Faith in the Bible

General scriptures concerning

  • 2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
  • Also Psalms 2:12; 5:11; 7:1; 9:9-10; 18:30; 32:10; 33:18-19; 34:1-8,22; 36:7; 40:4; 64:10; 78:5-7; 84:5,12; 112:5,7-8; 118:8-9; 125:1; 147:11; Proverbs 3:5; 14:26; 22:19; 28:25; 29:25; 30:5; Isaiah 10:20; 14:32; 26:3; 30:15; 57:13; Jeremiah 17:7-8; 39:18; Nahum 1:7; Matthew 9:22; 21:21-22; Mark 9:23-24; 11:23-24; Luke 7:50; 8:48-50; 17:5; 18:8; John 11:25-27; Acts 3:16; 13:48; 26:18; Romans 1:16-17; 4; 5:1; 9:31-33; 10:6-10; 11:20,23; 15:13; 1 Corinthians 1:21; 2:5; 12:8-9; 2 Corinthians 1:24; Galatians 3; 5:22; Ephesians 2:8; 6:16; Colossians 1:23; 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 5:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Timothy 1:5,19; 2:15; 4:10; 6:11-12,17; 2 Timothy 4:7-8; Hebrews 4:1-11; 6:1,7,12,18; 10:35,38-39; 11:1-39; 13:5-6; James 1:6; 2; 1 Peter 1:5,7,9,21; 3:5; 1 John 3:21; 5:4; Revelation 22:7.

See FAITH IN CHRIST

Bible Encyclopedia for FAITH.

ENJOINED

  • Exodus 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
  • Also Numbers 21:34; Deuteronomy 1:21-31; 3:2,22; 7:17-21; 20:1; 31:6-8,23; Joshua 1:5-9; 10:25; Judges 6:14-16; 2 Kings 19:6-7; 2 Chronicles 15:7; 16:9; 20:15,17,20; 32:7-8; Nehemiah 4:14; Job 35:14; Psalms 4:5; 27:14; 31:19,24; 37:3,5,7,39-40; 55:22; 62:8; 115:9,11; 130:7; Proverbs 3:5-6,24-26; 16:3; Isaiah 26:4,20; 35:3-4; 37:6; 41:10,13-14; 43:1-2,5,10; 44:2,8; 50:10; Jeremiah 42:11; 49:11; Joel 2:21; 3:16; Habakkuk 2:3-4; Zephaniah 3:16-17; Zechariah 8:9; 9:12; Matthew 6:25-34; 17:18-20; Mark 1:15; 11:22-24; Luke 12:22-32; 17:6.

Definition of faith

INSTANCES OF: see after the following subtopic

EXEMPLIFIED

  • Genesis 6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
  • Also Genesis 16:13; 24:7,40; 48:21; 50:20,24; Exodus 15:1-19; 18:11; Numbers 10:29; 14:8-9; Joshua 14:12; 1 Samuel 14:6; 17:36-37,45-47; 2 Samuel 7:28; 22:2-5; 23:5; 2 Kings 18:5; 1 Chronicles 28:20; 2 Chronicles 13:10-11; 14:11; 20:12; 32:7-8; Ezra 8:22; Nehemiah 1:8-10; 2:20; Job 4:7-21; 5:8-9; 10:12; 13:15; 14:15; 16:19; 19:25-27; 23:6; 42:2; Psalms 3:3,5-6; 4:3,8; 6:8-9; 7:1,10; 9:3-4; 11:1; 13:5; 16:1-2,5,8,11; 17:6; 18:1-3,18,28-29; 20:5-7; 21:7; 22:4-5; 23; 25:1-2,5,15,20; 26:1,12-27:1; 27:5-6,10; 28:7; 31:1,3-6,14-15; 32:7; 33:20-22; 35:10; 38:9; 39:7; 40:3-4,17; 41:12; 42:5-6,8; 43:5; 44:5,8; 46:1-3,5,7; 47:3-4; 48:8,14; 52:8; 54:4; 55:16-17,23; 56:3-4,8-9,11; 57:1-3; 59:9-10,17; 60:9-10,12; 61:2,4,6-7; 62:1,5-7; 63:6-7; 66:9; 67:6; 69:19,35-36; 70:5-71:1; 71:3,5-7,14,16,20-21; 73:23-24,26,28; 74:12; 77:10-12; 86:2,7; 89:18,26; 90:1; 91:1-2,9-10; 92:10,15; 94:14-15,17-18,22; 102:13; 108:10-13; 115:12-14; 116:7; 118:6-7,10,14,17; 119:42-43,57,74,81,114,151,166; 121:2; 124:8; 130:5-6; 138:7-8; 140:6-7,12; 141:8; 142:3,5; 143:8-9; 144:2,10; Ecclesiastes 11:1; Isaiah 8:10,17; 12:2; 25:9; 26:1,8; 33:2,22; 38:16; 50:7-9; 63:16; 64:8; Jeremiah 10:23; 14:9,22; 16:19; 17:12,17; 20:11; Lamentations 3:24-32; Daniel 3:16-17; 6:16; Jonah 2:2-9; Micah 7:7-9,20; Habakkuk 1:12; 3:17-19; Zephaniah 3:12; Luke 1:38; 7:50; John 3:33; Acts 16:34; 24:14-15; 27:25; Romans 8:18,28,38-39; 15:29; 1 Corinthians 9:26; 2 Corinthians 1:10; 4:8-9,13,16-18; 5:7; Galatians 5:5; Philippians 1:19-21; 1 Timothy 4:10; 2 Timothy 1:12; 2:11-13; Hebrews 10:34; 11:4-5,7-11,13-14,16-39; 13:14; 2 Peter 3:13; 1 John 4:16.

