All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
Selected quotes from the Bible which were relevant at the time they made it onto this page.
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One day I want to expand the Bible quotes project to categorize verses according to database entries.
so far, I haven't categorized these...
Hopes and Dreams
Taste and See: the invitation and the consummation
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, "The LORD declares," when the LORD has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled.
Of Dreamers and Messengers
Let the prophet who has a dream tell his dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?" declares the LORD.
You have given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand upholds me, and Your humility exalts me.
Why we were created
The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.
The Meaning of Life
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.
If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.
A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
The Mystery of Christ
And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment - to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.
This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that."
Do - with the blessing of God
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat - for he grants sleep to those he loves.
May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word. May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise. May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees. May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous. May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight. Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me. I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.
To the Eternal God
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
The words of God
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.
The Spirit of sonship
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father." So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
Not just walking the path
I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
The Shortest Psalm? But it packs a lot
Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.
May I never boast
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
To God be the glory
Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
God's faithfulness is guaranteed by his nature
if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.