Bible verses about speaking things into existence | Thomson

Bible verses about "speaking things into existence" | Thomson

Genesis 2:7

7 then God formed the man, dust from the earth, and breathed upon his face a breath of life, and the man became a living soul.

Matthew 28:20

20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. And lo! I am with you all the days to the conclusion of this age. Amen.

Acts 2:1-47

1 Now when the day of pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in the same place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a mighty rushing wind, which filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them separate tongues, as of fire, and it settled on each of them. 4 And they were all filled with a holy spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the spirit gave them to make solemn addresses. 5 Now there were residing at Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 So when this report spread, the multitude came together and were confounded. Because every one heard them speaking in his own peculiar dialect; 7 therefore they were astonished and expressed their amazement, saying one to another, Behold! are not all these men who speak, Galileans?" 8 How then do we hear, every one in his own native tongue! 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and the inhabitants of Mesopotamia and Judea, and Capadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphilia, Egypt and the parts of Lybia about Gyrene, the Roman strangers also both Jews and Proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs, we hear them speaking, in our own tongues, the wonderful dispensations of God. 12 So they were all amazed and in suspense, saying to one another, What can be the meaning of this? 13 But others scoffingly said, They are filled with sweet wine. 14 Whereupon Peter, as he was standing with the eleven, raised his voice and thus solemnly addressed them, "Men of Judea and all ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, let this be made known to you; and listen attentively to my words: 15 for these men are not drunk as you suppose; for it is but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel, 17 "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, that I will pour out a portion of my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; and your young men shall see visions; and your old men shall dream dreams; 18 and upon my servants, and upon my handmaids, in those days I will pour out a portion of my spirit, and they shall prophesy: 19 and I will exhibit wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath; blood and fire and smoky vapour. 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and illustrious day of the Lord. 21 And it shall come to pass, that whoever will call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. 22 "Men of Israel hear these words Jesus the Nazarene, a man from God, pointed out to you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God performed by him among you, as you yourselves know. 23 Him, being surrendered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken; and by the hands of wicked men have crucified and slain. 24 Him God hath raised up, having loosed the bonds of death, as it was not possible that he could be holden by it: 25 for concerning him David saith, I saw the Lord continually before me: because he is at my right hand that I may not be moved; 26 therefore my heart was gladdened, and my tongue exulted with joy; and moreover my flesh also will dwell in hope, 27 that thou wilt not leave my soul in the mansion of the dead, nor suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life. Thou with thy presence wilt fill me with joy." 29 Men, brethren, permit me to speak freely to you concerning the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried; and his sepulchre is among us to this day. 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath, that from the fruit of his loins he would, as far as regardeth the flesh, raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, 31 he spoke prophetically of the resurrection of the Christ, that his soul was not left in the mansion of the dead, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This very Jesus God hath raised up, of which we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, he hath poured out this which you now see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens; yet he saith, "The Lord said to my lord, Sit at my right hand, 35 until I make thine enemies thy footstool." 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus whom ye have crucified, Lord and Christ. 37 Upon hearing this, they were pierced to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Men, brethren, What shall we do? 38 Thereupon Peter said to them, Repent and let every one of you be baptized to the remission of sins for the name of Jesus Christ, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all them afar off, whomsoever the Lord our God may invite." 40 And with many other words he obtested and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this depraved generation." 41 Then they who gladly received his word were baptized, and about three thousand souls were that day added; 42 and continued stedfast in the doctrine of the apostles and in the community, and in the breaking of the loaf, and in prayers, 43 and there was fear on every soul; and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 Now all they who believed were together, and had all things in common; 45 and they sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need. 46 And continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they partook of food with joy and singleness of heart, 47 praising God and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added daily to the congregation them who were cured.

