One of the most amazing things discovered is that God speaks to us in bible poems. This article will shine the spotlight on some of the most fantastic bible poems that captivates the soul of every Christian, quench the thirst of their heart and bring solace to their worries.
Poems are an aesthetic expression that brings beauty to the depth of language. Wikipedia defines poetry as:
A form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language
Bible poems are to show us how God loves us, allowing us to be drench in the depth of his love and bringing joy and gladness to our heart when we are saddened.
Below are the most exciting bible poems ever written.
Most Powerful Bible Poems Ever Written
By the rivers of Babylon,
there we sat down, yea, we wept,
when we remembered Zion.
We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song;
and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying,
Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
But how shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget her cunning.
If I do not remember thee,
let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth;
if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
This Bible Poem is very popular and is known as ‘By the rivers of Babylon’. It recounts the sadness and portrays the frustration the Israelites felt when they were held captive in Babylon. The tone of this bible poem is mournful and filled with lament.
Song of Solomon 2
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons.
I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.
I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes,
and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor wake my love, till he please.
The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall,
he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance,
let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved,
and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
One striking thing about this bible poem is that it contains a vital literary device called allegory. Some bible scholars have argued that the first line of the verse allegorically alludes to Jesus. It is a beautiful bible poem that celebrates the marriage between Christ and his bride, the church. It also has striking imageries and metaphors.
To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to reap . . .
Found in the book of Ecclesiastes, it is among the most popular bible verses in the world. It is a poem that expounds on the ‘purpose of life’ and the ‘usefulness of time’. The bible poem is logical and philosophical in its exposition that time is a gift from God.
1 Corinthians 13
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not love,
I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,
and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains, and have not love,
I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor,
and though I give up my body to be burned and have not love,
it profiteth me nothing.
Love suffereth long and is kind.
Love envieth not.
Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doeth not behave itself unseemly.
Seeketh not her own.
Is not easily provoked.
Thinketh no evil.
Rejoiceth not in inequity, but rejoiceth in the truth.
Beareth all things.
Believeth all things.
Hopeth all things.
Endureth all things.
Love never fails.
But where there be prophecies they shall fail,
whether there be tongues, they shall cease,
whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part,
but when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
When I was a child I spake as a child,
I understood as a child, I thought as a child,
but when I became a man I put away childish things.
For now we see though a glass darkly, but then face to face.
Now I know in part, but then shall I know even also as I am known.
And now abideth faith, hope, love: these three, but the greatest of these is love.
This Bible poem revolves around the subject matter of love. Authored by Apostle Paul, the bible poem put across the idea that love is the greatest gift. The bible poem also emphasizes the essential characteristics of agape love and why it is the most supreme.
Song of Solomon 1:9
I have compared thee, O my love,
to a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots.
Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels,
thy neck with chains of gold.
We will make thee borders of gold
with studs of silver.
While the King sitteth at his table,
my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me;
he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.
My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire
in the vineyards of Enge’di.
Behold, thou art fair, my love;
behold, thou art fair;
thou hast doves’ eyes.
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant:
also our bed is green.
The beams of our house are cedar,
and our rafters of fir.
In the beginning (Genesis 1:1–3)
In the beginning, God created heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Solomon wrote this bible poem, and It contains the analogy between Christ and his church.
The heavens declare the glory of God (Psalms 19:1-6)
The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Common Witty Statements Found in the King James Bible:
- A drop in the bucket (Isaiah 40:15)
- A house divided against itself cannot stand (Matthew 12:25)
- A man after his own heart (Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22)
- A wolf in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15)
- An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth (Exodus 21:24; Leviticus 24:20; Deuteronomy 19:21; Matthew 5:38)
- Apple of your eye (Deuteronomy 32:10, Zechariah 2:8)
- At their wits’ end (Psalms 107:27)
- Baptism of fire (Matthew 3:11)
- Bite the dust (adapted from Psalms 72)
- Broken heart (Psalms 34:18)
- By the skin of your teeth (Job 19:20)
- By the sweat of your brow (Genesis 3:19)
- Can a leopard change its spots? (Jeremiah 13:23)
- Cast the first stone (John 8:7)
- Chariots of Fire (2 Kings 6:17)
- Cross to bear (Luke 14:27)
- Don’t cast your pearls before swine (Matthew 7:6)
- Eat drink and be merry (Ecclesiastes 8:15)
- Fall by the wayside (Matthew 13:4)
- Fall from grace (Galatians 5:4)
- Fat of the land (Genesis 45:18)
- Feet of clay (Daniel 2:31-33)
- Fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12)
- Fire and brimstone (Genesis 19:24-26)
- Flesh and blood (Matthew 16:17)
- Fly in the ointment (adapted from Ecclesiastes 10:1)
- Forbidden fruit (Genesis 2:9)
- From strength to strength (Psalms 84:7)
- Give up the ghost (Mark 15:37)
- Heart’s desire (Psalms 21:2)
- He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword (Matthew 26:52)
- Holier than thou (Isaiah 65:5)
- How the mighty are fallen (Samuel 1:19)
- In the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:52)
- It’s better to give than receive (Acts 20:35)
- Labour of love (Hebrews 6:10)
- Lamb to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7)
- Land of Nod (Genesis 4:16)
- Law unto themselves (Romans 2:14)
- Letter of the law (2 Corinthians 3:6)
- Living off the fat of the land (Genesis 45:18)
- Love of money is the root of all evil (Timothy 6:10)
- Manna from heaven (Exodus 16:15)
- Many are called but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14)
- My cup runneth over (Psalms 23:5)
- No rest for the wicked (adapted from Isaiah 57:20)
- Nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
- O ye of little faith (Luke 12:28)
- Out of the mouths of babes (Psalms 8:2, Matthew 21:16)
- Peace offering (Leviticus 3:6)
- Pride goes before a fall (Proverbs 16:18)
- Put words in her mouth (2 Samuel 14:3)
- Put your house in order (2 Kings 20:1)
- Reap what you sow (adapted from Galatians 6:7)
- See eye to eye (Isaiah 52:8)
- Set your teeth on edge (Jeremiah 31:30)
- Sign of the times (Matthew 16:3)
- Sour grapes (Jeremiah 31:30)
- Sweat of your brow (Genesis 3:19)
- Tender mercies (Psalms 25:6)
- The blind leading the blind (Matthew 15:14)
- The ends of the earth (Zechariah 9:10)
- The root of the matter (Job 19:28)
- The powers that be (Romans 13:1)
- The salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13)
- The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41)
- The Straight and narrow (Matthew 7:13/14)
- There’s nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
- Two edged sword (Proverbs 5:4)
- Voice crying in the wilderness (John 1:23)
- Wages of sin (Romans 6:23)
- Wash your hands of the matter (Matthew 27:24)
- White as snow (Daniel 7:9)
- Woe is me (Job 10:15)
- Writing on the wall (Daniel 5: 5/6)
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