Princess Verses to Remember

“Then, God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!” (Gen 1:31,NLT)

 “You are the God who sees me.” (Genesis 16:13) (Hagar said this when the Lord spoke to her and she was the first to refer to the Lord as God)

“Come to my home to wash your feet, and be my guests for the night. You may then get up early in the morning and be on your way again.” (Genesis 19:2) – Lot to the angels outside Sodom

“Yes, my lord,” she answered, “have a drink”. And she quickly lowered her jug from her shoulder and gave him a drink. When she had given him a drink, she said “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.” So she quickly emptied her jug into the watering trough and ran back to the well to draw water for his camels. (Genesis 24: 18-20) Rebekah being asked for water by the man who is to choose Abraham’s son’s wife.

“God has been very gracious to me. I have more than enough.” (Genesis 33:11)

“The Lord was with him and caused everything he did to succeed.” (Genesis 40:23)

“He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.” (John 1:14)

“All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.” (John 3:20-21)

“I will be with you as you speak and I will instruct you in what to say.” (Exodus 4:12)

“You should continue to be the people’s representative before God, bringing their disputes to him. Teach them God’s decrees, and give them his instructions. Show them how to conduct their lives.” (Exodus 18: 19-20)

“If you will obey me…you will be my own special treasure.” (Exodus 19:5)

“I am the Lord your God. You must not have any other god but me…You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind…You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God…Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy…Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely against your neighbor. You must not covet.” (Exodus 20: 1-17)

“You must not mistreat or oppress foreigners in any way. Remember, you yourselves were once foreigners…” (Exodus 22:21)

“You must not dishonor God or curse any of your rulers.” (Exodus 22:28)

“You must not pass along any false rumors.” (Exodus 23:1)

“You must not follow the crowd in doing wrong.” (Exodus 23:2)

“…Do not walk by. Instead, stop and help.” (Exodus 23:5)

“Take no bribes, for a bribe makes you ignore something that you clearly see.” (Exodus 23:8)

“For I look favorably on you, and I know you by name.” (Exodus 33:17)

“You must worship no other gods, for the Lord, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.” (Exodus 34:14)

“You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.” (Leviticus 19:2)

“You must distinguish between what is sacred and what is common…” (Leviticus 10:10)

“If you obey my decrees and my regulations, you will find life through them.” (Leviticus 18:5)

“Each of you must show great respect for your mother and father, and you must always observe my Sabbath days of rest. I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:3)

“Do not steal. Don not deceive or cheat one another. Do not bring shame on the name of your God by using it to swear falsely. I am the Lord. Do not defraud or rob your neighbor. Do not make your hired workers wait until the next day to receive their pay. Do not insult the deaf or cause the blind to stumble. You must fear God; I am the Lord…always judge people fairly. Do no spread slanderous gossip among your people. Do not stand idly by when your neighbor’s life is threatened. I am the Lord. Do not nurse hatred in your heart for any of your relatives. Confront people directly so you will not be held guilty for their sin. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow [neighbor], but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. You must obey all my decrees.” (Leviticus 19: 11-18)

“Do not practice fortune telling or witchcraft…do not cut your bodies for the dead, and do not mark your skin with tattoos. I am the Lord….keep my Sabbath days of rest, and show reverence toward my sanctuary. I am the Lord…stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the Lord. Do not take advantage of foreigners who live among you in your land. Treat them like native-borns, and love them as you love yourself. Remember that you were once foreigners living in this land. I am the Lord your God.

“I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own.” (Leviticus 20:26)

“Show your fear of God by not taking advantage of each other.” (Leviticus 25:17)

“I will live among you, and I will not despise you. I will walk among you; I will be your God, and you will be my people…I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can with your heads held high.” (Leviticus 26:11-13)

“The Lord is slow to anger and filled with unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. But he does not excuse the guilty.” (Numbers 4:18)

“Be sure to give to the Lord the best portions of the gifts given to you.” (Numbers 18:29)

“God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” (Numbers 23: 19)

“A man who makes a vow to the Lord or makes a pledge under oath must never break it. He must do exactly what he said he would do.” (Numbers 30:2)

“Just as a parent disciplines a child, the Lord your God disciplines you for your own good.” (Deuteronomy 8:5)

“For when you become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in…do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 8:12-14)

“Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.” (Deuteronomy 8:18)

“Fear the Lord your God, live in a way that pleases him, love him and serve him with all your heart and soul.” (Deuteronomy 10:12)