"Faith" Bible Outline

INSTANCES OF

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Faith.

Noah, in building the ark

  • Genesis 6:14-22 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. 15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. 16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. 17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. ...
  • Also Hebrews 11:7.

Abraham, in forsaking the land of his nativity at the command of God

  • Genesis 12:1-4 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. 4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

Believing the promise of many descendants

  • Genesis 12:7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
  • Also Genesis 15:4-8.

In the offering up of Isaac

  • Genesis 22:1-10 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. ...
  • Also Romans 4:18-21; Hebrews 11:8-19.

Jacob, in blessing Joseph's sons

  • Hebrews 11:21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

Joseph, concerning God's providence in his being sold into Egypt, and the final deliverance of Israel

  • Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
  • Also Hebrews 11:22.

Jochebed, in caring for Moses

  • Exodus 2:2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
  • Also Hebrews 11:23.

Pharaoh's servants, who obeyed the Lord

  • Exodus 9:20 He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:

Moses

In espousing the cause of his people

  • Hebrews 11:24-28 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. ...

At the death of Korah

  • Numbers 16:28-29 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind. 29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.

The Israelites

When Aaron declared the mission of himself and Moses

  • Exodus 4:31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

In the battle with the Canaanites

  • 1 Chronicles 5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him.

And other conquests

  • 2 Chronicles 13:8-18 And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David; and ye be a great multitude, and there are with you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods. 9 Have ye not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of other lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are no gods. 10 But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister unto the LORD, are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their business: 11 And they burn unto the LORD every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense: the shewbread also set they in order upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening: for we keep the charge of the LORD our God; but ye have forsaken him. ...

See MIRACLES OF MOSES

Caleb, in advising to take the land of promise

  • Numbers 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
  • Also Numbers 14:6-9.

Rahab, in hospitality to the spies

  • Joshua 2:9 And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.
  • Also Joshua 2:11; Hebrews 11:31.

The spies, sent to reconnoiter Jericho

  • Joshua 2:24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.

Conquest of Jericho

  • Joshua 6 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. 2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. 3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. ...

Manoah's wife

  • Judges 13:23 But his wife said unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.

Hannah

  • 1 Samuel 1 Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite: 2 And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. 3 And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there. 4 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions: ...

Jonathan, in stricking down the Philistines

  • 1 Samuel 14:6 And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.

David, in striking down Goliath

  • 1 Samuel 17:37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
  • Also 1 Samuel 17:46-47.

In choosing to fall into the hands of the Almighty for his punishment for counting the people of Israel

  • 2 Samuel 24:14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.

In believing God's promise, that his kingdom would be a perpetual kingdom

  • Acts 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

Elijah, in his controversy with the priest of Baal

  • 1 Kings 18:32-38 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. 33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. 34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. 35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water. ...

Widow of Zarephath in feeding Elijah

  • 1 Kings 17:13-15 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. 15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

Amaziah, in dismissing the Ephraimites in obedience to the command of God, and going alone to battle against the Edomites

  • 2 Chronicles 25:7-10 But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with thee; for the LORD is not with Israel, to wit, with all the children of Ephraim. 8 But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down. 9 And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The LORD is able to give thee much more than this. 10 Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in great anger.

Hezekiah

  • 2 Kings 18:5 He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.
  • Also 2 Kings 19; 20:1-11.

Daniel, in the lions' den

  • Daniel 6 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom; 2 And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. 3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. 4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. ...

