Christ in the Bible

Meaning: anointed

Exact Match

The neighbor women gave him a name, saying, “A son (grandson) has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed (worshiper). He is the father of Jesse, the father of David [the ancestor of Jesus Christ].

Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David [the king of Israel and the ancestor of Jesus Christ].


The kings of the earth take their stand;
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and His Anointed (the Davidic King, the Messiah, the Christ), saying,

Understand this then, and mark it well: That from the time it shall be concluded to go and repair Jerusalem again, unto Christ, the anointed Prince: there shall be seven weeks.Then shall the streets and walls be builded again sixty two weeks, but with hard troublous time.

After these sixty two weeks, shall Christ be slain, and they shall have no pleasure in him. Then shall there come a people with the prince, and destroy the city and the Sanctuary: and his end shall come as the water flood. But the desolation shall continue till the end of the battle.

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

But whoever disowns me in front of people [i.e., denies that I am the Christ, or that he is a disciple. See John 18:15-17, 25-27], I will disown him in front of my Father in heaven.

While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ?

Therefore, if people say to you, 'Look, he [i.e., Christ. See verse 23] is in the desert,' do not go out there. [Or if they say], 'Look, he is in an inside room,' do not believe him.

Wherever there is a dead body, [you can expect to see] vultures gathered there. [Note: This may mean that such a significant event as the coming of Christ would surely not go unnoticed].

Barabbas, or Jesus, who is called Christ? for he knew that out of envy they had delivered Him up.

And coming out of their tombs after Christ's resurrection they entered the holy city and showed themselves to many.

and he cured many that were sick with divers diseases, and, many demons, he cast out, and suffered not the demons to be talking, - because they knew him to be Christ.

And the chief priests likewise scoffing at Him among themselves, with the scribes, said, He saved others, Himself He cannot save: let Christ,

Afterwards he appeared at table to the eleven themselves and reproached them for their unbelief and dulness of mind, because they had not believed those who saw him risen from the dead. [But they excused themselves, saying, "This age of lawlessness and unbelief lies under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God; therefore," they said to Christ, "reveal your righteousness now." Christ answered them, "The term of years for Satan's power has now expired, but other terrors are at hand. I was delivered to death on behalf of sinners, that they might return to the truth and sin no more, that they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven."]

exactly as they were handed down to us by those [with personal experience] who from the beginning [of Christ’s ministry] were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word [that is, of the teaching concerning salvation through faith in Christ],

whether perhaps he were the Christ, John answered, saying to all of them. "I indeed am baptizing you in water, but One is coming after me, mightier than I, whose shoe-latchet I am not worthy to unloose. He shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and in fire.

Peter answering said, The Christ of God. But he straitly charged and commanded them,

"And I tell you, every person who acknowledges me in front of people [i.e., to be his Lord and Christ], the Son of man will also acknowledge him in front of God's angels.

But that person who disowns me in front of people [i.e., denies that I am the Christ, or that he is a disciple. See John 18:15-17, 25-27], will be disowned in front of God's angels.

And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great splendor [Note: This no doubt refers to the second coming of Christ. See II Pet. 3:9-10; Matt. 24:30-31; Rev. 1:7].

And, when it became day, the Eldership of the people was gathered together - both High-priests and Scribes, - and they led him away into their high-council, saying - If, thou, art the Christ, tell us!

So, they all asked [Him], "Then are you the Son of God?" And He answered them, "You [are right to] say that I am [the Christ]."

He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him: We have found the Messiah; (which, when translated, is the Christ;)

Now while He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many people, because they saw the wonder-works which He was performing, trusted in Him as the Christ.

Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is in truth the prophet. Others said, This is the Christ.

{Joh 7:538:12: This passage is omitted as ungenuine by Tischendorf and most critical editors of the Greek Testament. It is found in some manuscripts, but not in the most ancient. It is, however, very generally regarded as a genuine relic of the teaching of Christ, though not forming a part of the fourth Gospel. I give it in the text of Tregelles, omitting the words which he incloses in brackets. Tregelles, however, does not suppose it to be genuine.} [And they went each to his house;

If thou art the Christ, tell us openly. Jesus responded, I told you, and you do not believe: the works which I do in the name of my Father, these testify concerning me.

Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they would not confess Jesus to be the Christ, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue.

From now on I am telling you [what will happen] before it occurs, so that when it does take place you may believe that I am He [who I say I am—the Christ, the Anointed, the Messiah].

He will cut off [See verse 6] every branch [i.e., follower of Christ] who is in [fellowship with] me that does not bear fruit. And He will prune every branch that does bear fruit, so it will bear more fruit.

And the time will come when every person who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved' [i.e., whoever appeals to God through obedient faith in Christ].

Thematic Bible



And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to you; take away this cup from me: but even so let not my pleasure, but yours be done.

Then Jesus said to Peter, Put back your sword: am I not to take the cup which my Father has given to me?


And he got together his twelve disciples and gave them the power of driving out unclean spirits, and of making well all sorts of disease and pain.

And he went up into the mountain, and sent for those whom it was his pleasure to have with him: and they went to him.

But I put no value on my life, if only at the end of it I may see the work complete which was given to me by the Lord Jesus, to be a witness of the good news of the grace of God.

Through whom grace has been given to us, sending us out to make disciples to the faith among all nations, for his name:


Jesus then said to them, Truly I say to you, What Moses gave you was not the bread from heaven; it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. The bread of God is the bread which comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world. Ah, Lord, they said, give us that bread for ever! read more.
And this was the answer of Jesus: I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be in need of food, and he who has faith in me will never be in need of drink.


Then again Jesus said to them, I am the light of the world; he who comes with me will not be walking in the dark but will have the light of life.

For the first Tent was made ready, having in it the vessels for the lights and the table and the ordering of the bread; and this is named the holy place.

And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, I see a light-support, made all of gold, with its cup on the top of it and seven lights on it; and there are seven pipes to every one of the lights which are on the top of it;


For this reason, holy brothers, marked out to have a part in heaven, give thought to Jesus the representative and high priest of our faith;

Now I, Paul, myself make request to you by the quiet and gentle behaviour of Christ, I who am poor in spirit when with you, but who say what is in my mind to you without fear when I am away from you:

Take my yoke on you and become like me, for I am gentle and without pride, and you will have rest for your souls;

Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him give up all, and take up his cross, and come after me.

I have given you an example, so that you may do what I have done to you.

Now may the God who gives comfort and strength in waiting make you of the same mind with one another in harmony with Christ Jesus:

Let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus,

Being gentle to one another and having forgiveness for one another, if anyone has done wrong to his brother, even as the Lord had forgiveness for you:

Having our eyes fixed on Jesus, the guide and end of our faith, who went through the pains of the cross, not caring for the shame, because of the joy which was before him, and who has now taken his place at the right hand of God's seat of power.

This is God's purpose for you: because Jesus himself underwent punishment for you, giving you an example, so that you might go in his footsteps:


I will give them a prophet from among themselves, like you, and I will put my words in his mouth, and he will say to them whatever I give him orders to say.

And the people said, This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.

And though they had a desire to take him, they were in fear of the people, because in their eyes he was a prophet.

But others said, It is Elijah. And others said, It is a prophet, even like one of the prophets.

And fear came on all, and they gave praise to God, saying, A great prophet is among us: and, God has given thought to his people.

But I have to go on my way today and tomorrow and the third day, for it is not right for a prophet to come to his death outside Jerusalem.

And he said to them, What things? And they said, The things to do with Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, great in his acts and his words, before God and all the people:

The woman said to him, Sir, I see that you are a prophet.

And when the people saw the sign which he had done, they said, Truly, this is the prophet who is to come into the world.

When these words came to their ears, some of the people said, This is certainly the prophet.

Again they said to the blind man, What have you to say about him for opening your eyes? And he said, He is a prophet.

For Moses said, The Lord will give you a prophet from among your people, like me; you will give ear to everything which he will say to you.


And without argument, great is the secret of religion: He who was seen in the flesh, who was given God's approval in the spirit, was seen by the angels, of whom the good news was given among the nations, in whom the world had faith, who was taken up in glory.

Who is the image of the unseen God and existed before all living things;

And Simon Peter made answer and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.

From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God. This Word was from the first in relation with God.

But was marked out as Son of God in power by the Holy Spirit through the coming to life again of the dead; Jesus Christ our Lord,

Whose are the fathers, and of whom came Christ in the flesh, who is over all, God, to whom be blessing for ever. So be it.

For in him all the wealth of God's being has a living form,

Which at the right time he will make clear, who is the eternal and only Ruler, King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Who, being the outshining of his glory, the true image of his substance, supporting all things by the word of his power, having given himself as an offering making clean from sins, took his seat at the right hand of God in heaven;

And on his robe and on his leg is a name, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.


While it is day we have to do the works of him who sent me: the night comes when no work may be done.

And king Herod had news of him, because his name was on the lips of all; and he said, John the Baptist has come back from the dead, and for this reason these powers are working in him.

Now when John had news in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples

Then he went on to say hard things to the towns where most of his works of power were done, because they had not been turned from their sins.

And coming into his country, he gave them teaching in their Synagogue, so that they were greatly surprised and said, Where did this man get this wisdom and these works of power?

And when the Sabbath day had come, he was teaching in the Synagogue; and a number of people hearing him were surprised, saying, From where did this man get these things? and, What is the wisdom given to this man, and what are these works of power done by his hands?

And when he came near the foot of the Mountain of Olives, all the disciples with loud voices gave praise to God with joy, because of all the great works which they had seen;

But the witness which I have is greater than that of John: the work which the Father has given me to do, the very work which I am now doing, is a witness that the Father has sent me.

Jesus said in answer, I have said it and you have no belief: the works which I do in my Father's name, these give witness about me.

But if I am doing them, then have belief in the works even if you have no belief in me; so that you may see clearly and be certain that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.

Have faith that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me: at least, have faith in me because of what I do.

If I had not done among them the works which no other man ever did, they would have had no sin: but now they have seen, and they have had hate in their hearts for me and my Father.


The thief comes only to take the sheep and to put them to death: he comes for their destruction: I have come so that they may have life and have it in greater measure.

