Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FRIENDSHIP and RELATIONSHIP: according to the Bible

1Jn 4:11  Dear friends, since God loved us this much, we must love each other.
1Jn 4:7  My dear friends, we must love each other. Love comes from God, and when we love each other, it shows that we have been given new life. We are now God's children, and we know him.

Pro 24:26  Giving an honest answer is a sign of true friendship.
Pro 27:9  The sweet smell of incense can make you feel good, but true friendship is better still.
Pro 13:20  Wise friends make you wise, but you hurt yourself by going around with fools.
Pro 14:22  It's a mistake to make evil plans, but you will have loyal friends if you want to do right.
Pro 16:7  When we please the LORD, even our enemies make friends with us.
Pro 16:28  Gossip is no good! It causes hard feelings and comes between friends.
Pro 17:9  You will keep your friends if you forgive them, but you will lose your friends if you keep talking about what they did wrong.
Pro 19:6  Everyone tries to be friends of those who can help them.
Pro 19:7  If you are poor, your own relatives reject you, and your friends are worse. When you really need them, they are not there.
Pro 21:10  Evil people want to do wrong, even to their friends.
Pro 22:24  Don't make friends with anyone who has a bad temper.
Pro 24:1  Don't be jealous of crooks or want to be their friends.
Pro 24:21  My children, you must respect the LORD and the king, and you must not make friends with anyone who rebels against either of them.
Pro 25:17  Don't visit friends too often, or they will get tired of it and start hating you.
Pro 25:18  Telling lies about friends is like attacking them with clubs and swords and sharp arrows.
Pro 27:17  Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other.
Pro 28:7  It makes good sense to obey the Law of God, but you disgrace your parents if you make friends with worthless nobodies.
Pro 29:26  Many try to make friends with a ruler, but justice comes from the LORD.

Ecc 10:12  If you talk sensibly, you will have friends; if you talk foolishly, you will destroy yourself.

Pro 11:27  Try hard to do right, and you will win friends; go looking for trouble, and you will find it.
Pro 3:32  The LORD doesn't like anyone who is dishonest, but he lets good people be his friends.
Pro 7:4  Let wisdom be your sister and make common sense your closest friend.
Pro 8:12  I am Wisdom --Common Sense is my closest friend; I possess knowledge and sound judgment.
Pro 11:13  A gossip tells everything, but a true friend will keep a secret.
Pro 12:22  The LORD hates every liar, but he is the friend of all who can be trusted.
Pro 17:17  A friend is always a friend, and relatives are born to share our troubles.
Pro 18:19  Making up with a friend you have offended is harder than breaking through a city wall.
Pro 18:24  Some friends don't help, but a true friend is closer than your own family.
Pro 22:11  The king is the friend of all who are sincere and speak with kindness.
Pro 25:19  A friend you can't trust in times of trouble is like having a toothache or a sore foot.
Pro 27:5  A truly good friend will openly correct you.
Pro 27:6  You can trust a friend who corrects you, but kisses from an enemy are nothing but lies.
Pro 27:10  Don't desert an old friend of your family or visit your relatives when you are in trouble. A friend nearby is better than relatives far away.

Ecc 4:9  You are better off to have a friend than to be all alone, because then you will get more enjoyment out of what you earn.
Ecc 4:10  If you fall, your friend can help you up. But if you fall without having a friend nearby, you are really in trouble.

Psa 25:14  Our LORD, you are the friend of your worshipers, and you make an agreement with all of us.
Psa 30:7  You, LORD, were my friend, and you made me strong as a mighty mountain. But when you hid your face, I was crushed.
Psa 35:14  as I would for a friend or a relative. I was in sorrow and mourned, as I would for my mother.
Psa 101:5  Anyone who spreads gossip will be silenced, and no one who is conceited will be my friend.
Psa 62:8  Trust God, my friends, and always tell him each one of your concerns. God is our place of safety.
Psa 122:8  Because of my friends and my relatives, I will pray for peace.

Mat 5:47  If you greet only your friends, what's so great about that? Don't even unbelievers do that?

Luk 14:12  Then Jesus said to the man who had invited him: When you give a dinner or a banquet, don't invite your friends and family and relatives and rich neighbors. If you do, they will invite you in return, and you will be paid back.
Luk 16:9  My disciples, I tell you to use wicked wealth to make friends for yourselves. Then when it is gone, you will be welcomed into an eternal home.

