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God On Earth   Revelation 11:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” Revelation 5:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes   And you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” 2 Timothy 4:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, Colossians 2:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, Genesis 1:26 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Revelation 20:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. ... Revelation 12:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 1 John 4:1-3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. 1 John 4:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Hebrews 1:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. Hebrews 1:1-14 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son”? ... 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, Philippians 2:5-7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. 1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Romans 6:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. John 18:36 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” John 8:3-11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” ... John 5:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. John 1:1-51 ESV / 2 helpful votes   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 was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ... Mark 2:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Matthew 28:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Matthew 25:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Matthew 24:29 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Matthew 24:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. Matthew 24:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. ... Matthew 19:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” Matthew 6:33 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:9-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 5:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Matthew 4:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Zechariah 14:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. Micah 4:1-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it shall be lifted up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it, and many nations shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide for strong nations far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore; but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken. For all the peoples walk each in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever. ... Daniel 7:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. Daniel 7:1-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head as he lay in his bed. Then he wrote down the dream and told the sum of the matter. Daniel declared, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea. And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another. The first was like a lion and had eagles' wings. Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man, and the mind of a man was given to it. And behold, another beast, a second one, like a bear. It was raised up on one side. It had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and it was told, ‘Arise, devour much flesh.’ ... Daniel 2:44 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever, Daniel 2:1-49 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him. Then the king commanded that the magicians, the enchanters, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans be summoned to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king. And the king said to them, “I had a dream, and my spirit is troubled to know the dream.” Then the Chaldeans said to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation.” The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “The word from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you shall be torn limb from limb, and your houses shall be laid in ruins. ... Ezekiel 36:1-38 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God: Because the enemy said of you, ‘Aha!’ and, ‘The ancient heights have become our possession,’ therefore prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord God: Precisely because they made you desolate and crushed you from all sides, so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations, and you became the talk and evil gossip of the people, therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God: Thus says the Lord God to the mountains and the hills, the ravines and the valleys, the desolate wastes and the deserted cities, which have become a prey and derision to the rest of the nations all around, therefore thus says the Lord God: Surely I have spoken in my hot jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who gave my land to themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and utter contempt, that they might make its pasturelands a prey. ... Ezekiel 21:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes   A ruin, ruin, ruin I will make it. This also shall not be, until he comes, the one to whom judgment belongs, and I will give it to him. Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Jeremiah 23:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. Isaiah 45:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed: Isaiah 11:1-16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins. ... Isaiah 3:1-26 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For behold, the Lord God of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply, all support of bread, and all support of water; the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder, the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor and the skillful magician and the expert in charms. And I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them. And the people will oppress one another, every one his fellow and every one his neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the despised to the honorable. ... Isaiah 2:2-4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Isaiah 2:1-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord. ... Numbers 14:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But truly, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord, Exodus 19:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” Genesis 1:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

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Angry With God   Job 42:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” Mark 3:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes   And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 2 Thessalonians 2:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes   In order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, Romans 8:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes   And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Jonah 4:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes   But God said to Jonah, “Do you do well to be angry for the plant?” And he said, “Yes, I do well to be angry, angry enough to die.” Psalm 37:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 1 John 4:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 1 John 4:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 1:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Romans 5:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— Matthew 13:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes   When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. Jeremiah 23:29 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? Isaiah 45:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things. Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Habakkuk 1:13 ESV / 1 helpful vote   You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do you idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he? Psalm 51:5 ESV / 1 helpful vote   Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.  

