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QuotesEdit

Old TestamentEdit

GenesisEdit

  • In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
  • The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
  • Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
  • And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
  • And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
  • Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

ExodusEdit

  • Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”
  • And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
  • Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’
  • Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  • Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
  • but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
  • For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
  • You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice.

LeviticusEdit

  • And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
  • Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: "You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy."
  • You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

DeuteronomyEdit

  • You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

1 SamuelEdit

  • No one is holy like the Lord,
For there is none besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God.

1 KingsEdit

  • And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word.
  • Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.”
  • Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench.
  • Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!”

PsalmsEdit

  • Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
  • Psalms 1:1
  • But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
  • Psalms 1:2
  • He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
  • Psalms 1:3
  • The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
  • Psalms 1:4
  • Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
  • Psalms 1:5
  • For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
  • Psalms 1:6
  • The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
  • Psalm 19:7
  • The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
  • Psalm 19:8
  • The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
  • Psalm 19:9
  • How long will you defend the unjust
and show partiality to the wicked?
  • Psalms 82:2
  • Defend the poor and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and needy.
  • Psalms 82:3
  • Deliver the poor and needy;
Free them from the hand of the wicked.
  • Psalms 82:4
  • Forever, O Lord,
Your word is settled in heaven.
  • Psalms 119:89
  • Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
You established the earth, and it abides.
  • Psalms 119:90

IsaiahEdit

  • For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
  • "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them."
  • "The cow and the bear shall graze;
Their young ones shall lie down together;
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox."
  • "The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,
And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den."
  • "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea."
  • “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel,
And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
‘I am the First and I am the Last;
Besides Me there is no God.
  • Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
And He who formed you from the womb:
“I am the Lord, who makes all things,
Who stretches out the heavens all alone,
Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;
  • "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind."
  • "But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create;
For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing,
And her people a joy."
  • "I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
And joy in My people;
The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her,
Nor the voice of crying."

EzekielEdit

  • Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar, that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.
  • On the fifth day of the month, which was in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity,
  • the word of the Lord came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the River Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was upon him there.
  • Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
  • Also from within it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.
  • Each one had four faces, and each one had four wings.
  • Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the soles of calves’ feet. They sparkled like the color of burnished bronze.
  • The hands of a man were under their wings on their four sides; and each of the four had faces and wings.
  • Their wings touched one another. The creatures did not turn when they went, but each one went straight forward.
  • As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle.
  • Thus were their faces. Their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies.
  • And each one went straight forward; they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went.
  • As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches going back and forth among the living creatures. The fire was bright, and out of the fire went lightning.
  • And the living creatures ran back and forth, in appearance like a flash of lightning.
  • Now as I looked at the living creatures, behold, a wheel was on the earth beside each living creature with its four faces.
  • The appearance of the wheels and their workings was like the color of beryl, and all four had the same likeness. The appearance of their workings was, as it were, a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
  • When they moved, they went toward any one of four directions; they did not turn aside when they went.
  • As for their rims, they were so high they were awesome; and their rims were full of eyes, all around the four of them.
  • When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
  • Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, because there the spirit went; and the wheels were lifted together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
  • When those went, these went; when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
  • The likeness of the firmament above the heads of the living creatures was like the color of an awesome crystal, stretched out over their heads.
  • And under the firmament their wings spread out straight, one toward another. Each one had two which covered one side, and each one had two which covered the other side of the body.
  • When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings.
  • And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it.
  • Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around.
  • Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.
  • "So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel."
  • "Surely it is coming, and it shall be done," says the Lord God. "This is the day of which I have spoken."

DanielEdit

  • "I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them,"
  • "Until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom."
  • 'Then the kingdom and dominion,
And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven,
Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High.
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.'

JoelEdit

  • And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.
For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance,
As the Lord has said,
Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.
  • The Lord also will roar from Zion,
And utter His voice from Jerusalem;
The heavens and earth will shake;
But the Lord will be a shelter for His people,
And the strength of the children of Israel.
  • "So you shall know that I am the Lord your God,
Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain.
Then Jerusalem shall be holy,
And no aliens shall ever pass through her again."

ZechariahEdit

  • Thus says the Lord:
'I will return to Zion,
And dwell in the midst of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth,
The Mountain of the Lord of hosts,
The Holy Mountain.'
  • "Thus says the Lord of hosts:
'Old men and old women shall again sit
In the streets of Jerusalem,
Each one with his staff in his hand
Because of great age.'
  • The streets of the city
Shall be full of boys and girls
Playing in its streets.
  • Thus says the Lord of hosts:
'If it is marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days,
Will it also be marvelous in My eyes?'
Says the Lord of hosts."
  • Thus says the Lord of hosts:
‘Behold, I will save My people from the land of the east
And from the land of the west;'
  • 'I will bring them back,
And they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem.
They shall be My people
And I will be their God,
In truth and righteousness.'

New TestamentEdit

MatthewEdit

  • And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
  • So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
  • “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
  • "Yet I say to you that in this place there is One greater than the temple."
  • "But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless."
  • "For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."

LukeEdit

  • And He said to them, “The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”
  • When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened.
  • And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”

JohnEdit

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  • He was in the beginning with God.
  • All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
  • In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
  • And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
  • Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
  • I and My Father are one.”
  • "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me."
  • "In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."
  • "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."

ActsEdit

  • And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,
  • who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."

RomansEdit

  • For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
  • because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
  • For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
  • because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

1 CorinthiansEdit

  • yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.

EphesiansEdit

  • There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;
  • one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
  • one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

PhilippiansEdit

  • Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
  • who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
  • but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
  • And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
  • Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
  • that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
  • and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

ColossiansEdit

  • For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.
  • And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
  • Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
  • For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;
  • and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

1 ThessaloniansEdit

  • But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
  • For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
  • For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
  • For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
  • Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

TitusEdit

  • For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

2 PeterEdit

  • Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
  • Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
  • as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
  • by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

1 JohnEdit

  • For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.

RevelationEdit

  • And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
  • In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
  • And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.
  • They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.
  • There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
    • "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
    • Revelation 1:8
  • Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.
  • And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.
  • Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back.
  • The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.
  • The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:
“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”
  • Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,
  • the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
  • “You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”
  • Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.
  • Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
  • And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God."
  • "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."
  • Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful."
  • And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts."
  • He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.
  • But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
  • And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
  • "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."
  • Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
  • But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
  • "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star."