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• All 104 Scriptural Citations (w/ Summary Chart)
• Referenced in Romans 10:15
...(4)For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. (5)Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed. (6)Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I. (7)How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! (8)Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion...
• Referenced in Luke 4:16-19
...(1)The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; (2)To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; (3)To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
(4)And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. (5)And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers...
...(17)From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (18)And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
(19)And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
(20)And they straightway left nets, and followed him. (21)And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. (22)And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
(23)And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. (24)And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
(25)And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan...
...(31)But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. (32)As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. (33)And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
(34)But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
(35)And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. (36)But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
(37)Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; (38)Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest...
...(1)And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
(2)Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, (3)And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? (4)Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: (5)The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
(6)And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me...
...(3)And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
(4)And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. (5)For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (6)And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. (7)For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
(8)All these are the beginning of sorrows.
(9)Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. (10)And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. (11)And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. (12)And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. (13)But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (14)And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
(15)When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) (16)Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: (17)Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: (18)Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
(19)And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! (20)But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: (21)For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
(22)And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. (23)Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. (24)For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
(25)Behold, I have told you before...
...(1)And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, (2)Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
(3)Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, (4)And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. (5)But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
(6)Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, (7)There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. (8)But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? (9)For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. (10)When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. (11)For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. (12)For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. (13)Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
(14)Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, (15)And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. (16)And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him...
...(1)The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; (2)As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. (3)The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
(4)John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. (5)And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. (6)And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey; (7)And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
(8)I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
(9)And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. (10)And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: (11)And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
(12)And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. (13)And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
(14)Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, (15)And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel...
...(31)And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. (32)And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
(33)But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
(34)And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (35)For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. (36)For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
(37)Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
(38)Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels...
...(23)And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! (24)And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! (25)It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
(26)And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
(27)And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
(28)Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. (29)And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, (30)But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
(31)But many that are first shall be last; and the last first...
...(3)And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, (4)Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
(5)And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any deceive you: (6)For many shall come in my name, saying, I am; and shall deceive many. (7)And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. (8)For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
(9)But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. (10)And the gospel must first be published among all nations. (11)But when they shall lead, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. (12)Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
(13)And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved...
...(1)After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. (2)But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.
(3)And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. (4)And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? (5)For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. (6)And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. (7)For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. (8)She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
(9)Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
(10)And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. (11)And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him...
...(9)Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. (10)And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. (11)And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
(12)After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. (13)And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. (14)Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
(15)And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (16)He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (17)And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (18)They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
(19)So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. (20)And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen...
...(13)And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. (14)And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. (15)And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
(16)And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. (17)And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, (18)The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, (19)To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (20)And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. (21)And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears...
...(11)And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. (12)Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. (13)And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. (14)And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. (15)And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. (16)And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. (17)And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
(18)And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things. (19)And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? (20)When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? (21)And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight. (22)Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
(23)And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me...
...(1)Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. (2)And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. (3)And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. (4)And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. (5)And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
(6)And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
(7)Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead; (8)And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. (9)And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him...
...(1)And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, (2)And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? (3)And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: (4)The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? (5)And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? (6)But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. (7)And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.
(8)And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things...
...(14)Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: (15)Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (16)(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) (17)Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. (18)And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, (19)Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. (20)But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. (21)Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. (22)Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. (23)For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. (24)Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.
(25)And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans. (26)And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. (27)And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, (28)Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
(29)Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot...
Acts 14:1-12; 19-28
...(1)And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed. (2)But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.
(3)Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands. (4)But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. (5)And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them, (6)They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about: (7)And there they preached the gospel. (8)And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked: (9)The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, (10)Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked. (11)And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. (12)And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker...
...(19)And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead. (20)Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. (21)And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, (22)Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. (23)And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed. (24)And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. (25)And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia: (26)And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled. (27)And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles. (28)And there they abode long time with the disciples...
...(1)And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. (2)When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. (3)And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren. (4)And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.
(5)But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. (6)And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. (7)And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. (8)And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; (9)And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. (10)Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
(11)But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they...
...(5)And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.
(6)Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, (7)After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. (8)And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas. (9)And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. (10)And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them. (11)Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis; (12)And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days. (13)And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither...
...(17)And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. (18)And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, (19)Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: (20)And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, (21)Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
(22)And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: (23)Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. (24)But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. (25)And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. (26)Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. (27)For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
(28)Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. (29)For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. (30)Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. (31)Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears...
...(1)Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (2)(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) (3)Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; (4)And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: (5)By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: (6)Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: (7)To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
(8)First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. (9)For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; (10)Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. (11)For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; (12)That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
(13)Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. (14)I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. (15)So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
(16)For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (17)For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith...
