Faithfulness

Teachings : Faithfulness

Proverbs:28:20A man of good faith will have great blessing, but one attempting to get wealth quickly will not go free from punishment.See All...; Hebrews:13:8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.See All...; Deuteronomy:28:1-68 [1] Now if you give ear to the voice of the Lord your God, and keep with care all these orders which I have given you today, then the Lord your God will put you high over all the nations of the earth:
[2] And all these blessings will come on you and overtake you, if your ears are open to the voice of the Lord your God.
[3] A blessing will be on you in the town, and a blessing in the field.
[4] A blessing will be on the fruit of your body, and on the fruit of your land, on the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herd, and the young of your flock.
[5] A blessing will be on your basket and on your bread-basin.
[6] A blessing will be on your coming in and on your going out.
[7] By the power of the Lord, those who take arms against you will be overcome before you: they will come out against you one way, and will go in flight from you seven ways.
[8] The Lord will send his blessing on your store-houses and on everything to which you put your hand: his blessing will be on you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
[9] The Lord will keep you as a people holy to himself, as he has said to you in his oath, if you keep the orders of the Lord your God and go on walking in his ways.
[10] And all the peoples of the earth will see that the name of the Lord is on you, and they will go in fear of you.
[11] And the Lord will make you fertile in every good thing, in the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your fields, in the land which the Lord, by his oath to your fathers, said he would give you.
[12] Opening his store-house in heaven, the Lord will send rain on your land at the right time, blessing all the work of your hands: other nations will make use of your wealth, and you will have no need of theirs.
[13] The Lord will make you the head and not the tail; and you will ever have the highest place, if you give ear to the orders of the Lord your God which I give you today, to keep and to do them;
[14] Not turning away from any of the orders which I give you today, to the right hand or to the left, or going after any other gods to give them worship.
[15] But if you do not give ear to the voice of the Lord your God, and take care to do all his orders and his laws which I give you today, then all these curses will come on you and overtake you:
[16] You will be cursed in the town and cursed in the field.
[17] A curse will be on your basket and on your bread-basin.
[18] A curse will be on the fruit of your body, and on the fruit of your land, on the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock.
[19] You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out.
[20] The Lord will send on you cursing and trouble and punishment in everything to which you put your hand, till sudden destruction overtakes you; because of your evil ways in which you have been false to me.
[21] The Lord will send disease after disease on you, till you have been cut off by death from the land to which you are going.
[22] The Lord will send wasting disease, and burning pain, and flaming heat against you, keeping back the rain till your land is waste and dead; so will it be till your destruction is complete.
[23] And the heaven over your heads will be brass, and the earth under you hard as iron.
[24] The Lord will make the rain of your land powder and dust, sending it down on you from heaven till your destruction is complete.
[25] The Lord will let you be overcome by your haters: you will go out against them one way, and you will go in flight before them seven ways: you will be the cause of fear among all the kingdoms of the earth.
[26] Your bodies will be meat for all the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth; there will be no one to send them away.
[27] The Lord will send on you the disease of Egypt, and other sorts of skin diseases which nothing will make well.
[28] He will make your minds diseased, and your eyes blind, and your hearts wasted with fear:
[29] You will go feeling your way when the sun is high, like a blind man for whom all is dark, and nothing will go well for you: you will be crushed and made poor for ever, and you will have no saviour.
[30] You will take a wife, but another man will have the use of her: the house which your hands have made will never be your resting-place: you will make a vine-garden, and never take the fruit of it.
[31] Your ox will be put to death before your eyes, but its flesh will not be your food: your ass will be violently taken away before your face, and will not be given back to you: your sheep will be given to your haters, and there will be no saviour for you.
[32] Your sons and your daughters will be given to another people, and your eyes will be wasted away with looking and weeping for them all the day: and you will have no power to do anything.
[33] The fruit of your land and all the work of your hands will be food for a nation which is strange to you and to your fathers; you will only be crushed down and kept under for ever:
[34] So that the things which your eyes have to see will send you out of your minds.
[35] The Lord will send a skin disease, attacking your knees and your legs, bursting out from your feet to the top of your head, so that nothing will make you well.
[36] And you, and the king whom you have put over you, will the Lord take away to a nation strange to you and to your fathers; there you will be servants to other gods of wood and stone.
[37] And you will become a wonder and a name of shame among all the nations where the Lord will take you.
[38] You will take much seed out into the field, and get little in; for the locust will get it.
[39] You will put in vines and take care of them, but you will get no wine or grapes from them; for they will be food for worms.
[40] Your land will be full of olive-trees, but there will be no oil for the comfort of your body; for your olive-tree will give no fruit.
[41] You will have sons and daughters, but they will not be yours; for they will go away prisoners into a strange land.
[42] All your trees and the fruit of your land will be the locust's.
[43] The man from a strange land who is living among you will be lifted up higher and higher over you, while you go down lower and lower.
[44] He will let you have his wealth at interest, and will have no need of yours: he will be the head and you the tail.
[45] And all these curses will come after you and overtake you, till your destruction is complete; because you did not give ear to the voice of the Lord your God, or keep his laws and his orders which he gave you:
[46] These things will come on you and on your seed, to be a sign and a wonder for ever;
[47] Because you did not give honour to the Lord your God, worshipping him gladly, with joy in your hearts on account of all your wealth of good things;
[48] For this cause you will become servants to those whom the Lord your God will send against you, without food and drink and clothing, and in need of all things: and he will put a yoke of iron on your neck till he has put an end to you.
[49] The Lord will send a nation against you from the farthest ends of the earth, coming with the flight of an eagle; a nation whose language is strange to you;
[50] A hard-faced nation, who will have no respect for the old or mercy for the young:
[51] He will take the fruit of your cattle and of your land till death puts an end to you: he will let you have nothing of your grain or wine or oil or any of the increase of your cattle or the young of your flock, till he has made your destruction complete.
[52] Your towns will be shut in by his armies, till your high walls, in which you put your faith, have come down: his armies will be round your towns, through all your land which the Lord your God has given you.
[53] And your food will be the fruit of your body, the flesh of the sons and daughters which the Lord your God has given you; because of your bitter need and the cruel grip of your haters.
[54] That man among you who is soft and used to comfort will be hard and cruel to his brother, and to his dear wife, and to of those his children who are still living;
[55] And will not give to any of them the flesh of his children which will be his food because he has no other; in the cruel grip of your haters on all your towns.
[56] The most soft and delicate of your women, who would not so much as put her foot on the earth, so delicate is she, will be hard-hearted to her husband and to her son and to her daughter;
[57] And to her baby newly come to birth, and to the children of her body; for having no other food, she will make a meal of them secretly, because of her bitter need and the cruel grip of your haters on all your towns.
[58] If you will not take care to do all the words of this law, recorded in this book, honouring that name of glory and of fear, THE LORD YOUR GOD;
[59] Then the Lord your God will make your punishment, and the punishment of your seed, a thing to be wondered at; great punishments and cruel diseases stretching on through long years.
[60] He will send on you again all the diseases of Egypt, which were a cause of fear to you, and they will take you in their grip.
[61] And all the diseases and the pains not recorded in the book of this law will the Lord send on you till your destruction is complete.
[62] And you will become a very small band, though your numbers were like the stars of heaven; because you did not give ear to the voice of the Lord your God.
[63] And as the Lord took delight in doing you good and increasing you, so the Lord will take pleasure in cutting you off and causing your destruction, and you will be uprooted from the land which you are about to take as your heritage.
[64] And the Lord will send you wandering among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other: there you will be servants to other gods, of wood and stone, gods of which you and your fathers had no knowledge.
[65] And even among these nations there will be no peace for you, and no rest for your feet: but the Lord will give you there a shaking heart and wasting eyes and weariness of soul:
[66] Your very life will be hanging in doubt before you, and day and night will be dark with fears, and nothing in life will be certain:
[67] In the morning you will say, If only it was evening! And at evening you will say, If only morning would come! Because of the fear in your hearts and the things which your eyes will see.
[68] And the Lord will take you back to Egypt again in ships, by the way of which I said to you, You will never see it again: there you will be offering yourselves as men-servants and women-servants to your haters for a price, and no man will take you.
See All...; Hebrews:13:8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.See All...; Luke:16:10-12 [10] He who is true in a little, is true in much; he who is false in small things, is false in great.
[11] If, then, you have not been true in your use of the wealth of this life, who will give into your care the true wealth?
[12] And if you have not been true in your care of the property of other people, who will give you that which is yours?
See All...; 2 Corinthians:5:7(For we are walking by faith, not by seeing,)See All...; 1 Corinthians:4:2And it is right for such servants to be safe persons.See All...; Luke:12:42-44 [42] And the Lord said, Who then is the wise and responsible servant whom his lord will put in control of his family, to give them their food at the right time?
[43] Happy is that servant who, when his lord comes, is doing so.
[44] Truly I say to you, he will put him in control of all his goods.
See All...; 1 Corinthians:10:13You have been put to no test but such as is common to man: and God is true, who will not let any test come on you which you are not able to undergo; but he will make with the test a way out of it, so that you may be able to go through it.See All...; John:14:15If you have love for me, you will keep my laws.See All...; Proverbs:25:26Like a troubled fountain and a dirty spring, is an upright man who has to give way before evil-doers.See All...; 1 John:1:9If we say openly that we have done wrong, he is upright and true to his word, giving us forgiveness of sins and making us clean from all evil.See All...; Galatians:5:22-23 [22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith,
[23] Gentle behaviour, control over desires: against such there is no law.
See All...; Matthew:10:22And you will be hated by all men because of my name: but he who is strong to the end will have salvation.See All...; Matthew:4:1-25 [1] Then Jesus was sent by the Spirit into the waste land to be tested by the Evil One.
[2] And after going without food for forty days and forty nights, he was in need of it.
[3] And the Evil One came and said to him, If you are the Son of God, give the word for these stones to become bread.
[4] But he made answer and said, It is in the Writings, Bread is not man's only need, but every word which comes out of the mouth of God.
[5] Then the Evil One took him to the holy town; and he put him on the highest point of the Temple and said to him,
[6] If you are the Son of God, let yourself go down; for it is in the Writings, He will give his angels care over you; and, In their hands they will keep you up, so that your foot may not be crushed against a stone.
[7] Jesus said to him, Again it is in the Writings, You may not put the Lord your God to the test.
[8] Again, the Evil One took him up to a very high mountain, and let him see all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them;
[9] And he said to him, All these things will I give you, if you will go down on your face and give me worship.
[10] Then said Jesus to him, Away, Satan: for it is in the Writings, Give worship to the Lord your God and be his servant only.
[11] Then the Evil One went away from him, and angels came and took care of him.
[12] Now when it came to his ears that John had been put in prison, he went away to Galilee;
[13] And going away from Nazareth, he came and made his living-place in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the country of Zebulun and Naphtali:
[14] So that the word of the prophet Isaiah might come true,
[15] The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles,
[16] The people who were in the dark saw a great light, and to those in the land of the shade of death did the dawn come up.
[17] From that time Jesus went about preaching and saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin, for the kingdom of heaven is near.
[18] And when he was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, whose other name was Peter, and Andrew, his brother, who were putting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
[19] And he said to them, Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.
[20] And straight away they let go the nets and went after him.
[21] And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, in the boat with their father, stitching up their nets; and he said, Come.
[22] And they went straight from the boat and their father and came after him.
[23] And Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their Synagogues and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and making well those who were ill with any disease among the people.
[24] And news of him went out through all Syria; and they took to him all who were ill with different diseases and pains, those having evil spirits and those who were off their heads, and those who had no power of moving. And he made them well.
[25] And there went after him great numbers from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judaea and from the other side of Jordan.
See All...; Jeremiah:1:5Before you were formed in the body of your mother I had knowledge of you, and before your birth I made you holy; I have given you the work of being a prophet to the nations.See All...; Deuteronomy:28:47-48 [47] Because you did not give honour to the Lord your God, worshipping him gladly, with joy in your hearts on account of all your wealth of good things;
[48] For this cause you will become servants to those whom the Lord your God will send against you, without food and drink and clothing, and in need of all things: and he will put a yoke of iron on your neck till he has put an end to you.
See All...; Titus:3:5Not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but in the measure of his mercy, he gave us salvation, through the washing of the new birth and the giving of new life in the Holy Spirit,See All...; Galatians:3:9So then those who are of faith have a part in the blessing of Abraham who was full of faith.See All...; Matthew:26:52-54 [52] Then says Jesus to him, Put up your sword again into its place: for all those who take the sword will come to death by the sword.
[53] Does it not seem possible to you that if I make request to my Father he will even now send me an army of angels?
[54] But how then would the Writings come true, which say that so it has to be?
See All...; Jeremiah:29:11For I am conscious of my thoughts about you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you hope at the end.See All...; Psalm:89:33But I will not take away my mercy from him, and will not be false to my faith.See All...; Leviticus:26:1-46 [1] Do not make images of false gods, or put up an image cut in stone or a pillar or any pictured stone in your land, to give worship to it; for I am the Lord your God.
[2] Keep my Sabbaths and give honour to my holy place: I am the Lord.
[3] If you are guided by my rules, and keep my laws and do them,
[4] Then I will give you rain at the right time, and the land will give her increase and the trees of the field will give their fruit;
[5] And the crushing of the grain will overtake the cutting of the grapes, and the cutting of the grapes will overtake the planting of the seed, and there will be bread in full measure, and you will be living in your land safely.
[6] And I will give you peace in the land, and you will take your rest and no one will give you cause for fear; and I will put an end to all evil beasts in the land, and no sword of war will go through your land.
[7] And you will put to flight those who are against you, and they will be put to death by your swords.
[8] Then five of you will put to flight a hundred, and a hundred of you will put to flight ten thousand, and all who are against you will be put to death by your swords.
[9] And I will have pleasure in you and make you fertile and greater in number; and I will keep my agreement with you.
[10] And old stores long kept will be your food, and you will take out the old because of the new;
[11] And I will put my holy House among you, and my soul will not be turned away from you in disgust.
[12] And I will be present among you and will be your God and you will be my people.
[13] I am the Lord your God, who took you out of the land of Egypt so that you might not be servants to them; by me the cords of your yoke were broken and I made you go upright.
[14] But if you do not give ear to me, and do not keep all these my laws;
[15] And if you go against my rules and if you have hate in your souls for my decisions and you do not do all my orders, but go against my agreement;
[16] This will I do to you: I will put fear in your hearts, even wasting disease and burning pain, drying up the eyes and making the soul feeble, and you will get no profit from your seed, for your haters will take it for food.
[17] And my face will be turned from you, and you will be broken before those who are against you, and your haters will become your rulers, and you will go in flight when no man comes after you.
[18] And if, even after these things, you will not give ear to me, then I will send you punishment seven times more for your sins.
[19] And the pride of your strength will be broken, and I will make your heaven as iron and your earth as brass;
[20] And your strength will be used up without profit; for your land will not give her increase and the trees of the field will not give their fruit.
[21] And if you still go against me and will not give ear to me, I will put seven times more punishments on you because of your sins.
[22] I will let loose the beasts of the field among you, and they will take away your children and send destruction on your cattle, so that your numbers will become small and your roads become waste.
[23] And if by these things you will not be turned to me, but still go against me;
[24] Then I will go against you, and I will give you punishment, I myself, seven times for all your sins.
[25] And I will send a sword on you to give effect to the punishment of my agreement; and when you come together into your towns I will send disease among you and you will be given up into the hands of your haters.
[26] When I take away your bread of life, ten women will be cooking bread in one oven, and your bread will be measured out by weight; you will have food but never enough.
[27] And if, after all this, you do not give ear to me, but go against me still,
[28] Then my wrath will be burning against you, and I will give you punishment, I myself, seven times for your sins.
[29] Then you will take the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters for food;
[30] And I will send destruction on your high places, overturning your perfume altars, and will put your dead bodies on your broken images, and my soul will be turned from you in disgust.
[31] And I will make your towns waste and send destruction on your holy places; I will take no pleasure in the smell of your sweet perfumes;
[32] And I will make your land a waste, a wonder to your haters living in it.
[33] And I will send you out in all directions among the nations, and my sword will be uncovered against you, and your land will be without any living thing, and your towns will be made waste.
[34] Then will the land take pleasure in its Sabbaths while it is waste and you are living in the land of your haters; then will the land have rest.
[35] All the days while it is waste will the land have rest, such rest as it never had in your Sabbaths, when you were living in it.
[36] And as for the rest of you, I will make their hearts feeble in the land of their haters, and the sound of a leaf moved by the wind will send them in flight, and they will go in flight as from the sword, falling down when no one comes after them;
[37] Falling on one another, as before the sword, when no one comes after them; you will give way before your haters.
[38] And death will overtake you among strange nations, and the land of your haters will be your destruction.
[39] And those of you who are still living will be wasting away in their sins in the land of your haters; in the sins of their fathers they will be wasting away.
[40] And they will have grief for their sins and for the sins of their fathers, when their hearts were untrue to me, and they went against me;
[41] So that I went against them and sent them away into the land of their haters: if then the pride of their hearts is broken and they take the punishment of their sins,
[42] Then I will keep in mind the agreement which I made with Jacob and with Isaac and with Abraham, and I will keep in mind the land.
[43] And the land, while she is without them, will keep her Sabbaths; and they will undergo the punishment of their sins, because they were turned away from my decisions and in their souls was hate for my laws.
[44] But for all that, when they are in the land of their haters I will not let them go, or be turned away from them, or give them up completely; my agreement with them will not be broken, for I am the Lord their God.
[45] And because of them I will keep in mind the agreement which I made with their fathers, whom I took out of the land of Egypt before the eyes of the nations, to be their God: I am the Lord.
[46] These are the rules, decisions, and laws, which the Lord made between himself and the children of Israel in Mount Sinai, by the hand of Moses.
See All...; Romans:12:2And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God.See All...; John:3:16-17 [16] For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.
[17] God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.
See All...; 10:30-37; Psalm:91:4You will be covered by his feathers; under his wings you will be safe: his good faith will be your salvation.See All...; Psalm:46:1 God is our harbour and our strength, a very present help in trouble.See All...; Exodus:22:1-31 [1] If a man takes without right another man's ox or his sheep, and puts it to death or gets a price for it, he is to give five oxen for an ox, or four sheep for a sheep, in payment: the thief will have to make payment for what he has taken; if he has no money, he himself will have to be exchanged for money, so that payment may be made.
[2] If a thief is taken in the act of forcing his way into a house, and his death is caused by a blow, the owner of the house is not responsible for his blood.
[3] But if it is after dawn, he will be responsible.
[4] If he still has what he had taken, whatever it is, ox or ass or sheep, he is to give twice its value.
[5] If a man makes a fire in a field or a vine-garden, and lets the fire do damage to another man's field, he is to give of the best produce of his field or his vine-garden to make up for it.
[6] If there is a fire and the flames get to the thorns at the edge of the field, causing destruction of the cut grain or of the living grain, or of the field, he who made the fire will have to make up for the damage.
[7] If a man puts money or goods in the care of his neighbour to keep for him, and it is taken from the man's house, if they get the thief, he will have to make payment of twice the value.
[8] If they do not get the thief, let the master of the house come before the judges and take an oath that he has not put his hand on his neighbour's goods.
[9] In any question about an ox or an ass or a sheep or clothing, or about the loss of any property which anyone says is his, let the two sides put their cause before God; and he who is judged to be in the wrong is to make payment to his neighbour of twice the value.
[10] If a man puts an ass or an ox or a sheep or any beast into the keeping of his neighbour, and it comes to death or is damaged or is taken away, without any person seeing it:
[11] If he takes his oath before the Lord that he has not put his hand to his neighbour's goods, the owner is to take his word for it and he will not have to make payment for it.
[12] But if it is taken from him by a thief, he is to make up for the loss of it to its owner.
[13] But if it has been damaged by a beast, and he is able to make this clear, he will not have to make payment for what was damaged.
[14] If a man gets from his neighbour the use of one of his beasts, and it is damaged or put to death when the owner is not with it, he will certainly have to make payment for the loss.
[15] If the owner is with it, he will not have to make payment: if he gave money for the use of it, the loss is covered by the payment.
[16] If a man takes a virgin, who has not given her word to another man, and has connection with her, he will have to give a bride-price for her to be his wife.
[17] If her father will not give her to him on any account, he will have to give the regular payment for virgins.
[18] Any woman using unnatural powers or secret arts is to be put to death.
[19] Any man who has sex connection with a beast is to be put to death.
[20] Complete destruction will come on any man who makes offerings to any other god but the Lord.
[21] Do no wrong to a man from a strange country, and do not be hard on him; for you yourselves were living in a strange country, in the land of Egypt.
[22] Do no wrong to a widow, or to a child whose father is dead.
[23] If you are cruel to them in any way, and their cry comes up to me, I will certainly give ear;
[24] And in the heat of my wrath I will put you to death with the sword, so that your wives will be widows and your children without fathers.
[25] If you let any of the poor among my people have the use of your money, do not be a hard creditor to him, and do not take interest.
[26] If ever you take your neighbour's clothing in exchange for the use of your money, let him have it back before the sun goes down:
[27] For it is the only thing he has for covering his skin; what is he to go to sleep in? and when his cry comes up to me, I will give ear, for my mercy is great.
[28] You may not say evil of the judges, or put a curse on the ruler of your people.
[29] Do not keep back your offerings from the wealth of your grain and your vines. The first of your sons you are to give to me.
[30] In the same way with your oxen and your sheep: for seven days let the young one be with its mother; on the eighth day give it to me.
[31] You are to be holy men to me: the flesh of no animal whose death has been caused by the beasts of the field may be used for your food; it is to be given to the dogs.
See All...; Exodus:20:1-26 [1] And God said all these words:
[2] I am the Lord your God who took you out of the land of Egypt, out of the prison-house.
[3] You are to have no other gods but me.
[4] You are not to make an image or picture of anything in heaven or on the earth or in the waters under the earth:
[5] You may not go down on your faces before them or give them worship: for I, the Lord your God, am a God who will not give his honour to another; and I will send punishment on the children for the wrongdoing of their fathers, to the third and fourth generation of my haters;
[6] And I will have mercy through a thousand generations on those who have love for me and keep my laws.
[7] You are not to make use of the name of the Lord your God for an evil purpose; whoever takes the Lord's name on his lips for an evil purpose will be judged a sinner by the Lord
[8] Keep in memory the Sabbath and let it be a holy day.
[9] On six days do all your work:
[10] But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; on that day you are to do no work, you or your son or your daughter, your man-servant or your woman-servant, your cattle or the man from a strange country who is living among you:
[11] For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and everything in them, and he took his rest on the seventh day: for this reason the Lord has given his blessing to the seventh day and made it holy.
[12] Give honour to your father and to your mother, so that your life may be long in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
[13] Do not put anyone to death without cause.
[14] Do not be false to the married relation.
[15] Do not take the property of another.
[16] Do not give false witness against your neighbour.
[17] Let not your desire be turned to your neighbour's house, or his wife or his man-servant or his woman-servant or his ox or his ass or anything which is his.
[18] And all the people were watching the thunderings and the flames and the sound of the horn and the mountain smoking; and when they saw it, they kept far off, shaking with fear.
[19] And they said to Moses, To your words we will give ear, but let not the voice of God come to our ears, for fear death may come on us.
[20] And Moses said to the people, Have no fear: for God has come to put you to the test, so that fearing him you may be kept from sin.
[21] And the people kept their places far off, but Moses went near to the dark cloud where God was.
[22] And the Lord said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You yourselves have seen that my voice has come to you from heaven
[23] Gods of silver and gods of gold you are not to make for yourselves.
[24] Make for me an altar of earth, offering on it your burned offerings and your peace-offerings, your sheep and your oxen: in every place where I have put the memory of my name, I will come to you and give you my blessing.
[25] And if you make me an altar of stone do not make it of cut stones: for the touch of an instrument will make it unclean.
[26] And do not go up by steps to my altar, for fear that your bodies may be seen uncovered.
See All...; Revelation:2:10Have no fear of the things which you will have to undergo: see, the Evil One will send some of you into prison, so that you may be put to the test; and you will have great trouble for ten days. Be true till death, and I will give you the crown of life.See All...; 2 Peter:3:9The Lord is not slow in keeping his word, as he seems to some, but he is waiting in mercy for you, not desiring the destruction of any, but that all may be turned from their evil ways.See All...; Romans:13:4For he is the servant of God to you for good. But if you do evil, have fear; for the sword is not in his hand for nothing: he is God's servant, making God's punishment come on the evil-doer.See All...; Luke:19:12-25 [12] So he said, A certain man of high birth went into a far-away country to get a kingdom for himself, and to come back.
[13] And he sent for ten of his servants and gave them ten pounds and said to them, Do business with this till I come.
[14] But his people had no love for him, and sent representatives after him, saying, We will not have this man for our ruler.
[15] And when he came back again, having got his kingdom, he gave orders for those servants to whom he had given the money to come to him, so that he might have an account of what business they had done.
[16] And the first came before him, saying, Lord, your pound has made ten pounds.
[17] And he said to him, You have done well, O good servant: because you have done well in a small thing you will have authority over ten towns.
[18] And another came, saying, Your pound has made five pounds.
[19] And he said, You will be ruler over five towns.
[20] And another came, saying, Lord, here is your pound, which I put away in a cloth;
[21] Because I was in fear of you, for you are a hard man: you take up what you have not put down, and get in grain where you have not put seed.
[22] He said to him, By the words of your mouth you will be judged, you bad servant. You had knowledge that I am a hard man, taking up what I have not put down and getting in grain where I have not put seed;
[23] Why then did you not put my money in a bank, so that when I came I would get it back with interest?
[24] And he said to the others who were near, Take the pound away from him, and give it to the man who has ten.
[25] And they say to him, Lord, he has ten pounds.
See All...; Psalm:40:10-11 [10] Your righteousness has not been folded away in my heart; I have made clear your true word and your salvation; I have not kept secret your mercy or your faith from the great meeting.
[11] Take not away your gentle mercies from me, O Lord; let your mercy and your faith keep me safe for ever.
See All...; Exodus:22:2-3 [2] If a thief is taken in the act of forcing his way into a house, and his death is caused by a blow, the owner of the house is not responsible for his blood.
[3] But if it is after dawn, he will be responsible.
See All...; 1 John:4:1My loved ones, do not put your faith in every spirit, but put them to the test, to see if they are from God: because a great number of false prophets have gone out into the world.See All...; 1 Peter:2:24He took our sins on himself, giving his body to be nailed on the tree, so that we, being dead to sin, might have a new life in righteousness, and by his wounds we have been made well.See All...; Hebrews:11:5-6 [5] By faith Enoch was taken up to heaven so that he did not see death; he was seen no longer, for God took him away: for before he was taken, witness had been given that he was well-pleasing to God:
[6] And without faith it is not possible to be well-pleasing to him, for it is necessary for anyone who comes to God to have the belief that God is, and that he is a rewarder of all those who make a serious search for him.
See All...; Hebrews:3:5And Moses certainly kept faith as a servant, in all his house, and as a witness of those things which were to be said later;See All...; 1 Timothy:5:8If anyone has no care for his family and those in his house, he is false to the faith, and is worse than one who has no faith.See All...; Romans:12:19Do not give punishment for wrongs done to you, dear brothers, but give way to the wrath of God; for it is said in the holy Writings, Punishment is mine, I will give reward, says the Lord.See All...; John:18:1-40 [1] When Jesus had said these words he went out with his disciples over the stream Kedron to a garden, into which he went with his disciples.
[2] And Judas, who was false to him, had knowledge of the place because Jesus went there frequently with his disciples.
[3] So Judas, getting a band of armed men and police from the chief priests and Pharisees, went there with lights and with arms.
[4] Then Jesus, having knowledge of everything which was coming on him, went forward and said to them, Who are you looking for?
[5] Their answer was, Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus said, I am he. And Judas, who was false to him, was there at their side.
[6] And when he said to them, I am he, they went back, falling to the earth.
[7] So again he put the question to them, Who are you looking for? And they said, Jesus the Nazarene.
[8] Jesus made answer, I have said that I am he; if you are looking for me, let these men go away.
[9] (He said this so that his words might come true, I have kept safe all those whom you gave to me.)
[10] Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, took it out and gave the high priest's servant a blow, cutting off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
[11] Then Jesus said to Peter, Put back your sword: am I not to take the cup which my Father has given to me?
[12] Then the band and the chief captain and the police took Jesus and put cords round him.
[13] They took him first to Annas, because Annas was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was the high priest that year.
[14] It was Caiaphas who had said to the Jews that it was in their interest for one man to be put to death for the people.
[15] And Simon Peter went after Jesus with another disciple. Now that disciple was a friend of the high priest and he went in with Jesus into the house of the high priest;
[16] But Peter was kept outside at the door. Then this other disciple, who was a friend of the high priest, came out and had a word with the girl who kept the door, and took Peter in.
[17] Then the girl who was the door-keeper said to Peter, Are you not one of this man's disciples? In answer he said, I am not.
[18] Now the servants and the police had made a fire of coals because it was cold; they were warming themselves in front of it and Peter was there with them, warming himself.
[19] Then the high priest put questions to Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.
[20] Jesus made answer, I said things openly to the world at all times; I have given my teaching in the Synagogues and in the Temple to which all the Jews come; and I have said nothing secretly.
[21] Why are you questioning me? put questions to my hearers about what I have said to them: they have knowledge of what I said.
[22] When he said this, one of the police by his side gave him a blow with his open hand, saying, Do you give such an answer to the high priest?
[23] Jesus said in answer, If I have said anything evil, give witness to the evil: but if I said what is true, why do you give me blows?
[24] Then Annas sent him chained to Caiaphas, the high priest.
[25] But Simon Peter was still there warming himself by the fire. They said to him, Are you not one of his disciples? He said, No, I am not.
[26] One of the servants of the high priest, a relation of him whose ear had been cut off by Peter, said, Did I not see you with him in the garden?