Even as the Son of man did not come to have servants, but to be a servant, and to give his life for the salvation of men.

For the Son of man came to make search for those who are wandering from the way, and to be their Saviour.

And Jesus said, I came into this world to be a judge, so that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.

Let there be no thought that I have come to put an end to the law or the prophets. I have not come for destruction, but to make complete.

But he said to them, I have to give the good news of the kingdom of God in other towns, because that is why I was sent.

I came to send a fire on the earth, and it may even now have been lighted.

God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.

And if any man gives ear to my words and does not keep them, I am not his judge: I did not come to be judge of the world but to give salvation to the world.

Then Pilate said to him, Are you then a king? Jesus made answer, You say that I am a king. For this purpose was I given birth, and for this purpose I came into the world, that I might give witness to what is true. Every lover of what is true gives ear to my voice.

It is a true saying, in which all may put their faith, that Christ Jesus came into the world to give salvation to sinners, of whom I am the chief:


And when Jesus was going from there, he saw a man whose name was Matthew, seated at the place where taxes were taken; and he said to him, Come after me. And he got up and went after him.

And straight away they let go the nets and went after him.

Everyone, then, to whom my words come and who does them, will be like a wise man who made his house on a rock;

And the disciples went and did as Jesus had given them orders,

And the disciples did as Jesus had said to them; and they made ready the Passover.

And Simon, answering, said, Master, we were working all night and we took nothing: but at your word I will let down the nets.

Everyone who comes to me and gives ear to my words and does them, I will make clear to you what he is like:

Jesus said to the servants, Make the pots full of water. And they made them full to the top.

And Mary, hearing this, got up quickly and went to him.

He who has my laws and keeps them, he it is who has love for me: and he who has love for me will be loved by my Father, and I will have love for him and will let myself be seen clearly by him.

And he said to them, Let down the net on the right side of the boat and you will get some. So they put it in the water and now they were not able to get it up again because of the great number of fish.


And one of the rulers said to me, Do not be sad: see, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome, and has power to undo the book and its seven stamps.

And a woman of Canaan came out from those parts, crying and saying, Have pity on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is greatly troubled with an unclean spirit.

The book of the generations of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

And all the people were surprised and said, Is not this the Son of David?

And those who went before him, and those who came after, gave loud cries, saying, Glory to the Son of David: A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord: Glory in the highest.

And some of them, turning in protest, gave him an order to be quiet: but he went on crying out all the more, Son of David, have mercy on me.

And Jesus, when he was teaching in the Temple, said, How do the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David?

Do not the Writings say that the Christ comes of the seed of David and from Beth-lehem, the little town where David was?

About his Son who, in the flesh, came from the family of David,

Keep in mind Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, who came back from the dead, as my good news gives witness:


And one of the rulers said to me, Do not be sad: see, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome, and has power to undo the book and its seven stamps.

And a woman of Canaan came out from those parts, crying and saying, Have pity on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is greatly troubled with an unclean spirit.

The book of the generations of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

And all the people were surprised and said, Is not this the Son of David?

And those who went before him, and those who came after, gave loud cries, saying, Glory to the Son of David: A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord: Glory in the highest.

And some of them, turning in protest, gave him an order to be quiet: but he went on crying out all the more, Son of David, have mercy on me.

And Jesus, when he was teaching in the Temple, said, How do the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David?

Do not the Writings say that the Christ comes of the seed of David and from Beth-lehem, the little town where David was?

About his Son who, in the flesh, came from the family of David,

Keep in mind Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, who came back from the dead, as my good news gives witness:


But now his position as priest is higher. because through him God has made a better agreement with man, based on the giving of better things.

Saying, What you see, put in a book, and send it to the seven churches; to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamos and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.

Truly, I give baptism with water to those of you whose hearts are changed; but he who comes after me is greater than I, whose shoes I am not good enough to take up: he will give you baptism with the Holy Spirit and with fire:

He who comes from heaven is greater than all others: he who comes from earth is of the earth, and of the earth are his words: he who comes from heaven is over all.

You give me the name of Master and Lord: and you are right; that is what I am.

For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.

And for this purpose Christ went into death and came back again, that he might be the Lord of the dead and of the living.

And he is the head of the body, the church: the starting point of all things, the first to come again from the dead; so that in all things he might have the chief place.

Having become by so much better than the angels, as the name which is his heritage is more noble than theirs.

And it was right for this man to have more honour than Moses, even as the builder of a house has more honour than the house.


But now his position as priest is higher. because through him God has made a better agreement with man, based on the giving of better things.

Saying, What you see, put in a book, and send it to the seven churches; to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamos and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.

Truly, I give baptism with water to those of you whose hearts are changed; but he who comes after me is greater than I, whose shoes I am not good enough to take up: he will give you baptism with the Holy Spirit and with fire:

He who comes from heaven is greater than all others: he who comes from earth is of the earth, and of the earth are his words: he who comes from heaven is over all.

You give me the name of Master and Lord: and you are right; that is what I am.

For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.

And for this purpose Christ went into death and came back again, that he might be the Lord of the dead and of the living.

And he is the head of the body, the church: the starting point of all things, the first to come again from the dead; so that in all things he might have the chief place.

Having become by so much better than the angels, as the name which is his heritage is more noble than theirs.

And it was right for this man to have more honour than Moses, even as the builder of a house has more honour than the house.


And he will send out his angels with a great sound of a horn, and they will get his saints together from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

But when the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then will he be seated in his glory:

And to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus comes from heaven with the angels of his power in flames of fire,

And he said to him, Truly I say to you all, You will see heaven opening and God's angels going up and coming down on the Son of man.

And an angel from heaven came to him, to give him strength.

Does it not seem possible to you that if I make request to my Father he will even now send me an army of angels?

And suddenly there was with the angel a great band of spirits from heaven, giving praise to God, and saying,

And again, when he is sending his only Son into the world, he says, Let all the angels of God give him worship.

And I saw, and there came to my ears the sound of a great number of angels round about the high seat and the beasts and the rulers; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;


Because Christ once went through pain for sins, the upright one taking the place of sinners, so that through him we might come back to God; being put to death in the flesh, but given life in the Spirit;

And from Jesus Christ, the true witness, the first to come back from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who had love for us and has made us clean from our sins by his blood;

Greater love has no man than this, that a man gives up his life for his friends.

And be living in love, even as Christ had love for you, and gave himself up for us, an offering to God for a perfume of a sweet smell.

Who gave himself for our sins, so that he might make us free from this present evil world, after the purpose of our God and Father:

Who gave himself for us, so that he might make us free from all wrongdoing, and make for himself a people clean in heart and on fire with good works.

For you see the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, how though he had wealth, he became poor on your account, so that through his need you might have wealth.

For then he would have undergone a number of deaths from the time of the making of the world: but now he has come to us at the end of the old order, to put away sin by the offering of himself.

In this we see what love is, because he gave his life for us; and it is right for us to give our lives for the brothers.


I have said all these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble: but take heart! I have overcome the world.

For this cause he will have a heritage with the great, and he will have a part in the goods of war with the strong, because he gave up his life, and was numbered with the evil-doers; taking on himself the sins of the people, and making prayer for the wrongdoers.

The crushed stem will not be broken by him; and the feebly burning light will he not put out, till he has made righteousness overcome all.

Then comes the end, when he will give up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he will have put an end to all rule and to all authority and power.

To him who overcomes I will give a place with me on my high seat, even as I overcame, and am seated with my Father on his high seat.

And one of the rulers said to me, Do not be sad: see, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome, and has power to undo the book and its seven stamps.

And I saw a white horse, and he who was seated on it had a bow; and there was given to him a crown: and he went out with power to overcome.

These will make war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because he is the Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with him are named, marked out, and true.


Now to him who is able to make you strong in agreement with the good news which I gave you and the preaching of Jesus Christ, in the light of the revelation of that secret which has been kept through times eternal,

And without argument, great is the secret of religion: He who was seen in the flesh, who was given God's approval in the spirit, was seen by the angels, of whom the good news was given among the nations, in whom the world had faith, who was taken up in glory.

So that their hearts may be comforted, and that being joined together in love, they may come to the full wealth of the certain knowledge of the secret of God, even Christ,

But we give the news of the secret wisdom of God, which he had kept in store before the world came into existence, for our glory;

Having made clear to us the secret of his purpose, in agreement with the design which he had in mind, to put into his hands

By the reading of which you will be clear about my knowledge of the secret of Christ;

To whom God was pleased to give knowledge of the wealth of the glory of this secret among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

And making prayer for us, that God may give us an open door for the preaching of the word, the secret of Christ, for which I am now in chains;


Jesus said to her, Do not put your hand on me, for I have not gone up to the Father: but go to my brothers and say to them, I go up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.

For Christ did not go into a holy place which had been made by men's hands as the copy of the true one; but he went into heaven itself, and now takes his place before the face of God for us.

Who has gone into heaven, and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been put under his rule.

And while he was doing so, he went from them and was taken up into heaven.

What then will you say if you see the Son of man going up to where he was before?

You have gone up on high, taking your prisoners with you; you have taken offerings from men; the Lord God has taken his place on the seat of his power.

For this reason he says, He went up on high, taking his prisoners with him, and gave freely to men.

And when he had said these things, while they were looking, he was taken up, and went from their view into a cloud.

So then the Lord Jesus, after he had said these words to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God.

Having then a great high priest, who has made his way through the heavens, even Jesus the Son of God, let us be strong in our faith.


But I am certain that he who will take up my cause is living, and that in time to come he will take his place on the dust;

The Lord, who has taken up your cause, the Holy One of Israel, says, Because of you I have sent to Babylon, and made all their seers come south, and the Chaldaeans whose cry is in the ships.


For their saviour is strong, and he will take up their cause against you.

Have no fear, you worm Jacob, and you men of Israel; I will be your helper, says the Lord, even he who takes up your cause, the Holy One of Israel.

The Lord, who has taken up your cause, and who gave you life in your mother's body, says, I am the Lord who makes all things; stretching out the heavens by myself, and giving the earth its limits; who was with me?

Says the Lord who takes up our cause; the Lord of armies is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

And as a saviour he will come to Zion, turning away sin from Jacob, says the Lord.

