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Blessing and Cursing

Also called: Beatitudes, Benediction, Woe
Spiritual and material benefits given by God to be enjoyed. Cursing is the lack of those benefits.

Top Bible Verses about Blessing and Cursing

Genesis 1:28

Genesis 1:28–30

And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of heaven, and over every animal that moves upon the earth.” And God said, “Look—I am giving to you every plant that bears seed which is on the face of the whole earth, and every kind of tree that bears fruit. They shall be yours as food.” And to every kind of animal of the earth and to every bird of heaven, and to everything that moves upon the … Read Genesis 1:28–30
Genesis 12:3

Genesis 12:2–3

And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great. And you will be a blessing. And I will bless those who bless you, and those who curse you I will curse. And all families of the earth will be blessed in you.” Read Genesis 12:2–3
Numbers 6:24–26

Numbers 6:24–26

Yahweh will bless you and keep you; Yahweh will make shine his face on you and be gracious to you; Yahweh will lift up his face upon you, and he will give you peace.’ Read Numbers 6:24–26

Deuteronomy 11:26–29

“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God that I am commanding you today, and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God, but rather you turn from the way that I am commanding you today to go after other gods that you have not known. “And it will happen that when Yahweh your God has brought you to the land that you are going to, to take possession of it, then you shall pronounce the … Read Deuteronomy 11:26–29

Acts 3:25–26

You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God ordained with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring all the nations of the earth will be blessed.’ God, after he had raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning each of you back from your wickedness!” Read Acts 3:25–26

Famous Christian Quotes About Blessing and Cursing, Beatitudes, Benediction, Woe

What Did He Bless?

He took bread and blessed; and yet what blessed he? The Scripture says not that Christ took bread and blessed it, or that he blessed the bread which he had taken. Therefore it seems more that he blessed his disciples and apostles, whom he had ordained witnesses of his passion, and in them he left his blessed word, which is the bread of life.… It seems more that he blessed his disciples, and also his apostles, in whom the bread of life was left more than in material bread; for the material bread has an end.

John Wycliffe

Have Jesus Always for Your Patron

You are going to take the high sea of the world; do not change, on that account, patron or sails, or anchor, or wind. Have Jesus always for your patron, his cross for a mast, on which you must spread your resolutions as a sail: your anchor shall be a profound confidence in him—and sail prosperously; may the favorable wind of celestial inspirations ever fill your vessel’s sails fuller and fuller, and make you happily arrive at the port of a holy eternity.

Francis de Sales

Blessed Are Those Who Desire to Carry Their Cross

O truly blessed Cross of Christ, which did bear the King of Heaven, and which did bring to the whole world the joy of salvation! By you the devils are put to flight; the weak are cured; the timid are strengthened; the sinful are cleansed; the idle are excited; the proud are humbled; the hard-hearted are touched; and the devout are bedewed with tears. Blessed are they who daily call to mind the Passion of Christ, and desire to carry their own cross after Christ.

Thomas à Kempis
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