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 of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (New King James 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)
Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.
Colossians 3:2 (The Message)
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
Colossians 3:2 (New King James Version)
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
Colossians 3:2 (New Living Translation)
Better to be criticized by a wise person
than to be praised by a fool.
Ecclesiastes 7:5 (New Living Translation)
It is better to heed a wise man’s rebuke
than to listen to the song of fools.
Ecclesiastes 7:5 (New International Version)
You’ll get more from the rebuke of a sage
Than from the song and dance of fools.
Ecclesiastes 7:5 (The Message)
No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.
1 John 4:12 (New Living Translation)
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:12 (New International Version)
No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us—perfect love!
1 John 4:12 (The Message)
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (New Living Translation)
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (New International Version)
True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time—but he’s left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he’s coming or going.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (The Message)
Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
Psalm 25:4 (New Living Translation)
Show me your ways, O LORD,
teach me your paths;
Psalm 25:4 (New International Version)
Show me how you work, God;
School me in your ways.
Psalm 25:4 (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)