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Practical Bible Reference Guide

By Dale A. Robbins
  • To Become a Christian -- Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9-10,13, John 3:3, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1John 1:9, 2Corinthians 5:17

  • To Build Up Your Faith -- Romans 10:17, Jude 1:20, 1Peter 1:7-9, James 1:5-8, Romans 4:20-21, 2Corinthians 5:7, Mark 11:24, James 2:18,22, Hebrews 10:32-39

  • To Control Your Tongue -- Proverbs 18:21, Ephesians 4:29, 31-32, Proverbs 13:3, Luke 6:45, Matthew 12:36, James 1:26, 1Peter 3:10, James 3:6, 10-11, Proverbs 18:7-8, Psalms 50:23

  • To Deal With Offenses -- Matthew 18:15, Matthew 5:23-24, Matthew 18:21-35, Matthew 6:14-15, 2Corinthians 2:10-11, Psalms 119:165, John 13:35, 1John 4:20-21

  • To Get Along With Others -- Matthew 7:12, Romans 12:10, 1John 4:20-21, 1Corinthians 13:4-7, Ephesians 4:31-32, Romans 15:1-2, Colossians 3:12-14, Proverbs 18:24

  • To Overcome the Devil -- Ephesians 6:10-17, James 4:7-8, 1Peter 5:8-10, Ephesians 4:26-27, 2Thessalonians 3:3, 2Corinthians 2:10-11, 2Timothy 4:18, Hebrews 2:18, 1John 3:8, Psalms 91:3-7, Psalms 121:7-8

  • To overcome lust -- 1Corinthians 6:15-20, Galatians 5:16-17, 1Corinthians 10:13, Ephesians 4:22-24,27, Proverbs 6:25-26, James 1:13-15

  • To handle problems & trials -- 1Peter 4:12-13,16, Isaiah 43:2-3, Psalms 31:1-5, 7-8, Psalms 69:14-18, Psalms 34:17-19, Psalms 55:22, 2Corinthians 4:7-10, 1Peter 5:7

  • To face serious illness -- James 5:14-15, Psalms 103:2-3, Isaiah 53:5, Mark 16:18, Matthew 15:22-28, Matthew 9:5-6, Matthew 9:20-22, Acts 3:2-8, 2Kings 20:1-7, 2Corinthians 5:1, Psalms 23:4

  • To survive financial problems -- Psalms 37:25-26, Philippians 4:19, Luke 12:28-31, Psalms 107:4-8, Psalms 34:6-10, Matthew 6:31-34, Psalms 37:3-4, Philippians 4:11-13

  • To handle stress -- John 14:27, Philippians 4:6-8, Isaiah 41:10, 1Peter 5:7-11, Psalms 46:1-3, Isaiah 26:3-4, 2 Timothy 1:7, Matthew 11:28-30

  • To enter the Lord’s peace & rest -- Psalms 37:5-7, Philippians 4:8, Isaiah 26:3, 11-13, 19, Romans 8:28, Matthew 11:28-30, Hebrews 4:9,11,14, Isaiah 30:15,18, Psalms 55:22, Exodus 33:14, Matthew 6:33-34

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

  • To have an effective prayer life -- Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 18:18-19, Hebrews 4:16, Hebrews 11:6, James 5:16-18, Luke 11:9, Matthew 6:5-6, Luke 18:1, 1Peter 3:12, Psalms 55:17, 1John 5:14-15, Romans 8:26, Psalms 86:6-7

  • To give to God’s work -- Malachi 3:8-12, 1Corinthians 16:2, 2Corinthians 9:6-7, Matthew 6:19-21, 1Chronicles 16:29, Matthew 6:1-4, Psalms 96:8, Proverbs 11:24-25, Proverbs 19:17

  • To draw closer to God -- James 4:8-10, Luke 11:9-13, Proverbs 8:17, Jeremiah 29:12-13, Psalms 42:1-2,7-8, Psalms 130:5-6, Psalms 62:5, Revelation 22:17

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

  • To have the Lord’s joy -- John 15:11-12, Psalms 5:11-12, Psalms 51:12-13, Matthew 11:28-30, Psalms 45:7-8, Psalms 118:24, Proverbs 15:13, Psalms 126:5-6, Nehemiah 8:10

