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Most profound quote from the Bible

  1. Aug 6, 2004 #1
    I rarely, if ever, read the Bible so, to say I'm unfamiliar with passages in the Bible doesn't do the word "unfamiliar" justice. However, I was at the funeral of a friend's grandfather when the pastor read 1 Corinthians 13. Maybe it was the combination of the words and that lugubrious music they pipe in at funerals but the passage moved me. This got me to wonder what other gems of Biblical proportions I've missed. I'd like to hear what others have experienced as moving and/or profound passages in the Bible.

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  3. Aug 6, 2004 #2


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    I'll leave this thread open as requested by the membership -- but please try to keep it about literature and not about religion. Thanks!

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  4. Aug 7, 2004 #3
    I am going to list a few as I can't be bothered to write them out. I hope you have your Bibles at the ready:

    Exodus 20:1 - 17

    Proverbs 10:1 - 29:27

    Nahum 1:1 - 15 (very strong)

    Ephesians 1:13

    There are a lot but here are a few for now.

    The Bob (2004 ©)
  5. Aug 7, 2004 #4


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    Some lines seem to be very well written (some have a nice ring to them) - many of these are adapted for popular music.

    Psalm 23:4, "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death" - Gangsta's Paradise (Coolio)

    Ecclesiastes 3 : "a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build, ..."
    adapted for Turn, turn, Turn (The Byrds)

    Handel and Brahms set various verses of the Bible to music.
  6. Aug 7, 2004 #5

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    Here is a great site for bible quotes and comparisons between different bibles.


    main page:http://www.biblesearch.com/readtext.htm [Broken]
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  7. Aug 7, 2004 #6
    I agree with you Tigers2B1. It's a very beautiful quote. Also a favorite among many.
  8. Aug 7, 2004 #7
    Matthew 1
    2 Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren,
    3 and Judah begat Pharez and Zarah of Tamar, and Pharez begat Hezron, and Hezron begat Ram,
    4 and Ram begat Amminadab, and Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,
    5 and Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab, and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth, and Obed begat Jesse,
    6 and Jesse begat David the king. And David the king begat Solomon, of her [who had been] Uriah's,
    7 and Solomon begat Rehoboam, and Rehoboam begat Abijah, and Abijah begat Asa,
    8 and Asa begat Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat begat Joram, and Joram begat Uzziah,
    9 and Uzziah begat Jotham, and Jotham begat Ahaz, and Ahaz begat Hezekiah,
    10 and Hezekiah begat Manasseh, and Manasseh begat Amon, and Amon begat Josiah,
    11 and Josiah begat Jeconiah and his brethren, at the Babylonian removal.
    12 And after the Babylonian removal, Jeconiah begat Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel,
    13 and Zerubbabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor,
    14 and Azor begat Sadok, and Sadok begat Achim, and Achim begat Eliud,
    15 and Eliud begat Eleazar, and Eleazar begat Matthan, and Matthan begat Jacob,
    16 and Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was begotten Jesus, who is named Christ.

    LoL, sorry, couldn't resist. Whenever I see this passage I'm reminded of Rev. Lovejoy from the simpsons reading this to his church...putting everyone to sleep.
  9. Aug 9, 2004 #8
    23rd Psalm. The good Shepherd. Suffers a little from the fact that most people who read it aren't shepherds :smile: , but if you take time to understand what it meant to a shepherd, this is a very profound passage.

    Luke 10:25-37 The story of the Good Samaritan.

    Mathew 22:34-40 The question of the greatest commandment.

    The 23rd Psalm is a beautiful poetic passage that expresses the Author's (Attributed to King David) relationship with God.

    The other two Gospell stories pretty much sum up the teachings of Jesus.
  10. Aug 11, 2004 #9

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I love that quote!!! If only I knew what begat meant...
  11. Aug 12, 2004 #10

    Chi Meson

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    Does anyone else have a fondness for Ezekiel 25:17?
  12. Aug 12, 2004 #11
    There are certainly quite a few I'm fond of, some may be rather 'rated', however.
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    I think the most moving verse is also the shortest: Jesus wept.
    Don't remember where it's at- one of the Gospels, I would imagine.
    Happy thoughts
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    The host of a Christian radio program this morning was doing his darndest to get his deity off the hook for putting this in His Bible:

    Isaiah 45:7 "I make peace and create evil. I the Lord do all these things."
  15. Aug 13, 2004 #14
    A nagging wife is like a faucet going drip..drip..drip..drip....

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    My favorite:

  17. Aug 13, 2004 #16

    Chi Meson

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    See post #10!

    I think it's the only quote I have memorized!
  18. Aug 13, 2004 #17
    You know, no matter how great it sounds in Pulp Fiction, that's not really Ezekiel 25:17. I think Samuel L. Jackson's character must have paraphrased it severely.
  19. Aug 14, 2004 #18

    Chi Meson

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    I have nothing to believe in!

    I have lost all faith!
  20. Aug 16, 2004 #19
    I don't know how biblical this is, but I like it. :smile:
  21. Aug 16, 2004 #20
    Hey what about matthew 5 the beatitudes??
    "Blessed are poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.
    Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.
    Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.
    Bleassed are the purwe in heart for they will see God.
    blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God.
    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirsis the kingdom of heaven."
    Its a very good one and this one too is

    My favorite is
    Daniel 2:21-22
    " He changes times and seasons;
    he sets up kings and disposes them.
    He gives wisdom to the wise
    and knowledge to the discerning.
    He reveals deep and hidden things;
    he knows what lies in darkness"
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