Bible verses about "speaking things into existence" | ISV

Genesis 2:7

7 So the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground, breathed life into his lungs, and the man became a living being.

Matthew 28:20

20 teaching them to obey everything that I've commanded you. And remember, I am with you each and every day until the end of the age."

Acts 2:1-47

1 When the day of Pentecost was being celebrated, all of them were together in one place. 2 Suddenly, a sound like the roar of a mighty windstorm came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw tongues like flames of fire that separated, and one rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit gave them that ability. 5 Now devout Jews from every nation were living in Jerusalem. 6 When that sound came, a crowd quickly gathered, startled because each one heard the disciples speaking in his own language. 7 Stunned and amazed, they asked, "All of these people who are speaking are Galileans, aren't they? 8 So how is it that each one of us hears them speaking in his own native language: 9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, 10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the district of Libya near Cyrene, Jewish and proselyte visitors from Rome, 11 Cretans, and Arabs, listening to them talk in our own languages about the great deeds of God?" 12 All of them continued to be stunned and puzzled, and they kept asking one another, "What can this mean?" 13 But others kept saying in derision, "They're drunk on sweet wine!" 14 Then Peter stood up among the eleven apostles and raised his voice to address them: "Men of Judea and everyone living in Jerusalem! You must understand something, so pay close attention to my words. 15 These men are not drunk as you suppose, for it's only nine o'clock in the morning. 16 Rather, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on everyone. Your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. 18 In those days I will even pour out my Spirit on my slaves, men and women alike, and they will prophesy. 19 I will display wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below: blood, fire, and clouds of smoke. 20 The sun will become dark, and the moon turn to blood, before the coming of the great and glorious Day of the Lord. 21 Then whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' 22 "Fellow Israelites, listen to these words: Jesus from Nazareth was a man authenticated to you by God through miracles, wonders, and signs that God performed through him among you, as you yourselves know. 23 After he was arrested according to the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified this very man and killed him by the hands of lawless men. 24 But God raised him up and put an end to suffering of death, since it was impossible for him to be held by it. 25 For David says about him, 'I always keep my eyes on the Lord, for he is at my right hand so that I cannot be shaken. 26 That is why my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices, yes, even my body still rests securely in hope. 27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hades or allow your Holy One to experience decay. 28 You have made the ways of life known to me, and you will fill me with gladness in your presence.' 29 "Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and that his tomb is among us to this day. 30 Therefore, since he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him with an oath to put one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he looked ahead and spoke about the resurrection of the Messiah: 'He was not abandoned to Hades, and his flesh did not experience decay.' 32 "It was this very Jesus whom God raised, and of that we are all witnesses. 33 He has been exalted to the right hand of God, has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, and has caused you to experience what you are seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not go up to heaven, but he said, 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, 35 until I make your enemies your footstool."' 36 "Terefore, let all the people of Israel understand beyond a doubt that God made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!" 37 When the crowd that had gathered heard this, they were pierced to the heart. They asked Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?" 38 Peter answered them, "Every one of you must repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus the Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the Holy Spirit as a gift. 39 For this promise belongs to you and your children, as well as to all those who are distant, whom the Lord our God may call to himself." 40 Using many different expressions, Peter continued to testify and to plead with them, saying, "Be saved from this corrupt generation!" 41 So those who welcomed his message were baptized. That day about 3,000 people were added to their number. 42 The believers continued to devote themselves to what the apostles were teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to times of prayer. 43 A sense of fear came over everyone, and many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44 All the believers were united and shared everything with one another. 45 They made it their practice to sell their possessions and goods and to distribute the proceeds to anyone who was in need. 46 United in purpose, they went to the temple every day, ate at each other's homes, and shared their food with glad and humble hearts. 47 They were praising God and enjoying the good will of all the people. Every day the Lord was adding to their number those who were being saved.

2 Corinthians 4:17

17 This light, temporary nature of our suffering is producing for us an everlasting, weight of glory, far beyond any comparison,

John 1:1-51

1 In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. 3 Through him all things were made, and apart from him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life brought light to humanity. 5 And the light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe because of him. 8 John was not the light, but he came to testify about the light. 9 This was the true light that enlightens every person by his coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him. Yet the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to his own creation, yet his own people did not receive him. 12 However, to all who received him, those believing in his name, he gave authority to become God's children, 13 who were born, not merely in a genetic sense, nor from lust, nor from man's desire, but from the will of God. 14 The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father's unique Son, who is full of grace and truth. 15 John told the truth about him when he cried out, "This is the person about whom I said, 'The one who comes after me ranks higher than me, because he existed before me.'" 16 We have all received one gracious gift after another from his abundance, 17 because while the Law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus the Messiah. 18 No one has ever seen God. The unique God, who is close to the Father's side, has revealed him. 19 This was John's testimony when the Jews sent priests and Levites to him from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?" 20 He spoke openly and, remaining true to himself, admitted, "I am not the Messiah." 21 So they asked him, "Well then, are you Elijah?" John said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No." 22 Then they said to him, "Who are you? We must give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?" 23 He replied, "I am '…a voice crying out in the wilderness, "Prepare the Lord's highway,"' as the prophet Isaiah said." 24 Now those men had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 They asked him, "Why, then, are you baptizing if you are not the Messiah, or Elijah, or the Prophet?" 26 John answered them, "I am baptizing with water, but among you stands a man whom you do not know, 27 the one who is coming after me, whose sandal straps I am not worthy to untie." 28 This happened in Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing. 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one about whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks above me, because he existed before me.' 31 I didn't recognize him, but I came baptizing with water so that he might be revealed to Israel." 32 John also testified, "I saw the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I didn't recognize him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The person on whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 34 I have seen this and have testified that this is the Son of God." 35 The next day John was standing there again with two of his disciples. 36 As he watched Jesus walk by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!" 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 But when Jesus turned around and saw them following, he asked them, "What are you looking for?" They asked him, "Rabbi," (which is translated "Teacher"), "where are you staying?" 39 He told them, "Come and see!" So they went and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o'clock in the afternoon. 40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and say to him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which is translated "Christ"). 42 He led Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him intently and said, "You are Simon, John's son. You will be called Cephas!" (which is translated "Peter"). 43 The next day Jesus decided to go away to Galilee, where he found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathaniel and told him, "We have found the man about whom Moses in the Law and the Prophets wrote {— } Jesus, the son of Joseph, from Nazareth." 46 Nathaniel asked him, "Out of Nazareth? Can anything good come from there?" Philip told him, "Come and see!" 47 Jesus saw Nathaniel coming toward him and said about him, "Look, a genuine Israelite, in whom there is no deceit!" 48 Nathaniel asked him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, while you were under the fig tree, I saw you." 49 Nathaniel replied to him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" 50 Jesus said to him, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than that." 51 Then he said to him, "Truly, I tell all of you with certainty, you will see heaven standing open and the angels of God going up and coming down to the Son of Man."

Isaiah 26:3-4

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Psalms 82:6

6 "Indeed I said, 'You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High.

John 1:1

1 In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Mark 11:23

23 I tell you with certainty, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' if he doesn't doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.

John 14:6

6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

2 Timothy 2:15

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of, handling the word of truth with precision.

