Christ in the Bible

Meaning: anointed

Exact Match

And her neighbor women gave him a name, saying, A son is born to Naomi. They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David [the ancestor of Jesus Christ].

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

The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; against them will He thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge [all peoples] to the ends of the earth; and He will give strength to His king (King) and exalt the power of His anointed (Anointed His Christ).

The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed One (the Messiah, the Christ). They say,

In His [Christ's] days shall the [uncompromisingly] righteous flourish and peace abound till there is a moon no longer.

He [Christ] shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the River [Euphrates] to the ends of the earth.

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.

Speak to Zerubbabel [the representative of the Davidic monarchy and covenant and in direct line of the ancestry of Jesus Christ] governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;

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 you will be hated and detested by everybody for My name's sake, but he who patiently perseveres and endures to the end will be saved ( made a partaker of the salvation by Christ, and delivered from spiritual death).

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 who from the [ official] beginning [of Jesus' ministry] were eyewitnesses and ministers of the Word [that is, of the doctrine concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God],

In the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the Word of God [ concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God] came to John son of Zachariah in the wilderness (desert).

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 someone asked Him, Lord, will only a few be saved (rescued, delivered from the penalties of the last judgment, and made partakers of the salvation by Christ)? And He said to them,

And they will dash you down to the ground, you [Jerusalem] and your children within you; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, [all] because you did not come progressively to recognize and know and understand [from observation and experience] the time of your visitation [that is, when God was visiting you, the time in which God showed Himself gracious toward you and offered you salvation through Christ].

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.

He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation -- "he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ's name.]

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;

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And He said, “Abba, Father! All things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”

At that, Jesus said to Peter, “Sheathe your sword! Am I not to drink the cup the Father has given Me?”


Summoning His 12 disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out and to heal every disease and sickness.

Then He went up the mountain and summoned those He wanted, and they came to Him.

But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.

We have received grace and apostleship through Him to bring about the obedience of faith among all the nations, on behalf of His name,


Jesus said to them, "I assure you: Moses didn't give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the real bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." Then they said, "Sir, give us this bread always!" read more.
"I am the bread of life," Jesus told them. "No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.


Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”

For a tabernacle was set up, and in the first room, which is called the holy place, were the lampstand, the table, and the presentation loaves.

He asked me, “What do you see?”I replied, “I see a solid gold lampstand there with a bowl on its top. It has seven lamps on it and seven channels for each of the lamps on its top.


Therefore, holy brothers and companions in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession;

Now I, Paul, make a personal appeal to you by the gentleness and graciousness of Christ—I who am humble among you in person but bold toward you when absent.

All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves.

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.

For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have done for you.

Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement allow you to live in harmony with one another, according to the command of Christ Jesus,

Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus,

accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.

keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

For you were called to this,
because Christ also suffered for you,
leaving you an example,
so that you should follow in His steps.


I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.

And the crowds kept saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee!”

Although they were looking for a way to arrest Him, they feared the crowds, because they regarded Him as a prophet.

But others said, “He’s Elijah.” Still others said, “He’s a prophet—like one of the prophets.”

Then fear came over everyone, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen among us,” and “God has visited His people.”

Yet I must travel today, tomorrow, and the next day, because it is not possible for a prophet to perish outside of Jerusalem!

“What things?” He asked them.So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a Prophet powerful in action and speech before God and all the people,

“Sir,” the woman replied, “I see that You are a prophet.

When the people saw the sign He had done, they said, “This really is the Prophet who was to come into the world!”

When some from the crowd heard these words, they said, “This really is the Prophet!”

Again they asked the blind man, “What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?”“He’s a prophet,” he said.

Moses said:The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your brothers. You must listen to Him in everything He will say to you.


And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great:He was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated in the Spirit,
seen by angels,
preached among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.

He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!”

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

and who has been declared to be the powerful Son of God by the resurrection from the dead according to the Spirit of holiness.

The ancestors are theirs, and from them, by physical descent, came the Messiah, who is God over all, praised forever. Amen.

For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ,

God will bring this about in His own time. He isthe blessed and only Sovereign,
the King of kings,
and the Lord of lords,

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

And He has a name written on His robe and on His thigh: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.


We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.

King Herod heard of this, because Jesus’ name had become well known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that’s why supernatural powers are at work in him.”

When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent a message by his disciples

Then He proceeded to denounce the towns where most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent:

He went to His hometown and began to teach them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, “How did this wisdom and these miracles come to Him?

When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard Him were astonished. “Where did this man get these things?” they said. “What is this wisdom given to Him, and how are these miracles performed by His hands?

