Bible verses about "lent" | Goodspeed

Matthew 9:15

15 Jesus said to them, "Can wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But a time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and they will fast then.

Luke 13:3

3 No, I tell you; unless you repent, you will all perish as they did!

John 13:1-17

1 Before the Passover Festival began, Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father, but he had loved those who were his own in the world, and he loved them to the last. 2 So at supper—the devil having by this time put the thought of betraying Jesus into the mind of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son— 3 Jesus, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 4 rose from the table, took off his outer clothing, and fastened a towel about his waist. 5 Then he poured water into the basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, wiping them with the towel that was about his waist. 6 So he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, "Master, are you going to wash my feet?" 7 Jesus answered, "You cannot understand now what I am doing, but you will learn by and by." 8 Peter said to him, "I will never let you wash my feet!" Jesus answered, "You will have no share with me unless I wash you." 9 Simon Peter said to him, "Master, wash not only my feet but my hands and my face too!" 10 Jesus said to him, "Anyone who has bathed only needs to have his feet washed to be altogether clean. And you are already clean—though not all of you." 11 For he knew who was going to betray him; that was why he said, "You are not all of you clean." 12 When he had washed their feet and put on his clothes and taken his place, he said to them again, "Do you understand what I have been doing to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Master, and you are right, for that is what I am. 14 If I then, your Master and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet too. 15 For I have set you an example, in order that you may do what I have done to you. 16 I tell you, no slave is superior to his master, and no messenger is greater than the man who sends him. 17 Now that you have this knowledge, you will be blessed if you act upon it.

Acts 15:9

9 making no difference between us and them, but cleansing their hearts by faith.

1 Peter 1:3

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has caused us to be born anew to a life of hope through Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead,

Mark 1:15

15 saying, "The time has come and the reign of God is near; repent, and believe this good news."

John 3:16

16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that no one who believes in him should be lost, but that they should all have eternal life.

1 Peter 5:6

6 Submit humbly, therefore, to God's mighty hand, so that he may in due time raise you up.

Colossians 2:16-17

16 So no one can call you to account for what you eat or drink, or do about annual or monthly feasts or Sabbaths. 17 That was all only the shadow of something that was to follow; the reality is found in Christ.

1 Timothy 4:1-5

1 The Spirit distinctly says that in later times some will turn away from the faith, and devote their attention to deceitful spirits and the things that demons teach 2 through the pretensions of liars—men with seared consciences 3 who forbid people to marry and insist on abstinence from certain kinds of food that God created for men who believe and understand the truth to enjoy and give thanks for. 4 For everything God has created is good, and nothing need be refused, provided it is accepted with thanksgiving, 5 for then it is consecrated by prayer and the Scripture used in it.

Matthew 4:1-25

1 Then Jesus was guided by the Spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil. 2 And he fasted forty days and nights, and after it he was famished. 3 And the tempter came up and said to him, "If you are God's son, tell these stones to turn into bread!" 4 But he answered, "The Scripture says, 'Not on bread alone is man to live, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God!' " 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city, and made him stand on the summit of the Temple, 6 and said to him, "If you are God's son, throw yourself down, for the Scripture says, " 'He will give his angels orders about you, And they will lift you up with their hands So that you may never strike your foot against a stone!' " 7 Jesus said to him, "The Scripture also says, 'You shall not try the Lord your God.' " 8 Again the devil took him to a very high mountain, and he showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor, 9 and said to him, "I will give all this to you, if you will fall on your knees and do homage to me." 10 Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! For the Scripture says, 'You must do homage to the Lord your God, and worship him alone!' " 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and waited on him. 12 But when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he retreated to Galilee. 13 And he left Nazareth and went and settled in Capernaum, by the sea, in the district of Zebulon and Naphtali, 14 in fulfilment of what was said by the prophet Isaiah, 15 "Zebulon's land, and Naphtali's land, Along the road to the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the nations! 16 The people that were living in darkness Have seen a great light, And on those who were living in the land of the shadow of death A light has dawned!" 17 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent! for the Kingdom of Heaven is coming!" 18 As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who was afterward called Peter, and his brother, Andrew, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 He said to them, "Come and follow me, and I will make you fish for men!" 20 They immediately dropped their nets and went with him. 21 And he went on a little farther and saw two other men who were brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother, John, in the boat with Zebedee, their father, putting their nets in order, and he called them. 22 And they immediately left the boat and their father, and went with him. 23 Then he went all over Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing any disease or sickness among the people. 24 Word went all through Syria about him, and people brought to him all who were suffering with any kind of disease, or who were in great pain—demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics—and he cured them. 25 Great crowds followed him about, from Galilee and the Ten Towns and Jerusalem and Judea and from the other side of the Jordan.

Matthew 6:1-34

1 "But take care not to do your good deeds in public for people to see, for, if you do, you will get no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 So when you are going to give to charity, do not blow a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues and the streets, to make people praise them. I tell you, that is all the reward they will get! 3 But when you give to charity, your own left hand must not know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your charity may be secret, and your Father who sees what is secret will reward you. 5 "When you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, for they like to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the squares, to let people see them. I tell you, that is the only reward they will get! 6 But when you pray, go into your own room, and shut the door, and pray to your Father who is unseen, and your Father who sees what is secret will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not repeat empty phrases as the heathen do, for they imagine that their prayers will be heard if they use words enough. 8 You must not be like them. For God, who is your Father, knows what you need before you ask him. 9 This, therefore, is the way you are to pray: 'Our Father in heaven, Your name be revered! 10 Your kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is done in heaven! 11 Give us today bread for the day, 12 And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not subject us to temptation, But save us from the evil one.' 14 For if you forgive others when they offend you, your heavenly Father will forgive you too. 15 But if you do not forgive others when they offend you, your heavenly Father will not forgive you for your offenses. 16 "When you fast, do not put on a gloomy look, like the hypocrites, for they neglect their personal appearance to let people see that they are fasting. I tell you, that is all the reward they will get. 17 But when you fast, perfume your hair and wash your face, 18 so that no one may see that you are fasting, except your Father who is unseen, and your Father who sees what is secret, will reward you. 19 "Do not store up your riches on earth, where moths and rust destroy them, and where thieves break in and steal them, 20 but store up your riches in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy them, and where thieves cannot break in and steal them. 21 For wherever your treasure is, your heart will be also. 22 The eye is the lamp of the body. If then your eye is sound, your whole body will be light, 23 but if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be dark. If, therefore, your very light is darkness, how deep the darkness will be! 24 No slave can belong to two masters, for he will either hate one and love the other, or stand by one and make light of the other. You cannot serve God and money. 25 Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about life, wondering what you will have to eat or drink, or about your body, wondering what you will have to wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body than clothes? 26 Look at the wild birds. They do not sow or reap, or store their food in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more account than they? 27 But which of you with all his worry can add a single hour to his life? 28 Why should you worry about clothing? See how the wild flowers grow. They do not toil or spin, 29 and yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his splendor was never dressed like one of them. 30 But if God so beautifully dresses the wild grass, which is alive today and is thrown into the furnace tomorrow, will he not much more surely clothe you, you who have so little faith? 31 So do not worry and say, 'What shall we have to eat?' or 'What shall we have to drink?' or 'What shall we have to wear?' 32 For these are all things the heathen are in pursuit of, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need all this. 33 But you must make his kingdom, and uprightness before him, your greatest care, and you will have all these other things besides. 34 So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries of its own. Let each day be content with its own ills.

Matthew 6:16-18

16 "When you fast, do not put on a gloomy look, like the hypocrites, for they neglect their personal appearance to let people see that they are fasting. I tell you, that is all the reward they will get. 17 But when you fast, perfume your hair and wash your face, 18 so that no one may see that you are fasting, except your Father who is unseen, and your Father who sees what is secret, will reward you.

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