12 Overused Bible Verses People Are Tired of Hearing About

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How many times have you heard someone throw out a Bible verse only for you to think “Ugh, not that one again!”

While God’s word is as relevant today as when it was written, some verses have become so commonplace that their meaning has become shallow or misinterpreted.

We’ve all been in situations where certain Bible passages are quoted but fail to bring real wisdom, comfort, or challenge.

We’ll take a look at 12 verses that seem to come up again and again but often fail to make a genuine impact.

From “God works in mysterious ways” to “This too shall pass”, I’ll explore why these once impactful scriptures have lost their punch and discuss how we can rediscover their original depth and power.

#1. John 14:6

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“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

There are a lot of commonly used verses in the Book of John, and you’ve probably heard this one more than a few times.

#2. Romans 12:2

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“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

#3. Philippians 4:13

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“I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength.”

This verse, alongside a few similarly phrased verses, always appears to invoke strength.

#4. Genesis 1:1-3

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“When God began to create the heavens and the earth — the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep sea, and God’s wind swept over the waters — God said, ‘Let there be light.’ And so light appeared.”

While not extremely overused, we all know this phrase.

#5. Romans 10:9

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“Because if you confess with your mouth ‘Jesus is Lord’ and in your heart you have faith that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

This is the founding premise of Christianity, so it doesn’t need so much reiteration.

#6. John 5:24

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“I assure you that whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and won’t come under judgment but has passed from death into life.”

#7. John 3:16

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“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.”

This is yet another commonly known Bible verse that makes an appearance often.

#8. Psalm 23

success quotes“The Lord is my shepherd. I lack nothing. He lets me rest in grassy meadows; he leads me to restful waters; he keeps me alive. He guides me in proper paths for the sake of his good name. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

#9. Matthew 5:38-40

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“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.”

This is one of the most commonly used verses to indicate that Christians should forgive and resist seeking revenge when wronged.

#10. Philippians 4:8

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“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Philippians is another book with some commonly used verses, like this one, that encourages you to turn your mind to the things that are right and godly.

#11. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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“Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints, it isn’t happy with injustice, but it is happy with the truth. Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things.”

If you’ve ever been to a wedding, I know you’ve heard this one!

#12. 1 Timothy 6:9-10

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“But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

This is where the concept that money is the root of all evil comes from.

Uplifting Bible Verses to Brighten Your Day

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Do you need some positive words spoken into your life?

If so, the Bible is a great place to what you need.

Here are the best uplifting Bible verses to help you reset in today’s world.

BEST UPLIFTING BIBLE VERSES

Signs Christian Beliefs Are More Toxic Than Holy

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We all like to think that we are doing good in God’s eyes.

But sometimes, we take our beliefs too far, and instead of doing good, we are sinning and not treating others with love.

Here are the biggest ways Christians take their beliefs a little too far.

SIGNS YOUR CHRISTIAN BELIEFS AREN’T AS HOLY AS YOU THINK

Learning How to Pray

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Prayer is a powerful tool we can use to connect with God and help us get through tough times.

Sadly though, not many people know how to pray.

Here are some perfect first steps to get started and feel comfortable with praying.

HOW TO START PRAYING

Pray to The Universe

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Do you know how to pray to the universe?

Many people think they do, but they are doing it wrong.

As a result, they never get the things they want.

Here is how to pray to attract exactly what you want.

HOW TO PRAY TO THE UNIVERSE

Using The Law of Assumption

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Do you know how to use the law of assumption in your favor?

Here are the best tips and tricks for thinking positively to get what you want.

MAKE THE LAW OF ASSUMPTION WORK FOR YOU

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