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Practical Bible Reference Guide

By Dr. Dale A. Robbins
  • To become a Christian -- Rom. 3:23, Rom. 6:23, Rom. 5:8, Rom. 10:9-10,13, John 3:3, John 3:16, Eph. 2:8-9, 1 John 1:9, 2 Cor. 5:17

  • To build up your faith -- Rom. 10:17, Jude 1:20, 1 Pet. 1:7-9, James 1:5-8, Rom. 4:20-21, 2 Cor. 5:7, Mark 11:24, James 2:18,22, Heb. 10:32-39

  • To control your tongue -- Prov. 18:21, Eph. 4:29, 31-32, Prov. 13:3, Luke 6:45, Matt. 12:36, James 1:26, 1 Pet. 3:10, James 3:6, 10-11, Prov. 18:7-8, Psa. 50:23

  • To deal with offenses -- Matt. 18:15, Matt. 5:23-24, Matt. 18:21-35, Matt. 6:14-15, 2 Cor 2:10-11, Psa. 119:165, John 13:35, 1 John 4:20-21

  • To get along with others -- Matt. 7:12, Rom. 12:10, 1 John 4:20-21, 1 Cor. 13:4-7, Eph. 4:31-32, Rom. 15:1-2, Col. 3:12-14, Prov. 18:24

  • To overcome the devil -- Eph. 6:10-17, James 4:7-8, 1 Pet. 5:8-10, Eph. 4:26-27, 2 Thes. 3:3, 2 Cor. 2:10-11, 2 Tim. 4:18, Heb. 2:18, 1 John 3:8, Psa. 91:3-7, Psa. 121:7-8

  • To overcome lust -- 1 Cor. 6:15-20, Gal. 5:16-17, 1 Cor. 10:13, Eph. 4:22-24,27, Prov. 6:25-26, James 1:13-15

  • To handle problems & trials -- 1 Pet. 4:12-13,16, Isa. 43:2-3, Psa. 31:1-5, 7-8, Psa. 69:14-18, Psa. 34:17-19, Psa. 55:22, 2 Cor. 4:7-10, 1 Pet. 5:7

  • To face serious illness -- James 5:14-15, Psa. 103:2-3, Isa. 53:5, Mark 16:18, Matt. 15:22-28, Matt. 9:5-6, Matt. 9:20-22, Acts 3:2-8, 2 Kings 20:1-7, 2 Cor. 5:1, Psa. 23:4

  • To survive financial problems -- Psa. 37:25-26, Phil. 4:19, Luke 12:28-31, Psa. 107:4-8, Psa. 34:6-10, Matt. 6:31-34, Psa. 37:3-4, Phil. 4:11-13

  • To handle stress -- John 14:27, Phil. 4:6-8, Isa. 41:10, 1 Pet. 5:7-11, Psa. 46:1-3, Isa. 26:3-4, 2 Tim. 1:7, Matt. 11:28-30

  • To enter the Lord’s peace & rest -- Psa. 37:5-7, Phil. 4:8, Isa. 26:3, 11-13, 19, Rom. 8:28, Matt. 11:28-30, Heb. 4:9,11,14, Isa. 30:15,18, Psa. 55:22, Ex. 33:14, Matt. 6:33-34

  • To have God’s divine protection -- Psa. 91:1-16, Psa. 27:1,5, Isa. 43:2, Psa. 5:11-12, Isa. 54:17, Luke 10:19, Isa. 59:19, Prov. 29:25, Psa. 34:7

  • To have an effective prayer life -- Phil. 4:6-7, Matt. 18:18-19, Heb. 4:16, Heb. 11:6, James 5:16-18, Luke 11:9, Matt. 6:5-6, Luke 18:1, 1 Pet. 3:12, Psa. 55:17, 1 John 5:14-15, Rom. 8:26, Psa. 86:6-7

  • To give to God’s work -- Mal. 3:8-12, 1 Cor. 16:2, 2 Cor. 9:6-7, Matt. 6:19-21, 1 Chron. 16:29, Matt. 6:1-4, Psa. 96:8, Prov. 11:24-25, Prov. 19:17

