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1 Corinthians 10:3

and all ate the same spiritual food,

1 Corinthians 3:1

And I, brothers, was not able to speak to you as to spiritual [people], but as to fleshly [people], as to infants in Christ.

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Adorning » Spiritual » General references

Proverbs 1:9

for they [are] a garland of favor for your head, and pendants for your neck.

Proverbs 4:9

She will give a garland for your head; she shall bestow a crown of glory upon you."

Song of Songs 1:10

Your cheeks are beautiful with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.

Adorning » Spiritual » White raiment, the heavenly garment

Matthew 17:12

But I say to you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did with him whatever they wanted. In the [same] way also the Son of Man is going to suffer [at] their hands."

Revelation 3:18

I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire, in order that you may become rich, and white clothing, in order that you may be clothed and the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed, and eye salve to smear on your eyes, in order that you may see.

Revelation 7:9

After these [things] I looked, and behold, a great crowd that no one was able to number, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed [in] white robes and [with] 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] like a robe and a headband.

Psalm 132:16

I will also clothe its priests with salvation, and its faithful will shout exuberantly for joy.

Isaiah 52:1

Awake! Awake; put on your strength, Zion! Put on the garments of your beauty, Jerusalem, {holy city}! For [the] uncircumcised and [the] unclean shall not {continue to} enter you any longer.

Zechariah 3:4

And he answered and said to the ones standing {before} him, saying, "Remove the filthy garments from him." And he said to him, "See, I have taken away your guilt from you, and will clothe you [with] rich garments."

More verses: Matthew 22:11 Luke 15:22

Armour » Spiritual » Weapons and armour of the saints

Assurance » Spiritual

Beauty » Spiritual

1 Chronicles 16:29

Ascribe to Yahweh the glory of his name! Lift up an offering and come before him! Bow down to Yahweh in the splendor of holiness!

Psalm 90:17

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish for us the work of our hands, yes, the work of our hands, establish it.

Boasting » Spiritual

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast about evil, O mighty man? The loyal love of God [endures] {continually}.

Psalm 49:6-9

those who trust their wealth and boast about the abundance of their riches? Surely a man cannot redeem a brother. He cannot give to God his ransom (since the redemption price for their life is costly and it always fails), read more.
so that he may stay alive forever [and] not see the pit.

Psalm 94:4

{They gush words} unrestrained. All [the] evildoers boast.

Romans 11:17-21

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, [although you] were a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the root of the olive tree's richness, do not boast against the branches. But if you boast against [them], you do not support the root, but the root [supports] you. Then you will say, "Branches were broken off in order that I could be grafted in." read more.
Well said! They were broken off because of unbelief, but you stand firm because of faith. Do not think arrogant [thoughts], but be afraid. For if God did not spare the {natural} branches, neither will he spare you.

1 Corinthians 1:17-31

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to proclaim the gospel, not with {clever speech}, lest the cross of Christ be emptied. For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will confound." read more.
Where [is] the wise person? Where [is] the scribe? Where [is] the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. For indeed, Jews ask for sign miracles and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a cause for stumbling, but to the Gentiles foolishness, but to those [who are] called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ [is] the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human [wisdom], and the weakness of God [is] stronger than human [strength]. For consider your calling, brothers, that not many [were] wise according to human standards, not many [were] powerful, not many [were] well born. But the foolish [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the wise, and the weak [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the strong, and the insignificant of the world, and the despised, God chose, the things that are not, in order that he might abolish the things that are, so that all flesh may not boast before God. But from him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, just as it is written, "The one who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."

Body » Resurrection of » Spiritual

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 [body].

2 Corinthians 5:2

For indeed, in this [house] we groan, [because we] desire to put on our dwelling from heaven,

Brethren » Spiritual » The family of God

Revelation 19:10

And I fell down before his feet to worship him, and he said to me, "{Do not do that!} I am a fellow slave of you and of your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

Matthew 23:8

But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' because one is your teacher, and you are all brothers,

Matthew 25:40

And the king will answer [and] say to them, 'Truly I say to you, in as much as you did [it] to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did [it] to me.'

Christ » Words of characteristics of » Spiritual

Circumcision » Spiritual

Colossians 2:11

in whom also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made by hands, by the removal of the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

Deuteronomy 10:16

So you shall circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and {do not be stubborn}.

Deuteronomy 30:6

"And Yahweh your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring to love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your inner self {so that you may live}.

Jeremiah 4:4

Circumcise yourselves to Yahweh, and remove the foreskins of your hearts, men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, lest my wrath goes forth like the fire and burns, and there is no [one who] extinguishes [it], because of the evil of your deeds."

Clothing » Spiritual » White raiment, the heavenly garment

Matthew 17:12

But I say to you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did with him whatever they wanted. In the [same] way also the Son of Man is going to suffer [at] their hands."

Revelation 3:18

I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire, in order that you may become rich, and white clothing, in order that you may be clothed and the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed, and eye salve to smear on your eyes, in order that you may see.

Revelation 7:9

After these [things] I looked, and behold, a great crowd that no one was able to number, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed [in] white robes and [with] 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] like a robe and a headband.

Psalm 132:16

I will also clothe its priests with salvation, and its faithful will shout exuberantly for joy.

Isaiah 52:1

Awake! Awake; put on your strength, Zion! Put on the garments of your beauty, Jerusalem, {holy city}! For [the] uncircumcised and [the] unclean shall not {continue to} enter you any longer.

Zechariah 3:4

And he answered and said to the ones standing {before} him, saying, "Remove the filthy garments from him." And he said to him, "See, I have taken away your guilt from you, and will clothe you [with] rich garments."

More verses: Matthew 22:11 Luke 15:22

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

Exodus 33:3

[Go] to a land flowing with milk and honey, but I will not go up among you, because you [are] a stiff-necked people, lest I destroy you on the way."

Joshua 7:11-12

Israel has sinned and {transgressed my covenant} that I commanded them. They have taken from the devoted things; they have stolen and acted deceitfully, and they have put [them] among their belongings. The {Israelites} were unable to stand before their enemies; {they fled from their enemies} because they have become a thing devoted for destruction. {I will be with you no more} unless you destroy the devoted things from among you.

More verses: Hosea 5:6

Darkness » Spiritual

Deafness » Spiritual

Isaiah 6:10

Make the heart of this people insensitive, and make its ears unresponsive, and shut its eyes so that it may not look with its eyes and listen with its ears and comprehend [with] its mind and turn back, and it may be healed [for] him."

Jeremiah 6:10

To whom shall I speak and admonish, that they may hear? Look, their ears [are] {closed}, and they are not able to listen attentively. Look, the word of Yahweh is to them an object of scorn, they do not delight in it.

Ezekiel 12:2

"Son of man, you [are] dwelling in the midst of the house of rebellion {who has eyes to see and they do not see}; {they have ears to hear}, and they do not hear, for they [are] a house of rebellion.

More verses: Matthew 13:15 Acts 28:26

Dearth » Spiritual

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and the needy [are] seeking water and [there is] none; their tongue is dried up with thirst. I, Yahweh, will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people will go into exile without knowledge, [and] their nobles [will be] men of hunger, and their multitude [is] parched [with] thirst.

Isaiah 1:30

For you shall be like an oak withering its leaves, and like a garden where there is no water for her.

More verses: Jeremiah 17:6 Amos 8:13

death » Spiritual

death » Spiritual » Of the wicked

Jeremiah 16:4

"They will die by diseases, they will not be mourned, and they will not be buried. They will be as dung on the face of the earth. And they will perish by the sword and they will perish by the famine. And their dead bodies will become food for the birds of the air, and for the wild animals of the earth."

Psalm 37:36

Then he passed on and behold, he was not. And I sought him, but he could not be found.

Proverbs 5:23

He shall die {for lack of} discipline, and in the greatness of his folly he shall be lost.

Debtors » Spiritual

Romans 1:14

I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.

Psalm 116:12

What shall I give back to Yahweh [for] all his benefits to me?

More verses: 1 Corinthians 4:7

Diligence » Spiritual

John 4:35

Do you not say, 'There are yet four months and the harvest comes'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, that they are white for harvest already.

Romans 9:3

For I could wish myself to be accursed from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my fellow countrymen according to the flesh,

More verses: 1 Corinthians 9:22

Enlightenment » Spiritual

Isaiah 29:18

And on that day, the deaf shall hear [the] words of a scroll, and [the] eyes of [the] blind shall see out of gloom and darkness.

Proverbs 29:13

The poor and a man of oppression have [this] in common: Yahweh gives {light to the eyes of them both}.

