Christ in the Bible

Meaning: anointed

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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].

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and he said, "Abba!" that is, Father, "anything is possible for you! Take this cup away from me! Yet not what I please but what you do!"

Then Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword back into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which the Father has offered me?"


Then he called his twelve disciples to him, and gave them power over the foul spirits so that they could drive them out, and so that they could heal any disease or illness.

And he went up the hillside and summoned to him those whom he wanted, and they went to him.

But my life does not matter, if I can only finish my race and do the service intrusted to me by the Lord Jesus, of declaring the good news of God's favor.

through whom we have received God's favor and been commissioned in his name to urge obedience and faith upon all the heathen,


Jesus said to them, "I tell you, Moses did not give you the bread out of heaven, but my Father gives you the bread out of heaven, for it is God's bread that comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world." Then they said to him, "Give us that bread always, sir!" read more.
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread that gives life. No one who comes to me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in me will ever be thirsty.


Then Jesus spoke to them again and said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not have to walk in darkness but will have the light of life."

For a tent was erected, with the lamp and the table and the presentation bread in the outer part, which was called the sanctuary.



Therefore, my fellow-Christians, who have likewise heard the heavenly invitation, observe how faithful Jesus, the commissioner and high priest of our religion,

I appeal to you personally, by the gentleness and forbearance of Christ??he Paul who is so humble when face to face with you, but so bold in dealing with you when he is far away!

Let my yoke be put upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble-minded, and your hearts will find rest,

Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone wants to go with me, he must disregard himself and take his cross and follow me.

For I have set you an example, in order that you may do what I have done to you.

May God, from whom steadfastness and encouragement come, give you such harmony with one another, in following the example of Christ Jesus,

Have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

You must bear with one another and forgive one another, if anyone has reason to be offended with anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must forgive.

fixing our eyes upon Jesus, our leader and example in faith, who in place of the happiness that belonged to him, submitted to a cross, caring nothing for its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

That is the life to which you have been called, for Christ himself suffered for you, leaving you an example so that you might follow his footsteps.



The crowd answered, "It is Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth in Galilee!"

and they wanted to have him arrested, but they were afraid of the people, for the people considered him a prophet.

But others said he was Elijah, and still others that he was a prophet of the old prophetic kind.

And they were all overcome with awe, and they praised God, and said, "A great prophet has appeared among us!" and "God has not forgotten his people!"

But I must go on today and tomorrow and the next day, for it is not right for a prophet to die outside Jerusalem.'

And he said, "What is it?" They said to him, "About Jesus of Nazareth, who in the eyes of God and of all the people was a prophet mighty in deed and word,

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

When the people saw the signs that he showed, they said, "This is really the Prophet who was to come into the world!"

So some of the people, when they heard these words, said, "This is certainly the Prophet!"

So they asked the blind man again, "What have you to say about him, because he has made you able to see?" He said, "He is a prophet!"

Moses said, 'The Lord God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brothers, as he raised me up. You must listen to everything that he tells you.


No one can deny the profundity of the divine truth of our religion! "He was revealed in flesh, He was vindicated by the Spirit, He was seen by the angels, He was proclaimed among the heathen, He was believed in throughout the world, He was taken up into glory."

He is a likeness of the unseen God, born before any creature,

Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God!"

In the beginning the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was divine. It was he that was with God in the beginning.

and decisively declared Son of God in his holiness of spirit, by being raised from the dead??esus Christ our Lord,

and the patriarchs, and from them physically Christ came??od who is over all be blessed forever! Amen.

For it is in him that all the fulness of God's nature lives embodied,

which will be brought about in his own time by the blessed, only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

He is the reflection of God's glory, and the representation of his being, and bears up the universe by his mighty word. He has effected man's purification from sin, and has taken his seat on high at the right hand of God's Majesty,

On his clothing and his thigh he has this title written: King of kings and Lord of lords.


We must carry on the work of him who has sent me while the daylight lasts. Night is coming, when no one can do any work.

King Herod heard of him, for his name was now well known, and people were saying that John the baptizer had risen from the dead, and that that was why he was endowed with these extraordinary powers.

Now when John heard in prison of what the Christ was doing, he sent by his disciples

Then he began to reproach the towns in which his numerous wonders had been done, because they did not repent.

and went to his own part of the country. And he taught the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were astonished, and said, "Where did he get this wisdom, and the power to do these wonders?

When the Sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue. And the people were astonished when they heard him, and said, "Where did he get all this? How does he come to have such wisdom? How are such marvelous things done through him?

Just as he was coming down the Mount of Olives and approaching the city, the whole throng of his disciples began to praise God loudly and joyfully, for all the wonders they had seen,

But I have higher testimony than John's, for the things that my Father has intrusted to me to accomplish, the very things that I am doing, are proof that my Father has sent me,

Jesus answered, "I have told you so, and you will not believe it. The things I have been doing by my Father's authority are my credentials,

But if I am doing them, then even if you will not believe me, believe the things I do, in order that you may realize and learn that the Father is in union with me, and I am in union with the Father."

You must believe that I am in union with the Father and that the Father is in union with me, or else you must believe because of the things themselves.

If I had not done things before them that no one else ever did they would not be guilty of sin. But as it is, they have seen both me and my Father, and they have hated us both.


A thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come to let them have life, and to let them have it in abundance.

just as the Son of Man has come not to be waited on, but to wait on other people, and to give his life to ransom many others."

For the Son of Man has come to search for what was lost and to save it."

And Jesus said, "I have come into this world to judge men, that those who cannot see may see, and that those who can see may become blind."

"Do not suppose that I have come to do away with the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to do away with them but to enforce them.

But he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the Kingdom of God to the other towns also, for that is what I was sent to do."

I have come to bring fire down to the earth, and how I wish it were kindled already!

For God did not send his Son into the world to pass judgment upon the world, but that through him the world might be saved.

If anyone hears my words and disregards them, it is not I that judge him, for I have not come to judge the world but to save the world.

Pilate said to him, "Then you are a king?" Jesus answered, "As you say, I am a king. It was for this that I was born and for this that I came to the world, to give testimony for truth. Everyone who is on the side of truth listens to my voice."

It is a trustworthy saying, entitled to the fullest acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of them,


Afterward, as Jesus was passing along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tollhouse, and he said to him, "Follow me!" And he got up and followed him.

They immediately dropped their nets and went with him.

"Everyone, therefore, who listens to this teaching of mine and acts upon it, will be like a sensible man who built his house on rock.

So the disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them;

So the disciples did as Jesus directed them, and prepared the Passover supper.

Simon answered, "Master, we worked all night and caught nothing, but as you tell me to do it, I will put down the nets."

If anyone comes to me and listens to this teaching of mine and acts upon it, I will show you whom he is like.

Jesus said to them, "Fill these jars with water."

When she heard it she sprang up and went to him,

It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him."

"Throw your net in on the right of the boat," he said to them, "and you will find them." They did so, and they could not haul it in for the quantity of fish in it.


