Thursday, May 24, 2012

40 Bible verses and quotes about heaven

40 Bible verses and quotes about heaven

There are very few verses that would really describe heaven. I think this is because God wanted it to be a mistery and to live us by faith. So, I believe you can be slightly dissapointed by reading these extracts. But remember, it is more about atmosphere in heaven (love, joy, peace and etc.) rather than how it looks. God bless you. 

1. Genesis 11:4
„Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

2. Genesis 14:19
„Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.“

3. Genesis 28:12
„He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.“

4. 1 Kings 8:27
“But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!“

5. 1 Kings 22:18-20

“The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Didn’t I tell you that he never prophesies anything good about me, but only bad?” Micaiah continued, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne with all the multitudes of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left. And the Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?”

6. 1 Chronicles 29:11
„Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.“

7. 2 Chronicles 7:14
„...if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.“

8. 2 Chronicles 20:6
“LORD, the God of our ancestors, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you.“

9. Nehemiah 9:6
„You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.“

10. Nehemiah 9:15
„In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock; you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand to give them.“

11. Job 16:19
„Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.“

12. Psalm 11:4
„The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.“

13. Psalm 33:6
„By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.“

14. Psalm 57:10
„For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.“

15. Psalm 76:8
„From heaven you pronounced judgment, and the land feared and was quiet...“

16. Psalm 89:2
„I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.“

17. Psalm 97:6
„The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory.“

18. Psalm 103:19
„The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.“

19. Psalm 104:2
„The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent...“

20. Psalm 115:16
„The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.“

21. Psalm 148:2
„Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts.“

22. Daniel 4:26
„The command to leave the stump of the tree with its roots means that your kingdom will be restored to you when you acknowledge that Heaven rules.“

23. Matthew 4:17
„From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

24. Matthew 5:3
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.“

25. Matthew 5:10
„Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.“

26. Matthew 5:20
„For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.“

27. Matthew 6:20
„But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.“

28. Matthew 13:24
„Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.“

29.Matthew 13:33
„He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

30. Matthew 13:44
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.“

31.Matthew 13:45
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.“

32. Matthew 18:18
“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.“

33. Matthew 18:23
“Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.“

34. Matthew 19:14
„Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

35. Matthew 19:21
„Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

36. Matthew 19:23
„Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.“

37. Acts 7:56
“Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

38. James 3:17
„But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.“

39. 1 Peter 1:4
„...and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you...“

40. 2 Peter 3:13
„But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.“

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