Bible Verses Online
The Value of Finding Bible Verses
The Bible verses online has been accepted as God’s written word not only to believers but also to unbelievers as well. During times of difficulty, Christians turn to Scripture to find the words of comfort or promise. On just as many occasions, a believer may hear someone speak as though they are quoting the Bible but the words are unfamiliar or sound incorrect. Fortunately, those words or comfort or answers can be easily found through the use of various online Bible formats.
Internet browsers are an excellent tool if the search is accurately entered. Requesting “Bible verses for marriage” can result in hundreds of verses in different versions and could range from topics of literal marriage between a man and woman or the figurative marriage between God the Son and his Church. Clarifying the preferred Bible version or translation can also assist the browser in locating the best verses during the search.Specific online Bible websites are much easier to navigate and offer search parameters that will provide better results.
Basic choices include selecting the Bible version preferred and entering the specific topic in exchange for a list of compatible verses. In addition, most of the websites will offer literal as well as topical results and comparisons of one translation to another. For example, the word “hope” can be found in the King James Version at least one hundred thirty-three times but the topical search will result in the synonym “assurance” for an additional seven verses.
One of the most common searches for Bible verses online is the word “Faith.” Vernacular uses today interchange the word with “belief” or “trust.” Clarifying the definition along with gaining an understanding of the word can de-mystify the meaning of the word as used in the Bible and identify the erroneous use practiced today.
The word “faith” entered into a common online Bible website using only the King James Version will generate two hundred thirty-one verses. Within these verses, a person can now find and explore the meaning of faith, the signs of faith, and the importance of having faith.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
The definition of the word is found in clear, concise words. Faith is the expectation that something will occur.
Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. Jesus responded to a man who expected that is Jesus wished for something to occur, it would indeed occur.
Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. A sick man was healed by the expectation of his friends that Jesus would heal him.
Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. The woman, who had been severely ill for twelve years was healed, according to Jesus, by her expectation that she would be healed by Him.
Matthew 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. Jesus gave sight to two blind men because they not only requested to be healed but confessed their belief that He was able to do it.
Deuteronomy 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith. God punishes the Hebrews who have no expectation in the promises
Matthew 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Jesus rebukes the people who will worry about their life instead of waiting with expectation of the fulfillment of His promises.
Matthew 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. Jesus chastised the disciples for their fear of the storm when He has given them promises of certain events they would witness and perform in the future.
Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Jesus answers the disciples’ question of why they were unable to cast a demon out of a young man. He explains that He has given them both the power to do so along with the promise that they were expected to do so but yet, they refused to have faith.
Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Jesus points out that works do not replace nor have more value than faith.
Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. A person’s faith becomes their testimony or character reference known by other people.
Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Quoted by Martin Luther at the birth of the Reformation, this verse explains that salvation is by faith and not by works or service dictated by any religious authority.
Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? Noting the difference between “faith” and “believing,” the apostle Paul states that a person’s choice or inability to believe the promises of God cannot change the believer’s expectation that the promises are true and will occur.
Romans 3:37 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
As the Old Testament has provided a law which explained the meaning of sin and expectations or penalties of that sin, the law of faith relied on the promise of salvation through the great sacrifice in payment for sin. That promise was an expectation for the Old Testament believers and is an expectation today for believers who trust in Jesus Christ’s atonement for sins.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Faith is a grace, which is a free gift that cannot be earned. Through this free gift, believers are saved by no merit of their own or any work which would make them a better person or more valuable to God.
Through searching Bible verses online, a person can certainly clarify questions about God’s Word. In addition, the search can instigate a desire to learn more, which is why finding a website that offers a variety of translations and commentaries is a valuable resource. Whatever the reason for the search, the results can be a quick answer or create a true hunger for the Word of God.