[27] Then again Peter said, No. And straight away a cock gave its cry.
[28] So they took Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the Praetorium. It was early. They themselves did not go into the Praetorium, so that they might not become unclean, but might take the Passover.
[29] So Pilate came out to them and put the question: What have you to say against this man?
[30] They said to him in answer, If the man was not a wrongdoer we would not have given him up to you.
[31] Then Pilate said to them, Take him yourselves and let him be judged by your law. But the Jews said to him, We have no right to put any man to death.
[32] (That the word of Jesus might come true, pointing to the sort of death he would have.)
[33] Then Pilate went back into the Praetorium and sent for Jesus and said to him, Are you the King of the Jews?
[34] Jesus made answer, Do you say this of yourself, or did others say it about me?
[35] Pilate said, Am I a Jew? Your nation and the chief priests have given you into my hands: what have you done?
[36] Jesus said in answer, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom was of this world, my disciples would have made a good fight to keep me out of the hands of the Jews: but my kingdom is not here.
[37] Then Pilate said to him, Are you then a king? Jesus made answer, You say that I am a king. For this purpose was I given birth, and for this purpose I came into the world, that I might give witness to what is true. Every lover of what is true gives ear to my voice.
[38] Pilate said to him, True? what is true? Having said this he went out again to the Jews and said to them, I see no wrong in him.
[39] But every year you make a request to me to let a prisoner go free at the Passover. Is it your desire that I let the King of the Jews go free?
[40] Then again they gave a loud cry, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was an outlaw.
See All...; Matthew:24:45-47 [45] Who is the true and wise servant, whom his lord has put over those in his house, to give them their food at the right time?
[46] A blessing on that servant, who will be doing so when his lord comes.
[47] Truly, I say to you, he will put him over all he has.
See All...; Matthew:5:28But I say to you that everyone whose eyes are turned on a woman with desire has had connection with her in his heart.See All...; Matthew:5:1-48 [1] And seeing great masses of people he went up into the mountain; and when he was seated his disciples came to him.
[2] And with these words he gave them teaching, saying,
[3] Happy are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
[4] Happy are those who are sad: for they will be comforted.
[5] Happy are the gentle: for the earth will be their heritage.
[6] Happy are those whose heart's desire is for righteousness: for they will have their desire.
[7] Happy are those who have mercy: for they will be given mercy.
[8] Happy are the clean in heart: for they will see God.
[9] Happy are the peacemakers: for they will be named sons of God.
[10] Happy are those who are attacked on account of righteousness: for the kingdom of heaven will be theirs.
[11] Happy are you when men give you a bad name, and are cruel to you, and say all evil things against you falsely, because of me.
[12] Be glad and full of joy; for great is your reward in heaven: for so were the prophets attacked who were before you.
[13] You are the salt of the earth; but if its taste goes from the salt, how will you make it salt again? it is then good for nothing but to be put out and crushed under foot by men.
[14] You are the light of the world. A town put on a hill may be seen by all.
[15] And a burning light is not put under a vessel, but on its table; so that its rays may be shining on all who are in the house.
[16] Even so let your light be shining before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
[17] Let there be no thought that I have come to put an end to the law or the prophets. I have not come for destruction, but to make complete.
[18] Truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth come to an end, not the smallest letter or part of a letter will in any way be taken from the law, till all things are done.
[19] Whoever then goes against the smallest of these laws, teaching men to do the same, will be named least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who keeps the laws, teaching others to keep them, will be named great in the kingdom of heaven.
[20] For I say to you, If your righteousness is not greater than the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never go into the kingdom of heaven.
[21] You have knowledge that it was said in old times, You may not put to death; and, Whoever puts to death will be in danger of being judged:
[22] But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be in danger of being judged; and he who says to his brother, Raca, will be in danger from the Sanhedrin; and whoever says, You foolish one, will be in danger of the hell of fire.
[23] If then you are making an offering at the altar and there it comes to your mind that your brother has something against you,
[24] While your offering is still before the altar, first go and make peace with your brother, then come and make your offering.
[25] Come to an agreement quickly with him who has a cause against you at law, while you are with him on the way, for fear that he may give you up to the judge and the judge may give you to the police and you may be put into prison.
[26] Truly I say to you, You will not come out from there till you have made payment of the very last farthing.
[27] You have knowledge that it was said, You may not have connection with another man's wife:
[28] But I say to you that everyone whose eyes are turned on a woman with desire has had connection with her in his heart.
[29] And if your right eye is a cause of trouble to you, take it out and put it away from you; because it is better to undergo the loss of one part, than for all your body to go into hell.
[30] And if your right hand is a cause of trouble to you, let it be cut off and put it away from you; because it is better to undergo the loss of one part, than for all your body to go into hell.
[31] Again, it was said, Whoever puts away his wife has to give her a statement in writing for this purpose:
[32] But I say to you that everyone who puts away his wife for any other cause but the loss of her virtue, makes her false to her husband; and whoever takes her as his wife after she is put away, is no true husband to her.
[33] Again, you have knowledge that it was said in old times, Do not take false oaths, but give effect to your oaths to the Lord:
[34] But I say to you, Take no oaths at all: not by the heaven, because it is the seat of God;
[35] Or by the earth, because it is the resting-place for his foot; or by Jerusalem, because it is the town of the great King.
[36] You may not take an oath by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.
[37] But let your words be simply, Yes or No: and whatever is more than these is of the Evil One.
[38] You have knowledge that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
[39] But I say to you, Do not make use of force against an evil man; but to him who gives you a blow on the right side of your face let the left be turned.
[40] And if any man goes to law with you and takes away your coat, do not keep back your robe from him.
[41] And whoever makes you go one mile, go with him two.
[42] Give to him who comes with a request, and keep not your property from him who would for a time make use of it.
[43] You have knowledge that it was said, Have love for your neighbour, and hate for him who is against you:
[44] But I say to you, Have love for those who are against you, and make prayer for those who are cruel to you;
[45] So that you may be the sons of your Father in heaven; for his sun gives light to the evil and to the good, and he sends rain on the upright man and on the sinner.
[46] For if you have love for those who have love for you, what credit is it to you? do not the tax-farmers the same?
[47] And if you say, Good day, to your brothers only, what do you do more than others? do not even the Gentiles the same?
[48] Be then complete in righteousness, even as your Father in heaven is complete.
See All...; Isaiah:43:14-21 [14] The Lord, who has taken up your cause, the Holy One of Israel, says, Because of you I have sent to Babylon, and made all their seers come south, and the Chaldaeans whose cry is in the ships.
[15] I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Maker of Israel, your King.
[16] This is the word of the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, and a road through the deep waters;
[17] Who sends out the war-carriages and the horses, the army with all its force; they have come down, they will not get up again; like a feebly burning light they are put out.
[18] Give no thought to the things which are past; let the early times go out of your minds.
[19] See, I am doing a new thing; now it is starting; will you not take note of it? I will even make a way in the waste land, and rivers in the dry country.
[20] The beasts of the field will give me honour, the jackals and the ostriches: because I send out waters in the waste land, and rivers in the dry country, to give drink to the people whom I have taken for myself:
[21] Even the people whom I made to be the witnesses of my praise.
See All...; Isaiah:1:1-31 [1] The vision of Isaiah, the son of Amoz, which he saw about Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
[2] Give ear, O heavens, and you, O earth, to the word which the Lord has said: I have taken care of my children till they became men, but their hearts have been turned away from me.
[3] Even the ox has knowledge of its owner, and the ass of the place where its master puts its food: but Israel has no knowledge, my people give no thought to me.
[4] O nation full of sin, a people weighted down with crime, a generation of evil-doers, false-hearted children: they have gone away from the Lord, they have no respect for the Holy One of Israel, their hearts are turned back from him.
[5] Why will you have more and more punishment? why keep on in your evil ways? Every head is tired and every heart is feeble.
[6] The body, from head to foot, is all diseased; it is a mass of open wounds, marks of blows, and broken flesh: the flow of blood has not been stopped, and no oil has been put on the wounds.
[7] Your country has become waste; your towns are burned with fire; as for your land, it is overturned before your eyes, made waste and overcome by men from strange lands.
[8] And the daughter of Zion has become like a tent in a vine-garden, like a watchman's house in a field of fruit, like a town shut in by armies.
[9] If the Lord of armies had not kept some at least of us safe, we would have been like Sodom, and the fate of Gomorrah would have been ours.
[10] Give ear to the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom; let your hearts be turned to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.
[11] What use to me is the number of the offerings which you give me? says the Lord; your burned offerings of sheep, and the best parts of fat cattle, are a weariness to me; I take no pleasure in the blood of oxen, or of lambs, or of he-goats.
[12] At whose request do you come before me, making my house unclean with your feet?
[13] Give me no more false offerings; the smoke of burning flesh is disgusting to me, so are your new moons and Sabbaths and your holy meetings.
[14] Your new moons and your regular feasts are a grief to my soul: they are a weight in my spirit; I am crushed under them.
[15] And when your hands are stretched out to me, my eyes will be turned away from you: even though you go on making prayers, I will not give ear: your hands are full of blood.
[16] Be washed, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; let there be an end of sinning;
[17] Take pleasure in well-doing; let your ways be upright, keep down the cruel, give a right decision for the child who has no father, see to the cause of the widow.
[18] Come now, and let us have an argument together, says the Lord: how may your sins which are red like blood be white as snow? how may their dark purple seem like wool?
[19] If you will give ear to my word and do it, the good things of the land will be yours;
[20] But if your hearts are turned against me, I will send destruction on you by the sword; so the Lord has said.
[21] The upright town has become untrue; there was a time when her judges gave right decisions, when righteousness had a resting-place in her, but now she is full of those who take men's lives.
[22] Your silver is no longer true metal, your wine is mixed with water.
[23] Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.
[24] For this reason the Lord, the Lord of armies, the Strong One of Israel, has said, I will put an end to my haters, and send punishment on those who are against me;
[25] And my hand will again be on you, washing away what is unclean as with soap, and taking away all your false metal;
[26] And I will give you judges again as at the first, and wise guides as in the past; then you will be named, The Town of Righteousness, the true town.