  • To draw closer to God -- James 4:8-10, Luke 11:9-13, Prov. 8:17, Jer. 29:12-13, Psa. 42:1-2,7-8, Psa. 130:5-6, Psa. 62:5, Rev. 22:17

  • To obtain God’s promises -- 2 Pet. 1:4-8, 1 John 5:14-15, 1 John 3:21-22, Rom. 8:32, John 15:7, Matt. 6:33, James 5:16, Heb. 10:23,35-37, Josh. 1:7

  • To have the Lord’s joy -- John 15:11-12, Psa. 5:11-12, Psa. 51:12-13, Matt. 11:28-30, Psa. 45:7-8, Psa. 118:24, Prov. 15:13, Psa. 126:5-6, Neh. 8:10b

  • To overcome temptation -- 1 Cor. 10:13, Mark 14:38, James 1:12, Mat 6:13, Luke 4:13, Luke 8:13, James 1:13-14, Gal. 5:16, 1 John 5:4, Eph. 6:11-18, Luke 22:40, Luke 22:46, 1 Cor 10:13, 1 Tim 6:9

  • To be an effective witness -- Matt. 5:14-16, Luke 11:33, 1 Pet. 3:8-11,15, Luke 12:8-9, Eph. 6:18-20, Luke 21:14-15, John 13:35, Luke 15:4-7, James 5:19-20, Acts 1:8, Mark 16:15, 2 Tim. 4:2

  • To overcome discouragement -- Rom. 8:28, Matt. 11:28, Psa. 121:1, James 4:10, Rom 8:35, 37, Psa. 23:1-6, Deut. 1:21, Sam. 30:6, Heb. 12:3, Heb. 13:5, Isa. 26:3

  • To learn more about the church -- Matt. 16:18, Matt. 18:17, Acts 2:47, Acts 5:11, Acts 8:1,3, Acts 11:22,26, Acts 12:1,5, Acts 13:1, Acts 14:23, Acts 14:27, Acts 15:3,4, Acts 15:22, Acts 18:22, Acts 20:17,28, Rom. 16:1,5,23, 1 Cor. 1:2, 1 Cor. 4:17, 1 Cor. 6:4, 1 Cor. 10:32, 1 Cor. 11:18,22, 1 Cor. 12:28, 1 Cor. 14:4,5, 1 Cor. 14:12,19, 1 Cor. 14:23,28,35, 1 Cor. 15:9, 1 Cor. 16:19, 2 Cor. 1:1, Gal. 1:13, Eph. 1:22, Eph. 3:10,21, Eph. 5:23, Eph. 5:24-25, 27,29,32, Phil. 3:6, Phil. 4:15, Col. 1:18, Col. 1:24, Col. 4:15, Col. 4:16, 1 Th. 1:1, 2 Th. 1:1, 1 Tim. 3:5, 1 Tim. 3:15, 1 Tim. 5:16, Phile. 1:2, Heb. 12:23, James 5:14, 3 John 1:6,9,10, Rev. 2:1,8,12,18, Rev. 3:1,7,14

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Scripture References by Alphabetical Topic

  • ABORTION

    Psa. 139:13-16 Isa. 43:1 44:2,24 49:1,5 64:8 Jer. 1:5

  • AFFLICTION

    Psa. 34:19 119:67,71,75 145:14 Prov. 24:10 Isa. 43:2 Rom. 8:28 2 Cor. 1:4 2 Cor. 4:17,18 Heb. 4:15,16 1 Pet. 5:6-9

  • ALCOHOLISM

    Prov. 20:1 23:20,21 29-32 31:4-6 Isa. 5:11 Luke 21:34 Rom. 13:13 Gal. 5:19-21

  • ANXIETY

    Psa. 34:17 55:22 Prov. 16:3 Isa. 26:3 43:2 Matt. 6:25-34 Luke 2:34 Phil. 4:6,7 Heb. 13:15 1 Pet. 5:6,7