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

  • To be an effective witness -- Matthew 5:14-16, Luke 11:33, 1Peter 3:8-11,15, Luke 12:8-9, Ephesians 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 Timothy 4:2

  • To overcome discouragement -- Romans 8:28, Matthew 11:28, Psalms 121:1, James 4:10, Rom 8:35, 37, Psalms 23:1-6, Deuteronomy 1:21, 1Samuel 30:6, Hebrews 12:3, Hebrews 13:5, Isaiah 26:3

  • To learn more about the church -- Matthew 16:18, Matthew 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, Romans 16:1,5,23, 1Corinthians 1:2, 1Corinthians 4:17, 1Corinthians 6:4, 1Corinthians 10:32, 1Corinthians 11:18,22, 1Corinthians 12:28, 1Corinthians 14:4,5, 1Corinthians 14:12,19, 1Corinthians 14:23,28,35, 1Corinthians 15:9, 1Corinthians 16:19, 2Corinthians 1:1, Galatians 1:13, Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 3:10,21, Ephesians 5:23, Ephesians 5:24-25, 27,29,32, Philippians 3:6, Philippians 4:15, Colossians 1:18, Colossians 1:24, Colossians 4:15, Colossians 4:16, 1Thessalonians 1:1, 2Thessalonians 1:1, 1Timothy 3:5, 1Timothy 3:15, 1Timothy 5:16, Philemon 1:2, Hebrews 12:23, James 5:14, 3 John 1:6,9,10, Revelation 2:1,8,12,18, Revelation 3:1,7,14

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Scripture References by Alphabetical Topic

  • ABORTION

    Psalms 139:13-16 Isaiah 43:1 44:2,24 49:1,5 64:8 Jeremiah 1:5

  • AFFLICTION

    Psalms 34:19 119:67,71,75 145:14 Proverbs 24:10 Isaiah 43:2 Romans 8:28 2Corinthians 1:4 2Corinthians 4:17,18 Hebrews 4:15,16 1Peter 5:6-9

  • ALCOHOLISM

    Proverbs 20:1 23:20,21,29-32 31:4-6 Isaiah 5:11 Luke 21:34 Romans 13:13 Galatians 5:19-21

  • ANXIETY

    Psalms 34:17 55:22 Proverbs 16:3 Isaiah 26:3 43:2 Matthew 6:25-34 Luke 2:34 Philippians 4:6,7 Hebrews 13:15 1Peter 5:6,7

  • BACKSLIDER

    Proverbs 11:20 14:14 Jeremiah 2:19 2Peter 2:20-21 (Restoration of) 2Chronicles 30:9 Psalms 32:1-5 145:14 Isaiah 44:22 49:14-16 57:15-18 Jeremiah 3:12-15,22 18:1-6 (Lost Sheep) Luke 15:4-7 (Prodigal Son) Luke 15:11-32

  • BAPTISM

    (Water) Matthew 3:13-16 28:19 John 3:5 Acts 2:38,41 8:36-41 Romans 6:4 Colossians 2:12

  • BIBLE

    (Inspired by God) Galatians 1:11,12 2 Timothy 3:16 2Peter 1:21 (Irrevocable) Isaiah 55:11 Matt 5:18 Mark 13:31 Revelation 22:18,19 (Exhortation to Read & Obey) Deuteronomy 12:28 Josh. 1:7-9 Psalms 119:11,18,105 Proverbs 4:20-22 Matt 4:4 John 5:39 Romans 15:4 2 Timothy 2:5 Revelation 1:3

  • BORN AGAIN

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

  • CHASTENING

    Job 5:17 Psalms 94:12-13 119:67,71 Proverbs 3:11-12 1Corinthians 11:32 Hebrews 12:5-11 Revelation 3:19

  • CHILDREN

    (Of Righteousness) Deuteronomy 12:28 Psalms 103:17,18 Proverbs 11:21 22:6 Isaiah 44:3 54:13 57:18 (Training Of) Deuteronomy 2:6-7 Proverbs 13:24 19:18 22:6,15 23:13,14 Ephesians 6:4 Colossians 3:21

  • DEATH

    (Of Righteous) 2Samuel 12:23 Psalms 23:4 116:15, Ecc. 12:7, Isaiah 57:1-2, Luke 16:19-31, Acts 7:59, 1Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 14:13

  • DEPRESSION

    Psalms 9:9-10 31:22,24, 42:5,11, 146:8, Isaiah 35:3-4, 50:10, Jeremiah 29:11-13, Hebrews 12:12-13

  • DISCOURAGED

    2Chronicles 15:7, Psalms 27:14 37:23-24 42:5,11 138:8 Proverbs 24:16 Isaiah 40:31 50:7 Matthew 11:28-30 1Corinthians 15:58 Galatians 6:9 2Thessalonians 3:13 Hebrews 4:15-16 James 4:8

  • DISEASE

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

  • DIVORCE

    Matthew 5:32 19:3-9 1Corinthians 7:10-17,20,24

  • ENEMIES

    (Attitude Toward) Proverbs 24:17-18 Matthew 5:44-46 Luke 6:27-37 23:34 Acts 7:60 Romans 12:14,19-21 (Protection Against) Exodus 14:14 Psalms 18:47-48 44:5-7 56:9 60:12 Proverbs 16:7 Isaiah 41:10-13 50:7-9

  • ETERNAL LIFE

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

  • FAITH

    (Defined) Hebrews 11:1 (Source) Romans 10:17, 12:3 Hebrews 12:1,2 (to be exercised) Matthew 17:20 Romans 1:17 2Corinthians 5:7 Galatians 3:11 Hebrews 10:38 11:6 James 1:2-3 (Tested) Matthew 8:23-26 Matthew 14:25-31 1Peter 1:7,8 1John 5:4 (Honored) Matthew 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 11:6 James 5:15

  • FALSE DOCTRINES

    Proverbs 16:25 Mark 13:21-23 Gal 1:8 Colossians 2:8 1Timothy 4:1-3 2Peter 2:1,2 1John 4:1-3

  • FASTING

    2Samuel 12:15-23 2Chronicles 20:3 Ezra 8:21-23 Jonah 3:1-10 Matthew 4:2 6:16-18 17:21

  • FEAR

    Psalms 27:1-6 34:4 Proverbs 1:33 Isaiah 35:3,4 41:10 Romans 8:15 2 Timothy 1:7 1John 4:18 (of future) Deuteronomy 31:8 Psalms 23:6 27:4,5 112:1,7 121:7,8 Isaiah 43:2 45:2,3 Hebrews 13:6 1Peter 3:12,13

  • FORGIVENESS

    (of God to Man) Psalms 85:2 86:5 103:3,12 Isaiah 1:18 43:25 Colossians 2:13 Hebrews 8:12 10:17 1John 1:9 (of Man to Fellowmen) Matthew 6:14,15 18:21,22 Mark 11:25,26 Luke 17:3,4 Eph 4:32 Colossians 3:12,13

  • GIVING

    Deuteronomy 15:11 Proverbs 3:9,10 11:24,25 19:17 21:13 28:27 Malachi 3:10 Matthew 6:1-4 Luke 6:38 Romans 12:8 1Corinthians 16:1,2 2Corinthians 9:6-12

  • GUIDANCE

    Deuteronomy 31:8 Psalms 25:12 32:8 37:23 48:14 73:24 Isaiah 30:21 42:16 45:2 58:11 Jeremiah 10:23 John 10:1-5 16:3

  • GUILT

    (of Righteous) Psalms 31:22 138:8 Isaiah 44:22 54:4-10 Romans 7:18-25 8:1,2 14:22 Philippians 1:6 3:13,14 Hebrews 10:17 Jude 1:24,25

  • HEALING

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

  • HOLY SPIRIT

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

  • HUMILITY

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

  • JESUS

    (Prophecy of) Isaiah 7:14 9:6 53:3-5 (Prexistence of) John 1:1-3 8:58 17:5 Colossians 1:15-17 (Divinity of) Matthew 1:18-25 John 1:14 17:1-5 (Humanity of) Mark 6:1-6 Luke 22:44 24:40-43 John 4:6 11:35 Philippians 2:5-8 Hebrews 4:15 (Ministry of) Matthew 3:11 5:17 18:11 20:28 Luke 4:18,19 John 3:16,17 Ga. 1:3,4 1Timothy 1:15 Hebrews 2:14 1John 3:5,8 (Second Coming) Matthew 24:30 Acts 1:11 1Thessalonians 4:16,17 Daniel 7:13 (Signs of) Matthew 24:3-13 Luke 17:26-37 2 Timothy 3:1-5 2Thessalonians 2:1-4 2Peter 3:3-10