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Repent   Acts 3:19 ESV / 643 helpful votes   Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, 2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 488 helpful votes   The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. Matthew 4:17 ESV / 460 helpful votes   From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Luke 13:3 ESV / 453 helpful votes   No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 1 John 1:9 ESV / 450 helpful votes   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Acts 2:38 ESV / 431 helpful votes   And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 17:30 ESV / 362 helpful votes   The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, Matthew 3:8 ESV / 318 helpful votes   Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. 2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 318 helpful votes   If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Matthew 3:2 ESV / 302 helpful votes   “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Acts 11:18 ESV / 294 helpful votes   When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.” Luke 5:32 ESV / 281 helpful votes   I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Romans 2:4 ESV / 262 helpful votes   Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 248 helpful votes   Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Revelation 2:5 ESV / 244 helpful votes   Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Mark 1:15 ESV / 236 helpful votes   And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Acts 5:31 ESV / 225 helpful votes   God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. Revelation 3:19 ESV / 222 helpful votes   Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 220 helpful votes   For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. Luke 15:7 ESV / 209 helpful votes   Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Luke 24:47 ESV / 200 helpful votes   And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 2 Timothy 2:25 ESV / 193 helpful votes   Correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, Ezekiel 18:32 ESV / 186 helpful votes   For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.” Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 170 helpful votes   For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling, Luke 13:5 ESV / 167 helpful votes   No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” Acts 20:21 ESV / 166 helpful votes   Testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 26:20 ESV / 165 helpful votes   But declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. Luke 15:10 ESV / 161 helpful votes   Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” 2 Corinthians 7:9 ESV / 155 helpful votes   As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. Revelation 3:3 ESV / 151 helpful votes   Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. Matthew 9:13 ESV / 148 helpful votes   Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Luke 17:3 ESV / 144 helpful votes   Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, Mark 1:4 ESV / 142 helpful votes   John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Jeremiah 31:19 ESV / 139 helpful votes   For after I had turned away, I relented, and after I was instructed, I struck my thigh; I was ashamed, and I was confounded, because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’ Romans 2:5 ESV / 129 helpful votes   But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed. Acts 8:22 ESV / 128 helpful votes   Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. Luke 5:31-32 ESV / 128 helpful votes   And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Jonah 3:10 ESV / 128 helpful votes   When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it. Joel 2:13 ESV / 128 helpful votes   And rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. James 4:8 ESV / 124 helpful votes   Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Luke 3:3 ESV / 123 helpful votes   And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Zechariah 1:3 ESV / 122 helpful votes   Therefore say to them, Thus declares the Lord of hosts: Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. Mark 6:12 ESV / 121 helpful votes   So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. Revelation 2:16 ESV / 119 helpful votes   Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. 2 Chronicles 30:9 ESV / 118 helpful votes   For if you return to the Lord, your brothers and your children will find compassion with their captors and return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.” Ezekiel 18:30-32 ESV / 117 helpful votes   “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, declares the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.” Isaiah 44:22 ESV / 115 helpful votes   I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you. Psalm 38:18 ESV / 115 helpful votes   I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin. Mark 1:14-15 ESV / 110 helpful votes   Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Ezekiel 33:11 ESV / 110 helpful votes   Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel? Ezekiel 14:6 ESV / 109 helpful votes   “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: Repent and turn away from your idols, and turn away your faces from all your abominations. Ezekiel 18:21-23 ESV / 106 helpful votes   “But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done he shall live. Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live? Matthew 3:11 ESV / 105 helpful votes   “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Psalm 51:4 ESV / 103 helpful votes   Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. 2 Corinthians 7:9-10 ESV / 102 helpful votes   As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. Job 42:6 ESV / 102 helpful votes   Therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” John 6:44 ESV / 100 helpful votes   No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. Luke 3:8 ESV / 96 helpful votes   Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. Matthew 21:32 ESV / 96 helpful votes   For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him. Ezekiel 18:23 ESV / 96 helpful votes   Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live? Hebrews 12:17 ESV / 95 helpful votes   For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears. Hebrews 6:1 ESV / 94 helpful votes   Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, Acts 11:21 ESV / 89 helpful votes   And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. Jeremiah 26:3 ESV / 89 helpful votes   It may be they will listen, and every one turn from his evil way, that I may relent of the disaster that I intend to do to them because of their evil deeds. Deuteronomy 4:29-31 ESV / 88 helpful votes   But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in tribulation, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, you will return to the Lord your God and obey his voice. For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them. Romans 6:23 ESV / 87 helpful votes   For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Acts 19:4 ESV / 84 helpful votes   And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 83 helpful votes   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Isaiah 55:6-7 ESV / 83 helpful votes   “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Luke 3:8-9 ESV / 82 helpful votes   Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” Acts 13:24 ESV / 80 helpful votes   Before his coming, John had proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 1 John 1:8 ESV / 78 helpful