The Bible Meets 90’s Music Part II

Here it is again! Things from the Bible, as illustrated through 90’s songs (Alternative Rock edition):


“(Good Riddance) Time of Your Life” by Green Day
Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Revelation 20:10)

“Sabatoge” by the Beastie BoysFrom that time on, Judas began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus. (Matthew 26:16)

“The World I Know” by Collective SoulDon’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2)

“Basket Case” by Green DayHas no one told you, my lord, about the time when Jezebel was trying to kill the Lord’s prophets? I hid 100 of them in two caves and supplied them with food and water. (1 Kings 18:13)

“Comedown” by BushWhen the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come back down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us. We don’t know what happened to this fellow Moses, who brought us here from the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 32:1) OR As he went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and hover at its entrance while the Lord spoke with Moses. (Exodus 33:9)

“Inside Out” by Eve 6Then the Lord said to him, “You Pharisees are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and wickedness! (Luke 11:39)

“Self Esteem” by The OffspringThank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. (Psalm 139:14)

“Zombie” by The CranberriesThen Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” (John 11:43-44)

“Tonight, Tonight” by Smashing PumpkinsJesus replied, “I tell you the truth, Peter—this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” (Matthew 26:34)

“Hey Man, Nice Shot” by FilterAs Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground. (1 Samuel 17:48-49)

“Black Hole Sun” by SoundgardenI watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood. (Revelation 6:12)

“Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

“Hey Jealousy” by Gin BlossomsA peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones. (Proverbs 14:30)

“Alive” by Pearl Jam“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (John 10:10)

“December” by Collective SoulAnd while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. 7 She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. (Luke 2:6-7)

“Run” by Collective SoulThen the Lord gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel. (1 Kings 18:46)

“Iris” by Goo Goo DollsAfter Jesus left the girl’s home, two blind men followed along behind him, shouting, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” They went right into the house where he was staying, and Jesus asked them, “Do you believe I can make you see?” “Yes, Lord,” they told him, “we do.” Then he touched their eyes and said, “Because of your faith, it will happen.” 30 Then their eyes were opened, and they could see! Jesus sternly warned them, “Don’t tell anyone about this.” 31 But instead, they went out and spread his fame all over the region. (Matthew 9:27-31)

“Hand in My Pocket” by Alanis MorissetteThen the Lord said to Moses, “Now put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out again, his hand was white as snow with a severe skin disease. “Now put your hand back into your cloak,” the Lord said. So Moses put his hand back in, and when he took it out again, it was as healthy as the rest of his body. (Exodus 4:6-7)

“Fake Plastic Trees” by RadioheadBut the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden—except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.” (Genesis 2:16-17)

“What’s My Age Again” by blink-182Methuselah lived 969 years, and then he died. (Genesis 5:27)

“Head Over Feet” by Alanis MorissetteYou brought me up from the grave, O Lord. You kept me from falling into the pit of death. (Psalm 30:3)

“Intergalactic” by Beastie BoysThen God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:14-18)

“First Date” by blink-182Kiss me and kiss me again, for your love is sweeter than wine. (Song of Solomon 1:2)

“Never There” by CakeHas the Lord rejected me forever? Will he never again be kind to me? (Psalms 77:7)

“Sheep Go to Heaven” by CakeAll the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. (Matthew 25:32-33)

“My Own Prison” by CreedThis letter is from Paul, a prisoner for preaching the Good News about Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. I am writing to Philemon, our beloved co-worker… (Philemon 1:1)

“Stay Together for the Kids” by blink-182 – “For I hate divorce!” says the Lord, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife.” (Malachi 2:16)

“Father of Mine” by EverclearAt that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. (Matthew 11:25) OR Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done.” (Matthew 26:42)

“I Will Buy You a New Life” by EverclearSo King Solomon became richer and wiser than any other king on earth. (1 Kings 10:23)

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