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The Bible is an extensive text, but it seems like the same verses appear repeatedly.
Are there any verses you’re tired of hearing of?
Let’s take a look at 12 of some of the overused Bible verses that aren’t teaching us anything we don’t already know.
#1. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“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!
#2. 1 Timothy 6:9-10
“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.
#3. Romans 10:9
“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.
#4. John 3:16
“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.
#5. Psalm 23
“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.”
#6. Philippians 4:13
“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.
#7. Genesis 1:1-3
“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.
#8. John 5:24
“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.”
#9. Matthew 5:38-40
“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. John 14:6
“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.
#11. Romans 12:2
“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.”
#12. Philippians 4:8
“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.
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