topical Bible e-booklet (part 1: pages 1-25 of 49)
Compiled by Watson Goodman
Help from Above is a collection of related verses of Scripture by subjects from various parts of the Bible. I believe the best commentary on Scripture is the Bible itself.
God’s Word comes “from above” and is indeed very helpful to hearts that hunger and thirst after righteousness. When a person repents, forsakes sin, invites the Lord Jesus Christ to dwell in his heart, and believes with all his heart on the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, the Lord will manifest Himself to him and impart His own joy and peace to the believer’s heart. I experienced this in 1937 and have never broken this wonderful fellowship with the Lord since. I urge you to surrender to him as your Savior and Lord NOW if you have not done so already.
– W. G.
THE LOVE OF GOD
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8.
“Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.” John 13:1.
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13.
“…and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,” Revelation 1:5.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.
“The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” Jeremiah 31:3.
THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1, NKJV.”And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14.
“So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”” Matthew 1:22,23.
“I and My Father are one.” John 10:30.
“Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, “Show us the Father”? ‘Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me?'” John 14:9,10a.
JESUS THE SON OF GOD
“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” 1 John 4:15.
“And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35.
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6.
“While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!”” Matthew 17:5.
“And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.”” John 9:37.
“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;” Colossians 2:9.
JESUS TELLS US WHO HE IS
“And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.” John 8:23.”Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”” John 8:58.
“The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”” John 4:25,26.
“And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” John 6:35.
“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:5.
“Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.” John 10:7.
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25.
“You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.” John 13:13.
SOME MIRACLES JESUS DID
“Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.” Matthew 14:19-21.
“But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.” Luke 5:5,6.
“And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, ‘Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!’ So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, ‘What do you want Me to do for you?’ They said to Him, ‘Lord, that our eyes may be opened.’ So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.” Matthew 20:30, 32-34.
JESUS CHRIST IS CREATOR AND LORD
“… God who created all things through Jesus Christ;” Ephesians 3:9.
“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16.
“All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” John 1:3.
“has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;” Hebrews 1:2.
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:36.
“For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.” Romans 14:9.
“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9.
JESUS CHRIST IS JUDGE OF ALL
“But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.” Romans 14:10.
“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:” 2 Timothy 4:1.
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.” Matthew 25:31,32.
“For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son,” John 5:22.
“in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.” Romans 2:16.
“And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.” Acts 10:42.
REDEMPTION ONLY THROUGH CHRIST
“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6.
“Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” John 8:24.
“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.
“being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” Romans 3:24.
“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25.
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
“But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God–and righteousness and sanctification and redemption–” 1 Corinthians 1:30.
“who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” Titus 2:14.
“giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:12-14.
“for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10.
“And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,” Revelation 5:9.
THE ATONEMENT OF CHRIST’S BLOOD
“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” Romans 5:9.
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” Ephesians 1:7.
“For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Matthew 26:28.
“knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” 1 Peter 1:18,19.
“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7.
“how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Hebrews 9:14.
SALVATION BY FAITH IN CHRIST
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9.
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” Romans 5:1.
“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.” Galatians 5:6.
“So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”” Acts 16:31.
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.” 1 John 5:4.
“Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”” John 6:28,29.
“but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:31.
“For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;” Psalms 103:11, NKJV.”But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,” Psalms 103:17.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,” 2 Corinthians 1:3.
“Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy.” Micah 7:18.
“For Your mercy is great above the heavens, And Your truth reaches to the clouds.” Psalms 108:4.
“Through the LORD’S mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22,23.
“not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,” Titus 3:5.
GOD BIDS US COME TO HIM
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18.
“And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17.
“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.” Isaiah 55:1.
“On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.” John 7:37.
“But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:14.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28.
NOT ALL PEOPLE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN
“In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.” 1 John 3:10.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”” Romans 8:14,15.
“that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,” Philippians 2:15.
“Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.”” 2 Corinthians 6:17,18.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:” John 1:12.
WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT STRONG DRINK [& DRUG ABUSE]
“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21.
“Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” Romans 13:13,14.
“Woe to those who rise early in the morning, That they may follow intoxicating drink; Who continue until night, till wine inflames them!” Isaiah 5:11.
“Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it swirls around smoothly; At the last it bites like a serpent, And stings like a viper.” Proverbs 23:31,32.
SINCERITY IS NOT ENOUGH
“Jesus said to him,” ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ “This is the first and great commandment.” Matthew 22:37,38.
“Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. “You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.'” And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.” Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.” Mark 10:17-22.
“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 16:25.
BE NOT DECEIVED
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7.
“Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:7,8.
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9,10.
“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.” Ephesians 5:6.
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22.
“For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.” Galatians 6:3.
SIN BRINGS DEATH
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned–” Romans 5:12.
“Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” James 1:15.
“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.” Romans 8:6,7.
“The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.” Ezekiel 18:20.
“‘It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.'” Luke 15:32.
“As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.” Proverbs 11:19.
CHRIST CONQUERED DEATH
“…and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” Romans 1:4.
“Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth!’ And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Loose him, and let him go.'” John 11:43,44.
“Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, arise.’ So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.” Luke 7:14,15.
“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” John 10:17,18.
“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” Revelation 1:18.
THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD
“‘You shall have no other gods before Me. ‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image–any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. ‘You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. ‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day. ‘Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you. ‘You shall not murder. ‘You shall not commit adultery. ‘You shall not steal. ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. ‘You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife; and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.'” Deuteronomy 5:7-21.
YOU CANNOT HIDE FROM GOD
“For His eyes are on the ways of man, And He sees all his steps. There is no darkness nor shadow of death Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.” Job 34:21,22.
“Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the LORD; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD.” Jeremiah 23:24.
“If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.” Psalms 139:8, NKJV.”Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.” Psalms 139:12.
“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3.
“And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:13.
“For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.” Luke 8:17.
ETERNAL PUNISHMENT OF THE UNGODLY
“The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 13:41,42.
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God.” Psalms 9:17.
“But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” 2 Peter 3:7.
“These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,” 2 Thessalonians 1:9.
“If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire.” Matthew 18:8.
“And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:46.
“because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:31.
“then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,” 2 Peter 2:9.
“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17.
“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,” Hebrews 9:27.
“… And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.” Revelation 20:12b.
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10.
“So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12.
THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST
“But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.” Romans 5:15.
“So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.” Romans 9:16.
“…God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5.
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9.
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15.
“… But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:20b,21.
“And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.” Acts 4:33.
“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,” Acts 17:30.
“I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3.
“and saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!'” Matthew 3:2.
“Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit’….’Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,'” Acts 2:38; 3:19.
“Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit…” Ezekiel 18:31a.
“He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” Proverbs 28:13.
“For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.” 2 Corinthians 7:10.
Compiled by Watson Goodman
Formatted with NKJV translation & minor editing by J.B.W. These verses are representative quotations; they affirm what the Bible says in context.