Psalm:1:1-6 Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.  But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night.  He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which gives its fruit at the right time, whose leaves will ever be green; and he will do well in all his undertakings.  The evil-doers are not so; but are like the dust from the grain, which the wind takes away.  For this cause there will be no mercy for sinners when they are judged, and the evil-doers will have no place among the upright,  Because the Lord sees the way of the upright, but the end of the sinner is destruction.
See All...; Galatians:5:22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith, See All...; 1 John:3:16In this we see what love is, because he gave his life for us; and it is right for us to give our lives for the brothers. See All...; John:20:30A number of other signs Jesus did before his disciples which are not recorded in this book: See All...; John:13:34I give you a new law: Have love one for another; even as I have had love for you, so are you to have love one for another. See All...; 2 Timothy:3:16Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness: See All...; Acts:16:1-40 And he came to Derbe and Lystra: and there was a certain disciple there named Timothy, whose mother was one of the Jews of the faith, but his father was a Greek;  Of whom the brothers at Lystra and Iconium had a high opinion.  Paul had a desire for him to go with him, and he gave him circumcision because of the Jews who were in those parts: for they all had knowledge that his father was a Greek.  And on their way through the towns, they gave them the rules which had been made by the Apostles and the rulers of the church at Jerusalem, so that they might keep them.  So the churches were made strong in the faith and were increased in number every day.  And after they had gone through the land of Phrygia and Galatia, the Holy Spirit did not let them take the word into Asia;  And having come to Mysia, they made an attempt to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not let them;  And going past Mysia, they came down to Troas.  And Paul had a vision in the night; a man of Macedonia came, requesting him, and saying, Come over into Macedonia and give us help.  And when he had seen the vision, straight away we made the decision to go into Macedonia, for it seemed certain to us that God had sent us to give the good news to them.  So, from Troas we went straight by ship to Samothrace and the day after to Neapolis;  And from there to Philippi, which is the most important town of Macedonia and a Roman colony: and we were there for some days.  And on the Sabbath we went outside the town, by the river, where we had an idea that there would be a place of prayer; and, being seated, we had talk with the women who had come together.  And a certain woman named Lydia, a trader in purple cloth of the town of Thyatira, and a God-fearing woman, gave ear to us: whose heart the Lord made open to give attention to the things which Paul was saying.  And when she and her family had had baptism, she made a request to us, saying, If it seems to you that I am true to the Lord, come into my house and be my guests. And she made us come.  And when we were going to the place of prayer, we came across a girl with a spirit which gave knowledge of the future, whose masters made great profit from her power.  She came after Paul and us, crying out and saying, These men are the servants of the Most High God, who are giving you news of the way of salvation.  And this she did on a number of days. But Paul was greatly troubled and, turning, said to the spirit, I give you orders in the name of Jesus Christ, to come out of her. And it came out that very hour.  But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they took Paul and Silas, pulling them into the market-place before the rulers;  And when they had taken them before the authorities, they said, These men, who are Jews, are greatly troubling our town;  Teaching rules of living which it is not right for us to have or to keep, being Romans.  And the people made an attack on them all together: and the authorities took their clothing off them, and gave orders for them to be whipped.  And when they had given them a great number of blows, they put them in prison, giving orders to the keeper of the prison to keep them safely:  And he, having such orders, put them into the inner prison with chains on their feet.  But about the middle of the night, Paul and Silas were making prayers and songs to God in the hearing of the prisoners;  And suddenly there was an earth-shock, so that the base of the prison was moved: and all the doors came open, and everyone's chains came off.  And the keeper, coming out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, took his sword and was about to put himself to death, fearing that the prisoners had got away.  But Paul said in a loud voice, Do yourself no damage, for we are all here.  And he sent for lights and came rushing in and, shaking with fear, went down on his face before Paul and Silas,  And took them out and said, Sirs, what have I to do to get salvation?  And they said, Have faith in the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will have salvation.  And they gave the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.  And that same hour of the night, he took them, and when he had given attention to their wounds, he and all his family had baptism straight away.  And he took them into his house and gave them food, and he was full of joy, having faith in God with all his family.  But when it was day, the authorities sent the police, saying, Let these men go.  And the keeper said to Paul, The authorities have given orders to let you go: come out now, and go in peace.  But Paul said to them, They have given us who are Romans a public whipping without judging us, and have put us in prison. Will they now send us out secretly? no, truly, let them come themselves and take us out.  And the police gave an account of these words to the authorities, and they were full of fear on hearing that they were Romans;  Then they came and made prayers to them, requesting them, when they had taken them out, to go away from the town.  And they came out of the prison and went to the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brothers they gave them comfort and went away.
