The features of “Bible Verses About Self Hate” include a curated selection of verses from both the Old and New Testaments that specifically address the concept of self-hate. These verses offer insights on understanding and overcoming self-hate, embracing self-love, and seeking God’s perspective on one’s worth and identity. Each verse is presented along with its corresponding biblical reference, allowing readers to delve deeper into the context and meaning behind the passage.
Some key features of this compilation are:
1. Comprehensive assortment: The collection encompasses a wide range of Bible verses that touch upon self-hate, drawing from books such as Psalms, Proverbs, and the Epistles
This blog is about beliefs and what the Bible says about everyone’s creation. God created all of us equal, and therefore we need to love ourselves no matter how others feel about us. We should never let someone else’s opinion of us affect our personal self-esteem or lack thereof. The Bible has a lot to say about God’s love, but what about our self-esteem? We know that it’s important to love others and be kind, but sometimes it’s hard to care about ourselves, too. This blog might help you understand more about yourself and the feelings you have when comparing yourself to other people.
Self hate is an affliction that many people struggle with. A lack of self-acceptance, or a perception of inadequacy, can lead to body shaming or even thoughts of suicide. The Bible offers powerful words to encourage us against this sin. Self love is a trait that all of us want, and yet so few are able to achieve. When we are mean and degrading towards ourselves, it separates us from the people who love and care for us. This can lead to a breakdown in relationships with friends and family, which leads to a lack of support and encouragement in our lives. Motivational Bible verses about self-hate remind us that we are all worthy of grace and mercy, even those who have been cruel to ourselves.
Bible Verses About Self Hate
Psalm 34:17-20 ESV / 160 helpful votes
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 112 helpful votes
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Romans 8:1 ESV / 81 helpful votes
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 79 helpful votes
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Isaiah 43:25 ESV / 79 helpful votes
“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
1 John 1:9 ESV / 61 helpful votes
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 52 helpful votes
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 5:29 ESV / 52 helpful votes
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 51 helpful votes
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Proverbs 15:32 ESV / 49 helpful votes
Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.
Mark 12:31 ESV / 34 helpful votes
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Genesis 1:27 ESV / 31 helpful votes
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Proverbs 11:17 ESV / 27 helpful votes
A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
Ezekiel 36:31 ESV / 24 helpful votes
Then you will remember your evil ways, and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves for your iniquities and your abominations.
Psalm 34:1-22 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. …
Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
Philippians 2:3 ESV / 17 helpful votes
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Romans 5:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 1:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
Psalm 139:14 ESV / 16 helpful votes
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Hebrews 12:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;
Proverbs 10:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.
Psalm 118:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes
I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me.
Leviticus 19:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes
“You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.
2 Timothy 3:1-2 ESV / 14 helpful votes
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
1 John 3:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
John 11:25 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
Psalm 16:8-11 ESV / 13 helpful votes
I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Philippians 4:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 8:36 ESV / 12 helpful votes
But he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death.”
Psalm 73:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.
Psalm 68:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes
But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!
Revelation 21:1-27 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” …
Psalm 103:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes
He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.
Psalm 64:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Romans 8:31-32 ESV / 9 helpful votes
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
Bible Verse About Hating Your Life
Romans 5:1-7:25 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. …
Isaiah 55:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;
1 Corinthians 3:1-4:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. …
Romans 8:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
Acts 9:1-43 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. …
Luke 10:27 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
Matthew 6:14-15 ESV / 8 helpful votes
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Ecclesiastes 2:17-18 ESV / 8 helpful votes
So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me, for all is vanity and a striving after wind. I hated all my toil in which I toil under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me,
Bible Verses About Accepting Yourself
Psalm 51:8-12 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
1 John 4:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes
If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
Colossians 1:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,
Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 7 helpful votes
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
2 Corinthians 3:1-18 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you? You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, …
John 13:1-38 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. …
Revelation 2:1-29 ESV / 6 helpful votes
“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. …
2 Corinthians 1:1-2:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. …
Luke 9:62 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 22:39 ESV / 6 helpful votes
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Proverbs 17:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
Job 3:1-4:21 ESV / 6 helpful votes
After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. And Job said: “Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, ‘A man is conceived.’ Let that day be darkness! May God above not seek it, nor light shine upon it. Let gloom and deep darkness claim it. Let clouds dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. …