Now He came near the path down the Mount of Olives, and the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles they had seen:

“But I have a greater testimony than John’s because of the works that the Father has given Me to accomplish. These very works I am doing testify about Me that the Father has sent Me.

“I did tell you and you don’t believe,” Jesus answered them. “The works that I do in My Father’s name testify about Me.

But if I am doing them and you don’t believe Me, believe the works. This way you will know and understand that the Father is in Me and I in the Father.”

Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. Otherwise, believe because of the works themselves.

If I had not done the works among them that no one else has done, they would not have sin. Now they have seen and hated both Me and My Father.


A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.

just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life—a ransom for many.”

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”

Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, in order that those who do not see will see and those who do see will become blind.”

“Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

But He said to them, “I must proclaim the good news about the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because I was sent for this purpose.”

“I came to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already set ablaze!

For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

If anyone hears My words and doesn’t keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

“You are a king then?” Pilate asked.“You say that I’m a king,” Jesus replied. “I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.”

This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them.


As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, “Follow Me!” So he got up and followed Him.

Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock.

The disciples went and did just as Jesus directed them.

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

“Master,” Simon replied, “we’ve worked hard all night long and caught nothing! But at Your word, I’ll let down the nets.”

I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them:

“Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim.

As soon as she heard this, she got up quickly and went to Him.

The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”

“Cast the net on the right side of the boat,” He told them, “and you’ll find some.” So they did, and they were unable to haul it in because of the large number of fish.


Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop crying. Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has been victorious so that He may open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon.”

The Genealogy of Jesus ChristThe historical record of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

And all the crowds were astounded and said, “Perhaps this is the Son of David!”

Then the crowds who went ahead of Him and those who followed kept shouting:Hosanna to the Son of David!
He who comes in the name
of the Lord is the blessed One!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!

Many people told him to keep quiet, but he was crying out all the more, “Have mercy on me, Son of David!”

So Jesus asked this question as He taught in the temple complex,“How can the scribes say that the Messiah is the Son of David?

Doesn’t the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from David’s offspring and from the town of Bethlehem, where David once lived?”

concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of David according to the flesh

Keep your attention on Jesus Christ as risen from the dead and descended from David. This is according to my gospel.


Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop crying. Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has been victorious so that He may open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon.”

The Genealogy of Jesus ChristThe historical record of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

And all the crowds were astounded and said, “Perhaps this is the Son of David!”

Then the crowds who went ahead of Him and those who followed kept shouting:Hosanna to the Son of David!
He who comes in the name
of the Lord is the blessed One!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!

Many people told him to keep quiet, but he was crying out all the more, “Have mercy on me, Son of David!”

So Jesus asked this question as He taught in the temple complex,“How can the scribes say that the Messiah is the Son of David?

Doesn’t the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from David’s offspring and from the town of Bethlehem, where David once lived?”

concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of David according to the flesh

Keep your attention on Jesus Christ as risen from the dead and descended from David. This is according to my gospel.


But Jesus has now obtained a superior ministry, and to that degree He is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been legally enacted on better promises.

saying, “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

The One who comes from above is above all. The one who is from the earth is earthly and speaks in earthly terms. The One who comes from heaven is above all.

You call Me Teacher and Lord. This is well said, for I am.

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!”

Christ died and came to life for this: that He might rule over both the dead and the living.

He is also the head of the body, the church;
He is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead,
so that He might come to have
first place in everything.

So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs.

For Jesus is considered worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder has more honor than the house.


But Jesus has now obtained a superior ministry, and to that degree He is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been legally enacted on better promises.

saying, “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

The One who comes from above is above all. The one who is from the earth is earthly and speaks in earthly terms. The One who comes from heaven is above all.

You call Me Teacher and Lord. This is well said, for I am.

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!”

Christ died and came to life for this: that He might rule over both the dead and the living.

He is also the head of the body, the church;
He is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead,
so that He might come to have
first place in everything.

So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs.

For Jesus is considered worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder has more honor than the house.


He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angelswith Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.

and to reward with rest you who are afflicted, along with us. This will take place at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with His powerful angels,

Then He said, “I assure you: You will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descendingon the Son of Man.”

[Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.

Or do you think that I cannot call on My Father, and He will provide Me at once with more than 12 legions of angels?

Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:

When He again brings His firstborn into the world, He says, And all God’s angels must worship Him.

Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels around the throne, and also of the living creatures and of the elders. Their number was countless thousands, plus thousands of thousands.


For Christ also suffered for sins once for all,
the righteous for the unrighteous,
that He might bring you to God,
after being put to death in the fleshly realm
but made alive in the spiritual realm.

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth.To Him who loves us and has set us free from our sins by His blood,

No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.

And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.

He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people for His own possession, eager to do good works.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.

