Inspirational Bible Verses

Inspirational Bible Verses

I recently started reading the Bible again from the beginning, and I was surprised at the amount of inspirational Bible verses I stumbled across that I hadn't noticed before or been taught in church. I'm in a sharing mood, so I thought I'd pass them along in one or two articles, along with the ones that I found earlier in my life that have helped inspire me and lead me through times of struggle. These are only a few, but they're pretty cool Bible verses. Hopefully you'll find some encouraging quotes from scripture in here. The Good Book is full of them. I tried to choose verses that aren't the standard famous passages. These have been powerful in my life and have blessed me and helped me grow in strength and wisdom. It's amazing how a good verse can give you that purpose and perspective you've been lacking, can strengthen you in struggle and give you the patience you need daily as you go through life. I hope you enjoy these timeless, inspirational Bible verses, that have already affected the lives of millions of people. These are Bible verses by topic, so if you're looking for something in particular, scroll down through the list of topics.

Verses About Perseverance

The first Bible verse on my list is one I rediscovered recently that comes in the book of Psalms, which was originally a set of Hebrew poems and songs. It's very poetic and inspirational.

"My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for morning, more than watchmen wait for morning." Psalm 130

I love the word picture in this verse, of a watchman all alone in a dark tower, watching the distant landscape for any sign of a surprise attack -- the rest of the city asleep in warm beds, with only the promise of the dawn to comfort him. At times, I've felt as though life were passing me by, as though my dreams were slowly fading away, and I'd be left without hope. That's why this verse is very inspirational to me. It reminds me to keep waiting and striving toward my dreams, that present sorrow and suffering aren't eternal. They won't last forever.


"We rejoice in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." Romans 5:3-4

I often forget that in life, it's so much more important who I become, than it is what I do. Even when things are discouraging and difficult, I can take comfort in the fact that the Lord is making me into a better man. There are so many character virtues that I lack as a man, things like humility, courage, compassion, confidence, wisdom etc. Knowing that those things are possible to attain gives me hope. We can all change, through grace can all overcome the darkness of human nature and sin.


"Be strong. therefore, and let not your hands be weak and slack, for your work shall be rewarded." 2 Chronicles 15:7

I've always been a hard worker. Recently, I've worked at a number of things that didn't pan out or work as well as I had hoped. Discouragement began to set in, and hopelessness became a constant companion for a time. But then I set my mind to persevere through my hardships, to keep working hard and doing the right thing even when I can't see the reward for it right away.

Verses about Living to the Full

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize." 1 Corinthians 9:24

Simple, yet compelling, I think. We only get one shot at life. Remember that life is short. Run in such a way as to win the prize. Carpe Diem... Seize the day, starting today. Seek beauty, truth, and meaning.


"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9

This year has been one of brand new experiences for me, of trying many new things. Knowing what to do and how to do it in my new endeavors has been difficult, and the learning curve has been a bit steep. That's why I love knowing that things aren't always just random chance, that the Lord is behind me pushing me in the right direction.

Bible Verses about Helping the Poor

"Rescue those being lead away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say 'But we knew nothing about this,' does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it?" Proverbs 24:11-12

It would be so much easier to just turn a blind eye to the suffering, oppression, and fear going on in the world around us. There's so much evil and grief happening to people in the world today, especially to children, that sometimes it can all seem so overwhelming. But how can we, in good conscience, just go on our merry way and not try to do anything to help another in need? Or should I love my neighbor as myself, as Jesus himself prescribed, spreading goodness where I can? God created our hearts for compassion.


"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and the needy" Proverbs 31:8-9

Can you imagine what the world would be like if people actually took verses like this one to heart? Poverty and oppression would cease. Instead, we get so focused on our own ambitions and on our own problems. I love reading verses like this one because they help put things back into perspective for me.


"If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. Rather be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs" Deuteronomy 15:7-8

Wouldn't that be something? Especially now, in our current economic crisis, when money is tight and many have already gone bankrupt and broke. People are more important than things.

Verses About Wisdom

"Wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her." Proverbs 8

Before I do anything else, I should first seek wisdom. What's the point of finding riches, power and fame if I'm a fool? Those things will only cause my ultimate downfall.

