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Bible Reference Guide for Scripture Topics and Verses


Bible Reference Guide for Scripture Topics and VersesThis guide lists Bible verses for topics of interest in Scripture passages. Listed alphabetically are references for topics from the Christian Scriptures to help guide you to the Bible answers for your questions. As with a concordance or topical Bible, simply look up a word or topic to find relevant passages and Scripture references.

Scriptures to answer questions from the Holy Bible are listed alphabetically by topic below.
Click on a letter to find Bible references and verses for topics beginning with that letter.

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ABILITIES (see also stewardship):: Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; 1 Peter 4:10,11; Matthew 25:14-30::

ABORTION (see also murder)::Genesis 25:21,22; Job 3:3,16; Hosea 12:3; Luke 1:36,41,44::

ABRAHAM – Promises to::Genesis 12:2,3,7; 15:5-8,18-21; 13:15,17; 18:18; 22:17,18; 24:7; 26:3,4,24; 28:13,14; 32:12::

(accusation – see false accusation)

(adultery – see fornication)

(anger of God – see wrath)

ANGER – Dangers of::Ephesians 4:26,31; James 1:19,20; Psalm 7:11; 37:8; Proverbs 14:17,29; 15:1,18,28; 16:32; 19:11,19; 22:24,25; 25:28; 29:11,22; Mark 3:5; Genesis 4:5-7; Galatians 5:19-21; Colossians 3:8; Matthew 5:22::

ANIMALS – Eating meat, drinking milk (vegetarianism)::Genesis 1:26-28; 9:1-6; 18:2,7,8; Matthew 10:29-31; 6:26; 12:12; Exodus 12:3,6,8,46; 3:8,17; 13:5; 33:3; Leviticus 20:24; 11:2,3,9,21,46,47; 17:13,14; Deuteronomy 27:3; 12:15,20-22; 1 Kings 17:4,6; Proverbs 27:23-27; Jeremiah 32:22; Acts 10:9-16; 11:5-10; 1 Timothy 4:1-5; 1 Corinthians 8:8,10,13; 10:25; Colossians 2:16; Luke 5:4-10; 11:11-13; 15:23,27; 24:36-43; Mark 6:35-44; 8:1-9; 7:18,19; 14:12,18; John 21:3,6,8-13::

(anxiety – see worry, depression)

(apostles laying on hands – see miracles)

APOSTASY – Drifting away::Hebrews 2:1-3; 3:12-14; 4:1,11; 10:23; 13:9; Colossians 1:22,23; 2:6-8; 2 Timothy 1:13; 1 John 2:4-6::

APOSTASY – Possibility of::John 15:1-6; Acts 8:12-24; Romans 6:12-18; 8:12-17; Galatians 5:1-4; 6:7-9; 1 Corinthians 9:25-10:12; 1 Timothy 1:18-20; 5:8; 2 Timothy 2:16-18; Hebrews 3:6,11-14; 4:9,11; 6:4-8; 10:26-31; 2 Peter 1:8-11; 2:20-22::

APOSTASY – General verses on falling away::Acts 18:28-30; Romans 16:17; Galatians 1:6-9; Colossians 1:22,23; 2:7,8; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; 3:6,14,15; 1 Timothy 1:3-6; 4:1,6,7; 6:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; 4:1-5; Titus 1:13,14; 2:1; 3:9-11; Hebrews 2:1; 3:14; 10:23; 13:9; James 5:19,20; 1 John 2:4-6; 2 John 9-11; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; 1 Timothy 6:10; Matthew. 15:9,13; 1 John 2:19::

(astrology – see host of heaven; also witchcraft)

ATTENDANCE – Church::Acts 2:42; 11:26; Hebrews 3:12-14; 10:23-25; Ephesians 4:16; Colossians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 14:15; 11:17-34; 16:1,2; 2 Corinthians 9:6,7; Acts 20:7::

(Attitudes – see heart)

B

BAPTISM – babies::Mark 16:15,16; John 6:44,45; Acts 2:36,41; Galatians 3:26,27; Acts 8:12; 2:38; Romans 10:9,10; Acts 8:35-39; Ezekiel 18:20; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Psalm 106:37,38; Matthew 19:14; 18:3::

BAPTISM – burial::Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; John 3:23; Acts 8:38,39; Mark 1:9,10; Hebrews 10:22::

BAPTISM – essential::Mark 16:15,16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; Romans 6:3,4; Galatians 3:27; 1 Peter 3:21::

BENEVOLENCE – church::Acts 2:44,45; 4:32-5:11; 6:1-6; 11:27-30; Romans 15:25-27; 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8:4; 9:1,12; 1 Timothy 5:3-16::

BENEVOLENCE – individual:: 1 Timothy 5:4,8,16; Matthew 15:4-6; 25:31-46; Esther 2:7; Luke 10:25-37; 14:12-14; Ephesians 4:28; Acts 9:36-39; 20:34,35; James 1:27; 2:15,16; Galatians 6:10; John 19:26,27; 1 John 3:16-18; 1 Corinthians 13:3::

BIBLE (see also Scripture)

BIBLE authority (vs. human authority, cf. wisdom-human)::Matthew 15:9,13; Galatians 1:8,9; 2 John 9-11; Colossians 3:17; Jeremiah 10:23; 7:24; 3:17; 9:14; 11:8; 23:16,17,26; 26:2; Proverbs 14:12; 3:5,6; Isaiah 24:5; 30:1; Revelation 22:18,19; 1 Timothy 1:3; 2 Timothy 1:13; John 5:43; 1 Chronicles 15:13; 1 Kings 12:26-33; 2 Kings 17:19::

(Bible – other standards of authority – see feelings, majority, family religion, tradition)

BIBLE – complete revelation (all God’s will)::2 Timothy 3:16,17; John 16:13; 14:26; Acts 20:20,27; 2 Peter 1:3; James 1:25::

BIBLE inerrant::Numbers 22:35,38; 23:5,12,16,19,20; Deuteronomy 18:18-22; Psalm 12:6; 19:7-9; 33:4; 119:128,142,160; John 17:17; Titus 1:2,3; Revelation 19:9; 21:5::

BIBLE inspiration – claims::1 Corinthians 14:37; 2:10-13; Ephesians 3:3-5; John 16:13; Matthew 10:19,20; Galatians 1:8-12; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; Luke 10:16::

BIBLE inspiration – verbal::1 Corinthians 2:4,10-13; Deuteronomy 18:18; 2 Samuel 23:2; Isaiah 51:16; 59:21; Jeremiah 1:4-9; 26:2; 30:1-4; Zechariah 7:12; Matthew 10:19,20::

BIBLE inspiration – New Testament circulated::Colossians 4:15,16; Revelation 1:4,11; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Galatians 1:2; James 1:1; 1 Peter 1:1; 2 Peter 1:1,12-15; 3:15,16; John 29:30,31::

BIBLE power::Romans 1:16; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:22,23; Jeremiah 23:29; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25::

BIBLE preservation (see also Scripture)::Psalm 119:152,160; 100:5; 111:7,8; 117:2; Isaiah 40:8; 30:8; 59:21; John 12:48; 2 John 2; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:12-15; 2 Timothy 3:16,17::

(Bible study – see knowledge)::

BIBLE – understandable::Mark 7:14; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Acts 17:11; Ephesians 3:3-5; 5:17; 1 Corinthians 14:33; Isaiah 55:11; Psalm 119:104,105,130; Proverbs 1:2-7; 2:1-5; 1 Timothy 2:4::

BITTERNESS and self-pity::Psalm 32:1-5; 73:2-5,12-19,24-28; 38:1-8,18-22; Leviticus 19:18; 1 Samuel 1:6-11; 2 Samuel 18:33-19:8; 2 Kings 20:1-3; Job 7:11; 9:18; 10:1; 23:2; 27:2; 2 Corinthians 4:14-18; Nehemiah 13:4-9; Esther 4:1,5-17; Leviticus 19:18; Ephesians 4:31,32; James 3:11; Colossians 3:19::

BLAME-SHIFTING – blaming others::1 Kings 18:17,18; Genesis 3:9-13; 39:7-20; Exodus 32:1-4,21-24; 1 Samuel 15:3,9,13-15; Proverbs 19:3; Numbers 14:1-6::

(blood of Jesus – see Jesus' sacrifice)::

BOASTFUL::Psalm 49:6; 52:1; Romans 1:29-32; James 4:16; 2 Peter 2:18; Jude 16; 2 Timothy 3:2::

BOOK OF LIFE::Exodus 32:32,33; Psalms 69:28; Daniel 12:1; Malachi 3:16; Luke 10:20; Philippians 4:3; Hebrews 12:23; Revelation 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12,15; 21:27::

BORN AGAIN::John 1:12,13; 3:1-7; 1 Peter 1:22-25; Romans 6:3,5; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 3:26,27::

(business – employers & employees – see employer-employee)::

BRANCH of David (Christ)::Jeremiah 23:5,6; 33:15,16; Isaiah 11:1-5; Zechariah 3:8; 6:12,13; Revelation 5:5::

BUSINESS – financial honesty::Psalm 37:21; Romans 13:6-8; 12:17; 1:31,32; 2 Corinthians 8:20,21; Leviticus 19:36; Deuteronomy 25:13-16; Malachi 3:5; Proverbs 11:1; 16:11; 20:10,23; Ezekiel 45:10-12; Micah 6:10,11; Matthew 7:12; James 5:4,12; 1 Peter 3:15,16; Luke 3:12-14::

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CANAAN – God led Israel into the land despite great enemies::Genesis 15:16; 3:8; 34:11; Deuteronomy 2:24-33; Joshua 3:2; 24:8-12; 11:21-23; Nehemiah 9:22-24; Psalm 135:10-12; 136:17-22; Numbers 13:28-33; Deuteronomy 1:28; 2:10,11; 3:11; 9:1-3; Joshua 11:21,22; Amos 2:9,10::

(care for needy – see benevolence)::

CARNAL ATTRACTIONS::Romans 1:16; 2 Thessalonians 2:14; John 12:32; Matthew 11:28-30; Acts 17:2,17; 18:4,11,19; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; 2:1-5; John 6:26f,44f,63,68::

CHILDREN a blessing from God::Genesis 1:28; Psalm 127:3-5; 128:3-5; 113:9; Titus 2:4; 1 Timothy 5:10,14; 2:15::

CHILD SACRIFICES::Jeremiah 7:30,31; 2 Kings 3:27; 16:3; Psalm 106:36-38; Deuteronomy 18:9-13; 12:29-31; Leviticus 20:1-5; 18:21; 2 Kings 16:3; 21:6::

CHILDREN obey parents::Ephesians 6:1,4; Colossians 3:20,21; Proverbs 1:8; 6:20; Luke 2:51; Deuteronomy 21:18-21; Romans 1:30,32; 2 Timothy 3:2::

(choice – see free moral agency)::

CHURCH – essential to salvation::Ephesians 1:22,23; 5:23,25; Acts 2:47; Colossians 1:12-14; Acts 20:28::

CHURCH – local church commitment::Philippians 1:1; Acts 9:26-29; 18:27,28; 11:25,26; 13:1-3; 2 Corinthians 3:1; 1 Peter 5:2,3; Hebrews 13:17::

(church, one true – see unity; cf. division)::

CHURCH – GOD’S TEMPLE::Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Corinthians 3:16,17; 6:19,20; 2 Corinthians 6:16-18::

(church as spiritual Israel – see Israel, spiritual)

(church, work of – see work of the church)::