Otherwise, He would have had to suffer many times since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.


I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”

Therefore I will give Him the many as a portion,
and He will receive the mighty as spoil,
because He submitted Himself to death,
and was counted among the rebels;
yet He bore the sin of many
and interceded for the rebels.

He will not break a bruised reed,
and He will not put out a smoldering wick,
until He has led justice to victory.

Then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He abolishes all rule and all authority and power.

The victor: I will give him the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I also won the victory and sat down with My Father on His throne.

Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop crying. Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has been victorious so that He may open the scroll and its seven seals.”

I looked, and there was a white horse. The horseman on it had a bow; a crown was given to him, and he went out as a victor to conquer.

These will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”


Now to Him who has power to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation about Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept silent for long ages

And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great:He was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated in the Spirit,
seen by angels,
preached among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.

I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery—Christ.

On the contrary, we speak God’s hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory.

He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him

By reading this you are able to understand my insight about the mystery of the Messiah.

God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the message, to speak the mystery of the Messiah, for which I am in prison,


“Don’t cling to Me,” Jesus told her, “for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brothers and tell them that I am ascending to My Father and your Father—to My God and your God.”

For the Messiah did not enter a sanctuary made with hands (only a model of the true one) but into heaven itself, so that He might now appear in the presence of God for us.

Now that He has gone into heaven, He is at God’s right hand with angels, authorities, and powers subject to Him.

And while He was blessing them, He left them and was carried up into heaven.

Then what if you were to observe the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?

You ascended to the heights, taking away captives;
You received gifts from people,
even from the rebellious,
so that the Lord God might live there.

For it says:When He ascendedon high,
He took prisoners into captivity;
He gave gifts to people.

After He had said this, He was taken up as they were watching, and a cloud took Him out of their sight.

Then after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens—Jesus the Son of God—let us hold fast to the confession.


But I know my living Redeemer,
and He will stand on the dust at last.

This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says:Because of you, I will send to Babylon
and bring all of them as fugitives,
even the Chaldeans in the ships in which they rejoice.

And He will redeem Israel
from all its sins.

for their Redeemer is strong,
and He will take up their case against you.

Do not fear, you worm Jacob,
you men of Israel:
I will help you—
this is the Lord’s declaration.
Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.

This is what the Lord, your Redeemer who formed you from the womb, says:I am Yahweh, who made everything;
who stretched out the heavens by Myself;
who alone spread out the earth;

The Holy One of Israel is our Redeemer;
Yahweh of Hosts is His name.

“The Redeemer will come to Zion,
and to those in Jacob who turn from transgression.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Their Redeemer is strong;
Yahweh of Hosts is His name.
He will fervently plead their case
so that He might bring rest to the earth
but turmoil to those who live in Babylon.


For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

Who is the liar, if not the one who denies that Jesus is the Messiah? This one is the antichrist: the one who denies the Father and the Son.

But you denied the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you.

“I assure you,” Jesus said to him, “tonight, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times!”

They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified for any good work.

But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven.

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant approached him and she said, "You were with Jesus the Galilean too." But he denied it in front of everyone: "I don't know what you're talking about!"

if we endure, we will also reign with Him;
if we deny Him, He will also deny us;

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.


He commanded us to preach to the people and to solemnly testify that He is the One appointed by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.

I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and because of His appearing and His kingdom:

Therefore don’t judge anything prematurely, before the Lord comes, who will both bring to light what is hidden in darkness and reveal the intentions of the hearts. And then praise will come to each one from God.

All the nationswill be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

The Father, in fact, judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son,

because He has set a day when He is going to judge the world in righteousness by the Man He has appointed. He has provided proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.”

on the day when God judges what people have kept secret, according to my gospel through Christ Jesus.

But you, why do you criticize your brother? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before the tribunal of God.

They will give an account to the One who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.


Now that He has gone into heaven, He is at God’s right hand with angels, authorities, and powers subject to Him.

You have loved righteousness
and hated lawlessness;
this is why God, Your God,
has anointed You
with the oil of joy
rather than Your companions.

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!”

Then after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the Power of God.”

God exalted this man to His right hand as ruler and Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

He demonstrated this power in the Messiah by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in the heavens

For this reason God highly exalted Him
and gave Him the name
that is above every name,

They said with a loud voice:The Lamb who was slaughtered is worthy
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing!


Therefore, He had to be like His brothers in every way, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth.To Him who loves us and has set us free from our sins by His blood,

But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen and guard you from the evil one.

Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

if we are faithless, He remains faithful,
for He cannot deny Himself.

Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True, and He judges and makes war in righteousness.


He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, because it is written: Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed.

