Bible Verses about Unity

Bible Verses about Unity

What does the Bible say about Unity? 

Unity is a common topic in the Bible, promoting the peacefulness of living unified in harmony. We are called by the Bible to be in unity within ourselves (1 Peter 3:8), in unity with all followers of Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:10), and maintain the unity of the Spirit (Ephesians 4:3).

The Bible emphasizes the importance of unity among believers and within the body of Christ. Here are a few verses that highlight the biblical perspective on unity:

Bible Verses about Unity

Psalm 133:1: "How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!"

1 Corinthians 1:10: "I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought."

Ephesians 4:3: "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."

Colossians 3:14: "And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."

John 17:20-23: This is a prayer of Jesus for the unity of believers: "I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me."

1 Peter 3:8: Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Philippians 2:2: Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

These verses highlight the idea that unity among believers is not only desirable but also reflects the nature of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Unity is often associated with love, peace, and the common purpose of following God's will.

Browse more Bible verses about unity in this collection of scripture quotes:

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Psalm 133:1 NIV

1 How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!

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2 Corinthians 13:11 NIV

11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

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Galatians 3:28 NIV

28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

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Philippians 2:2 NIV

2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

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Colossians 3:14 NIV

14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

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Romans 12:4-5 NIV

4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

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Romans 12:16 NIV

16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

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Romans 14:19 NIV

19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

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Romans 15:5 NIV

5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,

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Romans 15:6 NIV

6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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1 Peter 3:8 NIV

8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.

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1 Corinthians 12:12 NIV

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

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Ephesians 4:1-6 NIV

1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

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Ephesians 4:13 NIV

13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

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Philippians 1:27 NIV

27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel

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Acts 4:32 NIV

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.

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