Joh 15:13  The greatest way to show love for friends is to die for them.
Joh 15:14  And you are my friends, if you obey me.
Joh 15:15  Servants don't know what their master is doing, and so I don't speak to you as my servants. I speak to you as my friends, and I have told you everything that my Father has told me.

Rom 8:12  My dear friends, we must not live to satisfy our desires.
Rom 12:1  Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That's the most sensible way to serve God.
Rom 12:16  Be friendly with everyone. Don't be proud and feel that you are smarter than others. Make friends with ordinary people.
Rom 12:19  Dear friends, don't try to get even. Let God take revenge. In the Scriptures the Lord says, "I am the one to take revenge and pay them back."

1Co 14:20  My friends, stop thinking like children. Think like mature people and be as innocent as tiny babies.
1Co 15:33  Don't fool yourselves. Bad friends will destroy you.
1Co 15:50  My friends, I want you to know that our bodies of flesh and blood will decay. This means that they cannot share in God's kingdom, which lasts forever.
1Co 15:58  My dear friends, stand firm and don't be shaken. Always keep busy working for the Lord. You know that everything you do for him is worthwhile.

2Co 7:1  My friends, God has made us these promises. So we should stay away from everything that keeps our bodies and spirits from being clean. We should honor God and try to be completely like him.

Gal 5:13  My friends, you were chosen to be free. So don't use your freedom as an excuse to do anything you want. Use it as an opportunity to serve each other with love.
Gal 6:1  My friends, you are spiritual. So if someone is trapped in sin, you should gently lead that person back to the right path. But watch out, and don't be tempted yourself.

Php 4:1  Dear friends, I love you and long to see you. Please keep on being faithful to the Lord. You are my pride and joy.

1Th 5:14  My friends, we beg you to warn anyone who isn't living right. Encourage anyone who feels left out, help all who are weak, and be patient with everyone.

2Th 3:13  Dear friends, you must never become tired of doing right.

Heb 3:12  My friends, watch out! Don't let evil thoughts or doubts make any of you turn from the living God.

Jas 1:2  My friends, be glad, even if you have a lot of trouble.
Jas 1:19  My dear friends, you should be quick to listen and slow to speak or to get angry.
Jas 2:5  My dear friends, pay attention. God has given a lot of faith to the poor people in this world. He has also promised them a share in his kingdom that he will give to everyone who loves him.
Jas 2:14  My friends, what good is it to say you have faith, when you don't do anything to show that you really do have faith? Can that kind of faith save you?
Jas 3:1  My friends, we should not all try to become teachers. In fact, teachers will be judged more strictly than others.
Jas 3:9  My dear friends, with our tongues we speak both praises and curses. We praise our Lord and Father, and we curse people who were created to be like God, and this isn't right.
Jas 4:11  My friends, don't say cruel things about others! If you do, or if you condemn others, you are condemning God's Law. And if you condemn the Law, you put yourself above the Law and refuse to obey either it
Jas 5:7  My friends, be patient until the Lord returns. Think of farmers who wait patiently for the spring and summer rains to make their valuable crops grow.
Jas 5:10  My friends, follow the example of the prophets who spoke for the Lord. They were patient, even when they had to suffer.
Jas 5:19  My friends, if any followers have wandered away from the truth, you should try to lead them back.

1Pe 2:11  Dear friends, you are foreigners and strangers on this earth. So I beg you not to surrender to those desires that fight against you.

2Pe 1:10  My friends, you must do all you can to show that God has really chosen and selected you. If you keep on doing this, you won't stumble and fall.
2Pe 3:14  My friends, while you are waiting, you should make certain that the Lord finds you pure, spotless, and living at peace.
2Pe 3:17  My dear friends, you have been warned ahead of time! So don't let the errors of evil people lead you down the wrong path and make you lose your balance.

1Jn 3:2  My dear friends, we are already God's children, though what we will be hasn't yet been seen. But we do know that when Christ returns, we will be like him, because we will see him as he truly is.

Php 4:8  Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper. Don't ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise.

TRUST: according to the Bible


Pro 1:7 Respect and obey the LORD! This is the beginning of knowledge. Only a fool rejects wisdom and good advice.

