An Important Note

The affirmations, encouragements, and promises of God that are listed below are all of those in the Bible that are appropriate for use in a worship service and not the total sum of them that are in the Bible. It is also important to note that they are listed below without the contexts from which they come from in the Bible. These contexts can be very important at times because they determine how the affirmation, encouragement, or promise of God applies. Therefore, you are encouraged to see what the context is for the Scripture verses that are listed below so that you know whether those verses apply to your situation and should be used or not.

Checking the context for the promises of God that are listed below is especially important because there are both conditional and unconditional promises by God in the Bible. The following list contains all of the promises of God in the Bible that can be used in a worship service, including God’s conditional promises. For these conditional promises, please note that there are conditions that must be met in order for the promises to come true, even if that condition is not written out with the promise as it is given below. Therefore, it is up to you to determine if the promises given below are conditional or unconditional. Furthermore, if the promise is conditional, it is then up to you to determine what those conditions are, and if your situation fulfills those conditions or not, and, therefore, whether the promise should be presented for your situation or not.

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are listed below that are incomplete will have an asterisk after their references.

Since the scriptures that are listed below are meant to be used in worship services, please feel free to copy and paste the ones that you select to use in a service. If you copy and paste a selection of scripture into Microsoft Word that has the word LORD in it and then highlight that scripture and change the size of the font for it, then you will also have to do one of the following two things in order for the letters ORD to be smaller capitals than the letter L. Manually change the letters ORD to a smaller size by highlighting them and changing their font to a smaller size than the rest of the scripture selection. Or make the letters Small caps by: 1) Deleting them. 2) Retyping them as ord and highlighting them. 3) Going to the Font area on the Home tab and clicking on the small arrow in its lower right corner. 4) On the Font tab in the next window, checking the box next to Small caps.

 

15 “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go . . . .” Genesis 28:15a*

15 “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go . . . . I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Genesis 28:15*

20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20

16 “ ‘I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.’ ” Exodus 9:16*

22 If you . . . do all that I [God] say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you. Exodus 23:22*

14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14

“ ‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit. [Y]ou will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land.’ ” Leviticus 26:3-5*

“ ‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit. [Y]ou will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land. I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you. 11 I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you. 12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.’ ” Leviticus 26:3-6a, 9, 11-12*

“ ‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid.’ ” Leviticus 26:3, 6a*

“ ‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you. 11 I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you. 12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.’ ” Leviticus 26:3, 9, 11-12

“ ‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, 11 I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you. 12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.’ ” Leviticus 26:3, 11-12

21 “The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them.”  Numbers 23:21b*

17 “Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God.” Deuteronomy 1:17b*

21 “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 1:21c*

29 “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them.” Deuteronomy 1:29*

The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. [T]he LORD your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything. Deuteronomy 2:7a, c*

[Y]ou are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession. Deuteronomy 7:6*

11 [T]ake care to follow the commands, decrees and laws I give you today. 12 If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the LORD your God will keep his covenant of love with you . . . . 13 He will love you and bless you . . . . 14 You will be blessed more than any other people; . . . . Deuteronomy 7:11-13a, 14*

11 [T]ake care to follow the commands, decrees and laws I give you today. 12 If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the LORD your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your ancestors. 13 He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land—your grain, new wine and olive oil—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you. 14 You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor will any of your livestock be without young. 15 The LORD will keep you free from every disease. Deuteronomy 7:11-15a*

21 [T]he LORD your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God. Deuteronomy 7:21*

[I]n the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the LORD your God has blessed you. Deuteronomy 12:7*

18 [Y]ou are to rejoice before the LORD your God in everything you put your hand to. Deuteronomy 12:18*

1 You are the children of the LORD your God. [Y]ou are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession. Deuteronomy 14:1a, 2*

18 [T]he LORD your God will bless you in everything you do. Deuteronomy 15:18b*

“[T]he LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” Deuteronomy 20:4*

[T]he LORD your God loves you. Deuteronomy 23:5*

18 [T]he LORD has declared this day that you are his people, his treasured possession as he promised, and that you are to keep all his commands. Deuteronomy 26:18*

18 [T]he LORD has declared this day that you are his people, his treasured possession as he promised, and that you are to keep all his commands. 19 He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised. Deuteronomy 26:18-19*

“You have now become the people of the LORD your God.” Deuteronomy 27:9b*

1 If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands . . . the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. Deuteronomy 28:1*