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

benji

Im glad to know that you find answers and comfort in the Bible and you share your experiences here with us. These are truly inspiring. Keep on sharing your blessings and the inspiration to others, you make some mighty being smile :D


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

HEY I LIKE THOSE TOO NICE ... MAY POST A FEW MYSELF... WHEN I EVEN GET TIME TO OPEN MY BIBLE..


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Cris, thanks Brenda. Thanks for checking them out and telling me what you think. I would love to read your own list Brenda.


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Benji - you always light up Hubspace! Some wonderful quotes there - anytime I need inspiration, I go to the Psalms or the Proverbs and there's always a message!


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Yeah, the Psalms and Proverbs have some of the best inspirational Bible verses. Thanks for your compliments and comments!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago

Benjimester,

Thank You!

These are some great inspirational verses!

We must continue to persevere! Thank you for sharing!

Blessings


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks DeBorrah :) I'm very glad you liked them. Thanks for your encouragement.


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thecatholicexpert 7 years ago

Thanks so much for making this page it truly does lift me up and inspire me. God bless!


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California Author

You are very welcome! Thanks for enjoying the inspirational Bible verses.


philip carey 61 7 years ago

It's an endless source of food for the soul. I too find Ecclesiastes to be particularly engaging. The thing about the Bible, for me anyway, is that it makes sense when it needs to make sense--in times of crisis, fear, etc.


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California Author

That's a good way of putting it, especially with books like Ecclesiastes. Thanks for checking out the verses!


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Mike Dennis 7 years ago

Yep the GOOD BOOK has so many GOOD GEMS AND GOODIES to offer. Love the PSALMS and much of the NEW TESTAMENT is sooo positive thinking in nature. Nice hub.


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Mike! Yeah, I love the Psalms too. Really helps me be thankful and trust God when times are tough.



EnglishM 7 years ago

Wonderful hub, and good of you to share what you have found with others. Best wishes.


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks! And thanks for stopping by.


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Lee Thacker 7 years ago

I like the way your brain thinks, makes me feel alive listening to what your thinking, very cool...Keep it up ...PS Now I Know Why I bookmarked your page ;-) ...Hope you are doing well,


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Lee. That's cool of you to say. I'm glad you liked it!


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UPStar 7 years ago

This is cool.. I was actually praying about something and asked God to have a specific verse show up.. which was 1 Corinthians 9:24, and there it was! Great Hub here!


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California Author

That's really cool! That's my favorite verse of all time. Seize the day... Run in such a way as to win the prize. Thanks very much for your comments.


Luke Lehning 6 years ago

2 Corinthians 4:8


MC 6 years ago

I love these verses- some are some of my favorites and a couple are new ones that I am thinking on. Thanks!


Phil Walker 6 years ago

Ben, thanks for sharing some of your favorite discoveries. Some of the verses I like best are the outrageous claims the Bible and God makes that seem impossible to believe. (Like JOHN 15:5,7; EPHESIANS 3:20,etc.)

I encourage you to join us on my favorite free Scripture memory website www.memverse.com

In Christ, Phil Walker (573)822-4015 philjohn1558@yahoo.com


BK 6 years ago

Thank you for commenting at my blog and good to see you back. Thank you for sharing these inspirational Bible Verses with us.


Mara 6 years ago

Just what i needed to hear. :D funny how god does that :D


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Benjimester 6 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Definitely! Thanks Mara for your comments. I'm really glad you were encouraged.


johnnynaakea 6 years ago

Hello Benjimester,

Thank you for sharing these inspirational verses. Come check out my hub when oyu get the chance. I just started. God bless. Aloha from Hawaii-JohnnyNaakea


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Benjimester 6 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Johnny. Will do.


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PR_am 6 years ago from Oregon

Bible verses are indeed inspirational. Thanks for sharing


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Benjimester 6 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks, I agree!


Philip Matthews 6 years ago

Experiencing brokenness is not an easy thing to overcome, reading some of your messages is a great way for me to overcome them!


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Benjimester 6 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Philip. You're very right. Best of luck!


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DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

Wisdom is found in the council of many - hope you don't mind if I add you to my council.


