30 Inspiring Bible Verses for Women About Self-Worth and Inner Beauty

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30 Inspiring Bible Verses for Women About Self-Worth and Inner Beauty

Today I’m sharing with you my favorite bible verses about beauty and self-worth. If you struggle with the image you see in the mirror, you’re not alone. Society’s standard of beauty can be ruthless. But we need to replace that ruthless mindset with a kinder, gentler look at ourselves. Instead of concentrating on what the mainstream media would have us believe about beauty, inner and outward, let’s take a look at what the bible says about our beauty, from God’s perspective!

Trust me when I tell you we won’t get a better perspective than that of God, who speaks to us through the inspired words of the bible. If your self-esteem needs a little boost, look no further!

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Before We Begin

I have used a few different versions for my verses. Here is a short key to help you know where to find the verse you like.

English Standard VersionESV
King James VersionKJV
New Living TranslationNLT
New International VersionNIV
New International Reader’s VersionNIRV

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Best Bible Verses about Beauty and Self Worth

1 – 1 Peter 3:3-4, NLT

“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, beautiful jewelry, or expensive clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.”

a Pink daisy with a bible verse 1 Peter 3:3-4 NLT
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The Take-Away? Although the people around us may place heavy concern on how you look, what you wear, and if your clothes have specific brand names. So God wishes for us to place our emphasis on inner beauty, made up of kindness and gentleness, not harsh words and judgment.

a Pink daisy with a bible verse 1 Peter 3:3-4 NLT
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1 Peter 3:3-4, NIV

It seems I love this verse so much that I put together two versions of it, so enjoy these extra images in the NIV format!

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”

A woman's silhouette with a verse 1 Peter 3:3-4 on top
A woman's silhouette with a verse 1 Peter 3:3-4 on top

2 – 1 Peter 2:9, NIV

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

a cloudy blue sky with 1 Peter 2:9

The Take-Away? Here we are told that we are God’s special possession. In other words, believers belong to God and are therefore special people. You are special!

a cloudy blue sky with 1 Peter 2:9

3 – Psalms 46:5, NIV

“God is within her, she will not fall.”

a silhouette of a woman with hair blowing in the wind and Psalm 46:5 over top

The Take-Away? When you partner your life with God and His will for you, you cannot fail. That doesn’t mean we won’t have hard times or that God doesn’t allow us to have bumps on our path, but in the end, He will see to it that our needs are met in this life. When we leave this world, we get the joy of eternal life with Him, and what could be better than spending eternity with the God of peace?

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4 – Jeremiah 29:11-13, NIV

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

fireworks with Jeremiah 29:11-13

The Take-Away? God is all-knowing. He knows the outcome of your life. When you look to Him for guidance and support, He will surely lead you in the right direction.

fireworks with Jeremiah 29:11-13

5 – Song of Songs 4:7, NLT

“You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way.”

a woman with gray hair and Song of Songs over

The Take-Away? The book Song of Songs in the bible shows us a series of poems written between a young woman and her lover. These letters are sometimes steamy! They show us the kind of love God has given us to enjoy in our marriage relationships. We can always count on the inspired word of God to remind us that we are beautiful in every way.

a woman with gray hair and Song of Songs over

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6 – Proverbs 31:25, NLT

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

a pink flower with Proverbs 31:25

The Take-Away? When we live in God’s pure love for us, we can rest in knowing that our future is solid, both in life and in death. The will of God is to see us enjoy life.

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7 – Proverbs 31:26, NLT

“When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.”

An owl's face with Proverbs 31:26

The Take-Away? A woman of God is able to take a deep breath and think about her words before they fly out of her mouth. As women, one of our gifts is to share God’s truths and the comfort and peace that God provides for us.

An owl's face with Proverbs 31:26

8 – 1 Corinthians 15:10, KJV

“But by the grace of God, I am what I am.”

A lily pad image with 1 Corinthians 15:10

The Take-Away? God created you exactly the way he wanted you. You are enough. Let me say that again. YOU. ARE. ENOUGH.

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9 – Proverbs 3:15, NIV

“She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.”

red background with red rubies and Proverbs 3:15

What to Take Away? Take heart. In God’s eyes, you are more valuable than even one of the most precious gems on earth. You are chosen, cared for, and deserve to hold the highest standards in your relationships.

