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Similarities Between the Bible and the Bhagavad-Gita

I recently read this version of the Bhagavad-Gita. Below is a list of 10 similarities between the Bible and the Gita.

# GitaBible (NIV)
1. I am the way, sustainer, lord,
witness, shelter, refuge, friend,
source, dissolution, stability,
treasure, and unchanging seed (p85).
John 14:6 = Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
2. I am the self abiding
in the heart of all creatures;
I am their beginning,
their middle, and their end. ...

Arjuna, I am the seed
of all creatures;
nothing animate or inanimate
could exist without me
(p92, 94).
John 1:2 = He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
3. He who sees me everywhere
and sees everything in me
will not be lost to me,
and I will not be lost to him (p67).
Matt 18:20 = For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."
John 6:56 = Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.
John 14:20 = On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
John 17:21 = that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
4. I am the vowel a of the syllabary,
the pairing of words in a compound;
I am indestructible time,
the creator facing everywhere at once (p93).
Rev 1:8 = "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." [Also see Rev 21:6, 22:13]
5. When they know that a day of Brahma
stretches over a thousand eons,

and his night ends a in a thousand eons,
men understand day and night (p79).
2 Peter 3:8 = ... With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. [Also see Psalm 90:4.]
6. You know yourself through the self,
Krishna; Supreme among Men,
Sustainer and Lord of Creatures,
God of Gods, Master of the Universe (p91)!
Deut 10:17 = For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, ... [Also see Psalm 136:2, Daniel 2:47, 11:36]
7. Mired in this view, lost to themselves
with their meager understanding,
these fiends [those who do not believe in gods] contrive terrible acts
to destroy the world (p134).
Matt 12:30 = "He who is not with me is against me,...
1 John 2:22 = Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist;he denies the Father and the Son.
8. Vile, deluded sinners are the men
who fail to take refuge in me [Lord Krishna];
their knowledge ruined by magic,
they fall pray to demonic power (p73).
See above for more on the "vile, deluded" part. ;)
Also note: God is the "rock of refuge" in the Old Testament (Psalm 18:2, 31:2, 62:7, etc).
9. Relinquishing all sacred duties to me,
make me your only refuge;
do not grieve,
for I shall free you from all evils (p152).
2 Thess 3:3 = But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
Matt 6:13 (KJV) = And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil..
Exodus 20:5 = ..for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.. [Also see Exodus 34:14, Deut 4:24, 5:9, 6:15, 32:16, Joshua 24:19, Nahum 1:2]
10. You are the original god,
the primordial spirit of man,
the deepest treasure
of all that is,
knower and what is to be known,
the supreme abode;
you pervade the universe,
Lord of Boundless Form (p105).
I couldn't find a single biblical passage that encompasses this same idea... more like the entire Bible itself is this idea...
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