And, those upon the rock, are they who, as soon as they hear, with joy, welcome the word; and, these, not having, root, are they who, for a season, believe, - and, in a season of testing, draw back.
A lawless man craveth the prey of the wicked, but, the root of the righteous, is enduring.
Yet, me - day by day, do they seek, And in the knowledge of my ways, they delight, - Like a nation that had done righteousness, And the justice of their God, had not forsaken They ask of me the just regulations, In approaching God, they delight.
And lo! thou art to them - As a bewitching song, Of one with a beautiful voice. And skilfully touching the strings, - So will they hear thy words, And yet be going to do none of them.
What can I do unto thee, O Ephraim? What can I do unto thee, O Judah? for, your lovingkindness, is like a morning cloud, yea, like the dew, early departing!
for, Herod, stood in fear of John, knowing him to be a man righteous and holy, - and was keeping him safe; and, when he heard him, he paid earnest heed, and, with pleasure, used to listen to him.
He, was the burning and shining lamp, and, ye, were willing to exult, for an hour, in his light.
Surely ye should say - Why should we persecute him? seeing, the root of the matter, is found in me.
They believed therefore in his words, They sang his praise.
A son of earth, shall not be established, by lawlessness, but, the root of the righteous, shall not be disturbed.
And, he on the rocky places sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, and, straightway, with joy, receiveth it;
And these are likewise they upon the rocky places sown, - who, as soon as they hear the word, straightway, with joy receive it,
Simon! Simon! lo! Satan, hath claimed you, to sift as wheat;
Now, when he was in Jerusalem, during the passover, during the feast, many, believed on his name, viewing his signs which he was doing.
As he was speaking these things, many, believed on him.
Nevertheless, however, even from among the rulers, many believed on him; but, because of the Pharisees, they were not confessing him, lest, excommunicants from the synagogue, they should be made;
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, He taketh it away; and, every one that beareth, fruit, He pruneth it, that, more fruit, it may bear.
If one abide not me, he is cast out as the branch, and withered, and they gather them, - and, into fire, they cast them, and they are burned.
And, Simon himself also, believed; and, having been immersed, was in constant attendance on Philip, - and, beholding signs and great works of power coming to pass, was astonished.
And, though I have the gift of prophesying, and know all sacred secrets, and all knowledge, - and though I have all faith, so as to be removing mountains, and have not, love, I am, nothing;
Through which also ye are being saved, - if ye hold fast, with what discourse, I announced the joyful message unto you; unless indeed, in vain, ye believed.
O thoughtless Galatians! who hath bewitched you, - before whose very eyes, Jesus Christ, was openly set forth as a crucified one?
Such things, suffered ye, in vain, - if at least it is even in vain?
Where, then, is the happiness ye accounted yours? For I bear you witness - that, if possible, your eyes, ye would have dug out, and given unto me.
That the Christ may dwell, through means of your faith, in your hearts, in love, having become rooted and founded,
If, at least, ye are abiding still in the faith, founded and firm, and not to be moved away from the hope of the glad-message which ye have heard, which hath been proclaimed in all creation which is under heaven, - of which, I Paul, have become minister.
Rooted, and being built up, in him, and making yourselves sure in your faith, even as ye have been taught, - surpassing therein with thanksgiving.
For this cause, I also, no longer concealing my anxiety, sent, that I might get to know your faith, lest by any means he that tempteth, should have tempted you, and, in vain, should have been our toil.
Holding faith and a good conscience, - which some, thrusting from them, concerning their faith, have made shipwreck: -
Men who, concerning the truth, have erred, affirming, a resurrection, already, to have taken place, and are overthrowing the faith, of some.
We, however, are not of a drawing back unto destruction, but, of faith, unto an acquisition of life.
Just as, the body, apart from spirit, is dead, so, our faith also, apart from works, is dead.
For, if, having escaped from the defilements of the world by a personal knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, but, by the same having again become entangled, they are defeated, the, last, state hath become, for them, worse than, the first;
There hath befallen them the thing spoken of in the true proverb - A dog, turning back unto his own vomit, and - A sow, as soon as washed, unto wallowing in mire.
From among us, they went out, but they were not of us; for, if, of us, they had been, they would in that case have abode with us; but it came to pass in order that they might be made manifest, because, all, are not of us.
These are they - who, in your love-feasts, are hidden rocks, as they fare sumptuously together, fearlessly, themselves, shepherding, - clouds without water, by winds swept along, trees autumnal, fruitless, twice dead, uprooted,