[27] Upright acts will be the price of Zion's forgiveness, and by righteousness will men be living there.
[28] But a common destruction will overtake sinners and evil-doers together, and those who have gone away from the Lord will be cut off.
[29] For you will be put to shame because of the trees of your desire, and because of the gardens of your pleasure.
[30] For you will be like a tree whose leaves have become dry, and like a garden without water.
[31] And the strong will be as food for the fire, and his work as a flame; and they will be burned together, with no one to put out the fire.
See All...; Proverbs:3:3Let not mercy and good faith go from you; let them be hanging round your neck, recorded on your heart;See All...; Psalm:144:1 Praise be to the God of my strength, teaching my hands the use of the sword, and my fingers the art of fighting:See All...; Psalm:31:23O have love for the Lord, all you his saints; for the Lord keeps safe from danger all those who are true to him, and gives the workers of pride their right reward.See All...; Psalm:3:3But your strength, O Lord, is round me, you are my glory and the lifter up of my head.See All...; Job:2:9-10 [9] And his wife said to him, Are you still keeping your righteousness? Say a curse against God, and put an end to yourself.
[10] And he said to her, You are talking like one of the foolish women. If we take the good God sends us, are we not to take the evil when it comes? In all this Job kept his lips from sin.
See All...; Job:1:22In all this Job did no sin, and did not say that God's acts were foolish.See All...; 2 Chronicles:17:1-19 [1] And Jehoshaphat his son became king in his place, and made himself strong against Israel.
[2] He put forces in all the walled towns of Judah, and responsible chiefs in the land of Judah and in the towns of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.
[3] And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he went in the early ways of his father, not turning to the Baals,
[4] But turning to the God of his father and keeping his laws, and not doing as Israel did.
[5] So the Lord made his kingdom strong; and all Judah gave offerings to Jehoshaphat, and he had great wealth and honour.
[6] His heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord; and he went so far as to take away the high places and the wood pillars out of Judah.
[7] In the third year of his rule he sent Benhail and Obadiah and Zechariah and Nethanel and Micaiah, his captains, as teachers into the towns of Judah;
[8] And with them, Shemaiah and Nethaniah and Zebadiah and Asahel and Shemiramoth and Jehonathan and Adonijah and Tobijah and Tob-adonijah, the Levites; and Elishama and Jehoram the priests.
[9] And they gave teaching in Judah and had the book of the law of the Lord with them; they went through all the towns of Judah teaching the people.
[10] And the fear of the Lord was on all the kingdoms of the lands round Judah, so that they made no wars against Jehoshaphat.
[11] And some of the Philistines took offerings to Jehoshaphat, and made him payments of silver; and the Arabians gave him flocks, seven thousand, seven hundred sheep, and seven thousand, seven hundred he-goats.
[12] Jehoshaphat became greater and greater, and made strong towers and store-towns in Judah.
[13] He had much property in the towns of Judah; he had forces of armed men, great and strong, in Jerusalem.
[14] This is the number of them, listed by their families, the captains of thousands of Judah: Adnah, the captain, and with him three hundred thousand men of war;
[15] Second to him Jehohanan, the captain, and with him two hundred and eighty thousand;
[16] After him Amasiah, the son of Zichri, who freely gave himself to the Lord, and with him two hundred thousand men of war;
[17] And the captains of Benjamin: Eliada, a great man of war, and with him two hundred thousand armed with bows and body-covers;
[18] And after him Jehozabad, and with him a hundred and eighty thousand trained for war.
[19] These were the men who were waiting on the king, in addition to those placed by the king in the walled towns through all Judah.
See All...; 2 Samuel:22:22-25 [22] For I have kept the ways of the Lord; I have not been turned away in sin from my God.
[23] For all his decisions were before me, and I did not put away his laws from me.
[24] And I was upright before him, and I kept myself from sin.
[25] Because of this the Lord has given me the reward of my righteousness, because my hands are clean in his eyes.
See All...; Judges:5:8They had no one to make arms, there were no more armed men in the towns; was there a body-cover or a spear to be seen among forty thousand in Israel?See All...; Joshua:24:1-33 [1] Then Joshua got all the tribes of Israel together at Shechem; and he sent for the responsible men of Israel and their chiefs and their judges and their overseers; and they took their place before God.
[2] And Joshua said to all the people, These are the words of the Lord, the God of Israel: In the past your fathers, Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nahor, were living on the other side of the River: and they were worshipping other gods.
[3] And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the River, guiding him through all the land of Canaan; I made his offspring great in number, and gave him Isaac.
[4] And to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau: to Esau I gave Mount Seir, as his heritage; but Jacob and his children went down to Egypt.
[5] And I sent Moses and Aaron, troubling Egypt by all the signs I did among them: and after that I took you out.
[6] I took your fathers out of Egypt: and you came to the Red Sea; and the Egyptians came after your fathers to the Red Sea, with their war-carriages and their horsemen.
[7] And at their cry, the Lord made it dark between you and the Egyptians, and made the sea go over them, covering them with its waters; your eyes have seen what I did in Egypt: then for a long time you were living in the waste land.
[8] And I took you into the lands of the Amorites on the other side of Jordan; and they made war on you, and I gave them into your hands and you took their land; and I sent destruction on them before you.
[9] Then Balak, the son of Zippor, king of Moab, went up to war against Israel; and he sent for Balaam, the son of Beor, to put a curse on you:
[10] But I did not give ear to Balaam; and so he went on blessing you; and I kept you safe from him.
[11] Then you went over Jordan and came to Jericho: and the men of Jericho made war on you, the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Hivites and the Jebusites: and I gave them up into your hands.
[12] And I sent the hornet before you, driving out the two kings of the Amorites before you, not with your sword and your bow.
[13] And I gave you a land on which you had done no work, and towns not of your building, and you are now living in them; and your food comes from vine-gardens and olive-gardens not of your planting.
[14] So now, go in fear of the Lord, and be his servants with true hearts: put away the gods worshipped by your fathers across the River and in Egypt, and be servants of the Lord.
[15] And if it seems evil to you to be the servants of the Lord, make the decision this day whose servants you will be: of the gods whose servants your fathers were across the River, or of the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living: but I and my house will be the servants of the Lord.
[16] Then the people in answer said, Never will we give up the Lord to be the servants of other gods;
[17] For it is the Lord our God who has taken us and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, out of the prison-house, and who did all those great signs before our eyes, and kept us safe on all our journeys, and among all the peoples through whom we went:
[18] And the Lord sent out from before us all the peoples, the Amorites living in the land: so we will be the servants of the Lord, for he is our God.
[19] And Joshua said to the people, You are not able to be the servants of the Lord, for he is a holy God, a God who will not let his honour be given to another: he will have no mercy on your wrongdoing or your sins.
[20] If you are turned away from the Lord and become the servants of strange gods, then turning against you he will do you evil, cutting you off, after he has done you good.
[21] And the people said to Joshua, No! But we will be the servants of the Lord.
[22] And Joshua said to the people, You are witnesses against yourselves that you have made the decision to be the servants of the Lord. And they said, We are witnesses.
[23] Then, he said, put away the strange gods among you, turning your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.
[24] And the people said to Joshua, We will be the servants of the Lord our God, and we will give ear to his voice.
[25] So Joshua made an agreement with the people that day, and gave them a rule and a law in Shechem.
[26] And Joshua put these words on record, writing them in the book of the law of God; and he took a great stone, and put it up there under the oak-tree which was in the holy place of the Lord.
[27] And Joshua said to all the people, See now, this stone is to be a witness against us; for all the words of the Lord have been said to us in its hearing: so it will be a witness against you if you are false to the Lord your God.
[28] Then Joshua let the people go away, every man to his heritage.
[29] Now after these things, the death of Joshua, the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, took place, he being then a hundred and ten years old.
[30] And they put his body in the earth in the land of his heritage in Timnath-serah, in the hill-country of Ephraim, to the north of Mount Gaash.
[31] And Israel was true to the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the older men who were still living after Joshua's death, and had seen what the Lord had done for Israel.
[32] And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel had taken up from Egypt, they put in the earth in Shechem, in the property which Jacob had got from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for a hundred shekels: and they became the heritage of the children of Joseph.
[33] Then the death of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, took place; and his body was put in the earth in the hill of Phinehas his son, which had been given to him in the hill-country of Ephraim.
See All...; Genesis:9:5-6 [5] And for your blood, which is your life, will I take payment; from every beast I will take it, and from every man will I take payment for the blood of his brother-man.
[6] Whoever takes a man's life, by man will his life be taken; because God made man in his image.
See All...; Genesis:5:24And Enoch went on in God's ways: and he was not seen again, for God took him.See All...; Genesis:5:22And after the birth of Methuselah, Enoch went on in God's ways for three hundred years, and had sons and daughters:See All...; Genesis:4:1-26 [1] And the man had connection with Eve his wife, and she became with child and gave birth to Cain, and said, I have got a man from the Lord.
[2] Then again she became with child and gave birth to Abel, his brother. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a farmer.
[3] And after a time, Cain gave to the Lord an offering of the fruits of the earth.
[4] And Abel gave an offering of the young lambs of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord was pleased with Abel's offering;
[5] But in Cain and his offering he had no pleasure. And Cain was angry and his face became sad.
[6] And the Lord said to Cain, Why are you angry? and why is your face sad?
[7] If you do well, will you not have honour? and if you do wrong, sin is waiting at the door, desiring to have you, but do not let it be your master.
[8] And Cain said to his brother, Let us go into the field: and when they were in the field, Cain made an attack on his brother Abel and put him to death.
[9] And the Lord said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? And he said, I have no idea: am I my brother's keeper?
[10] And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the earth.
[11] And now you are cursed from the earth, whose mouth is open to take your brother's blood from your hand;
[12] No longer will the earth give you her fruit as the reward of your work; you will be a wanderer in flight over the earth.
[13] And Cain said, My punishment is greater than my strength.
[14] You have sent me out this day from the face of the earth and from before your face; I will be a wanderer in flight over the earth, and whoever sees me will put me to death.
[15] And the Lord said, Truly, if Cain is put to death, seven lives will be taken for his. And the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one might put him to death.