“You must set aside a tithe of your crops—one-tenth of all the crops you harvest each year. Bring this tithe to the designated place of worship—the place the Lord your God chooses for his name to be honored…Doing this will teach you always to fear the Lord your God…then the Lord your God will bless you in all your work.” (Deuteronomy 14:22-29)

“Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do. There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with [others] in need.” (Deuteronomy 15:10-11)

“You must not convict anyone of a crime on the testimony of only one witness.” (Deuteronomy 19:15)

“Don’t ignore your responsibility.” (Deuteronomy 22:3)

“A woman must not put on men’s clothing, and a man must not wear women’s clothing. Anyone who does this is detestable in the sight of the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 22:5)

“…for she has committed a disgraceful crime…by being promiscuous while living in her parents’ home.” (Deuteronomy 22:21)

“If a man is discovered committing adultery, both he and the woman must die.” (Deuteronomy 22:22)

“When you make a vow to the Lord your God, be prompt in fulfilling whatever you promised him. For the Lord your God demands that you promptly fulfill all your vows, or you will be guilty of sin.” (Deuteronomy 23:21)

“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” (Joshua 1:8)

“But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

“Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!” (Ruth 1: 16-17)

“Now don’t worry about a thing, my daughter.” (Ruth 3:11)

“But I will honor those who honor me, and I will despise those who think lightly of me.” (1 Samuel 2:30)

“God gave him a new heart.” (1 Samuel 10:9)

“Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols.” ( 1 Samuel 15: 22-23) Samuel’s intent was not wicked, he took the livestock to sacrifice to God, but that was not what God asked him to do, so it was sinful.

“People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)

“And Jonathan made David reaffirm his vow of friendship again, for Jonathan loved David as he loved himself.” (1 Samuel 20:17)

“Perhaps the Lord will punish you for what you are trying to do to me, but I will never harm you.” (1 Samuel 24:12)

“Don’t be selfish with what the Lord has given…” (1 Samuel 30:23)

“…so I celebrate before the Lord. Yes, and I am willing to look even more foolish than this, even to be humiliated in my own eyes!” (2 Samuel 6: 21-22)

“God Said to him, ‘you have asked this, and have not asked for a long life for yourself. You have not asked for riches, or for the life of those who hate you. But you have asked for understanding to know what is right. Because you have asked this, I have done what you said. See, I have given you a wise and understanding heart.” (1 Kings 3: 11-12)

“Each morning and evening they stood before the Lord to sing songs of thanks and praise to him.” (1 Chronicles 23:30)

“If my people will humble themselves and pray, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

“While Ezra prayed and made this confession, weeping and lying face down on the ground in front of the Temple of God, a very large crowd of people from Israel—men, women, and children—gathered and wept bitterly with him.” (Ezra 10: 1) How we should feel when we sin!

“Please remember what you told your servant Moses: ‘If you are unfaithful to me, I will scatter you among the nations. But if you return to me and obey my commands and live by them, then even if you are exiled to the ends of the earth, I will bring you back to the place I have chosen for my name to be honored.” (Nehemiah 1: 8-9)

“Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4: 14)

“He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.” (Job 1:1)

“I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” (Job 1:21)

“Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin. For though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal.” (Job 5: 17-18)

“But there is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them, that makes them intelligent.” (Job 32: 8)

“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.” (Psalm 1: 1)

“Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent….trust the Lord.” (Psalm 4:4-5)

“I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.” (Psalm 9:1)

“Who may enter your presence on your holy hill? Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends…and keep their promises even when it hurts.” (Psalm 15: 1-4)

“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.” (Psalm 23:1)

“When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.” (Psalm 32:3-4)

“The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.” (Psalm 32:8-9)

“Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous? Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies! Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.” (Psalm 34:13-14)

“Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” (Psalm 37:3-4)

“For no one on earth should raise a defiant fist. It is God alone who judges; he decides who will rise and who will fall.” (Psalm 75:6-7)

“I will search for faithful people to be my companions.” (Psalm 101:6)

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! You workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” (Psalm 139: 13-14)

“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (Psalm 139:16)

“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.” (Psalm 139:17)

“For the Lord delights in his people;” (Psalm 149:4)

“Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! (Proverbs 3:3)

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.” (Proverbs 3:9)

“My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.” (Proverbs 3:11-12)

“If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, ‘come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you’”. (Proverbs 3:28)