But one of the elders said to me, "Do not cry! See! The lion who is of the tribe of Judah, of the line of David, has been victorious so that he can open the roll and break its seals."

And a Canaanite woman of that district came out and screamed, "Son of David, take pity on me, sir! My daughter is dreadfully possessed by a demon!"

The ancestry of Jesus Christ, who was descended from David, who was descended from Abraham.

And all the crowds of people were astounded, and said, "Can this be the Son of David?"

And the crowds that went in front of him and that followed him shouted, "God bless the Son of David! Blessed be he who comes in the Lord's name. God bless him from on high!"

Many of the people rebuked him and told him to be still. But he cried out all the louder, "You son of David, take pity on me!"

As Jesus was teaching in the Temple, he answered them and said, "How can the scribes say that the Christ is a son of David?

Do not the Scriptures say that the Christ is to spring from the descendants of David and to come from the village of Bethlehem where David lived?"

about his Son, who was physically descended from David,

Remember Jesus Christ as risen from the dead, and descended from David, as I preach the good news,


But one of the elders said to me, "Do not cry! See! The lion who is of the tribe of Judah, of the line of David, has been victorious so that he can open the roll and break its seals."

And a Canaanite woman of that district came out and screamed, "Son of David, take pity on me, sir! My daughter is dreadfully possessed by a demon!"

The ancestry of Jesus Christ, who was descended from David, who was descended from Abraham.

And all the crowds of people were astounded, and said, "Can this be the Son of David?"

And the crowds that went in front of him and that followed him shouted, "God bless the Son of David! Blessed be he who comes in the Lord's name. God bless him from on high!"

Many of the people rebuked him and told him to be still. But he cried out all the louder, "You son of David, take pity on me!"

As Jesus was teaching in the Temple, he answered them and said, "How can the scribes say that the Christ is a son of David?

Do not the Scriptures say that the Christ is to spring from the descendants of David and to come from the village of Bethlehem where David lived?"

about his Son, who was physically descended from David,

Remember Jesus Christ as risen from the dead, and descended from David, as I preach the good news,


But, as it is, the priestly service to which Christ has been appointed is as much better than the old as the agreement established by him and the promises on which it is based are superior to the former ones.

say, "Write what you see in a roll and send it to the seven churches??o Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."

I am baptizing you in water in token of your repentance, but he who is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not fit to carry his shoes. He will baptize you in the holy Spirit and in fire.

He who comes from above is above all others. A son of earth belongs to earth and speaks of earth. He who comes from heaven is above all others.

You call me Teacher and Master, and you are right, for that is what I am.

"Therefore the whole nation of Israel must understand that God has declared this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ."

For Christ died and returned to life for the very purpose of being Lord of both the dead and the living.

He is the head of the church, it is his body; for he is the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead??hat he might come to stand first in everything.

showing himself to be as much greater than the angels as his title is superior to theirs.

For Jesus is entitled to as much more honor than Moses as the builder of a house is than the house he builds.


But, as it is, the priestly service to which Christ has been appointed is as much better than the old as the agreement established by him and the promises on which it is based are superior to the former ones.

say, "Write what you see in a roll and send it to the seven churches??o Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."

I am baptizing you in water in token of your repentance, but he who is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not fit to carry his shoes. He will baptize you in the holy Spirit and in fire.

He who comes from above is above all others. A son of earth belongs to earth and speaks of earth. He who comes from heaven is above all others.

You call me Teacher and Master, and you are right, for that is what I am.

"Therefore the whole nation of Israel must understand that God has declared this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ."

For Christ died and returned to life for the very purpose of being Lord of both the dead and the living.

He is the head of the church, it is his body; for he is the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead??hat he might come to stand first in everything.

showing himself to be as much greater than the angels as his title is superior to theirs.

For Jesus is entitled to as much more honor than Moses as the builder of a house is than the house he builds.


And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet-call, and they will gather his chosen people from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

"When the Son of Man comes in his splendor, with all his angels with him, he will take his seat on his glorious throne,

and to give rest to you who are suffering and to us, when our Lord Jesus appears from heaven, with his mighty angels


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Do you suppose I cannot appeal to my Father, and he would at once furnish me more than twelve legions of angels?

Suddenly there appeared with the angel a throng of the heavenly army, praising God, saying,

But of the time when he is to bring his firstborn Son back to the world he says, "And let all God's angels bow before him."

Then in my vision I heard the voices of many angels surrounding the throne, the animals, and the elders, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,


For Christ himself died once for all, for sin, an upright man for unrighteous men, to bring us to God, and was physically put to death, but he was made alive in the Spirit.

and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the sovereign of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has released us from our sins by his blood

No one can show greater love than by giving up his life for his friends.

and lead loving lives, just as Christ loved you and gave himself for you, as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

who to save us from the present wicked world gave himself for our sins at the will of our God and Father.

He gave himself for us, to free us from all wickedness and purify for himself a people of his own, eager to do right.

You know how gracious the Lord Jesus Christ was. Though he was rich, he became poor for your sake, in order that by his poverty you might become rich.

for then he would have had to suffer death over and over, ever since the creation of the world. But, as it is, once for all at the close of the age he has appeared, to put an end to sin by his sacrifice.

We know what love means from the fact that he laid down his life for us; so we also ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.


I have told you all this, so that through me you may find peace. In the world you have trouble; but take courage! I have conquered the world."


He will not break off a bent reed, And he will not put out a smoldering wick, Until he carries his judgment to success.

After that will come the end, when he will turn over the kingdom to God his Father, bringing to an end all other government, authority, and power,

I will permit him who is victorious to take his seat beside me on my throne, just as I have been victorious and taken my seat beside my Father on his throne.

But one of the elders said to me, "Do not cry! See! The lion who is of the tribe of Judah, of the line of David, has been victorious so that he can open the roll and break its seals."

Then I saw a white horse, and its rider carried a bow. He was given a crown, and he rode forth as a victor to conquer.

They will make war upon the Lamb, and the Lamb with his elect, chosen, and faithful followers with him will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings.


To him who can make you strong by the good news I bring and the preaching about Jesus Christ, through the disclosure of the secret kept back for long ages but now revealed,

No one can deny the profundity of the divine truth of our religion! "He was revealed in flesh, He was vindicated by the Spirit, He was seen by the angels, He was proclaimed among the heathen, He was believed in throughout the world, He was taken up into glory."

that your hearts may be cheered. I want you to be united by love, and to have all the benefit of assured knowledge in coming to know Christ??3 that divine mystery in which all treasures of wisdom and knowledge are to be found.

But it is a mysterious divine wisdom that we impart, hitherto kept secret, and destined by God before the world began for our glory.

He has given us perfect insight into his secret purpose and understanding of it, in following out the design he planned to carry out in Christ,

As you read that, you will be able to understand the insight I have into the secret of the Christ

to whom God has chosen to make known among the heathen how glorious this mystery of Christ in you, the promise of glorification, really is.

Pray for me too, that God may give me an opening for the message, and let me tell the secret of Christ on account of which I am kept in prison


Jesus said to her, "You must not cling to me, for I have not yet gone up to my Father, but go to my brothers and say to them that I am going up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."

