Paul copied 152 Old Testament verses

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Paul copied 152 verses from the Old Testament as an authority in his teachings

It is acknowledged by Biblical scholars that Paul extensively quoted from the Old Testament (OT) to support his message to the Jews and Gentiles.

The table below lists Paul's Letters (Epistles) along with Old Testament verses he 'most likely' copied from based on textual and wording simililarities:
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ROMANS (66) 1 CORINTHIANS (17) 2 CORINTHIANS (11) GALATIANS (11) PHILIPPIANS (1)
EPHESIANS (6) 1 TIMOTHY (1) 2 TIMOTHY (1) HEBREWS (38)


ROMANS
Paul writes to the community in Rome and explains that salvation is available through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Paul wrote:
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
ROMANS 1:17
1Copied from OT:
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
HABAKKUK 2:4
Paul wrote:
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
ROMANS 2:24
2Copied from OT:
Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
ISAIAH 52:5
Paul wrote:
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
ROMANS 3:4
3Copied from OT:
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
PSALMS 51:4
Paul wrote:
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
ROMANS 3:10-12
4Copied from OT:
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
PSALMS 14:1-3
Paul wrote:
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
ROMANS 3:10-12
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The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
PSALMS 53:1-3
Paul wrote:
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
ROMANS 3:13
6Copied from OT:
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
PSALMS 5:9
Paul wrote:
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
ROMANS 3:13
7Copied from OT:
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
PSALMS 140:3
Paul wrote:
Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
ROMANS 3:14
8Copied from OT:
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
PSALMS 10:7
Paul wrote:
Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known:
ROMANS 3:15-17
9Copied from OT:
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
ISAIAH 59:7-8
Paul wrote:
There is no fear of God before their eyes.
ROMANS 3:18
10Copied from OT:
The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
PSALMS 36:1
Paul wrote:
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
ROMANS 4:3
11Copied from OT:
And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
GENESIS 15:6
Paul wrote:
Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
ROMANS 4:7-8
12Copied from OT:
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
PSALMS 32:1-2
Paul wrote:
Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
ROMANS 4:9
13Copied from OT:
And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
GENESIS 15:6
Paul wrote:
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
ROMANS 4:17
14Copied from OT:
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
GENESIS 17:5
Paul wrote:
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
ROMANS 4:18
15Copied from OT:
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
GENESIS 17:5
Paul wrote:
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
ROMANS 4:18
16Copied from OT:
And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
GENESIS 15:5
Paul wrote:
And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
ROMANS 4:22
17Copied from OT:
And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
GENESIS 15:6
Paul wrote:
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
ROMANS 7:7
18Copied from OT:
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
EXODUS 20:17
Paul wrote:
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
ROMANS 7:7
19Copied from OT:
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.
DEUTERONOMY 5:21
Paul wrote:
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
ROMANS 8:36
20Copied from OT:
Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
PSALMS 44:22
Paul wrote:
Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
ROMANS 9:7
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And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
GENESIS 21:12
Paul wrote:
For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.
ROMANS 9:9
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And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
GENESIS 18:10-14
Paul wrote:
It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
ROMANS 9:12
23Copied from OT:
And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
GENESIS 25:23
Paul wrote:
As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
ROMANS 9:13
24Copied from OT:
I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
MALACHI 1:2-3
Paul wrote:
For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
ROMANS 9:15
25Copied from OT:
And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
EXODUS 33:19
Paul wrote:
For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
ROMANS 9:17
26Copied from OT:
And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
EXODUS 9:16
Paul wrote:
As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
ROMANS 9:25
27Copied from OT:
And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.
HOSEA 2:23
Paul wrote:
And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
ROMANS 9:26
28Copied from OT:
Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
HOSEA 1:10
Paul wrote:
Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
ROMANS 9:27-28
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For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness. For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.
ISAIAH 10:22-23
Paul wrote:
And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
ROMANS 9:29
30Copied from OT:
Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
ISAIAH 1:9
Paul wrote:
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
ROMANS 9:33
31Copied from OT:
And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
ISAIAH 8:14
Paul wrote:
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
ROMANS 9:33
32Copied from OT:
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
ISAIAH 28:16
Paul wrote:
For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
ROMANS 10:5
33Copied from OT:
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
LEVITICUS 18:5
Paul wrote:
But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
ROMANS 10:6
34Copied from OT:
Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
DEUTERONOMY 9:4
Paul wrote:
But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
ROMANS 10:6-8
35Copied from OT:
It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
DEUTERONOMY 30:12-14
Paul wrote:
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
ROMANS 10:11
36Copied from OT:
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
ISAIAH 28:16
Paul wrote:
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
ROMANS 10:13
37Copied from OT:
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
JOEL 2:32
Paul wrote:
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
ROMANS 10:15
38Copied from OT:
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
ISAIAH 52:7
Paul wrote:
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
ROMANS 10:16
39Copied from OT:
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
ISAIAH 53:1
Paul wrote:
But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
ROMANS 10:18
40Copied from OT:
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
PSALMS 19:4
Paul wrote:
But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
ROMANS 10:19
41Copied from OT:
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
DEUTERONOMY 32:21
Paul wrote:
But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
ROMANS 10:20
42Copied from OT:
I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.
ISAIAH 65:1
Paul wrote:
But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
ROMANS 10:21
43Copied from OT:
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
ISAIAH 65:2
Paul wrote:
Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
ROMANS 11:3
44Copied from OT:
And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
1 KINGS 19:10-14
Paul wrote:
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
ROMANS 11:4
45Copied from OT:
Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
1 KINGS 19:18
Paul wrote:
(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
ROMANS 11:8
46Copied from OT:
For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
ISAIAH 29:10
Paul wrote:
(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
ROMANS 11:8
47Copied from OT:
Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
DEUTERONOMY 29:4
Paul wrote:
And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
ROMANS 11:9-10
48Copied from OT:
Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap. Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
PSALMS 69:22-23
Paul wrote:
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
ROMANS 11:26-27
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And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
ISAIAH 59:20-21
Paul wrote:
For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
ROMANS 11:27
50Copied from OT:
By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
ISAIAH 27:9
Paul wrote:
For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
ROMANS 11:34
51Copied from OT:
Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
ISAIAH 40:13
Paul wrote:
Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
ROMANS 11:35
52Copied from OT:
Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
JOB 41:11
Paul wrote:
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
ROMANS 12:19
53Copied from OT:
To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
DEUTERONOMY 32:35
Paul wrote:
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
ROMANS 12:20
54Copied from OT:
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
PROVERBS 25:21-22
Paul wrote:
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
ROMANS 13:9
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Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal.
EXODUS 20:13-15
Paul wrote:
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
ROMANS 13:9
56Copied from OT:
Thou shalt not kill. Neither shalt thou commit adultery. Neither shalt thou steal.
DEUTERONOMY 5:17-19
Paul wrote:
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
ROMANS 13:9
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Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
LEVITICUS 19:18
Paul wrote:
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
ROMANS 14:11
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Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.
ISAIAH 49:18
Paul wrote:
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
ROMANS 14:11
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I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
ISAIAH 45:23
Paul wrote:
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
ROMANS 15:3
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For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
PSALMS 69:9
Paul wrote:
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
ROMANS 15:9
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Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
PSALMS 18:49
Paul wrote:
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
ROMANS 15:9
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Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.
2 SAMUEL 22:50
Paul wrote:
And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.
ROMANS 15:10
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Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.
DEUTERONOMY 32:43
Paul wrote:
And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
ROMANS 15:11
64Copied from OT:
O Praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
PSALMS 117:1
Paul wrote:
And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
ROMANS 15:12
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And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
ISAIAH 11:10
Paul wrote:
But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
ROMANS 15:21
66Copied from OT:
So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
ISAIAH 52:15
1 CORINTHIANS
Paul admonished the Corinth church he founded. He felt compelled to explain Christian doctrinal matters in detail.
Paul wrote:
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1 CORINTHIANS 1:19
1Copied from OT:
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
ISAIAH 29:14
Paul wrote:
That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
1 CORINTHIANS 1:31
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But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
JEREMIAH 9:24
Paul wrote:
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1 CORINTHIANS 2:9
3Copied from OT:
For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
ISAIAH 64:4
Paul wrote:
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
1 CORINTHIANS 2:16
4Copied from OT:
Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
ISAIAH 40:13
Paul wrote:
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1 CORINTHIANS 3:19
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He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
JOB 5:13
Paul wrote:
And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
1 CORINTHIANS 3:20
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The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
PSALMS 94:11
Paul wrote:
But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
1 CORINTHIANS 5:13
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The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.
DEUTERONOMY 17:7
Paul wrote:
What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
1 CORINTHIANS 6:16
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Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
GENESIS 2:24
Paul wrote:
For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
1 CORINTHIANS 9:9
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Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.
DEUTERONOMY 25:4
Paul wrote:
Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:7
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And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
EXODUS 32:6
Paul wrote:
For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:26
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The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
PSALMS 24:1
Paul wrote:
In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the LORD.
1 CORINTHIANS 14:21
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For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
ISAIAH 28:11-12
Paul wrote:
For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:27
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Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
PSALMS 8:6
Paul wrote:
If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:32
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And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.
ISAIAH 22:13
Paul wrote:
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:45
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And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
GENESIS 2:7
Paul wrote:
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:54
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He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
ISAIAH 25:8
Paul wrote:
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1 CORINTHIANS 15:55
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I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
HOSEA 13:14
2 CORINTHIANS
Paul writes another letter to the Corinth church. He reminds them of the need for forgiveness and reconciliation.
Paul wrote:
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
2 CORINTHIANS 4:13
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I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
PSALMS 116:10
Paul wrote:
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
2 CORINTHIANS 6:2
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Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
ISAIAH 49:8
Paul wrote:
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2 CORINTHIANS 6:16
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And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
LEVITICUS 26:12
Paul wrote:
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2 CORINTHIANS 6:16
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My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
EZEKIEL 37:27
Paul wrote:
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2 CORINTHIANS 6:17
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Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
ISAIAH 52:11
Paul wrote:
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2 CORINTHIANS 6:17
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And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.
EZEKIEL 20:34
Paul wrote:
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
2 CORINTHIANS 6:18
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Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth. Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house. And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:
2 SAMUEL 7:8-14
Paul wrote:
As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
2 CORINTHIANS 8:15
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And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
EXODUS 16:18
Paul wrote:
(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:9
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He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
PSALMS 112:9
Paul wrote:
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
2 CORINTHIANS 10:17
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But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
JEREMIAH 9:24
Paul wrote:
This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
2 CORINTHIANS 13:1
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