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Favourite Quotes from the bible?

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Favourite Quotes from the bible?

Post by n4x » April 17th, 2018, 6:27 am

Hey there guys,

as someone who wouldn't really call himself religious, but rather interested in the history of religion and how it shaped societies over the centuries, actually sitting down and reading the bible is always a curious but also fun experience.

So what is your personal favorite Quote from the bible?

I didn't really mark nice quotes while reading for a bit, but rather marked interesting concepts like "1. John 3 2", man becoming like god when he identifies him for what he is, or hints to a "historical" Abraham, being born in the Mesopotamia city of Ur.

This isn't completely without own interest, for I'm looking for a nice quote from the bible, which should be unrelated to "god", that could be used as a "wedding line" or "trust demanding" (not quite sure about the English word here, the quote that a couple uses in a church marriage).

Greetings
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Re: Favourite Quotes from the bible?

Post by LuckyR » April 18th, 2018, 4:41 am

I have lots of favorites. Here's one:

1 Corinthians 14
English Standard Version (ESV)
As in all the churches of the saints, 34 the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. 35 If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.
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Re: Favourite Quotes from the bible?

Post by tinman917 » April 26th, 2018, 3:53 pm

“Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly.” (Proverbs 26:11).
This is crazy enough to be amusing.

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Re: Favourite Quotes from the bible?

Post by Lone Wolf » May 2nd, 2018, 9:56 pm

1 Corinthians Chapter 13 "the love chapter" defines what love is and is not. Paul came pretty close to getting something right. " Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.

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Re: Favourite Quotes from the bible?

Post by Newme » July 3rd, 2018, 10:19 pm

1. "God is love." -1John 4:8
2. "Love one another." -John 13:34
3. "Be still and know that I am God." -Psalm 46:10
4. "Charity never faileth." -1 Cor 13:8
5. "Pray most earnestly." -1Thes 3:10
6. "Who will stand for truth?" -Psalm 119:160

7. "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man." -Psalm 118:8
8. "Men are that they might have joy." -2Nephi 2:27
9. "Love thy neighbor as thyself." -Matt 22:39
10. "Perfect love casteth out fear." -1John 4:18
11. "The kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:20
12. "The Lord looketh on the heart." 1Samuel 16:7
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Re: Favourite Quotes from the bible?

Post by h_k_s » November 30th, 2018, 9:44 pm

n4x wrote:
April 17th, 2018, 6:27 am
Hey there guys,

as someone who wouldn't really call himself religious, but rather interested in the history of religion and how it shaped societies over the centuries, actually sitting down and reading the bible is always a curious but also fun experience.

So what is your personal favorite Quote from the bible?

I didn't really mark nice quotes while reading for a bit, but rather marked interesting concepts like "1. John 3 2", man becoming like god when he identifies him for what he is, or hints to a "historical" Abraham, being born in the Mesopotamia city of Ur.

This isn't completely without own interest, for I'm looking for a nice quote from the bible, which should be unrelated to "god", that could be used as a "wedding line" or "trust demanding" (not quite sure about the English word here, the quote that a couple uses in a church marriage).

Greetings
n4x
I am a Romantic Philosopher and as such love God.

Regarding the Bible, I like the following:

1 - Do unto others as you would they do unto you (rough translation from Koine Greek).

2 - Love thy neighbor as thyself (rough translation from ancient Hebrew).

3 - Love thy friends and hate thine enemies (rough translation from ancient Hebrew).

4 - Love God with all thy heart, mind, and breath (rough translation out of ancient Hebrew).

5 - Render to Caesar that which is Caesar's and to God that which is God's (rough translation out of Koine Greek).

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Re: Favourite Quotes from the bible?

Post by Kevin Levites » April 28th, 2019, 12:24 pm

I've always been disturbed by the struggle between science educators and religious people to get Creationism taught in school classrooms, as I believe--with all my heart--in the sanctity of the seperation of Church and State.

That having been said, my favorite quote was by Jesus:

"Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, and render unto God that which is God's."

This was in Matthew, chapter 22 and verse 21.

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Re: Favourite Quotes from the bible?

Post by Glenn » July 15th, 2019, 10:22 am

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Great topic! The Bible is an inexhaustible source of philosophical food for thought. I have always enjoyed thinking about spiritual topics from a philosophical point of view rather than theological. I'm afraid too many people dismiss the Bible thinking it is too narrow-minded. It's actually like a library.

Wrap your head around this:
Ecclesiastes 1:2-3 (NIV)
"Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher, "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless." What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?


The teacher has seen it all, being a king, and can't discern a profound value for all the struggles a typical man goes through in his life. Can you or I? When I die all my possessions will go to someone else. Is that fair?

One conclusion he reaches is in 5:18
Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him--for this is his lot.

How fatalistic! Surely there is more to life. We can think of various purposes in life, such as making some contribution to society, but Ecclesiastes is so negative.

The whole book of Ecclesiastes is fascinating and full of proverbs. Probably the keystone is 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

The knowledge that we are mortal motivates us to do what?
I assert that people will answer this in their own unique way. Everyone finds their own meaning to life, right?

The actual conclusion is in 12:13-14, he exhorts the reader to live ethically. Fair enough.

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