[16] And Cain went away from before the face of the Lord, and made his living-place in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.
[17] And Cain had connection with his wife and she became with child and gave birth to Enoch: and he made a town, and gave the town the name of Enoch after his son.
[18] And Enoch had a son Irad: and Irad became the father of Mehujael: and Mehujael became the father of Methushael: and Methushael became the father of Lamech.
[19] And Lamech had two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
[20] And Adah gave birth to Jabal: he was the father of such as are living in tents and keep cattle.
[21] And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all players on instruments of music.
[22] And Zillah gave birth to Tubal-cain, who is the father of every maker of cutting instruments of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
[23] And Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, give ear to my voice; you wives of Lamech, give attention to my words, for I would put a man to death for a wound, and a young man for a blow;
[24] If seven lives are to be taken as punishment for Cain's death, seventy-seven will be taken for Lamech's.
[25] And Adam had connection with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son to whom she gave the name of Seth: for she said, God has given me another seed in place of Abel, whom Cain put to death.
[26] And Seth had a son, and he gave him the name of Enosh: at this time men first made use of the name of the Lord in worship.
See All...; Revelation:20:12And I saw the dead, great and small, taking their places before the high seat; and the books were open, and another book was open, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged by the things which were in the books, even by their works.See All...; Colossians:2:20If you were made free, by your death with Christ, from the rules of the world, why do you put yourselves under the authority of ordersSee All...; Romans:10:10For with the heart man has faith to get righteousness, and with the mouth he says that Jesus is Lord to get salvation.See All...; Romans:10:9Because, if you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and have faith in your heart that God has made him come back from the dead, you will have salvation:See All...; Romans:6:14For sin may not have rule over you: because you are not under law, but under grace.See All...; Romans:6:4We have been placed with him among the dead through baptism into death: so that as Christ came again from the dead by the glory of the Father, we, in the same way, might be living in new life.See All...; John:14:26But 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.See All...; John:4:23But the time is coming, and is even now here, when the true worshippers will give worship to the Father in the true way of the spirit, for these are the worshippers desired by the Father.See All...; Luke:19:12-27 [12] So he said, A certain man of high birth went into a far-away country to get a kingdom for himself, and to come back.
[13] And he sent for ten of his servants and gave them ten pounds and said to them, Do business with this till I come.
[14] But his people had no love for him, and sent representatives after him, saying, We will not have this man for our ruler.
[15] And when he came back again, having got his kingdom, he gave orders for those servants to whom he had given the money to come to him, so that he might have an account of what business they had done.
[16] And the first came before him, saying, Lord, your pound has made ten pounds.
[17] And he said to him, You have done well, O good servant: because you have done well in a small thing you will have authority over ten towns.
[18] And another came, saying, Your pound has made five pounds.
[19] And he said, You will be ruler over five towns.
[20] And another came, saying, Lord, here is your pound, which I put away in a cloth;
[21] Because I was in fear of you, for you are a hard man: you take up what you have not put down, and get in grain where you have not put seed.
[22] He said to him, By the words of your mouth you will be judged, you bad servant. You had knowledge that I am a hard man, taking up what I have not put down and getting in grain where I have not put seed;
[23] Why then did you not put my money in a bank, so that when I came I would get it back with interest?
[24] And he said to the others who were near, Take the pound away from him, and give it to the man who has ten.
[25] And they say to him, Lord, he has ten pounds.
[26] And I say to you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
[27] And as for those who were against me, who would not have me for their ruler, let them come here, and be put to death before me.
See All...; Mark:7:1-37 [1] And there came together to him the Pharisees and certain of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem,
[2] And had seen that some of his disciples took their bread with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.
[3] Now the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not take food without washing their hands with care, keeping the old rule which has been handed down to them:
[4] And when they come from the market-place, they take no food till their hands are washed; and a number of other orders there are, which have been handed down to them to keep--washings of cups and pots and brass vessels.
[5] And the Pharisees and the scribes put the question to him, Why do your disciples not keep the rules of the fathers, but take their bread with unwashed hands?
[6] And he said, Well did Isaiah say of you, you false ones: These people give me honour with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
[7] But their worship is to no purpose, while they give as their teaching the rules of men.
[8] For, turning away from the law of God, you keep the rules of men.
[9] And he said to them, Truly you put on one side the law of God, so that you may keep the rules which have been handed down to you.
[10] For Moses said, Give honour to your father and mother, and, He who says evil of father or mother, let him have the punishment of death:
[11] But you say, If a man says to his father or his mother, That by which you might have had profit from me is Corban, that is to say, Given to God,
[12] You no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother;
[13] Making the word of God of no effect by your rule, which you have given: and a number of other such things you do.
[14] And turning to the people again, he said to them, Give ear to me all of you, and let my words be clear to you:
[15] There is nothing outside the man which, going into him, is able to make him unclean: but the things which come out of the man are those which make the man unclean.
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[17] And when he had gone into the house away from all the people, his disciples put questions to him about the saying.
[18] And he said to them, Have even you so little wisdom? Do you not see that whatever goes into a man from outside is not able to make him unclean,
[19] Because it goes not into the heart but into the stomach, and goes out with the waste? He said this, making all food clean.
[20] And he said, That which comes out of the man, that makes the man unclean.
[21] Because from inside, from the heart of men, come evil thoughts and unclean pleasures,
[22] The taking of goods and of life, broken faith between husband and wife, the desire of wealth, wrongdoing, deceit, sins of the flesh, an evil eye, angry words, pride, foolish acts:
[23] All these evil things come from inside, and make the man unclean.
[24] And he went away from there to the country of Tyre and Sidon. And he went into a house, desiring that no man might have knowledge of it: and he was not able to keep it secret.
[25] But a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having had news of him, came straight away and went down at his feet.
[26] Now the woman was a Greek, a Syro-phoenician by birth: and she made a request to him that he would send the evil spirit out of her daughter.
[27] And he said to her, Let the children first have their food: for it is not right to take the children's bread and give it to the dogs.
[28] But she said to him in answer, Yes, Lord: even the dogs under the table take the bits dropped by the children.
[29] And he said to her, For this saying go your way; the evil spirit has gone out of your daughter.
[30] And she went away to her house, and saw the child on the bed, and the evil spirit gone out.
[31] And again he went out from Tyre, and came through Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through the country of Decapolis.
[32] And they came to him with one who had no power of hearing and had trouble in talking; and they made a request to him to put his hands on him.
[33] And he took him on one side from the people privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he put water from his mouth on the man's tongue with his finger;
[34] And looking up to heaven, he took a deep breath, and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be open.
[35] And his ears became open, and the band of his tongue was made loose, and his words became clear.
[36] And he gave them orders not to give news of it to anyone; but the more he made this request, so much the more they made it public.
[37] And they were overcome with wonder, saying, He has done all things well: he even gives back the power of hearing and the power of talking to those who have been without them.
See All...; Matthew:25:14-23 [14] For it is as when a man, about to take a journey, got his servants together, and gave them his property.
[15] And to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to everyone as he was able; and he went on his journey.
[16] Straight away he who had been given the five talents went and did trade with them, and made five more.
[17] In the same way he who had been given the two got two more.
[18] But he who was given the one went away and put it in a hole in the earth, and kept his lord's money in a secret place.
[19] Now after a long time the lord of those servants comes, and makes up his account with them.
[20] And he who had the five talents came with his other five talents, saying, Lord, you gave into my care five talents: see, I have got five more.
[21] His lord said to him, Well done, good and true servant: you have been true in a small thing, I will give you control over great things: take your part in the joy of your lord.
[22] And he who had the two talents came and said, Lord, you gave into my care two talents: see, I have got two more.
[23] His lord said to him, Well done, good and true servant: you have been true in a small thing, I will give you control over great things: take your part in the joy of your lord.
See All...; Matthew:5:38-39 [38] You have knowledge that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
[39] But I say to you, Do not make use of force against an evil man; but to him who gives you a blow on the right side of your face let the left be turned.
See All...; Lamentations:3:1-66 [1] I am the man who has seen trouble by the rod of his wrath.
[2] By him I have been made to go in the dark where there is no light.
[3] Truly against me his hand has been turned again and again all the day.
[4] My flesh and my skin have been used up by him and my bones broken.
[5] He has put up a wall against me, shutting me in with bitter sorrow.
[6] He has kept me in dark places, like those who have been long dead.
[7] He has put a wall round me, so that I am not able to go out; he has made great the weight of my chain.
[8] Even when I send up a cry for help, he keeps my prayer shut out.
[9] He has put up a wall of cut stones about my ways, he has made my roads twisted.
[10] He is like a bear waiting for me, like a lion in secret places.
[11] By him my ways have been turned on one side and I have been pulled in bits; he has made me waste.
[12] With his bow bent, he has made me the mark for his arrows.
[13] He has let loose his arrows into the inmost parts of my body.
[14] I have become the sport of all the peoples; I am their song all the day.
[15] He has made my life nothing but pain, he has given me the bitter root in full measure.
[16] By him my teeth have been broken with crushed stones, and I am bent low in the dust.
[17] My soul is sent far away from peace, I have no more memory of good.
[18] And I said, My strength is cut off, and my hope from the Lord.
[19] Keep in mind my trouble and my wandering, the bitter root and the poison.
[20] My soul still keeps the memory of them; and is bent down in me.
[21] This I keep in mind, and because of this I have hope.
[22] It is through the Lord's love that we have not come to destruction, because his mercies have no limit.
[23] They are new every morning; great is your good faith.
[24] I said to myself, The Lord is my heritage; and because of this I will have hope in him.
[25] The Lord is good to those who are waiting for him, to the soul which is looking for him.
[26] It is good to go on hoping and quietly waiting for the salvation of the Lord.
[27] It is good for a man to undergo the yoke when he is young.
[28] Let him be seated by himself, saying nothing, because he has put it on him.
[29] Let him put his mouth in the dust, if by chance there may be hope.
[30] Let his face be turned to him who gives him blows; let him be full of shame.
[31] For the Lord does not give a man up for ever.
[32] For though he sends grief, still he will have pity in the full measure of his love.