CLOTHING – decent::Genesis 3:7-11,21; Proverbs 7:10; Exodus 20:26; 28:41-43; Leviticus 20:17; Revelation 3:18; 2 Samuel 11:2-4; Titus 2:5 (“chaste” = virtuous, not indecent, modest); 2 Corinthians 11:2; 1 Peter 3:1-6; Luke 8:27,35; 1 Timothy 2:9,10. Note Matthew 5:27,28; Proverbs 6:25; Philippians 4:8; Mark 7:20-23; Romans 13:13,14; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Peter 4:1-4 – “lascivious” or “licentious” = anything that causes or tends to arouse sexual excitement, desire, or lust between people not married to one another. Tunics: Genesis 3:7- 11,21; Exodus 28:39,40; John 19:23; Acts 9:39 (according to the following dictionaries, the “tunics” or “coats” referred to covered down to below the knee and sometimes to the ankle: Gesenius, Wilson, Zondervan, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)::

(collection – see giving)

COMMANDS (see also law, obedience, works)::Matthew 22:37-39: John 14:15; 1 John 5:3; 2:3-6; 3:23; Acts 17:30,31; 10:47,48::

(commitments, keeping them – see promises and word keeping)::

(companions, choice of friends – see temptation)::

COMPROMISE with error::Joshua 24:15; 1 Kings 18:21; Luke 11:23; 1 Samuel 15:1-23; 1 Kings 12:25-30; Galatians 2:11-21; 2 Kings 17:33::

CONFESSION of Jesus (see also erring members)::Romans 10:9,10; Matthew 10:32; 16:15-18; John 1:49; 4:42; 9:35-38; 11:27; 12:42,43; Acts 8:36-38; 1 Timothy 6:12,13; 1 John 4:15::

CONSCIENCE::Acts 23:1; 24:16; Romans 2:15; 1 Corinthians 8:10,12; 1 Timothy 1:5,19; 3:9; 2 Timothy 1:3; Hebrews 13:18; 1 Peter 3:16; 1 Peter 3:21; Romans 14:23::

CONTENTION (see also division)::Proverbs 6:16-19; 3:30; 17:1; 17:14; 18:19; 19:13; 20:3; 26:21; 1 Corinthians 3:3,4; Galatians 5:15,20,21; 1 Timothy 1:4; James 3:16-18; 4:1,2; 3 John 9,10; Ephesians 4:29; 1 Corinthians 13:5; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; 2 Timothy 2:14; 2 Timothy 2:23-25; Titus 3:9; 2 Corinthians 12:20::

COURAGE, boldness:: Joshua 1:6-9; 1 Chronicles 28:20; 2 Chronicles 32:7; Psalms 31:24; 138:3; Acts 4:13,29; 9:29; 1 Corinthians 16:13; Philippians 1:14; 1 Thessalonians 2:2; Hebrews 13:6::

COVETOUSNESS (greed; see also spiritual emphasis, wealth)::Ephesians 5:3; Matthew 6:19-33; 16:24-27; Romans 8:5-8; 12:1,2; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 2 Corinthians 8:5; 10:3,4; John 6:27,63; Luke 12:15-21; 1 Timothy 6:6-10; Colossians 3:1,2,5,6; 1 John 2:15-17::

CREATION – Summary of the days of creation (Genesis 1)::#1 – Light (v3-5); #2 – Firmament (v6-8); #3 – Seas and dry land; plants (v9-13); #4 – Sun, moon, and stars (v14-19); #5 – Birds and water animals (v20-23); #6 – Land animals and man (v24-31); #7 – God rested (2:1-3)::

CREATION of the universe by God::Genesis chapter 1; Exodus 20:11; Psalm 33:6-9; 102:25; 89:11; 90:2; 104:5-9,24-28; 19:1; 24:1,2; 95:5; 146:6; 136:5-9; 8:3,6-8; 148:5; Jeremiah 10:12; 27:5; John 1:1-3; Acts 14:15; 17:24; Isaiah 42:5; 45:18; 40:26; 48:12,13; Hebrews 1:10; 11:3::

CROPS – wine, grain, oil:Deuteronomy 7:13; 11:14; 14:22,23; 12:17; 18:4; 2 Chronicles 31:5; 32:28; Jeremiah 31:12; 40:10, 12; Hosea 2:22; Joel 1:10; 2:19,23,24; Haggai 1:10,11; Numbers 18:12; Nehemiah 10:39; 13:5,12::

(crucifixion of Jesus – see Jesus' sacrifice)::

D::

(darkness – see light)::

DAY OF THE LORD::Joel 2:1,11,31; 3:14; Amos 5:18,20; Isaiah 2:12; 13:6-9; 14:3; Jeremiah 46:10; Ezekiel 7:19; 13:5; 30:3; Zephaniah 1:7,14; Obadiah 15; Zechariah 14:1; Malachi 4:5; Revelation 6:17; and in the New Testament: 2 Peter 3:10,12; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 1 Corinthians 5:5; 1:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:2; Philippians 2:16; 1:6,10::

DEATH::Proverbs 27:1; 3:21-26; 14:32; Job 9:25; 7:6; 8:9; 14:1,2; 30:23; Psalms 23:6; 102:11; 49:10; 39:5; 78:39; 89:47,48; 90:5,6,9; 103:15,16; 144:4; 2 Samuel 14:14; Ecclesiastes 8:8; 6:12; 3:19; Isaiah 38:12; 40:6,7; Genesis 47:9; 1 Chronicles 29:15; James 4:13,14; Luke 12:16-21; 1 Corinthians 15:54-48; Philippians 1:21,23; Hebrews 2:14,15::

(death of Jesus – see Jesus’ sacrifice)::

(deceit – see lying) ::

(devil – see Satan)::

DEPRESSION::Genesis 4:6,7; Proverbs 18:14; 2 Corinthians 4:8,9,14-18; Psalm 32:1-5; 38:1-8,18-22; 73:1-28; 51:1-12; 55:2-8; 1:1-3; 19:8; Deuteronomy 1:28,29; 2 Samuel 18:33-19:8; 1 Samuel 1:6-11; Galatians 5:22; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Philippians 4:12,13; Matthew 5:1-12; Galatians 5:22,23::

DESIRE (Lust):: Genesis 3:6; Exodus 20:17; Proverbs 10:3,24; 11:6; 28:25; Matthew 6:21; Luke 12:31-34; Romans 13:14; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 2:3; Titus 2:12; 3:3; James 1:13-16; 4:2,3; 1 John 2:16; Jude 18; 1 Peter 1:14; 4:2,3::

(diligence – see zeal)

DISCIPLINE (church)::1 Corinthians 5; 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14,15; Matthew 18:15-17; Titus 3:10,11; Romans 16:17; 1 Timothy 1:3-11,19,20; 2 Corinthians 2:6-11; 2 John 9-11; Hebrews 12:15; 1 Corinthians 15:33 (compare 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 1 Timothy 6:3-5)::

(discouragement – see weariness)::

DISCUSSION – unprofitable::Nehemiah 6:1-9; Matthew 7:6; 21:23-32; 26:59-63; 27:12-14; 16:1-4; Deuteronomy 29:29; John 19:9; Luke 23:7-10; 1 Timothy 1:3-7; 6:3-5; 2 Timothy 2:14-18; Titus 3:9-11; Acts 13:45,46; 18:4-7::

DIVISION (see also unity, contention)::1 Corinthians 1:10-13; 12:25; Galatians 5:19-21; John 17:20,21; Luke 11:17; Romans 14:19; 16:17; Titus 3:10; Proverbs 26:21; 6:16-19::

DIVORCE & REMARRIAGE::Matthew 19:3-9; 5:31,32; Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:2,3; 1 Corinthians 7:10,11; Malachi 2:14-16; Genesis 2:18-24::

DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES::Drunkenness – Romans 13:12-14; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 5:11; Bible “wines” were not necessarily alcoholic: Isaiah 16:10; 65:8; Jeremiah 48:33; Genesis 40:9-11; Revelation 19:15; 14:19,20; Danger of drinking and need for sobriety – Proverbs 23:31,32,20; 20:1; 1 Peter 4:3; 5:8; 1:13-17; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8; 1 Corinthians 9:25-27; Proverbs 4:23; See also the importance of good influence::

DRINKING WINE as a symbol of God’s punishment:: Jeremiah 25:15-18,27; 49:12; 51:7; Psalm 11:6; 60:3; 75:8; Isaiah 29:9; 49:26; 51:17,21,22; 63:6; Habakkuk 2:15,16; Job 21:20; Lamentations 4:21; Ezekiel 23:31-34; Zechariah 12:2; Revelation 14:10,19; 16:19::

DRUG ABUSE::It is illegal – Romans 13:1-5; 1 Peter 2:13,14. It is intoxication or drunkenness – It is a lack of sobriety or self-control – 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8; 1 Peter 1:13-17; 5:8,9; 1 Corinthians 9:25-27::

E

EDIFYING (see also rebuke)::Ephesians 4:15,16; Romans 15:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 3:12-14; 10:23-25::

ELDERS in local churches::Acts 14:23; 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 5:17; Hebrews 13:7,17,24::

ELECTION of men by God::1 Peter 1:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15; Romans 8:28-30,33; 2 Timothy 1:9,10; Ephesians 1:4-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:4; Colossians 3:12::

EMPLOYEE/EMPLOYER relations::Ephesians 6:5-9; 4:28; 1 Peter 2:18; Titus 2:9,10; 2 Thessalonians 3:10; Colossians 3:22-4:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:11,12; 1 Peter 2:18; 1 Timothy 6:1,2; 5:8; Luke 3:12-14; James 5:1,4; Matthew 20:1-16; Jeremiah 22:13::

(enemies – see veneance)

(entertainment – see pleasures)

ENVY, jealousy::1 Peter 2:1; Romans 1:29,32; Matthew 27:18; Titus 3:3; James 3:14-17; 1 Timothy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 13:4; Galatians 5:19-26; Romans 13:13::

ERRING MEMBERS – Repentance::Acts 8:22; Matthew 21:28-32; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Revelation 3:19; Proverbs 28:13; Isaiah 55:7::

ERRING MEMBERS – Confession to God (prayer)::Acts 8:22; Matthew 6:12; 1 John 1:8-10; Luke 18:13,14; Proverbs 28:13; Psalm 32:1-5; 38:18; 51:1-14; 1 Kings 8:46,47::

ERRING MEMBERS – Confession to men we wronged (see also restitution)::Matthew 5:23,24; Luke 17:3,4; 15:18,21; James 5:16; Genesis 50:17; Proverbs 28:13::

(eternal life – see heaven)

ETERNAL LIFE as a hope or promise::Titus 1:2; 3:7; Romans 2:5-7; 8:24,25; Mark 10:29,30; 1 John 2:25; James 1:12; Luke 18:30; Revelation 2:10::

EVANGELISM::Acts 8:1,4; 11:26; 2 Timothy 2:2,24-26; Hebrews 5:12-14; 1 Peter 3:15; Mark 16:15,16; Matthew 28:18-20; Colossians 1:6,23; Acts 5:42; 20:20; Jude 3; Proverbs 11:30; 1 Timothy 3:15::

EXAMPLE of Jesus (see also imitating Christ)::1 Peter 2:21-24; Matthew 10:24,25; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Luke 9:23; 6:40; Philippians 2:5; John 13:15; 15:10,12; Ephesians 5:1,2; 1 John 2:6::

