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...(1)In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, (2)And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (3)For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
(4)And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. (5)Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, (6)And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
(7)But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? (8)Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: (9)And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. (10)And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
(11)I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: (12)Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
(13)Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. (14)But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? (15)And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
(16)And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: (17)And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased...
...(17)And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, (18)Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, (19)And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
(20)Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. (21)And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. (22)But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. (23)And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
(24)And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. (25)But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. (26)But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; (27)And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: (28)Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many...
...(23)And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? (24)And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. (25)The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? (26)But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
(27)And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
(28)But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. (29)He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. (30)And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I, sir: and went not. (31)Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. (32)For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him...
...(16)Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. (17)And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
(18)And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
(19)Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (20)Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
(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...
...(32)And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, (33)Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: (34)And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
(35)And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. (36)And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? (37)They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. (38)But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? (39)And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: (40)But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
(41)And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. (42)But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. (43)But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: (44)And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
(45)For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many...
...(26)But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
(27)And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, (28)And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things? (29)And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. (30)The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.
(31)And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him? (32)But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. (33)And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things...
...(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...
...(1)Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, (2)Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. (3)And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; (4)As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. (5)Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; (6)And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
(7)Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? (8)Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. (9)And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
(10)And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? (11)He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. (12)Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do? (13)And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you. (14)And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
(15)And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; (16)John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: (17)Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
(18)And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people. (19)But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done, (20)Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison. (21)Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, (22)And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased...
...(24)And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind? (25)But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts. (26)But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. (27)This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. (28)For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. (29)And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
(30)But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
(31)And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? (32)They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept. (33)For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. (34)The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! (35)But wisdom is justified of all her children...
...(42)And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? (43)Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. (44)Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. (45)But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; (46)The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. (47)And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. (48)But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
(49)I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? (50)But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! (51)Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: (52)For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. (53)The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
(54)And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. (55)And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. (56)Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?...
...(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...
...(19)And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? (20)And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. (21)And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. (22)Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
(23)He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
(24)And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. (25)And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? (26)John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; (27)He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. (28)These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. (29)The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (30)This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. (31)And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. (32)And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. (33)And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
(34)And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God...
...(16)For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (17)For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (18)He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
(19)And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (20)For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. (21)But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
(22)After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. (23)And John also was baptizing in AEnon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. (24)For John was not yet cast into prison.
(25)Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. (26)And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. (27)John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. (28)Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. (29)He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
(30)He must increase, but I must decrease...
...(1)When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, (2)(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) (3)He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. (4)And he must needs go through Samaria. (5)Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
(6)Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. (7)There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (8)(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) (9)Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. (10)Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. (11)The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? (12)Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? (13)Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: (14)But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life...
...(30)I and my Father are one.
(31)Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. (32)Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? (33)The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. (34)Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? (35)If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; (36)Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? (37)If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. (38)But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
(39)Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,
(40)And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode. (41)And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. (42)And many believed on him there...
Acts 1:1-9; 15-26
...(1)The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, (2)Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: (3)To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: (4)And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. (5)For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
(6)When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? (7)And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. (8)But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (9)And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight...
...(15)And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) (16)Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. (17)For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. (18)Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. (19)And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. (20)For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
(21)Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, (22)Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. (23)And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. (24)And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, (25)That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. (26)And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles...
...(29)Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. (30)Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; (31)He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. (32)This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. (33)Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. (34)For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, (35)Until I make thy foes thy footstool. (36)Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
(37)Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? (38)Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (39)For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (40)And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. (41)Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls...
...(4)Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
(5)Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. (6)And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. (7)For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. (8)And there was great joy in that city. (9)But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: (10)To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. (11)And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. (12)But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. (13)Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
(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.
(30)And Philip ran thither to them, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? (31)And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. (32)The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: (33)In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
(34)And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? (35)Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. (36)And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? (37)And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
(38)And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. (39)And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. (40)But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
...(10)And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. (11)And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, (12)And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. (13)Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: (14)And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. (15)But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: (16)For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
(17)And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
(18)And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. (19)And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. (20)And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. (21)But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? (22)But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ...
