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Tim Tebow's 10 most motivational Bible verse recommendations & when to use them (PICS)

It's the latest addition to Tim Tebow's legend: Before overtime versus San Diego, he reportedly told teammates, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" (aka Proverbs 27:17) and then led Denver to victory.

What Bible verse might spark the squad against the Vikings on Sunday? Here are our picks for the ten top inspirational references he's shared on Twitter and when they might come in handy, featuring photos from his Facebook page.


10. Micah 6:8:

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Game situation: When coaches from the sideline call in a play no one thinks will work.

9. Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Game situation: Fourth and one on the Vikings 46.

8. 1 Samuel 12:24

But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

Game situation: Third and 22 from the Denver twelve, after a holding penalty.

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7. Philippians 2:3

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

Game situation: When running the option and the trailing back has room on the outside.

6. Ephesians 4:32

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Game situation: After a Willis McGahee fumble.

5. Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Game situation: After a Vikings TD that puts them up by ten.

4. Jeremiah 26:14

As for me, I am in your hands; do with me whatever you think is good and right.

Game situation: Fourth and goal, with seven seconds left.

Below, the top three.
3. Psalm 37:4-5

Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Game situation: The winning touchdown!

2. Jeremiah 9:23-24

This is what the LORD says:

"Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches,

but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,"

declares the LORD.

Game situation: The final whistle.

1. Colossians 4:6

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Game situation: In the press conference after the victory, when the commentators ask why your passing isn't better.

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