1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 16 helpful votes
But test everything; hold fast what is good.
Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 12 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 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. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. …
Romans 12:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
John 3:29-30 ESV / 8 helpful votes
The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must increase, but I must decrease.”
John 1:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Ephesians 1:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Psalm 90:1-2 ESV / 7 helpful votes
A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
John 1:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes
No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.
2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Acts 2:38 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
John 5:46-47 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”
Mark 11:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.
Isaiah 14:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!
Proverbs 16:2-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes
All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Psalm 6:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes
I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping.
Joshua 1:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Genesis 2:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
Genesis 2:1-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, …
Genesis 1:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Ephesians 1:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes
As a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Colossians 3:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
Galatians 2:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
1 Corinthians 15:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 3 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 5:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—
Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 3 helpful votes
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. …
Matthew 6:33 ESV / 3 helpful votes
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Malachi 3:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.
Ezekiel 28:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes
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 destroyed you, O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Isaiah 50:1-11 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Thus says the Lord: “Where is your mother’s certificate of divorce, with which I sent her away? Or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities you were sold, and for your transgressions your mother was sent away. Why, when I came, was there no man; why, when I called, was there no one to answer? Is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, by my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a desert; their fish stink for lack of water and die of thirst. I clothe the heavens with blackness and make sackcloth their covering.” The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not backward. …
Genesis 5:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.
Genesis 2:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes
These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
Genesis 1:14-19 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. …
Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 3 helpful votes
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. …
Revelation 22:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
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.
Revelation 21:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes
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.
Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …
1 John 4:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
2 Peter 3:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
2 Peter 1:5-8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you
James 1:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
James 1:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Titus 1:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began
Philippians 2:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 4:22-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes
To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 3:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes
This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Galatians 6:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
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.
1 Corinthians 2:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 1:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
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.
Acts 17:29-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes
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. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 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.”
Acts 3:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
John 17:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
John 17:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
John 4:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Luke 1:70 ESV / 2 helpful votes
As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
Mark 1:14-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
Matthew 19:4-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Matthew 11:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes
When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities. Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. …
Matthew 4:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Zephaniah 3:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Behold, at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth.
Joel 2:12-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.
Isaiah 48:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.
Isaiah 47:12-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Stand fast in your enchantments and your many sorceries, with which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you may be able to succeed; perhaps you may inspire terror. You are wearied with your many counsels; let them stand forth and save you, those who divide the heavens, who gaze at the stars, who at the new moons make known what shall come upon you. Behold, they are like stubble; the fire consumes them; they cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame. No coal for warming oneself is this, no fire to sit before! Such to you are those with whom you have labored, who have done business with you from your youth; they wander about, each in his own direction; there is no one to save you.
Isaiah 45:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the Lord, and there is no other.
Isaiah 40:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing.
Isaiah 40:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
Isaiah 10:1-34 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey! What will you do on the day of punishment, in the ruin that will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth? Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners or fall among the slain. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury! …
Ecclesiastes 1:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.
Proverbs 25:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.
Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Psalm 147:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.
Psalm 136:1-26 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever; …
Psalm 104:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes
He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting.
Psalm 104:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.
Psalm 93:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.
Psalm 93:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
Psalm 90:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Psalm 50:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
A Psalm of Asaph. The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Psalm 32:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Psalm 27:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 19:1-4 ESV / 2 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,
Psalm 19:1-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. …