For it was not a sanctuary made by human hands and only copied after the true one that Christ entered, but he went into heaven itself, in order to appear now on our behalf in the very presence of God.

who has gone to heaven and is at God's right hand, with angels, hierarchies, and powers made subject to him.

And as he was blessing them, he parted from them.

Then what if you see the Son of Man go up where he was before?


So it says, "When he went up on high, he led a host of captives, And gave gifts to mankind."

As he said this, he was caught up before their eyes and a cloud took him up from their sight.

So the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was caught up into heaven and took his seat at God's right hand.

Since then we have in Jesus, the Son of God, a great high priest who has gone up into heaven, let us keep firm hold of our religion.












For if anyone is ashamed of me and my teachings in this unfaithful and sinful age, then the Son of Man will be ashamed of him, when he comes back in his Father's glory, with the holy angels."

Who is such a liar as the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is the real Antichrist??he man who disowns the Father and the Son.

But you disowned the Holy, Righteous One. You asked to have a murderer released for you,

Jesus said to him, "I tell you, tonight, before a cock crows, you will disown me three times!"

They profess to know God, but they disown him by what they do; they are detestable, disobedient men, worthless for any good purpose.

but anyone who disowns me before men, I will disown before my Father in heaven.

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a maid came up to him, and said, "You were with Jesus the Galilean, too!" But he denied it before them all, and said, "I do not know what you mean."

If we endure, we will reign with him! If we disown him, he will also disown us!

There were false prophets too among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will introduce destructive sects and deny the Master who has bought them, thus bringing on themselves swift destruction.


He also directed us to announce to the people and bear solemn testimony that he is the one whom God has appointed to be the judge of the living and the dead.

I charge you in the sight of God and Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom,

Do not form any premature judgments, therefore, but wait until the Lord comes back. For he will light up the darkness that now hides things and show what the motives in people's minds are, and then everyone will get from God the praise he deserves.

and all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them from one another, just as a shepherd separates his sheep from his goats,

For the Father passes judgment on no one, but he has committed the judgment entirely to the Son,

since he has fixed a day on which he will justly judge the world through a man whom he has appointed, and whom he has guaranteed to all men by raising him from the dead."

on that Day when, as the good news I preach teaches, God through Christ Jesus judges what men have kept secret,

What business have you to criticize your brother? What business have you to look down upon your brother? We shall all have to stand before God for judgment.

but they will have to answer for it to him who is ready to judge living and dead.


who has gone to heaven and is at God's right hand, with angels, hierarchies, and powers made subject to him.

You have loved right and hated wrong! That is why God, your God, has anointed you with exhilarating oil beyond all your comrades."

"Therefore the whole nation of Israel must understand that God has declared this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ."

So the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was caught up into heaven and took his seat at God's right hand.

But from this time on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of God Almighty!"

God took him up to his right hand as our leader and savior, in order to give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.

he exerted in raising Christ from the dead, and seating him at his right hand in heaven,

That is why God has so greatly exalted him, and given him the name above all others,

saying in a loud voice, "The Lamb that was slaughtered deserves to receive power, wealth, wisdom, might, honor, glory, and blessing."


And so he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might prove a compassionate high priest as well as one faithful in his service to God, in order to forgive the people's sins.

and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the sovereign of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has released us from our sins by his blood

But the Lord is to be relied on, and he will give you strength and protect you from the evil one.

Let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we profess, for he who has given us his promise may be trusted.

He who calls you can be relied on, and he will do this.

If we are unfaithful, he will remain faithful, for he cannot be false to himself!"

Then I saw heaven thrown open and there appeared a white horse. His rider was called Faithful and True, and he judges and wages war in uprightness.


taking with him no blood of goats and calves, but his own, and secured our permanent deliverance.

Christ ransomed us from the Law's curse by taking our curse upon himself (for the Scripture says, "Cursed be anyone who is hung on a tree")

Then they sang a new song: "You deserve to take the roll and open its seals, for you have been slaughtered, and with your blood have bought for God men from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation,

He gave himself for us, to free us from all wickedness and purify for himself a people of his own, eager to do right.

but by his mercy they are made upright for nothing, by the deliverance secured through Christ Jesus.

But you are his children, through your union with Christ Jesus, whom God has made our wisdom??ur uprightness and consecration and redemption,

by whom we have been ransomed from captivity through having our sins forgiven.

for you know that you have not been ransomed with anything perishable like silver or gold, from the futile way of living in which you were brought up,


It was not you who chose me, it is I that have chosen you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit??ruit that shall be lasting, so that the Father may grant you whatever you ask him for as my followers.

She did this for a number of days, until Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said to the spirit in her, "In the name of Jesus Christ I order you to come out of her!" And it came out instantly.

Anything you ask for as followers of mine I will grant, so that the Father may be honored through the Son.

and that repentance leading to the forgiveness of sins should be preached to all the heathen in his name.

When that time comes you will ask as my followers, and I do not promise to intercede with the Father for you,

But these have been recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and through believing you may have life as his followers.

But Peter said, "I have no silver or gold, but I will give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk!"

It is by his power and through faith in him that this man whom you see and recognize has been made strong again, and it is faith inspired by him that has given him the perfect health you all see.

you and the people of Israel must all know that it is through the power of Jesus Christ of Nazareth whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that he stands here before you well.

always give thanks for everything to God our Father, as followers of our Lord Jesus Christ,







And his appearance underwent a change in their presence and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light.

His head and hair were as white as white wool, as white as snow; his eyes blazed like fire;

The one who was seated on it looked like jasper and sardius, and around the throne was a halo of the color of an emerald.


It was not you who chose me, it is I that have chosen you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit??ruit that shall be lasting, so that the Father may grant you whatever you ask him for as my followers.

She did this for a number of days, until Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said to the spirit in her, "In the name of Jesus Christ I order you to come out of her!" And it came out instantly.

Anything you ask for as followers of mine I will grant, so that the Father may be honored through the Son.

and that repentance leading to the forgiveness of sins should be preached to all the heathen in his name.

When that time comes you will ask as my followers, and I do not promise to intercede with the Father for you,

But these have been recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and through believing you may have life as his followers.

But Peter said, "I have no silver or gold, but I will give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk!"

It is by his power and through faith in him that this man whom you see and recognize has been made strong again, and it is faith inspired by him that has given him the perfect health you all see.

you and the people of Israel must all know that it is through the power of Jesus Christ of Nazareth whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that he stands here before you well.

always give thanks for everything to God our Father, as followers of our Lord Jesus Christ,


They will make war upon the Lamb, and the Lamb with his elect, chosen, and faithful followers with him will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings.

I tell you, some of you who stand here will certainly live to see the Son of Man come to reign!"

I confer on you the right to eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and to sit on thrones and judge the twelve tribes of Israel!

And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom!"

Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not a kingdom of this world. If my kingdom were a kingdom of this world, my men would have fought to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom has no such origin."

so that in the name of Jesus everyone should kneel, in heaven and on earth and in the underworld,

But of the Son he says, "God is your throne forever and ever! And a righteous scepter is the scepter of his kingdom!