  • LOVE

    (Defined) 1Corinthians 13:1-13 (God’s Love) John 3:16 16:27 Romans 5:8 1John 4:8-19 (Our Love to God) Deuteronomy 10:12 Proverbs 8:17 Matthew 10:37 22:36-40 John 14:21-24 1Corinthians 16:22 (to Fellowmen) Luke 6:31-34 John 13:34,35 Romans 13:8-10 1Timothy 2:24,25 Galatians 5:14 1Peter 3:8 4:8 1John 3:11-23 4:20,21 (See ENEMIES - Attitude towards)

  • NEEDS

    (Material) Deuteronomy 30:9,10 Psalms 23:1 37:4,5,25 84:11 Is. 41:17-20 Jeremiah 32:17,27 Matthew 6:25-34 Philippians 4:19 Hebrews 13:5,6 (Spiritual) Deuteronomy 4:29 Psalms 37:4-6 Proverbs 10:24 Isaiah 44:3 55:1 Jeremiah 29:11-13 Matthew 5:6 John 6:35 Hebrews 4:16 James 4:8

  • OBEDIENCE

    (To God) Deuteronomy 11:26-28 1Samuel 15:22 Is. 48:18 Jeremiah 7:23 John 14:15,21 Acts 5:29 1John 2:3-6 Revelation 22:14 (to those in Authority) Matthew 2:17-21 Romans 13:1-7 Colossians 3:22-24 Titus 3:1 1Peter 2:13-20 4:17 (to Parents) Ephesians 6:1, Colossians 3:20

  • OCCULT

    Lev. 19:31 20:27 Deuteronomy 18:10-12 1Chronicles 10:13,14 2Chronicles 33:6 Isaiah 8:19 Jeremiah 27:9 1Timothy 4:1-4 Revelation 21:8

  • PATIENCE

    Psalms 37:7 40:1 Romans 5:3-5 12:10-12 Philippians 4:11 Hebrews 6:12 10:35,36 James 1:3,4 James 5:7,8 2Peter 1:5-9

  • PEACE

    Psalms 119:165 Isaiah 26:3 32:17 48:18 John 14:27 16:33 Romans 8:8 Phil 4:5-8

  • PERSECUTION

    Isaiah 51:12,13,21-23 Jeremiah 20:11 Matthew 5:10-12 Romans 8:35-39 12:14 2Corinthians 12:10 2 Timothy 3:12

  • PRAISE

    Psalms 22:3 34:1 50:23 100:4 Proverbs 27:21 Isaiah 42:8 43:21 Hebrews 13:15 1Peter 2:9

  • PRAYER

    (Admonished) Psalms 50:15 Isaiah 55:6,7 Jeremiah 29:12,13 33:3 Matthew 6:5-8 26:41 Luke 18:1 Luke 21:36 1Thessalonians 5:17 1Timothy 2:8 Philippians 4:6,7 (Answers - conditional) Matthew 18:19 Matthew 21:21,22 Mark 9:23 11:21-24 John 9:31 15:7 Hebrews 11:6 James 1:6-8 1John 3:21,22 5:14,15 Job. 42:10 (Unanswered) Psalms 66:18 Proverbs 28:9 Isaiah 1:11-15 Isaiah 59:1,2 John 9:31 I Peter 4:12 (Answers delayed) Dan. 10:12,13 Psalms 42:5 62:5 Isaiah 30:18 40:31 50:7 Lam. 3:25,26 Hab. 2:3 Hebrews 10:36 (Hindered) 1Peter 3:7

  • PRIDE

    Deuteronomy 8:10-18 1Chronicles 29:11,12 Proverbs 6:16-19 11:2 16:18 29:23 Jeremiah 9:23,24 Matthew 5:3,5 6:1-4 20:26,27 Luke 14:11 1Corinthians 4:7 James 4:6 1Peter 5:5,6