[33] For he has no pleasure in troubling and causing grief to the children of men.
[34] In a man's crushing under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,
[35] In his turning away the right of a man before the face of the Most High.
[36] In his doing wrong to a man in his cause, the Lord has no pleasure.
[37] Who is able to say a thing, and give effect to it, if it has not been ordered by the Lord?
[38] Do not evil and good come from the mouth of the Most High?
[39] What protest may a living man make, even a man about the punishment of his sin?
[40] Let us make search and put our ways to the test, turning again to the Lord;
[41] Lifting up our hearts with our hands to God in the heavens.
[42] We have done wrong and gone against your law; we have not had your forgiveness.
[43] Covering yourself with wrath you have gone after us, cutting us off without pity;
[44] Covering yourself with a cloud, so that prayer may not get through.
[45] You have made us like waste and that for which there is no use, among the peoples.
[46] The mouths of all our haters are open wide against us.
[47] Fear and deep waters have come on us, wasting and destruction.
[48] Rivers of water are running down from my eyes, for the destruction of the daughter of my people.
[49] My eyes are streaming without stopping, they have no rest,
[50] Till the Lord's eye is turned on me, till he sees my trouble from heaven.
[51] The Lord is unkind to my soul, more than all the daughters of my town.
[52] They who are against me without cause have gone hard after me as if I was a bird;
[53] They have put an end to my life in the prison, stoning me with stones.
[54] Waters were flowing over my head; I said, I am cut off.
[55] I was making prayer to your name, O Lord, out of the lowest prison.
[56] My voice came to you; let not your ear be shut to my breathing, to my cry.
[57] You came near in the day when I made my prayer to you: you said, Have no fear.
[58] O Lord, you have taken up the cause of my soul, you have made my life safe.
[59] O Lord, you have seen my wrong; be judge in my cause.
[60] You have seen all the evil rewards they have sent on me, and all their designs against me.
[61] Their bitter words have come to your ears, O Lord, and all their designs against me;
[62] The lips of those who came up against me, and their thoughts against me all the day.
[63] Take note of them when they are seated, and when they get up; I am their song.
[64] You will give them their reward, O Lord, answering to the work of their hands.
[65] You will let their hearts be covered over with your curse on them.
[66] You will go after them in wrath, and put an end to them from under the heavens of the Lord.
See All...; Psalm:12:1 Send help, Lord, for mercy has come to an end; there is no more faith among the children of men.See All...; Job:1:21With nothing I came out of my mother's body, and with nothing I will go back there; the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; let the Lord's name be praised.See All...; 2 Chronicles:20:1-30 [1] Now after this, the children of Moab and the children of Ammon, and with them some of the Meunim, made war against Jehoshaphat.
[2] And they came to Jehoshaphat with the news, saying, A great army is moving against you from Edom across the sea; and now they are in Hazazon-tamar (which is En-gedi).
[3] Then Jehoshaphat, in his fear, went to the Lord for directions, and gave orders all through Judah for the people to go without food.
[4] And Judah came together to make prayer for help from the Lord; from every town of Judah they came to give worship to the Lord.
[5] And Jehoshaphat took his place in the meeting of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord in front of the new open space,
[6] And said, O Lord, the God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? are you not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? and in your hands are power and strength so that no one is able to keep his place against you.
[7] Did you not, O Lord our God, after driving out the people of this land before your people Israel, give it to the seed of Abraham, your friend, for ever?
[8] And they made it their living-place, building there a holy house for your name, and saying,
[9] If evil comes on us, the sword, or punishment, or disease, or need of food, we will come to this house and to you, (for your name is in this house,) crying to you in our trouble, and you will give us salvation in answer to our cry.
[10] And now, see, the children of Ammon and Moab and the people of Mount Seir, whom you kept Israel from attacking when they came out of Egypt, so that turning to one side they did not send destruction on them:
[11] See now, how as our reward they have come to send us out of your land which you have given us as our heritage.
[12] O our God, will you not be their judge? for our strength is not equal to this great army which is coming against us; and we are at a loss what to do: but our eyes are on you.
[13] And all Judah were waiting before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
[14] Then, before all the meeting, the spirit of the Lord came on Jahaziel, the son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite and one of the family of Asaph;
[15] And he said, Give ear, O Judah, and you people of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat: the Lord says to you, Have no fear and do not be troubled on account of this great army; for the fight is not yours but God's.
[16] Go down against them tomorrow: see, they are coming up by the slope of Ziz; at the end of the valley, before the waste land of Jeruel, you will come face to face with them.
[17] There will be no need for you to take up arms in this fight; put yourselves in position, and keep where you are, and you will see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: have no fear and do not be troubled: go out against them tomorrow, for the Lord is with you.
[18] Then Jehoshaphat went down with his face to the earth, and all Judah and the people of Jerusalem gave worship to the Lord, falling down before him.
[19] And the Levites, the children of the Kohathites and the Korahites, got to their feet and gave praise to the Lord, the God of Israel, with a loud voice.
[20] And early in the morning they got up and went out to the waste land of Tekoa: and when they were going out, Jehoshaphat took his station and said to them, Give ear to me, O Judah and you people of Jerusalem: have faith in the Lord your God and you will be safe; have faith in his prophets and all will go well for you.
[21] And after discussion with the people, he put in their places those who were to make melody to the Lord, praising him in holy robes, while they went at the head of the army, and saying, May the Lord be praised, for his mercy is unchanging for ever.
[22] And at the first notes of song and praise the Lord sent a surprise attack against the children of Ammon and Moab and the people of Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were overcome.
[23] And the children of Ammon and Moab made an attack on the people of Mount Seir with a view to their complete destruction; and when they had put an end to the people of Seir, everyman's hand was turned against his neighbour for his destruction.
[24] And Judah came to the watchtower of the waste land, and looking in the direction of the army, they saw only dead bodies stretched on the earth; no living man was to be seen.
[25] And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take their goods from them, they saw beasts in great numbers, and wealth and clothing and things of value, more than they were able to take away; all this they took for themselves, and they were three days getting it away, there was so much.
[26] On the fourth day they all came together in the Valley of Blessing, and there they gave blessing to the Lord; for which cause that place has been named the Valley of Blessing to this day.
[27] Then all the men of Judah and Jerusalem went back, with Jehoshaphat at their head, coming back to Jerusalem with joy; for the Lord had made them glad over their haters.
[28] So they came to Jerusalem with corded instruments and wind-instruments into the house of the Lord.
[29] And the fear of God came on all the kingdoms of the lands, when they had news of how the Lord made war on those who came against Israel.
[30] So the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for the Lord gave him rest on every side.
See All...; 2 Chronicles:13:4-20 [4] And Abijah took up his position on Mount Zemaraim, in the hill-country of Ephraim, and said, Give ear to me, O Jeroboam and all Israel:
[5] Is it not clear to you that the Lord, the God of Israel, gave the rule over Israel to David and to his sons for ever, by an agreement made with salt?
[6] But Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon, the son of David, took up arms against his lord.
[7] And certain foolish and good-for-nothing men were joined with him, and made themselves strong against Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when he was young and untested and not able to keep them back.
[8] And now it is your purpose to put yourselves against the authority which the Lord has put into the hands of the sons of David, and you are a very great number, and you have with you the gold oxen which Jeroboam made to be your gods.
[9] And after driving out the priests of the Lord, the sons of Aaron and the Levites, have you not made priests for yourselves as the people of other lands do? so that anyone who comes to make himself priest by offering an ox or seven sheep, may be a priest of those who are no gods.
[10] But as for us, the Lord is our God, and we have not been turned away from him; we have priests who do the work of the Lord, even the sons of Aaron and the Levites in their places;
[11] By whom burned offerings and perfumes are sent up in smoke before the Lord every morning and every evening; and they put out the holy bread on its table and the gold support for the lights with its lights burning every evening; for we keep the orders given to us by the Lord our God, but you have gone away from him.
[12] And now God is with us at our head, and his priests with their loud horns sounding against you. O children of Israel, do not make war on the Lord, the God of your fathers, for it will not go well for you.
[13] But Jeroboam had put some of his men to make a surprise attack on them from the back, so some were facing Judah and others were stationed secretly at their back.
[14] And Judah, turning their faces, saw that they were being attacked in front and at the back; and they gave a cry for help to the Lord, while the priests were sounding their horns.
[15] And the men of Judah gave a loud cry; and at their cry, God put fear into Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
[16] And the children of Israel went in flight before Judah, and God gave them up into their hands.
[17] And Abijah and his people put them to death with great destruction: five hundred thousand of the best of Israel were put to the sword.
[18] So at that time the children of Israel were overcome, and the children of Judah got the better of them, because they put their faith in the Lord, the God of their fathers.
[19] And Abijah went after Jeroboam and took some of his towns, Beth-el with its small towns and Jeshanah with its small towns and Ephron with its small towns.
[20] And Jeroboam did not get back his power again in the life-time of Abijah; and the Lord sent death on him.
See All...; 1 Kings:19:14And he said, I have been burning for the honour of the Lord, the God of armies; for the children of Israel have not kept your agreement; they have had your altars broken down, and have put your prophets to death with the sword: till I, even I, am the only one living; and now they are attempting to take away my life.See All...; 1 Kings:19:10And he said, I have been burning for the honour of the Lord, the God of armies; for the children of Israel have not kept your agreement; they have made destruction of your altars, and have put your prophets to death with the sword: till I, even I, am the only one living; and now they are attempting to take away my life.See All...; 1 Samuel:13:22-23 [22] So on the day of the fight at Michmash, not a sword or a spear was to be seen in the hands of any of the people with Saul and Jonathan: only Saul and his son Jonathan had them.
[23] And the armed force of the Philistines went out to the narrow way of Michmash.
See All...; Deuteronomy:4:2Make no addition to the orders which I give you, and take nothing from them, but keep the orders of the Lord your God which I give you.See All...; Numbers:31:3So Moses said to the people, Let men from among you be armed for war to put into effect against Midian the Lord's punishment on them.See All...; Exodus:3:14And God said to him, I AM WHAT I AM: and he said, Say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.See All...; James:2:19You have the belief that God is one, and you do well: the evil spirits have the same belief, shaking with fear.See All...; Hebrews:12:23To the great meeting and church of the first of those who are named in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of good men made complete,See All...; Hebrews:4:12For the word of God is living and full of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles, and quick to see the thoughts and purposes of the heart.See All...; 2 Timothy:3:16-17 [16] Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness:
[17] So that the man of God may be complete, trained and made ready for every good work.