1 If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands . . . the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. The LORD will send a blessing . . . on everything you put your hand to. The LORD will establish you as his holy people . . . if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in obedience to him. 11 The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity . . . .  12 The LORD will . . . bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God . . . and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. Deuteronomy 28:1-3, 6-8a, 9, 11-13*

All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The LORD will send a blessing . . . on everything you put your hand to. The LORD will establish you as his holy people . . . if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in obedience to him. 11 The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity . . . . 12 The LORD will . . . bless all the work of your hands. 13 The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God . . . and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. Deuteronomy 28:2-3, 6, 8a, 9, 11-12a, 13*

13 The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God . . . and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. Deuteronomy 28:13ab*

The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. Deuteronomy 30:6

The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. You will again obey the LORD and follow all his commands I am giving you today. Deuteronomy 30:6, 8

[T]he LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands . . . . The LORD will . . . delight in you and make you prosperous . . . 10 if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees . . . and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 30:9-10*

11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Deuteronomy 30:11, 14

“Be strong and courageous. [F]or the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:6, 8*

“Surely it is you [the LORD] who love the people; all the holy ones are in your hand.” Deuteronomy 33:3a*

12 “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12*

29 “Blessed are you . . . ! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD?” Deuteronomy 33:29ab*

29 “Blessed are you . . . ! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword.” Deuteronomy 33:29abc*

5 “I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5b*

45 Not one of all the LORD’s good promises . . . failed; every one was fulfilled. Joshua 21:45*

10 “One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised.” Joshua 23:10

14 “You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.” Joshua 23:14bc*

12 “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.” Judges 6:12*

23 [T]he LORD said to him, “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.” Judges 6:23*

12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.” 1 Samuel 7:12

“The Spirit of the LORD will come powerfully upon you . . . and you will be changed into a different person.” 1 Samuel 10:6*

“Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few.” 1 Samuel 14:6c*

14 In everything he [David] did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. 1 Samuel 18:14

23 “The LORD rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness.” 1 Samuel 26:23a*

2 “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; 3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior . . . .”   2 Samuel 22:2-3*

30 “With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.”  2 Samuel 22:30

31 “[H]e shields all who take refuge in him. 32 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?” 2 Samuel 22:31-32

33 “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.” 2 Samuel 22:33

33 “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. 34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. 36 You make your saving help my shield; your help has made me great.” 2 Samuel 22:33-34, 36

36 “You make your saving help my shield; your help has made me great.” 2 Samuel 22:36

“If my house were not right with God, surely he would not have made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part; surely he would not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire.” 2 Samuel 23:5

“If my house were not right with God, surely he would not have made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part; surely he would not bring to fruition my salvation . . . .” 2 Samuel 23:5*

“If my house were not right with God, surely he would not have made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part; . . . .” 2 Samuel 23:5*

23 “May the LORD your God accept you.” 2 Samuel 24:23b*

38 “ ‘If you do whatever I [the LORD] command you and walk in obedience to me and do what is right in my eyes by obeying my decrees and commands . . . I will be with you.’ ” 1 Kings 11:38a*

And David became more and more powerful, because the LORD Almighty was with him. 1 Chronicles 11:9

18 “Success, success to you . . . for your God will help you.” 1 Chronicles 12:18c*

18 “Is not the LORD your God with you? And has he not granted you rest on every side?” 1 Chronicles 22:18ab*

20 “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you . . . .” 1 Chronicles 28:20*

“[W]e have sought the LORD our God; we sought him and he has given us rest on every side.” 2 Chronicles 14:7b*

“The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.” 2 Chronicles 15:2bc*

“The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you. [I]n their distress they turned to the LORD . . . and sought him, and he was found by them.” 2 Chronicles 15:2bc, 4*

“[B]e strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7*

“[T]he eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a*

15 “This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged . . . . For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 17 [S]tand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you . . . . Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. [T]he LORD will be with you.’ ” 2 Chronicles 20:15bc, 17bcd*

20 “Have faith in the LORD your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” 2 Chronicles 20:20c*

Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the LORD his God. 2 Chronicles 27:6

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because . . . there is a greater power with us . . . . [W]ith us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.” 2 Chronicles 32:7-8a*

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because . . . there is a greater power with us . . . . [W]ith us is the LORD our God to help us . . . .” 2 Chronicles 32:7-8a*

28 Because the hand of the LORD my God was on me, I took courage . . . . Ezra 7:28b*

22 “The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him . . . .” Ezra 8:22*

