Ephesians:3:9And make all men see what is the ordering of the secret which from the first has been kept in God who made all things; See All...; 2 Corinthians:4:4Because the god of this world has made blind the minds of those who have not faith, so that the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, might not be shining on them. See All...; 1 Corinthians:10:31So then, if it is a question of food or drink, or any other thing, whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. See All...; Romans:3:23For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God; See All...; Romans:2:1-29 So you have no reason, whoever you are, for judging: for in judging another you are judging yourself, for you do the same things.  And we are conscious that God is a true judge against those who do such things.  But you who are judging another for doing what you do yourself, are you hoping that God's decision will not take effect against you?  Or is it nothing to you that God had pity on you, waiting and putting up with you for so long, not seeing that in his pity God's desire is to give you a change of heart?  But by your hard and unchanged heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of the revelation of God's judging in righteousness;  Who will give to every man his right reward:  To those who go on with good works in the hope of glory and honour and salvation from death, he will give eternal life:  But to those who, from a love of competition, are not guided by what is true, will come the heat of his wrath,  Trouble and sorrow on all whose works are evil, to the Jew first and then to the Greek;  But glory and honour and peace to all whose works are good, to the Jew first and then to the Greek:  For one man is not different from another before God.  All those who have done wrong without the law will get destruction without the law: and those who have done wrong under the law will have their punishment by the law;  For it is not the hearers of the law who will be judged as having righteousness before God, but only the doers:  For when the Gentiles without the law have a natural desire to do the things in the law, they are a law to themselves;  Because the work of the law is seen in their hearts, their sense of right and wrong giving witness to it, while their minds are at one time judging them and at another giving them approval;  In the day when God will be a judge of the secrets of men, as it says in the good news of which I am a preacher, through Jesus Christ.  But as for you who have the name of Jew, and are resting on the law, and take pride in God,  And have knowledge of his desires, and are a judge of the things which are different, having the learning of the law,  In the belief that you are a guide to the blind, a light to those in the dark,  A teacher of the foolish, having in the law the form of knowledge and of what is true;  You who give teaching to others, do you give it to yourself? you who say that a man may not take what is not his, do you take what is not yours?  You who say that a man may not be untrue to his wife, are you true to yours? you who are a hater of images, do you do wrong to the house of God?  You who take pride in the law, are you doing wrong to the honour of God by behaviour which is against the law?  For the name of God is shamed among the Gentiles because of you, as it is said in the holy Writings.  It is true that circumcision is of use if you keep the law, but if you go against the law it is as if you had it not.  If those who have not circumcision keep the rules of the law, will it not be credited to them as circumcision?  And they, by their keeping of the law without circumcision, will be judges of you, by whom the law is broken though you have the letter of the law and circumcision.  The true Jew is not one who is only so publicly, and circumcision is not that which may be seen in the flesh:  But he is a Jew who is a secret one, whose circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God.
See All...; Romans:1:16For I have no feeling of shame about the good news, because it is the power of God giving salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first, and then to the Greek. See All...; Acts:15:1-41 Now certain men came down from Judaea, teaching the brothers and saying that without circumcision, after the rule of Moses, there is no salvation.  And after Paul and Barnabas had had no little argument and discussion with them, the brothers made a decision to send Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them to the Apostles and the rulers of the church at Jerusalem about this question.  So they, being sent on their way by the church, went through Phoenicia and Samaria, giving news of the salvation of the Gentiles, to the great joy of all the brothers.  And when they came to Jerusalem, they had a meeting with the church and the Apostles and the rulers, and they gave an account of all the things which God had done through them.  But some of the Pharisees, who were of the faith, got up and said, It is necessary for these to have circumcision and to keep the law of Moses.  And the Apostles and the rulers of the church came together and gave thought to the question.  And when there had been much discussion, Peter got up and said to them, My brothers, you have knowledge that some time back it was God's pleasure that by my mouth the good news might be given to the Gentiles so that they might have faith.  And God, the searcher of hearts, was a witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit even as he did to us;  Making no division between them and us, but making clean their hearts by faith.  Why then are you testing God, by putting on the neck of the disciples a yoke so hard that not even our fathers or we were strong enough for it?  But we have faith that we will get salvation through the grace of the Lord Jesus in the same way as they.  And all the people were quiet while Barnabas and Paul gave an account of the signs and wonders which God had done among the Gentiles by them.  And when they had come to an end, James, answering, said, My brothers, give ear to me:  Symeon has given an account of how God was first pleased to take from among the Gentiles a people for himself.  And this is in agreement with the words of the prophets, as it is said,  After these things I will come back, and will put up the tent of David which has been broken down, building up again its broken parts and making it complete:  So that the rest of men may make search for the Lord, and all the Gentiles on whom my name is named,  Says the Lord, who has made these things clear from the earliest times.  For this reason my decision is, that we do not put trouble in the way of those who from among the Gentiles are turned to God;  But that we give them orders to keep themselves from things offered to false gods, and from the evil desires of the body, and from the flesh of animals put to death in ways against the law, and from blood.  For Moses, from times long past, has his preachers in every town, reading his law in the Synagogues every Sabbath.  