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113 Bible Verses about Spiritual

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1 Corinthians 10:3

and all ate the same spiritual food,

1 Corinthians 12:1

But concerning spiritual manifestations, brethren, I do not wish you to be ignorant.

1 Corinthians 3:1

And I, brethren, have not been able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly; as to babes in Christ.

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Adorning » Spiritual » General references

Proverbs 1:9

for they shall be a garland of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Proverbs 4:9

She shall give to thy head a garland of grace; a crown of glory will she bestow upon thee.

Song of Songs 1:10

Thy cheeks are comely with bead-rows, Thy neck with ornamental chains.

Adorning » Spiritual » White raiment, the heavenly garment

Matthew 17:12

But I say unto you that Elias has already come, and they have not known him, but have done unto him whatever they would. Thus also the Son of man is about to suffer from them.

Revelation 7:9

After these things I saw, and lo, a great crowd, which no one could number, out of every nation and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palm branches in their hands.

More verses: Revelation 19:8

Adorning » Spiritual » The robe of righteousness, the saint's adorning

Job 29:14

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was as a mantle and a turban.

Psalm 132:16

And I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Zechariah 3:4

And he spoke and said unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from off him. And unto him he said, See, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I clothe thee with festival-robes.

More verses: Matthew 22:11 Luke 15:22

Armour » Spiritual » Weapons and armour of the saints

Assurance » Spiritual

Beauty » Spiritual

1 Chronicles 16:29

Give unto Jehovah the glory of his name! Bring an oblation, and come before him: Worship Jehovah in holy splendour.

Psalm 90:17

And let the beauty of Jehovah our God be upon us; and establish thou the work of our hands upon us: yea, the work of our hands, establish thou it.

Boasting » Spiritual

Psalm 52:1

{To the chief Musician: an instruction. Of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David came to the house of Ahimelech.} Why boastest thou thyself in evil, thou mighty man? The loving-kindness of God abideth continually.

Psalm 49:6-9

They depend upon their wealth, and boast themselves in the abundance of their riches. ... None can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him, (For the redemption of their soul is costly, and must be given up for ever,) read more.
That he should still live perpetually, and not see corruption.

Psalm 94:4

How long shall they utter and speak insolence all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Romans 11:17-21

Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and thou, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree, boast not against the branches; but if thou boast, it is not thou bearest the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches have been broken out in order that I might be grafted in. read more.
Right: they have been broken out through unbelief, and thou standest through faith. Be not high-minded, but fear: if God indeed has not spared the natural branches; lest it might be he spare not thee either.

1 Corinthians 1:17-31

For Christ has not sent me to baptise, but to preach glad tidings; not in wisdom of word, that the cross of the Christ may not be made vain. For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but to us that are saved it is God's power. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and set aside the understanding of the understanding ones. read more.
Where is the wise? where scribe? where disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom has not known God, God has been pleased by the foolishness of the preaching to save those that believe. Since Jews indeed ask for signs, and Greeks seek wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews an offence, and to nations foolishness; but to those that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ God's power and God's wisdom. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling, brethren, that there are not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many high-born. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things; and the ignoble things of the world, and the despised, has God chosen, and things that are not, that he may annul the things that are; so that no flesh should boast before God. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who has been made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and holiness, and redemption; that according as it is written, He that boasts, let him boast in the Lord.

Body » Resurrection of » Spiritual

Philippians 3:21

who shall transform our body of humiliation into conformity to his body of glory, according to the working of the power which he has even to subdue all things to himself.

1 Corinthians 15:44

It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body: if there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one.

2 Corinthians 5:2

For indeed in this we groan, ardently desiring to have put on our house which is from heaven;

Brethren » Spiritual » The family of God

Revelation 19:10

And I fell before his feet to do him homage. And he says to me, See thou do it not. I am thy fellow-bondman, and the fellow-bondman of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Do homage to God. For the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus.

Matthew 23:8

But ye, be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your instructor, and all ye are brethren.

Matthew 25:40

And the King answering shall say to them, Verily, I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me.

Christ » Words of characteristics of » Spiritual

Circumcision » Spiritual

Colossians 2:11

in whom also ye have been circumcised with circumcision not done by hand, in the putting off of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of the Christ;

Deuteronomy 10:16

Circumcise then the foreskin of your heart, and stiffen your neck no more.