Their saviour is strong; the Lord of armies is his name: he will certainly take up their cause, so that he may give rest to the earth and trouble to the people of Babylon.


Whoever has a feeling of shame because of me and my words in this false and evil generation, the Son of man will have a feeling of shame because of him, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Who is false but he who says that Jesus is not the Christ? He is the Antichrist who has no belief in the Father or the Son.

But you would have nothing to do with the Holy and Upright One, and made request for a man of blood to be given to you,

Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you that this night, before the hour of the cock's cry, you will say three times that you have no knowledge of me.

They say that they have knowledge of God, while by their acts they are turning their backs on him; they are hated by all, hard-hearted, and judged to be without value for any good work.

But if anyone says before men that he has no knowledge of me, I will say that I have no knowledge of him before my Father in heaven.

Now Peter was seated in the open square outside the house: and a servant-girl came to him, saying, You were with Jesus the Galilaean. But he said before them all that it was false, saying, I have no knowledge of what you say.

If we go on to the end, then we will be ruling with him: if we say we have no knowledge of him, then he will say he has no knowledge of us:

But there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly put forward wrong teachings for your destruction, even turning away from the Lord who gave himself for them; whose destruction will come quickly, and they themselves will be the cause of it.


And he gave us orders to give news of this to the people, and to give public witness that this is he whom God has made judge of the living and the dead.

I give you orders, before God and Christ Jesus, who will be the judge of the living and the dead, and by his revelation and his kingdom;

For this reason let there be no judging before the time, till the Lord comes, who will make clear the secret things of the dark, and the designs of the heart; and then will every man have his praise from God.

And before him all the nations will come together; and they will be parted one from another, as the sheep are parted from the goats by the keeper.

The Father is not the judge of men, but he has given all decisions into the hands of the Son;

Because a day has been fixed in which all the world will be judged in righteousness by the man who has been marked out by him for this work; of which he has given a sign to all men by giving him back from the dead.

In the day when God will be a judge of the secrets of men, as it says in the good news of which I am a preacher, through Jesus Christ.

But you, why do you make yourself your brother's judge? or again, why have you no respect for your brother? because we will all have to take our place before God as our judge.

But they will have to give an account of themselves to him who is ready to be the judge of the living and the dead.


Who has gone into heaven, and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been put under his rule.

You have been a lover of righteousness and a hater of evil; and so God, your God, has put the oil of joy on your head more than on the heads of those who are with you.

For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.

So then the Lord Jesus, after he had said these words to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God.

But in the future the Son of man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.

Him God has put on high at his right hand, as a Ruler and a Saviour, to give to Israel a change of heart and forgiveness of sins.

By which he made Christ come back from the dead, and gave him a place at his right hand in heaven,

For this reason God has put him in the highest place and has given to him the name which is greater than every name;

Saying with a great voice, It is right to give to the Lamb who was put to death, power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing.


Because of this it was necessary for him to be made like his brothers in every way, so that he might be a high priest full of mercy and keeping faith in everything to do with God, making offerings for the sins of the people.

And from Jesus Christ, the true witness, the first to come back from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who had love for us and has made us clean from our sins by his blood;

But the Lord is true, who will give you strength and keep you safe from evil.

Let us keep the witness of our hope strong and unshaking, for he is true who has given his word:

God, by whom you have been marked out in his purpose, is unchanging and will make it complete.

If we are without faith, still he keeps faith, for he will never be untrue to himself.

And the heaven was open; and I saw a white horse, and he who was seated on it was named Certain and True; and he is judging and making war in righteousness.


And has gone once and for ever into the holy place, having got eternal salvation, not through the blood of goats and young oxen, but through his blood.

Christ has made us free from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us: because it is said in the Writings, A curse on everyone who is put to death by hanging on a tree:

And their voices are sounding in a new song, saying, It is right for you to take the book and to make it open: for you were put to death and have made an offering to God of your blood for men of every tribe, and language, and people, and nation,

Who gave himself for us, so that he might make us free from all wrongdoing, and make for himself a people clean in heart and on fire with good works.

And they may have righteousness put to their credit, freely, by his grace, through the salvation which is in Christ Jesus:

But God has given you a place in Christ Jesus, through whom God has given us wisdom and righteousness and salvation, and made us holy:

In whom we have our salvation, the forgiveness of sins:

Being conscious that you have been made free from that foolish way of life which was your heritage from your fathers, not through a payment of things like silver or gold which come to destruction,


You did not take me for yourselves, but I took you for myself; and I gave you the work of going about and producing fruit which will be for ever; so that whatever request you make to the Father in my name he may give it to you.

And this she did on a number of days. But Paul was greatly troubled and, turning, said to the spirit, I give you orders in the name of Jesus Christ, to come out of her. And it came out that very hour.

And whatever request you make in my name, that I will do, so that the Father may have glory in the Son.

And that teaching about a change of heart and forgiveness of sins is to be given to Jerusalem first and to all nations in his name.

In that day you will make requests in my name: and I do not say that I will make prayer to the Father for you,

But these are recorded, so that you may have faith that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and so that, having this faith you may have life in his name.

But Peter said, I have no silver or gold, but what I have, that I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up on your feet.

And his name, through faith in his name, has made this man strong, whom you see and have knowledge of: yes, the faith which is through him has made him well, before you all.

Take note, all of you, and all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you put to death on the cross, whom God gave back from the dead, even through him is this man now before you completely well.

Giving praise at all times for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father;


I went on looking till the seats of kings were placed, and one like a very old man took his seat: his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head was like clean wool; his seat was flames of fire and its wheels burning fire.

You are fairer than the children of men; grace is flowing through your lips; for this cause the blessing of God is with you for ever.

His mouth is most sweet; yes, he is all beautiful. This is my loved one, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

As peoples were surprised at him, And his face was not beautiful, so as to be desired: his face was so changed by disease as to be unlike that of a man, and his form was no longer that of the sons of men.

For his growth was like that of a delicate plant before him, and like a root out of a dry place: he had no grace of form, to give us pleasure;

And he was changed in form before them; and his face was shining like the sun, and his clothing became white as light.

And his head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

And to my eyes he was like a jasper and a sardius stone: and there was an arch of light round the high seat, like an emerald.


You did not take me for yourselves, but I took you for myself; and I gave you the work of going about and producing fruit which will be for ever; so that whatever request you make to the Father in my name he may give it to you.

And this she did on a number of days. But Paul was greatly troubled and, turning, said to the spirit, I give you orders in the name of Jesus Christ, to come out of her. And it came out that very hour.

And whatever request you make in my name, that I will do, so that the Father may have glory in the Son.

And that teaching about a change of heart and forgiveness of sins is to be given to Jerusalem first and to all nations in his name.

In that day you will make requests in my name: and I do not say that I will make prayer to the Father for you,

But these are recorded, so that you may have faith that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and so that, having this faith you may have life in his name.

But Peter said, I have no silver or gold, but what I have, that I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up on your feet.

And his name, through faith in his name, has made this man strong, whom you see and have knowledge of: yes, the faith which is through him has made him well, before you all.

Take note, all of you, and all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you put to death on the cross, whom God gave back from the dead, even through him is this man now before you completely well.

Giving praise at all times for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father;


These will make war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because he is the Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with him are named, marked out, and true.

Truly I say to you, There are some of those here who will not have a taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

So that you may take food and drink at my table in my kingdom, and be seated like kings, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

And he said, Jesus, keep me in mind when you come in your kingdom.

Jesus said in answer, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom was of this world, my disciples would have made a good fight to keep me out of the hands of the Jews: but my kingdom is not here.

So that at the name of Jesus every knee may be bent, of those in heaven and those on earth and those in the underworld,

But of the Son he says, Your seat of power, O God, is for ever and ever; and the rod of your kingdom is a rod of righteousness.

And at the sounding of the seventh angel there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he will have rule for ever and ever.


One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

God is true, through whom you have been given a part with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.

Him God has put on high at his right hand, as a Ruler and a Saviour, to give to Israel a change of heart and forgiveness of sins.

And he said, The Son of man is lord even of the Sabbath.

Because, if you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and have faith in your heart that God has made him come back from the dead, you will have salvation:

There is for us only one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we are for him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we have our being through him.

So it is my desire for you to be clear about this; that no one is able to say by the Spirit of God that Jesus is cursed; and no one is able to say that Jesus is Lord, but by the Holy Spirit.


One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

God is true, through whom you have been given a part with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.

Him God has put on high at his right hand, as a Ruler and a Saviour, to give to Israel a change of heart and forgiveness of sins.

And he said, The Son of man is lord even of the Sabbath.

Because, if you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and have faith in your heart that God has made him come back from the dead, you will have salvation:

There is for us only one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we are for him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we have our being through him.

So it is my desire for you to be clear about this; that no one is able to say by the Spirit of God that Jesus is cursed; and no one is able to say that Jesus is Lord, but by the Holy Spirit.


So that he is fully able to be the saviour of all who come to God through him, because he is ever living to make prayer to God for them.

For on this day, in the town of David, a Saviour has come to birth, who is Christ the Lord.

For the Son of man came to make search for those who are wandering from the way, and to be their Saviour.

God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.

It is a true saying, in which all may put their faith, that Christ Jesus came into the world to give salvation to sinners, of whom I am the chief:

Him God has put on high at his right hand, as a Ruler and a Saviour, to give to Israel a change of heart and forgiveness of sins.

From this man's seed has God given to Israel a Saviour, even Jesus, as he gave his word;

But has now been made clear by the revelation of our Saviour Christ Jesus, who put an end to death and made life unending come to light through the good news,

And we have seen and give witness that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.


Because Christ once went through pain for sins, the upright one taking the place of sinners, so that through him we might come back to God; being put to death in the flesh, but given life in the Spirit;

I am on fire with passion for your house; and the hard things which are said about you have come on me.

Christ has made us free from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us: because it is said in the Writings, A curse on everyone who is put to death by hanging on a tree:

But we see him who was made a little lower than the angels, even Jesus, crowned with glory and honour, because he let himself be put to death so that by the grace of God he might undergo death for all men.

