Bible Verses Overcoming Grief: 10 Bible Verses for Overcoming Grief

Bible Verses Overcoming Grief: Bible Verses Overcoming Grief: Grieving can be the most difficult time for people. Trying to balance the feelings of pain and loss while going forward with your everyday life. With this collection of bible verses, we can turn to God’s word for ease and comfort as we look to overcoming grief. Revelation 21:4 4 ‘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.” Psalm 34:18 18 The…

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Bible Verses Sex: 17 Bible Verses About Sex

Bible Verses Sex: Bible Verses Sex: God gives us very clear guidance in His Word on how we can best experience the gift of intimacy and love that He gave to us through sex. If you are wondering what the Bible says about pre-marital sex or marital sex, use the verses below to study in context what God would have for you to learn. Sex was meant as wonderful experience between husband and wife to provide physical, emotional and spiritual bonding. If you are feeling overwhelmed with a sexual sin remember…

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Bible Verses Protection: 22 Bible Verses About Protection

Bible Verses Protection: Bible Verses Protection: As humans, we want to see God’s protection as a magic force field that keeps us from all harm. Yes, God has to stop any evil or destruction but we must remember that we live in a fallen world where we have free will and sometimes God works in ways that we do not understand. Sometimes God’s protection comes in the form of peace and strength in the middle of despair. Sometimes God’s protection comes as an ending because he sees something more on the…

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Bible Verses Helping Others: 26 Bible Verses About Helping Others

Bible Verses Helping Others: Bible Verses Helping Others: Teaching children the importance of giving to others, whether time, money or energy, is one of the most valuable character traits in a child of God. The Bible is filled with verses and examples of people of all ages helping others. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot to give or a little, it’s the heart that matters! Read these Scriptures about helping others and be encouraged today to go make a difference in someone’s life! You never know how a small…

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Bible Verses Greed: 20 Bible Verses About Greed

Bible Verses Greed: Bible Verses Greed: God knows that money is on our mind a lot. So much so that Jesus spoke and taught about money more than he did any other topic! God knows that greed will destroy us. If we become focused on accumulating more wealth, we become focused and driven by greed and are never content. Often, greed opens the door to other sins and we find ourselves falling farther from God and what He has for our lives. We must be careful to protect our hearts and minds…

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Drinking Alcohol: 15 Bible Verses About Drinking Alcohol

Drinking Alcohol: Drinking Alcohol: Drinking alcohol is a very hot topic among Christians that has been argued and discussed for thousands of years. God warns us to not be drunk and describes certain situations where someone should not drink, but the Bible never says that alcohol is wrong. Since the Bible doesn’t absolutely forbid drinking alcohol, whether or not someone should drink is a personal decision to make for yourself. Below are some Bible verses that should help guide you toward the right decision for yourself. 1 Peter 4:3 3 For…

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Quiet Bible Verses: 8 Bible Verses about being Quiet

Quiet Bible Verses: Quiet Bible Verses: There is “A time to keep silent, and a time to speak” – Ecclesiates 3:7. Being quiet can be a struggle, but it can also be a good virtue to have. The Bible commends those who are able to keep the peace and listen, however, discourages being quiet due to timidness. Through God’s words we can be empowered to speak out for it can lead to great things. Through these Bible verses we can find a balance. Proverbs 17:27-28 27 The one who has knowledge…

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Athletes Bible Verses: Bible Verses for Athletes

Athletes Bible Verses: Athletes Bible Verses: The Bible speaks often of athletic analogies and stories as encouragements for persevering. There are many verses that can offer athletes motivation and inspiration for training and competition. Remember that whether you win or lose, God can be glorified through your hard work and effort! Deuteronomy 31:6 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Ecclesiastes 9:10 10 Whatever your hand finds to…

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King Xerxes rewarded Haman. Haman was from the family of Agag and his father was Hammedatha.

Chapter 3 v1 Some time later, King Xerxes rewarded Haman. Haman was from the family of Agag and his father was Hammedatha. The king gave more authority to Haman than to any of the other important people. Verse 1 In Chapter 2, we learned that Mordecai saved the king’s life. In Chapter 6, we shall read that the king did not reward Mordecai until much later. Chapter 3 starts with the news that King Xerxes rewarded Haman. The king made Haman very important. We do not know why the king…

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The Last Kings of Israel and Judah

About the Books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings The Last Kings of Israel and Judah: The Books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings used to be one book. That book continued the account of the events that happened to *Israel. The events happened after those in the Books of 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel. Some people translated 1 Kings and 2 Kings into Greek (the language that people spoke in Greece). They divided it into two books. They probably did that so that the text would fit into the…

