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"For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother's womb.
"These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.
And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.
For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.
and through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses.
Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Does a young lion growl from his den unless he has captured something?
But when His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himself also went up, not publicly, but as if, in secret.
So the Jews were saying to the man who was cured, "It is the Sabbath, and it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet."
"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
He has caused my flesh and my skin to waste away, He has broken my bones.
"For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze," says the LORD of hosts, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch."
Does the LORD take delight in thousands of rams, In ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I present my firstborn for my rebellious acts, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
Others, to test Him, were demanding of Him a sign from heaven.
do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
"The person who sins will die The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son's iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.
"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
"See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity;
for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
"It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.
and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
"We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.
because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."
"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'
Then Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran.
For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and puts them out of the church.
"I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"
But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity.
For if someone sees you, who have knowledge, dining in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be strengthened to eat things sacrificed to idols?
to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge,
How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
"The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.
For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), "I am the LORD, and there is none else.
Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;
'Every survivor, at whatever place he may live, let the men of that place support him with silver and gold, with goods and cattle, together with a freewill offering for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.'"
'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.'
whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.
Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.
And the LORD said to him, "Name him Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will punish the house of Jehu for the bloodshed of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.
Professing to be wise, they became fools,
And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.
This He said, and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep."
One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, "Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!"
Then he said to them, "Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
"I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."
You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
"Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith.
Going on a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets.
When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, "Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?"
"Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father's wife.
For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.
"Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.
As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines,
"Now therefore, thus you shall say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people Israel.
The LORD hurled a great wind on the sea and there was a great storm on the sea so that the ship was about to break up.
Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God.
If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
But someone may well say, "You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works."
After some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us return and visit the brethren in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are."
"You are My friends if you do what I command you.
Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead),
When they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the leftover fragments so that nothing will be lost."
"See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
And He was saying, "Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will."
They came to a place named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, "Sit here until I have prayed."
"My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
And they came to Bethsaida And they brought a blind man to Jesus and implored Him to touch him.
"And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him."
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,
To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
Hear, O peoples, all of you; Listen, O earth and all it contains, And let the Lord GOD be a witness against you, The Lord from His holy temple.
"The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them.
"Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You are greatly despised.
"Moreover, what are you to Me, O Tyre, Sidon and all the regions of Philistia? Are you rendering Me a recompense? But if you do recompense Me, swiftly and speedily I will return your recompense on your head.
Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
"Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
"Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.
God called the light day, and the darkness He called night And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
"Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad."
"If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
"The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."
The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.
One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.
My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.
Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES."
But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish; in earlier times He treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He shall make it glorious, by the way of the sea, on the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles.
He said to me, "For 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be properly restored."
She made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and a razor shall never come on his head."
And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.] [And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.]
So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE.'"
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
When one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, "Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!"
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.
Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.
"If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,
On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:
"But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT,
Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep breeder, and used to pay the king of Israel 100,000 lambs and the wool of 100,000 rams.
"Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?'
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,
Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,
Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying,
'As for your male and female slaves whom you may have--you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you.
For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.
And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe."
Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, "O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM,
but I hope to see you shortly, and we will speak face to face.
"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man And He placed His right hand on me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them.
that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
The statement found approval with the whole congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch.
"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.
And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher She was advanced in years and had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
"When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations.
"Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
"Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!"
There were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the Less and Joses, and Salome.
"Behold, I am going to rebuke your offspring, and I will spread refuse on your faces, the refuse of your feasts; and you will be taken away with it.
but I have hated Esau, and I have made his mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness."
and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,
Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.
"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
"Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!
"But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."
They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha.
"You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;
They said to one another, "Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?"
"If because of the sabbath, you turn your foot From doing your own pleasure on My holy day, And call the sabbath a delight, the holy day of the LORD honorable, And honor it, desisting from your own ways, From seeking your own pleasure And speaking your own word,
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
So also it is written, "The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL " The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten.
Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house,
Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.