31 The hand of our God was on us, and he protected us . . . . Ezra 8:31b*

20 “The God of heaven will give us success.” Nehemiah 2:20a*

14 “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the LORD, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” Nehemiah 4:14*

10 “Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10c*

“Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope?” Job 4:6

19 “From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will touch you. 20 In famine he will deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword. 21 You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes. 22 You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the wild animals. 23 For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you. 24 You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing. 25 You will know that your children will be many, and your descendants like the grass of the earth. 26 You will come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season.” Job 5:19-26

21 “He [God] will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” Job 8:21

12 “You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.” Job 10:12

13 “[I]f you devote your heart to him [God the Almighty] and stretch out your hands to him, 14 if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent, 15 then, free of fault, you will lift up your face; you will stand firm and without fear. 16 You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. 17 Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. 18 You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. 19 You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.” Job 11:13-19

“Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. 20 My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; 21 on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend.”  Job 16:19-21

25 “I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. 26 And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; 27 I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” Job 19:25-27

From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. Psalm 3:8

Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him. Psalm 4:3

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

12 Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12

10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart. Psalm 7:10

I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.” Psalm 16:3

LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:5-6

I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8

I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, Psalm 16:8-9

I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, 10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead . . . . Psalm 16:8-10*

I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, 10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead . . . . 11 [Y]ou will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:8-11*

11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11

I love you, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies. 16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support. 19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. Psalm 18:1-3, 16-19

30 [H]he shields all who take refuge in him. 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? Psalm 18:30-31*

35 You [God] make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great. Psalm 18:35

May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of . . . God . . . protect you. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. Psalm 20:1, 5a*

May he [the LORD] give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:1-6

10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. Psalm 27:10

13 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13

The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. Psalm 28:8

11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11

19 How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. Psalm 31:19

24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. Psalm 33:12

18 [T]he eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, Psalm 33:18*

I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. Psalm 34:4, 6

Those who look to him [the LORD] are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Psalm 34:5

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Psalm 34:7

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8

Fear the LORD, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. 10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. Psalm 34:9-10

15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; 17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. 19 The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; Psalm 34:15, 17, 19

18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

22 The LORD will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned. Psalm 34:22

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

18 The blameless spend their days under the LORD’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever. Psalm 37:18

18 The blameless spend their days under the LORD’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever. 19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty. Psalm 37:18-19

23 The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; 24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24

25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. Psalm 37:25

37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace. Psalm 37:37

39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. 40 The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him. Psalm 37:39-40

I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him. Psalm 40:1-3

Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Psalm 40:4

Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5

Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble. The LORD protects and preserves them—they are counted among the blessed in the land—he does not give them over to the desire of their foes. The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness. Psalm 41:1-3

12 Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever. 13 Praise be to the LORD, the God . . . from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen. Psalm 41:12-13*

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46:1-3, 7

The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46:7

11 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46:11

15 God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself. Psalm 49:15*

Surely God is my help; the LORD is the one who sustains me. Psalm 54:4

16 As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me. Psalm 55:16

16 As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me. 17 Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice. Psalm 55:16-17

16 As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me. 17 Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice. 18 He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me. Psalm 55:16-18

22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 56:3-4

13 [Y]ou have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life. Psalm 56:13*

12 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. Psalm 60:12

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:5-8

Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple. Psalm 65:4

16 Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. 17 I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. 18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; 19 but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. 20 Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Psalm 66:16-20

35 You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; . . . God . . . gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God! Psalm 68:35*

32 [Y]ou who seek God, may your hearts live! Psalm 69:32*

[Y]ou have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. Psalm 71:5*

20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. 21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once more. Psalm 71:20-21

Surely God is good . . . to those who are pure in heart. Psalm 73:1*

23 I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. 24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Psalm 73:23-24*

23 I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. 24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. Psalm 73:23-25*

25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. Psalm 73:25

26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

11 [T]he LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84:11*

I will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants . . . . Psalm 85:8*

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2

I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. Psalm 91:2-7

If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, 10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; Psalm 91:9-11

14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation. Psalm 91:14-16

12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, 15 proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” Psalm 92:12-15

14 [T]he LORD will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance. Psalm 94:14*

17 Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. 18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. 19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:17-19

18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. 19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:18-19

22 [T]he LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge. Psalm 94:22*

11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. Psalm 97:11-12

The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness . . . ; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Psalm 98:2-3*

Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3

My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me. Psalm 101:6

28 “The children of your [God’s] servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.” Psalm 102:28

17 [F]rom everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—18 with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. Psalm 103:17-18*

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Psalm 105:3

13 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. Psalm 108:13

28 While they curse, may you bless; may those who attack me be put to shame, but may your servant rejoice. Psalm 109:28

Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous. Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. Psalm 112:4, 6-8

Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice. They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor. Psalm 112:5, 9

12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us: He will bless his people . . . . Psalm 115:12*

12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us: He will bless his people . . . , 13 he will bless those who fear the LORD—small and great alike. Psalm 115:12-13*

Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you. For you, LORD, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 116:7-9

The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 118:6

The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies. Psalm 118:6-7

14 The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:14

14 The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. 15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things! 16 The LORD’s right hand is lifted high; the LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!” Psalm 118:14-16

27 The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine on us. Psalm 118:27a*

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; The LORD watches over you—the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:1-3, 5-8

The LORD watches over you—the LORD is your shade at your right hand; The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:5, 7-8

Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8

Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore. Psalm 125:1-2

The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Psalm 126:5

Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Psalm 128:1-2

The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever . . . . Psalm 138:8*

13 Surely the righteous will praise your name, and the upright will live in your presence. Psalm 140:13

The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. Psalm 145:8-9

13 The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. Psalm 145:13b*

14 The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. 18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. 20 The LORD watches over all who love him, . . . . Psalm 145:17-20*

18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18

20 The LORD watches over all who love him . . . . Psalm 145:20*

Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—he remains faithful forever. Psalm 146:5-6

He [the LORD] heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

33 “[W]hoever listens to me [wisdom from God] will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:33*

He [the LORD] holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Proverbs 2:7-8

25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, 26 for the LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared. Proverbs 3:25-26

22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it. Proverbs 10:22

24 What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted. Proverbs 10:24

21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.  Proverbs 11:21

25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25

26 Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. Proverbs 14:26

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3

10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21

Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4

18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18

Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love. Song of Songs 2:4

10 Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Isaiah 3:10

On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine—the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; 8 he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The LORD has spoken. In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” Isaiah 25:6-9

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:3-4

Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:4

The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth. Isaiah 26:7

19 [Y]our dead will live, LORD; their bodies will rise—let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy . . . ; the earth will give birth to her dead. Isaiah 26:19*

15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One . . . says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, . . . .” Isaiah 30:15*

18 [T]he LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:18*

17 The fruit of . . . righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. Isaiah 32:17*

He [the LORD] will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6

say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, . . . he will come to save you.” Isaiah 35:4*

“Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, . . . he will come to save you.” Isaiah 35:4*

1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Isaiah 40:1

11 He [the Sovereign LORD] tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11

28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:28-31

10 “[D]do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10*

13 “I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13*

1 But now, this is what the LORD says . . . “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One . . . your Savior; . . . .” Isaiah 43:1-3*

10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.” Isaiah 43:10-11

10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior. 12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed . . . . You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God.” Isaiah 43:10-12*

18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. 20 I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, 21 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.” Isaiah 43:18-21*

“I [the LORD] will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.” Isaiah 44:3

“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4

“[S]ay to the captives, ‘Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’ ” Isaiah 49:9a*

15 “Can a mother . . . have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; . . . .” Isaiah 49:15-16*

14 “In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.” Isaiah 54:14

17 “no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 54:17

1 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.” Isaiah 55:1-2

1 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.” Isaiah 55:1-3

“Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.” Isaiah 55:3

12 “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12

“Blessed is the one who does this—the person who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps their hands from doing any evil.” Isaiah 56:2

“And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant—these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Isaiah 56:6-7

15 [T]his is what the high and exalted One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.” Isaiah 57:15*

18 “I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; . . . , 19 . . . . Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the LORD. “And I will heal them.” Isaiah 57:18, 19bc*

19 “Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the LORD. Isaiah 57:19b*

1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.”  Isaiah 60:1-2

19 “The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. 20 Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.” Isaiah 60:19-20

19 “The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. 20 Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end. 21 Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor. 22 The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the LORD; in its time I will do this swiftly.” Isaiah 60:19-22

1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor . . . , to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve . . . —to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. Isaiah 61:1-3*

10 I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10

10 I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. Isaiah 61:10-11

Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways. Isaiah 64:4-5a*

1 “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’ ” Isaiah 65:1

17 “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. 19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.” Isaiah 65:17-19