votes   If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. James 5:19-20 ESV / 77 helpful votes   My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. Revelation 2:21 ESV / 76 helpful votes   I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. Hebrews 6:6 ESV / 75 helpful votes   And then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. Jeremiah 24:7 ESV / 73 helpful votes   I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart. Psalm 41:4 ESV / 73 helpful votes   As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 72 helpful votes   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. Jeremiah 18:8 ESV / 72 helpful votes   And if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it. Psalm 34:14 ESV / 72 helpful votes   Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Revelation 2:22 ESV / 71 helpful votes   Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, Matthew 12:41 ESV / 71 helpful votes   The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. Luke 17:3-4 ESV / 70 helpful votes   Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” Isaiah 55:7 ESV / 70 helpful votes   Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Exodus 32:14 ESV / 70 helpful votes   And the Lord relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people. Isaiah 19:22 ESV / 69 helpful votes   And the Lord will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the Lord, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them. Luke 24:46-47 ESV / 68 helpful votes   And said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. John 3:16 ESV / 66 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Romans 7:1-25 ESV / 65 helpful votes   Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. ... Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 ESV / 65 helpful votes   The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. Revelation 21:4 ESV / 62 helpful votes   He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” 2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 62 helpful votes   But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Jeremiah 31:18-20 ESV / 62 helpful votes   I have heard Ephraim grieving, ‘You have disciplined me, and I was disciplined, like an untrained calf; bring me back that I may be restored, for you are the Lord my God. For after I had turned away, I relented, and after I was instructed, I struck my thigh; I was ashamed, and I was confounded, because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’ Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he my darling child? For as often as I speak against him, I do remember him still. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, declares the Lord. Psalm 51:13 ESV / 61 helpful votes   Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you. Psalm 51:1 ESV / 61 helpful votes   To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Hosea 14:1 ESV / 60 helpful votes   Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. John 8:24 ESV / 59 helpful votes   I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.” John 3:36 ESV / 58 helpful votes   Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. Romans 10:13 ESV / 57 helpful votes   For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Joel 2:12 ESV / 54 helpful votes   “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

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Running From God   Psalm 139:7-10 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. Jonah 1:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes   But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord. Jonah 1:1-3 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord. 1 John 1:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Romans 3:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes   No one understands; no one seeks for God. Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. John 3:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. John 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Matthew 7:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. Matthew 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; Jonah 1:1-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord. But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep. ... Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ... 2 Kings 14:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He restored the border of Israel from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the Lord, the God of Israel, which he spoke by his servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was from Gath-hepher. Genesis 3:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ... Ephesians 3:7 ESV / 1 helpful vote   Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power.

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Running From God   Psalm 139:7-10 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. Jonah 1:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes   But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord. Jonah 1:1-3 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord. 1 John 1:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Romans 3:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes   No one understands; no one seeks for God. Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. John 3:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. John 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Matthew 7:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. Matthew 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; Jonah 1:1-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord. But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep. ... Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ... 2 Kings 14:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He restored the border of Israel from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the Lord, the God of Israel, which he spoke by his servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was from Gath-hepher. Genesis 3:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ... Ephesians 3:7 ESV / 1 helpful vote   Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power.

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Bad News   Psalm 112:6-7 ESV / 50 helpful votes   For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. John 16:33 ESV / 43 helpful votes   I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” Isaiah 54:1-17 ESV / 15 helpful votes   “Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord. “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities. “Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. ... 1 Thessalonians 4:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes   But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. Acts 10:34-35 ESV / 10 helpful votes   So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. John 14:27 ESV / 8 helpful votes   Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. Isaiah 53:1-12 ESV / 8 helpful votes   Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. ... Isaiah 45:1-25 ESV / 7 helpful votes   Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed: “I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I name you, though you do not know me. I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me, ... Galatians 5:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes   For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ... Luke 15:1-32 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. ... Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. ... Ezekiel 16:49-50 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it. Isaiah 41:1-42:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment. Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step? He gives up nations before him, so that he tramples kings underfoot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow. He pursues them and passes on safely, by paths his feet have not trod. Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he. The coastlands have seen and are afraid; the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near and come. ... Romans 3:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes   For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Acts 10:1-48 ESV / 5 helpful votes   At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.” And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God. And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. ... Luke 7:1-50 ESV / 5 helpful votes   After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.” ... Matthew 19:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes   For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.” Matthew 8:1-34 ESV / 5 helpful votes   When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, ... Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Psalm 113:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes   He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord! Psalm 112:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes   He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. 2 Samuel 1:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes   I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; very pleasant have you been to me; your love to me was extraordinary, surpassing the love of women. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Ephesians 1:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. Galatians 3:23-25 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian,  

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Children   Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 4,966 helpful votes   Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 3,884 helpful votes   Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Genesis 1:28 ESV / 3,021 helpful votes   And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 2,969 helpful votes   Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3 ESV / 2,704 helpful votes   Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Matthew 18:10 ESV / 2,599 helpful votes   “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 2,545 helpful votes   Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers. Isaiah 54:13 ESV / 1,980 helpful votes   All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. Mark 10:13-16 ESV / 1,720 helpful votes   And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. Matthew 19:14 ESV / 1,588 helpful votes   But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 1,565 helpful votes   Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Proverbs 20:11 ESV / 1,541 helpful votes   Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright. John 16:21 ESV / 1,530 helpful votes   When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. Colossians 3:20 ESV / 1,508 helpful votes   Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 1,508 helpful votes   Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. Exodus 20:12 ESV / 1,471 helpful votes   “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV / 1,405 helpful votes   Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 1,400 helpful votes   The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV / 1,399 helpful votes   You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Psalm 113:9 ESV / 1,368 helpful votes   He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord! Mark 10:14 ESV / 1,366 helpful votes   But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 1,347 helpful votes   Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him. 2 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV / 1,315 helpful votes   But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Proverbs 29:17 ESV / 1,306 helpful votes   Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart. Psalm 8:2 ESV / 1,266 helpful votes   Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 1,176 helpful votes   Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 1,151 helpful votes   And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Matthew 21:15-16 ESV / 1,106 helpful votes   But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” Matthew 18:2-6 ESV / 1,059 helpful votes   And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Deuteronomy 11:19 ESV / 1,042 helpful votes   You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. John 1:12 ESV / 1,035 helpful votes   But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, Genesis 33:5 ESV / 1,032 helpful votes   And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, “Who are these with you?” Jacob said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.” 3 John 1:4 ESV / 1,031 helpful votes   I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. Romans 8:14 ESV / 1,018 helpful votes   For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Colossians 3:21 ESV / 1,012 helpful votes   Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Proverbs 15:5 ESV / 972 helpful votes   A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. James 1:17 ESV / 949 helpful votes   Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. 1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 947 helpful votes   Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV / 873 helpful votes   “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children— Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 863 helpful votes   A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous. Luke 18:15-17 ESV / 852 helpful votes   Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” John 3:16 ESV / 838 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Matthew 19:13-15 ESV / 837 helpful votes   Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away. Hebrews 12:9-11 ESV / 836 helpful votes   Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Mark 9:37 ESV / 836 helpful votes   “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” Matthew 18:1-3 ESV / 827 helpful votes   At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 826 helpful votes   But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. Mark 9:36-37 ESV / 811 helpful votes   And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 779 helpful votes   A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ... Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 774 helpful votes   For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. 1 John 3:1 ESV / 735 helpful votes   See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 717 helpful votes   For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 702 helpful votes   “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 693 helpful votes   My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 681 helpful votes   Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Leviticus 19:3 ESV / 679 helpful votes   Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God. Matthew 19:13-14 ESV / 678 helpful votes   Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Luke 18:16 ESV / 673 helpful votes   But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Mark 10:15 ESV / 666 helpful votes   Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Matthew 5:9 ESV / 643 helpful votes   “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 636 helpful votes   Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 633 helpful votes   Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. Proverbs 23:13-14 ESV / 632 helpful votes   Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol. Psalm 127:1-5 ESV / 621 helpful votes   A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 605 helpful votes   For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Genesis 18:19 ESV / 597 helpful votes   For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.” 