Feasts » Of new moons » Spiritual

Mark 14:22

And [while] they were eating, he took bread [and], [after] giving thanks, he broke [it] and gave [it] to them and said, "Take [it], this is my body."

Matthew 22:4

Again he sent other slaves, saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fattened [cattle] have been slaughtered, and everything [is] ready. Come to the wedding celebration!" '

Isaiah 25:6

And on this mountain Yahweh of hosts will make for all peoples a {rich feast}, a feast of aged wines, fat filled with marrow, filtered aged wine.

More verses: Proverbs 9:1-6

Fulness » Spiritual » Warnings against worldly fulness

Jeremiah 5:28

They have grown fat, they have grown sleek, also, {their evil deeds have no limit}. They do not judge [with] justice, [the] legal cause of [the] orphan, or allow it to succeed, and [the] legal case of [the] poor, they do not defend.

Deuteronomy 32:15

And Jeshurun grew fat, and he kicked; you grew fat, you bloated, and you became obstinate; and he abandoned God, his maker, and he scoffed [at] the rock of his salvation.

Psalm 17:10

They have shut off their calloused [heart]; [with] their mouth they speak arrogantly.

More verses: Jeremiah 50:11 Luke 6:25

Fulness » Spiritual » Fulness of blessing

Fulness » Spiritual » Fulness of joy

Romans 15:29

and I know that [when I] come to you, I will come in the fullness 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 you had known the gift of God and who it is who says to you, 'Give me [water] to drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."

Isaiah 55:4

Look! I made him a witness to [the] peoples, a leader and a commander [for the] peoples.

John 6:32-33

Then Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly I say to you, Moses did not give you bread from heaven, but my Father is giving you the true bread from heaven! For the bread of God is the one who comes down from 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 became silent and praised God, saying, "Then God has granted the repentance [leading] to life to the Gentiles also!"

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Grace

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Christ the chief of

John 4:10

Jesus answered and said to her, "If you had known the gift of God and who it is who says to you, 'Give me [water] to drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."

Isaiah 55:4

Look! I made him a witness to [the] peoples, a leader and a commander [for the] peoples.

John 6:32-33

Then Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly I say to you, Moses did not give you bread from heaven, but my Father is giving you the true bread from heaven! For the bread of God is the one who comes down from 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

You have ascended on high; you have led away captives. You have received gifts [from] among humankind, and even [from the] rebellious, so that Yah God may dwell [there].

Ephesians 4:7-8

Now to each one of us was given this grace, according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it says, "Ascending on high he led captivity captive; he gave 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

But Peter said to him, "May your silver {be destroyed along with you}, because you thought {you could acquire} the gift of God by means of money!

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Righteousness

Romans 5:16-17

And the gift [is] not as through the one who sinned, for on the one hand, judgment from the one [sin] [led] to condemnation, but the gift, from many trespasses, [led] to justification. For if by the trespass of the one [man], death reigned through the one [man], much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through 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

Awesome [are you], O God, from your sanctuary. The God of Israel, [it is] he who gives strength and might to 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 became silent and praised God, saying, "Then God has granted the repentance [leading] to life to the Gentiles also!"

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 answered [and] said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to announce to you this good news.

Isaiah 40:9

{Get yourself} up to a high mountain, Zion, bringer of good news! Lift up your voice with strength, Jerusalem, bringer of good news! Lift [it] up; you must not fear! Say to the cities of Judah, "Here [is] your God!"

Nahum 1:15

Look! On the mountains! The feet of the one who brings good tidings, the one who proclaims peace! "Celebrate [a festival], O Judah, Fulfill your vows! For he will not invade you again; the wicked one is cut off completely!"

More verses: Luke 2:10 Luke 8:1

Healing » Spiritual

Heirs » Spiritual » Spiritual

Romans 4:13

For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants, [that] he would be heir of the world, [was] not through the law, but through the righteousness by 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, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was said, "so will your descendants be."

Hope » Spiritual » Believers called to testify concerning

Hope » Spiritual » The scriptures the source of

Hope » Spiritual » The saving element in life

Hope » Spiritual » Inspires to clean living

Hunger » Spiritual

Luke 6:21

Blessed [are] those who are hungry now, because you will be satisfied. Blessed [are] those who weep now, Because you will laugh.

Proverbs 2:3-5

For if you cry out for understanding, [if] you lift your voice for insight, if you seek her like silver and search her out {like treasure}, then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and the knowledge of God you will find.