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10 – Psalm 45:10-11, NLT

“Listen to me, O royal daughter; take to heart what I say. Forget your people and your family far away. For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.”

broken stained glass in a rainbow pattern with Psalm 45:10-11

The Take-Away? When we feel the need for fulfillment, God is the answer. Our family and friends can sometimes help, but the only one who can truly comfort us fully in our time of need is our Father. In our tough moments, prayer is the answer.

broken stained glass in a rainbow pattern with Psalm 45:10-11

11 – Proverbs 31:30, NIV

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

a woman outined by setting sun and Proverbs 31:30

The Take-Away? The world may put heavy emphasis on our outward physical appearance, but what is truly valuable in life is how committed you are to following the Lord and His Commands.

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12 – Ephesians 2:19-22

“Whenever you feel unloved, unimportant or insecure, remember to whom you belong.”

pink tulips with Ephesians 2:19-22

The Take-Away? In our worst moments in this life, when we feel alone, rejected, and unloved, remember that God created us in His own image and loves us unconditionally. We never need to fear loneliness when we rest on His love.

pink tulips with Ephesians 2:19-22

13 – Psalms 28:7, NIV

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”

a hazy image of people at worship with Psalm 28:7

The Take-Away? Singing songs of praise is its own kind of prayer and community with God. When you’re feeling low, put on your favorite praise song and let your voice go crazy! Even if you can’t sing a note (like me), God loves to hear the praises of our hearts through song.

My husband says that God has a filter between earth and heaven. When we sing, even badly, the song passes through God’s filter and becomes a beautiful sound. Remember, Psalm 100 says to “make a joyful noise.”

a hazy image of people at worship with Psalm 28:7

14 – Proverbs 31:20-21, NIV

“She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.”

a Black capped chickadee with Proverbs 31:20-21

The Take-Away? God made women nurturers with a desire to care. We can lean into these skills naturally and reap rewards from God for living out our calling.

a Black capped chickadee with Proverbs 31:20-21

15 – Joshua 1:9, NLT

“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

a hazy magenta flower with Joshua 1:9

The Take-Away? We have no need for fear. God is with us. Always. When you’re feeling fearful or stressed, lean on Him. He is there for you always.

a hazy magenta flower with Joshua 1:9

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16 – Luke 1:45, NIV

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

a field looking over a sunset with Luke 1:45

The Take-Away? Ask God for anything you need. He will provide it. Yes, It’s that simple.

a field looking over a sunset with Luke 1:45

17 – Psalm 139:14, ESV

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

a young woman pastes an I Love You sticky note to a mirror with Psalm 139:14

The Take-Away? God made you exactly how He wanted you. He knit you together in your mother’s womb (verse 13). All of your best features are gifts from God.

a young woman pastes an I Love You sticky note to a mirror with Psalm 139:14

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18 – 2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.”

a woman pumps her fist in yellow sunlight with 2 Timothy 1:7

The Take-Away? Women are powerful and amazing! You are strong, powerful, and smart!

a woman pumps her fist in yellow sunlight with 2 Timothy 1:7

2 Timothy 1:7, NLT

Another Two-fer! It seems I love this verse so much that I put together two versions of it, so enjoy these extra images in the New Living Testament format!

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

a Fist raised in the air with 2 Timothy 1:7

The Take-Away? When we look to God for answers, he will provide them. God’s love is not conditional, and he give us what we need when we boldly ask for it.

a Fist raised in the air with 2 Timothy 1:7

19 – 2 Corinthians 4:16, NLT

“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.”

Hands holding growing seedlings with 2 Corinthians 4:16

The Take-Away? No matter what age we are, God is taking care of us. This is great hope for those of us who are just a touch over our youthful years. No matter how old you may grow, know that you are just as precious to God as on the very day you were born.