2 Corinthians 4:17

17 For this momentary and light affliction of ours is working out for us an eternal weight of glory, great beyond expression,

John 1:1-51

1 In the beginning was the Word; and the Word was with God; and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 By him all things were made, and without him there was not made one single thing. 4 What was in him was life, and this life was the light of men, 5 and this light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness did not reach it. 6 There was a man sent from God: his name was John. 7 This man came as a witness to bear witness concerning this light, that by means of him all might believe. 8 He was not the light, but was to bear witness concerning the light. 9 The light [the true light which enlighteneth every man] coming into the world 10 was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came to his own peculiar territories, and his own peculiar people did not receive him. 12 But to as many as received him he granted the privilege of becoming children of God, even to them who believe in his name, 13 who were born, not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 Now the Word became incarnate, and dwelt as in a tent among us, and we beheld his glory; a glory as of an only begotten from the father. He was full of grace and truth. 15 Of him John testifieth when he cried, saying, "This is he of whom I said, He who is coming after me is preferred before me, for he was before me." 16 And of his fulness we have all received even grace for grace. 17 Because the law was given by Moses grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No one hath ever seen God. This only begotten son, who is in the bosom of the father, even he hath made him known. 19 Now this is the testimony of John: when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, Who art thou? 20 He frankly declared and did not deny, but frankly declared, I am not the Christ. 21 Then they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he said, I am not: art thou the prophet And he answered, No. 22 Then they said to him, Who art thou? That we may give an answer to them who sent us: What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He said, I am "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord," as the prophet Esaias said. 24 Now they who were sent were of the Pharisees. 25 Then they asked him and said to him, Why then dost thou baptize, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet? 26 John answered them saying, I baptize in water; but there is one in the midst of you, whom you know not. 27 He is the person who is coming after me; who is preferred to me, the latchet of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie. 28 These things passed at Bethabara on the bank of the Jordan, where John was baptizing. 29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming towards him, and saith, Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world! 30 this is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who hath been before me; for he existed before me. 31 As for me, I did not know him; but to the end that he might be made manifest to Israel; for this purpose I came baptizing in water. 32 Moreover John testified saying, I beheld the Spirit descending like a dove from heaven, and it remained upon him. 33 Now for my part I did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize in water, even he said to me, On whomsoever thou shalt see the spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizeth in a holy spirit. 34 Now I have Seen and testified that this is The Son Of God. 35 Again, on the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and having fixed his eyes intently on Jesus as he was walking, he saith, Behold the lamb of God! 37 and the two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus. 38 When Jesus turned and saw them following him, he saith to them, What seek ye? And they said to him, Rabbi, [the meaning of which, when interpreted, is Teacher] where dost thou make thine abode? 39 He saith to them, Come and see. They went and saw where he made his abode, and staid with him that day; for it was about the tenth hour. 40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. 41 He first findeth his brother Simon, and saith to him, We have found the Messias, [the meaning of which is the Christ] [the anointed] 42 and brought him to Jesus. And Jesus, having looked earnestly on him, said, Thou art Simon the son of Jonas. Thou shalt be called Cephas [the meaning of which is the same as that of Peter] [a rock.] 43 On the day following Jesus determined to set out for Galilee, and finding Philip, he saith to him, Come with me. 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip finding Nathaniel, saith to him, We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets have written, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 Upon which Nathaniel saith to him, Of Nazareth can there be any thing good! Philip saith to him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him and saith respecting him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile! 48 Nathaniel saith to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus in reply said to him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49 In answer to this, Nathaniel said to him, Rabbi, thou art the son of God. Thou art the king of Israel. 50 Jesus answered and said to him, Because I told thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, dost thou believe? Thou shalt see greater things than these. 51 Then he saith to him, Verily, verily I say to you, Hereafter you shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the son of man.

