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The Bible Promise Book
By Barbour Publishing
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The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
A God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness ...
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosoms of fools.
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.
Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Colossians 3:8CHAPTER 2
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
1 Peter 2:6
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
John 6:47CHAPTER 3
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
1 Corinthians 13:13
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate.
1 Timothy 6:17–18
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day.
It is not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.
And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
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 brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Mathew 25:34–40CHAPTER 4
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thy offspring.
But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
Proverbs 17:6CHAPTER 5
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
Honour thy father and thy mother.
Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother.
Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father.
Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.
My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother.
A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
Proverbs 23:24-26CHAPTER 6
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:5
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
For the Lord will not cast off for ever:
But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
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