But that on the good ground are those who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it and bring forth fruit with patience.
being filled with fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
which is come unto you, as it is in all the world, and brings forth fruit, as it does also in you, since the day ye heard it and knew the grace of God in truth,
for patience is necessary, so that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul, that thou may live.
My feet have held to his steps, I have kept his way, and have not departed.
Blessed is the man that does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful.
Thy spoken word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee.
Therefore I have loved thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.
My son, forget not my law, but let thine heart keep my commandments:
Thy words were found, and I ate them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for thy name was called upon me, O LORD God of the hosts.
But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, said the LORD, I will give my law in their souls and write it in their hearts and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
and the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger.
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.
The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil, for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
But he said, Rather, blessed are those that hear the word of God and keep it.
If ye love me, keep my commandments;
He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me; and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, even as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
to those who persevered in well doing, glory and honour and incorruption, to those who seek eternal life;
But now freed from sin and made slaves to God, ye have as your fruit sanctification and as the end, everlasting life.
Likewise ye also, my brethren, are become dead to the law in the body of the Christ that ye should belong to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
And I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing; for I have the desire, but I am not able to perform that which is good.
Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing but the keeping of the commandments of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is this: Charity, joy, peace, tolerance, gentleness, goodness, faith,
For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God,
Brethren, I do not reckon to have laid hold of it yet, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and extending myself unto those things which are ahead,
that ye might walk worthy of the Lord, pleasing him in everything, being fruitful in every good work, and growing in the knowledge of God,
Therefore, it is necessary that we with more diligence keep the things which we have heard, so that we do not fall.
But we desire that each one of you show the same diligence until the end for the fulfillment of your hope,
and the patience finishes the work, that ye may be perfect and entire, not lacking in anything.
Do not err, my beloved brethren.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Be patient, therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently until it receives the early and latter rain.
Having therefore left all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envies and all murmurings,
And in this we do know that we have known him if we keep his commandments.