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Sheba opposes David

Chapter 20 Sheba opposes David v1 Sheba, the son of Bicri, happened to be there. He came from the *tribe of Benjamin. He was a wicked man. He blew a *trumpet and he shouted, ‘We will not join with David. We do not want to associate with the son of Jesse! People of *Israel, prepare to fight!’ v2 So all the *Israelites left David. They followed Sheba, the son of Bicri. But the men of *Judah stayed with the king as he travelled from the river Jordan to Jerusalem. v3…

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David’s men defeat and kill Absalom

Chapter 18 David’s men defeat and kill Absalom v1 David counted the soldiers who were with him. He appointed men to command groups of 1000 soldiers. He also appointed other men to command groups of 100 soldiers. v2 David sent his soldiers out in three groups. Joab commanded a third of them. Joab’s brother Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, commanded a third of them. And Ittai from Gath commanded a third of them. The king said to the soldiers, ‘I will go with you myself.’ v3 But they said to…

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Ahithophel and Hushai advise Absalom

Chapter 17 Ahithophel and Hushai advise Absalom v1 Then Ahithophel said to Absalom, ‘Let me choose 12 000 men. I will go and chase David tonight. v2 I will attack him when he is tired and weak. I will frighten him. All the people who are with him will run away. I will kill only the king. v3 Then I will bring all his people back to you. When David is dead, everyone will return to you. Everyone will be safe.’ v4 Absalom and all the leaders in *Israel thought…

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David and Ziba

Chapter 16 David and Ziba v1 David had just passed the top of the hill. Ziba, who was Mephibosheth’s servant, met David. Ziba had a row of *donkeys. There were saddles on the *donkeys. The *donkeys carried 200 loaves of bread and 100 round packs of raisins (a type of dried fruit). They also had 100 packs of figs (fruit) and a leather bag full of wine. v2 The king said to Ziba, ‘Why have you brought these here?’ Ziba answered, ‘Your family can ride on the *donkeys. The men…

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Joab plans to bring Absalom back to Jerusalem

Chapter 14 Joab plans to bring Absalom back to Jerusalem v1 Joab, the son of Zeruiah, knew that King David was constantly thinking about Absalom. v2 So Joab sent for a wise woman from the town called Tekoa. Joab said to her, ‘Pretend that someone has died. And pretend that you are very sad about this. Wear the clothes that you wear at a funeral. Do not put oil on your face to make it look pretty. Behave like a woman who has been sad for a long time. v3…

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Amnon and Tamar

Chapter 13 Amnon and Tamar v1 David had a son called Absalom and another son called Amnon. Absalom had a beautiful sister called Tamar. Amnon loved Tamar. v2 But Amnon loved her so much that he became ill. Tamar was a young unmarried girl. So, Amnon could not do anything to her. v3 But Amnon had a friend called Jonadab. He was the son of David’s brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very clever man. v4 He said to Amnon, ‘You are the king’s son. Why do you look so sad…

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Nathan’s message to David

Chapter 12 Nathan’s message to David v1 The *Lord sent Nathan to David. Nathan went to David and he said, ‘Two men lived in a city. One man was rich. The other man was poor. v2 The rich man had many sheep and cows. v3 But the poor man had only one young sheep, which was female. He had bought it and he looked after it. The little sheep grew up with the man and his children. It ate the same food as the man. It drank from his cup.…

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David and Bathsheba

Chapter 11 David and Bathsheba v1 The next spring came. Kings usually went to fight wars during springtime. David sent Joab out with David’s officers and the *Israelite army. They defeated the *Ammonites and surrounded the city called Rabbah. But David stayed in Jerusalem. (Verse 1 See also 1 Chronicles 20:1.) Kings preferred not to fight wars in the winter. It was wet and often cold. The roads and the land became muddy. The soldiers could not move from one area to another. People would not be able to supply…

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David defeats the Ammonites

Chapter 10 David defeats the Ammonites v1 Some time later, Nahash, the king of the *Ammonites, died. His son Hanun became king. v2 David thought, ‘I will be kind to Hanun because his father Nahash was kind to me.’ So, David sent some of his servants to Hanun. David wanted to show sympathy to Hanun after his father’s death. David’s men came to the country called Ammon. v3 The leaders in Ammon said to the king, ‘Do not imagine that David really feels sympathy for you. He does not really…

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David and Mephibosheth

Chapter 9 David and Mephibosheth v1 One day David asked, ‘Is anyone from Saul’s family still alive? If so, I want to be kind to that person because of the promise that I made to Jonathan.’ v2 Now Saul’s family had a servant called Ziba. David’s officials called Ziba to go to David. Then King David asked him, ‘Are you Ziba?’ Ziba replied, ‘Yes, I am your servant.’ v3 David said, ‘Is there anyone still alive in Saul’s family? I want to show him God’s kindness.’ Ziba replied, ‘Yes, one…

