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bible verses about reading the bible

The Importance of Reading the Bible:

  • Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
  • Joshua 1:8 – “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
  • 2 Timothy 3:16 – “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.”
  • Psalm 19:7 – “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.”
  • Psalm 1:1-2 – “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.”

Seeking Wisdom through the Bible:

  • Proverbs 4:5 – “Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.”
  • Psalm 119:130 – “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
  • Proverbs 2:1-2 – “My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding.”
  • Proverbs 9:10 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
  • Psalm 119:9 – “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.”

Meditation and Delight in God’s Word:

  • Psalm 119:15 – “I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.”
  • Psalm 119:16 – “I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.”
  • Psalm 119:11 – “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
  • Psalm 119:54 – “Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.”
  • Psalm 119:14 – “I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.”

The Bible as a Source of Strength and Encouragement:

  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • Psalm 28:7 – “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song, I praise him.”
  • Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
  • Proverbs 18:10 – “The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
  • Psalm 27:1 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”

The Bible as a Guide and Counselor:

  • Psalm 32:8 – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Isaiah 58:11 – “The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

Encouraging Others to Read the Bible:

  • Colossians 3:16 – “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11 – “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact, you are doing.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:13 – “And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.”
  • Hebrews 10:23-24 – “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
  • Isaiah 40:8 – “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”