"For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
But Peter said, "By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean."
Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]'
For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.
Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers with the truth.
Then they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Him in order to trap Him in a statement.
Paul, called as an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
But Peter said, "I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene--walk!"
WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH;
Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas--Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren,
By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;
For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;
"This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness together with the angel who was speaking to him on Mount Sinai, and who was with our fathers; and he received living oracles to pass on to you.
He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;
"I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do.
shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;
If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.
And He said to him, "Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments."
And King Herod heard of it, for His name had become well known; and people were saying, "John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him."
Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
"I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.
And He came out and proceeded as was His custom to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him.
Seek from the book of the LORD, and read: Not one of these will be missing; None will lack its mate For His mouth has commanded, And His Spirit has gathered them.
you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.
But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel,
Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of people had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.
"When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?
But it is not as though the word of God has failed For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel;
"After He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified and said, 'I HAVE FOUND DAVID the son of Jesse, A MAN AFTER MY HEART, who will do all My will.'
Immediately the Spirit impelled Him to go out into the wilderness.
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.
"When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out from his house,
and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
And He went up on the mountain and summoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him.
Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come?
and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.
Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him.
for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.
"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
"I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;
"For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?
The children of your chosen sister greet you.
And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer.
"Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.
"But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.
When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.
You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
for He says, "AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU." Behold, now is "THE ACCEPTABLE TIME," behold, now is "THE DAY OF SALVATION"--
then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,
Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
"If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him.
and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
"Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
And hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.
She said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water?
And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
"But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.
The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have correctly said, 'I have no husband';
Now it happened that He was passing through some grainfields on a Sabbath; and His disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating the grain.
Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;
Then He said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves;
"Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol, To the recesses of the pit.
Therefore they said to Him, "What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?"
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"
to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.
In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.
and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.
"The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.
Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service,
David said to him, "How did things go? Please tell me." And he said, "The people have fled from the battle, and also many of the people have fallen and are dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also."
"The second is this, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen.
"So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.
Therefore it says, "WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN."
"For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
"Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.
Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?
Then the herald loudly proclaimed: "To you the command is given, O peoples, nations and men of every language,
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
"If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
"I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.
When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them.
Do all things without grumbling or disputing;
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
And immediately He entered the boat with His disciples and came to the district of Dalmanutha.
Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
"A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.
Then Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died; and she was left with her two sons.
But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?
but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.
He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly " Amen Come, Lord Jesus.
The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
Then He who sat on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped.
"And after the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, "I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith."
"If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained."
"The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
"Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven."
Looking at them, Jesus said, "With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God."
But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them; and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he kept making signs to them, and remained mute.
They said to me, "The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire."
Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, "TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE,
BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES, NOR ALLOW YOUR HOLY ONE TO UNDERGO DECAY.
For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
"They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.
For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion,
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.
"For affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble sprout from the ground,
Seth lived one hundred and five years, and became the father of Enosh.
But the Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites, does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead him away to water him?
The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.
"If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him."
"While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.
But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.
in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child.
And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
"Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FALSE VOWS, BUT SHALL FULFILL YOUR VOWS TO THE LORD.'
so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
On the next day, when they had left Bethany, He became hungry.
For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.
It happened year after year, as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she would provoke her; so she wept and would not eat.
"I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God I will gird you, though you have not known Me;
"From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.
The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
Now the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, and they said to David, "You shall not come in here, but the blind and lame will turn you away"; thinking, "David cannot enter here."
Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
"Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.
"To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: 'I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.
while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
And Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.
"Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT AND DUG A WINE PRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.
So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, "O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon."
You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
"I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'
Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
"And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'
and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, "I will follow You wherever You go."
Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
Do not speak against one another, brethren He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
"But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time.
In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.
"For behold, in those days and at that time, When I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you,
Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,
But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy.
And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him.
In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed.
for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.'
'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'
Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.
how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,
(Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out.
Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you.
When they did not find them, they began dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities, shouting, "These men who have upset the world have come here also;
"They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.