For him who had no knowledge of sin God made to be sin for us; so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

But it was for our sins he was wounded, and for our evil doings he was crushed: he took the punishment by which we have peace, and by his wounds we are made well.

So Christ, having at his first coming taken on himself the sins of men, will be seen a second time, without sin, by those who are waiting for him, for their salvation.

He took our sins on himself, giving his body to be nailed on the tree, so that we, being dead to sin, might have a new life in righteousness, and by his wounds we have been made well.


For this is the word of him who is high and lifted up, whose resting-place is eternal, whose name is Holy: my resting-place is in the high and holy place, and with him who is crushed and poor in spirit, to give life to the spirit of the poor, and to make strong the heart of the crushed.

Looking down on the heavens, and on the earth?

Who kept us in mind when we were in trouble: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.

Though the Lord is high, he sees those who are low; and he has knowledge from far off of those who are lifted up.

And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why does your Master take food with tax-farmers and sinners?

For he has had pity on his servant, though she is poor and lowly placed: and from this hour will all generations give witness to the blessing which has come to me.

Got up from table, put off his robe and took a cloth and put it round him.

And when he had said this, he let them see his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

Then he said to Thomas, Put out your finger, and see my hands; and put your hand here into my side: and be no longer in doubt but have belief.


But the Pharisees went out and made designs against him, how they might put him to death.

And they made designs together to take Jesus by some trick, and put him to death.

Now when it was morning, all the chief priests and those in authority took thought together with the purpose of putting Jesus to death.

But they were full of wrath, and were talking together about what they might do to Jesus.

And every day he was teaching in the Temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people were attempting to put him to death;

And he went away and had a discussion with the chief priests and the rulers, about how he might give him up to them.

And for this reason the Jews were turned against Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.

Then the high priests and the Pharisees had a meeting and said, What are we doing? This man is doing a number of signs.

And from that day they took thought together how to put him to death.


And the Pharisees and Sadducees came and, testing him, made a request to him to give them a sign from heaven.

And certain Pharisees came to him, testing him, and saying, Is it right for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

Then the Pharisees went and had a meeting to see how they might make use of his words to take him.

And the Pharisees came out and put questions to him, requesting from him a sign from heaven, testing him.

And Pharisees came to him, testing him with the question, Is it right for a man to put away his wife?

Then they sent to him certain of the Pharisees and the Herodians, so that they might make use of his words to take him by a trick.

And watching him, for a chance to get something from his words which might be used against him.

And they kept watch on him, and sent out secret representatives, who were acting the part of good men, in order that they might get something from his words, on account of which they might give him up to the government and into the power of the ruler.

They said this, testing him, so that they might have something against him. But Jesus, with his head bent down, made letters on the floor with his finger.


And Abraham came near, and said, Will you let destruction come on the upright with the sinners? If by chance there are fifty upright men in the town, will you give the place to destruction and not have mercy on it because of the fifty upright men? Let such a thing be far from you, to put the upright to death with the sinner: will not the judge of all the earth do right? read more.
And the Lord said, If there are fifty upright men in the town, I will have mercy on it because of them. And Abraham answering said, Truly, I who am only dust, have undertaken to put my thoughts before the Lord: If by chance there are five less than fifty upright men, will you give up all the town to destruction because of these five? And he said, I will not give it to destruction if there are forty-five. And again he said to him, By chance there may be forty there. And he said, I will not do it if there are forty. And he said, Let not the Lord be angry with me if I say, What if there are thirty there? And he said, I will not do it if there are thirty. And he said, See now, I have undertaken to put my thoughts before the Lord: what if there are twenty there? And he said, I will have mercy because of the twenty. And he said, O let not the Lord be angry and I will say only one word more: by chance there may be ten there. And he said, I will have mercy because of the ten.

Then Jacob was by himself; and a man was fighting with him till dawn. But when the man saw that he was not able to overcome Jacob, he gave him a blow in the hollow part of his leg, so that his leg was damaged. And he said to him, Let me go now, for the dawn is near. But Jacob said, I will not let you go till you have given me your blessing. read more.
Then he said, What is your name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel: for in your fight with God and with men you have overcome. Then Jacob said, What is your name? And he said, What is my name to you? Then he gave him a blessing. And Jacob gave that place the name of Peniel, saying, I have seen God face to face, and still I am living.

Then David the king went in and took his seat before the Lord, and said, Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my family, that you have been my guide till now? And this was only a small thing to you, O Lord God; but your words have even been about the far-off future of your servant's family, O Lord God! What more may David say to you? for you have knowledge of your servant, O Lord God. read more.
Because of your word and from your heart, you have done all this great work, and let your servant see it. Truly you are great, O Lord God: there is no one like you and no other God but you, as is clear from everything which has come to our ears. And what other nation in the earth, like your people Israel, did a god go out to take for himself, to be his people, and to make a name for himself, and to do great and strange things for them, driving out a nation and its gods from before his people? But you took and made strong for yourself your people Israel, to be your people for ever; and you, Lord, became their God. And now, O Lord God, may the word which you have said about your servant and about his family, be made certain for ever, and may you do as you have said! And let your name be made great for ever, and let men say, The Lord of armies is God over Israel: and let the family of David your servant be made strong before you! For you, O Lord of armies, the God of Israel, have clearly said to your servant, I will make you the head of a family of kings: and so it has come into your servant's heart to make this prayer to you. And now, O Lord God, you are God and your words are true and you have said you will give your servant this good thing; So may it be your pleasure to give your blessing to the family of your servant, so that it may go on for ever before you: (for you, O Lord God, have said it,) and may your blessing be on your servant's family line for ever!

Then Solomon took his place before the altar of the Lord, all the men of Israel being present, and stretching out his hands to heaven, Said, O Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on the earth; keeping faith and mercy unchanging for your servants, while they go in your ways with all their hearts. And you have kept the word which you gave to your servant David, my father; with your mouth you said it and with your hand you have made it come true this day. read more.
So now, O Lord, the God of Israel, let your word to your servant David, my father, come true, when you said, You will never be without a man to take his place on the seat of the kingdom of Israel before me, if only your children give attention to their ways, walking before me as you have done. So now, O God of Israel, it is my prayer that you will make your word come true which you said to your servant David, my father. But is it truly possible that God may be housed on earth? see, heaven and the heaven of heavens are not wide enough to be your resting-place; how much less this house which I have made! Still, let your heart be turned to the prayer of your servant, O Lord God, and to his prayer for grace; give ear to the cry and the prayer which your servant sends up to you this day; That your eyes may be open to this house night and day, to this place of which you have said, My name will be there; hearing the prayer which your servant may make, turning to this place. Give ear to the prayers of your servant, and the prayers of your people Israel, when they make their prayers, turning to this place; give ear in heaven your living-place, and hearing, have mercy. If a man does wrong to his neighbour, and has to take an oath, and comes before your altar to take his oath in this house: Then let your ear be open in heaven, and be the judge of your servants, giving your decision against the wrongdoer, so that punishment for his sins may come on his head; and, by your decision, keeping from evil him who has done no wrong. When your people Israel are overcome in war, because of their sin against you; if they are turned to you again, honouring your name, making prayers to you and requesting your grace in this house: Then give ear in heaven, and let the sin of your people Israel have forgiveness, and take them back again into the land which you gave to their fathers. When heaven is shut up and there is no rain, because of their sin against you; if they make prayers with their faces turned to this place, honouring your name and turning away from their sin when you send trouble on them: Then give ear in heaven, so that the sin of your servants, and of your people Israel, may have forgiveness, when you make clear to them the good way in which they are to go; and send rain on your land which you have given to your people for their heritage. If there is no food in the land, or if there is disease, or if the fruits of the earth are damaged through heat or water, locust or worm; if their towns are shut in by their attackers; whatever trouble, whatever disease there may be: Whatever prayer or request for your grace is made by any man, or by all your people Israel, whatever his trouble may be, whose hands are stretched out to this house: Give ear in heaven your living-place, acting in mercy; and give to every man whose secret heart is open to you, the reward of all his ways; for you, and you only, have knowledge of the hearts of all the children of men: So that they may give you worship all the days of their life in the land which you gave to our fathers. And as for the man from a strange land, who is not of your people Israel; when he comes from a far country because of the glory of your name: (For they will have news of your great name and your strong hand and your out-stretched arm;) when he comes to make his prayer, turning to this house: Give ear in heaven your living-place, and give him his desire, whatever it may be; so that all the peoples of the earth may have knowledge of your name, worshipping you as do your people Israel, and that they may see that this house which I have put up is truly named by your name. If your people go out to war against their attackers, by whatever way you may send them, if they make their prayer to the Lord, turning their faces to this town of yours and to this house which I have made for your name: Give ear in heaven to their prayer and their cry for grace, and see right done to them. If they do wrong against you, (for no man is without sin,) and you are angry with them and give them up into the power of those who are fighting against them, so that they take them away as prisoners into a strange land, far off or near; And if they take thought, in the land where they are prisoners, and are turned again to you, crying out in prayer to you in that land, and saying, We are sinners, we have done wrong, we have done evil; And with all their heart and soul are turned again to you, in the land of those who took them prisoners, and make their prayer to you, turning their eyes to this land which you gave to their fathers, and to the town which you took for yourself, and the house which I made for your name: Then give ear to their prayer and to their cry in heaven your living-place, and see right done to them; Answering with forgiveness the people who have done wrong against you, and overlooking the evil which they have done against you; let those who made them prisoners be moved with pity for them, and have pity on them; For they are your people and your heritage, which you took out of Egypt, out of the iron fireplace; Let your eyes be open to your servant's prayer for grace and to the prayer of your people Israel, hearing them when their cry comes to you. For you made them separate from all the peoples of the earth, to be your heritage, as you said by Moses your servant, when you took our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord God. Then Solomon, after making all these prayers and requests for grace to the Lord, got up from his knees before the altar of the Lord, where his hands had been stretched out in prayer to heaven; And, getting on his feet, he gave a blessing to all the men of Israel, saying with a loud voice, Praise be to the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, as he gave them his word to do; every word of all his oath, which he gave by the hand of Moses his servant, has come true. Now may the Lord our God be with us as he was with our fathers; let him never go away from us or give us up; Turning our hearts to himself, guiding us to go in all his ways, to keep his orders and his laws and his decisions, which he gave to our fathers. And may these my words, the words of my prayer to the Lord, be before the Lord our God day and night, so that he may see right done to his servant and to his people Israel, day by day as we have need. So that all the peoples of the earth may see that the Lord is God, and there is no other. Then let your hearts be without sin before the Lord our God, walking in his laws and keeping his orders as at this day.