Isaiah 55:1-2

"Ho! Everyone thirsty, come to the waters! And whoever has no money, come, buy and eat, and come, buy without money, wine and milk without price! Why do you weigh out money for [what is] not food, and your labor for {what cannot satisfy}? Listen carefully to me, and eat [what is] good, and let your soul take pleasure in {rich} food.

More verses: Amos 8:11-13

Ignorance » Spiritual » General references to

Amos 3:10

"They do not know [how] to do right," {declares Yahweh}, "those who store up violence and destruction in their citadel fortresses."

Micah 4:12

But they do not know the thoughts of Yahweh, and they do not understand his plan, that he has gathered them as sheaves to his threshing floor.

Imitation » Of worldly people and customs condemned » Spiritual

2 Thessalonians 3:9

not that we do not have the right, but so that we may give ourselves [as] an example to you, so that [you] may imitate us.

Inheritance » Earthly » Spiritual

The law of God » Described as » Spiritual

Life » Spiritual

John 5:40

And you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life.

Life » Spiritual » Spotless, general references to

Job 11:15

surely then you will lift up your face without blemish, and you will be firmly established and will not fear.

Life » Spiritual » Necessitates death to sin and self

2 Corinthians 4:11

For we who are alive [are] continually being handed over to death because of Jesus, in order that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our mortal flesh.

Life » Spiritual » Secured through faith

Life » Spiritual » Christ the supreme object of

1 Peter 4:6

Because for this reason also the gospel was preached to those who are dead, so that they were judged {by human standards} in the flesh, but they may live in the spirit {by God's standards}.

Life » Spiritual » Sustained by the word of God

Isaiah 55:3

Extend your ear, and come to me! Listen so that your soul may live, and I will {make} an everlasting covenant with you, the enduring proofs of {the mercies shown to} David.

Deuteronomy 8:3

And he humbled you and let you go hungry, and [then] he fed you with that which you did not know nor did your ancestors know, in order to make you know that not by bread alone but by all [that] goes out of the mouth of Yahweh humankind shall live.

Life » Spiritual » Love the demonstration of

Men » Spiritual » Evil men put to silence

Titus 2:8

sound message beyond reproach, in order that {an opponent} may be put to shame, [because he] has nothing bad to say concerning us.

Psalm 63:11

However, the king will rejoice in God. Everyone who swears an oath by him will boast, because [the] mouth of [the] liars will be stopped.

Job 5:16

So there is hope for the powerless, and wickedness shuts its mouth.

Psalm 107:42

[The] upright see [it] and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth.

Ezekiel 16:63

in order that you will remember, and you will be ashamed, and {you will not open your mouth again} {because of} your disgrace when I forgive you for all that you have done!'" {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

Mind » Spiritual

Nation » Spiritual » Sins of

Numbers 21:7

The people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned because we have spoken against Yahweh and against you. Pray to Yahweh and let him remove the snakes from among us." So Moses prayed for the people.

Jeremiah 14:7

Although our iniquities testify against us, Yahweh, act for the sake of your name. Yes, our apostasies are many; we have sinned against you.

Ezra 9:6

and said, "My God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift my face to you, my God. For our sins have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown up to the heavens.

Judges 10:10

Then the {Israelites} cried out to Yahweh, saying, "We have sinned against you; we have abandoned our God and served the Baals."

1 Samuel 7:6

So they gathered to Mizpah and drew water and poured [it] out before Yahweh. They fasted on that day and said there, "We have sinned against Yahweh!" So Samuel judged the {Israelites} at Mizpah.

Nation » Spiritual » The righteous cultivate the spirit of

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your post, for calmness can undo great offenses.

Nation » Spiritual » Rebellion against

Ezra 7:26

All who do not obey the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be executed on him with diligence, whether for death or for banishment or for confiscation of goods and for imprisonment."

Jude 1:8

Despite that, in the same way also these [men], [because of their] dreams, defile the flesh and reject authority and blaspheme majestic beings.

Ezra 10:8

Anyone who did not come within three days, by decision of the officials and elders, all of his possessions would be devoted to God, and he himself would be excluded from the assembly of exiles.

Deuteronomy 17:12

And the man who treats with contempt [so as] not to listen to the priest [who] [is] standing to minister on behalf of Yahweh your God or to the judge, that man shall die; so you shall purge the evil from Israel.

Romans 13:2

So then, the one who resists authority resists the ordinance [which is] from God, and those who resist will receive condemnation on themselves.

Preparation » Spiritual » Abandonment of idols

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, "If with all your heart you [are] turning to Yahweh, remove the foreign gods and Ashtoreths from your midst. Commit your hearts to Yahweh and serve him alone. Then he will deliver you from the hand of [the] Philistines."

2 Chronicles 19:3

Nevertheless some good things have been found in regard to you, for you burned the Asherahs out of the land and set your heart to seek God."

Preparation » Spiritual » Cleansing of God's temple

2 Chronicles 29:15

and they gathered their brothers and sanctified themselves, and they went in according to the command of the king because of the words of Yahweh, to purify the house of Yahweh.

Preparation » Spiritual » Personal purification

2 Timothy 2:21

Therefore, if someone cleanses himself from these [things], he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

Preparation » Spiritual » Returning unto the lord

Luke 1:17

And he will go on before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to prepare for the Lord a people made ready."

Reputation » Spiritual

Romans 16:19

For [the report of] your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, and I want you to be wise toward what [is] good, but innocent toward what [is] evil.

Hebrews 11:2

For by this the people of old were approved.

Acts 16:2

who was well spoken of by the brothers in Lystra and Iconium.

Hebrews 11:4-39

By faith Abel offered to God a greater sacrifice than Cain, by which he was approved that he was righteous, [because] God approved [him] for his gifts, and through it he still speaks, [although he] is dead. By faith Enoch was taken up, so that he did not experience death, and he was not found, because God took him up. For before his removal, he had been approved {as having been pleasing} to God. Now without faith [it is] impossible to please [him], for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and is a rewarder of those who seek him. read more.
By faith Noah, having been warned about things not yet seen, out of reverence constructed an ark for the deliverance of his family, by which he pronounced sentence on the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. By faith Abraham, [when he] was called, obeyed to go out to a place that he was going to receive for an inheritance, and he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he lived in the land of promise as a stranger, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the fellow heirs of the same promise. For he was expecting the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder [is] God. By faith also, {with Sarah}, he received {the ability to procreate} even {past the normal age}, because he regarded the one who had promised [to be] faithful. And therefore these were fathered from one man, and [he] being as good as dead, as the stars of heaven in number and like the innumerable sand by the shore of the sea. These all died in faith without receiving the promises, but seeing them from a distance and welcoming [them], and admitting that they were strangers and temporary residents on the earth. For those who say such [things] make clear that they are seeking a homeland. And if they remember that [land] from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they aspire to a better [land], that is, a heavenly [one]. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. By faith Abraham, [when he] was tested, offered Isaac, and the one who received the promises was ready to offer his one and only [son], with reference to whom it was said, "In Isaac your descendants will be named," having reasoned that God [was] able even to raise [him] from the dead, from which he received him back also as a symbol. By faith also Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things that were going to happen. By faith Jacob, [as he] was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph and worshiped, [leaning] on the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, [as he] was dying, mentioned about the exodus of the sons of Israel and gave instructions about his bones. By faith Moses, [when he] was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw the child [was] handsome, and they were not afraid of the edict of the king. By faith Moses, [when he] was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing instead to be mistreated with the people of God [rather] than to experience the transitory enjoyment of sin, considering {reproach endured for the sake of Christ} greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the anger of the king, for he persevered as [if he] saw the invisible one. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, in order that the one who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them. By faith they crossed the Red Sea as if on dry land; the Egyptians, {when they made the attempt}, were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down [after they] had been marched around for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, [because she] welcomed the spies in peace. And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, accomplished justice, obtained what was promised, shut the mouths of lions, extinguished the effectiveness of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong from weakness, became mighty in battle, put to flight enemy battle lines. Women received back their dead by resurrection. But others were tortured, not accepting release, in order that they might gain a better resurrection. And others {experienced mocking and flogging}, and in addition bonds and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by murder with a sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, impoverished, afflicted, mistreated, of whom the world was not worthy, wandering about on deserts and mountains and in caves and in holes in the ground. And [although they] all were approved through their faith, they did not receive what was promised,

Rest » Spiritual

Hebrews 4:1-11

Therefore let us fear, [while there] remains a promise of entering into his rest, that none of you appear to fall short of [it]. {For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us}, just as those also [did], but the message {they heard} did not benefit them, [because they] were not united with those who heard [it] in faith. For we who have believed enter into rest, just as he has said, "As I swore in my anger, '{They will never enter} into my rest.'" And yet these works have been accomplished from the foundation of the world. read more.
For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh [day] in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works," and in this [passage] again, '{They will never enter} into my rest.'" Since therefore it remains [for] some to enter into it, and the ones to whom the good news was proclaimed previously did not enter because of disobedience, again he ordains a certain day, today, speaking by David after so long a time, just as had been said before, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts." For if Joshua had caused them to rest, he would not have spoken about another day after these [things]. Consequently a sabbath rest remains for the people of God. For the one who has entered into his rest has also himself rested from his works, just as God [did] from his own [works]. Therefore, let us make every effort to enter into that rest, in order that no one may fall in the same pattern of disobedience.

Rivers » Jordan » Spiritual

Psalm 36:8

They are refreshed with the {fullness} of your house, and you give them drink [from] the river of your delights.

Psalm 46:4

[There is] a river whose streams gladden the city of God, the holiest of the dwellings of the Most High.

Revelation 22:1

And he showed me the river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming out from the throne of God and of the Lamb

Isaiah 48:18

O that you had listened attentively to my commandments! Then your prosperity would have been like river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Ezekiel 47:5

And he measured a thousand [cubits], [and] [it became] a stream that I was not able to cross, because the water rose, {waters a person could swim in}, [and became] a stream that could not be crossed.

Sleep » Spiritual » Symbol of death

Psalm 13:3

Consider [and] answer me, O Yahweh my God. Give light to my eyes lest I sleep [the sleep of] death,

2 Samuel 7:12

When your days [are] full and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you who will go out from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.

Job 14:12

{so} a man lies down, and he does not arise. {Until the heavens are no more}, they will not awaken, and they will not be roused out of their sleep.

Sleep » Spiritual » General references to natural

1 Kings 19:5

He lay down and fell asleep under a certain broom tree, and suddenly this angel [was] touching him and said to him, "Get up, eat!"

Matthew 26:40

And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "So, were you not able to stay awake with me one hour?

Jonah 1:5

And the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they threw the {contents} that were in the merchant ship into the sea to lighten it for them. And [meanwhile] Jonah went down into the hold of the vessel and lay down and fell asleep.

Genesis 15:12

And it happened, as the sun {went down}, then a deep sleep fell upon Abram and, behold, a great terrifying darkness fell upon him.

Matthew 8:24

And behold, a great storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being inundated by the waves, but he himself was asleep.

Sleep » Spiritual » Warnings against

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen [are] blind, none of them know. They [are] all dumb dogs; they are unable to bark, panting, lying down, loving to slumber.

Mark 13:35-36

Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming--whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or early in the morning-- lest he arrive suddenly [and] find you sleeping.

More verses: 1 Thessalonians 5:6

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

John 5:35

That one was the lamp [which was] burning and shining, and you wanted to rejoice for an hour in his light.

Isaiah 62:1

For the sake of Zion I will not be silent, and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not maintain a quiet attitude, until her righteousness goes out like the bright light, and her salvation burns like a torch.

Spiritual » Blindness » Examples of

Isaiah 59:10

We grope like the blind [along] a wall, and we grope {as without} eyes. We stumble at noon as [in] the twilight; among the strong [we are] like the dead.

Matthew 23:19

Blind [people]! For which [is] greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift holy

Spiritual » Adoption » Adultery

Judges 2:17

But they did not listen to their leaders, but lusted after other gods and bowed down to them. They turned away quickly from the way that their ancestors went, who had obeyed the commandment of Yahweh; they did not do [as their ancestors].

Judges 8:27

Gideon made an ephod [out of] it, and he put it in his town in Ophrah, and all Israel prostituted [themselves] to it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his family.

1 Chronicles 5:25

But they transgressed against the God of their ancestors and prostituted themselves after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

Psalm 106:39

And they became unclean by their works, and were unfaithful in their deeds.

Ezekiel 6:9

And your fugitives will remember me among the nations [to] which they were taken captive, that I was shattered by {their adulterous heart} which departed from me, and by {their adulterous eyes} which [went] after their idols, and they will feel loathing {for themselves}, for the evil that they did, for all of their detestable things.

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

Psalm 119:20

My soul is crushed with longing for your ordinances at all times.

Psalm 73:25

Whom do I have in the heavens [except you]? And with you I have no [other] desire on earth.