See All...; Romans:6:2In no way. How may we, who are dead to sin, be living in it any longer?See All...; Acts:2:38And Peter said, Let your hearts be changed, every one of you, and have baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will have the Holy Spirit given to you.See All...; Luke:22:36And he said to them, But now, he who has a money-bag, or a bag for food, let him take it: and he who has not, let him give his coat for money and get a sword.See All...; Luke:10:27And he, answering, said, Have love for the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and for your neighbour as for yourself.See All...; Matthew:16:18And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock will my church be based, and the doors of hell will not overcome it.See All...; Matthew:15:1-39 [1] Then there came to Jesus from Jerusalem Pharisees and scribes, saying,
[2] Why do your disciples go against the teaching of the fathers? for they take food with unwashed hands.
[3] And in answer he said to them, Why do you, yourselves, go against the word of God on account of the teaching which has been handed down to you?
[4] For God said, Give honour to your father and mother: and, He who says evil of father or mother will be put to death.
[5] But you say, If a man says to his father or his mother, That by which you might have had profit from me is given to God;
[6] There is no need for him to give honour to his father. And you have made the word of God without effect because of your teaching.
[7] You false ones, well did Isaiah say of you,
[8] These people give me honour with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
[9] But their worship is to no purpose, while they give as their teaching the rules of men.
[10] And he got the people together and said to them, Give ear, and let my words be clear to you:
[11] Not that which goes into the mouth makes a man unclean, but that which comes out of the mouth.
[12] Then the disciples came and said to him, Did you see that the Pharisees were troubled when these words came to their ears?
[13] But he said in answer, Every plant which my Father in heaven has not put in the earth, will be taken up by the roots.
[14] Let them be: they are blind guides. And if a blind man is guiding a blind man, the two will go falling into a hole together.
[15] Then Peter said to him, Make the story clear to us.
[16] And he said, Are you, like them, still without wisdom?
[17] Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth goes on into the stomach, and is sent out as waste?
[18] But the things which come out of the mouth come from the heart; and they make a man unclean.
[19] For out of the heart come evil thoughts, the taking of life, broken faith between the married, unclean desires of the flesh, taking of property, false witness, bitter words:
[20] These are the things which make a man unclean; but to take food with unwashed hands does not make a man unclean.
[21] And Jesus went away from there into the country of Tyre and Sidon.
[22] And a woman of Canaan came out from those parts, crying and saying, Have pity on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is greatly troubled with an unclean spirit.
[23] But he gave her no answer. And his disciples came and said to him, Send her away, for she is crying after us.
[24] But he made answer and said, I was sent only to the wandering sheep of the house of Israel.
[25] But she came and gave him worship, saying, Help, Lord.
[26] And he made answer and said, It is not right to take the children's bread and give it to the dogs.
[27] But she said, Yes, Lord: but even the dogs take the bits from under their masters' table.
[28] Then Jesus, answering, said to her, O woman, great is your faith: let your desire be done. And her daughter was made well from that hour.
[29] And Jesus went from there and came to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and took his seat there.
[30] And there came to him great numbers of people having with them those who were broken in body, or blind, or without voice, or wounded, or ill in any way, and a number of others; they put them down at his feet and he made them well:
[31] So that the people were full of wonder when they saw that those who had no voice were talking, the feeble were made strong, those whose bodies were broken had the power of walking, and the blind were able to see: and they gave glory to the God of Israel.
[32] And Jesus got his disciples together and said, I have pity for the people, because they have now been with me three days and have no food: and I will not send them away without food, or they will have no strength for the journey.
[33] And the disciples say to him, How may we get enough bread in a waste place, to give food to such a number of people?
[34] And Jesus says to them, How much bread have you? And they said, Seven cakes, and some small fishes.
[35] Then he gave an order to the people to be seated on the earth,
[36] And he took the seven cakes of bread and the fishes; and having given praise, he gave the broken bread to the disciples, and the disciples gave it to the people.
[37] And they all took food, and had enough; and they took up of the broken bits, seven baskets full.
[38] And there were four thousand men who took food, together with women and children.
[39] And when he had sent the people away, he got into the boat, and came into the country of Magadan.
See All...; Matthew:7:21-23 [21] Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father in heaven.
[22] A great number will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, were we not prophets in your name, and did we not by your name send out evil spirits, and by your name do works of power?
[23] And then will I say to them, I never had knowledge of you: go from me, you workers of evil.
See All...; Matthew:5:30And if your right hand is a cause of trouble to you, let it be cut off and put it away from you; because it is better to undergo the loss of one part, than for all your body to go into hell.See All...; Matthew:5:19Whoever then goes against the smallest of these laws, teaching men to do the same, will be named least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who keeps the laws, teaching others to keep them, will be named great in the kingdom of heaven.See All...; Matthew:5:17Let there be no thought that I have come to put an end to the law or the prophets. I have not come for destruction, but to make complete.See All...; Matthew:4:7Jesus said to him, Again it is in the Writings, You may not put the Lord your God to the test.See All...; Malachi:3:6For I am the Lord, I am unchanged; and so you, O sons of Jacob, have not been cut off.See All...; Proverbs:20:6Most men make no secret of their kind acts: but where is a man of good faith to be seen?See All...; Psalm:89:1-2 [1] My song will be of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make his faith clear to all generations.
[2] For you have said, Mercy will be made strong for ever; my faith will be unchanging in the heavens.
See All...; Nehemiah:4:17-18 [17] Those who were building the wall and those who were moving material did their part, everyone working with one hand, with his spear in the other;
[18] Every builder was working with his sword at his side. And by my side was a man for sounding the horn.
See All...; 2 Chronicles:17:10And the fear of the Lord was on all the kingdoms of the lands round Judah, so that they made no wars against Jehoshaphat.See All...; 1 Kings:3:1-28 [1] Solomon became the son-in-law of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter as his wife, keeping her in the town of David, till the house he was building for himself, and the house of the Lord and the wall round Jerusalem, were complete.
[2] But all this time the people were making their offerings in the high places, because no house had been put up to the name of the Lord till those days.
[3] And Solomon, in his love for the Lord, kept the laws of David his father; but he made offerings and let them go up in smoke on the high places.
[4] And the king went to Gibeon to make an offering there, because that was the chief high place: it was Solomon's way to make a thousand burned offerings on that altar.
[5] In Gibeon, Solomon had a vision of the Lord in a dream by night; and God said to him, Say what I am to give you.
[6] And Solomon said, Great was your mercy to David my father, as his life before you was true and upright and his heart was true to you; and you have kept for him this greatest mercy, a son to take his place this day.
[7] And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in the place of David my father; and I am only a young boy, with no knowledge of how to go out or come in.
[8] And your servant has round him the people of your selection, a people so great that they may not be numbered, and no account of them may be given.
[9] Give your servant, then, a wise heart for judging your people, able to see what is good and what evil; for who is able to be the judge of this great people?
[10] Now these words and Solomon's request were pleasing to the Lord.
[11] And God said to him, Because your request is for this thing, and not for long life for yourself or for wealth or for the destruction of your haters, but for wisdom to be a judge of causes;
[12] I have done as you said: I have given you a wise and far-seeing heart, so that there has never been your equal in the past, and never will there be any like you in the future.
[13] And with this I have given you what you made no request for: wealth and honour, so that no king was ever your equal.
[14] And if you go on in my ways, keeping my laws and my orders as your father David did, I will give you a long life.
[15] And Solomon, awakening, saw that it was a dream; then he came to Jerusalem, where he went before the ark of the agreement of the Lord, offering burned offerings and peace-offerings; and he made a feast for all his servants.
[16] Then two loose women of the town came and took their places before the king;
[17] And one of them said, O my lord, I and this woman are living in the same house; and I gave birth to a child by her side in the house.
[18] And three days after the birth of my child, this woman had a child: we were together, no other-person was with us in the house but we two only.
[19] In the night, this woman, sleeping on her child, was the cause of its death.
[20] And she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while your servant was sleeping; and she took it in her arms and put her dead child in my arms.
[21] And when I got up to give my child the breast, I saw that it was dead; but in the morning, looking at it with care, I saw that it was not my son.
[22] And the other woman said, No; but the living child is my son and the dead one yours. But the first said, No; the dead child is your son and the living one mine. So they kept on talking before the king.
[23] Then the king said, One says, The living child is my son, and yours is the dead: and the other says, Not so; but your son is the dead one and mine is the living.
[24] Then he said, Get me a sword. So they went and put a sword before the king.
[25] And the king said, Let the living child be cut in two and one half given to one woman and one to the other.
[26] Then the mother of the living child came forward, for her heart went out to her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the child; do not on any account put it to death. But the other woman said, It will not be mine or yours; let it be cut in two.
[27] Then the king made answer and said, Give her the child, and do not put it to death; she is the mother of it.
[28] And news of this decision which the king had made went through all Israel; and they had fear of the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to give decisions.
See All...; 1 Samuel:25:13And David said to his men, Put on your swords, every one of you. And every man put on his sword; and David did the same; and about four hundred men went up with David, and two hundred kept watch over their goods.See All...; 1 Samuel:13:19-20 [19] Now there was no iron-worker in all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, For fear the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears:
[20] But all the Israelites had to go to the Philistines to get their ploughs and blades and axes and hooks made sharp;
See All...; Numbers:1:3All those of twenty years old and over, who are able to go to war in Israel, are to be numbered by you and Aaron.See All...; Exodus:34:6-7 [6] And the Lord went past before his eyes, saying, The Lord, the Lord, a God full of pity and grace, slow to wrath and great in mercy and faith;
[7] Having mercy on thousands, overlooking evil and wrongdoing and sin; he will not let wrongdoers go free, but will send punishment on children for the sins of their fathers, and on their children's children to the third and fourth generation.
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