giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
The house, while it was being built, was built of stone prepared at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built.
Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless the Lord your God.” And all the assembly blessed the Lord, the God of their fathers, and bowed low and did homage to the Lord and to the king.
For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.
So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture Will give thanks to You forever; To all generations we will tell of Your praise.
Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!
Return to your rest, O my soul, For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
“No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the Lord for an everlasting light, And your God for your glory.
“To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, For You have given me wisdom and power; Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You, For You have made known to us the king’s matter.”
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’”
and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree,
Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things.
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.
Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.
also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel,
one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself,
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession;
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,
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,
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God;
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.
Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed,
what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever.
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.