  • BACKSLIDER

    Prov. 11:20 14:14 Jer. 2:19 2 Pet. 2:20-21 (Restoration of) 2 Chron. 30:9 Psa. 32:1-5 145:14 Isa. 44:22 49:14-16 57:15-18 Jer. 3:12-15,22 18:1-6 (Lost Sheep) Luke 15:4-7 (Prodigal Son) Luke 15:11-32

  • BAPTISM

    (Water) Matt. 3:13-16 28:19 John 3:5 Acts 2:38,41 8:36-41 Rom. 6:4 Col. 2:12

  • BIBLE

    (Inspired by God) Gal. 1:11,12 2 Tim. 3:16 2 Pet. 1:21 (Irrevocable) Isa. 55:11 Matt 5:18 Mark 13:31 Rev. 22:18,19 (Exhortation to Read & Obey) Deut. 12:28 Josh. 1:7-9 Psa. 119:11,18,105 Prov. 4:20-22 Matt 4:4 John 5:39 Rom. 15:4 2 Tim. 2:5 Rev. 1:3

  • BORN AGAIN

    John 1:12-13 3:3-7 1 Pet. 1:22-23 1 John 5:4

  • CHASTENING

    Job 5:17 Psa. 94:12-13 119:67,71 Prov. 3:11-12 1 Cor. 11:32 Heb. 12:5-11 Rev. 3:19

  • CHILDREN

    (Of Righteousness) Deut. 12:28 Psa. 103:17,18 Prov. 11:21 22:6 Isa. 44:3 54:13 57:18 (Training Of) Deut. 2:6-7 Prov. 13:24 19:18 22:6,15 23:13,14 Eph. 6:4 Col. 3:21

  • DEATH

    (Of Righteous) 2 Sam. 12:23 Psa. 23:4 116:15 Ecc. 12:7 Isa. 57:1-2 Luke 16:19-31 Acts 7:59 1 Thes. 4:13-18 Rev. 14:13

  • DEPRESSION

    Psa. 9:9-10 31:22,24 42:5,11 146:8 Isa. 35:3-4 50:10 Jer. 29:11-13 Heb. 12:12-13

  • DISCOURAGED

    2 Chron. 15:7 Psa. 27:14 37:23-24 42:5,11 138:8 Prov. 24:16 Isa. 40:31 50:7 Matt. 11:28-30 1 Cor. 15:58 Gal. 6:9 2 Thes. 3:13 Heb. 4:15-16 James 4:8

  • DISEASE

    (A Curse) Deut 28:15,22,27,28,35,45,59-61 (Christ made Curse for us) Gal. 3:13

  • DIVORCE

    Matt. 5:32 19:3-9 1 Cor. 7:10-17,20,24

  • ENEMIES

    (Attitude Toward) Prov. 24:17-18 Matt. 5:44-46 Luke 6:27-37 23:34 Acts 7:60 Rom. 12:14,19-21 (Protection Against) Ex. 14:14 Psa. 18:47-48 44:5-7 56:9 60:12 Prov. 16:7 Isa. 41:10-13 50:7-9

  • ETERNAL LIFE

    (Promised) John 3:15,16,36 6:40,47 10:27-37 1 John 2:25 (We can Know) 1 John 5:11-13

  • FAITH

    (Defined) Heb. 11:1 (Source) Rom. 10:17, 12:3 Heb. 12:1,2 (to be exercised) Matt. 17:20 Rom. 1:17 2 Cor 5:7 Gal. 3:11 Heb. 10:38 11:6 James 1:2-3 (Tested) Matt. 8:23-26 Matt. 14:25-31 1 Pet. 1:7,8 1 John 5:4 (Honored) Matt. 9:20-22,27-30 15:28 Mark 5:28-31 9:23 11:20-24 Luke 17:11-19 18:35-43 Acts 14:8-10 Heb 11 James 5:15

  • FALSE DOCTRINES

    Prov. 16:25 Mark 13:21-23 Gal 1:8 Col. 2:8 I Tim. 4:1-3 II Peter 2:1,2 I John 4:1-3

  • FASTING

    II Sam. 12:15-23 II Chron. 20:1-3 Ezra 8:21-23 Jonah 3:1-10 Matt. 4:2 6:16-18 17:21