17 “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. 19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more. 20 Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; the one who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere child; the one who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed. 21 They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands. 23 They will not labor in vain, nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them. 24 Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,” says the LORD. Isaiah 65:17-25

22 “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the LORD, “so will your name and descendants endure. 23 From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says the LORD. Isaiah 66:22-23

“Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 1:8

18 “Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall . . . . 19 They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 1:18-19*

11 The LORD said, “Surely I will deliver you for a good purpose; surely I will make your enemies plead with you in times of disaster and times of distress.” Jeremiah 15:11

21 “I [ the LORD] will save you from the hands of the wicked and deliver you from the grasp of the cruel.” Jeremiah 15:21

“[B]lessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8*

“I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.” Jeremiah 24:7

11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:11-12

17 “ ‘I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD . . . .” Jeremiah 30:17*

22 “ ‘[Y]ou will be my people, and I will be your God.’ ” Jeremiah 30:22*

“I [the LORD] have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3*

12 “They will come and shout for joy . . . ; they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD . . . . They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more. 13 Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.” Jeremiah 31:12-13*

13 “I [the LORD] will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.” Jeremiah 31:13b*

16 This is what the LORD says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 31:16a*

25 “I [the LORD Almighty] will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” Jeremiah 31:25

33 “This is the covenant I will make . . . ” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Jeremiah 31:33, 34b*

38 “They will be my people, and I will be their God. 39 I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them. 40 I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. 41 I will rejoice in doing them good . . . .” Jeremiah 32:38-41*

40 “I [their God] will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. 41 I will rejoice in doing them good . . . .” Jeremiah 32:40-41*

“ ‘I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.’ ” Jeremiah 33:6*

22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

32 Though he [the LORD] brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. 33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone. Lamentations 3:32-33

58 You, Lord, took up my case; you redeemed my life. Lamentations 3:58

62 “ ‘I will establish my covenant with you, and you will know that I am the LORD.’ ” Ezekiel 16:62*

“Suppose there is a righteous man who does what is just and right. He follows my decrees and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous; he will surely live, declares the Sovereign LORD.” Ezekiel 18:5, 9

14 “[S]uppose this son has a son who sees all the sins his father commits, and though he sees them, he does not do such things: 17 He withholds his hand from mistreating the poor and takes no interest or profit from them. He keeps my laws and follows my decrees. He will not die for his father’s sin; he will surely live.” Ezekiel 18:14, 17*

37 “ ‘I will take note of you as you pass under my rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant. 38 I will purge you of those who revolt and rebel against me. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’ ” Ezekiel 20:37-38a, c*

14 “[I]f I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ but they then turn away from their sin and do what is just and right—15 if they give back what they took in pledge for a loan, return what they have stolen, follow the decrees that give life, and do no evil—that person will surely live; they will not die. 16 None of the sins that person has committed will be remembered against them. They have done what is just and right; they will surely live.” Ezekiel 33:14-16*

19 “[I]f a wicked person turns away from their wickedness and does what is just and right, they will live by doing so.” Ezekiel 33:19*

26 “ ‘I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.’ ” Ezekiel 34:26b*

31 “ ‘You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Sovereign LORD.’ ” Ezekiel 34:31

26  “ ‘I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 [Y]ou will be my people, and I will be your God.’ ” Ezekiel 36:26-28*

13 “ ‘[Y]ou, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them.’ ” Ezekiel 37:13*

26 “ ‘I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. 27 My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.’ ” Ezekiel 37:26a, 27*

16 “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!” Daniel 6:16b*

 9 “The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him;” Daniel 9:9

19 “Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.” Daniel 10:19abc*

“Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” Daniel 12:2-3

13 “As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.” Daniel 12:13

19 “I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. 20 I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.” Hosea 2:19-20

“I [the LORD] led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.” Hosea 11:4

14 “I will deliver this people from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction?” Hosea 13:14abc*

“I [the LORD] will answer him and care for him. I am like a flourishing juniper; your fruitfulness comes from me.” Hosea 14:8bc*

25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten . . . . 26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. 27 Then you will know . . . that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.” Joel 2:25-27*

26 “You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. 27 Then you will know . . . that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.” Joel 2:26-27*

28 “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” Joel 2:28-29*

“In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.” Jonah 2:2*

“[Y]ou are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.” Jonah 4:2c*

They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Micah 4:3bc*

And he will be our peace . . . . Micah 5:5a*

But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. Micah 7:7

He [the LORD] will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness. Micah 7:9b*

