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Want to know what the Bible says about Zeal? Here are 68 Bible verses about Zeal 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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Romans 10:2 NIV
For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
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Revelation 3:19 NIV
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
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Romans 12:11 NIV
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
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Titus 2:14 NIV
who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
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Isaiah 59:17 NIV
He put on righteousness as his breastplate,
    and the helmet of salvation on his head;
he put on the garments of vengeance
    and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.
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Philippians 1:27 NIV
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel
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John 2:17 NIV
His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”
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2 Corinthians 9:2 NIV
For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting about it to the Macedonians, telling them that since last year you in Achaia were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action.
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John 4:34 NIV
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
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Galatians 4:18 NIV
It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always, not just when I am with you.
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2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
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1 Corinthians 9:27 NIV
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
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Galatians 1:14 NIV
I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
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Romans 10:1 NIV
Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
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2 Corinthians 7:11 NIV
See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
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Galatians 6:9 NIV
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
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2 Kings 10:16 NIV
Jehu said, “Come with me and see my zeal for the Lord.” Then he had him ride along in his chariot.
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Philippians 3:6 NIV
as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.
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Romans 9:1-3 NIV
9 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race,
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2 Thessalonians 3:13 NIV
And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.
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