Deuteronomy 30:6

And Jehovah thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

Jeremiah 4:4

Circumcise yourselves for Jehovah, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my fury come forth like fire and burn, and there be none to quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

Clothing » Spiritual » White raiment, the heavenly garment

Matthew 17:12

But I say unto you that Elias has already come, and they have not known him, but have done unto him whatever they would. Thus also the Son of man is about to suffer from them.

Revelation 7:9

After these things I saw, and lo, a great crowd, which no one could number, out of every nation and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palm branches in their hands.

More verses: Revelation 19:8

Clothing » Spiritual » The robe of righteousness, the saint's adorning

Job 29:14

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was as a mantle and a turban.

Psalm 132:16

And I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Zechariah 3:4

And he spoke and said unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from off him. And unto him he said, See, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I clothe thee with festival-robes.

More verses: Matthew 22:11 Luke 15:22

Consequences of sin » death » Physical » Spiritual » Separation from God

Exodus 33:3

into a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in the midst of thee, for thou art a stiff-necked people, lest I consume thee on the way.

Joshua 7:11-12

Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them, and they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it among their stuff. And the children of Israel shall not be able to stand before their enemies: they shall turn their backs before their enemies, for they have made themselves accursed. I will no more be with you, except ye destroy the accursed thing from your midst.

Isaiah 64:7

and there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee; for thou hast hidden thy face from us, and hast caused us to melt away through our iniquities.

More verses: Hosea 5:6

Darkness » Spiritual

Matthew 6:23

but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!

Deafness » Spiritual

Isaiah 6:10

Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and healed.

Jeremiah 6:10

To whom shall I speak and testify, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of Jehovah is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

Ezekiel 12:2

Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not, which have ears to hear, and hear not; for they are a rebellious house.

Zechariah 7:11

But they refused to hearken, and turned a rebellious shoulder, and made their ears heavy, that they should not hear.

More verses: Matthew 13:15 Acts 28:26

Dearth » Spiritual

Isaiah 41:17

The afflicted and the needy seek water, and there is none; their tongue faileth for thirst: I, Jehovah, will answer them, I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people are led away captive from lack of knowledge, and their nobility die of famine, and their multitude are parched with thirst.

Psalm 63:1

{A Psalm of David; when he was in the wilderness of Judah.} O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee. My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh languisheth for thee, in a dry and weary land without water:

Isaiah 1:30

For ye shall be as a terebinth whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.

More verses: Jeremiah 17:6 Amos 8:13

death » Spiritual

death » Spiritual » Of the wicked

Jeremiah 16:4

They shall die of painful deaths; they shall not be lamented, neither shall they be buried; they shall be as dung upon the face of the ground, and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine, and their carcases shall be food for the fowl of the heavens and for the beasts of the earth.

Psalm 37:36

but he passed away, and behold, he was not; and I sought him, but he was not found.

Proverbs 5:23

He shall die for want of discipline; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Debtors » Spiritual

Romans 1:14

I am a debtor both to Greeks and barbarians, both to wise and unintelligent:

Psalm 116:12

What shall I render unto Jehovah, for all his benefits toward me?

More verses: 1 Corinthians 4:7

Diligence » Spiritual

John 4:35

Do not ye say, that there are yet four months and the harvest comes? Behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes and behold the fields, for they are already white to harvest.

Romans 10:1

Brethren, the delight of my own heart and my supplication which I address to God for them is for salvation.

Romans 11:14

if by any means I shall provoke to jealousy them which are my flesh, and shall save some from among them.

More verses: 1 Corinthians 9:22

Enlightenment » Spiritual

Isaiah 29:18

And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and, out of obscurity and out of darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see;

Proverbs 29:13

The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

Feasts » Of new moons » Spiritual

Mark 14:22

And as they were eating, Jesus, having taken bread, when he had blessed, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, Take this: this is my body.

Matthew 22:4

Again he sent other bondmen, saying, Say to the persons invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatted beasts are killed, and all things ready; come to the wedding feast.

Isaiah 25:6

And in this mountain will Jehovah of hosts make unto all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

More verses: Proverbs 9:1-6

Fulness » Spiritual » Warnings against worldly fulness

Jeremiah 5:28

They are become fat, they shine, yea, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, and they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not adjudge.

Deuteronomy 32:15

Then Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked Thou art waxen fat, Thou art grown thick, And thou art covered with fatness; He gave up +God who made him, And lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

Psalm 17:10

They are enclosed in their own fat; with their mouth they speak proudly.