Pro 10:32 If you obey the Lord, you will always know the right thing to say. But no one will trust you if you tell lies.

Pro 3:29 Don't try to be mean to neighbors who trust you.

Pro 2:4 Search for wisdom as you would search for silver or hidden treasure.

Pro 2:5 Then you will understand what it means to respect and to know the LORD God.

Pro 2:6 All wisdom comes from the LORD, and so do common sense and understanding.

Pro 2:8 God sees that justice is done, and he watches over everyone who is faithful to him.

Pro 2:21 If you are honest and innocent, you will keep your land;

Pro 2:22 if you do wrong and can never be trusted, you will be rooted out.

Pro 5:15 You should be faithful to your wife, just as you take water from your own well.

Pro 5:16 And don't be like a stream from which just any woman may take a drink.

Pro 5:17 Save yourself for your wife and don't have sex with other women.

Pro 5:18 Be happy with the wife you married when you were young.

Pro 5:19 She is beautiful and graceful, just like a deer; you should be attracted to her and stay deeply in love.

Pro 5:20 Don't go crazy over a woman who is unfaithful to her own husband!

Pro 5:21 The LORD sees everything, and he watches us closely.

Pro 3:5 With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment.

Pro 3:6 Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow.

Pro 3:7 Don't ever think that you are wise enough, but respect the LORD and stay away from evil.

Pro 3:8 This will make you healthy, and you will feel strong.

Pro 12:5 Good people have kind thoughts, but you should never trust the advice of someone evil.

Pro 14:17 Fools have quick tempers, and no one likes you if you can't be trusted.

Pro 14:25 An honest witness can save your life, but liars can't be trusted.

Pro 15:16 It's better to obey the LORD and have only a little, than to be very rich and terribly confused.

Pro 15:29 The LORD never even hears the prayers of the wicked, but he answers the prayers of all who obey him.

Pro 16:1 We humans make plans, but the LORD has the final word.

Pro 16:3 Share your plans with the LORD, and you will succeed.

Pro 16:6 If we truly love God, our sins will be forgiven; if we show him respect, we will keep away from sin.

Pro 16:20 If you know what you're doing, you will prosper. God blesses everyone who trusts him.

Pro 16:29 Don't trust violent people. They will mislead you to do the wrong thing.


Pro 19:21 We may make a lot of plans, but the LORD will do what he has decided.

Pro 19:22 What matters most is loyalty. It's better to be poor than to be a liar.

Pro 19:23 Showing respect to the LORD brings true life-- if you do it, you can relax without fear of danger.

Pro 20:6 There are many who say, "You can trust me!" But can they be trusted?

Pro 20:22 Don't try to get even. Trust the LORD, and he will help you.

Pro 21:12 God is always fair! He knows what the wicked do and will punish them.

Pro 21:26 But people who obey God are always generous.

Pro 22:4 Respect and serve the LORD! Your reward will be wealth, a long life, and honor.

Pro 22:20 I have written thirty sayings filled with sound advice.

Pro 22:21 You can trust them completely to give you the right words for those in charge of you.


Pro 25:13  A messenger you can trust is just as refreshing as cool water in summer.

Pro 25:19  A friend you can't trust in times of trouble is like having a toothache or a sore foot.

Pro 27:6  You can trust a friend who corrects you, but kisses from an enemy are nothing but lies.

Pro 28:20  God blesses his loyal people, but punishes all who want to get rich quick.

Pro 28:25  Selfish people cause trouble, but you will live a full life if you trust the LORD.

Pro 28:26  Only fools would trust what they alone think, but if you live by wisdom, you will do all right.

Pro 29:25  Don't fall into the trap of being a coward-- trust the LORD, and you will be safe.

Pro 24:21  My children, you must respect the LORD and the king, and you must not make friends with anyone who rebels against either of them.

