Word of God in the Bible



  • Psalm 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
  • Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.


  • Isaiah 34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.


  • Nehemiah 8:3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.
  • Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.


  • Hebrews 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,


  • Romans 1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
  • 2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.


  • Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
  • Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:


  • Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
  • 1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.


  • 1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;


  • Daniel 10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.


  • Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:


  • James 1:21-23 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
  • Also 1 Peter 2:2.


  • Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
  • Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


  • Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.


  • Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.


  • 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
  • James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.


To seed

  • Matthew 13:3-8 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. ...
  • Also Matthew 13:18-23,37-38; Mark 4:3-20,26-32; Luke 8:5-15.

To a two-edged sword

  • Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

To be read publicly

  • Deuteronomy 31:11-13 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. 12 Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: 13 And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
  • Also Joshua 8:33-35; 2 Kings 23:2; 2 Chronicles 17:7-9; Nehemiah 8:1-8,13,18; Jeremiah 36:6; Acts 13:15,27; Colossians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:27.

The people stood and responded by saying, "Amen,"

  • Nehemiah 8:5-6 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up: 6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
  • Also Exodus 24:7; Deuteronomy 27:12-26.


  • Nehemiah 8:8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

By Jesus

  • Luke 4:16-27 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. ...
  • Also Luke 24:27,45.


  • Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Searching of, commanded

  • John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
  • John 7:52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

Texts of, to be written on door-posts

  • Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
  • Deuteronomy 11:20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:

Not to be added to, or taken from

  • Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
  • Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
  • Also Revelation 22:18-19.

Conviction of sin from reading

  • 2 Kings 22:9-13 And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, Thy servants have gathered the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of them that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD. 10 And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king. 11 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes. 12 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying, ...
  • Also 2 Chronicles 17:7-10; 34.

Fulfilled by Jesus

  • Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
  • Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
  • Also John 19:24.

Testify of Jesus

  • John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
  • Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
  • Also Acts 18:28; 1 Corinthians 15:3.


Taught by the apostles

  • Acts 2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. ...
  • Also Acts 3; 8:32,35; 13:27; 17:2; 18:24; 28:23.

The standard of the judgment

  • John 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
  • Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Not to be handled deceitfully

  • 2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.


  • Exodus 13:9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
  • Exodus 19:9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.
  • Also Exodus 24:3-4; Deuteronomy 4:2,5-6,8,10,14; 6:6-9; 8:3; 11:18-21; 17:18-19; 27:2-3,8; 29:29; 30:11-14; 31:9-13,19,21,26; Joshua 1:8; 3:9; 8:32-35; 2 Samuel 22:31; 1 Chronicles 16:15; 2 Chronicles 15:3; Job 22:22; 23:12; Psalm 1:2; 12:6; 17:4; 18:30; 19:7-11; 33:4,6; 37:31; 40:8; 43:3; 56:4; 78:1,7-8; 85:8; 93:5; 94:12; 102:18; 107:19-20; 111:7-8; 119:9,11-12,14-16,18-20,23-25,28,30-31,33,35,41,45-52,54,61,66-67,70,72,74,76-78,81-83,86,89,92-93,96-100,103-105,109,111,113,115,119,127-131,133,138,140-144,148,151-153,157-163,165,167,172-174; 138:2; 147:15,19-20; Proverbs 6:20-23; 22:21; 30:5-6; Ecclesiastes 5:1; 12:10-11; Isaiah 2:3; 8:16,20; 28:13; 30:21; 34:16; 40:8; 51:7; 55:10-11; Jeremiah 8:9; 13:15; 15:16; 22:29; 23:28-29,36; Ezekiel 3:3,10; 44:5; Daniel 8:26; 10:21; 12:4,9; Hosea 6:5; Amos 8:11-13; Micah 2:7; Habakkuk 2:2; Zechariah 7:7; Matthew 4:4; 5:17; 7:24-25; 11:13,15; 13:23,33; 15:3,9; 22:29; Mark 4:20; 7:7,9,13; 12:24; 13:31; Luke 4:22; 6:47-48; 8:11-15; 11:28; 16:17,29,31; 24:32,45; John 2:22; 5:24,39; 6:63; 8:31-32; 10:35; 15:3; 17:8,14,17,19-20; 20:31; Acts 10:15; 17:11; 20:32; 26:18,22; Romans 3:1-2; 4:23-24; 6:17; 9:4,6; 10:17; 12:2; 15:4; 16:26; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 7:6,10,12; 9:10; 10:11; 11:2; 15:3; 2 Corinthians 2:17; 3:6; 8:10; Galatians 1:8-9,11-12; Ephesians 1:12-13; 3:3-5; 5:26; 6:17; Philippians 2:16; Colossians 1:5; 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 1:5,8; 2:13; 4:1-2; 5:20; 2 Thessalonians 2:14-15; 1 Timothy 4:5-6; 6:3-4; 2 Timothy 1:13; 2:8-9,15; 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2:1-3; 4:2,12; 6:5; 10:7,28; 11:3; James 1:18-19,21-25; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2:2-3; 2 Peter 1:4,19-21; 3:1-2,15-16; 1 John 1:4-5; 2:7-8,12,14,21; 5:11,13; Jude 3-17; Revelation 1:2-3; 22:18-19.



  • Exodus 19:7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.
  • Exodus 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying,
  • Also Exodus 24:4,12; 25:21; 31:18; 32:16; 34:27,32; Leviticus 26:46; Deuteronomy 4:5,14; 11:18; 31:19,22; 2 Kings 17:13; 2 Chronicles 33:18; Job 23:12; Psalm 78:5; 99:7; 147:19; Ecclesiastes 12:11; Isaiah 30:12-13; 34:16; 59:21; Jeremiah 30:2; 36:1-2,27-28,32; 51:59-64; Ezekiel 11:25; Daniel 10:21; Hosea 8:12; Zechariah 7:12; Matthew 22:31-32; Luke 1:1-4,68-73; Acts 1:16; 28:25; Romans 3:1-2; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 7:10; 14:37; Ephesians 6:17; Colossians 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 4:1-3; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 3:7-8; 4:12; 5:12; 1 Peter 1:11-12; 2 Peter 1:21; 3:2,15; 1 John 1:1-5; Revelation 1:1-2,11,17-19; 2:7; 19:10; 22:6-8.


  • Psalm 50:16-17 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? 17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
  • Also Proverbs 1:29-30; 13:13; Isaiah 5:24; 28:9-14; 30:9-11; 53:1; Jeremiah 6:10; 8:9; Hosea 8:12; Amos 2:12; Micah 2:6; Luke 16:31; 24:25; John 3:20; 5:46-47; 8:37,45; 1 Corinthians 1:18,22-23; 2 Timothy 3:8; 4:3-4; 1 Peter 2:8; 2 Peter 3:15-16; Revelation 22:19.
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