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For all people there are some major questions that each and every one of us wish we could have answered. I am happy to say that myself and many others have found satisfactory answers for all of life’s questions. This is because of the source in whom we have gone for those answers; One who knows all things and is “trustworthy and true”…

… God…

You have been invited to bring to Him some of the most difficult or curious of questions that you have hoped to have answers for by this point in your life. Both the questions and answers will be generalized so that the most people will be benefitted, but I do believe that in the end, you will be satisfied and rewarded for your search.

God speaks plainly yet powerfully through His Word – but we must be ready to hear it. We are ready when our hearts and our minds are humble. I have learnt in life that humility can be grown out of gratitude. To prepare yourself, before you begin going through the questions and answers, take the next week or so to “count your blessings,” and for all things as you go about your day, quietly give thanks to God.

The answers to the questions are in the format of ‘scripture references’. You can view them by hovering over the given passage.

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Is God real? ,
1		The heavens declare the glory of God,
			and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
2		Day to day pours out speech,
			and night to night reveals knowledge.

The 19th Psalm

4 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.)

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 3

So God DID create everything? ,
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

The Book of Genesis, chapter 1

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12		It is he who made the earth by his power,
			who established the world by his wisdom,
			and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 10

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11		"Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
			to receive glory and honor and power,
		for you created all things,
			and by your will they existed and were created."

The Revelation, chapter 4

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was 
God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, 
and without him was not any thing made that was made.

The Book of John, chapter 1

But where did God come from…? ,
2		"Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3		Dress for action like a man;
			I will question you, and you make it known to me.

4		"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
			Tell me, if you have understanding.

The Book of Job, chapter 38

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10		"You are my witnesses," declares the Lord,
			"and my servant whom I have chosen,
		that you may know and believe me
			and understand that I am he.
		Before me no god was formed,
			nor shall there be any after me.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 43

2		Before the mountains were brought forth,
			or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
			from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

The 90th Psalm

Where did I come from? ,
13		For you formed my inward parts;
			you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14		I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
		Wonderful are your works;
			my soul knows it very well.
15		My frame was not hidden from you,
		when I was being made in secret,
			intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16		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.     

The 139th Psalm

4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

5		"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." 

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 1

What is God Like? ,
16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is 
love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.    

The First Epistle of John, chapter 4

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8		The Lord is gracious and merciful,
			slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

The 145th Psalm

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23 "Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? 24 Can a man 
hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I 
not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 23

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7		Where shall I go from your Spirit?
			Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8		If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
			If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9		If I take the wings of the morning
			and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10		even there your hand shall lead me,
			and your right hand shall hold me.
11		If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me,
			and the light about me be night,"
12		even the darkness is not dark to you;
			the night is bright as the day,
			for darkness is as light with you.

The 139th Psalm

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24		For he looks to the ends of the earth
			and sees everything under the heavens.

The Book of Job, chapter 28

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4		For a thousand years in your sight
			are but as yesterday when it is past,
			or as a watch in the night.

The 90th Psalm

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2		Before the mountains were brought forth,
			or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
			from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

The 90th Psalm

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27 "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?"

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 32

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28		Have you not known? Have you not heard?
		The Lord is the everlasting God,
			the Creator of the ends of the earth.
		He does not faint or grow weary;
			his understanding is unsearchable.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 40

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27 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man it is impossible, but not with God. 
For all things are possible with God."

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 10

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5		Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
			his understanding is beyond measure.

The 147th Psalm

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13		Who has measured the Spirit of the Lord,
			or what man shows him his counsel?
14		Whom did he consult,
			and who made him understand?
		Who taught him the path of justice,
			and taught him knowledge,
			and showed him the way of understanding?

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 40

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19		God is not man, that he should lie,
			or a son of man, that he should change his mind.
		Has he said, and will he not do it?
			Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

The Book of Numbers, chapter 23

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6 "For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not 
consumed.

The Book of Malachi, chapter 3

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11		"Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
			Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
			awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?

The Book of Exodus, chapter 15

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2		"There is none holy like the Lord:
			for there is none besides you;
			there is no rock like our God.

The First Book of Samuel, chapter 2

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19		The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
			and his kingdom rules over all.

The 103th Psalm

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6		Whatever the LORD pleases, he does,
			in heaven and on earth,
			in the seas and all deeps.

The 135th Psalm

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2		Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
			righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

The 97th Psalm

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15 "O LORD, the God of Israel, you are just, for we are left a remnant that has 
escaped, as it is today. Behold, we are before you in our guilt, for none can 
stand before you because of this."

The Book of Ezra, chapter 9

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11		God is a righteous judge,
			and a God who feels indignation every day.

12		If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword;
			he has bent and readied his bow;

The 7th Psalm

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9		Behold, the day of the Lord comes,
			cruel, with wrath and fierce anger,
		to make the land a desolation
			and to destroy its sinners from it.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 13

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33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How 
unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

The Book of Romans, chapter 11

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15		But you, O LORD, are a God merciful and gracious,
			slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

The 86th Psalm

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18		Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you,
			and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.
		For the Lord is a God of justice;
			blessed are all those who wait for him.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 30

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5		For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
			abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

The 86th Psalm

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1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high 
and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood 
the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he 
covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said:

		"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
		the whole earth is full of his glory!"

4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, 
and the house was filled with smoke. 5 And I said: "Woe is me! For I am lost; 
for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean 
lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!"

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that 
he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth and said: 
"Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin 
atoned for."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 6

24		Therefore men fear him;
			he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit."

The Book of Job, chapter 37

Is there really only one God? ,
5		"To whom will you liken me and make me equal,
			and compare me, that we may be alike?"

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 46

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11		I, I am the Lord,
			and besides me there is no savior.
12		I declared and saved and proclaimed,
			when there was no strange god among you;
			and you are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "and I am God.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 43

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6		"Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel
			and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts:
		I am the first and I am the last;
			besides me there is no god."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 44

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32		"For who is God, but the LORD?
			And who is a rock, except our God?"

The Second Book of Samuel, chapter 22

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39 …know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the LORD is God in 
heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.

The Book of Numbers, chapter 4

60 "…that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is 
no other."

The First Book of Kings, chapter 8

Will I have consciousness after death? ,
7 …and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God 
who gave it.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 12

2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to 
everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

The Book of Daniel, chapter 12

Why Do Bad Things Happen? ,
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, 
against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, 
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 6

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31 "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you all, that he might sift you 
all like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And 
when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 22

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12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through 
sin, and so death spread to all people because all sinned…

The Book of Romans, chapter 5

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29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, 
malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are 
gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors 
of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 
32 Though they know God's righteous decree that those who practice such things 
deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice 
them.

The Book of Romans, chapter 1

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16		The wages of the righteous is life,
			but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 10

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1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, 
following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the 
air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom 
we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the
body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of 
mankind.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 2

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18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth 
comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation 
waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the 
creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who 
subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its 
bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of 
God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the 
pains of childbirth until now.

The Book of Romans, chapter 8

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8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a 
roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, 
knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your 
brotherhood throughout the world.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 5

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1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 
2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, 
for they feared the people.

3 Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the 
twelve. 4 He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he 
might betray him to them.

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 22

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13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God," for God 
cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.

The Epistle of James, chapter 1

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1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the 
devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And 
the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these 
stones to become loaves of bread." 4 But he answered, "It is written,

		"'Man shall not live by bread alone,
			but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the 
temple 6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for 
it is written,

		"'He will command his angels concerning you,'
and
		"'On their hands they will bear you up,
			lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"

7 Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not put the LORD your God 
to the test.'" 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed 
him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, "All 
these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." 10 Then Jesus 
said to him, "Be gone, Satan! For it is written,

		"'You shall worship the LORD your God
			and him only shall you serve.'"

11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 4

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7 "Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that 
temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!"

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 18

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7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not 
submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

The Book of Romans, chapter 8

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10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may 
have life and have it abundantly."

The Book of John, chapter 10

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7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is 
righteous, as he is righteous. 8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the 
devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of 
God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one born of God makes 
a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on 
sinning because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the 
children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not 
practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his 
brother.

11 For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we 
should love one another. 12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one 
and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were 
evil and his brother's righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, brothers and sisters, 
that the world hates you.

The First Epistle of John, chapter 3

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7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he 
also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap 
corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap 
eternal life.

The Epistle to the Galatians, chapter 6

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17		"Like keepers of a field are they against her all around,
			because she has rebelled against me,"
		declares the LORD.
18		"Your ways and your deeds
			have brought this upon you.
		This is your doom, and it is bitter;
			it has reached your very heart."

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 4

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4		How long will the land mourn
			and the grass of every field wither?
		For the evil of those who dwell in it
			the beasts and the birds are swept away,
			because they said, "He will not see our latter end."

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 12

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11 "Now, therefore, say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: 
'Thus says the LORD, Behold, I am shaping disaster against you and devising a 
plan against you. Return, every one from his evil way, and amend your ways and 
your deeds.'

12 "But they say, 'That is in vain! We will follow our own plans, and will every 
one act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'

13		"Therefore thus says the LORD:
		Ask among the nations,
			Who has heard the like of this?
		The virgin Israel
			has done a very horrible thing."

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 18

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27 "The king mourns, the prince is wrapped in despair, and the hands of the 
people of the land are paralyzed by terror. According to their way I will do to 
them, and according to their judgments I will judge them, and they shall know 
that I am the LORD."

The Book of Ezekiel, chapter 7

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1 Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel. 2 So 
David said to Joab and the commanders of the army, "Go, number Israel, from 
Beersheba to Dan, and bring me a report, that I may know their number." 3 But 
Joab said, "May the LORD add to his people a hundred times as many as they are! 
Are they not, my lord the king, all of them my lord's servants? Why then should 
my lord require this? Why should it be a cause of guilt for Israel?"

The First Book of Chronicles, chapter 21

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1 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, 
2 and with his wife's knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds 
and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3 But Peter 
said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and 
to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? 4 While it remained 
unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your 
disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have 
not lied to man but to God."

The Book of Acts, chapter 5

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7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of 
the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to 
harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the 
Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, "My grace is 
sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will 
boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may 
rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, 
insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am 
strong.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 12

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33 "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."

The Book of John, chapter 16

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Chapter 1
      
1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was 
blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. 2 There 
were born to him seven sons and three daughters. 3 He possessed 7,000 sheep, 
3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, 
so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. 4 His sons 
used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would 
send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 And when the 
days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and 
he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the 
number of them all. For Job said, "It may be that my children have sinned, and 
cursed God in their hearts." Thus Job did continually.

6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before 
the LORD, and Satan also came among them. 7 The LORD said to Satan, "From where 
have you come?" Satan answered the LORD and said, "From going to and fro on the 
earth, and from walking up and down on it." 8 And the LORD said to Satan, "Have 
you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a 
blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?" 9 Then 
Satan answered the LORD and said, "Does Job fear God for no reason? 10 Have you 
not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? 
You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in 
the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will 
curse you to your face." 12 And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he 
has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand." So Satan 
went out from the presence of the LORD.

13 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking 
wine in their oldest brother's house, 14 and there came a messenger to Job and 
said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 and the 
Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants with the edge 
of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you." 16 While he was yet 
speaking, there came another and said, "The fire of God fell from heaven and 
burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have 
escaped to tell you." 17 While he was yet speaking, there came another and 
said, "The Chaldeans formed three groups and made a raid on the camels and took 
them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have 
escaped to tell you." 18 While he was yet speaking, there came another and 
said, "Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest 
brother's house, 19 and behold, a great wind came across the wilderness and 
struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and 
they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you."

20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground 
and worshiped.21 And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked 
shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name 
of the LORD."

22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.

Chapter 2

1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before 
the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD. 
2 And the LORD said to Satan, "From where have you come?" Satan answered the 
LORD and said, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and 
down on it." 3 And the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job, 
that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who 
fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although 
you incited me against him to destroy him without reason." 4 Then Satan 
answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for 
his life. 5 But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he 
will curse you to your face." 6 And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in 
your hand; only spare his life."

7 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome 
sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 And he took a piece 
of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes.

9 Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God 
and die." 10 But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would 
speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive disaster?" In 
all this Job did not sin with his lips.
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10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And behold, 
there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was 
bent over and could not fully straighten herself. 12 When Jesus saw her, he 
called her over and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your disability." 
13 And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she 
glorified God.

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 13

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3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering 
produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces 
hope…

The Book of Romans, chapter 5

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12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to 
test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice 
insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad 
when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you 
are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15 But let 
none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 
16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him 
glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the 
household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those 
who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And

		"If the righteous is scarcely saved,
			what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to 
a faithful Creator while doing good.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 4

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5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

		"My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
			nor be weary when reproved by him.
6		For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
			and chastises every son whom he receives."

7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. 
For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 12

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9 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.

10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, 
whereas worldly grief produces death.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 7

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12 "Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you."

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 29

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16 Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may 
receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 4

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28 And we know that for those who love God, He works all things together for 
good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he 
foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order 
that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

The Book of Romans, chapter 8

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1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked 
him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" 
3 Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that 
the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of him who 
sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5 As long as I 
am in the world, I am the light of the world." 6 Having said these things, he 
spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man's 
eyes with the mud 7 and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which 
means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.

8 The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar were saying, "Is 
this not the man who used to sit and beg?" 9 Some said, "It is he." Others 
said, "No, but he is like him." He kept saying, "I am the man." 10 So they said 
to him, "Then how were your eyes opened?" 11 He answered, "The man called Jesus 
made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.' So I 
went and washed and received my sight." 12 They said to him, "Where is he?" He 
said, "I do not know."

13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14 Now it 
was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15 So the 
Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, 
"He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see." 16 Some of the Pharisees 
said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath." But others 
said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And there was a division 
among them. 17 So they said again to the blind man, "What do you say about him, 
since he has opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."

18 The Jewish leadership and those under their influence did not believe that 
he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of 
the man who had received his sight 19 and asked them, "Is this your son, who 
you say was born blind? How then does he now see?" 20 His parents answered, 
"We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. 21 But how he now 
sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. 
He will speak for himself." 22 (His parents said these things because they 
feared the Jewish leadership and those under their influence, for they had
already agreed that if anyone should confess Jesus to be Christ, he was to be 
put out of the synagogue.) 23 Therefore his parents said, "He is of age; ask 
him."

24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to 
him, "Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner." 25 He answered, 
"Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was 
blind, now I see." 26 They said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open 
your eyes?" 27 He answered them, "I have told you already, and you would not 
listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his 
disciples?" 28 And they reviled him, saying, "You are his disciple, but we are 
disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this 
man, we do not know where he comes from." 30 The man answered, "Why, this is an 
amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 
31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of 
God and does his will, God listens to him. 32 Never since the world began has 
it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. 33 If this man 
were not from God, he could do nothing." 34 They answered him, "You were born 
in utter sin, and would you teach us?" And they cast him out.

