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My Favorite Bible Verses

[I chose the New Revised Standard Version for its combination of poetry, accuracy, and readability.]

But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. -- Joshua 24:15c


Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. -- Psalm 19:14


Love is patient and kind;

Love is not jealous or boastful;

it is not arrogant or rude.

Love does not insist on its own way;

it is not irritable or resentful;

it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.

Love bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things. -- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7


But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,

they shall mount up with wings like eagles,

they shall run and not be weary,

they shall walk and not faint. -- Isaiah 40:31


Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.

He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream,

and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green,

and is not anxious in the fear of drought,

for it does not cease to bear fruit. -- Jeremiah 17:7-8


Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find;

knock, and it will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds,

and to him who knocks it will be opened. -- Matthew 7:7-8


Do you not know that you are God's temple

and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him,

For God's temple is holy, and that temple you are. -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-17


For this commandment which I command you this day

is not too hard for you, neither is it far off....

But the word is very near you;

it is in your mouth and in your heart,

so that you can do it. -- Deuteronomy 30:11,14


No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.

God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your strength,

but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape,

that you may be able to endure it. -- 1 Corinthians 10:13


Consider Him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself,

so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted

to the point of shedding your blood. -- Hebrews 12:3-4


The Lord is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

The Lord is good to all,

and His compassion is over all that He has made. -- Psalm 145:8-9


A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,

and favor is better than silver or gold. -- Proverbs 22:1


For every wild animal of the forest is mine,

the cattle on a thousand hills. -- Psalm 50:10


Be angry but do not sin;

do not let the sun go down on your anger. -- Ephesians 4:26


This is the day that the Lord has made;

let us rejoice and be glad in it. -- Psalm 118:24


Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord,

the people whom he has chosen as his heritage. -- Psalm 33:12



I'll add more verses as they occur to me. Send your favorites to altruria@verizon.net.

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