Favorite Bible Verses

These verses come from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.  If you have a different Bible (the version is usually printed on the spine of the Bible), the wording may be a little different, but should be fairly similar.  Sometimes, it is helpful to look at the wording in several different Bible translations, to understand it more fully.  If you are new to looking up verses, here's how to find them:  2 Tim 3:16-17 means that the verse is in the book of the Bible called 2 Timothy, in the 3rd chapter of that book, and is the 16th and 17th verse in that chapter. Use the table of contents in your Bible to tell you what page the book starts on, then flip to the chapter number (the big numbers in bold), and then scroll down to the verses (the tiny numbers next to the sentences).


2 Tim 3:16-17  All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.


Ps 34:17-19  When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.  The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit.   Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all.


Eph 2:8-9  For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God- not the result of works, so that no one may boast.


Eph 1: 3-14 Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.  He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of  his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us.  With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.  In Christ, we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ might live for the praise of his gory.  In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God's own people, to the praise of his glory.

1 John 3:1-3  See what love the Father has given us, that we shoul be called children of God; and that is what we are!  The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.  Beloved, we are God's children now; what we wil be has not yet been revealed.  What we do know is this; when He is revealed, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.  And all who have this hope in Him purify themselves, just as He is pure.


Prov 3:5,6   Trust in the Lord, with all your heart, and lean not upon your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.


Ps 51:10  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.


Ps 25:16-18 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.  Relieve the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of my distress.  Consider my affliction and my trouble and forgive all my sins.


Rom 15:5-6  May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together with one voice, you may glorify God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Ps 4:4-5  When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds and be silent.  Offer right sacrifices and put your trust in the Lord.


Rom 12:1-2  I appeal to you, therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 


Heb 13:5-6   Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you." So we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?"


Eph 6:13-17  Therefore take up the whole armor of God so that you might be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.  Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness.  As shoes for your feet, put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.  With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.


Gal 5: 22-23 ...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace. patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no law against such things.


Ps 18: 6 ...16-19  In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help.  From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.  ....(there is some lovely poetic imagery in verse 7-16)... He reached down from on high, he took me; he drew me out of mighty waters.  He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.  They confronted me in the day of my calamity; but the LORD was my support.  He brought me out into a broad place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me


Jude 24-25  Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand without blemish in the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.


Ps 9:1-2   I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to You name, O Most High.


Eph 3:18-19  And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.


Phil 4: 6-9  Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.  And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.


1 Peter 5: 6-11 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.  Discipline yourselves, keep alert.  Like a roaring lion, your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.  Resist him steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.  And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you.  To Him be the power forever and ever. Amen.


1 Peter 1:3-5  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.


Acts 2:25-26  I saw the Lord always before me, for He is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover, my flesh will live in hope.

Isaiah 55: 10-12  For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.  For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Isaiah 30:18 Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

Romans 1:11-12  For I am longing to see you so that I may share with you some spiritual gift to strengthen you- or rather so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.






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