Thursday, June 6, 2013

Useful Verses

These are the verses which made it past the second draft but were taken out when I down selected to the most appropriate two commentary verses. If you are so inclined you can read them and guess where they came from.

Isaiah 43:25 - “I am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”

1 Corinthians 1:24 - “But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.”

Revelation 17:14b - “He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and those who are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”

1 Corinthians 9:3-4 - “My answer to those who examine me is this: [do] we not have [the] right to eat and to drink?”

Hosea 14:1-2- “Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take with you words and return to the LORD; say to Him, "Take away all iniquity; accept what is good, and we will pay with bulls the vows of our lips.”

Zechariah 9:17 - “For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty!”

Luke 9:23 - “And He said to them all, ‘If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”

1 Samuel 12:22 - “For the LORD will not forsake His people for His great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you His people.”

Proverbs 23:7a - “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”

Mark 2:27 - “And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”

Acts 28:8-9 - “And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and dysentery, Paul came to him, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him. So when this was done, others who also had diseases on the island, came, and were healed.”

Mark 7 :21-23 for from within, out of the heart of men proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.’”

Ecclesiastes 7:13 - “Consider the work of God, for who can make straight that which He has made crooked?”

Amos 3:2a - “You only have I known of all the families of the earth.”

Hosea 13:5 - “I knew you in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.”

Ezekiel 36:23b - “’The heathen will know that I am the LORD,’ said the Lord GOD, ‘when I will be sanctified in you before their eyes.’”

Acts 16:6-7 - “Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, (and were forbidden of the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia) after they had come to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia but the Spirit [did] not allow them.”

Hebrews 11:4a - “By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous.”

Matthew 5:16 - “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

Matthew 10:38 - “And he who [does] not takes his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.”

Acts 15:13-14- “After they finished speaking, James replied, "Brothers, listen to me. Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for His name.”

Job 34:26-27 - “He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others, because they turned back from Him, and would not consider any of His ways.” From Romans2:8

Jeremiah 2:5 - “Thus says the LORD, ‘What iniquity have your fathers found in Me, that they have gone far from Me, and have walked after worthlessness, and have become worthless?”

2 Timothy 4:7-8 - “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

John 10:14-15 - “I am the good shepherd, and [I] know my sheep, and [I] am known to mine. As the Father knows Me, so know I the Father, and I lay down My life for the sheep.”

John 10:25-27 - “Jesus answered them, ‘I told you, and you [do] not believe. The works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me, but you [do] not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you, My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.’”

Isaiah 9:2 - “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light, those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them the light has shined.”

2 Corinthians 5:9 - “Therefore we labor [so] that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted to Him.”

James 2:22-23 - “You see how faith worked with his works; and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness, and he was called the Friend of God.’”
James 2:17 - “So faith, if it [does] not have works, is dead, being alone.”

Genesis 4:7b - “Sin lies at the door, its desire is for you, and you must rule over it.”

John 10:30 - “I and my father are one.”

Ephesians 3:20-21 - “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Luke 12:27-28 - “Consider the lilies, how they grow, they [do] not toil, they [do] not spin; and yet I say to you that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If God so clothes the grass which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, then how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?”

John 19:30 - “Therefore when Jesus had received the vinegar, He said, ‘It is finished,’ and He bowed His head, and gave up His spirit.”

John 12:24-25 - “Truly, Truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat fall into the ground and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit. He who loves his life shall lose it, and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to eternal life.”

2 cor 5:15 And He died for all, that those who live should not henceforth live to themselves, but to Him who died for them, and rose again.

2 Thessalonians 1:7b-8 - “The Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels
in flaming fire, taking vengeance on those who [do] not know God, and who [do] not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Isaiah 45:12 “[…] I have made the earth, and created man upon it. I, My hands have stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.””

Matt 10:33 But whoever will deny Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven] Luke 9:41a - “And answering, Jesus said, ‘O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you?

Ephesians 3:7b - “I was made a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effectual working of His power.”

Psalm 45:17 - “I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore nations will praise You forever and ever.”

1 Timothy 2:1b-2 - “First of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, [should] be made for all men- for kings, and for all who are in authority, [so] that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

Phil 1 :15-18 Some indeed preach Christ [out] of envy and strife, and some also of good will- the one preaches Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds, but the other [out] of love, knowing that I am placed [here] for the defense of the gospel. What then? Only that, [in] every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached, and in this I do rejoice, yes, and will rejoice

Corinthians 6:15, 19-20 - “[Do] you not know that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid!

Revelation 1:5-6 - “[Jesus Christ] the First-Born of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

Psalm 72:4b, 12a - “[For] He will save the children of the needy, and will break into pieces the oppressor […] for He shall deliver the needy when he cries.”

Matthew 14:29-31 - “He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, ‘Lord, save me.’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’”

Isaiah 26:2- “Open the gates, that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in.”

Revelation 5:9-10 - “And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and have made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

1 Corinthians 4:5a - “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and make manifest the counsels of the heart.”

2 Timothy 4:1c - “The Lord Jesus Christ shall judge the living and the dead.”

Isaiah 43:7 – “Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

Acts 23:2-5 - “And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth. Then Paul said to him, “God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Are you sitting to judge me according to the law, and yet contrary to the law you order me to be struck?” Those who stood by said, “Would you revile God's high priest?” And Paul said, “I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest, for it is written, ‘You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.’”

Exodus 32:26-29 - “then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, “Who is on the Lord's side? Come to me.” And all the sons of Levi gathered around him.  And he said to them, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘Put your sword on your side each of you, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and each of you kill his brother and his companion and his neighbor.’”  And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And that day about three thousand men of the people fell.  And Moses said, “Today you have been ordained for the service of the Lord, each one at the cost of his son and of his brother, so that He might bestow a blessing upon you this day.”

1 Peter 2:18 - “Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.”

John 13:35 - “By this shall all men know that all of you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Galatians 5:19-21 -“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Revelation 3:2 - “Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of My God.”

Luke 10:29- 33-37 - “But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. […]But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the next day when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever you spend more, when I come again, I will repay you. Which now of these three, think you, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do you likewise.

1 Peter 3:13-16 - “And who is he who will harm you if you are followers of that which is good? But and if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man who asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.”

Ezekiel 36:25,33 - “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you… thus says the Lord GOD: On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places shall be rebuilt.”

Matthew 5:9- “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

Revelation 7:12b - “Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

Jeremiah 43:10a-12 - “…Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant… He shall come and strike the land of Egypt, giving over to the pestilence those who are doomed to the pestilence, to captivity those who are doomed to captivity, and to the sword those who are doomed to the sword. I shall kindle a fire in the temples of the gods of Egypt, and he shall burn them and carry them away captive. And he shall clean the land of Egypt as a shepherd cleans his cloak of vermin, and he shall go away from there in peace.”

Acts 7:39, 42b - “Our fathers would not obey, but thrust Him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt […] then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven.”

2 Corinthians 12:12- “The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.”

2 Corinthians 9:12-14- “For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you.”

Acts 10:9-15 - “The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth.  In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air.  And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.”

Judges 3:7-8a,12 - “And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. They forgot the Lord their God and served the Baals and the Asheroth. Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia.… And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done what was evil in the sight of the Lord”

Mark 12:33 - “And to love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

1 John 3:10 - “By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.”

Psalms 40:1 - “I waited patiently for the LORD and He inclined [His ear] to me, and heard my cry.”

Hosea 12:6 - “So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.”

1 John 3:18 - “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”

1 Corinthians 14:33a - “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.”

James 2:15-17 - “If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say to them, ‘Depart in peace, be you warmed and filled’ notwithstanding all of you give them not those things which are necessary to the body; what does it profit? Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone.”

1 Corinthians 3:16 - “[Do] you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”

Jeremiah 3:14-15- “Return, O faithless children, declares the LORD; for I am your master; I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. And I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”

1 John 4:1 - “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.””

1 Corinthians 14:24a, 26b - “But if all prophesy, and there come in one who [does] not believe, or one [who is] unlearned, he is convinced. […] When you come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edifying.”

1 Timothy 5:17 - “Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching”

Isaiah 40:28 - “Have you not known? Have you not heard that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, [does] not faint, nor weary? His understanding is unsearchable. there is no searching of His understanding.”

Exodus 8:1 - “The LORD spoke to Moses, ‘Go to Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD, Let My people go, that they may serve Me.’’”

Isaiah 57:16a,18 - “For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry… I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners, creating the fruit of the lips.”

Hebrews 12:2-3 - “looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured from sinners such hostility against Himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”

Malachi 4:1 - "For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.”

Isaiah 11:10-12- “In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples--of Him shall the nations inquire, and His resting place shall be glorious. In that day the Lord will extend His hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of His people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea. He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

Ezekiel 6:8 – “Yet will I leave a remnant, that you may have [some] who will escape the sword among the nations, when you will be scattered through the countries.”

Jeremiah 23:3 “And I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.”

2 Peter 2:4-7,9-10 - “For if God [did] not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness to be reserved for judgment;  and [did] not spare the old world but saved Noah, one of eight persons, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemning them with destruction, making them an example to those who after would live ungodly and delivering just Lot, vexed with the filthy conduct of the wicked- [then] the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust for the day of judgment, to be punished […] chiefly those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise authority. They are arrogant, self-willed, [and] they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.”

Zechariah 8:23 - “Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”

Jeremiah 11: The LORD once called you 'a green olive tree, beautiful with good fruit.' But with the roar of a great tempest He will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.”

Luke 13:20-21 - “And again He said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened."

1 Peter 2:5a,6 - “you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 - “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love.”

Joshua 2:11b - “for the Lord your God, He is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath.”

Psalm 65:4- “Blessed is the one You choose and bring near, to dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple!”

1 Kings 8:56 - "Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that He promised. Not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He spoke by Moses His servant.”

Proverbs 8:7- “For my mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.”
Ephesians 4:15- “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way to Him who is the head, into Christ”

Ephesians 4:25- “Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.”
Proverbs 12:22- “Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are His delight.”

2 Corinthians 1:9-10 - “Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us. On Him we have set our hope that He will deliver us again.”

Philippians 2:15 - “That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.”

Isaiah 64:4b - “Men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, any God besides you, what he has prepared for him that waits for him.

John 19:2a - “And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head”

Psalm 37:9b - “Those who wait upon the LORD, they will inherit the earth.”

Isaiah 41:10 - “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 44:21-22 – “Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are My servant; I formed you; you are My servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me. I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 - “For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep we would live together with Him.

Psalm 85:9 - “Surely His salvation is near [to] those who fear Him; that glory may dwell in our land.”

Ephesians 4:8-10 - “Therefore he says, ‘When He ascended up on high, He led [from] captivity [the] captive, and gave gifts to men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Acts 17:2-3 - “And Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and [on] three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures, opening [it] and showing that [the] Christ must essentially have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and [saying] that ‘This Jesus, whom I preach to you, is Christ.’”

Isaiah 11:6-9 - “The wolf also will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling [calf] to

1 Peter 5:10 - “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”

Deuteronomy 4:1a- “And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live”

Micah 7:7 - “But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.”

2 Peter 3:13 - “Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.”

Isaiah 65:17 - “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.”

Hebrews 10:22 - “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”

Acts 7:38c - "[Moses] received living oracles to give to us.”

Hebrews 10:4, 11 – “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins... and every priest stands daily ministering and offering continually the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:”

Philippians 2:5 - “Having this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

Titus 3:3-7 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

Psalm 139:23-24 - “Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me, and know my thoughts and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Ps 18:30a-b - “This God--His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true.”

Hebrews 12:14 - “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, [for] without which, no man will see the Lord.”

Deuteronomy 30:19 – “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live”

Luke 2:6 - “And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.  And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”

2 Peter 3:3b-4 - “[T]here shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

1 Chronicles 29:12-13 “Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In Your hand are power and might, and in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.  And now we thank You, our God, and praise Your glorious name.”

Psalms 34:22 - “The LORD redeems the life of His servants; none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.”

Leviticus 20:10- “And the man who commits adultery with another man's wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.”
In the Old Testament the cities of refuge foreshadowed our release from the law. When the high priest died the guilty were freed from the condemnation that stood over them.
Numbers 35:11- “then you shall select cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person without intent may flee there.”
Numbers 35:28– “For he must remain in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest, but after the death of the high priest the manslayer may return to the land of his possession.”

Exodus 9:27- “Then Pharaoh sent and called Moses and Aaron and said to them, "This time I have sinned; the Lord is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong.”

Matthew 26:24 - “The Son of Man goes as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born." Judas, who would betray Him, answered, "Is it I, Rabbi?" He said to him, "You have said so.”

Matthew 7:11 - "If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”

Genesis 8:21 - “And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.”

Isaiah 62:2 - “The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give.”

Luke 16:16-17 - “The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it.  But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void.”

John 19:16-18- “So he delivered Him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.  There they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.”

1 Kings 9:6b-7a- “But if you will at all turn from following Me, you or your children, and will not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you but go and serve other gods and worship them, then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them, and this house, that I have hallowed for My name, I will cast out of My sight.”

Judges 2:11, 14 - “The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD and served Baalim […] and the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and He delivered them into the hands of plunderers who plundered them, and He sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.”

Deuteronomy 32:39-41 - “See now that I, I am He, and there is no god with Me, I kill, and I make alive, I wound and I heal, neither is there any that can deliver out of My hand, for I lift up My hand to heaven, and say, ‘I live forever.’ If I sharpen My glittering sword, and My hand takes hold of judgment, I will render vengeance to My enemies and will reward those who hate Me.”

1 Peter 2:10 - “Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

Hebrews 2:17 - “Therefore in all things it was essential for Him to be made like to his brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”

Matthew 18:23-34-"Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, 'Pay what you owe.' So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. Then his master summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?' And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt.”

1 Timothy 5:18- “For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain," and, "The laborer deserves his wages."

Zechariah 2:11 - “And many nations shall join themselves to the LORD in that day, and shall be My people.  And I will dwell in your midst, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.”

Genesis 18:17-19 - “The LORD said, ‘Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has promised him.’”

1 Samuel 16:7c - “[T]he LORD does not see as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”

2 Peter 3:18 - “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

Mark 2:5 - “And when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."

Revelation 18:4- “Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, My people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues”

Revelation 5:10 - “You have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth."

Colossians 2:20 - “If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations”

John 14:23-24- “Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep my word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. Whoever does not love Me does not keep My words. And the word that you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.”

Matthew 12:33 - “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.”

Philippians 3:19 - “Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.”

2 Timothy 3:2a, 4c, 5-7 - “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Jude 1:18-19 – “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions." It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. “

2 John1:8-11 - “Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.  Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God.  Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.”

Isaiah 62:11 - “Behold, the LORD has proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say all of you to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your salvation comes; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.’"

Acts 2:36 - "Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified."

2 Corinthians 4:5 - “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.”

Jeremiah 9:25-26 - "’Behold, the days come,’ says the LORD, ‘that I will punish all them who are circumcised with the uncircumcised. Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness, for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.

Philippians 2:12-13 - “Therefore my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you, both to will and to do His good pleasure.”

Psalms 111:9 - “He sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever. Holy and awesome is His name!”

Proverbs 22:8a - “He who sows iniquity will reap vanity

Psalms 139:19-20 - “Surely you will slay the wicked, O God- depart from me therefore, all of you bloody men! For they speak against You wickedly, and Your enemies take Your name in vain. “

Psalm 37:12-13 - “The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes upon him with his teeth. The LORD shall laugh at him for He sees that his day is coming.”

Galatians 2:6c – “God accepts no man's persons[.]”

Isaiah 26:21 - “For behold, the LORD is coming out from His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it, and will no more cover its slain.”

Psalm 5:4 - “For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.”

Jeremiah 32:30 - "For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have done nothing but evil in My sight from their youth. The children of Israel have done nothing but provoke Me to anger by the work of their hands, declares the LORD.”

Isaiah 32:6 - “For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the LORD, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink.”

Ezekiel 33:20b - “I will judge you, every one after his ways.”

Exodus 34:6-7 - “The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, ‘The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.’"

2 Chronicles 30:7 - “Do not be like your fathers and your brothers, who were faithless to the LORD God of their fathers, so that He made them a desolation, as you see.”

Numbers 11:23 – “Is the LORD's hand grown short? You shall see now whether My word shall come to pass to you or not.”

2 Corinthians 4:10-11 - “[A]lways carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.”

John 14:19b - “[B]ecause I live, you will live also.”

Psalm 89:8 - “O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O LORD, with your faithfulness all around you?”

Isaiah 51:4- “Give attention to Me, My people, and give ear to Me, My nation; for a law will go out from Me, and I will set My justice for a light to the peoples.”

1 Corinthians 6:20- “for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

Genesis 3:17-18 - “And to Adam He said, ‘Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground for your sake, in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life.’”

Jude 1:20-21a - “But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God.”

2 Samuel 7:22-24 - “Therefore You are great, O LORD God, for there is none like You, neither is there any God beside You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

Matthew 5:18- “For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”

Zephaniah 3:17 - “The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.”

Psalms 110:5-6 - “The Lord is at your right hand; He will shatter kings on the day of His wrath. He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; He will shatter chiefs over the wide earth.”
Zephaniah 1:14-18- “The great day of the LORD is near, near and hastening fast; the sound of the day of the LORD is bitter; the mighty man cries aloud there. A day of wrath is that day, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of trumpet blast and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the lofty battlements. I will bring distress on mankind, so that they shall walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the LORD; their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the LORD. In the fire of His jealousy, all the earth shall be consumed; for a full and sudden end He will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.”

Isaiah 42:8 - “I am the LORD; that is My name; My glory I give to no other, nor My praise to carved idols.”

1 Thessalonians 2:5- “For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed--God is witness.”

Malachi 3:17- “They shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up My treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.”

Isaiah 26:8- “In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for You; Your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.

1 Thessalonians 5:6- “So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober”

James 1:18- “Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.”

Hebrews 2:9-10- “But we see Him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting that He, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.”

Deuteronomy 32:18-21- “You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth." The LORD saw it and spurned them, because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters. And He said, 'I will hide My face from them; I will see what their end will be, For they are a perverse generation, children in whom is no faithfulness. They have made Me jealous with what is no god; they have provoked Me to anger with their idols. So I will make them jealous with those who are no people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.”

1 Corinthians 15:57- “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

2 Chronicles 24:20 “Then the Spirit of God clothed Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, and he stood above the people, and said to them, "Thus says God, 'Why do you break the commandments of the Lord , so that you cannot prosper? Because you have forsaken the Lord, He has forsaken you.'"

Luke 22:32- “but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.  And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

Judges 13:2-3,19-22 There was a certain man of Zorah, of the tribe of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. And his wife was barren and had no children. And the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, "Behold, you are barren and have not borne children, but you shall conceive and bear a son…. So Manoah took the young goat with the grain offering, and offered it on the rock to the Lord , to the one who works wonders, and Manoah and his wife were watching.  And when the flame went up toward heaven from the altar, the angel of the Lord went up in the flame of the altar. Now Manoah and his wife were watching, and they fell on their faces to the ground. The angel of the Lord appeared no more to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of the Lord . And Manoah said to his wife, "We shall surely die, for we have seen God."

1 Thessalonians 5:23- “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Psalms 149:1-5- “Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, His praise in the assembly of the godly! Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King! Let them praise His name with dancing, making melody to Him with tambourine and lyre! For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the humble with salvation. Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds. “

Hebrews 9:15- “Therefore He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.”

Luke 15:22-24- “But the father said to his servants, 'Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to celebrate.”

Joshua 22:20- “Did not Achan the son of Zerah break faith in the matter of the devoted things, and wrath fell upon all the congregation of Israel? And he did not perish alone for his iniquity.'"

Ephesians 1:13- “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”

1 John 4:12,17- “No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and His love is perfected in us…”

John 3:6- "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

2 Timothy 2:13- “if we are faithless, He remains faithful-- for He cannot deny Himself.”

Psalm 139:16- “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in Your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”

1 Timothy 6:12b- “Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

1 Thessalonians 2:12- “We exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.”

Isaiah 43:20-22- “The wild beasts will honor Me, the jackals and the ostriches, for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to My chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare My praise. Yet you did not call upon Me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of Me, O Israel!”

Luke 13:23-30- “And someone said to Him, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" And He said to them, "Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.  When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us,' then He will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.' Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.' But He will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from Me, all you workers of evil!' In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."

Isaiah 55:10-11- “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water 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 to Me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

Hebrews 12:7-11- “It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.  Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
Ephesians 1:13- “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,

Proverbs 28:14- “Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.”

Ezekiel 17:9- “Say, Thus says the LORD GOD: Will it thrive? Will He not pull up its roots and cut off its fruit, so that it withers

1 John 4:12b- “if we love one another, God abides in us and His love is perfected in us.”

Proverbs 22:4- “The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life”
Deuteronomy 10:20- “You shall fear the LORD your God. You shall serve Him and hold fast to Him, and by His name you shall swear.”

Amos 8:2- “And He said, "Amos, what do you see?" And I said, "A basket of summer fruit." Then the LORD said to me, "The end has come upon My people Israel; I will never again pass by them.”

1 John 2:28- “And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears we may have confidence and not shrink from Him in shame at His coming.”

2 John 1:9- “Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

Isaiah 1:18- Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”

Isaiah 54:10- “For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but My steadfast love shall not depart from you, and My covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”

Zechariah 8:11-13- “But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in the former days, declares the LORD of hosts. For there shall be a sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew.  And I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. And as you have been a byword of cursing among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing.  Fear not, but let your hands be strong.”

1 John 1:1-3- “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life-- the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us-- that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:28- “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”

2 Timothy 2:20- “Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable.”

Psalms 108:3-6- “I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For Your steadfast love is great above the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let Your glory be over all the earth! That Your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by Your right hand and answer me!”

Isaiah 55:12-13- “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the LORD, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

Acts 9:11,13,15- “And the Lord said to him, "Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying… But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem… But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.”

Acts 17:2-4,17- “And Paul went in as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying “This Jesus whom I proclaimed to you, is the Christ.”  And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women… So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.”

Galatians 2:9-10- “and when James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.” 

Matthew 22:39a-40 - “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

John 4:24 - “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
Deuteronomy 10:12 - “What does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Hebrews 11:17-19a - “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac. And he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, ‘That in Isaac will your descendents be called,’ accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead.”

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