EXAMPLES in the Bible binding::Matthew 10:25; 16:24; 1 Corinthians 4:16; 11:1; Philippians 2:5; 3:17; 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:5,6; 1 Timothy 1:16; 2 Timothy 3:10; 1 Peter 2:21-23; 1 John 2:6::

EXCUSES (rationalization and self-justification)::Jonah 1:2,3; Genesis 3:9-13; Numbers 13:30-33; 14:6-9; Proverbs 12:15; 16:2,25; 20:6; 21:2; 26:12,16; 28:13; 30:12; 1 Kings 19:1-4,14-18; 1 Samuel 15:3,9,15,22,23; Exodus 32:2-5,21-24; Matthew 26:56; 25:24-30; Luke 14:15-24; 16:15; 1 John 1:8-10::

EXHORTATION (comfort, consolation)::Romans 12:8; 15:4; Acts 4:36; 9:31; 15:31; Luke 6:24; 2 Corinthians 1:4-7; Philippians 2:1; Hebrews 13:22::

(eyewitnesses – see witnesses)

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FAITH (necessity of)::Hebrews 10:39; 11:1,4-8,17,30; Romans 1:16; 4:19-21; 5:1,2; 10:9,10,13-17; Galatians 5:6; 2 Corinthians 5:7; James 2:14-26; John 1:12; 3:15-18; 8:24; 20:30,31; Mark 16:15,16::

FAITH requires obedience::Mark 16:16; Galatians 5:6; James 2:14-26; Hebrews 10:39; 11:8,30,7,33,4,17,24f; 1 John 3:23,24; John 6:28,29 Romans 1:5; 16:26; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 1:3::

(falling from grace – see apostasy)::

FALSE ACCUSATION (see also speech-slander)::1 Kings 18:17,18; Proverbs 17:15; 18:13,17; 24:28; Isaiah 5:20; Matthew 5:10-12; Luke 6:22,23,26; 3:14; John 7:24; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:9-11 (revilers); Ephesians 4:31; 1 Timothy 6:4; 2 Timothy 3:3; Titus 3:2; 1 Peter 2:1,12; 3:16; 4:4; 3 John 9,10; John 9:24; 7:20; 8:48,52; 10:20::

FALSE TEACHERS (and others in error) identified by name::Jeremiah 29:20-32; chapter 28; 1 Timothy 1:19,20; 2 Timothy 2:17, 4:14::

FALSE TEACHERS use smooth and deceitful methods::2 Samuel 15:6; Isaiah 30:10; Jeremiah 23:17; 28:10-13; Ezekiel 13:16; Matthew 24:11,24; 2 Corinthians 2:17; 4:2; 11:13-15; Col 2:4; 2 Th 2:10; Titus 1:10-12; 2 Peter 2:3,18,19; 1 John 4:1-3; Jude 16::

FALSE TEACHING::Matthew 7:15-23; 15:14; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; Acts 20:28-30; 1 John 4:1; 2 Timothy 4:2-4; Titus 1:9-14; 2 John 9-11; Romans 16:17,18; Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Peter chapter 2; Jeremiah 2:8; chapter 23; 1 Kings 18:20-40::

FAMILY RELIGION as authority in religion::Matthew 10:34-38; Acts 5:29; Galatians 1:11-14::

FASTING::Matthew 6:16-18; Luke 4:33-35; Judges 20:26; 1 Samuel 7:6-8; 2 Samuel 1:12; 12:21,22; 1 Kings 21:27; Nehemiah 1:4; 9:1-4; Esther 4:3,15-17; Psalm 35:13; 69:10; Isaiah 58:5; Daniel 9:3; Joel 1:13,14; 2:12,15; Jonah 3:5; 2 Chronicles 20:3,4; Jeremiah 36:9; Ezra 8:21-23::

(favoritism, see partiality)::

FEAR (negative)::Psalm 56:4,11; 118:6; Proverbs 29:25; Daniel 3:16-18; Matthew 10:26-31; Luke :24,25; 2 Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 2:14,15; 13:6; 1 Peter 3:13,14; Acts 20:23,24; 18:9; Romans 8:35-39; John 14:1,27; Revelation 2:10; Isaiah 8:13; 41:10-14; 51:12; Jeremiah 1:8; Ezekiel 3:9::

FEAR of men::Hebrews 13:6; Proverbs 29:25; Luke 12:4,5; Revelation 2:10; Galatians 2:12; 1 Samuel 15:24; 1 Peter 3:14; Matthew 10:28; Acts 18:9; Hebrews 11:23; Numbers 14:9; Deuteronomy 20:3; 31:8; Nehemiah 6:9; Revelation 21:8; Philippians 1:28; Isaiah 51:12; Ezekiel 2:6; 3:9::

FEELINGS as a religious guide::Jeremiah 17:9; Proverbs 28:26; 4:23; 14:12; Jeremiah 10:23; Acts 26:9; Matthew 15:18-20::

FEET WASHING::Genesis 18:4; 19:2; 24:32; 43:24; Exodus 30:19-21; Judges 19:21; 1 Samuel 25:41; 2 Samuel 11:8; Song 5:3; Luke 7:38,44; John 13:3-17; 1 Timothy 5:10::

FELLOWSHIPPING ERROR::2 John 9-11; Ephesians 5:11; Proverbs 17:15; 2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1; 1 Timothy 5:22; Psalms 1:1,2; 1 Corinthians 15:33; Romans 1:32; 16:17; Acts 7:58; 8:1; 22:20; Titus 3:10,11; 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14,15; Matthew 7:6; 1 Timothy chap. 1; 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 5; Matthew 15:9,13,14::

(financial honesty – see business)::

FLOOD of Noah::Genesis 6-9; 1 Chronicles 1:4; Luke 3:36; Hebrews 11:7; Matthew 24:36-39; 1 Peter 3:20,21; 2 Peter 3:3-7; Isaiah 54:9; Ezekiel 14:14,20::

(forgiveness for erring Christians – see erring members)::

FORGIVENESS of sins – complete::Matthew 6:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 John 1:7-9; Isaiah 1:18; 43:25; 44:22; 55:6,7; Exodus 34:6,7; Psalm 103:12; Jeremiah 31:34; Micah 7:19; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Timothy 1:12-17::

FORGIVING OTHERS::Luke 17:3,4; Matthew 6:12-15; 18:21-35; Mark 11:25; 2 Corinthians 2:6-11; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13::

FORNICATION/ADULTERY::1 Corinthians 6:9-11,18-20; 7:2-4,9; Romans 7:2,3; 13:8-10; Revelation 21:8; 22:14,15; Exodus 20:14; Hebrews 13:4; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:1-11; Colossians 3:5-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; Proverbs 2:16-18; 5:1-23; 6:23-7:27; 9:13-16; Mark 7:20-23; Matthew 5:28; 19:9; 2 Samuel 11&12::

FREE MORAL AGENCY of man::Genesis 2:16,17; 3:1-7; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 4:15; 11:25; Joshua 24:15; 1 Kings 18:21; Psalm 119:30; Deuteronomy 30:15-19; Isaiah 1:18-20; Matthew 23:37; 13:14,15; Revelation 3:20; 22:17::

(freedom – see liberty)

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(Gentiles offered salvation – see universal salvation)

GIVING – church collections::1 Corinthians 16:1,2; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5; 9:6,7::

GOD – all-knowing/wise (compare knows sins)::Proverbs 3:19; Psalm 139:1-4,6-12; 147:4,5; 94:9; John 16:30; Matthew 10:29-31; 6:8,32; 1 Kings 8:39; Romans 11:33,34; Isaiah 29:15; 40:27,28; 46:9,10; 55:8,9; 1 Samuel 2:3; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Job 12:13; 28:24; 1 Corinthians 2:10,11; Hebrews 4:13; 1 John 3:20::

GOD – all-powerful::Matthew 19:26; Genesis 17:1; 18:14; Mark 14:36; Luke 1:37; Job 42:2; 26:14; Revelation 19:6; Jeremiah 32:17,20-22; Psalm 33:10,11; 115:3; Proverbs 16:9; Isaiah 14:24-27; 43:13; 55:11; Revelation 3:7::

GOD – blesses us and supplies our needs (self-sufficient, independent, does not need anything)::Acts 17:24-30; James 1:17; Matthew 10:29-31; 6:8,32; Exodus 3:14; Psalm 50:12,13; 102:25-27; John 5:26; 1 Timothy 6:16::

GOD – eternal::Genesis 21:33; Exodus 3:13,14; Deuteronomy 32:40; 33:27; Psalm 90:1-4; 93:2; Isaiah 40:28; 44:6-8; 57:15; Habakkuk 1:12; Romans 1:20; 1 Timothy 1:17::

GOD – faithful to promises::1 Corinthians 10:13; 1:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; Deuteronomy 7:9; Isaiah 49:7; 2 Corinthians 1:18; 1 John 1:9; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18; 10:23::

GOD – Father::Matthew 6:9,10; 12:50; 7:7-11,21; 5:16; John 1:18; 14:6-11,20-24; 6:44,45; 15:1-6; Ephesians 4:6; Hebrews 12:9; James 3:9; 1:17; 2 Corinthians 6:16-18; 1 Peter 1:14-17; 1 John 1:3; 3:1,2; 4:7-11; 5:1-3::

GOD – glory and honor due Him (see also worship): Luke 19:38; Psalm 85:9-12; John 17:4; Ephesians 1:6; 3:20,21; Philippians 2:11; Revelation 5:13::

GOD – good, holy, righteous:: Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8; Romans 11:22; 1 Peter 1:14-16; Leviticus 11:44; Psalm 119:68; 86:5; 100:5; 106:1::

(God – grace, mercy – see grace)

GOD – invisible::John 1:18; 6:46; Numbers 12:8; Isaiah 6:5; Psalms 17:15; Exodus 24:11; 33:17-23; 24:11; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 6:16; 1 John 4:12,20::

(God – knowing God – see know God)

GOD – knows our sins (cannot hide from Him):: Genesis 3:6-10; Jeremiah 16:17; 23:23,24; 32:19; Psalm 90:8; 44:20,21; 94:6-11; 139:1-12; 2 Samuel 12; Joshua 7:11; Job 34:21,22; Ezekiel 11:5; Job 24:23; 31:4; Jonah 1; Proverbs 5:21; 15:3; Hosea 7:2; Hebrews 4:13; Amos 5:12; Revelation 2 and 3; Zephaniah 1:12::

GOD – love::John 3:16; 1 John 4:8-10,19; Romans 5:6-8; Ephesians 2:4::

God – one true God::Deuteronomy 4:35,39; 6:4; 32:39; Psalms 86:10; Isaiah 43:10-13; 44:6-8; 45:5,6,21-23; Matthew 4:10; Mark 12:29::

GOD present with His people::Psalm 23:4; Hebrews 13:5; Exodus 3:12; Joshua 1:5,9; Deuteronomy 31:23; Genesis 31:3; Exodus 4:12,15; Isaiah 43:2::

GOD – present everywhere::Psalms 139:7-12; Jeremiah 23:23,24; Acts 17:27,28; 1 Kings 8:27; Colossians 1:17::

GOD – Father, Son, Holy Spirit as three separate individuals::Matthew 17:5; John 3:16; 5:17; Hebrews 1:5; 1 John 1:3; 2 John 3,9; Hebrews 10:5; John 5:22; 8:13,16-18,29; 15:24; 16:32; 17:20-23; Luke 23:46; 3:21,22; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14::