  • FEAR

    Psa. 27:1-6 34:4 Prov. 1:33 Isa. 35:3,4 41:10 Rom. 8:15 II Tim. 1:7 I John 4:18 (of future) Deut. 31:8 Psa. 23:6 27:4,5 112:1,7 121;7,8 Isa. 43:2 45:2,3 Heb. 13:6 I Peter 3:12,13

  • FORGIVENESS

    (of God to Man) Psa. 85:2 86:5 103:3,12 Isa. 1:18 43:25 Col. 2:13 Heb. 8:12 10:17 I John 1:9 (of Man to Fellowmen) Matt. 6:14,15 18:21,22 Mark 11:25,26 Luke 17:3,4 Eph 4:32 Col. 3:12,13

  • GIVING

    Deut. 15:11 Prov. 3:9,10 11:24,25 19:17 21:13 28:27 Mal. 3:10 Matt. 6:1-4 Luke 6:38 Rom. 12:8 I Cor. 16:1,2 II Cor. 9:6-12

  • GUIDANCE

    Deut. 31:8 Psa. 25:12 32:8 37:23 48:14 73:24 Isa. 30:21 42:16 45:2 58:11 Jer. 10:23 John 10:1-5 16:3

  • GUILT

    (of Righteous) Psa. 31:22 138:8 Isa. 44:22 54:4-10 Rom. 7:18-25 8:1,2 14:22 Phil. 1:6 3:13,14 Heb. 10:17 Jude 1:24,25

  • HEALING

    (Christ’s Commission) Matt. 10:1,7,8 Mark 4:13,14 16:14-20 Luke 9:1,2,6 John 14:1 (Part of Atonement) Isa. 53:5 Matt. 8:16,17 I Peter 2:24 (Promised) Psa. 103:3 (Hindered by Unbelief) Matt. 13:54-58 17:14-20 (See FAITH-honored)

  • HOLY SPIRIT

    (a Gift) Luke 11:13 Acts 2:38,39 (Accepted by Faith) Gal. 3:2 (Ministry of) Joel 2:28,29 John 14:26 15:26 16:7-14 Acts 1:8 Rom. 5:5 8:11,16,26 I Cor. 2:10-14 II Cor. 3:17 II Peter 1:21 (Fruits of) Gal. 5:22,23 (Gifts of) Rom. 12:5-8 I Cor. 12:4-1

  • HUMILITY

    Prov. 15:33 18:12 22:4 Is. 57:15 66:2 Matt. 20:26-28 Luke 14:11 James 4:6,10

  • JESUS

    (Prophecy of) Isa. 7:14 9:6 Chap. 53 (Prexistence of) John 1:1-3 8:58 17:5 Col. 1:15-17 (Divinity of) Matt. 1:18-25 John 1:14 Chap. 17 (Humanity of) Mark 6: Luke 22:44 24:40-43 John 4:6 11:35 Phil. 2:5-8 Heb. 4:15 (Ministry of) Matt. 3:11 5:17 18:11 20:28 Luke 4:18,19 John 3:16,17 Ga. 1:3,4 I Tim. 1:15 Heb. 2:14 I John 3:5,8 (Second Coming) Matt. 24:30 Acts 1:11 I Thes. 4:16,17 Dan. 7:13 (Signs of) Matt. 24:3-13 Luke 17:26-37 II Tim. 3:1-5 II Thes. 2:1-4 II Peter 3:3-10

  • LOVE

    (Defined) I Cor. 13 (God’s Love) John 3:16 16:27 Rom. 5:8 I John 4:8-19 (Our Love to God) Deut. 10:12 Prov. 8:17 Matt. 10:37 22:36-40 John 14:21-24 I Cor. 16:22 (to Fellowmen) Luke 6:31-34 John 13:34,35 Rom. 13:8-10 I Tim. 2:24,25 Gal. 5:14 I Peter 3:8 4:8 I John 3:11-23 4:20,21 (See ENEMIES - Attitude towards)