The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, Nahum 1:7

19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength; . . . he enables me to tread on the heights. Habakkuk 3:19a*

The LORD their God will care for them; he will restore their fortunes. Zephaniah 2:7c*

“Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him shoulder to shoulder.” Zephaniah 3:9

13 “They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid.” Zephaniah 3:13b*

14 Sing . . . ; shout aloud  . . . ! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart . . . ! 15 The LORD has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The LORD, the King . . . , is with you; never again will you fear any harm. 17 “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will . . . rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:14-15, 17*

17 “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will . . . rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17*

“ ‘Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the LORD, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” Haggai 2:4cd*

“ ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” Haggai 2:9b*

19 “ ‘From this day on I [the LORD] will bless you.’ ” Haggai 2:19c*

10 “Shout and be glad . . . . For I am coming, and I will live among you,” declares the LORD. Zechariah 2:10*

10 “Shout and be glad . . . . For I am coming, and I will live among you,” declares the LORD. 11 “I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.” Zechariah 2:10, 11b*

“[T]hey will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God.” Zechariah 8:8*

13 “I will save you, and you will be a blessing.” Zechariah 8:13a*

13 “Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong.” Zechariah 8:13b*

12 “I will strengthen them in the LORD and in his name they will live securely,” declares the LORD. Zechariah 10:12

“They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’ ” Zechariah 13:9b*

“I have loved you,” says the LORD. Malachi 1:2a*

16 Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name. 17 “On the day when I act,” says the LORD Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him.” Malachi 3:16-17

“[F]or you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.” Malachi 4:2*

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9

10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10

10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:10-12

14 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matthew 6:14

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:7-11

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:9-11

11 “I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 8:11

36 When he [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36

22 “[T]he one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Matthew 10:22*

29 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31

32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:32

42 “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.” Matthew 10:42

“Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me [Jesus].” Matthew 11:6

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

16 “[B]lessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.” Matthew 13:16*

20 “[W]here two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20*

29 “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” Matthew 19:29

12 “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Matthew 23:12

13 “[T]he one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Matthew 24:13*

21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ ” Matthew 25:21

23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ ” Matthew 25:23

20 “And surely I [Jesus] am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b*

“I baptize you with water, but he [Jesus] will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Mark 1:8

23 “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23b*

41 “Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.” Mark 9:41

27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27

29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age . . . and in the age to come eternal life.” Mark 10:29-30*

23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” Mark 11:23

13 “[T]he one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Mark 13:13*

37 “[N]o word from God will ever fail.” Luke 1:37*

45 “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45

68 “Praise be to the Lord . . . because he has come to his people and redeemed them. 69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David 74 . . . to enable us to serve him without fear 75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.” Luke 1:68-69, 74-75*

20 “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” Luke 6:20*

21 “Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.” Luke 6:21a*

21 “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.” Luke 6:21b*

22 “Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. 23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven.” Luke 6:22-23a*

23 “Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me [Jesus].” Luke 7:23

19 “I have given you authority . . . to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:19-20*

“So I [Jesus] say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:9-10

“So I [Jesus] say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:9-13

28 “Blessed . . . are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28*

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7

“I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.” Luke 12:8

32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32

11 “[A]ll those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 14:11*

“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.” Luke 17:6*

20 Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Luke 17:20-21*

“And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly.” Luke 18:7-8a*

14 “[A]ll those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18:14b*

29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.” Luke 18:29-30

10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

36 Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” Luke 24:36*

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. John 1:1, 14, 16

12 [T]o all who did receive him [the Word and the true light], to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. John 1:12-13*

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17

13 Jesus answered, “ . . . , 14 . . . whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14*

35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

35 Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” 48 “I am the bread of life. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever.” John 6:35, 48, 51ab*

37 “All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” John 6:37

57 “Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.” John 6:57

12 Jesus spoke . . . to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12*

36 “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36

51 “Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.” John 8:51

Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:7, 9-10

10 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

25 Jesus said . . . , “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” John 11:25-26a*

41 Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” John 11:41b-42*

26 “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” John 12:26

31 “Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” John 12:31-32

46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” John 12:46

1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” John 14:1

1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:1-3

“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:2-3

12 “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12

15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth.” John 14:15-17a*

15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” John 14:15-17

19  “Because I [Jesus] live, you also will live.” John 14:19b*

21 “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” John 14:21

23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” John 14:23

26 “[T]he Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I [Jesus] have said to you.” John 14:26*