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David brings the ark of God to Jerusalem

Chapter 6 David brings the ark of God to Jerusalem v1 David again gathered all the men that he chose from *Israel. There were 30 000 men. v2 Then David and all his men went to the town called Baalah in *Judah. They went to bring back the *ark of God. The *ark has the name of the most powerful *Lord. The *Lord is present between the cherubim (*angels) on the top of the *ark. v3 They brought the *ark of God out from Abinadab’s house, which was on a…

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David becomes the king of Israel

Chapter 5 This chapter records three very important things that David did: (1)        He united the nation of *Israel. (2)       He made the city of Jerusalem his capital. (This city is still the most important city for the *Jewish people now, almost 3000 years later.) (3)        He defeated the *Philistines. They were never a big problem again for the *Israelites. The author of this book recorded these events. But he did not tell us when they happened. (Verses 1-10 See also 1 Chronicles 11:1-9. Verses 11-16 See also 1 Chronicles…

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David’s sons

Chapter 3 v1 So Saul’s family opposed David. Their armies continued to fight for a long time. David’s side became more powerful. But the people who supported Saul’s family became weaker and weaker. Joab and Abner stopped the battle in 2:26-27 but the war continued. The *tribe of *Judah was smaller than the rest of *Israel. But God had *anointed David as the next king of *Israel. So, God gave David and his army success. David’s sons v2-5 David had 6 sons while he was in Hebron. His oldest son…

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David refuses to kill Saul

Chapter 24 David refuses to kill Saul v1 When Saul had finished fighting the *Philistines he returned home. Someone told him that David was in the desert at En Gedi. v2 So Saul chose 3000 of the best soldiers in *Israel. They went to look for David and his men near Wild Goat Rocks. v3 Saul came to the sheep pens that were close to the road. There was a cave near to these pens. Saul went into the cave to use the cave as a toilet. David and his…

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Jonathan helps David

Chapter 20 Jonathan helps David v1 Then David ran away from Naioth at Ramah. He went to Jonathan and asked him, ‘What have I done? What is my crime? What have I done wrong to your father? Why is he trying to kill me?’ v2 Jonathan replied, ‘No. You will not die. My father tells me everything that he does, even the little things. So he would not hide this from me. This can not be true’. v3 But David answered, ‘Your father knows that you like me. He decided…

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Saul tries to kill David

Chapter 19 Saul tries to kill David v1 Saul told his son Jonathan and all his servants to kill David. Jonathan liked David very much. v2 So he warned David, ‘My father Saul is trying to kill you. Be careful tomorrow morning. Hide in a secret place and stay there. v3 I will go out and stand with my father in the field where you are hiding. I will talk to him about you. Then I will tell you what I find out’. v4 Jonathan spoke to his father Saul.…

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Saul rescues the town of Jabesh

Chapter 11 Saul rescues the town of Jabesh v1 Nahash was an *Ammonite. He went with his army to seize the town of Jabesh in the country of Gilead. They surrounded Jabesh. The people from Jabesh said, ‘Make a contract with us and we will accept you as our ruler’. v2 Nahash said, ‘I will make a contract with you. But I will pull out the right eye of every person in your town. Then you will have shame among the people of *Israel’. v3 The rulers of Jabesh said…

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Samuel anoints Saul

Chapter 10 Samuel anoints Saul v1 Then Samuel took a jar of oil and poured the oil over Saul’s head. He kissed Saul. He said, ‘The *Lord has *anointed you as the leader of the people that he owns. v2 After you leave me today you will meet two men. They will be near Rachel’s grave at Zelzah. This is in the country that belongs to the *tribe of Benjamin. The men will say, “Someone has found the *donkeys that you have been looking for. Your father has stopped thinking…

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The ark of God causes trouble for the Philistines

Chapter 5 The ark of God causes trouble for the Philistines v1 When the *Philistines stole the *ark of God they took it from Ebenezer to the town of Ashdod. v2 They carried it into the *temple of their *god. The name of their *god was Dagon. They put the *ark next to the *idol of Dagon. v3 The next morning the people of Ashdod got up early and went to their *temple. They saw that Dagon had fallen down in front of the *ark of the Lord. He lay…

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The Philistines steal the ark of God

Chapter 4 The Philistines steal the ark of God v1 When Samuel spoke, all the *Israelites listened to him. Now the *Israelites went out to fight against the *Philistine nation. The *Israelites had their camp at a place called Ebenezer. The *Philistines camped at the town of Aphek. v2 The *Philistines went out to have a battle with the *Israelites. As the battle spread, the *Philistines defeated the *Israelites. The *Philistines killed about 4000 *Israelites in the battle. v3 The *Israelite soldiers went back to their camp. The leaders of…

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