Isaiah 26:3-4

3 who support truth and keep peace; because their confidence is placed in thee, Lord! 4 who art to everlasting, the Mighty, the Eternal God,

Psalms 82:6

6 I said you are gods; and all sons of the Most High:

John 1:1

1 In the beginning was the Word; and the Word was with God; and the Word was God.

Mark 11:23

23 For verily I say to you, If one should say to that mountain, Be thou lifted up and cast into the sea; and have no doubt in his mind, but believe that what he saith cometh to pass; whatever he may command shall be done for him.

John 14:6

6 Jesus saith to him, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one cometh to the father but by me.

2 Timothy 2:15

15 Study diligently to present thyself approved before God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed; handling rightly the word of truth.

Ezekiel 37:1-10

1 Then the hand of the Lord came upon me. And the Lord led me out in spirit and set me in the midst of a plain which was full of human bones. 2 And he led me all around them. And lo! there was an immense quantity on the surface of the plain, and they were very dry. 3 And he said to me, Son of man, shall these bones revive? Whereupon I said, Lord, Lord, thou knowest such things. 4 Then he said to me, Prophesy concerning these bones and say to them, Ye bones which are dry, hear a word of the Lord, 5 Thus saith the Lord to these bones, Behold I will bring upon you a breath of life; 6 and upon you I will lay sinews; and I will bring flesh on you and stretch skin over you, and put my breath in you and you shall live: and you shall know, that I am the Lord. 7 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and it came to pass that, when I had prophesied, behold there was a tremulous motion and it brought the bones together, every one to its proper place. 8 And I beheld and lo! sinews and flesh were grown upon them, and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, Prophesy to the wind. Prophesy, Son of man and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord, From the four winds, come and blow on these dead and let them live. 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath came into them and they became alive and stood on their feet, an exceeding great multitude.

John 1:14

14 Now the Word became incarnate, and dwelt as in a tent among us, and we beheld his glory; a glory as of an only begotten from the father. He was full of grace and truth.

Ezekiel 12:25

25 for I the Lord will speak my words; I will speak and perform, and no more put off to a distant time; for in these your days, rebellious house, I will speak a word and perform it, saith the Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:28

28 and the ignoble of this world, and those of no account, God hath chosen; nay, the very nothings, to put a stop to the operation of the things which are,

Hebrews 11:1-10

1 Now, faith is a confident expectation of things hoped for; a convincement of the mind with respect to the reality of things not seen. 2 By this therefore the ancients obtained reputation. 3 By faith we understand that the ages were arranged by a word of God, that the things seen should not at all be out of things which appear. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain; by means of which he received a testimonial of being righteous, God himself giving a testimony in favour of his gifts; and by it he, though dead, still speaketh. 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God translated him; for before his translation he received this testimonial that he was well pleasing to God. 6 Now without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing; for he who cometh to God must believe that he existeth, and that he is the rewarder of them who diligently seek him. 7 By faith Noah, when warned of unforeseen events, with a religious concern prepared an ark for the saving of his household; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of that righteousness which is by faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when called, shewed obedience by going to the place which he was to receive for an inheritance, and set out on his journey not knowing whither he was going. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise as in a strange land, and dwelt in tents with Isaak and Jacob, who were coheirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he expected that city which hath foundations, whose architect and founder is God.

Romans 10:17

17 The believing is indeed because of hearing, and what they heard is by the order of God.

Joshua 1:8

8 the book of the Law must never be out of thy mouth. Thou must study it day and night, that thou mayst know how to do all that are written. Then shalt thou be prospered; and thou wilt make thy ways prosperous; and then thou shalt have a good understanding.

