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Want to know what the Bible says about the five senses? Here are 38 Bible verses about the five senses 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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1 John 1:1-4 NIV
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched —this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.
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Proverbs 20:12 NIV
Ears that hear and eyes that see—
    the Lord has made them both.
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Matthew 5:13 NIV
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
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Psalms 94:9 NIV
Does he who fashioned the ear not hear?
    Does he who formed the eye not see?
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Matthew 13:16 NIV
But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.
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1 Corinthians 12:18 NIV
But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
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Matthew 8:3 NIV
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.
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Genesis 8:21 NIV
The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.
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2 Corinthians 2:15 NIV
For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
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Matthew 11:15 NIV
Whoever has ears, let them hear.
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Matthew 6:22-23 NIV
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
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Romans 10:13 NIV
for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
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Romans 10:17 NIV
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
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Isaiah 66:8 NIV
Who has ever heard of such things?
    Who has ever seen things like this?
Can a country be born in a day
    or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
    than she gives birth to her children.
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Jonah 2:1-2 NIV
2 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. 2 He said:
“In my distress I called to the Lord,
    and he answered me.
From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help,
    and you listened to my cry.
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Matthew 5:14-15 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.
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Ephesians 5:2 NIV
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.
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Hebrews 5:14 NIV
But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
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John 20:27 NIV
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
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2 Corinthians 2:14 NIV
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
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