Parallel Passages

I’m going to post a scripture and I want you to think of where in the Bible you have seen this.  Without internet help, utilizing a computer program, or assistance from a concordance, use your Bible to try to locate this passage.  Here it is in the ESV:


There is none like you, O Lord;

you are great, and your name is great in might.

Who would not fear you, O King of the nations?

For this is your due;

for among all the wise ones of the nations

and in all their kingdoms

there is none like you.

The Lord is the true God;

he is the living God and the everlasting King.

At his wrath the earth quakes,

and the nations cannot endure his indignation.


Now turn to where you think it is and read.  Is it the right passage?  Or perhaps you were thinking it was this passage here:


Great and amazing are your deeds,

O Lord God the Almighty!

Just and true are your ways,

O King of the nations!

Who will not fear, O Lord,

and glorify your name?

For you alone are holy.

All nations will come

and worship you,

for your righteous acts have been revealed.


They are quite similar, are they not?  One passage must be a parallel with the other.  Why are these passages worded so similarly?  If you don’t know where either of them are at in the scriptures, I will post a comment on this post tomorrow so you can look them up.


Some of the phrases which are common to both are “King of the nations”, “Who would not fear you?”, and the LORD’s uniqueness in relation to all nations of the earth.  Both have phrases that are indigenous to each passage.  However, it probably would help our study if you knew the surrounding of each of these passages.  You will.  Tomorrow.  Remember, no help from anything but your own Bible knowledge.


Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13


-The Orange Mailman

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2 Responses to Parallel Passages

  1. Darrin says:

    Are you viewing the comment because you cheated and want to make sure you cheated and got the right answer? Or are you viewing the comment because you didn\’t cheat and truly desire to study this issue?The second one is probably more familiar being taken from Revelation 15. I became familiar with the wording while listening to Michael Card\’s song entitled The Song of the Lamb from his Unveiled Hope album. That album has songs made entirely from the passages in the book of Revelation. So while reading in another portion of the scriptures I came across language that reminded me of Michael Card\’s song, then of course it sparked by thinking toward Revelation 15.So I\’ll post the reference to the first passage here in the comments section tomorrow.Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13-The Orange Mailman

  2. Darrin says:

    The first passage is taken from Jeremiah 10, quoting verses 6, 7, and 10. Come to think of it, verses 12-13 seem apocalyptic as well. Here they are:It is he who made the earth by his power,who established the world by his wisdom,and by his understanding stretched out the heavens. When he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth.He makes lightning for the rain,and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13-The Orange Mailman

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