For we are labourers together with God; ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone,
to order in Zion those that mourn, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
We then, as workers together with him, exhort you also that ye have not received the grace of God in vain.
And they, going forth, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with the signs which followed them. Amen.
rooted and built up in him and confirmed in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, well pleasing to God by Jesus, the Christ.
Thou dost visit the earth, and when thou hast caused it to want, thou dost greatly enrich it with the river of God, which is full of water; thou dost prepare their grain, according to thy will.
There shall be planted a handful of grain in the earth upon the tops of the mountains; its fruit shall thunder like Lebanon; and out of the city they shall blossom like the grass of the earth.
Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the Gentiles and planted it.
Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard in the horn of the sons of oil;
In that day sing ye unto the vineyard of the red wine.
Does the plowman plow all day to sow? does he open and break the clods of his ground?
And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
For as the earth brings forth her shoot and as the garden causes her seed to spring forth so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the Gentiles.
Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, a seed of Truth, all of her; how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?
In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen and close up its breaches; and I will raise up its ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
and speak unto him, saying, Thus spoke the LORD of the hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD.
Then he said unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
And he spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow;
Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house, and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, a small rock and upon the large rock I will build my congregation , and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against her.
For the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a man, the husband of a house, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
And when he was come into the temple, the princes of the priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
He also said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground
Do ye not say, There are yet four months and then comes harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest.
I AM the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom ye have of God, and that ye are not your own?
And what agreement does the temple of God have with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them and walk in them and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared that we should walk in them.
But if I tarry long, that thou may know how it is expedient to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the congregation of the living God, the pillar and base of the truth.
For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has built the house has more honour than the house.
but Christ as a son over his own house, which house we are, if we hold fast the confidence and the glorious hope firmly until the end.