"For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
And Mary said, "Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
And they were giving him attention because he had for a long time astonished them with his magic arts.
Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed him, so that the mute man spoke and saw.
"It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, "Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him."
"Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Return to Me," declares the LORD of hosts, "that I may return to you," says the LORD of hosts.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.
"The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.
For the LORD is our judge, The LORD is our lawgiver, The LORD is our king; He will save us--
Then the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying,
A jealous and avenging God is the LORD; The LORD is avenging and wrathful The LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies.
And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the Water Gate, and they asked Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which the LORD had given to Israel.
and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.
But Jesus said to him, "No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.
'I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him;
"Then You performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh, Against all his servants and all the people of his land; For You knew that they acted arrogantly toward them, And made a name for Yourself as it is this day.
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Then I fell at his feet to worship him But he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
Then David said to him, "From where do you come?" And he said to him, "I have escaped from the camp of Israel."
"I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as you all are today.
And he said, "Hear me, brethren and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,
Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.
so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me.
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
"I am the bread of life.
youths in whom was no defect, who were good-looking, showing intelligence in every branch of wisdom, endowed with understanding and discerning knowledge, and who had ability for serving in the king's court; and he ordered him to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans.
Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side to Bethsaida, while He Himself was sending the crowd away.
"You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.
What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten; And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten.
When the days of his priestly service were ended, he went back home.
"I have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?
The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him.
When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom,
For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
"The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;
I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
"that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you."
"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
So Hazael went to meet him and took a gift in his hand, even every kind of good thing of Damascus, forty camels' loads; and he came and stood before him and said, "Your son Ben-hadad king of Aram has sent me to you, saying, 'Will I recover from this sickness?'"
For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting;
For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour,
So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.
"Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders?
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
"I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours;
"For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself;
"No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD.
a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,
that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word."
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.
the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!"
And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
"But as for you, go your way to the end; then you will enter into rest and rise again for your allotted portion at the end of the age."
wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him--
But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
So Jesus said, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me.
so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
But He said to them, "I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose."
And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
"Bring your worthless offerings no longer, Incense is an abomination to Me New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies-- I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly.
"I do not speak of all of you I know the ones I have chosen; but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'HE WHO EATS MY BREAD HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST ME.'
And he was saying, "Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!"
This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: "HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES."
So the chief priests of the Jews were saying to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews'; but that He said, 'I am King of the Jews.'"
So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.
The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone.
'Give us this day our daily bread.
"This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men."
Thus says the LORD, "Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest?
Her rival, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.
The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.
The word of the LORD came to me saying, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" And I said, "I see a rod of an almond tree."
Though all the peoples walk Each in the name of his god, As for us, we will walk In the name of the LORD our God forever and ever.
The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.
He said, "The LORD roars from Zion And from Jerusalem He utters His voice; And the shepherds' pasture grounds mourn, And the summit of Carmel dries up."
"Be broken, O peoples, and be shattered; And give ear, all remote places of the earth. Gird yourselves, yet be shattered; Gird yourselves, yet be shattered.
How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.
Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.
Then I said, "Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts."
"But woe to you Pharisees! For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
"And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead.
and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things;
Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, "Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it.
For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,
In His teaching He was saying: "Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places,
But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
I give my opinion in this matter, for this is to your advantage, who were the first to begin a year ago not only to do this, but also to desire to do it.
"But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence."
Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;
even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you,
"Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he was the Christ,
They were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King At His wrath the earth quakes, And the nations cannot endure His indignation.
She, greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.
Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and said, "I will sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted; The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea.
For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of God.
"So if they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or, 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals.
and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.
The girl was very beautiful; and she became the king's nurse and served him, but the king did not cohabit with her.
For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
They were amazed and astonished, saying, "Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
"I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.
Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers and elders of the people,
And rend your heart and not your garments " Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.
