I have a whole bunch of them, so here I'm gonna say you're allowed to post as many as you like (from any Holy book, except the Satanic Bible, obviously) . Here's one of mine..."And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me." Isaiah 63:5
"The only way you can conquer me is through love and there I am gladly conquered" krishna- Bhagwat Gita
"I am thy shield and thy exceedingly great reward" Holy Bible
"Unto Allah is your return and he is able to do all things" Holy Quran.
So many more fierycj.
"Seven breaths of one pointed concentration will get you enlightened. " Patanjali Yoga Sutras
"Behold but one in all things, It is the second that leads you astray" Kabir.-The Dohas of Kabir
"One who sees inaction in action and action in inaction, he is a wise man." Holy Bhagwat Gita
This one I dont think is from a book but is a classic.
"in three words I think I summon everything I have learned about life: it goes on." Robert Frost.
My favorite is John 3:16....The very first verse I ever learned by heart, and it still holds true today....
sorry, my bible is not handy and its been a while since i had stuff memorized. BUT, I love Song of Solomen..the whole thing...and any scripture relating to the fact that god can make good of any situation...(im not really stalking you, you just start ineresting threads)ill have to go get my bible so i can say wich scripture specifically..
The 23rd Psalm for me, especially these 3 verses.
"He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul"
all i can find is my dictionary...but i also love the descritpion of what a wife should be. proverbs i think...i may jsut be setting myself up for trouble here, but its just my opinion and Im allowed to have it..but that description is exactly what ive always wanted to be. a wife.
Proverbs 31. Its called The Virtuous Woman Passage. If thats what you want to be, then its a wonder you haven't been snatched up already. No kidding.
thank you, that is what I meant, and Ive been happily snatched up for the past 10 years.
"A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread---and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness--
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!"
And don't tell me the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam isn't scripture!
A blessing from the lord that is what makes rich, and he adds no pain with it....
Ruth 2;12 The Lord will reward you for all the good things you have done. You will be paid in full bY The Lord God of Israel. you have come to him for safety and he will protect you...
Just one?, Ok.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful."
There is a song called "A Blessing", that uses this verse.
One of my favorites:
God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has he not said, and will He not do?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Nice one Christa, Love to use this one when claiming a promise of God.
Oh so glad you posted that one Christa ,cuz thats one of my fav's ,but could not remember the scripture.
By the way CJ ,great thread ,positive ! heads up
My favorite...hmm. There are so many I love. I guess, right now, I would say Matthew 6:33, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Pretty much says it all.
I believe it is Proverbs 3 4-5
Trust in the Lord
Lean not upon your own understanding,
Acknowledge Him in all your ways,
And He will direct your path.
I have been reciting that one almost everyday for years!
What's Your Favorite Scripture Verse?
The most important message in the Bible.
John 6:54 Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. 55 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day.
1 John 4:8 and 1John 4:18
God is love and perfect love caste out fear.
Not my top favorite but one that needs to be shared:
9 What [is] that which hath been? it [is] that which is, and what [is] that which hath been done? it [is] that which is done, and there is not an entirely new thing under the sun.
10 There is a thing of which [one] saith: `See this, it [is] new!' already it hath been in the ages that were before us!
"The Lord bless me and keep me
The Lord make his face to shine upon me and be gracious unto me"
I recite this all the time.
Genesis 6 verse 7:
So the LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
Yep. With all of the idiocy going on in the world right now, we could probably use another cleansing too.
This is about the Flood, I presuume? All things did not die in that flood. Think about all the things that lived in the waters that supposedly rose above the land.
You're right...all things didn't die, including mankind, and anything else "in Noah's proverbial Ark". I still like the idea of a "cleansing" though!
"Judge not lest ye be judged"
And 1 Corinthians 13: "... these things abide, faith hope and love, and the greatest of these is love ..."
John 3:16 "For God so Love the World, He gave his only begotten Son".
A sacrifice to save the world from sins.
I think I may have to say simply: "God is Love."
We blame God for bad things, but I believe God loves those more when they are in trouble.
We are always in a battle between good and bad.
If those living in the First Century believed that God is all love, we in the twenty-first century should also believe that God Is Love.
But first we must try and love first.
Lorrie Mac Gregor
Luke 11:33-35 in part ...The light of the body is the eye: Therefore when thy eye is single, they whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness...
Isaiah 45:7 - 7I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Job 26:13 - 13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.
Gospel of Thomas 114: 1-3
(1) Simon Peter said to them: "Let Mary go away from us, for women are not worthy of life."
(2) Jesus said: "Look, I will draw her in so as to make her male,
so that she too may become a living male spirit, similar to you."
(3) (But I say to you): "Every woman who makes herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven."
(Okay, I just like the last one because it's so lulzy.)
I'm coming to this late...but I'm just really curious, Sanctus, what your actual take on those passages might be, other than what most reasonable people would see as obvious.
The way I read those quotes is that God not only created Evil but also Jeebus apparently agrees with his Diciples that women are nothing but skanks until he turns them into men.
WOW...sounds like my kind of religion! NOT....
Really cuz to me it sounds like Jeebus really gave it to her.
The whole, when two become one bit... if you catch my drift.
Well, I'm actually reading it like the Apollonian idea of perfection--the beginning of an androgynous sense of it... In that (and moms, don't hate me! Just theory from women's history, etc.) women's life was dominated by childbirth, etc. (Back then they barely made it to 30 and died giving birth a LOT.) So that literally, and physically, they didn't have time for enlightenment. So that these passages are actually seeking those 'rights' for women.
Just a thought--other than the obvious--that they were all a bunch of misogynists! ...Sandra's on to something, I think...But Sanctus seems to study this stuff, so I thought I'd ask.
To me it sounds like a verse that people would use to defend female to male sex changes.
"BUT IT'S IN DA BIBLE! D:" "IT'S IN THE SUPER SECRET SPECIAL BIBLE! D:"
I know I've read that certain sects of Gnosticism see women as evil, because according to them, it was a female that created the demiurge (architect) 'Yaldabaoth' (The Christian God of the Old Testament.)
So, Gnosticism, just like Christianity blames women for the downfall of everything. Women's only salvation is if they get sex changes.
Qur'an, Ch 2-THE COW, V 255: Allah. There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).
It's hard to pick just one. Some of my top faves in no particular order are:
"I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me..."
- Nehemiah 2:18a
"6Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
1 Peter 5:6-7
Romans 5:1-11 is one of my favorite passages to read right now.
Isaiah 2:2-3, And it shall come to pass in the last days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exhalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
And many people shall go and say, come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Joh 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.
1Jn 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
II Timothy 3:1-5,7 "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
"For anyone who has watched television, read a newspaper, lost a retirement to corporate greed and corruption, or just walked outside their front door, it is obvious this prophecy has been fulfilled by our generation. Our leaders are often corrupt; our cities are filled with crime, brutality, and neon signs proclaiming our sinful, godless nature. The New Age Movement brings in increasing numbers of mystics who claim to be the enlightened ones. They are some of the most educated and influential people in our societies, and yet the most lacking in real truth."
I found this and it seems to define the times.
Psalm 4:9 - "In peace I shall both lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me secure."
Psalm 56:4 - "when I am afraid, in you I place my trust."
John 10:11 - "I am the Good Shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."
1 John 1:9 - "If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and clease us from every wrong doing."
"Take no thought for tomorrow; for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. [Matthew 6:34]"
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