And it came about that he was in prayer in a certain place, and when he came to an end, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, will you give us teaching about prayer, as John did to his disciples? And he said to them, When you say your prayers, say, Father, may your name be kept holy and your kingdom come. Give us every day bread for our needs. read more.
May we have forgiveness for our sins, as we make free all those who are in debt to us. And let us not be put to the test. And he said to them, Which of you, having a friend, would go to him in the middle of the night and say to him, Friend, let me have three cakes of bread; Because a friend of mine has come to me on a journey, and I have nothing to put before him; And he, from inside the house, would say in answer, Do not be a trouble to me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; it is not possible for me to get up and give to you? I say to you, Though he will not get up and give to him, because he is his friend, still, if he keeps on making his request, he will get up and give him as much as he has need of. And I say to you, Make requests, and they will be answered; what you are searching for, you will get; when you give the sign, the door will be open to you. For to everyone who makes a request, it will be given; and he who is searching will get his desire; and to him who gives the sign, the door will be open. And which of you, being a father, will give a stone to his son, who makes request for bread? or for a fish, will give him a snake? Or for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If, then, you who are evil are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who make request to him?

And he made a story for them, the point of which was that men were to go on making prayer and not get tired; Saying, There was a judge in a certain town, who had no fear of God or respect for man: And there was a widow in that town, and she kept on coming to him and saying, Give me my right against the man who has done me wrong. read more.
And for a time he would not: but later, he said to himself, Though I have no fear of God or respect for man, Because this widow is a trouble to me, I will give her her right; for if not, I will be completely tired out by her frequent coming. And the Lord said, Give ear to the words of the evil judge. And will not God do right in the cause of his saints, whose cries come day and night to his ears, though he is long in doing it? I say to you that he will quickly do right in their cause. But when the Son of man comes, will there be any faith on earth?


Is not this the woodworker's son? is not his mother named Mary? and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

While he was still talking to the people, his mother and his brothers came, desiring to have talk with him.

And his mother and brothers came and were outside, and sent for him, requesting to see him.

After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples, and they were there not more than two or three days.

So his brothers said to him, Go away from here into Judaea so that your disciples may see the works which you do.

For even his brothers had no belief in him.

Have we no right to take about with us a Christian wife, like the rest of the Apostles, and the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?

But of the other Apostles I saw only James, the Lord's brother.


And Abraham came near, and said, Will you let destruction come on the upright with the sinners? If by chance there are fifty upright men in the town, will you give the place to destruction and not have mercy on it because of the fifty upright men? Let such a thing be far from you, to put the upright to death with the sinner: will not the judge of all the earth do right? read more.
And the Lord said, If there are fifty upright men in the town, I will have mercy on it because of them. And Abraham answering said, Truly, I who am only dust, have undertaken to put my thoughts before the Lord: If by chance there are five less than fifty upright men, will you give up all the town to destruction because of these five? And he said, I will not give it to destruction if there are forty-five. And again he said to him, By chance there may be forty there. And he said, I will not do it if there are forty. And he said, Let not the Lord be angry with me if I say, What if there are thirty there? And he said, I will not do it if there are thirty. And he said, See now, I have undertaken to put my thoughts before the Lord: what if there are twenty there? And he said, I will have mercy because of the twenty. And he said, O let not the Lord be angry and I will say only one word more: by chance there may be ten there. And he said, I will have mercy because of the ten.

Then Jacob was by himself; and a man was fighting with him till dawn. But when the man saw that he was not able to overcome Jacob, he gave him a blow in the hollow part of his leg, so that his leg was damaged. And he said to him, Let me go now, for the dawn is near. But Jacob said, I will not let you go till you have given me your blessing. read more.
Then he said, What is your name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel: for in your fight with God and with men you have overcome. Then Jacob said, What is your name? And he said, What is my name to you? Then he gave him a blessing. And Jacob gave that place the name of Peniel, saying, I have seen God face to face, and still I am living.

Then David the king went in and took his seat before the Lord, and said, Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my family, that you have been my guide till now? And this was only a small thing to you, O Lord God; but your words have even been about the far-off future of your servant's family, O Lord God! What more may David say to you? for you have knowledge of your servant, O Lord God. read more.
Because of your word and from your heart, you have done all this great work, and let your servant see it. Truly you are great, O Lord God: there is no one like you and no other God but you, as is clear from everything which has come to our ears. And what other nation in the earth, like your people Israel, did a god go out to take for himself, to be his people, and to make a name for himself, and to do great and strange things for them, driving out a nation and its gods from before his people? But you took and made strong for yourself your people Israel, to be your people for ever; and you, Lord, became their God. And now, O Lord God, may the word which you have said about your servant and about his family, be made certain for ever, and may you do as you have said! And let your name be made great for ever, and let men say, The Lord of armies is God over Israel: and let the family of David your servant be made strong before you! For you, O Lord of armies, the God of Israel, have clearly said to your servant, I will make you the head of a family of kings: and so it has come into your servant's heart to make this prayer to you. And now, O Lord God, you are God and your words are true and you have said you will give your servant this good thing; So may it be your pleasure to give your blessing to the family of your servant, so that it may go on for ever before you: (for you, O Lord God, have said it,) and may your blessing be on your servant's family line for ever!

Then Solomon took his place before the altar of the Lord, all the men of Israel being present, and stretching out his hands to heaven, Said, O Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on the earth; keeping faith and mercy unchanging for your servants, while they go in your ways with all their hearts. And you have kept the word which you gave to your servant David, my father; with your mouth you said it and with your hand you have made it come true this day. read more.
So now, O Lord, the God of Israel, let your word to your servant David, my father, come true, when you said, You will never be without a man to take his place on the seat of the kingdom of Israel before me, if only your children give attention to their ways, walking before me as you have done. So now, O God of Israel, it is my prayer that you will make your word come true which you said to your servant David, my father. But is it truly possible that God may be housed on earth? see, heaven and the heaven of heavens are not wide enough to be your resting-place; how much less this house which I have made! Still, let your heart be turned to the prayer of your servant, O Lord God, and to his prayer for grace; give ear to the cry and the prayer which your servant sends up to you this day; That your eyes may be open to this house night and day, to this place of which you have said, My name will be there; hearing the prayer which your servant may make, turning to this place. Give ear to the prayers of your servant, and the prayers of your people Israel, when they make their prayers, turning to this place; give ear in heaven your living-place, and hearing, have mercy. If a man does wrong to his neighbour, and has to take an oath, and comes before your altar to take his oath in this house: Then let your ear be open in heaven, and be the judge of your servants, giving your decision against the wrongdoer, so that punishment for his sins may come on his head; and, by your decision, keeping from evil him who has done no wrong. When your people Israel are overcome in war, because of their sin against you; if they are turned to you again, honouring your name, making prayers to you and requesting your grace in this house: Then give ear in heaven, and let the sin of your people Israel have forgiveness, and take them back again into the land which you gave to their fathers. When heaven is shut up and there is no rain, because of their sin against you; if they make prayers with their faces turned to this place, honouring your name and turning away from their sin when you send trouble on them: Then give ear in heaven, so that the sin of your servants, and of your people Israel, may have forgiveness, when you make clear to them the good way in which they are to go; and send rain on your land which you have given to your people for their heritage. If there is no food in the land, or if there is disease, or if the fruits of the earth are damaged through heat or water, locust or worm; if their towns are shut in by their attackers; whatever trouble, whatever disease there may be: Whatever prayer or request for your grace is made by any man, or by all your people Israel, whatever his trouble may be, whose hands are stretched out to this house: Give ear in heaven your living-place, acting in mercy; and give to every man whose secret heart is open to you, the reward of all his ways; for you, and you only, have knowledge of the hearts of all the children of men: So that they may give you worship all the days of their life in the land which you gave to our fathers. And as for the man from a strange land, who is not of your people Israel; when he comes from a far country because of the glory of your name: (For they will have news of your great name and your strong hand and your out-stretched arm;) when he comes to make his prayer, turning to this house: Give ear in heaven your living-place, and give him his desire, whatever it may be; so that all the peoples of the earth may have knowledge of your name, worshipping you as do your people Israel, and that they may see that this house which I have put up is truly named by your name. If your people go out to war against their attackers, by whatever way you may send them, if they make their prayer to the Lord, turning their faces to this town of yours and to this house which I have made for your name: Give ear in heaven to their prayer and their cry for grace, and see right done to them. If they do wrong against you, (for no man is without sin,) and you are angry with them and give them up into the power of those who are fighting against them, so that they take them away as prisoners into a strange land, far off or near; And if they take thought, in the land where they are prisoners, and are turned again to you, crying out in prayer to you in that land, and saying, We are sinners, we have done wrong, we have done evil; And with all their heart and soul are turned again to you, in the land of those who took them prisoners, and make their prayer to you, turning their eyes to this land which you gave to their fathers, and to the town which you took for yourself, and the house which I made for your name: Then give ear to their prayer and to their cry in heaven your living-place, and see right done to them; Answering with forgiveness the people who have done wrong against you, and overlooking the evil which they have done against you; let those who made them prisoners be moved with pity for them, and have pity on them; For they are your people and your heritage, which you took out of Egypt, out of the iron fireplace; Let your eyes be open to your servant's prayer for grace and to the prayer of your people Israel, hearing them when their cry comes to you. For you made them separate from all the peoples of the earth, to be your heritage, as you said by Moses your servant, when you took our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord God. Then Solomon, after making all these prayers and requests for grace to the Lord, got up from his knees before the altar of the Lord, where his hands had been stretched out in prayer to heaven; And, getting on his feet, he gave a blessing to all the men of Israel, saying with a loud voice, Praise be to the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, as he gave them his word to do; every word of all his oath, which he gave by the hand of Moses his servant, has come true. Now may the Lord our God be with us as he was with our fathers; let him never go away from us or give us up; Turning our hearts to himself, guiding us to go in all his ways, to keep his orders and his laws and his decisions, which he gave to our fathers. And may these my words, the words of my prayer to the Lord, be before the Lord our God day and night, so that he may see right done to his servant and to his people Israel, day by day as we have need. So that all the peoples of the earth may see that the Lord is God, and there is no other. Then let your hearts be without sin before the Lord our God, walking in his laws and keeping his orders as at this day.

