And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, a small rock and upon the large rock I will build my congregation , and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against her.
And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jonah: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
Now therefore ye are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints and of the household of God,
And he is the head of the body, the congregation , who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? Or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
I said in the cutting off of my days; I shall go to the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the residue of my years.
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: the first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee and John his brother;
praising God and having grace with all the people. And the Lord added to the congregation daily such as should be saved.
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
that in blessing I will bless thee and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gates of his enemies;
Then the king said unto them, I will do what seems best unto you. And the king stood beside the gate, and all the people came out by hundreds and by thousands.
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer from those that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
They that sat in the gate spoke against me, and I was the song of the drunkards.
Those that trust in the LORD are as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed but abides for ever.
Happy is the man that has filled his quiver with them: he shall not be ashamed when he speaks with the enemies in the gate.
Wisdom, is too high for a fool; he shall not open his mouth in the gate.
And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits upon the throne of judgment, and for strength to those that turn the battle to the gate.
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the slaves of the LORD, and their justice from me, said the LORD.
and speak unto him, saying, Thus spoke the LORD of the hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD.
And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to Hades, for if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in those of Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the congregation ; but if he neglects to hear the congregation, let him be unto thee as a worldly man and a publican.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the congregation which was at Jerusalem, and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
Who shall accuse the chosen of God's? God is he that justifies them.
For we are labourers together with God; ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
O death, where is thy sting? O Hades, where is thy victory?
and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship that we should go unto the Gentiles, and they unto the circumcision.
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the congregation the manifold wisdom of God,
Husbands, love your wives even as the Christ also loved the congregation and gave himself for her,
This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the congregation .
(for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the congregation of God?)
But if I tarry long, that thou may know how it is expedient to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the congregation of the living God, the pillar and base of the truth.
For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has built the house has more honour than the house.
Therefore, receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us hold fast to the grace, by which we serve God, pleasing him with reverence and godly fear:
And the seventh angel sounded the trumpet, and there were great voices in the heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are reduced unto our Lord and to his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near unto the gates of death.