More verses: Jeremiah 50:11 Luke 6:25

Fulness » Spiritual » Fulness of blessing

Malachi 3:10

Bring the whole tithe into the treasure-house, that there may be food in my house, and prove me now herewith, saith Jehovah of hosts, if I open not to you the windows of the heavens, and pour you out a blessing, till there be no place for it.

Fulness » Spiritual » Fulness of joy

Romans 15:29

But I know that, coming to you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of Christ.

Fulness » Spiritual » Fulness of the spirit

Fulness » Spiritual » Fulness of wisdom

Fulness » Spiritual » Fulness of God

Fulness » Spiritual » The overflowing cup

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Christ, the saviour

John 4:10

Jesus answered and said to her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that says to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Isaiah 55:4

Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a prince and commander to the peoples.

John 6:32-33

Jesus therefore said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, It is not Moses that has given you the bread out of heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Faith

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Wisdom

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Repentance

Acts 11:18

And when they heard these things they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then indeed God has to the nations also granted repentance to life.

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Grace

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Christ the chief of

John 4:10

Jesus answered and said to her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that says to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Isaiah 55:4

Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a prince and commander to the peoples.

John 6:32-33

Jesus therefore said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, It is not Moses that has given you the bread out of heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Rest

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Faith

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Are through Christ

Psalm 68:18

Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts in Man, and even for the rebellious, for the dwelling there of Jah Elohim.

Ephesians 4:7-8

But to each one of us has been given grace according to the measure of the gift of the Christ. Wherefore he says, Having ascended up on high, he has led captivity captive, and has given gifts to men.

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Pray for

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Wisdom

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Glory

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Grace

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » The holy ghost

Acts 8:20

And Peter said to him, Thy money go with thee to destruction, because thou hast thought that the gift of God can be obtained by money.

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Righteousness

Romans 5:16-17

And shall not as by one that has sinned be the gift? For the judgment was of one to condemnation, but the act of favour, of many offences unto justification. For if by the offence of the one death reigned by the one, much rather shall those who receive the abundance of grace, and of the free gift of righteousness, reign in life by the one Jesus Christ:)

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » A new heart

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » To be used for mutual profit

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Not repented of by him

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Strength and power

Psalm 68:35

Terrible art thou, O God, out of thy sanctuaries, the God of Israel! He it is that giveth strength and might unto the people. Blessed be God!

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Eternal life

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Peace

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Repentance

Acts 11:18

And when they heard these things they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then indeed God has to the nations also granted repentance to life.

Glory » Spiritual » Is the work of the holy ghost

Glory » Spiritual » Is given by God

Glory » Spiritual » Is given by Christ

Glory » Spiritual » Is the work of the holy spirit

Good » Tidings » Spiritual

Luke 1:19

And the angel answering, said to him, I am Gabriel, who stand before God, and I have been sent to speak to thee, and to bring these glad tidings to thee;

Isaiah 40:9

O Zion, that bringest glad tidings, get thee up into a high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest glad tidings, lift up thy voice with strength: lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

Nahum 1:15

Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth glad tidings, that publisheth peace! Celebrate thy feasts, Judah, perform thy vows: for the wicked one shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.

More verses: Luke 2:10 Luke 8:1

Healing » Spiritual

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, backsliding children; I will heal your backslidings. ... Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art Jehovah our God.

Heirs » Spiritual » Spiritual

Romans 4:13

For it was not by law that the promise was to Abraham, or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world, but by righteousness of faith.

Heritage » Spiritual

Hope » Spiritual » Abides forever

Hope » Spiritual » Enabled abraham to become the father of the faithful

Romans 4:18

who against hope believed in hope to his becoming father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be:

Hope » Spiritual » Believers called to testify concerning

Hope » Spiritual » The scriptures the source of

Hope » Spiritual » The saving element in life

Romans 8:24

For we have been saved in hope; but hope seen is not hope; for what any one sees, why does he also hope?

Hope » Spiritual » Inspires to clean living

Hunger » Spiritual

Luke 6:21

Blessed ye that hunger now, for ye shall be filled. Blessed ye that weep now, for ye shall laugh.

Proverbs 2:3-5

yea, if thou criest after discernment and liftest up thy voice to understanding; if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures: then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God.

Isaiah 55:1-2

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he that hath no money, come ye, buy, and eat: yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price! Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

More verses: Amos 8:11-13

Ignorance » Spiritual » General references to

Amos 3:10

and they know not to do right, saith Jehovah, who store up violence and plunder in their palaces.

Micah 4:12

But they know not the thoughts of Jehovah, neither understand they his counsel; for he hath gathered them together as the sheaves into the threshing-floor.

