God is a Trinity

ESV scriptures that show that God is a trinity.  God is 3 persons and 1 God.  The Bible does not use the word trinity but it does talk about 3 distinct personalities that are God.

You can see all there members of the trinity shown in these verses.

Matt 28:16-20 “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.””

Matt 3:16-17 “And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; 17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.””

1 Peter 1:2 “according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:”

1 Cor 8:6 “yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.”

You can look and see that each member of the trinity has qualities that only God has.

All Powerful

  • Father – Jer 32:17 “Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”
  • Son – John 10:18 “No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.””
  • Holy Spirit – Rom 8:2 –  For the law of the Spirit of life has set you[a] free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”

All Knowing

  • Father – 1 Kings 8:39 “then hear in heaven your dwelling place and forgive and act and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways (for you, you only, know the hearts of all the children of mankind),”
  • Son – Matt 9:4 “But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?”
  • Holy Spirit – 1 Cor 2:10-11″these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”

Called God

  • Father – Phil 1:2 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Son – John 1:1  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
    2 Peter 1:1 “…To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:”
  • Holy Spirit – Acts 5:3-4 “But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God.””


  • Father – Gen 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
  • Son – John 1:2-3,10 ” He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”,”He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.”
  • Holy Spirit – Job 33:4 “The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”


  • Father – Psalm 102:26-27 “They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, 27  but you are the same, and your years have no end.”  Hab 3:6 “He stood and measured the earth; he looked and shook the nations; then the eternal mountains were scattered;  the everlasting hills sank low His were the everlasting ways.”
  • Son – John 8:58 “Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.””
  • Holy Spirit – Rom 8:11 “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus[a] from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.”


  • Father – Pro 15:3 “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.”
  • Son – Matt 28:20 ” teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.””
  • Holy Spirit – Psalm 139:7-10 “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!  9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.”


  • Father – Mal 3:6 ““For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.” James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
  • Son – Heb 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
  • Holy Spirit – Eph 1:13-14 “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it,[b] to the praise of his glory.”