Pro 27:10  Don't desert an old friend of your family or visit your relatives when you are in trouble. A friend nearby is better than relatives far away.

trusted people to settle disagreements

Exo 18:13  The next day Moses was settling disagreements among the people. The people stood around Moses from morning until evening.
Exo 18:14  When Moses' father-in-law saw everything Moses was doing for the people, he asked, "Why are you doing this for the people? Why do you sit here alone, while all the people stand around you from morning until evening?"
Exo 18:15  Moses answered his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to find out God's will.
Exo 18:16  Whenever they have a disagreement and bring it to me, I decide which person is right, and I tell them God's laws and instructions."
Exo 18:17  Moses' father-in-law replied, "What you're doing is not good.
Exo 18:18  You and your people will wear yourselves out. This is too much work for you. You can't do it alone!
Exo 18:19  Now listen to me, and I'll give you some advice. May God be with you! You must be the people's representative to God and bring their disagreements to him.
Exo 18:20  You must instruct them in the laws and the teachings, show them how to live, and tell them what to do.
Exo 18:21  "But choose capable men from all the people, men who fear God, men you can trust, men who hate corruption. Put them in charge of groups of 1,000, or 100, or 50, or 10 people.
Exo 18:22  Let them be the ones who usually settle disagreements among the people. They should bring all important cases to you, but they should settle all minor cases themselves. Make it easier for yourself by letting them help you.
Exo 18:23  If God commands you, and you do this, you will be able to continue your work, and all these people will have their disagreements settled so that they can go home."
Exo 18:24  Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.
Exo 18:25  Moses chose capable men from all the Israelites and put them in charge of groups of 1,000, or 100, or 50, or 10 people.
Exo 18:26  These men were the ones who usually settled disagreements among the people. They would bring difficult cases to Moses, but they settled all minor ones themselves.

Trust the LORD to defeat your enemies...the battle isn't yours, it's God's

2Ch 20:14  Then the LORD'S Spirit came to Jahaziel. (He was the son of Zechariah, grandson of Benaiah, great-grandson of Jeiel, whose father was Mattaniah, a Levite descended from Asaph.)
2Ch 20:15  Jahaziel said, "Pay attention to me, everyone from Judah, everyone living in Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat. This is what the LORD says to you: Don't be frightened or terrified by this large crowd. The battle isn't yours. It's God's.
2Ch 20:16  Tomorrow go into battle against them. They will be coming up the Ziz Pass. You will find them at the end of the valley in front of the Jeruel Desert.
2Ch 20:17  You won't fight this battle. Instead, take your position, stand still, and see the victory of the LORD for you, Judah and Jerusalem. Don't be frightened or terrified. Tomorrow go out to face them. The LORD is with you."
2Ch 20:18  Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face touching the ground. Everyone from Judah and the people who lived in Jerusalem immediately bowed down in front of the LORD.
2Ch 20:19  The Levites, descendants of Kohath and Korah, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with very loud songs.
2Ch 20:20  They got up early in the morning and went to the desert of Tekoa. As they were leaving, Jehoshaphat stopped and said, "Listen to me, people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem. Trust the LORD your God, and believe. Believe his prophets, and you will succeed."
2Ch 20:21  After he had advised the people, he appointed people to sing to the LORD and praise him for the beauty of his holiness. As they went in front of the troops, they sang, "Thank the LORD because his mercy endures forever!"
2Ch 20:22  As they started to sing praises, the LORD set ambushes against the Ammonites, Moabites, and the people of Mount Seir who had come into Judah. They were defeated.

Trust in the LORD and you will watch your enemies fall before you

Psa 91:1  Whoever lives under the shelter of the Most High will remain in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psa 91:2  I will say to the LORD, "You are my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust."
Psa 91:3  He is the one who will rescue you from hunters' traps and from deadly plagues.
Psa 91:4  He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge. His truth is your shield and armor.
Psa 91:5  You do not need to fear terrors of the night, arrows that fly during the day,
Psa 91:6  plagues that roam the dark, epidemics that strike at noon.
Psa 91:7  They will not come near you, even though a thousand may fall dead beside you or ten thousand at your right side.
Psa 91:8  You only have to look with your eyes to see the punishment of wicked people.