Then it seemed good to the Apostles and the rulers and all the church, to send men from among them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas, named Barsabbas, and Silas, chief men among the brothers:  And they sent a letter by them, saying, The Apostles and the older brothers, to the brothers who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, may joy be with you:  Because we have knowledge that some who went from us have been troubling you with their words, putting your souls in doubt; to whom we gave no such order;  It seemed good to us, having come to an agreement together, to send these men to you, with our well loved Barnabas and Paul,  Men who have given up their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  And so we have sent Judas and Silas, who will say the same things to you themselves, by word of mouth.  For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us, to put on you nothing more than these necessary things;  To keep from things offered to false gods, and from blood, and from things put to death in ways which are against the law, and from the evil desires of the body; if you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. May you be happy.  So they, being sent away, came down to Antioch, and having got the people together, they gave them the letter.  And after reading it, they were glad of its comfort.  And Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, gave teaching to the brothers and made them strong in the faith.  And when they had been there for some time, they were sent back in peace by the brothers to those who had sent them.    But Paul and Barnabas kept on in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of God, with a number of others.  And after some days, Paul said to Barnabas, Let us go back and see the brothers in every town where we have given the word of God, and see how they are.  And Barnabas had a desire to take with them John, named Mark.  But Paul was of the opinion that it was not right to take with them one who had gone away from them in Pamphylia, and had not gone on with the work.  And there was a sharp argument between them, so that they were parted from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and went by ship to Cyprus;  But Paul took Silas and went away with the blessing of the brothers.  And he went through Syria and Cilicia, making the churches stronger in the faith.
See All...; Acts:2:1-47 And when the day of Pentecost was come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like the rushing of a violent wind, and all the house where they were was full of it.  And they saw tongues, like flames of fire, coming to rest on every one of them.  And they were all full of the Holy Spirit, and were talking in different languages, as the Spirit gave them power.  Now there were living at Jerusalem, Jews, God-fearing men, from every nation under heaven.  And when this sound came to their ears, they all came together, and were greatly surprised because every man was hearing the words of the disciples in his special language.  And they were full of wonder and said, Are not all these men Galilaeans?  And how is it that every one of us is hearing their words in the language which was ours from our birth?  Men of Parthia, Media, and Elam, and those living in Mesopotamia, in Judaea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia,  In Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and those who have come from Rome, Jews by birth and others who have become Jews,  Men of Crete and Arabia, to all of us they are talking in our different languages, of the great works of God.  And they were all surprised and in doubt saying to one another, What is the reason of this?  But others, making sport of them, said, They are full of new wine.  But Peter, getting up, with the eleven, said in a loud voice, O men of Judaea, and all you who are living in Jerusalem, take note of this and give ear to my words.  For these men are not overcome with wine, as it seems to you, for it is only the third hour of the day;  But this is the thing which was said by the prophet Joel;  And it will come about, in the last days, says God, that I will send out my Spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will be prophets, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will have dreams:  And on my men-servants and my women-servants I will send my Spirit, and they will be prophets.  And wonders will be seen in heaven, and signs on the earth, blood and fire and smoke:  The sun will become dark and the moon will be turned to blood, before that great day of the Lord comes in glory:  And whoever makes his prayer to the Lord will have salvation.  Men of Israel, give ear to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man who had the approval of God, as was made clear to you by the great works and signs and wonders which God did by him among you, as you yourselves have knowledge,  Him, when he was given up, by the decision and knowledge of God, you put to death on the cross, by the hands of evil men:  But God gave him back to life, having made him free from the pains of death because it was not possible for him to be overcome by it.  For David said of him, I saw the Lord before my face at all times, for he is at my right hand, so that I may not be moved:  And for this cause my heart was glad and my tongue full of joy, and my flesh will be resting in hope:  For you will not let my soul be in hell and you will not give up your Holy One to destruction.  You have made me see the ways of life; I will be full of joy when I see your face.  My brothers, I may say to you openly that David came to his death, and was put in the earth, and his resting-place is with us today.  But being a prophet, and having in mind the oath which God had given to him, that of the fruit of his body one would take his place as a king,  He, having knowledge of the future, was talking of the coming again of Christ from the dead, that he was not kept in hell and his body did not see destruction.  This Jesus God has given back to life, of which we all are witnesses.  And so, being lifted up to the right hand of God, and having the Father's word that the Holy Spirit would come, he has sent this thing, which now you see and have knowledge of.  For David has not gone up into heaven, but says, himself, The Lord said to my Lord, Be seated at my right hand,  Till I put all those who are against you under your feet.  For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.  Now when these words came to their ears their hearts were troubled, and they said to Peter and the other Apostles, Brothers, what are we to do?  And 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.  For the word of God is for you and for your children and for all those who are far off, even all those who may be marked out by the Lord our God.  And with more such words he gave his witness, offering them salvation and saying, Come out from this evil generation.  Then those who gave hearing to his words had baptism: and about three thousand souls were joined to them that day.  And they kept their attention fixed on the Apostles' teaching and were united together in the taking of broken bread and in prayer.  But fear came on every soul: and all sorts of wonders and signs were done by the Apostles.  And all those who were of the faith kept together, and had all things in common;  And exchanging their goods and property for money, they made division of it among them all, as they had need.  And day by day, going in agreement together regularly to the Temple and, taking broken bread together in their houses, they took their food with joy and with true hearts,  Giving praise to God, and having the approval of all the people; and every day the number of those who had salvation was increased by the Lord.