27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; . . . .” John 15:5*

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” John 15:7-8

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:9-11

15 “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15

16 “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” John 15:16

“But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.” John 16:7

13 “[T]he Spirit of truth . . . will guide you into all the truth.” John 16:13a*

13 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.” John 16:13-14

27 “[T]he Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.” John 16:27*

33 “I [Jesus] have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

13 “I [Jesus] am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.” John 17:13

26 “I [Jesus] have made you [Father] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” John 17:26

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” John 20:19

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” John 20:21

21 Jesus said, “Peace be with you!” John 20:21a*

21 Jesus said, “Peace be with you!” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:21a, 22*

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

17 “ ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.’ ” Acts 2:17-18

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. Acts 4:32a*

31 Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it [the Church] increased in numbers. Acts 9:31b*

34 “God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.” Acts 10:34-35*

43 “All the prophets testify about him [Jesus] that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” Acts 10:43

23 When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. Acts 11:23

17 [I]n the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:17*

God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. Romans 2:6-7

[T]o the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. Romans 4:5*

1 [S]ince we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, Romans 5:1*

1 [S]ince we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. Romans 5:1-2a*

1 [S]ince we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:1-2, 5*

1 [S]ince we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:1-5*

[W]e boast in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:2b*

[W]e also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5*

God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:5*

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:7-8

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Romans 5:9-11

17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! Romans 5:17

For if we have been united with him [Christ] in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. Romans 6:5, 8

18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. Romans 6:18

22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. Romans 6:22

1 [T]here is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2*

11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. Romans 8:11

14 [T]hose who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Romans 8:14*

15 The Spirit you received does not make you . . . live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Romans 8:15-16*

15 The Spirit you received does not make you . . . live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ . . . . Romans 8:15-17*

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

23 [W]e ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. Romans 8:23*

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29

29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8:29-30

31 If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:31b-32*

33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Romans 8:33-34

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35, 37-39

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

25 “I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people; and I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one,” 26 and, “In the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’ ” Romans 9:25-26*

29 God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. Romans 11:29*

If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Romans 14:8

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4

20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. Romans 16:20a*

For in him [Christ Jesus] you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 1 Corinthians 1:5

[Y]ou do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 1 Corinthians 1:7*

He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:8-9

“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him— 1 Corinthians 2:9*

[A]s it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him—10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10a*

12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 1 Corinthians 2:12

16 [W]we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16b*

The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. 1 Corinthians 3:8

16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 1 Corinthians 3:16

14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 1 Corinthians 6:14

[E]ach of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. 1 Corinthians 7:7b*

[W]hoever loves God is known by God. 1 Corinthians 8:3*

13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man. 1 Corinthians 15:42-44a, 49*

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:50-57

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:50-58

57 [T]hanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57*

57 [T]hanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:57-58*

58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

58 Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58c*

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3–4

10 He [God] has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 2 Corinthians 1:10

20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:20

21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:21a*

21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

14 [T]hanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. 2 Corinthians 2:14*

14 [T]hanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15*

[O]ur competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:5-6*

[O]ur competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant . . . . 2 Corinthians 3:5-6*

Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! 2 Corinthians 3:7-11

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17

18 [W]e all, who . . . contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18*

1 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Corinthians 4:1

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:6-7

16 [W]e do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16*

16 [W]e do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18*

17 [O]ur light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18*

1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:1-2, 4-8

[W]e are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8*

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

16 [W]e are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16bc*

18 “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18*

God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8*

10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 2 Corinthians 9:10

13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 2 Corinthians 9:13

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, Galatians 3:26

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:26-27

[W]hen the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” [A]nd since you are his child, God has made you also an heir. Galatians 4:4-7*

13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6-7

10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands) — 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:11-13

11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles . . . 12 . . . were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:11-13

11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)—12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, . . . , Ephesians 2:11-14

13 [N]ow in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, . . . , Ephesians 2:13-14*

18 [T]hrough him [Christ Jesus] we . . . have access to the Father by one Spirit. Ephesians 2:18*

19 [Y]ou are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. Ephesians 2:19-20*

19 [Y]ou are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. Ephesians 2:19-22*

22 [I]n him [Christ Jesus] you . . . are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. Ephesians 2:22*

12 In him [Christ Jesus] and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. Ephesians 3:12

20 [O]ur citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Philippians 3:20-21*

11 I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13*

13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

19 God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19*

13 For he [the Father] has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14

21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— Colossians 1:21-22

26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations . . . is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 27 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. Colossians 1:26-27*