The three Hebrews, who refused to worship Nebuchadnezzars idol

  • Daniel 3:13-27 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king. 14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? 15 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. ...

Ninevites, in obeying Jonah

  • Jonah 3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

Ezra, in making the journey from Babylon to Jerusalem without a military escort

  • Ezra 8:22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.

Joseph, in obeying the vision about Mary and to flee into Egypt

  • Matthew 1:18-24 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. ...
  • Also Matthew 2:13-14.

Abel

  • Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Eliphaz, in the overruling providence of God, that afflictions are for the good of the righteous

  • Job 5:6-27 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; 7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. 8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: 9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: ...

Mordecai, in the deliverance of the Jews

  • Esther 4:14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Simeon, when he saw Jesus in the temple courtyard

  • Luke 2:25-35 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. 26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, 28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, ...

Conquests by

  • Hebrews 11:32-34 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: 33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

See FAITH, TRIAL OF, below

See FAITH IN CHRIST, INSTANCES OF, below

IN CHRIST

  • Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
  • Also Matthew 7:24-25; 8:2,13; 9:22,29; 11:6,28-30; 14:27; 15:28; 17:7; Mark 5:36; 9:23; 16:16; Luke 6:46-49; 7:9,50; 8:50; 17:6; 18:42; John 1:12; 3:14-16,18,36; 5:24; 6:20,29,35,45,47; 7:38; 9:35; 11:25-26,40; 12:36,44,46; 13:7,20; 14:1,11-12; 16:27,33; 18:37; 20:27,29,31; Acts 3:16; 10:43; 15:9,11; 16:31; 20:21; 26:18; Romans 3:22-28; 9:33; 10:4,9; Galatians 2:16; 3; 5:6; Ephesians 1:12-14; 3:12,17; 4:13; Philippians 3:9; Colossians 2:7; 1 Timothy 1:16; 2 Timothy 1:13; 2:1; 3:15; Hebrews 4:16; 6:19; 10:22; 12:2; 13:7; 1 Peter 1:8; 2:6-7; 2 Peter 1:1; 1 John 3:23; 5:4-5,10,13-14; Jude 1:21; Revelation 1:17; 3:18,20.

IN CHRIST, EXEMPLIFIED

  • Matthew 8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
  • Also Matthew 8:5-10; 9:18,21,28; 14:33; 15:26-28; 16:16; Mark 5:28; 7:27-30; 9:24; Luke 5:5; 7:3-9; 23:42; John 4:29,42; 6:14,68-69; 7:31; 9:38; 10:41-42; 11:21-22,27,32; 16:30; 20:28; Acts 8:37; 11:17; Romans 7:24-25; 8:35,37; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 4:13; 1 Timothy 1:14; 2 Timothy 1:12; 4:18.

INSTANCES OF FAITH IN CHRIST

The wise men from the east

  • Matthew 2:1-2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
  • Also Matthew 2:11.

Peter

  • Matthew 4:18-22 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. 21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. ...
  • Also Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:4-5; John 6:68-69.

Andrew

  • Matthew 4:18-22 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. 21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. ...
  • Also Mark 1:16-20; John 1:41.

James and John

  • Matthew 4:21-22 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. 22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
  • Also Mark 1:19-20.

The woman with the issue of blood

  • Matthew 9:21-22 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 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.

Jairus, for the healing of his daughter

  • Matthew 9:18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
  • Also Matthew 9:23-25.

Two blind men

  • Matthew 9:29-30 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. 30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

Blind Bartimaeus and a fellow blind man

  • Matthew 20:30-34 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. 31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. 32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? 33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. ...
  • Also Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-42.

The Samaritan leper

  • Luke 17:11-19 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. ...

The sick people of Gennesaret

  • Matthew 14:36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
  • Also Mark 3:10; 6:54-56.

Those who brought the paralyzed man to Jesus

  • Luke 5:18-20 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. 19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. 20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

The Syrophoenician woman

  • Matthew 15:22-28 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. ...
  • Also Mark 7:25-30.

The woman who anointed Jesus' feet

  • Luke 7:36-50 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. 37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, 38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. ...

Those who brought those who were sick with palsy

  • 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.

Philip

  • John 1:45-46 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

Nathanael

  • John 1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

The Samaritans, who believed

Through the preaching of Jesus

  • John 4:39-42 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. 40 So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his own word; 42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

Through the preaching of Philip

  • Acts 8:9-12 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: 10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. 11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. 12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

The nobleman whose child was sick

  • John 4:46-53 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. 48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. 49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. ...

Abraham

  • John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

The blind man whom Jesus healed on the Sabbath

  • John 9:13-38 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. 14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. 16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. ...

