The Bible is the Word of God. Of that, there is no doubt for those of the Catholic faith. For believers all over the world, it brings hope in times of pain and suffering and shows how much God loves his children.
Did you know there are 66 books in the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament? It comprises 31,102 verses. Of these, 23,145 verses are found in the Old Testament and 7,957 in the New Testament. The longest book in the Bible is Psalms. The shortest book in the Bible is 2 John. It comprises just 13 verses and is only around 298 words long, depending on the Bible translation that one reads.
This beautiful verse is found in the Old Testament. It comes from Isaiah 41:10 and reminds us that God will never forsake us.
This verse comes from the classic debate in James about whether a person needs faith alone or if they need to add good deeds to that faith. It is found in James 2:14.
Romans is often cited as the perfect book for new Christians to read as an insight into the life that a Christian should lead. The passage above comes from Romans 12:21.
Psalm 23:1 is perhaps one of the most famous lines in the Bible. And the entire Psalm 23, written by David while on the run from King Saul, points to the fact that God will never forsake those who are his children.
This verse is found in John 14:21. It sees Jesus preparing his disciples for his death, a period where they will be overwhelmed with emotions, while also promising the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Written by Paul, 1 Corinthians is a letter to the church in Corinth. Verse 13, in particular, urges the new Christians at Corinth to remain strong in their faith especially as the Christian church was severely persecuted.
Taken from Matthew 5:14-16, this part of the scriptures is from Jesus' first sermon, the Sermon on the Mount. It is also part of the Beatitudes found in that sermon.
This verse is taken from the book of Proverbs, found in the Old Testament. It is a reference that, although we often believe that we are directing our fate, as Christians, we are directed by God.
Another reassuring verse that shows that God is always with his chosen people. It is found in the Old Testament in the book of Joshua 1:9.
Found in Romans 8:18, Paul is telling the early Christians that fighting on through the persecution would be worth it to spend eternity with Christ. The early Christian church was severely persecuted.
1 Peter 5:7 is a passage that Christians often refer to in times of trouble. It is again a reference that God will never forsake his chosen people.
Eternal life is promised to Christians who follow Jesus Christ. Only Christ can give us this eternal life. This is one of the cornerstones of Christianity.
This verse is found in the Old Testament, specifically at Psalm 119:105. Simply put, it reminds us that the Bible is a Christian's every-day guide.
Jeremiah 33:3 reminds us to continually pray to God, especially in times where we struggle to understand parts of his word. Continual prayer and Bible study increases our knowledge of the Bible.
Prayer is one of the cornerstones of the Christian faith. Romans 12:12 implores us to continue to pray in both good times and bad times, actually at all times.
Paul is one of the great apostles. From persecuting the Jews, he transformed into a follower of Jesus after encountering God on the road to Damascus. This passage is taken from Romans 1:1.
This beautiful passage is from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. It too focuses on prayer, especially noting that Christians should pray without ceasing. Prayer is a constant theme in the New Testament.
Certainly a favorite of many, this verse is found in Jeremiah 29:11. Many hang on to this verse in troubled times as it shows that the Lord works for those who are his children.
This verse is very famous and certainly an inspiration to many Christians. Found in Philippians 4:13, this was written by Paul, perhaps the most prolific apostle of Jesus. Did you know he was a converted Jew who actually persecuted Christians before coming to God?
The first book of the Bible begins with God and the creation of the universe. This verse comes from Genesis 1:3. Light was the first thing God created after creating heaven and earth.
This verse is from Genesis 4:1. After Adam and Eve had sinned against God, they were thrown out of the Garden of Eden. It was around this point when they had their first son, Cain.
Although the Bible does not mention when Jesus will return, it makes reference to the fact on many occasions. This particular reference is found in John 5:7.
This verse is found in the New Testament, in Jeremiah 29:11. Like many verses in the Bible, it points to the fact that our lives are planned by God, each and every aspect of it.
This verse is taken from Exodus 20 :20. It is spoken by Moses to the Israelites just after he received the Ten Commandments. Moses climbed Mount Sinai to receive the stone tablets that were the law for God's people.
This verse is found in the Old Testament, Exodus 20:2 to be exact. It tells of how God saved his people from the Egyptians who had enslaved them.
And where is this promise of God's mercy found? Well, it is in Proverbs 28:13 and points to the fact that God wants us to admit to our sins and repent, at which point we will obtain his mercy.
Well, it makes sense that the Bible ends with an amen. After all the talk of the end of the world and the return of Christ throughout the rest of Revelation, it's actually a little more reassuring. This passage is Revelation 22:21.
Yes, Jesus wept. John 11:35 is, in fact, the shortest verse in the Bible. But why was Jesus weeping? Well, it was for his friend Lazarus, who had died four days earlier. Jesus brings Lazarus back to life, showing that he has the ability to perform miracles and that he is the son of God.
Certainly a recurring theme in the Bible is that the Lord calls us to place our worries and burdens on him. This means we should trust in him, believing that he continues to guide us and do what is best for us. This verse is found in 1 Peter 5:7.
This passage is found in Genesis 6:13. The world had become a corrupt and evil place. God turned to Noah and told him what he was about to do.
Psalm 23 is perhaps one of the most well-known and famous passages in the Bible, recognized by Christians and non-Christians alike. This Psalm was written by David before he was king. The ending of this Psalm is just a beautiful reassurance of God's love for us.
It is taken from 1 Corinthians 13:13. Paul was writing here to the church in Corinth, one he had helped establish on one of his many mission trips.
Found in Matthew 5, this verse comes from Jesus' first public sermon. It is often referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. This is not the only verse that begins with "blessed." There are a total of nine of these.
A book that is extremely difficult to understand, Revelations opens with the above verse. Written by John, it speaks of the end times, a time when Jesus returns triumphantly to this world.
This is a passage often quoted by clergy. Why? It is seen as a warning to steer clear of earthly things that move men away from God. This verse is found in 1 John 2 :15.