Psa 118:4  Those who fear the LORD should say, "His mercy endures forever."
Psa 118:5  During times of trouble I called on the LORD. The LORD answered me and set me free from all of them.
Psa 118:6  The LORD is on my side. I am not afraid. What can mortals do to me?
Psa 118:7  The LORD is on my side as my helper. I will see the defeat of those who hate me.
Psa 118:8  It is better to depend on the LORD than to trust mortals.
Psa 118:9  It is better to depend on the LORD than to trust influential people.
Psa 118:10  All the nations surrounded me, but armed with the name of the LORD, I defeated them.
Psa 118:11  They surrounded me. Yes, they surrounded me, but armed with the name of the LORD, I defeated them.
Psa 118:12  They swarmed around me like bees, but they were extinguished like burning thornbushes. So armed with the name of the LORD, I defeated them.
Psa 118:13  They pushed hard to make me fall, but the LORD helped me.
Psa 118:14  The LORD is my strength and my song. He is my savior.
Psa 118:15  The sound of joyful singing and victory is heard in the tents of righteous people. The right hand of the LORD displays strength.
Psa 118:16  The right hand of the LORD is held high. The right hand of the LORD displays strength.
Psa 118:17  I will not die, but I will live and tell what the LORD has done.
Psa 118:18  The LORD disciplined me severely, but he did not allow me to be killed.

benefits of trusting the LORD GOD

Job 13:15  Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
Job 13:16  He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

Psa 56:2  All day long my enemies spy on me. They harass me. There are so many fighting against me.
Psa 56:3  Even when I am afraid, I still trust you.
Psa 56:4  I praise the word of God. I trust God. I am not afraid. What can mere flesh and blood do to me?
Psa 56:5  All day long my enemies twist my words. Their every thought is an evil plan against me.
Psa 56:6  They attack, and then they hide. They watch my every step as they wait to take my life.

Psa 56:11  I trust God. I am not afraid. What can mortals do to me?
Psa 56:12  I am bound by my vows to you, O God. I will keep my vows by offering songs of thanksgiving to you.
Psa 56:13  You have rescued me from death. You have kept my feet from stumbling so that I could walk in your presence, in the light of life.

Psa 9:9  The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Psa 9:10  Those who know your name trust you, O LORD, because you have never deserted those who seek your help.

Psa 13:5  But I trust your mercy. My heart finds joy in your salvation.
Psa 13:6  I will sing to the LORD because he has been good to me.

Psa 25:2  I trust you, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame. Do not let my enemies triumph over me.
Psa 25:3  No one who waits for you will ever be put to shame, but all who are unfaithful will be put to shame.

Psa 31:5  Into your hands I entrust my spirit. You have rescued me, O LORD, God of truth.
Psa 31:6  I hate those who cling to false gods, but I trust the LORD.
Psa 31:7  I will rejoice and be glad because of your mercy. You have seen my misery. You have known the troubles in my soul.
Psa 31:8  You have not handed me over to the enemy. You have set my feet in a place where I can move freely.

Psa 31:13  I have heard the whispering of many people- terror on every side- while they made plans together against me. They were plotting to take my life.
Psa 31:14  I trust you, O LORD. I said, "You are my God."
Psa 31:15  My future is in your hands. Rescue me from my enemies, from those who persecute me.

Psa 31:23  Love the LORD, all you godly ones! The LORD protects faithful people, but he pays back in full those who act arrogantly.
Psa 31:24  Be strong, all who wait with hope for the LORD, and let your heart be courageous.

Psa 32:10  Many heartaches await wicked people, but mercy surrounds those who trust the LORD.
Psa 32:11  Be glad and find joy in the LORD, you righteous people. Sing with joy, all whose motives are decent.

Psa 33:18  The LORD'S eyes are on those who fear him, on those who wait with hope for his mercy
Psa 33:19  to rescue their souls from death and keep them alive during a famine.
Psa 33:20  We wait for the LORD. He is our help and our shield.
Psa 33:21  In him our hearts find joy. In his holy name we trust.

Psa 37:3  Trust the LORD, and do good things. Live in the land, and practice being faithful.
Psa 37:4  Be happy with the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psa 37:5  Entrust your ways to the LORD. Trust him, and he will act on your behalf.
Psa 37:6  He will make your righteousness shine like a light, your just cause like the noonday sun.
Psa 37:7  Surrender yourself to the LORD, and wait patiently for him. Do not be preoccupied with an evildoer who succeeds in his way when he carries out his schemes.
Psa 37:8  Let go of anger, and leave rage behind. Do not be preoccupied. It only leads to evil.
Psa 37:9  Evildoers will be cut off from their inheritance, but those who wait with hope for the LORD will inherit the land.

Psa 40:1  For the choir director; a psalm by David. I waited patiently for the LORD. He turned to me and heard my cry for help.
Psa 40:2  He pulled me out of a horrible pit, out of the mud and clay. He set my feet on a rock and made my steps secure.
Psa 40:3  He placed a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see this and worship. They will trust the LORD.
Psa 40:4  Blessed is the person who places his confidence in the LORD and does not rely on arrogant people or those who follow lies.

