Never miss a post

Related Readings

Theasaurus: Spiritual

113 Bible Verses about Spiritual

Most Relevant Verses

1 Corinthians 10:3

and did all eat the same spiritual food

1 Corinthians 3:1

And I, brothers, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

From Thematic Bible


Adorning » Spiritual » General references

Proverbs 1:9

For they shall be an increase of grace unto thy head and protection about thy neck.

Proverbs 4:9

She shall give to thine head an increase of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

Song of Songs 1:10

Thy cheeks are beautiful between the earrings, thy neck between the necklaces.

Adorning » Spiritual » White raiment, the heavenly garment

Matthew 17:12

But I say unto you, That Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatever they pleased. Likewise the Son of man shall also suffer of them.

Revelation 4:4

And round about the throne were twenty-four thrones, and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

Revelation 7:9

After this I saw, and, behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds and peoples and tongues stood before the throne and before the Lamb clothed with long white robes and palms 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 as a robe; and my diadem was judgment.

Psalm 132:16

I will also clothe her priests with saving health, and her merciful ones shall shout aloud for joy.

Isaiah 52:1

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

Zechariah 3:4

And the angel answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I have caused thee to be clothed with new raiment.

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 the LORD the glory of his name; bring a present and come before him; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Psalm 90:17

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, and set thou aright the work of our hands upon us; yea, set thou aright the work of our hands.

Boasting » Spiritual

Psalm 49:6-9

Those that trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; none of them can by any means ransom his brother, nor give God an atonement for him; (for the redemption of their soul is of great price, and they shall never pay it) read more.
that he should still live for ever and not see corruption.

Psalm 94:4

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

Romans 11:17-21

And if some of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them and hath been made participant of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if thou boast, know that thou dost not bear the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in. read more.
Good; because of their unbelief they were broken off, but thou by faith art standing. Do not be highminded, but fear that if God did not forgive the natural branches, neither shall he forgive thee.

1 Corinthians 1:17-31

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made void. For the word of the cross is foolishness to those that perish, but unto us who are saved, it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. read more.
Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the philosopher of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For in the wisdom of God, since the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, , unto the Jews a stumblingblock and unto the Gentiles foolishness; but unto those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For that which is foolish of God is wiser than men, and that which is weak of God is stronger than men. For look upon your vocation, brothers, that ye are not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, but rather God has chosen that which is the foolishness of the world to confound the wise, and God has chosen that which is the weakness of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and that which is vile of the world and that which is despised God has chosen, and things which are not, to bring to nought the things that are, that no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him ye are reborn in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, that, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

Body » Resurrection of » Spiritual

Philippians 3:21

Who shall transform our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto the body of his glory, according to the working by which he is also able to subdue all things unto himself.

1 Corinthians 15:44

it is sown a natural body, it shall be raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

2 Corinthians 5:2

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven,

Brethren » Spiritual » The family of God

Revelation 19:10

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant and with thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus; worship God; for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Matthew 23:8

But, as for you, desire not to be called Rabbi, for one is your Master, the Christ; and you are all brothers.

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brothers, ye have done it unto me.

Christ » Words of characteristics of » Spiritual

Circumcision » Spiritual

Colossians 2:11

In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of the Christ;

Deuteronomy 10:16

Circumcise, therefore, the foreskin of your heart, and no longer be stiffnecked.

Deuteronomy 30:6

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

Jeremiah 4:4

Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, 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 so that no one can 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 Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatever they pleased. Likewise the Son of man shall also suffer of them.

Revelation 4:4

And round about the throne were twenty-four thrones, and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

Revelation 7:9

After this I saw, and, behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds and peoples and tongues stood before the throne and before the Lamb clothed with long white robes and palms 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 as a robe; and my diadem was judgment.

Psalm 132:16

I will also clothe her priests with saving health, and her merciful ones shall shout aloud for joy.

Isaiah 52:1

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

Zechariah 3:4

And the angel answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I have caused thee to be clothed with new raiment.

More verses: Matthew 22:11 Luke 15:22

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

Exodus 33:3

Unto the land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people lest I consume thee in the way.

Joshua 7:11-12

Israel has sinned and has even transgressed my covenant which I commanded them; for they have even taken of the anathema and have also stolen and lied also, and they have even put it in their own vessels. Therefore, the sons of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but shall turn their backs before their enemies because they have been in the anathema; neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the anathema from among you.