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Benjimester 6 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Right on. Thanks Dave!


Vic 6 years ago

I have browsed your article searching for Bible Quotes that will inspire me. I'm also into reading and practicing the Words of God. Thanks for sharing. I'll also signing up for a hubpage account to spread the Words.


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Benjimester 6 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Sounds great. You'll have a really good time here. Thanks for stopping by!


Ryan Wescott 6 years ago

Thanks for that inspirational post! The bible is one of my favorites to read. I think everything ever written stems from the bible, maybe that's why its been so popular for thousands of years. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!


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Benjimester 6 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Ryan! That's an interesting take about the Bible being a source material for all written works.


BESOBERGOSPEL 6 years ago

To make this world a better place, every one needs the bible.every one needs the inspirational voices from the bible, everyone needs the gospel and be sober and vigilant.


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Benjimester 6 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Agreed. Thanks for stopping by!


Gracee 5 years ago

Those verses have really encouraged me ..

I love the book of Ecclesiates

Thanks for sharing Benji


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Gracee! I'm really glad you enjoyed. I love Ecclesiastes too.


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steven oliver 5 years ago from North Carolina

oh yes! i thank you for bringing out these verses! somewhat obscure, but they probably shouldn't be! love it!


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Steven! And I agree. I don't know why most of them are obscure. These are the verses that have really spoken to me over the years.


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mattmilamii 5 years ago from Chicago - Be A Blessing... Become A Hand Of God

These are good verses from a pool of so many more, but what you add by way of insightful and encouraging reflection is what makes this an enjoyable Hub. It's the personal experience given in your witness and testimony that add meaning and brings the words to life.

"Blessings"


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

Wonderful. Know that reading the Bible is not like reading other books. When you read the Bible you are reading what's on God's mind and what's in His heart. Also, as you read the Bible, the author is with you to reveal things to you that you would not otherwise know. Keep reading to keep growing!


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks guys for the awesome encouragement. Now I'm inspired to go and read some more of the Word.


Brendel 5 years ago

That was such a blessing to me.... I REALLY needed those verses

God Bless


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Awesome! Thanks for saying so.


Sarah 5 years ago

I love God


Scott 5 years ago

To extend on Romans, the very next verse is "and hope does not disappoint." It's my all time favorite verse right now.


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Right on Sarah :)

That Romans verse has always been really meaningful to me as well. Hope doesn't disappoint.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

This looks like a great place. I may start stopping by. Another vote up.

Polly


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Polly! Glad you liked them.


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www.lookseenow 5 years ago

Here’s a verse you can add to your repertoire along with the word wisdom:

“There exists a place to find it and a place for gold that they refine. Iron itself is taken from the very dust and from stone copper is being poured out.” (Job 28:1)

”Wisdom itself—where does it come from, and where, now, is the place of understanding?” Twice he asks that, and then he provides his own answer: (Job 28:20)

“I do not care how rich I may be, all of it, or the lack of it riches are valueless compared to a bagful of wisdom.” A bagful of wisdom is worth more than one full of pearls, and it cannot be paid for even with gold in its purity.

I linked your post with mine, thank you.

Regards: jghn


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

These are some powerful scriptures to use to live life to the fullest. What an inspiring hub to start the day with. Thanks!


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

You're very welcome! Thanks for stopping by.


jenifer 5 years ago

wow..is a great message :) more power!!

God bless :)


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks!


dave 5 years ago

It's funny how I know something in my life fits with these verses. My friend is being evicted and he reached out to me for help. He may not be poor but he is struggling. Help your neighbor especially one that comes to you. God must have put him in my path. What else could it be. I am awake at 5:30 am here writing this to all of you please be patient and wait for the Lord your God he will never leave or forsake you. Thanks.


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Right on. God must have put him in your path. Loving your neighbor as yourself is the essence of the whole Bible.


Nadia 5 years ago

Thanks a lot for that wonderful message you gave to us . May the Lord bless you for how many lives you've touched. Keep up the good work.


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Nadia! God bless you as well.


Joanne rose 5 years ago

Thanks you so much for sharing these Bible verses.

Godbless you..


