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21-03-2007, 18:24   #1
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Favourite verses / quotes from the Bible

Thought I'd start a thread on this, I think people will be interested in posting up their favourite verses from the Bible etc. Bear in mind that this is a thread for Bible appreciation.

I really like the account of the Lord speaking to Samuel in the Old Testament.
Originally Posted by 1 Samuel 3 : 8 - 10
The Lord called Samuel a third time; he got up went to Eli, and said "You called me and here I am".
Then Eli realised it was the Lord who was calling the boy, so he said to him "Go back to bed; and if he calls you again say, "speak Lord your servant is listening". So Samuel went back to bed.
The Lord came and stood there and called as he had before "Samuel, Samuel". Samuel answered, "Speak; your servant is listening".
(Good News Bible)

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I like the phrase "there will be weeping and grinding of teeth"
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I think you might mean "gnashing" not "grinding".
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Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers

This is the purpose of life, to be transformed into the likeness of Christ. If I start feeling too big for my britches I am reminded that I am not there yet and I get humbled.

If I start to feel low, I get comfort that God has me as a work in progress.
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Originally Posted by 1 Samuel 16 : 7
But the Lord said to him, "Pay no attention to how tall and handsome he is. I have rejected him, because I do not judge as people judge. They look at the outward appearance, but I look at the heart." (Good News Bible)
I'm liking this quote as well
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Well I always liked how the KJV rendered Isaiah 3:4b "and babes shall rule over them"...

My favourite verse is Galatians 5:6, (TNIV) "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love."
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Originally Posted by 1 Kings 3: 22 - 27
But the other woman said, "No the living child is mine and the dead one is yours".
The first woman answered "No! The dead child is yours, and the living one is mine!"
And so they argued before the king.
Then King Solomon said, "Each of you claims that the child is hers and the dead child belongs to the other one."
He sent for a sword, and then when it was brought, he said, "Cut the living child in two and give each woman half of it."
The real mother, her heart full of love for her son said "Please Your Majesty, don't kill the child give it to her!".
But the other woman said, "Don't give it to either of us; go ahead and cut it in two."
Then Solomon said "Don't kill the child! Give it to the first woman - she is it's real mother."
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May the Lord give us all such wisdom as the wisdom he gave to Solomon.
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This is one of my favourite passages. Impermanence is central to Jesus's teachings:

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21

The cyclical nature of the universe is closely linked with the impermanence of all things and situations. All conditions are highly unstable and in a constant flux, or impermanence is a characteristic of every condition every situation you will ever encounter in your life. It will change, dissappear, or no longer satisfy you. Nothing lasts in this dimension where moth and rust consume. Either it ends or it changes, or it may undergo a polarity shift. The same condition that was good yesterday or last year has suddenly or gradually turned bad. The condition that made you happy, then makes you unhappy. For example, the prosperity of today becomes the empty comsumerism of tomorrow. This is, in fact, a central Buddhist teaching. But Christianity shares many similiar teachings to Buddhism.

Oh, another one I love is by Paul:

"The created universe is waiting with eager expectation for God's sons to be revealed" and Up to present... the whole created universe in all parts groans as if in pangs of childbirth" Romans 8
Also, "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and first earth had passed away" Rev 21:1

I like these passages but they're up for interpretation like so mauch of the Bible. I interpreted them, according to St. Paul, that the whole of creation is waiting with eager expectation for humans to become enlightened and all of creation will be redeemed through this. It's all about humans reaching a new state of consiousness and the fall of our mind-identified states of the ego.
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Philippians 4.4-7

4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

In times of trial, this scripture rings true.
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o so many, where to start

I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me. Phillippians 4:13
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Originally Posted by Leviticus 19:9-10
When you harvest your fields, do not cut the corn at the edges of the fields, and do not go back to cut the ears of corn that were left. Do not go back through your vineyard to gather the grapes that were missed or to pick up the grapes that have fallen, leave them for poor people and foreigners. I am the Lord your God.
Originally Posted by Leviticus 19:17-18
Do not bear a grudge against anyone, but settle your differences with him, so that you will not commit a sin because of him. I am the Lord.
Do not take revenge on anyone or continue to hate him, but love your neighbour as yourself I am the Lord your God.
Originally Posted by Leviticus 19:11-13
Do not steal or cheat or lie. Do not make a promise in my name if you do not intend to keep it. I am the Lord your God.
Originally Posted by Leviticus 19:33-37
Show respect for old people and honour them. Reverently obey me; I am the Lord.
Do not ill-treat foreigners who are living in your land. Treat them as you would your fellow Israelite, and love them as you would love yourselves. Remember that you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.
Do not cheat anyone by using false measures of length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales, honest weights, and honest measures. I am the Lord your God.
Obey all my laws and commands. I am the Lord.
Originally Posted by Exodus 23:2-3
Do not follow the majority when they are wrong or when they give evidence that perverts justice. Do not show partiality to a poor person at his trial.
Originally Posted by Exodus 23: 6 -8
Do not deny justice to a poor person when he appears in court. Do not make false accusations, and do not put an innocent person to death, for I will condemn anyone who does sicj am evil thing.
Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe makes people blind to what is right and ruins the cause of those who are innocent.
Originally Posted by 1 Kings 17:13
"Don't worry" Elijah said to her. "Go ahead and prepare your meal. But first make a small loaf from what you have and bring it to me, and then prepare the rest for you and your son. For this is what the Lord the God of Israel, says "The bowl will not run out of flour or the jar run out of oil before I, the Lord send rain"
Originally Posted by 1 Kings 17:21-23
Then Elijah stretched himself out on the boy three times and prayed "O Lord my God, restore this child to life." The Lord answered Elijah's prayer; the child started breathing again and revived.
Elijah took the boy back downstairs to his mother and said to her, "Look your son is alive"
Originally Posted by 1 Kings 21:28-29
The Lord said to the prophet Elijah, "Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before me?" Since he has done this, I will not bring disaster on him during his lifetime; it will be during his son's lifetime that I will bring disaster on his family".
Originally Posted by Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Israel remember this! The Lord - and the Lord alone is our God. Love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Originally Posted by 1 Samuel 17:36-37
I have killed lions and bears, and I will do the same to this heathen Philistine who has defied the army of the Lord.
The Lord has saved me from lions and bears and he will save me from this Philistine.
Some Old Testament classics I posted a few of them in reply on another thread, but it's good to have them all in one place. All quoted from Good News Bible.
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Romans 8 31-39

For me this is power full. Enjoy

Gods Love in Christ Jesus

31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
36As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."[l]
37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[m] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Ephesians 3 14 -21

The Love of Christ

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,
15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 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,
21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
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Originally Posted by 2 Chronicles 30:9
If you return to the Lord, then those who have taken your relatives away as prisoners will take pity on them and let them come back home. The Lord your God is kind and merciful, and if you return to him, he will accept you.
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Theres a very true message in that I think.
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when evil doers come to devour my flesh my foes will stumble and fall, though an army encamps around me I will have no fear

Psalms 21 or 23 I think
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