Let me make this clear: this page has not been created to boast in the Scripture I know! I used to have this on my computer's desktop because I believed it was for my sake alone. However, I have decided to publicize this page in the hopes that it may spur on another to memorize Scripture and to encourage others to memorize whole chapters and books of the Bible because it is completely feasible (if I can do it, you can do it, too).
I do not have some unique mind that memorizes everything quickly or easily. I simply use one tool -- Repetition. I try to quote every verse I know out loud at least once a week (and, ideally, I repeat it to myself in my head another time that week). Also, I like to quickly skim this page to make sure that I did not skip any verses.
Why memorize Scripture?
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Genesis 1:1 ~ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Exodus 20:7-10 ~ Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God.
Exodus 20:12 ~ Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Exodus 20:15-6 ~ You must not steal. You must not tell lies.
Deuteronomy 6:4-6 ~ Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
Joshua 1:9 ~ "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 24:15 ~ "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
2 Kings 19:30 ~ The surviving remnant of the house of Judah will once again take root downward and bear fruit upward.
Nehemiah 8:10 ~ Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Psalm 19:14 ~ May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.Psalm 23
Psalm 28:7 ~ The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
Psalm 34:13 ~ Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
Psalm 34:18 ~ The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and rescues those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 37:4-6 ~ Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Psalm 42:11 ~ Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? Put your hope in God! I will praise him again -- my Savior and my God!
Psalm 46:1 ~ God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:10 ~ Be still and know that I am God.
Psalm 49:3 ~ My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
Psalm 51:10 ~ Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 55:22 ~ Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.
Psalm 62:1-2 ~ My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
Psalm 62:8 ~ Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
Psalm 63:1-8 ~ O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek You. My soul thirsts for you; my body longs for you in this dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen You in Your sanctuary, beheld Your power and Your glory. Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You! I will praise You as long as I live, in Your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.
Psalm 73:25-6 ~ Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:28 ~ But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may proclaim all Your works.
Psalm 87:7 ~ As they make music they will sing, “All my fountains are in you.”
Psalm 89:8 ~ O LORD God Almighty, who is like You? You are mighty, O LORD, and Your faithfulness surrounds You.
Psalm 95:1-7 ~ Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
Psalm 97:8-9 ~ Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of Your judgments, O LORD. For You, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.
Psalm 100 ~ Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 105:1 ~ Thank the LORD for all the glorious things He does.
Psalm 105:4 ~ Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him.
Psalm 106:1 ~ Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD for He is good; His love endures forever.
Psalm 118:8 ~ It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
Psalm 119:11 ~ Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
Psalm 119:105 ~ Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 130:5-6 ~ I wait for the Lord, I expectantly wait, and in His word do I hope. I am looking and waiting for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, I say, more than watchmen for the morning.
Proverbs 1:7 ~ The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 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 direct your path.
Proverbs 3:12 ~ A father disciplines a son he delights in, to make him better.
Proverbs 4:20 ~ Pay attention, my child, to what I say. Listen carefully.
Proverbs 4:23 ~ Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Proverbs 10:4 ~ Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
Proverbs 11:1 ~ The LORD hates cheating, but He delights in honesty.
Proverbs 12:10 ~ A good person is concerned for the welfare of his animal.
Proverbs 14:1 ~ The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
Proverbs 15:1 ~ A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:8 ~ The LORD... delights in the prayers of His people.
Proverbs 15:16-7 ~ Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. Better a small dinner of herbs with love than a fattened calf and hatred with it.
Proverbs 15:23 ~ It is wonderful to know the right thing to say and when to say it!
Proverbs 16:9 ~ A man can make his plans, but the Lord determines his steps.
Proverbs 16:18 ~ Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:25 ~ There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
Proverbs 16:32 ~ He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, he who can control his own spirit than he who conquers a city.
Proverbs 17:14 ~ It is hard to stop a quarrel once it starts, so don't let it begin.
Proverbs 19:11 ~ A wise man restrains his anger.
Proverbs 19:21 ~ Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that will prevail.
Proverbs 20:3 ~ Only fools insist on arguing.
Proverbs 20:11 -- Even a child is known by his actions -- by whether his conduct is pure and right.
Proverbs 25:15 ~ Be patient and you will finally win.
Proverbs 26:23 ~ Pretty words may cover up a wicked heart.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 ~ He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 5:18 ~ It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work under the sun during the short life God has given them, and to accept their lot in life.
Isaiah 9:6 ~ Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 26:3-4 ~ You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.
Isaiah 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.
Isaiah 43:1 ~ "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine."
Isaiah 45:22 ~ Look to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.
Isaiah 55:6-7 ~ Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
Jeremiah 2:13 ~ For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and they have hewn for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns which can hold no water.
Jeremiah 29:11 ~ "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
Jeremiah 33:3 ~ "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Zephaniah 3:17 ~ "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you; He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing."
Matthew 4:4 ~ "‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’"
Matthew 6:20 ~ Store your treasures in heaven where no moths or rust destroy.
Matthew 6:24 ~ No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Matthew 6:33 ~ If you seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, then all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 7:7 ~ “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
Matthew 7:12 ~ Do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 11:28-30 ~ "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 18:3 ~ Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 22:36-9 ~ "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law of Moses?" Jesus replied: "‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’"
Mark 4:19 ~ but the cares of the world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things comes in and chokes the word, making it unfruitful.
Mark 9:35 ~ “Anyone who wants to be first must be very last, and the servant of all.”
Mark 16:15 ~ Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone.
Luke 6:31 ~ Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Luke 6:45 ~ Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.
