What Are Some of the Famous Bible Quotes?


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Some of the most famous Bible quotes come from Jeremiah 29:11, where God states "I know the plans I have for you...plans to give you hope and a future," and from John 3:16, which contains the famous quote, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son." Other famous quotes from the Bible come from Psalm 23, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Philippians 4:13 and Genesis 1:1.

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The quote from Jeremiah 29:11 is often interpreted as a divine blessing of a person's efforts to improve his future. Others view the quote as directed to the protection of a group, as opposed to the usual individual interpretation. Christians use the quote from John 3:16 to summarize their core belief system. This quote is also common at sporting events, where fans use it to display their belief in divine intervention.

Christians often quote Psalm 23, a metaphor describing God as a shepherd. Part of the fourth verse of the psalm, "as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death," was quoted by Coolio in his single "Gangsta's Paradise." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 describes the Christian definition of love. Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. paraphrased the final verse of this passage, "love never fails," in one of his books.

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