1 Peter 2:2-3 ESV / 588 helpful votes   Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. Exodus 20:5-6 ESV / 574 helpful votes   You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. 1 John 5:21 ESV / 571 helpful votes   Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Romans 8:16 ESV / 571 helpful votes   The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, Luke 17:2 ESV / 564 helpful votes   It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Matthew 18:12-14 ESV / 535 helpful votes   What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. Acts 16:31 ESV / 512 helpful votes   And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Romans 8:19 ESV / 505 helpful votes   For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 2 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 503 helpful votes   I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. Romans 8:15 ESV / 503 helpful votes   For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Psalm 128:3 ESV / 497 helpful votes   Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. 2 Chronicles 34:1-3 ESV / 491 helpful votes   Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he began to seek the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, and the carved and the metal images. John 3:16-17 ESV / 477 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Galatians 3:26-27 ESV / 467 helpful votes   For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Isaiah 49:15-16 ESV / 467 helpful votes   “Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. Galatians 3:26 ESV / 453 helpful votes   For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 1 John 3:2-3 ESV / 449 helpful votes   Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. 1 Corinthians 14:20 ESV / 448 helpful votes   Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature. Proverbs 10:1 ESV / 437 helpful votes   The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Isaiah 38:19 ESV / 424 helpful votes   The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children your faithfulness. Psalm 139:13 ESV / 423 helpful votes   For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 417 helpful votes   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, Luke 2:52 ESV / 413 helpful votes   And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. James 1:27 ESV / 406 helpful votes   Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 393 helpful votes   You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Psalm 115:14 ESV / 387 helpful votes   May the Lord give you increase, you and your children! Deuteronomy 30:1-3 ESV / 386 helpful votes   “And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you, and return to the Lord your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your soul, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you. Ecclesiastes 12:1 ESV / 379 helpful votes   Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; 2 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 362 helpful votes   And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Proverbs 20:7 ESV / 362 helpful votes   The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him! Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 346 helpful votes   Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, Matthew 7:12 ESV / 330 helpful votes   “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 300 helpful votes   A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother. Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 282 helpful votes   Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

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Kingdom Of God   Matthew 6:33 ESV / 659 helpful votes   But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. John 18:36 ESV / 505 helpful votes   Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” Luke 17:20-21 ESV / 476 helpful votes   Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” Mark 1:15 ESV / 449 helpful votes   And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Romans 14:17 ESV / 426 helpful votes   For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Matthew 4:17 ESV / 307 helpful votes   From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Daniel 2:44 ESV / 302 helpful votes   And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever, Matthew 16:19 ESV / 276 helpful votes   I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Revelation 11:15 ESV / 263 helpful votes   Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” Matthew 25:34 ESV / 258 helpful votes   Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Acts 28:31 ESV / 250 helpful votes   Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance. Matthew 6:10 ESV / 225 helpful votes   Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 1 Corinthians 6:9 ESV / 212 helpful votes   Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, Matthew 12:28 ESV / 209 helpful votes   But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. Daniel 7:27 ESV / 209 helpful votes   And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; their kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey them.’ Matthew 5:3 ESV / 203 helpful votes   “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. John 3:3 ESV / 199 helpful votes   Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Luke 10:9 ESV / 194 helpful votes   Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ Zechariah 14:9 ESV / 174 helpful votes   And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day the Lord will be one and his name one. Mark 1:14-15 ESV / 172 helpful votes   Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Matthew 7:21 ESV / 172 helpful votes   “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. John 3:5 ESV / 168 helpful votes   Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Matthew 5:10 ESV / 168 helpful votes   “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Colossians 1:13 ESV / 166 helpful votes   He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, Luke 17:21 ESV / 166 helpful votes   Nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” Psalm 103:19 ESV / 165 helpful votes   The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 163 helpful votes   Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Matthew 3:2 ESV / 157 helpful votes   “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 154 helpful votes   Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Luke 11:20 ESV / 151 helpful votes   But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. Luke 12:32 ESV / 148 helpful votes   “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Revelation 21:1-4 ESV / 141 helpful votes   Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I 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 the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” 1 Corinthians 4:20 ESV / 141 helpful votes   For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power. Matthew 5:20 ESV / 137 helpful votes   For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 13:11 ESV / 136 helpful votes   And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. Matthew 