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Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Genesis 1:2
 
Is anything too hard for the LORD ? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son."
Genesis 18:14
 
Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome."
Genesis 32:28
 
The magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." But Pharaoh's heart was hard and he would not listen, just as the LORD had said. The Plague of Flies
Exodus 8:19
 
the hand of the LORD will bring a terrible plague on your livestock in the field,on your horses and donkeys and camels and on your cattle and sheep and goats.
Exodus 9:3
 
For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth.
But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.
Exodus 9:15-16
 
"Your right hand, O LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand, O LORD, shattered the enemy.
Exodus 15:6
 
"Who among the gods is like you, O LORD ? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?
You stretched out your right hand and the earth swallowed them.
Exodus 15:11-12
 
"O Sovereign LORD, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?
Deuteronomy 3:24
 
"See now that I myself am He! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand.
Deuteronomy 32:39
 
Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, "Come, let's go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few."
1 Samuel 14:6
 
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
1 Chronicles 16:9
 
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.
Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
1 Chronicles 29:11-12
 
I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, "The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him."
Ezra 8:22
 
"They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand.
Nehemiah 1:10
 
He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
Job 5:9
 
His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed?
Job 9:4
 
He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
Job 9:10
 
By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent.
And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?"
Job 26:13-14
 
"God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him?
Job 36:22
 
Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like his?
Job 40:9
 
You will rule them with an iron scepter ; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
Psalms 2:9
 
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
Psalms 8:3
 
Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.
Psalms 21:13
 
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
Psalms 29:3
 
The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
Psalms 29:5
 
for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.
Psalms 37:17
 
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Psalms 51:12
 
One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong,
Psalms 62:11
 
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Psalms 63:1-2
 
who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength,
Psalms 65:6
 
He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations, let not the rebellious rise up against him.
Psalms 66:7
 
to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
Psalms 68:33
 
You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!
Psalms 68:35
 
May the groans of the prisoners come before you; by the strength of your arm preserve those condemned to die.
Psalms 79:11
 
O LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O LORD, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
Psalms 89:8
 
Your arm is endued with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.
Psalms 89:13
 
In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
Psalms 102:25
 
When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.
Psalms 104:30
 
Yet he saved them for his name's sake, to make his mighty power known.
Psalms 106:8
 
Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy majesty, from the womb of the dawn you will receive the dew of your youth.
Psalms 110:3
 
with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever.
Psalms 136:12
 
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11
 
but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
Isaiah 11:4
 
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:4
 
You who are far away, hear what I have done; you who are near, acknowledge my power!
Isaiah 33:13
 
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31
 
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10
 
Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?" God's Mercy and Israel's Unfaithfulness
Isaiah 43:13
 
My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they all stand up together.
Isaiah 48:13
 
The LORD will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.
Isaiah 52:10
 
Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? "It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save."
Isaiah 63:1
 
"I have trodden the winepress alone; from the nations no one was with me. I trampled them in my anger and trod them down in my wrath; their blood spattered my garments, and I stained all my clothing.
Isaiah 63:3
 
who sent his glorious arm of power to be at Moses' right hand, who divided the waters before them, to gain for himself everlasting renown,
Isaiah 63:12
 
Should you not fear me?" declares the LORD. "Should you not tremble in my presence? I made the sand a boundary for the sea, an everlasting barrier it cannot cross. The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail; they may roar, but they cannot cross it.
Jeremiah 5:22
 
But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
Jeremiah 10:12
 
But the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.
Jeremiah 20:11
 
"I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?
Jeremiah 32:27
 
Then he said to me: "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.'
Therefore prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel.
Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them.
I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.' " One Nation Under One King
Ezekiel 37:11-14
 
If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king.
Daniel 3:17
 
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: "What have you done?"
Daniel 4:35
 
But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin.
Micah 3:8
 
The LORD is slow to anger and great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.
Nahum 1:3
 
So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.
"What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of 'God bless it! God bless it!' "
Zechariah 4:6-7
 
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. '
Matthew 6:13
 
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,
because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
Matthew 7:28-29
 
The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!"The Healing of Two Demon-possessed Men
Matthew 8:27
 
But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...." Then he said to the paralytic, "Get up, take your mat and go home."
Matthew 9:6
 
He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
Matthew 10:1
 
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10:28
 
But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Matthew 12:28
 
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Matthew 19:26
 
Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.
Matthew 22:29
 
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Matthew 28:18
 
He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer. "
Mark 9:29
 
"At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
Mark 13:26
 
And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."
Mark 16:17-18
 
And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous,to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
Luke 1:17
 
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
Luke 1:35
 
Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
Luke 4:14
 
They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority.
Luke 4:32
 
One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem, were sitting there. And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick.
Luke 5:17
 
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."
Luke 10:17
 
But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.
Luke 11:20
 
But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.
Luke 12:5
 
I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."The Ascension
Luke 24:49
 
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
John 1:3
 
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
John 1:10
 
Then the Jews demanded of him, "What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?"
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."
John 2:18-19
 
The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.
John 3:35
 
Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working."
For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
John 5:17-19
 
For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.
John 5:21
 
I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.
For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.
John 5:25-26
 
"Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice
and come out,those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.
John 5:28-29
 
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."
By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
John 7:38-39
 
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all ; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand.
I and the Father are one."
John 10:28-30
 
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
John 16:33
 
For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.
John 17:2
 
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
Acts 1:8-9
 
Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Acts 2:2-4
 
God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.
Acts 5:31
 
This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.
Acts 6:5
 
Now Stephen, a man full of God's grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people.
Acts 6:8
 
but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke.
Acts 6:10
 
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
Acts 10:38
 
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Romans 1:16
 
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities,his eternal power and divine nature,have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Romans 1:20
 
being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
Romans 4:21
 
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
Romans 8:11
 
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
Romans 8:26
 
Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath,prepared for destruction?
Romans 9:21-22
 
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Paul the Minister to the Gentiles
Romans 15:13
 
by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.
Romans 15:19
 
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18
 
but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.
Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things,and the things that are not,to nullify the things that are,
1 Corinthians 1:24-28
 
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,
so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.Wisdom From the Spirit
1 Corinthians 2:4-5
 
I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.
So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.
1 Corinthians 3:6-8
 
But I will come to you very soon, if the Lord is willing, and then I will find out not only how these arrogant people are talking, but what power they have.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
1 Corinthians 4:19-20
 
When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present,
1 Corinthians 5:4
 
By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
1 Corinthians 6:14
 
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.
1 Corinthians 15:24
 
in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;
2 Corinthians 6:7
 
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8
 
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
 
For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God's power we will live with him to serve you.
2 Corinthians 13:4
 
For God, who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an apostle to the Gentiles.
Galatians 2:8
 
and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength,
which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,
far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,
Ephesians 1:19-22
 
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power.
Ephesians 3:7
 
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
Ephesians 3:16
 
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
Ephesians 3:20
 
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Ephesians 6:10
 
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Ephesians 6:17
 
who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
Philippians 3:21
 
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13
 
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully
Colossians 1:11
 
For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:16-17
 
having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.
Colossians 2:12
 
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Colossians 2:15
 
because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.
1 Thessalonians 1:5
 
They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power
2 Thessalonians 1:9
 
who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
1 Timothy 6:16
 
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God,
2 Timothy 1:7-8
 
That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.
2 Timothy 1:12
 
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.Final Greetings
2 Timothy 4:17-18
 
The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Hebrews 1:3
 
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death,that is, the devil,
Hebrews 2:14
 
Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
Hebrews 2:18
 
who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age,
Hebrews 6:5
 
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
Hebrews 7:25
 
who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Peter 1:5
 
For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,
1 Peter 3:18
 
who has gone into heaven and is at God's right hand,with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.
1 Peter 3:22
 
We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
2 Peter 1:16
 
He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work.
1 John 3:8
 
to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
Jude 1:25
 
"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."
Revelation 4:11
 
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!"
Revelation 5:13
 
saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.
Revelation 11:17
 
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