These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all diligence and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are those who testify of me.
Seek ye out that which is written in the book of the LORD and read; if one of these is lacking, none is missing with his mate, for his mouth has commanded it, and his same Spirit has gathered them.
For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, that having received from us the word to hear from God, ye received it not as the word of men, (but as it is in truth) the word of God, which effectually works in you that believe.
Neither have I separated myself from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law he meditates day and night.
I understand more than the elders because I keep thy precepts.
My eyes anticipate the night watches that I might meditate in thy spoken word.
If the wise will hear them, doctrine shall increase, and the man of understanding shall acquire wise counsel:
My son, if thou wilt receive my words and hide my commandments within thee
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
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?
But he that was planted in good ground is he that hears the word and understands it and who also bears the fruit and brings forth: one a hundredfold and another sixty and another thirty.
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses and in the prophets and in the psalms, concerning me.
Philip found Nathanael and said unto him, We have found him of whom Moses in the law and the prophets wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
So that those who gladly received his word were baptized, and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Immediately therefore I sent to thee, and thou hast done well to come. Now therefore we are all here present before God to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.
And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.
Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where the synagogue of the Jews was.
And ye were made imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word with much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Spirit:
and with all deception of iniquity working in those that perish because they did not receive the charity of the truth, to be saved.
and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto saving health by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
So then, leave all uncleanness and remains of malice and receive with meekness the word ingested within you, which is able to cause your souls to be saved.
Of which saving health the prophets, (who prophesied of the grace that was to come in you) have enquired and searched diligently;
as newborn babes, desire the rational milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby in health;
We have also the most sure word of the prophets, unto which ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts,
They are of the world; therefore, they speak of the world, and the world hears them.