For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,
And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.
in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says, “ And let all the angels of God worship Him.”
“Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning.
Thus says the Lord, “As the new wine is found in the cluster, And one says, ‘Do not destroy it, for there is benefit in it,’ So I will act on behalf of My servants In order not to destroy all of them.
Jesus *said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me.”
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?” And they took offense at Him.
and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.
And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you?
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
Jesus answered and said, “ This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes.
All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.
For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.
Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be!
I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,
So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you,
so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
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?
I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.