We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;
yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—
Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.
that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
“See, I have taught you statutes and judgments just as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should do thus in the land where you are entering to possess it.
“O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.
In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.
“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.
To whom shall I speak and give warning That they may hear? Behold, their ears are closed And they cannot listen. Behold, the word of the Lord has become a reproach to them; They have no delight in it.
“Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me.
‘Behold, the day! Behold, it is coming! Your doom has gone forth; the rod has budded, arrogance has blossomed.
then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head.
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?
teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.
for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.
and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you,
And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him.
and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.”
The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)—
But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus.
Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “ This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ.”
And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.
For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.
Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past,
but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,
But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.
I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
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?
For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.
For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach to you, for we were the first to come even as far as you in the gospel of Christ;
For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.
To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;
and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you.
But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.
equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
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,