Bible Verses and Quotes: Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous quotations and Bible passages that didn't exactly fit in our other categories. These are excellent quotes just the same, so please read on. =)
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"I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him."
"I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun."
"Though you probe my heart and examine me at night, though you test me, you will find nothing; I have resolved that my mouth will not sin. As for the deeds of men- by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent. My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped."
"If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!"
"The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble."
"When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, the hearts of the people are filled with schemes to do wrong."
"Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. 'They hit me,' you will say, 'but I'm not hurt! They beat me, but I don't feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?'"
"Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, 'Who is the LORD?' Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God."
"But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you."
"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun."
"Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy."
"Moreover, no man knows when his hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them."
"For us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live."
-1 Corinthians 8:6
"As optimism has died, human beings increasingly turned either to fundamentalist religion or to secular materialism in the constant search for meaning."
-Bishop John Shelby Spong
"You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat."
"But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness."
"A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord."
-1 Corinthians 7:39
"An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end."
"The life of the flesh is in the blood."
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter- when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?"
"In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted."
-2 Timothy 3:12
"You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked."
"The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked."
"The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned."
-1 Corinthians 2:14
"If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy."
-1 Corinthians 7:12-14
"Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God's commands is what counts."
-1 Corinthians 7:19
"If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked."
"An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord's affairs--how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world--how he can please his wife--and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world--how she can please her husband. I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord."
-1 Corinthians 7:32-35
"There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. 'For whom am I toiling,' he asked, 'and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?' This too is meaningless- a miserable business!"
"We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them."
"Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions."
"One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God."
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline."
-2 Timothy 1:7
"Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death."
"To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool."
"Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, 'I was only joking.'"
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