Do not quench the Spirit;
And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,
Now there was a certain man from Ramathaim-zophim from the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.
which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this--not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way.
Your adornment must not be merely external--braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;
When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me."
"Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people;
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,
"And he reported to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house, and saying, 'Send to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called Peter, brought here;
Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said.
and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.
"And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades!
but to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, but the LORD had closed her womb.
Her prophets are reckless, treacherous men; Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.
For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens;
"Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, And declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins.
"Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past.
Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no delight in them";
They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding;
The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
"Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil.
And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.
After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God;
But the sons of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly mighty, so that the land was filled with them.
So they searched for a beautiful girl throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
"And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."
For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
"Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master ' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.
What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?
"Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us--
The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.
And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made four parts, a part to every soldier and also the tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece.
Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.
Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
AND ALL FLESH WILL SEE THE SALVATION OF GOD.'"
"But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.
who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,
Then the LORD answered me and said, "Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.
His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.
Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching.
You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son;
'I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot.
"Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place; Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.
Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,
"If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
"Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man.
Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven.
who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"And so, because he was a prophet and knew that GOD HAD SWORN TO HIM WITH AN OATH TO SEAT one OF HIS DESCENDANTS ON HIS THRONE,
So the other disciples were saying to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."
if somehow I might move to jealousy my fellow countrymen and save some of them.
(Now this expression, "He ascended," what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth?
Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?
Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.
But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?
"Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.
"He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.
And he led Him to Jerusalem and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here;
Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love.
And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.
Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples."
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God;
And He was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and proceeding on His way to Jerusalem.
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
When the apostles returned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done Taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a city called Bethsaida.
"But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, 'Son, go work today in the vineyard.'
Each man said to his mate, "Come, let us cast lots so we may learn on whose account this calamity has struck us " So they cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah.
If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.
"Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.
Alas, you who are longing for the day of the LORD, For what purpose will the day of the LORD be to you? It will be darkness and not light;
If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble? If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD done it?
I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
"I saw a dream and it made me fearful; and these fantasies as I lay on my bed and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.
"Though He slay me, I will hope in Him Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later;
For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;
remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;
"Now if You slay this people as one man, then the nations who have heard of Your fame will say,
the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;
and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem, which he saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
For to you it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel's sake,
But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.
Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?"
"The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)--
For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
The Jews answered Him, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God."
I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, "This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?"
By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.
"And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God;
and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.
"Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.
so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
Then the men became extremely frightened and they said to him, "How could you do this?" For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.
They pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to bear His cross.
Then Elkanah her husband said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep and why do you not eat and why is your heart sad? Am I not better to you than ten sons?"
"All the sinners of My people will die by the sword, Those who say, 'The calamity will not overtake or confront us.'
FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.
From there they went out and began to go through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know about it.
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching;
Samuel said, "Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.
A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.
After these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
With what shall I come to the LORD And bow myself before the God on high? Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings, With yearling calves?
God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,
When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
"The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.
for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.
So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.
For in what respect were you treated as inferior to the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not become a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!
But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak.
"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
"But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity."
'He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.
Then the heads of fathers' households of Judah and Benjamin and the priests and the Levites arose, even everyone whose spirit God had stirred to go up and rebuild the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.
we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
"HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; HE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT.
The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection.
(Now all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new.)
So Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob; and worthless fellows gathered themselves about Jephthah, and they went out with him.
who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS:
Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed would come to whom the promise had been made.
"The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross.
'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'"
"But go and learn what this means: 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him.
And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME."
He said, "Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you."
"In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
"But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.
"This is He on behalf of whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'
Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?"
"You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth."
Then they will cry out to the LORD, But He will not answer them Instead, He will hide His face from them at that time Because they have practiced evil deeds.
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, "I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone,
Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
"Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed--for our testimony to you was believed.
If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,
and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.
"Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.
Now it came about, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli was watching her mouth.
So they said to him, "What should we do to you that the sea may become calm for us?"--for the sea was becoming increasingly stormy.
from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.