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17 Most Misused Verses in the Bible

“No more than you can handle” – 1 Corinthians 10:13

“Train up a child” – Proverbs 22:6

“I can do all things through Christ” – Philippians 4:13

“An eye for an eye” – Exodus 21:23-25

“Prayer offered in faith” – James 5:15

“Repent and be baptized” – Acts 2:38

“Guard your heart” – Proverbs 4:23

“Where there is no vision” – Proverbs 29:18

“Lifting up the name of Jesus” – John 12:32

What are some of the more common misuses of these popular verses? Which verse is perhaps the most misused?  

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Trevin Wax is first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ. Trevin currently serves the church by working at LifeWay Christian Resources as managing editor of The Gospel Project, a gospel-centered small group curriculum for all ages that focuses on the grand narrative of Scripture. He has been a regular blogger since 2006 and regularly contributes articles to publications such as Christianity Today. He authored two books, "Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals" (2010) and "Counterfeit Gospels: Rediscovering the Good News in a World of False Hope" (2011).