Quotes about the Bible

There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.-- Sir Isaac Newton

Any number of people assume that the Bible says that Eve ate an apple, or that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Yet the Bible never says a word about whales or apples. In the former case it refers to a fish, which might imply any sort of sea-monster; and in the second, to the essential experience of fruition, or tasting the fruit of the tree, which is obviously more general and even more mystical . . . The things that look silly now are the first rationalistic explanations rather than the first religious or primitive outlines. If those original images had been left in their own natural mystery of dark fruition or dim monsters of the deep, nobody would have quarrelled with them half so much . . . But it is unfair to turn round and blame the Bible because of all these legends and jokes and journalistic allusions, which are read into the Bible by people who have not read the Bible.--G. K. Chesterton

Just because the Bible says something doesn't make it truth if what you are saying from the Bible is slanted, distorted, mis-applied, or merely the letter of the word. --J. Preston Eby

The greatest proof that the Bible is inspired is that it has stood so much bad preaching. --A.T. Robertson

The devil can quote Scriptures and so can his ministers and they can quote them in perfect King James English. –Gary Amirault

When you are reading a book in a dark room, and come to a difficult part, you take it to a window to get more light. So take your Bibles to Christ. --Robert Murray M'Cheyne

The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it. --Napoleon

Voltaire expected that within fifty years of his lifetime there would not be one Bible in the world. His house is now a distribution center for Bibles in many languages. --Corrie Ten Boom

The Word of God is a Person. When you read it, do you see words or do you see Him? --Jacquelyn K. Heasley

To understand the Book in real perception, it's necessary to know the Author before you read His Book. To truly KNOW Jesus as He is, we MUST know Him in experience. --Martha Kilpatrick

Knowing the Word of God does not necessarily mean that we know the God of the Word. --Chip Brogden

What we really need, after all, is not to defend the Bible but to understand it. --Millar Burrows

The longer you read the Bible, the more you will like it; it will grow sweeter and sweeter; and the more you get into the spirit of it, the more you will get into the spirit of Christ. --Romaine

The Bible "A Book Worth More than all the other Books that were ever printed" (Patrick Henry)

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means. --George Bernard Shaw

When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, "It is talking to me, and about me." --Soren Kierkegaard

We do not read the Bible the way it is; we read it the way we are. --Evelyn Uyemura

Bible reading is an education in itself. --Lord Tennyson

Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing. --Anonymous

The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ever existed. --Thomas Paine

The letter of Scripture is a veil just as much as it is a revelation; hiding while it reveals, and yet revealing while it hides.—Andrew Jukes

Coming to the Bible through commentaries is much like looking at a landscape through garret windows, over which generations of unmolested spiders have spun their webs. --Henry Ward Beecher

The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian. --AW. Tozer

Here, then, is the real problem of our negligence. We fail in our duty to study God's Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy. --R. C. Sproul

One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed. --Leonard Ravenhill

Each epoch has found in the Gospels what it sought to find there, and has overlooked what it wished to overlook. -- Ludwig von Mises

The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that. --Mccosh

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand. --Mark Twain

The Bible is the greatest example of the whole being greater that its parts. –Michael Phillips.

Who decides what is right and wrong in the world? Who has the authority to define morality for all of creation? It is not the courts, congress, the media, public opinion, the "politically correct" police, the "tolerance" brigade or even the church. The only answer has been, is and always will be Jesus Christ. You can find His opinion on a great variety of subjects in His best seller... The Bible. --Jeffrey E. Ramey

I have always said that a studious perusal of the sacred volume will make better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands. --Thomas Jefferson.

The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world. --Charles Dickens