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and loud voices were heard in heaven, saying, "The sovereignty of the world has passed into the possession of our Lord and his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever."


There is but one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

God can be depended on, and it was he who called you to this fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

"Therefore the whole nation of Israel must understand that God has declared this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ."

God took him up to his right hand as our leader and savior, in order to give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.

And he said to them, "The Son of Man is master of the Sabbath."

For if with your lips you acknowledge the message that Jesus is Lord, and with your mind you believe that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.


Therefore, I must tell you that no one who is speaking under the influence of the Spirit of God ever says, "Curse Jesus!" and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord!" without being under the influence of the holy Spirit.


There is but one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

God can be depended on, and it was he who called you to this fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

"Therefore the whole nation of Israel must understand that God has declared this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ."

God took him up to his right hand as our leader and savior, in order to give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.

And he said to them, "The Son of Man is master of the Sabbath."

For if with your lips you acknowledge the message that Jesus is Lord, and with your mind you believe that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.


Therefore, I must tell you that no one who is speaking under the influence of the Spirit of God ever says, "Curse Jesus!" and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord!" without being under the influence of the holy Spirit.


Therefore, he is able to save forever all who come to God through him, because he lives and intercedes for them forever.

for today, in the town of David, a Savior for you has been born who is your Messiah and Lord.

For the Son of Man has come to search for what was lost and to save it."

For God did not send his Son into the world to pass judgment upon the world, but that through him the world might be saved.

It is a trustworthy saying, entitled to the fullest acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of them,

God took him up to his right hand as our leader and savior, in order to give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.

It is from his descendants that God has brought to Israel as he promised to do, a savior in Jesus,

which has now been revealed through the appearance of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has taken away the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the good news,

We have seen and can testify that the Father has sent the Son to be Savior of the world.


For Christ himself died once for all, for sin, an upright man for unrighteous men, to bring us to God, and was physically put to death, but he was made alive in the Spirit.


Christ ransomed us from the Law's curse by taking our curse upon himself (for the Scripture says, "Cursed be anyone who is hung on a tree")

but we do see Jesus, who was "made for a little while inferior to angels, crowned with glory and honor" because he suffered death, so that by the favor of God he might taste the bitterness of death on behalf of every human being.

He made him who knew nothing of sin to be sin, for our sake, so that through union with him we might become God's uprightness.


so the Christ too, after being offered in sacrifice once for all to carry away the sins of many, will appear again but without any burden of sin, to those who are eagerly waiting for him to come and save them.

He carried the burden of our sins in his own body on the cross, in order that we might die to sin and live for uprightness. By his wounds you have been healed.






And the Pharisees observed it, and they said to his disciples, "Why does your master eat with tax-collectors and irreligious people?"

For he has noticed his slave in her humble station, For from this time all the ages will think me favored!

rose from the table, took off his outer clothing, and fastened a towel about his waist.

Then he showed them his hands and his side, and the disciples were full of joy at seeing the Master.

Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and look at my hands, and take your hand and put it in my side, and be no longer unbelieving, but believe!"


But the Pharisees left the synagogue and consulted about him, with a view to putting him to death.

and plotted to arrest Jesus by stealth and put him to death.

When it was morning, all the high priests and elders of the people held a consultation about Jesus, with a view to putting him to death.

But they were perfectly furious, and discussed with one another what they could do to Jesus.

Every day he taught in the Temple, and the high priests and scribes and the leading men of the people were trying to destroy him,

And he went off and discussed with the high priests and captains of the Temple how he could betray him to them.

This was why the Jews used to persecute Jesus, because he did things like this on the Sabbath.

Then the high priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the council, and they said, "What are we to do about the fact that this man is showing so many signs?

So from that day they planned to kill Jesus.


The Pharisees and Sadducees came up and to test him asked him to show them a sign from heaven.

And some Pharisees came up to him to test him, and they said, "Is it right for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?"

Then the Pharisees went and made a plot to entrap him in argument.

The Pharisees came out and began a discussion with him, testing him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.

Some Pharisees came up, and in order to test him asked him whether a man should be allowed to divorce his wife.

They sent some Pharisees and Herodians to him to entrap him in argument.

plotting to entrap him in something he might say.

So they kept watch of him and set some spies who pretended to be honest men to fasten on something that he said, so that they might hand him over to the control and authority of the governor.

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Once as he was praying in a certain place, when he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, "Master, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father, your name be revered! Your kingdom come! Give us each day our bread for the day, read more.
and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive anyone who wrongs us; and do not subject us to temptation.' " And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him in the middle of the night, and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has just come to my house after a journey, and I have nothing for him to eat,' and he answers from inside, 'Do not bother me; the door is now fastened, and my children and I have gone to bed; I cannot get up and give you any.' I tell you, even if he will not get up and give him some because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rouse himself and give him all he needs. So I tell you, ask, and what you ask will be given you. Search, and you will find what you search for. Knock, and the door will open to you. For it is always the one who asks who receives, and the one who searches who finds, and the one who knocks to whom the door opens. Which of you fathers, if his son asks him for a fish will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? So if you, bad as you are, know enough to give your children what is good, how much more surely will your Father in heaven give the holy Spirit to those who ask him for it!"

He gave them an illustration to show that they must always pray and not give up, and he said, "There was once in a city a judge who had no fear of God and no respect for men. There was a widow in the city and she came to him and said, 'Protect me from my opponent.' read more.
And he would not for a time, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I have no fear of God nor respect for men, yet because this widow bothers me, I will protect her, so that she may not finally wear me out with her coming.' " And the Master said, "Listen to what this dishonest judge said! Then will not God provide protection for his chosen people, who cry out to him day and night? I tell you, he will make haste to provide it! But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"


Is he not the carpenter's son? Is not his mother named Mary, and are not his brothers named James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?

While he was still speaking, his mother and his brothers came up and stood outside the crowd, wanting to speak to him.

And his mother and his brothers came. And they stood outside the house and sent word in to him to come outside to them.

After this Jesus went down to Capernaum with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days.

So his brothers said to him, "You ought to leave here and go to Judea, to let your disciples also see the things you are doing.

For even his brothers did not believe in him.

Have we not a right to take a Christian wife about with us, like the rest of the apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas?

but I did not see any other apostle, except James, the Lord's brother.






Once as he was praying in a certain place, when he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, "Master, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father, your name be revered! Your kingdom come! Give us each day our bread for the day, read more.
and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive anyone who wrongs us; and do not subject us to temptation.' " And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him in the middle of the night, and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has just come to my house after a journey, and I have nothing for him to eat,' and he answers from inside, 'Do not bother me; the door is now fastened, and my children and I have gone to bed; I cannot get up and give you any.' I tell you, even if he will not get up and give him some because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rouse himself and give him all he needs. So I tell you, ask, and what you ask will be given you. Search, and you will find what you search for. Knock, and the door will open to you. For it is always the one who asks who receives, and the one who searches who finds, and the one who knocks to whom the door opens. Which of you fathers, if his son asks him for a fish will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? So if you, bad as you are, know enough to give your children what is good, how much more surely will your Father in heaven give the holy Spirit to those who ask him for it!"

