Free Will Verses

A Calvinist once wrote me stating “there are so many more verses in the Bible for Predestination than there are for Free Will how could you possibly believe that God allows us free will? I wrote back asking for his list of pro-predestination verses so we could compare notes but I never heard back from him. 

I will admit having more verses on the side of free will or predestination doesn’t automatically prove one or the other to be right. You really need to take the entirety of the scriptures, and not hang your hat on a handful of verses. That being said here’s verses that I have run across that show that we do indeed have free will.

GENESIS
1:27; 1:31; 2:16-17; 3:17; 3:22-23; 4:6-7; 6:3; 6:5-6; 15:6 ; 22:1-3; 22:9-12; 22 15-18; 28:20-22

EXODUS
16:28; 20:3-6; 32:9-10; 32:32-33; 33:7

LEVITICUS
 1:3; 4:1-3; 4:13-14; 10:1-2; 19:5; 26:14-16; 26:18-19; 26:21; 26:23-24; 26:27-28; 26:40-41

NUMBERS
5:5-7; 11:1-10; 14:1-4; 11-12; 13-19; 20-23; 26-27; 14:35; 14:39-44; 25:1-3

DEUTERONOMY
1:26; 4:3-4; 4:9; 4:29; 5:7-10; 5:28-29; 6:13-18; 7:3-4; 7:9-12; 8:1-2; 8:11-13; 8:19-20; 9:4; 9:6-8; 9:11-13; 9:15-16; 9:19-20; 9:22-28; 10:12-16; 10:20; 11:1; 11:8; 11:16-17; 11:22-23; 11:26-28; 11:31-32; 12:1; 12:4-5; 12:28-32; 18:19; 19:8-9; 24:16; 26:16-18; 28:1-2; 28:9; 28:15; 29:9-15; 28:20; 29:25-28; 30:1-3; 30:19; 30:9-20; 31:16-22; 31:24-29; 32:3-6; 32:15-21; 32:26-27; 32:36-38; 32:50-51

JOSHUA
24:14-15; 24:23

JUDGES
2:1-2; 2:11-23; 3:3-4; 3:7-9; 3:12; 4:1-2; 5:2; 6:1; 6:6-10; 7:4-6; 10:6-8; 10:13-16; 13:1; 21:25

RUTH
1:14-18

1 SAMUEL
2:10; 3:11-13; 7:3-4; 12:20-25

2 SAMUEL
11:14-17; 11:26-27; 12:7-10; 12:13-14; 24:10

1 KINGS
3:14; 6:11-13; 8:25; 8:33-36; 8:38-39; 8:46-50; 9:3-9; 11:1-11; 13:16-21; 14:15; 14:22-24; 13:33; 14:7-9; 14:21-24; 15:1-3; 15:9-11; 15:25-30; 15:33-34; 16:15-19; 16:23-25; 16:8-13; 16:7; 18:16-21;  22:41-43; 22:51-53

2 KINGS
3:1-3; 5:1-27; 8:16-17; 8:25-27; 12:1-2; 13:1-3; 13:10-11; 14:1-6; 14:23-24; 15:1-5; 15:8-9; 15:17-18; 15:23-24; 15:27-28; 15:32-34; 16:1-3; 17:1-2; 17:7-28; 18:1-3; 18:11-12; 21:1-16; 21:1-2; 21:19-22; 22:1-2; 22:8-13; 22:16-20; 23:3; 23:25-27; 23:31-32; 23:36-37; 24:8-9; 24:18-19

1 CHRONICLES
5:20; 5:25-26; 9:1; 10:13-14; 15:1-13; 16:11; 17:1-6; 20:1-14; 28:9

2 CHRONICLES
6:32-33; 7:12-22; 12:1-16; 13:1-22; 14:2-3; 14:7; 15:1-4; 15:8; 15:15; 16:7-8; 16:12; 17:3-4; 19:3; 21:11; 24:1-4; 24:17-21; 24:23-24; 25:1-2; 25:14-15; 25:27; 28:19; 28:24-25; 29:6-9; 30:6-9; 31:20-21; 33:2-3; 33:10-13; 33:21-23; 34:3; 34:21; 34:24-27; 34:31; 35:20-24; 36:12-16