Hands holding growing seedlings with 2 Corinthians 4:16

20 – Proverbs 31:17, NIV

“She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.”

a silhouette of a woman flexing biceps with Proverbs 31:17

The Take-Away? Women are made to do good works in the name of Jesus. God has made us strong in just the right ways to be able to fulfill our purpose.

a silhouette of a woman flexing biceps with Proverbs 31:17

21 – Song of Songs 7:6, NIV

“How beautiful you are and how pleasing, my love, with your delights!”

a woman sits on a poolside with Song of Songs 7:6

The Take-Away? Our heavenly father loves you right where you’re at! God’s word comes alive when telling us all of the good things he gave us. He repeats this image in Song of Solomon 4:7. “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” 

a woman sits on a poolside with Song of Songs 7:6

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22 – Psalm 93:4

“Mightier than the waves of the sea is His love for you!”

a mighty ocean wave with Psalm 93:4

The Take-Away? This one is fairly self-explanatory, isn’t it? God’s love is more powerful than that of a giant tidal wave. Can you even imagine? You are God’s masterpiece and He loves you.

a mighty ocean wave with Psalm 93:4

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23 – Esther 4:14

“Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.”

a Monarch butterfly on a milkweed leaf with Esther 4:14

The Take-Away? No matter what we face in this life, God has a plan for us. Even when he asks us to work through difficult times, we can be assured that He knows the outcome and holds us in the palm of his hand.

a Monarch butterfly on a milkweed leaf with Esther 4:14

24 – Psalm 143:8

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.”

a sunset scene over the ocean with Psalm 143:8

The Take-Away? These words from David remind us that God is our shelter in the storm of life. He offers us everlasting love without conditions and gives us everything we need to get through each day. David trusted God and gives us a great example to follow.

a sunset scene over the ocean with Psalm 143:8

25 – Romans 5:6, NLT

“When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.”

a closeup view of a cross with a nail and Romans 5:6

The Take-Away? God’s character is to care for us, especially when we are at our lowest point. When you reach rock bottom, reach out to Christ and He will be there for you.

a closeup view of a cross with a nail and Romans 5:6

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26 – Psalm 46:5, NIV

“God is within her; she will not fail. God will help her at break of day.”

The  moon on a blue background with Psalm 46:5

The Take-Away? When you choose to invite God into your heart and life, He remains with you, protecting you, and seeing to your every need. 

The moon on a blue background with Psalm 46:5

27 – 1 Timothy 3:11

“In the same way, the women must be worthy of respect. They must not say things that harm others. In anything they do, they must not go too far. They must be worthy of trust in everything.”

sunset over lake with bridge in the background and ducks in foreground with 1 Timothy 3:11

The Take-Away? Women hold so much information. We know about our friends, our families, and our church. We have the ability to build up or destroy with our words. God expects us to use our words for positive. To share them for His glory, and to build others up. As the old Sunday School song goes, “be careful, little lips, what you say.”

sunset over lake with bridge in the background and ducks in foreground with 1 Timothy 3:11

28 – Luke 1:45

“You are a woman God has blessed. You have believed that the Lord would keep his promises to you!”

star trails over a lake with Luke 1:45

The Take-Away? God blesses each of us in our own way. Look for the ways in which God has blessed you and kept His promises to you.

star trails over a lake with Luke 1:45

29 – Proverbs 11:16

“A kindhearted woman gains honor.”

a mourning dove with Proverbs 11:16

The Take-Away? Women who act with kindness and compassion for others will be rewarded.

a mourning dove with Proverbs 11:16

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30 – Colossians 2:10, NIRV

“Because you belong to Christ, you have been made complete. He is the ruler over every power and authority.”

black and white image with a woman reaching skyward and Colossians 2:10

The Take-Away? When we place our trust in Jesus, He will handle the details.

black and white image with a woman reaching skyward and Colossians 2:10

Wrapping it all Up

Even when you don’t love yourself, God loves you! Luke 12:7 says “Do not be afraid. For you are more valuable than a whole flock of sparrows.” Lean on Christ Jesus when you need a boost in your self-worth. He made you exactly how He wants you and in the image of God. For this reason, we can spend less time worrying about our outward appearance and focus on our inner selves.  

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Since God has counted the hairs of your head and you are made in God’s image, you can push the negative thoughts to the side. Instead of depending on your works of righteousness, know that God loves you and wants you to love yourself for the true beauty that is inside of you, despite your concerns about your outer appearance.

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