Luke 9:23-5 ~ “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to gain their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for my sake will gain it. What good does it profit someone to gain the whole world, and yet forfeit their soul?
Luke 12:4-5 ~ "I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who can merely kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has the power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him."
Luke 12:32-4 ~ "Do not be afraid, little flock, for it gives your Father great joy to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
John 3:7 ~ Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.
John 3:16-7 ~ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through him.
John 3:30 ~ He must increase, and I must decrease.
John 4:14 ~ Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.
John 6:29 ~ Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
John 6:63 ~ The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you — they are full of the Spirit and life.
John 6:68 ~ Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You alone have the words of eternal life."
John 8:12 ~ “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 13:34 ~ “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
John 14:6 ~ I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 14:23 ~ Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."
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.
John 15:5 ~ I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit. Apart from Me you can do nothing.
John 15:13-4 ~ Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.
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.”
Acts 16:31 ~ Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved -- you and your household.
Acts 20:22-4 ~ "And now, compelled by the Spirit, I go to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships await me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace."
Romans 1:16-7 ~ For I am not ashamed of the Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving all who believe -- the Jew first and also the Gentile. This Good News tells us how we are made right in God's sight. It is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, "The righteous shall live by faith."
Romans 3:23 ~ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 4:20-2 ~ Yet he did not waver in unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."
Romans 5:1-5 ~ Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we now have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 5:8 ~ But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 6:11 ~ In the same way, consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:14 ~ Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you now live under the freedom of God’s grace.
Romans 6:23 ~ For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 10:9 ~ If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved.
Romans 12:1-2 ~ Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, 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. Do not be conformed to the ways of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then, you will be able to test and prove what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:17-21 ~ Do not repay anyone evil for evil. But be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. By doing so, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 13:14 ~ Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
Romans 14:8 ~ If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Romans 14:11 ~ Every knee will bow before Me, every tongue will acknowledge God.
Romans 14:17 ~ For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
Romans 14:23 ~ what is not of faith is sin.
Romans 15:5 ~ May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you to live in complete harmony with one another, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.
Romans 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.
1 Corinthians 2:2 ~ For I resolved to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
1 Corinthians 2:9 ~ "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived" -- the things that God has prepared for those who love him --
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ~ Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, which is from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ~ No temptation has overtaken 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 endure it.
1 Corinthians 14:40 ~ Let all things be done decently and in order.
1 Corinthians 15:58 ~ Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
2 Corinthians 2:14 ~ But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.
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2 Corinthians 6:9 ~ We are treated as unknown and ignored by the world, and yet we are well-known and recognized by God and His people; as dying, and yet here we are alive; as chastened by suffering and yet not killed;
2 Corinthians 9:7-8 ~ ...for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ~ For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to make it obedient to Christ,
2 Corinthians 12:10 ~ That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, and in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Galatians 2:20 ~ For I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 3:3~ How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?
Galatians 5:6 ~ The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
Galatians 5:13-6 ~ For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another. So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
Galatians 5:22-5 ~ 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. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh along with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Galatians 6:2 ~ Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:7-10 ~ Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the household of faith.
Galatians 6:14 ~ May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Ephesians 4:25 ~ Tell the truth to one another because you belong to each other.
Ephesians 4:29 ~ Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Ephesians 4:32 ~ Be kind and loving to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 5:20 ~ always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:25 ~ Husbands, love our wives.
Ephesians 6:1-2 ~ Children, obey your parents... Honor your father and mother.
Ephesians 6:4 ~ Parents, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:11 ~ Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
Colossians 1:9-12 ~ For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
Colossians 1:17 ~ He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 2:7 ~ Let your roots grow down deep into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
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Colossians 3:20 ~ Children, obey your parents in everything -- for this pleases the LORD.
Colossians 4:6 ~ Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 ~ Be kind to one another, and build each other up.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 ~ Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil. May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
1 Timothy 1:15-7 ~ Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
2 Timothy 1:7 ~ For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 3:16-7 ~ All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Titus 2:11-4 ~ For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Philemon 1:8-9 ~ Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love.
Hebrews 4:12-6 ~ For the word of God is living and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, dividing between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable. So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he was tempted in every way as we are, yet he was without sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 7:25 ~ Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
Hebrews 10:23-4 ~ Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,
Hebrews 10:31 ~ It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Hebrews 10:36 ~ You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Hebrews 11:1 ~ Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 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.
Hebrews 12:1-3 ~ 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, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of 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. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you do not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrews 13:8 ~ Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:17 ~ Obey your leaders [because] they keep watch over you.
James 1:17 ~ Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:19-20 ~ Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
James 3:9-10 ~ With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
James 3:17 ~ But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
James 4:8 ~ Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.
James 5:8-9 ~ Be patient and stand firm because the LORD's coming is near. Don’t grumble about each other, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. For look—the Judge is standing at the door!
1 Peter 2:9 ~ But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness and into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 3:15 ~ Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
1 Peter 4:8 ~ Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 5:6-11 ~ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your cares upon the LORD for He cares for you. Be alert and sober-minded for your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers around the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.
2 Peter 1:3 ~ His divine power has granted to us all things pertaining to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,
1 John 1:9 ~ If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 2:17 ~ This world and its desires will pass away, but whoever does the will of God will live forever.
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 and sisters.
1 John 4:4 ~ You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
1 John 4:7 ~ Let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Jude 20-21 ~ But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Revelation 12:11 ~ They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
Revelation 19:11-6 ~ Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war. His eyes were like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on him that no one understood except himself. He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. The armies of heaven, dressed in the finest of pure white linen, followed him on white horses. From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress. On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.
Revelation 21:1-7 ~ Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
Revelation 22:17 ~ The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.