Isaiah 26:9

I desire you [with all] my soul in the night; also I seek you [with] my spirit within me, for when your judgments [are] {upon} 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 crushed with longing for your ordinances at all times.

Psalm 73:25

Whom do I have in the heavens [except you]? And with you I have no [other] desire on earth.

Isaiah 26:9

I desire you [with all] my soul in the night; also I seek you [with] my spirit within me, for when your judgments [are] {upon} 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 Israel [has been] without the true God many days, and without a teaching priest, and without law,

Amos 8:11

Look, the days are coming," {declares} my Lord Yahweh, "when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine for bread and not a thirst for water, but {of hearing} the words of Yahweh!

Spiritual » Examples of love for Christ » Of God

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love [with] which he loved us, and we being dead in trespasses, he made [us] alive together with Christ (by grace you are saved),

Spiritual » Instruction » Examples of spiritual

Nehemiah 8:7

And Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites were teaching the people from the law while the people were in their places.

Acts 18:26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but [when] Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God to him more accurately.

2 Chronicles 17:7

In the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;

Acts 8:35

So Philip opened his mouth and beginning from this scripture, proclaimed the good news to him [about] Jesus.

Matthew 5:2

And opening his mouth he began to teach them, saying,

Spiritual » Quickening » General references to spiritual quickening

Habakkuk 3:2

O Yahweh, I have heard the report of you; O Yahweh, I stand in awe of your works. In the midst of the years, revive it! In the midst of the years, make [it] known! In wrath, may you remember to show compassion.

Psalm 143:11

For your name's sake, O Yahweh, preserve my life; in your righteousness bring me out of trouble.

Psalm 80:18

Then we will not turn back from you. Restore us to life, and we will proclaim your name.

Spiritual » Poverty » Destitution of the truth

2 Chronicles 15:3

Now Israel [has been] without the true God many days, and without a teaching priest, and without law,

Amos 8:11

Look, the days are coming," {declares} my Lord Yahweh, "when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine for bread and not a thirst for water, but {of hearing} the words of Yahweh!

Spiritual » Fellowship with Christ » Food

Revelation 2:17

The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will give to him [some] of the hidden manna, and I will give to him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, that no one knows except the one who receives [it].'

Isaiah 55:2

Why do you weigh out money for [what is] not food, and your labor for {what cannot satisfy}? Listen carefully to me, and eat [what is] good, and let your soul take pleasure in {rich} food.

John 6:51

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread, he will live {forever}. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."

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

Isaiah 29:18

And on that day, the deaf shall hear [the] words of a scroll, and [the] eyes of [the] blind shall see out of gloom and darkness.

Proverbs 29:13

The poor and a man of oppression have [this] in common: Yahweh gives {light to the eyes of them both}.

Spiritual » Enlargement » Enlightenment

Isaiah 29:18

And on that day, the deaf shall hear [the] words of a scroll, and [the] eyes of [the] blind shall see out of gloom and darkness.

Proverbs 29:13

The poor and a man of oppression have [this] in common: Yahweh gives {light to the eyes of them both}.

Spiritual » Physical inflicted physical healed » Brethren

Revelation 19:10

And I fell down before his feet to worship him, and he said to me, "{Do not do that!} I am a fellow slave of you and of your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

Matthew 23:8

But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' because one is your teacher, and you are all brothers,

Matthew 25:40

And the king will answer [and] say to them, 'Truly I say to you, in as much as you did [it] to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did [it] to me.'

Spiritual » Hearing » Heritage

Spiritual » Examples of love for Christ » To God encouraged

Joshua 22:5

Only be very careful to observe the commandment and law that Moses Yahweh's servant commanded you, to love Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, to keep his commandments, to hold fast to 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 take courage, Zerubbabel,' {declares} Yahweh. 'Take courage, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and take courage, all the people of the land,' {declares} Yahweh. 'Do the work, because I [am] with you,' {declares} Yahweh of hosts,

Zechariah 8:9

"Thus says Yahweh of hosts: 'Let your hands be strong, you who are hearing in these days these words from the mouth of the prophets who [were present] on [the] day {the foundation was laid for the rebuilding of the temple, the house of Yahweh of hosts}.

Spiritual » Foundation » General references to

1 Peter 2:6

For it stands in scripture, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a chosen [and] precious cornerstone, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame."

Matthew 7:24

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.