Choosing a Career Bible Verses



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PROVERBS 3:5–6Verses in the Bible

JEREMIAH 29:11–14Verses in the Bible

  • 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
    Jeremiah 29:11 Meaning
  • 12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
    Jeremiah 29:12 Meaning
  • 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
    Jeremiah 29:13 Meaning
  • 14 And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
    Jeremiah 29:14 Meaning

PSALM 32:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

PROVERBS 16:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

PROVERBS 19:21In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

PROVERBS 3:6In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

PSALM 37:4In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 4 Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

PROVERBS 24:27In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

JOSHUA 1:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

JEREMIAH 17:7In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

JAMES 1:1–27Verses in the Bible

  • 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
    James 1:1 Meaning
  • 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
    James 1:2 Meaning
  • 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
    James 1:3 Meaning
  • 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
    James 1:4 Meaning
  • 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
    James 1:5 Meaning
  • 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
    James 1:6 Meaning
  • 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
    James 1:7 Meaning
  • 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
    James 1:8 Meaning
  • 9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
    James 1:9 Meaning
  • 10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
    James 1:10 Meaning
  • 11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
    James 1:11 Meaning
  • 12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
    James 1:12 Meaning
  • 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
    James 1:13 Meaning
  • 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
    James 1:14 Meaning
  • 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
    James 1:15 Meaning
  • 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
    James 1:16 Meaning
  • 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
    James 1:17 Meaning
  • 18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
    James 1:18 Meaning
  • 19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
    James 1:19 Meaning
  • 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
    James 1:20 Meaning
  • 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
    James 1:21 Meaning
  • 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
    James 1:22 Meaning
  • 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
    James 1:23 Meaning
  • 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
    James 1:24 Meaning
  • 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
    James 1:25 Meaning
  • 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
    James 1:26 Meaning
  • 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
    James 1:27 Meaning

JOHN 3:27In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

1 TIMOTHY 4:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

PROVERBS 18:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

PSALM 1:1–2Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
    Psalm 1:1 Meaning
  • 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
    Psalm 1:2 Meaning

PSALM 127:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

JAMES 1:17In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

1 THESSALONIANS 4:11–12Verses in the Bible

HEBREWS 11:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

HEBREWS 12:1–29Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
    Hebrews 12:1 Meaning
  • 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
    Hebrews 12:2 Meaning
  • 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
    Hebrews 12:3 Meaning
  • 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
    Hebrews 12:4 Meaning
  • 5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
    Hebrews 12:5 Meaning
  • 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
    Hebrews 12:6 Meaning
  • 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
    Hebrews 12:7 Meaning
  • 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
    Hebrews 12:8 Meaning
  • 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
    Hebrews 12:9 Meaning
  • 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
    Hebrews 12:10 Meaning
  • 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
    Hebrews 12:11 Meaning
  • 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
    Hebrews 12:12 Meaning
  • 13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
    Hebrews 12:13 Meaning
  • 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
    Hebrews 12:14 Meaning
  • 15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
    Hebrews 12:15 Meaning
  • 16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
    Hebrews 12:16 Meaning
  • 17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
    Hebrews 12:17 Meaning
  • 18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
    Hebrews 12:18 Meaning
  • 19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
    Hebrews 12:19 Meaning
  • 20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
    Hebrews 12:20 Meaning
  • 21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
    Hebrews 12:21 Meaning
  • 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
    Hebrews 12:22 Meaning
  • 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
    Hebrews 12:23 Meaning
  • 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
    Hebrews 12:24 Meaning
  • 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
    Hebrews 12:25 Meaning
  • 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
    Hebrews 12:26 Meaning
  • 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
    Hebrews 12:27 Meaning
  • 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
    Hebrews 12:28 Meaning
  • 29 For our God is a consuming fire.
    Hebrews 12:29 Meaning

ECCLESIASTES 9:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

PROVERBS 31:10–31Verses in the Bible

ROMANS 8:28In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

JOB 1:1–22Verses in the Bible

  • 1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
    Job 1:1 Meaning
  • 2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.
    Job 1:2 Meaning
  • 3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
    Job 1:3 Meaning
  • 4 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
    Job 1:4 Meaning
  • 5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.
    Job 1:5 Meaning
  • 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.
    Job 1:6 Meaning
  • 7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
    Job 1:7 Meaning
  • 8 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
    Job 1:8 Meaning
  • 9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
    Job 1:9 Meaning
  • 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
    Job 1:10 Meaning
  • 11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
    Job 1:11 Meaning
  • 12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.
    Job 1:12 Meaning
  • 13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:
    Job 1:13 Meaning
  • 14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:
    Job 1:14 Meaning
  • 15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
    Job 1:15 Meaning
  • 16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
    Job 1:16 Meaning
  • 17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
    Job 1:17 Meaning
  • 18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:
    Job 1:18 Meaning
  • 19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
    Job 1:19 Meaning
  • 20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
    Job 1:20 Meaning
  • 21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
    Job 1:21 Meaning
  • 22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
    Job 1:22 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 8:18In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

PROVERBS 14:23In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

AMOS 3:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?


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