35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, "Do 
you believe in the Son of Man?" 36 He answered, "And who is he, sir, that I may 
believe in him?" 37 Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and it is he who is 
speaking to you." 38 He said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him. 39 Jesus 
said, "For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, 
and those who see may become blind." 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard 
these things, and said to him, "Are we also blind?" 41 Jesus said to them, "If 
you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, 'We see,' your 
guilt remains.

The Book of John, chapter 9

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1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her 
sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his 
feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to 
him, saying, "Lord, he whom you love is ill." 4 But when Jesus heard it he 
said, "This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that 
the Son of God may be glorified through it."

5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when he heard that 
Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 7 Then 
after this he said to the disciples, "Let us go to Judea again." 8 The 
disciples said to him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and 
are you going there again?" 9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in 
the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the 
light of this world. 10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because 
the light is not in him." 11 After saying these things, he said to them, "Our 
friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him." 12 The disciples 
said to him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover." 13 Now Jesus had 
spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 
14 Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died, 15 and for your sake I am 
glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him." 
16 So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, 
that we may die with him."

17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four 
days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, 19 and many of the 
Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 
20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary 
remained seated in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been 
here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever you 
ask from God, God will give you." 23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise 
again." 24 Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the 
resurrection on the last day." 25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and 
the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and 
everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" 
27 She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of 
God, who is coming into the world."

28 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in 
private, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you." 29 And when she heard 
it, she rose quickly and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the 
village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 When the Jews 
who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go 
out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. 
32 Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, 
saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." 
33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, 
he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. 34 And he said, "Where 
have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see." 35 Jesus wept. 36 
So the Jews said, "See how he loved him!" 37 But some of them said, "Could not 
he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?"

38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone 
lay against it. 39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the 
dead man, said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has 
been dead four days." 40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you 
believed you would see the glory of God?" 41 So they took away the stone. And 
Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 
42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people 
standing around, that they may believe that you sent me." 43 When he had said 
these things, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out." 44 The man 
who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face 
wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

The Book of John, chapter 11

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1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the 
whole of Achaia:

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies 
and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may 
be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which 
we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ's 
sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 6 If we are 
afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is 
for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same 
sufferings that we suffer. 7 Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as 
you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

8 For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, of the affliction 
we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength 
that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the 
sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who 
raises the dead. 10 He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will 
deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. 11 You 
also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for 
the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 1

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8		But now, O LORD, you are our Father;
			we are the clay, and you are our potter;
			we are all the work of your hand.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 64

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1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 "Arise, and go down to the 
potter's house, and there I will let you hear my words." 3 So I went down to 
the potter's house, and there he was working at his wheel. 4 And the vessel he 
was making of clay was spoiled in the potter's hand, and he reworked it into 
another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do. 

5 Then the word of the LORD came to me: 6 "O house of Israel, can I not do with 
you as this potter has done?" declares the LORD. "Behold, like the clay in the 
potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. 7 If at any time I 
declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down 
and destroy it, 8 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. 9 And 
if at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and 
plant it, 10 and if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I 
will relent of the good that I had intended to do to it."

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 18

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10		"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver;
			I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 48

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9		"Woe to him who strives with him who formed him,
			a pot among earthen pots!
		Does the clay say to him who forms it, 'What are you making?'
			or 'Your work has no handles'?"

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 45

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8		Bless our God, O peoples;
			let the sound of his praise be heard,
9		who has kept our soul among the living
			and has not let our feet slip.
10		For you, O God, have tested us;
			you have tried us as silver is tried.
11		You brought us into the net;
			you laid a crushing burden on our backs;
12		you let men ride over our heads;
			we went through fire and through water;
		yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.

The 66th Psalm

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9		"And I will put this third into the fire,
			and refine them as one refines silver,
			and test them as gold is tested.
		They will call upon my name,
			and I will answer them.
		I will say, 'They are my people';
			and they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"

The Book of Zechariah, chapter 13

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3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his 
great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the 
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is 
imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God's 
power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in 
the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if 
necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested 
genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is 
tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the 
revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. 
Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is 
inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the 
salvation of your souls.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 1

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2 Count it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you meet trials of various 
kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 
4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and 
complete, lacking in nothing.

The Epistle of James, chapter 1

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20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of 
affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall 
see your Teacher. 21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This 
is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the 
left.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 30

20 "As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring 
it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today."

The Book of Genesis, chapter 50

So is this why it’s felt like I’ve lived my whole life in the School of Hard Knocks and Life’s Lessons Learned? ,
8		You have kept count of my tossings;
			put my tears in your bottle.
			Are they not in your book?

The 56th Psalm

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11		My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline
			or be weary of his reproof,
12		for the LORD reproves him whom he loves,
			as a father the son in whom he delights.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 3

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13		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?

The Book of Habakkuk, chapter 1

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8		"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
			neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.
9		"For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
			so are my ways higher than your ways
			and my thoughts than your thoughts."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 55

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10		If favor is shown to the wicked,
			he does not learn righteousness;
		in the land of uprightness he deals corruptly
			and does not see the majesty of the LORD.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 26

34 At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my 
reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him 
who lives forever,

		for his dominion is an everlasting dominion,
			and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;
35		all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
			and he does according to his will among the host of heaven
			and among the inhabitants of the earth;
		and none can stay his hand
			or say to him, "What have you done?"

36 At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, 
my majesty and splendor returned to me. My counselors and my lords sought me, 
and I was established in my kingdom, and still more greatness was added to me. 
37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for 
all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he 
is able to humble.

The Book of Daniel, chapter 4

What Would God Say To Me To Comfort Me in My Time of Need? ,
18		The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
			and saves the crushed in spirit.

The 34th Psalm

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4		From of old no one has heard
			or perceived by the ear,
		no eye has seen a God besides you,
			who acts for those who wait for him.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 64

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2		The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
			my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
			my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

The 18th Psalm

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18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth 
comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

The Book of Romans, chapter 8

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13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, 
and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation 
he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 10

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6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the 
proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he 
cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls 
around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in 
your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by 
your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little 
while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, 
will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 5

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18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those 
who are being tempted.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 2

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1		But now thus says the LORD,
		he who created you, O Jacob,
			he who formed you, O Israel:
		"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
			I have called you by name, you are mine.
2		When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
			and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
		when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
			and the flame shall not consume you.
3		For I am the LORD your God,
			the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
		I give Egypt as your ransom,
			Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
4		Because you are precious in my eyes,
			and honored, and I love you,
		I give men in return for you,
			peoples in exchange for your life."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 43

16		Come and hear, all you who fear God,
			and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
17		I cried to him with my mouth,
			and high praise was on my tongue.
18		If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,
			the LORD would not have listened.
19		But truly God has listened;
			he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

20		Blessed be God,
			because he has not rejected my prayer
			or removed his steadfast love from me!

The 66th Psalm

What is Love? ,
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 
5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful 
and does not count up wrongdoing; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but 
rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes 
all things, endures all things.

8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they 
will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 13

9 For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, 
You shall not steal, You shall not covet," and any other commandment, are 
summed up in this word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 10 Love 
does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

The Book of Romans, chapter 13

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Who Can Show THIS Love 24/7?
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has 
been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, 
because God is love.

The First Epistle of John, chapter 4

How Can I know God Loves Me? ,
13 "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his 
friends."

The Book of John, chapter 15

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16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes 
in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 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.

The Book of John, chapter 3

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3			The LORD appeared to me from far away.
		"I have loved you with an everlasting love;
			therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you."

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 31

7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good 
person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that 
while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

The Book of Romans, chapter 5

What makes me a sinner? ,
1 And God spoke all these words, saying,

2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the 
house of slavery.

3 "You shall have no other gods besides me.

4 "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything 
that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the 
water under the earth. 5 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, 6 but 
showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and 
keep my commandments.

7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will 
not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

8 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor, and 
do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On 
it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male 
servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is 
within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, 
and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD 
blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land 
that the LORD your God is giving you.

13 "You shall not murder or even cause human death through carelessness or 
negligence.

14 "You shall not commit adultery.

15 "You shall not steal.

16 "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your 
neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his 
donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's."

The Book of Exodus, chapter 20

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24 "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the 
other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve 
God and money or possessions."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6

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36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" 37 And he said to him, 
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul 
and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a 
second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two 
commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 22

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16		There are six things that the LORD hates,
			seven that are an abomination to him:
17		haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
			and hands that shed innocent blood,
18		a heart that devises wicked plans,
			feet that make haste to run to evil,
19		a false witness who breathes out lies,
			and one who sows discord among brothers.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 6

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20 "Whoever sacrifices to any god, other than the LORD alone, shall be devoted 
to destruction.

21 "You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in 
the land of Egypt. 22 You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. 
23 If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their 
cry…"

The Book of Exodus, chapter 22

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31 You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way, for every abominable 
thing that the LORD hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn 
their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods.

The Book of Numbers, chapter 12

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23 "But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will 
worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people 
to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in 
spirit and truth."

The Book of John, chapter 4

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27		Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
			when it is in your power to do it.

28		Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and come again,
			tomorrow I will give it"—when you have it with you.
29		Do not plan evil against your neighbor,
			who dwells trustingly beside you.
30		Do not contend with a man for no reason,
			when he has done you no harm.
31		Do not envy a man of violence
			and do not choose any of his ways,
32		for the devious person is an abomination to the LORD,
			but the upright are in his confidence.
33		The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked,
			but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
34		Toward the scorners he is scornful,
			but to the humble he gives favor.
35		The wise will inherit honor,
			but fools get disgrace.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 3

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42 "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would 
be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were 
thrown into the sea."

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 9

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11 "You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one 
another. 12 You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of 
your God: I am the LORD.

13 "You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired worker 
shall not remain with you all night until the morning. 14 You shall not curse 
the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your 
God: I am the LORD.

15 "You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or 
defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. 16 You 
shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand 
up against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.

17 "You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly 
with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. 18 You shall not take 
vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall 
love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 19

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1 "You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked 
man to be a malicious witness. 2 You shall not fall in with the many to do 
evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to 
pervert justice, 3 nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.

4 "If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall bring it 
back to him. 5 If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying down under its 
burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with 
him.

6 "You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his lawsuit. 7 Keep 
far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will 
not acquit the wicked. 8 And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the 
clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.

9 "You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for 
you were sojourners in the land of Egypt."

The Book of Exodus, chapter 23

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11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters. The one who 
speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and 
judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a 
judge.

The Epistle of James, chapter 4

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19 You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall 
not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the 
cause of the righteous.

The Book of Numbers, chapter 16

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18 "But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a 
person. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual 
immorality, theft, false witness, slander. 20 These are what defile a person. 
But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 15

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1 Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also 
have a Master in heaven.

The Epistle to the Colossians, chapter 4

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18 For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the 
grain," and, "The laborer deserves his wages."

The First Epistle to Timothy, chapter 5

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22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by 
way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing 
the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men…

The Epistle to the Colossians, chapter 3

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5 Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a 
sincere heart, as you would Christ, 6 not by the way of eye-service, as 
people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the 
heart, 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, 
8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the 
Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free. 9 Masters, do the same to them, 
and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours 
is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 6

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13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to 
the emperor as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who 
do evil and to praise those who do good.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 2

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1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no 
authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 
2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and 
those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good 
conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? 
Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God's 
servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the 
sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's 
wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to 
avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this 
you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this 
very thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, 
revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom 
honor is owed.

The Book of Romans, chapter 13

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13 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap 
him in his talk. 14 And they came and said to him, "Teacher, we know that you 
are true and do not care about anyone's opinion. For you are not swayed by 
appearances, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to 
Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?" 15 But, knowing their 
hypocrisy, he said to them, "Why put me to the test? Bring me a denarius and 
let me look at it." 16 And they brought one. And he said to them, "Whose 
likeness and inscription is this?" They said to him, "Caesar's." 17 Jesus said 
to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things 
that are God's." And they marveled at him.

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 12

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19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey 
your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not 
provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

The Epistle to the Colossians, chapter 3

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21 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and 
whoever murders will be liable to judgment.' 22 But I say to you that everyone 
who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his 
brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be 
liable to the hell of fire."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5

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12 "Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death."

The Book of Exodus, chapter 21

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8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and 
obscene talk from your mouth.

The Epistle to the Colossians, chapter 3

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1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be 
ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to 
be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

The Epistle to Titus, chapter 3

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13 Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and 
not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.

The First Epistle to Timothy, chapter 5

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27		A worthless man plots evil,
			and his speech is like a scorching fire.
28		A dishonest man spreads strife,
			and a whisperer separates close friends.
29		A man of violence entices his neighbor
			and leads him in a way that is not good.
30		Whoever winks his eyes to plan dishonest things;
			he who purses his lips brings evil to pass.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 16

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27 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' 28 But I 
say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already 
committed adultery with her in his heart."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5

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19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, 
sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, 
rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, murder, 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.

The Epistle to the Galatians, chapter 5

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18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the 
body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 6

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9 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, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, 
nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 6

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4 "You shall follow my just decrees and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am 
the LORD your God. 5 You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a 
person does them, he shall live by them: I am the LORD.

6 "None of you shall approach any one of his close relatives to uncover 
nakedness. I am the LORD. 7 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, 
which is the nakedness of your mother; she is your mother, you shall not 
uncover her nakedness. 8 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's 
wife; it is your father's nakedness. 9 You shall not uncover the nakedness of 
your sister, your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether brought 
up in the family or in another home. 10 You shall not uncover the nakedness of 
your son's daughter or of your daughter's daughter, for their nakedness is your 
own nakedness. 11 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife's 
daughter, brought up in your father's family, since she is your sister. 12 You 
shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's 
relative. 13 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for 
she is your mother's relative. 14 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your 
father's brother, that is, you shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt. 
15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your 
son's wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness. 16 You shall not uncover the 
nakedness of your brother's wife; it is your brother's nakedness. 17 You shall 
not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, and you shall not 
take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter to uncover her nakedness; 
they are relatives; it is depravity."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 18

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20 "And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor's wife and so make 
yourself unclean with her."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 18

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22 "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. 23 And 
you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither 
shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 18

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16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body 
with her? For, as it is written, "The two will become one flesh."

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 6

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4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is 
lawlessness.

The First Epistle of John, chapter 3

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8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding 
this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and 
disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those 
who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, 
men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else 
is contrary to healthy doctrine…

The First Epistle to Timothy, chapter 1

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5 "A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's 
cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God."

The Book of Numbers, chapter 22

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31 "Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make 
yourselves unclean by them: I am the LORD your God."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 19

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9 "When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall 
not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 10 There shall 
not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, 
anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a 
sorcerer 11 or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of 
the dead, 12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD. And 
because of these abominations the LORD your God is driving them out before you. 
13 You shall be blameless before the LORD your God, 14 for these nations, which 
you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as 
for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do this."