“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgement.” (Proverbs 4:7)

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” (Proverbs 4:23)

“Why spill the water of your springs in the streets, having sex with just anyone? You should reserve it for yourselves. Never share it with strangers.” (Proverbs 5:16-17)

“There are six things the Lord hates—no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.” (Proverbs 6:16-19)

“Too much talk leads to sin.” (Proverbs 10:19)

“A beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.” (Proverbs 10:22)

“Wickedness never brings stability, but the Godly have deep roots.” (Proverbs 12:3)

“A worthy wife is a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.” (Proverbs 12:4)

“Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot, but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit.” (Proverbs 12:12)

“Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.” (Proverbs 12:24)

“Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.” (Proverbs 12:25)

“Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.” (Proverbs 13:3)

“Wise people think before they act;” (Proverbs 13:16)

“Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.” (Proverbs 13:24)

“A wise woman builders her home,” (Proverbs 14:1)

“Fools make fun of guilt, but the godly acknowledge it and seek reconciliation.” (Proverbs 14:9)

“Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!” (Proverbs 14:23)

“People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.” (Proverbs 14:29)

“A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.” (Proverbs 15:1)

“Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.” (Proverbs 15:22)

“Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)

“Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” (Proverbs 16:24)

“Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.” (Proverbs 17:9)

“Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.” (Proverbs 18:11)

“A quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping.” (Proverbs 18:13)

“Discipline your children while there is hope. Otherwise you will ruin their lives.” (Proverbs 18:18)

“Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.” (Proverbs 20:1)

“It’s better to live alone in the desert than with a quarrelsome, complaining wife.” (Proverbs 21:19)

“The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.” (Proverbs 21:20)

“Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.” (Proverbs 22:1)

“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

“Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.” (Proverbs 22:7)

“The mouth of an immoral woman is a dangerous trap; those who make the Lord angry will fall into it.” (Proverbs 22:14)

“Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul.” (Proverbs 22:24-25)

“Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. In the blink of an eye wealth disappears,” (Proverbs 23:4-5)

“Don’t gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is, how it sparkles in the cup, how smoothly it goes down. For in the end it bites like a poisonous snake; it stings like a viper. You will see hallucinations, and you will say crazy things. You will stagger like a sailor tossed at sea, clinging to a swaying mast. And you will say, ‘They hit me, but I didn’t feel it. I didn’t even know when they beat me up. When will I wake up so I can look for another drink?’” (Proverbs 23:31-35)

“My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste.” (Proverbs 24:13)

“Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble. For the Lord will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.” (Proverbs 24:17-18)

“An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship.” (Proverbs 24:26)

“Don’t betray another person’s secret. Others may accuse you of gossip, and you will never again regain your good reputation.” (Proverbs 25:9-10)

“Do you like honey? Don’t eat too much, or it will make you sick!” (Proverbs 25:16)

“Putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot.” (Proverbs 25:19)

“Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart is like taking someone’s coat in cold weather or pouring vinegar in a wound.” (Proverbs 25:20)

“If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink. You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the Lord will reward you.” (Proverbs 25:21-22)

“A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.” (Proverbs 25:28)

“Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are.” (Proverbs 26:4)

“Interfering in someone else’s argument is as foolish as yanking a dog’s ears.” (Proverbs 26:17)

“Just as damaging as a madman shooting a deadly weapon is someone who lies to a friend and then says, ‘I was only joking’.” (Proverbs 26:18-19)

“Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.” (Proverbs 27:6)

“Never abandon a friend.” (Proverbs 27:10)

“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” (Proverbs 27:17)

“To reject the law is to praise the wicked; to obey the law is to fight them.” (Proverbs 28:4)

“Young people who obey the law are wise; those with wild friends bring shame to their parents.” (Proverbs 28:7)

“In the end, people appreciate honest criticism far more than flattery.” (Proverbs 28:23)

“To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.” (Proverbs 29:15)

“Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind and will make your heart glad.” (Proverbs 29:17)

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;” (Proverbs 31:8)

“Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” (Proverbs 31:11-12)

“She is energetic and strong, a hard worker.” (Proverbs 31:17)

“She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household.” (Proverbs 31:15)

“Her lamp burns late into the night.” (Proverbs 31:18)

“She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.” (Proverbs 31:20)

“She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.” (Proverbs 31:22)

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” (Proverbs 31:25)

“When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.” (Proverbs 31:26)

“She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.” (Proverbs 31:27)