  • PROSPERITY

    (of Righteous) Deuteronomy 28:1-14 Joshua 1:7-9 1Samuel 2:7 1Chronicles 29:12 Psalms 112:1-3 3John 1:2 (of Wicked) Psalms 37:7 73:3-12,17 Proverbs 24:19,20 28:13 Ecc. 8:11 Malachi 3:13-18 4:1,2 Romans 9:17-24 1Timothy 5:24

  • PROTECTION

    Psalms 91:1-16 121:1-8 Proverbs 3:24-26 29:25 Isaiah 43:2 59:19 Jeremiah 15:20,21 Psalms 7:10

  • REINCARNATION

    (See DEATH)

  • REWARDS

    (According to Works) 2Chronicles 15:7 Psalms 58:11 Isaiah 40:10 Jeremiah 17:10 Matthew 16:27 Mark 9:41 Luke 6:35 1Corinthians 3:8 13-15 Galatians 6:7,9 Colossians 3:24,25 Hebrews 10:36 11:16 Revelation 20:12 22:12

  • SALVATION

    (a Gift) Romans 6:23 Ephesians 2:8,9 2 Timothy 1:9 (by Repentance & Confession) Matthew 3:1,2 Matthew 10:32,33 Luke 15:10 Acts 2:38,39 3:19 Romans 2:4 10:9,10 2Peter 3:9 1John 1:9 (Assurance of) Mark 13:13 John 3:16 5:24 10:27,28 Romans 1:16 1Peter 1:3-5 1John 2:25 5:13 Revelation 3:20,21

  • SATAN

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

  • SEXUAL SINS

    (Adultery-Fornication) Exodus 20:14 Proverbs 6:32,33 Malachi 3:5 Matthew 5:27,28,32 1Corinthians 6:15-18 Galatians5:16-21 James 4:4 (Pervision) Romans 1:24-32 1Corinthians 6:9,10 Ephesians 5:5 Revelation 21:8

  • SLEEP

    Psalms 3:5 4:8 121:3 127:2 Proverbs 3:24

  • SORROW

    Psalms 30.5 126:5,6 127:2 Ecc. 7:3 Isaiah 35:10 Matthew 5:4 Revelation 21:4 (See DEATH)

  • STRENGTH

    Deuteronomy 33:25 Psalms 31:24 105:4 Proverbs 24:10 Isaiah 40:28-31 2Corinthians 12:9,10 Philippians 4:13

  • SUFFERING

    Romans 8:16-18 1Corinthians 12:25-27 2 Timothy 2:12 3:12 1Peter 2:19,20 4:12-16,19

  • TEMPTATION

    Mark 14:38 1Timothy 6:9,10 James 1:13-15 (Christ tempted) Matthew 4:1-11 Hebrews 2:18 4:15 (Trials-Testings) 1Corinthians 10:13 James 1:2-4,12 1Peter 1:6,74:12,13 2Peter 2:9

  • THANKFULNESS

    Psalms 50:14 100:4 105:1 Ephesians 5:20 Philippians 4:6,7 Colossians 3:15,17 1Thessalonians 5:18 Hebrews 13:15

  • THOUGHTS

    Psalms 1:1,2 Proverbs 16:3 23:7 Isaiah 55:8,9 Malachi 3:16 Matthew 6:25-34 Philippians 4:8 Hebrews 4:12

  • TRUTH

    John 8:31,32 14:6 16:13 2 Timothy 2:15 1John 4:5,6

  • UNPARDONABLE SIN

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

  • UNSELFISHNESS

    Proverbs 21:13 19:17 Ecc. 11:1 Romans 15:1, Galatians 6:2 Philippians 2:3,4 1Thessalonians 5:14 Hebrews 13:2,3

  • VENGENCE

    Deuteronomy 32:35,43 Proverbs 20:22 24:29 Luke 18:7,8 Romans 12:17-19 Hebrews 10:30

  • WISDOM

    (Godly) 2Chronicles 1:7-12 Psalms 111:10 Proverbs 2:6-11 3:13-18 4:5-9 16:16 Dan. 2:20-23 Luke 21:15 1Corinthians 3:18-20 James 1:5-7
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