The Book of Numbers, chapter 18

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26 "You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret 
omens or tell fortunes."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 19

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6 "If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will 
set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people. 
7 Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. 
8 Keep my statutes and do them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 20

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27 "A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to 
death. They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 20

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18 "You shall not permit a sorceress to live."

The Book of Exodus, chapter 22

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1 "If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or 
a wonder, 2 and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he 
says, 'Let us go after other gods,' which you have not known, 'and let us serve 
them,' 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of 
dreams. For the LORD your God is testing you, to know whether you love the LORD 
your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 You shall walk after the 
LORD your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and 
you shall serve him and hold fast to him. 5 But that prophet or that dreamer of 
dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the LORD 
your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the 
house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the LORD your God 
commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from your midst."

The Book of Numbers, chapter 13

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1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of 
difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, 
arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 
3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving 
good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather 
than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its 
power. Avoid such people. 6 For among them are those who creep into households 
and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 
7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.

The Second Epistle to Timothy, chapter 3

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14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 
15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is 
fully grown brings forth death.

The Epistle of James, chapter 1

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15 "Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death.

16 "Whoever steals a man and sells him, and anyone found in possession of him, 
shall be put to death.

17 "Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.

18 "When men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist and 
the man does not die but takes to his bed, 19 then if the man rises again and 
walks outdoors with his staff, he who struck him shall be clear; only he shall 
pay for the loss of his time, and shall have him thoroughly healed."

The Book of Exodus, chapter 21

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29 "Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, lest the land fall 
into prostitution and the land become full of depravity."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 19

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17 "None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, and none of the 
sons of Israel shall be a cult prostitute."

The Book of Numbers, chapter 23

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1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the 
kingdom of heaven?" 2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of 
them 3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like 
children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself 
like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5 "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6 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."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 18

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8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall 
love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing well. 9 But if you show 
partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as 
transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has 
become accountable for all of it. 11 For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," 
also said, "Do not murder." If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you 
have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so act as those who are 
to be judged under the law of liberty.

The Epistle of James, chapter 2

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17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

The Epistle of James, chapter 4

21 Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often will my brother sin 
against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?" 22 Jesus said to him, 
"I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.

23 "Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to 
settle accounts with his servants. 24 When he began to settle, one was brought 
to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 And since he could not pay, his 
master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, 
and payment to be made. 26 So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, 
'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' 27 And out of pity for 
him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But 
when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed 
him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, 'Pay 
what you owe.' 29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have 
patience with me, and I will pay you.' 30 He refused and went and put him in 
prison until he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had 
taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their 
master all that had taken place. 32 Then his master summoned him and said to 
him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with 
me. 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy 
on you?' 34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he 
should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of 
you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 18

How can God expect me to forgive even the people who have wronged me the worst? ,
35		'Vengeance is mine, and I will repay,
			for the time when their foot shall slip;
		for the day of their calamity is at hand,
			and their doom comes swiftly.'

The Book of Numbers, chapter 32

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22		Do not say, "I will repay evil";
			wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 20

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21		They band together against the life of the righteous
			and condemn the innocent to death.
22		But the LORD has become my stronghold,
			and my God the rock of my refuge.
23		He will bring back on them their iniquity
			and wipe them out for their wickedness;
			the LORD our God will wipe them out.

The 94th Psalm

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17 I said in my heart, "God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there 
is a time there for every purpose and for every work."

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3

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31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against 
us?

The Book of Romans, chapter 8

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9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, 
bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For

		"Whoever desires to love life
			and see good days,
		let him keep his tongue from evil
			and his lips from speaking deceit;
11		let him turn away from evil and do good;
			let him seek peace and pursue it.
12		For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
			and his ears are open to their prayer.
		But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil."

13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 3

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14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with 
those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one 
another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your 
own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is 
honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, 
live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to 
the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the 
LORD." 20 To the contrary, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is 
thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning 
coals on his head." 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

The Book of Romans, chapter 12

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5 This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered 
worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— 6 since indeed 
God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 7 and to 
grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is 
revealed from heaven with his mighty angels 8 in flaming fire, inflicting 
vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel 
of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, 
away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, 10 when he 
comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among 
all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.

The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, chapter 1

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26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and 
give no opportunity to the devil.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 4

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38 "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a 
tooth.' 39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone 
slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if anyone 
would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41 And if 
anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 Give to the one who 
begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. 

43 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your 
enemy.' 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute 
you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes 
his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the 
unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not 
even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers and 
sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the 
same? 48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5

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2 He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor 
respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and 
saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.' 4 For a while he refused, but 
afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet 
because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she 
will not beat me down by her continual coming.'" 6 And the Lord said, "Hear 
what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, 
who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he 
will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, 
will he find faith on earth?"

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 18

15 When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, "It may be 
that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him." 
16 So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, "Your father gave this command 
before he died: 17 'Say to Joseph, "Please forgive the transgression of your 
brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you."' And now, please forgive 
the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." Joseph wept when 
they spoke to him. 18 His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, 
"Behold, we are your servants." 19 But Joseph said to them, "Do not fear, for 
am I in the place of God? 20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God 
meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as 
they are today. 21 So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little 
ones." Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

The Book of Genesis, chapter 50

I still don’t believe I’m a sinner. I just make mistakes. I’m a good person… ,
2		All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
			but the LORD weighs the spirit.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 16

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2		Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
			but the LORD weighs the heart.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 21

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4		The LORD is in his holy temple;
			the LORD's throne is in heaven;
			his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.

The 11th Psalm

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20 Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 7

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14		What is man, that he should be pure,
			Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
15		Behold, God puts no trust in His holy ones,
			and the heavens are not pure in His sight;
16		How much less one who is detestable and corrupt,
			man, who drinks iniquity like water!

The Book of Job, chapter 15

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19 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God 
alone."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 18

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9		Who can say, "I have made my heart pure;
			I am clean from my sin"?

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 20

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9		For there is no truth in their mouth;
			their inmost self is destruction;
		their throat is an open grave;
			they flatter with their tongue.

The 5th Psalm

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3		Do not drag me off with the wicked,
			with the workers of evil,
		who speak peace with their neighbors
			while evil is in their hearts.

The 28th Psalm

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2		Enter not into judgment with your servant,
			for no one living is righteous before you.

The 143th Psalm

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2		The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man,
			to see if there are any who understand,
			who seek after God.

3		They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
			there is none who does good,
			not even one.

The 14th Psalm

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17 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."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 19

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29 See, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out 
many schemes.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 7

10 …as it is written:

		"None is righteous, no, not one;
11		  no one understands;
			no one seeks for God.
12		All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
			no one does good,
			not even one."
13		"Their throat is an open grave;
			they use their tongues to deceive."
		"The venom of asps is under their lips."
14		  "Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness."
15		"Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16		  in their paths are ruin and misery,
17		and the way of peace they have not known."
18		  "There is no fear of God before their eyes."

19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the 
law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held 
accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified 
in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, 
although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of 
God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no 
distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and 
are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ 
Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received 
by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine 
forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness 
at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who 
has faith in Jesus.

The Book of Romans, chapter 3

Perhaps I’m a sinner, but I’m not THAT bad; I’ve tried to be kind and done a lot of good things in my life… Isn’t that enough? ,
1		Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save,
			or his ear dull, that it cannot hear;
2		but your iniquities have made a separation
			between you and your God,
		and your sins have hidden his face from you
			so that he does not hear.
3		For your hands are defiled with blood
			and your fingers with iniquity;
		your lips have spoken lies;
			your tongue mutters wickedness.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 59

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12		There is a way that seems right to a man,
			but its end is the way to death.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 14

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12		There are those who are clean in their own eyes
			but are not washed of their filth.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 30

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6		We have all become like one who is unclean,
			and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.
		We all fade like a leaf,
			and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 64

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20		Woe to those who call evil good
			and good evil,
		who put darkness for light
			and light for darkness,
		who put bitter for sweet
			and sweet for bitter!
21		Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
			and shrewd in their own sight!
22		Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
			and valiant men in mixing strong drink,
23		who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
			and deprive the innocent of his right!

24		Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble,
			and as dry grass sinks down in the flame,
		so their root will be as rottenness,
			and their blossom go up like dust;
		for they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts,
			and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 5

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4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he 
saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to 
his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit…

The Epistle to Titus, chapter 3

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8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own 
doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 2

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6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace 
would no longer be grace.

The Book of Romans, chapter 11

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27 "Do not work 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." 28 Then they said to him, "What must we do, to be doing the 
works of God?" 29 Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you 
believe in him whom he has sent."

The Book of John, chapter 6

21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, 
then Christ died for no purpose.

The Epistle to the Galatians, chapter 2

So if my good works aren’t enough, how do I get to heaven?
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes 
to the Father except through me."

The Book of John, chapter 14

Why is Jesus the only way, and was this always God’s plan? ,
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes 
to the Father except through me."

The Book of John, chapter 14

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8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to 
preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to 
light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who 
created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God 
might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 
11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ 
Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through 
our faith in him.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 3

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8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of 
the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD 
God among the trees of the garden.

The Book of Genesis, chapter 3

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45 I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God. 46 And they 
shall know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them out of the land of 
Egypt that I might dwell among them. I am the LORD their God.

The Book of Exodus, chapter 29

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8 "And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. 9 Exactly 
as I show you concerning the pattern of the tabernacle, and of all its 
furniture, so you shall make it."

The Book of Exodus, chapter 25

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11 "I will make my dwelling among you, and my soul shall not abhor you. 12 And I 
will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 26

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1 Then David said, "Here shall be the house of the Lord God and here the altar 
of burnt offering for Israel."

The First Book of Chronicles, chapter 22

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1 In the four hundred and eightieth year after the people of Israel came out of 
the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the 
month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the 
LORD.

The First Book of Kings, chapter 6

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18 "But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? Behold, heaven and the 
highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this house that I have built!"

The Second Book of Chronicles, chapter 6

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1		Thus says the LORD:
		"Heaven is my throne,
			and the earth is my footstool;
		what is the house that you would build for me,
			and what is the place of my rest?"

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 66

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26 "And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And 
I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh."

The Book of Ezekiel, chapter 36

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35 "The circumference of the city shall be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the 
city from that time on shall be, The Lord Is There."

The Book of Ezekiel, chapter 48

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23		"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
			and they shall call his name Immanuel"

(which means, God with us).

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 1

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14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, 
glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The Book of John, chapter 1

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14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel 
of God, 15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at 
hand; repent and believe in the gospel."

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 1

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15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, 
and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit 
of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows 
him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

18 "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while 
and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you 
also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in 
me, and I in you."

The Book of John, chapter 14

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7 "Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, 
for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will 
send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin 
and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe 
in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will 
see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is 
judged."

The Book of John, chapter 16

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39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to 
receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet 
glorified.

The Book of John, chapter 7

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2 "In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told 
you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for 
you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be 
also."

The Book of John, chapter 14

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23 Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father 
will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him."

The Book of John, chapter 14

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31 "And you shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine 
twined linen. It shall be made with cherubim skillfully worked into it. 32 And 
you shall hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, with hooks of 
gold, on four bases of silver. 33 And you shall hang the veil from the clasps, 
and bring the ark of the testimony in there within the veil. And the veil shall 
separate for you the Holy Place from the Most Holy."

The Book of Exodus, chapter 26

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6 These preparations having thus been made, the priests go regularly into the 
first section, performing their ritual duties, 7 but into the second only the 
high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood, which 
he offers for himself and for the unintentional sins of the people. 8 By this 
the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened 
as long as the first section is still standing 9 (which is symbolic for the 
present age). According to this arrangement, gifts and sacrifices are offered 
that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper, 10 but deal only with food 
and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until the time 
of reformation.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 9

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51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 
And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 27

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44 It was now about the sixth hour (that is, noon), and there was darkness over 
the whole land until the ninth hour (that is, 3pm), 45 while the sun's light 
failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, calling 
out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" And 
having said this he breathed his last. 47 Now when the centurion saw what had 
taken place, he praised God, saying, "Certainly this man was innocent!"

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 23

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18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 2

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19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the holy 
places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for 
us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a 
great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in 
full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil 
conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 10

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22 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by 
God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your 
midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the 
definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands 
of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it 
was not possible for him to be held by it."

The Book of Acts, chapter 2

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6 So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time 
restore the kingdom to Israel?" 7 He said to them, "It is not for you to know 
times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will 
receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my 
witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the 
earth." 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was 
lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

The Book of Acts, chapter 1

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16 Do you not know that you all are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in 
you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple 
is holy, and you all are that temple.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 3

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27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 12

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12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the 
body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we 
were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were 
made to drink of one Spirit.

14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 12

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16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the 
living God; as God said,

		"I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them,
			and I will be their God,
			and they shall be my people.
17		Therefore go out from their midst,
			and be separate from them, says the Lord,
		and touch no unclean thing;
			then I will welcome you,
18		and I will be a father to you,
			and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
		says the Lord Almighty."

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 6

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15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him 
who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held 
together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working 
properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 4

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24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and 
earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human 
hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life 
and breath and everything.

The Book of Acts, chapter 17

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8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit 
of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not 
belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of 
sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who 
raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the 
dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in 
you.

The Book of Romans, chapter 8

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7		"Let us rejoice and exult
			and give him the glory,
		for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
			and his Bride has made herself ready;
8		it was granted her to clothe herself
			with fine linen, bright and pure"—

for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

9 And the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to 
the marriage supper of the Lamb." And he said to me, "These are the true words 
of God."

The Revelation, chapter 19

1 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. 2 And I saw the holy city, new 
Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for 
her husband. 3 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. 4 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."

The Revelation, chapter 21

But Why Did Jesus Have to Die? ,
35 And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the 
power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born of 
you will be called holy—the Son of God."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 1

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17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he 
might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make 
propitiation for the sins of the people.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 2

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35 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.

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 9

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23 …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…

The Book of Romans, chapter 3

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23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in 
Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Book of Romans, chapter 6

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8 …but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ 
died for us.

The Book of Romans, chapter 5

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10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his 
Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

The First Epistle of John, chapter 4

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2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the 
sins of the whole world.

The First Epistle of John, chapter 2

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3 "Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month 
every man shall take a lamb according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a 
household. 4 And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his 
nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to 
what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be 
without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the 
goats…"

The Book of Exodus, chapter 12

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21 "And when anyone offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to fulfill 
a vow or as a freewill offering from the herd or from the flock, to be accepted 
it must be perfect; there shall be no blemish in it."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 22

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6		All we like sheep have gone astray;
			we have turned—every one—to his own way;
		and the LORD has laid on him
			the iniquity of us all.

