Divine Inspirations

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Within the pages of Divine Inspirations are some of the most luminous passages from the Holy Bible. Arranged alphabetically by theme from Acceptance to Worship, these verses of inspired wisdom will provide insight and comfort to anyone seeking truth and guidance. Each quotation cites chapter, verse, and the translation from which the quote was culled. Every page is adorned with elegant wood engravings from the great Renaissance artists, creating the perfect finishing touch to ...
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Overview

Within the pages of Divine Inspirations are some of the most luminous passages from the Holy Bible. Arranged alphabetically by theme from Acceptance to Worship, these verses of inspired wisdom will provide insight and comfort to anyone seeking truth and guidance. Each quotation cites chapter, verse, and the translation from which the quote was culled. Every page is adorned with elegant wood engravings from the great Renaissance artists, creating the perfect finishing touch to this uplifting compilation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062701732
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: GIFT
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 7.51 (h) x 2.76 (d)

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Acceptance

(see also Patience and Tolerance)

Let the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalms 19:14 (KJV)

I tell for certain that anyone who welcomes my messengers also welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. John 13:20 (CEV)

Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism, but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right." Acts 10:34-35 (NIV)

Welcome all the Lord's followers, even those whose faith is weak. Don't criticize them for having beliefs that are different from yours. Romans 14:1 (CEV)

Let not him who eats regard with contempt him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats, for God has accepted him. Romans 14:3 (NASB)

Accept one another, then, for the sake of God's glory, as Christ accepted you. Romans 15:7 (NJB)

I am not complaining about having too little. I have learned to be satisfied with whatever I have. Philippians 4:11 (CEV)

Action

(see also Productivity, Self-sufficiency, and Work Ethic)

A young man's character is in what he does, if his behavior is pure and straight. Proverbs 20:11 (NJB)

Your light must shine before people so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 (GNB)

Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load. Galatians 6:4-5 (NIV)

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves. James 1:22 (KJV)

But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man shall be blessed in what he does. James 1:25 (NASB)

Faith, if good deeds do not go with it, is quite dead. James 2:17 (NJB)

I pray that your fellowship in faith may come to expression in full knowledge of all the good we can do in Christ. Philemon 6 (NJB)

Children, you show your love for others by truly helping them, and not by merely talking about it. 1 John 3:18 (CEV)

Adversity

(see also Troubled Times)

Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivers him out of them all. Psalms 34:19 (NASB)

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1 (KJV)

The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. Psalms 116:6 (NASB)

Don't give up and be helpless in times of trouble. Proverbs 24:10 (CEV)

Better is a dish of vegetables where love is, than a fattened ox and hatred with it. Proverbs 15:17 (NASB)

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17 (KJV)

Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, even strife and dishonor will cease. Proverbs 22:10 (NASB)

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NIV)

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Romans 12:12 (NRSV)

Even though now for a little while, you have been distressed by various trials . . . the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable . . . may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:6-7 (NASB)

Do not be afraid of the sufferings that are coming to you. Look, the devil will send some of you to prison to put you to the test, and you must face hardship for ten days. Even if you have to die, remain faithful, and I will give you the crown of life for a prize. Revelation 2:10 (NJB)

Aging

(see also Death and Life)

Thou shalt be buried in a good old age. Genesis 15:15 (KJV)

You shall rise up before the grayheaded, and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:32 (NASB)

Although Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eye was not dim, nor his vigor abated. Deuteronomy 34:7 (NASB)

I thought age should speak, and increased years should teach wisdom. Job 32:7 (NASB)

As long as I can remember, good people have never been left helpless, and their children have never gone begging for food. Psalms 37:25 (CEV)

Beloved, thou hast made my days as handbreadths; and mine age is as nothing before thee. Psalms 39:5 (KJV)

We spend our years as a tale that is told. Psalms 90:9 (KJV)

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalms 92:14 (KJV)

They shall still bring forth fruit in old age. Psalms 90:12 (KJV)

The crown of the aged is their children's children. Proverbs 17:6 (NJB)

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no delight in them." Ecclesiastes 12:1 (NASB)

And even to your old age I am He; and even to gray hairs will I carry you. Isaiah 46:4 (KJV)

Your old men shall dream dreams. Joel 2:28 (NRSV)

Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. 1 Timothy 5:1-2 (NIV)

Ambition

And seekest thou great things for thyself? Seek them not. Jeremiah 45:5 (KJV)

The last shall be first, and the first last. Matthew 20:16 (KJV)

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

Try your best to live quietly, and to mind your own business, and to work hard, just as we are taught to do. 1 Thessalonians 4:11 (CEV)

It is true that anyone who desires to be a church official wants to be something worthwhile. 1 Timothy 3:1 (CEV)

Angels

The Lord . . . will send his angels before you. Genesis 24:7 (NRSV)

Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said, "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory." Isaiah 6:2-3 (NASB)

If you honor the Lord, his angel will protect you. Psalms 34:7 (CEV)

The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God." Luke 1:30 (NRSV)

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for see--I am bringing you good news of great joy for all people." Luke 2:10 (NRSV)

For it is written: "He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone." Luke 4:10-11 (NIV)

Be sure to welcome strangers into your home. By doing this, some people have welcomed angels as guests, without even knowing it. Hebrews 13:2 (CEV)

The seven angels that had seven trumpets now made ready to sound them. Revelation 8:6 (NJB)

Anger

(see also Acceptance)

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love. Psalms 103:8 (NASB)

Those with good sense are slow to anger, and it is their glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 (NRSV)

Sneering at other people is a spark that sets a city on fire; using good sense can put out the flames of anger. Proverbs 29:8 (CEV)

Only fools get quickly angry and hold a grudge. Ecclesiastes 7:9 (CEV)

In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV)

Anxiety

(see also Fear, Patience, Stress, Tests, and Troubled Times)

Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalms 55:22 (NASB)

When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, thy consolations delight my soul. Psalms 94:19 (NASB)

Worry makes a heart heavy, a kindly word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25 (NJB)

For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? Matthew 6:25 (NASB)

Don't worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself. You have enough to worry about today. Matthew 6:34 (CEV)

Don't worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Philippians 4:6 (CEV)

Cast all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NASB)

 

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