Favorite Bible Verses

As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is … so think on these things …….and be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Rom. 12.2).

Gen 1.1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. John 1.1,14: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. James 1.2: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of various kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Phil 1.6: Be confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the Day of our Lord. Prov 1.7: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Nahum 1.7: The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. 2 Tim 1.7: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity; but of power, and of love and of self-control. Rev 1.8: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the LORD. Acts 1.8: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Josh 1.8: Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and then you will have good success. Josh 1.9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. 1 John 1.9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. James 1.12: Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. John 1.12: Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. Rom 1.16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. 1 Cor. 1.18: For 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. Phil 1.21: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. James 1.22: But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Gen 1.26-27: Then God 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, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Phil 2.3: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Phil 2.4: Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Col 2.8: See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. Eph 2.8-9: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, lest anyone should boast. 1 Cor 2.9: No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has imagined what God has in store for those who love him. Eph 2.10: For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Phil 2.12-13: Therefore, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to act according to his purpose. Gal 2.20: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 1 Pet 2.24: He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Sam 2.30: For those who honor me, I will honor. (Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire) Acts 2.38: Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Eccl 3.1: To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. Col 3.2: Set your mind on things above, not on things on earth. Prov 3.5-6: 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. Phil 3.8: Indeed, I count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. 2 Pet 3.9: The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. Col 3.12: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Phil 3.13-14: One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Col 3.14: Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 1 Pet 3.15: Always be prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and respect. 2 Tim 3.16: All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 1 John 3.16: This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. Col 3.16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. John 3.17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 1 John3.18: My children, let us not love in word, nor in speech; but in deed and in truth. Rev 3.20: 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. Col 3.23: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Rom 3.23: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. John 3.30: He must increase and I must decrease. Phil 4.6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 2 Tim 4.7: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. James 4.7: Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 1 Tim 4.8: For while bodily training is of some value, training in godliness has value both for the present life and for the life to come. Phil 4.8: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. James 4.8: Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Heb 4.12: For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating even to the division of soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Acts 4.12: Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Phil 4.13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Heb 4.15: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Heb 4.16: Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. 2 Cor 4.18: So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Phil 4.19: And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. 1 John 5.3: For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. Psalm 5:3: In the morning you shall hear my voice, O LORD; I will direct my prayers to you, and look up. 1 Pet 5.6: Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, and in due time he will lift you up. 1 Pet 5.7: Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Rom 5.8: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Matt 5.8: Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God. 1 John 5.11-12: And this is the testimony: that God has given us 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. 1 John 5.13: These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. James 5.16: Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed; for the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Matt 5.16: In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. 1 Thess 5.16-18: Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 2 Cor 5.17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! Jam 5.19-20: If anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the errors of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. 2 Cor 5.20: We are, therefore, Christ’s ambassadors; as though God were making his appeal through us. 2 Cor 5.21: God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Gal 5.22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. John 5.24: I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. Deut 5.32-33: So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in obedience to all that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and prosper. Deut 6.5: You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. Deut 6.6-7: These words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. Gal 6.7: Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever you sow that you shall also reap. Micah 6.8: He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Gal 6.9: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Gal 6.15: For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything! 1 Cor 6.19-20: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore, glorify God in your body. Matt 6.19-20: Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust can corrupt and where thieves cannot break in and steal. Matt 6.21: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Rom 6.23: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Matt 6.33: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matt 7.7: Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door will be opened. Matt 7.12: In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the teaching of the law and the Prophets. Matt 7.13-14: Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. But the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matt 7.18,20: A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. So then, you will know them by their fruits. Matt 7.21: Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Mat 7.26-27: Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against the house; and it fell with a loud crash. Matt 17.20: Jesus said to them, ”If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Rom 8.1: There is, therefore, now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus; who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. Deut 8.6: Keep the commandments of the LORD your God, walk in His ways, and fear Him. Rom 8.18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Rom 8.28: And we know that in all things God works for the good for those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Mark 8.34: Whoever desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Mark 8.35: For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. Mark 8.36: For what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? (Also Matt. 16.26) Mark 8.38: Whoever is ashamed of me in this adulterous and shameful generation; of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes into the glory of the Father. Rom 8.38-39: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 1 Cor 9.24: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Therefore, run in such a way as to get the prize. Heb 9.27: It is appointed for a man to die once, and after that the judgement. Matt 9.36: When Jesus saw the huge crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 2 Cor 10.5: Take captive every thought, to make it obedient to Christ. Rom 10.9: If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. John 10.10: The thief comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it to the full. 1 Cor 10.13: No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. Rom 10.17: Faith comes from hearing, and hearing from the Word of God. Heb 10.24-25: Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good deeds and let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. John 10.27: My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 1 Cor 10.31: Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do; do it all to the glory of God. Heb 11.1: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Heb 11.6: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Deut 11.26: “Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God; and the curse, if you do not obey but turn away and go after other gods which you have not known.” Matt 11.28-30: Come to me all you who are weary and 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. John 11.35: Jesus wept. Rom 12.1: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Rom 12.2: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Heb 12.1: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Heb 12.2: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 2 Cor 12.9: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. Deut 12.28: “Observe and obey all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you and your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God.” Eccl 12.13: Now all has been heard and here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. Heb 13.5: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Heb 13.8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 1 Cor 13.13: So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. John 13.35: By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 14.1: Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. John 14.6: Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Prov 14.12: There is a way which seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death. John 14.27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. 2 Chron 15.2: The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you. 2 Chron 15.7: But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. John 15.5: I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15.7: If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. John 15.8: By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so prove to be my disciples. John 15.10: If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. John15.11: These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15.12: My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. John 15.13: Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15.14: You are my friends if you do what I command you. Rom 15.13: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. John 15.18,23: If the world hates you, know that it hated me before it hated you. He who hates me hates my Father also. 1 Cor 15.58: Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Ps 16.8: I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 2 Chron. 16.9: The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is devoted to him. Luke 16.13: No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. John 16.33: I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 17.3: Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. Ps 19.14: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Prov 22.6: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Matt 22.37: Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Ps 23.4: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me. Prov 23.7: As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is. Josh 24.15: Choose this day who you will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Matt 25.40: Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, whatsoever you did for the least of these brethren, you did it for me.” Isa 26.3: You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Ps 27.1: 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? Matt 28.18-20: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore 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 obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Jer 29.11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jer 29.13: If you search for me with all your heart, you will surely find me. Deut 30.19: Today I set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. Jer 32.27: Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for me? Jer 33.3: Call unto me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know. Ps 34.8: Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man that trusts in him. Ps 37.4: Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Isa 40.31: They that wait upon the LORD will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings as eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isa 41.10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Is 43.18: Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Ps 44.8: In God we boast all day long, and praise his name forever. Ps 45.11: Because He is your LORD, worship Him. Ps 46.1: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble. Ps 46.10: Be still, and know that I am God. Ps 48.1: Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised. Ps 51.10: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Isa 53.5: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our sins; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isa 53.6: We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isa 55.8: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. Is 55.12: For you shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the fields shall clap their hands. Ps 62.2: He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly moved. Ps 89.1: I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Ps 100.4: Enter his gates with thanksgiving in your heart and enter his courts with praise. Ps 103.12: As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. Ps 118.24: This is the day that the LORD has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Ps 119.9: How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. Ps 119.11: I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Ps 119.105: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Ps 127.1: Except the LORD build the house; they labor in vain that build it. Ps 133.1: How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! Ps 139.13-14: For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Ps 139.23-24: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my inmost thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

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