And it came about that he was in prayer in a certain place, and when he came to an end, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, will you give us teaching about prayer, as John did to his disciples? And he said to them, When you say your prayers, say, Father, may your name be kept holy and your kingdom come. Give us every day bread for our needs. read more.
May we have forgiveness for our sins, as we make free all those who are in debt to us. And let us not be put to the test. And he said to them, Which of you, having a friend, would go to him in the middle of the night and say to him, Friend, let me have three cakes of bread; Because a friend of mine has come to me on a journey, and I have nothing to put before him; And he, from inside the house, would say in answer, Do not be a trouble to me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; it is not possible for me to get up and give to you? I say to you, Though he will not get up and give to him, because he is his friend, still, if he keeps on making his request, he will get up and give him as much as he has need of. And I say to you, Make requests, and they will be answered; what you are searching for, you will get; when you give the sign, the door will be open to you. For to everyone who makes a request, it will be given; and he who is searching will get his desire; and to him who gives the sign, the door will be open. And which of you, being a father, will give a stone to his son, who makes request for bread? or for a fish, will give him a snake? Or for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If, then, you who are evil are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who make request to him?

And he made a story for them, the point of which was that men were to go on making prayer and not get tired; Saying, There was a judge in a certain town, who had no fear of God or respect for man: And there was a widow in that town, and she kept on coming to him and saying, Give me my right against the man who has done me wrong. read more.
And for a time he would not: but later, he said to himself, Though I have no fear of God or respect for man, Because this widow is a trouble to me, I will give her her right; for if not, I will be completely tired out by her frequent coming. And the Lord said, Give ear to the words of the evil judge. And will not God do right in the cause of his saints, whose cries come day and night to his ears, though he is long in doing it? I say to you that he will quickly do right in their cause. But when the Son of man comes, will there be any faith on earth?


And the Pharisees and scribes were angry, saying, This man gives approval to sinners, and takes food with them.

Why does this man say such things? he has no respect for God: from whom does forgiveness come but from God only?

And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why does your Master take food with tax-farmers and sinners?

But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said to him, See, your disciples do that which it is not right to do on the Sabbath.

Why do your disciples go against the teaching of the fathers? for they take food with unwashed hands.

And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was taking food with the tax-farmers and sinners, said to his disciples, Why does he take food and drink with such men?

And had seen that some of his disciples took their bread with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.

And when they saw it, they were all angry, saying, He has gone into the house of a sinner.

Now the Jews said bitter things about Jesus because of his words, I am the bread which came down from heaven.


And he said to him, Truly I say to you, Today you will be with me in Paradise.

If any man is my servant, let him come after me; and where I am, there will my servant be. If any man becomes my servant, my Father will give him honour.

And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to be with me, so that you may be where I am.

Father, it is my desire that these whom you have given to me may be by my side where I am, so that they may see my glory which you have given to me, because you had love for me before the world came into being.

We are without fear, desiring to be free from the body, and to be with the Lord.

I am in a hard position between the two, having a desire to go away and be with Christ, which is very much better:

Then we who are still living will be taken up together with them into the clouds to see the Lord in the air: and so will we be for ever with the Lord.


For you will not let my soul be prisoned in the underworld; you will not let your loved one see the place of death.

From that time Jesus went on to make clear to his disciples how he would have to go up to Jerusalem, and undergo much at the hands of those in authority and the chief priests and scribes, and be put to death, and the third day come again from the dead.

And will give him up to the Gentiles to be made sport of and to be whipped and to be put to death on the cross: and the third day he will come back again from the dead.

But after I am come back from the dead, I will go before you into Galilee.

And while they were coming down from the mountain, he gave them orders not to give word to any man of the things they had seen, till the Son of man had come back from the dead.

But after I have come back from the dead, I will go before you into Galilee.

And Jesus said to them, Send destruction on this Temple and I will put it up again in three days.

And so, by God's help, I am here today, witnessing to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come about; That the Christ would go through pain, and being the first to come back from the dead, would give light to the people and to the Gentiles.


Being greatly troubled because they were teaching the people and preaching Jesus as an example of the coming back from the dead.

And Philip went down to Samaria and was teaching them about Christ.

So Philip, starting from this writing, gave him the good news about Jesus.

And straight away, in the Synagogues, he was preaching Jesus as the Son of God.

The word which he sent to the children of Israel, giving the good news of peace through Jesus Christ (who is Lord of all)--

Saying to them clearly and openly that Christ had to be put to death and come back to life again; and that this Jesus, whom, he said, I am preaching to you, is the Christ.

But we give the good news of Christ on the cross, a hard thing to the Jews, and a foolish thing to the Gentiles;

For our preaching is not about ourselves, but about Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants through Jesus.


Now in the middle of the feast Jesus went up to the Temple and was teaching.

for he was teaching as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

And Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their Synagogues and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and making well those who were ill with any disease among the people.

And with these words he gave them teaching, saying,

And he got out, and saw a great mass of people, and he had pity on them, because they were like sheep without a keeper: and he gave them teaching about a number of things.

And he was teaching in their Synagogues and all men gave him praise.

And he got into one of the boats, the property of Simon, and made a request to him to go a little way out from the land. And being seated he gave the people teaching from the boat.

He came to Jesus by night and said to him, Rabbi, we are certain that you have come from God as a teacher, because no man would be able to do these signs which you do if God was not with him.

And early in the morning he came again into the Temple and all the people came to him and he was seated teaching them.


And the twelve, when they came back, gave him an account of what they had done. And he took them with him and went away from the people to a town named Beth-saida.

And after he had sent the people away, he went up into the mountain by himself for prayer: and when evening was come, he was there by himself.

And Jesus went from there and came to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and took his seat there.

And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John, his brother, and makes them go up with him into a high mountain by themselves.

And when Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples on one side, and said to them,

And he said to them, Come away by yourselves to a quiet place, and take a rest for a time. Because there were a great number coming and going, and they had no time even for food.

And he went away from there to the country of Tyre and Sidon. And he went into a house, desiring that no man might have knowledge of it: and he was not able to keep it secret.

And he went a little distance away from them and, falling on his knees in prayer, he said,


I am the First and the Last, the start and the end.

And you, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, the least among the families of Judah, out of you one will come to me who is to be ruler in Israel; whose going out has been purposed from time past, from the eternal days.

Father, it is my desire that these whom you have given to me may be by my side where I am, so that they may see my glory which you have given to me, because you had love for me before the world came into being.

From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God.

Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, Before Abraham came into being, I am.

And now, Father, let me have glory with you, even that glory which I had with you before the world was.

He is before all things, and in him all things have being.

Being without father or mother, or family, having no birth or end to his life, being made like the Son of God, is a priest for ever.


John's answer was: I give baptism with water; but there is one among you of whom you have no knowledge;

Jesus said to him, Philip, have I been with you all this time, and still you have no knowledge of me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. Why do you say, Let us see the Father?

He was in the world, the world which came into being through him, but the world had no knowledge of him.

In answer Jesus said, If you had knowledge of what God gives freely and who it is who says to you, Give me water, you would make your prayer to him, and he would give you living water.

Then they said to him, Where is your Father? Jesus said in answer, You have no knowledge of me or of my Father: if you had knowledge of me you would have knowledge of my Father.

The man said in answer, Why, here is a strange thing! You have no knowledge where he comes from though he gave me the use of my eyes.

They will do these things to you because they have not had knowledge of the Father or of me.

For the men of Jerusalem and their rulers, having no knowledge of him, or of the sayings of the prophets which come to their ears every Sabbath day, gave effect to them by judging him.

Anyone who is in him does no sin; anyone who is a sinner has not seen him and has no knowledge of him.


Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, How is it that you will let yourself be seen clearly by us and not by the world? Jesus said to him in answer, If anyone has love for me, he will keep my words: and he will be dear to my Father; and we will come to him and make our living-place with him.

If you have love for me, you will keep my laws. And I will make prayer to the Father and he will give you another Helper to be with you for ever,

For the Father himself gives his love to you, because you have given your love to me and have had faith that I came from God.

Grace be with all those who have true love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Keep the form of those true words which you had from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Hearing of the love and the faith which you have to the Lord Jesus and to all the saints;

To whom your love is given, though you have not seen him; and the faith which you have in him, though you do not see him now, gives you joy greater than words and full of glory:


And he gave us orders to give news of this to the people, and to give public witness that this is he whom God has made judge of the living and the dead.

Teaching them to keep all the rules which I have given you: and see, I am ever with you, even to the end of the world.

And this is his law, that we have faith in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love for one another, even as he said to us.

He who has my laws and keeps them, he it is who has love for me: and he who has love for me will be loved by my Father, and I will have love for him and will let myself be seen clearly by him.

I give you a new law: Have love one for another; even as I have had love for you, so are you to have love one for another.

If you have love for me, you will keep my laws.

If you keep my laws, you will be ever in my love, even as I have kept my Father's laws, and am ever in his love.

You are my friends, if you do what I give you orders to do.


And they put his body into the earth with sinners, and his last resting-place was with the evil-doers, though he had done no wrong, and no deceit was in his mouth.

And she had her first son; and folding him in linen, she put him to rest in the place where the cattle had their food, because there was no room for them in the house.

For you see the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, how though he had wealth, he became poor on your account, so that through his need you might have wealth.

Then two thieves were put on crosses with him, one on the right and one on the left.

For I say to you that these words will be put into effect in me, And he was numbered among the evil-doers: for what has been said in the Writings about me has an end.

Being of low degree, his cause was not given a hearing: who has knowledge of his family? for his life is cut off from the earth.