7		He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
			yet he opened not his mouth;
		like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
			and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
			so he opened not his mouth.
8		By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
			and as for his generation, who considered
		that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
			stricken for the transgression of my people?

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 53

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19 …but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish 
or spot.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 1

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11 "For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on 
the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes 
atonement by the life."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 17

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27 "Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this 
hour'? But for this purpose I have come to this hour."

The Book of John, chapter 12

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45 "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his
life as a ransom for many."

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 10

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13 "No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son 
of Man. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the 
Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life."

The Book of John, chapter 3

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8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the 
point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him 
and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name 
of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the 
Father.

The Epistle to the Philippians, chapter 2

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14 …by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal 
demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

The Epistle to the Colossians, chapter 2

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18 Therefore, as the trespass of one led to condemnation for all men, so the act 
of righteousness of one leads to justification and life for all men.    

The Book of Romans, chapter 5

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3 Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his 
mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the 
elders, 4 saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." They said, 
"What is that to us? See to it yourself."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 27

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15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our 
weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet 
without sin.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 4

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21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might 
become the righteousness of God.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 5

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24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible 
for him to be held by it.

The Book of Acts, chapter 2

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44 Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was 
still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the 
Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." 45 Then he opened their minds to 
understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the 
Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that 
repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all 
nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 24

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17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand 
on me, saying, "Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I 
died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and 
Hades."

The Revelation, chapter 1

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11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, 
then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, 
not of this creation) 12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by 
means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus 
securing an eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the 
sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the 
purification of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who 
through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our 
conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called 
may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that 
redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 16 For 
where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. 
17 For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as 
the one who made it is alive. 18 Therefore not even the first covenant was 
inaugurated without blood. 19 For when every commandment of the law had been 
declared by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, 
with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and 
all the people, 20 saying, "This is the blood of the covenant that God 
commanded for you." 21 And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the 
tent and all the vessels used in worship. 22 Indeed, under the law almost 
everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is 
no forgiveness of sins.

23 Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified 
with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices 
than these. 24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, 
which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in 
the presence of God on our behalf. 25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, 
as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 
26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the 
world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put 
away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 9

9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we 
be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were 
reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are 
reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice 
in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received 
reconciliation.

The Book of Romans, chapter 5

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How do I claim this free gift of salvation and eternal life given out of love? ,
3 "And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus 
Christ whom you have sent."

The Book of John, chapter 17

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21 "For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives 
life to whom he will. 22 The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment 
to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. 
Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent 
me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death 
to life."

The Book of John, chapter 5

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8 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" 
(that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9 because, if you confess with 
your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him 
from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is 
justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture 
says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame."

The Book of Romans, chapter 10

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40 "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and 
believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last 
day."

The Book of John, chapter 6

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8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own 
doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 2

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6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives 
grace to the humble."

The Epistle of James, chapter 4

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1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, 
"Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 
2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to 
all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the 
only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth, 
having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify 
me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world 
existed.

6 "I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. 
Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now 
they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8 For I have 
given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have 
come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you 
sent me. 9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those 
whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours 
are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 And I am no longer in the world, but 
they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your 
name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 
12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I 
have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of 
destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to 
you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled 
in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them 
because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not 
ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil 
one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify 
them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I 
have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that 
they also may be sanctified in truth."

The Book of John, chapter 17

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11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in 
his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God 
does not have life. 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of 
the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.

The First Epistle of John, chapter 5

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5		Into your hand I commit my spirit;
			you have redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.

The 31th Psalm

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23		Search me, O God, and know my heart!
			Try me and know my thoughts!
24		And see if there be any grievous way in me,
			and lead me in the way everlasting!

The 139th Psalm

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6 And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

The Book of Genesis, chapter 15

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16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation 
to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it 
the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, 
"The righteous shall live by faith."

The Book of Romans, chapter 1

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37 For,

		"Yet a little while,
			and the coming one will come and will not delay;
38		but my righteous one shall live by faith,
			and if he shrinks back,
		my soul has no pleasure in him."

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 10

31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, "If you abide in my word, you 
are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set 
you free."

The Book of John, chapter 8

Don’t I have to Ask Forgiveness from a Priest? ,
1 Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one 
who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 a 
minister in the holy places, in the true tabernacle that the Lord set up, not 
man.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 8

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14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, 
Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 4

5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man 
Christ Jesus…

The First Epistle to Timothy, chapter 2

Will God Really Forgive All of My Sins? ,
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 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!" 16 The Spirit 
himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if 
children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we 
suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

The Book of Romans, chapter 8

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18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do 
with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

The First Epistle of John, chapter 4

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12		…as far as the east is from the west,
			so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

The 103th Psalm

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8		Do not remember against us our former iniquities;
			let your compassion come speedily to meet us,
			for we are brought very low.
9		Help us, O God of our salvation,
			for the glory of your name;
		deliver us, and atone for our sins,
			for your name's sake!

The 79th Psalm

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18		Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity
			and passing over transgression
			for the remnant of his inheritance?
		He does not retain his anger forever,
			because he delights in steadfast love.
19		He will again have compassion on us;
			he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
		You will cast all our sins
			into the depths of the sea.
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22		"I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud
			and your sins like mist;
		return to me, for I have redeemed you."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 44

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3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in 
Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose 
us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and 
blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption as sons through 
Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his 
glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have 
redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to 
the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 
9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which 
he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all 
things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to 
the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 
12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his 
glory. 13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your 
salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 
14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to 
the praise of his glory.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 1

30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, 
righteousness and sanctification and redemption…

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 1

What about all the shame and guilt I carry from my past sins? ,
7		Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
			according to your steadfast love remember me,
			for the sake of your goodness, O LORD!

The 25th Psalm

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25		"I, I am he
			who blots out your transgressions for my own sake,
			and I will not remember your sins."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 43

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7		"Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion;
			instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot;
		therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion;
			they shall have everlasting joy."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 61

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11		For your name's sake, O LORD,
			pardon my guilt, for it is great.

The 25th Psalm

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1		In you, O LORD, do I take refuge;
			let me never be put to shame;
			in your righteousness deliver me!

The 31th Psalm

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2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, 
and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a 
woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said 
to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in 
the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?" 6 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. 7 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." 8 And once more he bent down 
and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, 
beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing 
before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no 
one condemned you?" 11 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I 
condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more."

The Book of John, chapter 8

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12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on 
to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do 
not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what 
lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the 
goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

The Epistle to the Philippians, chapter 3

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10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please 
man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

The Epistle to the Galatians, chapter 1

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed 
away; behold, the new has come.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 5

I’ve been rejected many times in life, will God ever reject me if I give my life to Him? ,
10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his 
Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

The Book of Romans, chapter 5

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38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things 
present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything 
else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in 
Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Book of Romans, chapter 8

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8 "It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave 
you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."

The Book of Numbers, chapter 31

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5 "No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as 
I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you."

The Book of Joshua, chapter 1

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9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps 
covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 
to a thousand generations…

The Book of Numbers, chapter 7

8		Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!
			Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

The 34th Psalm

How can God not reject me when my own parents did? ,
15		"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."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 49

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7		Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud;
			be gracious to me and answer me!
8		You have said, "Seek my face."
		My heart says to you,
			"Your face, LORD, do I seek."
9			Hide not your face from me.
		Turn not your servant away in anger,
			O you who have been my help.
		Cast me not off; forsake me not,
			O God of my salvation!
10		For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
			but the LORD will take me in.

The 27th Psalm

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17		"Therefore go out from their midst,
			and be separate from them, says the Lord,
		and touch no unclean thing;
			then I will welcome you,
18		and I will be a father to you,
			and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
		says the Lord Almighty."

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 6

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1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every 
defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of 
God.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 7

1 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. 2 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. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him 
purifies himself as he is pure.

The First Epistle of John, chapter 3

I’m pretty sure I’m too old now for God to care about me…
4		"…even to your old age I am he,
			and to gray hairs I will carry you.
		I have made, and I will bear;
			I will carry and will save."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 46

If God cares about me this much, does that mean He is seeking me? ,
2		God looks down from heaven
			on the children of man
		to see if there are any who understand,
			who seek after God.

The 53th Psalm

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20 "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."

The Revelation, chapter 3

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14		"Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
			and bring her into the wilderness,
			and speak tenderly to her.
15		And there I will give her her vineyards
			and make the Valley of Achor ('trouble') a door of hope.
		And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth,
			as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.

16 "And in that day, declares the LORD, you will call me 'My Husband,' and no 
longer will you call me 'My Baal.' 17 For I will remove the names of the Baals 
from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more. 18 And I will 
make for them a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of 
the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish the bow, 
the sword, and war from the land, and I will make you lie down in safety. 
19 And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in 
righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. 20 I will betroth 
you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the LORD.

21		"And in that day I will answer, declares the LORD,
			I will answer the heavens,
			and they shall answer the earth,
22		and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil,
			and they shall answer Jezreel,
23		  and I will sow her for myself in the land.
		And I will have mercy on No Mercy,
			and I will say to Not My People, 'You are my people';
			and he shall say, 'You are my God.'"

The Book of Hosea, chapter 2

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44 "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will 
raise him up on the last day."

The Book of John, chapter 6

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4 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?

The Book of Romans, chapter 2

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family 
in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory 
he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner 
being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being 
rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the 
saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the 
love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the 
fullness of God.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 3

I sometimes get anxious and fearful, worried and burdened… Can God help me with this? ,
27 "All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the 
Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to 
whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy 
laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, 
for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 11

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10		"…fear not, for I am with you;
			be not dismayed, for I am your God;
		I will strengthen you, I will help you,
			I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 41

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25 "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? 26 Look at the birds of the 
air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly 
Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by 
being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you 
anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they 
neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not 
arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, 
which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much 
more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 
'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For 
the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that 
you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, 
and all these things will be added to you.

34 "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for 
itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6

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22 And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about 
your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For 
life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the 
ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and 
yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which 
of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 26 If then 
you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the 
rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I 
tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 
28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and 
tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of 
little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, 
nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, 
and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek God's kingdom, and 
these things will be added to you.

32 "Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you 
the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide 
yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens 
that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For 
where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 12

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29 "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the 
ground apart from your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all 
numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 
32 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my 
Father who is in heaven, 33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny 
before my Father who is in heaven."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 10

10		In God, whose word I praise,
			in the LORD, whose word I praise,
11		in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
			What can man do to me?

The 56th Psalm

If Salvation is a free gift by grace through faith, what of good and bad works? ,
6 He will render to each one according to his works…

The Book of Romans, chapter 2

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36 "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every 
careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by 
your words you will be condemned."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 12

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1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as 
the Italian Cohort, 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave 
alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. 3 About the ninth 
hour of the day (that is, 3pm) he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come 
in and say to him, "Cornelius." 4 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. 5 And now send men to Joppa and bring one 
Simon who is called Peter. 6 He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose 
house is by the sea." 7 When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called 
two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him, 
8 and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.

The Book of Acts, chapter 10

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21 And Peter went down to the men and said, "I am the one you are looking for. 
What is the reason for your coming?" 22 And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, 
an upright and God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish 
nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and 
to hear what you have to say." 23 So he invited them in to be his guests.

The next day he rose and went away with them, and some of the brothers from 
Joppa accompanied him. 24 And on the following day they entered Caesarea. 
Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close 
friends. 25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and 
worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, "Stand up; I too am a man." 
27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found many persons gathered. 28 And 
he said to them, "You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate 
with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should 
not call any person common or unclean. 29 So when I was sent for, I came 
without objection. I ask then why you sent for me."

30 And Cornelius said, "Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my 
house at the ninth hour (that is, 3pm), and behold, a man stood before me in 
bright clothing 31 and said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your 
alms have been remembered before God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa and ask for 
Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by 
the sea.' 33 So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. 
Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have 
been commanded by the Lord."

34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no 
partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right 
is acceptable to him. 36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good 
news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), 37 you yourselves know 
what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism 
that John proclaimed: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy 
Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were 
oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all 
that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to 
death by hanging him on a tree, 40 but God raised him on the third day and made 
him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as 
witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he 
commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one 
appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. 43 To him all the 
prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of 
sins through his name."

44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who 
heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come 
with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even 
on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and 
extolling God. Then Peter declared, 47 "Can anyone withhold water for baptizing 
these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" 48 And he 
commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him 
to remain for some days.

The Book of Acts, chapter 10

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9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10 For 
we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may 
receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 5

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1 "Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be 
seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in 
heaven.

2 "Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the 
hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by 
others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you 
give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is 
doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in 
secret will reward you.

5 "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to 
stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be 
seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But 
when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who 
is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6

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11 "Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds 
of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your 
reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before 
you."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5

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14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have 
works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and 
lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed 
and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is 
that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith 
apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe 
that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you 
want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son 
Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and 
faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, 
"Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness"—and he was 
called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not 
by faith alone. 25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute 
justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by 
another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith 
apart from works is dead.

The Epistle of James, chapter 2

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31 "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he 
will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the 
nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates 
the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the 
goats on the left. 34 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. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was 
thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was 
naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and 
you came to me.' 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did 
we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did 
we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did 
we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' 40 And the King will answer them, 
'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers 
and sisters, you did it to me.'

41 "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the 
eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you 
gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger 
and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison 
and you did not visit me.' 44 Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when 
did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, 
and did not minister to you?' 45 Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I 
say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do 
it to me.' 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous 
into eternal life."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25

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6 …not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of 
Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 rendering service with a good 
will as to the Lord and not to man, 8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, 
this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 6

10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I 
laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care 
how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which 
is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with 
gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 each one's work will become 
manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, 
and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that 
anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If 
anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be 
saved, but only as through fire.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 3

Aren’t All Religions the Same? ,
25		There is a way that seems right to a man,
			but its end is the way to death.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 16

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5 For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed 
there are many "gods" and many "lords"— 6 yet for us there is one God, the 
Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus 
Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 8

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5		For I know that the LORD is great,
			and that our Lord is above all gods.

The 135th Psalm

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6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the 
grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is 
another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel 
of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a 
gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we 
have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel 
contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.

The Epistle to the Galatians, chapter 1

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14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 11

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3		Put not your trust in princes,
			in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
4		When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
			on that very day his plans perish.

The 146th Psalm

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3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common 
salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the 
faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain people have 
crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly 
people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only 
Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

5 Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who 
saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not 
believe.

The Epistle of Jude, chapter 1

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35 To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord is God; there is no 
other besides him.

The Book of Numbers, chapter 4

13 "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that 
leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is 
narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 7

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Jesus Christ being the only way to be saved sounds intolerant and exclusive, isn’t it? ,
18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has 
been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing 
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with 
you always, to the end of the age."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 28

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1 Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your 
father's house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a 
great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will 
be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I 
will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

The Book of Genesis, chapter 12

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23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until 
the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, the law was our guardian until 
Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that 
faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you 
are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into 
Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither 
slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ 
Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs 
according to promise.