GOD – wrath::Romans 1:18; 2:4,5; 12:17-19; 11:22; Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 3:6::

GODLINESS:: Titus 2:11,12; 1 Timothy 6:11; 4:8; 6:5,6; Hebrews 12:28; 2 Timothy 3:4,5; Acts 10:2; 1 Peter 3:15::

GOVERNMENT – appealing to rights or higher authorities for protection::Esther 4:8-16; Acts 22:24-29; 23:12-33; 25:10-12::

GOVERNMENT – duties to (see also rebuking rulers)::Romans 13:1-7; Matthew 22:17-21; 1 Peter 2:13-17; Titus 3:1; 1 Timothy 2:1,2; Acts 5:29; 22:25-29; 25:10-12::

GOVERNMENT – rulers should rule justly without partiality to protect good people from evil people::Romans 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1,2; 1 Peter 2:13-17; Exodus 18:21,22; Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 1:16,17; 24:17,18; 2 Chronicles 19:6,7::

GRACE of God::Acts 15:7-11; 20:24,32; Romans 4:4-7; 5:1,2; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Ephesians 1:5-11; 2:5-10; 1 Timothy 1:13-16; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Titus 2:11-14; 3:3-7; Hebrews 2:9; Psalm 119:132; 1 Peter 5:10; Romans 3:23,24; Matthew 9:27; 2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Exodus 34:6; Psalm 103:8; Romans 9:15; Hebrews 4:16; see also 2 Chronicles 30:9; Nehemiah 9:17,31; Psalm 86:15; 103:8; 111:4; 112:4; 145:8; Jonah 4:2::

(grain – see crops)

(greed – see covetousness)::

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HABITS::Jeremiah 13:23; 22:21; Romans 6:12-23; Hebrews 5:13,14::

(harvest of wine, grain, and oil – see crops)

HATING SIN not good (see also rebuke)::Proverbs 15:9; 8:13; 6:16-19; 28:4; Psalm 97:10; 119:104,128,163; 139:21,22; Amos 5:10-15; 1 Kings 21:20; 22:6-8; 2 Chronicles 19:2; Luke 19:14; John 7:7; 15:18,19,23,24; Romans 1:32; 12:9; 1 Corinthians 13:6; 2 Timothy 3:3; Hebrews 1:9; 1 John 2:15-17::

HEAR THE GOSPEL (see also knowledge, teach)::John 6:44,45; 8:31,32; Matthew 13:23; Romans 1:16; 10:13,14,17; Mark 16:15,16; Acts 8:26,29,35; 9:6; 11:14; 18:8; Luke 6:46-49; 11:28; 2 Thessalonians 2:14; Revelation 3:20::

HEART – importance (compare love, worship)::Matthew 15:17-20; 22:36-40; 1 Corinthians 13:1ff; Romans 6:17,18; 12:1,2; 13:8-10; Proverbs 4:23; 23:7; Matthew 6:1ff::

HEAVEN/ETERNAL LIFE::Matthew 5:10-12; 25:46; 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; 5:9,10; 1 Peter 1:3,4; Philippians 3:20; Revelation 21:3-5; 22:3,4; Romans 2:5-11; Luke 16:19-31; 1 John 5:11,12; 2 Timothy 2:11::

HELL::Matthew 5:22; 8:12; 10:28; 13:39-43,49,50; 18:8,9; 25:30,41,46; Luke 12:4,5; 16:19-31; 17:2; Romans 2:1-11; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-9; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8::

Hiding from God (see God – knows our sins)

HOLY DAYS (see also Lord’s Supper)::Galatians 4:10,11; Colossians 2:16::

HOLY SPIRIT – indwelling::1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Romans 5:5; 8:9; Acts 2:38; 5:32; James 4:5; Ephesians 5:18; cf. the indwelling of the Father and Son – John 17:20-23; 15:1-6; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 5:17; 1 John 1:3,6,7; 2:3-6; 4:14-16; Ephesians 3:17; 2:1-5,11-22; Romans 8:1; 6:3,4; Galatians 3:27::

HOLY SPIRIT – characteristics of a living individual::John 16:13; Acts 5:3; 15:28; Romans 8:26,27; 15:30; 1 Corinthians 2:10,11; 12:8,11; Ephesians 4:30::

HOMOSEXUALITY::1 Corinthians 6:9-11 & 1 Timothy 1:9-11 ("abusers of themselves with mankind" = homosexuals -- see newer translations); Romans 1:26-32; Genesis 19:1-11; 2 Peter 2:6-8; Leviticus 18:22,23; 20:13,15,16::

HONEST HEART to accept truth::2 Thess. 2:10-12; Matt. 13:13-15; John 3:19-21; cf. Acts 17:11; Luke 8:15::

HOPE:: Acts 24:15; Ephesians 2:12; 4:4; Romans 5:1-5; 8:24,25; 12:12; 15:4,13; 1 Corinthians 15:19; Colossians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 4:13; 5:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:16; 1 Timothy 1:1; Titus 1:2; 2:11-14; 3:7; Hebrews 6:11,18,19; 10:23; 11:1; 1 Peter 1:3,4,13,21; 1 John 3:3; Proverbs 10:28; Psalm 112:1-9::

(eternal life as a hope or promise, see eternal life)

HOSPITALITY::Hebrews 13:1,2; 1 Peter 4:9; Matthew 25:34-36,40; Genesis 18:1-8; 19:1-3; 1 Timothy 3:2; 5:9,10; Romans 12:13; Acts 16:15; Luke 14:12-14; 2 Kings 4:8-11; 3 John 5ff::

HOST OF HEAVEN (worship of)::Deuteronomy 4:19; 17:3; Jeremiah 8:2; 10:2; 19:13; 2 Kings 21:3; 23:4,5,11; Ezekiel 8:16; Zephaniah 1:5; Acts 7:42::

HUMILITY, MEEKNESS, PRIDE::Romans 12:3-5; 1:30,32; Philippians 2:2-5; Proverbs 6:16-19; 8:13; 11:2; 15:33; 16:5,18,19; 13:10; 18:12; 29:23; 1 John 2:15-17; James 3:13-18; 1:21-25; 4:6,10; 1 Peter 3:1-6; 5:5,6; 1 Corinthians 13:4,5; 2 Timothy 2:24-26; 3:2; Luke 14:7-11; 18:9-14; Galatians 5:22,23; 6:1; Colossians 3:12,13; Numbers 12:3; Matthew 5:5; 11:28-30; Ephesians 4:2,3; Titus 3:2::

HYPOCRISY – not practicing what we preach::Luke 6:41,42; 11:46; Matthew 7:1-5; Romans 2:1-3,21-23::

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IDOLATRY (see also host of heaven)::Acts 17:24-31; 14:15-17; Deuteronomy 4:19; 5:7-9,26; 17:2-5; Joshua 3:10; 2 Kings 21:1-6; 23:4,5; Psalm 42:2; 115:4-8; Isaiah 44:9-20; Jeremiah 10:1-16; John 5:26,40; Romans 1:25; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 8:-6; 10:7,14; 2 Corinthians 6:16-18; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 John 5:21::

IMITATING CHRIST (see also example)::Luke 6:40; 1 Peter 2:21,22; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Matthew 16:24; 1 John 2:6; John 13:15::

IN CHRIST::John 15:1-10; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 1:3,7; 2:12-17; Romans 6:6,11; 8:1,39; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 2 Timothy 2:1,10; Galatians 5:4; 1 John 5:11,12::

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY in salvation::Ezekiel 18:20; Matthew 7:21-28; Acts 10:34,35; James 1:23-25; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Romans 2:6-10; Galatians 6:7,8; John 6:44,45; Mark 7:14; 16:15,16; John 3:16,36; Hebrews 11:6; Acts 2:38; 2 Peter 3:9; Romans 10:9,10; Matthew 10:32::

INFLUENCE (see also temptation, reputation)::1 Timothy 4:12; Matthew 5:13-16; 18:6,7; Titus 2:7,8; 1 Peter 2:11,12; 2 Corinthians 6:3; 8:20,21; 1 Corinthians 8:9-13; 10:23-33; Romans 2:21-24; 12:17; 16:17::

INHERITED SIN (depravity)::Ezekiel 18:20; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Exodus 32:32,33; Hebrews 2:14,17 and 2 Corinthians 5:21; Mark 7:20-23; 1 John 3:4; Romans 6:16,19; 2:6-10; 14:12; James 1:14,15; Matthew 7:21-23; Psalms 106:37,38; Jeremiah 19:4,5; Matthew 19:14; 18:3::

(Inner man – see heart)

ISRAEL – some from northern tribes returned, not lost::Jeremiah 3:18; 30:1; Ezekiel 37:15-22; 39:25::

ISRAEL – SPIRITUAL (the church; see also the church as God’s temple)::John 8:39; Acts 3:25,26; Romans 2:28,29; 4:11,12,16; 9:8; Galatians 3:7,8,26-29; 4:28; 6:16; Philippians 3:3; Colossians 2:11,12; Hebrews 8:6-13; 12:22,23; 1 Peter 2:9,10::

J::

(jealousy – see envy)::

JESUS authority as Lord over all::Matthew 28:18; Philippians 3:20,21; Colossians 1:12-18; Revelation 17:14; 19:16; John 3:31; Romans 9:5; Acts 10:36; Romans 10:12; Philippians 2:9-11; Ephesians 1:21-23; John 16:15; 17:10::

(Jesus’ brothers and sisters – see Mary’s children)

JESUS' claims::Matthew 3:17; 16:13-18; 17:5; 26:63-66; John 4:25,26; 8:58; 9:35-37; 20:28,29; Revelation 1:17; 2:8; 22:13; Mark 2:3-12; Luke 7:48,49; Matthew 20:28; 28:18,20; 26:28; John 8:24; 14:6; 3:13-15; 10:27-29; 5:22; 9:38; Matthew 16:27; 25:31-46; 14:33; 28:9,17; Luke 24:52 ::

JESUS is Christ (Messiah; see also Jesus-David’s heir)::Matthew 16:16; 26:63,64; John 6:69; 11:27; 20:30,31; Acts 2:36; 8:37; 17:3::

JESUS as David’s heir::2 Samuel 7:12-16; Psa 89:3,4,19-37; 132:11; Isaiah 9:6,7; 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Matthew 1:1; 22:41,42; Mark 12:35; Luke 1:32,69; John 7:42; Acts 2:29-36; 13:22,23; 2 Timothy 2:8; Revelation 22:16::

JESUS’ Death/crucifixion::1 Corinthians 1:17; Ephesians 2:16; Colossians 1:20; compare Matthew 26:28; 20:28; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18,19; 2:24; Hebrews 2:9; Revelation 1:5; 5:9; 1 Timothy 2:4-6; Isaiah 53:5-9; 1 Corinthians 15:3; John 1:29; Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:9-13; 13:20,21; Romans 5:6-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14,15::

JESUS' Deity::John 1:1-3,14; 20:28; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:3,8,9; Philippians 2:5-8::

JESUS’ eternal existence::Revelation 22:13; 1:17; 2:8; Micah 5:2; Isaiah 9:6; Psalm 102:24-27 (compare Hebrews 1:8,10-12); John 1:1-3,14; 8:58; Colossians 1:16; Philippians 2:4-8::

(Jesus’ example – see example and imitating)::

JESUS’ humanity (see also Jesus-David’s heir)::John 1:1-3,14; Luke 1:31-35; Galatians 4:4,5; Hebrews 2:14-18; 10:5; Philippians 2:5-8; Romans 1:3,4; 1 John 4:2,3; 2 John 7::