Genesis 1:1-31

1 In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was invisible and unfurnished and there was darkness over this abyss; and a breath of God was brought on above the water. 3 And God said, "Let there be Light;" and there was light. 4 And God saw the light that it was good. And God made a separation between the light and the darkness. 5 And God called the light day; and the darkness he called night. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The first day. 6 Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water; and let it make a separation between water and water." And it was so. God made the firmament; and God made a separation between the water which was below the firmament

Genesis 1:8-31

8 and the water which was above the firmament. And God called the firmament, heaven. And God saw that it was good. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The second day. 9 Then God said, "Let the water which is below the heaven be gathered into one receptacle and let the dry land appear." 10 And it was so. The waters which were below the heaven were gathered into their several collections, and the dry land appeared. And God called the dry land, earth; and the collections of the waters he called, seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, "Let the earth produce the grassy plant with sowing seed according to kind and according to likeness, and the fruit bearing tree together with the fruit, the seed of which is in it according to kind, upon the earth." And it was so. 12 The earth indeed produced the grassy plant with sowing seed according to kind and according to likeness, and the fruit tree together with fruit, the seed of which is in it, according to kind, in the earth. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The third day. 14 Then God said, "Let there be luminaries in the firmament of heaven, to give light on the earth; to make a separation between the day and the night: and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years; 15 and let them be for an illumination in the firmament of heaven so as to shine on the earth." And it was so. 16 God indeed made the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for the regulations of the day, and the lesser luminary, with the stars, for the regulations of the night. 17 And God placed them in the firmament of heaven so as to shine on the earth, 18 and to regulate the day and the night, and to make a division between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The fourth day. 20 Then God said, "Let the waters produce moving creatures having life; and winged creatures flying above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." And it was so. 21 God indeed made the great sea monsters and every species of moving animals which the waters produced according to their kinds, and every winged flying creature according to kind. And God saw that they were good. 22 And God blessed them saying, "Increase and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let flying creatures be multiplied on the earth." 23 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The fifth day. 24 Then God said, "Let the earth produce animal life according to kind; four footed beasts and reptiles and wild beasts of the earth according to kind." And it was so. 25 God indeed made the wild beasts of the earth according to their kind, and the cattle according to their kind, and all the reptiles of the earth according to kind. And God saw that they were good. 26 Then God said, "Let us make man after our image and after a likeness; and let them have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the cattle, and the whole earth, and all the reptiles which creep on the earth." 27 So God made man. After an image of God he made him. A male and a female he made them. 28 And God blessed them saying, "Increase and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all the cattle, and all the earth, and all the reptiles which creep on the earth." 29 Moreover God said, "Behold I have given you every seed bearing plant, the sowing seed which is on the whole earth, and every tree which hath in itself the fruit of seminal seed, you shall have for food: 30 And to all the beasts of the earth, and to all the birds of the air, and to every reptile on the earth, which hath in it animal life, I have also given every green herb for food." And it was so. 31 And God saw all the things which he had made, and behold they were very good. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The sixth day.

Romans 4:17

17 who; as it is written, " I have made thee a father of many nations" is the father of us all in the sight of him in whom he believed; namely God who reanimateth the dead, and calleth up things not yet in existence as if actually existing.

Matthew 12:34-36

34 Brood of vipers! how can you who are evil speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart produceth good things; and the bad man, out of his bad treasure produceth bad things. 36 Now I assure you in respect to every idle word which men shall utter, they shall give an account thereof in a day of judgment.

2 Corinthians 4:18

18 while we are aiming not at things seen, but at things unseen; for the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are eternal.

Isaiah 55:11

11 so shall it be with my word: when it hath proceeded from my mouth, it shall not be reversed, till all are accomplished which I willed; and till I prosper thy ways and my commandments.

Matthew 21:22

22 And whatever you ask in prayer, with faith, you shall obtain.

2 Corinthians 4:13

13 But having the same spirit of belief as is mentioned in this portion of scripture, "I believed, therefore I spake," we also believe and therefore we speak,

Proverbs 18:21

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they who have the command of it shall eat the fruits thereof.

Mark 11:22-24

22 In reply to which, Jesus saith to them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say to you, If one should say to that mountain, Be thou lifted up and cast into the sea; and have no doubt in his mind, but believe that what he saith cometh to pass; whatever he may command shall be done for him. 24 Therefore I say to you, What things soever you ask when you pray, believe that you will receive, and you shall have them.

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