Colossians 3:21: "Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged."
Matthew 13:54-58: "And when he [Jesus] was come into his own country [Nazareth], he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence [from where] hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save [except] in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief."
Hebrews 11:24-26: "By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward."
Psalm 66:18: "If I regard iniquity [sin, wickedness, evil] in my heart, the Lord will not hear me [when I pray]:"
2 Timothy 2:24-26: "And the servant of the Lord must not strive [quarrel, fight]; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure [perhaps] will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will."
1 John 4:1-3: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world."
Joshua 24:14-15 [Joshua, speaking to the nation of Israel]: "Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Matthew 4:1-11 [following Jesus' baptism]: "Then was Jesus led up of the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him."
Matthew 3:13-17: "Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John [the Baptist], to be baptized of him. But John forbad [refused] him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Genesis 9:8-17: "And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations; I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This [rainbow] is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth."
Proverbs 3:11-12 [King Solomon speaking]: "My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth."
Matthew 5:38-41 [Jesus, speaking to the multitude during his Sermon on the Mount]: "Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain [two]."
2 Corinthians 4:3-4: "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world [Satan] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
Romans 14:12: "So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God."
Proverbs 18:24: "A man that hath friends must shew [show] himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."
1 Corinthians 2:14: "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."
Psalm 51:10: "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."
Isaiah 56:9-11: "All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest. His [God's] watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter."
James 1:5-7: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord."
Amos 3:3: "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"
2 Corinthians 5:6-8: "Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we [our souls] are at home in
the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I [Paul] say,
and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."
Ephesians 5:11: "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
Ezekiel 22:12: "In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury [interest on borrowed money] and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD."
James 2:10-11: "For whosoever shall keep the whole law [ten commandments], and yet offend in one point,
he is guilty of all. For he [God] that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law."
2 Corinthians 5:21: "For he [God] hath made him [Jesus] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
Leviticus 18:22: "Thou shalt not lie [down and have sex] with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
Proverbs 14:31: "He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him [God] hath mercy on the poor."
Proverbs 16:5: "Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand,
he shall not be unpunished."
Ezekiel 3:16-19: "And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me [Ezekiel], saying, Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel [Jewish nation]: therefore
hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I [God] say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save
his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity [sins]; but thou hast delivered thy soul."
Mark 10:46-52: "And they came to Jericho: and as he [Jesus] went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way."
Hebrews 13:4: "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers
God will judge."