See All...; Acts:5:30The God of our fathers gave Jesus back to life, whom you had put to death, hanging him on a tree. See All...; John:20:31But these are recorded, so that you may have faith that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and so that, having this faith you may have life in his name. See All...; John:14:1-31 Let not your heart be troubled: have faith in God and have faith in me.  In my Father's house are rooms enough; if it was not so, would I have said that I am going to make ready a place for you?  And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to be with me, so that you may be where I am.  And you all have knowledge of where I am going, and of the way to it.  Thomas said, Lord, we have no knowledge of where you are going; how may we have knowledge of the way?  Jesus said to him, I am the true and living way: no one comes to the Father but by me.  If you had knowledge of me, you would have knowledge of my Father: you have knowledge of him now and have seen him.  Philip said to him, Lord, let us see the Father, and we have need of nothing more.  Jesus said to him, Philip, have I been with you all this time, and still you have no knowledge of me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. Why do you say, Let us see the Father?  Have you not faith that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words which I say to you, I say not from myself: but the Father who is in me all the time does his works.  Have faith that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me: at least, have faith in me because of what I do.  Truly I say to you, He who puts his faith in me will do the very works which I do, and he will do greater things than these, because I am going to my Father.  And whatever request you make in my name, that I will do, so that the Father may have glory in the Son.  If you make any request to me in my name, I will do it.  If you have love for me, you will keep my laws.  And I will make prayer to the Father and he will give you another Helper to be with you for ever,  Even the Spirit of true knowledge. That Spirit the world is not able to take to its heart because it sees him not and has no knowledge of him: but you have knowledge of him, because he is ever with you and will be in you.  I will not let you be without a friend: I am coming to you.  A little time longer, and the world will see me no more; but you will see me; and you will be living because I am living.  At that time it will be clear to you that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I in you.  He who has my laws and keeps them, he it is who has love for me: and he who has love for me will be loved by my Father, and I will have love for him and will let myself be seen clearly by him.  Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, How is it that you will let yourself be seen clearly by us and not by the world?  Jesus said to him in answer, If anyone has love for me, he will keep my words: and he will be dear to my Father; and we will come to him and make our living-place with him.  He who has no love for me does not keep my words; and the word which you are hearing is not my word but the Father's who sent me.  I have said all this to you while I am still with you.  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will be your teacher in all things and will put you in mind of everything I have said to you.  May peace be with you; my peace I give to you: I give it not as the world gives. Let not your heart be troubled; let it be without fear.  Keep in mind how I said to you, I go away and come to you again. If you had love for me you would be glad, because I am going to the Father: for the Father is greater than I.  And now I have given you word of it before it comes, so that, when it comes, you may have faith.  After this I will not say much to you, because the ruler of this world comes: and he has no power over me;  But he comes so that the world may see that I have love for the Father, and that I am doing as I am ordered by the Father. Get up, and let us go.
See All...; Zechariah:14:1-21 See, a day of the Lord is coming when they will make division of your goods taken by force before your eyes.  For I will get all the nations together to make war against Jerusalem; and the town will be overcome, and the goods taken from the houses, and the women taken by force: and half the town will go away as prisoners, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the town.  Then the Lord will go out and make war against those nations, as he did in the day of the fight.  And in that day his feet will be on the Mount of Olives, which is opposite Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives will be parted in the middle to the east and to the west, forming a very great valley; and half the mountain will be moved to the north and half of it to the south.  And the valley will be stopped ... and you will go in flight as you went in flight from the earth-shock in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah: and the Lord my God will come, and all his holy ones with him.  And in that day there will be no heat or cold or ice;  And it will be unbroken day, such as the Lord has knowledge of, without change of day and night, and even at nightfall it will be light.  And on that day living waters will go out from Jerusalem; half of them flowing to the sea on the east and half to the sea on the west: in summer and in winter it will be so.  And the Lord will be King over all the earth: in that day there will be one Lord and his name one.  And all the land will become like the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she will be lifted up and be living in her place; from the doorway of Benjamin to the place of the first doorway, to the doorway of the angle, and from the tower of Hananel to the king's wine-crushing places, men will be living in her.  And there will be no more curse; but Jerusalem will be living without fear of danger.  And this will be the disease which the Lord will send on all the peoples which have been warring against Jerusalem: their flesh will be wasted away while they are on their feet, their eyes will be wasted in their heads and their tongues in their mouths.  And it will be on that day that a great fear will be sent among them from the Lord; and everyone will take his neighbour's hand, and every man's hand will be lifted against his neighbour's.  And even Judah will be fighting against Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the nations round about will be massed together, a great store of gold and silver and clothing.  And the horses and the transport beasts, the camels and the asses and all the beasts in those tents will be attacked by the same disease.  And it will come about that everyone who is still living, of all those nations who came against Jerusalem, will go up from year to year to give worship to the King, the Lord of armies, and to keep the feast of tents.  And it will be that if any one of all the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to give worship to the King, the Lord of armies, on them there will be no rain.  And if the family of Egypt does not go up or come there, they will be attacked by the disease which the Lord will send on the nations:  This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations who do not go up to keep the feast of tents.  On that day all the bells of the horses will be holy to the Lord, and the pots in the Lord's house will be like the basins before the altar.  And every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the Lord of armies: and all those who make offerings will come and take them for boiling their offerings: in that day there will be no more traders in the house of the Lord of armies.