The Epistle to the Galatians, chapter 3

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1		Thus says the LORD:
		"Keep justice, and do righteousness,
		for soon my salvation will come,
			and my righteousness be revealed.
2		Blessed is the man who does this,
			and the son of man who holds it fast,
		who keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it,
			and keeps his hand from doing any evil."

3		Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say,
			"The LORD will surely separate me from his people";
		and let not the eunuch say,
			"Behold, I am a dry tree."
4		For thus says the LORD:
		"To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths,
			who choose the things that please me
			and hold fast my covenant,
5		I will give in my house and within my walls
			a monument and a name
			better than sons and daughters;
		I will give them an everlasting name
			that shall not be cut off.

6		"And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
			to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,
			and to be his servants,
		everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it,
			and holds fast my covenant—
7		these I will bring to my holy mountain,
			and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
		their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
			will be accepted on my altar;
		for my house shall be called a house of prayer
			for all peoples."
8		The Lord God,
			who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares,
		"I will gather yet others to him
			besides those already gathered."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 56

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25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was 
righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy 
Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that 
he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 And he came in 
the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to 
do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms 
and blessed God and said,

29		"Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,
			according to your word;
30		for my eyes have seen your salvation
31		  that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32		a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
			and for glory to your people Israel."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 2

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1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and 
thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high 
positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in 
every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 
4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 
5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man 
Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony 
given at the proper time.

The First Epistle to Timothy, chapter 2

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13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves 
or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 12

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26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of 
the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their 
dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward 
him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us…

The Book of Acts, chapter 17

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11 For the Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to 
shame." 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord 
is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13 For "everyone 
who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

The Book of Romans, chapter 10

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34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no 
partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right 
is acceptable to him. 36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good 
news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), 37 you yourselves know 
what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism 
that John proclaimed: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy 
Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were 
oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all 
that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to 
death by hanging him on a tree, 40 but God raised him on the third day and made 
him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as 
witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he 
commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one 
appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. 43 To him all the 
prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of 
sins through his name."

44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who 
heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come 
with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even 
on the Gentiles.

The Book of Acts, chapter 10

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29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of 
Gentiles also, 30 since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith 
and the uncircumcised through faith.

The Book of Romans, chapter 3

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8 For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's 
truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9 and 
in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,

		"Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles,
			and sing to your name."

10 And again it is said,

		"Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people."

11 And again,

		"Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles,
			and let all the peoples extol him."

12 And again Isaiah says,

		"The root of Jesse will come,
			even he who arises to rule the Gentiles;
		in him will the Gentiles hope."

The Book of Romans, chapter 15

9 "I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and 
out and find pasture."

The Book of John, chapter 10

Does God Control ‘Fate’? ,
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For 
by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, 
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created 
through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things 
hold together.

The Epistle to the Colossians, chapter 1

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3 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…

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 1

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1		O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
2		You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
			you discern my thoughts from afar.
3		You search out my path and my lying down
			and are acquainted with all my ways.
4		Even before a word is on my tongue,
			behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
5		You hem me in, behind and before,
			and lay your hand upon me.
6		Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
			it is high; I cannot attain it.

The 139th Psalm

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26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of 
the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their 
dwelling place…

The Book of Acts, chapter 17

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16		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.

The 139th Psalm

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20 Daniel answered and said:

		"Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
			to whom belong wisdom and might.
21		He changes times and seasons;
			he removes kings and sets up kings;
		he gives wisdom to the wise
			and knowledge to those who have understanding;
22		he reveals deep and hidden things;
			he knows what is in the darkness,
			and the light dwells with him.

The Book of Daniel, chapter 2

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13 Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, "Do not think to yourself that in 
the king's palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if 
you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews 
from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows 
whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" 15 Then 
Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, 16 "Go, gather all the Jews to be found 
in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, 
night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to 
the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish." 17 Mordecai 
then went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him.

The Book of Esther, chapter 4

8		"Remember this and stand firm,
			recall it to mind, you transgressors,
9			remember the former things of old;
		for I am God, and there is no other;
			I am God, and there is none like me,
10		declaring the end from the beginning
			and from ancient times things not yet done,
		saying, 'My counsel shall stand,
			and I will accomplish all my purpose,'
11		calling a bird of prey from the east,
			the man of my counsel from a far country.
		I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass;
			I have purposed, and I will do it."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 46

What Does the Future Hold for Me? ,
11 "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."

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 29

29 Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is 
like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of 
man. 30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people 
everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the 
world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given 
assurance to all by raising him from the dead."

The Book of Acts, chapter 17

What is the Purpose of my life? ,
5		"Fear not, for I am with you;
			I will bring your offspring from the east,
			and from the west I will gather you.
6		I will say to the north, Give up,
			and to the south, Do not withhold;
		bring my sons from afar
			and my daughters from the end of the earth,
7		everyone who is called by my name,
			whom I created for my glory,
			whom I formed and made."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 43

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10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may 
have life and have it abundantly."

The Book of John, chapter 10

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1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me 
that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit 
he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the 
word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch 
cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, 
unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides 
in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can 
do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch 
and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 
7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it 
will be done for you. 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much 
fruit and so prove to be my disciples. 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I 
loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in 
my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 
11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your 
joy may be full."

The Book of John, chapter 15

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22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, 
goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there 
is no law.

The Epistle to the Galatians, chapter 5

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28 And we know that for those who love God, He works all things together for 
good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he 
foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order 
that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

The Book of Romans, chapter 8

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36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were 
harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his 
disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore 
pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his 
harvest."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 9

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20 "But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and 
accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 4

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8 Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 3

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29 Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom 
he has sent."

The Book of John, chapter 6

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10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God 
prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 2

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38 "For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him 
who sent me."

The Book of John, chapter 6

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12 "Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works 
that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the 
Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be 
glorified in the Son."

The Book of John, chapter 14

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1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to 
present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is 
your spiritual worship. 2 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 good 
and acceptable and perfect will of God.

3 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. 4 For as in one 
body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 
5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of 
another.

The Book of Romans, chapter 12

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18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has 
been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing 
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with 
you always, to the end of the age."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 28

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5 Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, 
but our sufficiency is from God…

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 3

13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his 
commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every 
deed into the judgment on every secret thing, whether good or evil.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 12

What Does God Want From Me? ,
11 …for it is written,

		"As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
			and every tongue shall give praise to God."

The Book of Romans, chapter 14

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6		Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
			let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
7		For he is our God,
			and we are the people of his pasture,
			and the sheep of his hand.
		Today, if you hear his voice,
8			do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,
			as on the day at Massah in the wilderness…

The 95th Psalm

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9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to 
cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The First Epistle of John, chapter 1

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7 …again he appoints a certain day, "Today," saying through David so long 
afterward, in the words already quoted,

		"Today, if you hear his voice,
		do not harden your hearts."

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 4

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8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you 
sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be wretched and mourn and 
weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble 
yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

The Epistle of James, chapter 4

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5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul 
and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on 
your heart.

The Book of Numbers, chapter 6

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8 And I heard the voice of the LORD saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go 
for us?" Then I said, "Here I am! Send me."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 6

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8		"As for me, I would seek God,
			and to God would I commit my cause,
9		who does great things and unsearchable,
			marvelous things without number…"

The Book of Job, chapter 5

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1 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 
2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may 
grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God 
chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as 
a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices 
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:

		"Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
			a cornerstone chosen and precious,
		and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame."

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 2

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16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe 
will be condemned.

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 16

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5		Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
			and do not lean on your own understanding.
6		In all your ways acknowledge him,
			and he will make straight your paths.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 3

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105	Your word is a lamp to my feet
			and a light to my path.

The 119th Psalm

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34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have 
loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know 
that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

The Book of John, chapter 13

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13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your 
hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus 
Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your 
former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all 
your conduct, 16 since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 1

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12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my 
presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and 
trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his 
good pleasure.

14 Do all things without grumbling or questioning, 15 that you may be blameless 
and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and 
twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding 
fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I 
did not run in vain or labor in vain.

The Epistle to the Philippians, chapter 2

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15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the 
best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be 
foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 5

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12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you 
in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love because 
of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, brothers, 
admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with 
them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do 
good to one another and to everyone. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without 
ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in 
Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise 
prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from 
every form of evil.

The First Epistle to the Thessalonians, chapter 5

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23 Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the 
mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but 
let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am 
the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. 
For in these things I delight," declares the LORD.

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 9

15 And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the 
whole creation."

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 16

Is it going to be difficult to follow God? ,
11 "For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, 
neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who will 
ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?' 
13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, 'Who will go over the sea 
for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?' 14 But the word is 
very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.

15 "See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. 16 If you 
obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you today, by loving 
the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and 
his statutes and his just decrees, then you shall live and multiply, and the 
LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take 
possession of it. 17 But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but 
are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, 18 I declare to you today, 
that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are 
going over the Jordan to enter and possess. 19 I call heaven and earth to 
witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing 
and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, 
20 loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he 
is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the LORD 
swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them."

The Book of Numbers, chapter 30

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3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his 
commandments are not burdensome. 4 For everyone who has been born of God 
overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our 
faith.

The First Epistle of John, chapter 5

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13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

The Epistle to the Philippians, chapter 4

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6 Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by 
might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts."

The Book of Zechariah, chapter 4

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or 
think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the 
church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 3

Does God have any guidance for raising my children? ,
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your 
father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 "that it 
may go well with you and that you may live long in the land." 4 Fathers, do not 
provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and 
instruction of the Lord.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 6

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20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 
21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

The Epistle to the Colossians, chapter 3

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1 But as for you, teach what accords with healthy doctrine. 2 Older men are to 
be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in 
steadfastness. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not 
slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so 
train the young women to love their husbands and children…

The Epistle to Titus, chapter 2

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7 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.

The Book of Numbers, chapter 6

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8		Hear, my son, your father's instruction,
			and forsake not your mother's teaching,
9		for they are a graceful garland for your head
			and pendants for your neck.
10		My son, if sinners entice you,
			do not consent.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 1

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24		Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
			but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 13

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15		Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
			but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 22

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1		A wise son hears his father's instruction,
			but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 13

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15		The rod and reproof give wisdom,
			but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
16		When the wicked increase, transgression increases,
			but the righteous will look upon their downfall.
17		Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;
			he will give delight to your heart.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 29

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13		On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found,
			but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.
14		The wise lay up knowledge,
			but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 10

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11 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.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 12

12		Apply your heart to instruction
			and your ear to words of knowledge.
13		Do not withhold discipline from a child;
			if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.
14		If you strike him with the rod,
			you will save his soul from Sheol.
15		My son, if your heart is wise,
			my heart too will be glad.
16		My inmost being will exult
			when your lips speak what is right.
17		Let not your heart envy sinners,
			but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day.
18		Surely there is a future,
			and your hope will not be cut off.

19		Hear, my son, and be wise,
			and direct your heart in the way.
20		Be not those who drink too much wine
			or among gluttonous eaters of meat,
21		for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
			and slumber will clothe them with rags.

22		Listen to your father who gave you life,
			and do not despise your mother when she is old.
23		Buy truth, and do not sell it;
			buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
24		The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
			he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
25		Let your father and mother be glad;
			let her who bore you rejoice.

26		My son, give me your heart,
			and let your eyes delight in my ways.
27		For a prostitute is a deep pit;
			an adulteress is a narrow well.
28		She lies in wait like a robber
			and increases the traitors among mankind.

29		Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
			Who has strife? Who has complaining?
		Who has wounds without cause?
			Who has redness of eyes?
30		Those who tarry long over wine;
			those who go to try mixed wine.
31		Do not look at wine when it is red,
			when it sparkles in the cup
			and goes down smoothly.
32		In the end it bites like a serpent
			and stings like an adder.
33		Your eyes will see strange things,
			and your heart utter perverse things.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 23

Is there really an “end times”? The earth and universe seem so old; I think it’ll be around for a long time yet… ,
12		"Come," they say, "let me get wine;
			let us fill ourselves with strong drink;
		and tomorrow will be like this day,
			great beyond measure."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 56

1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you have no 
need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves are fully aware that 
the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are 
saying, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon 
them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

The First Epistle to the Thessalonians, chapter 5

How will we know when these end times are coming? ,
1 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of 
them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should 
remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord 
and Savior through your apostles, 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers 
will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 
4 They will say, "Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the 
fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning 
of creation." 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens 
existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by 
the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was 
deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth 
that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and 
destruction of the ungodly.

8 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. 9 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. 10 But 
the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away 
with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the 
earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought 
you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the 
coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and 
dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to 
his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which 
righteousness dwells.

The Second Epistle of Peter, chapter 3

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1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of 
difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, 
arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 
3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving 
good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather 
than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its 
power. Avoid such people. 6 For among them are those who creep into households 
and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 
7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just 
as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men 
corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. 9 But they will not get 
very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.

The Second Epistle to Timothy, chapter 3

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10		Like grapes in the wilderness,
			I found Israel.
		Like the first fruit on the fig tree
			in its first season,
			I saw your fathers.
		But they came to Baal-peor
			and consecrated themselves to the thing of shame,
			and became detestable like the thing they loved.

The Book of Hosea, chapter 9

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1 Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing east. 2 And behold, the glory of 
the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was 
like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory. 3 And the 
vision I saw was just like the vision that I had seen when he came to destroy 
the city, and just like the vision that I had seen by the Chebar canal. And I 
fell on my face. 4 As the glory of the LORD entered the temple by the gate 
facing east, 5 the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and 
behold, the glory of the LORD filled the temple.

6 While the man was standing beside me, I heard one speaking to me out of the 
temple, 7 and he said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of my throne and 
the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the 
people of Israel forever. And the house of Israel shall no more defile my holy 
name, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoring and by the monuments of 
their kings at their high places, 8 by setting their threshold by my threshold 
and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them. 
They have defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed, 
so I have consumed them in my anger. 9 Now let them put away their whoring and 
the dead bodies of their kings far from me, and I will dwell in their midst 
forever.

The Book of Ezekiel, chapter 43

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1 Then he brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, which faces east. 
And it was shut. 2 And the LORD said to me, "This gate shall remain shut; it 
shall not be opened, and no one shall enter by it, for the LORD, the God of 
Israel, has entered by it. Therefore it shall remain shut. 3 Only the prince 
may sit in it to eat bread before the LORD. He shall enter by way of the 
vestibule of the gate, and shall go out by the same way."

The Book of Ezekiel, chapter 44

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9		Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
			Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
		Behold, your king is coming to you;
			righteous and having salvation is he,
		humble and mounted on a donkey,
			on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

The Book of Zechariah, chapter 9

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4 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.