Mary, the sister of Martha

  • Luke 10:38-42 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: ...
  • Also John 11:32.

John the disciple

  • John 20:8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

The disciples, through the miracle at Cana of Galilee

  • John 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

Jews at Jerusalem

  • John 2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
  • Also John 8:30; 11:45; 12:11.

About three-thousand people on the day of Pentecost

  • Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

About five-thousand people

  • Acts 4:4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

Multitudes

  • Acts 5:14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)

The crippled man at Lystra

  • Acts 14:9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

Stephen

  • Acts 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

The Ethiopian eunuch

  • Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

The people of Lydda and S h) aron

  • Acts 9:35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.

The people of Joppa

  • Acts 9:42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

The people of Antioch

  • Acts 11:21-24 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord. 22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. 23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. 24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

Barnabas

  • Acts 11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

Eunice, Lois, and Timothy

  • 2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
  • Also Acts 16:1.

Lydia

  • Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

The Philippian jailor

  • Acts 16:31-34 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. 34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Crispus

  • Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.

The Corinthians

  • Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.
  • Also 1 Corinthians 15:11.

Jews at Rome

  • Acts 28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

Ephesians

  • Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
  • Also Ephesians 1:15.

Colossians

  • Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Also Colossians 1:4.

Thessalonians

  • 1 Thessalonians 1:6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
  • Also 1 Thessalonians 3:6-8; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4.

Philemon

  • Philemon 1:5 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;

The congregation at Thyatira

  • Revelation 2:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

TRIAL OF

  • 1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
  • Also Psalms 26:2; 81:7; Matthew 13:19-22; 24:21-25; Luke 8:13-14; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-5; Hebrews 6:13-15; James 1:3,12; 1 Peter 1:7.

See TEMPTATION

INSTANCES OF TRIAL OF

Noah

  • Genesis 6:14-22 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. 15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. 16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. 17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. ...
  • Also Hebrews 11:7.

Abraham, when commanded to leave his native land and to go where he did not know

  • Genesis 12:1-4 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. 4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
  • Also Hebrews 11:8.

Abraham, when commanded to offer Isaac

  • Genesis 22:1-19 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. ...
  • Also Hebrews 11:17-19.

Moses, when sent to Pharaoh

  • Exodus 3:11-12 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
  • Also Exodus 4:10-17; Hebrews 11:25-29.

Moses, at the Red Sea, by the complaints of the people

  • Exodus 14 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. 4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so. ...
  • Also Exodus 15.

Joshua and the people of Israel, in the method of taking Jericho

  • Joshua 6 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. 2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. 3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. ...
  • Also Hebrews 11:30.

Gideon, when commanded to deliver Israel

  • Judges 6:36-40 And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, 37 Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said. 38 And it was so: for he rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water. 39 And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew. ...
  • Also Judges 7; Hebrews 11:32.

Job, by affliction and adversity

  • Job 1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. 2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. 3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. 4 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. ...
  • Also Job 2.

Ezra, in leaving Babylon without a military escort

  • Ezra 8:22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.

Daniel, when forbidden to pray to Jehovah

  • Daniel 6:4-23 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. 5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. 6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever. 7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellers, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. ...
  • Also Hebrews 11:32-33.

The three Hebrews, when commanded to worship the image

  • Daniel 3:8-30 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. 9 They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. 10 Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image: 11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. ...
  • Also Hebrews 11:32-34.

The Syrophoenician woman

  • Matthew 15:21-28 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. ...
  • Also Mark 7:24-30.

The two blind men who appealed to Jesus for sight

  • Matthew 9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

The disciples, when Jesus came walking upon the Sea of Galilee

  • Matthew 14:25-33 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. ...

The disciples

By the question of Jesus, as to who he was

  • Matthew 16:15-20 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. ...
  • Also Luke 9:20-21.

By their inability to cast out the evil spirit from the epileptic boy

  • Matthew 17:14-21 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. ...
  • Also Mark 9:14-29; Luke 9:37-42.

In the tempest at sea

  • Matthew 8:23-27 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 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. ...
  • Also Mark 4:36-41; Luke 8:22-26.

Of Philip, when questioned by Jesus as to how the multitude would be fed

  • John 6:5-6 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

Of Peter, when asked whether he loved Jesus

  • John 21:16-17 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

See AFFLICTION, DESIGN OF

STRENGTHENED BY MIRACLES

See MIRACLES, DESIGN OF

SUM TOTAL OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF AND LIFE

  • Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
  • Also Jude 1:3.

WEAK

See DOUBTING

 
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