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.” (Proverbs 31:30)

“A time to embrace and a time to turn away.” (Ecclesiastes 3:5)

“Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool.” (Ecclesiastes 5:3)

“It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it.” (Ecclesiastes 5:5)

“Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness!” (Ecclesiastes 5:10)

“People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much.” (Ecclesiastes 5:12)

“To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God. God keeps such people so busy enjoying life that they take no time to brood over the past.” (Ecclesiastes 5:19-20)

“Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have.” (Ecclesiastes 6:9)

“A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume.” (Ecclesiastes 7:1)

“Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.” (Ecclesiastes 7:8)

“Don’t long for ‘the good old days’. This is not wise.” (Ecclesiastes 7:10)

“Don’t try to avoid doing your duty, and don’t stand with those who plot evil,” (Ecclesiastes 8:2)

“Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this! Wear fine clothes, with a splash of cologne!” (Ecclesiastes 9:7-8)

“If your boss is angry at you, don’t quit! A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes.” (Ecclesiastes 10:4)

“Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you.” (Ecclesiastes 11:1)

“Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both.” (Ecclesiastes 11:6)

“Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do.” (Ecclesiastes 11:9)

“So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy.” (Ecclesiastes 11:10)

“Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, ‘Life is not pleasant anymore’.” (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

“But, my child, let me give you some further advice: Be careful, for writing books is endless, and much study wears you out.” (Ecclesiastes 12:12)

“Like a lily among thistles is my darling among young women.” (Song of Solomon 2:2)

“Let me see your face; let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your face is lovely.” (Song of Solomon 2:14)

“My lover is mine, and I am his.” (Song of Solomon 2:16)

“You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way.” (Song of Solomon 3:7)

“May your kisses be as exciting as the best wine” (Ecclesiastes 7:9)

“Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)

“I will wait for the Lord…I will put my hope in him.” (Isaiah 8:17)

“Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.” (Isaiah 26:4)

“In the night I search for you; in the morning I earnestly seek you.” (Isaiah 26:9)

“These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.” (Isaiah 29:13)

“So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.” (Isaiah 30:18)

“He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart.” (Isaiah 40:11)

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; the will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

I have chosen you and have not rejected you. 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.” (Isaiah 41:9-10)

“I have called you by name; you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1)

“No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.” (Isaiah 43:13)

“How terrible it would be if a newborn baby said to its father, ‘Why was I born?’ or if it said to its mother, ‘Why did you make me this way?’” (Isaiah 45:10)

“I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” (Isaiah 46:4)

“The Lord called me before my birth; from within the womb he called me by name.” (Isaiah 49:1)

“The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and open my understanding to his will.” (Isaiah 50:4)

“Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will. And I know that I will not be put to shame. He who gives me justice is near.” (Isaiah 54:7-8)

“Just as I swore in the time of Noah that I would never again let a flood cover the earth, so now I swear that I will never again be angry and punish you. For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.” (Isaiah 54:9-10)

“No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind. Then when you call, the Lord will answer.” (Isaiah 58:6-9)

“Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord. Give the Lord no rest until he completes his work.”(Isaiah 62:6-7)

“I will tell of the Lord’s unfailing love. I will praise the Lord for all he has done. I will rejoice in his great goodness.” (Isaiah 63:7)

“You must influence them; do not let them influence you!” (Jeremiah 15:19)

“Do not do your work on the Sabbath, but make it a holy day.” (Jeremiah 17:22)

“But if I say I’ll never mention the Lord or speak in his name, his words burn in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am worn out trying to hold it in! I can’t do it!” (Jeremiah 20:9)

“’For I know the plans I have for you’, says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope.’” (Jeremiah 29:11)

“I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts.” (Jeremiah 31:33)

“And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.” (Jeremiah 31:34)

“I will give them one heart and one purpose; to worship me forever, for their own good and for the good of all their descendants.” (Jeremiah 32:39)

“The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.” (Lamentations 3:25)

“Let us test and examine our ways. Let us turn back to the Lord.” (Lamentations 3:40)

“See, I care about you, and I will pay attention to you.” (Ezekiel 36:9)

“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.” (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

“God gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom. And God gave Daniel the special ability to interpret the meanings of visions and dreams.” (Daniel 1:17)

“Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!” As he spoke these words to me, I suddenly felt stronger and said to him, “Please speak to me, my lord, for you have strengthened me.” (Daniel 10: 19)

“Act with love and justice, and always depend on him.” (Hosea 12:6)

“For my salvation comes from the Lord alone.” (Jonah 2:9)

“No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)

“As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.” (Micha 7:7)

“…look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.” (Habakkuk 1:5)

“’I have always loved you,’ says the Lord.” (Malachi 1:2)

“Are we not all children of the same Father? Are we not all created by the same God? Then why do we betray each other, violating the covenant of our ancestors?” (Malachi 2:10)

“Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are His. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth. ‘For I hate divorce!’ says the Lord, the God of Israel. ‘To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty’ says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. ‘So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife.’” (Malachi 2: 15-16)

“You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do’, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, ‘I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!’” (Malachi 3:8-10)

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” (Matthew 5:3-10)

“Just say a simple ‘yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one.” (Matthew 5:37)

“Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.” (Matthew 5:42)

“Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:4)

“But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)

“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6:14-15)

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life…can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” (Matthew 6:25;27)

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:34)

“For you will be treated as you treat others.” (Matthew 7:2)

“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36)

“Give as freely as you have received!” (Matthew 10:8)

“But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31)

“No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” (Matthew 11:27) Jesus chose you!

“For whatever is in your heart determines what you say. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.” (Matthew 12:34-35)

“You are blessed…because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.” (Matthew 16:17) In reference to Peter saying Jesus was the Messiah, son of God.

“’You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?…That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.’” (Matthew 18:32-33; 35)

“’For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.’” (Matthew 20:28)

“’You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself. The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.’” (Matthew 22:37-40)

“’and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters.’” (Matthew 23:8)

“’But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.’” (Matthew 23:12)

“’You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.’” (Matthew 23:23)

“’First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.’” (Matthew 23:26)

“’Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’” (Matthew 28:19-20)

“I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” (Mark 2:17)

“But if any places refuses to welcome you or listen to you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave to show that you have abandoned those people to their fate.” (Mark 6:11)

“But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. Give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back. Do to others as you would like them to do to you.” (Luke 6:27031)

“You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.” (Luke 6:36)

“The Jesus told him this story: ‘A man loaned money to two people- 500 pieces of silver to one and 50 pieces to the other. But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that?’ Simon answered, ‘I suppose the one for who he canceled the larger debt.’ ‘That’s right,’ Jesus said. Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, ‘Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn’t offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You didn’t greet me with a kiss, but from the time I first came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet. You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume. I tell you, her sins—and there are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.’ Then Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’” (Luke 7:41-48)

“This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is God’s word. The seeds that fell on the footpath represent those who hear the message, only to have the devil come and take it away from their hearts and prevent them from believing and being saved. The seeds on the rocky soil represent those who hear the message and receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they believe for a while, then they fall away when they face temptation. The seeds that fell among the thorns represent those who hear the message, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the cars and riches and pleasure of this life. And so they never grow into maturity. And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.” (Luke 8:11-15) Which are you?

“So pay attention to how you hear. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given.” (Luke 8:18)

“And what benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed?” (Luke 9:25)

“Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:60)

“Don’t hesitate to accept hospitality, because those who work deserve their pay.” (Luke 10:7)

“At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, ‘Oh Father, Lord in heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.” (Luke 10:21)

“My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42)

“But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.” (Luke 11:28)

“Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling your with light.” (Luke 11:35-36)

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.” (Luke 12:31-32)

“Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven!” (Luke 12:33)

“The servants who are ready and waiting for his return will be rewarded…He may come in the middle of the night or just before dawn. But whenever he comes, he will reward the servants who are ready.” (Luke 12:37-38)

“And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished. But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly.” (Luke 12:47-48)

“Some who seem least important now will be the greatest then, and some who are the greatest now will be least important then.” (Luke 13:30)

“If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise you cannot be my disciple. And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26-27)

“There is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!” (Luke 15:7)

“Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home.” (Luke 16:9)

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” (Luke 16:10)

“You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” (Luke 16:13)

“What this world honors is detestable in the sight of God.” (Luke 16:15)

“If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.” (Luke 17:3-4)

“When you obey me you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.’” (Luke 17:10)

“To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.” (Luke 19:26)

“We know that you speak and teach what is right and are not influenced by what others think. You teach the way of God truthfully.” (Luke 20:21)

“But what sorrow awaits the one who betrays him.” (Luke 22:22)

“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God” (John 1:12-13)

“I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.” (John 3:5)

“All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.” (John 3:20-21)

“You know the saying, ‘One plants and another harvests.’ And it’s true. I sent you to harvest where you didn’t plant; others had already done the work, and now you will get to gather the harvest.” (John 4: 37-38)

“This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:29)

“Human effort accomplishes nothing.” (John 6:63)

“If I want glory for myself, it doesn’t count. But it is my Father who will glorify me.” (John 8:54)

“’Why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?’ ‘It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,’ Jesus answered. ‘This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.’” (John 9:2-3)

“Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity.” (John 12:25)

“You will become children of the light.” (John 12:36)

“I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the Day of Judgment by the truth I have spoken.” (John 12:47-48)

“I know his commands lead to eternal life.” (John 12:50)

“I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” (John 13:15)

“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (John 13: 35)

“There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?” (John 14:2)

“When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” (John 14:3)

“You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.” (John 15:16)

“This is my command: Love each other.” (John 15:17)

“The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.” (John 15:19)

“May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.” (John 17:23)

“Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” (John 20:29)

“All the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had.” (Acts 2:44)

“All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.” (Acts 4:32)

“She was always doing kind things for other and helping the poor.” (Acts 9:36)

“But God has shown me that I should no longer think of anyone as impure or unclean.” (Acts 10:28)

“Your prayer has been heard, and your gifts to the poor have been noticed by God!” (Acts 10:31)

“God shows no favoritism. In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.” (Acts 10:34-35)

“There is peace with God through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.” (Acts 10:36)

“God knows people’s hearts, and he confirmed that he accepts Gentiles by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us. He made no distinction between us and them, for he cleansed their hearts through faith.” (Acts 15:8-9)

“He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.” (Acts 17:26)

“You must not speak evil of any of your rulers.” (Acts 23:5)

“So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said.” (Acts 27:20)

“When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.” (Romans 1:12)

“For merely listening to the law doesn’t make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight.” (Romans 2:13)

“They demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right.” (Romans 2:15)

“And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by the Spirit.” (Romans 2:29)

“A person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.” (Romans 2:29)

“For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.” (Romans 3:20)

“He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.” (Romans 4:21-22)

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.” (Romans 7:18-19)

“I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind.” (Romans 7:22-23)

“And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory.” (Romans 8:17)

“Having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.” (Romans 8:30)

“But before they were born, before they had anything good or bad, she received a message from God. (This message shows that God chooses people according to his own purposes; he calls people, but not according to their good or bad works.) She was told, ‘Your older son will serve your younger son.’” (Romans 9:11-12)

“So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.” (Romans 9:16)

“Well then, you might say ‘Why does God blame people for not responding? Haven’t they simply done what he makes them do?’ No, don’t say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, ‘Why have you made me like this?’ When a potter makes jars out of clay, doesn’t he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar for decoration and another to throw garbage into? In the same way, even though God has the right to show his anger and his power, he is very patient with those on whom his anger falls, who are destined for destruction. He does this to make the riches of his glory shine even brighter on those to whom he shows mercy, who were prepared in advance for glory.” (Romans 9:19-23)

“For Moses writes that the law’s way of making a person right with God requires obedience to all of its commands. But faith’s way of getting right with God says, ‘Don’t say in your heart, ‘Who will go up to heaven?’ (to bring Christ down to earth). And don’t say, ‘Who will go down to the place of the dead?’ (to bring Christ back to life again). In fact, it says, ‘The message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart.’ And that message is the very message about faith we preach: If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” (Romans 10:5-10)

“It is the same today, for a few of the people…have remained faithful because of God’s grace—his undeserved kindness in choosing them. And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is—free and undeserved.” (Romans 11:5-6)

“Notice how God is both kind and severe. He is severe toward those who disobeyed, but kind to you if you continue to trust in his kindness. But if you stop trusting, you also will be cut off.” (Romans 11:22)

“I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behaviors and customer of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2)

“Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.” (Romans 12:3)

“God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.” (Romans 12:6) *We are not given gifts in all these things. We are meant to limit ourselves.

“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” (Romans 12:9-10)

“Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.” (Romans 12:11)

“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” (Romans 12:12)

“When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” (Romans 12:13)

“Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.” (Romans 12:14)

“Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:15)

“Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!” (Romans 12:16)

“Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.” (Romans 12:17)

“Do all that you can to live with peace with everyone.” (Romans 12:18)

“Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God.” (Romans 12:19)

“Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.” (Romans 13:1-2)

“For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you.” (Romans 13:3)

“Give to everyone what you owe them.” (Romans 13:7)

“Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another.” (Romans 13:8)

“Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.  (Romans 13:10)

“Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy.” (Romans 13:13)

“Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.” (Romans 13: 14)

“Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down on those who don’t. And those who don’t eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them. Who are you to condemn someone else’s servants? Their own master will judge whether they stand or fall. And with the Lord’s help, they will stand and receive his approval.” (Romans 14:1-4)

“In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable. Those who worship the Lord on a special day do it to honor him. Those who eat any kind of food do so to honor the Lord, since they give thanks to God before eating.” (Romans 14:5-6)

“If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” (Romans 14:8)

“Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.” (Romans 14:12-13)

“For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.” (Romans 14:17-18)

“So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.” (Romans 14:19)

“Blessed are those who don’t feel guilty for doing something they have decided is right. But if you have doubts about whether or not you should eat something, you are sinning if you go ahead and do it.” (Romans 14:22-23)

“If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning.” (Romans 14:23)

“We must not just please ourselves.” (Romans 15:1)

“We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.” (Romans 15:2)

“Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given the glory.” (Romans 15:7)

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

“But people who aren’t spiritual (who do not have the Spirit) can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those what are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.” (1 Corinthians 2:14) *1 Corinthians was written to the leaders in the church of Corinth, not the mass public. Keep that in mind when reading this and Paul’s suggestions for their living.

“It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.” (1 Corinthians 3:7)

“The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. For we are both God’s workers.” (1 Corinthians 3:8-9)

“God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.” (1Corinthians 3:17)

“Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.” (1 Corinthians 3:22-23)

“Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2)

“So don’t make judgements about anyone ahead of time—before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.” (1 Corinthians 4:5)

“What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?” (1 Corinthians 4:7)

“For even if you had ten thousand others to teach you about Christ, you have only one spiritual father.” (1 Corinthians 4:15)

“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power. Which do you choose?” (1 Corinthians 4:20-21)

“Why not just accept the injustice and leave it at that? Why not let yourselves be cheated?” (1 Corinthians 6:7) In reference to believers suing other believers.

“Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

“Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?” (1 Corinthians 6:18-19)

“You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”(1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

“Each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.” (1 Corinthians 7:2)

“The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs. The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife.” (1 Corinthians 7:3-4)

“Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer.” (1 Corinthians 7:5)

“Each person has a special gift from God, of one kind or another.” (1 Corinthians 7:7)

“But if they can’t control themselves, they should go ahead and marry. It’s better to marry than to burn with lust.” (1Corinthians 7:9)

“A wife must not leave her husband. If she does leave him, let her remain single or else be reconciled to him. And the husband must not leave his wife.” (1 Corinthians 7:11)

“If a fellow believer has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to continue living with him, he must not leave her. And if a believing woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to continue living with her, she must not leave him. For the believing wife brings holiness to her marriage, and the believing husband brings holiness to his marriage. (But if the husband or wife sho isn’t a believer insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the believing husband or wife is no longer bound to the other, for God has called you to live in peace.)” (1 Corinthians 7:12-15)

“Don’t you wives realize that your husbands might be saved because of you?” (1 Corinthians 7:16)

“Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you, and remain as you were when God first called you.” (1 Corinthians 7:17) (The example used in circumcision. Don’t change it now that you’re a believer because it doesn’t matter. Following God’s commandments is what matters.)

“God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world.” (1 Corinthians 7:23)

“Now regarding your question about the young women who are not yet married. I do not have a command from the Lord for them.” (1 Corinthians 7:25)

“Those who weep or who rejoice or who buy things should not be absorbed by their weeping or their joy or their possessions.” (1 Corinthians 7:30)

“A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. If her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but only if he loves the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 7:39)

“But you must be careful so that your freedom does not cause others with a weaker conscience to stumble.” (1 Corinthians 8:9)

“When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22)

“Do not be concerned for your own good but for the good of others.” (1 Corinthians 10:24)

“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)

“The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.”