The Book of Zechariah, chapter 14

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28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 
29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called 
Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, "Go into the village in front 
of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever 
yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you 
untying it?' you shall say this: 'The Lord has need of it.'" 32 So those who 
were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33 And as they were 
untying the colt, its owners said to them, "Why are you untying the colt?" 
34 And they said, "The Lord has need of it." 35 And they brought it to Jesus, 
and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 And as he rode 
along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37 As he was drawing near—already 
on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began 
to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they 
had seen, 38 saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! 
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 19

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1 Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point 
out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 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."

3 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 end of the age?" 4 And Jesus answered them, "See that no one 
leads you astray. 5 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' 
and they will lead many astray. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. 
See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there 
will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are but the 
beginning of the birth pains.

9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you 
will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then many will fall 
away and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets 
will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, 
the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be 
saved. 14 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.

15 "So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet 
Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then let 
those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let the one who is on the 
housetop not go down to take what is in his house, 18 and let the one who is in 
the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19 And alas for women who are 
pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 20 Pray that your 
flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 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. 22 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. 23 Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There he 
is!' do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and 
perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the 
elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, 'Look, he 
is in the wilderness,' do not go out. If they say, 'Look, he is in the inner 
rooms,' do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and 
shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever 
the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

29 "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. 30 Then will appear in heaven the 
sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and 
they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and 
great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and 
they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the 
other.

32 "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and 
puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all 
these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 34 Truly, I say to 
you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

36 "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of 
heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so 
will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood 
they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day 
when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and 
swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men 
will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be 
grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore, stay awake, 
for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if 
the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was 
coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken 
into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an 
hour you do not expect.

45 "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his 
household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that 
servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly, I say to 
you, he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant 
says to himself, 'My master is delayed,' 49 and begins to beat his fellow 
servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will 
come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know 
51 and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place 
there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 24

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21 "…then say to them, Thus says the LORD God: Behold, I will take the people of 
Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from 
all around, and bring them to their own land."

The Book of Ezekiel, chapter 37

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4 For the children of Israel shall dwell many days without king or prince, 
without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or household gods. 5 Afterward the 
children of Israel shall return and seek the LORD their God, and David their 
king, and they shall come in fear to the LORD and to his goodness in the latter 
days.

The Book of Hosea, chapter 3

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11 In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the 
remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, 
from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the 
sea.

12		He will raise a signal for the nations
			and will assemble the banished of Israel,
		and gather the dispersed of Judah
			from the four corners of the earth.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 11

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4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the 
end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."

The Book of Daniel, chapter 12

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1 An oracle concerning Damascus.

		Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city
			and will become a heap of ruins.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 17

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14		"I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel,
			and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them;
		they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine,
			and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.
15		I will plant them on their land,
			and they shall never again be uprooted
			out of the land that I have given them,"
		says the LORD your God.

The Book of Amos, chapter 9

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1		O God, do not keep silence;
			do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
2		For behold, your enemies make an uproar;
			those who hate you have raised their heads.
3		They lay crafty plans against your people;
			they consult together against your treasured ones.
4		They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation;
			let the name of Israel be remembered no more!"
5		For they conspire with one accord;
			against you they make a covenant…

The 83th Psalm

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16 "You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. 
In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know 
me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes."

The Book of Ezekiel, chapter 38

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1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with 
ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. 2 And the beast 
that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was 
like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and 
great authority. 3 One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its 
mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the 
beast. 4 And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the 
beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who 
can fight against it?"

5 And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and 
it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its 
mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, 
that is, those who dwell in heaven. 7 Also it was allowed to make war on the 
saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and 
people and language and nation, 8 and all who dwell on earth will worship it, 
everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in 
the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.

The Revelation, chapter 13

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11 Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a 
lamb and it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercises all the authority of the first 
beast on its behalf, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first 
beast, whose mortal wound was healed. 13 It performs great signs, even making 
fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, 14 and by the signs 
that it is allowed to work on behalf of the beast it deceives those who dwell 
on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the 
sword and yet lived. 15 And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the 
beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those 
who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. 16 Also it causes 
all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be 
marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17 so that no one can buy or sell 
unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its 
name. 18 This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the 
number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.

The Revelation, chapter 13

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1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, 
"Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on 
many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual 
immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth 
have become drunk." 3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, 
and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous 
names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple 
and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a 
golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. 
5 And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: "Babylon the great, mother 
of prostitutes and of earth's abominations." 6 And I saw the woman, drunk with 
the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.

When I saw her, I marveled greatly. 7 But the angel said to me, "Why do you 
marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven 
heads and ten horns that carries her. 8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, 
and is about to rise from the abyss and go to destruction. And the dwellers on 
earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation 
of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to 
come. 9 This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains 
on which the woman is seated; 10 they are also seven kings, five of whom have 
fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must 
remain only a little while. 11 As for the beast that was and is not, it is an 
eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to destruction. 12 And the ten 
horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but 
they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. 
13 These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the 
beast. 14 They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for 
he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen 
and faithful."

15 And the angel said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is 
seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages. 16 And the ten 
horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make 
her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, 17 for 
God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind 
and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are 
fulfilled. 18 And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion 
over the kings of the earth."

The Revelation, chapter 17

7		"For the Lord God does nothing
			without revealing his secret
			to his servants the prophets."

The Book of Amos, chapter 3

So Jesus Christ is really coming back a second time? ,
1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his 
bondservants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending 
his angel to his bondservant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to 
the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3 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.

4 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, 5 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 6 and made us a 
kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever 
and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see 
him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on 
account of him. Even so. Amen.

8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and 
who is to come, the Almighty."

The Revelation, chapter 1

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11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is 
called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His 
eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a 
name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped 
in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the 
armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on 
white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down 
the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the 
winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on 
his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

The Revelation, chapter 19

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6 And he said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the 
God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants 
what must soon take place."

7 "And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the 
prophecy of this book."

8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw 
them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, 
9 but he said to me, "You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and 
your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. 
Worship God."

10 And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, 
for the time is near. 11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still 
be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy."

12 "Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one 
for what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, 
the beginning and the end."

14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to 
the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are 
the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, 
and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the 
churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."

17 The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." 
And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of 
life without price.

18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone 
adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19 and if 
anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take 
away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in 
this book.

20 He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon." Amen. Come, 
Lord Jesus!

21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

The Revelation, chapter 22

16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the 
voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead 
in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be 
caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so 
we will always be with the Lord.

The First Epistle to the Thessalonians, chapter 4

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So Jesus is also going to suddenly take all believers to be with Him as He rules over the New Heaven and Earth? ,
6		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.
7		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.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 9

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23		"Oh that my words were written!
			Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
24		Oh that with an iron pen and lead
			they were engraved in the rock forever!
25		For I know that my Redeemer lives,
			and at the last he will stand upon the earth.
26		And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
			yet in my flesh I shall see God,
27		whom I shall see for myself,
			and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
			My heart faints within me!

The Book of Job, chapter 19

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1 "At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your 
people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since 
there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be 
delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. 2 And many 
of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting 
life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And those who are wise 
shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to 
righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

The Book of Daniel, chapter 12

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39 "And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all 
that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will 
of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should 
have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."

The Book of John, chapter 6

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1 "Let not your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 
2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you 
that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for 
you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be 
also."

The Book of John, chapter 14

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28 "Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs 
will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who have done good to the 
resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of 
judgment."

The Book of John, chapter 5

12 "When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will 
raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will 
establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will 
establish the throne of his kingdom forever."

The Second Book of Samuel, chapter 7

What will Jesus Christ do with those who wanted nothing to do with Him? ,
10		Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!
			Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
			he will judge the peoples with equity."

11		Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
			let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
12		  let the field exult, and everything in it!
		Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
13		  before the Lord, for he comes,
			for he comes to judge the earth.
		He will judge the world in righteousness,
			and the peoples in his faithfulness.

The 96th Psalm

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15		"For behold, the LORD will come in fire,
			and his chariots like the whirlwind,
		to render his anger in fury,
			and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16		For by fire will the LORD enter into judgment,
			and by his sword, with all flesh;
			and those slain by the LORD shall be many.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 66

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31 "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he 
will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the 
nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates 
the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the 
goats on the left. 34 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. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was 
thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was 
naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and 
you came to me.' 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did 
we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did 
we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did 
we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' 40 And the King will answer them, 
'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers 
and sisters, you did it to me.'

41 "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the 
eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you 
gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger 
and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison 
and you did not visit me.' 44 Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when 
did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, 
and did not minister to you?' 45 Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I 
say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do 
it to me.' 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous 
into eternal life."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25

11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his 
presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw 
the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. 
Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were 
judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 
13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the 
dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to 
what they had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. 
This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone's name was not 
found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

The Revelation, chapter 20

Do infants go to Heaven when they die without knowing God? ,
16 David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went 
in and lay all night on the ground. 17 And the elders of his house stood beside 
him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with 
them. 18 On the seventh day the child died. And the servants of David were 
afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, "Behold, while the 
child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he did not listen to us. How then can 
we say to him the child is dead? He may do himself some harm." 19 But when 
David saw that his servants were whispering together, David understood that the 
child was dead. And David said to his servants, "Is the child dead?" They said, 
"He is dead." 20 Then David arose from the earth and washed and anointed 
himself and changed his clothes. And he went into the house of the LORD and 
worshiped. He then went to his own house. And when he asked, they set food 
before him, and he ate. 21 Then his servants said to him, "What is this thing 
that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive; but 
when the child died, you arose and ate food. 22 He said, "While the child was 
still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, 'Who knows whether the LORD will be 
gracious to me, that the child may live?' 23 But now he is dead. Why should I 
fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to 
me."

The Second Book of Samuel, chapter 12

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1 Again I saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun. And behold, the 
tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of 
their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them. 2 And I 
thought the dead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are 
still alive. 3 But better than both is he who has not yet been and has not seen 
the evil deeds that are done under the sun.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 4

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18		Why did I come out from the womb
			to see toil and sorrow,
			and spend my days in shame?

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 20

1 After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. 2 And Job 
said:

3		"Let the day perish on which I was born,
			and the night that said,
      'A man is conceived.'
4		Let that day be darkness!
			May God above not seek it,
			nor light shine upon it.
5		Let gloom and deep darkness claim it.
			Let clouds dwell upon it;
			let the blackness of the day terrify it.
6		That night—let thick darkness seize it!
			Let it not rejoice among the days of the year;
			let it not come into the number of the months.
7		Behold, let that night be barren;
			let no joyful cry enter it.
8		Let those curse it who curse the day,
			who are ready to rouse up Leviathan.
9		Let the stars of its dawn be dark;
			let it hope for light, but have none,
			nor see the eyelids of the morning,
10		because it did not shut the doors of my mother's womb,
			nor hide trouble from my eyes.

11		"Why did I not die at birth,
			come out from the womb and expire?
12		Why did the knees receive me?
			Or why the breasts, that I should nurse?
13		For then I would have lain down and been quiet;
			I would have slept; then I would have been at rest,
14		with kings and counselors of the earth
			who rebuilt ruins for themselves,
15		or with princes who had gold,
			who filled their houses with silver.
16		Or why was I not as a hidden stillborn child,
			as infants who never see the light?
17		There the wicked cease from troubling,
			and there the weary are at rest.
18		There the prisoners are at ease together;
			they hear not the voice of the taskmaster.
19		The small and the great are there,
			and the slave is free from his master.

20		"Why is light given to him who is in misery,
			and life to the bitter in soul,
21		who long for death, but it comes not,
			and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,
22		who rejoice exceedingly
			and are glad when they find the grave?

The Book of Job, chapter 3

Does that mean abortion is acceptable to God? ,
11		You clothed me with skin and flesh,
			and knit me together with bones and sinews.
12		You have granted me life and steadfast love,
			and your care has preserved my spirit.
13		Yet these things you hid in your heart;
			I know that this was your purpose.

The Book of Job, chapter 10

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13		For you formed my inward parts;
			you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14		I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
		Wonderful are your works;
			my soul knows it very well.
15		My frame was not hidden from you,
		when I was being made in secret,
			intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16		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.

The 139th Psalm

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5 As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a 
woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 11

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15		Did not he who made me in the womb make him?
			And did not one fashion us in the womb?

The Book of Job, chapter 31

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4		The Spirit of God has made me, 
			and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

The Book of Job, chapter 33

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41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. 
And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and she exclaimed with a loud 
cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 
43 And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 
44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my 
womb leaped for joy."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 1

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21 "You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so 
profane the name of your God: I am the LORD."

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 18

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31 "You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way, for every abominable 
thing that the LORD hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn 
their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods."

The Book of Numbers, chapter 12

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17 "You shall not murder."

The Book of Numbers, chapter 5

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31 "And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of 
the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I 
did not command, nor did it come into my mind."

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 7

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36		They served their idols,
			which became a snare to them.
37		They sacrificed their sons
			and their daughters to the demons;
38		they poured out innocent blood,
			the blood of their sons and daughters,
		whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
			and the land was polluted with blood.

The 106th Psalm

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17 And they burned their sons and their daughters as offerings and used 
divination and omens and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, 
provoking him to anger.

The Second Book of Kings, chapter 17

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20 "And you took your sons and your daughters, whom you had borne to me, and 
these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your whorings so small a 
matter 21 that you slaughtered my children and delivered them up as an offering 
by fire to them?"

The Book of Ezekiel, chapter 16

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3		"Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
			maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
4		Rescue the weak and the needy;
			deliver them from the hand of the wicked."

The 82th Psalm

13 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and 
pray. The disciples rebuked the people, 14 but Jesus said, "Let the little 
children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of 
heaven." 15 And he laid his hands on them and went away.

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 19

Why not wait until after death to repent and submit to Jesus Christ so I can live how I want now? ,
5		Since his days are determined,
			and the number of his months is with you,
			and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass…

The Book of Job, chapter 14

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27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment…

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 9

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6		"Seek the LORD while he may be found;
			call upon him while he is near;
7		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."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 55

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1 "For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant 
and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them 
ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor 
branch. 2 But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise 
with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. 
3 And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles 
of your feet, on the day when I act, says the LORD of hosts.

4 "Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and just decrees that I 
commanded him at Horeb for all Israel."

The Book of Malachi, chapter 4

1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the 
living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; 
be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with 
complete patience and teaching.

The Second Epistle to Timothy, chapter 4

Why not live how I want now and THEN on my deathbed repent and trust and submit to Christ so I get into Heaven? ,
10		The years of our life are seventy,
			or even by reason of strength eighty;
		yet their span is but toil and trouble;
			they are soon gone, and we fly away.

The 90th Psalm

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13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a 
town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit"— 14 yet you do not 
know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that 
appears for a little time and then vanishes.