Psa 55:22  Turn your burdens over to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will never let the righteous person stumble.
Psa 55:23  But you, O God, will throw wicked people into the deepest pit. Bloodthirsty and deceitful people will not live out half their days. But I will trust you.

Psa 62:5  Wait calmly for God alone, my soul, because my hope comes from him.
Psa 62:6  He alone is my rock and my savior-my stronghold. I cannot be shaken.
Psa 62:7  My salvation and my glory depend on God. God is the rock of my strength, my refuge.
Psa 62:8  Trust him at all times, you people. Pour out your hearts in his presence. God is our refuge. Selah

Psa 125:1  A song for going up to worship. Those who trust the LORD are like Mount Zion, which can never be shaken. It remains firm forever.
Psa 125:2  As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people now and forever.
Psa 125:3  A wicked ruler will not be allowed to govern the land set aside for righteous people. That is why righteous people do not use their power to do wrong.
Psa 125:4  Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, to those whose motives are decent.

blessings of those who trust the LORD

Psa 115:11  If you fear the LORD, trust the LORD. He is your helper and your shield.
Psa 115:12  The LORD, who is always thinking about us, will bless us. He will bless the descendants of Israel. He will bless the descendants of Aaron.
Psa 115:13  He will bless those who fear the LORD, from the least important to the most important.
Psa 115:14  May the LORD continue to bless you and your children.
Psa 115:15  You will be blessed by the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.

Isa 26:2  Open the gates, and let the righteous nation come in, the nation that remains faithful.
Isa 26:3  With perfect peace you will protect those whose minds cannot be changed, because they trust you.
Isa 26:4  Trust the LORD always, because the LORD, the LORD alone, is an everlasting rock.
Isa 26:5  He has brought down those who live high in the towering city. He levels it. He levels it to the ground and throws it into the dust.
Isa 26:6  Feet trample it, the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor.
Isa 26:7  The path of the righteous is level. O Upright One, you make the road of the righteous smooth.
Isa 26:8  Certainly, we wait with hope for you, O LORD, as we follow the path of your guiding principles. We want to remember you and your name.
Isa 26:9  With my soul I long for you at night. Yes, with my spirit I eagerly look for you. When your guiding principles are on earth, those who live in the world learn to do what is right.
Isa 26:10  Although the wicked are shown pity, they do not learn to do what is right. They do what is wrong in the upright land and do not see the majesty of the LORD.

Do not trust influential people, mortals who cannot help you

Psa 146:3  Do not trust influential people, mortals who cannot help you.
Psa 146:4  When they breathe their last breath, they return to the ground. On that day their plans come to an end.
Psa 146:5  Blessed are those who receive help from the God of Jacob. Their hope rests on the LORD their God,
Psa 146:6  who made heaven, earth, the sea, and everything in them. The LORD remains faithful forever.
Psa 146:7  He brings about justice for those who are oppressed. He gives food to those who are hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free.
Psa 146:8  The LORD gives sight to blind people. The LORD straightens the backs of those who are bent over. The LORD loves righteous people.
Psa 146:9  The LORD protects foreigners. The LORD gives relief to orphans and widows. But he keeps wicked people from reaching their goal.
Psa 146:10  The LORD rules as king forever. Zion, your God rules throughout every generation. Hallelujah!

Psa 118:8  It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Psa 118:9  It is better to trust in the LORD, than to put confidence in princes.

don't trust a word

Pro 26:24  The pleasant talk of an enemy hides more evil plans
Pro 26:25  than can be counted-- so don't believe a word!

Pro 26:22  The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.
Pro 26:23  Like the glaze covering an earthen vessel are fervent lips with an evil heart.
Pro 26:24  Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart;
Pro 26:25  when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart;
Pro 26:26  though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
Pro 26:27  Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.
Pro 26:28  A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Jer 12:6  Even your relatives and members of your father's household betray you. They have also formed a mob to find you. Don't trust them when they say good things about you.

those who trust in riches

Psa 49:6  They trust their riches and brag about their abundant wealth.
Psa 49:7  No one can ever buy back another person or pay God a ransom for his life.