He gave them an illustration to show that they must always pray and not give up, and he said, "There was once in a city a judge who had no fear of God and no respect for men. There was a widow in the city and she came to him and said, 'Protect me from my opponent.' read more.
And he would not for a time, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I have no fear of God nor respect for men, yet because this widow bothers me, I will protect her, so that she may not finally wear me out with her coming.' " And the Master said, "Listen to what this dishonest judge said! Then will not God provide protection for his chosen people, who cry out to him day and night? I tell you, he will make haste to provide it! But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"


And the Pharisees and scribes grumbled, and said, "This man welcomes irreligious people, and even eats with them!"

"Why does this man talk so? This is blasphemy. Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

And the Pharisees observed it, and they said to his disciples, "Why does your master eat with tax-collectors and irreligious people?"

But the Pharisees saw it and said to him, "Look! Your disciples are doing something which it is against the Law to do on the Sabbath!"

"Why do your disciples break the rules handed down by our ancestors? For they eat their bread without first washing their hands."

And when the scribes who were of the Pharisees' party saw that he was eating with irreligious people and tax-collectors, they said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax-collectors and irreligious people?"

They had noticed that some of his disciples ate their food without first giving their hands a ceremonial washing to purify them.

And when they saw this, everyone complained, and said, "He has gone to stay with an irreligious man!"

The Jews complained of him for saying, "I am the bread that has come out of heaven,"


And he said to him, "I tell you, you will be in Paradise with me today!"

If anyone serves me, he must follow me, and wherever I am found, my servant must be also. If anyone serves me, my Father will show him honor.

And if I go and make it ready, I will come back and take you with me, so that you may be where I am.

Father, I wish to have those whom you have given me with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me, for you loved me before the creation of the world.


I am undecided between the two, for I long to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better,

then those of us who are still living will be caught up with them on clouds into the air to meet the Lord, and so we shall be with the Lord forever.



It was then that Jesus Christ for the first time explained to his disciples that he had to go to Jerusalem and endure great suffering there at the hands of the elders, high priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised to life on the third day.

and hand him over to the heathen to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and on the third day he will be raised to life."

But after I am raised to life again, I will go back to Galilee before you."

As they were going down the mountain, he cautioned them to let no one know what they had seen, until the Son of Man should rise from the dead.

But after I am raised to life again I will go back to Galilee before you."

Jesus answered, "Destroy this sanctuary, and I will raise it in three days!"

To this day I have had God's help and I stand here to testify to high and low alike, without adding a thing to what Moses and the prophets declared would happen, if the Christ was to suffer and by being the first to rise from the dead was to proclaim the light to our people and to the heathen."


greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and declaring that in the case of Jesus there had been a resurrection from the dead.

Philip reached the city of Samaria, and proclaimed the Christ to them.

Then Philip began, and starting from this passage, he told him the good news about Jesus.

and began at once to declare in the synagogues that Jesus was the Son of God.

He has sent his message to Israel's descendants, and made the good news of peace known to them through Jesus Christ. He is Lord of us all.

explaining them and showing that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. "Jesus," he said, "of whom I am telling you, is the Christ!"

but we proclaim a Christ who was crucified??n idea that is revolting to Jews and absurd to the heathen,

For it is not myself but Christ Jesus that I am proclaiming as Lord; I am only a slave of yours for Jesus' sake.


But when the festival was half over, Jesus went up to the Temple and began to teach.

for he taught them like one who had authority and not like their scribes.

Then he went all over Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing any disease or sickness among the people.

he opened his lips to teach them. And he said,

So when he got out of the boat, he found a great crowd gathered, and his heart was touched at the sight of them, because they were like sheep that have no shepherd; and he proceeded to teach them a great deal.

And he taught in their synagogues, and was honored by them all.

And he got into one of the boats, which belonged to Simon, and asked him to push out a little from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds of people from the boat.

This man went to Jesus one night, and said to him, "Master, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can show the signs that you do, unless God is with him."

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Then the apostles came back and told Jesus what they had done. And he took them and quietly retired to a town called Bethsaida.

After he had dismissed them he went up the hill by himself to pray. And when evening came on he was there alone,

Jesus left that place and went along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, and went up on the hillside and sat down there.

Six days after this, Jesus took Peter and James and his brother John, and led them up on a high mountain, by themselves.

When Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, he took the Twelve off by themselves, and said to them as they were on the way,

And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to some quiet place, and rest a little while." For people were coming and going in large numbers, and they had no time even for meals.

He left that place and went to the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon. And he went into a certain house, and wanted no one to know of it. And he could not keep it secret,

And he withdrew about a stone's throw from them, and kneeling down he prayed


I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.


Father, I wish to have those whom you have given me with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me, for you loved me before the creation of the world.

In the beginning the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was divine.

Jesus said to them, "I tell you, I existed before Abraham was born!"

Now, Father, do such honor to me in your presence as I had done me there before the world existed.

He existed before all things and he sustains and embraces them all.




Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you, Philip, have not recognized me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Let us see the Father'?

He came into the world, and though the world came into existence through him, the world did not recognize him.

Jesus answered, "If you knew what God has to give, and who it is that said to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."

Then they said to him, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered, "You do not know either me or my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father too."

The man answered, "There is something very strange about this! You do not know where he came from, and yet he has made me able to see!

They will do this because they do not know the Father or me.

For the people of Jerusalem and their leaders refused to recognize him, and condemned him, thus fulfilling the very utterances of the prophets which are read every Sabbath,

No one who keeps in union with him sins. Anyone who sins has never seen him or come to know him.


Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said to him, "Master, how does it happen that you are going to show yourself to us and not to the world?" Jesus answered, "Anyone who loves me will observe my teaching, and my Father will love him and we will come to him and live with him.

"If you really love me, you will observe my commands. And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Helper to be with you always.

for the Father loves you himself because you love me and believe that I have come from the Father.

God's blessing be with all who have an unfailing love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

As your example in wholesome instruction, keep before you what you learned from me, in the faith and love that come through union with Christ Jesus.

for what I hear of the love and faith you have in the Lord Jesus and all his people,

You must love him, though you have not seen him, but since you believe in him though you do not now see him, rejoice with triumphant, unutterable joy


He also directed us to announce to the people and bear solemn testimony that he is the one whom God has appointed to be the judge of the living and the dead.

and teach them to observe all the commands that I have given you. I will always be with you, to the very close of the age."

His command is this??hat we are to believe in his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he has commanded us to do.

It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him."

I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must love one another.

"If you really love me, you will observe my commands.

If you keep my commands you will retain my love, just as I have observed the Father's commands and retain his love.

You are my friends if you do what I command you to do.



and she gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped him up, and laid him in a manger, for there was no room for them at the inn.

You know how gracious the Lord Jesus Christ was. Though he was rich, he became poor for your sake, in order that by his poverty you might become rich.

