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II Chronicles 21:4-15
...(4)Now when Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the sword, and also of the princes of Israel. (5)Jehoram was thirty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. (6)And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife: and he wrought that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD.
(7)Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.
(8)In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Judah, and made themselves a king. (9)Then Jehoram went forth with his princes, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him in, and the captains of the chariots. (10)So the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. The same time did Libnah revolt from under his hand; because he had forsaken the LORD God of his fathers. (11)Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and compelled Judah thereto.
(12)And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of David thy father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah, (13)But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father's house, which were better than thyself: (14)Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods: (15)And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day...
...(10)Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.
(11)He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof. (12)And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.
(13)Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin. (14)Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste. (15)And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
(16)Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered. (17)And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth. (18)And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing...
Ezekiel 16:1-5; 15-29
...(1)Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, (2)Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, (3)And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite. (4)And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. (5)None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born...
...(15)But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was. (16)And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be. (17)Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them, (18)And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them. (19)My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord GOD.
(20)Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, (21)That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? (22)And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood. (23)And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord GOD;) (24)That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street. (25)Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.
(26)Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger. (27)Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way. (28)Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied. (29)Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith...
...(27)Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: (28)But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
(29)And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
(30)And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
(31)It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: (32)But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery...
...(12)Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? (13)But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
(14)Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
(15)Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. (16)And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? (17)Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? (18)But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
(19)For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: (20)These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man...
...(1)And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; (2)And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
(3)The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? (4)And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, (5)And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
(6)Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
(7)They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? (8)He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. (9)And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery...
...(14)And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one on you, and understand: (15)There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
(16)If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
(17)And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
(18)And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; (19)Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? (20)And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. (21)For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, (22)Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: (23)All these evil things come from within, and defile the man...
...(39)They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. (40)But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. (41)Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, God.
(42)Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. (43)Why do ye not understand my speech? because ye cannot hear my word. (44)Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (45)And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
(46)Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? (47)He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear not, because ye are not of God...
...(13)And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: (14)Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. (15)And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, (16)After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: (17)That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
(18)Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. (19)Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: (20)But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. (21)For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
(22)Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren: (23)And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: (24)Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment: (25)It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, (26)Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(27)We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth. (28)For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; (29)That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well...
...(17)And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. (18)And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present. (19)And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry. (20)And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law: (21)And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.
(22)What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come. (23)Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them; (24)Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law. (25)As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.
(26)Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them...
...(18)For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (19)Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
(20)For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (21)Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (22)Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (23)And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. (24)Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (25)Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
(26)For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27)And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
(28)And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (29)Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, (30)Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, (31)Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
(32)Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them...
I Corinthians 5:1-13
...(1)It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. (2)And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
(3)For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, (4)In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, (5)To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
(6)Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? (7)Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: (8)Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
(9)I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: (10)Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. (11)But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. (12)For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
(13)But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person...
I Corinthians 6:9-20
...(9)Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (10)Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
(11)And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
(12)All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. (13)Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. (14)And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. (15)Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. (16)What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. (17)But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
(18)Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. (19)What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (20)For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's...
I Corinthians 7:1-7
...(1)Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
(2)Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. (3)Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. (4)The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. (5)Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. (6)But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. (7)For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that...
I Corinthians 10:1-13
...(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.
(13)There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it...
II Corinthians 12:14-21
...(14)Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. (15)And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. (16)But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile. (17)Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you? (18)I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?
(19)Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying. (20)For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: (21)And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed...
...(16)This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (17)For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
(18)But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
(19)Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (20)Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, (21)Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
(22)But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (23)Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (24)And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
(25)If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
(26)Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another...
...(1)Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; (2)And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
(3)But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; (4)Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. (5)For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (6)Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
(7)Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
(8)For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (9)(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) (10)Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. (11)And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (12)For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. (13)But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light...
...(1)If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. (2)Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (3)For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
(4)When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
(5)Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: (6)For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: (7)In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. (8)But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. (9)Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; (10)And have put on the new, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: (11)Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ all, and in all...
I Thessalonians 4:1-12
...(1)Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
(2)For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
(3)For this is the will of God, your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: (4)That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; (5)Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: (6)That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
(7)For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. (8)He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
(9)But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. (10)And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; (11)And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; (12)That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing...
...(11)Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. (12)Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; (13)And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
(14)Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: (15)Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; (16)Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. (17)For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
(18)For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, (19)And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: (20)(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: (21)And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) (22)But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, (23)To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, (24)And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel...
...(5)I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. (6)And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (7)Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
(8)Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. (9)Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. (10)But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. (11)Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. (12)These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; (13)Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever...
...(12)And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; (13)I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. (14)But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. (15)So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. (16)Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
(17)He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
(18)And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; (19)I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. (20)Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. (21)And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. (22)Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. (23)And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works...
...(12)One woe is past; behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
(13)And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, (14)Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. (15)And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
(16)And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. (17)And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. (18)By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. (19)For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
(20)And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
(21)Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts...
...(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.
(9)And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive mark in his forehead, or in his hand, (10)The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: (11)And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (12)Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
(13)And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them...
...(1)And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: (2)With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
(3)So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (4)And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: (5)And upon her forehead a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (6)And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
(7)And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
(8)The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
(9)And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. (10)And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (11)And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. (12)And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
(13)These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast...
...(1)And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. (2)And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. (3)For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
(4)And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (5)For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. (6)Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. (7)How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. (8)Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
(9)And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, (10)Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come...
...(1)And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: (2)For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. (3)And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. (4)And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
(5)And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
(6)And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. (7)Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. (8)And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
(9)And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God...