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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1 (NIV)
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:2-4 (NIV)
The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Genesis 2:7 (NIV)
And the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "No one can be a slave to two masters; he will hate one and love the other; he will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."
Matthew 6:24 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Do not save riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, save riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are."
Matthew 6:19-21 (TEV)
Don't act out of selfish ambition or be conceited. Instead, humbly think of others as being better than yourselves. Don't be concerned only about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others.
Philippians 2:3-4 (GW)
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds.
Romans 12:2a (NRSV)
May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you; May He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion.
Psalm 20:1-2 (NKJV)
We encourage you, brothers and sisters, to instruct those who are not living right, cheer up those who are discouraged, help the weak, and be patient with everyone. Make sure that no one ever pays back one wrong with another wrong. Instead, always try to do what is good for each other and everyone else.
1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 (GW)
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31 (NIV)
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful. The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
Psalm 116:5-7 (NKJV)
Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples! For His merciful kindness is great toward us. And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 117 (NKJV)
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 118:1 (NKJV)
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
Psalm 118:6 (NKJV)
This is the day that the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 (NKJV)
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God's will in Christ Jesus that you do this.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (GW)
I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me.
Psalm 30:1-2 (NKJV)
Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:4-5 (NKJV)
In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness. Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily; Be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name's sake, lead me and guide me.
Psalm 31:1-3 (NKJV)
I will be glad and rejoice, because of your constant love. You see my suffering; you know my trouble. You have not let my enemies capture me; you have kept me safe. Be merciful to me, Lord, because I am in trouble; my eyes are tired from so much crying; I am completely worn out!
Psalm 31:7-9 (TEV)
But my trust is in you, Lord; you are my God. I am always in your care; save me from my enemies and from those who persecute me.
Psalm 31:14-15 (TEV)
Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and affliction for drink, he will still be with you to teach you. You will see your teacher with your own eyes, and you will hear a voice say, "This is the way; turn around and walk here."
Isaiah 30:20-21 (NLT)
You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
Psalm 32:7 (NKJV)
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7b (NIV)
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
Psalm 32:8 (NIV)
Do not plan to do something wrong to your neighbor while he is sitting there with you and suspecting nothing. Do not quarrel with a person for no reason if he has not harmed you.
Proverbs 3:29-30 (GW)
Do not be happy when your enemy falls, and do not feel glad when he stumbles. The Lord will see it, he won't like it, and he will turn his anger away from that person.
Proverbs 24:17-18 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "How horrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees! You hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the monuments of those who had God's approval. Then you say, 'If we had lived at the time of our ancestors, we would not have helped to murder the prophets.' So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets."
Matthew 23:29-31 (GW)
The Spirit says clearly that in later times some believers will desert the Christian faith. They will follow spirits that deceive, and they will believe the teachings of demons.
1 Timothy 4.1 (GW)
Do not say, "I'll treat him as he treated me. I'll pay him back for what he has done to me."
Proverbs 24:29 (GW)
Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths smooth.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (GW)
Do not consider yourself wise. Fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. Then your body will be healed, and your bones will have nourishment.
Proverbs 3:7-8 (GW)
Listen to my cry for help, O God. Pay attention to my prayer. From the ends of the earth, I call to you when I begin to lose heart. Lead me to the rock that is high above me. You have been my refuge, a tower of strength against the enemy. I would like to be a guest in your tent forever and to take refuge under the protection of your wings.
Psalm 61:1-4 (GW)
Do not get overly upset with evildoers, do not envy wicked people, because an evil person has no future, and the lamps of wicked people will be snuffed out.
Proverbs 24:19-20 (GW)
A strong man knows how to use his strength, but a person with knowledge is even more powerful.
Proverbs 24:5 (GW)
Teach us to number each of our days, so that we may grow in wisdom.
Psalm 90:12 (GW)
I went to the Lord for help. He answered me and rescued me from all my fears.
Psalm 34:4 (GW)
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the person who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 34:8 (GW)
Which of you wants a full life? Who would like to live long enough to enjoy good things? Keep your tongue from saying evil things and your lips from speaking deceitful things. Turn away from evil, and do good. Seek peace, and pursue it!
Psalm 34:12-14 (GW)
The Lord's eyes are on righteous people. His ears hear their cry for help.
Psalm 34:15 (GW)
The Lord is near to those whose hearts are humble. He saves those whose spirits are crushed. The righteous person has many troubles, but the Lord rescues him from all of them.
Psalm 34:18-19 (GW)
I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope. Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will hear you. When you look for me, you will find me. When you wholeheartedly seek me, I will let you find me, declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:11-14a (GW)
Turn your burdens over to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will never let the righteous person stumble.
Psalm 55:22 (GW)
This I know: God is on my side. I praise the word of God. I praise the word of the Lord. I trust God. I am not afraid. What can mortals do to me?
Psalm 56:9b-11 (GW)
You must understand this: In the last days there will be violent periods of time. People will be selfish and love money. They will brag, be arrogant, and use abusive language. They will curse their parents, show no gratitude, have no respect for what is holy, and lack normal affection for their families. They will refuse to make peace with anyone. They will be slanderous, lack self-control, be brutal, and have no love for what is good. They will be traitors. They will be reckless and conceited. They will love pleasure rather than God. They will appear to have a godly life, but they will not let its power change them. Stay away from such people.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 (GW)
This is what the Lord says:
Stop your crying, and wipe away your tears.
You will be rewarded for your work, declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 31:16a (GW)
[Jesus said:] "You are light for the world. A city cannot be hidden when it is located on a hill. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket. Instead, everyone who lights a lamp puts it on a lamp stand. Then its light shines on everyone in the house. In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven."
Matthew 5:14-16 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "Don't be troubled. Believe in God, and believe in me. My Father's house has many rooms. If that were not true, would I have told you that I'm going to prepare a place for you? If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again. Then I will bring you into my presence so that you will be where I am."
John 14:1-3 (GW)
Then Jesus said to them, "Go everywhere in the world, and tell everyone the Good News. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."
Mark 16:15-16 (GW)
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all.
Titus 2:11 (NRSV)
The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:6 (NRSV)
[Jesus said:] "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life."
John 3:16 (NRSV)
[Jesus said:] "Look, I'm standing at the door and knocking. If anyone listens to my voice and opens the door, I'll come in and we'll eat together."
Revelation 3:20 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "The earth and the heavens will disappear, but my words will never disappear."
Matthew 24:35 (GW)
Blessed are those who endure when they are tested. When they pass the test, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12 (GW)
However, you are chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, people who belong to God. You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God, who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not God's people, but now you are. Once you were not shown mercy, but now you have been shown mercy.
1 Peter 2:9-10 (GW)
So those who are believers in Christ Jesus can no longer be condemned. The standards of the Spirit, who gives life through Christ Jesus, have set you free from the standards of sin and death.
Romans 8:1-2 (GW)
I consider our present sufferings insignificant compared to the glory that will soon be revealed to us.
Romans 8:18 (GW)
When you have the good thing with you, do not tell your neighbor, "Go away! Come back tomorrow. I'll give you something then."
Proverbs 3:28 (GW)
Does the Spirit of the one who brought Jesus back to life live in you? Then the one who brought Christ back to life will also make your mortal bodies alive by his Spirit who lives in you.
Romans 8:11 (GW)
Dear friends, since you are foreigners and temporary residents [in the world], I'm encouraging you to keep away from the desires of your corrupt nature. These desires constantly attack you.
1 Peter 2:11 (GW)
"Bring [your] thanks to God as a sacrifice, and keep your vows to the Most High. Call on me in times of trouble. I will rescue you, and you will honor me."
Psalm 50:14-15 (GW)
I know, O Lord, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.
Jeremiah 10:23 (NIV)
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
Isaiah 9:2 (NIV)
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
The weapons we use in our fight are not the world's weapons, but God's powerful weapons, with which to destroy strongholds.
2 Corinthians 10:4 (TEV)
Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter -- when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Isaiah 58:6-7 (NIV)
Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.
Isaiah 10:1-2 (NIV)
Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 8:11-14a (NIV)
You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me." But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.
Deuteronomy 8:17-18a (NIV)
If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 8:19 (NIV)
Bless those who persecute you. Bless them, and don't curse them. Be happy with those who are happy. Be sad with those who are sad. Live in harmony with each other.
Romans 12:14-16a (GW)
Don't pay people back with evil for the evil they do to you.
Romans 12:17a (GW)
As much as it is possible, live in peace with everyone. Don't take revenge, dear friends. Instead, let God's anger take care of it. After all, Scripture says, "I alone have the right to take revenge. I will pay back, says the Lord."
Romans 12:18-19 (GW)
But, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink. If you do this, you will make him feel guilty and ashamed." Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil with good.
Romans 12:20-21 (GW)
Love sincerely. Hate evil. Hold on to what is good.
Romans 12:9 (GW)
We belong to God. The person who knows God listens to us. Whoever doesn't belong to God doesn't listen to us. That's how we can tell the Spirit of truth from the spirit of lies.
1 John 4:6 (GW)
Dear friends, we must love each other because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who doesn't love doesn't know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:7-8 (GW)
God has shown us his love by sending his only Son into the world so that we could have life through him.
1 John 4:9 (GW)
Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love each other.
1 John 4:11 (GW)
The message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God's power to us who are being saved.
1 Corinthians 1:18 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "Turn away from your sins, because the Kingdom of heaven is near!"
Matthew 4:17b (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "If anyone wants to come with me, he must forget himself, carry his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his own life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."
Matthew 16:24b-25 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Will a man gain anything if he wins the whole world but loses his life?"
Matthew 16:26a (TEV)
From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have been my God. Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.
Psalm 22:10-11 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Whenever two of you on earth agree about anything you pray for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them."
Matthew 18:19-20 (TEV)
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 (NKJV)
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8 (NIV)
And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
Joel 2:28 (NIV)
And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Joel 2:32a (NIV)
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God -- those whom he has called according to his plan.
Romans 8:28 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "Remember this! Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 18:3 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me."
John 14:6 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "If you love me, you will obey my commandments."
John 14:15 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you. The greatest love a man can have for his friends is to give his life for them."
John 15:12-13 (TEV)
Don't love money. Be happy with what you have because God has said, "I will never abandon you or leave you."
Hebrews 13:5 (GW)
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times can my brother sin against me and I have to forgive him? Seven times?" "No, not seven times," answered Jesus, "but seventy times seven."
Matthew 18:21-22 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "For the Son of Man came to save the lost."
Matthew 18:11 (TEV)
The Lord knows those who belong to him.
2 Timothy 2:19a (GW)
[Jesus said:] "You did not choose me; I chose you, and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him in my name."
John 15:16 (TEV)
The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can mortals do to me?
Hebrews 13:6 (GW)
Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Proverbs 25:25 (NRSV)
[Jesus said:] "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather be afraid of God, who can destroy both body and soul in hell."
Matthew 10:28 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Whoever declares publicly that he belongs to me, I will do the same for him before my Father in heaven. But whoever denies publicly that he belongs to me, then I will deny him before my Father in heaven."
Matthew 10:32-33 (TEV)
Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.
Philippians 4:6 (GW)
Then God's peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 (GW)
Finally, brothers and sisters, keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise: things that are true, honorable, fair, pure, acceptable, or commendable.
Philippians 4:8 (GW)
We, however, are citizens of heaven. We look forward to the Lord Jesus Christ coming from heaven as our Savior. Through his power to bring everything under his authority, he will change our humble bodies and make them like his glorified body.
Philippians 3:20-21 (GW)
Whoever worships the Lord must give up doing wrong.
2 Timothy 2:19b (GW)
Do your best to present yourself to God as a tried-and-true worker who isn't ashamed to teach the word of truth correctly.
2 Timothy 2:15 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!"
Matthew 5:3 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Happy are those who mourn; God will comfort them!"
Matthew 5:4 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Happy are the meek; they will receive what God has promised!"
Matthew 5:5 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; God will satisfy them fully!"
Matthew 5:6 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them!"
Matthew 5:7 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Happy are the pure in heart; they will see God!"
Matthew 5:8 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Happy are those who work for peace among men; God will call them his sons!"
Matthew 5:9 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!"
Matthew 5:10 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Happy are you when men insult you, and persecute you, and tell all kinds of evil lies against you because you are my followers. Be glad and happy, because a great reward is kept for you in heaven. This is how men persecuted the prophets who lived before you."
Matthew 5:11-12 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Worship the Lord your God and serve only him!"
Matthew 4:10b (TEV)
I heard a loud voice from the throne say, "God lives with humans! God will make his home with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them and be their God."
Revelation 21:3 (GW)
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won't be any more death. There won't be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared."
Revelation 21:4 (GW)
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Psalm 37:3 (NKJV)
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4 (NKJV)
Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
Psalm 37:5 (NKJV)
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret -- it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
Psalm 37:8-9 (NKJV)
For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; indeed, you will look carefully for his place, but it shall be no more. But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
Psalm 37:10-11 (NKJV)
The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming.
Psalm 37:12-13 (NKJV)
A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.
Psalm 37:16 (NKJV)
Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace. But all sinners will be destroyed.
Psalm 37:37-38a (NIV)
The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.
Psalm 37:39-40 (NIV)
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
Psalm 36:5 (NIV)
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."
Psalm 14:1 (NKJV)
The wisdom of this world is nonsense in God's sight.
1 Corinthians 3:19 (GW)
Don't you know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him because God's temple is holy. You are that holy temple!
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (GW)
We are God's coworkers.
1 Corinthians 3:9a (GW)
If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 (GW)
What will separate us from the love Christ has for us? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or violent death separate us from his love?
Romans 8:35 (GW)
I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love which Christ Jesus our Lord shows us. We can't be separated by death or life, by angels or rulers, by anything in the present or anything in the future, by forces or powers in the world above or in the world below, or by anything else in creation.
Romans 8:38-39 (GW)
Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
Psalm 34:10b (NKJV)
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Ephesians 6:1 (NRSV)
Fathers, don't make your children bitter about life. Instead, bring them up in Christian discipline and instruction.
Ephesians 6:4 (GW)
So husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself. No one ever hated his own body. Instead, he feeds and takes care of it, as Christ takes care of the church.
Ephesians 5:28-29 (GW)
That's why a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will be one.
Ephesians 5:31 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "If you have faith as big as a mustard seed, you can say to this hill, 'Go from here to there!' and it will go. You could do anything!"
Matthew 17:20 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "And when you fast, do not put on a sad face as the hypocrites do. They go around with a hungry look so that everyone will see that they are fasting."
Matthew 6:16 (TEV)
I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13 (GW)
God opposes the arrogant but favors the humble.
1 Peter 5:5b (GW)
Be humbled by God's power so that when the right time comes he will honor you. Turn all your anxiety over to God because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7 (GW)
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV)
If you declare that Jesus is Lord, and believe that God brought him back to life, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9 (GW)
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
Happy is the man who is concerned for the poor; the Lord will help him when he is in trouble.
Psalm 41:1 (TEV)
The Lord your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and takes no bribes. He gives justice to orphans and widows. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing. You, too, must show love to foreigners.
Deuteronomy 10:17-19a (NLT)
Turn away from evil and do good, and you will live in the land forever; because the Lord loves what is right, and he does not abandon his faithful people. He protects them always, but the descendants of the wicked will be driven out.
Psalm 37:27-28 (TEV)
The righteous will live safely in the land and possess it forever.
Psalm 37:29 (TEV)
Tell those who have the riches of this world not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, they should place their confidence in God who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
1 Timothy 6:17 (GW)
As holy people whom God has chosen and loved, be sympathetic, kind, humble, gentle, and patient. Put up with each other, and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Colossians 3:12-13 (GW)
A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.
Proverbs 15:27 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Whoever wants to be first must place himself last of all and be the servant of all."
Mark 9:35 (TEV)
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and should not get angry easily. An angry person doesn't do what God approves of.
James 1:19-20 (GW)
The Lord will give you relief from your pain and suffering, from the hard slavery you were forced to do.
Isaiah 14:3 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "Do not be worried about the food and drink you need to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. After all, isn't life worth more than food? And isn't the body worth more than clothes? Look at the birds flying around: they do not plant seeds, gather a harvest, and put it in barns; your Father in heaven takes care of them! Aren't you worth much more than birds? Which one of you can live a few more years by worrying about it?"
Matthew 6:25-27 (TEV)
God didn't give us a cowardly spirit but a spirit of power, love, and good judgment.
2 Timothy 1:7 (GW)
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth -- a stranger, and not your own lips.
Proverbs 27:2 (NRSV)
Whoever says, "I love God," but hates another believer is a liar.
1 John 4:20 (GW)
I may speak in the languages of humans and of angels. But if I don't have love, I am a loud gong or a clashing cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13:1 (GW)
I may have the gift to speak what God has revealed, and I may understand all mysteries and have all knowledge. I may even have enough faith to move mountains. But if I don't have love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:2 (GW)
I may even give away all that I have and give up my body to be burned. But if I don't have love, none of these things will help me.
1 Corinthians 13:3 (GW)
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full.
Proverbs 19:17 (NRSV)
Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but one who turns a blind eye will get many a curse.
Proverbs 28:27 (NRSV)
Why are you so downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Psalm 42:11 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Man cannot live on bread alone, but on every word that God speaks."
Matthew 4:4 (TEV)
So these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the best one of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (GW)
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.
Isaiah 66:13 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying your heavy loads, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28 (TEV)
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.
Proverbs 26:16 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Do not take revenge on someone who does you wrong. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, let him slap your left cheek too."
Matthew 5:39 (TEV)
I've learned to be content in whatever situation I'm in.
Philippians 4:11 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "Watch out, and guard yourselves from all kinds of greed; because a man's true life is not made up of the things he owns, no matter how rich he may be."
Luke 12:15 (TEV)
Turn my heart to your decrees, and not to selfish gain.
Psalm 119:36 (NRSV)
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Psalm 19:1 (NIV)
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105 (KJV)
Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Psalm 32:1-2 (NRSV)
But surely, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.
Psalm 54:4 (NRSV)
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows.
Isaiah 53:4 (NIV)
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
Romans 5:6 (NIV)
Christ died for us while we were still sinners. This demonstrates God's love for us.
Romans 5:8 (GW)
Like a maniac who shoots deadly firebrands and arrows, so is one who deceives a neighbor and says, "I am only joking!"
Proverbs 26:18-19 (NRSV)
Whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it.
Proverbs 3:27 (TEV)
For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.
Deuteronomy 20:4 (NIV)
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn't jealous. It doesn't sing its own praises. It isn't arrogant.
1 Corinthians 13:4 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "How happy are those who believe without seeing me!"
John 20:29 (TEV)
We live by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)
It is better to be poor than a liar.
Proverbs 19:22b (NRSV)
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Proverbs 3:24 (NIV)
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul."
Matthew 10:28a (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Peace I leave with you; my own peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid."
John 14:27 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "How terrible when all men speak well of you; because their ancestors said the very same things to the false prophets."
Luke 6:26 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "So do not start worrying: Where will my food come from? Or my drink? Or my clothes?' (These are the things the heathen are always concerned about.) Your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things."
Matthew 6:31-32 (TEV)
Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)
Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear, says the Lord.
Isaiah 65:24 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "You who are blessed by my Father: come! Come and receive the kingdom which has been prepared for you ever since the creation of the world. I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your homes, naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me."
Matthew 25:34-36 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
John 8:32 (TEV)
A generous person will be enriched, and one who gives water will get water.
Proverbs 11:25 (NRSV)
[Jesus said:] "You have received without paying, so give without being paid."
Matthew 10:8b (TEV)
I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'
Acts 20:35 (NKJV)
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. May her breasts satisfy you at all times; may you be intoxicated always by her love.
Proverbs 5:18-19 (NRSV)
For the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.
2 Chronicles 30:9 (NIV)
Certainly, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people who have set their hearts on getting rich have wandered away from the Christian faith and have caused themselves a lot of grief.
1 Timothy 6:10 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "Do not judge others, and God will not judge you; do not condemn others, and God will not condemn you; forgive others, and God will forgive you. Give to others, and God will give to you."
Luke 6:37-38a (TEV)
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.
Psalm 103:2-4 (NKJV)
'But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,' declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 30:17 (NIV)
Better is a little with righteousness than large income with injustice.
Proverbs 16:8 (NRSV)
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
Psalm 31:24 (NKJV)
Even in death the righteous have a refuge.
Proverbs 14:32 (NIV)
But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
Jeremiah 17:7 (NIV)
The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt.
Leviticus 19:34 (NIV)
Now, suppose a person has enough to live on and notices another believer in need. How can God's love be in that person if he doesn't bother to help the other believer?
1 John 3:17 (GW)
Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
Proverbs 16:19 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you."
Luke 11:9 (TEV)
God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
James 4:6 (TEV)
And this is what Christ himself promised to give us -- eternal life.
1 John 2:25 (TEV)
Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always continue in the fear of the Lord. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
Proverbs 23:17-18 (NRSV)
And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Ecclesiastes 4:4 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Keep watch, and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Matthew 26:41 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I will see you again, and your hearts will be filled with gladness, the kind of gladness that no one can take away from you."
John 16:22b (TEV)
For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.
Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NIV)
My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good.
Jeremiah 4:22 (NIV)
The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to want.
Proverbs 21:5 (NRSV)
Since you were brought back to life with Christ, focus on the things that are above -- where Christ holds the highest position. Keep your mind on things above, not on worldly things.
Colossians 3:1-2 (GW)
Always be joyful in the Lord! I'll say it again: Be joyful! Let everyone know how considerate you are. The Lord is near.
Philippians 4:4-5 (GW)
Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.
Psalm 40:17 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "A new commandment I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then all will know that you are my disciples."
John 13:34-35 (TEV)
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Leviticus 19:18b (NIV)
When someone is tempted, he shouldn't say that God is tempting him. God can't be tempted by evil, and God doesn't tempt anyone.
James 1:13 (GW)
He who earnestly seeks good finds favor, but trouble will come to him who seeks evil.
Proverbs 11:27 (NKJV)
Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Isaiah 64:8 (NIV)
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.
Psalm 37:21 (NIV)
Those who despise their neighbors are sinners, but happy are those who are kind to the poor.
Proverbs 14:21 (NRSV)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
Psalm 81:10 (NRSV)
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah 40:28 (NIV)
Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.
Job 14:1-2 (NIV)
Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house, lest he become weary of you and hate you.
Proverbs 25:17 (NKJV)
When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, then in later days you will return to the Lord your God and obey him. For the Lord your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your forefathers, which he confirmed to them by oath.
Deuteronomy 4:30-31 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Not everyone who calls me 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the Kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what my Father in heaven wants them to do."
Matthew 7:21 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "So then, everyone who hears these words of mine and obeys them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain poured down, the rivers flooded over, and the winds blew hard against that house. But it did not fall, because it had been built on the rock."
Matthew 7:24-25 (TEV)
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)
Peter answered them, "All of you must turn to God and change the way you think and act, and each of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins will be forgiven. Then you will receive the Holy Spirit as a gift. This promise belongs to you and to your children and to everyone who is far away. It belongs to everyone who worships the Lord our God."
Acts 2:38-39 (GW)
Whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly as though you were working for your real master and not merely for humans. You know that your real master will give you an inheritance as your reward. It is Christ, your real master, whom you are serving.
Colossians 3:23-24 (GW)
Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, but those who gather little by little will increase it.
Proverbs 13:11 (NRSV)
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:12 (NRSV)
I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope.
Psalm 16:8-9 (NKJV)
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.
Psalm 86:5 (NKJV)
You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.
Joshua 23:14 (NIV)
But have reverence for Christ in your hearts, and make him your Lord. Be ready at all times to answer anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have in you.
1 Peter 3:15 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your friends, hate your enemies.' But now I tell you: Love your enemies, and pray for those who mistreat you."
Matthew 5:43-44 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings."
Matthew 6:34 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.'"
Matthew 15:7-8 (GW)
Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Proverbs 23:22 (NRSV)
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
Psalm 29:11 (NKJV)
[Jesus said:] "It is not what goes into a person's mouth that makes him unclean; rather, what comes out of it makes him unclean."
Matthew 15:11 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "It will be very hard, I tell you, for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven. I tell you something else: It is much harder for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle."
Matthew 19:23-24 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "For God everything is possible."
Matthew 19:26b (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and the most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like it: 'You must love your neighbor as yourself.'"
Matthew 22:37-39 (TEV)
Be kind to each other, sympathetic, forgiving each other as God has forgiven you through Christ.
Ephesians 4:32 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "And this Good News about the Kingdom will be preached through all the world, for a witness to all mankind; and then will come the end."
Matthew 24:14 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "For this reason, then, you also must be always ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you are not expecting him."
Matthew 24:44 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "For the Son of Man will come like the lightning which flashes across the whole sky from the east to the west."
Matthew 24:27 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky; then all the tribes of earth will weep, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."
Matthew 24:30 (TEV)
Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Nehemiah 8:10b (NIV)
I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God.
Job 19:25-26 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will have the light of life and will never walk in the darkness."
John 8:12 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I am the door. Whoever comes in by me will be saved; he will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come in order that they might have life, life in all its fullness."
John 10:9-10 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "For what my Father wants is this: that all who see the Son and believe in him should have eternal life; and I will raise them to life on the last day."
John 6:40 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd is willing to die for the sheep."
John 10:11 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I am the good shepherd. As the Father knows me and I know the Father, in the same way I know my sheep and they know me. And I am willing to die for them."
John 10:14-15 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I tell you the truth: he who believes has eternal life."
John 6:47 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I am the bread of life."
John 6:48 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me."
John 15:5 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it."
John 15:7 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I love you just as the Father loves me; remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love."
John 15:9-10 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you. The greatest love a man can have for his friends is to give his life for them. And you are my friends, if you do what I command you."
John 15:12-14 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I have told you this so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete."
John 15:11 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "If the world hates you, you must remember that it has hated me first."
John 15:18 (TEV)
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9 (GW)
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
Numbers 23:19 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "If they persecuted me, they will persecute you too; if they obeyed my message, they will obey yours too. But they will do all this to you because you are mine; for they do not know him who sent me."
John 15:20-21 (TEV)
My days are like a shadow that lengthens, and I wither away like grass. But You, O Lord, shall endure forever, and the remembrance of Your name to all generations.
Psalm 102:11-12 (NKJV)
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Psalm 103:11-12 (NKJV)
As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.
Psalm 103:13-14 (NKJV)
[Jesus said:] "You must be perfect -- just as your Father in heaven is perfect."
Matthew 5:48 (TEV)
But whoever obeys what Christ says is the kind of person in whom God's love is perfected. That's how we know we are in Christ. Those who say that they live in him must live the same way he lived.
1 John 2:5-6 (GW)
No one has ever seen God. If we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1 John 4:12 (GW)
Finally, everyone must live in harmony, be sympathetic, love each other, have compassion, and be humble. Don't pay people back with evil for the evil they do to you, or ridicule those who ridicule you. Instead, bless them, because you were called to inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:8-9 (GW)
If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.
Leviticus 25:35 (NIV)
Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who are glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 17:5 (NRSV)
Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Psalm 82:3 (NKJV)
Jesus drew near and said to them: "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth."
Matthew 28:18 (TEV)
You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.
Job 22:27 (NIV)
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
Isaiah 12:2 (NIV)
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Psalm 34:17 (NKJV)
Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)
[Jesus said:] "For God did not send his Son into the world to be its Judge, but to be its Savior."
John 3:17 (TEV)
Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore!
Psalm 105:4 (NKJV)
Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 106:1 (NKJV)
If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
Isaiah 58:9b-10 (NIV)
No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case with integrity. They rely on empty arguments and speak lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to evil. -- So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.
Isaiah 59:4,9 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Now that you have known me, you will know my Father also; and from now on you do know him, and you have seen him."
John 14:7 (TEV)
One night Paul had a vision, in which the Lord said to him, "Do not be afraid, but keep on speaking and do not give up, because I am with you. No one will be able to harm you, because many in this city are my people."
Acts 18:9-10 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I tell you the truth: whoever believes in me will do the works I do -- yes, he will do even greater ones, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask for in my name, so that the Father's glory will be shown through the Son. If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it."
John 14:12-14 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom."
Luke 12:32 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "The Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and make you remember all that I have told you."
John 14:26 (TEV)
Fools show their anger at once, but the prudent ignore an insult.
Proverbs 12:16 (NRSV)
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26 (NIV)
If a person thinks that he is religious but can't control his tongue, he is fooling himself. That person's religion is worthless. Pure, unstained religion, according to God our Father, is to take care of orphans and widows when they suffer and to remain uncorrupted by this world.
James 1:26-27 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. The yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light."
Matthew 11:29-30 (TEV)
Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
Jeremiah 17:14 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."
John 11:25-26 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."
Revelation 22:13 (TEV)
"Listen!" says Jesus. "I am coming soon! I will bring my rewards with me to give to each one according to what he has done."
Revelation 22:12 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you."
John 6:27a (NRSV)
[Jesus said:] "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never be thirsty."
John 6:35 (TEV)
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
2 Chronicles 15:7 (NIV)
As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
Psalm 42:1-2 (NKJV)
In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
Jonah 2:2 (NIV)
Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58b (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites! They love to stand up and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that everyone will see them. Remember this! They have already been paid in full."
Matthew 6:5 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "But when you pray, go to your room and close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you."
Matthew 6:6 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "In your prayers do not use a lot of meaningless words, as the pagans do, who think that God will hear them because of their long prayers. Do not be like them; your Father already knows what you need before you ask him."
Matthew 6:7-8 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven: May your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come; may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need. Forgive us the wrongs that we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done us. Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One.'"
Matthew 6:9-13 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "If you forgive others the wrongs they have done you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive the wrongs of others, then your Father in heaven will not forgive the wrongs you have done."
Matthew 6:14-15 (TEV)
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
Psalm 20:4 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
Mark 11:24 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you. Do for others just what you want them to do for you."
Luke 6:27-28,31 (TEV)
My brothers and sisters, what good does it do if someone claims to have faith but doesn't do any good things? Can this kind of faith save him? Suppose a believer, whether a man or a woman, needs clothes or food and one of you tells that person, "God be with you! Stay warm, and make sure you eat enough." If you don't provide for that person's physical needs, what good does it do? In the same way, faith by itself is dead if it doesn't cause you to do any good things.
James 2:14-17 (GW)
I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve him with one accord.
Zephaniah 3:9 (NRSV)
[Jesus said:] "The time has come. The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"
Mark 1:15 (NIV)
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm 23:1 (NKJV)
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4 (NKJV)
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 (GW)
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge -- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:17-19 (NIV)
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
Isaiah 55:6-7 (NIV)
[Jesus said:] "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!"
Matthew 3:2 (NKJV)
[Jesus said:] "I have not come to call the respectable people, but the outcasts."
Mark 2:17b (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine respectable people who do not need to repent."
Luke 15:7 (TEV)
So change the way you think and act, and turn to God to have your sins removed.
Acts 3:19 (GW)
[Jesus said:] "But unless you repent, you too will all perish."
Luke 13:5 (NIV)
And He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new."
Revelation 21:5a (NKJV)
God called you to endure suffering because Christ suffered for you. He left you an example so that you could follow in his footsteps.
1 Peter 2:21 (GW)
Don't be afraid when a man becomes rich, when his wealth grows even greater; he cannot take it with him when he dies; his wealth will not go to the grave with him.
Psalm 49:16-17 (TEV)
A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
Proverbs 28:11 (NIV)
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it. Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it.
Proverbs 15:16-17 (NRSV)
[Jesus said:] "But how terrible for you who are rich now; you have had your easy life! How terrible for you who are full now; you will go hungry! How terrible for you who laugh now; you will mourn and weep!"
Luke 6:24-25 (TEV)
And Mary said, "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name."
Luke 1:46-49 (KJV)
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11 (NKJV)
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!
Luke 2:14 (NKJV)
[Jesus said:] "Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and he who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to him who knocks."
Matthew 7:7-8 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to hell, and there are many who travel it. The gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and few people find it."
Matthew 7:13-14 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Watch out for false prophets; they come to you looking like sheep on the outside, but they are really like wild wolves on the inside. You will know them by the way they act."
Matthew 7:15-16a (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, to the end of the age."
Matthew 28:19-20 (TEV)
[Jesus said:] "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen.
Revelation 22:20-21 (NIV)
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Last Update: 19 February 2012