  • NEEDS

    (Material) Deut. 30:9,10 Psa. 23:1 37:4,5,25 84:11 Is. 41:17-20 Jer. 32:17,27 Matt. 6:25-34 Phil. 4:19 Heb. 13:5,6 (Spiritual) Deut. 4:29 Pa. 37:4-6 Prov. 10-24 Isa. 44:3 55:1 Jer. 29:11-13 Matt. 5:6 John 6:35 Heb. 4:16 James 4:8

  • OBEDIENCE

    (To God) Deut. 11:26-28 I Sam. 15:22 Is. 48:18 Jer. 7:23 John 14:15,21 Acts 5:29 I John 2:3-6 Rev. 22:14 (to those in Authority) Matt. 2:17-21 Rom. 13:1-7 Col. 3:22-24 Titus 3:1 I Peter 2:13-20 4:17 (to Parents) Eph. 6:1, Col. 3:20

  • OCCULT

    Lev. 19:31 20:27 Deut. 18:10-12 I Chron. 10:13,14 II Chron. 33:6 Isa. 8:19 Jer. 27:9 I Tim. 4:1-4 Rev. 21:8

  • PATIENCE

    Psa. 37:7 40:1 Rom. 5:3-5 12:10-12 Phil. 4:11 Heb. 6:12 10:35,36 James 1:3,4 James 5:7,8 II Peter 1:5-9

  • PEACE

    Psa. 119:165 Isa. 26:3 32:17 48:18 John 14:27 16:33 Rom. 8:8 Phil 4:5-8

  • PERSECUTION

    Isa. 51:12,13 21-23 Jer. 20:11 Matt. 5:10-12 Rom. 8:35-39 12:14 II Cor. 12:10 II Tim. 3:12

  • PRAISE

    Psa. 22:3 34:1 50:23 100:4 Prov. 27:21 Isa. 42:8 43:21 Heb. 13:15 I Peter 2:9

  • PRAYER

    (Admonished) Psa. 50:15 Isa. 55:6,7 Jer. 29:12,13 33:3 Matt. 6:5-8 26:41 Luke 18:1 Luke 21:36 I Thes. 5:17 I Tim. 2:8 Phil. 4:6,7 (Answers - conditional) Matt. 18:19 Matt. 21:21,22 Mark 9:23 11:21-24 John 9:31 15:7 Heb. 11:6 James 1:6-8 I John 3:21,22 5:14,15 Job. 42:10 (Unanswered) Psa. 66:18 Prov. 28:9 Isa. 1:11-15 Isa. 59:1,2 John 9:31 I Peter 4:12 (Answers delayed) Dan. 10:12,13 Psa. 42:5 62:5 Isa. 30:18 40:31 50:7 Lam. 3:25,26 Hab. 2:3 Heb. 10:36 (Hindered) 1 Peter 3:7

  • PRIDE

    Deut. 8:10-18 I chron. 29:11,12 Prov. 6:16-19 11:2 16:18 29:23 Jer. 9:23,24 Matt. 5:3,5 6:1-4 20:26,27 Luke 14:11 I Cor. 4:7 James 4:6 I Peter 5:5,6

  • PROSPERITY

    (of Righteous) Deut. 28:1-14 Joshus 1:7-9 I Sam. 2:7 I Chron. 29:12 Psa. 112:1-3 III John 2 (of Wicked) Psa. 37:7 73:3-12,17 Prov. 24:19,20 28:13 Ecc. 8:11 Mal. 3:13-18 4:1,2 Rom. 9:17-24 I Tim. 5:24

  • PROTECTION

    Psa. chapters 91 & 121 Prov. 3:24-26 29:25 Isa. 43:2 59:19 Jer. 15:20,21 Psa. 7:10

  • REINCARNATION

    (See DEATH)

  • REWARDS

    (According to Works) II Chron. 15:7 Psa. 58:11 Isa. 40:10 Jer. 17:10 Matt. 16:27 Mark 9:41 Luke 6:35 I Cor. 3:8 13-15 Gal. 6:7,9 Col. 3:24,25 Heb. 10:36 11:16 Rev. 20:12 22:12