Psa 49:16  Do not be afraid when someone becomes rich, when the greatness of his house increases.
Psa 49:17  He will not take anything with him when he dies. His greatness cannot follow him.
Psa 49:18  Even though he blesses himself while he is alive (and they praise you when you do well for yourself),
Psa 49:19  he must join the generation of his ancestors, who will never see light again.
Psa 49:20  Mortals, with what they treasure, still don't have understanding. They are like animals that die.

Psa 52:5  But God will ruin you forever. He will grab you and drag you out of your tent. He will pull your roots out of this world of the living. Selah
Psa 52:6  Righteous people will see this and be struck with fear. They will laugh at you and say,
Psa 52:7  "Look at this person who refused to make God his fortress! Instead, he trusted his great wealth and became strong through his greed."

Psa 62:10  Do not count on extortion to make you rich. Do not hope to gain anything through robbery. When riches increase, do not depend on them.

Jer 48:7  Since you trust the things you do and your treasures, you will be captured. Chemosh will go into captivity with all its priests and officials.
Jer 48:8  The destroyer will come to every city, and no city will escape. The valley will be destroyed, and the plain will be laid waste as the LORD has threatened.

Jer 49:4  Why do you brag about your valleys, your fertile valleys, you unfaithful people? You trust your treasures. You think, "Who would attack me?"
Jer 49:5  I am going to bring terror on you from all around, declares the Almighty LORD of Armies. Everyone will be scattered. No one will gather the refugees.

1Ti 6:9  But people who want to get rich keep falling into temptation. They are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires which drown them in destruction and ruin.
1Ti 6:10  Certainly, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people who have set their hearts on getting rich have wandered away from the Christian faith and have caused themselves a lot of grief.

1Ti 6:17  Warn the rich people of this world not to be proud or to trust in wealth that is easily lost. Tell them to have faith in God, who is rich and blesses us with everything we need to enjoy life.
1Ti 6:18  Instruct them to do as many good deeds as they can and to help everyone. Remind the rich to be generous and share what they have.
1Ti 6:19  This will lay a solid foundation for the future, so that they will know what true life is like.

those who trust idols

Isa 42:17  Then those who trust idols and those who say to statues, "You are our gods" will be turned away and put to shame.

Eph 5:5  Being greedy, indecent, or immoral is just another way of worshiping idols. You can be sure that people who behave in this way will never be part of the kingdom that belongs to Christ and to God.

Col 3:5  Don't be controlled by your body. Kill every desire for the wrong kind of sex. Don't be immoral or indecent or have evil thoughts. Don't be greedy, which is the same as worshiping idols.

Rom 1:23  They don't worship the glorious and eternal God. Instead, they worship idols that are made to look like humans who cannot live forever, and like birds, animals, and reptiles.
Rom 1:24  So God let these people go their own way. They did what they wanted to do, and their filthy thoughts made them do shameful things with their bodies.
Rom 1:25  They gave up the truth about God for a lie, and they worshiped God's creation instead of God, who will be praised forever. Amen.
Rom 1:26  God let them follow their own evil desires. Women no longer wanted to have sex in a natural way, and they did things with each other that were not natural.
Rom 1:27  Men behaved in the same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and had strong desires for sex with other men. They did shameful things with each other, and what has happened to them is punishment for their foolish deeds.
Rom 1:28  Since these people refused even to think about God, he let their useless minds rule over them. That's why they do all sorts of indecent things.
Rom 1:29  They are evil, wicked, and greedy, as well as mean in every possible way. They want what others have, and they murder, argue, cheat, and are hard to get along with. They gossip,
Rom 1:30  say cruel things about others, and hate God. They are proud, conceited, and boastful, always thinking up new ways to do evil. These people don't respect their parents.
Rom 1:31  They are stupid, unreliable, and don't have any love or pity for others.
Rom 1:32  They know God has said that anyone who acts this way deserves to die. But they keep on doing evil things, and they even encourage others to do them.

1Co 6:9  Don't you know that evil people won't have a share in the blessings of God's kingdom? Don't fool yourselves! No one who is immoral or worships idols or is unfaithful in marriage or is a pervert or behaves like a homosexual
1Co 6:10  will share in God's kingdom. Neither will any thief or greedy person or drunkard or anyone who curses and cheats others.

Rev 21:8  But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."

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