The Christian Bible Reference Site
A quick summary of the Bible Frequently asked questions about the Bible and its teachings Bible stories for children, teens, adults and all ages The Bible's wisdom. Family Life, Wealth, Good vs. Evil and more Jesus' teachings. Includes Bible quotes and maps. Test your knowledge of the Bible with these interactive quizzes Interactive crossword puzzles with Biblical themes Interactive word search puzzles with Biblical themes Bible Studies for groups or personal use Get a personal answer to a Bible question Topical index for our Website Search our Website Information about our Website Comments, corrections or suggestions? Send them to us

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The Christian Bible Reference Site is devoted to better understanding the Bible and its messages for the modern world.

Features include Summary of the Bible , Bible FAQ, Bible Stories, Wisdom of the Bible, Jesus' Teachings, as Told in the Gospels, Bible Quizzes, Bible Crossword Puzzles, Bible Word Search Puzzles, Bible Studies, and Ask a Bible Question.

Bible Verses of the Week

Love Your Enemies

43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. 46 If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. 47 If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. 48 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. (NLT, Matthew 5:43–48)

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone...  21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (NIV, Romans 12:17, 18, 21)  

The English word "love" has many different meanings, but the original Greek word agape, used here, means specifically kindness and goodwill. It is love we do rather than love we feel. The language includes all types of relationships from personal to international. However, it does not imply that we must allow enemies to do whatever they please with no restraint.

Just as God loves all people of His creation, we must do the same. We must pray for those who hate us rather than hating them in return. We live in a world permeated by evil, but we must not lower ourselves to its standards. Instead, we must show by our love that we belong to God, not to the world (John 15:18-19, 13:34-35 Romans 12:2, 1 John 2:15-17). For more details: What Does the Bible Say About Love?, What Does the Bible Say About War?

Summary of the Bible

Summary and History of the Bible is a quick overview of the Bible. Topics include What is the Bible?, The Old Testament: Background and Synopsis, The New Testament: Background and Synopsis, Unity of the Bible, Bible Interpretation, Bible Translations, Books of the Old Testament and Books of the New Testament.

Bible FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about the Bible

Bible FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about the Bible. Here are the answers to Bible questions that we have been asked most often.

Bible Stories

Bible Stories. Well known Bible stories for children, teens, adults and all ages. Includes Creation, Noah's Ark, Abraham, The Tower of Babel, The Sermon on the Mount, The Birth of Jesus, The Good Samaritan, Easter and more.

Wisdom of the Bible

Wisdom of the Bible is an exploration of the Bible's major wisdom teachings as they relate to everyday life. Topics include Family Life, Generosity, Government, Wealth, Humility, Good vs. Evil, and Bible Translations.

Jesus' Teachings, as Told in the Gospels

Jesus' Teachings, as Told in the Gospels. The Gospels, Who is Jesus?, God's Love for Mankind, The Kingdom of God, Love the Lord Your God, Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, The Parables of Jesus, chronological table and map of Jesus' life and ministry.

Bible Quizzes

Bible Quizzes. Test your knowledge of the Bible with these automatically scored quizzes. Topics include Books of the Bible, Famous Quotations, Bible Basics, Youth Section, Famous Stories, Parables of Jesus, Moses, Jesus' Life and Ministry, Jesus' Teachings and Bible Versions. A new "Quiz of the Week" is posted every Wednesday.

Bible Crossword Puzzles

Bible Crossword Puzzles. Interactive crossword puzzles with Biblical themes. Solve them on-screen or print them to solve on paper.

Bible Word Search Puzzles

Bible Word Search Puzzles. Interactive word search puzzles with Biblical themes. Find all the Bible words in the puzzles. The leftover letters reveal the mystery word. Solve them on-screen or print them to solve on paper.

Bible Studies

Bible Studies. Nonsectarian, devotional, and suitable for use by all Christians. Each lesson consists of a Bible reading assignment and a number of thought-provoking questions intended to lead us to a deeper understanding of the Bible and how it applies to our faith and our lives.

Ask a Bible Question

Ask a Bible Question. Want to know what the Bible has to say on a particular topic? Or where to find a particular verse? Or some other Bible question? Ask here to get a personal reply by e‑mail. Sorry, but we can't help with academic or trivia questions.

Master Index

Master Index. An index of everything on this site.

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About The Christian Bible Reference Site

About Us. Information about the Christian Bible Reference Site. What, who and why.

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References

References. A partial list of reference works used by the Christian Bible Reference Site.

Copyright Notices and Terms of Use

Copyright Notices and Terms of Use. How to use the materials at this site in publications or online.

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