28 Bible Verses about History

Romans 15:4 ESV / 146 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Deuteronomy 17:18-20 ESV / 110 helpful votes

“And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests. And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them, that his heart may not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, either to the right hand or to the left, so that he may continue long in his kingdom, he and his children, in Israel.

Job 8:8-10 ESV / 72 helpful votes

“For inquire, please, of bygone ages, and consider what the fathers have searched out. For we are but of yesterday and know nothing, for our days on earth are a shadow. Will they not teach you and tell you and utter words out of their understanding?

Psalm 78:3-4 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.

Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 32 helpful votes

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Ecclesiastes 1:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

Deuteronomy 32:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

John 1:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

1 Corinthians 10:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.

Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children—

Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

Psalm 139:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalm 145:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The Lord preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

1 Chronicles 12:32 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen under their command.

Genesis 1:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,

Revelation 21:6-8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Romans 14:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.

Matthew 10:34 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

Leviticus 25:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.

Matthew 6:25-34 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ...

Daniel 7:14-17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. “As for me, Daniel, my spirit within me was anxious, and the visions of my head alarmed me. I approached one of those who stood there and asked him the truth concerning all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of the things. ‘These four great beasts are four kings who shall arise out of the earth.

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Colossians 1:15-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Acts 17:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,

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