Success in the Bible is a trustworthy source. We like to know what the Bible says about success.  If we are beginning a new job, new family, or a new venture, praying for Biblical success will be helpful. Read these 30 verses about success in the Bible. Take one verses each day of the month and pray for success over your spouse, children, or grandchildren.

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Or personalize the verse by inserting your name. For example: (your name) met with more success than the rest of (the students), and (her/his) name became well known. (1 Samuel 18:30 NIV)

Success Verses in the Bible

Then he prayed, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. Genesis 24:12 NIV)

“He replied, ‘The Lord before whom I have walked faithfully, will send his angel with you and make your journey a success, so that you can get a wife for my son from my own clan and from my father’s family. (Genesis 24:40 NIV)

The servant watched her in silence, wondering whether or not the Lord had given him success in his mission. Genesis 24:21 NLT)

When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. (Genesis 39:3-4 NIV)

The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did. (Genesis 39:23 NIV)

Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant, he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath. (Deuteronomy 8:18 NLT)

“The Lord your God will then make you successful in everything you do. He will give you many children and numerous livestock, and he will cause your fields to produce abundant harvests, for the Lord will again delight in being good to you as he was to your ancestors. (Deuteronomy 30:9 NLT)

“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. (Joshua 1:7 NIV)

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8 NIV)

Then they said to him, “Please inquire of God to learn whether our journey will be successful.” (Judges 18:5 NIV)

In everything he did he had great success, because the Lord was with him (1 Samuel 18:14 NIV)

And the Lord was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. (2 Kings 18:7 NIV)

Then the Spirit came on Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: “We are yours, David! We are with you, son of Jesse! Success, success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you.” (1 Chronicles 12:18 NIV)

Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. (2 Chronicles 18:12 NIV)

The messenger who had gone to summon Micaiah said to him, “Look, the other prophets without exception are predicting success for the king. Let your word agree with theirs and speak favorably.” (2 Chronicles 20:20 NIV)

Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” (2 Chronicles 26:5 NIV)

He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success. (Nehemiah 1:11 NIV)

Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man. (Nehemiah 2:20 NIV)

He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. (Job 6:13 NIV)

Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success! (Proverbs 2:7-8 NIV)

He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. (Proverbs 8:14 NLT)

Common sense and success belong to me. Insight and strength are mine. (Proverbs 15:22 NLT)

Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success. (Proverbs 17:8 NIV)

A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn. (Proverbs 21:28 NIV)

A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully. (Ecclesiastes 10:10 NIV)

If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success. (Daniel 11:14 NIV)

In those times many will rise against the king of the South. Those who are violent among your own people will rebel in fulfillment of the vision, but without success. (Daniel 11:36 NIV)

It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the bridegroom’s friend is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows. Therefore, I am filled with joy at his success. (John 3:29 NLT)

“When people realize it is the living God you are presenting and not some idol that makes them feel good, they are going to turn on you, even people in your own family. There is a great irony here: proclaiming so much love, experiencing so much hate! But don’t quit. Don’t cave in. It is all well worth it in the end. It is not success you are after in such times but survival. Be survivors! Before you’ve run out of options, the Son of Man will have arrived. (Matthew 10:21-23 MSG)

“Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God! —is vigorous and requires total attention. (Matthew 7:13-14 MSG)

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Consider reading Christian books on the topic of success. Some of the bestseller books on success include:

Fear Is Not the Boss Of You by Jennifer Allwood

Dream Big by Bob Goff

Success From the Inside Out by Nina Jones

Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller

Anointed For Business by Ed Silvoso

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CHRISTINE ABRAHAM has been a parachurch director and womens ministry leader for 10+ years. She earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. As Executive Director of the Bible Cafe™ Christine has facilitated nondenominational Bible studies for women around the world. She writes Bible Study Companion Guides for bestselling authors. She is a popular Christian Life & Leadership Coach. Married 25+ years she lives in California with her husband and two college daughters.