  • SALVATION

    (a Gift) Rom. 6:23 Eph. 2:8,9 II Tim. 1:9 (by Repentance & Confession) Matt. 3:1,2 Matt. 10:32,33 Luke 15:10 Acts 2:38,39 3:19 Rom. 2:4 10:9,10 II Peter 3:9 I John 1:9 (Assurance of) Mark 13:13 John 3:16 5:24 10:27,28 Rom. -;1 I Peter 1:3-5 I John 2:25 5:13 Rev. 3:20,21

  • SATAN

    (Origin) Isa. 14:12-17 Ezek. 28:13-19 Luke 10:18 (Afflicts Body - Mind) Job 1:6-12 Job 2:3-6 Matt. 17:14-16 Luke 13:16 II Cor. 4:4 11:3 (Interferes with Prayers and Plans) Dan. 10:12,13 I Thes. 2:18 (Murderer & Liar) John 8:44 Acts 5:3 (Deceiver & Accuser of Brethren) Rev. 12:9,10 20:10 (Christ defeated) Col. 1:13 Col. 2:15 Heb. 2:14 I John 3:8 4:4 (His power controlled by God) Job 1:12 2:6 Dan. 4:35 Matt. 28:18 Rev. 13:5,7,14,15 (We resist) Eph. 4:27 6:11-18 James 4:7,8 I Peter 5:8,9 (Christ resisted by THE WORD) Luke 4:1-13 (His doom) Rev. 20:10

  • SEXUAL SINS

    (Adultery-Fornication) Ex. 20:14 Prov. 6:32,33 Mal. 3:5 Matt. 5:27,28,32 I Cor. 6:15-18 Gal.5:16-21 James 4:4 (Pervision) Rom. 1:24-32 I Cor. 6:9,10 Eph. 5:5 Rev. 21:8

  • SLEEP

    Psa. 3:5 4:8 121:3 127:2 Prov. 3:24

  • SORROW

    Psa. 30.5 126:5,6 127:2 Ecc. 7:3 Isa. 35:10 Matt. 5:4 Rev. 21:4 (See DEATH)

  • STRENGTH

    Deut. 33:25 Psa. 31:24 105:4 Prov. 24:10 Isa. 40:28-31 II Cor. 12:9,10 Phil. 4:13

  • SUFFERING

    Rom. 8:16-18 I Cor. 12:25-27 II Tim. 2:12 3:12 I Peter 2:19,20 4:12-16,19

  • TEMPTATION

    Mark 14:38 I Tim. 6:9,10 James 1:13-15 (Christ tempted) Matt. 4:1-11 Heb. 2:18 4:15 (Trials-Testings) I Cor. 10:13 James 1:2-4,12 I Peter 1:6,74:12,13 II Peter 2:9

  • THANKFULNESS

    Psa. 50:14 100:4 105:1 Eph. 5:20 Phil. 4:6,7 Col. 3:15,17 I Thes. 5:18 Heb. 13:15

  • THOUGHTS

    Psa. 1:1,2 Prov. 16:3 23:7 Isa. 55:8,9 Mal. 3:16 Matt. 6:25-34 Phil. 4:8 Heb. 4:12

  • TRUTH

    John 8:31,32 14:6 16:13 II Tim. 2:15 I John 4:5,6

  • UNPARDONABLE SIN

    (Attributing power of Holy Spirit to Satan) Mark 3:28,29

  • UNSELFISHNESS

    Prov. 21:13 19:17 Ecc. 11:1 Rom. 15:1, Gal. 6:2 Phil. 2:3,4 I Thes. 5:14 Heb. 13:2,3

  • VENGENCE

    Deut. 32:35,43 Prov. 20:22 24:29 Luke 18:7,8 Rom. 12:17-19 Heb. 10:30

  • WISDOM

    (Godly) II Chron. 1:7-12 Psa. 111:10 Prov. 2:6:11 3:13-18 4:5-9 16:16 Dan. 2:20-23 Luke 21:15 I Cor. 3:18-20 James 1:5-7
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