Ezekiel 37:1-10

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John 1:14

14 The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father's unique Son, who is full of grace and truth.

Ezekiel 12:25

1 Corinthians 1:28

28 And God chose what is insignificant in the world, what is despised, what is nothing, in order to destroy what is something,

Hebrews 11:1-10

1 Now faith is the assurance that what we hope for will come about and the certainty that what we cannot see exists. 2 By faith our ancestors won approval. 3 By faith we understand that time was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are invisible. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did, and by faith he was declared to be righteous, since God himself accepted his offerings. And by faith he continues to speak, even though he is dead. 5 By faith Enoch was taken away without experiencing death. He could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he won approval as one who pleased God. 6 Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently search for him. 7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, reverently prepared an ark to save his family, and by faith he condemned the world and inherited the righteousness that comes by faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who also inherited the same promise, 10 because he was waiting for the city with permanent foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

Romans 10:17

17 Consequently, faith results from listening, and listening results through the word of the Messiah.

Joshua 1:8

8 This set of instructions is not to cease being a part of your conversations. Meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to carry out everything that's written in it, for then you'll prosper and succeed.

Genesis 1:1-31

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 When the earth was unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters, 3 God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness, 5 calling the light "day," and the darkness "night." The twilight and dawn were day one. 6 Then God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water!" 7 So God made the expanse, separating the water beneath the expanse from the water above it. And so it was. 8 God called the expanse "sky." The twilight and the dawn were the second day. 9 Then God said, "Let the water beneath the sky come together into one area, and let dry ground appear!" And so it was. 10 God called the dry ground "land," and he called the water that had come together "oceans." And God saw how good it was. 11 Then God said, "Let vegetation sprout all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed!" And so it was: 12 Vegetation sprouted all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed. And God saw that it was good. 13 The twilight and the dawn were the third day. 14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to distinguish day from night, to act as signs for seasons, days, and years, 15 to serve as lights in the expanse of the sky, and to shine on the earth!" And so it was. 16 God fashioned two great lights {— } the larger light to illumine the day and the smaller light to illumine the night {— } as well as the stars. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the sky to shine on the earth, 18 to illumine both day and night, and to distinguish light from darkness. And God saw how good it was. 19 The twilight and the dawn were the fourth day. 20 Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with myriads of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth throughout the sky!" 21 So God created every kind of magnificent sea creature, every kind of living sea crawler with which the waters swarmed, and every kind of flying bird. And God saw how good it was. 22 God blessed them by saying, "Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the oceans. Let the birds multiply throughout the earth!" 23 The twilight and the dawn were the fifth day. 24 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth each kind of living creature, each kind of livestock and crawling thing, and each kind of wild animal!" And so it was. 25 God made each kind of wild animal, along with every kind of livestock and crawling thing. And God saw how good it was. 26 Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, to be like us. Let them be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, the livestock, everything that crawls on the earth, and over the earth itself!" 27 So God created mankind in his own image; in his own image God created him; he created them male and female. 28 God blessed these humans by saying to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and be master over it! Rule over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, and every living thing that crawls on the earth!" 29 God also told them, "Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant that grows throughout the earth, along with every tree that grows seed-bearing fruit. They shall produce your food. 30 I have given all green plants as food for every wild animal of the earth, every bird that flies, and to every living thing that crawls on the earth." And so it was. 31 Now God saw all that he had made, and, indeed, it was very good! The twilight and the dawn were the sixth day.

Romans 4:17

17 As it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations." Abraham acted in faith when he stood in the presence of God, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence things that don't yet exist.

Matthew 12:34-36

34 You children of serpents! How can you say anything good when you are evil? The mouth speaks about what overflows from the heart. 35 A good person brings good things out of a good treasure house, and an evil person brings evil things out of an evil treasure house. 36 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give an account for every thoughtless word they have uttered,

2 Corinthians 4:18

18 because we do not look for things that can be seen but for things that cannot be seen. For things that can be seen are temporary, but things that cannot be seen are eternal.

Isaiah 55:11

Matthew 21:22

22 You will receive whatever you ask for in prayer, if you believe."

2 Corinthians 4:13

13 Now since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with this Scripture: "I believed, and so I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak.

Proverbs 18:21

21 The power of the tongue is life and death {— } those who love to talk will eat what it produces.

Mark 11:22-24

22 Jesus said to his disciples, "Have faith in God! 23 I tell you with certainty, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' if he doesn't doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24 That is why I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.

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