What Does The Bible Say About Zeal For The Honor Of God?

What Does The Bible Say About Zeal For The Honor Of God?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

3 Kings 19:9-10 – And when he was come thither, he abode in a cave: and behold the word of the Lord came unto him, and he said to him: What dost thou here, Elias? And he answered: With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant: they have thrown down thy altars, they have slain thy prophets with the sword, and I alone am left, and they seek my life to take it away.

Psalms 68:10 – For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

Psalms 118:139 – My zeal hath made me pine away: because my enemies forgot thy words.

Psalms 138:21-22 – Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hated thee: and pine away because of thy enemies? I have hated them with a perfect hatred: and they are become enemies to me.

Matthew 6:9-10 – Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.


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