What does the Bible say about destiny? Read through these Bible verses about destiny. Find a favorite verse and write it down. Destiny in the Bible is helpful to know. But make sure you open your Bible and read the surrounding verses so you understand the original context and use.

(image: Unsplash)

I will take revenge; I will pay them back. In due time their feet will slip. Their day of disaster will arrive, and their destiny will overtake them.’ (Deuteronomy 32:35 NLT)

While still uncut shoots, they would dry up quicker than any other plant. Such is the destiny of all who forget God; the hope of the godless will perish. (Job 8:12-13 HCSB)

So he will do to me whatever he has planned. He controls my destiny. (Job 23:14 NLT)

When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless until I entered God’s sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny. (Psalm 73:16-17 HCSB)

Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked. (Psalm 73:17 NLT)

You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. (Psalm 73:24 NLT)

Everything has already been decided. It was known long ago what each person would be. So there’s no use arguing with God about your destiny. (Ecclesiastes 6:10 NLT)

The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. Good people receive the same treatment as sinners, and people who make promises to God are treated like people who don’t. (Ecclesiastes 9:2 NLT)

But you who abandon the Lord, who forget My holy mountain, who prepare a table for Fortune and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny, (Isaiah 65:11 HCSB)

But as for you, go on your way to the end; you will rest, then rise to your destiny at the end of the days. (Daniel 12:13 HCSB)

And no wonder! For Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their destiny will be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15 HCSB)

This is your destiny, the portion [of judgment] measured to you From Me,” says the Lord, “Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in [pagan] lies [the counterfeit gods, and the pretense of alliance]. (Jeremiah 13:25 AMP)

In Him also we have received an inheritance [a destiny—we were claimed by God as His own], having been predestined (chosen, appointed beforehand) according to the purpose of Him who works everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His will.. (Ephesians 1:11 AMP)

Whatever happens, happens. Its destiny is fixed. You can’t argue with fate. (Ecclesiastes 6:10 MSG)

Don’t bad-mouth each other, friends. It’s God’s Word, his Message, his Royal Rule, that takes a beating in that kind of talk. You’re supposed to be honoring the Message, not writing graffiti all over it. God is in charge of deciding human destiny. Who do you think you are to meddle in the destiny of others? (James 4:11 MSG)

 

Bible Copyrights For This Article

New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Amplified (AMP paraphrased translation not word for word) Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

Message (MSG paraphrased translation not word for word). Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson