Scripture Prayer Guide
A Topical Arrangement of Prayers from Scripture
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This Scripture Prayer Guide is a supplement to Handbook to Prayer. And it can be used for a richer and more extensive devotional time that focuses on any of the eight forms of prayer used in Handbook to Prayer. It is especially useful on half day or one day personal retreats.
You are my shield, my very great reward. (Genesis 15:1)
Nothing is too difficult for the Lord. (Genesis 18:14)
You are the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac. (Genesis 31:42)
You are the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. (Exodus 3:6)
You revealed Yourself to Moses as "I AM WHO I AM." (Exodus 3:14)
The Lord shall reign for ever and ever. (Exodus 15:18)
You must be treated as holy by those who come near You, and before all people, You will be honored. (Leviticus 10:3)
You are the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh. (Numbers 27:16)
The Lord my God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. (Deuteronomy 4:24)
The Lord my God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. (Deuteronomy 10:17-18)
May I fear You, the Lord my God; may I serve You, hold fast to You, and take my oaths in Your name. For You are my praise, and You are my God, who performed for me these great and awesome wonders which I have seen with my own eyes. (Deuteronomy 10:20-21)
I will proclaim the name of the Lord and praise the greatness of my God. (Deuteronomy 32:3)
You are the living God,
And there is no god besides You.
You put to death and You bring to life,
You have wounded and You will heal,
And no one can deliver from Your hand. (Deuteronomy 32:39)
The Lord my God is God in the heavens above and in the earth below. (Joshua 2:11)
How great You are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that I have heard with my ears. (2 Samuel 7:22; 1 Chronicles 17:20)
O Sovereign Lord, You are God! Your words are true, and You have promised good things to Your servant. (2 Samuel 7:28)
O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth below; You keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their heart. (1 Kings 8:23; 2 Chronicles 6:14)
Will God indeed dwell on earth? Heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You. (1 Kings 8:27)
The Lord is seated on His throne with all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left. (1 Kings 22:19)
O Lord, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. (2 Kings 19:15)
The Lord is great and greatly to be praised;
He is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols,
But the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before Him;
Strength and joy are in His place.
I will ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
I will ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name
And worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Tremble before him, all the earth.
The world is firmly established, it will not be moved. (1 Chronicles 16:25-30)
Blessed are You, O Lord, God of Israel, our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom, and You are exalted as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You are the ruler of all things. In Your hand is power and might to exalt and to give strength to all. Therefore, my God, I give You thanks and praise Your glorious name. (1 Chronicles 29:10-13)
The heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain the Lord. (2 Chronicles 2:6; 6:18)
O Lord, the God of our fathers, are You not the God who is in heaven? Are You not the ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand, and no one is able to withstand You. (2 Chronicles 20:6)
You alone are the Lord.
You made the heavens,
The heaven of heavens, and all their host,
The earth and all that is on it,
The seas and all that is in them.
You give life to all that is in them,
And the host of heaven worships You. (Nehemiah 9:6)
You are the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who keeps His covenant of lovingkindness. (Nehemiah 9:32)
To God belong wisdom and power;
Counsel and understanding are His. (Job 12:13)
The Lord stretches out the north over empty space;
He suspends the earth on nothing. (Job 26:7)
Where does wisdom come from?
Where does understanding dwell?
It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing
And concealed from the birds of the air.
Destruction and Death say,
"Only a rumor of it has reached our ears."
God understands its way,
And He knows its place.
For He looks to the ends of the earth
And sees everything under the heavens. (Job 28:20-24)
Who gave God authority over the earth?
Who put Him in charge of the whole world?
If He set His heart on it and withdrew His spirit and His breath,
All flesh would perish together
And man would return to dust. (Job 34:13-15)
God's voice thunders in marvelous ways;
He does great things which we cannot comprehend. (Job 37:5)
Out of the north He comes in golden splendor;
With God is awesome majesty.
The Almighty is beyond our reach;
He is exalted in power
And in His justice and great righteousness,
He does not oppress. (Job 37:22-23)
Men fear You,
For You do not regard any who are wise of heart. (Job 37:24)
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line across it?
On what were its bases sunk,
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together
And all the sons of God shouted for joy? (Job 38:4-7)
Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades?
Can you loose the cords of Orion?
Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons
Or guide the Bear with its cubs?
Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?
Can you set their dominion over the earth? (Job 38:31-33)
You endowed the heart with wisdom
And gave understanding to the mind. (Job 38:36)
I know that You can do all things
And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. (Job 42:2)
O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
You have set Your glory above the heavens! (Psalm 8:1)
I will praise You, O Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all Your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. (Psalm 9:1-2)
As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven.
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God? (Psalm 18:30-31)
You are holy;
You are enthroned on the praise of Israel. (Psalm 22:3)
The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it,
The world and all who dwell in it.
For He founded it upon the seas
And established it upon the waters. (Psalm 24:1-2)
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous;
Praise is becoming to the upright. (Psalm 33:1)
The word of the Lord is upright,
And all His work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord. (Psalm 33:4-5)
I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise will always be in my mouth.
My soul will make its boast in the Lord;
The humble will hear and be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together. (Psalm 34:1-3)
I have tasted and seen that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
O fear the Lord, you His saints,
For those who fear Him lack nothing. (Psalm 34:8-9)
My soul will rejoice in the Lord
And delight in His salvation. (Psalm 35:9)
Your lovingkindness, O Lord, reaches to the heavens,
Your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
Your judgments are like a great deep.
O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
How priceless is Your lovingkindness, O God!
The children of men find refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light. (Psalm 36:5-7, 9)
As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So my soul pants 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)
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of gladness more than your companions. (Psalm 45:6-7)
The Lord Most High is awesome,
The great King over all the earth!
God is the King of all the earth,
And I will sing His praise.
God reigns over the nations;
God is seated on His holy throne. (Psalm 47:2, 7-8)
Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise
In the city of our God, His holy mountain.
We have meditated on Your unfailing love, O God,
In the midst of Your temple.
As is Your name, O God,
So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;
Your right hand is filled with righteousness. (Psalm 48:1, 9-10)
The Mighty One, God, the Lord,
Has spoken and summoned the earth
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets. (Psalm 50:1)
Every animal of the forest is Yours,
And the cattle on a thousand hills.
You know every bird in the mountains,
And everything that moves in the field is Yours. (Psalm 50:10-11)
Once God has spoken;
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God,
And that You, O Lord, are loving.
For You reward each person according to what he has done. (Psalm 62:11-12)
O God, You are my God;
Earnestly I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My body longs for You,
In a dry and weary land
Where there is no water. (Psalm 63:1)
Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!
Sing the glory of His name;
Make His praise glorious.
Say to God, "How awesome are Your works!
Through the greatness of Your power
Your enemies submit themselves to You.
All the earth will worship You
And sing praises to You;
They will sing praise to Your name." (Psalm 66:1-4)
I will praise the name of God in song
And magnify Him with thanksgiving. (Psalm 69:30)
You are my hope, O Lord God;
You are my trust from my youth.
As for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise You more and more. (Psalm 71:5, 14)
My mouth is filled with Your praise,
And with Your glory all day long. (Psalm 71:8)
Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens,
You who have done great things.
O God, who is like You? (Psalm 71:19)
I know that You alone, whose name is the Lord,
Are the Most High over all the earth. (Psalm 83:18)
How lovely are Your dwellings,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs and even faints for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. (Psalm 84:1-2)
You, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
Slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth. (Psalm 86:15)
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Lovingkindness and truth go before You. (Psalm 89:14)
Lord, You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
Or You brought forth the earth and the world,
From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
You turn men back into dust,
And say, "Return, O children of men."
For a thousand years in Your sight
Are like yesterday when it passes by
Or like a watch in the night. (Psalm 90:1-4)
How great are Your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep.
The senseless man does not know;
Fools do not understand
That when the wicked spring up like grass
And all the evildoers flourish,
They will be destroyed forever.
But You, O Lord, are exalted forever. (Psalm 92:5-7)
The Lord is upright;
He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. (Psalm 92:15)
The Lord reigns; He is clothed with majesty;
The Lord is robed in majesty and is armed with strength.
Indeed, the world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
Your throne is established from of old;
You are from everlasting.
Your testimonies stand firm;
Holiness adorns Your house,
O Lord, forever. (Psalm 93:1-2, 5)
The Lord is my stronghold,
And my God is a rock of refuge to me. (Psalm 94:22)
O come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. (Psalm 95:6)
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
He is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols,
But the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before Him;
Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
I will ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
I will ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name
And worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (Psalm 96:4-8)
I will exalt the Lord my God and worship Him,
For the Lord God is holy. (Psalm 99:9)
I will sing of Your lovingkindness and justice;
To You, O Lord, I will sing praises. (Psalm 101:1)
The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed.
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness. (Psalm 103:6, 8)
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
O Lord, my God, You are very great;
You are clothed with splendor and majesty. (Psalm 104:1)
The Lord covers Himself in light as with a garment;
He stretches out the heavens like a tent curtain
And lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters.
He makes the clouds His chariot
And walks on the wings of the wind.
He makes the winds His messengers,
Flames of fire His servants.
He set the earth on its foundations,
So that it can never be moved.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
The waters stood above the mountains.
At Your rebuke the waters fled;
At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.
They flowed over the mountains
And went down into the valleys
To the place You assigned for them.
You set a boundary they cannot cross,
That they will not return to cover the earth.
O Lord, how manifold are Your works!
In wisdom You made them all;
The earth is full of Your possessions. (Psalm 104:2-9, 24)
I will seek the Lord and His strength;
I will seek His face continually.
I will remember the wonders He has done,
His miracles, and the judgments of His mouth. (Psalm 105:4-5)
Praise the Lord!
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His loving mercy endures forever.
Who can express the mighty acts of the Lord
Or fully declare His praise? (Psalm 106:1-2)
Whoever is wise will consider the lovingkindness of the Lord. (Psalm 107:43)
My heart is steadfast, O God;
I will sing praises with all my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing of You among the nations.
Your merciful love is higher than the heavens,
And Your truth reaches to the skies. (Psalm 108:1-4)
The works of the Lord's hands are truth and justice;
All His precepts are trustworthy.
They stand firm for ever and ever,
Done in faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to His people;
He has ordained His covenant forever;
Holy and awesome is His name. (Psalm 111:7-9)
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
Who finds great delight in His commands. (Psalm 112:1)
Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord.
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Both now and forever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
The name of the Lord is to be praised.
The Lord is high above all nations,
His glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God,
The One who is enthroned on high,
Who humbles Himself to behold
The things that are in the heavens and in the earth? (Psalm 113:1-6)
Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your lovingkindness and truth. (Psalm 115:1)
I will praise You with uprightness of heart
As I learn Your righteous judgments. (Psalm 119:7)
My flesh trembles for fear of You;
I stand in awe of Your judgments. (Psalm 119:120)
Your testimonies, which You have commanded,
Are righteous and trustworthy.
Your righteousness is everlasting,
And Your law is truth. (Psalm 119:138, 142)
The sum of Your words is truth,
And all of Your righteous judgments are eternal. (Psalm 119:160)
I know that the Lord is great,
And that our Lord is above all gods.
Whatever the Lord pleases He does,
In the heavens and on the earth,
In the seas and all their depths. (Psalm 135:5-6)
Your name, O Lord, endures forever,
Your renown, O Lord, through all generations. (Psalm 135:13)
O Lord, You have searched me and You know me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thoughts from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down
And are acquainted with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue,
O Lord, You know it completely.
You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too lofty for me to attain. (Psalm 139:1-6)
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the furthest part of the sea,
Even there Your hand will lead me;
Your right hand will lay hold of me.
If I say, "Surely the darkness will cover me,"
Even the night will be light around me.
The darkness is not dark to You,
And the night shines as the day;
Darkness and light are alike to You. (Psalm 139:7-12)
You formed my inward parts;
You wove me together in my mother's womb.
I thank You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful,
And my soul knows it full well.
My frame was not hidden from You
When I was made in secret
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my embryo,
And all the days ordained for me
Were written in Your book
Before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:13-16)
How precious are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake, I am still with You. (Psalm 139:17-18)
I will exalt You, my God and King;
I will bless Your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
His greatness is unsearchable. (Psalm 145:1-3)
One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works.
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome works,
And I will proclaim Your great deeds. (Psalm 145:4-6)
I will express the memory of Your abundant goodness
And joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
Slow to anger, and great in lovingkindness.
The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works. (Psalm 145:7-9)
The Lord is righteous in all His ways
And gracious in all His works. (Psalm 145:17)
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
And all flesh will bless His holy name for ever and ever. (Psalm 145:21)
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
I will praise the Lord while I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. (Psalm 146:1-2)
Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God,
Because praise is pleasant and beautiful. (Psalm 147:1)
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty heavens.
Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the harp and lyre.
Praise Him with the timbrel and dancing;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes.
Praise Him on the sounding cymbals;
Praise Him on the resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord! (Psalm 150:1-6)
The Lord of hosts will be exalted in judgment,
And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness. (Isaiah 5:16)
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphim; each one had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one cried to the other and said,
"Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!" (Isaiah 6:1-3)
I will regard the Lord of hosts as holy;
He shall be my fear,
And He shall be my dread. (Isaiah 8:13)
Walking in the way of Your laws,
O Lord, I wait for You;
Your name and Your memory are the desire of my soul. (Isaiah 26:8)
My soul yearns for You in the night;
My spirit within me diligently seeks You.
When Your judgments come upon the earth,
The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. (Isaiah 26:9)
The Lord of hosts is wonderful in counsel and great in wisdom. (Isaiah 28:29)
The Lord longs to be gracious and rises to show compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
Blessed are all those who wait for Him! (Isaiah 30:18)
You are the stability of our times,
A wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge;
The fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. (Isaiah 33:6)
O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. (Isaiah 37:16)
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
Or marked off the heavens with the breadth of his hand?
Who has calculated the dust of the earth in a measure,
Or weighed the mountains in the balance
And the hills in scales? (Isaiah 40:12)
Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord,
Or instructed Him as His counselor?
Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten Him,
And who taught Him the path of justice?
Who taught Him knowledge
Or showed Him the way of understanding?
Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket
And are regarded as dust on the scales;
He weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.
Before Him all the nations are as nothing;
They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and worthless.
To whom, then, will I compare God?
Or what likeness will I compare with Him? (Isaiah 40:13-15, 17-18)
God sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a curtain
And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
He reduces rulers to nothing
And makes the judges of this world meaningless. (Isaiah 40:22-23)
"To whom will you compare Me?
Or who is My equal?" says the Holy One.
Lift your eyes to the heavens
And see who has created them,
He who brings out the starry host by number
And calls them each by name.
Because of His great might and the strength of His power,
Not one of them is missing.
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth,
Does not grow tired or weary.
No one can fathom His understanding. (Isaiah 40:25-26, 28)
You are the Lord, that is Your name.
You will not give Your glory to another,
Or Your praise to idols. (Isaiah 42:8)
You have chosen me as Your witness and servant so that I may know and believe You and understand that You are the Lord. Before You no God was formed, nor will there be one after You. (Isaiah 43:10)
You are the Lord,
And there is no savior besides You.
From ancient days You are He,
And no one can deliver out of Your hand;
You act, and who can reverse it? (Isaiah 43:11, 13)
Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel
And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
I am the first and I am the last;
Apart from Me there is no God. (Isaiah 44:6)
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
Who formed you in the womb:
I am the Lord, who makes all things,
Who alone stretches out the heavens,
Who spread out the earth by Myself. (Isaiah 44:24)
You are the Lord, and there is no other;
Apart from You there is no God.
From the rising to the setting of the sun,
We know there is none besides You.
You are the Lord, and there is no other. (Isaiah 45:5-6)
You, the Lord, alone have declared
What is to come from the distant past.
There is no God apart from You,
A righteous God and a Savior;
There is none besides You.
You are God, and there is no other. (Isaiah 45:21-22)
To whom can I liken You or count You equal?
To whom can I compare You that You may be alike? (Isaiah 46:5)
I will recall to mind the former things, those of long ago;
You are God, and there is no other;
You are God, and there is none like You. (Isaiah 46:9)
You declare the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that have not yet been done,
Saying, "My purpose will stand,
And I will do all My pleasure." (Isaiah 46:10)
My Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is Your name;
You are the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 47:4)
You are He; You are the first,
And You are also the last. (Isaiah 48:12)
Your hand laid the foundations of the earth,
And Your right hand spread out the heavens;
When You summon them, they all stand up together. (Isaiah 48:13)
"My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord.
"As the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9)
You are the high and lofty One
Who inhabits eternity, whose name is holy.
You live in a high and holy place
But also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit,
To revive the spirit of the lowly
And to revive the heart of the contrite. (Isaiah 57:15)
Heaven is Your throne,
And the earth is Your footstool.
Your hand made all these things,
And so they came into being. (Isaiah 66:1-2a)
The Lord is the true God;
He is the living God and the everlasting King.
At His wrath, the earth trembles,
And the nations cannot endure His indignation. (Jeremiah 10:10)
God made the earth by His power;
He established the world by His wisdom
And stretched out the heavens by His understanding. (Jeremiah 10:12; 51:15)
Are You a God nearby,
And not a God far away?
Can anyone hide in secret places
So that You cannot see him?
Do You not fill heaven and earth? (Jeremiah 23:23-24)
The Lord gives the sun for light by day,
And decrees the moon and stars for light by night;
He stirs up the sea so that its waves roar;
The Lord of hosts is His name. (Jeremiah 31:35)
You are the Lord, the God of all mankind. Nothing is too difficult for You. (Jeremiah 32:27)
You, O Lord, remain forever;
Your throne endures from generation to generation. (Lamentations 5:19)
In Your majesty, You dwell in the likeness of a throne of sapphire above the expanse that is over the cherubim. (Ezekiel 10:1)
How great are God's signs,
And how mighty are His wonders!
His kingdom is an eternal kingdom;
His dominion endures from generation to generation. (Daniel 4:3)
The Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men
And gives them to whomever He wishes
And sets over them the lowliest of men.
I will bless the Most High
And praise and honor Him who lives forever.
His dominion is an eternal dominion,
And His kingdom endures from generation to generation.
He regards all the inhabitants of the earth as nothing,
And does as He pleases with the host of heaven
And the inhabitants of the earth.
No one can hold back His hand
Or say to Him: "What have You done?"
I praise, exalt, and honor the King of heaven,
For all His works are true, and all His ways are just,
And He is able to humble those who walk in pride. (Daniel 4:17, 34-35, 37)
As I looked, thrones were set in place,
And the Ancient of Days took His seat.
His clothing was as white as snow,
And the hair of His head was like pure wool.
His throne was ablaze with flames,
And its wheels were a burning fire.
A river of fire was flowing
And coming out from before Him.
A thousand thousands attended Him;
Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
The court was seated,
And the books were opened. (Daniel 7:9-10)
The Son of Man will come with the clouds of heaven. In the presence of the Ancient of Days, He will be given dominion and glory and a kingdom, so that all peoples, nations, and men of every language will worship Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. (Daniel 7:13-14)
Behold, He who forms the mountains and creates the wind,
And reveals His thoughts to man,
He who turns dawn to darkness,
And treads the high places of the earth—
The Lord God of hosts is His name. (Amos 4:13)
He who made the Pleiades and Orion
And turns deep darkness into morning
And darkens day into night,
Who calls for the waters of the sea
And pours them out over the face of the earth—
The Lord is His name. (Amos 5:8)
The Lord God of hosts—
He who touches the earth and it melts,
And all who live in it mourn;
He who builds His staircase in the heavens
And founded the expanse over the earth;
He who calls for the waters of the sea
And pours them out over the face of the earth—
The Lord is His name. (Amos 9:5-6)
God is jealous and the Lord avenges;
The Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.
The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath against His enemies.
The Lord is slow to anger and great in power
And will not leave the guilty unpunished.
His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,
And clouds are the dust of His feet. (Nahum 1:2-3)
Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused from His holy dwelling place. (Zechariah 2:13)
The Lord stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him. (Zechariah 12:1)
You are the Lord; You do not change. (Malachi 3:6)
The multitudes who went before Jesus and those who followed shouted,
"Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest!" (Matthew 21:9)
My soul magnifies the Lord
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
For the Mighty One has done great things for me,
And holy is His name.
His mercy is on those who fear Him,
From generation to generation. (Luke 1:46-47, 49-50)
Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest! (Luke 19:38)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2)
Through Christ all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (John 1:3-4)
Jesus is my Lord and my God. (John 20:28)
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are Your judgments, and Your ways past finding out!
For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been Your counselor?
Or who has first given to You,
That You should repay him?
For from You and through You and to You are all things. To You be the glory forever! Amen. (Romans 11:33-36)
There is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom I live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom I live. (1 Corinthians 8:6)
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus is blessed forever. (2 Corinthians 11:31)
Our Lord Jesus Christ gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. (Galatians 1:3-5)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)
The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, upholding all things by His powerful word. After He cleansed our sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name He has inherited is more excellent than theirs. (Hebrews 1:3-4)
We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. (Hebrews 2:9-10)
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
The Lord Jesus Christ received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory who said, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." (2 Peter 1:17)
God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5)
The Lord God is the Alpha and the Omega, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8)
The Lord Jesus, who is holy and true, holds the key of David. What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open. (Revelation 3:7)
And the four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within; and they do not rest day or night, saying,
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,
Who was, and is, and is to come." (Revelation 4:8)
John looked and heard the voice of many angels encircling the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and their number was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,
"Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
To receive power and riches and wisdom
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!" (Revelation 5:11-12)
A great multitude, which no one could number, from all nations and tribes and peoples and languages will stand before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes with palm branches in their hands, and will cry out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" (Revelation 7:9-10)
Blessing and glory and wisdom
And thanksgiving and honor and power and strength
Be to our God for ever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 7:12)
Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come. Worship Him who made the heavens and the earth, the sea and the springs of water. (Revelation 14:7)
Great and marvelous are Your works,
Lord God Almighty!
Righteous and true are Your ways,
King of the nations!
Who will not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship before You,
For Your righteous acts have been revealed. (Revelation 15:3-4)
Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, because His judgments are true and righteous. (Revelation 19:1-2)
Then a voice came from the throne, saying: "Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear Him, both small and great!" (Revelation 19:5)
Like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, a great multitude will shout, "Hallelujah! For the Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready." Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. (Revelation 19:6-7, 9)
You are the King of kings and Lord of lords. (Revelation 19:16)
Lord Jesus, You are the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star. (Revelation 22:16)
What can I say to You? What can I speak? How can I justify myself? You have uncovered the iniquity of Your servant. (Genesis 44:16)
Oh, my Lord, please do not hold against me the sin in which I have acted foolishly. (Numbers 12:11)
Let the power of my Lord be great, just as You have spoken, saying, "The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression." (Numbers 14:17-18)
When I sin against the Lord, I may be sure that my sin will find me out. (Numbers 32:23)
I know in my heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord my God disciplines me. (Deuteronomy 8:5)
Forgive me when I desert the Rock who begot me,
And forget the God who gave me birth. (Deuteronomy 32:18)
Truly I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel. (Joshua 7:20)
Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obeying the voice of the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed is better than the fat of rams.
For rebellion is like the sin of divination,
And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. (1 Samuel 15:22-23)
The Lord does not see as man sees. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)
I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have acted very foolishly. (2 Samuel 24:10)
When I have sinned against You, hear from heaven and forgive my sin and restore me. Teach me the good way in which I should walk. When I sin against You—for there is no one who does not sin—may I return to You with all my heart and with all my soul. (1 Kings 8:33-34, 36, 46, 48)
The Lord your God is gracious and compassionate, and He will not turn His face from you if you return to Him. (2 Chronicles 30:9)
O my God, I am too ashamed and disgraced to lift up my face to you, my God, because my sins have risen higher than my head and my guilt has reached to the heavens. (Ezra 9:6)
O Lord, God of heaven, You are the great and awesome God, keeping Your covenant of loyal love with those who love You and obey Your commands. Let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open so that You may hear the prayer Your servant is praying before You day and night. I confess the sins I have committed against You. (Nehemiah 1:5-6)
You have been just in all that has happened to me; You have acted faithfully, while I did wrong. (Nehemiah 9:33)
Can a mortal be more righteous than God?
Can a man be more pure than his Maker? (Job 4:17)
What is man that You should magnify him,
That you should set Your heart on him,
That You examine him every morning
And test him every moment? (Job 7:17-18)
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength.
Who has resisted Him without harm? (Job 9:4)
Does God not see my ways
And count all my steps? (Job 31:4)
God's eyes are on the ways of a man,
And He sees all his steps.
There is no darkness or deep shadow
Where the workers of iniquity can hide.
He does not need to examine a man further,
That he should go before God in judgment. (Job 34:21-23)
My ears had heard of You
But now my eyes have seen You.
Therefore I despise myself
And repent in dust and ashes. (Job 42:5-6)
You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness;
Evil cannot dwell with You. (Psalm 5:4)
O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger
Or chasten me in Your wrath.
Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am weak;
O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in distress.
My soul also is greatly troubled;
But You, O Lord, how long? (Psalm 6:1-3)
You are the righteous God, who searches the hearts and secret thoughts. (Psalm 7:9)
The Lord is in His holy temple;
The Lord is on His heavenly throne.
He observes the sons of men;
His eyes examine them. (Psalm 11:4)
Who can discern his errors?
Cleanse me from hidden faults.
Keep Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
And innocent of great transgression. (Psalm 19:12-13)
Who may ascend the hill of the Lord?
Who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol
Or sworn by what is false. (Psalm 24:3-4)
Remember, O Lord, Your compassions and Your mercies,
For they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
According to Your loyal love remember me,
For Your goodness' sake, O Lord. (Psalm 25:6-7)
Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He instructs sinners in His ways.
The Lord guides the humble in what is right
And teaches the humble His way. (Psalm 25:8-9)
All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth
For those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
For Your name's sake, O Lord,
Pardon my iniquity, for it is great. (Psalm 25:10-11)
I will sing praises to the Lord
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
For His anger lasts only a moment,
But His favor is for a lifetime;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:4-5)
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity
And in whose spirit is no deceit.
When I kept silent, my bones wasted away
Through my groaning all day long.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.
I acknowledged my sin to You
And did not hide my iniquity.
I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,"
And You forgave the guilt of my sin. (Psalm 32:1-5)
God fashions the hearts of all
And understands all their works. (Psalm 33:15)
O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your wrath,
And do not chasten me in Your anger.
For Your arrows have pierced me deeply,
And Your hand has pressed down upon me.
There is no health in my body because of Your wrath,
Nor peace in my bones because of my sin.
For my iniquities have gone over my head;
As a heavy burden, they weigh too much for me. (Psalm 38:1-4)
I confess my iniquity;
I am troubled by my sin.
O Lord, do not forsake me;
O my God, be not far from me!
Make haste to help me,
O Lord my salvation. (Psalm 38:18, 21-22)
O Lord, be gracious to me;
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You. (Psalm 41:4)
Have mercy on me, O God,
According to Your loyal love;
According to the greatness of Your compassion
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash me completely from my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak
And blameless when You judge. (Psalm 51:1-4)
Surely You desire truth in the inner parts,
And in the hidden part You make me know wisdom. (Psalm 51:6)
Purge me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Cause me to hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have crushed may rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from Your presence
Or take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And uphold me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will be converted to You. (Psalm 51:7-13)
Save me from bloodguilt, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue will sing aloud of Your righteousness.
O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth will declare Your praise.
For You do not desire sacrifice, or I would bring it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and contrite heart,
O God, You will not despise. (Psalm 51:14-17)
O God, You know my foolishness,
And my guilt is not hidden from You.
May those who hope in You not be ashamed because of me, O Lord God of hosts;
May those who seek You not be dishonored because of me, O God of Israel. (Psalm 69:5-6)
You have set our iniquities before You,
Our secret sins in the light of Your presence. (Psalm 90:8)
Blessed is the man You discipline, O Lord,
The man You teach from Your word. (Psalm 94:12)
God will not always strive with us,
Nor will He harbor His anger forever;
He does not treat us as our sins deserve
Or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His love for those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on His children,
So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. (Psalm 103:9-13)
We have sinned with our fathers;
We have committed iniquity and acted wickedly. (Psalm 106:6)
Out of the depths I have called to You, O Lord.
O Lord, hear my voice,
And let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.
If You, Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You,
That You may be feared. (Psalm 130:1-4)
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts,
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23-24)
The ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord,
And He examines all his paths. (Proverbs 5:21)
There are six things the Lord hates,
Seven that are detestable to Him:
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that run swiftly to evil,
A false witness who breathes lies,
And one who causes strife among brothers. (Proverbs 6:16-19)
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
Wisdom hates pride and arrogance
And the evil way and the perverse mouth. (Proverbs 8:13)
The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,
Keeping watch on the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)
Death and Destruction lie open before the Lord;
How much more the hearts of men! (Proverbs 15:11)
All a man's ways are pure in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs the motives. (Proverbs 16:2)
Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18)
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
But the Lord tests the hearts. (Proverbs 17:3)
Before his downfall the heart of a man is haughty,
But humility comes before honor. (Proverbs 18:12)
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord,
Searching the inward depths of his being. (Proverbs 20:27)
All a man's ways are right in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs the hearts. (Proverbs 21:2)
There is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good
And never sins. (Ecclesiastes 7:20)
"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 as crimson,
They shall be like wool." (Isaiah 1:18)
Woe to me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I live among a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts. (Isaiah 6:5)
This is what the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, says:
"In repentance and rest is your salvation;
In quietness and trust is your strength." (Isaiah 30:15)
I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake,
And I will not remember your sins. (Isaiah 43:25)
I have blotted out your transgressions like a thick cloud,
And your sins like the morning mist.
Return to Me, for I have redeemed you. (Isaiah 44:22)
Who among us fears the Lord
And obeys the word of His Servant?
Let him who walks in darkness and has no light
Trust in the name of the Lord and rely upon his God. (Isaiah 50:10)
Lord Jesus, You were despised and rejected by men,
A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
And like one from whom men hide their faces,
You were despised, and we did not esteem You.
Surely You have borne our infirmities
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we considered You stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But You were pierced for our transgressions,
You were crushed for our iniquities;
The punishment that brought us peace was upon You,
And by Your wounds we are healed.
All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way,
And the Lord has laid on You the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:3-6)
"For a brief moment I forsook you,
But with great compassion I will gather you.
In a flood of anger I hid My face from you for a moment,
But I will have compassion on you with everlasting kindness,"
Says the Lord your Redeemer. (Isaiah 54:7-8)
Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him,
And to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:7)
My trespasses are multiplied before You,
And my sins testify against me.
For my transgressions are with me,
And I know my iniquities:
Transgressing and lying against the Lord,
And departing from my God,
Speaking oppression and revolt,
Uttering lies my heart has conceived. (Isaiah 59:12-13)
This is the one You esteem:
He who is humble and contrite of spirit,
And who trembles at Your word. (Isaiah 66:2b)
A person's wickedness will punish him;
His backsliding will reprove him.
I know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter
To forsake the Lord my God
And have no fear of Him. (Jeremiah 2:19)
I know, O Lord, that a man's way is not his own;
It is not in a man who walks to direct his steps.
O Lord, correct me, but with justice—
Not in Your anger, lest You reduce me to nothing. (Jeremiah 10:23-24)
The heart is deceitful above all things
And incurably sick.
Who can understand it?
You, the Lord, search the heart
And test the mind
To reward a man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his deeds. (Jeremiah 17:9-10)
Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed;
Save me, and I will be saved,
For You are my praise. (Jeremiah 17:14)
I will cleanse them from all their iniquity they have committed against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities which they have committed against Me, and by which they have transgressed against Me. (Jeremiah 33:8)
Why should any living man complain
When punished for his sins?
Let us search out and examine our ways,
And let us return to the Lord. (Lamentations 3:39-40)
Come, let us return to the Lord.
For He has torn us, but He will heal us;
He has injured us but He will bind up our wounds.
After two days He will revive us;
On the third day He will raise us up,
That we may live before Him. (Hosea 6:1-2)
I return to the Lord my God,
For I have stumbled because of my iniquity.
I take words with me and return to the Lord,
Saying, "Take away all iniquity and receive me graciously,
That I may offer the fruit of my lips." (Hosea 14:1-2)
"Even now," declares the Lord,
"Return to Me with all your heart,
With fasting and weeping and mourning.
So rend your heart and not your garments."
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and compassionate,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness,
And He relents from sending calamity. (Joel 2:12-13)
When my soul was fainting away,
I remembered the Lord,
And my prayer went up to You, to Your holy temple.
Those who cling to worthless idols
Forsake Your lovingkindness.
But I will sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving.
I will fulfill what I have vowed.
Salvation is from the Lord. (Jonah 2:7-9)
I know that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness, a God who relents from sending calamity. (Jonah 4:2)
Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity
And passes over the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance?
You do not stay angry forever
But delight to show mercy.
You will have compassion on Your people;
You will tread their iniquities underfoot
And hurl all their sins into the depths of the sea. (Micah 7:18-19)
Lord, I have heard of Your fame, and I stand in awe of Your deeds.
O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years,
In our time make them known;
In wrath remember mercy. (Habakkuk 3:2)
May I produce fruit worthy of repentance. (Matthew 3:8)
Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I tell you, not seven times, but up to seventy times seven." (Matthew 18:21-22)
From within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, sexual immorality, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance, and folly. All these evil things come from within and defile a man. (Mark 7:21-23)
No temptation has overtaken me except what is common to man. And God is faithful, who will not let me be tempted beyond what I am able, but with the temptation will also provide a way out, so that I may be able to endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
I will not forget the exhortation that addresses me as a son:
"My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline,
Nor lose heart when you are rebuked by Him,
For whom the Lord loves He disciplines,
And He chastises every son whom He receives." (Hebrews 12:5-6)
I will endure discipline, for God is treating me as a son. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If I am without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then I am an illegitimate child and not a true son. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us, and we respected them; how much more should I be subjected to the Father of spirits and live? (Hebrews 12:7-9)
Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best, but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in His holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful; later on, however, it produces the peaceable fruit of righteousness for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, let us strengthen the hands that are weary and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for our feet, so that what is lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. (Hebrews 12:10-13)
If I say that I have fellowship with Christ and yet walk in the darkness, I lie and do not practice the truth. But if I walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son purifies me from all sin. (1 John 1:6-7)
If I claim to be without sin, I deceive myself, and the truth is not in me. If I confess my sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive me my sins and purify me from all unrighteousness. If I claim I have not sinned, I make Him a liar and His word is not in me. (1 John 1:8-10)
My little children, I write these things to you that you may not sin. But if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the Righteous. And He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (1 John 2:1-2)
Those whom You love You rebuke and discipline. Therefore may I be zealous and repent. (Revelation 3:19)
Like Enoch, may I walk with God. (Genesis 5:24)
Like Noah, may I find favor in the eyes of the Lord. (Genesis 6:8)
Like Noah, may I be a righteous person, blameless among the people of my time, and one who walks with God. (Genesis 6:9)
Like Noah, may I do everything just as God commands me. (Genesis 6:22; 7:5)
May I be righteous before You in my generation. (Genesis 7:1)
Like Abraham, may I call upon the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God. (Genesis 13:4; 21:33)
You are God Almighty; may I walk before You and be blameless. (Genesis 17:1)
Like Abraham, may I direct my children and my household after me to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just. (Genesis 18:19)
May I listen carefully to the voice of the Lord my God and do what is right in Your sight; may I pay attention to Your commandments and keep all Your statutes. (Exodus 15:26)
May I have no other gods before You. (Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 5:7)
May I not make for myself an idol in any form. (Exodus 20:4; Deuteronomy 5:8)
May I not take the name of the Lord my God in vain, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses His name. (Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11)
May I honor my father and my mother. (Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16)
May I not murder. (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17)
May I not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18)
May I not steal. (Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 5:19)
May I not bear false witness against my neighbor. (Exodus 20:16; Deuteronomy 5:20)
May I not covet my neighbor's house, my neighbor's wife, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to my neighbor. (Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21)
If I have found grace in Your sight, teach me Your ways, so I may know You and continue to find favor with You. (Exodus 33:13)
May I not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. (Exodus 34:14)
Like Moses, may I do according to all that the Lord commands me. (Exodus 39:42; 40:16)
You are the Lord my God; may I consecrate myself and be holy, because You are holy. You are the Lord who brought Your people up out of Egypt to be their God; therefore may I be holy, because You are holy. (Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2)
By Your grace, I want to observe Your judgments and keep Your statutes, to walk in them; You are the Lord my God. May I keep Your statutes and Your judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; You are the Lord. (Leviticus 18:4-5)
May I observe all Your statutes and all Your judgments and follow them; You are the Lord. (Leviticus 19:37)
May I consecrate myself and be holy, because You are the Lord my God. May I keep Your statutes and practice them, for You are the Lord who sanctifies me. (Leviticus 20:7-8)
May I be holy to You, for You the Lord are holy, and You have set me apart to be Your own. (Leviticus 20:26)
May I not profane Your holy name, but acknowledge You as holy before others. You are the Lord, who sanctifies me. (Leviticus 22:32)
May I trust in You enough to honor You as holy in the sight of others. (Numbers 20:12)
May I not show partiality in judgment, but hear both small and great alike. May I not be afraid of any man, for judgment belongs to God. (Deuteronomy 1:17)
May I learn to fear You all the days I live on the earth and teach Your words to my children. (Deuteronomy 4:10)
The Lord my God, the Lord is one. May I love the Lord my God with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my strength. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
May I fear only the Lord my God and serve Him and take my oaths in His name. (Deuteronomy 6:13)
May I not test the Lord my God. (Deuteronomy 6:16)
May I keep the commandments of the Lord my God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him. May I follow the Lord my God and fear Him; may I keep Your commandments, hear Your voice, serve You, and hold fast to You. (Deuteronomy 8:6; 13:4)
May I be careful not to forget the Lord my God by failing to observe Your commandments, Your ordinances and Your statutes. (Deuteronomy 8:11)
When I am blessed with abundance, may I beware lest my heart becomes proud, and I forget the Lord my God who provided all good things, thinking that it was my power and the strength of my hand that brought this wealth. (Deuteronomy 8:12-14, 17)
O Lord my God, may I fear You, walk in all Your ways, love You, and serve You with all my heart and with all my soul. (Deuteronomy 10:12)
May I love the Lord my God and serve Him with all my heart and with all my soul. (Deuteronomy 11:13)
May I carefully observe all the commandment to love the Lord my God, to walk in all His ways and to hold fast to Him. (Deuteronomy 11:22)
The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 13:3)
You shall walk after the Lord your God and revere Him; and you shall keep His commandments and listen to His voice; and you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. (Deuteronomy 13:4)
May I revere this glorious and awesome name—the Lord my God. (Deuteronomy 28:58)
May I love the Lord my God, obey His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the Lord is my life and the length of my days. (Deuteronomy 30:20)
May I be strong and courageous, and not be afraid or terrified because of my enemies, for the Lord my God is the one who goes with me; He will never leave me nor forsake me. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
May I not let Your word depart from my mouth, but meditate on it day and night, so that I may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then I will make my way prosperous, and I will act wisely. (Joshua 1:8)
May I not act presumptuously, but always ask counsel of the Lord. (Joshua 9:14)
May I be very careful to love the Lord my God, to walk in all His ways, to obey His commands, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all my heart and all my soul. (Joshua 22:5)
May I fear the Lord and serve and obey Him and not rebel against the command of the Lord. (1 Samuel 12:14)
May I not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all my heart. May I not turn aside to go after worthless things which do not profit or deliver, because they are useless. (1 Samuel 12:20-21)
May I fear the Lord and serve You in truth with all my heart, for I consider what great things You have done for me. (1 Samuel 12:24)
Like David, may I strengthen myself in the Lord my God. (1 Samuel 30:6)
May the Lord my God be with me as You were with our fathers; may You never leave me nor forsake me. Incline my heart to You, to walk in all Your ways and to keep Your commands and Your statutes and Your judgments, which You commanded our fathers. May all the peoples of the earth know that the Lord is God; there is no other. Let my heart be fully committed to the Lord my God, to walk in Your statutes and keep Your commandments, as at this day. (1 Kings 8:57-58, 60-61)
May I walk before You in integrity of heart and uprightness, as David did, and do all You command. (1 Kings 9:4)
May I not turn my heart away from the Lord, the God of Israel, but keep what the Lord has commanded. (1 Kings 11:9-10)
Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel, so that there was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. He held fast to the Lord and did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments. (2 Kings 18:5-6)
Like Josiah, may I do what is right in the sight of the Lord and walk in all the ways of David, not turning aside to the right or to the left. May I turn to the Lord with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my might, in accordance with all of Your Word. (2 Kings 22:1-2; 23:25)
Like Josiah, may I have a tender heart and humble myself before the Lord when I hear Your Word. (2 Kings 22:19)
May I set my heart and my soul to seek the Lord my God. (1 Chronicles 22:19)
May I know God and serve Him with a whole heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every motive behind the thoughts. (1 Chronicles 28:9)
"Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" God said to Solomon, "Because this was in your heart and you have not asked for riches, wealth, or honor, nor for the life of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to judge My people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you riches and wealth and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have." (2 Chronicles 1:10-12)
Like Asa, may I do what is good and right in the sight of the Lord my God. (2 Chronicles 14:2)
May I remove the places of idolatry from my life, and like Asa, let my heart be fully committed to God all my days. (2 Chronicles 15:17)
Like Jehoshaphat, let my heart take delight in the ways of the Lord and remove the places of idolatry from my life. (2 Chronicles 17:6)
May I let the fear of the Lord be upon me, and be careful in what I do, for with the Lord my God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery. (2 Chronicles 19:7)
May I act in the fear of the Lord, faithfully and with a loyal heart. (2 Chronicles 19:9)
May I not transgress the commandments of the Lord, for I cannot prosper in disobedience. May I not forsake the Lord. (2 Chronicles 24:20)
When Uzziah became strong, his heart became proud and he acted corruptly, and he transgressed against the Lord his God, and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. (2 Chronicles 26:16)
Like Hezekiah, may I do what is good and right and true before the Lord my God by seeking Him with all my heart. (2 Chronicles 31:20-21)
Hezekiah's heart was proud and he did not respond to the kindness shown him; therefore the Lord's wrath was on him and on Judah and Jerusalem. (2 Chronicles 32:25)
Like Josiah, may I do what is right in the sight of the Lord, walking in the ways of David and not turning aside to the right or to the left. (2 Chronicles 34:1-2)
Like Josiah, give me a tender and responsive heart, so that I will humble myself before You when I hear Your word. (2 Chronicles 34:27)
May I be a faithful person who fears God. (Nehemiah 7:2)
Mordecai sent word to Esther, "Do not think that because you are in the king's house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:13-14)
Like Job, may I be blameless and upright, fearing God and shunning evil. (Job 1:1)
May I be careful that no one entices me by riches; do not let a large bribe turn me aside. (Job 36:18)
May I serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. (Psalm 2:11)
Examine me, O Lord, and try me;
Purify my mind and my heart;
For Your lovingkindness is ever before me,
And I have walked in Your truth. (Psalm 26:2-3)
May I trust in the Lord and do good; may I dwell in the land and feed on Your faithfulness. When I delight myself in the Lord, You will give me the desires of my heart. I will commit my way to the Lord and trust in You, and You will bring it to pass. You will bring forth my righteousness like the light, and my justice like the noonday. May I rest in the Lord and wait patiently for You; I will not fret because of him who prospers in his way, with the man who practices evil schemes. (Psalm 37:3-7)
May I not be like the man who did not make God his strength but trusted in the abundance of his wealth and strengthened himself in his evil desires. (Psalm 52:7)
Teach me Your way, O Lord;
I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name. (Psalm 86:11)
Teach me to number my days,
That I may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)
May I be careful to lead a blameless life.
May I walk in the integrity of my heart in the midst of my house.
May I set no wicked thing before my eyes.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
May it not cling to me. (Psalm 101:2-3)
May I meditate on Your precepts
And consider Your ways.
May I delight in Your statutes,
And not forget Your word.
Deal bountifully with Your servant,
That I may live and keep Your word.
Open my eyes that I may see
Wonderful things from Your law. (Psalm 119:15-18)
Give me understanding, and I will keep Your law
And observe it with all my heart.
Make me walk in the path of Your commands,
For there I find delight.
Incline my heart to Your testimonies
And not to selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things,
And revive me in Your way. (Psalm 119:34-37)
Teach me to do Your will,
For You are my God;
May Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. (Psalm 143:10)
May I receive the words of wisdom
And treasure her commands within me,
Turning my ear to wisdom
And applying my heart to understanding.
If I cry for discernment
And lift up my voice for understanding,
If I seek her as silver
And search for her as for hidden treasures,
Then I will understand the fear of the Lord
And find the knowledge of God.
Then I will understand righteousness and justice and honesty—
Every good path.
For wisdom will enter my heart,
And knowledge will be pleasant to my soul.
Discretion will protect me,
and understanding will guard me. (Proverbs 2:1-5, 9-11)
May I honor the Lord with my wealth
And with the firstfruits of all my increase. (Proverbs 3:9)
May I preserve sound wisdom and discretion,
Not letting them out of my sight;
They will be life to my soul. (Proverbs 3:21-22)
May I guard my heart with all diligence,
For out of it flow the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23)
May I let my eyes look straight ahead,
And fix my gaze straight before me.
May I ponder the path of my feet
So that all my ways will be established.
May I not turn to the right or to the left
But keep my foot from evil. (Proverbs 4:25-27)
My son, keep my words
And store up my commands within you.
Keep my commands and live,
And my law as the apple of your eye.
Bind them on your fingers;
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister,"
And call understanding your kinsman. (Proverbs 7:1-4)
Now listen to me, O sons,
For blessed are those who keep my ways.
Hear instruction and be wise;
Do not refuse it.
Blessed is the man who listens to wisdom,
Watching daily at her gates, waiting at her doorposts.
For whoever finds wisdom finds life
And obtains favor from the Lord.
But he who sins against her injures his own soul;
All who hate her love death. (Proverbs 8:32-36)
May I listen to counsel and accept instruction,
That I may be wise in my latter days. (Proverbs 19:20)
May I apply my heart to instruction
And my ears to words of knowledge. (Proverbs 23:12)
May I give You my heart
And let my eyes delight in Your ways. (Proverbs 23:26)
May I not be quickly provoked in my spirit,
For anger rests in the bosom of fools. (Ecclesiastes 7:9)
May I fear God and keep His commandments, for this applies to every person. (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
Let me stop trusting in man, whose breath is in his nostrils.
For in what should he be esteemed? (Isaiah 2:22)
May I not be like those who draw near to You with their mouths and honor You with their lips, but whose hearts are far from You, and whose reverence for You is made up only of rules taught by men. (Isaiah 29:13)
As one who knows righteousness, who has Your law in my heart, may I not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their revilings. (Isaiah 51:7)
Has a nation changed its gods
Which were not gods?
But my people have exchanged their Glory
For that which is worthless.
By Your grace may I not forsake You,
The fountain of living waters,
To dig my own cisterns,
Broken cisterns that can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:11, 13)
May I sow righteousness,
Reap the fruit of unfailing love,
And break up my fallow ground;
For it is time to seek the Lord,
Until He comes and rains righteousness on me. (Hosea 10:12)
May I return to my God,
Maintain mercy and justice,
And wait on my God continually. (Hosea 12:6)
These are the things I want to do: speak the truth to others, judge with truth and justice for peace, not plot evil against my neighbor, and not love a false oath; for all these things the Lord hates. (Zechariah 8:16-17)
May I set my heart to honor Your name. (Malachi 2:2)
May I not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)
May I worship the Lord my God, and serve Him only. (Matthew 4:10)
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:3-5)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7)
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:8-9)
Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:10-12)
I am the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its flavor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. I am the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. In the same way, I must let my light shine before men, that they may see my good deeds and praise my Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:13-16)
May I love my enemies and pray for those who persecute me. (Matthew 5:44)
May I take heed not to practice my righteousness before men to be seen by them. Otherwise, I will have no reward from my Father in heaven. (Matthew 6:1)
May I not worry about my life, what I will eat or what I will drink; or about my body, what I will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. The birds of the air do not sow or reap or gather into barns, and yet my heavenly Father feeds them. Am I not much more valuable than they? Who by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do I worry about clothes? I will consider how the lilies of the field grow; they neither labor nor spin, yet not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe me? So may I not worry, saying, "What shall I eat?" or "What shall I drink?" or "What shall I wear?" For the pagans run after all these things, and my heavenly Father knows that I need them. But may I seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, and all these things will be added to me. (Matthew 6:25-33; Luke 12:22-31)
May I not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)
Whatever I want others to do to me, may I also do to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12)
May I not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul, but rather, may I fear the One who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28)
May I not be like those rocky places on whom seed was thrown, who hear the word and at once receive it with joy, but since they have no root, last only a short time; when affliction or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. And may I not be like those among the thorns on whom seed was sown, who hear the word, but the worries of this world, the deceitfulness of riches and pleasures, and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it immature and unfruitful. Instead, may I be like the good soil on whom seed was sown, who with a noble and good heart hear the word, understand and accept it, and with perseverance bear fruit, yielding thirty, sixty, or a hundred times what was sown. (Matthew 13:20-23; Mark 4:16-20; Luke 8:13-15)
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and from his joy, he went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; and finding one pearl of great value, he went away and sold all that he had and bought it. (Matthew 13:44-46)
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. (Matthew 22:37-40)
May I be ready, for the Son of Man will come at an hour when I do not expect Him. (Matthew 24:44; Luke 12:40)
Who is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master finds so doing when he comes. (Matthew 24:45-46)
By Your grace, I want to hear the words, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord." (Matthew 25:21)
May I watch and pray so that I will not fall into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:41)
May I walk in the steps of Jesus, who often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16)
May I be more concerned about the things of God than the things of men. (Mark 8:33)
The foremost commandment is this: "Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." The second is this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." There is no commandment greater than these. To love God with all the heart and with the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as himself are more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. (Mark 12:29-31, 33)
May I be righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord. (Luke 1:6)
May I believe Your words, which will come true at their proper time. (Luke 1:20)
I am the Lord's servant; let Your will be done in me according to Your word. (Luke 1:38)
May I love my enemies, do good to those who hate me, bless those who curse me, and pray for those who mistreat me. Just as I want others to do to me, may I do to them in the same way. (Luke 6:27-28, 31)
May I love my enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then my reward will be great, and I will be a child of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and evil. May I be merciful just as my Father is merciful. (Luke 6:35-36)
I desire not only to call You Lord but to do what You say. By Your grace, I will come to You, hear Your words, and put them into practice. Then I will be like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock, and when a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. (Luke 6:46-48)
May I not be worried and troubled about many things; only one thing is needed. Like Mary, may I choose the good part, which will not be taken away from me. (Luke 10:41-42)
May I not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will fear the One who, after killing, has authority to cast into hell. (Luke 12:4-5)
May I beware and be on my guard against all covetousness, for my life does not consist in the abundance of my possessions. (Luke 12:15)
May I not lay up treasure for myself without being rich toward God. (Luke 12:21)
May I not justify myself in the eyes of men; God knows our hearts, and what is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God. (Luke 16:15)
When I have done all the things which are commanded me, let me realize that I am an unworthy servant; I have only done what I ought to have done. (Luke 17:10)
May I not trust in myself or in my own righteousness, nor view others with contempt. (Luke 18:9)
Christ must increase; I must decrease. (John 3:30)
May I not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man gives me, for God the Father has set His seal on Him. (John 6:27)
May I do the work of Him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. (John 9:4)
May I believe the light while I have it, so that I may become a son of light. (John 12:36)
May I not love praise from men more than praise from God. (John 12:43)
May I not let my heart be troubled; let me trust in God and trust also in Christ. (John 14:1)
You are the true vine, and Your Father is the vinedresser. He cuts off every branch in You that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. May I abide in You, and You in me. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can I, unless I abide in You. (John 15:1-2, 4)
You are the vine; I am a branch; if I abide in You, and You in me, I will bear much fruit; for apart from You, I can do nothing. (John 15:5)
If I abide in You, and Your words abide in me, I can ask whatever I wish, and it will be done for me. As I ask in Your name, I will receive, that my joy may be full. (John 15:7, 16:24)
By this is Your Father glorified, that I bear much fruit, showing myself to be Your disciple. (John 15:8)
As the Father has loved You, You also have loved me. May I abide in Your love. If I keep Your commandments, I will abide in Your love, just as You kept Your Father's commandments and abide in His love. You have told me this so that Your joy may be in me and that my joy may be full. (John 15:9-11)
Like Barnabas, may I be a good person, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. (Acts 11:24)
May I continue in the grace of God. (Acts 13:43)
Like the Bereans, give me the nobility of mind to receive the word with great eagerness and to examine the Scriptures daily. (Acts 17:11)
May the name of the Lord Jesus be magnified in my life. (Acts 19:17)
I do not consider my life dear to me, if only I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. (Acts 20:24)
May I be committed to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build me up and give me an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. (Acts 20:32)
May I covet no one's money or possessions. (Acts 20:33)
I have hope in God, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. In view of this, may I strive always to keep my conscience blameless before God and men. (Acts 24:15-16)
Like Abraham, may I not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but let me be strengthened in my faith and give glory to God, being fully persuaded that God is able to do what He has promised. (Romans 4:20-21)
May I rejoice in my tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into my heart through the Holy Spirit who was given to me. (Romans 5:3-5)
I died to sin; how can I live in it any longer? (Romans 6:2)
All of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death. I was therefore buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so I too may walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:3-4)
I know that my old self was crucified with Christ, so that the body of sin might be done away with, that I should no longer be a slave to sin; for the one who has died has been freed from sin. (Romans 6:6-7)
If I died with Christ, I believe that I will also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, cannot die again; death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. In the same way, may I consider myself to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:8-11)
I will not let sin reign in my mortal body that I should obey its lusts. Nor will I present the members of my body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but I will present myself to God as one who is alive from the dead and my members as instruments of righteousness to God. (Romans 6:12-13)
Just as I presented the members of my body as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing lawlessness, so I now present my members as slaves to righteousness, leading to holiness. (Romans 6:19)
Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh; but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. The mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:5-6)
If I live according to the flesh, I will die; but if by the Spirit I put to death the deeds of the body, I will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Romans 8:13-14)
In view of God's mercy, may I present my body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, which is my reasonable service. (Romans 12:1)
May I not be conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of my mind, that I may prove that the will of God is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
May I not think of myself more highly than I ought to think, but let me think soberly, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given me. (Romans 12:3)
Let my love be sincere. May I hate what is evil and cling to what is good. (Romans 12:9)
May I not be lacking in zeal but keep fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. (Romans 12:11)
May I rejoice in hope, persevere in affliction, and continue steadfastly in prayer. (Romans 12:12)
The hour has come for me to wake up from sleep, for my salvation is nearer now than when I first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. Therefore may I cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. (Romans 13:11-12)
May I walk properly as in the daytime, not in revellings and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and debauchery, not in strife and jealousy. Rather, may I put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision to gratify the lusts of the flesh. (Romans 13:13-14)
In my obedience, may I be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil. (Romans 16:19)
As a servant of Christ and a steward of His possessions, it is required that I be found faithful. (1 Corinthians 4:1-2)
May I flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but the immoral person sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)
May I not set my heart on evil things, or be an idolater, or commit sexual immorality. (1 Corinthians 10:6-8)
Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy; love does not boast, it is not arrogant, it does not behave rudely; it does not seek its own, it is not provoked, it keeps no record of wrongs; it does not rejoice in unrighteousness but rejoices with the truth; it bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
May I be on my guard, stand firm in the faith, act with courage, and be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)
Since God has made me adequate as a minister of the new covenant, as I have received mercy, may I not lose heart. (2 Corinthians 3:6, 4:1)
May I not receive God's grace in vain. For He says, "In the acceptable time I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." Now is the time of God's favor; now is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:1-2)
Since I have God's promises, may I cleanse myself from all pollution of body and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1)
May I abound in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, in love, and in the grace of giving. (2 Corinthians 8:7)
Though I walk in the flesh, I do not war according to the flesh. The weapons of my warfare are not fleshly, but divinely powerful to overthrow strongholds, casting down arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
I do not dare to classify or compare myself with other people, for it is unwise to measure or compare myself with others. May I not boast beyond proper limits but within the sphere of the gospel of Christ. "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord." For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. (2 Corinthians 10:12-14, 17-18)
Having begun in the Spirit, may I not seek to be perfected by the flesh. (Galatians 3:3)
It is for freedom that Christ has set me free. May I stand firm, therefore, and not let myself be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
As I walk in the Spirit, I will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh; for they oppose each other, so that I may not do the things that I wish. But if I am led by the Spirit, I am not under the law. (Galatians 5:16-18)
The works of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, envyings, drunkenness, revelries, and the like. Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:19-23)
Since I live in the Spirit, may I also walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25)
May I not become conceited, provoking others and envying others. (Galatians 5:26)
May I not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time I will reap a harvest if I do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galatians 6:14)
May the God of my Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give me a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the full knowledge of Him, and may the eyes of my heart be enlightened, in order that I may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the incomparable greatness of His power toward us who believe. (Ephesians 1:17-19)
May God grant me, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in my inner being, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith. And may I, being rooted and grounded in love, be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth of the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, that I may be filled to all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:16-19)
I want to walk in a way that is worthy of the calling with which I was called, with all humility and meekness and patience. (Ephesians 4:1-2)
With regard to my former way of life, may I put off my old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of my mind; and may I put on the new self, which was created according to God in righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24)
In my anger, may I not sin nor let the sun go down while I am still angry, so that I will not give the devil a foothold. (Ephesians 4:26-27)
May I not let any corrupt word come out of my mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may impart grace to those who hear. (Ephesians 4:29)
May I not grieve the Holy Spirit of God by whom I was sealed for the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30)
May I put away all bitterness and anger and wrath and shouting and slander, along with all malice. And may I be kind and compassionate to others, forgiving them just as God in Christ also forgave me. (Ephesians 4:31-32)
May I be an imitator of God as a beloved child, and walk in love, just as Christ loved me and gave Himself up for me as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:1-2)
I do not want even a hint of immorality, or any impurity, or greed in my life, as is proper for a saint. Nor will I give myself to obscenity, foolish talk, or coarse joking, which are not fitting, but rather to giving of thanks. (Ephesians 5:3-4)
May I be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power as I put on the full armor of God, so that I will be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10-11)
My struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, I will put on the full armor of God, so that I may be able to resist in the day of evil, and having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:12-13)
I will stand firm, having girded my waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod my feet with the readiness of the gospel of peace; above all, taking up the shield of faith with which I will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. I will take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With all prayer and petition, I will pray always in the Spirit, and to this end I will be watchful with all perseverance and petition for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:14-18)
May my love abound more and more in full knowledge and depth of insight, so that I may be able to approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ—having been filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:9-11)
My attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:5-8)
May I work out my salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in me to will and to act according to His good purpose. (Philippians 2:12-13)
May I do all things without complaining or arguing, so that I may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom I shine as a light in the world, holding fast the word of life. (Philippians 2:14-16)
May I not seek my own interests, but those of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:21)
Whatever was gain to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider all things loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. (Philippians 3:7-9)
I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. (Philippians 3:10-11)
I have not been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me. I do not consider myself yet to have attained it, but one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and stretching forward to what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14)
May I be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, may I let my requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—may I think about such things. The things I have learned and received and heard and seen in those who walk with Christ I will practice, and the God of peace will be with me. (Philippians 4:8-9)
May God fill me with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that I may walk worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, and growing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power according to His glorious might, so that I may have great endurance and patience with joy. (Colossians 1:9-11)
Since I have been raised with Christ, I should seek the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. May I set my mind on the things above, not on the things on the earth, for I died, and my life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is my life appears, then I also will appear with Him in glory. (Colossians 3:1-4)
Whatever I do, whether in word or in deed, may I do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:17)
Since I have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, let me speak not as pleasing men but God, who tests my heart. May I not seek glory from men. (1 Thessalonians 2:4, 6)
May I walk worthy of God who calls me into His kingdom and glory. (1 Thessalonians 2:12)
May the Lord establish my heart as blameless and holy before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. (1 Thessalonians 3:13)
Since I belong to the day, may I be self-controlled, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. (1 Thessalonians 5:8)
May I rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for me in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. But let me flee from these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. (1 Timothy 6:9-11)
May I fight the good fight of faith and lay hold of the eternal life to which I was called when I made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, may I keep this command without blemish or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in His own time. (1 Timothy 6:12-15a)
May I be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 2:1)
May I be diligent to present myself approved to God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
May I flee youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)
May I avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they produce quarrels. The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle toward all, able to teach, and patient. (2 Timothy 2:23-24)
May I be self-controlled in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill my ministry. (2 Timothy 4:5)
May I abound in love and faith toward the Lord Jesus and to all the saints. (Philemon 5)
As one who shares in the heavenly calling, may I fix my thoughts on Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of my confession. (Hebrews 3:1)
Anyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of use have their senses trained to distinguish good from evil. Therefore may I leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity. (Hebrews 5:13-6:1)
May I draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having my heart sprinkled to cleanse me from an evil conscience and my body washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:22)
May I hold fast the confession of my hope, for He who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23)
May I keep my life free from the love of money and be content with what I have, for You have said, "I will never leave you, nor will I forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5)
I will consider it all joy whenever I fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of my faith produces endurance. And I will let endurance finish its work, so that I may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4)
If I lack wisdom, may I ask of God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to me. (James 1:5)
May I be a person of faith, who does not doubt the promises of God, and not a double-minded man, who is unstable in all his ways. (James 1:6, 8)
May I put away all filthiness and the overflow of wickedness, and in meekness accept the word planted in me, which is able to save my soul. (James 1:21)
May I be a doer of the word and not merely a hearer who deceives himself. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror, and after looking at himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of person he was. But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and continues in it and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the word, this one will be blessed in what he does. (James 1:22-25)
May I submit myself to God and resist the devil, and he will flee from me. May I humble myself before the Lord, and He will exalt me. (James 4:7, 10)
I greatly rejoice in my salvation, though now for a little while, if necessary, I have been grieved by various trials, so that the proving of my faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, even though refined by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:6-7)
May I prepare my mind for action and be self-controlled, setting my hope fully on the grace to be brought to me at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13)
As an obedient child, may I not conform myself to the former lusts I had when I lived in ignorance, but as He who called me is holy, so may I be holy in all my conduct, because it is written: "You shall be holy, for I am holy." (1 Peter 1:14-16)
Since I call on the Father who judges each man's work impartially, may I conduct myself in fear during the time of my sojourn on earth. (1 Peter 1:17)
In obedience to the truth may I purify my soul for a sincere love of the brethren, and love others fervently from the heart. (1 Peter 1:22)
I have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God. Therefore, may I put away all malice and all guile and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. (1 Peter 1:23; 2:1)
As an alien and a stranger in the world, may I abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against my soul. (1 Peter 2:11)
May I not return evil for evil or insult for insult, but blessing instead, because to this I was called, that I may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:9)
May I be self-controlled and alert; my adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. But may I resist him, standing firm in the faith, knowing that my brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. (1 Peter 5:8-9)
May I be diligent to add to my faith, virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are mine in increasing measure, they will keep me from being barren and unfruitful in the full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:5-8)
Since the day of the Lord will come like a thief, what kind of person should I be in holy conduct and godliness as I look for and hasten the coming of the day of God? But according to His promise, I am looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, since I am looking for these things, may I be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless. (2 Peter 3:10-14)
May I abide in Christ, so that when He appears, I will have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. (1 John 2:28)
May I not love with words or tongue, but in deed and in truth. By this I will know that I am of the truth and will assure my heart before Him; for if my heart condemns me, God is greater than my heart, and knows all things. If my heart does not condemn me, I have confidence before God and receive from Him whatever I ask, because I keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight. (1 John 3:18-22)
May I follow Abraham's example of willingness to offer all that I have to You, holding nothing back and trusting in Your character and in Your promises. (Genesis 22:2-12, 16)
By God's grace, may I not despise my birthright for the things of this world. (Genesis 25:33-34)
May it be unto me as you said to Jacob, "Behold, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go; I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." (Genesis 28:15)
Joseph said to his brothers, "Do not be grieved or angry with yourselves for selling me here, for God sent me before you to save lives. He sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So it was not you who sent me here, but God." (Genesis 45:5, 7-8)
May I be a person who fears God, loves truth, and hates dishonest gain. (Exodus 18:21)
Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that His fear may be with you, so that you may not sin." (Exodus 20:20)
May I not revile God or curse the ruler of my people. (Exodus 22:28)
May I not spread false reports, nor help a wicked man by being a malicious witness. (Exodus 23:1)
May I not follow the crowd in doing wrong. (Exodus 23:2)
May I not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and perverts the words of the righteous. (Exodus 23:8)
May I dedicate the best of the firstfruits of God's provision to the Lord my God. (Exodus 23:19)
I pray You, show me Your glory. (Exodus 33:18)
May I not steal, nor deal falsely, nor deceive others. (Leviticus 19:11)
May I not swear falsely by Your name and so profane the name of my God; You are the Lord. (Leviticus 19:12)
May I not defraud my neighbor or rob him. (Leviticus 19:13)
May I do no injustice in judgment, nor show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge my neighbor fairly. (Leviticus 19:15)
May I not go about spreading slander among people, nor do anything that endangers the life of my neighbor. (Leviticus 19:16)
May I not hate my brother in my heart, but reprove my neighbor frankly and not incur sin because of him. (Leviticus 19:17)
May I not take vengeance or bear a grudge against others, but love my neighbor as myself. (Leviticus 19:18)
May I rise before the aged, honor the elderly, and revere my God; You are the Lord. (Leviticus 19:32)
May I not be dishonest in judgment, in measurement of weight or quantity. May I be honest and just in my business affairs. (Leviticus 19:35-36)
May I not mistreat my neighbor, but fear my God; for You are the Lord my God. (Leviticus 25:17)
Rise up, O Lord!
May Your enemies be scattered,
And may those who hate You flee before You. (Numbers 10:35)
May I follow Your commands and precepts and be careful to observe them, for this is my wisdom and understanding in the sight of others. (Deuteronomy 4:5-6)
May I be careful and watch myself closely lest I forget the things my eyes have seen or let them depart from my heart as long as I live. May I teach them to my children and to their children after them. (Deuteronomy 4:9)
May I keep Your statutes and Your commandments and be careful to do as the Lord my God has commanded me; may I not turn aside to the right or to the left. (Deuteronomy 4:40; 5:32)
May I not be afraid of my enemies, for the Lord my God, the great and awesome God, is with me. (Deuteronomy 7:21)
May I give generously to others without a grudging heart. (Deuteronomy 15:10)
May I not pervert justice, show partiality, or accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. (Deuteronomy 16:19)
May I have accurate and honest standards in my business practices. (Deuteronomy 25:15)
May I be strong and courageous, being careful to obey Your word; may I not turn from it to the right or to the left, that I may act wisely wherever I go. (Joshua 1:7)
May I be strong and courageous; may I not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord my God will be with me wherever I go. (Joshua 1:9)
Far be it from me that I should forsake the Lord to serve other gods. (Joshua 24:16)
May I not give occasion for the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme. (2 Samuel 12:14)
May I be strong and keep the charge of the Lord my God to walk in His ways, and to keep His statutes, His commands, His judgments, and His testimonies, so that I may prosper in all I do and wherever I turn. (1 Kings 2:2-3)
I ask for a wise and understanding heart to discern between good and evil. (1 Kings 3:9, 12)
Please regard Your servant's prayer and his supplication, O Lord my God. Listen to the cry and the prayer that Your servant is praying before You this day. (1 Kings 8:28)
May I not forget the covenant You have made with me, nor worship other gods. But may I fear the Lord my God; it is He who will deliver me from the hand of all my enemies. (2 Kings 17:38-39)
Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me and keep me from evil, so it may not grieve me. (1 Chronicles 4:10)
Give me understanding of the times so that I will know what I should do. (1 Chronicles 12:32)
Let me fall into the hands of the Lord, for His mercies are very great; but do not let me fall into the hands of men. (1 Chronicles 21:13)
May I be strong and courageous, and act. May I not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God is with me. He will not fail me or forsake me. (1 Chronicles 28:20)
May I make my offerings willingly, and give to the Lord with a whole heart. (1 Chronicles 29:9)
May I be strong and not lose courage, for my work will be rewarded. (2 Chronicles 15:7)
May I not depend on human strength, but on the Lord my God for help and deliverance. (2 Chronicles 16:7-8, 12)
Like Jehoshaphat, when I am afraid, let me set myself to seek the Lord. May I not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord is with me. (2 Chronicles 20:3, 15, 17)
May I be strong and courageous; may I not be afraid or discouraged because of my adversaries, for there is a greater power with me than with them, for the Lord my God is with me to help me. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)
In my distress may I seek the favor of the Lord my God, and humble myself greatly before the God of my fathers, for I know that the Lord is God. (2 Chronicles 33:12-13)
Like Ezra, I want to set my heart to study the word of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach it to others. (Ezra 7:10)
O Lord, I pray, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and to the prayer of Your servants who delight in revering Your name. (Nehemiah 1:11)
May I not be afraid of my adversaries, but remember the Lord, who is great and awesome. (Nehemiah 4:14)
Oh, that I might have my request,
That God would grant what I long for! (Job 6:8)
Does not man have hard service on earth?
Are not his days like those of a hired man?
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle,
And they come to an end without hope. (Job 7:1, 6)
Man who is 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)
If a man dies, will he live again?
All the days of my hard service
I will wait for my renewal to come. (Job 14:14)
Answer me when I call to You, O my righteous God!
You have relieved me from my distress;
Be merciful to me and hear my prayer. (Psalm 4:1)
Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God,
For to You I pray.
In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will set my prayers before You
And I will look to You. (Psalm 5:2-3)
But I, in the abundance of Your lovingkindness, will come into Your house;
I will worship in reverence toward Your holy temple.
Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies;
Make Your way straight before me. (Psalm 5:7-8)
O Lord my God, I seek refuge in You;
Save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me. (Psalm 7:1)
Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You.
I said to the Lord, "You are my Lord;
I have no goodness apart from You." (Psalm 16:1-2)
I have called on You, O God, for You will answer me;
Incline Your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show Your wonderful lovingkindness,
O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand
From those who rise up against them.
Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
Hide me in the shadow of Your wings. (Psalm 17:6-8)
You will light my lamp;
The Lord my God will make my darkness light. (Psalm 18:28)
But You, O Lord, be not far off;
O my Strength, come quickly to help me. (Psalm 22:19)
To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, I trust in You;
Do not let me be ashamed,
Nor let my enemies triumph over me. (Psalm 25:1-2)
No one who waits for You will be ashamed,
But those who are treacherous without cause will be ashamed.
Show me Your ways, O Lord,
Teach me Your paths;
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation,
And my hope is in You all day long. (Psalm 25:3-5)
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
For I am lonely and afflicted.
The troubles of my heart have multiplied;
Free me from my distresses.
Look on my affliction and my pain,
And forgive all my sins. (Psalm 25:16-18)
Guard my soul and rescue me;
Let me not be ashamed, for I take refuge in You.
May integrity and uprightness protect me,
For I wait for You. (Psalm 25:20-21)
Hear, O Lord, my voice when I call;
Be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart said of You, "Seek His face!"
Your face, Lord, I will seek. (Psalm 27:7-8)
Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a straight path because of my enemies. (Psalm 27:11)
Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me;
O Lord, be my helper.
You turned my mourning into dancing;
You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
That my heart may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever. (Psalm 30:10-12)
In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed;
Deliver me in Your righteousness.
Since You are my rock and my fortress,
For Your name's sake lead me and guide me.
Into Your hands I commit my spirit;
Redeem me, O Lord, God of truth. (Psalm 31:1, 3, 5)
I trust in You, O Lord;
I say, "You are my God."
My times are in Your hand;
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies
And from those who pursue me.
Let Your face shine on Your servant;
Save me in Your unfailing love. (Psalm 31:14-16)
O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,
And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
Do not let the foot of pride come against me,
And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away. (Psalm 36:10-11)
Lord, all my longings are before You,
And my sighing is not hidden from You. (Psalm 38:9)
And now, Lord, what do I look for?
My hope is in You. (Psalm 39:7)
Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord;
Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth always preserve me. (Psalm 40:11)
I will call upon You in the day of trouble,
And You will deliver me, and I will honor You. (Psalm 50:15)
I will call to God, and the Lord will save me.
He redeems my soul in peace from the battle waged against me,
Even though many oppose me. (Psalm 55:16, 18)
When I am afraid, I will trust in You.
In God, whose word I praise,
In God I have put my trust.
I will not fear;
What can mortal man do to me? (Psalm 56:3-4)
In God, whose word I praise,
In the Lord, whose word I praise—
In God I have put my trust;
I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me? (Psalm 56:10-11)
Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
For in You my soul takes refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of Your wings
Until destruction passes by.
I cry out to God Most High,
To God who fulfills His purpose for me. (Psalm 57:1-2)
Hear my cry, O God,
And listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to You
When my heart grows faint;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
You have been a shelter for me
And a strong tower against the enemy.
I will dwell in Your tent forever
And take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. (Psalm 61:1-4)
Answer me, O Lord, for Your lovingkindness is good;
In the abundance of Your mercies, turn to me. (Psalm 69:16)
In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be put to shame.
In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
Turn Your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go;
You have given the commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress. (Psalm 71:1-3)
O God, do not be not far from me;
O my God, come quickly to help me. (Psalm 71:12)
Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God,
Until I declare Your strength to the next generation,
Your power to all who are to come. (Psalm 71:18)
O Lord, hear my prayer;
Listen to the voice of my supplications.
In the day of my trouble I will call upon You,
For You will answer me.
You are great and do wondrous deeds;
You alone are God. (Psalm 86:6-7, 10)
You, O Sovereign Lord, deal well with me for Your name's sake;
Because of the goodness of Your mercy, deliver me. (Psalm 109:21)
I have sought You with my whole heart;
Do not let me stray from Your commands. (Psalm 119:10)
I have hidden Your word in my heart
That I might not sin against You.
Blessed are You, O Lord;
Teach me Your statutes. (Psalm 119:11-12)
Let me understand the way of Your precepts,
And I will meditate on Your wonders.
My soul is weary with grief;
Strengthen me according to Your word. (Psalm 119:27-28)
May Your merciful kindness be my comfort,
According to Your promise to Your servant. (Psalm 119:76)
Deal with Your servant according to Your loyal love
And teach me Your statutes. (Psalm 119:124)
Direct my footsteps according to Your word,
And let no iniquity have dominion over me. (Psalm 119:133)
I lift up my eyes to You,
To You who dwell in heaven.
As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,
As the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress,
So my eyes look to the Lord my God,
Until He shows me His mercy. (Psalm 123:1-2)
Out of the depths I have called to You, O Lord.
O Lord, hear my voice,
And let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications. (Psalm 130:1-2)
I wait for the Lord; my soul waits,
And in His word I put my hope.
I hope in the Lord,
For with Him is unfailing love
And abundant redemption. (Psalm 130:5, 7)
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand against the anger of my foes,
And Your right hand will save me.
The Lord will perfect His work in me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
You will not abandon the works of Your hands. (Psalm 138:7-8)
O Lord, I cry to You; hasten to me.
Hear my voice when I cry to You.
Let my prayer be set before You like incense,
And the lifting up of my hands like the evening sacrifice. (Psalm 141:1-2)
O Lord, set a guard over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Do not let my heart turn aside to any evil thing
To practice wicked deeds
With men who work iniquity,
And do not let me eat of their delicacies. (Psalm 141:3-4)
My eyes are upon You, O God the Lord;
In You I take refuge; You will not leave my soul destitute. (Psalm 141:8)
I cry out to You, O Lord,
And say, "You are my refuge,
My portion in the land of the living." (Psalm 142:5)
Hear my prayer, O Lord,
Give ear to my supplications!
Answer me in Your faithfulness and righteousness. (Psalm 143:1)
Let me hear Your unfailing love in the morning,
For I have put my trust in You.
Show me the way I should walk,
For to You I lift up my soul. (Psalm 143:8)
May I not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
When it is in my power to act. (Proverbs 3:27)
May I not plan evil against my neighbor,
Since he lives trustfully by me. (Proverbs 3:29)
May I not strive with a man without cause,
If he has done me no harm. (Proverbs 3:30)
May I not enter the path of the wicked
Or walk in the way of evil men. (Proverbs 4:14)
May I put away perversity from my mouth
And keep corrupt talk far from my lips. (Proverbs 4:24)
May I not wear myself out to get rich;
Give me the understanding to cease.
May I not set my desire on what flies away,
For wealth surely sprouts wings
And flies into the heavens like an eagle. (Proverbs 23:4-5)
Do not let my heart envy sinners,
But let me live only in the fear of the Lord.
For surely there is a future,
And my hope will not be cut off. (Proverbs 23:17-18)
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,
And he who begets a wise son will be glad in him.
May my father and mother be glad;
May she who gave me birth rejoice. (Proverbs 23:24-25)
May I not boast about tomorrow,
For I do not know what a day may bring forth. (Proverbs 27:1)
May I let another praise me, and not my own mouth;
A stranger, and not my own lips. (Proverbs 27:2)
Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
Give me neither poverty nor riches;
Give me only my daily bread,
Lest I be full and deny You and say, "Who is the Lord?"
Or lest I become poor and steal,
And profane the name of my God. (Proverbs 30:8-9)
O Lord of hosts, You judge righteously
And test the heart and mind;
To You I have committed my cause. (Jeremiah 11:20)
I called on Your name, O Lord,
From the depths of the pit.
You have heard my voice:
"Do not hide Your ear from my cry for relief,
From my cry for help."
You drew near when I called on You,
And You said, "Do not fear!"
O Lord, You pleaded the cause of my soul;
You redeemed my life. (Lamentations 3:55-58)
May I let justice roll down like a river,
And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (Amos 5:24)
I look to You for my daily bread, to forgive me my debts as I also have forgiven my debtors, and to lead me not into temptation, but to deliver me from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. (Matthew 6:11-13)
May I not judge, so that I will not be judged. For in the same way I judge others, I will be judged; and with the measure I use, it will be measured to me. (Matthew 7:1-2)
When I ask, it will be given to me; when I seek, I will find; when I knock, the door will be opened to me. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8; Luke 11:9-10)
May I take courage and not be afraid, for the Lord Jesus is with me. (Mark 6:50)
The sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the sons of light. May I use worldly wealth to make friends for myself, so that when it is gone, they may welcome me into the eternal dwellings. (Luke 16:8-9)
May I not take revenge, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written: "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay," says the Lord. May I not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:19, 21)
Who makes me different from anyone else? And what do I have that I did not receive? And if I did receive it, why I should I boast as though I had not received it? (1 Corinthians 4:7)
My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in me, whom I have from God, and I am not my own. For I was bought at a price; therefore may I glorify God in my body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
May I not test the Lord or grumble as some of the Israelites did. (1 Corinthians 10:9-10)
Whatever I do, may I do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
May everything I do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:14)
May my conscience testify that I have conducted myself in the world in the holiness and sincerity that are from God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, especially in my relations with others. (2 Corinthians 1:12)
May I not give cause for offense in anything, so that my ministry will not be discredited. (2 Corinthians 6:3)
May I not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what does righteousness share with wickedness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14)
In Christ Jesus my Lord, I have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. (Ephesians 3:12)
I was once darkness, but now I am light in the Lord. May I walk as a child of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), learning what is pleasing to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:8-10)
May I have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather let me expose them. (Ephesians 5:11)
May I watch carefully how I walk, not as the unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. May I not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:15-17)
May I obey those who are in authority over me with fear and trembling and with sincerity of heart, as to Christ; not with external service as a pleaser of men, but as a slave of Christ, doing the will of God from my heart. With good will may I serve as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that I will receive back from the Lord whatever good I do. (Ephesians 6:5-8)
May I treat subordinates with respect, not threatening them, knowing that both their Master and mine is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him. (Ephesians 6:9)
Let my gentleness be evident to all men; the Lord is near. (Philippians 4:5)
May I learn to be content in whatever circumstances I am. Whether I am abased or in abundance, whether I am filled or hungry, let me learn the secret of being content in any and every situation. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:11-13)
Just as I received Christ Jesus the Lord, so let me walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as I was taught, and abounding in thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6-7)
May no one take me captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of this world, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8)
Since I died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, may I not submit to its regulations as though I still belonged to it. (Colossians 2:20)
May I consider the members of my earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming, and in them I once walked when I lived in them. (Colossians 3:5-7)
May I put away all of these things: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from my mouth. (Colossians 3:8)
As one who has been chosen of God, holy and beloved, may I put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with others and forgiving others even as the Lord forgave me; and above all these things, may I put on love, which is the bond of perfection. (Colossians 3:12-14)
May I obey those who are in authority over me in all things, not with external service as a pleaser of men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever I do, may I work at it with all my heart, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that I will receive the reward of the inheritance from the Lord. It is the Lord Christ I am serving. (Colossians 3:22-24)
May I provide my subordinates with what is just and fair, knowing that I also have a Master in heaven. (Colossians 4:1)
I should walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of every opportunity. My speech should always be with grace, seasoned with salt, so that I may know how to answer each person. (Colossians 4:5-6)
As I have been instructed how I ought to walk and to please God, may I follow Paul's exhortation in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. (1 Thessalonians 4:1)
This is the will of God, my sanctification, that I abstain from immorality and learn to possess my own vessel in sanctification and honor. For God did not call me to be impure, but to live a holy life. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 7)
May I make it my ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind my own business, and to work with my own hands, so that I may walk properly toward those who are outside and lack nothing. (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)
We are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. (1 Thessalonians 5:5-6)
May I examine all things, hold fast to the good, and abstain from every form of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22)
May I not grow weary in doing what is right. (2 Thessalonians 3:13)
May I be above reproach, temperate, sensible, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money, one who manages his own family well, and who keeps his children under control with proper respect. Grant me a good reputation with outsiders, so that I will not fall into disgrace and the snare of the devil. (1 Timothy 3:2-4, 7)
May I be worthy of respect, not double-tongued, not addicted to wine, not fond of dishonest gain, but holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. (1 Timothy 3:8-9)
May I discipline myself to godliness. For physical exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for both the present life and the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:7-8)
May I be an example for other believers in speech, in behavior, in love, in faith, and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)
May I not neglect my spiritual gifts. (1 Timothy 4:14)
May I not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, but join with others in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God. (2 Timothy 1:8)
May I keep the pattern of sound teaching that I have heard, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 1:13)
May I fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith, so that there will be laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing. (2 Timothy 4:7-8)
May I be above reproach, blameless as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not fond of dishonest gain, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sensible, just, holy, and self-controlled. (Titus 1:6-8)
May I hold firmly to the faithful word as I have been taught, so that I can exhort others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. (Titus 1:9)
As one who has believed in God, may I be careful to devote myself to doing what is good. These things are good and profitable for everyone. (Titus 3:8)
Since I have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, I will hold firmly to the faith I confess. For I do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with my weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way, just as I am, yet without sin. Therefore, I will approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that I may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16)
May I be diligent to realize the full assurance of hope to the end. Do not let me become sluggish, but may I imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6:11-12)
May I not throw away my confidence; it will be richly rewarded. Let me persevere so that when I have done the will of God, I will receive what He has promised. (Hebrews 10:35-36)
By God's grace I want to live to the end in faith, knowing that I will not receive the promises on earth, but seeing them and welcoming them from a distance, I confess that I am a stranger and a pilgrim on the earth. Instead, I long for a better country, a heavenly one. In this way, God will not be ashamed to be called my God, for He has prepared a city for me. Like Moses, may I esteem reproach for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of this world, because I am looking to the reward. (Hebrews 11:13, 16, 26)
Since I have a great cloud of witnesses surrounding me, may I lay aside every impediment and the sin that so easily entangles, and run with endurance the race that is set before me, fixing my eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. May I consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that I will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:1-3)
May I pursue peace with all men and sanctification, without which no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14)
May I have a clear conscience and live honorably in all things. (Hebrews 13:18)
May I not say when I am tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away and enticed by his own lust. Then, after lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. (James 1:13-15)
In my faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, may I not show partiality to some people above others. (James 2:1)
May I not say, "Today or tomorrow I will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business, and make a profit." For I do not even know what my life will be tomorrow. I am a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, let me say, "If the Lord wills, I will live and do this or that." Otherwise, I boast in my arrogance, and all such boasting is evil. (James 4:13-16)
May I submit myself for the Lord's sake to every human authority, whether to a king as being supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish evildoers and to praise those who do right; for it is the will of God that by doing good I may silence the ignorance of foolish men. (1 Peter 2:13-15)
May I live as one who is free, but without using my freedom as a cloak for evil, but as a servant of God. (1 Peter 2:16)
Who is going to harm me if I am eager to do good? But even if I should suffer for what is right, I am blessed, and I will not fear what they fear or be intimidated. (1 Peter 3:13-14)
May I not live the rest of my time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. For I have spent enough time in the past in doing the will of those without God, when I walked in licentiousness, lusts, drunkenness, carousals, drinking parties, and detestable idolatries. (1 Peter 4:2-3)
Above all, give me a fervent love for others, because love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)
May I be hospitable to others without grumbling. (1 Peter 4:9)
May I humble myself under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt me in due time, casting all my anxiety upon Him, because He cares for me. (1 Peter 5:6-7)
May I not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but of the world. And the world and its lusts are passing away, but the one who does the will of God abides forever. (1 John 2:15-17)
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. (1 John 5:21)
May I continue to walk in the truth and take pleasure when others do the same. (3 John 3-4)
May I not imitate what is evil but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God. (3 John 11)
May I never leave my first love. (Revelation 2:4)
Oh, that they would always have such a heart to fear Me and keep all My commandments, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever! (Deuteronomy 5:29)
May Your commandments be upon my heart, so that I may teach them diligently to my children and talk about them when I sit in my house and when I walk along the way and when I lie down and when I rise up. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
May I lay up Your words in my heart and in my soul and teach them to my children, talking about them when I sit in my house and when I walk along the way and when I lie down and when I rise up. (Deuteronomy 11:18-19)
Be careful to obey all these words which I command you, so that it may always go well with you and your children after you, when you do what is good and right in the eyes of the Lord your God. (Deuteronomy 12:28)
Be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left. But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day. (Joshua 23:6, 8)
"Now therefore," said Joshua, "turn away from the foreign gods which are among you and incline your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel." (Joshua 24:23)
May the Lord repay your work and may you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge. (Ruth 2:12)
Far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for others. (1 Samuel 12:23)
The God of Israel spoke,
The Rock of Israel said to me:
"He who rules over men in righteousness,
Who rules in the fear of God,
Is like the light of morning when the sun rises,
A morning without clouds,
Like the tender grass springing out of the earth
Through the sunshine after rain." (2 Samuel 23:3-4)
Incline Your ear, O Lord, and hear; open Your eyes, O Lord, and see. (2 Kings 19:16)
O Lord, God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep this desire in the hearts of Your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to You. (1 Chronicles 29:18)
The Lord has said, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Hear from heaven, Your dwelling place, and forgive and deal with each man according to all he does, since You know his heart (for You alone know the hearts of men). (2 Chronicles 6:30)
When the children of Judah were victorious, it was because they relied on the Lord, the God of their fathers. (2 Chronicles 13:18)
Lord, there is no one besides You to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rest in You. O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You. (2 Chronicles 14:11)
Trust in the Lord your God and you will be established; believe in his prophets and you will prosper. (2 Chronicles 20:20)
So we fasted and sought our God about this, and He answered our prayer. (Ezra 8:23)
O Lord God of Israel, You are righteous, for we are left this day as a remnant. Here we are before You in our guilt, though no one can stand in Your presence because of this. (Ezra 9:15)
We have acted very corruptly toward You and have not obeyed the commandments, statutes, and ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses. (Nehemiah 1:7)
You admonished Your people to return to Your law, but they became arrogant and did not heed Your commands, but sinned against Your ordinances, by which a man will live if he obeys them. They stubbornly turned their backs on You, stiffened their necks, and refused to listen. (Nehemiah 9:29)
Remember us, O my God, and do not blot out what we have done in Your name. Remember us, O my God, for good. (Nehemiah 13:14, 31)
Salvation belongs to the Lord.
May Your blessing be on Your people. (Psalm 3:8)
Many are saying, "Who will show us any good?"
O Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. (Psalm 4:6)
But let all who take refuge in You be glad;
Let them ever sing for joy,
Because You defend them.
And let those who love Your name be joyful in You. (Psalm 5:11)
Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Who is the man who desires life
And loves many days that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking guile.
Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are attentive to their cry. (Psalm 34:11-15)
My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my hope comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
In God is my salvation and my glory;
My rock of strength, my refuge is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is our refuge. (Psalm 62:5-8)
God be gracious to us and bless us,
And make His face shine upon us;
That Your way may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations. (Psalm 67:1-2)
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name;
Deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake. (Psalm 79:9)
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
Rescue the poor and needy;
Deliver them from the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 82:3-4)
Blessed are those whose strength is in You,
Who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. (Psalm 84:5)
Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
And put away Your anger toward us.
Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
Will You not revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?
Show us Your lovingkindness, O Lord,
And grant us Your salvation. (Psalm 85:4-7)
How good and pleasant it is
When brothers live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)
I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted
And justice for the poor. (Psalm 140:12)
Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a disgrace to any people. (Proverbs 14:34)
May I learn to do good,
Remove the oppressor,
Defend the orphan,
And plead for the widow. (Isaiah 1:17)
O Lord, be gracious to us; we have hoped in You.
Be our strength every morning,
Our salvation in time of distress. (Isaiah 33:2)
Is this not the fast You have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the cords of the yoke,
And to let the oppressed go free
And break every yoke?
Is it not to share our food with the hungry
And to provide the poor wanderer with shelter;
When we see the naked, to clothe him,
And not to turn away from our own flesh?
Then our light will break forth like the dawn,
And our healing will quickly appear,
And our righteousness will go before us;
The glory of the Lord will be our rear guard.
Then we will call, and the Lord will answer;
We will cry, and He will say, "Here I am."
If we put away the yoke from our midst,
The pointing of the finger and malicious talk,
And if we extend our souls to the hungry
And satisfy the afflicted soul,
Then our light will rise in the darkness,
And our gloom will become like the noonday. (Isaiah 58:6-10)
All of us have become like one who is unclean,
And all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
We all shrivel up like a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind, sweep us away.
But now, O Lord, You are our Father.
We are the clay; You are the potter;
We are all the work of Your hand. (Isaiah 64:6, 8)
Why do You forget us forever
And forsake us so long?
Restore us to Yourself, O Lord, and we will be restored;
Renew our days as of old. (Lamentations 5:20-21)
O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness with those who love Him and with those who obey His commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity; we have been wicked and have rebelled, even turning away from Your commandments and from Your judgments. To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, even though we have rebelled against Him. We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God to walk in His laws which He set before us through His servants the prophets. (Daniel 9:4-5, 9-10)
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore, I will pray that the Lord of the harvest will send out workers into His harvest. (Matthew 9:37-38; Luke 10:2)
If two of you agree on earth about anything they may ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. Where two or three come together in My name, I am there in their midst. (Matthew 18:19-20)
You have called us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything You have commanded us. And surely You are with us always, even to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Do you not say, "Four months more and then comes the harvest"? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are white for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. (John 4:35-36)
You have given us a new commandment to love one another even as You have loved us; so we must love one another. By this all men will know that we are Your disciples, if we have love for one another. (John 13:34)
This is Your commandment, that we love one another, as You have loved us. (John 15:12)
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)
The Holy Spirit convicts the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment. (John 16:8)
As the Father sent the Son into the world, He also has sent us into the world. And He has prayed for those who will believe in Him through our message. (John 17:18, 20)
For our sakes You sanctified Yourself, that we also may be sanctified in truth. (John 17:19)
The Lord Jesus prayed these words for the unity of all who would believe in Him: "I ask that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You, that they also may be in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me, that they may be perfected in one, that the world may know that You have sent Me and have loved them, even as You have loved Me." (John 17:21-23)
Jesus said, "As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." (John 20:21)
The Lord told the apostles, "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
The church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was edified. And living in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied. (Acts 9:31)
In the past God overlooked the times of ignorance, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent. For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given assurance of this to all men by raising Him from the dead. (Acts 17:30-31)
May I speak words of encouragement to other believers. (Acts 20:2)
Both Jews and Greeks must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:21)
We must take heed to ourselves and to all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made us overseers to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood. (Acts 20:28)
May I help 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)
Grant that I may be used to open the eyes of others and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Jesus. (Acts 26:18)
For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of His Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you in my prayers. (Romans 1:9)
Since the creation of the world God's invisible attributes—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)
Those who show contempt for the riches of God's kindness, forbearance, and patience do not realize that the kindness of God leads toward repentance. (Romans 2:4)
The Spirit helps me in my weakness, for I do not know what I ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for me with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches the hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27)
Just as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another. And we have different gifts, according to the grace given to us. (Romans 12:4-6)
May we be devoted to one another in brotherly love, honoring one another above ourselves. (Romans 12:10)
May I contribute to the needs of the saints and practice hospitality. (Romans 12:13)
May I bless those who persecute me; may I bless and not curse. (Romans 12:14)
May I rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15)
May I be of the same mind with others; instead of being haughty in mind or wise in my own estimation, let me associate with the humble. (Romans 12:16)
May I not repay anyone evil for evil, but seek to do what is right in the sight of all men. (Romans 12:17)
If it is possible, as far as it depends on me, let me live at peace with all men. (Romans 12:18)
May I submit myself to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. (Romans 13:1-2)
May I give to all what they are due: taxes to whom taxes are due, custom to whom custom, respect to whom respect, honor to whom honor. (Romans 13:7)
May I owe nothing to anyone except to love them, for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. (Romans 13:8-10)
May I accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions. Who am I to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls, and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. (Romans 14:1, 4)
May I not judge my brother or regard him with contempt. Instead of judging him, may I resolve not to put a stumbling block or obstacle in my brother's way. (Romans 14:10a, 13)
May I pursue the things that lead to peace and to mutual edification. (Romans 14:19)
We who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those who are not strong, and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. (Romans 15:1-2)
May I accept others, just as Christ accepted me to the glory of God. (Romans 15:7)
Since we were called into fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ, all of us should agree with one another, so that there may be no divisions among us, and that we may be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. (1 Corinthians 1:9-10)
We are the temple of God, and the Spirit of God lives in us. (1 Corinthians 3:16)
We should not boast in men. For all things are ours, whether the world or life or death or things present or things to come—all things are ours, and we are Christ's, and Christ is God's. (1 Corinthians 3:21-23)
Let me judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts; and then each one's praise will come from God. (1 Corinthians 4:5)
May we keep the feast of Christ, our Passover, not with old leaven, or with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (1 Corinthians 5:7-8)
Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. (1 Corinthians 8:1)
May I be careful not to let my liberty in Christ become a stumbling block to the weak. (1 Corinthians 8:9)
No one should seek his own good, but the good of others. (1 Corinthians 10:24)
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. And there are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all people. But to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)
Just as the body is one, but has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12)
We were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. (1 Corinthians 12:13)
There should be no division in the body, but its members should have the same concern for each other. If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now we are the body of Christ, and each one of us is a member of it. (1 Corinthians 12:25-27)
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to the poor, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)
As the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:5)
We are the fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death; to the other, an aroma from life to life. And who is sufficient for these things? (2 Corinthians 2:15-16)
We all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who live are always being delivered over to death for Jesus' sake, so that His life may be revealed in our mortal body. (2 Corinthians 4:8-11)
All things are for our sakes, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:15)
Knowing the fear of the Lord, may I seek to persuade men. (2 Corinthians 5:11)
From now on may I regard no one only according to the flesh. (2 Corinthians 5:16)
All things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: namely, that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting their trespasses against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were appealing through us, as we implore others on Christ's behalf to be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:18-20)
God's servants have commended themselves in every way: in great endurance, in afflictions, in needs, in distresses, in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger, in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere love, in the word of truth, in the power of God—through the weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left, through glory and dishonor, through bad report and good report—as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and yet living; as beaten, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything. (2 Corinthians 6:4-10)
Because of our ministry of supplying the needs of the saints, they will glorify God for the obedience that accompanies our confession of the gospel of Christ, and for the liberality of sharing with them and with everyone else. (2 Corinthians 9:13)
May we rejoice, become complete, be of good comfort, be of one mind, and live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with us. (2 Corinthians 13:11)
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28)
I was called to freedom, but may I not use my freedom to indulge the flesh, but through love let me serve others. For the whole law is summed up in this word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Galatians 5:13-14)
If someone is caught in a trespass, we who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness, considering ourselves, lest we also be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)
We should bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)
As we have opportunity, we should do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of faith. (Galatians 6:10)
For this reason I also, after I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. (Ephesians 1:15-16)
May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the full knowledge of Him, and may the eyes of your heart be enlightened, in order that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the incomparable greatness of His power toward us who believe. (Ephesians 1:17-19)
We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
In Christ Jesus, God's whole building is joined together and growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom we also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:21-22)
Through the gospel, the Gentiles are fellow heirs with Israel, fellow members of the same body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 3:6)
May God grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And may you, being rooted and grounded in love, be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth of the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:16-19)
We should bear with one another in love and make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:2-3)
There is one body and one Spirit, just as we were called in one hope of our calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:4-6)
Grace has been given to each one of us according to the measure of the gift of Christ. And He gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:7, 11-12)
We must all attain to unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God to a mature man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we will no longer be infants, being blown and carried around by every wind of doctrine, by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in all things into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ. (Ephesians 4:13-15)
From Christ the whole body is being joined and held together by every supporting ligament, according to the effective working of each individual part, causing the growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. (Ephesians 4:16)
Each of us must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another. (Ephesians 4:25)
We should not get drunk on wine, for that is dissipation. Instead, we should be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing and making music in our hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:18-20)
We should submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:21)
With all prayer and petition, we should pray always in the Spirit, and to this end we should be watchful with all perseverance and petition for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:18)
I pray that words may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel. (Ephesians 6:19)
May your love abound more and more in full knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ—having been filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:9-11)
May we conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, standing firm in one spirit with other believers, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. (Philippians 1:27)
It has been granted to us on behalf of Christ not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him. (Philippians 1:29)
If we have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, we should also be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and one in purpose. (Philippians 2:1-2)
May I do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility may I esteem others as more important than myself. Let me look not only to my own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:3-4)
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in those who walk with Christ, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9)
May God fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, and growing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power according to His glorious might, so that you may have great endurance and patience with joy. (Colossians 1:9-11)
May our hearts be encouraged, being joined together in love, so that we may have the riches of the full assurance of understanding. (Colossians 2:2)
Just as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as you were taught, and abounding in thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6-7)
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which you were called as members of one body, and be thankful. (Colossians 3:15)
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)
We should devote ourselves to prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 4:2)
I pray that God may open to me a door for the word, so that I may speak the mystery of Christ and proclaim it clearly, as I ought to speak. (Colossians 4:3-4)
We should always thank God for other believers, mentioning them in our prayers. (1 Thessalonians 1:2)
What is my hope or joy or crown of rejoicing in the presence of the Lord Jesus at His coming? My glory and joy is the people in whose lives I have been privileged to have a ministry. (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20)
May the Lord make me increase and abound in my love for believers and for unbelievers. (1 Thessalonians 3:12)
Concerning brotherly love, we have been taught by God to love each other, and the Lord urges us to increase more and more. (1 Thessalonians 4:9-10)
We should encourage one another and build each other up in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
May I not repay evil for evil to anyone, but pursue what is good for others. (1 Thessalonians 5:15)
We should ask for one another's prayers. (1 Thessalonians 5:25)
We ought always to thank God for other believers and pray that their faith would grow more and more, and that the love each of them has toward one another would increase. (2 Thessalonians 1:3)
We should always pray for other believers, that our God may count them worthy of His calling and fulfill every desire for goodness and every work of faith with power. (2 Thessalonians 1:11)
We should ask that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in others, and they in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:12)
We should always give thanks to God for believers in Christ, because from the beginning, God chose us for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called us to this through the gospel, that we might obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14)
Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from perverse and evil men, for not all have faith. (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2)
May the Lord direct our hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. (2 Thessalonians 3:5)
We should offer petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings on behalf of all men, for kings and all those who are in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and reverence. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
May I remind others to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to slander no one, to be peaceable and gentle, and to show true humility toward all men. (Titus 3:1-2)
I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers. (Philemon 4)
I pray that the sharing of my faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in me for Christ's sake. (Philemon 6)
We must encourage one another daily, as long as it is still called "Today," lest any of us be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. (Hebrews 3:13)
We should consider how to stir up one another toward love and good works. (Hebrews 10:24)
We must not forsake our meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encourage one another, and all the more as we see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25)
We must let brotherly love continue. (Hebrews 13:1)
May I not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2)
May I remember those in prison as though bound with them, and those who are mistreated, since I myself am also in the body. (Hebrews 13:3)
May I remember those who led me, who spoke the word of God to me. May I consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. (Hebrews 13:7)
May I not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. (Hebrews 13:16)
May I obey those who lead me and submit to them, for they keep watch over my soul as those who must give an account. May I obey them, so that they may do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for me. (Hebrews 13:17)
This is pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. (James 1:27)
May I not slander other believers. Anyone who slanders his brother or judges his brother slanders the law and judges the law. When I judge the law, I am not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy. Who am I to judge my neighbor? (James 4:11-12)
Confess your sins to one other and pray for one other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much. (James 5:16)
As living stones, we are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. We are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that we may declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:5, 9)
May I honor all people, love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, and honor the king. (1 Peter 2:17)
We should all be of one mind and be sympathetic, loving as brothers, compassionate, and humble. (1 Peter 3:8)
May I sanctify Christ as Lord in my heart, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks me to give the reason for the hope that is in me, but with gentleness and respect. (1 Peter 3:15)
The end of all things is near; therefore we should be clear minded and self-controlled for prayer. (1 Peter 4:7)
As each of us has received a gift, we should use it to serve others, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (1 Peter 4:10)
Young men should be submissive to those who are older, and all of us should clothe ourselves with humility toward one another, for "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." (1 Peter 5:5)
The one who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. (1 John 2:10-11)
This is the message we heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. The one who does not love abides in death. By this we know love, that Christ laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. (1 John 3:11, 14, 16)
We should love one another, for love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. (1 John 4:7-8)
Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. (1 John 4:11-12)
We love, because God first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And we have this commandment from Him: that the one who loves God must also love his brother. (1 John 4:19-21)
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in good health, even as your soul prospers. (3 John 2)
May I have mercy on those who are doubting. (Jude 22)
Like Abram, when I believe in Your promises, You will credit it to me as righteousness. (Genesis 15:5-6)
Far be it from You to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from You! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right? (Genesis 18:25)
The Lord is a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Him, but showing lovingkindness to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments. (Exodus 20:5-6; Deuteronomy 5:9-10)
The Lord is my portion and my inheritance. (Numbers 18:20)
God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change his mind. Has He spoken and not done it? Has He promised and not fulfilled it? (Numbers 23:19)
I will not be afraid of my enemies; the Lord my God Himself will fight for me. (Deuteronomy 3:22)
When I seek the Lord my God, I will find Him if I seek Him with all my heart and with all my soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29)
I have not yet come to the resting place and the inheritance the Lord my God is giving me. (Deuteronomy 12:9)
The word is very near me; it is in my mouth and in my heart, so that I may obey it. (Deuteronomy 30:14)
The Lord Himself goes before me and will be with me; He will never leave me nor forsake me. I will not be afraid or be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
Your words are not just idle words for me—they are my life. (Deuteronomy 32:47)
As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)
The Lord is the God of knowledge,
And by Him actions are weighed. (1 Samuel 2:3)
The Lord brings death and makes alive;
He brings down to the grave and raises up.
The Lord sends poverty and wealth;
He humbles and He exalts.
He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the needy from the ash heap,
To seat them with princes
And make them inherit a throne of honor.
For the foundations of the earth are the Lord's,
And He has set the world upon them. (1 Samuel 2:6-8)
The Lord will guard the feet of His saints,
But the wicked will be silenced in darkness.
It is not by strength that one prevails;
Those who contend with the Lord will be shattered.
He will thunder against them from heaven;
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.
He will give strength to His king
And exalt the horn of His anointed. (1 Samuel 2:9-10)
You will honor those who honor You, but those who despise You will be disdained. (1 Samuel 2:30)
Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving by many or by few. (1 Samuel 14:6)
He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change His mind, for He is not a man, that He should change His mind. (1 Samuel 15:29)
The Lord does not save by human devices, for the battle is the Lord's. (1 Samuel 17:47)
The Lord rewards every man for his righteousness and faithfulness. (1 Samuel 26:23)
We surely die and are like water spilled on the ground which cannot be recovered. Yet God does not take away life, but devises plans so that a banished person may not be cast out from Him. (2 Samuel 14:14)
With the kind You show Yourself kind;
With the blameless You show Yourself blameless;
With the pure You show Yourself pure;
But to the crooked You show Yourself shrewd.
You save the humble,
But Your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low. (2 Samuel 22:26-28)
You are my lamp, O Lord;
The Lord turns my darkness into light.
With Your help I can advance against a troop;
With my God I can leap over a wall. (2 Samuel 22:29-30)
I will not be afraid, for those who are with me are more than those who are against me. (2 Kings 6:16)
Long ago You ordained Your plan,
And now You are bringing it to pass. (2 Kings 19:25; Isaiah 37:26)
All things come from You, and I can only give You what comes from Your hand. (1 Chronicles 29:14)
I know, my God, that You test the heart and are pleased with integrity. (1 Chronicles 29:17)
God has the power to help and to overthrow. (2 Chronicles 25:8)
The hand of our God is favorable to everyone who looks to Him, but His power and His anger is against all who forsake Him. (Ezra 8:22)
The joy of the Lord is my strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)
Naked I came from my mother's womb,
And naked I will depart.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away;
Blessed be the name of the Lord. (Job 1:21)
God reveals deep things out of darkness
And brings the shadow of death into the light.
He makes nations great and destroys them;
He enlarges nations and disperses them. (Job 12:22-23)
Though He slay me,
Yet will I hope in God. (Job 13:15)
You know the way that I take;
When You have tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
My feet have held fast to Your steps;
I have kept to Your way without turning aside. (Job 23:10-11)
The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
And to depart from evil is understanding. (Job 28:28)
It is the spirit in a man,
The breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding. (Job 32:8)
The Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish. (Psalm 1:6)
You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;
You surround him with Your favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:12)
The Lord is righteous; He loves righteousness;
The upright will see His face. (Psalm 11:7)
The words of the Lord are pure words,
Like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times. (Psalm 12:6)
Lord, who may dwell in Your tabernacle?
Who may live on Your holy mountain?
He who walks uprightly and works righteousness
And speaks the truth in his heart;
He does not slander with his tongue
Nor does evil to his neighbor
Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
He despises the reprobate
But honors those who fear the Lord.
He keeps his oath even when it hurts,
Lends his money without interest,
And does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things will never be shaken. (Psalm 15:1-5)
The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You uphold my destiny.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
Surely I have a beautiful inheritance. (Psalm 16:5-6)
You save the humble
But bring low those whose eyes are haughty. (Psalm 18:27)
It is God who arms me with strength
And makes my way perfect. (Psalm 18:32)
Who is the man that fears the Lord?
He will instruct him in the way he should choose. (Psalm 25:12)
The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,
And He will make them know His covenant. (Psalm 25:14)
The counsel of the Lord stands firm forever,
The plans of His heart through all generations. (Psalm 33:11)
The steps of a man are ordered by the Lord,
And He will delight in his way;
Though he stumbles, he will not be cast down,
For the Lord upholds him with His hand. (Psalm 37:23-24)
The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom,
And his tongue speaks what is just.
The law of his God is in his heart;
His steps do not slide. (Psalm 37:30-31)
Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust,
Who does not look to the proud or those who turn aside to lies. (Psalm 40:4)
I will cast my burden on the Lord and He will sustain me;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. (Psalm 55:22)
Surely Your salvation is near to those who fear You. (Psalm 85:9)
You preserve my life, and I am devoted to You. You are my God; You will save Your servant who trusts in You. (Psalm 86:2)
You, Lord, are good and ready to forgive
And abundant in mercy to all who call upon You. (Psalm 86:5)
I have made the Lord, my refuge,
Even the Most High, my habitation. (Psalm 91:9)
Blessed are they who maintain justice,
Who do righteousness at all times. (Psalm 106:3)
How can a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping it according to Your word. (Psalm 119:9)
The Lord is my portion;
I have promised to keep Your words.
I considered my ways
And turned my steps to Your testimonies. (Psalm 119:57, 59)
Before I was afflicted I went astray,
But now I keep Your word.
It was good for me to be afflicted,
So that I might learn Your statutes.
I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are righteous,
And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. (Psalm 119:67, 71, 75)
Your hands made me and fashioned me. (Psalm 119:73)
If Your law had not been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction. (Psalm 119:92)
I have kept my feet from every evil path
That I might keep Your word.
I gain understanding from Your precepts;
Therefore I hate every false way. (Psalm 119:101, 104)
You are my hiding place and my shield;
I have put my hope in Your word. (Psalm 119:114)
The entrance of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple. (Psalm 119:130)
Trouble and anguish have come upon me,
But Your commands are my delight. (Psalm 119:143)
My help is in the name of the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 124:8)
Unless the Lord builds the house,
Its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchmen stay awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1)
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways. (Psalm 128:1)
O Lord, what is man that You know him,
Or the son of man that You think of him?
Man is like a breath;
His days are like a passing shadow. (Psalm 144:3-4)
The Lord watches over the strangers;
He sustains the orphan and the widow,
But He thwarts the way of the wicked. (Psalm 146:9)
The Lord appoints the number of the stars
And calls them each by name. (Psalm 147:4)
The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
Who put their hope in His unfailing love. (Psalm 147:11)
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and discipline. (Proverbs 1:7)
I will not let love and truth leave me;
I will bind them around my neck
And write them on the tablet of my heart.
Then I will find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man. (Proverbs 3:3-4)
I will not despise the discipline of the Lord
Nor resent His correction;
For the Lord disciplines those He loves,
As a father the son he delights in. (Proverbs 3:11-12)
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom,
And the man who gains understanding,
For its profit is greater than that of silver,
And its gain than fine gold.
She is more precious than jewels,
And nothing I desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand;
In her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways,
And all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who embrace her,
And happy are those who hold her fast. (Proverbs 3:13-18)
The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
By understanding He established the heavens;
By His knowledge the deeps were divided,
And the clouds drop down the dew. (Proverbs 3:19-20)
Wisdom is foremost; therefore I will get wisdom,
And though it costs all I have, I will get understanding.
I will esteem her, and she will exalt me;
I will embrace her, and she will honor me. (Proverbs 4:7-8)
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
Shining ever brighter until the full light of day.
But the way of the wicked is like darkness;
They do not know what makes them stumble. (Proverbs 4:18-19)
Your commandment is a lamp; Your teaching is a light,
And Your reproofs of discipline are the way to life. (Proverbs 6:23)
When pride comes, then comes dishonor,
But with humility comes wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2)
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
But righteousness delivers from death. (Proverbs 11:4)
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)
Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge,
But he who hates correction is stupid. (Proverbs 12:1)
Lying lips are hateful to the Lord,
But He delights in those who deal faithfully. (Proverbs 12:22)
In the way of righteousness there is life,
And in that pathway there is no death. (Proverbs 12:28)
Pride breeds nothing but strife,
But wisdom is found in those who take advice. (Proverbs 13:10)
He who walks in uprightness fears the Lord,
But he who is devious in his ways despises Him. (Proverbs 14:2)
There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death. (Proverbs 14:12)
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
To turn one away from the snares of death. (Proverbs 14:27)
The Lord is far from the wicked,
But He hears the prayer of the righteous. (Proverbs 15:29)
He who listens to a life-giving rebuke
Will be at home among the wise.
He who refuses instruction despises himself,
But he who heeds correction gains understanding. (Proverbs 15:31-32)
When I commit my works to the Lord,
My plans will be established. (Proverbs 16:3)
In his heart a man plans his way,
But the Lord determines his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
He who heeds the word prospers,
And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. (Proverbs 16:20)
Many are the plans in a man's heart,
But it is the counsel of the Lord that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21)
He who pursues righteousness and love
Finds life, righteousness, and honor. (Proverbs 21:21)
There is no wisdom or understanding
Or counsel that can succeed against the Lord. (Proverbs 21:30)
Blessed is the man who always fears God,
But he who hardens his heart falls into trouble. (Proverbs 28:14)
The fear of man brings a snare,
But he who trusts in the Lord is set on high. (Proverbs 29:25)
Every word of God is tested;
He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. (Proverbs 30:5)
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
I know that whatever God does will remain forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere Him. (Ecclesiastes 3:14)
God will bring every work into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:14)
The proud looks of man will be humbled,
And the loftiness of men brought low;
The Lord alone will be exalted. (Isaiah 2:11)
To the law and to the testimony! If men not speak according to Your word, they have no light of dawn. (Isaiah 8:20)
A Shoot will come forth from the stump of Jesse;
From his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him—
The Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and of power,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord—
And He will delight in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge by what He sees with His eyes,
Or decide by what He hears with His ears,
But with righteousness He will judge the poor
And decide with fairness for the meek of the earth.
And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth;
With the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.
Righteousness will be His belt,
And faithfulness the sash around His waist. (Isaiah 11:1-5)
The wolf will dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the goat,
And the calf and the lion and the yearling together,
And a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear;
Their young will lie down together,
And the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the hole of the cobra,
And the young child will put his hand into the viper's hole.
They will neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mountain,
For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:6-9)
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You. (Isaiah 26:3)
All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flower of the field.
The grass withers and the flower fades,
Because the breath of the Lord blows on it.
Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers and the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever. (Isaiah 40:6-8)
You form the light and create darkness;
You bring prosperity and create disaster;
You, the Lord, do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7)
Only in the Lord are righteousness and strength. (Isaiah 45:24)
The heavens will vanish like smoke;
The earth will wear out like a garment,
And its inhabitants will die in the same way.
But Your salvation will last forever,
And Your righteousness will never fail. (Isaiah 51:6)
How beautiful on the mountains
Are the feet of those who bring good news,
Who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings,
Who proclaim salvation. (Isaiah 52:7)
I will incline my ear and come to You;
I will hear You, that my soul may live. (Isaiah 55:3)
I will seek the Lord while He may be found
And call upon Him while He is near. (Isaiah 55:6)
The word that goes forth from Your mouth
Will not return to You empty
But will accomplish what You desire
And achieve the purpose for which You sent it. (Isaiah 55:11)
Nations will come to Your light
And kings to the brightness of your dawning. (Isaiah 60:3)
You, Lord, love justice;
You hate robbery and iniquity. (Isaiah 61:8)
As the earth brings forth its sprouts
And as a garden causes that which is sown to spring up,
So the Lord God will make righteousness
And praise spring up before all nations. (Isaiah 61:11)
You will create new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
Nor will they come to mind. (Isaiah 65:17)
Before You formed me in the womb, You knew me;
Before I was born, You set me apart. (Jeremiah 1:5)
You know me, O Lord;
You see me and test my thoughts about You. (Jeremiah 12:3)
Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
Who depends on flesh for his strength
And whose heart turns away from the Lord.
But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
Whose confidence is in Him. (Jeremiah 17:5, 7)
O Lord, the hope of Israel,
All who forsake You will be put to shame.
Those who depart from You will be written in the dust
Because they have forsaken the Lord,
The fountain of living water. (Jeremiah 17:13)
I will call upon You and come and pray to You, and You will listen to me. I will seek You and find You when I search for You with all my heart. (Jeremiah 29:12-13)
When You promised to make a new covenant with the house of Israel, You said, "I will put My law within them and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people. No longer will each one teach his neighbor, or each one his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' because they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will forgive their iniquity and will remember their sins no more." (Jeremiah 31:33-34)
Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is His name: "Call to Me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:2-3)
Should I seek great things for myself? I will seek them not. (Jeremiah 45:5)
You, Lord God, take no pleasure in the death of the wicked but rather that the wicked turn from their ways and live. (Ezekiel 18:23; 33:11)
You will magnify Yourself and sanctify Yourself, and You will make Yourself known in the sight of many nations, and they will know that You are the Lord. (Ezekiel 38:23)
Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars for ever and ever. (Daniel 12:2-3)
You desire mercy, not sacrifice,
And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. (Hosea 6:6)
Whoever is wise understands these things;
Whoever is discerning knows them.
The ways of the Lord are right;
The righteous will walk in them,
But transgressors will stumble in them. (Hosea 14:9)
Your eyes are too pure to look at evil;
You cannot look on wickedness. (Habakkuk 1:13)
The righteous will live by his faith. (Habakkuk 2:4)
You have called the humble of the earth who have upheld Your justice to seek the Lord, to seek righteousness, and to seek humility. (Zephaniah 2:3)
From the rising to the setting of the sun, Your name will be great among the nations. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to Your name, for Your name will be great among the nations. (Malachi 1:11)
Behold, a virgin shall be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call His name Immanuel, which means, "God with us." (Matthew 1:23)
Jesus is Your beloved Son in whom You are well pleased. (Matthew 3:17; Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22)
As I follow You, You will make me a fisher of men. (Matthew 4:19; Mark 1:17)
My Father knows what I need before I ask Him. (Matthew 6:8)
If I forgive men for their transgressions, my heavenly Father will also forgive me. (Matthew 6:14)
I will not lay up for myself treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But I will lay up for myself treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where my treasure is, there my heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21; Luke 12:34)
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. I cannot serve God and wealth. (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13)
Everyone who hears Your words and does them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. (Matthew 7:24)
The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins. (Matthew 9:6)
Jesus said to the scribes and Pharisees, "It is not the healthy who need a physician, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." (Matthew 9:12-13; Mark 2:17)
A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. (Matthew 10:24-25)
God numbers even the very hairs of my head. (Matthew 10:30; Luke 12:7)
Whoever acknowledges You before men, You will also acknowledge him before the angels of God and Your Father in heaven. But whoever denies You before men, You will also deny him before the angels of God and Your Father in heaven. (Matthew 10:32-33; Luke 12:8-9)
He who loves his father or mother more than You is not worthy of You; he who loves his son or daughter more than You is not worthy of You. (Matthew 10:37)
He who does not take his cross and follow after You is not worthy of You. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for Your sake will find it. (Matthew 10:38-39)
Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was well-pleasing in Your sight. All things have been delivered to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him." (Matthew 11:25-27; Luke 10:21-22)
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. (Matthew 16:16)
The Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each person according to his works. (Matthew 16:27)
Lord Jesus, You have said that unless I am converted and become like a little child, I will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like a child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3-4)
You did not want the little children to be hindered from coming to You, for of such is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 19:14)
All things are possible with God. (Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27)
There is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for Your sake and the gospel's, who will not receive a hundred times as much in this present age—houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields, along with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life. (Matthew 19:29; Mark 10:29-30)
Many who are first will be last, and the last first. (Matthew 19:30; Mark 10:31)
Whoever wishes to become great among others must become their servant, and whoever wishes to be first among them must be their slave. (Matthew 20:26-27; Mark 10:43-44)
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. (Matthew 23:12; Luke 14:11; 18:14)
Heaven and earth will pass away, but the words of the Lord Jesus will never pass away. (Matthew 24:35; Luke 21:33)
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to the Son of God. (Matthew 28:18)
Jesus preached the gospel of the kingdom of God, and said, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news." (Mark 1:14-15)
If anyone is ashamed of You and Your words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels. (Mark 8:38; Luke 9:26)
All things are possible to him who believes. (Mark 9:23)
If anyone wants to be first, he must be the last of all and the servant of all. (Mark 9:35)
Whoever gives another a cup of water to drink because of his name as a follower of Christ will by no means lose his reward. (Mark 9:41)
Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. (Mark 10:15; Luke 18:17)
You have said, "Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." (Mark 11:24)
Jesus will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will never end. (Luke 1:32-33)
Nothing is impossible with God. (Luke 1:37)
If I do not judge, I will not be judged; if I do not condemn, I will not be condemned; if I forgive, I will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)
When I give, it will be given to me; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into my lap. For with the measure I use, it will be measured back to me. (Luke 6:38)
Nothing is hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing is secret that will not be known and come out into the open. (Luke 8:17)
Jesus is Your Son, whom You have chosen. (Luke 9:35)
Whoever receives a little child in Your name receives You, and whoever receives You receives Him who sent You. For he who is least among us all is the one who is great. (Luke 9:48)
You have called me to go and proclaim the kingdom of God. (Luke 9:60)
From everyone who has been given much, much will be required, and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. (Luke 12:48)
If anyone comes to You and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be Your disciple. And whoever does not carry his cross and follow You cannot be Your disciple. (Luke 14:26-27)
Whoever does not count the cost and renounce all his possessions cannot be Your disciple. (Luke 14:28, 33)
He who is faithful with very little is also faithful with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. If one is not faithful in handling worldly wealth, who will trust him with true riches? And if one is not faithful with someone else's property, who will give him property of his own? (Luke 16:10-12)
It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for a stroke of a letter of God's law to fail. (Luke 16:17)
Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. (Luke 17:33)
The greatest among us should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But Jesus came among us as the One who serves. (Luke 22:26-27)
Christ was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, but His own did not receive Him. (John 1:10-11)
No one has ever seen God, but the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, has made Him known. (John 1:18)
Jesus told Nathanael, "I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man." (John 1:51)
The Lord said, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days." But He was speaking of the temple of His body. After He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them, and they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken. (John 2:19, 21-22)
Jesus knew all men, and had no need for anyone's testimony about man, for He knew what was in man. (John 2:24-25)
Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God; unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. The wind blows wherever it pleases, and we hear its sound, but we cannot tell where it comes from, or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. (John 3:3, 5-6, 8)
As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so the Son of Man had to be lifted up, that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life. (John 3:14-15)
He who believes in God's Son is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:18)
The light has come into the world, but men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever practices the truth comes into the light, so that his deeds may be clearly seen as having been done through God. (John 3:19-21)
The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. (John 3:35)
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for the wrath of God remains on him. (John 3:36)
Everyone who drinks ordinary water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water You give will never thirst. Indeed, the water You give becomes in us a spring of water welling up to eternal life. (John 4:13-14)
The hour is coming and now is, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:23-24)
Like Jesus, my food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish His work. (John 4:34)
Just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom He wishes. (John 5:21)
The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. (John 5:22-23)
An hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and He has given Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. (John 5:25-27)
An hour is coming when all who are in the graves will hear the voice of the Son of Man, and will come out—those who have done good to a resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to a resurrection of judgment. (John 5:28-29)
What we must do to work the works of God is to believe in Him whom He has sent. (John 6:28-29)
No one has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; only He has seen the Father. (John 6:46)
He who believes in the Son of God has everlasting life. (John 6:47)
Unless I eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, I have no life in me. Whoever eats Your flesh and drinks Your blood has eternal life, and You will raise him up at the last day. For Your flesh is true food, and Your blood is true drink. Whoever eats Your flesh and drinks Your blood abides in You, and You in him. As the living Father sent You, and You live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on You will live because of You. (John 6:53-57)
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words Jesus spoke are spirit and are life. (John 6:63)
No one can come to Jesus unless it has been granted him from the Father. (John 6:65)
I am willing to do God's will. (John 7:17)
Never did a man speak the way Jesus did. (John 7:46)
Jesus told His opponents, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you, therefore, that you would die in your sins, for if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins." (John 8:23-24)
Before Abraham was born, Jesus Christ always exists. (John 8:58)
While Jesus was in the world, He was the light of the world. For judgment He came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind. (John 9:5, 39)
Jesus said, "My Father loves Me because I lay down My life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from My Father." (John 10:17-18)
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, who came into the world. (John 11:27)
Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (John 12:24-25)
If anyone serves You, he must follow You; and where You are, Your servant also will be. If anyone serves You, the Father will honor him. (John 12:26)
Lord Jesus, he who believes in You does not believe in You only, but in the One who sent You. And he who beholds You beholds the One who sent You. (John 12:44-45)
Jesus knew that the Father had given all things into His hands and that He had come from God and was returning to God. (John 13:3)
Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. (John 13:16-17)
He who receives whomever You send receives You, and whoever receives You receives the One who sent You. (John 13:20)
When Judas went out to betray Him, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified in Him, God will glorify the Son in Himself and will glorify Him immediately." (John 13:31-32)
Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. (John 14:6)
Anyone who has seen Jesus has seen the Father. (John 14:9)
Jesus is in the Father, and the Father is in Him. He spoke the words of His Father and did the works of His Father who dwells in Him. He claimed to be in the Father and the Father in Him and proved it through His works. (John 14:10-11)
And whatever you ask in My name I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13)
Since I love You, I will obey Your commandments. (John 14:15)
He who has Your commandments and obeys them, he is the one who loves You; and he who loves You will be loved by Your Father, and You will love him and manifest Yourself to him. (John 14:21)
If anyone loves You, he will keep Your word; and Your Father will love him, and You and Your Father will come to him and make Your home with him. (John 14:23)
We are Your friends if we do what You command. No longer do You call us servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing. Instead, You have called us friends, for everything that You learned from Your Father, You have made known to us. We did not choose You, but You chose us and appointed us to go and bear fruit, and that our fruit should remain, that whatever we ask the Father in Your name, He may give to us. (John 15:14-16)
It is for my good that You returned to the Father, because You have sent the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, to me. (John 16:7)
Jesus told His disciples, "The Spirit will glorify Me by taking from what is Mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is Mine. Therefore I said that He will take from what is Mine and make it known to you." (John 16:14-15)
The Lord prayed, "I glorified You on the earth by completing the work You gave Me to do. And now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence with the glory I had with You before the world began." (John 17:4-5)
I am not of the world, even as Jesus is not of the world. (John 17:16)
Your word is truth. (John 17:17)
God raised Jesus from the dead, freeing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held by it. (Acts 2:24)
Through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed, that through Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which they could not be justified by the law of Moses. (Acts 13:38-39)
I believe that it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that I am saved. (Acts 15:11)
I have believed in the Lord Jesus, so that I will be saved—me and my household. (Acts 16:31)
God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples built by hands. And He is not served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. (Acts 17:24-25)
God promised the gospel beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son—who was a descendant of David according to the flesh, and who was declared with power to be the Son of God, according to the Spirit of holiness, by His resurrection from the dead—Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 1:2-4)
I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith." (Romans 1:16-17)
God will judge the secrets of men through Jesus Christ, according to the gospel. (Romans 2:16)
There is no one righteous, not even one;
There is no one who understands,
No one who seeks God.
All have turned away;
They have together become useless;
There is no one who does good,
Not even one. (Romans 3:10-12)
We know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be silenced, and the whole world held accountable to God; because no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:19-20)
Apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, being witnessed by the law and the prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. For there is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:21-24)
God gives life to the dead and calls into being things that do not exist. (Romans 4:17)
If the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did the grace of God and the gift that came by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. And the gift of God is not like the result of the one man's sin, for the judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. (Romans 5:15-16)
The law was added that the transgression might increase. But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:20-21)
Sin shall not be my master, because I am not under law, but under grace. I have been set free from sin and have become a slave of righteousness. (Romans 6:14, 18)
I delight in the law of God in my inner being. (Romans 7:22)
What the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin; He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:3-4)
I am not in the flesh but in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God lives in me. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. (Romans 8:9)
If Christ is in me, my body is dead because of sin, yet my spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in me, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to my mortal body through His Spirit, who lives in me. (Romans 8:10-11)
The earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. (Romans 8:19)
Having the firstfruits of the Spirit, I groan inwardly as I wait eagerly for my adoption, the redemption of my body. For in hope I have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he sees? But if I hope for what I do not yet see, I eagerly wait for it with perseverance. (Romans 8:23-25)
Those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified. (Romans 8:29-30)
Who will bring a charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ Jesus who died, who was furthermore raised to life, who is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for me. (Romans 8:33-34)
God will have mercy on whom He has mercy, and He will have compassion on whom He has compassion. It does not depend on human desire or effort, but on God's mercy. (Romans 9:15-16)
Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. (Romans 10:4)
If I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. For it is with my heart that I believe unto righteousness, and it is with my mouth that I confess unto salvation. As the Scripture says, "Whoever trusts in Him will not be put to shame." (Romans 10:9-11)
Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)
The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29)
None of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. (Romans 14:7-8)
The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17)
Whatever is not from faith is sin. (Romans 14:23)
Whatever things were written in the past were written for our learning, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4)
Grace and peace come from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 1:2; Galatians 1:3)
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? But to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. (1 Corinthians 1:20, 24)
The foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong; and the lowly things of this world and the despised things God has chosen, and the things that are not, to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him. (1 Corinthians 1:25, 27-29)
It is because of God that I am in Christ Jesus, who has become for me wisdom from God and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. (1 Corinthians 1:30)
Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:31)
My faith does not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. (1 Corinthians 2:5)
God has revealed His truth to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. (1 Corinthians 2:10)
A natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:14, 16)
No one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:11)
God both raised the Lord and will also raise me up through His power. (1 Corinthians 6:14)
He who is joined to the Lord is one with Him in spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:17)
If anyone loves God, he is known by God. (1 Corinthians 8:3)
Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. (1 Corinthians 10:12)
Now I see dimly, as in a mirror, but then I shall see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a Man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; afterward, those who are Christ's at His coming. Then the end will come, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. (1 Corinthians 15:20-26)
In the resurrection of the dead, the body that is sown is perishable, but it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, but it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, but it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, but it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. (1 Corinthians 15:42-44)
The first man is of the dust of the earth; the second Man is from heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the Man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the heavenly Man. (1 Corinthians 15:47-49)
It is by faith that I stand firm. (2 Corinthians 1:24)
We are an epistle from Christ, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of human hearts. (2 Corinthians 3:3)
I am not competent in myself to claim anything for myself, but my competence comes from God. He has made me competent as a minister of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. (2 Corinthians 3:5-6)
The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
I know that He who raised the Lord Jesus will also raise me with Jesus and present me in His presence. (2 Corinthians 4:14)
I know that if my earthly house, or tent, is destroyed, I have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this house I groan, longing to be clothed with my heavenly dwelling, because when I am clothed, I will not be found naked. For while I am in this tent, I groan, being burdened, because I do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made me for this very purpose and has given me the Spirit as a guarantee. (2 Corinthians 5:1-5)
I am always of good courage and know that as long as I am at home in the body, I am away from the Lord. For I live by faith, not by sight. I am of good courage and would prefer to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:6-8)
The love of Christ compels me, because I am convinced that One died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, they have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. (2 Corinthians 7:10)
He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one should give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to us, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, we may abound in every good work. As it is written:
"He has scattered abroad His gifts to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever."
Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase our seed and will increase the fruits of our righteousness. (2 Corinthians 9:6-10)
Christ is not weak in dealing with us, but is powerful among us. For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we are weak in Him, yet by the power of God we will live with Him to serve others. (2 Corinthians 13:3-4)
I am not trying to win the approval of men, but of God. If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)
God set me apart from my mother's womb and called me through His grace. (Galatians 1:15)
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but through faith in Christ Jesus, I have believed in Christ Jesus, that I may be justified through faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified. (Galatians 2:16)
If righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing. (Galatians 2:21)
Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, for "The righteous will live by faith." (Galatians 3:11)
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree." (Galatians 3:13)
Is the law opposed to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been by the law. But the Scripture has confined all under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. (Galatians 3:21-22)
Before faith in Christ came, we were guarded by the law, confined for the faith which was later to be revealed. So the law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. (Galatians 3:23-25)
If I belong to Christ, then I am Abraham's seed and an heir according to the promise. (Galatians 3:29)
Through the Spirit, by faith, I eagerly await the righteousness for which I hope. (Galatians 5:5)
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (Galatians 5:24)
If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. (Galatians 6:3)
God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. The one who sows to please his flesh will reap corruption; the one who sows to please the Spirit will of the Spirit reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:7-8)
Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. (Galatians 6:15)
God made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Himself, that in the stewardship of the fullness of the times, He might gather together all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth. (Ephesians 1:9-10)
I trusted in Christ when I heard the word of truth, the gospel of my salvation. Having believed, I was sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is a deposit guaranteeing my inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession, to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14)
I am no longer a stranger and alien, but a fellow citizen with God's people and a member of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:19-20)
Everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. For this reason it says, "Awake, you who sleep; arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." (Ephesians 5:13-14)
Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an incorruptible love. (Ephesians 6:24)
We are the true circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh. (Philippians 3:3)
God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Christ and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. (Colossians 1:19-20)
The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:26-27)
In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:3)
In Christ all the fullness of the Godhead lives in bodily form. (Colossians 2:9)
I have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over all rule and authority. (Colossians 2:10)
In Christ I was circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with Him in baptism and raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. (Colossians 2:11-12)
I have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, who is being renewed in full knowledge according to the image of its Creator. (Colossians 3:9-10)
The goal of our instruction is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5)
I have set my hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. (1 Timothy 4:10)
Godliness with contentment is great gain. For I brought nothing into the world, and I can take nothing out of it. But if I have food and clothing, with these I will be content. (1 Timothy 6:6-8)
Those who are rich in this present world should not be arrogant or set their hope on the uncertainty of riches but on God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They should do good, be rich in good works, and be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the future, so that they may lay hold of true life. (1 Timothy 6:17-19)
God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7)
This is a trustworthy saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He will also deny us; if we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. (2 Timothy 2:11-13)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
The faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth, which is according to godliness, is a faith and knowledge resting in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time. At the appointed time, He manifested His word through the preaching entrusted to the apostles by the command of God our Savior. (Titus 1:1-3)
The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, teaching us to deny ungodliness and worldly passions and to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in the present age. (Titus 2:11-12)
How shall we escape if we ignore God's great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed by those who heard Him. God also bore witness to it by signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His will. (Hebrews 2:3-4)
During the days of His flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the One who could save Him from death, and He was heard because of His devoutness. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience by the things which He suffered; and being perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him, being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:7-10)
God is not unjust to be forgetul of our work and the love we have shown toward His name in having ministered and continuing to minister to the saints. (Hebrews 6:10)
Jesus as our high priest meets our needs: He is holy, blameless, undefiled, set apart from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, He does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people, for He did this once for all when he offered up Himself. (Hebrews 7:26-27)
When Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come, He went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with hands, that is to say, not a part of this creation. Not through the blood of goats and calves but through His own blood, He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. (Hebrews 9:11-12)
If the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:13-14)
Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions committed under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. (Hebrews 9:15)
Christ has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed for man to die once and after that to face judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation to those who eagerly wait for Him. (Hebrews 9:26-28)
By the will of God, I have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands daily ministering and offering again and again the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this Priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time for His enemies to be made a footstool for His feet. For by one offering, He has made perfect forever those who are being sanctified. (Hebrews 10:10-14)
Faith is the reality of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
By faith I understand that the universe was formed by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. (Hebrews 11:3)
Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to Him must believe that He exists, and that He is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
Like Abraham, I am looking for a city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. (Hebrews 11:10)
I have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God, to myriads of angels, and to the assembly and church of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven. I have come to God, the Judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks better things than the blood of Abel. (Hebrews 12:22-24)
Here I do not have an enduring city, but I am seeking the city that is to come. (Hebrews 13:14)
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. (James 1:12)
Everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. (James 1:19-20)
Whoever is wise and understanding will show it by his good conduct and works done in the humility that comes from wisdom. If I harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in my heart, I should not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there is disorder and every evil practice. (James 3:13-16)
The wisdom that comes from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, submissive, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (James 3:17-18)
I know that friendship with the world is enmity toward God. Anyone who wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4)
God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6)
To him who knows the good he ought to do and does not do it, to him it is sin. (James 4:17)
Through faith I am guarded by the power of God for salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:5)
Christ was chosen before the creation of the world but was revealed in these last times for our sake. Through Him I believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and glorified Him, so that my faith and hope are in God. (1 Peter 1:20-21)
Christ suffered for me, leaving me an example that I should follow in His steps. "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." When He was reviled, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats, but entrusted Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that I might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds I have been healed. For I was like a sheep going astray, but now I have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of my soul. (1 Peter 2:21-25)
Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking guile. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears attend to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. (1 Peter 3:10-12)
Those who suffer according to the will of God should commit themselves to their faithful Creator in doing good. (1 Peter 4:19)
God's divine power has given me all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called me by His own glory and virtue. Through these He has given me His very great and precious promises, so that through them I may be a partaker of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. (2 Peter 1:3-4)
We have the prophetic word made more certain, to which I will do well to pay attention, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in my heart. (2 Peter 1:19)
By the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. (2 Peter 3:5-7)
With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. (2 Peter 3:8)
The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient with us, not wanting anyone to perish, but for all to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
The day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the elements will be destroyed by intense heat, and the earth and its works will be laid bare. The day of God will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt with intense heat. (2 Peter 3:10, 12)
Now I am a child of God, and what I shall be has not yet been revealed. I know that when He is revealed, I shall be like Him, for I shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. (1 John 3:2-3)
This is God's commandment: that we believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another as He commanded us. (1 John 3:23)
Those who obey Christ's commandments abide in Him, and He in them. And this is how I know that He abides in me: by the Spirit whom He has given me. (1 John 3:24)
I am from God and am an overcomer, because He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
I know that I abide in Christ, and He in me, because He has given me of His Spirit. (1 John 4:13)
The Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him and he in God. (1 John 4:14-15)
This is love: that I walk in obedience to God's commandments. And this is the commandment: that as I have heard from the beginning, I should walk in love. (2 John 6)
I have been called, having been loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ. (Jude 1)
Jesus Christ is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. (Revelation 1:7)
He who overcomes will be clothed in white garments, and You will not blot out his name from the book of life, but You will confess his name before Your Father and before His angels. (Revelation 3:5)
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. They will rest from their labor, for their works will follow them. (Revelation 14:13)
There will be a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth will pass away, and there will no longer be any sea. (Revelation 21:1)
In the beginning You created the heavens and the earth. When the earth was formless and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, Your Spirit hovered over the face of the waters. And You said, "Let there be light," and there was light. Then You said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." So You made the expanse and separated the waters under the expanse from the waters above it, and it was so. Then You said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered into one place, and let dry ground appear"; and it was so. And You saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:1-10)
Lord, You said, "Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees that yield fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds"; and it was so. And the earth produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And You saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:11-13)
Lord, You said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. You made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. You also made the stars; You set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And You saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:14-18)
Lord, You said, "Let the waters teem with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens." So You created great sea creatures and every living creature with which the waters abounded, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And You saw that it was good, and blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth." (Genesis 1:20-23)
Lord, You said, "Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that creep on the earth, and beasts of the earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so. You made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that creep on the earth according to their kinds. And You saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:24-25)
Lord, You said, "Let Us make man in Our image, in Our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over the livestock and over all the earth and over all the creatures that creep on the earth." So You created man in Your own image; male and female You created them. Then You blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the earth." Then You said, "Behold, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it; they will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground, in which there is life, I have given every green plant for food"; and it was so. You saw all that You had made, and it was very good. (Genesis 1:26-31)
Lord, You completed the heavens and the earth in all their vast array. By the seventh day You finished the work which You had done, and rested on the seventh day from all Your creative work. (Genesis 2:1-2)
Lord God, You formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)
In the day that You created man, You made him in Your likeness. You created them male and female and blessed them and called their name Man in the day they were created. (Genesis 5:1-2)
I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and faithfulness You have shown Your servant. (Genesis 32:10)
You are the God who answered me in the day of my distress and have been with me wherever I have gone. (Genesis 35:3)
The Almighty is my shepherd, the Rock of Israel, who helps me and blesses me with blessings of the heavens above. (Genesis 49:24-25)
Others may intend evil, but You can use it for good to accomplish Your loving purposes. (Genesis 50:20)
You raised up Pharaoh for this purpose, that You might show him Your power and that Your name might be proclaimed through all the earth. (Exodus 9:16)
In Your unfailing love You have led the people You have redeemed.
In Your strength You have guided them to Your holy dwelling.
You brought them in and planted them in the mountain of Your inheritance—
The place, O Lord, You made for Your dwelling;
The sanctuary, O Lord, Your hands have established. (Exodus 15:13, 17)
You overwhelmed the Egyptians and carried Your people on eagles' wings and brought them to Yourself. (Exodus 19:4)
You are the Lord our God, who brought Your people out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. (Exodus 20:2)
In six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11)
You sent an angel before Your people to guard them along the way and to bring them to the place You prepared for them. (Exodus 23:20)
Your presence will go with me, and You will give me rest. (Exodus 33:14)
You are the Lord our God, who brought Your people out of Egypt so that they would no longer be their slaves; You broke the bars of their yoke and enabled them to walk with heads held high. (Leviticus 26:13)
The Lord your God is a merciful God; He will not forsake you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your forefathers, which He swore to them. (Deuteronomy 4:31)
Has any other people heard the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as the children of Israel have, and lived? Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by miraculous signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the Lord God did for Israel in Egypt before their very eyes? The Israelites were shown these things so that they might know that the Lord, He is God; there is no other besides Him. Out of heaven You made the children of Israel hear Your voice to discipline them. On earth You showed them Your great fire, and they heard Your words out of the midst of the fire. Because You loved their fathers, You chose their descendants after them, and You brought them out of Egypt by Your presence and Your great power; You drove out from before the Israelites nations greater and mightier than they, to bring them in and to give them their land as an inheritance. (Deuteronomy 4:33-38)
The children of Israel were a people holy to the Lord their God. The Lord God chose them out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession. The Lord did not set His love on them and choose them because they were more numerous than other peoples, for they were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the Lord loved them and kept the oath He swore to their fathers that He brought them out with a mighty hand and redeemed them from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 7:6-8)
The Lord my God is the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands. (Deuteronomy 7:9)
The Lord set His affection on the forefathers of Israel to love them, and He chose their descendants above all peoples. (Deuteronomy 10:15)
You set before Your people life and prosperity, death and destruction; and You commanded them to love You, the Lord their God, to walk in Your ways, and to keep Your commandments, statutes, and judgments, so that they would live and multiply and that You would bless them in the land they were entering to possess. You called heaven and earth as witnesses against them that You set before them life and death, blessings and curses, and told them to choose life, so that they and their children would live by loving You, listening to Your voice, and holding fast to You. (Deuteronomy 30:15-16, 19-20)
Joshua said to Israel, "Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your hearts and souls 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)
Blessed is the Lord, who has not left His people without a kinsman-redeemer. (Ruth 4:14)
My heart rejoices in the Lord;
My horn is exalted in the Lord.
My mouth boasts over my enemies,
For I delight in Your salvation. (1 Samuel 2:1)
You reached down from on high and took hold of me;
You drew me out of deep waters.
You delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me,
For they were stronger than me. (2 Samuel 22:17-18)
I will give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name,
And make known to others what He has done.
I will sing to Him, sing praises to Him,
And tell of all His wonderful acts. (1 Chronicles 16:8-9)
I will give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34)
God alone stretches out the heavens
And treads on the waves of the sea. (Job 9:8)
You have given me life and shown me favor,
And Your care has preserved my spirit. (Job 10:12)
You, O Lord, are a shield around me;
You bestow glory on me and lift up my head. (Psalm 3:3)
I know that the Lord has set apart the godly for Himself;
The Lord hears when I call to Him. (Psalm 4:3)
My shield is God Most High,
Who saves the upright in heart. (Psalm 7:10)
I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. (Psalm 7:17)
I trust in Your loyal love;
My heart rejoices in Your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
For He has dealt bountifully with me. (Psalm 13:5-6)
In my distress I called to the Lord
And cried to my God for help.
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry came before Him, into His ears.
He brought me out into a broad place;
He rescued me because He delighted in me. (Psalm 18:6, 19)
The heavens declare the glory of God,
And the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
Night after night they reveal knowledge. (Psalm 19:1-2)
I will declare Your name to my brothers;
In the midst of the congregation I will praise You.
You who fear the Lord, praise Him!
All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him!
Stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel!
For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one;
Nor has He hidden His face from him,
But has listened to his cry for help. (Psalm 22:22-24)
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
Blessed be the Lord,
For He has heard the voice of my prayers.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.
My heart greatly rejoices,
And I will give thanks to Him in song. (Psalm 28:6-7)
I will exalt You, O Lord, for You lifted me up
And did not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O Lord my God,
I cried to You for help and You healed me. (Psalm 30:1-2)
I will be glad and rejoice in Your love,
For You saw my affliction
And have known the anguish of my soul. (Psalm 31:7)
How great is Your goodness,
Which You have stored up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for those who take refuge in You
Before the sons of men! (Psalm 31:19)
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And by the breath of His mouth their starry host. (Psalm 33:6)
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people whom He has chosen for His inheritance. (Psalm 33:12)
This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him,
And delivers them. (Psalm 34:6-7)
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all. (Psalm 34:18-19)
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)
I waited patiently for the Lord,
And He turned to me and heard my cry.
God lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
And put their trust in the Lord. (Psalm 40:1-3)
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders You have done,
And Your thoughts toward us no one can recount to You;
Were I to speak and tell of them,
They would be too many to declare. (Psalm 40:5)
God is my refuge and strength,
An ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore I will not fear, though the earth changes
And the mountains slip into the heart of the sea. (Psalm 46:1-2)
I will praise You forever for what You have done;
I will hope in Your name, for it is good.
I will praise You in the presence of Your saints. (Psalm 52:9)
Surely God is my helper;
The Lord is the sustainer of my soul. (Psalm 54:4)
I will sing of Your strength,
Yes, I will sing of Your mercy in the morning,
For You have been my stronghold,
My refuge in times of trouble.
To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises,
For God is my fortress, my loving God. (Psalm 59:16-17)
The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord and trust in Him,
And all the upright in heart shall glory. (Psalm 64:10)
Blessed is the one You choose and bring near
To live in Your courts.
We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
Of Your holy temple. (Psalm 65:4)
You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness,
O God of our salvation,
You who are the hope of all the ends of the earth
And of the farthest seas;
You formed the mountains by Your strength,
Having armed Yourself with power;
And You stilled the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples. (Psalm 65:5-7)
Blessed be the Lord; day by day He bears our burdens,
The God of our salvation.
Our God is the God of salvation,
And to God the Lord belongs escape from death. (Psalm 68:19-20)
I am continually with You;
You hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with Your counsel,
And afterward You will take me to glory. (Psalm 73:23-24)
The day is Yours; the night also is Yours;
You established the sun and moon.
It was You who set all the boundaries of the earth;
You made both summer and winter. (Psalm 74:16-17)
We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks,
For Your name is near;
Men tell of Your wonderful works. (Psalm 75:1)
I will remember the works of the Lord;
Surely, I will remember Your wonders of long ago.
I will meditate on all Your works
And consider all Your mighty deeds.
Your way, O God, is holy.
What god is so great as our God?
You are the God who works wonders;
You have revealed Your strength among the peoples.
You redeemed Your people with Your power,
The descendants of Jacob and Joseph. (Psalm 77:11-15)
Lovingkindness and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth shall spring forth from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven. (Psalm 85:10-11)
I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your name forever.
For great is Your love toward me,
And You have delivered my soul from the depths of the grave. (Psalm 86:12-13)
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever;
With my mouth I will make Your faithfulness known through all generations.
I will declare that Your lovingkindness will be built up forever,
That You will establish Your faithfulness in the heavens.
And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord,
Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
For who in the heavens can be compared with the Lord?
Who is like the Lord among the sons of the mighty?
God is greatly feared in the council of the holy ones
And more awesome than all who surround Him.
O Lord God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty Lord?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You. (Psalm 89:1-2, 5-8)
The heavens are Yours; the earth also is Yours;
You founded the world and all its fullness. (Psalm 89:11)
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust." (Psalm 91:1-2)
Because I love You, You will deliver me;
You will protect me, for I acknowledge Your name.
I will call upon You, and You will answer me;
You will be with me in trouble,
You will deliver me and honor me.
With long life You will satisfy me
And show me Your salvation. (Psalm 91:14-16)
It is good to give thanks to the Lord
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High,
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning
And Your faithfulness at night. (Psalm 92:1-2)
Let those who love the Lord hate evil.
He preserves the souls of His saints
And delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Light is sown for the righteous
And gladness for the upright in heart. (Psalm 97:10-11)
Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. (Psalm 97:12)
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits;
Who forgives all your iniquities
And heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit
And crowns you with love and compassion;
Who satisfies your desires with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Psalm 103:1-5)
Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;
Make His deeds known among the nations.
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
Tell of all His wonders.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. (Psalm 105:1-3)
I will give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His lovingkindness endures forever.
I will give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love
And His wonderful acts to the children of men,
For He satisfies the thirsty soul
And fills the hungry soul with good things. (Psalm 107:1, 8-9)
Praise the Lord!
I will thank the Lord with all my heart
In the council of the upright and in the assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord;
They are pondered by all who delight in them.
Splendid and majestic is His work,
And His righteousness endures forever.
He has caused His wonderful acts to be remembered;
The Lord is gracious and compassionate. (Psalm 111:1-4)
I love the Lord, because He has heard
My voice and my supplications.
Because He turned His ear to me,
I will call on Him as long as I live. (Psalm 116:1-2)
I will give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His lovingkindness endures forever. (Psalm 118:1)
You are my God, and I will give thanks to You;
You are my God, and I will exalt You.
I will give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His loyal love endures forever. (Psalm 118:28-29)
Your word is settled in heaven
Forever, O Lord.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations;
You established the earth, and it stands.
They continue to this day according to Your ordinances,
For all things serve You. (Psalm 119:89-91)
The Lord will judge His people
And have compassion on His servants. (Psalm 135:14)
I will give thanks to the God of heaven,
For His merciful love endures forever. (Psalm 136:26)
All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O Lord,
When they hear the words of Your mouth.
Yes, they sing of the ways of the Lord,
For the glory of the Lord is great.
Though the Lord is on high,
Yet He looks upon the lowly,
But the proud He knows from afar. (Psalm 138:4-6)
Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name;
The upright will dwell in Your presence. (Psalm 140:13)
The Lord upholds all who fall
And lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to You,
And You give them their food at the proper time.
You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing. (Psalm 145:14-16)
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
He fulfills the desire of those who fear Him;
He hears their cry and saves them.
The Lord preserves all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy. (Psalm 145:18-20)
Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
For the Lord God is my strength and my song,
And He has become my salvation. (Isaiah 12:2)
I will not forget the God of my salvation;
I will remember the Rock of my refuge. (Isaiah 17:10)
O Lord, You are my God;
I will exalt You and praise Your name,
For You have done wonderful things,
Things planned long ago in perfect faithfulness. (Isaiah 25:1)
The Lord God will swallow up death forever,
And He will wipe away the tears from all faces;
He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth.
For the Lord has spoken.
And it will be said in that day,
"Behold, this is our God;
We have waited for Him, and He will save us.
This is the Lord;
We have trusted in Him.
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation." (Isaiah 25:8-9)
I will trust in the Lord forever,
For in Yahweh, the Lord, I have an everlasting Rock. (Isaiah 26:4)
The Lord is our judge,
The Lord is our lawgiver,
The Lord is our king;
It is He who will save us. (Isaiah 33:22)
It is God the Lord
Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it,
Who gives breath to its people,
And spirit to those who walk on it. (Isaiah 42:5)
It pleased the Lord for the sake of His righteousness
To make His law great and glorious. (Isaiah 42:21)
You made the earth and created man upon it.
Your own hands stretched out the heavens,
And You ordered their starry hosts. (Isaiah 45:12)
Even to my old age, You are the same,
And even to my gray hairs You will carry me.
You have made me, and You will bear me;
You will sustain me and You will deliver me. (Isaiah 46:4)
Shout for joy, O heavens! Rejoice, O earth!
Break out into singing, O mountains!
For the Lord has comforted His people
And will have compassion on His afflicted. (Isaiah 49:13)
The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned,
To know the word that sustains the weary.
He awakens me morning by morning;
He awakens my ear to hear as the learned. (Isaiah 50:4)
Because the Lord God helps me,
I will not be disgraced.
Therefore I have set my face like flint,
And I know I will not be put to shame.
He who vindicates me is near;
Who will contend with me?
Surely the Lord God will help me;
Who is he that will condemn me? (Isaiah 50:7-9)
Was it not You who dried up the sea,
The waters of the great deep;
Who made the depths of the sea a road
So that the redeemed might cross over? (Isaiah 51:10)
The Lord has bared His holy arm
In the sight of all the nations,
And all the ends of the earth will see
The salvation of our God. (Isaiah 52:10)
Lord Jesus, You were oppressed and afflicted,
Yet You did not open Your mouth;
You were led like a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
So You did not open Your mouth.
By oppression and judgment You were taken away.
And who can speak of Your descendants?
For You were cut off from the land of the living;
You were stricken for the transgression of God's people.
You were assigned a grave with the wicked,
Yet with a rich man in Your death,
Though You had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in Your mouth.
Yet it was the Lord's will
To crush You and cause You to suffer.
When You make Your soul a guilt offering,
You will see Your offspring and prolong Your days,
And the pleasure of the Lord will prosper in Your hand.
You will see the fruit of the travail of Your soul and be satisfied;
By Your knowledge, God's righteous Servant, You will justify many,
And You will bear their iniquities.
Therefore God will give You a portion among the great,
And You will divide the spoils with the strong,
Because You poured out Your life unto death,
And were numbered with the transgressors.
For You bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors. (Isaiah 53:7-12)
Surely the Lord's hand is not too short to save,
Nor His ear too dull to hear.
But our iniquities have separated us from our God;
Our sins have hidden His face from us, so that He will not hear.
Yet the Lord saw that there was no one to intervene;
So His own arm worked salvation for Him,
And His righteousness sustained Him.
He put on righteousness as His breastplate,
And the helmet of salvation on His head;
He put on the garments of vengeance
And wrapped Himself in zeal as a cloak.
From the west, men will fear the name of the Lord,
And from the rising of the sun, they will revere His glory.
For He will come like a flood
That the breath of the Lord drives along. (Isaiah 59:1-2, 16-19)
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord;
My soul will be joyful in my God.
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation
And arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10)
I will tell of the lovingkindnesses of the Lord,
The praises of the Lord,
According to all the Lord has done for us,
And the great goodness toward the house of Israel,
Which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies,
And according to the multitude of His lovingkindnesses. (Isaiah 63:7)
I will sing to the Lord and give praise to the Lord,
For He has rescued the life of the needy
From the hands of evildoers. (Jeremiah 20:13)
You have loved me with an everlasting love;
You have drawn me with lovingkindness. (Jeremiah 31:3)
You led Your people with cords of human kindness,
With bands of love;
You lifted the yoke from their neck
And bent down to feed them. (Hosea 11:4)
I called to the Lord in my distress,
And He answered me.
From the depths of the grave, I called for help,
And You heard my voice. (Jonah 2:2)
I will watch in hope for the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
My God will hear me. (Micah 7:7)
The Lord is good,
A refuge in times of trouble;
He knows those who trust in Him. (Nahum 1:7)
I will exult in the Lord;
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer
And enables me to go on the heights. (Habakkuk 3:18-19)
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, Your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
Humble and riding on a donkey,
On a colt, the foal of a donkey.
He will proclaim peace to the nations;
His dominion will extend from sea to sea
And from the River to the ends of the earth. (Zechariah 9:9-10)
For those who revere Your name, the Sun of righteousness will rise with healing in His wings. And they will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. (Malachi 4:2)
The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:28)
Jesus took bread, gave thanks, and broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is My body." Then He took the cup, gave thanks, and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." (Matthew 26:26-28)
Jesus fell with His face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will." (Matthew 26:39)
The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45)
While Jesus was eating His last Passover meal with His disciples, He took bread, blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, "Take it; this is My body." Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, "This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many." (Mark 14:22-24)
In Gethsemane, Jesus prayed, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for You; take this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will." (Mark 14:36)
During His trials, some began to spit at Jesus and blindfold Him and strike Him with their fists and say to Him, "Prophesy!" And the guards received Him with slaps in the face. The soldiers put a purple robe on Him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on Him. And they began to call out to Him, "Hail, king of the Jews!" Again and again they struck Him on the head with a staff and spit on Him, and bending their knees, they paid mock homage to Him. When they crucified Him, those who passed by hurled insults at Him, wagging their heads and saying, "Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself and come down from the cross!" And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which means, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" (Mark 14:65; 15:17-19, 29-30, 34)
The Lord has performed mighty deeds with His arm;
He has scattered those who are proud in the thoughts of their heart.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
And has lifted up the humble. (Luke 1:51-52)
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
Because He has visited us and has redeemed His people.
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us
In the house of His servant David
(As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets of long ago),
Salvation from our enemies
And from the hand of all who hate us—
To show mercy to our fathers
And to remember His holy covenant,
The oath He swore to our father Abraham,
To rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
And to enable us to serve Him without fear
In holiness and righteousness before Him all our days. (Luke 1:68-75)
The angel said to the shepherds, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a Savior has been born to you, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:10-11)
Jesus fulfilled the words of the prophet Isaiah:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are downtrodden,
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." (Luke 4:18-19)
Jesus was sent for the purpose of preaching the good news of the kingdom of God. (Luke 4:43)
Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses, and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. So He replied to the messengers sent from John the Baptist, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. And blessed is he who does not fall away on account of Me." (Luke 7:21-23)
The Lord gave the knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God to His disciples, but to others He spoke in parables, that "seeing they may not see and hearing they may not understand." (Luke 8:10)
I do not rejoice that the spirits are subject to me, but I rejoice that my name is written in heaven. (Luke 10:20)
Concerning the lost, Jesus said, "What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he finds it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes into his house, he calls his friends and neighbors together and says to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!' I tell you that in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." (Luke 15:4-7, 10)
The Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10)
As many as received Christ, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)
From Christ's fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:16-17)
Jesus is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29)
Jesus is the Son of God; He is the King of Israel. (John 1:49)
He who comes from above is above all; he who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for He gives the Spirit without limit. (John 3:31, 34)
Whoever hears the word of Jesus and believes Him who sent Him has eternal life and will not come into judgment, but has passed over from death to life. (John 5:24)
He who believes in You, as the Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within him, because Your Spirit indwells him. (John 7:38-39)
He who enters by the door is the shepherd of his sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep listen to his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he brings out his own, he goes before them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. And they will never follow a stranger but will run away from him because they do not recognize the voice of strangers. Jesus used this figure of speech, but His hearers did not understand what He was telling them. Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth: I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the good Shepherd; the good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. I am the good Shepherd; I know My sheep and My sheep know Me—just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father—and I lay down My life for the sheep." (John 10:2-8, 11, 14-15)
The Lord said, "I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not stay in darkness. And if anyone hears My words but does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world." (John 12:46-47)
The Lord said, "In My Father's house are many dwellings; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that you also may be where I am." (John 14:2-3)
You have asked the Father, and He has given me another Comforter to be with me forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But I know Him, for He lives in me. (John 14:16-17)
Lord Jesus, You are in Your Father, and I am in You, and You are in me. (John 14:20)
And now therefore you have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. And in that day you will not ask Me any question. I tell you the truth, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16:22-24)
The Father Himself loves me because I have loved Jesus and have believed that He came forth from God. (John 16:27)
It is in You, Lord Jesus, that I have peace. In this world I will have tribulation, but I will be of good cheer, because You have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
The Father granted the Son authority over all people that He might give eternal life to as many as He has given Him. (John 17:2)
Jesus did not ask that the Father should take us out of the world, but that He protect us from the evil one. He prayed, "Father, I desire those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory, the glory You have given Me because You loved Me before the foundation of the world." (John 17:15, 24)
God sent His word to the children of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. He commanded the apostles to preach to the people and to testify that He is the One whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness that through His name, everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins. (Acts 10:36, 42-43)
I have been set apart for the gospel of God—I am among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:1, 6)
I have been loved by God and called to be a saint; grace and peace have been given to me from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:7)
God set forth Christ to be a propitiation through faith in His blood. He did this to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance He passed over the sins committed beforehand; He did it to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, that He might be just and the justifier of those who have faith in Jesus. Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith. For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the law. (Romans 3:25-28)
God will impute righteousness to us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was delivered over to death because of our sins and was raised because of our justification. (Romans 4:24-25)
Having been justified by faith, I have peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ, through whom I have gained access by faith into this grace in which I stand; and I rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1-2)
When we were helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. For rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8)
Since I have been justified by Christ's blood, much more shall I be saved from God's wrath through Him. For if, when I was God's enemy, I was reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, shall I be saved through His life. And not only this, but I also rejoice in God through my Lord Jesus Christ, through whom I have now received the reconciliation. (Romans 5:9-11)
If I have been united with Christ in the likeness of His death, I will certainly also be united with Him in the likeness of His resurrection. (Romans 6:5)
I have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that I might belong to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that I might bear fruit to God. But now, by dying to what once bound me, I have been released from the law so that I serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter. (Romans 7:4, 6)
I did not receive a spirit of slavery again to fear, but I received the Spirit of adoption by whom I cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit Himself testifies with my spirit that I am a child of God. (Romans 8:15-16)
Since I am a child of God, I am an heir of God and a joint heir with Christ, if indeed I share in His sufferings in order that I may also share in His glory. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to me. (Romans 8:17-18)
Christ died and returned to life, that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. (Romans 14:9)
I have been sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be a saint, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours. (1 Corinthians 1:2)
I thank God because of His grace in Christ Jesus. In Him we have been enriched in every way, in all speech and in all knowledge. We do not lack any spiritual gift, as we eagerly wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:4-5, 7)
God will keep me strong to the end, so that I will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, through whom I was called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:8-9)
Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor have entered the heart of man the things that God has prepared for those who love Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)
Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed for us. (1 Corinthians 5:7)
I was washed, I was sanctified, I was justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11)
Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; He was buried, and He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and this mortal with immortality. (1 Corinthians 15:51-53)
Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore let us be steadfast, immovable, abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:57-58)
He who makes me stand firm in Christ and anointed me is God, who also sealed me and gave me the Spirit in my heart as a deposit. (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)
Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. (2 Corinthians 2:14)
I do not lose heart; even though my outward man is perishing, yet my inner man is being renewed day by day. For this light affliction which is momentary is working for me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while I do not look at the things which are seen but at the things which are unseen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are unseen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for me, so that in Him I might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
We know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor, that we through His poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15)
We are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of us who were baptized into Christ have clothed ourselves with Christ. (Galatians 3:26-27)
When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5)
Because I am a son, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into my heart, crying, "Abba, Father." So I am no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God. (Galatians 4:6-7)
God chose me in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined me to be adopted as His son through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He bestowed upon me in the One He loves. (Ephesians 1:4-6)
In Christ I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that He lavished on me with all wisdom and understanding. (Ephesians 1:7-8)
God's power toward us who believe is according to the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. (Ephesians 1:19-21)
God placed all things under Christ's feet and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1:22-23)
God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved me, made me alive with Christ, even when I was dead in transgressions; it is by grace I have been saved. (Ephesians 2:4-5)
God raised me up with Christ and seated me with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward me in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6-7)
By grace I have been saved through faith, and this not of myself; it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)
My citizenship is in heaven, from which I also eagerly await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform my lowly body and conform it to His glorious body, according to the exertion of His ability to subject all things to Himself. (Philippians 3:20-21)
May I rejoice in the Lord always. (Philippians 4:4)
God will supply all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. To my God and Father be glory for ever and ever. (Philippians 4:19-20)
My faith in Christ Jesus and love for all the saints spring from the hope that is stored up for me in heaven, of which I have heard in the word of truth, the gospel. (Colossians 1:4-5)
Once I was alienated from God and was an enemy in my mind because of my evil works. But now He has reconciled me by His fleshly body through death to present me holy and blameless in His sight and free from reproach. (Colossians 1:21-22)
When I was dead in my trespasses and in the uncircumcision of my flesh, God made me alive with Christ. He forgave me all my trespasses, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against me and was contrary to me; He took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. (Colossians 2:13-15)
We should not be ignorant about those who fall asleep or grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. According to the Lord's own word, we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)
God did not appoint me to suffer wrath but to obtain salvation through my Lord Jesus Christ. He died for me, so that, whether I am awake or asleep, I may live together with Him. (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10)
The Lord is faithful, who will strengthen me and protect me from the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
I have been called by God my Savior, and Christ Jesus is my hope. (1 Timothy 1:1)
The grace of my Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 1:14)
It is a trustworthy saying, that deserves full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I obtained mercy as the worst of sinners, so that Christ Jesus might display His unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him for eternal life. (1 Timothy 1:15-16)
God has saved me and called me with a holy calling, not according to my works but according to His own purpose and grace. (2 Timothy 1:9a)
God's grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time and has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. (2 Timothy 1:9b-10)
The Lord will deliver me from every evil work and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. (2 Timothy 4:18)
We are looking for the blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good works. (Titus 2:13-14)
When the kindness and love of God my Savior appeared, He saved me, not by works of righteousness which I have done, but according to His mercy. He saved me through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit whom He poured out on me abundantly through Jesus Christ my Savior, so that having been justified by His grace, I might become an heir according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:4-7)
In the past God spoke to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe. (Hebrews 1:1-2)
Since God's children have partaken of flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. (Hebrews 2:14-15)
Christ had to be made like His brothers in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted. (Hebrews 2:17-18)
My hope in God is an anchor of my soul, both sure and steadfast, and it enters the inner sanctuary behind the veil, where Jesus the forerunner has entered on my behalf, having become a high priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6:19-20)
Because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save completely those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them. (Hebrews 7:24-25)
Since I am receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, may I be thankful and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for my God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:28-29)
I can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" (Hebrews 13:6)
Through Jesus, I will continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. (Hebrews 13:15)
I have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling of His blood; grace and peace are mine in abundance. (1 Peter 1:2)
Though I have not seen Jesus, I love Him; and though I do not see Him now but believe in Him, I rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, for I am receiving the end of my faith, the salvation of my soul. (1 Peter 1:8-9)
I was not redeemed with perishable things such as silver or gold from the aimless way of life handed down to me from my forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish or defect. (1 Peter 1:18-19)
How great is the love the Father has lavished on me, that I should be called a child of God—and I am! Therefore the world does not know me, because it did not know Him. (1 John 3:1)
This is the confidence I have in the Son of God, that if I ask anything according to His will, He hears me. And if I know that He hears me, whatever I ask, I know that I have the requests that I have asked from Him. (1 John 5:14-15)
We give thanks to You, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign. (Revelation 11:17)
The Holy City, new Jerusalem, will come down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. A loud voice from the throne will say, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God, and He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the first things have passed away." He who is seated on the throne will say, "Behold, I make all things new." (Revelation 21:2-5)
There will be no temple in the new Jerusalem, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city will not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. And its gates will never be shut by day, for there will be no night there. (Revelation 21:22-25)
There will no longer be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the new Jerusalem, and His servants will serve Him. They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And there will be no night there; they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they shall reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:3-5)
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Abraham, who has not abandoned His lovingkindness and His truth. (Genesis 24:27)
You have been my shepherd all my life to this day and have delivered me from all evil. (Genesis 48:15)
I have waited for Your salvation, O Lord. (Genesis 49:18)
You are the Lord, the God of our fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. This is your name forever, the name by which you are to be remembered from generation to generation. (Exodus 3:15)
I will sing to the Lord, for He is highly exalted.
The Lord is my strength and my song;
He has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise Him,
My father's God, and I will exalt Him. (Exodus 15:1-2)
Who is like You, O Lord?
Who is like You—majestic in holiness,
Awesome in praises, working wonders? (Exodus 15:11)
The Lord will be gracious to whom He will be gracious, and He will have compassion on whom He will have compassion. (Exodus 33:19)
You, Lord God, are compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin. (Exodus 34:6-7)
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you;
The Lord turn His face toward you
And give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
As surely as You live, the whole earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord. (Numbers 14:21)
O Lord God, You have shown Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the works and mighty deeds You do? (Deuteronomy 3:24)
I acknowledge this day and take it to my heart that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other. (Deuteronomy 4:39)
To the Lord my God belongs the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. (Deuteronomy 10:14)
The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may observe Your words. (Deuteronomy 29:29)
You are the Rock; Your work is perfect,
For all Your ways are just.
A God of faithfulness and without injustice,
Upright and just are You. (Deuteronomy 32:4)
There is no one holy like the Lord;
There is no one besides You;
Nor is there any Rock like our God. (1 Samuel 2:2)
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God is my rock; I will take refuge in Him,
My shield and the horn of my salvation,
My stronghold and my refuge—
My Savior, You save me from violence.
I call on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
And I am saved from my enemies. (2 Samuel 22:2-4)
As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.
For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God? (2 Samuel 22:31-32)
God is my strong fortress,
And He sets the blameless free in His way.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
He enables me to stand on the heights.
He trains my hands for battle,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You give me Your shield of salvation;
You stoop down to make me great.
You broaden the path beneath me,
And my feet have not slipped. (2 Samuel 22:33-37; Psalm 18:33-36)
The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock!
Exalted be God, the Rock of my salvation! (2 Samuel 22:47; Psalm 18:46)
Glory in the holy name of the Lord;
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face always.
Remember the wonderful works He has done,
His miracles, and the judgments He pronounced. (1 Chronicles 16:10-12)
The eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the whole earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. (2 Chronicles 16:9)
I will arise and bless the Lord, my God,
Who is from everlasting to everlasting.
Blessed be Your glorious name,
Which is exalted above all blessing and praise! (Nehemiah 9:5)
God is the maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades,
And the constellations of the south.
He does great things that cannot be fathomed
And wonderful works that cannot be counted. (Job 9:9-10)
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;
Whom I myself will see
And behold with my own eyes and not another.
How my heart yearns within me! (Job 19:25-27)
God is exalted beyond our understanding;
The number of His years is unsearchable. (Job 36:26)
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
Or stand in the way of sinners
Or sit in the seat of scorners.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And whose leaf does not wither;
And whatever he does will prosper. (Psalm 1:1-3)
I will both lie down in peace and sleep,
For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have set in place,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
And crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him ruler over the works of Your hands,
And You put everything under his feet. (Psalm 8:3-6)
The Lord reigns forever;
He has established His throne for judgment.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
And He will govern the peoples with justice.
The Lord will also be a refuge for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know Your name will trust in You,
For You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You. (Psalm 9:7-10)
I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My body also will rest in hope.
You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand are pleasures forever. (Psalm 16:8-9, 11)
As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness;
When I awake, I will be satisfied with Your likeness. (Psalm 17:15)
I love You, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
And I am saved from my enemies. (Psalm 18:1-3)
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul.
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart.
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever.
The judgments of the Lord are true and altogether righteous.
They are more desirable than gold, than much pure gold;
They are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
Moreover, by them is Your servant warned;
In keeping them there is great reward. (Psalm 19:7-11)
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be pleasing in Your sight,
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)
Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed;
He answers him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
But I will remember the name of the Lord my God. (Psalm 20:6-7)
Be exalted, O Lord, in Your strength;
We will sing and praise Your power. (Psalm 21:13)
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters;
He restores my soul.
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name's sake.
Even 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.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:1-6)
I would have lost heart unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
I will hope in the Lord and be of good courage,
And He will strengthen my heart;
Yes, I will hope in the Lord. (Psalm 27:13-14)
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance;
Be their shepherd and carry them forever. (Psalm 28:9)
I will ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
I will ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name
And worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (Psalm 29:1-2)
Love the Lord, all you His saints!
The Lord preserves the faithful,
And fully repays the proud doer.
Be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord. (Psalm 31:23-24)
You are my hiding place;
You will preserve me from trouble
And surround me with songs of deliverance. (Psalm 32:7)
You will instruct me and teach me in the way I should go;
You will counsel me and watch over me. (Psalm 32:8)
Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
But he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him. (Psalm 32:10)
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous,
And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart! (Psalm 32:11)
The eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those whose hope is in His unfailing love. (Psalm 33:18)
My soul waits in hope for the Lord;
He is my help and my shield.
My heart rejoices in Him,
Because I trust in His holy name.
Let Your unfailing love be upon us, O Lord,
Even as we put our hope in You. (Psalm 33:20-22)
Lord, make me to know my end
And what is the measure of my days;
Let me know how fleeting is my life. (Psalm 39:4)
I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:8)
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen. (Psalm 41:13)
Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God, for I will yet praise Him
For the help of His presence.
O my God, my soul is downcast within me;
Therefore I will remember You.
Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God, for I will yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God. (Psalm 42:5-6, 11)
The Lord will command His lovingkindness by day,
And His song will be in the night—
A prayer to the God of my life. (Psalm 42:8)
I will be still and know that You are God;
You will be exalted among the nations,
You will be exalted in the earth. (Psalm 46:10)
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let Your glory be over all the earth.
I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing to You among the nations.
For Your mercy reaches to the heavens,
And Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let Your glory be above all the earth. (Psalm 57:5, 9-11)
My soul silently waits for God alone;
My salvation comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
He is my stronghold; I will never be shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2)
I have seen You in the sanctuary
And beheld Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips will praise You.
So I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods,
And my mouth will praise You with joyful lips. (Psalm 63:2-5)
When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You through the watches of the night.
Because You have been my help,
I will rejoice in the shadow of Your wings.
My soul clings to You;
Your right hand upholds me. (Psalm 63:6-8)
Come and listen, all you who fear God,
And I will tell you what He has done for my soul.
I cried out to Him with my mouth,
And He was extolled with my tongue.
If I had regarded iniquity in my heart,
The Lord would not have heard.
But God has surely heard;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer
Nor His love from me! (Psalm 66:16-20)
As for me, I will always have hope,
And I will praise You more and more.
My mouth will tell of Your righteousness
And of Your salvation all day long,
Though I know not its measure.
I will come in the strength of the Lord God;
I will proclaim Your righteousness, Yours alone.
Since my youth, O God, You have taught me,
And to this day I declare Your wondrous deeds. (Psalm 71:14-17)
Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who alone does wonderful things.
And blessed be His glorious name forever;
May the whole earth be filled with His glory.
Amen and Amen. (Psalm 72:18-19)
Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is nothing on earth I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Those who are far from You will perish;
You have cut off all who are unfaithful to You.
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good.
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
That I may tell of all Your works. (Psalm 73:25-28)
Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold
From those who walk in integrity.
O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You! (Psalm 84:10-12)
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You,
Who walk in the light of Your presence, O Lord.
They rejoice in Your name all day long,
And they are exalted in Your righteousness. (Psalm 89:15-16)
Blessed be the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen. (Psalm 89:52)
Satisfy us in the morning with Your loyal love,
That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. (Psalm 90:14)
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us—
Yes, confirm the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17)
O come, let us sing to the Lord;
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout for joy to Him with psalms. (Psalm 95:1-2)
The Lord is the great God,
The great King above all gods.
In His hand are the depths of the earth,
And the summits of the mountains are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it,
And His hands formed the dry land.
He is our God and we are the people of His pasture
And the sheep under His care. (Psalm 95:3-5, 7)
O sing to the Lord a new song;
Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless His name;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation day after day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His marvelous works among all people. (Psalm 96:1-3)
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
The Lord, He is God.
It is He who made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. (Psalm 100:1-3)
I will enter Your gates with thanksgiving
And Your courts with praise;
I will give thanks to You and bless Your name.
For the Lord is good
And Your lovingkindness endures forever;
Your faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100:4-5)
My days are like a lengthened shadow,
And I wither away like grass.
But You, O Lord, will endure forever,
And the remembrance of Your name to all generations.
Of old, You laid the foundations of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
They will perish, but You will endure;
They will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing, You will change them, and they will be discarded.
But You are the same,
And Your years will have no end. (Psalm 102:11-12, 25-27)
You know how I am formed;
You remember that I am dust.
As for man, his days are like grass;
He flourishes like a flower of the field.
The wind passes over it and it is gone,
And its place remembers it no more.
But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness with their children's children,
To those who keep His covenant
And remember to obey His precepts. (Psalm 103:14-18)
The Lord has established His throne in heaven,
And His kingdom rules over all.
Bless the Lord, you His angels,
Mighty in strength who do His bidding,
Obeying the voice of His word.
Bless the Lord, all His hosts,
You His servants who do His will.
Bless the Lord, all His works,
In all places of His dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul. (Psalm 103:19-22)
May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
May the Lord rejoice in His works. (Psalm 104:31)
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
May my meditation be pleasing to Him;
I will be glad in the Lord. (Psalm 104:33-34)
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting to everlasting.
Praise the Lord. (Psalm 106:48)
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
And Your glory above all the earth. (Psalm 108:5)
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
All who practice His commandments have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever. (Psalm 111:10)
The Lord's lovingkindness is great toward us,
And the truth of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord! (Psalm 117:2)
The Lord is for me; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in princes. (Psalm 118:6, 8-9)
The Lord is my strength and my song;
He has become my salvation. (Psalm 118:14)
This is the day the Lord has made;
I will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,
Who walk in the law of the Lord.
Blessed are those who keep His testimonies
And seek Him with all their heart. (Psalm 119:1-2)
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
To the very end. (Psalm 119:105, 112)
I rejoice at Your word
As one who finds great spoil.
I hate and abhor falsehood,
But I love Your law.
Great peace have they who love Your law,
And nothing causes them to stumble.
O Lord, I hope for Your salvation,
And I follow Your commands.
My soul keeps Your testimonies,
For I love them greatly.
I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies,
For all my ways are known to You. (Psalm 119:162-163, 165-168)
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow my foot to slip;
He who watches over me will not slumber.
The Lord is my keeper;
The Lord is my shade at my right hand.
The sun will not harm me by day,
Nor the moon by night. (Psalm 121:1-3, 5-6)
The Lord will keep me from all evil;
He will preserve my soul.
The Lord will watch over my coming and going
From this time forth and forever. (Psalm 121:7-8)
O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor have my eyes been arrogant;
Neither I do concern myself with great matters
Or things too wonderful for me.
Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned child with its mother,
Like a weaned child is my soul within me. (Psalm 131:1-2)
You are my lovingkindness and my fortress,
My high tower and my deliverer,
My shield, in whom I take refuge. (Psalm 144:2)
All Your works will praise you, O Lord,
And Your saints will bless You.
They will speak of the glory of Your kingdom
And talk of Your power,
So that all men may know of Your mighty acts
And the glorious majesty of Your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures through all generations. (Psalm 145:10-13)
Do not put your trust in princes,
In mortal men, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
On that very day their thoughts perish.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
Who made the heavens and the earth,
The seas, and all that is in them,
Who remains faithful forever,
Who executes justice for the oppressed,
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free,
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind,
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
The Lord loves the righteous. (Psalm 146:3-8)
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
His understanding is infinite. (Psalm 147:5)
The Lord relieves the humble,
But He casts the wicked to the ground. (Psalm 147:6)
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights.
Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts.
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all you shining stars.
Praise Him, you highest heavens
And you waters above the heavens.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.
He established them for ever and ever;
He gave a decree that will not pass away. (Psalm 148:1-6)
The Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
Guarding the paths of justice
And protecting the way of His saints. (Proverbs 2:6-8)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes,
But fear the Lord and depart from evil. (Proverbs 3:5-7)
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10)
The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom,
And humility comes before honor. (Proverbs 15:33)
The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
The righteous run to it and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10)
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.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end.
He will reign on the throne of David and over His kingdom,
Establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness
From that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
The Lord of hosts has sworn, "Surely, as I have thought, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand. For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who can annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back? (Isaiah 14:24, 27)
Behold, the Lord God will come with power,
And His arm will rule for Him.
Behold, His reward is with Him,
And His recompense accompanies Him.
He will feed His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs in His arms
And carry them close to His heart;
He will gently lead those that have young. (Isaiah 40:10-11)
God 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 wait for the Lord
Will renew their strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles;
They will run and not grow weary;
They will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31)
I will not fear, for You are with me;
I will not be dismayed, for You are my God.
You will strengthen me and help me;
You will uphold me with Your righteous right hand.
For You are the Lord my God, who takes hold of my right hand
And says to me, "Do not fear; I will help you." (Isaiah 41:10, 13)
The Lord who created the heavens, He is God.
He fashioned and made the earth and established it;
He did not create it to be empty
But formed it to be inhabited.
He is the Lord, and there is no other. (Isaiah 45:18)
You have sworn by Yourself;
The word has gone out of Your mouth in righteousness
And will not return.
Every knee will bow before You,
And every tongue will acknowledge You. (Isaiah 45:23)
Thus says the Lord, my Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
"I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit,
Who leads you in the way you should go." (Isaiah 48:17)
Thus says the Lord: "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the strong man boast of his strength, and let not the rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for in these I delight," declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
There is none like You, O Lord;
You are great, and Your name is mighty in power.
Who should not revere You, O King of the nations?
It is Your rightful due.
For among all the wise men of the nations
And in all their kingdoms,
There is no one like You. (Jeremiah 10:6-7)
"I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)
Ah, Lord God! You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You. You are the great and mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts. You are great in counsel and mighty in deed, and Your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men; You reward everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds. (Jeremiah 32:17-19)
I call this to mind,
And therefore I have hope:
The Lord's mercies never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:21-23)
"The Lord is my portion," says my soul,
"Therefore I will wait for Him."
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.
It is good to hope silently
For the salvation of the Lord. (Lamentations 3:24-26)
Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever,
For wisdom and power belong to Him.
He changes the times and the seasons;
He raises up kings and deposes them.
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
He reveals deep and hidden things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him. (Daniel 2:20-22)
You have shown me what is good;
And what does the Lord require of me
But to act justly and to love mercy
And to walk humbly with my God? (Micah 6:8)
The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
As the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14)
The Lord is in His holy temple;
Let all the earth be silent before Him. (Habakkuk 2:20)
"Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit," says the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)
Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come;
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:9-10)
Lord, You have said, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)
If anyone wishes to come after You, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow You. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Your sake and the gospel's will find it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:24-26; Mark 8:34-37; Luke 9:23-25)
Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests. (Luke 2:14)
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
You so loved the world that You gave Your only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For You did not send Your Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. (John 3:16-17)
The bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. You are the bread of life. He who comes to You will never hunger, and he who believes in You will never thirst. (John 6:33, 35)
Lord Jesus, all that the Father gives You will come to You, and whoever comes to You, You will never cast out. For You have come down from heaven not to do Your own will, but the will of Him who sent You. And this is the will of Him who sent You, that You will lose none of all that He has given You, but raise them up at the last day. For Your Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life, and You will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:37-40)
You are the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is Your flesh, which You have given for the life of the world. (John 6:51)
Lord Jesus, I have nowhere else to go; You have the words of eternal life. I believe and know that You are the Holy One of God. (John 6:68-69)
You are the light of the world. He who follows You will not walk in the darkness but will have the light of life. (John 8:12)
I shall know the truth, and the truth shall set me free. Everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets me free, I shall be free indeed. (John 8:32, 34-36)
You are the door; whoever enters through You will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; You have come that we may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:9-10)
Your sheep hear Your voice, and You know them, and they follow You. You give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of Your hand. The Father, who has given them to You, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of the Father's hand. You and the Father are one. (John 10:27-30)
You are the resurrection and the life. He who believes in You will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in You will never die. (John 11:25-26)
Peace You leave with me; Your peace You give to me. Not as the world gives, do You give to me. I will not let my heart be troubled nor let it be fearful. (John 14:27)
This is eternal life: that I may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. (John 17:3)
I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and by believing, I have life in His name. (John 20:31)
Lord Jesus, You are the stone which was rejected by the builders, but which has become the chief cornerstone. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:11-12)
The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2)
I know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who have been called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
If God is for me, who can be against me? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not, also with Him, freely give us all things? (Romans 8:31-32)
Who shall separate me from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written:
"For Your sake we face death all day long;
We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
Yet in all these things I am more than a conqueror through Him who loved me. (Romans 8:35-37)
I am convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus my Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
We will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For it is written,
"As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before Me,
And every tongue will confess to God."
So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. (Romans 14:10b-12)
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement grant us to be of the same mind toward one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord and one mouth we may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:5-6)
The God of hope will fill me with all joy and peace as I trust in Him, so that I may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
Now to Him who is able to establish us by the gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and through the Scriptures of the prophets by the command of the eternal God, has been made known to all nations for obedience to the faith—to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen. (Romans 16:25-27)
Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy; love does not boast, it is not arrogant, it does not behave rudely; it does not seek its own, it is not provoked, it keeps no record of wrongs; it does not rejoice in unrighteousness but rejoices with the truth; it bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3)
God comforts us in all our afflictions, so that we can comfort those in any affliction with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:4)
God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness" made His light shine in my heart to give me the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But I have this treasure in an earthen vessel to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from me. (2 Corinthians 4:6-7)
I make it my ambition to please the Lord, whether I am at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:9-10)
Your grace is sufficient for me, for Your power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I can be content in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit are with us. (2 Corinthians 13:14)
Through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:19-20)
In Christ I have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who have trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:11-12)
God is able to do immeasurably more than all that we ask or think, 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)
To me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21)
God highly exalted Christ Jesus and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11)
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with my spirit. (Philippians 4:23)
The Father has qualified me to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. For He has rescued me from the dominion of darkness and brought me into the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom I have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:12-14)
Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:15-17)
Christ is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy. (Colossians 1:18)
May the God of peace Himself sanctify us completely, and may our whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls us is faithful, who also will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)
May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and has given us eternal consolation and good hope by grace, comfort our hearts and strengthen us in every good work and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)
May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always and in every way. The Lord be with all of us. (2 Thessalonians 3:16)
To the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. (1 Timothy 1:17)
There is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given in its proper time. (1 Timothy 2:5-6)
By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness:
He who was revealed in the flesh,
Vindicated in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Preached among the nations,
Believed on in the world,
Taken up in glory. (1 Timothy 3:16)
God is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of Lords, who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion. (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)
I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day. (2 Timothy 1:12)
Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. (Titus 1:4)
The word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow, and it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. (Hebrews 4:12-13)
May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip us in every good thing to do His will, working in us what is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. (Hebrews 13:20-21)
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. (James 1:17-18)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, reserved in heaven for us. (1 Peter 1:3-4)
Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring me to God. Having been put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, He has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, after angels and authorities and powers were made subject to Him. (1 Peter 3:18, 22)
The God of all grace, who called me to His eternal glory in Christ, after I have suffered a little while, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish me. To him be the glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:10-11)
May I grow in the grace and knowledge of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever. (2 Peter 3:18)
By this the love of God was manifested to us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:9-10)
We have known and have believed the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. In this way, love has been perfected among us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears has not been perfected in love. (1 John 4:16-18)
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves Him who is begotten of Him. Whatever is born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 5:1, 4-5)
God has given me eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. Since I believe in the name of the Son of God, I know that I have eternal life. (1 John 5:11-13)
Being built up in the most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, may I keep myself in the love of God as I wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. (Jude 20-21)
God is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence faultless and with great joy. (Jude 24)
To the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all ages and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 25)
Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father; to Him be glory and power for ever and ever. (Revelation 1:5-6)
The Lord Jesus is the first and the last, and the Living One; He was dead, and behold He is alive forevermore and holds the keys of death and of Hades. (Revelation 1:17-18)
You have said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne." (Revelation 3:20-21)
You are worthy, our Lord and God,
To receive glory and honor and power,
For You created all things,
And by Your will they were created and have their being. (Revelation 4:11)
You are worthy to take the scroll
And to open its seals,
Because You were slain,
And with Your blood You purchased men for God
From every tribe and language and people and nation.
You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
And they will reign on the earth. (Revelation 5:9-10)
Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
To receive power and riches and wisdom
And strength and honor and glory and blessing! (Revelation 5:12)
Every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea and all that is in them, will sing:
"To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
Be blessing and honor and glory and power
For ever and ever!" (Revelation 5:13)
Blessing and glory and wisdom
And thanksgiving and honor and power and strength
Be to our God for ever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 7:12)
The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 11:15)
Great and marvelous are Your works,
Lord God Almighty!
Righteous and true are Your ways,
King of the nations!
Who will not fear You, O Lord,
And glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy.
All nations will come and worship before You,
For Your righteous acts have been revealed. (Revelation 15:3-4)
You are the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty, You will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and You will be his God and he will be Your son. (Revelation 21:6-7)
Lord Jesus, You are coming quickly. Your reward is with You, and You will give to everyone according to what he has done. You are the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Yes, You are coming quickly. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:12-13, 20)
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