24:14 ESV / 134 helpful votes   And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 19:14 ESV / 128 helpful votes   But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 4:23 ESV / 124 helpful votes   And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. Luke 13:28-29 ESV / 119 helpful votes   In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. Acts 28:23 ESV / 118 helpful votes   When they had appointed a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in greater numbers. From morning till evening he expounded to them, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets. 1 Corinthians 15:50 ESV / 115 helpful votes   I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Romans 2:6-8 ESV / 115 helpful votes   He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 114 helpful votes   Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Isaiah 9:6-7 ESV / 113 helpful votes   For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. Luke 16:16 ESV / 110 helpful votes   “The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it. Luke 9:2 ESV / 109 helpful votes   And he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. Revelation 5:10 ESV / 107 helpful votes   And you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” Matthew 13:44 ESV / 105 helpful votes   “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Luke 4:43 ESV / 103 helpful votes   But he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” Matthew 9:35 ESV / 103 helpful votes   And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. Matthew 10:7 ESV / 100 helpful votes   And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Mark 9:1 ESV / 99 helpful votes   And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.” Matthew 13:1-58 ESV / 98 helpful votes   That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, ... 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 97 helpful votes   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. Philippians 3:20 ESV / 95 helpful votes   But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 8:12 ESV / 95 helpful votes   But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Matthew 11:12 ESV / 93 helpful votes   From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. John 3:16 ESV / 92 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Matthew 18:3 ESV / 92 helpful votes   And said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:5 ESV / 92 helpful votes   “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Revelation 20:4-6 ESV / 89 helpful votes   Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years. Acts 1:6 ESV / 85 helpful votes   So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” Acts 3:19-21 ESV / 82 helpful votes   Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. Acts 28:30-31 ESV / 79 helpful votes   He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance. Acts 19:8 ESV / 79 helpful votes   And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

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Food   1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 1,187 helpful votes   So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Genesis 1:29 ESV / 911 helpful votes   And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. John 6:35 ESV / 836 helpful votes   Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. Genesis 9:3 ESV / 724 helpful votes   Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. 1 Corinthians 8:8 ESV / 594 helpful votes   Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 522 helpful votes   As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ... Matthew 4:4 ESV / 491 helpful votes   But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 1 Timothy 4:4-5 ESV / 456 helpful votes   For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV / 438 helpful votes   Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. John 6:27 ESV / 408 helpful votes   Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” Mark 7:14-23 ESV / 381 helpful votes   And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) ... Proverbs 15:17 ESV / 356 helpful votes   Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it. Matthew 6:25 ESV / 354 helpful votes   “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Isaiah 1:19 ESV / 340 helpful votes   If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; John 4:34 ESV / 314 helpful votes   Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. Matthew 5:6 ESV / 308 helpful votes   “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Psalm 104:15 ESV / 308 helpful votes   And wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart. Leviticus 11:1-47 ESV / 308 helpful votes   And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. ... Psalm 136:25 ESV / 262 helpful votes   He who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever. Proverbs 25:27 ESV / 258 helpful votes   It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory. Psalm 107:9 ESV / 234 helpful votes   For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. Genesis 1:30 ESV / 222 helpful votes   And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 2 Corinthians 9:10 ESV / 218 helpful votes   He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. Colossians 2:16-17 ESV / 212 helpful votes   Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 208 helpful votes   Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. Malachi 3:10 ESV / 206 helpful votes   Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. 1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 204 helpful votes   Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— Exodus 16:12 ESV / 194 helpful votes   “I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’” Revelation 3:20 ESV / 188 helpful votes   Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Genesis 9:3-4 ESV / 188 helpful votes   Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. 1 Corinthians 6:13 ESV / 182 helpful votes   “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. Proverbs 27:7 ESV / 178 helpful votes   One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 174 helpful votes   Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. John 6:51 ESV / 166 helpful votes   I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” Proverbs 25:16 ESV / 140 helpful votes   If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it. Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 140 helpful votes   Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” 1 Timothy 6:7-8 ESV / 138 helpful votes   For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. Acts 2:46-47 ESV / 138 helpful votes   And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Luke 9:16-17 ESV / 138 helpful votes   And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces. Proverbs 23:2 ESV / 138 helpful votes   And put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Proverbs 11:25 ESV / 138 helpful votes   Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Genesis 43:11 ESV / 132 helpful votes   Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: take some of the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry a present down to the man, a little balm and a little honey, gum, myrrh, pistachio nuts, and almonds. 3 John 1:2 ESV / 128 helpful votes   Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. Ezekiel 4:9 ESV / 116 helpful votes   “And you, take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and emmer, and put them into a single vessel and make your bread from them. During the number of days that you lie on your side, 390 days, you shall eat it. Proverbs 23:20-21 ESV / 116 helpful votes   Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags. 1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 111 helpful votes   “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. 2 Samuel 17:27-29 ESV / 111 helpful votes   When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi the son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Machir the son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim, brought beds, basins, and earthen vessels, wheat, barley, flour, parched grain, beans and lentils, honey and curds and sheep and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat, for they said, “The people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness.” Exodus 16:31 ESV / 111 helpful votes   Now the house of Israel called its name manna. It was like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. Genesis 3:19 ESV / 111 helpful votes   By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Judges 14:8-9 ESV / 101 helpful votes   After some days he returned to take her. And he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey. He scraped it out into his hands and went on, eating as he went. And he came to his father and mother and gave some to them, and they ate. But he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey from the carcass of the lion. Deuteronomy 14:1-29 ESV / 99 helpful votes   “You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. “You shall not eat any abomination. These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, and the mountain sheep. ... Job 10:10 ESV / 94 helpful votes   Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese? Job 6:6 ESV / 94 helpful votes   Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow? Luke 15:23 ESV / 91 helpful votes   And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. Genesis 19:3 ESV / 91 helpful votes   But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. Matthew 14:19 ESV / 86 helpful votes   Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. Daniel 1:1-21 ESV / 86 helpful votes   In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God. And he brought them to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his god. Then the king commanded Ashpenaz, his chief eunuch, to bring some of the people of Israel, both of the royal family and of the nobility, youths without blemish, of good appearance and skillful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning, and competent to stand in the king's palace, and to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans. The king assigned them a daily portion of the food that the king ate, and of the wine that he drank. They were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king. ... Ezra 6:9 ESV / 86 helpful votes   And whatever is needed—bulls, rams, or sheep for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, or oil, as the priests at Jerusalem require—let that be given to them day by day without fail, Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 81 helpful votes   Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ... Numbers 17:8 ESV / 81 helpful votes   On the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony, and behold, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds. Acts 14:17 ESV / 78 helpful votes   Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” Matthew 3:4 ESV / 78 helpful votes   Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Isaiah 65:3-6 ESV / 78 helpful votes   A people who provoke me to my face continually, sacrificing in gardens and making offerings on bricks; who sit in tombs, and spend the night in secret places; who eat pig's flesh, and broth of tainted meat is in their vessels; who say, “Keep to yourself, do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.” These are a smoke in my nostrils, a fire that burns all the day. Behold, it is written before me: “I will not keep silent, but I will repay; I will indeed repay into their bosom Luke 11:12 ESV / 74 helpful votes   Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? Job 23:12 ESV / 74 helpful votes   I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food. Nehemiah 13:15 ESV / 74 helpful votes   In those days I saw in Judah people treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in heaps of grain and loading them on donkeys, and also wine, grapes, figs, and all kinds of loads, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. And I warned them on the day when they sold food. Revelation 6:2-6 ESV / 64 helpful votes   And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword. When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!” 1 Corinthians 10:20-21 ESV / 64 helpful votes   No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.

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Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 928 helpful votes   The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ... James 5:9 ESV / 899 helpful votes   Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. Proverbs 22:10 ESV / 887 helpful votes   Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease. Luke 17:3 ESV / 879 helpful votes   Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, Leviticus 20:13 ESV / 866 helpful votes   If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. John 3:16-17 ESV / 822 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Proverbs 15:31-32 ESV / 821 helpful votes   The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. Romans 6:23 ESV / 820 helpful votes   For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. John 3:16 ESV / 809 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 7:24 ESV / 808 helpful votes   Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” 1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 805 helpful votes   But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 John 1:9 ESV / 796 helpful votes   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 792 helpful votes   Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Romans 8:31 ESV / 763 helpful votes   What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 755 helpful votes   “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Colossians 3:13 ESV / 712 helpful votes   Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Exodus 22:18 ESV / 706 helpful votes   “You shall not permit a sorceress to live. Proverbs 15:31-33 ESV / 693 helpful votes   The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor. Romans 12:2 ESV / 686 helpful votes   Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:3 ESV / 683 helpful votes   For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. Proverbs 14:1-35 ESV / 669 helpful votes   The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them. Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. ... 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 651 helpful votes   Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Philippians 2:1-11 ESV / 631 helpful votes   So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, ... Matthew 7:3-5 ESV / 613 helpful votes   Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. Proverbs 29:1 ESV / 570 helpful votes   He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. Matthew 10:8 ESV / 538 helpful votes   Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 522 helpful votes   For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Proverbs 12:1 ESV / 502 helpful votes   Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. Hebrews 10:25 ESV / 417 helpful votes   Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

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