EZRA
3:5; 5:12; 8:22; 9:11; 10:10-11

NEHEMIAH
9:16-18; 9:26-30 

ESTHER
4:13-14

JOB
 1:9-12; 23:10-12; 24:13-17; 27:1-6; 28:28; 34:10-11; 34:26-27; 34:33; 36:5; 36:8-13

PSALM
5:2-3; 5:4; 5:10; 9:1-2; 9:10; 10:4; 19:1-3; 26:2; 28:5;  33:5; 34:18; 40:16; 42:1-2; 51:17; 61:1; 69:6; 77:2; 78:5-8; 78:21-22; 78:59; 78:40-42; 79:5; 81:11-14; 85:5; 86:5; 86:15; 95:7-8; 95:10; 105:3; 106:29; 107; 116:1-4; 118:22; 119:2; 119:30; 119:118; 119:132; 119:155; 119:173; 125:4-5; 132:11-12; 145:9; 145:17-20                       

PROVERBS [actually all of Proverbs, after all what good is advice if you have no choice]
1:1-10; 1:23-33; 3:5-6; 3:11-12; 4:7; 11:30

ECCLESIASTIES
7:29

SONG OF SOLOMON
The Song of Solomon is a prophetic record of God’s drawing His bride, His rejection and heartbreak, His tireless work, wooing, more heartbreak, and final victory in drawing a people unto himself in righteousness. 

ISAIAH
1:2-4; 1:18-20; 5:1-7; 5:20; 5:24; 9:11-17; 12:1; 45:22; 53:6; 55:1; 55:6-7; 56:1-8; 57:15; 65:12    

JEREMIAH
2:7-8; 2:13; 2:17; 2:19; 2:30; 3:11-12; 3:22; 4:1; 4:18; 5:3; 5:23; 6:8; 6:16; 6:19; 7:12-13; 7:22-26; 7:30-31; 8:9; 8:14; 9:7; 9:11-14; 9:22-24; 11:8; 11:10; 11:17; 12:14-17; 13:10-11; 15:6-7; 15:19-21; 16:10-12; 17:5-8; 17:13; 18:1-12; 19:1-5; 19:15; 21:8-9; 22:4-5; 22:8-9; 23:1-4; 25:4-9; 26:1-8; 29:11-14; 29:19-23; 31:30; 31:33-34; 32:30-35; 34:10-18; 36:3; 36:5-7; 42:5-22; 43:4; 43:10-11; 44:1-6

LAMENTATIONS
1:5; 1:8; 1:12; 1:18; 2:3; 3:40-42

EZEKIEL
3:6; 3:18-19; 14:6; 18:23; 18:30-32; 22:30; 33:11;

DANIEL
1:8; 12:3

HOSEA
10:12; 11:1-8

JOEL
2:12-13; 2:32

AMOS
2:4-7; 4:7-12; 5:4-6; 5:12-15; 7:1-9

OBADIAH
1:1;10; 1:15

JONAH
1:1-2; 2:8; 3:3-5; 3:7-10; 4:1-3; 4:10-11

MICAH
6:8; 6:13

NAHUM
1:2-3; 1:7

HABAKKUK
2:4

ZEPHANIAH
1:1-6; 2:3

HAGGAI
1:7-12

ZECHARIAH
1:12-13; 7:11-13; 8:14-15; 8:20-23

MALACHI
1:6-8; 1:10; 2:1-2; 2:17; 3:6-7; 4:1-2; 4:5-6

MATTHEW
5:44;   6:15; 6:21-24; 6:33; 7:7-8; 7:24; 8:26; 9:13; 9:22; 9:27-31; 11:15; 11:20-24; 11:28; 12:50; 13:15; 15:15-28; 16:8; 16:26; 18:3; 21:27-31; 21:33-46; 21:33-46; 22:1-3; 22:9; 23:37; 24:13; 24:45-51; 25:24-28; 26:28; 26:41; 28:19