JESUS – mediator and High Priest::Hebrews 2:18; 4:15,16; 5:7-9; 7:24-26; 8:1; 10:19-23; John 14:6,13,14; 15:16; 16:23-26; Romans 1:8; 8:34; Ephesians 5:20::

JESUS' sacrifice::Matthew 26:28; 20:28; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18,19; 2:24; Hebrews 2:9; Revelation 1:5; 5:9; 1 Timothy 2:4-6; Isaiah 53:5-9; 1 Corinthians 15:3; John 1:29; Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:9-13; 13:20,21; Romans 5:6-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14,15; John 14:6::

JESUS as Savior (see also Jesus’ death and sacrifice)::John 4:42; acts 5:31; 13:23; Ephesians 5:23; Philippians 3:20; 2 Timothy 1:10; Titus 1:4; 2:13; 3:6; 2 Peter 1:1,11; 2:20; 3:2,18; 1 John 4:14::

JESUS' sinlessness::Hebrews 4:15; 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21::

JOY, rejoicing::Matthew 13:44; 25:21,23; Luke 6:23; 10:20; Acts 5:41; 8:39; 13:52; 16:34; Romans 15:13; Galatians 5:22; Philippians 2:17; 3:1; 4:4; Colossians 1:24; 1 Thessalonians 5:16; 1 Peter 1:6,8; 4:13::

JUDGING the sins of others (see especially rebuking)::John 7:24; Matthew 7:1-6,15-20::

JUDGMENT DAY::Matthew 25:31-46; John 12:48; Acts 1:9-11; 10:42; 17:30,31; Romans 2:4-11; 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-9; 2 Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 9:27; 10:26-31; Revelation 20:11-15; Ecclesiastes 12:13,14::

JUSTICE of men to men::Matthew 23:23; Proverbs 21:3; Isaiah 56:1; Psalms 33:5; Genesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 16:18-20; Leviticus 19:35,36; John 7:24; Proverbs 17:15 ::

JUSTIFY::Matthew 12:37; Acts 13:39; Romans 3:24,26,28,30; 4:5; 5:1,9; 8:30,33; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Galatians 2:16; 3:8,11,24; Titus 3:7; James 2:21,24,25::

K::

KING – Jesus now reigns::Matthew 2:2; 28:18-20; Psalm 110:1-4; Zechariah 6:12,13; Acts 2:30-36; Ephesians 1:20-23; Hebrews 1:3-9,13; 6:20; 7:1; 8:1; 10:12,13; Revelation 1:5::

KINGDOM/CHURCH exists::Daniel 2:31-45; Matthew 16:18,19; Mark 1:14,15; 9:1; John 18:36; Acts 1:3-8; 2:1-17,33; 1 Corinthians 15:22-28; Colossians 1:13,14; Hebrews 12:23-29; Revelation 1:9::

KNOWLEDGE (see also hear the gospel)::John 8:32; Acts 17:11; Joshua 1:8; Hosea 4:6; Hebrews 5:12; Deuteronomy 6:6-9; 1 Peter 2:2; 2 Timothy 2:15; Proverbs 2:1-20; Psalms 1:2; 119:47,48,97-99; 19:7-11; Matthew 5:6::

KNOWING GOD::John 17:3; 10:14,27; 14:23; Philippians 3:8,10; Jeremiah 9:23,24; 24:7; Daniel 11:32; Hosea 5:4; 6:6; 1 Corinthians 1:21; 8:3; Galatians 4:9; 1 Timothy 4:5; Titus 1:16; 2 Peter 1:2,3; 1 John 2:14; 3:1; 4:6,7,8; 5:20::

L::

(lascivious – see clothing)::

(Law of Moses – see old law)::

LAST DAYS::Isaiah 2:2,3; Micah 4:1; Jeremiah 23:20; 30:24; Ezekiel 38:16; Joel 2:28; Hosea 3:5; Acts 2:17; Hebrews 1:1,2; 9:26; 1 Peter 1:20; 2 Peter 3:3; 1 John 2:18; Genesis 49:1; Numbers 24:14; Deuteronomy 4:30; Daniel 2:28; 10:14::

LAW (gospel is a law with commands; see also obedience)::Galatians 6:2; Romans 3:27; 8:7; 8:2; James 1:25; 2:8,12; 1 Corinthians 9:20,21; Isaiah 2:2,3; 1 John 3:4::

LAWS (God’s laws are for our good):: Deuteronomy 6:24; 8:16; 10:12,13; Psalm 19:7-11; 119:128; James 1:25; Leviticus 18:5; Ezekiel 20:11,13,21; Luke 10:28; Romans 10:5; Galatians 3:12::

LAZINESS::2 Thessalonians 3:10; Proverbs 21:25; 24:30,31; 26:15; 6:6-10; 18:9; 10:26; 24:30-34; 13:4; 26:13-16; 31:27; 12:24,27; 15:19;1 Timothy 5:8; Matthew 25:24-26::

LIBERTY::John 8:32,36; Galatians 5:1,13; 1 Peter 2:16; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 11:28-30; Romans 6:18; 8:2; 1 Corinthians 7:22::

LIGHT/DARKNESS::Acts 26:18; Romans 13:12; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:13; 1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 5:8-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:4,5; Luke 16:8; John 8:12; 12:35,36; 3:19-21; Matthew 5:14; Philippians 2:15; 1 John 1:7; 2:11::

LORD’S SUPPER::1 Corinthians 11:23-29; 10:16,17; Matthew 26:26-29; Acts 2:42; 20:7; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:14-21::

LOST – concern for::Matthew 16:26,27; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 Timothy 2:4,6; Luke 15; 5:32; 19:10; Ezekiel 18:23,32; Titus 2:11; John 3:16; Mark 16:15,16; 2 Timothy 2:25,26; Jonah 4:11::

LOTS, Casting::Nehemiah 10:34; 11:1; Acts 1:24-26; Leviticus 16:8; Joshua 14:2; 1 Samuel 14:41,42; Proverbs 16:33::

LOVE OF BRETHREN::John 13:34,35; 15:12-17; Ephesians 4:2,31-5:2; Philippians 2:2,3; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 4:9,10; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; Hebrews 13:1; 1 Peter 1:22; 2:17; 3:8,9; 4:8; 2 Peter 1:5-7; 1 John 2:7-11; 3:10-18,23; 4:8-5:3; 2 John 5::

LOVE – requires obedience::John 14:15,21-24,31; Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 5:6; Hebrews 10:24; 1 John 2:3-6,15-17; 5:2,3; 2 John 5,6; Revelation 3:19::

LOVE – importance of::Matthew 22:37-40; Luke 6:27,28,31-33; 10:25-37; 1 Corinthians 13:1-8,13::

LYING/DECEIT (see also truth-speaking)::1 Peter 2:1,22; 3:10; Matthew 15:18-20; Ephesians 4:15,25; Colossians 3:9; Revelation 21:8,27; 22:14,15; Proverbs 6:16-19; 12:22; 19:5,22; Psalm 24:3-5; 40:4; Exodus 20:16; John 8:44; Acts 5:1-9::

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MAJORITY as authority in religion::Exodus 23:2; Matthew 7:13,14; Romans 12:2; Acts 28:22; 2 Corinthians 10:12,18; Daniel 3:13-15; 1 Kings 18:21-24; Numbers 14:1-10; Genesis 6:5-8; 7:21-23::

MAN as head of woman::Genesis 2:18; 3:16; Ephesians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 11:3; 14:34; 1 Timothy 2:12-14; 3:4,12; Titus 2:4,5; 1 Peter 3:1-7::

MAN as provider (see also wives)::Genesis 3:17-19,23; 1 Timothy 5:8; Ephesians 5:23,28-31; cf. 2 Thessalonians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:10-12; Exodus 21:10. Many Bible examples show men employed away from the home in such occupations as shepherd, carpenter, physician, fisherman, merchant, farmer, sailor, preacher, tentmaker, etc. ::

MARY’S children (Jesus’ brothers and sisters): Matthew 12:46,47; 13:55,56; Mark 3:31,32; 6:3; Luke 8:19,20; John 2:12; 7:3-5,10; Acts 1:14::

(masters – see employees and servants)::

(materialism – see spiritual and covetousness)::

(meekness – see humility)

MERCY – man to man::Matthew 5:7; 9:27; 23:23; Luke 10:25-37; 6:36; 15:20; Romans 12:8; 1:31,32; James 2:13; 3:17,18; Philippians 2:1-4,27; Micah 6:8; Hosea 4:1; 6:6; 12:6::

(minister – see service)

MIRACLES – true vs. fake::Acts 8:5-13; Acts 13:6-12; Exodus 8:17-19; 1 Kings 18:20-40; Daniel 2; Acts 19:11-17::

MIRACLES – purpose to confirm::Mark 16:20; John 5:36; 20:30,31; Acts 2:22; 14:3; 2 Corinthians 12:11,12; Hebrews 2:3,4; 1 Kings 17:16-24; 18:36-39; Exodus 4:1-9; 7:3-5; 14:30,31::

MIRACLES – purpose fulfilled in Scripture (cf. Jesus’ resurrection)::John 20:29-31; Luke 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 2 Peter 1:12-18; John 8:17::

MIRACLES – presence of or admitted by unbelievers::Exodus 8:17-19; 14:26-31; 1 Kings 18:20-40; Daniel 3; Luke 22:50,51; John 11:47,48; chapter 9; Acts 8:5-13; 13:6-12; 4:10,14-16; 9:1-18; 14:8-18; Numbers 16:28-35 & chapter 17; Matthew 12:9-14,22-24; Luke 5:17-26; 6:6-11; 13:10-17; 1 Samuel 4:8; 5:7,11; 6:6; 1 Kings 13:1-6; chapter 22; 2 Kings 1 & 6; Daniel 2 & 5; Jeremiah 28:15-17; Acts 19:11-17; 2:22::

MIRACLES not always an act of compassion to bless someone::Numbers 16:28-35; 2 Kings 1:9-12; 5:26,27; Acts 5:1-11; 9:8,9; 13:6-12; 1 Kings 13:1-6; Exodus 7-12; 7:10-12; Numbers 17; Matthew 14:22-31; 1 Kings 18:30-39; Jeremiah 28:15-17::

MIRACLES – imparted by laying on of the apostles’ hands::Acts 8:14-21; 19:1-7; Romans 1:9-11; 2 Timothy 1:6::

(money, love of – see covetousness)::

MURDER (see also abortion, suicide)::Genesis 9:2-6; Matthew 15:19,20; Revelation 21:8; 22:15; Romans 13:8-10; Exodus 23:7; 20:13; Proverbs 6:16,17; Deuteronomy 27:25::

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(necessary inference – see Scriptural reasoning)::

(needy people – caring for – see benevolence)::

(negligence – see apostasy – drifting away)::

NOT…BUT phrases::John 6:27; 12:44; 1 Corinthians 1:17; 15:10; 1 Peter 3:3,4; Mark 9:37; Matthew 10:20; Acts 5:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; Genesis 45:8; 1 John 3:18::

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OBEDIENCE – complete obedience needed::Acts 3:22,23; Matthew 4:4,7; 28:20; James 2:10; John 15:14::

OBEDIENCE required (see also works-good)::Matthew 7:21-27; 22:36-39; John 14:15,21-24; Acts 10:34,35; Romans 2:6-10; 6:17,18; Hebrews 5:9; 10:39; 11:8,30; Galatians 5:6; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9; James 1:21-25; 2:14-26; Luke 6:46; 1 Peter 1:22,23; 1 John 5:3; 2:3-6::