There were two robbers crucified with him at the time, one at his right and one at his left.

For I tell you that this saying of Scripture must find its fulfilment in me: 'He was rated an outlaw.' Yes, that saying about me is to be fulfilled!"

His sentence ended in his humiliation. Who will tell the story of his posterity? For his life is perished from the earth."

but laid it aside to take on the nature of a slave and become like other men. When he had assumed human form, he still further humbled himself and carried his obedience so far as to die, and to die upon the cross.


Is he not the carpenter, Mary's son, and the brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And do not his sisters live here among us?"

And blessed is the man who finds nothing that repels him in me."

but we proclaim a Christ who was crucified??n idea that is revolting to Jews and absurd to the heathen,


And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is treated with honor everywhere except in his native place and at his home."

And why? Because they did not seek it through faith, but through doing certain things. They stumbled over that stone that makes people stumble,

and "A stone to stumble over, and a rock to trip them up." They stumble over the message because they will not obey it; that is their destiny.


After Jesus had said this he was greatly moved and said solemnly, "I tell you, it is one of you that will betray me!"


And he looked up to heaven and sighed, and said to him, "Ephphatha!"??hich means "Open."

And he sighed deeply and said, "Why do the men of this day ask for a sign? I tell you, no sign will be given them."

As he approached the city and saw it, he wept over it,

When Jesus saw her weep and the Jews who had come with her weeping too, repressing a groan, and yet showing great agitation,

Jesus shed tears.

Now my heart is troubled; what am I to say? Father, save me from this trial! And yet it was for this very purpose that I have come to this trial.


for we know that our old self was crucified with him, to do away with our sinful body, so that we might not be enslaved to sin any longer,

I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives in me. The life I am now living in the body I am living by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.

If you have died with Christ to material ways of looking at things, why do you act as though you still belonged to the world, and submit to rules like

As the Scripture says, "For your sake we are being put to death all day long, We are treated like sheep to be slaughtered."

For every day I live I am being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be visible in my mortal nature.

How true those words are! "If we have died with him, we will live with him!


Jesus said, "I am to be with you a little while longer, and then I am going to him who has sent me.

You have heard me say that I am going away and am coming back to you; if you loved me you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

But now I am going away to him who sent me, and not one of you asks me where I am going,

Now I am to be no longer in this world, but they are to remain in the world, while I return to you. Holy Father, keep them by your power which you gave me, so that they may be one just as we are.

My children, I am to be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, but, as I said to the Jews, where I am going you cannot follow,

about uprightness, as shown by my going away to the Father, where you can no longer see me;

"In a little while you will not see me any longer, and a little while after, you will see me again."

I did come from the Father and enter the world. Now I am leaving the world again and going back to the Father."


I have told you all this, so that through me you may find peace. In the world you have trouble; but take courage! I have conquered the world."

And when the Master saw her, he pitied her, and said to her, "Do not weep."

"Your minds must not be troubled; you must believe in God, and believe in me.

I am not going to leave you friendless. I am coming back to you.

And Jesus turned and saw her, and he said, "Courage, my daughter! Your faith has cured you!" And from that time the woman was well.

But Jesus paid no attention to what they said, but said to the leader of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid, just have faith."

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and kindly given us unfailing encouragement and a well-founded hope,


We must carry on the work of him who has sent me while the daylight lasts. Night is coming, when no one can do any work.

Finally he sent his son to them, thinking, 'They will respect my son.'

for I have come down from heaven not to do what I please but what pleases him who has sent me.

I do know him, because I come from him, and he has sent me here."

Jesus said to them, "If God were your father, you would love me, for I have come from God. I have not come of my own accord, but he has sent me.


for I have given them the truths that you gave me, and they have accepted them and been convinced that I came from you, and they believe that you sent me.

Let them all be one. Just as you, Father, are in union with me and I am with you, let them be in union with us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.


Did not the Christ have to suffer thus before entering upon his glory?"

For I tell you that this saying of Scripture must find its fulfilment in me: 'He was rated an outlaw.' Yes, that saying about me is to be fulfilled!"

Then he explained to them for the first time that the Son of Man must go through much suffering, and be refused by the elders and the high priests and the scribes, and be killed, and rise again three days after.

and said, "The Son of Man must endure great suffering and be refused by the elders, the high priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and be raised to life on the third day."

I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am till it is over!

when he said that the Son of Man must be handed over to wicked men and be crucified and rise again on the third day."

and said to them, "The Scriptures said that Christ should suffer as he has done, and rise from the dead on the third day,

And just as Moses in the desert lifted the serpent up in the air, the Son of Man must be lifted up,


Did not the Christ have to suffer thus before entering upon his glory?"

For I tell you that this saying of Scripture must find its fulfilment in me: 'He was rated an outlaw.' Yes, that saying about me is to be fulfilled!"

Then he explained to them for the first time that the Son of Man must go through much suffering, and be refused by the elders and the high priests and the scribes, and be killed, and rise again three days after.

and said, "The Son of Man must endure great suffering and be refused by the elders, the high priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and be raised to life on the third day."

I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am till it is over!

when he said that the Son of Man must be handed over to wicked men and be crucified and rise again on the third day."

and said to them, "The Scriptures said that Christ should suffer as he has done, and rise from the dead on the third day,

And just as Moses in the desert lifted the serpent up in the air, the Son of Man must be lifted up,


That is why God has so greatly exalted him, and given him the name above all others, so that in the name of Jesus everyone should kneel, in heaven and on earth and in the underworld, and everyone should acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, and thus glorify God the Father.


On his clothing and his thigh he has this title written: King of kings and Lord of lords.

showing himself to be as much greater than the angels as his title is superior to theirs.

You are to become a mother and you will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus.

His eyes blazed like fire. There were many diadems on his head, and there was a name written on him which no one knew but himself.


"Tell the daughter of Zion, 'Here is your king coming to you, Gentle, and riding on an ass, And on the foal of a beast of burden.' "

I appeal to you personally, by the gentleness and forbearance of Christ??he Paul who is so humble when face to face with you, but so bold in dealing with you when he is far away!

Let my yoke be put upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble-minded, and your hearts will find rest,


Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back where it belongs! For all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

He was abused but he did not retort. He suffered but he did not threaten, but committed his case to him who judges justly.


and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the sovereign of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has released us from our sins by his blood

Before God who maintains all life, and before Christ Jesus who in testifying before Pontius Pilate made his great profession, I charge you

Pilate said to him, "Then you are a king?" Jesus answered, "As you say, I am a king. It was for this that I was born and for this that I came to the world, to give testimony for truth. Everyone who is on the side of truth listens to my voice."


I tell you, we know what we are talking about and we have seen the things we testify to, yet you all reject our testimony.

It is to what he has seen and heard that he gives testimony, and yet no one accepts his testimony.

Jesus answered, "Even if I am testifying to myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I have come from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.


but a woman whose little daughter was possessed by a foul spirit immediately heard about him and came and threw herself at his feet.