MARK
1:15; 1:40-45; 2:17; 3:5; 3:35; 4:5; 4:14-20; 5:34; 6:6; 7:31-36; 9:38-41; 10:52; 11:22; 13:13; 14:24; 14:38; 16:15-16

LUKE
2:8-11;  2:30-32; 5:12-16; 5:31-32; 6:36; 6:46; 7:36-48; 7:50; 8:11-14; 8:48; 9:23; 11:5-13; 13:3; 13:34; 14:15-24; 15:2; 15:7; 15:1-33; 18:42; 19:10; 19:41-44; 20:21; 22:31-32

JOHN
1:4; 1:6-9; 1:10-12; 1:7; 1:12; 1:29; 2:23; 3:14-21; 3:36; 4:10; 4:39-42; 5:24; 5:39-40; 6:33; 6:37; 6:39-40; 6:47; 6:51; 7:17; 7:37-39; 8:12; 8:23-24; 10:7-9; 11:25; 12:32; 12:48; 14:21-24; 15:9-10; 16:1; 16:8-11; 16:27; 17:20-26; 20:31

ACTS
1:3; 2:21; 2:37-39; 3:19; 5:3; 7:51; 9:29; 10:43; 11:21; 13:39; 13:46; 13:48; 14:1-2; 14:8-10; 14:11-15; 15:13-17; 16:17; 16:29-31; 17:2-4; 17:11; 17:17; 17:24-28; 17:27; 17:30; 18:4; 18:8; 18:28; 19:9; 20:21; 26:15-18; 28:23; 28:26-27

ROMANS
1:5; 1:12; 1:16-22; 2:5-8; 2:12-15; 3:21-25; 4:5; 5:1-2; 5:6; 5:8; 5:12; 5:15; 5:18-19; 6:12-13; 6:17; 6:23; 7:18; 7:21-24; 8:3; 8:28; 9:1-4; 10:1-21; 11:1-2; 11:11-15; 11:20-23; 11:32; 12:1-2; 12:9; 14:10; 14:12

1 CORINTHIANS
1:21; 3:1-2; 9:16-17; 15:1-2

2 CORINTHIANS
1:13; 2:11; 4:3-4; 5:11; 5:18-19; 5:21; 7:9-10

GALATIANS
1:3-4; 2:6; 2:20; 3:6-9; 3:13-14; 3:22; 3:26; 6:7-8

EPHESIANS
1:4-7; 1:13-14; 2:8-9; 3:12; 4:17-26

PHILIPPIANS
1:27; 2:12-13

COLOSSIANS
1:6-9; 1:21-23; 2:1-4; 2:18-19; 3:5-6; 3:25

1 THESSALONIANS
1:3; 2:4; 2:13; 2:18; 3:1-5; 3:7-8; 5:9; 5:16-22
 
2 THESSALONIANS
1:3-4; 1:8-11; 2:1-4; 2:8-11; 2:13

1 TIMOTHY
1:15-16; 1:18-20; 2:3-6; 4:1; 4:10-11; 4:16; 5:15; 6:12

2 TIMOTHY
3:1-8; 4:3-4; 4:14-15; 4:17

TITUS
2:11

PHILEMON
1:8-9; 1:14

HEBREWS
2:1-3; 2:9; 3:7-16; 3:19; 4:1-2; 4:3-7; 4:12-13; 4:16; 5:9; 8:7-10; 10:22-24; 10:26-29; 10:36; 10:38-39; 11:1-2; 11:6; 12:1-3; 12:15; 12:25

JAMES
1:5-6; 1:18; 1:13-15; 1:21; 4:8; 5:16

1 PETER
1:7; 2:15-16; 5:8-9

2 PETER
1:10-11; 2:1; 3:5; 3:9

1 JOHN
1:9; 2:1-6; 2:9-11; 3:7-8; 4:8; 4:10; 4:14-15; 5:1; 5:13; 5:19-20

2 JOHN
1:9-11

3 JOHN
1:11

JUDE
1:3-5; 1:14-15; 1:20-23

REVELATION
1:3; 2:20-22; 3:2-3; 3:5; 3:20; 13:9; 16:9; 21:7-8; 22:10-13; 22:17