Isaiah 64:7

And there is none that calls upon thy name, that wakes himself up to take hold of thee; therefore, thou hast hid thy face from us and hast allowed us to wither in the power of our iniquities.

More verses: Hosea 5:6

Darkness » Spiritual

Matthew 6:23

But if thine eye is evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If, therefore, the light that is in thee is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Deafness » Spiritual

Isaiah 6:10

Make the heart of this people fat and make their ears heavy and blind their eyes that they not see with their eyes, nor hear with their ears, nor understand with their heart, nor convert and there be healing for him.

Jeremiah 6:10

To whom shall I speak, and give warning that they may hear? behold, their ears are uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken, behold, the word of the LORD 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 do not see; they have ears to hear and do not hear; for they are a rebellious house.

Zechariah 7:11

But they refused to hearken and pulled away the shoulder and stopped their ears that they should not hear.

More verses: Matthew 13:15 Acts 28:26

Dearth » Spiritual

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and needy seek the waters that are not; their tongue fails for thirst; I the LORD will hear them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people are gone into captivity because they have no knowledge; their glory died of hunger, and their multitude dried up of thirst.

Psalm 63:1

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water;

Isaiah 1:30

For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf falls and as a garden that has no water.

More verses: Jeremiah 17:6 Amos 8:13

death » Spiritual

death » Spiritual » Of the wicked

Jeremiah 16:4

They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth; and they shall be consumed by the sword and by famine; and their carcasses shall be food for the fowls of heaven and for the beasts of the earth.

Psalm 37:36

Yet he passed away, and, behold, he was not: I sought him, but he could not be found.

Proverbs 5:23

He shall die because he did not submit to chastening; and due to the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Debtors » Spiritual

Romans 1:14

I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the Barbarians; both to the wise and to the unwise.

Psalm 116:12

What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

More verses: 1 Corinthians 4:7

Diligence » Spiritual

John 4:35

Do ye not say, There are yet four months and then comes harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest.

Romans 9:3

For I could wish that myself were anathema from Christ for my brethren, those who are my kinsmen according to the flesh,

Romans 10:1

Brethren, certainly the desire of my heart and my prayer to God regarding Israel, is for saving health.

More verses: 1 Corinthians 9:22

Enlightenment » Spiritual

Isaiah 29:18

And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see in the midst of darkness, and of gross darkness.

Proverbs 29:13

The poor and the usurer meet together; the LORD lightens both their eyes.

Feasts » Of new moons » Spiritual

Mark 14:22

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and, blessing it, broke it and gave to them and said, Take, eat: this is my body.

Matthew 22:4

Again, he sent forth other slaves, saying, Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my bulls and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come unto the marriage.

Isaiah 25:6

And in this mountain the LORD of the hosts shall make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of purified wines, of fat things full of marrow, of purified liquids.

More verses: Proverbs 9:1-6

Fulness » Spiritual » Warnings against worldly fulness

Ezekiel 16:49

Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom: pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the afflicted and needy.

Jeremiah 5:28

They are become fat; they shine; yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they did not judge the cause, the cause of the fatherless; with all this they made themselves prosperous; and they did not judge the cause of the poor.

Deuteronomy 32:15

But Jeshurun (the upright one) waxed fat and kicked; (thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou hast covered thyself) and forsook the God who made him and lightly esteemed the strong One of his saving health.

Psalm 17:10

They are closed in with 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 ye all the tithes into the storehouse, and there shall be food in my house, and prove me now in this, said the LORD of the hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Fulness » Spiritual » Fulness of joy

Romans 15:29

For I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of the 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 unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith 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 captain and teacher to the peoples.

John 6:32-33

Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from the heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from the heaven. For the bread of God is he who descended from heaven and gives life unto the world.

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Faith

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Wisdom

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Repentance

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Grace

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Christ the chief of

John 4:10

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith 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 captain and teacher to the peoples.

John 6:32-33

Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from the heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from the heaven. For the bread of God is he who descended from heaven and gives life unto 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 for men, yea, for the rebellious also that the LORD God might dwell among them.

Ephesians 4:7-8

But unto each one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of the Christ. Therefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts unto 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

But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Righteousness

Romans 5:16-17

Nor was it in the same manner as by one sin, likewise also the gift; for the judgment truly came of one sin unto condemnation, but grace came of many offenses unto justification. For if by one offense, death reigned because of one man; much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of gifts and of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus the 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

O God, thou art terrible out of thy sanctuaries; the God of Israel is he that gives strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Eternal life

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Peace

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Repentance

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 unto him, I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and am sent to speak unto thee and to show thee this gospel.

Isaiah 40:9

O Zion, that brings good tidings, go up into the high mountain; lift up thy voice with strength O bearer of good tidings of Jerusalem; lift it up, do not be afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

Nahum 1:15

Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that brings good tidings, of him that publishes peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows; for Belial shall no longer pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.

More verses: Luke 2:10 Luke 8:1

Healing » Spiritual

Heirs » Spiritual » Spiritual

Romans 4:13

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

Heritage » Spiritual

Hope » Spiritual » Abides forever

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

Romans 4:18

Who believed to wait against all hope, that he might become the father of many Gentiles, according to that which had been spoken unto him, 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 in hope we are saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for what a man sees, he does not wait for.

Hope » Spiritual » Inspires to clean living

Hunger » Spiritual

Luke 6:21

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

Proverbs 2:3-5

yea, if thou criest for understanding and givest thy voice unto intelligence, if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hid treasures, then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

Isaiah 55:1-2

Ho, every one that thirsts, come ye to the waters, and he that has no money; come ye, buy, and eat; come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which does not satisfy? 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

For they do not know to do right, said the LORD, storing up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Micah 4:12

But they did not know the thoughts of the LORD, neither did they understand his counsel by which he gathered them as sheaves onto the threshing floor.

Imitation » Of worldly people and customs condemned » Spiritual

2 Thessalonians 3:9

Not because we did not have authority, but to give you an example that you might imitate 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

then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; thou shalt be strongly established 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 for Jesus' sake that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

Life » Spiritual » Secured through faith

Life » Spiritual » Christ the supreme object of

1 Peter 4:6

Because for this cause was the gospel preached also to those that are dead, that they might be judged in flesh according to men, but live in spirit according to God.

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 eternal covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Deuteronomy 8:3

And he afflicted thee and caused thee to hunger and sustained thee with manna, food of which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know, that he might make thee know that man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD shall man live.

Life » Spiritual » Love the demonstration of

Men » Spiritual » Evil men put to silence

Titus 2:8

sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that the adversary may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Psalm 63:11

But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall be praised; for the mouth of those that speak lies shall be stopped.

Job 5:16

Who is the hope of the poor, and iniquity closes her mouth.

Psalm 107:42

The righteous shall see it and rejoice, and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Ezekiel 16:63

that thou may remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, said the Lord GOD.

Mind » Spiritual

Nation » Spiritual » Sins of

Numbers 21:7

Then the people came to Moses and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against thee; pray unto the LORD that he take away these serpents from among us. And Moses prayed for the people.

Jeremiah 14:7

O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for thy name's sake; for our rebellions have multiplied; we have sinned against thee.

Ezra 9:6

and said, O my God, I am confused and ashamed to lift up my face to thee, my God, for our iniquities have multiplied over our head, and our guiltiness is grown up unto heaven.

Judges 10:10

And the sons of Israel cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee because we have forsaken our God and served the Baalim.

1 Samuel 7:6

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

Nation » Spiritual » The righteous cultivate the spirit of

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the spirit of the ruler rises up against thee, do not leave thy place; for meekness pacifies great sins.

Nation » Spiritual » Rebellion against

Ezra 7:26

And whoever will not do the law of thy God and the law of the king, let them be judged speedily, whether it be unto death or to banishment or to confiscation of goods or to imprisonment.

Jude 1:8

In the same manner these deceived dreamers, defile their flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of higher powers.

Ezra 10:8

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

Deuteronomy 17:12

And the man that will act presumptuously and will not hearken unto the priest that stands to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die; and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.

Romans 13:2

Whosoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God, and those that resist shall receive condemnation to themselves.

Preparation » Spiritual » Abandonment of idols

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you and prepare your hearts unto the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

2 Chronicles 19:3

Nevertheless, good things have been found in thee, in that thou hast burned down the groves of the land and hast prepared thy heart to seek God.

Preparation » Spiritual » Cleansing of God's temple

2 Chronicles 29:15

And they gathered their brethren and sanctified themselves and entered in, according to the commandment of the king, by the words of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD.

Preparation » Spiritual » Personal purification

2 Timothy 2:21

If a man, therefore, purges himself from these things, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and profitable for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

Preparation » Spiritual » Returning unto the lord

Luke 1:17

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the rebellious to the prudence of the just, to make ready a prepared people for the Lord.

Reputation » Spiritual

Romans 16:19

For your obedience is come abroad unto all places. I am glad therefore on your behalf, but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good and innocent concerning evil.

Hebrews 11:2

For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Acts 16:2

of whom the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium gave good witness.

Hebrews 11:4-39

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and by it he being dead 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 had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please God; for he that comes to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him. read more.
By faith Noah, having received revelation of things not seen as yet, with great care prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by which he condemned the world and was made heir of the righteousness which is by faith. By faith Abraham, being called, hearkened to go out into the place which he should afterwards receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he went. By faith he sojourned in the promised land, as in a strange country, dwelling in booths with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. By faith also Sara herself being sterile received strength to conceive seed and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she believed him to be faithful who had promised. Therefore there sprang even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but seeing them afar off and believing them and embracing them and confessing that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those that say such things declare plainly that they seek their native country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from which they came out, they might have had time to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one; therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac, and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called, accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence he also received him in a figure. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning what they should become. By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph, and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, as he died, made mention of the departing of the sons of Israel, and gave a commandment concerning his bones. By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents because they saw he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid of the king's commandment. By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. By faith he kept the passover and the sprinkling of the blood lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land, which the Egyptians attempted to do and were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were compassed about seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish together with the disobedient, having received the spies with peace. And what shall I more say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon and of Barak and of Samson and of Jephthae, of David also and Samuel and of the prophets, who by faith won kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, recovered from infirmities, were made valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of foreign enemies; women received their dead raised to life again, and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance that they might obtain a better resurrection; and others experienced cruel mockings and scourgings, and added to this, bonds and imprisonment; they were stoned; they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; poor, afflicted, mistreated, (of whom the world was not worthy); they wandered in deserts and in mountains and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, approved by testimony of faith, received not the promise,

Rest » Spiritual

Hebrews 4:1-11

Let us, therefore, fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them, but it did not profit those that heard the word without mixing it with faith. (For we who have believed do enter into the rest) as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, they shall not enter into my rest although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. read more.
For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day like this, And God rested the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, They shall not enter into my rest. Seeing, therefore, it remains that some must enter therein, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter in because of disobedience; Again, he determines a certain day, saying, Today, by David so long a time afterward; as it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had given them rest, then he would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us therefore make haste to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.

Rivers » Jordan » Spiritual

Psalm 36:8

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

Psalm 46:4

There is a river, the streams of which shall make glad the city of God, the sanctuary of the tents of the most High.

Revelation 22:1

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Isaiah 48:18

O that thou would look unto my commandments! Then thy peace would be as a river and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Ezekiel 47:5

Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over; for the waters were risen; a river that could not be passed over without swimming.

Sleep » Spiritual » Symbol of death

Psalm 13:3

Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes lest I sleep the sleep of death,

2 Samuel 7:12

And 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 lies down and does not rise; until there is no heaven, they shall not awake nor be raised out of their sleep.

Sleep » Spiritual » General references to natural

1 Kings 19:5

And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him and said unto him, Arise and eat.

Matthew 26:40

And he came unto the disciples and found them asleep and said unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

Jonah 1:5

And the mariners were afraid, and everyone called unto his god, and they cast forth the vessels that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; he lay and was fast asleep.

Genesis 15:12

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

Matthew 8:24

And, behold, there arose a great moving in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves; but he was asleep.

Sleep » Spiritual » Warnings against

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs; they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, they love to slumber.

Mark 13:35-36

Watch ye therefore, for ye know not when the Lord of the house comes: at evening or at midnight or at the cockcrowing or in the 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 a burning and a shining light, and ye were willing to rejoice for one hour in his light.

Isaiah 62:1

For Zion's sake I will not hold my peace; and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest until her righteousness goes forth as brightness and her saving health is lit as a flaming torch.

Spiritual » Blindness » Examples of

Isaiah 59:10

We grope for the wall like the blind, and as if we had no eyes we walk by touch; we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in graves as dead men.

Matthew 6:23

But if thine eye is evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If, therefore, the light that is in thee is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Matthew 23:19

Ye fools and blind, for which one is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Spiritual » Adoption » Adultery

Judges 2:17

And yet they would not hearken unto their judges, but they fornicated after other gods and bowed themselves unto them; they turned quickly out of the way which their fathers had walked hearing the commandments of the LORD; but they did not do so.

Judges 8:27

And Gideon made an ephod of them and kept it in his city of Ophrah, and all Israel fornicated after it in that place, and it became a snare unto Gideon and to his house.

1 Chronicles 5:25

But they rebelled against the God of their fathers and fornicated after the gods of the people of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

Psalm 106:39

Thus they were defiled with their own works and went a whoring with their own inventions.

Ezekiel 6:9

And those that escape of you shall remember me among the Gentiles where they shall be carried captives because I am broken because of your whorish heart, which has departed from me and because of your eyes, which went a whoring after your 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 is broken from desiring thy judgments at all times.

Psalm 73:25

Whom have I in heaven but thee? And apart from thee there is nothing upon the earth that I desire.

Isaiah 26:9

With my soul I desire thee in the night; yea, even as long as the spirit is within me I will seek thee early: for as long as 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 is broken from desiring thy judgments at all times.

Psalm 73:25

Whom have I in heaven but thee? And apart from thee there is nothing upon the earth that I desire.

Isaiah 26:9

With my soul I desire thee in the night; yea, even as long as the spirit is within me I will seek thee early: for as long as thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

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

1 Timothy 6:5

perverse disputings of men of corrupt understanding, and destitute of the truth, using piety as a source of gain: from such withdraw thyself.

2 Chronicles 15:3

For many days Israel has been without the true God, and without a priest and without a teacher and without law,

Amos 8:11

Behold, the days come, said the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine to the earth, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Spiritual » Examples of love for Christ » Of God

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great charity with which he loved us, even as we were dead in sins, he has made us alive together with the Christ (by whose grace ye are saved)

Spiritual » Instruction » Examples of spiritual

Nehemiah 8:7

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

Acts 18:26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Aquila and Priscilla had heard him, they took him unto them and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

2 Chronicles 17:7

Also in the third year of his reign he sent his princes, Benhail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethaneel, and Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.

Acts 8:35

Then Philip opened his mouth and began at the same scripture and preached unto him the gospel of Jesus.

Matthew 5:2

and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,

Spiritual » Quickening » General references to spiritual quickening

Psalm 143:11

By thy name, O LORD, thou shalt give me life; by thy righteousness thou shalt bring my soul out of trouble.

Psalm 80:18

so we will not go back from thee. Thou shalt quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

Psalm 119:25

DALETH. My soul cleaves unto the dust; quicken me according to thy word.

Spiritual » Poverty » Destitution of the truth

1 Timothy 6:5

perverse disputings of men of corrupt understanding, and destitute of the truth, using piety as a source of gain: from such withdraw thyself.

2 Chronicles 15:3

For many days Israel has been without the true God, and without a priest and without a teacher and without law,

Amos 8:11

Behold, the days come, said the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine to the earth, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

Spiritual » Fellowship with Christ » Food

Revelation 2:17

He that has an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the congregations ; To him that overcomes I will give to eat of the hidden manna and will give him a small white stone and in the stone a new name written, which no one knows except the one that receives it.

Isaiah 55:2

Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which does not satisfy? 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 came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, they shall live for ever; and the bread that I will 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 the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see in the midst of darkness, and of gross darkness.

Proverbs 29:13

The poor and the usurer meet together; the LORD lightens both their eyes.

Spiritual » Enlargement » Enlightenment

Isaiah 29:18

And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see in the midst of darkness, and of gross darkness.

Proverbs 29:13

The poor and the usurer meet together; the LORD lightens both their eyes.

Spiritual » Physical inflicted physical healed » Brethren

Revelation 19:10

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant and with thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus; worship God; for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Matthew 23:8

But, as for you, desire not to be called Rabbi, for one is your Master, the Christ; and you are all brothers.

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brothers, ye have done it unto me.

Spiritual » Hearing » Heritage

Spiritual » Examples of love for Christ » To God encouraged

Joshua 22:5

Only that with diligence ye keep yourselves doing the commandment and the law, which Moses, the slave of the LORD, charged you: to love the LORD 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

Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, said the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of this land, said the LORD, and work; for I am with you, said the LORD of the hosts:

Zechariah 8:9

Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said, Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, from the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of the hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.