“But among the Lord’s people, women are not independent of men, and men are not independent of women. For although the first woman came from man, every other man was born from a woman, and everything comes from God.” (1 Corinthians 11:11-12)

“You should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup. For if you eat the break or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgement upon yourself.” (1 Corinthians 11:28-29)

“But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way.” (1 Corinthians 11:31)

“God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.” (1 Corinthians 12:6)

“A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)

“To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another Spirit. Still another person is give the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.” (1 Corinthians 12:8-11)

“In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.” (1 Corinthians 12:22)

“If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.” (1 Corinthians 12:26)

“Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church: first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers, then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who have the gift of leadership, those who speak in unknown languages.” (1 Corinthians 12:28)

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no records of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)

“Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives.” (1 Corinthians 14:1)

“Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will raise in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies.” (1 Corinthians 15:42-44)

“Now, however, it is time to forgive and comfort him. Otherwise he may be overcome by discouragement. So I urge you now to reaffirm your love for him.” (2 Corinthians 2:7-8)

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5: 17)

“So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)

“They gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will.” (2 Corinthians 8:3)

“There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)

“Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.” (Galatians 4:7)

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22)

“If another believer is overcome by sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.” (Galatians 6:1)

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)

“If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.” (Galatians 6:3)

“Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them.” (Galatians 6:6)

“What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation. May God’s peace and mercy be up on all who live by this principle; they are the new people of God.” (Galatians 6:15-16)

“Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 1:4-5)

“Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” (Ephesians 2:9)

“For we are God’s masterpiece.” (Ephesians 2:10)

“You are members of God’s family.” (Ephesians 2:19)

“Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him.” (Ephesians 3:17)

“May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.” (Ephesians 3:18)

“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” (Ephesians 4:2)

“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.” (Ephesians 4:29)

“Don’t bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live.” (Ephesians 4:30)

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:31-32)

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.” (Ephesians 5:1)

“Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ.” (Ephesians 5:2)

“Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you.” (Ephesians 5:4)

“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.” (Ephesians 5:8-9)

“Carefully determine what pleases the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:10)

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.” (Ephesians 5:15)

“Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts.” (Ephesians 5:18-19)

“And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Ephesians 5:21)

“For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.” (Ephesians 5:22-24)

“For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.” (Ephesians 5:25-29)

“Each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (Ephesians 5:33)

“Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.” (Ephesians 6:1)

“Do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)

“Obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you.” (Ephesians 6:5-6)

“Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.” (Ephesians 6:7-8)

“May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.” (Philippians 1:11)

“For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.” (Philippians 1:21)

“You must live as citizens of heaven.” (Philippians 1:27)

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” (Philippians 2:3-4)

“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that no one can criticize you.” (Philippians 2:14-15)

“Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.” (Philippians 4:5)

“He has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.” (Colossians 1: 22)

“Christ lives in you. This give you assurance of sharing his glory.” (Colossians 1:27)

“So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.” (Colossians 2:10)

“You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world.” (Colossians 2:20)

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” (Colossians 3:12-15)

“For God has no favorites.” (Colossians 3:25)

“Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not believers will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.” (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)

“And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.” (1 Timothy 2:9-10)

“In the same way, their wives must be respected and must not slander others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do.” (1 Timothy 3:11) Referencing church leaders and their wives, but why not hold that standard to ourselves?

“Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer.” (1 Timothy 4:4-5)

“But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show godliness at home and repay their parents by taking care of them. This is something that pleases God.” (1 Timothy 4) In reference to widows.

“But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.” (1 Timothy 5:8)

“If a woman who is a believer has relatives who are widows, she must take care of them and not put the responsibility on the church.” (1 Timothy 5:16)

“Don’t drink only water. You ought to drink a little wine…” (1 Timothy 5:23)

“All the good deeds done in secret will someday come to light.” (1 Timothy 5:25)

“Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions. These people always cause trouble.” (1 Timothy 6:4-5)

“After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.” (1 Timothy 6:7-8)

“But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” (1 Timothy 6:9-10)

“Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasures as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.” (1 Timothy 6:17-19)

“Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.” (Titus 1:15-16)

“Teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and to be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands.” (Titus 2:3-5)

“We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed.” (Titus 2:12-13)

“They should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.” (Titus 3:2)

“And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.” (1 Peter 2:5)

“You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession.” (1 Peter 2:9)

“Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.” (1 Peter 2:12)

“Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.” (1 Peter 2:17)

“I am writing to you who are God’s children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus. I am writing to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I am writing to you who are young in faith because you have won your battle with the evil one. I have written to you who are God’s children because you know the Father. I have written to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I have written to you who are young in the faith because you are strong. God’s word lives in your hearts, and you have won your battle against the evil one.” (1 John 2:12-14)

“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)

“Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God.” (1 John 3:9)

“Let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” (1 John 3:18)

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