Bible Verses About Watching Television


Psalm 101:3

ESVI will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.
KJVI will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
NASBI will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.
NIVI will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.
NLTI will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them.
Bible verses about entertainment

Philippians 4:8

ESVFinally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
KJVFinally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
NASBFinally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
NIVFinally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
NLTAnd now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
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Romans 10:17

ESVSo faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
KJVSo then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
NASBSo faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
NIVConsequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
NLTSo faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

“Even Christians who refuse to indulge personally in sinful sexual activity often watch movies and shows, read books and articles, and visit Internet sites that highlight, display, promote, or make light of sexual immorality. It’s as if we’ve said to the world, ‘We’re not going to do what you do, but we will gladly entertain ourselves by watching you.’ It’s sick, isn’t it, this tendency that brings delight to us when we observe others in sexual sin?” ~ David Platt

Romans 3:23

ESVFor all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
KJVFor all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
NASBfor all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
NIVfor all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
NLTFor everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

“Satan knows that if he can get us to laugh at things we believe we would never do, our defenses will fall.” ~ Kent Hughes

Proverbs 22:6

ESVTrain up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
KJVTrain up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
NASBTrain up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
NIVStart children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
NLTDirect your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.

James 4:4

ESVYou adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
KJVYe adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
NASBYou adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
NIVYou adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
NLTYou adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.

Hebrews 4:15

ESVFor we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
KJVFor we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
NASBFor we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
NIVFor we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
NLTThis High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.

John 12:32

ESVAnd I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”
KJVAnd I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
NASB“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”
NIVAnd I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”
NLTAnd when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.”

2 Timothy 1:5

ESVI am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.
KJVWhen I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
NASBFor I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
NIVI am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
NLTI remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.

1 John 4:6

ESVWe are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
KJVWe are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
NASBWe are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
NIVWe are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
NLTBut we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception.

Titus 3:5

ESVHe saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
KJVNot by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
NASBHe saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
NIVhe saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
NLThe saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.

Daniel Isaiah Joseph

Daniel's seminary degree is in Exegetical Theology. He was a pastor for 10 years. As a professor, he has taught Bible and theology courses at two Christian universities. Please see the About page for details.

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