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SCRIPTURE-VERSES Sep-9-2008 (310 words) With logo posted Aug. 21 and photo posted Sept. 9. xxxn

A look at some of the most popular Bible verses

By Geoffrey A. Brooke Jr.
Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Here are some of the most popular verses of the Bible, according to lists supplied by the American Bible Society in New York; Top Verses, an automated program developed in Australia that counts and ranks Bible references across the Internet; and The Christian Post in Washington, which describes itself as a pan-denominational Christian media source.

The verses are taken from the New American Bible translation.

-- "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life." (Jn 3:16)

-- "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (Jn 8:32)

-- "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." (Ps 23:1)

-- "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" (Jn 14:6)

-- "In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth ... ." (Gn 1:1)

-- "In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?" (Jn 14:2)

-- "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God." (Eph 2:8)

-- "I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me." (Phil 4:13)

-- "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit." (Mt 28:19)

-- "For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Rom 10:9)


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