3:16 Study – A Devotional

This devotional looks at the realities of biblical 3:16 ’s as they are portrayed in Scripture and our lives. In Our devotional will be looking at each chapter 3 verse 16 in every book of the Bible (where one occurs) and seeing how they are impacted by that famous verse John 3:16.

Glen Sandoz, a member at LCM, had this vision and was going to study and reflect on each of these passages before his health made it difficult for him to do so. Pastor Tyler, his son-in-law, and Chris Andersen are picking up the study and preparing it for you, originally published as the devotional for Lent 2018.

This work is dedicated to Glen who started this with a revelation.
 
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Day One

Genesis 3:16 (ESV)
To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain, you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

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Day Two

Exodus 3:16 (ESV)
Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, “I have observed you and what has been done to you in Egypt, …

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Day Three

Leviticus 3:16 (ESV)
And the priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering with a pleasing aroma. All fat is the Lord’s.

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Day Four

Numbers 3:16 (ESV)
So Moses listed them according to the word of the Lord, as he was commanded.

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Day Five

Deuteronomy 3:16 (ESV)
and to the Reubenites and the Gadites I gave the territory from Gilead as far as the Valley of the Arnon, with the middle of the valley as a border, as far over as the river Jabbok, the border of the Ammonites; …

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Day Six

Joshua 3:16 (ESV)
…the waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, and those flowing down toward the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people passed over opposite Jericho.

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Day Seven

Judges 3:16 (ESV)
And Ehud made for himself a sword with two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh under his clothes.

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Day Eight

Ruth 3:16 (ESV)
And when she came to her mother-in-law, she said, “How did you fare, my daughter?” Then she told her all that the man had done for her, …

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Day Nine

1 Samuel 3:16 (ESV)
But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.”
 
2 Samuel 3:16 (ESV)
But her husband went with her, weeping after her all the way to Bahurim. Then Abner said to him, “Go, return.” And he returned.

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Day Ten

1 Kings 3:16 (ESV)
Then two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him.

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Day Eleven

2 Kings 3:16 (ESV)
And he said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘I will make this dry streambed full of pools.’

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Day Twelve

1 Chronicles 3:16 (ESV)
The descendants of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son; …
 
2 Chronicles 3:16 (ESV)
He made chains like a necklace and put them on the tops of the pillars, and he made a hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains.

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Day Thirteen

No Ezra 3:16

Nehemiah 3:16 (ESV)

After him Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, ruler of half the district of Beth-zur, repaired to a point opposite the tombs of David, as far as the artificial pool, and as far as the house of the mighty men.


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Day Fourteen

No Esther 3:16
Job 3:16 (ESV)
Or why was I not as a hidden stillborn child, as infants who never see the light?

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Day Fifteen

No Psalm 3:16
Proverbs 3:16 (ESV)
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

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Day Sixteen

Ecclesiastes 3:16 (ESV)
Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, even there was wickedness, and in the place of righteousness, even there was wickedness.

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Day Seventeen

No Song of Songs 3:16
Isaiah 3:16 (ESV)
The Lord said: Because the daughters of Zion are haughty and walk with outstretched necks, glancing wantonly with their eyes, mincing along as they go, tinkling with their feet, …

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Day Eighteen

Jeremiah 3:16 (ESV)
And when you have multiplied and been fruitful in the land, in those days, declares the Lord, they shall no more say, “The ark of the covenant of the Lord.” It shall not come to mind or be remembered or missed; it shall not be made again.

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Day Nineteen

Lamentations 3:16 (ESV)
He has made my teeth grind on gravel, and made me cower in ashes; …

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Day Twenty

Ezekiel 3:16 (ESV)
And at the end of seven days, the word of the Lord came to me: …

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Day Twenty One

Daniel 3:16 (ESV)
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.

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Day Twenty Two

No Hosea 3:16
Joel 3:16 (ESV)
The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the Lord is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel.

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Day Twenty Three

No Amos 3:16; No Obadiah 3:16; No Jonah 3:16; No Micah 3:16
Nahum 3:16 (ESV)
You increased your merchants more than the stars of the heavens. The locust spreads its wings and flies away.

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Day Twenty Four

Habakkuk 3:16 (ESV)
I hear, and my body trembles; my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones; my legs tremble beneath me. Yet I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon people who invade us.

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Day Twenty Five

Zephaniah 3:16 (ESV)
On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Fear not, O Zion; let not your hands grow weak.

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Day Twenty Six

No Haggai 3:16; No Zachariah 3:16
Malachi 3:16 (ESV)
Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.

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Day Twenty Seven

Matthew 3:16 (ESV)
And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; …

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Day Twenty Eight

Mark 3:16 (ESV)
He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);…

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Day Twenty Nine

Luke 3:16 (ESV)
John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

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Day Thirty

John 3:16 (ESV)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

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Day Thirty One

Acts 3:16 (ESV)
And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.

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Day Thirty Two

Romans 3:16 (ESV)
…in their paths are ruin and misery, …

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Day Thirty Three

1 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

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Day Thirty Four

2 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)
But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.

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Day Thirty Five

Galatians 3:16 (ESV)
Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ.

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Day Thirty Six

Ephesians 3:16 (ESV)
…that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, …

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Day Thirty Seven

Philippians 3:16 (ESV)
Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

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Day Thirty Eight

Colossians 3:16 (ESV)
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

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Day Thirty Nine

No 1 Thessalonians 3:16
2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV)
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

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Day Forty

1 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)
Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

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Day Forty One

2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, …

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Day Forty Two

No Titus 3:16; No Philemon 3:16
Hebrews 3:16 (ESV)
For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses?

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Day Forty Three

James 3:16 (ESV)
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

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Day Forty Four

1 Peter 3:16 (ESV)
…having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.

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Day Forty Five

2 Peter 3:16 (ESV)
…as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

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Day Forty Six

1 John 3:16 (ESV)
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

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Day Forty Seven

No 2 John 3:16; No 3 John 3:16; No Jude 3:16
Revelation 3:16 (ESV)
So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

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