(occult – see witchcraft)

(oil – see crops)

OLD Law given to nation of Israel::Deuteronomy 4:1,7-13,44,45; 5:1,6,15; Exodus 34:27,28; 31:13,16,17; 1 Kings 8:9,21; cf. Exodus 19:1-6; 20:2,22; Deuteronomy 6:4,10; 9:1,10; 2 Chronicles 6:11; Malachi 4:4; Romans 9:4,5; 2:14; Ephesians 2:11,12; 1 Corinthians 9:20,21::

OLD LAW removed::Hebrews 10:1-10; 7:11-14; 8:6-13; 9:1-4; 2 Corinthians 3:6-11; Galatians 3:24,25; 5:1-6; Romans 7:1-7; Ephesians 2:11-16; Colossians 2:13-17::

(“once saved, always saved” – see apostasy)

(one church – see unity)

ORPHANS::Deuteronomy 10:18; 27:19; 14:29; 16:11,14; 24:17; 26:12; Psalms 68:5; 27:10; 82:3; 10:18; 10:14; 146:9; Isaiah 1:17; 1:23; 10:2; Jeremiah 7:6; Job 24:3,9; 29:12; 31:21; 5:28; 22:3; James 1:27::

(original sin – see inherited sin)

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PARENTS – duty to children::Psalm 127:3-5; 128:3-5; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4; Titus 2:4; 1 Timothy 3:4,5::

PARENTS – teach God’s word to future generations::Exodus 10:1,2; Deuteronomy 4:9; 6:7; Joshua 4:6,7; Psalm 22:30,31; 44:1; 48:13; 71:18; 78:3-7; 145:4; Proverbs 4:1-5; Isaiah 38:19::

PARTIALITY – favoritism, respect of persons, racism::John 4:9; Luke 10:25-37; James 2:1-13; 3:9; Genesis 1:26,27; 5:1-3; 9:6; Acts 10:15,28,34,35; Romans 2:4-11; 1:16; 10:11-13; Galatians 3:28; 2:6,11-14; 6:15; Colossians 3:11,25; Ephesians 6:9; 1 Peter 1:17; Deuteronomy 1:17; 1 Timothy 5:21::

PEACE between men::James 3:13-18; Romans 12:18; 14:19; 1:29; 13:13; Genesis 13:8; Proverbs 20:3; 6:16-19;; Psalm 133:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:13; Ephesians 4:2-6; Galatians 5:19-21; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Mark 9:50; Hebrews 12:11; 14:19; 1 Corinthians 1:10,11; 3:3; 1 Peter 3:11; Titus 3:9,10::

PEACE with God::Isaiah 57:20,21; John 14:27; 16:33; Romans 5:1; Colossians 1:19-23; 3:15; Philippians 4:6,7::

PERSECUTION, suffering::Matthew 5:10-12; 13:21; Mark 10:30; John 15:19,20; 16:1-4,33; Acts 9:16; 14:22; Romans 5:3; 8:17-39; 1 Corinthians 4:9; 2 Corinthians 1:4-10; 4:17; 7:4; 2 Timothy 3:12; Hebrews 10:32-36; 1 Peter 2:19-23; 3:14-18; 4:1,15-19; 5:10; Psalm 7:1; 25:2; 31:15; 35:1-3; 57:11; 146:3-6::

PLEASING PEOPLE above God:: John 12:42,43; 5:44; Galatians 1:10; Matthew 6:1-18; 10:34-37; 23:5; 2 Corinthians 10:12,18; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; Acts 4:19; 5:29; Romans 2:28,29::

PLEASURES, entertainment, recreation::Mark 6:31; Hebrews 4:4; 13:4; 1 Corinthians 7:4,5; Ecclesiastes 2:1-11,24; 3:12-14; 5:18-20; Proverbs 21:17; 23:20; 28:7; Matthew 6:33; 16:24,25; Luke 8:14; Romans 12:1,2; 1 Corinthians 6:19,20; 15:33; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 5:3-5,11; 1 Timothy 4:8-10,12; 5:6; 2 Timothy 3:4; James 1:13-15; 5:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17::

(poor people – caring for them – see benevolence)

PORNOGRAPHY::Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 13:4; Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 18:6-9; Genesis 39:7-12; Matthew 5:27,28; Proverbs chapters 5-7; 6:25; [Exodus 20:17; Job 31:1]; Philippians 4:8; Mark 7:21-23; Romans 13:13,14; Licentiousness/lasciviousness are defined as follows: “arousing or exciting sexual desire,” “inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust,” “obscene or indecent,” “[sexually] suggestive,” “causing or intended to cause sexual excitement or lust.”::

(possessions – see spiritual, covetousness)

(postpone – see promptness)

POTTER AND THE CLAY illustration::Isaiah 29:16; 41:25; 45:9; 64:8; Psalm 2:9; Jeremiah 18:1-12; Lamentations 4:2; Romans 9:19-21; compare 2 Timothy 2:20::

(praises of men – see pleasing people)

PRAYER – God answers it::1 John 5:14,15; 3:21,22; James 5:16; Matthew 7:7-11; 18:19; 1 Peter 5:7; John 14:13,14; cf. 1 Samuel 1:10-28; 7:5-11; 2 Kings 20:1-7; 2 Chronicles 7:11-14::

PRAYER – importance of::Acts 2:42; 6:4; Luke 18:1; Ephesians 6:18; Colossians 1:3; 4:2,3; 1 Thessalonians 5:17::

PRAYER – obedience needed for God to answer::James 5:16; 1 John 3:22; Proverbs 28:9; 15:8,29; Psalm 66:18; Isaiah 1:15-17; 59:1,2::

PRAYER through Jesus as Mediator::1 Timothy 2:5; John 14:13,14; 15:16; 16:23,24,26; Romans 1:8; Ephesians 5:20::

PREACHER SUPPORT::1 Corinthians 9:4-14; 2 Corinthians 11:7-9; Philippians 4:14-18; 1 Timothy 5:18; Luke 10:7::

PREACHERS – formal education/ordination:: Acts 4:23; Mark 6:2,3; John 7:14-17; Amos 7:14::

PREACHERS – motivated by gain::2 Peter 2:3,14,15; 1 Timothy 3:3; 6:5ff; Titus 1:7,11; 1 Peter 5:2; Romans 16:18; Isaiah 56:11; Jeremiah 6:13; 8;10; Jude 11::

(pride see humility)

PRIORITIES (see also spiritual, zeal)::Matthew 6:19-33; 10:34-39; 16:24-27; Romans 12:1,2; John 6:27,63; Luke 12:15-21; 1 Timothy 4:8; 6:6-19; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; Philippians 3:7,8; Ecclesiastes 12:13::

(procrastination – see prompt obedience)

(profanity – see speech)::

PROMISES – keeping them::James 5:12,4; Romans 1:31,32; Matthew 7:12; Numbers 30:1,2; Proverbs 20:25; Ecclesiastes 5:2-6; Malachi 2:13-16; Genesis 29:18-28; Psalms 37:21; Hosea 10:4::

(eternal life as a hope or promise, see eternal life)

PROMPT obedience:: 2 Corinthians 6:2; Psalm 119:60; Jeremiah 8:20; John 9:4; Acts 22:16; 1 Kings 18:21; James 4:13,14,17; Luke 12:15-21; Proverbs 27:1::

PROPHECY as proof of God, Bible, Jesus, etc.::Isaiah 41:21-23; 42:8,9; 46:8-11; 48:5; Deuteronomy 18:21,22; Jeremiah 28:9; Ezekiel 24:24; John 13:19, 14:29; Luke 24:25-27,44-46; John 5:39,46; Acts 2:23-36; 3:18-24; 17:2,3; 10:43; 13:27-39; 26:22,23; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 2 Peter 1:19::

PROPHETS::2 Peter 1:20,21; Acts 3:22,23; 15:32; 1 Corinthians 12,13,14; Ephesians 2:20; 3:5; 4:11; Acts 13:1,2; 11:27,28; 21:10,11::

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(For questions – unprofitable, see discussion – unprofitable)

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(racism, see partiality)::

REBELLION against God’s will (see also rejecting God’s will)::1 Samuel 15:22; Ezekiel 2:3-7; 3:9; 12:1,2; Daniel 9:5,6; Isaiah 65:2; Deuteronomy 9:23,24::

REBUKE – examples of it::Matthew 15:1-14; 22:23-33; 23:1-36; John 8:31-47,55; 7:7; Matthew 3:2-10; 14:1-11; Acts 2:14-41; 4:8-12; 5:27-33; 6:9; 7:51-54; 18:24-26,28; 17:1-3; 13:8-11; 15:2-7; Galatians 2:11-14; 1 Timothy 1:19,20; 2 Timothy 1:15; 2:17,18; 3:1-9; 4:10,14,15::

REBUKE – heeding it::Matthew 5:23,24; 18:15-17; Hebrews 12:5-15; 13:22; Proverbs 15:31,32; 13:18; 18:13; 10:17; 29:1; 19:20; 1 Peter 3:15; John 3:19-21::

REBUKE – need for it (see also edify; see also hating sin; see also discussion-unprofitable)::Revelation 3:19; Matthew 5:23,24; 18:15-17; Luke 17:3,4; Galatians 6:1,2; James 5:19,20; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; Ephesians 5:11; 2 Timothy 4:2-4; 1 Timothy 5:20; Titus 1:10-13; Proverbs 28:4::

REBUKING RULERS::2 Samuel 12:1-15; Matthew 14:1-4; Acts 24:25; 1 Kings 13:1-9; Acts 22:24-29; Esther 7; Daniel 4::

REDEMPTION:: Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; 1 Peter 1:18,19; 2:24; 1 Timothy 2:4-6; Titus 2:14; Isaiah 53:5-9; Hebrews 9:11-15,24-28; 10:9-13; 13:20,21; Revelation 5:9::

REJECTING God’s will (see also rebellion)::Luke 10:16; 7:30; 1 Samuel 15:23; John 12:48; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; Mark 7:7-13; 2 Samuel 12:7-10; Numbers 15:27-31::

(rejecting truth – see honest)::

REMNANT::2 Kings 19:4,30,31; Ezra 9:8,14; Isaiah 1:9; 10:20-22; 11:1-12; Jeremiah 23:3; 30:11; 31:7; 44:14; 46:28; Ezekiel 6:8; 14:22; Joel 2:32; Micah 2:12; 4:6,7; 5:3,7,8; 7:18; Zephaniah 2:7,9; Romans 9:27; 11:4,5::

REPENT in conversion::Luke 13:3,5; 24:47; Acts 17:30; Matthew 21:28-32; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 5:31; 20:21; 2 Peter 3:9; 2 Corinthians 7:10::

REPENTANCE, Fruits of::Luke 3:8-14; Acts 26:20::

(repentance of erring members – see erring members)::

REPUTATION (see also influence)::Proverbs 22:1; Romans 12:17; 2 Corinthians 8:20,21; 6:3; 1 Peter 3:15,16; 2:11-15; Romans 2:23,24; Philippians 2:15,16; 1 Timothy 3:7; 6:1; 3 John 12; Acts 10:22; 22:12; 6:3; 2 Samuel 12:14; 2 Peter 2:2; Exodus 32:25::

(resisting temptation and sin – see temptation)::

(respect of persons, see partiality)::

(responsibility, individual in salvation, see individual responsibility)::

