The word “building” appears 60 times throughout the books of the Bible. The graph below shows the locations of each appearance. It begins with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 20 most transcendent bible scriptures on building.
“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?”
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
“Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified,” says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.
1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 Peter 2:5
You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men
Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone.
“Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?”
“The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former,” says the Lord of hosts. “And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts.”
Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’”
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.
A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.