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Joanne for saying so. I'm glad you enjoyed them!


Sarah 5 years ago

thanks so much for those, it really uplifted me. Keep it up, your doing amazing work. God bless


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Sarah. I'm glad these verses speak to you as well.


Joel 5 years ago

Please i need bible verses to read when in need


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Hey man, well I don't know if it'll have exactly what you're looking for but you can go to:

http://bibleversesabout.net

It's got way more verses than the ones on this page, and about more topics.


Katie (: 5 years ago

2nd Corinthians 4:18 "So we fix our eyes on not was is seen, but for what is un-seen. For what is seen is temporary and when is un-seen is ETERNAL."


Josie 5 years ago

thanks for the bible verses, As it encourages all of us nothing else we can compare with God. God is good all the Time.


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks guys. Sorry Katie, your comment got flagged as spam for some reason. I love that verse.

Josie, right on. I'm glad you found them encouraging also.


Sam Peters 5 years ago

Those were great, thank you so much :D


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Thanks Sam!


KayBla 5 years ago

just read a few of those verses. i'm plan'n my youth group and gonna tlk about hard work pays off. looks like some of these verses would work perfectly. ;)


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Sweet. Sounds like fun. Diligence and perseverance are probably going to be more important in the coming years than ever before because of how difficult the economy is right now.


5 years ago

Good verses. Often we can learn a lot by looking also at the context of the chapter in which they are found thus get a sense of the broader doctrinal framework of what God is revealing.


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Yeah, I agree. Context is key.


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nasake 5 years ago from England

"Wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her."

This refers to Wisdom being a women. Is that possibly a reference to a minor deity. Perhaps just an angel?


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Proverbs refers to both wisdom and folly as women. I think it's using personification language and not referring to actual entities. But you never know.


Jill 5 years ago

I came across this page while searching for inspirational verses. Thanks for putting these out there in an easy-to-find place.


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Sure Jill. Thanks for stopping by.


Tracy Wheeler 5 years ago

I love psalms 23 and 91 but right now my brother needs all the prayers and strength to get through the pain and fear he is going through. he is in jail because he followed the wrong people now he is looking at 80 years in prison. and no it is not for murder it has noting to do with none of that stuff at all. it was drugs and he knows he was wrong to help this persons but it is to late for that so please pray for him. his name is Chris so thank you.


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Benjimester 5 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Tracy, I'm very sorry to hear that. There's not much worse than having to go to prison for the actions of someone else. I pray that your brother will find favor with the judge and the institution, and that God will grant him an extra measure of peace in spite of his difficult situation. Thank you for sharing that story. Hopefully everyone who reads it will say a prayer for him.


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TwoCooks 4 years ago

Wow! I just found your page when looking for a particular verse and I'm inspired by your reading the bible again from the beginning. That's something I've been considering doing but haven't done and maybe I will start today! These verses are great to reflect on in starting my day.


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Benjimester 4 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Very cool! There's no time like the present :) It's great to start off the day with the right perspective from some meaningful verses. Thanks for stopping by!


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immersedralph 4 years ago from Zion

You can download the complete version of Bible inspirational verses here: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Covenant-P...


just me 4 years ago

i like the one on waiting on the Lord like watchmen do. am a 37yrs old lady and i have been waiting and trusting God for the right man...


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Benjimester 4 years ago from San Diego, California Author

Right on. Keep hangin on there. That can't be easy to wait on, but God is faithful.


Robin Williams 4 years ago

So far you must have tried various methods to memorize Bible verses, but sometimes we are not able to remember it correctly. One of my friends gave me an excellent idea to memorize the Bible verses. He showed me his android phone to which he had downloaded an application which puts holy verses on your phone wallpaper. What is more amazing is that the verses keep on changing after some time. In today’s world everyone keeps their phone with themselves every time, so whenever you see your phone you see a verse. What could be more better way to memorize the verses other than this. The application can be downloaded from the link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.... to your android phone.

You can send the verse as a message to your friend or post the verse to your friend’s facebook wall.

What could be more better way to share the Word Of The Lord. God bless us all.


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ignugent17 3 years ago

Great verses! Thanks for sharing them. :-)


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