And a leper came up to him and fell on his knees before him, saying, "If you only choose, sir, you can cure me!"

Just as he said this to them, an official came up and bowing low before him said to him, "My daughter has just died. But come! Lay your hand on her and she will come to life!"

And she came and fell down before him, and said, "Help me, sir!"

Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came up to him with her sons, bowing low, to ask a favor of him.

And a man named Jairus, the leader of a synagogue, came up and seeing him threw himself at his feet,

And he said, "I believe, sir!" and he fell on his knees before him.



Moses said, 'The Lord God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brothers, as he raised me up. You must listen to everything that he tells you.

for I have given them the truths that you gave me, and they have accepted them and been convinced that I came from you, and they believe that you sent me.

"Why do I even talk to you at all? I have a great deal to say about you and to condemn in you, yet he who sent me is truthful, and the things that I say to the world are things that I have learned from him."

for I have not spoken on my account, but the Father who has sent me has himself given me orders what to tell and what to say.

Do you not believe that I am in union with the Father and the Father is in union with me? I am not the source of the words that I say to you, but the Father who is united with me is doing these things himself.

No one who does not love me will observe my teaching, and yet the teaching you are listening to is not mine but is that of him who has sent me.



Moses said, 'The Lord God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brothers, as he raised me up. You must listen to everything that he tells you.

for I have given them the truths that you gave me, and they have accepted them and been convinced that I came from you, and they believe that you sent me.

"Why do I even talk to you at all? I have a great deal to say about you and to condemn in you, yet he who sent me is truthful, and the things that I say to the world are things that I have learned from him."

for I have not spoken on my account, but the Father who has sent me has himself given me orders what to tell and what to say.

Do you not believe that I am in union with the Father and the Father is in union with me? I am not the source of the words that I say to you, but the Father who is united with me is doing these things himself.

No one who does not love me will observe my teaching, and yet the teaching you are listening to is not mine but is that of him who has sent me.









And he said to him, "I tell you, you will be in Paradise with me today!"

And they divided up his clothes among them by drawing lots for them,

Then he said to his disciple, "There is your mother!" And from that time his disciple took her into his home.

And about three, Jesus called out loudly, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?"

After that, Jesus, knowing that everything was now finished, to fulfil the saying of Scripture, said, "I am thirsty."

When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, "It is finished!" Then bowing his head he gave up his spirit.

Then Jesus gave a loud cry, and said, "Father, I intrust my spirit to your hands!" With these words he expired.


The king will answer, 'I tell you, in so far as you did it to one of the humblest of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.'

"Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes him who has sent me.

and anyone who welcomes one child like this on my account welcomes me.

Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever disregards you disregards me, and whoever disregards me disregards him who sent me."

and he fell to the ground. Then he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul! Saul! Why do you persecute me?"

But in sinning against your brothers in this way and wounding their too scrupulous consciences, you are really sinning against Christ.


He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us into the realm of his dear Son,

"Here is my servant whom I have selected, My beloved, who delights my heart! I will endow him with my Spirit, And he will announce a judgment to the heathen.

As he spoke a bright cloud overshadowed them and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, my Beloved. He is my Chosen. Listen to him!"

and out of the heavens came a voice: "You are my Son, my Beloved! You are my Chosen!"

so that we might praise the splendid blessing which he has given us through his beloved Son.

So even Christ did not claim for himself the dignity of the high priesthood, but he was appointed to it by him who said to him, "You are my Son! I have today become your Father!"


He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us into the realm of his dear Son,

"Here is my servant whom I have selected, My beloved, who delights my heart! I will endow him with my Spirit, And he will announce a judgment to the heathen.

As he spoke a bright cloud overshadowed them and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, my Beloved. He is my Chosen. Listen to him!"

and out of the heavens came a voice: "You are my Son, my Beloved! You are my Chosen!"

so that we might praise the splendid blessing which he has given us through his beloved Son.

So even Christ did not claim for himself the dignity of the high priesthood, but he was appointed to it by him who said to him, "You are my Son! I have today become your Father!"





Then I saw heaven thrown open and there appeared a white horse. His rider was called Faithful and True, and he judges and wages war in uprightness.




But of the time when he is to bring his firstborn Son back to the world he says, "And let all God's angels bow before him."

And the men in the boat fell down before him and said, "You are certainly God's Son!"

And Jesus himself met them, and said, "Good morning!" And they went up to him and clasped his feet, and bowed to the ground before him.

and they went into the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they threw themselves down and did homage to him. They opened their treasure boxes and presented the child with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

And they went back with great joy to Jerusalem,

When he took the roll, the four animals and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each with a harp and gold bowls full of incense, that is, of the prayers of God's people.


No one who disowns the Son can have the Father. Whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father too.

I tell you, everyone who will acknowledge me before men, the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God,

For if with your lips you acknowledge the message that Jesus is Lord, and with your mind you believe that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Therefore everyone who will acknowledge me before men I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven,

and everyone should acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, and thus glorify God the Father.

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, God keeps in union with him and he with God.


to Jesus the negotiator of a new agreement, and to sprinkled blood that speaks more powerfully than even Abel's.

For there is but one God, and one intermediary between God and men??he man Christ Jesus,

But, as it is, the priestly service to which Christ has been appointed is as much better than the old as the agreement established by him and the promises on which it is based are superior to the former ones.

And this is why he is the negotiator of a new agreement, in order that as someone has died to deliver them from the offenses committed under the old agreement, those who have been offered it may receive the unending inheritance they have been promised.

For it was not a sanctuary made by human hands and only copied after the true one that Christ entered, but he went into heaven itself, in order to appear now on our behalf in the very presence of God.

My dear children, I am writing you this so that you may not sin; yet if anyone does sin, we have in Jesus Christ one who is upright and will intercede for us with the Father.


He is the head of the church, it is his body; for he is the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead??hat he might come to stand first in everything.

He has put everything under his feet and made him the indisputable head of the church,

We must lovingly hold to the truth and grow up into perfect union with him who is the head??hrist himself.

for a husband is the head of his wife, just as Christ is the head of the church, which is his body, and is saved by him.

Such people lose their connection with the head, from which the whole body through its ligaments and sinews must be governed and united if it is to grow in the divine way.


Do you not know that your bodies are parts of Christ's body? Am I then to take away from Christ parts of his body, and make them parts of a prostitute's? Never!

for we are parts of his body.

So you, in turn, my brothers, in the body of Christ have become dead as far as the Law is concerned, so that you may belong to another husband, who was raised from the dead in order that we might bear fruit for God.

I feel a divine jealousy about you, for I betrothed you to Christ, to present you as a pure bride to her one husband.

Keep what you have heard from the beginning in your hearts; then you will always be in union with the Son and the Father.


But from this time on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of God Almighty!" And they all said, "Are you the Son of God then?" And he said to them, "I am, as you say!"

The Father and I are one."

If I am not doing the things my Father does, do not believe me. But if I am doing them, then even if you will not believe me, believe the things I do, in order that you may realize and learn that the Father is in union with me, and I am in union with the Father."

and whoever sees me, sees him who has sent me.

