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My Favorite Bible Verses

Updated on November 21, 2008
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Rebecca Graf is a seasoned writer with nearly a decade of experience and degrees in accounting, history, and creative writing.

Oh, My!


My favorite Bible Verses, you ask! You really got me thinking. There are several that jump up immediately. But, then I would think of another one. And then another one. So, this took longer than I anticipated.

Here are mine (from the NIV):

  • Romans 8:26-27 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit interceds for the saints in accordance with God's will. This ones really is my all-time favorite verse. There have been so many times in my life in which I have not been able to form a word much less a thought. This verse always comforted me to know that I don't have to.
  • Matthew 5:44 But I tell you: Love you enemies and pray for those who persecute you. I'll be honest. This is a hard verse for anyone. It goes against our human nature. But I found that when I was reminded of this verse and acted on it, I felt like a better person.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. This is something that many of us in the faith have failed to fully realize. The old self is gone. We should not hold the past against any believer. If they were a thief and when they became a Christian, truly changing their ways, then we should look at them as though the past never happened.
  • Job 38:4 Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand. This verse always humbles me. Where was I? Not here. I'm not God. I cannot command the heaves. I cannot create something out of nothing.
  • Psalm 142:3 When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way. In the path where I walk men have hidden a snare for me. This plea comes from David as he was hiding in a cave. A man after God's own heart needed to plea. He pled to the one who could save him and did. This whole chapter reassures me when I feel attacked.
  • Proverbs 31:10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. How true this is. This verse always challenges me to become more valuable than rubies. I have a long way to go, but I'm on the road.
  • Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. These words should be written in our hearts and whereever our eyes land. It is the job of every Christian to strife toward these attributes. We fall short so often, but get up and keep going. Loving can be hard, but it is so worth it. Joy is something many lack and don't seem to fully understand. Peace doesn't seem to be as popular as arguying and fighting. Patience takes too long but is a step toward great wisdom. Kindness is an act we have to challenge most people to take. Goodness comes from many directions instead of from all. Faithfulness can be a weak point if we are not sure of where I faith is. Gentleness isn't always the "in" thing. Self-control is another hard one but a very valuable one. All of these should be a goal for each of us. Write this verse out and place it in multiple areas around your so that you are always reminded.
  • Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges teh thoughts and atittudes of the heart. I remember when I first realized the truth of this statement. I was always raised in the church and I think that when you are around anything for an extended period of time you begin to get complacent and go along with anything. I finally woke up and realized that it was living and had so much to give to me.

There so many others that pull at me, but these are the ones the pull me the most.   


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      immersedralph 5 years ago from Zion

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      Stephen Devincenzi 5 years ago

      Oh so many, but my favourite is probably Corinthians 11:8

      "For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 9. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man."


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      Anjili 6 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

      Good job. Keep up with it

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      Isolino 6 years ago

      Wonderful site. Thanks.

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      enique 7 years ago

      i was lost but now im found, i was blind but ow i see, o lord thank you for your sons precious blood and the grace that you giv eme a sinner every day so that i maay ot perish at the feet of satan and my enemis i love you lord

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      TrevorBowers 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great hub! Wonderful verses. The verse closest to my heart is Proverbs 3:5-6. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Thank you again for your hub.

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      nlnchristy 7 years ago

      pls send me bible words like daily wishes

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should have life and have it more abundantly."

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      projectmaster 7 years ago

      great article a verse I like is Proverbs 3:5 and 6 .

      “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

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      Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

      My favorite - while it's not always easy to do, is one I try to live by. 1 Th 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

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      anne 7 years ago

      1 of my faves! "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jer. 29:11) God is so good!!!!

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Nice article enjoyable reading

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      Bibleseo 8 years ago

      Nice one. My personal favorite is 2 Cor 12:9: "My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in your weakness."

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      deestew 8 years ago from Kentucky

      These are some very good scriptures but you are right there are so many more! The word of God never gets old, it is refreshing and relevant for every time and season.

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      Justcallmeleroy 8 years ago

      Thanks for the Wonderful Scriptures, I love a Chapter that has many Scriptures in it that are my favorites The Chapter is Revelation 5 God Bless

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      Thank You! 8 years ago

      Loved reading these! Job 38:4 was my favorite. I often find myself challenging God, however indirectly, when i know that i shouldn't be. This verse really put me in my place and told me that God knows all and understands all, even the stuff that we can't even begin to understand. One of my favorite verses is 1 John 2:17 "The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever."

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thank you to all who have visited and commented.

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      RootDoc 8 years ago

      This is a great set of favorites and your comments are super. Steve

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      His daughter 8 years ago

      I too have many favorites and they change depending on the day, what He is speaking to me or what I may be walking through. With all of that in mind, I can sum it all up with Psalm 116:1: "I love the Lord, because He has head (and now hears) my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live." (Amplified Bible). Keep up the good work!

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      Eddie Perkins 8 years ago


      Great job. So many favorites to be sure, but Heb 4:12 has to be one of mine. Especially as we share the Living Word online where so many may be reading it. People who don't leave comments, but the Word is powerful. People who argue, debate and curse, but the Living Word is powerful.  Let's just thoughtfully and prayerfully give it out in the power of the Holy Spirit and watch God work. ~ eddie

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thank you both very much. All so very true.

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      BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Nice! Things that leap out at me: "Against such things there is no law." Seriously, who can object to those thing?

      "Sharper than any double-edged sword," - And like any sharp tool, must be used carefully and responsbily.  As a boy my father and grandfather taught me to handle a pocket knife with respect.  How much more, then the word of God?

      Well done! Very well done!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      They are all beautiful and thank you so much for sharing and explaining why as you will inspire many.:)