See All...; Leviticus:20:9-13 Every man cursing his father or his mother is certainly to be put to death; because of his curse on his father or his mother, his blood will be on him.  And if a man has sex relations with another man's wife, even the wife of his neighbour, he and she are certainly to be put to death.  And the man who has sex relations with his father's wife has put shame on his father: the two of them are to be put to death; their blood will be on them.  And if a man has sex relations with his son's wife, the two of them are to be put to death: it is unnatural; their blood will be on them.  And if a man has sex relations with a man, the two of them have done a disgusting thing: let them be put to death; their blood will be on them.
See All...; Exodus:21:20-21 If a man gives his man-servant or his woman-servant blows with a rod, causing death, he is certainly to undergo punishment.  But, at the same time, if the servant goes on living for a day or two, the master is not to get punishment, for the servant is his property.
See All...; Genesis:1:1-31 At the first God made the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was waste and without form; and it was dark on the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God was moving on the face of the waters.  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  And God, looking on the light, saw that it was good: and God made a division between the light and the dark,  Naming the light, Day, and the dark, Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.  And God said, Let there be a solid arch stretching over the waters, parting the waters from the waters.  And God made the arch for a division between the waters which were under the arch and those which were over it: and it was so.  And God gave the arch the name of Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.  And God said, Let the waters under the heaven come together in one place, and let the dry land be seen: and it was so.  And God gave the dry land the name of Earth; and the waters together in their place were named Seas: and God saw that it was good.  And God said, Let grass come up on the earth, and plants producing seed, and fruit-trees giving fruit, in which is their seed, after their sort: and it was so.  And grass came up on the earth, and every plant producing seed of its sort, and every tree producing fruit, in which is its seed, of its sort: and God saw that it was good.  And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.  And God said, Let there be lights in the arch of heaven, for a division between the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for marking the changes of the year, and for days and for years:  And let them be for lights in the arch of heaven to give light on the earth: and it was so.  And God made the two great lights: the greater light to be the ruler of the day, and the smaller light to be the ruler of the night: and he made the stars.  And God put them in the arch of heaven, to give light on the earth;  To have rule over the day and the night, and for a division between the light and the dark: and God saw that it was good.  And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.  And God said, Let the waters be full of living things, and let birds be in flight over the earth under the arch of heaven.  And God made great sea-beasts, and every sort of living and moving thing with which the waters were full, and every sort of winged bird: and God saw that it was good.  And God gave them his blessing, saying, Be fertile and have increase, making all the waters of the seas full, and let the birds be increased in the earth.  And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.  And God said, Let the earth give birth to all sorts of living things, cattle and all things moving on the earth, and beasts of the earth after their sort: and it was so.  And God made the beast of the earth after its sort, and the cattle after their sort, and everything moving on the face of the earth after its sort: and God saw that it was good.  And God said, Let us make man in our image, like us: and let him have rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every living thing which goes flat on the earth.  And God made man in his image, in the image of God he made him: male and female he made them.  And God gave them his blessing and said to them, Be fertile and have increase, and make the earth full and be masters of it; be rulers over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing moving on the earth.  And God said, See, I have given you every plant producing seed, on the face of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit producing seed: they will be for your food:  And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the air and every living thing moving on the face of the earth I have given every green plant for food: and it was so.  And God saw everything which he had made and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
See All...; Mark:16:17And these signs will be with those who have faith: in my name they will send out evil spirits; and they will make use of new languages; See All...; Matthew:6:24No man is able to be a servant to two masters: for he will have hate for the one and love for the other, or he will keep to one and have no respect for the other. You may not be servants of God and of wealth. See All...; Matthew:6:7And in your prayer do not make use of the same words again and again, as the Gentiles do: for they have the idea that God will give attention to them because of the number of their words. See All...;