What is your favorite verse?

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    What is your favorite verse, excerpt, or prayer from any religious books, spiritual books and philosophical books ? Please share them with me.
     
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    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    No idea where in the bible this is from (I'm not particularly religious). It just seems to me the world would be a better place if people lived their lives this way.
     
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    Thanks Bob !
     
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    The Golden Rule is in the old testament. I like that and the 23 Psalm.

    I used to like the story of Ruth, but then I grew up and realized that she was an idiot. I'm so glad women in this country have rights.
     
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    Is "Do unto others..." really called The Golden Rule? I never knew that.
     
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    Yep it was the first thing I learned in first grade. They used to teach The Golden Rule in schools but since it's the basis of almost every religion on earth, they no longer teach it. I consider that a crime.
     
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    Yes. That's bizarre.
     
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    23rd Psalm:

    The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
    He leadeth me beside the still waters.
    He restoreth my soul:
    He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
    Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
    Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.


    Pretty nice sheila thanks. What was the summary about ruth? why was she an idiot ?
     
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    Psalm 23 was the first hymn at both my mother's and my father's funeral.
     
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    I like this bible one, a fella I used to be friends with told me it was his favorite and it always stuck with me for some reason, even though he was an ass. hehe....

    1 Corinthians 13:1-13

    If I speak in the tongues of men and angels,
    but have not love,
    I have become sounding brass or a tinkling symbol.

    And if I have prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge,
    and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains,
    but have not love, I am nothing.

    And if I dole out all my goods, and
    if I deliver my body that I may boast
    but have not love, nothing I am profited.

    Love is long suffering,
    love is kind,
    it is not jealous,
    love does not boast,
    it is not inflated.

    It is not discourteous,
    it is not selfish,
    it is not irritable,
    it does not enumerate the evil.
    It does not rejoice over the wrong, but rejoices in the truth

    It covers all things,
    it has faith for all things,
    it hopes in all things,
    it endures in all things.

    Love never falls in ruins;
    but whether prophecies, they will be abolished; or
    tongues, they will cease; or
    knowledge, it will be superseded.

    For we know in part and we prophecy in part.

    But when the perfect comes, the imperfect will be superseded.

    When I was an infant,
    I spoke as an infant,
    I reckoned as an infant;

    when I became [an adult],
    I abolished the things of the infant.

    For now we see through a mirror in an enigma, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know as also I was fully known.

    But now remains
    faith, hope, love,

    these three;

    but the greatest of these is love.


    The main part I comprehend is that love is the best thing and rocks. :razz:
     

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