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Hey--do you ever just flip open to a totally random Bible page sometimes just to see what it says?

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posted on May, 11 2015 @ 07:21 AM
Well this is what I just got--it's short, sweet, and prosaic. Have a nice morning.

"Set up road markers,
put up signposts;
Turn your attention to the highway,
the road you walked.
Turn back, virgin of Israel,
turn back to these your cities.
How long will you continue to hesitate,
rebellious daughter?
The Lord has created a new thing upon the earth:
woman encompasses man. "

--> Please feel free to share your own as well (from whatever you want. doesn't just have to be the Bible. So long as the message isn't something overtly inflammatory or troll--since acting like that just ain't classy.

So yeah. Had the notion that this might be a nice change from all of these religious debates you guys have hereabouts
--not that those aren't interesting, too, ofc

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posted on May, 11 2015 @ 07:30 AM
I often open the at work dictionary at random and without looking put my finger on a word, then try to use that word in as many conversation or emails as possible.

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 07:38 AM
I flipped open a copy of John Grisham's "The Collectors" and it said: "After Behan had left, Caleb called Stone and told him about this encounter." This could have as much meaning as any passage in the Bible or another holy book, as all words (made up of individual letters) can be read as meaning anything the mind can conceive and connect other concepts to. Caleb, in the story, obviously thought that Behan had something to say that Stone would be interested in, so Behan was also talking to Stone in his conversation with Caleb, whether he knew it or not. Was it planned on Behan's part, to get a message to Stone? And did the message transmit without Caleb adding or subtracting to it? And by "calling" did he call him on a phone device or just shout from across the room? Many interpretations of an incident in the lives of three people.

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 07:39 AM
yes I have, just once, and I got:
rev 22:16

the verse where Jesus says he is the sun of the morning star
which is venus
or in the language of the day

Lucifer (/ˈluːsɪfər/ LEW-sif-ər) is the King James Version rendering of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל in Isaiah 14:12. This word, transliterated hêlêl[1] or heylel,[2] occurs only once in the Hebrew Bible[1] and according to the KJV-influenced Strong's Concordance means "shining one, morning star".[2] The word Lucifer is taken from the Latin Vulgate,[3] which translates הֵילֵל as lucifer,[Isa 14:12][4][5] meaning "the morning star, the planet Venus", or, as an adjective, "light-bringing".[6] The Septuagint renders הֵילֵל in Greek as ἑωσφόρος[7][8][9][10][11] (heōsphoros),[12][13][14] a name, literally "bringer of dawn", for the morning star

rev 22:16
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
- king james Version

ISAIAH 14:12

King James Bible
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

I don't need to read the rest

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posted on May, 11 2015 @ 07:43 AM
a reply to: hotel1

Nothing better than a large vocabulary.

A thesaurus is good for that as well...
Really freshens up the lexicon.

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 07:45 AM
a reply to: rukia

I do it with The Bible & The Quran...

I need to get an app for the Torah too so I can continue my learning curve of other faiths.

Usually in time of despair or sometimes just intrigue.

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 07:47 AM
Malachi 2:6

The Law of truth was in his mouth...
& iniquity was not found in his lips...
He walked with me in peace & equity...
& did turn many away from iniquity!

Surah 44 (Ad Dukhan) Ayat 33

& We gave them clear signs in which there was a manifest blessing!
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posted on May, 11 2015 @ 08:20 AM
a reply to: rukia

It's called "bibliomancy" and could get you burned at the stake in the Good Old Days, although that arch-heretic Francois Rabelais defended the practice.

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 08:22 AM
funny, i actually find myself doing to exact same thing. not even christian but, it's weird. kind of like a spiritual message roulette.

lets spin the dice and see what the good book says!

don't have a bible on me at the moment, but i've found some interesting passages that way.

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 08:27 AM
And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:

And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 08:32 AM
Here is my top 50


Those who bear bad fruit will be cut down and burned "with unquenchable fire." 3:10, 12
Jesus strongly approves of the law and the prophets. He hasn't the slightest objection to the cruelties of the Old Testament. 5:17
Jesus recommends that to avoid sin we cut off our hands and pluck out our eyes. This advice is given immediately after he says that anyone who looks with lust at any women commits adultery. 5:29-30
Jesus says that most people will go to hell. 7:13-14
Those who fail to bear "good fruit" will be "hewn down, and cast into the fire." 7:19
"The children of the kingdom [the Jews] shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 8:12
Jesus tells a man who had just lost his father: "Let the dead bury the dead." 8:21
Jesus sends some devils into a herd of pigs, causing them to run off a cliff and drown in the waters below. 8:32
Cities that neither "receive" the disciples nor "hear" their words will be destroyed by God. It will be worse for them than for Sodom and Gomorrah. And you know what God supposedly did to those poor folks (see Gen 19:24). 10:14-15
Families will be torn apart because of Jesus (this is one of the few "prophecies" in the Bible that has actually come true). "Brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death." 10:21
Jesus says that we should fear God who is willing and "able to destroy both soul and body in hell." 10:28
Jesus says that he has come to destroy families by making family members hate each other. He has "come not to send peace, but a sword." 10:34-36
Jesus condemns entire cities to dreadful deaths and to the eternal torment of hell because they didn't care for his preaching. 11:20-24
Jesus will send his angels to gather up "all that offend" and they "shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth." 13:41-42, 50
Jesus is criticized by the Pharisees for not washing his hands before eating. He defends himself by attacking them for not killing disobedient children according to the commandment: "He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death." (See Ex 21:15, Lev 20:9, Dt 21:18-21) So, does Jesus think that children who curse their parents should be killed? It sure sounds like it. 15:4-7
"Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up." 15:13
Jesus advises his followers to mutilate themselves by cutting off their hands and plucking out their eyes. He says it's better to be "maimed" than to suffer "everlasting fire." 18:8-9
In the parable of the unforgiving servant, the king threatens to enslave a man and his entire family to pay for a debt. This practice, which was common at the time, seems not to have bothered Jesus very much. The parable ends with this: "So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you." If you are cruel to others, God will be cruel to you. 18:23-35
"And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors." 18:34
God is like a rich man who owns a vineyard and rents it to poor farmers. When he sends servants to collect the rent, the tenants beat or kill them. So he sent his son to collect the rent, and they kill him too. Then the owner comes and kills the farmers and rents the vineyard to others. 21:33-41
"Whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder." Whoever falls on "this stone" (Jesus) will be broken, and whomever the stone falls on will be ground into powder. 21:44
In the parable of the marriage feast, the king sends his servants to gather everyone they can find, both bad and good, to come to the wedding feast. One guest didn't have on his wedding garment, so the king tied him up and "cast him into the outer darkness" where "there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 22:1-14
The end of the world will be signaled by wars, famines, disease, and earthquakes (6-7). And that's just "the beginning of sorrows" (8). Next believers will be hated and killed by unbelievers (9), believers will hate and betray each other (10), false prophets will fool people (11), iniquity will abound and love wax cold (12). But hey, if you make through all that, you'll be saved (13).
Only one more thing will happen before the end comes: the gospel will be preached throughout the world (14). Well, that and the abomination of desolations will stand in the holy place (15), many false Christs and false prophets will show great signs and wonders (24), the sun and moon will be darkened and the stars will fall (29), the sign of the son of Man will appear in the sky, everyone on earth will mourn, and then, finally, the great and powerful son of Man will come in all his glory (30).

Oh, and all these things will happen within the lifespan of Jesus' contemporaries (34).

Or maybe not. Jesus was talking about things he knew nothing about (36). (See Mark 13:32.) 24:3-51

Jesus had no problem with the idea of drowning everyone on earth in the flood. It'll be just like that when he returns. 24:37
God will come when people least expect him and then he'll "cut them asunder." And "there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 24:50-51
The parable of the cruel and unjust master
The kingdom of heaven is like a rich man who distributed his wealth to his servants while he traveled. He gave five talents (a talent was a unit of money, worth about 20 years of a worker's wages) to one servant, two to another, and one to a third. When he returned, the servant with five talents had made five more, the servant with two made two more, but the servant with one talent only had the talent his master entrusted to him. The master rewarded the servants that invested his money (without his permission -- what would have happened if the stock market went down during their master's travels?) and took the talent from the single-talent servant and gave it to the one with ten talents. "For unto every one that hath shall be given .. but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath." Then the cruel and unjust master cast the servant who carefully protected his master's talent into the "outer darkness: [where] there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 25:14-30
The servant who kept and returned his master's talent was cast into the "outer darkness" where there will be "weeping and gnashing of teeth." 25:30
Jesus judges the nations. 25:31-46
Jesus tells us what he has planned for those that he dislikes. They will be cast into an "everlasting fire." 25:41
Jesus says the damned will be tormented forever. 25:46

Jesus explains why he speaks in parables: to confuse people so they will go to hell. 4:11-12
Jesus sends devils into 2000 pigs, causing them to jump off a cliff and be drowned in the sea. When the people hear about it, they beg Jesus to leave. 5:12-13
Any city that doesn't "receive" the followers of Jesus will be destroyed in a manner even more savage than that of Sodom and Gomorrah. 6:11
Jesus criticizes the Jews for not killing their disobedient children as required by Old Testament law. (See Ex 21:15, Lev 20:9, Dt 21:18-21) 7:9-10
Jesus tells us to cut off our hands and feet, and pluck out our eyes to avoid going to hell. 9:43-49

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 08:34 AM
a reply to: Woodcarver

wrong thread. want to make a thread on that topic?

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 09:30 AM

originally posted by: undo
a reply to: Woodcarver

wrong thread. want to make a thread on that topic?

He randomly opened the Bible to the entire Bible, haha.. Guess the OP never specified how long you could keep the bible open after randomly opening it? I bet I can find one around here somewhere,at someones house.. Let me see....

Ok I am reading from something called "The message" Some sort of new language version? I havn't heard of it, I'm not christian haha.. Anyway..

Looks like I'm in Isaiah. Can't really tell what verse or chapter?? Does 29:13 make sense? It says:

The Master said:

These People make a Big show of saying the right thing, but their heart is not in it. Because they act like they are worshiping me, but they do not mean it. I'm going to step in and shock them awake. Astonish them, Stand them on their ears. The wise ones who had it all figured out will be exposed as fools. The smart people who thought they knew everything will turn out to know nothing.

So perfect haha.

I quite like that quote.

Thanks OP. Except now I want to know what the heck the context is of that paragraph.. Arhhgg.. I'm always so curious.. It's going to get me..

Perfect start to the day..

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posted on May, 11 2015 @ 09:51 AM
a reply to: rukia

I genuinely cannot remember the last time that I opened a Bible.

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 09:58 AM
a reply to: rukia

Sure, we called it Bible Bingo.

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 10:01 AM
i use to do it all the time and i got this repeatedly.

Isaiah 41:10King James Version (KJV)
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

started thinking it was just the way the binding had worn. switched to reading the New American Standard Bible, got the same one very first time, and quite often since then.

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 10:08 AM

originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
i use to do it all the time and i got this repeatedly.

Isaiah 41:10King James Version (KJV)
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

started thinking it was just the way the binding had worn. switched to reading the New American Standard Bible, got the same one very first time, and quite often since then.

now that's pretty awesome.

posted on May, 11 2015 @ 10:13 AM
a reply to: undo

yea it kinda blew my mind when i changed bibles. like i said i just figured that that one was wore out seeing how i had used that one for about six years everyday.

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posted on May, 11 2015 @ 10:34 AM

Revelation 6:16King James Version (KJV)
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

Not doing that again....
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posted on May, 11 2015 @ 10:41 AM
Okay ... I'll play.

Just did the 'give me a message' random open thing and got this -

"Isaiah 56 - Thus says the Lord: "Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the sabbath, not profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil"

So ... keep the good fight cuz' soon salvation will come. Either my own personal end or the end of all this with the second coming. Either way ... soon salvation (and rest from the toil of life) will come. Man, I hope so.

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