RESTITUTION (see also repent, confess)::Ezekiel 33:14,15; Leviticus 6:1-5; 1 Samuel 12:3; 2 Samuel 12:6; Ezra 10:3,11,17,19,44; Proverbs 6:30,31; Matthew 21:28-31; Luke 19:8; Philemon 10-14,18,19::

RESURRECTION of Jesus::Romans 1:4; 10:9,10; 6:4-13; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 15:1-26; Luke 24:44-46; John 20:24-31; Acts 2:23-36; 17:30,31; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Peter 1:3,4; 3:21; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Ephesians 1:19,20; Colossians 2:12,13::

RESURRECTION of others in the Bible:: Luke 7:11-17; Mark 5:41,42; John 11:43,44; Acts 9:40; 20:9-12; 2 Kings 4:32-36; 1 Kings 17:21,22::

RESURRECTION of man::Acts 24:15; Luke 20:27-39; John 6:40-45; 5:21-29; 1 Corinthians 15:12-58; 6:14; 2 Corinthians 4:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18::

(rulers – see government)

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(salvation offered to all – see universal)::

SALVATION – things essential to::Ephesians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 15:17; Romans 1:16; Acts 11:14; 1 Corinthians 16:22; Romans 8:24; 10:9,10; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Hebrews 5:9; Mark 16:16; Matthew 10:22; Acts 2:47::

SATAN::1 John 3:8; 1 Peter 5:8; Matthew 25:41; 13:19,39; Job 1:6-2:7; Genesis 3:1-6; Matthew 4:1-11; John 13:2; Acts 5:3; Revelation 12:9; John 8:44; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; Acts 10:38; Luke 13:16; 2 Corinthians 12:7; Hebrews 2:14::

SCRIPTURAL REASONING (“necessary inferences”) as authority::Isaiah 1:18; 1 Peter 3:15; Acts 17:2-4; 18:4; 19:8,9; 28:23; 2:27-32,36; 11:1-18 (10:9-35,44-48); 15:17-19; Hebrews 5:14; 7:11-15; Matthew 22:41-46; 4:4,7,10; 16:5-12; Mark 12:24-27; 1 Corinthians 15:12-19; John 9:29-34::

SCRIPTURE (written word – see also Bible)::Matthew 4:4,7,10; 15:1-9; 22:29-32; 26:54-56; Luke 10:25-28; 16:29-31; 24:27,44-46; John 5:39; 10:35; 20:29-31; Acts 1:16; 8:35; 17:2,11; 18:28; Romans 1:2; 15:4; 1 Corinthians 14:37; 15:3,4; Ephesians 3:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:1,8,15; 2 Thessalonians 3:14; 1 Timothy 3:14,15; 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; James 2:8; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 3:1,2,15,16; Revelation 1:1-3,5,10,11,19; 14:3; 19:9; 21:5; 22:7,12,18,19; Exodus 24:3,4,7; 34:27; Deuteronomy 17:18-20; 27:1-3,8,10; 28:58,59; 30:9,10; 31:9-13,24-26; Joshua 1:7,8; 23:6; 1 Kings 2:3; 2 Kings 22:8-11; 23:2,3,1,24; Nehemiah 8:1-3,5,8; Psalm 102:18; 119:4-8,97-106; Isaiah 30:8; Jeremiah 25:13; 30:1,2; 36:1-4; Habakkuk 2:2::

(second coming – see judgment day)::

SELF-CONTROL::Galatians 5:23; Acts 24:25; 1 Corinthians 9:25,27; 2 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:8; 2:2; 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Peter 1:6; Proverbs 4:23; 25:28; 29:11,20::

(servants – see employees)::

SERVICE::2 Corinthians 5:18; 11:8; 2 Timothy 4:5; Acts 12:25; 6:1; 11:29; 2 Corinthians 9:1,12,13; 8:4; Romans 15:31; 2 Timothy 4:11; Hebrews 1:14; Ephesians 4:12; 1 Corinthians 16:15; Revelation 2:19::

SEVEN – symbolic significance::Genesis 4:15,24; Isaiah 30:26; Daniel 3:19; 4:23,25,32; Proverbs 6:31; Matthew 18:21::

SHEPHERDS (spiritual)::1 Peter 5:1-4; 2:24,25; Hebrews 13:20; Matthew 9:36; John 10:1-17; Psalm 23; 80:1; Isaiah 40:11; 56:9-12; Ezekiel 34:2-12,23; Revelation 7:17; Jeremiah 23:1-40; 3:15; 10:21; 25:34-36; 50:6; Zechariah 11:5-7,15-17::

(sin – see rebellion and rejecting God’s will)::

SIN can be avoided (we do not have to sin)::Genesis 4:7; Psalm 119:11; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 9:8; 10:4,5; 2 Peter 1:10; 2 Peter 2:9; Jude 24; Ephesians 6:10-18; James 1:27; James 4:7; 1 John 3:3::

SIN alienates from God::Isaiah 59:1,2; 57:17; Deuteronomy 31:17,18; 32:20; Micah 3:4::

SIN – consequences::Psalm 32:1-5; 38:1-10; 51:1-14::

(sin – success in overcoming it – see temptation)::

SIN – universal (all have sinned)::Romans 3:10-23; 1 John 1:8,10; Proverbs 20:9; James 3:2; 1 Kings 8:46; Psalm 143:2; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 53:6::

SINGING in worship::Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 14:15; Romans 15:9; Hebrews 2:12; James 5:13; Acts 16:25; Matthew 26:30::

(slander – see speech)::

SLAVERY::Ephesians 6:5-9; Colossians 3:22-4:1; 1 Timothy 6:1,2; 1:10; Titus 2:9,10; 1 Peter 2:18; Leviticus 25:39,47; Genesis 47:13-26; Exodus 21:5::

SORROW FOR SIN::Joel 2:12,13; Luke 18:13; James 4:8-10; Psalm 38:18; 34:18; 51:17; 31:10; 2 Corinthians 7:10::

(soul, value of – see lost, concern for)

SPEECH – cursing, profanity::James 3:9-12; Luke 6:27,28; Romans 12:14,17-21; Exodus 20:7; Psalm 111:9; Matthew 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:9-11; Mark 7:20-23 (lasciviousness); Ephesians 4:29; 5:4::

(speech, lying – see lying)::

SPEECH – nagging::Proverbs 27:15::

SPEECH – slander (see also false accusation)::Psalm 101:5; 1 Corinthians 6:9,10; 5:11; Proverbs 16:28; 26:20-22; 11:9; 10:18; 11:13; 18:8; 20:19; Romans 1:30,32; Titus 3:2; 2:3; 1 Peter 2:1,23; 3:9; 2 Timothy 3:3; Exodus 23:1; Psalm 41:5-7; 3 John 9,10; 1 Timothy 6:3,4; 5:13; 2 Thessalonians 3:11; Leviticus 19:16; James 4:11::

SPEECH – general:: 1 Peter 2:1; 3:10; Matthew 12:34-37; 15:11; Ephesians 4:29,31; James 1:26; 3:2-10; Colossians 3:8; 4:6; Psalm 141:3; 19:13,14; Proverbs 10:19; 18:2,21; 13:2,3; 12:13,14; 15:4,28; 16:23,24; 20:3; 21:23; 25:11,12; 29:11,20; 31:26; 19:1; Titus 2:8::

SPIRITUAL EMPHASIS (see also priorities, covetousness, wealth)::Matthew 4:4; 6:19-34; Joshua 24:15; 1 Kings 18:21; James 4:13-15; 1 John 2:15-17; John 6:27,63; 10:28; 16:24-27; Mark 10:29,30; Luke 10:38-42; 12:15-21; 14:26-33; 18:22-24; Romans 2:28,29; 6:16-22; 8:1-14; 12:1,2; 2 Corinthians 8:5; 10:3,4; Galatians 2:20; 5:16-26; 6:7-9; Philippians 3:18,19; Colossians 3:1-3; 1 Timothy 6:6-11,17-19; Hebrews 11:13-16,24-26; 1 Peter 3:3,4; Ecclesiastes 5:10-19; 12:13::

(sprinkling/pouring – see baptism)::

STEALING::Romans 13:6-10; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Corinthians 6:9,10; Exodus 20:15; Isaiah 6:18; 1 Peter 4:15,16; Titus 2:9,10; Matthew 15:19,20; Psalm 37:21; Ezekiel 33:15::

(strife – see contention)

STRONG (see also courage):: Joshua 1:6-9; 10:25; 1 Chronicles 22:13; 28:20; 2 Chronicles 32:7; Psalms 71:3; Proverbs 14:26; 1 Corinthians 16:13; 2 Corinthians 12:10; Ephesians 6:10; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:11; 2 Timothy 1:7; 2:1::

STUBBORNNESS::1 Samuel 15:22; Psalm 78:8,10; Ezekiel 3:7-9; Jeremiah 7:23-26; Exodus 8:15,32; Zechariah 7:11-13; 2 Kings 17:14,18; 2 Peter 2:10; Titus 1:7; Hebrews 3:7-13; 4:7-11; 10:23-31; Acts 7:51; Ephesians 4:18,19; Romans 2:5::

(study – see knowledge, hear the gospel)

(suffering – see troubles and persecution)

SUICIDE examples (see also murder)::Judges 9:50-57 (Abimelech), 1 Samuel 31:3-6 (King Saul), 2 Samuel 17:23 (Ahithophel), 1 Kings 16:18 (Zimri), Matthew 27:3-5 (Judas Iscariot), Acts 16:27,28 (Philippian Jailer almost committed suicide). Note that all instances were people not faithful to God.::

SUN, MOON, STARS DARKENED (symbolically):: Ezekiel 32:7,8; Joel 2:10; 3:15; Amos 8:9; Matthew 24:29; (compare Isaiah 24:23; 34:4; Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20; Amos 5:20; Zephaniah 1:15; Revelation 6:12,13; 8:12; Luke 21:25,26)::

(sun, moon, stars – worship of – see host of heaven)

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TEACHING (see also hearing the gospel)::James 3:1; Hebrews 5:12; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 2:2; Romans 2:21; 1 Corinthians 11:14; Titus 2:3; compare Acts 13:1; Ephesians 4:11,12::

TEACH all God’s word::Acts 20:20,27; 3:22,23; 10:33; 5:20; Matthew 4:4; 28:20; Jeremiah 26:2::

TEACHERS – all should be::Acts 8:1,4; Galatians 6:1; 2 Timothy 2:2,24-26; Hebrews 3:12-14; 5:12-14; 10:24; James 5:19,20; 1 Peter 3:15::

Teaching – importance (see evangelism)

TEMPTATION – avoiding (see also influence)::Proverbs 4:23; 6:27; 13:20; 22:3,24; 23:20; Matthew 5:8; 6:13; 18:8,9; 26:41; Romans 13:14; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 15:33; Genesis 39:7-12; 2 Timothy 3:5; 2 Timothy 2:22; 1 Peter 2:11,12::

TEMPTATION – overcoming it (assurances that we can remain faithful; see also sin can be avoided)::Ephesians 6:10-18; Philippians 4:13; 1 Corinthians 10:13; James 4:7; Genesis 4:7; Psalm 121:7; 119:11; Matthew 6:13; John 17:15; 10:28,29; 2 Timothy 4:18; 2 Peter 1:10; 2:9; Jude 24; Romans 8:31-39::

TEMPTATION – stumbling blocks, leading others to sin::Genesis 3:1-10; 1 Corinthians 15:33; 5:6ff; Romans 16:17; 1 Timothy 4:12; Matthew 5:13-16; Titus 2:7,8; 1 Peter 2:11,12; 2 Corinthians 6:3; 8:20,21; 1 Corinthians 8:9-13; 10:23-33; Romans 1:32; Ephesians 5:11::

TEN – symbolic significance::Daniel 1:20; Genesis 31:7; Numbers 14:22; Nehemiah 4:12; Job 19:3; 1 Samuel 1:8::

THANKFULNESS::1 Thessalonians 5:18; Ephesians 5:20; Colossians 2:7; 1:12-14; Philippians 4:6-8; 2 Thessalonians 1:3,4; Matthew 15:36; Luke 17:12-18; 2 Corinthians 1:3-11; Romans 1:20-23::

TITLES for preachers::Matthew 23:9; Psalm 111:9::

(tongue – see speech)::

TRADITION::1 Corinthians 11:1,2; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; 3:6; Mark 7:1-13; Matthew 15:1-14; Colossians 2:8; 1 Peter 1:18,19; Galatians 1:14::

TROUBLES – help given by God and church (see also persecution):: Job 1:20,21; James 1:2,3,12; 5:13; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Galatians 6:2; Acts 4:21-24; 2 Corinthians 1:3-11; 4:17,18; Hebrews 4:16; 13:5,6; Romans 15:4; Philippians 4:6,7; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 12:26; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; 1 Peter 1:6,7::

TRUTH – speaking truth::Ephesians 4:25,15; Proverbs 8:7; 12:17; Zechariah 8:16,19::

TRUTH – spiritual::Psalm 19:7-11; 25:4,5; 119:47,48,97,140-143,151; 12:6; Proverbs 23:23; John 1:14,17; 8:32-36; 14:6; 16:13; 17:17; Romans 2:6-11; Ephesians 1:13; 4:14-16; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; 1 Timothy 3:15; 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 2:15,25,26; 4:2-4; 1 Peter 1:22,23::

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(understanding the Bible – see Bible – understandable)::

UNITY – one church (see also division)::John 17:20-23; Ephesians 4:3-6; 1:22,23; 5:22-25; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13; 12:20::

UNIVERSAL – salvation offered to all::2 Peter 3:9; John 1:29; 3:16; Ezekiel 33:11; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Titus 2:11; Hebrews 2:9; Romans 5:18,19; 11:32; Mark 16:15,16; Acts 17:30,31; Luke 2:10; 24:47; 1 Timothy 2:4,6; Acts 10:34,35; 11:18; Matthew 11:28; 28:19; 1 John 2:2; 4:14; Ephesians 2:11-19; Galatians 3:27,28; Revelation 5:9,10; Isaiah 2:2; 11:10; 49:22; 44:3::

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(vegetarianism – see animals)

VENGEANCE – evil for evil::Luke 6:27,28,31-33; Matthew 5:21,22,38ff; Romans 12:17-21; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; Leviticus 19:17,18; 1 Peter 2:21-23; 3:8,9; Luke 23:34; Acts 7:60; Proverbs 24:29::

VICTORY of Jesus over Satan::Hebrews 2:9-13; John 16:33; Luke 11:21,22; Revelation 6:2; 19:11-16; 12:10,11; 17:14::

VICTORY of Christians through Christ::2 Corinthians 2:14; James 1:12; Romans 8:31,35-39; Ephesians 6:10-18; Philippians 4:13; 1 John 4:4; 5:3-5; Revelation 2:10; 3:5; 1 Corinthians 9:24,25; 2 Timothy 4:7,8::

VISUAL AIDS in teaching::Genesis 9:12-17 (rainbow); Genesis 15:5 (stars); Exodus 3:3,4 (burning bush); Exodus 4:1-9 (Aaron’s rod); Exodus 7-12 (ten plagues); Exodus 12:26ff (Passover feast); Exodus 13:21 (pillar of fire and cloud); Exodus 19:13-16; Deuteronomy 5:4,5 (thunder, lightning, clouds); Numbers 21:8,9 (fiery serpent); Joshua 4:6; Deuteronomy 27:2,3 (pillar of stones); 1 Samuel 15:27,28 (torn garment); Psalms 19:1; Romans 1:20 (the whole universe); Isaiah 20:3 (walking barefoot); Jeremiah 13:1-11 (ruined girdle); Jeremiah 18:1-10 (clay in the potter’s hand0; Jeremiah 19:1,10,11 (broken bottle); Jeremiah 24:1-3 (figs); Jeremiah 27:1-11 (bonds and yokes); Jeremiah 32 (purchase of a field); Jeremiah 43:8-13 (hiding stones); Ezekiel 4:1-8 (model of Jerusalem); Ezekiel 5:1-4 (hair destroyed); Matthew 18:2,3 (little child); Matthew 22:15-22 (coin); John 4 (water from a well); John 13:3-17 (washing feet); John 20:30,21; Mark 16:17-20 (miracles); Acts 21:11 (Agabus’ belt); Romans 6:4 (baptism); 1 Corinthians 11:22 (Lord’s Supper)::

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WARFARE, spiritual::Ephesians 6:10-18; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; 6:7; Romans 13:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; 2 Timothy 2:3,4; 4:7; 1 Timothy 1:18; 6:12::

WEARINESS, fainting::Galatians 6:9; 2 Corinthians 4:1,16; 2 Thessalonians 3:13; Luke 18:1; Ephesians 3:13; Hebrews 12:3-11; Proverbs 24:10::

WEALTH – temporary (see also covetousness, spiritual emphasis)::James 5:1-7; Psalm 49:6-14; 62:10; Ecclesiastes 5:15; Luke 12:15-21; Proverbs 23:5; 27:24; Job 1:14-17; Matthew 6:19; Luke 8:14; 1 Timothy 6:6-10,17-19; 1 John 2:15-17::

WIDOWS::1 Timothy 5:3-16; James 1:27; Deuteronomy 14:29; 16:11,14; 27:19; Job 31:16,17,21; 29:12,13; Psalms 146:9; 68:4,5; Isaiah 1:17,23; Acts 6:1; 9:39::

WIFE as homemaker (see also man):: Genesis 2:18; 1 Timothy 5:9,10,14; Titus 2:4,5; Psalm 113:9; Proverbs 31:10-31; 7:11,12::

(wine – see drinking, crops)

WISDOM from God (see also knowledge)::Joshua 1:5-9; Hebrews 5:12-14; Colossians 1:9,10; Proverbs 1:7; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Psalm 119:98-100; 19:7; Deuteronomy 4:5,6::

WISDOM – human (cf. Bible authority):: Proverbs 14:12; 3:5,6; 26:12; Psalm 81:12; 94:11,12; Isaiah 5:21; 47:10; 53:6; 55:8,9; 65:2; 1 Kings 12:26-33 ; Jeremiah 10:23; 7:24; 8:9; 13:10; 16:12; 18:12; 26:2; Hosea 11:6; Luke 16:15; Acts 17:21; Romans 1:22; 11:33-36; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; 2:5; 3:19; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Colossians 2:8; 1 Timothy 6:20; 2 Timothy 3:7::

WITCHCRAFT & the occult::Deuteronomy 18:9-14; Leviticus 19:31; 20:6,27; Exodus 7:11,22; 8:7,18,19; Isaiah 8:19,20; Daniel 1:20; 2:1-13,27,28; Galatians 5:19-21; Revelation 21:8; 22:15; Acts 8:9-13; 19:18-20; 13:4-12::

WITNESSES – Bible writers::2 Peter 1:16-18; John 15:27; 19:35; 21:24; Luke 24:48; Acts 1:8,21-23; 2:32; 3:15; 4:33; 5:32; 10:39,41; 13:31; 1 John 1:1-3; 4:14; 1 Corinthians 15:5-8::

WITNESSES – plural witnesses needed to establish historic fact::Matthew 18:16; John 8:17; 2 Corinthians 13:1; 1 Timothy 5:19; Hebrews 10:28; Deuteronomy 19:15::

WOMEN as teachers::Titus 2:3,4; Proverbs 31:1; 1:8; 2 Timothy 1:5; Acts 18:26; 2:17; 21:9; John 4:28-30,39,42; 1 Corinthians 14:34,35; 1 Timothy 2:11,12::

(word, keeping it – see promises)::

WORK ETHIC::Genesis 2:15; 3:17-19; Proverbs 14:23; 19:9; 21:5; 22:29; 31:13,15,18,27; Acts 20:34,35; Ephesians 4:28; 6:5-7; Colossians 3:22-24; 1 Thessalonians 4:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12::

WORK/WORKS (good; see also obedience):: Matthew 5:16; John 9:4; Acts 9:6; 10:34,35; 26:20; Romans 2:6-10; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Galatians 5:6; 6:10; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; Hebrews 10:24; 13:21; James 4:17; Titus 2:7,14; 3:1,8,14; 2 Timothy 2:21; 3:16,17::

WORKS essential to salvation (see also obedience)::John 6:27-29; Acts 10:34,35; Romans 2:6,7,10; James 1:22,25; 2:14-26; 1 Peter 1:17; 1 John 3:18; Revelation 2:5,23; 20:12,13; 22:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; Galatians 5:6; 2 Corinthians 5:10::

WORK of the church::1 Thessalonians 1:8; Acts 11:26; Philippians 4:14-18; 1 Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 4:15,16; 1 Corinthians 14:15,19,23-26; 16:1,2; 11:17-34; 2 Corinthians 8&9; Acts 4:32-35::

WORLD (evil)::1 John 2:15-17; James 4:4; 1:27; Romans 12:2; Titus 2:12; 2 Peter 1:4; 2:20; Ephesians 2:2; Matthew 13:22; 1 Corinthians 1:20; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Galatians 1:4; 6:14; 2 Timothy 4:10::

WORRY (see also depression, bitterness)::Proverbs 12:25; 17:22; Matthew 6:25-34; Philippians 4:6-8; 1 Peter 5:7::

(worship – see specific acts::prayer, singing, Lord’s supper, giving, attendance, etc.)::

WORSHIP from sinners, not accepted::1 Samuel 15:22,23; Psalm 50:16-23; 51:16,17; 69:18; Proverbs 21:3,13,27; 28:9; 15:8,29; 1:24-29; Isaiah 1:11-17; 59:1,2; 58:1-9; Jeremiah 7:22-26; 6:20; 14:10-12; 11:9-14; Amos 5:21-23; Micah 3:4; 6:6-8; Ecclesiastes 5:1; Hosea 6:4-9; Matthew 5:24; 9:13; 12:7; Mark 12:33; Ezekiel 8:17,18; Zechariah 7:11-13; 1 Peter 3:12; John 9:31; Lamentations 3:1,8::

WORSHIP – outward ritual without devotion of heart (compare heart)::Matthew 15:8; 1 Samuel 15:22; Psalm 51:16; Hosea 6:6; Isaiah 1:11-15::

WRATH of God::Matthew 3:7; John 3:36; Romans 1:18; 2:5-11; 3:5; 5:6-11; Ephesians 2:3; 5:6; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-10; Colossians 3:6; Hebrews 4:3; Revelation 6:16-18; 14:10; 16:19; 19:15::

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ZEAL, diligence (see also priority)::Romans 12:1,2,11; Matthew 6:19-33; 16:24-27; 1 Corinthians 6:19,20; 15:58; 2 Corinthians 8:5; 5:14,15; Galatians 2:20; Luke 14:25-33; Acts 18:25::

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