But he made himself as nothing, taking the form of a servant, being made like men; And being seen in form as a man, he took the lowest place, and let himself be put to death, even the death of the cross.


Is not this the woodworker, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were bitter against him.

And a blessing will be on him who has no doubts about me.

But we give the good news of Christ on the cross, a hard thing to the Jews, and a foolish thing to the Gentiles;

And he will be for a holy place: but for a stone of falling and a rock of trouble to the two houses of Israel, and to the men of Jerusalem, for a net in which they may be taken.

And they were bitter against him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is nowhere without honour but in his country and among his family.

Why? Because they were not searching for it by faith, but by works. They came up against the stone which was in the way;

And, A stone of falling, a rock of trouble; the word is the cause of their fall, because they go against it, and this was the purpose of God.


When Jesus had said this he was troubled in spirit, and gave witness, saying, Truly I say to you, that one of you will be false to me.

Men made sport of him, turning away from him; he was a man of sorrows, marked by disease; and like one from whom men's faces are turned away, he was looked down on, and we put no value on him.

And looking up to heaven, he took a deep breath, and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be open.

And he was very sad in spirit, and said, Why is this generation looking for a sign? truly, I say to you, No sign will be given to this generation.

And when he got near and saw the town, he was overcome with weeping for it,

And when Jesus saw her weeping, and saw the Jews weeping who came with her, his spirit was moved and he was troubled,

And Jesus himself was weeping.

Now is my soul troubled; and what am I to say? Father, keep me from this hour. No: for this purpose have I come to this hour.


Being conscious that our old man was put to death on the cross with him, so that the body of sin might be put away, and we might no longer be servants to sin.

I have been put to death on the cross with Christ; still I am living; no longer I, but Christ is living in me; and that life which I now am living in the flesh I am living by faith, the faith of the Son of God, who in love for me, gave himself up for me.

If you were made free, by your death with Christ, from the rules of the world, why do you put yourselves under the authority of orders

As it is said in the holy Writings, Because of you we are put to death every day; we are like sheep ready for destruction.

For, while living, we are still being given up to death because of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be seen in our flesh, though it is under the power of death.

This is a true saying: If we undergo death with him, then will we be living with him:


Then Jesus said, I will be with you a little longer and then I go to him who sent me.

Keep in mind how I said to you, I go away and come to you again. If you had love for me you would be glad, because I am going to the Father: for the Father is greater than I.

But now I am going to him who sent me; and not one of you says to me, Where are you going?

And now I will be no longer in the world, but they are in the world and I come to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name which you have given to me, so that they may be one even as we are one.

My dear children, I am only to be with you a little longer. Then you will be looking for me: and as I said to the Jews, so now I say to you, Where I am going you may not come.

Of righteousness, because I go to the Father and you will see me no more;

After a little time you will see me no longer; and then again, after a little time, you will see me.

I came out from the Father and have come into the world: again, I go away from the world and go to the Father.


I have said all these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble: but take heart! I have overcome the world.

And when the Lord saw her, he had pity on her and said to her, Be not sad.

Let not your heart be troubled: have faith in God and have faith in me.

I will not let you be without a friend: I am coming to you.

But Jesus, turning and seeing her, said, Daughter, take heart; your faith has made you well. And the woman was made well from that hour.

But Jesus, giving no attention to their words, said to the ruler of the Synagogue, Have no fear, only have faith.

Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father who had love for us and has given us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,


While it is day we have to do the works of him who sent me: the night comes when no work may be done.

But after that he sent his son to them, saying, They will have respect for my son.

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my pleasure, but the pleasure of him who sent me.

I have knowledge of him because I came from him and he sent me.

Jesus said to them, If God was your Father you would have love for me, because it was from God I came and am here. I did not come of myself, but he sent me.

Do you say of him whom the Father made holy and sent into the world, Your words are evil; because I said, I am God's Son?

Because I have given them the words which you gave to me; and they have taken them to heart, and have certain knowledge that I came from you, and they have faith that you sent me.

May they all be one! Even as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, so let them be in us, so that all men may come to have faith that you sent me.


Was it not necessary for the Christ to go through these things, and to come into his glory?

For I say to you that these words will be put into effect in me, And he was numbered among the evil-doers: for what has been said in the Writings about me has an end.

And teaching them, he said that the Son of man would have to undergo much, and be hated by those in authority, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be put to death, and after three days come back from the dead.

Saying, The Son of man will undergo much and be put on one side by the rulers and the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and be put to death, and on the third day he will come back to life.

But there is a baptism which I have to undergo; and how am I kept back till it is complete!

The Son of man will be given up into the hands of evil-doers, and be put to death on the cross, and on the third day he will come back to life.

And he said to them, So it is in the Writings that the Christ would undergo death, and come back to life again on the third day;

As the snake was lifted up by Moses in the waste land, even so it is necessary for the Son of man to be lifted up:


Was it not necessary for the Christ to go through these things, and to come into his glory?

For I say to you that these words will be put into effect in me, And he was numbered among the evil-doers: for what has been said in the Writings about me has an end.

And teaching them, he said that the Son of man would have to undergo much, and be hated by those in authority, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be put to death, and after three days come back from the dead.

Saying, The Son of man will undergo much and be put on one side by the rulers and the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and be put to death, and on the third day he will come back to life.

But there is a baptism which I have to undergo; and how am I kept back till it is complete!

The Son of man will be given up into the hands of evil-doers, and be put to death on the cross, and on the third day he will come back to life.

And he said to them, So it is in the Writings that the Christ would undergo death, and come back to life again on the third day;

As the snake was lifted up by Moses in the waste land, even so it is necessary for the Son of man to be lifted up:


For this reason God has put him in the highest place and has given to him the name which is greater than every name; So that at the name of Jesus every knee may be bent, of those in heaven and those on earth and those in the underworld, And that every tongue may give witness that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

For to us a child has come, to us a son is given; and the government has been placed in his hands; and he has been named Wise Guide, Strong God, Father for ever, Prince of Peace.

And on his robe and on his leg is a name, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Having become by so much better than the angels, as the name which is his heritage is more noble than theirs.

And see, you will give birth to a son, and his name will be Jesus.

And his eyes are a flame of fire, and crowns are on his head; and he has a name in writing, of which no man has knowledge but himself.


Say to the daughter of Zion, See, your King comes to you, gentle and seated on an ass, and on a young ass.

Now I, Paul, myself make request to you by the quiet and gentle behaviour of Christ, I who am poor in spirit when with you, but who say what is in my mind to you without fear when I am away from you:

Take my yoke on you and become like me, for I am gentle and without pride, and you will have rest for your souls;

Men were cruel to him, but he was gentle and quiet; as a lamb taken to its death, and as a sheep before those who take her wool makes no sound, so he said not a word.

Then says Jesus to him, Put up your sword again into its place: for all those who take the sword will come to death by the sword.

To sharp words he gave no sharp answer; when he was undergoing pain, no angry word came from his lips; but he put himself into the hands of the judge of righteousness:


And from Jesus Christ, the true witness, the first to come back from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who had love for us and has made us clean from our sins by his blood;

I give you orders before God, the giver of life, and Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate gave witness to the faith,

Then Pilate said to him, Are you then a king? Jesus made answer, You say that I am a king. For this purpose was I given birth, and for this purpose I came into the world, that I might give witness to what is true. Every lover of what is true gives ear to my voice.

See, I have given him as a witness to the peoples, a ruler and a guide to the nations.

Truly, I say to you, We say that of which we have knowledge; we give witness of what we have seen; and you do not take our witness to be true.

He gives witness of what he has seen and of what has come to his ears; and no man takes his witness as true.

Jesus said in answer, Even if I give witness about myself, my witness is true, because I have knowledge of where I came from and where I am going; but you have no knowledge of where I come from or of where I am going.


But a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having had news of him, came straight away and went down at his feet.

And a leper came and gave him worship, saying, Lord, if it is your pleasure, you have power to make me clean.

While he was saying these things to them, there came a ruler and gave him worship, saying, My daughter is even now dead; but come and put your hand on her, and she will come back to life.

But she came and gave him worship, saying, Help, Lord.

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, giving him worship and making a request of him.

And one of the rulers of the Synagogue, Jairus by name, came, and seeing him, went down at his feet,

And he said, Lord, I have faith. And he gave him worship.


I will give them a prophet from among themselves, like you, and I will put my words in his mouth, and he will say to them whatever I give him orders to say.

For Moses said, The Lord will give you a prophet from among your people, like me; you will give ear to everything which he will say to you.

Because I have given them the words which you gave to me; and they have taken them to heart, and have certain knowledge that I came from you, and they have faith that you sent me.

I have much to say about you and against you: but he who sent me is true and what he has said to me I say to the world.

For I have not said it on my authority, but the Father who sent me gave me orders what to say and how to say it.

Have you not faith that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words which I say to you, I say not from myself: but the Father who is in me all the time does his works.

He who has no love for me does not keep my words; and the word which you are hearing is not my word but the Father's who sent me.


I will give them a prophet from among themselves, like you, and I will put my words in his mouth, and he will say to them whatever I give him orders to say.

For Moses said, The Lord will give you a prophet from among your people, like me; you will give ear to everything which he will say to you.

Because I have given them the words which you gave to me; and they have taken them to heart, and have certain knowledge that I came from you, and they have faith that you sent me.

I have much to say about you and against you: but he who sent me is true and what he has said to me I say to the world.

For I have not said it on my authority, but the Father who sent me gave me orders what to say and how to say it.

Have you not faith that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words which I say to you, I say not from myself: but the Father who is in me all the time does his works.

He who has no love for me does not keep my words; and the word which you are hearing is not my word but the Father's who sent me.


In that day will the young growth of the Lord be beautiful in glory, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride of those who are still living in Israel.

And there will come a rod out of the broken tree of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots will give fruit.

See, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will give to David a true Branch, and he will be ruling as king, acting wisely, doing what is right, and judging uprightly in the land.

In those days and at that time, I will let a Branch of righteousness come up for David; and he will be a judge in righteousness in the land.

Give ear now, O Joshua, the high priest, you and your friends who are seated before you; for these are men who are a sign: for see, I will let my servant the Branch be seen.