Imitation » Of worldly people and customs condemned » Spiritual

2 Thessalonians 3:9

not that we have not the right, but that we might give ourselves as an example to you, in order to your imitating us.

Inheritance » Earthly » Spiritual

The law of God » Described as » Spiritual

Life » Spiritual

John 5:40

and ye will not come to me that ye might have life.

Life » Spiritual » Spotless, general references to

Job 11:15

Surely then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot, and thou shalt be stedfast and shalt not fear:

Life » Spiritual » Necessitates death to sin and self

2 Corinthians 4:11

for we who live are always delivered unto death on account of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh;

Life » Spiritual » Secured through faith

Life » Spiritual » Christ the supreme object of

1 Peter 4:6

For to this end were the glad tidings preached to the dead also, that they might be judged, as regards men, after the flesh, but live, as regards God, after the Spirit.

Life » Spiritual » Sustained by the word of God

Isaiah 55:3

Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the sure mercies of David.

Deuteronomy 8:3

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with the manna, which thou hadst not known, and which thy fathers knew not; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread alone, but by everything that goeth out of the mouth of Jehovah doth man live.

Life » Spiritual » Love the demonstration of

Men » Spiritual » Evil men put to silence

Titus 2:8

a sound word, not to be condemned; that he who is opposed may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us:

Psalm 63:11

But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Job 5:16

So the poor hath what he hopeth for, and unrighteousness stoppeth her mouth.

Psalm 107:42

The upright shall see it, and rejoice; and all unrighteousness shall stop its mouth.

Ezekiel 16:63

that thou mayest remember, and be ashamed, and no more open thy mouth because of thy confusion, when I forgive thee all that thou hast done, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Mind » Spiritual

Nation » Spiritual » Sins of

Numbers 21:7

And the people came to Moses and said, We have sinned, in that we have spoken against Jehovah, and against thee: pray to Jehovah that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

Jeremiah 14:7

Jehovah, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou act for thy name's sake; for our backslidings are many we have sinned against thee.

Ezra 9:6

and said: O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God; for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up to the heavens.

Judges 10:10

And the people of Israel cried to the LORD, saying, "We have sinned against thee, because we have forsaken our God and have served the Ba'als."

1 Samuel 7:6

And they gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Jehovah, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against Jehovah. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah.

Nation » Spiritual » The righteous cultivate the spirit of

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for quietness pacifieth great offences.

Nation » Spiritual » Rebellion against

Ezra 7:26

And whosoever will not do the law of thy God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed diligently upon him, whether unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.

Jude 1:8

Yet in like manner these dreamers also defile the flesh, and despise lordship, and speak railingly against dignities.

Ezra 10:8

and that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be confiscated, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.

Deuteronomy 17:12

And the man that shall act presumptuously, and not hearken unto the priest that standeth to serve there before Jehovah thy God, or unto the judge, that man shall die; and thou shalt put away evil from Israel.

Romans 13:2

So that he that sets himself in opposition to the authority resists the ordinance of God; and they who thus resist shall bring sentence of guilt on themselves.

Preparation » Spiritual » Abandonment of idols

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If ye return to Jehovah with all your heart, put away the strange gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and apply your hearts unto Jehovah, and serve him only; and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

2 Chronicles 19:3

Nevertheless there are good things found in thee; for thou hast put away the Asherahs out of the land, and hast directed thy heart to seek God.

Preparation » Spiritual » Cleansing of God's temple

2 Chronicles 29:15

And they gathered their brethren, and hallowed themselves, and came, according to the commandment of the king by the words of Jehovah, to cleanse the house of Jehovah.

Preparation » Spiritual » Personal purification

2 Timothy 2:21

If therefore one shall have purified himself from these, in separating himself from them, he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified, serviceable to the Master, prepared for every good work.

Preparation » Spiritual » Returning unto the lord

Luke 1:17

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn hearts of fathers to children, and disobedient ones to the thoughts of just men, to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.

Reputation » Spiritual

Romans 16:19

For your obedience has reached to all. I rejoice therefore as it regards you; but I wish you to be wise as to that which is good, and simple as to evil.

Hebrews 11:2

For in the power of this the elders have obtained testimony.

Acts 16:2

who had a good testimony of the brethren in Lystra and Iconium.

