(TMZ) - Wanna hear bible verses on the street corner? X gon' give it to ya ... and TMZ got the video proof. 

DMX got downright religious outside of the We Jammin' Restaurant in L.A. recently ... and TMZ reports it all started when X ran into a fan who told him she was going through hard times.

The rapper instantly sprang into action to help out - and whipped out his bible to read her some passages. 

DMX talks really, really, really fast.