Nahum 1:7: "The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him [for salvation]."


Psalm 37:8: "Cease from anger [stop being angry], and forsake wrath [resist the desire to punish someone]: fret not thyself in any wise [for no reason and under no circumstances be led] to do evil."


1 Peter 2:25: "For ye were as sheep going astray [away from the correct path or direction]; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls [Jesus]."


Psalm 92:1: "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:"


Psalm 119:130: "The entrance of thy words [reading or listening to God's word--the Bible] giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple."


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep [cry], and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away [throw away] stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away [discard]; A time to rend [rip or tear], and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."

[Note: John Gill has many examples of the italicized words and phrases in his commentary. Here's the link, if you want to read them: This link is for verse 2; you can go backward or forward from there to read the other verses.]


Psalm 119:174: "I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight."


Romans 10:15: "And how shall they [pastors] preach, except they be sent [by God]? as it is written [in Isaiah 52:7], How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"


John 6:40 [Jesus speaking]: "And this is the will of him that sent me [God], that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him [trusts in Jesus alone for salvation], may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day."


Psalm 147:1: "Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely [becoming, proper]."


Zechariah 7:13: "Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried [as God, through the prophets, told the Israelites what he wanted them to do], and they would not hear [and obey]; so they cried [out for help], and I would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts:


James 5:14-15: "Is any[one] sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over [with and for] him, anointing him with oil [usually, olive oil] in the name of the Lord [Jesus]: And the prayer of [offered in] faith shall save [heal] the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."


Job 4:8-9 [Eliphaz the Temanite, speaking to Job]: "Even as I have seen [observed], they that plow iniquity  [plan to commit sinful acts], and sow wickedness [do those evil things], reap [receive as a consequence of their actions] the same. By the blast [judgment] of God they perish [are destroyed], and by the breath of his nostrils [his anger] are they consumed."


Romans 8:6: "For to be carnally minded [led by worldly, or fleshly, desires] is death [condemnation, misery, and eternal ruin]; but to be spiritually minded [focused on spiritual things] is life and peace."


Isaiah 5:20 [what God said to Isaiah]: "Woe [great distress, affliction, or trouble] unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"


John 5:2-16 - Jesus Heals a Man at the Pool of Bethesda:

Verses 2-4: "Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk [sick people], of blind, halt [lame, or crippled], withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season [periodically] into the pool, and troubled [stirred, or agitated] the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole [healed] of whatsoever disease he had."

Verses 5-9: "And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity [disease] thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie [lying on his bed], and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt [will] thou be made whole? The impotent [sick] man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming [to the pool], another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed [probably a thick mat or quilt or some kind], and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath."

Verses 10-13: "The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk. Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? And he that was healed wist [knew] not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away [gotten lost in the crowd], a multitude being in that place."

Verses 14-16: "Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay [kill] him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day."


Deuteronomy 23:21-23: "When thou shalt vow a vow [make a promise] unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack [delay] to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. But if thou shalt forbear [refuse, decline] to vow, it shall be no sin in thee. That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill [voluntary] offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth."


Psalm 147:16-18: "He [God] giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost [frost] like ashes. He casteth forth his ice [hail] like morsels: who can stand before his cold? He sendeth out his word [gives a command, or speaks], and melteth them [the ice and snow]: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow."


1 Thessalonians 5:9-10: "For God hath not appointed us to wrath [extreme anger], but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us [on the cross, to save us from sin], that, whether we wake or sleep [are alive or dead], we should live together with him."


1 John 3:16: "Hereby perceive [understand] we the love of God, because he [Jesus] laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."


Psalm 34:17: "The righteous cry [out in prayer], and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles."


Galatians 4:16 [the apostle Paul, writing to the Christian churches in Galatia]: "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth [about Jesus, salvation, sin, the law, false teachings, etc.]?"


Titus 3:8 [the apostle Paul, in a letter to Titus]: "This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm [confirm] constantly, that they which have believed in God [who are born-again Christians] might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men."


Psalm 78:23-25: "Though he [God] had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, And had rained down manna upon them [the Israelites] to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat [food] to the full [to satisfy their hunger]."


Galatians 5:14: "For all the law [moral law; i.e., Ten Commandments] is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."


Proverbs 11:15: "He that is surety [makes himself legally responsible for the debt, default, or delinquency of another] for a stranger shall smart [feel pain; bear the penalties or evil consequences] for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure."


Matthew 6:7-8 [Jesus, speaking to his disciples]: "But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions [don't say the same things over and over without meaning them], as the heathen [non-Jewish people] do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father [in heaven--God] knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him."


Titus 2:13-14: "Looking for that blessed hope [eternal life], and the glorious appearing of the great God [the Son] and our Saviour Jesus Christ [at the second coming]; Who gave himself for us [died on the cross], that he might redeem us from all iniquity [save us from sin], and purify unto himself a peculiar people [born-again Christians], zealous of [eager to perform] good works.


Romans 15:4: "For whatsoever things were written aforetime [previously, in the Old Testament] were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."


Ecclesiastes 5:10: "He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor [will] he that loveth abundance [be satisfied] with increase: this is also vanity [excessive pride in one's appearance, abilities, achievements, etc.]."
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