Basic Bible - Sample Verses

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Genesis 12:1-5

1Now the Lord said to Abram, Go out from your country and from your family and from your father's house, into the land to which I will be your guide:
2And I will make of you a great nation, blessing you and making your name great; and you will be a blessing:
3To them who are good to you will I give blessing, and on him who does you wrong will I put my curse: and you will become a name of blessing to all the families of the earth.
4So Abram went as the Lord had said to him, and Lot went with him: Abram was seventy-five years old when he went away from Haran.
5And Abram took Sarai, his wife, and Lot, his brother's son, and all their goods and the servants which they had got in Haran, and they went out to go to the land of Canaan.

Psalm 23

1The Lord takes care of me as his sheep; I will not be without any good thing.
2He makes a resting-place for me in the green fields: he is my guide by the quiet waters.
3He gives new life to my soul: he is my guide in the ways of righteousness because of his name.
4Yes, though I go through the valley of deep shade, I will have no fear of evil; for you are with me, your rod and your support are my comfort.
5You make ready a table for me in front of my haters: you put oil on my head; my cup is overflowing.
6Truly, blessing and mercy will be with me all the days of my life; and I will have a place in the house of the Lord all my days.

Isaiah 55:1-3

1Ho! everyone in need, come to the waters, and he who has no strength, let him get food: come, get bread without money; wine and milk without price.
2Why do you give your money for what is not bread, and the fruit of your work for what will not give you pleasure? Give ear to me, so that your food may be good, and you may have the best in full measure.
3Give ear, and come to me, take note with care, so that your souls may have life: and I will make an eternal agreement with you, even the certain mercies of David.

Mark 1:9-13

9And it came about in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was given baptism by John in the Jordan.
10And straight away, coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens broken open and the Spirit coming down on him as a dove:
11And a voice came out of heaven, You are my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased.
12And straight away the Spirit sent him out into the waste land.
13And he was in the waste land for forty days, being tested by Satan; and he was with the beasts; and the angels took care of him.

John 1:1-5

1From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God.
2This Word was from the first in relation with God.
3All things came into existence through him, and without him nothing was.
4What came into existence in him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5And the light goes on shining in the dark; it is not overcome by the dark.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8

1Now I am going to make clear to you, my brothers, what the good news was which I gave to you, and which you took, and on which your faith is based,
2By which you have salvation; that is to say, the form in which it was given to you, if it is fixed in your minds, and if your faith in it is not without effect.
3For I gave to you first of all what was handed down to me, how Christ underwent death for our sins, as it says in the Writings;
4And he was put in the place of the dead; and on the third day he came back from the dead, as it says in the Writings;
5And he was seen by Cephas; then by the twelve;
6Then by more than five hundred brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, but some are sleeping;
7Then he was seen by James; then by all the Apostles.
8And last of all, as by one whose birth was out of the right time, he was seen by me.


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