Hebrews 11:4-39

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained testimony of being righteous, God bearing testimony to his gifts, and by it, having died, he yet speaks. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him; for before his translation he has the testimony that he had pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him. For he that draws near to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them who seek him out. read more.
By faith, Noah, oracularly warned concerning things not yet seen, moved with fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. By faith Abraham, being called, obeyed to go out into the place which he was to receive for an inheritance, and went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he sojourned as a stranger in the land of promise as a foreign country, having dwelt in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, of which God is the artificer and constructor. By faith also Sarah herself received strength for the conception of seed, and that beyond a seasonable age; since she counted him faithful who promised. Wherefore also there have been born of one, and that of one become dead, even as the stars of heaven in multitude, and as the countless sand which is by the sea shore. All these died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them from afar off and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and sojourners on the earth. For they who say such things shew clearly that they seek their country. And if they had called to mind that from whence they went out, they had had opportunity to have returned; but now they seek a better, that is, a heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God; for he has prepared for them a city. By faith Abraham, when tried, offered up Isaac, and he who had received to himself the promises offered up his only begotten son, as to whom it had been said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called: counting that God was able to raise him even from among the dead, whence also he received him in a figure. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. By faith Jacob when dying blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshipped on the top of his staff. By faith Joseph when dying called to mind the going forth of the sons of Israel, and gave commandment concerning his bones. By faith Moses, being born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw the child beautiful; and they did not fear the injunction of the king. By faith Moses, when he had become great, refused to be called son of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction along with the people of God than to have the temporary pleasure of sin; esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, for he had respect to the recompense. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he persevered, as seeing him who is invisible. By faith he celebrated the passover and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them. By faith they passed through the Red sea as through dry land; of which the Egyptians having made trial were swallowed up. By faith the walls of Jericho fell, having been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with the unbelieving, having received the spies in peace. And what more do I say? For the time would fail me telling of Gideon, and Barak, and Samson, and Jephthah, and David and Samuel, and of the prophets: who by faith overcame kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped lions' mouths, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, became strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, made the armies of strangers give way. Women received their dead again by resurrection; and others were tortured, not having accepted deliverance, that they might get a better resurrection; and others underwent trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, and of bonds and imprisonment. They were stoned, were sawn asunder, were tempted, died by the death of the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, evil treated, (of whom the world was not worthy,) wandering in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caverns of the earth. And these all, having obtained witness through faith, did not receive the promise,

Rest » Spiritual

Hebrews 4:1-11

Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you might seem to have failed of it. For indeed we have had glad tidings presented to us, even as they also; but the word of the report did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard. For we enter into the rest who have believed; as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, If they shall enter into my rest; although the works had been completed from the foundation of the world. read more.
For he has said somewhere of the seventh day thus, And God rested on the seventh day from all his works: and in this again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remains that some enter into it, and those who first received the glad tidings did not enter in on account of not hearkening to the word, again he determines a certain day, saying, in David, 'To-day,' after so long a time; (according as it has been said before), To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had brought them into rest, he would not have spoken afterwards about another day. There remains then a sabbatism to the people of God. For he that has entered into his rest, he also has rested from his works, as God did from his own. Let us therefore use diligence to enter into that rest, that no one may fall after the same example of not hearkening to the word.

Rivers » Jordan » Spiritual

Psalm 36:8

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou wilt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

Psalm 46:4

There is a river the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the sanctuary of the habitations of the Most High.

Revelation 22:1

And he shewed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, going out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Isaiah 48:18

Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then would thy peace have been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea;

Ezekiel 47:5

And he measured a thousand: it was a river that I could not pass through, for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed through.

Sleep » Spiritual » Symbol of death

Psalm 13:3

Consider, answer me, O Jehovah my God! lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

2 Samuel 7:12

When thy days are fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

Job 14:12

So man lieth down, and riseth not again; till the heavens be no more, they do not awake, nor are raised out of their sleep.

Sleep » Spiritual » General references to natural

1 Kings 19:5

And he lay down and slept under the broom-bush. And behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, Arise, eat!

Matthew 26:40

And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, Thus ye have not been able to watch one hour with me?

Jonah 1:5

And the mariners were afraid, and cried every one unto his god; and they cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to be lightened of them. But Jonah had gone down into the lower part of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.

Genesis 15:12

And as the sun was just going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a horror, a great darkness, fell upon him.

Matthew 8:24

and behold, the water became very agitated on the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves; but he slept.

Sleep » Spiritual » Warnings against

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are all of them blind, they are without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs that cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber:

Mark 13:35-36

Watch therefore, for ye do not know when the master of the house comes: evening, or midnight, or cock-crow, or morning; lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 5:6

Spiritual » Believers' duties performed in the light » Radiant lives, of the saints

John 5:35

He was the burning and shining lamp, and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

Isaiah 62:1

For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be still, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a torch that burneth.