[I]n Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:9-10*

13 When you were dead in your sins . . . , God made you alive with Christ. Colossians 2:13a*

13 When you were dead in your sins . . . , God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:13-14*

When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4

[W]e know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, 1 Thessalonians 1:4*

You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5

God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might 10 on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you. 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10

13 [W]e ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you . . . to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13*

13 [W]e ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you . . . to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14*

[T]he Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3*

[G]odliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6*

[T]he Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7*

He [God] has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 2 Timothy 1:9-10

[G]race was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 2 Timothy 1:9b-10*

12 I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day. 2 Timothy 1:12b*

11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. 2 Timothy 2:11-12a*

19 God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” . . . . 2 Timothy 2:19*

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8

18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. 2 Timothy 4:18a*

18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 2 Timothy 4:18

11 [T]he grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. Titus 2:11*

11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. 12 He says, “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.” Hebrews 2:11-12

14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he [Jesus] too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. Hebrews 2:14-15

19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19a*

“The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord. 10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 11 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. 12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:8-12*

13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! Hebrews 9:13-14

28 Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28*

10 [W]e have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10:10*

14 [B]y one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. Hebrews 10:14*

16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” Hebrews 10:16-17

35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. Hebrews 10:35

38 “[M]y righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39 But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved. Hebrews 10:38-39*

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. Hebrews 12:5-7a*

10 God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:10-11*

God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5*

[B]ecause God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6*

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. James 2:8

16 The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16b*

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 1 Peter 1:3-4

Though you have not seen him [Jesus Christ], you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9

23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23

As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5

“I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 1 Peter 2:6*

[Y]ou are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9*

[Y]ou are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10*

10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:3-4

[H]e has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:4*

[T]he Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials . . . . 2 Peter 2:9*

10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 1 John 2:10

14 I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. 1 John 2:14a*

14 I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one. 1 John 2:14c*

17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. 1 John 2:20

24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life. 1 John 2:24-25

25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life. 1 John 2:25

27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him. 1 John 2:27

1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1ab*

1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:1ab, 2*

1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. 1 John 3:1ab, 2-3*

14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. 1 John 3:14a*

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12

13 This is how we know that we live in him [God] and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 1 John 4:13

15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 1 John 4:15

16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. 1 John 4:16a*

16 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16bc*

[E]veryone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4*

[E]veryone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:4-5*

11 And this is the testimony: God has given 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 so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:11-13

18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. 1 John 5:18

19 We know that we are children of God . . . . 1 John 5:19*

20 We know . . . that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20*

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love. 2 John 3

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 4

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Revelation 1:3

“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7

11 “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.” Revelation 2:11

17 “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.” Revelation 2:17

18 “These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.” Revelation 2:18-19*

26 “To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations—” Revelation 2:26

“The one who is victorious will . . . be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.” Revelation 3:5*

12 “The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.” Revelation 3:12

21 “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Revelation 3:21

13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” Revelation 14:13

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:3-5

“To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.” Revelation 21:6b-7*

12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.” Revelation 22:12

17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. Revelation 22:17

Other Scriptures to Consider

42 “For the generations to come this burnt offering is to be made regularly at the entrance to the tent of meeting, before the LORD. There I will meet you and speak to you; 43 there also I will meet with the Israelites, and the place will be consecrated by my glory. 45 Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God. 46 They will know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them. I am the LORD their God.” Exodus 29:42-43, 45-46

21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever.” 22 As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. 2 Chronicles 20:21-22

15 He [a guardian-redeemer] will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. Ruth 4:15a*

15 Those who walk righteously and speak what is right, who reject gain from extortion and keep their hands from accepting bribes, who stop their ears against plots of murder and shut their eyes against contemplating evil—16 they are the ones who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. Their bread will be supplied, and water will not fail them. Isaiah 33:15-16

15 Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace! Nahum 1:15a*

11 On that day you, Jerusalem, will not be put to shame for all the wrongs you have done to me, because I will remove from you your arrogant boasters. Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill. 12 But I will leave within you the meek and humble. The remnant of Israel will trust in the name of the LORD. Zephaniah 3:11-12

23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. Matthew 4:23-24

1 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. Matthew 10:1

[T]hey were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them. Acts 15:4*

He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece, Acts 20:2

15 The brothers and sisters there had heard that we were coming, and they traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. At the sight of these people Paul thanked God and was encouraged. Acts 28:15