See All...; Zechariah:11:17A curse on the foolish keeper who goes away from the flock! the sword will be on his arm and on his right eye: his arm will become quite dry and his eye will be made completely dark. See All...; Amos:1:1-15 The words of Amos, who was among the herdsmen of Tekoa; what he saw about Israel in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam, the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earth-shock.  And he said, The Lord will give a lion's cry from Zion, his voice will be sounding from Jerusalem; and the fields of the keepers of sheep will become dry, and the top of Carmel will be wasted away.  These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Damascus, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because they have been crushing Gilead with iron grain-crushing instruments.  And I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, burning up the great houses of Ben-hadad.  And I will have the locks of the door of Damascus broken, and him who is seated in power cut off from the valley of Aven, and him in whose hand is the rod from the house of Eden; and the people of Aram will go away as prisoners into Kir, says the Lord.  These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Gaza, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because they took all the people away prisoners, to give them up to Edom.  And I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, burning up its great houses:  Him who is seated in power I will have cut off from Ashdod, and him in whose hand is the rod from Ashkelon; and my hand will be turned against Ekron, and the rest of the Philistines will come to destruction, says the Lord God.  These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Tyre, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because they gave up all the people prisoners to Edom, without giving a thought to the brothers' agreement between them.  And I will send a fire on the wall of Tyre, burning up its great houses.  These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Edom, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because his sword was turned against his brother, without pity, and his wrath was burning at all times, and he was angry for ever.  And I will send a fire on Teman, burning up the great houses of Bozrah.  These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because in Gilead they had women with child cut open, so that they might make wider the limits of their land.  And I will make a fire in the wall of Rabbah, burning up its great houses, with loud cries in the days of war, with a storm in the day of the great wind:  And their king will be made prisoner, he and his captains together, says the Lord.
See All...; Ezekiel:48:1-35 Now these are the names of the tribes: from the north end, from the west on the way of Hethlon to the way into Hamath, in the direction of Hazar-enon, with the limit of Damascus to the north, by Hamath; and on the limit from the east side to the west side: Dan, one part.  And on the limit of Dan, from the east side to the west side: Asher, one part.  And on the limit of Asher, from the east side to the west side: Naphtali, one part.  And on the limit of Naphtali, from the east side to the west side: Manasseh, one part.  And on the limit of Manasseh, from the east side to the west side: Ephraim, one part.  And on the limit of Ephraim, from the east side to the west side: Reuben, one part.  And on the limit of Reuben, from the east side to the west side: Judah, one part.  And on the limit of Judah, from the east side to the west side, will be the offering which you are to make, twenty-five thousand wide, and as long as one of the parts, from the east side to the west side: and the holy place will be in the middle of it.  The offering you will give to the Lord is to be twenty-five thousand long and twenty-five thousand wide.  And for these, that is the priests, the holy offering is to be twenty-five thousand long to the north, ten thousand wide to the west, ten thousand wide to the east and twenty-five thousand long to the south; and the holy place of the Lord will be in the middle of it.  For the priests who have been made holy, those of the sons of Zadok who kept the orders I gave them, who did not go out of the right way when the children of Israel went from the way, as the Levites did,  Even for them will be the offering from the offering of the land, a thing most holy, on the limit of the land given to the Levites.  And the Levites are to have a part of the land equal to the limit of the priests', twenty-five thousand long and ten thousand wide, all of it together to be twenty-five thousand long and twenty thousand wide.  And they are not to let any of it go for a price, or give it in exchange; and the part of the land given to the Lord is not to go into other hands: for it is holy to the Lord.  And the other five thousand, measured from side to side, in front of the twenty-five thousand, is to be for common use, for the town, for living in and for a free space: and the town will be in the middle of it.  And these will be its measures: the north side, four thousand five hundred, and the south side, four thousand five hundred, and on the east side, four thousand five hundred, and on the west side, four thousand five hundred.  And the town will have a free space on the north of two hundred and fifty, on the south of two hundred and fifty, on the east of two hundred and fifty, and on the west of two hundred and fifty.  And the rest, in measure as long as the holy offering, will be ten thousand to the east and ten thousand to the west: and its produce will be for food for the workers of the town.  It will be farmed by workers of the town from all the tribes of Israel.  The size of the offering all together is to be twenty-five thousand by twenty-five thousand: you are to make the holy offering a square, together with the property of the town.  