For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Hebrews 4:12 (New Living Translation)
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 (New King James Version)
God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey.
Hebrews 4:12 (The Message)
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (New Living Translation)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (New International Version)
Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.
Joshua 1:9 (The Message)
The loafer says, “There’s a lion on the loose!
If I go out I’ll be eaten alive!”
Proverbs 22:13 (The Message)
The lazy man says, “There is a lion outside!
I shall be slain in the streets!”
Proverbs 22:13 (New King James Version)
The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion out there!
If I go outside, I might be killed!”
Proverbs 22:13 (New Living Translation)
You take care of the earth and water it,
making it rich and fertile.
The river of God has plenty of water;
it provides a bountiful harvest of grain,
for you have ordered it so.
You drench the plowed ground with rain,
melting the clods and leveling the ridges.
You soften the earth with showers
and bless its abundant crops.
Psalm 65:9-10 (New Living Translation)
You visit the earth and water it,
You greatly enrich it;
The river of God is full of water;
You provide their grain,
For so You have prepared it.
You water its ridges abundantly,
You settle its furrows;
You make it soft with showers,
You bless its growth.
Psalm 65:9-10 (New King James Version)
Oh, visit the earth,
ask her to join the dance!
Deck her out in spring showers,
fill the God-River with living water.
Paint the wheat fields golden.
Creation was made for this!
Drench the plowed fields,
soak the dirt clods
With rainfall as harrow and rake
bring her to blossom and fruit.
Psalm 65:9-10 (The Message)
God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,
for they will be satisfied.
Matthew 5:6 (New Living Translation)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Matthew 5:6 (New International Version)
You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.
Matthew 5:6 (The Message)
Once I was young, and now I am old.
Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned
or their children begging for bread.
The godly always give generous loans to others,
and their children are a blessing.
Psalm 37:25-26 (New Living Translation)
I have been young, and now am old;
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his descendants begging bread.
He is ever merciful, and lends;
And his descendants are blessed.
Psalm 37:25-26 (New King James Version)
I once was young, now I’m a graybeard—
not once have I seen an abandoned believer,
or his kids out roaming the streets.
Every day he’s out giving and lending,
his children making him proud.
Psalm 37:25-26 (The Message)
You can’t whitewash your sins and get by with it;
you find mercy by admitting and leaving them.
Proverbs 28:13 (The Message)
He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
Proverbs 28:13 (New King James Version)
People who conceal their sins will not prosper,
but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
Proverbs 28:13 (New Living Translation)