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Want to know what the Bible says about discipleship? Here are 123 Bible verses about discipleship from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Matthew 28:18-20 NIV
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
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Luke 14:27 NIV
And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
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Matthew 5:14-16 NIV
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
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2 Timothy 2:2 NIV
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.
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Luke 9:23 NIV
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
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John 8:31-32 NIV
31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
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Acts 2:42 NIV
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
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Luke 6:40 NIV
The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.
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John 13:34-35 NIV
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
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Matthew 16:24-25 NIV
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
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Luke 14:26 NIV
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.
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Luke 14:33 NIV
In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.
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1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
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John 13:35 NIV
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
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John 15:8 NIV
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
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Proverbs 27:17 NIV
As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens another.
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John 13:15 NIV
I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
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2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
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Mark 8:34 NIV
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
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Galatians 5:24 NIV
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
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