...(12)For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (13)(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. (14)For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: (15)Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) (16)In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
(17)Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God, (18)And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; (19)And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, (20)An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. (21)Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? (22)Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? (23)Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? (24)For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written...
...(1)Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. (2)For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. (3)For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. (4)For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
(5)For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. (6)But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) (7)Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) (8)But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; (9)That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10)For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (11)For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
(12)For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. (13)For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
(14)How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? (15)And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (16)But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
(17)So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (18)But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. (19)But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. (20)But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. (21)But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people...
...(25)For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. (26)And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: (27)For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. (28)As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. (29)For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. (30)For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: (31)Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. (32)For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
(33)O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! (34)For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counseller? (35)Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? (36)For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen...
...(13)Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
(14)And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. (15)Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God, (16)That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. (17)I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God. (18)For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, (19)Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. (20)Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: (21)But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand. (22)For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.
(23)But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you; (24)Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company. (25)But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. (26)For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. (27)It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. (28)When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain. (29)And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. (30)Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me; (31)That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints; (32)That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
(33)Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen...
...(17)Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. (18)For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. (19)For your obedience is come abroad unto all. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. (20)And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
(21)Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you. (22)I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord. (23)Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. (24)The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
(25)Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, (26)But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: (27)To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen...
I Corinthians 1:10-25
...(10)Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. (11)For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. (12)Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
(13)Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? (14)I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; (15)Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. (16)And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. (17)For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. (18)For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. (19)For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
(20)Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (21)For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. (22)For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: (23)But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; (24)But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. (25)Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men...
I Corinthians 4:11-21
...(11)Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; (12)And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: (13)Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. (14)I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. (15)For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. (16)Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. (17)For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.
(18)Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. (19)But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. (20)For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
(21)What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?...
I Corinthians 9:1-27
...(1)Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? (2)If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
(3)Mine answer to them that do examine me is this, (4)Have we not power to eat and to drink? (5)Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? (6)Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working? (7)Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? (8)Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? (9)For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? (10)Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
(11)If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? (12)If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
(13)Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? (14)Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. (15)But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void. (16)For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! (17)For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. (18)What is my reward then? that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
(19)For though I be free from all, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. (20)And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; (21)To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. (22)To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
(23)And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
(24)Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. (25)And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. (26)I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: (27)But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway...
I Corinthians 15:1-11
...(1)Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; (2)By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
(3)For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; (4)And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (5)And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: (6)After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. (7)After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. (8)And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
(9)For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. (10)But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. (11)Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed...
II Corinthians 2:5-17
...(5)But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all. (6)Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. (7)So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. (8)Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him. (9)For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. (10)To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; (11)Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
(12)Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord, (13)I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
(14)Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. (15)For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: (16)To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? (17)For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ...
II Corinthians 4:1-12
...(1)Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; (2)But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
(3)But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: (4)In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (5)For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. (6)For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
(7)But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
(8)We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; (9)Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; (10)Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. (11)For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. (12)So then death worketh in us, but life in you...
II Corinthians 8:16-24
...(16)But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you. (17)For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you. (18)And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches; (19)And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind: (20)Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: (21)Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. (22)And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.
(23)Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ. (24)Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf...
II Corinthians 9:6-15
...(6)But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
(7)Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. (8)And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (9)(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
(10)Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) (11)Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. (12)For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; (13)Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all; (14)And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
(15)Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift...
II Corinthians 10:12-18
...(12)For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. (13)But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. (14)For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: (15)Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, (16)To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.
(17)But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
(18)For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth...
II Corinthians 11:1-11
...(1)Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. (2)For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
(3)But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. (4)For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. (5)For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
(6)But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
(7)Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely? (8)I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service. (9)And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and will I keep myself. (10)As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
(11)Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth...
...(1)Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) (2)And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: (3)Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, (4)Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: (5)To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
(6)I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: (7)Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. (8)But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
(9)As we said before, so say I now again, If any preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
(10)For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (11)But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. (12)For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ...
...(1)Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. (2)And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain. (3)But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised: (4)And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: (5)To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. (6)But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me: (7)But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; (8)(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:) (9)And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. (10)Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
(11)But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. (12)For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. (13)And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. (14)But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
(15)We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, (16)Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. (17)But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. (18)For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. (19)For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. (20)I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
(21)I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain...
...(1)O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
(2)This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
(3)Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? (4)Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. (5)He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
(6)Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. (7)Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. (8)And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. (9)So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
(10)For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. (11)But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
(12)And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them...
...(6)And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. (7)Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
(8)Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. (9)But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? (10)Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. (11)I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
(12)Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all. (13)Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first. (14)And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. (15)Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
(16)Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?..
