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. (Belief and righteousness relationship.)
NAS Ephesians 1:13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-- having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, (Belief and sealing relationship.)
NAS 2 Thessalonians 1:10 when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed-- for our testimony to you was believed.
NAS 1 Timothy 3:16 And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Beheld by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
NAS 2 Timothy 1:12 For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day. (Belief and confidence relationship.)
NAS Titus 3:8 This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. (Belief then good deeds relationship.)
NAS Hebrews 4:3 For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, "As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest," although His works were finished from the foundation of the world. (Belief and rest relationship.)
NAS James 2:23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness," and he was called the friend of God.
NAS 1 John 4:16 And we have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. (Belief and love relationship.)
NAS 1 John 5:10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the witness that God has borne concerning His Son. (Belief and confidence.)
NAS Acts 16:1 And he came also to Derbe and to Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek,
NAS 2 Corinthians 6:15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? (Believers and unbelievers, very different.)
NAS Galatians 3:9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer. (Abraham, believer, blessing.)
NAS 1 Timothy 5:16 If any woman who is a believer has dependent widows, let her assist them, and let not the church be burdened, so that it may assist those who are widows indeed.
NAS Acts 5:14 And all the more believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number;
NAS Acts 10:45 And all the circumcised believers who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out upon the Gentiles also.
NAS 1 Thessalonians 1:7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
NAS 1 Thessalonians 2:10 You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers;
NAS 1 Timothy 4:10 For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
NAS 1 Timothy 6:2 And let those who have believers as their masters not be disrespectful to them because they are brethren, but let them serve them all the more, because those who partake of the benefit are believers and beloved. Teach and preach these principles.
NAS 1 Peter 1:21 who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. (Believers through Christ.)
NAS Proverbs 14:15 The naive believes everything, But the prudent man considers his steps.
NAS Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
NAS Mark 9:23 And Jesus said to him, "'If You can!' All things are possible to him who believes." (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS Mark 11:23 "Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted him. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS John 3:15 that whoever believes may in Him have eternal life. (Believe = inclusive.)
16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. (Believe = inclusive.)
18 "He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (Belief overcomes Divine judgment.)
36 "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." (Belief overcomes Divine judgment.)
NAS John 5:24 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. (Belief overcomes Divine judgment.)
NAS John 6:35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. (Belief security.)
40 "For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him, may have eternal life; and I Myself will raise him up on the last day." (Belief security.)
47 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. (Belief security.)
NAS John 7:38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.'" (Belief security.)
NAS John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, (Belief security.)
26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" (Belief security.)
NAS John 12:44 And Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me does not believe in Me, but in Him who sent Me.
46 "I have come as light into the world, that everyone who believes in Me may not remain in darkness. (Belief light relationship.)
NAS John 14:12 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS Acts 10:43 "Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins." (Believe = inclusive.)
NAS Acts 13:39 and through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses. (Believe = inclusive.)
NAS Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (Believe = inclusive.)
NAS Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness, (Belief, justification, righteousness relationship.)
NAS Romans 9:33 just as it is written, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, And he who believes in Him will not be disappointed." (Belief security.)
NAS Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. (Believe = inclusive.)
10 for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. (Belief righteousness relationship.)
11 For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed." (Belief security.)
NAS 1 Corinthians 13:7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (Love belief relationship.)
NAS 1 Peter 2:6 For this is contained in Scripture: "Behold I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious corner stone, And he who believes in Him shall not be disappointed." (Belief security.)
NAS 1 John 5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God; and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. (Love belief relationship.)
5 And who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (Belief in Jesus overcomes the world.)
10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the witness that God has borne concerning His Son. (Belief witness relationship.)
NAS Matthew 21:22 "And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive." (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
NAS John 7:5 For not even His brothers were believing in Him.
NAS John 12:11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away, and were believing in Jesus. (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.) (Lazarus.)
37 But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him; (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.) (Greater negative volition.)
NAS John 20:27 Then He said to Thomas, "Reach here your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing." (Believe advantages during the Gospel / Apostolic period.)
31 but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name. (Bible belief relationship.)
NAS Acts 9:26 And when he had come to Jerusalem, he was trying to associate with the disciples; and they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.
NAS Acts 11:17 "If God therefore gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?" (Believe = inclusive.)
NAS Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized. (Believe = inclusive.)
NAS Acts 24:14 "But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law, and that is written in the Prophets; (Bible belief relationship.)
NAS Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Belief, hope, joy, peace relationship.)
NAS 1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy. (Belief and blessing by association.)
NAS 1 Corinthians 9:5 Do we not have a right to take along a believing wife, even as the rest of the apostles, and the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?