The Epistle of James, chapter 4

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1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2		a time to be born, and a time to die;
		a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted…

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3

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12 For man does not know his time. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and 
like birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are snared at an 
evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 9

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18 "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. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people 
loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For 
everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, 
lest his works should be exposed."

The Book of John, chapter 3

12		So teach us to number our days
			that we may get a heart of wisdom.

The 90th Psalm

Will God still judge me if I never knew about Him? ,
1		The heavens declare the glory of God,
			and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
2		Day to day pours out speech,
			and night to night reveals knowledge.
3		There is no speech, nor are there words,
			whose voice is not heard.

The 19th Psalm

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14		For the earth will be filled
			with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD
			as the waters cover the sea.

The Book of Habakkuk, chapter 2

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18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and 
unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For 
what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 
20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, 
have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the 
things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they 
knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became 
futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming 
to be wise, they became fools…

The Book of Romans, chapter 1

1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same 
way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 
2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human 
passions but for the will of God. 3 For the time that is past suffices for 
doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, 
drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. 4 With respect to 
this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of 
debauchery, and they malign you; 5 but they will give account to him who is 
ready to judge the living and the dead.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 4

Will I still be judged if I didn’t understand what sin was? ,
12		If you say, "Behold, we did not know this,"
			does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
		Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
			and will he not repay man according to his work?

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 24

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6 He will render to each one according to his works…

The Book of Romans, chapter 2

,
3		The eyes of the LORD are in every place,
			keeping watch on the evil and the good.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 15

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13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to 
the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 4

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9		The heart is deceitful above all things,
			and desperately sick;
			who can understand it?
10		"I the LORD search the heart
			and test the mind,
		to give every man according to his ways,
			according to the fruit of his deeds."

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 17

12 For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and 
all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not 
the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law 
who will be justified. 14 For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature 
do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not 
have the law. 15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, 
while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts 
accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God 
judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

The Book of Romans, chapter 2

Well, I believe in God, I even believe in Jesus and that He died for my sins, isn’t that enough? ,
14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have 
works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and 
lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed 
and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is 
that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith 
apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe 
that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you 
want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son 
Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and 
faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, 
"Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness"—and he was 
called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not 
by faith alone. 25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute 
justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by 
another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith 
apart from works is dead.

The Epistle of James, chapter 2

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21 "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. 22 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?' 23 And then 
will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of 
lawlessness.'"

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 7

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22 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and journeying toward 
Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to him, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" 
And he said to them, 24 "Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I 
tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the master of 
the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to 
knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us,' then he will answer you, 'I do 
not know where you come from.' 26 Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank 
in your presence, and you taught in our streets.' 27 But he will say, 'I tell 
you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of 
evil!' 28 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. 29 And people will come from east and west, and from 
north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 13

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3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his 
commandments. 4 Whoever says "I know him" but does not keep his commandments is 
a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly 
the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever 
says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

7 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you 
had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. 
8 At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is 
true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light 
is already shining. 9 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is 
still in darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him 
there is no cause for stumbling. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the 
darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, 
because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

12		I am writing to you, little children,
			because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
13		I am writing to you, fathers,
			because you know him who is from the beginning.
		I am writing to you, young men,
			because you have overcome the evil one.
		I write to you, children,
			because you know the Father.
14		I write to you, fathers,
			because you know him who is from the beginning.
		I write to you, young men,
			because you are strong,
			and the word of God abides in you,
			and you have overcome the evil one.

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, 
the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the 
desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from 
the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with 
its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

The First Epistle of John, chapter 2

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14 "And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'The words of the Amen, 
the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.

15 "'I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either 
cold or hot!16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will 
spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I 
need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and 
naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be 
rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your 
nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. 
19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 
20 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. 21 The one who 
conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and 
sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what 
the Spirit says to the churches.'"

The Revelation, chapter 3

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1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 
2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are 
a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God 
is with him." 3 Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is 
born again he cannot see the kingdom of God." 4 Nicodemus said to him, "How can 
a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb 
and be born?" 5 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born 
of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is 
born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 
7 Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' 8 The wind blows 
where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes 
from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."

The Book of John, chapter 3

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1 "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: 'The words of him who holds the 
seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.

2 "'I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot 
bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves 
apostles and are not, and found them to be false. 3 I know you are enduring 
patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. 
4 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at 
first. 5 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. 6 Yet this you have: you hate the works of 
the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the 
Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the 
tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.'"

The Revelation, chapter 2

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5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or 
do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless 
indeed you fail to meet the test!

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 13

6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to 
completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

The Epistle to the Philippians, chapter 1

I believe in Jesus, I trust in Jesus, I follow Jesus, but I don’t NEED to go to Church! ,
38 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. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for 
all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself." 40 And 
with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, 
"Save yourselves from this crooked generation." 41 So those who received his 
word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to 
the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and 
many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who 
believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling 
their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any 
had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread 
in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 
47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to 
their number day by day those who were being saved.

The Book of Acts, chapter 2

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24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 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.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 10

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12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the 
body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we 
were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were 
made to drink of one Spirit.

14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot 
should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," that would 
not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, "Because 
I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less 
a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense 
of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 
18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he 
chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, 
there are many parts, yet one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you," nor again the head 
to the feet, "I have no need of you." 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body 
that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body 
that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable 
parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do 
not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part 
that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the 
members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all 
suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 12

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19 So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow 
citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the 
foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the 
cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into 
a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him you also are being built together into a 
dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 2

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22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to 
the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 1

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14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family 
in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory 
he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner 
being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being 
rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the 
saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the 
love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the 
fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or 
think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the 
church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 3

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20 "I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me 
through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in 
me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe 
that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to 
them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that 
they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and 
loved them even as you loved me."

The Book of John, chapter 17

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34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have 
loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know 
that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

The Book of John, chapter 13

8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude 
of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has 
received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied 
grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as 
one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything 
God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion 
forever and ever. Amen.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 4

But I feel judged when I go to church… ,
17 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.

The Book of John, chapter 3

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33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 
34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was 
raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

The Book of Romans, chapter 8

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1 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over 
opinions.

The Book of Romans, chapter 14

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1 Brothers and sisters, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are 
spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, 
lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law 
of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he 
deceives himself.

The Epistle to the Galatians, chapter 6

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15 "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and 
him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he 
does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may 
be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to 
listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the 
church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 18

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12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, 
kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 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.14 And above all these put on love, 
which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of 
Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be 
thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and 
admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual 
songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word 
or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the 
Father through him.

The Epistle to the Colossians, chapter 3

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2 "I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot 
bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves 
apostles and are not, and found them to be false. 3 I know you are enduring 
patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary."

The Revelation, chapter 2

3		 …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.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 2

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I seem to make a lot of bad judgment calls in life… Can God make me wiser? ,
10		The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
			and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 9

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7		The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
			fools despise wisdom and instruction.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 1

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13		The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil.
		Pride and arrogance and the way of evil
			and perverted speech I hate.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 8

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6		By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
			and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 16

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all 
without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no 
doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and 
tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive 
anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

The Epistle of James, chapter 1

What Will Heaven Be Like For Those Who Go There? ,
6		On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples
			a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
			of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
7		And he will swallow up on this mountain
			the covering that is cast over all peoples,
			the veil that is spread over all nations.
8			He will swallow up death forever;
		and the LORD God will wipe away tears from all faces,
			and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
			for the LORD has spoken.
9		It will be said on that day,
			"Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
			This is the LORD; we have waited for him;
			let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 25

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17		"For behold, I create new heavens
			and a new earth,
		and the former things shall not be remembered
			or come into mind.
18		But be glad and rejoice forever
			in that which I create;
		for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
			and her people to be a gladness.
19		I will rejoice in Jerusalem
			and be glad in my people;
		no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping
			and the cry of distress."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 65

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22		"For as the new heavens and the new earth
			that I make
		shall remain before me," says the LORD,
			"so shall your offspring and your name remain.
23		From new moon to new moon,
			and from Sabbath to Sabbath,
		all flesh shall come to worship before me,"
		declares the LORD.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 66

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1 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. 2 And I saw the holy city, new 
Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for 
her husband. 3 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. 4 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."

5 And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things 
new." Also he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and 
true." 6 And he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the 
beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water 
of life without payment. 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I 
will be his God and he will be my son."

The Revelation, chapter 21

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9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven 
last plagues and spoke to me, saying, "Come, I will show you the Bride, the 
wife of the Lamb." 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high 
mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from 
God, 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a 
jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and 
at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of 
the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13 on the east three gates, on the north 
three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the 
wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of 
the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 And the one who spoke with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city 
and its gates and walls. 16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as 
its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia. Its length and 
width and height are equal. 17 He also measured its wall, 144 cubits by human 
measurement, which is also an angel's measurement. 18 The wall was built of 
jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of 
the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was 
jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth 
onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth 
topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single 
pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty 
and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for 
the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will 
the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 
25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 
26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But 
nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or 
false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.

The Revelation, chapter 21

1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, 
flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the 
street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with 
its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the 
tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be anything 
accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his 
bondservants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be 
on their foreheads. 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of 
lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever 
and ever.

The Revelation, chapter 22

What about Hell? What will that be like? ,
8 "But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, 
the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will 
be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."

The Revelation, chapter 21

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12 "His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and 
gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable 
fire."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 3

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41 "The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom 
all causes of sin and all law-breakers, 42 and throw them into the fiery 
furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 13

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14		The sinners in Zion are afraid;
			trembling has seized the godless:
		"Who among us can dwell with the consuming fire?
			Who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?"

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 33

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13 "Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot and cast him 
into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of 
teeth.'"

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 22

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11 "And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no 
rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever 
receives the mark of its name."

The Revelation, chapter 14

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24 "And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have 
rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be 
quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 66

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19 "There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who 
feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named 
Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the 
rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The 
poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man 
also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his 
eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, 
'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his 
finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.' 25 But 
Abraham said, 'Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good 
things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, 
and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great 
chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may 
not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' 27 And he said, 'Then I beg 
you, father, to send him to my father's house— 28 for I have five brothers and 
sisters—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of 
torment.' 29 But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear 
them.' 30 And he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from 
the dead, they will repent.' 31 He said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and 
the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the 
dead.'"

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 16

1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, 
taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away 
from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord 
Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in 
dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the 
ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He 
is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in 
Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men 
and be crucified and on the third day rise." 8 And they remembered his words, 
9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to 
all the rest.

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 24

What about the devil? Is he real? What will happen to him? ,
1 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'?" 2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of 
the trees in the garden, 3 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.'" 4 But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die."

The Book of Genesis, chapter 3

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44 "You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's 
desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, 
because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own 
character, for he is a liar and the father of lies."

The Book of John, chapter 8

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3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 
4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, 
to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is 
the image of God.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 4

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11 Thus shall you say to them: "The gods who did not make the heavens and the 
earth shall perish from the earth and from under the heavens."

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 10

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8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a 
roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, 
knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your 
brotherhood throughout the world.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 5

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1 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, 
2 and with his wife's knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds 
and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3 But Peter 
said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and 
to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? 4 While it remained 
unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your 
disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have 
not lied to man but to God."

The Book of Acts, chapter 5

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31 "Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast 
out."

The Book of John, chapter 12

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9 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. 10 And I heard a loud voice in 
heaven, saying, "Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and 
the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers and 
sisters has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 
11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their 
testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death."

The Revelation, chapter 12

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12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, 
against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, 
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 6

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2 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks. 3 I ate no delicacies, 
no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full 
three weeks. 4 On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing 
on the bank of the great river (that is, the Tigris) 5 I lifted up my eyes and 
looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz 
around his waist. 6 His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of 
lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of 
burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude. 
7 And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, for the men who were with me did not see 
the vision, but a great trembling fell upon them, and they fled to hide 
themselves. 8 So I was left alone and saw this great vision, and no strength 
was left in me. My radiant appearance was fearfully changed, and I retained no 
strength. 9 Then I heard the sound of his words, and as I heard the sound of 
his words, I fell on my face in deep sleep with my face to the ground.

10 And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. 
11 And he said to me, "O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I 
speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you." And when he 
had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. 12 Then he said to me, "Fear 
not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and 
humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come 
because of your words. 13 The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me 
twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I 
was left there with the kings of Persia, 14 and came to make you understand 
what is to happen to your people in the latter days. For the vision is for days 
yet to come."

The Book of Daniel, chapter 10

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12 "Son of man, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus 
says the LORD God:

		"You were the signet of perfection,
			full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13		You were in Eden, the garden of God;
			every precious stone was your covering,
		sardius, topaz, and diamond,
			beryl, onyx, and jasper,
		sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle;
			and crafted in gold were your settings
			and your engravings.
		On the day that you were created
			they were prepared.
14		You were an anointed guardian cherub.
			I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God;
			in the midst of the stones of fire you walked.
15		You were blameless in your ways
			from the day you were created,
			till unrighteousness was found in you.
16		In the abundance of your trade
			you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned;
		so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God,
			and I banished you, O guardian cherub,
			from the midst of the stones of fire.
17		Your heart was proud because of your beauty;
			you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.
		I cast you to the ground;
			I exposed you before kings,
			to feast their eyes on you.
18		By the multitude of your iniquities,
			in the unrighteousness of your trade
			you profaned your sanctuaries;
		so I brought fire out from your midst;
			it consumed you,
		and I turned you to ashes on the earth
			in the sight of all who saw you.
19		All who know you among the peoples
			are appalled at you;
		you have come to a dreadful end
			and shall be no more forever."

The Book of Ezekiel, chapter 28

10 …and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and 
sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented 
day and night forever and ever.

The Revelation, chapter 20

I don’t need God - I’ve got wealth, and everything I could possibly want and I feel satisfied, and I’ve got only myself to thank… ,
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 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.

The Epistle of James, chapter 1

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45 "…so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his 
sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the 
unjust."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5

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7 For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not 
receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 4

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14 Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the 
earth with all that is in it.

The Book of Numbers, chapter 10

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8 "The silver is mine, and the gold is mine…" declares the LORD of hosts.

The Book of Haggai, chapter 2

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1		The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof,
			the world and those who dwell therein,
2		for he has founded it upon the seas
			and established it upon the rivers.

The 24th Psalm

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10		"For every beast of the forest is mine,
			the cattle on a thousand hills.
11		I know all the birds of the hills,
			and all that moves in the field is mine."

The 50th Psalm

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8 And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the 
LORD, in the care of Jehiel the Gershonite. 9 Then the people rejoiced because 
they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the 
LORD. David the king also rejoiced greatly.

10 Therefore David blessed the LORD in the presence of all the assembly. And 
David said: "Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and 
ever. 11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the 
victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is 
yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. 
12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are 
power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to 
all. 13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.