Spiritual » Blindness » Examples of

Isaiah 59:10

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at midday as in the twilight; amongst the flourishing we are as the dead.

Matthew 6:23

but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!

Matthew 23:19

Fools and blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?

Spiritual » Adoption » Adultery

Judges 2:17

And yet they did not listen to their judges; for they played the harlot after other gods and bowed down to them; they soon turned aside from the way in which their fathers had walked, who had obeyed the commandments of the LORD, and they did not do so.

Judges 8:27

And Gideon made an ephod of it and put it in his city, in Ophrah; and all Israel played the harlot after it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and to his family.

1 Chronicles 5:25

And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

Psalm 106:39

And they were defiled with their works, and went a-whoring in their doings.

Ezekiel 6:9

And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they have been carried captives, when I shall have broken their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols; and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed, in all their abominations.

Spiritual » Hunger select readings, psalms 42; 84 » Ps 42; 84

Psalm 119:20

My soul breaketh for longing after thy judgments at all times.

Isaiah 26:9

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Spiritual » Desire select readings, psalms 42; 84 » Ps 42; 84

Psalm 119:20

My soul breaketh for longing after thy judgments at all times.

Isaiah 26:9

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Spiritual » Desire select readings, psalms 42; 84 » Destitution of the truth

2 Chronicles 15:3

Now for a long while Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law;

Amos 8:11

Behold, days come, saith the Lord Jehovah, when I will send a famine in the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Jehovah.

Spiritual » Examples of love for Christ » Of God

Ephesians 2:4-5

but God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love wherewith he loved us, (we too being dead in offences,) has quickened us with the Christ, (ye are saved by grace,)

Spiritual » Instruction » Examples of spiritual

Nehemiah 8:7

And Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law; and the people stood in their place.

Acts 18:26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. And Aquila and Priscilla, having heard him, took him to them and unfolded to him the way of God more exactly.

2 Chronicles 17:7

And in the third year of his reign he sent his princes, Ben-hail, and Obadiah, and Zechariah, and Nethaneel, and Micah, to teach in the cities of Judah;

Acts 8:35

And Philip, opening his mouth and beginning from that scripture, announced the glad tidings of Jesus to him.

Matthew 5:2

and, having opened his mouth, he taught them, saying,

Spiritual » Quickening » General references to spiritual quickening

Psalm 143:11

Revive me, O Jehovah, for thy name's sake; in thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble;

Psalm 80:18

So will we not go back from thee. Revive us, and we will call upon thy name.

Psalm 119:25

DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken me according to thy word.

Spiritual » Poverty » Destitution of the truth

2 Chronicles 15:3

Now for a long while Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law;

Amos 8:11

Behold, days come, saith the Lord Jehovah, when I will send a famine in the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Jehovah.

Spiritual » Fellowship with Christ » Food

Revelation 2:17

He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him that overcomes, to him will I give of the hidden manna; and I will give to him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he that receives it.

Isaiah 55:2

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

John 6:51

I am the living bread which has come down out of heaven: if any one shall have eaten of this bread he shall live for ever; but the bread withal which I shall give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Spiritual » Believers' duties performed in the light » Enlightenment, spiritual

Isaiah 29:18

And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and, out of obscurity and out of darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see;

Proverbs 29:13

The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

Spiritual » Enlargement » Enlightenment

Isaiah 29:18

And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and, out of obscurity and out of darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see;

Proverbs 29:13

The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

Spiritual » Physical inflicted physical healed » Brethren

Revelation 19:10

And I fell before his feet to do him homage. And he says to me, See thou do it not. I am thy fellow-bondman, and the fellow-bondman of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Do homage to God. For the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus.

Matthew 23:8

But ye, be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your instructor, and all ye are brethren.

Matthew 25:40

And the King answering shall say to them, Verily, I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me.

Spiritual » Hearing » Heritage

Spiritual » Examples of love for Christ » To God encouraged

Joshua 22:5

Only, take great heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded you, to love Jehovah your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Spiritual » Conflict characteristics of » Exhortations to those engaged in

Haggai 2:4

But now be strong, Zerubbabel, saith Jehovah; and be strong, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith Jehovah, and work: for I am with you, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Zechariah 8:9

Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, that were in the day that the foundation of the house of Jehovah of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.

Spiritual » Foundation » General references to