Favorite bible verses

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Does anyone else have verses they just Love? Some of mine are; Luke 8:16 “No one who lights a lamp conceals it, with a vessal or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so those who enter may see the light. Also Luke 11:9 “And I tell you ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. And Acts 8:30,31 Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the Prophet and said,” Do you understand what you are reading?” He replied “How can I unless someone instructs me?” So he invited Philip to get in and sit with him. (That one should be Catholic Answers motto)I also love the storie of Susanna in Daniel 13 and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Daniel 3.
I like a lot of them. I’ll post one now and some more after others have their chance.
I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
I hope and pray that I’ll be able to say this about myself someday.
Matthew: Words of Jesus…

You are the light of the world 5:14
Let your light shine before men 5:16

Do not be anxious about your life, what to eat or drink or wear on your body. Life is more than food & the body is more than clothing 6:25
But seek first his Kingdom and his righteouness, and these things shall be yours. 6:33

Judge not, that you be not judged 7:1
But FIRST, take the log out of your OWN EYE, and THEN you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brothers eye 7:5

Ask and it will be given, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. 7:7

Enter by the the narrow gate for the gate is wide & easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many 7:13
For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few 7:14

Proclaim upon the housetops 10:27

Everyone who achknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father in Heaven 10:32
But who shall deny me before men, I also will deny before my Father 10:33

Much more, but I like these… 👍
Here’s another verse I like. I read it to my grandmother the night she died.
Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of its street. On either side of the river grew the tree of life that produces fruit twelve times a year, once each month; the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there anymore. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will look upon his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. Night will be no more, nor will they need light from lamp or sun, for the Lord God shall give them light, and they will reign forever and ever.
Revelations 22:1-5
Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
I think there was another thread on this a while ago, but my favourite one is not exactly obscure. 1 Corinthians 13:13: ‘but faith, hope, love, these three remain; and the greatest of these is love’ :yup:
My favorite is Sirach 6:14-15, “A faithful friend is a strong defence: and he that hath found him, hath found a treasure. Nothing can be compared to a faithful friend, and no weight of gold and silver is able to countervail the goodness of his fidelity.”

I love it mainly because it was read during the Stations of the Cross at my church when a man is pulled from the crowd to help Jesus carry his cross.
John Chapter 14:1-14 RSV CE

1: “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.
2: In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
3: And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
4: And you know the way where I am going.”
5: Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?”
6: Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.
7: If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; henceforth you know him and have seen him.”
8: Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied.”
9: Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, `Show us the Father’?
10: Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his works.
11: Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; or else believe me for the sake of the works themselves.
12: "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father.
13: Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son;
14: if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.
A favourite verse of mine was actually in last weeks readings, first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians, chapter 10 verse 12:
Therefore, whoever thinks he is standing secure should take care not to fall.
Joshua 1:9

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
1Co 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall rise again incorruptible. And we shall be changed.
1Co 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption: and this mortal must put on immortality.
1Co 15:54 And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?
He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
I have several.

John 20:28 (My signature) 28 respondit Thomas et dixit ei **Dominus meus et Deus meus
28 Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my God.

Luke 18:13: But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, `God, be merciful to me a sinner!'

Sirach 8:5 **Shame not a repentant sinner; remember, we all are guilty.
Revelation 7:12: saying, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen."
My favorite’s tend to change with what’s going on in my life. Here are some favorites right now:

Gen. 1:3 And God said: Be light made. And light was made.

Jos. 5:13 And when Josue was in the field of the city of Jericho, he lifted up his eyes, and saw a man standing over against him: holding a drawn sword, and he went to him, and said: Art thou one of ours, or of our adversaries? 14 And he answered: No: but I am prince of the host of the Lord, and now I am come.

Psalm 26:4 One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

1 John 4:18 Fear is not in charity: but perfect charity casteth out fear, because fear hath pain. And he that feareth, is not perfected in charity. 19 Let us therefore love God, because God first hath loved us.

Apo. 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat on the throne, said: Behold, I make all things new.

And my favorite passage for all times:

Matt. 8:24 And behold a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves, but he was asleep. 25 And they came to him, and awaked him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish. 26 And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then rising up he commanded the winds, and the sea, and there came a great calm.

Oh, and of course 😃 :

Gen. 3:15 I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

be weak
be meek
trust Him
let God directs

Two leap to mind:

Reading the first was a pivotal moment in my life in realizing that our Lord was more than just a good moral teacher:

Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I Am.
John 8:58

The second is also a revelation of the nature of our Lord:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him: and without Him was made nothing that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:1-5
Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
John 16:33: “I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”
My favorite is not neccesarily original. But I love it because Love is what Jesus is all about afterall.
Love is Patient. Love is kind. It is not jealous, is not pompous, does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

1Corinthians 13:4-8
My favorite comes from Romans 5:8:

“But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.”
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