And the rest is to be for the prince, on this side and on that side of the holy offering and of the property of the town, in front of the twenty-five thousand to the east, as far as the east limit, and to the west, in front of the twenty-five thousand, as far as the west limit, and of the same measure as those parts; it will be the property of the prince: and the holy offering and holy place of the house will be in the middle of it.  And the property of the Levites and the property of the town will be in the middle of the prince's property; between the limit of Judah's part and the limit of Benjamin's part will be for the prince.  And as for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west side: Benjamin, one part.  And on the limit of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side: Simeon, one part.  And on the limit of Simeon, from the east side to the west side: Issachar, one part.  And on the limit of Issachar, from the east side to the west side: Zebulun, one part.  And on the limit of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side: Gad one part.  And on the limit of Gad, on the south side and to the south of it, the limit will be from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the stream, to the Great Sea.  This is the land of which distribution is to be made by the decision of the Lord, among the tribes of Israel for their heritage, and these are their heritages, says the Lord.  And these are the outskirts of the town: on the north side, four thousand five hundred by measure;  And the doors of the town are to be named by the names of the tribes of Israel; three doors on the north, one for Reuben, one for Judah, one for Levi;  And at the east side, four thousand five hundred by measure, and three doors, one for Joseph, one for Benjamin, one for Dan;  And at the south side, four thousand five hundred by measure, and three doors, one for Simeon, one for Issachar, one for Zebulun;  At the west side, four thousand five hundred by measure, with their three doors, one for Gad, one for Asher, one for Naphtali.  It is to be eighteen thousand all round: and the name of the town from that day will be, The Lord is there.
See All...; Isaiah:42:1-25 See my servant, whom I am supporting, my loved one, in whom I take delight: I have put my spirit on him; he will give the knowledge of the true God to the nations.  He will make no cry, his voice will not be loud: his words will not come to men's ears in the streets.  He will not let a crushed stem be quite broken, and he will not let a feebly burning light be put out: he will go on sending out the true word to the peoples.  His light will not be put out, and he will not be crushed, till he has given the knowledge of the true God to the earth, and the sea-lands will be waiting for his teaching.  God the Lord, even he who made the heavens, measuring them out on high; stretching out the earth, and giving its produce; he who gives breath to the people on it, and life to those who go about on it, says:  I the Lord have made you the vessel of my purpose, I have taken you by the hand, and kept you safe, and I have given you to be an agreement to the people, and a light to the nations:  To give eyes to the blind, to make free the prisoners from the prison, to let out those who are shut up in the dark.  I am the Lord; that is my name: I will not give my glory to another, or my praise to pictured images.  See, the things said before have come about, and now I give word of new things: before they come I give you news of them.  Make a new song to the Lord, and let his praise be sounded from the end of the earth; you who go down to the sea, and everything in it, the sea-lands and their people.  Let the waste land and its flocks be glad, the tent-circles of Kedar; let the people of the rock give a glad cry, from the top of the mountains let them make a sound of joy.  Let them give glory to the Lord, sounding his praise in the sea-lands.  The Lord will go out as a man of war, he will be moved to wrath like a fighting-man: his voice will be strong, he will give a loud cry; he will go against his attackers like a man of war.  I have long been quiet, I have kept myself in and done nothing: now I will make sounds of pain like a woman in childbirth, breathing hard and quickly.  I will make waste mountains and hills, drying up all their plants; and I will make rivers dry, and pools dry land.  And I will take the blind by a way of which they had no knowledge, guiding them by roads strange to them: I will make the dark places light before them, and the rough places level. These things will I do and will not give them up.  They will be turned back and be greatly shamed who put their hope in pictured images, who say to metal images, You are our gods.  Give ear, you whose ears are shut; and let your eyes be open, you blind, so that you may see.  Who is blind, but my servant? who has his ears stopped, but he whom I send? who is blind as my true one, or who has his ears shut like the Lord's servant?  Seeing much, but keeping nothing in mind; his ears are open, but there is no hearing.  It was the Lord's pleasure, because of his righteousness, to make the teaching great and give it honour.  But this is a people whose property has been taken away from them by force; they are all taken in holes, and shut up in prisons: they are made prisoners, and no one makes them free; they are taken by force and no one says, Give them back.  Who is there among you who will give ear to this? who will give attention to it for the time to come?  Who gave up Jacob to those who took away his goods, and Israel to his attackers? Did not the Lord? he against whom they did wrong, and in whose ways they would not go, turning away from his teaching.  For this reason he let loose on him the heat of his wrath, and his strength was like a flame; and it put fire round about him, but he did not see it; he was burned, but did not take it to heart.