Below are Bible Verses on the Self Control topic, formatted in the New Living Translation (NLT).
Self Control Bible Verses
A hot-tempered person starts fights;
a cool-tempered person stops them.
A person without self-control
is like a city with broken-down walls.
She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
Don’t make rash promises,
and don’t be hasty in bringing
matters before God. After all,
God is in heaven, and you are here
on earth. So let your words be few.
When you make a promise to God,
don’t delay in following through,
for God takes no pleasure in fools.
Keep all the promises you make to him.
Control your temper,
for anger labels you a fool.
So it is good to wait quietly
for salvation from the Lord.
And it is good for people to
submit at an early age
to the yoke of his discipline:
By standing firm, you will win your souls.
1 Corinthians 6:12
You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—
but not everything is good for you.
And even though “I am allowed to do anything,”
I must not become a slave to anything.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Love is patient and kind. Love
is not jealous or boastful or proud
or rude. It does not demand its own way.
It is not irritable, and it keeps
no record of being wronged.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of
fruit in our lives: love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
There is no law against these things!
Since God chose you to be the holy
people he loves, you must clothe
yourselves with tenderhearted mercy,
kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Make allowance for each other’s faults,
and forgive anyone who offends you.
Remember, the Lord forgave you,
so you must forgive others.
Above all, clothe yourselves with love,
which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
2 Peter 1:5-7
In view of all this, make every effort
to respond to God’s promises.
Supplement your faith with a generous
provision of moral excellence, and
moral excellence with knowledge, and
knowledge with self-control, and self-control
with patient endurance, and patient
endurance with godliness, and godliness
with brotherly affection, and brotherly
affection with love for everyone.