List of Bible Passages About Free Will

The doctrine of free will is one of those few doctrines of Christianity that can be confirmed by a simple word search on a Bible website. Both the terms "free will" and the contraction freewill appear in almost every major translation. Here are some examples:

Philemon 1:14 - "I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will."

1 Corinthians 7:37 - "Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so determined in his heart...does well."

2 Corinthians 8:3 - "
For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will."

2 Corinthians 8:17 - "He welcomed my request and eagerly went to visit you by his own free will."

Ezra 7:13 - "I make a decree, that all those of the people of Israel, and their priests and the Levites, in my realm, who are minded of their own free will to go to Jerusalem, go with you."

Exodus 35:29 - "All the men and women, the people of Israel, whose heart moved them to bring anything for the work which the Lord had commanded by Moses to be done, brought it as their freewill offering to the Lord."


Exodus 36:3 - "[A]nd they received from Moses all the freewill offering which the people of Israel had brought for doing the work on the sanctuary. They still kept bringing him freewill offerings every morning."

Leviticus 7:16 - "if the sacrifice of his offering is a votive offering or a freewill offering..."

Leviticus 22:18 - "When any one of the house of Israel or of the sojourners in Israel presents his offering, whether in payment of a vow or as a freewill offering which is offered to the Lord as a burnt offering..."

Leviticus 22:21 - "And when any one offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the Lord, to fulfil a vow or as a freewill offering..."

Leviticus 22:23 - "A bull or a lamb which has a part too long or too short you may present for a freewill offering."

Leviticus 23:38 - "...besides all your votive offerings, and besides all your freewill offerings, which you give to the Lord."

Numbers 15:3 - "...and you offer to the Lord from the herd or from the flock an offering by fire or a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfil a vow or as a freewill offering or at your appointed feasts, to make a pleasing odor to the Lord..."

Numbers 29:39 - "These you shall offer to the Lord at your appointed feasts, in addition to your votive offerings and your freewill offerings..."

Deuteronomy 12:6 - "...thither you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the offering that you present, your votive offerings, your freewill offerings..."

Deuteronomy 12:17 - "...You may not eat within your towns...any of your votive offerings which you vow, or your freewill offerings, or the offering that you present..."

Deuteronomy 16:10 - "Then you shall keep the feast of weeks to the Lord your God with the tribute of a freewill offering from your hand, which you shall give as the Lord your God blesses you."

1 Chronicles 29:6 - "Then the heads of fathers’ houses made their freewill offerings."

2 Chronicles 31:14 - "And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, keeper of the east gate, was over the freewill offerings to God."

Ezra 1:4 - "[L]et each survivor, in whatever place he sojourns, be assisted by the men of his place with silver and gold, with goods and with beasts, besides freewill offerings for the house of God which is in Jerusalem."

Ezra 2:68 - "Some of the heads of families, when they came to the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem, made freewill offerings for the house of God, to erect it on its site."

Ezra 3:5 - "...the continual burnt offerings, the offerings at the new moon and at all the appointed feasts of the Lord, and the offerings of every one who made a freewill offering to the Lord."

Ezra 7:16 - "...with the freewill offerings of the people and the priests, vowed willingly for the house of their God which is in Jerusalem."

Ezra 8:28 - "You are holy to the Lord, and the vessels are holy; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the Lord, the God of your fathers."

Judith 4:14 - "Jo′akim the high priest...offered the continual burnt offerings and the vows and freewill offerings of the people."

Judith 16:18 - "As soon as the people were purified, they offered their burnt offerings, their freewill offerings, and their gifts."

Psalms 54:6 - "With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to thee."

Ezekiel 46:12 - "When the prince provides a freewill offering, either a burnt offering or peace offerings as a freewill offering to the Lord, the gate facing east shall be opened for him."

Amos 4:5 - " '[O]ffer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim freewill offerings, publish them; for so you love to do, O people of Israel!' says the Lord God."

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