...(1)Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: (2)Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
(3)Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (4)According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: (5)Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, (6)To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (7)In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (8)Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; (9)Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: (10)That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: (11)In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: (12)That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. (13)In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, (14)Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory...
...(1)For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, (2)If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: (3)How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, (4)Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) (5)Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; (6)That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: (7)Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
(8)Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; (9)And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: (10)To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, (11)According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: (12)In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. (13)Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory...
...(10)Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (11)Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12)For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
(13)Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14)Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15)And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16)Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17)And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (18)Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (19)And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, (20)For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak...
...(1)Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: (2)Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
(3)I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, (4)Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, (5)For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; (6)Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: (7)Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.
(8)For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
(9)And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; (10)That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; (11)Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
(12)But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; (13)So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; (14)And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. (15)Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: (16)The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: (17)But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
(18)What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. (19)For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, (20)According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
(21)For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
(22)But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. (23)For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: (24)Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. (25)And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; (26)That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again. (27)Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; (28)And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
(29)For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; (30)Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me...
...(12)Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (13)For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
(14)Do all things without murmurings and disputings: (15)That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; (16)Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. (17)Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. (18)For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
(19)But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. (20)For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. (21)For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's. (22)But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. (23)Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. (24)But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly...
Philippians 4:1-7; 13-23
...(1)Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. (2)I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. (3)And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
(4)Rejoice in the Lord alway: again I say, Rejoice. (5)Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. (6)Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (7)And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus...
...(13)I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
(14)Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.
(15)Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. (16)For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. (17)Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. (18)But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. (19)But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
(20)Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
(21)Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. (22)All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.
(23)The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Colossians 1:1-8; 19-29
(1)Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, (2)To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
(3)We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, (4)Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which we have to all the saints, (5)For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; (6)Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: (7)As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; (8)Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit...
...(19)For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; (20)And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
(21)And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled (22)In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: (23)If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; (24)Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: (25)Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; (26)Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: (27)To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: (28)Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: (29)Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily...
I Thessalonians 1:1-10
...(1)Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
(2)We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; (3)Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; (4)Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
(5)For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. (6)And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: (7)So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. (8)For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. (9)For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; (10)And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come...
I Thessalonians 2:1-12
...(1)For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain: (2)But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
(3)For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: (4)But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
(5)For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness: (6)Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. (7)But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children: (8)So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. (9)For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God. (10)Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe: (11)As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, (12)That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory...
I Thessalonians 3:1-10
...(1)Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone; (2)And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith: (3)That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. (4)For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. (5)For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
(6)But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you: (7)Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith: (8)For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. (9)For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; (10)Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?..
II Thessalonians 1:1-12
...(1)Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: (2)Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
(3)We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; (4)So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: (5)Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: (6)Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; (7)And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, (8)In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: (9)Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; (10)When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
(11)Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: (12)That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ...
II Thessalonians 2:6-15
...(6)And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. (7)For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. (8)And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: (9)Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (10)And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (11)And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: (12)That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
(13)But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: (14)Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(15)Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle...
I Timothy 1:1-14
...(1)Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; (2)Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
(3)As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, (4)Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. (5)Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: (6)From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; (7)Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
(8)But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; (9)Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, (10)For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; (11)According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. (12)And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; (13)Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
(14)And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus...
II Timothy 1:1-14
...(1)Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, (2)To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
(3)I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; (4)Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; (5)When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
(6)Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. (7)For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
(8)Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; (9)Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, (10)But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: (11)Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. (12)For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
(13)Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. (14)That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us...
II Timothy 2:1-14
...(1)Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. (2)And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
(3)Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. (4)No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. (5)And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. (6)The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
(7)Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. (8)Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: (9)Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. (10)Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
(11)It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: (12)If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: (13)If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. (14)Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers...
...(8)Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, (9)Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
(10)I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: (11)Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: (12)Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: (13)Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: (14)But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. (15)For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; (16)Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
(17)If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. (18)If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account; (19)I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. (20)Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord...
...(1)Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. (2)For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
(3)For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. (4)For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. (5)And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. (6)Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: (7)Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
(8)For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. (9)There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. (10)For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
(11)Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief...
I Peter 1:9-25
...(9)Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
(10)Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: (11)Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. (12)Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
(13)Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (14)As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: (15)But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; (16)Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
(17)And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: (18)Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; (19)But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (20)Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, (21)Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
(22)Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: (23)Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
(24)For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: (25)But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you...
I Peter 4:1-19
...(1)Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; (2)That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. (3)For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: (4)Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: (5)Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
(6)For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
(7)But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. (8)And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. (9)Use hospitality one to another without grudging. (10)As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (11)If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
(12)Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: (13)But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (14)If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. (15)But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. (16)Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
(17)For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (18)And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
(19)Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator...
...(1)And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
(2)And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: (3)And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. (4)These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. (5)And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
(6)And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, (7)Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
(8)And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication...