Bible Verses About Karma

Compiled by The BibleStudyTools Staff on 02/24/2021
Bible Verses About Karma
What does the Bible say about Karma? Although Karma is not a term actually used in the Bible, it is an idea from Hinduism and Buddhism that holds similarities to biblical themes. Karma is defined as the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. This relates to the judgment of God in scripture and the tenant of Christianity that we ultimately reap what we have sown. Learn more about how these ideas are connected from our list of Bible Verses about Karma below!

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27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
James 3:18
18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
8 As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.
36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
Matthew 7:12
12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.
27 Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.
27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.
1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Galatians 6:9-10
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts.
4 Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; repay them for what their hands have done and bring back on them what they deserve.