God Is: A List of God Is Descriptions from the Bible
Below is a list of verses from the King James Translation of the Bible describing God, all utilizing the phrase “God is”. However, consider first His words to Moses:
Exodus 3:13-14 – And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
God’s description of Himself simply is that He is. There is no beginning in the term and no end. Now here is a list of a great many verses by inspired men describing what God is or is not:
Numbers 23:19 – God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Deuteronomy 4:24 – For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
Deuteronomy 4:31 – For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
Deuteronomy 6:4 – Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
Deuteronomy 6:15 – For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
Deuteronomy 10:17 – For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
Deuteronomy 33:27 – The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
2 Samuel 22:33 – God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
2 Chronicles 30:9 – For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.
Psalms 7:11 – God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
Psalms 46:1 – To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalms 47:7 – For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
Psalms 50:6 – And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
Psalms 54:4 – Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
Psalms 59:9 – Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.
Psalms 59:17 – Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
Psalms 62:7 – In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
Psalms 62:8 – Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Psalms 68:20 – He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.
Psalms 73:26 – My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Psalms 74:12 – For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
Psalms 75:7 – But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Psalms 84:11 – For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Psalms 94:22 – But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
Psalms 116:5 – Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
Proverbs 30:5 – Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Isaiah 12:2 – Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
Jeremiah 3:23 – Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.
Nahum 1:2 – God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
Habakkuk 3:19 – The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
Matthew 22:32 – I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Mark 12:29 – And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
John 4:24 – God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Act 10:34 – Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
Romans 1:9 – For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
1 Corinthians 1:9 – God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 10:13 – There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
1 Corinthians 14:33 – For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
2 Corinthians 1:18 – But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
2 Corinthians 9:8 – And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
Galatians 3:20 – Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
Galatians 6:7 – Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Phillipians 1:8 – For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 2:5 – For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:
Hebrews 6:10 – For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Hebrews 11:16 – But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 12:29 – For our God is a consuming fire.
1 John 1:5 – This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1 John 3:20 – For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
1 John 4:8 – He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1 John 4:16 – And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Last of the verses, is one very strong. For all the descriptions and attributes given of God, it is made clear that Jesus Christ is God. The Son, the Father, the Spirit, they are one. God is one.
1 John 5:20 – And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
There are many other verses in the Bible demonstrating who God is and His nature, but hopefully these few verses given will aid in understanding more about Him.