...(34)Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: (35)But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. (36)The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) (37)That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; (38)How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. (39)And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: (40)Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; (41)Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. (42)And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. (43)To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
(44)While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. (45)And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. (46)For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, (47)Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? (48)And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days...
...(4)But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying, (5)I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me: (6)Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. (7)And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat. (8)But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth. (9)But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
(10)And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven. (11)And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me. (12)And the spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house: (13)And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; (14)Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. (15)And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. (16)Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. (17)Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
(18)When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life...
...(13)Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem. (14)But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. (15)And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. (16)Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience. (17)The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it. (18)And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness. (19)And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot. (20)And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. (21)And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years. (22)And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
(23)Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: (24)When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. (25)And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
(26)Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. (27)For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. (28)And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. (29)And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took down him from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. (30)But God raised him from the dead: (31)And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people...
Acts 16:11-15; 25-40
...(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.
(14)And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. (15)And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us...
...(25)And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. (26)And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. (27)And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. (28)But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. (29)Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, (30)And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
(31)And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (32)And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. (33)And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. (34)And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. (35)And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go. (36)And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace. (37)But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out. (38)And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.
(39)And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city. (40)And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed...
...(5)And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. (6)And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. (7)And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. (8)And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. (9)Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: (10)For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.
(11)And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them...
...(22)And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch. (23)And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples. (24)And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. (25)This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. (26)And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
(27)And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace: (28)For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ...
...(1)And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, (2)He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. (3)And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. (4)Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. (5)When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (6)And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. (7)And all the men were about twelve.
(8)And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. (9)But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. (10)And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks. (11)And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: (12)So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them...
...(6)And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me. (7)And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? (8)And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. (9)And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me. (10)And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do. (11)And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
(12)And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there, (13)Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him. (14)And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. (15)For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard. (16)And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. (17)And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance; (18)And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me. (19)And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee: (20)And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him. (21)And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles...
...(1)What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
(2)God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? (3)Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (4)Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (5)For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: (6)Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. (7)For he that is dead is freed from sin.
(8)Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: (9)Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. (10)For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. (11)Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (12)Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. (13)Neither yield ye your members instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
(14)For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
(15)What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid...
I Corinthians 1:10-19
...(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...
I Corinthians 10:1-12
...(1)Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; (2)And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; (3)And did all eat the same spiritual meat; (4)And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
(5)But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
(6)Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. (7)Neither be ye idolaters, as some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. (8)Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. (9)Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. (10)Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. (11)Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
(12)Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall...
I Corinthians 12:4-14
...(4)Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. (5)And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. (6)And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. (7)But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. (8)For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; (9)To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; (10)To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another diverse kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
(11)But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
(12)For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also Christ. (13)For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. (14)For the body is not one member, but many...
I Corinthians 15:20-34
...(20)But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. (21)For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. (22)For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. (23)But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. (24)Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
(25)For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. (26)The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. (27)For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. (28)And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
(29)Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? (30)And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? (31)I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. (32)If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
(33)Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (34)Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame...
...(19)Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
(20)Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. (21)Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. (22)But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. (23)But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. (24)Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. (25)But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
(26)For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
(27)For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (28)There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
(29)And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise...
...(1)I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, (2)With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; (3)Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (4)There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; (5)One Lord, one faith, one baptism, (6)One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
(7)But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. (8)Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (9)(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? (10)He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)...
...(6)As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: (7)Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
(8)Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. (9)For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. (10)And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: (11)In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: (12)Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. (13)And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; (14)Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (15)And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it...
...(1)Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, (2)Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. (3)And this will we do, if God permit.
(4)For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, (5)And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, (6)If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. (7)For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: (8)But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
(9)But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. (10)For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. (11)And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: (12)That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises...
I Peter 3:13-22
...(13)And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
(14)But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; (15)But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (16)Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
(17)For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
(18)For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: (19)By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; (20)Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. (21)The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: (22)Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him...