Isaiah 43

The Bible is just crammed with beautiful writing, and all in the public domain (in the King James version). Again, I’ve edited this extract a little bit and drawn from alternative translations, but I hope that doesn’t take away from the beauty.

Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by thy name; you are mine.

When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not drown you. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame consume you.

For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.

You are precious in my sight, you are honoured, and I love you.

Fear not: for I am with you.

Bring all who claim me as their God: for I have created them for my glory, I have formed them; yea, I have made them.

From eternity to eternity I am God; and there is none that can snatch you out of my hand: I will work, and who shall undo it?

I love Isaiah so much. What other Biblical extracts do you like?

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

~Dani

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Job 26

I am a firm believer that the Bible is one of the most underrated sources of poetry. This is the King James Version, but I’ve changed a few of the ‘hath’s for ‘has’, and so on. The extract I found for today is from the book of Job, and I just love the imagery here.

He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing.

He binds up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

He holds back the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud upon it.

He has compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.

He divides the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smites through the proud.

By his spirit he has garnished the heavens; his hand has formed the crooked serpent.

Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Are there any other Biblical passages you think are utter poetry?

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

~Dani