Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bible Quotes for Seminarians Volume 1

So, my statcounter stuff tells me that I'm the top hit for "Bible quotes for seminarians" and I checked it out. I am. But it's a link to Insane (Inspired?) Bible Verses. I've decided (since more than one person has come to my site by Googling that) to actually compile a few of my favorite Bible verses for seminarians. Here are five, and let's see what others suggest for adding. It's a big collection of books, so there may be lots of volumes!

"You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger..." - James 1.19, NRSV

"And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves; keep alert." - 1 Peter 5.5b-8a, NRSV

"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." - 1 Timothy 4.12, NIV (which I prefer to the NRSV for this verse)

"As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." - Colossians 3.12-17, NRSV

"Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?" - Matthew 16.24-26


  1. Matthew 11:28-30. "come to me all who labor and are heavy laden...". Perhaps useful as deadlines/exams approach