BIBLICAL VERSES THAT AGREE
WITH THE QUR'AN

 


GOD IS ONE

Your God is One God. There is no god but Him. (Qur'an, 2:163)

. "He is God, Absolute Oneness." (Qur'an, 112:1)

New Testament

... The Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. You are right in saying that God is One, and there is no other but Him. (Mark 12:29, 30, 32)

Old Testament

"There is no one like You, O Lord, and there is no God but You." (1 Chronicles 17:20)

You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides Him, there is no other. (Deuteronomy 4:35)


GOD IS THE LORD OF EVERYTHING

Your God is One: Lord of the heavens and Earth, and of everything between them; Lord of the Easts. (Qur'an, 37: 4-5)

New Testament

"Sovereign Lord," they said, "You made Heaven and Earth and the sea, and everything in them." (Acts 4:24)


TO WORSHIP ONLY GOD

Say: "People of the Book! Come to a proposition that is the same for us and you-that we should worship none but God, not associate any partners with Him, and not take one another as lords besides God..." (Qur'an, 3:64)

New Testament

It is written: "Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only." (Matthew 4:10)

Old Testament

But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you, and go off to serve other deities and worship them, then I will uproot Israel from my land... (2 Chronicles 7:19-20)


TO EXALT GOD

. All might belongs to God. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. (Qur'an, 10:65)

[He is] the Possessor of the Throne, the All-Glorious. (Qur'an, 85:15)

Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High. (Qur'an, 87:1)

New Testament

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever... (1 Timothy 1:17)

Old Testament

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in Heaven and Earth is Yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from You; You are the ruler of all things. In Your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give You thanks, and praise Your glorious name. (1 Chronicles 29:11-13)

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength (1 Chronicles 16:28)


TO BE THANKFUL TO GOD

Praise be to God, to Whom everything in the heavens and everything in the earth belongs, and praise be to Him in the Hereafter... (Qur'an, 34:1)

Old Testament

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. (Psalm 100:4)

Praise the Lord... (Psalm 113:1)

I thank and praise You... (Daniel 2:23)

We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks... (Psalm 75:1)


GOD'S NAMES

He is God-there is no god but Him. He is the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible. He is the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful. He is God-there is no god but Him. He is the King, the Most Pure, the Perfect Peace, the Trustworthy, the Safeguarder, the Almighty, the Compeller, the Supremely Great. Glory be to God above all they associate with Him. He is God-the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Qur'an, 59:22-24)

The kingdom of the heavens and Earth belongs to Him. He gives life and causes to die. He has power over all things. He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward. He has knowledge of all things. It is He Who created the heavens and Earth in six days, then established Himself firmly on the Throne. He knows what goes into the earth and what comes out of it, what comes down from heaven and what goes up into it. He is with you wherever you are-God sees what you do. The kingdom of the heavens and Earth belongs to Him. All things return to God. He makes night merge into day and day merge into night. He knows what the heart contains. (Qur'an, 57:2-6)

Old Testament

The Maker of heaven and Earth, the sea, and everything in them-the Lord... (Psalm 146:6)

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. (Psalm 145:3)

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all... (Psalm 145:8-9)

The Lord is righteous in all of His ways and loving toward all that He has made. (Psalm 145:17)

The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked He will destroy. (Psalm 145:20)

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. (Psalm 103:8)

... Praise be to the name of God forever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him. (Daniel 2:20-22)

Know that the Lord is God. It is He Who made us, and we are His; we are His people. (Psalm 100:3)


GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISE

... Who is truer to his contract than God?... (Qur'an, 9:111)

Old Testament

...You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled... (Joshua 23:14)


GOD ENCOMPASSES EVERYTHING

Unquestionably, He encompasses everything. (Qur'an, 41:54)

Both East and West belong to God, so wherever you turn, the Face of God is there. God is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing. (Qur'an, 2:115)

Old Testament

If I go up to the heavens, You are there., you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me... (Psalm 139:8-10)


GOD KNOWS EVERY CONCEALED SECRET

Everything in the heavens and everything on Earth, and everything in between them and everything under the ground, belongs to Him. Though you speak out loud, He knows your secrets and what is even more concealed. (Qur'an, 20:6-7)

You do not engage in any matter or recite any of the Qur'an or do any action without Our witnessing you while you are occupied with it. Not even the smallest speck eludes your Lord, either on Earth or in Heaven. Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which is not in a Clear Book. (Qur'an, 10:61)

Old Testament

You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, You know it completely, O Lord. (Psalm 139:2-4)


THOSE WHO ABANDON GOD FOR IDOLS

He [Abraham] said: "You have adopted idols apart from God as tokens of mutual affection in this world. But then on the Day of Resurrection you will reject one another and curse one another. The Fire will be your shelter. You will have no helpers." (Qur'an, 29:25)

Your Lord creates and chooses whatever He wills. The choice is not theirs. Glory be to God! He is exalted above anything they associate with Him! (Qur'an, 28:68)

Those you call on besides God are servants just like yourselves. Call on them and let them respond to you if you are telling the truth. (Qur'an, 7:194)

New Testament

They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-Who is forever praised... (Romans 1:25)

Old Testament

But you have forsaken Me and served other deities.... Go and cry out to the deities you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble!" (Judges 10:13-14)

Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals [idols]. They forsook the Lord, the God of their fathers, Who had brought them out of Egypt. ... [T]hey forsook Him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths [other deities]. (Judges 2:11-13)


SEEKING GOD'S GOOD PLEASURE, NOT PEOPLE'S

They swear to you by God in order to please you, but it would be more fitting for them to please God and His Messenger if they are believers. (Qur'an, 9:62)

New Testament

On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, Who tests our hearts. (1 Thessalonians 2:4)


SUBMITTING TO GOD'S REVELATION

Follow the best that has been sent down to you from your Lord before the punishment comes upon you suddenly, when you are not expecting it. (Qur'an, 39:55)

Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord. God is aware of what you do. (Qur'an, 33:2)

New Testament

Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent, and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. (James 1:21)

Old Testament

Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget His deeds, but would keep His commands. (Psalm 78:7)

He follows my decrees and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous... (Ezekiel 18:9)


TURNING TO GOD

Remember the Name of your Lord, and devote yourself to Him completely. (Qur'an, 73:8)

[People of intelligence are] those who are steadfast in seeking the face of their Lord... (Qur'an, 13:22)

Old Testament

Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always! (1 Chronicles 16:11)


TO HEAR AND PRACTICE

Those who listen well to what is said and follow the best of it, they are the ones whom God has guided, they are the people of intelligence. (Qur'an, 39:18)

The reply of the believers when they are summoned to God and His Messenger, so that he can judge between them, is to say: "We hear and we obey." They are ones who are successful. (Qur'an, 24:51)

New Testament

For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. (Romans 2:13)

Old Testament

Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget His deeds, but would keep His commands. (Psalm 78:7)


GOD CREATES EVERYTHING WITH A DESTINY

We have created all things in predestination. Our command is only one word, like the blinking of an eye. (Qur'an, 54:49-50)

Have they not reflected within themselves? God did not create the heavens and Earth, and everything between them, except with truth and for a fixed term. Yet many people reject the meeting with their Lord. (Qur'an, 30:8)

Old Testament

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it... (Ecclesiastes 3:14)


EVERYTHING IS RECORDED IN A BOOK

You do not engage in any matter, recite any of the Qur'an, or do any action without Our witnessing you while you are occupied with it. Not even the smallest speck eludes your Lord, either on Earth or in Heaven. Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which is not in a Clear Book. (Qur'an, 10:61)

Old Testament

Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:16)


NOT KILLING SOMEONE WRONGFULLY

... [They] do not kill anyone God has made inviolate, except with the right to do so, and do not fornicate; anyone who does that will receive an evil punishment. (Qur'an, 25:68)

New Testament

... "Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother." (Mark 10:19)

Old Testament

You shall not kill. (Exodus 20:13)

O city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by making idols, you have become guilty because of the blood you have shed. (Ezekiel 22:3-4)

... There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land mourns... (Hosea 4:1-3)


FORNICATION

And do not go near to fornication. It is an indecent act, an evil way. (Qur'an, 17:32)

New Testament

He [Jesus] went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.' For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance, and folly. All of these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.'" (Mark 7:20-23)

Old Testament

You shall not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14)


AVOIDING THEFT

O Prophet! When believing women come to you pledging allegiance to you on the grounds that they will not associate anything with God, steal, fornicate, kill their children, or give a false ascription of paternity-making up lies about their bodies-or disobey you in respect of anything right, then accept their pledge and ask forgiveness for them. God is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 60:12)

Old Testament

"Do not steal... Do not deceive one another." (Leviticus 19:11)


NOT BEARING FALSE WITNESS

[Believers are] those who do not bear false witness and who, when they pass by worthless talk, pass by with dignity. (Qur'an, 25:72)

O you who believe! Be upholders of justice, bearing witness for God alone, even against yourselves or your parents and relatives... (Qur'an, 4:135)

Old Testament

Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness. Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd, and do not show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit. (Exodus 23:1-3)

Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-The Lord detests them both. (Proverbs 17:15)

Now let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery. (2 Chronicles 19:7)


NOT TO WRONG PEOPLE

Give relatives their due, and the poor and travellers. That is best for those who seek the pleasure of God. They are the ones who are successful. (Qur'an, 30:38)

Give your relatives their due, and the very poor and travellers... (Qur'an, 17:26)

Old Testament

Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but fear your God. I am the Lord. Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly. (Leviticus 19:14-15)

He [a righteous man] does not oppress anyone, but returns what he took in pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery, but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked. He does not lend at usury or take excessive interest. He withholds his hand from doing wrong, and judges fairly between man and man. (Ezekiel 18:7-8)


RESPECTING PARENTS

Your Lord has decreed that you should worship none but Him and that you should show kindness to your parents. Whether one or both of them reach old age with you, do not say "Ugh!" to them out of irritation and do not be harsh with them, but speak to them with gentleness and generosity. Take them under your wing, out of mercy, with due humility and say: "Lord, show mercy to them as they did in looking after me when I was small." (Qur'an, 17:23-24)

Old Testament

Honor your father and your mother... (Exodus 20:12)


PROTECTING THE NEEDY

... Any wealth you give away should go to your parents and relatives, and to orphans, the very poor, and travellers. Whatever good you do, God knows it. (Qur'an, 2:215)

What reason could you have for not fighting in the Way of God-for those men, women, and children who are oppressed and say: "Our Lord, take us out of this city whose inhabitants are wrongdoers! Give us a protector from You! Give us a helper from You!"? (Qur'an, 4:75)

Old Testament

Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt. Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan. If you do and they cry out to Me, I will certainly hear their cry. (Exodus 22:21-23)

Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 82:3-4)

Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins endless? You demanded security from your brothers for no reason; you stripped men of their clothing, leaving them naked. You gave no water to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry. But as for the mighty man, he had the earth;And the honorable man, he dwelt in it. And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless. (Job 22:5-9)


TO GIVE AWAY FOR THE SAKE OF GOD

You will not attain true goodness until you give of what you love. Whatever you give away, God knows it. (Qur'an, 3:92)

It [the charity] is for the poor who are held back in the Way of God, unable to travel in the land. The ignorant consider them rich because of their reticence. You will know them by their mark. They do not ask from people insistently. Whatever good you give away, God knows it. (Qur'an, 2:273)

They will ask you what they should give away. Say: "Whatever is surplus to your needs." (Qur'an, 2:219)

New Testament

...The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same. (Luke 3:11)

Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. (Romans 12:13)

There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the Apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need. (Acts 4:34-35)


NOT TO BRAG ABOUT SPENDING FOR THE SAKE OF GOD

And [We have prepared a humiliating punishment] also for those who spend their wealth to show off to people... (Qur'an, 4:38)

O you who believe! Do not nullify your charity by demands for gratitude or insulting words, like him who spends his wealth, showing off to people and not believing in God and the Last Day... (Qur'an, 2:264)

If you make your charity public, that is good. But if you conceal it and give it to the poor that is better for you... (Qur'an, 2:271)

New Testament

Be careful not to do your "acts of righteousness" before men, to be seen by them. (Matthew 6:1)

So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth: They have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret... (Matthew 6:2-4)

 

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