In the Bible, character refers to the moral and ethical qualities of a person. It encompasses a person’s integrity, virtues, and the way they conduct themselves in relation to both God and other people. It is all about following in the footsteps of  Christ, striving to live a life that honors God, and being a positive influence on others through one’s actions, words, and attitudes.

Bible verses about character.
Bible verse from the book of 1 Thessalonians 5:22.

Besides Jesus, the Bible contains stories of many men and women of character who serve as our role models. Consider the story of Joseph, for example, a man of exceptional character found in the book of Genesis. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, he faced trials and temptations that could have eroded his integrity. Yet, Joseph remained steadfast, choosing righteousness over revenge. His unwavering faith in God’s plan ultimately led him to a position of great influence and allowed him to extend mercy to those who had wronged him.

As Christians, we are called to emulate the examples set by Jesus, Joseph, and all the other remarkable individuals of character in the Bible. May these 60 powerful Bible verses about character serve as a guiding light in your journey toward becoming more Christ-like.

Here is a list of Bible verses about character

Proverbs 10:9  

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”

Proverbs 11:3  

“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.”

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Galatians 5:22-23  

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.”

Philippians 4:8  

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

1 Corinthians 15:33  

“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”

Proverbs 31:8-9  

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Bible verses about character.
Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 22:1.

Colossians 3:12-14  

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Proverbs 22:1  

“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”

Titus 2:7  

“In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness.”

Romans 12:2  

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Ephesians 4:22-24  

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

1 Timothy 4:12  

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

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Matthew 5:16  

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Proverbs 16:32  

“Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”

Proverbs 17:27  

“The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.”

Galatians 6:9  

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Bible verses about character.
Bible verse from the book of 1 Corinthians 15:33.

1 Peter 2:21  

“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7  

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Romans 5:3-5  

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Ephesians 5:1-2  

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Philippians 2:14-15  

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.”

Colossians 3:17  

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

James 1:19-20  

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”

Psalm 15:1-2  

“Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart.”

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Proverbs 19:1  

“Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.”

1 Thessalonians 5:22  

“Reject every kind of evil.”

Bible verses about character.
Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 11:3.

Galatians 6:1  

“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.”

James 3:13  

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”

Colossians 3:23-24  

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Proverbs 14:21  

“Whoever despises their neighbor sins, but blessed are those who are kind to the needy.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20  

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

Ephesians 4:29  

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

Proverbs 31:26  

“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”

Ephesians 6:10-11  

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

Matthew 25:35-36  

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

2 Peter 1:5-7  

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.”

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Proverbs 12:22  

“The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”

Psalm 119:11  

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

Bible verses about character.
Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 10:9.

Romans 12:9-10  

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

Proverbs 13:20  

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

Micah 6:8  

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

1 Peter 3:3-4  

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”

Proverbs 31:30  

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

James 1:22  

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

1 Corinthians 16:14  

“Do everything in love.”

Ephesians 4:31-32  

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Proverbs 20:7  

“The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.”

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Psalm 51:10  

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Galatians 5:16  

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”

Philippians 4:13  

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Hebrews 13:16  

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

Romans 8:29  

“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”

James 4:7-8  

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.”

Romans 12:21  

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Proverbs 3:5-6  

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Colossians 1:10  

“So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”

2 Corinthians 5:17  

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Proverbs 31:10  

“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.”

Galatians 2:20  

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

2 Corinthians 8:21

“For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.”