Favorite Bible Verses. What are yours?

A couple of us were talking about our favorite Bible verses yesterday on the General Discussion thread, because one of the pictures I used was a meme derived from the Love Chapter, I Corinthians 13. It went like this:

Menagerie says:
I like the sign Stella. It is a favorite passage for me, as it is for so many.
1 Corinthians 13 King James Version (KJV)
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
sandandsea2015 says:
Morning Menagerie! Thank you for posting the Bible passages. Beautiful verses.
stella says:
Menagerie says:
I think a lot of people confine most of their scripture reading to the Gospels. Reading St. Paul is a must in my opinion. You miss out on so much if you don’t. Sooner or later he gets to almost everything, and often in beauty, such as above.
stella says:
Menagerie says:
Oops, how could I forget the 23rd Psalm? Eventually I knew the nativity story by heart, but only because I had heard it so much, not because I memorized it. I did, when I was maybe third grad or so, memorize all the books of the Bible. It was a huge motivation to get whatever prize it was they offered, but more so to get the recognition.

I thought about others that I like, and I thought of this one, which was a favorite of my mother, Psalm 121 (KJV):

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Then there is this one that often comes to my mind Psalm 27:1:

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

With the subject of abortion so much in today’s news, this one is often in my mind, Jeremiah 1: 4-5 (KJV):

Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Another testimony of God-given life, found in Psalms 139 (KJV):

13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

If you have any you would like to add/share, I would love to hear them!

 

 

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12 Responses to Favorite Bible Verses. What are yours?

  1. Menagerie says:

    Thanks Stella!

    Phillipians chapter 4 verse 8. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

    From Psalm 91.
    1
    You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,*

    who abide in the shade of the Almighty,*

    2
    Say to the LORD, “My refuge and fortress,

    my God in whom I trust.”a

    3
    He will rescue you from the fowler’s snare,

    from the destroying plague,

    4
    He will shelter you with his pinions,

    and under his wings you may take refuge;b

    his faithfulness is a protecting shield.

    5
    You shall not fear the terror of the night

    nor the arrow that flies by day,c

    6
    Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness,

    nor the plague that ravages at noon.d

    7
    Though a thousand fall at your side,

    ten thousand at your right hand,

    near you it shall not come.

    8
    You need simply watch;

    the punishment of the wicked you will see.e

    9
    Because you have the LORD for your refuge

    and have made the Most High your stronghold,

    10
    No evil shall befall you,

    no affliction come near your tent.f

    11
    *For he commands his angels with regard to you,g

    to guard you wherever you go.h

    12
    With their hands they shall support you,

    lest you strike your foot against a stone.

    And of course, this one, again, St. Paul in Ecclesistes.
    Ecclesiastes 3 King James Version (KJV)
    3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

    2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

    3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

    4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

    6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

    7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

    8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

    From Song of Songs Chapter 8
    6
    Set me as a seal* upon your heart,

    as a seal upon your arm;

    For Love is strong as Death,

    longing is fierce as Sheol.

    Its arrows are arrows of fire,

    flames of the divine.

    7
    e Deep waters* cannot quench love,

    nor rivers sweep it away.

    Were one to offer all the wealth of his house for love,

    he would be utterly despised.

    Second Samuel Chapter 7
    8
    Now then, speak thus to my servant David, Thus says the LORD of hosts:* I took you from the pasture, from following the flock, to become ruler over my people Israel.f
    9
    I was with you wherever you went, and I cut down all your enemies before you. And I will make your name like that of the greatest on earth.g
    10
    I will assign a place for my people Israel and I will plant them in it to dwell there; they will never again be disturbed, nor shall the wicked ever again oppress them, as they did at the beginning,
    11
    and from the day when I appointed judges over my people Israel. I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the LORD also declares to you that the LORD will make a house for you:h
    12
    i when your days have been completed and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, sprung from your loins, and I will establish his kingdom.
    13
    He it is* who shall build a house for my name, and I will establish his royal throne forever.

    From Wisdom Chapter 17

    12
    For fear is nought but the surrender of the helps that come from reason;

    13
    and the more one’s expectation is of itself uncertain,

    the more one makes of not knowing the cause that brings on torment.

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    • stella says:

      All really good ones!

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    • Menagerie says:

      From Wisdom Chapter 3

      1
      The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,

      and no torment shall touch them.

      2
      They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;

      and their passing away was thought an affliction

      3
      and their going forth from us, utter destruction.

      But they are in peace.

      4
      For if to others, indeed, they seem punished,

      yet is their hope full of immortality;

      5
      Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,

      because God tried them

      and found them worthy of himself.

      6
      As gold in the furnace, he proved them,

      and as sacrificial offerings* he took them to himself.

      7
      In the time of their judgment* they shall shine

      and dart about as sparks through stubble;

      8
      They shall judge nations and rule over peoples,

      and the LORD shall be their King forever.

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  2. auscitizenmom says:

    Mine:

    John 3:16
    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

    12 Psalm
    A Psalm of David.
    1The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
    3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
    4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
    5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
    6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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  3. lovely says:

    John 11:35 Jesus wept.

    Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

    “Be still and know that I am God” has sustained me at times.

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  4. jeans2nd says:

    As your days, so shall your strength be…The Eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deut 33: 25, 27
    The very first ever taught to me, and has been reinforced every day of my life. Have never ever hit rock bottom.

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