If you knew me, you would know my Father also. From now on you do know him and you have seen him." Philip said to him, "Master, let us see the Father, and it will satisfy us." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you, Philip, have not recognized me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Let us see the Father'? read more.
Do you not believe that I am in union with the Father and the Father is in union with me? I am not the source of the words that I say to you, but the Father who is united with me is doing these things himself.

All that the Father has belongs to me. That is why I said that he will take what is mine and communicate it to you.


For it is in him that all the fulness of God's nature lives embodied,


He has put everything under his feet and made him the indisputable head of the church, which is his body, filled by him who fills everything everywhere.

until we all attain unity in faith, and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and reach mature manhood, and that full measure of development found in Christ.

For all the divine fulness chose to dwell in him,


The apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power, and God's favor rested richly upon them.

We are witnesses of everything that he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. Yet they put him upon a cross and killed him. But God raised him to life on the third day and caused him to be plainly seen, not by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had designated beforehand, that is, by us, who ate and drank with him after he had risen from the dead.

and decisively declared Son of God in his holiness of spirit, by being raised from the dead??esus Christ our Lord,

But you, by the fixed purpose and intention of God, handed him over to wicked men, and had him crucified. But God set aside the pain of death and raised him up, for death could not control him.

But you disowned the Holy, Righteous One. You asked to have a murderer released for you, and killed the very source of life. But God raised him from the dead, as we can testify.

Paul went to it as he was accustomed to do, and for three Sabbaths he discussed the Scriptures with them, explaining them and showing that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. "Jesus," he said, "of whom I am telling you, is the Christ!"


Then he poured water into the basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, wiping them with the towel that was about his waist.


Let my yoke be put upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble-minded, and your hearts will find rest,

You know how gracious the Lord Jesus Christ was. Though he was rich, he became poor for your sake, in order that by his poverty you might become rich.

When he had assumed human form, he still further humbled himself and carried his obedience so far as to die, and to die upon the cross.


for it was through him that everything was created in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen, angelic thrones, dominions, principalities, authorities??ll things were created through him and for him.


Everything came into existence through him, and apart from him nothing came to be.

and making clear how the secret purpose is to be worked out which has been hidden away for ages in God the creator of all things,

It was little by little and in different ways that God spoke in old times to our forefathers through the prophets, but in these latter days he has spoken to us in a Son, whom he had destined to possess everything, and through whom he had made the world.


And he said, "Go into the city, to a certain man, and say to him, 'The Master says, "My time is near. I am going to keep the Passover at your house with my disciples." ' "

Then he came back to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? See, the time has come for the Son of Man to be handed over to wicked men!

Then they tried to arrest him, and yet no one laid hands on him, because he was not yet ready.

Jesus answered, "The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

Before the Passover Festival began, Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father, but he had loved those who were his own in the world, and he loved them to the last.

When Jesus had said all this he raised his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the time has come. Do honor to your son, that your son may do honor to you,


But the Pharisees said, "It is by the aid of the prince of the demons that he drives them out."

But when the Pharisees heard of it they said, "This man cannot drive out demons except by the aid of Beelzebub, the prince of the demons."

But some of them said, "It is with the aid of Beelzebub, the prince of the demons, that he drives the demons out."

And they said many other abusive things to him.

This was because they said, "He is possessed by a foul spirit."

Is it not they who slander the noble name you bear?


but to those whom God has called, whether they are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who is God's power and God's wisdom.

And the child grew up and became strong and thoughtful, with God's blessing resting on him.

and went to his own part of the country. And he taught the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were astonished, and said, "Where did he get this wisdom, and the power to do these wonders?




Now on the last day, the great day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.

And about three, Jesus called out loudly, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?"

And some fell on good soil, and grew up and yielded a hundred fold!" As he said this he called out, "Let him who has ears to hear with, listen!"

So Jesus, as he was teaching in the Temple, cried out, "You do know me and you do know where I come from, and I have not come of my own accord but someone who is very real, whom you do not know, has sent me.

But Jesus cried loudly, "Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who has sent me;

But Jesus cried out again loudly, and gave up his spirit.


As he spoke a bright cloud overshadowed them and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, my Beloved. He is my Chosen. Listen to him!"

and a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, my Beloved! This is my Chosen."

It is someone else who testifies to me, and I know that the testimony that he gives about me is true.

and my Father who has sent me has thus borne witness to me. You have never heard his voice or seen his form,

Here I am testifying to myself, and the Father who has sent me testifies to me."

If we accept the testimony of men, the testimony of God is stronger still; for the value of God's testimony lies in this, that he has testified to his Son.


Now that the Son of Man has come, he does eat and drink, and people say, 'Look at him! A glutton and a drinker, the companion of tax-collectors and irreligious people!' And yet Wisdom is vindicated by her actions!"

But the Pharisees said, "It is by the aid of the prince of the demons that he drives them out."

and they made this charge against him: "Here is a man whom we have found misleading our nation, and forbidding the payment of taxes to the emperor, and claiming to be an anointed king himself."

Then they brought forward false witnesses, who said, "This man is constantly saying things against this holy place and against the Law,

But others said derisively, "They have had too much new wine!"

For we have found this man a pest and a disturber of the peace among Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect,




But I tell you, there is something greater than the Temple here!

The queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation at the Judgment and will condemn them, for she came from the very ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom, and there is more than Solomon here!

That is why God has so greatly exalted him, and given him the name above all others, so that in the name of Jesus everyone should kneel, in heaven and on earth and in the underworld,


So as we have been made upright by faith, let us live in peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,


He has sent his message to Israel's descendants, and made the good news of peace known to them through Jesus Christ. He is Lord of us all.

For he is himself our peace. He has united the two divisions, and broken down the barrier that kept us apart,

and through him to reconcile to God all things on earth or in heaven, making this peace through his blood shed on the cross.


And I saw the new Jerusalem, the holy city, come down out of heaven from God, like a bride dressed and ready to meet her husband.

Jesus said to them, "Can wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But a time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and they will fast then.

"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

But in the middle of the night there was a shout 'Here is the bridegroom! Come out and meet him!'

It is the bridegroom who has the bride; but the bridegroom's friend who stands outside and listens for his voice is very glad when he hears the bridegroom speak. So this happiness of mine is now complete.



He said to them, "How did you come to look for me? Did you not know that I must be at my Father's house?"

His disciples remembered that the Scriptures said, "My zeal for your house will consume me!"

Jesus said to them, "My food is doing the will of him who has sent me, and finishing his work.

We must carry on the work of him who has sent me while the daylight lasts. Night is coming, when no one can do any work.

about Jesus of Nazareth, and how God endowed him with the power of the holy Spirit, and he went about doing good and curing all who were in the power of the devil, because God was with him.


For it says in Scripture, "Here I lay a choice stone in Zion, a costly cornerstone; No one who believes in it will ever be disappointed!"


Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, " 'That stone which the builders rejected Has become the cornerstone; This came from the Lord, And seems marvelous to us'?

He is the stone that you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.

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