14 "But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer 
willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you. 
15 For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our 
days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding. 16 O LORD our 
God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your 
holy name comes from your hand and is all your own. 17 I know, my God, that you 
test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart 
I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who 
are present here, offering freely and joyously to you. 18 O LORD, the God of 
Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and 
thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you."

The First Book of Chronicles, chapter 29

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17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to 
set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides 
us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, 
to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves 
as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which 
is truly life.

The First Epistle to Timothy, chapter 6

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15 And he said to them, "Take care, and be on your guard against all 
covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his 
possessions." 16 And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man 
produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I 
have nowhere to store my crops?' 18 And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear 
down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my 
goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have ample goods laid up for 
many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry."' 20 But God said to him, 'Fool! This 
night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose 
will they be?' 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not 
rich toward God."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 12

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19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy 
and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in 
heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in 
and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body 
will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full 
of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

24 "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the 
other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve 
God and money."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6

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9		Honor the LORD with your wealth
			and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
10		then your barns will be filled with plenty,
			and your vats will be bursting with wine.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 3

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18 Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will 
make him a helper fit for him."

The Book of Genesis, chapter 2

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22		He who finds a wife finds a good thing
			and obtains favor from the LORD.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 18

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14		House and wealth are inherited from fathers,
			but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 19

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3		Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
			the fruit of the womb a reward.
4		Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
			are the children of one's youth.

The 127th Psalm

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8 "Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, 'How have we robbed 
you?' In your tithes and contributions. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you 
are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 10 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. 11 I will 
rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your 
soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear," says the LORD of 
hosts. 12 "Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of 
delight," says the LORD of hosts.

The Book of Malachi, chapter 3

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13 There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by 
their owner to his hurt…

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 5

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36 "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 
37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of 
me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the 
Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the 
holy angels."

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 8

2		In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;
			let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
3		For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,
			and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.
4		In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him;
			all his thoughts are, "There is no God."
5		His ways prosper at all times;
			your judgments are on high, out of his sight;
			as for all his foes, he puffs at them.
6		He says in his heart, "I shall not be moved;
			throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity."
7		His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;
			under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.

The 10th Psalm

Why do I still feel an emptiness, discontentment, and uneasiness in my soul even though I have what many would call success? ,
7 Again, I saw vanity under the sun: 8 one person who has no other, either son 
or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eyes are never 
satisfied with riches, so that he never asks, "For whom am I toiling and 
depriving myself of pleasure?" This also is vanity and an unhappy business.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 4

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18 I hated all my toil in which I toil under the sun, seeing that I must leave 
it to the man who will come after me, 19 and who knows whether he will be wise 
or a fool? Yet he will be master of all for which I toiled and used my wisdom 
under the sun. This also is vanity. 20 So I turned about and gave my heart up 
to despair over all the toil of my labors under the sun, 21 because sometimes a 
person who has toiled with wisdom and knowledge and skill must leave everything 
to be enjoyed by someone who did not toil for it. This also is vanity and a 
great evil. 22 What has a man from all the toil and striving of heart with 
which he toils beneath the sun? 23 For all his days are full of sorrow, and his 
work is a vexation. Even in the night his heart does not rest. This also is 
vanity.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 2

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1 I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy 
yourself." But behold, this also was vanity. 2 I said of laughter, "It is mad," 
and of pleasure, "What use is it?" 3 I searched with my heart how to cheer my 
body with wine—my heart still guiding me with wisdom—and how to lay hold on 
folly, till I might see what was good for the children of man to do under 
heaven during the few days of their life.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 2

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10 And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I kept my heart from 
no pleasure, for my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward 
for all my toil. 11 Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I 
had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, 
and there was nothing to be gained under the sun.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 2

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6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into 
the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food 
and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich 
fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires 
that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a 
root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered 
away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

The First Epistle to Timothy, chapter 6

5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of 
the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the 
things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set 
the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

The Book of Romans, chapter 8

Why am I having such difficulty understanding what God is trying to say to me through His Word? ,
14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they 
are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are 
spiritually discerned.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 2

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8		But it is the spirit in man,
			the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.

The Book of Job, chapter 32

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9 But, as it is written,

		"What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
			nor the heart of man imagined,
		what God has prepared for those who love him"—

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit 
searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person's 
thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one 
comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 2

2		"All these things my hand has made, 
			and so all these things came to be," 
		declares the LORD. 
		"But this is the one to whom I will look: 
			he who is humble and contrite in spirit 
			and trembles at my word."

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 66

I Truly do want to believe but I’m having a hard time… ,
13 "You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart."

The Book of Jeremiah, chapter 29

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6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the 
proper time he may exalt you…

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 5

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17		The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
			a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

The 51th Psalm

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15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when 
the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 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. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive 
the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 18

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17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

The Book of Romans, chapter 10

24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus 
came. 25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said 
to them, "Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger 
into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never 
believe."

26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. 
Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, 
"Peace be with you." 27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see 
my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, 
but believe." 28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" 29 Jesus said to 
him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have 
not seen and yet have believed."

The Book of John, chapter 20

I’m not going to believe in God until He personally gives me an undeniable sign! Until then I will doubt who He is! Why wouldn’t He give a sign? ,
12 And Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to 
the test.'"

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 4

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4		Say to those who have an anxious heart,
			"Be strong; fear not!
		Behold, your God
			will come with vengeance,
		with the recompense of God.
			He will come and save you."

5		Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
			and the ears of the deaf unstopped…

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 35

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6		"I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness;
			I will take you by the hand and keep you;
		I will give you as a covenant for the people,
			a light for the nations,
7			to open the eyes that are blind,
		to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
			from the prison those who sit in darkness.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 42

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 42

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18		In that day the deaf shall hear
			the words of a book,
		and out of their gloom and darkness
			the eyes of the blind shall see.
19		The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the LORD,
			and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.

The Book of Isaiah, chapter 29

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16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, 
he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And 
the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and 
found the place where it was written,

18		"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me,
			because he has anointed me
			to proclaim good news to the poor.
		He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
			and recovering of sight to the blind,
			to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19		to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor."

20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. 
And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say 
to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 4

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18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19 calling 
two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you the one 
who is to come, or shall we look for another?" 20 And when the men had come to 
him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you the one 
who is to come, or shall we look for another?'" 21 In that hour he healed many 
people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he 
bestowed sight. 22 And he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have seen 
and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, 
and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to 
them. 23 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me."

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 7

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34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many 
demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 1

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1 After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is 
the Sea of Tiberias. 2 And a large crowd was following him, because they saw 
the signs that he was doing on the sick.

The Book of John, chapter 6

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14 And when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick 
with a fever. 15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and 
began to serve him. 16 That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed 
by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were 
sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: "He took 
our illnesses and bore our diseases."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 8

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40 Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with 
various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of 
them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying, "You are the 
Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because 
they knew that he was the Christ.

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 4

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11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from 
heaven to test him. 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why does 
this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this 
generation."

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 8

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38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, "Teacher, we 
wish to see a sign from you." 39 But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous 
generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of 
the prophet Jonah. 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the 
belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights 
in the heart of the earth. 41 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. 42 The queen of the 
South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she 
came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, 
something greater than Solomon is here."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 12

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1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show 
them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It 
will be fair weather, for the sky is red.' 3 And in the morning, 'It will be 
stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.' You know how to interpret 
the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. 
4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given 
to it except the sign of Jonah." So he left them and departed.

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 16

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3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that 
Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was 
buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 
5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to 
more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, 
though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the 
apostles. 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9 For 
I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I 
persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and 
his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any 
of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11 Whether 
then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 15

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12 Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands 
of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. 13 None of 
the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. 14 And more 
than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 
15 so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots 
and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. 
16 The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick 
and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed.

The Book of Acts, chapter 5

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1 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed 
him. 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who 
heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things? What 
is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3 Is 
not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and 
Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And they took offense 
at him. 4 And Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in 
his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household." 5 And he could 
do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and 
healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief.

And he went about among the villages teaching.

The Gospel of Mark, chapter 6

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25 Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them 
to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that 
would be written.

The Book of John, chapter 21

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2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are 
a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God 
is with him."

The Book of John, chapter 3

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24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus 
came. 25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said 
to them, "Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger 
into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never 
believe."

26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. 
Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, 
"Peace be with you." 27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see 
my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, 
but believe." 28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" 29 Jesus said to 
him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have 
not seen and yet have believed."

30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are 
not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that 
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in 
his name.

The Book of John, chapter 20

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1 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered 
together to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 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. 3 Let no one 
deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes 
first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 who 
opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so 
that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. 
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 
6 And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his 
time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now 
restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one 
will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth 
and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. 9 The coming of the 
lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and 
wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because 
they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, chapter 2

3 One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was 
healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. 4 And they 
worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they 
worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who can fight against 
it?"

The Revelation, chapter 13

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I’ve read all this and I still don’t get it, I don’t even care to, and I still don’t believe God exists… ,
18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who 
are being saved it is the power of God.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 1

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1		The fool says in his heart, "There is no God."
			They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
			there is none who does good.

The 14th Psalm

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6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near 
to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, chapter 11

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7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,

		"The stone that the builders rejected
			has become the cornerstone,"

8 and

		"A stone of stumbling,
			and a rock of offense."

They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 2

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27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what 
is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised 
in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 
29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 1

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36 "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."

The Book of John, chapter 3

3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your 
thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 11

Believing any of this would be the equivalent of committing intellectual suicide… ,
14 The wise person has his eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And 
yet I perceived that the same event happens to all of them. 15 Then I said in 
my heart, "What happens to the fool will happen to me also. Why then have I 
been so very wise?" And I said in my heart that this also is vanity. 16 For of 
the wise as of the fool there is no enduring remembrance, seeing that in the 
days to come all will have been long forgotten. How the wise dies just like the 
fool!

The Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 2

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43 "Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear 
my word."

The Book of John, chapter 8

15 "And speak to the people of Israel, saying, 'Whoever curses his God shall 
bear his sin.'"

The Book of Leviticus, chapter 24

I used to believe in God and follow Jesus… What should I do?
3 "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."

The Book of Zechariah, chapter 1

I tried Christianity once - it didn’t to do anything for me so it’s obviously fake…
13 "Your words have been hard against me, says the LORD. But you say, 'How have 
we spoken against you?' 14 You have said, 'It is vain to serve God. What is the 
profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the LORD 
of hosts? 15 And now we call the arrogant blessed. Evildoers not only prosper 
but they put God to the test and they escape.'"

16 Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD paid 
attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of 
those who feared the LORD and esteemed his name. 17 "They shall be mine, says 
the LORD of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I 
will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. 18 Then once more you 
shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who 
serves God and one who does not serve him."

The Book of Malachi, chapter 3

Is all this about Jesus Christ true? ,
1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that 
have been accomplished among us, 2 just as those who from the beginning were 
eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, 3 it seemed 
good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to 
write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 that you may 
have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 1

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1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do 
and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands 
through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented 
himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them 
during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

The Book of Acts, chapter 1

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20 Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one 
who had been reclining at table close to him and had said, "Lord, who is it 
that is going to betray you?" 21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, 
what about this man?" 22 Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain 
until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!" 23 So the saying spread 
abroad among the brothers and sisters that this disciple was not to die; yet 
Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, "If it is my will that he 
remain until I come, what is that to you?"

24 This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has 
written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.

The Book of John, chapter 21

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1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his 
bondservants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending 
his angel to his bondservant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to 
the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3 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.

The Revelation, chapter 1

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13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven 
miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these 
things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, 
Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were kept from 
recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, "What is this conversation that you 
are holding with each other as you walk?" And they stood still, looking sad. 
18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only visitor to 
Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?" 
19 And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus 
of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all 
the people, 20 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be 
condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one 
to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since 
these things happened. 22 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They 
were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and when they did not find his body, 
they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that 
he was alive. 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it 
just as the women had said, but him they did not see." 25 And he said to them, 
"O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have 
spoken! 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and 
enter into his glory?" 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he 
interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

The Gospel of Luke, chapter 24

14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your 
faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we 
testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true 
that the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even 
Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is 
futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen 
asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, 
we are of all people most to be pitied.

20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those 
who have fallen asleep. 21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also 
the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ 
shall all be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, 
then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24 Then comes the end, when he 
delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every 
authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies 
under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 15

“Trinity” isn’t in the bible; is God really three persons in one Godhead? ,
16 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; 17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, 
"This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 3

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26 "But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the 
Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me."

The Book of John, chapter 15

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18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 2

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2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our 
prayers, 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor 
of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we know, 
brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel 
came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with 
full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your 
sake.

The First Epistle to the Thessalonians, chapter 1

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19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of 
the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…

The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 28

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2 …according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of 
the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 1

14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of 
the Holy Spirit be with you all.

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 13

This is all from the Bible… How can I know this is what God would say? ,
16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for 
reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…

The Second Epistle to Timothy, chapter 3

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18 But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would 
suffer, he thus fulfilled.

The Book of Acts, chapter 3

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2 And the LORD answered me:

		"Write the vision;
			make it plain on tablets,
			so he may run who reads it."

The Book of Habakkuk, chapter 2

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27 And the LORD said to Moses, "Write these words, for in accordance with these 
words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."

The Book of Exodus, chapter 34

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8 "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall 
meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all 
that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you 
will have good success."

The Book of Joshua, chapter 1

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19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do 
well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns 
and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that 
no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no 
prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they 
were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

The Second Epistle of Peter, chapter 1

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that 
was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or 
time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the 
sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. 12 It was revealed to them 
that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been 
announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy 
Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

The First Epistle of Peter, chapter 1

I pray that your questions have been answered in some way. I am sure some of these answers were very comforting to you. But I also understand that some will have been very difficult to hear. Know however that in both cases, they are the Truth of God. Many of these verses are promises reserved only for those who are ‘believers born again’, but to all the grace of God is extended and the gift of eternal life is freely offered.

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Although I grew up in the church, at the age of twenty, seeing what the world had to offer, I walked away in pursuit of fun, pleasure, and adventure. I experienced much, traveled the world, had many laughs and exciting times, and lived in ways many envy and did things that many wish to do. The truth is, it left me empty – there was no true fulfillment in it. I thank God that after nine painful, selfish, heart-breaking years, He drew me back to Himself. Submitting to Him was the best decision I ever made. I now have true joy rather than fleeting happiness because I know my purpose in life; I have peace regardless of circumstance and adversity due to the promise of eternal security; and I have contentment from an understanding of my true worth and value thanks to the unconditional love of God. And I still get to have fun, pleasure, and adventure… only now it is no longer accompanied by a guilty conscience, shame, discontent, and the regret of hurt caused to others or myself. May you soon have this forever as well.

“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Blessed are those who trust in Him.”

Psalm 34:8

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Due to the grave and obvious importance of this invitation to know God, which all people must choose if they want or not in this life, please share this with as many people as you can via social media and any other means so that all will have the freedom of ability to exercise that choice.

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