And say to him, These are the words of the Lord of armies: See, the man whose name is the Branch, under whom there will be fertile growth.


And he said to him, Truly I say to you, Today you will be with me in Paradise.

And Jesus said, Father, let them have forgiveness, for they have no knowledge of what they are doing. And they made division of his clothing among them by the decision of chance.

Then he said to the disciple, There is your mother! And from that hour the disciple took her to his house.

And about the ninth hour Jesus gave a loud cry, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why are you turned away from me?

After this, being conscious that all things had now been done so that the Writings might come true, Jesus said, Give me water.

So when Jesus had taken the wine he said, All is done. And with his head bent he gave up his spirit.

And Jesus gave a loud cry and said, Father, into your hands I give my spirit: and when he had said this, he gave up his spirit.


And the King will make answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Because you did it to the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.

He who gives honour to you gives honour to me; and he who gives honour to me gives honour to him who sent me.

And whoever gives honour to one such little child in my name, gives honour to me:

Whoever gives ear to you, gives ear to me; and whoever is against you, is against me; and whoever is against me, is against him who sent me.

And he went down on the earth, and a voice said to him, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly?

And in this way, doing evil to the brothers, and causing trouble to those whose faith is feeble, you are sinning against Christ.


Who has made us free from the power of evil and given us a place in the kingdom of the Son of his love;

See my servant, the man of my selection, my loved one in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit on him, and he will make my decision clear to the Gentiles.

While he was still talking, a bright cloud came over them: and a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased; give ear to him.

And a voice came out of heaven, You are my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased.

To the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely gave to us in the Loved One:

In the same way Christ did not take for himself the glory of being made a high priest, but was given it by him who said, You are my Son, this day I have given you being:


Who has made us free from the power of evil and given us a place in the kingdom of the Son of his love;

See my servant, the man of my selection, my loved one in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit on him, and he will make my decision clear to the Gentiles.

While he was still talking, a bright cloud came over them: and a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased; give ear to him.

And a voice came out of heaven, You are my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased.

To the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely gave to us in the Loved One:

In the same way Christ did not take for himself the glory of being made a high priest, but was given it by him who said, You are my Son, this day I have given you being:


You have been a lover of righteousness and a hater of evil: and so God, your God, has put the oil of joy on your head, lifting you high over all other kings.

And he saw that there was no man, and was surprised that there was no one to take up their cause: so his arm gave salvation, and he made righteousness his support.

See, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will give to David a true Branch, and he will be ruling as king, acting wisely, doing what is right, and judging uprightly in the land.

And the heaven was open; and I saw a white horse, and he who was seated on it was named Certain and True; and he is judging and making war in righteousness.

And righteousness will be the cord of his robe, and good faith the band round his breast.

I the Lord have made you the vessel of my purpose, I have taken you by the hand, and kept you safe, and I have given you to be an agreement to the people, and a light to the nations:


And again, when he is sending his only Son into the world, he says, Let all the angels of God give him worship.

And those who were in the boat gave him worship, saying, Truly you are the Son of God.

And on the way, Jesus came to them, saying, Be glad. And they came and put their hands on his feet, and gave him worship.

And they came into the house, and saw the young child with Mary, his mother; and falling down on their faces they gave him worship; and from their store they gave him offerings of gold, perfume, and spices.

And they gave him worship and went back to Jerusalem with great joy.

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and the four and twenty rulers went down on their faces before the Lamb, having every one an instrument of music, and gold vessels full of perfumes, which are the prayers of the saints.


He who has no belief in the Son has not the Father: he who makes clear his belief in the Son has the Father.

And I say to you that to everyone who gives witness to me before men, the Son of man will give witness before the angels of God.

Because, if you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and have faith in your heart that God has made him come back from the dead, you will have salvation:

To everyone, then, who gives witness to me before men, I will give witness before my Father in heaven.

And that every tongue may give witness that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Everyone who says openly that Jesus is the Son of God, has God in him and is in God.


And to Jesus by whom the new agreement has been made between God and man, and to the sign of the blood which says better things than Abel's blood.

For there is one God and one peacemaker between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

But now his position as priest is higher. because through him God has made a better agreement with man, based on the giving of better things.

And for this cause it is through him that a new agreement has come into being, so that after the errors under the first agreement had been taken away by his death, the word of God might have effect for those who were marked out for an eternal heritage.

For Christ did not go into a holy place which had been made by men's hands as the copy of the true one; but he went into heaven itself, and now takes his place before the face of God for us.

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may be without sin. And if any man is a sinner, we have a friend and helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright one:


And he is the head of the body, the church: the starting point of all things, the first to come again from the dead; so that in all things he might have the chief place.

And he has put all things under his feet, and has made him to be head over all things to the church,

But saying true words in love, may come to full growth in him, who is the head, even Christ;

For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body.

And not joined to the Head, from whom all the body, being given strength and kept together through its joins and bands, has its growth with the increase of God.


Do you not see that your bodies are part of the body of Christ? how then may I take what is a part of the body of Christ and make it a part of the body of a loose woman? such a thing may not be.

Because we are parts of his body.

In the same way, my brothers, you were made dead to the law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, even to him who came again from the dead, so that we might give fruit to God.

For I have a very great care for you: because you have been married by me to one husband, and it is my desire to give you completely holy to Christ.

But as for you, keep in your hearts the things which were made clear to you from the first. If you keep these things in your hearts you will be kept in the Father and the Son.


But in the future the Son of man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God. And they all said, Are you then the Son of God? and he said, You say that I am.

I and my Father are one.

If I am not doing the works of my Father, do not have belief in me; But if I am doing them, then have belief in the works even if you have no belief in me; so that you may see clearly and be certain that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.

And he who sees me, sees him who sent me.

If you had knowledge of me, you would have knowledge of my Father: you have knowledge of him now and have seen him. Philip said to him, Lord, let us see the Father, and we have need of nothing more. Jesus said to him, Philip, have I been with you all this time, and still you have no knowledge of me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. Why do you say, Let us see the Father? read more.
Have you not faith that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words which I say to you, I say not from myself: but the Father who is in me all the time does his works.

Everything which the Father has is mine: that is why I say, He will take of what is mine and will make it clear to you.


For in him all the wealth of God's being has a living form,

From his full measure we have all been given grace on grace.

And he has put all things under his feet, and has made him to be head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the full measure of him in whom all things are made complete.

Till we all come to the harmony of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to full growth, to the full measure of Christ:

For God in full measure was pleased to be in him;


And with great power the Apostles gave witness of the coming back of the Lord Jesus from the dead; and grace was on them all.

And we are witnesses of all the things which he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem; whom they put to death, hanging him on a tree. On the third day God gave him back to life, and let him be seen, Not by all the people, but by witnesses marked out before by God, even by us, who took food and drink with him after he came back from the dead.

But was marked out as Son of God in power by the Holy Spirit through the coming to life again of the dead; Jesus Christ our Lord,

Him, when he was given up, by the decision and knowledge of God, you put to death on the cross, by the hands of evil men: But God gave him back to life, having made him free from the pains of death because it was not possible for him to be overcome by it.

But you would have nothing to do with the Holy and Upright One, and made request for a man of blood to be given to you, And put to death the Lord of life; whom God gave back from the dead; of which fact we are witnesses.

And Paul, as he generally did, went in to them, and on three Sabbath days had discussions with them from the holy Writings, Saying to them clearly and openly that Christ had to be put to death and come back to life again; and that this Jesus, whom, he said, I am preaching to you, is the Christ.


Then he put water into a basin and was washing the feet of the disciples and drying them with the cloth which was round him.

Be full of joy, O daughter of Zion; give a glad cry, O daughter of Jerusalem: see, your king comes to you: he is upright and has overcome; gentle and seated on an ass, on a young ass.

Take my yoke on you and become like me, for I am gentle and without pride, and you will have rest for your souls;

For you see the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, how though he had wealth, he became poor on your account, so that through his need you might have wealth.

And being seen in form as a man, he took the lowest place, and let himself be put to death, even the death of the cross.


For by him all things were made, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, authorities, lords, rulers, and powers; all things were made by him and for him;

There is for us only one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we are for him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we have our being through him.

All things came into existence through him, and without him nothing was.

And make all men see what is the ordering of the secret which from the first has been kept in God who made all things;

In times past the word of God came to our fathers through the prophets, in different parts and in different ways; But now, at the end of these days, it has come to us through his Son, to whom he has given all things for a heritage, and through whom he made the order of the generations;


And he said to them, Go into the town to such a man, and say to him, The Master says, My time is near: I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.

Then he comes to the disciples; and says to them, Go on sleeping now, and take your rest: for the hour is come, and the Son of man is given into the hands of evil men.

Then they had a desire to take him: but no man put hands on him because his hour was still to come.

And Jesus said to them in answer, The hour of the glory of the Son of man has come.

Now before the feast of the Passover, it was clear to Jesus that the time had come for him to go away from this world to the Father. Having once had love for those in the world who were his, his love for them went on to the end.

Jesus said these things; then, lifting his eyes to heaven, he said, Father, the time has now come; give glory to your Son, so that the Son may give glory to you:


But the Pharisees said, By the ruler of evil spirits, he sends evil spirits out of men.

But the Pharisees, hearing of it, said, This man only sends evil spirits out of men by Beelzebub, the ruler of evil spirits.

But some of them said, He sends out evil spirits by Beelzebul, the ruler of evil spirits.

And they said a number of other evil things against him.

Because they said, He has an unclean spirit.

Do they not say evil of the holy name which was given to you?


But to those of God's selection, Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power and the wisdom of God.

And the child became tall and strong and full of wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.

And coming into his country, he gave them teaching in their Synagogue, so that they were greatly surprised and said, Where did this man get this wisdom and these works of power?

And the spirit of the Lord will be resting on him, the spirit of wisdom and good sense, the spirit of wise guiding and strength, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

In whom are all the secret stores of wisdom and knowledge.


On the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus got up and said in a loud voice, If any man is in need of drink let him come to me and I will give it to him.

And about the ninth hour Jesus gave a loud cry, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why are you turned away from me?