And they sang a new song:You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
because You were slaughtered,
and You redeemed people
for God by Your blood
from every tribe and language
and people and nation.

He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people for His own possession, eager to do good works.

They are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us—our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption,

We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in Him.

For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold,


You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

And she did this for many days.But Paul was greatly aggravated and turning to the spirit, said, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out right away.

Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

In that day you will ask in My name. I am not telling you that I will make requests to the Father on your behalf.

But these are written so that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing you may have life in His name.

But Peter said, “I don’t have silver or gold, but what I have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”

By faith in His name, His name has made this man strong, whom you see and know. So the faith that comes through Him has given him this perfect health in front of all of you.

let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead—by Him this man is standing here before you healthy.

giving thanks always for everything
to God the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,


“As I kept watching,thrones were set in place,
and the Ancient of Days took His seat.
His clothing was white like snow,
and the hair of His head like whitest wool.
His throne was flaming fire;
its wheels were blazing fire.

You are the most handsome of men;
grace flows from your lips.
Therefore God has blessed you forever.

His mouth is sweetness.
He is absolutely desirable.
This is my love, and this is my friend,
young women of Jerusalem.

Just as many were appalled at You
His appearance was so disfigured
that He did not look like a man,
and His form did not resemble a human being—

He grew up before Him like a young plant
and like a root out of dry ground.
He didn’t have an impressive form
or majesty that we should look at Him,
no appearance that we should desire Him.

He was transformed in front of them, and His face shone like the sun. Even His clothes became as white as the light.

His head and hair were white like wool—white as snow—and His eyes like a fiery flame.

and the One seated looked like jasper and carnelian stone. A rainbow that looked like an emerald surrounded the throne.


You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

And she did this for many days.But Paul was greatly aggravated and turning to the spirit, said, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out right away.

Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

In that day you will ask in My name. I am not telling you that I will make requests to the Father on your behalf.

But these are written so that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing you may have life in His name.

But Peter said, “I don’t have silver or gold, but what I have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”

By faith in His name, His name has made this man strong, whom you see and know. So the faith that comes through Him has given him this perfect health in front of all of you.

let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead—by Him this man is standing here before you healthy.

giving thanks always for everything
to God the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,


These will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”

I assure you: There are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

so that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom. And you will sit on thrones judging the 12 tribes of Israel.

Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!”

“My kingdom is not of this world,” said Jesus. “If My kingdom were of this world, My servantswould fight, so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. As it is, My kingdom does not have its origin here.”

so that at the name of Jesus
every knee will bow
of those who are in heaven and on earth
and under the earth

but to the Son:Your throne, God,
is forever and ever,
and the scepter of Your kingdom
is a scepter of justice.

The seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying:The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom
of our Lord and of His Messiah,
and He will reign forever and ever!


one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

God is faithful; you were called by Him into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!”

God exalted this man to His right hand as ruler and Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Then He told them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

yet for us there is one God, the Father.
All things are from Him,
and we exist for Him.
And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ.
All things are through Him,
and we exist through Him.

Therefore I am informing you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.


one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

God is faithful; you were called by Him into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!”

God exalted this man to His right hand as ruler and Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Then He told them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

yet for us there is one God, the Father.
All things are from Him,
and we exist for Him.
And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ.
All things are through Him,
and we exist through Him.

Therefore I am informing you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.


Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.

Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”

For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them.

God exalted this man to His right hand as ruler and Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

“From this man’s descendants, according to the promise, God brought the Savior, Jesus, to Israel.

This has now been made evident
through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus,
who has abolished death
and has brought life and immortality to light
through the gospel.

And we have seen and we testify that the Father has sent His Son as the world’s Savior.


For Christ also suffered for sins once for all,
the righteous for the unrighteous,
that He might bring you to God,
after being put to death in the fleshly realm
but made alive in the spiritual realm.

because zeal for Your house has consumed me,
and the insults of those who insult You
have fallen on me.

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, because it is written: Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed.

But we do see Jesus—made lower than the angels for a short time so that by God’s grace He might taste death for everyone—crowned with glory and honor because of His suffering in death.

He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

But He was pierced because of our transgressions,
crushed because of our iniquities;
punishment for our peace was on Him,
and we are healed by His wounds.

so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.

He Himself bore our sins
in His body on the tree,
so that, having died to sins,
we might live for righteousness;
you have been healed by His wounds.


For the High and Exalted One
who lives forever, whose name is Holy says this:
“I live in a high and holy place,
and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
and revive the heart of the oppressed.

who stoops down to look
on the heavens and the earth?

He remembered us in our humiliation
        His love is eternal.

Though the Lord is exalted,
He takes note of the humble;
but He knows the haughty from a distance.

When the Pharisees saw this, they asked His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

because He has looked with favor
on the humble condition of His slave.
Surely, from now on all generations
will call me blessed,

So He got up from supper, laid aside His robe, took a towel, and tied it around Himself.

Having said this, He showed them His hands and His side. So the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and observe My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Don’t be an unbeliever, but a believer.”


But the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.

and they conspired to arrest Jesus in a treacherous way and kill Him.

When daybreak came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death.

They, however, were filled with rage and started discussing with one another what they might do to Jesus.

Every day He was teaching in the temple complex. The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people were looking for a way to destroy Him,

He went away and discussed with the chief priests and temple police how he could hand Him over to them.

Therefore, the Jews began persecuting Jesus because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we going to do since this man does many signs?

So from that day on they plotted to kill Him.


The Pharisees and Sadducees approached, and as a test, asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.

Some Pharisees approached Him to test Him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife on any grounds?”

Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to trap Him by what He said.

The Yeast of the Pharisees and HerodThe Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, demanding of Him a sign from heaven to test Him.

Some Pharisees approached Him to test Him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

Then they sent some of the Pharisees and the Herodians to Him to trap Him by what He said.

they were lying in wait for Him to trap Him in something He said.

They watched closely and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, so they could catch Him in what He said, to hand Him over to the governor’s rule and authority.

They asked this to trap Him, in order that they might have evidence to accuse Him.Jesus stooped down and started writing on the ground with His finger.


Abraham stepped forward and said, "Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are 50 righteous people in the city? Will You really sweep it away instead of sparing the place for the sake of the 50 righteous people who are in it? You could not possibly do such a thing: to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. You could not possibly do that! Won't the Judge of all the earth do what is just?" read more.
The Lord said, "If at Sodom I find 50 righteous people in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake." Then Abraham answered, "Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord-even though I am dust and ashes- suppose the 50 righteous lack five. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?" He replied, "I will not destroy [it] if I find 45 there." Then he spoke to Him again, "Suppose 40 are found there?" He answered, "I will not do [it] on account of 40." Then he said, "Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak further. Suppose 30 are found there?" He answered, "I will not do [it] if I find 30 there." Then he said, "Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord, suppose 20 are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy [it] on account of 20." Then he said, "Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak one more time. Suppose 10 are found there?" He answered, "I will not destroy [it] on account of 10."

Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that He could not defeat him, He struck Jacob's hip as they wrestled and dislocated his hip socket. Then He said to Jacob, "Let Me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob said, "I will not let You go unless You bless me." read more.
"What is your name?" the man asked. "Jacob!" he replied. "Your name will no longer be Jacob," He said. "It will be Israel because you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed." Then Jacob asked Him, "Please tell me Your name." But He answered, "Why do you ask My name?" And He blessed him there. Jacob then named the place Peniel, "For," [he said,] "I have seen God face to face, and I have been delivered."

Then King David went in, sat in the Lord's presence, and said, "Who am I, Lord God , and what is my house that You have brought me this far? What You have done so far was a little thing to You, Lord God , for You have also spoken about Your servant's house in the distant future. And this is a revelation for mankind, Lord God . What more can David say to You? You know Your servant, Lord God . read more.
Because of Your word and according to Your will, You have revealed all these great things to Your servant. "This is why You are great, Lord God . There is no one like You, and there is no God besides You, as all we have heard confirms. And who is like Your people Israel? God came to one nation on earth in order to redeem a people for Himself, to make a name for Himself, and to perform for them great and awesome acts, driving out nations and their gods before Your people You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt. You established Your people Israel Your own people forever, and You, Lord, have become their God. "Now, Lord God, fulfill the promise forever that You have made to Your servant and his house. Do as You have promised, so that Your name will be exalted forever, when it is said, 'The Lord of Hosts is God over Israel.' The house of Your servant David will be established before You since You, Lord of Hosts, God of Israel, have revealed this to Your servant when You said, 'I will build a house for you.' Therefore, Your servant has found the courage to pray this prayer to You. Lord God , You are God; Your words are true, and You have promised this grace to Your servant. Now, please bless Your servant's house so that it will continue before You forever. For You, Lord God , have spoken, and with Your blessing Your servant's house will be blessed forever."

Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the entire congregation of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven. He said: Lord God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth below, keeping the gracious covenant with Your servants who walk before You with their whole heart. You have kept what You promised to Your servant, my father David. You spoke directly [to him] and You fulfilled [Your promise] by Your power as it is today. read more.
Therefore, Lord God of Israel, keep what You promised to Your servant, my father David: You will never fail to have a man to sit before Me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons guard their walk before Me as you have walked before Me. Now Lord God of Israel, please confirm what You promised to Your servant, my father David. But will God indeed live on earth? Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain You, much less this temple I have built. Listen to Your servant's prayer and his petition, Lord my God, so that You may hear the cry and the prayer that Your servant prays before You today, so that Your eyes may watch over this temple night and day, toward the place where You said: My name will be there, and so that You may hear the prayer that Your servant prays toward this place. Hear the petition of Your servant and Your people Israel, which they pray toward this place. May You hear in Your dwelling place in heaven. May You hear and forgive. When a man sins against his neighbor and is forced to take an oath, and he comes to take an oath before Your altar in this temple, may You hear in heaven and act. May You judge Your servants, condemning the wicked by bringing what he has done on his own head and providing justice for the righteous by rewarding him according to his righteousness. When Your people Israel are defeated before an enemy, because they have sinned against You, and they return to You and praise Your name, and they pray and plead with You for mercy in this temple, may You hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel. May You restore them to the land You gave their ancestors. When the skies are shut and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and praise Your name, and they turn from their sins because You are afflicting them, may You hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and Your people Israel, so that You may teach them the good way they should walk in. May You send rain on Your land that You gave Your people for an inheritance. When there is famine on the earth, when there is pestilence, when there is blight, mildew, locust, or grasshopper, when their enemy besieges them in the region of their fortified cities, [when there is] any plague or illness, whatever prayer or petition anyone from Your people Israel might have- each man knowing his own afflictions and spreading out his hands toward this temple- may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, and may You forgive, act, and repay the man, according to all his ways, since You know his heart, for You alone know every human heart, so that they may fear You all the days they live on the land You gave our ancestors. Even for the foreigner who is not of Your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of Your name- for they will hear of Your great name, mighty hand, and outstretched arm, and will come and pray toward this temple- may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, and do according to all the foreigner asks You for. Then all the people on earth will know Your name, to fear You as Your people Israel do and know that this temple I have built is called by Your name. When Your people go out to fight against their enemies, wherever You send them, and they pray to the Lord in the direction of the city You have chosen and the temple I have built for Your name, may You hear their prayer and petition in heaven and uphold their cause. When they sin against You- for there is no one who does not sin- and You are angry with them and hand them over to the enemy, and their captors deport them to the enemy's country- whether distant or nearby- and when they come to their senses in the land where they were deported and repent and petition You in their captors' land: "We have sinned and done wrong; we have been wicked," and when they return to You with their whole mind and heart in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and when they pray to You in the direction of their land that You gave their ancestors, the city You have chosen, and the temple I have built for Your name, may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, their prayer and petition and uphold their cause. May You forgive Your people who sinned against You and all their rebellions against You, and may You give them compassion in the eyes of their captors, so that they may be compassionate to them. For they are Your people and Your inheritance; You brought them out of Egypt, out of the middle of an iron furnace. May Your eyes be open to Your servant's petition and to the petition of Your people Israel, listening to them whenever they call to You. For You, Lord God , have set them apart as Your inheritance from all the people on earth, as You spoke through Your servant Moses when You brought their ancestors out of Egypt. When Solomon finished praying this entire prayer and petition to the Lord, he got up from kneeling before the altar of the Lord, with his hands spread out toward heaven, and he stood and blessed the whole congregation of Israel with a loud voice: "May the Lord be praised! He has given rest to His people Israel according to all He has said. Not one of all the good promises He made through His servant Moses has failed. May the Lord our God be with us as He was with our ancestors. May He not abandon us or leave us. May He incline our hearts toward Him to walk in all His ways and to keep His commands, ordinances, and judgments, which He commanded our ancestors. May my words I have made my petition with before the Lord be near the Lord our God day and night, so that He may uphold His servant's cause and the cause of His people Israel, as each day requires, and so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God. There is no other! Let your heart be completely devoted to the Lord our God to walk in His ordinances and to keep His commands, as it is today."

He was praying in a certain place, and when He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples." He said to them, "Whenever you pray, say: Father, Your name be honored as holy. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. read more.
And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone in debt to us. And do not bring us into temptation." He also said to them: "Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I don't have anything to offer him.' Then he will answer from inside and say, 'Don't bother me! The door is already locked, and my children and I have gone to bed. I can't get up to give you anything.' I tell you, even though he won't get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as much as he needs. "So I say to you, keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"

He then told them a parable on the need for them to pray always and not become discouraged: "There was a judge in one town who didn't fear God or respect man. And a widow in that town kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.' read more.
"For a while he was unwilling, but later he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or respect man, yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice, so she doesn't wear me out by her persistent coming.' " Then the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. Will not God grant justice to His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay [to help] them? I tell you that He will swiftly grant them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find that faith on earth?"


Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t His mother called Mary, and His brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?

He was still speaking to the crowds when suddenly His mother and brothers were standing outside wanting to speak to Him.

Then His mother and His brothers came, and standing outside, they sent word to Him and called Him.

After this, He went down to Capernaum, together with His mother, His brothers, and His disciples, and they stayed there only a few days.

so His brothers said to Him, “Leave here and go to Judea so Your disciples can see Your works that You are doing.

(For not even His brothers believed in Him.)

Don’t we have the right to be accompanied by a Christian wife like the other apostles, the Lord’s brothers, and Cephas?

But I didn’t see any of the other apostles except James, the Lord’s brother.


Abraham stepped forward and said, "Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are 50 righteous people in the city? Will You really sweep it away instead of sparing the place for the sake of the 50 righteous people who are in it? You could not possibly do such a thing: to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. You could not possibly do that! Won't the Judge of all the earth do what is just?" read more.
The Lord said, "If at Sodom I find 50 righteous people in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake." Then Abraham answered, "Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord-even though I am dust and ashes- suppose the 50 righteous lack five. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?" He replied, "I will not destroy [it] if I find 45 there." Then he spoke to Him again, "Suppose 40 are found there?" He answered, "I will not do [it] on account of 40." Then he said, "Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak further. Suppose 30 are found there?" He answered, "I will not do [it] if I find 30 there." Then he said, "Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord, suppose 20 are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy [it] on account of 20." Then he said, "Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak one more time. Suppose 10 are found there?" He answered, "I will not destroy [it] on account of 10."

Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that He could not defeat him, He struck Jacob's hip as they wrestled and dislocated his hip socket. Then He said to Jacob, "Let Me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob said, "I will not let You go unless You bless me." read more.
"What is your name?" the man asked. "Jacob!" he replied. "Your name will no longer be Jacob," He said. "It will be Israel because you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed." Then Jacob asked Him, "Please tell me Your name." But He answered, "Why do you ask My name?" And He blessed him there. Jacob then named the place Peniel, "For," [he said,] "I have seen God face to face, and I have been delivered."

Then King David went in, sat in the Lord's presence, and said, "Who am I, Lord God , and what is my house that You have brought me this far? What You have done so far was a little thing to You, Lord God , for You have also spoken about Your servant's house in the distant future. And this is a revelation for mankind, Lord God . What more can David say to You? You know Your servant, Lord God . read more.
Because of Your word and according to Your will, You have revealed all these great things to Your servant. "This is why You are great, Lord God . There is no one like You, and there is no God besides You, as all we have heard confirms. And who is like Your people Israel? God came to one nation on earth in order to redeem a people for Himself, to make a name for Himself, and to perform for them great and awesome acts, driving out nations and their gods before Your people You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt. You established Your people Israel Your own people forever, and You, Lord, have become their God. "Now, Lord God, fulfill the promise forever that You have made to Your servant and his house. Do as You have promised, so that Your name will be exalted forever, when it is said, 'The Lord of Hosts is God over Israel.' The house of Your servant David will be established before You since You, Lord of Hosts, God of Israel, have revealed this to Your servant when You said, 'I will build a house for you.' Therefore, Your servant has found the courage to pray this prayer to You. Lord God , You are God; Your words are true, and You have promised this grace to Your servant. Now, please bless Your servant's house so that it will continue before You forever. For You, Lord God , have spoken, and with Your blessing Your servant's house will be blessed forever."

Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the entire congregation of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven. He said: Lord God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth below, keeping the gracious covenant with Your servants who walk before You with their whole heart. You have kept what You promised to Your servant, my father David. You spoke directly [to him] and You fulfilled [Your promise] by Your power as it is today. read more.
Therefore, Lord God of Israel, keep what You promised to Your servant, my father David: You will never fail to have a man to sit before Me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons guard their walk before Me as you have walked before Me. Now Lord God of Israel, please confirm what You promised to Your servant, my father David. But will God indeed live on earth? Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain You, much less this temple I have built. Listen to Your servant's prayer and his petition, Lord my God, so that You may hear the cry and the prayer that Your servant prays before You today, so that Your eyes may watch over this temple night and day, toward the place where You said: My name will be there, and so that You may hear the prayer that Your servant prays toward this place. Hear the petition of Your servant and Your people Israel, which they pray toward this place. May You hear in Your dwelling place in heaven. May You hear and forgive. When a man sins against his neighbor and is forced to take an oath, and he comes to take an oath before Your altar in this temple, may You hear in heaven and act. May You judge Your servants, condemning the wicked by bringing what he has done on his own head and providing justice for the righteous by rewarding him according to his righteousness. When Your people Israel are defeated before an enemy, because they have sinned against You, and they return to You and praise Your name, and they pray and plead with You for mercy in this temple, may You hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel. May You restore them to the land You gave their ancestors. When the skies are shut and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and praise Your name, and they turn from their sins because You are afflicting them, may You hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and Your people Israel, so that You may teach them the good way they should walk in. May You send rain on Your land that You gave Your people for an inheritance. When there is famine on the earth, when there is pestilence, when there is blight, mildew, locust, or grasshopper, when their enemy besieges them in the region of their fortified cities, [when there is] any plague or illness, whatever prayer or petition anyone from Your people Israel might have- each man knowing his own afflictions and spreading out his hands toward this temple- may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, and may You forgive, act, and repay the man, according to all his ways, since You know his heart, for You alone know every human heart, so that they may fear You all the days they live on the land You gave our ancestors. Even for the foreigner who is not of Your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of Your name- for they will hear of Your great name, mighty hand, and outstretched arm, and will come and pray toward this temple- may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, and do according to all the foreigner asks You for. Then all the people on earth will know Your name, to fear You as Your people Israel do and know that this temple I have built is called by Your name. When Your people go out to fight against their enemies, wherever You send them, and they pray to the Lord in the direction of the city You have chosen and the temple I have built for Your name, may You hear their prayer and petition in heaven and uphold their cause. When they sin against You- for there is no one who does not sin- and You are angry with them and hand them over to the enemy, and their captors deport them to the enemy's country- whether distant or nearby- and when they come to their senses in the land where they were deported and repent and petition You in their captors' land: "We have sinned and done wrong; we have been wicked," and when they return to You with their whole mind and heart in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and when they pray to You in the direction of their land that You gave their ancestors, the city You have chosen, and the temple I have built for Your name, may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, their prayer and petition and uphold their cause. May You forgive Your people who sinned against You and all their rebellions against You, and may You give them compassion in the eyes of their captors, so that they may be compassionate to them. For they are Your people and Your inheritance; You brought them out of Egypt, out of the middle of an iron furnace. May Your eyes be open to Your servant's petition and to the petition of Your people Israel, listening to them whenever they call to You. For You, Lord God , have set them apart as Your inheritance from all the people on earth, as You spoke through Your servant Moses when You brought their ancestors out of Egypt. When Solomon finished praying this entire prayer and petition to the Lord, he got up from kneeling before the altar of the Lord, with his hands spread out toward heaven, and he stood and blessed the whole congregation of Israel with a loud voice: "May the Lord be praised! He has given rest to His people Israel according to all He has said. Not one of all the good promises He made through His servant Moses has failed. May the Lord our God be with us as He was with our ancestors. May He not abandon us or leave us. May He incline our hearts toward Him to walk in all His ways and to keep His commands, ordinances, and judgments, which He commanded our ancestors. May my words I have made my petition with before the Lord be near the Lord our God day and night, so that He may uphold His servant's cause and the cause of His people Israel, as each day requires, and so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God. There is no other! Let your heart be completely devoted to the Lord our God to walk in His ordinances and to keep His commands, as it is today."

He was praying in a certain place, and when He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples." He said to them, "Whenever you pray, say: Father, Your name be honored as holy. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. read more.
And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone in debt to us. And do not bring us into temptation." He also said to them: "Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I don't have anything to offer him.' Then he will answer from inside and say, 'Don't bother me! The door is already locked, and my children and I have gone to bed. I can't get up to give you anything.' I tell you, even though he won't get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as much as he needs. "So I say to you, keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"

He then told them a parable on the need for them to pray always and not become discouraged: "There was a judge in one town who didn't fear God or respect man. And a widow in that town kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.' read more.
"For a while he was unwilling, but later he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or respect man, yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice, so she doesn't wear me out by her persistent coming.' " Then the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. Will not God grant justice to His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay [to help] them? I tell you that He will swiftly grant them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find that faith on earth?"


And the Pharisees and scribes were complaining, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them!”

“Why does He speak like this? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

When the Pharisees saw this, they asked His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath!”

“Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they don’t wash their hands when they eat!”

When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked His disciples, “Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

They observed that some of His disciples were eating their bread with unclean—that is, unwashed—hands.

All who saw it began to complain, “He’s gone to lodge with a sinful man!”

Therefore the Jews started complaining about Him because He said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”


And He said to him, “I assure you: Today you will be with Me in paradise.”

If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me. Where I am, there My servant also will be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.

Father,
I desire those You have given Me
to be with Me where I am.
Then they will see My glory,
which You have given Me
because You loved Me before the world’s foundation.

and we are confident and satisfied to be out of the body and at home with the Lord.

I am pressured by both. I have the desire to depart and be with Christ—which is far better

Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord.


For You will not abandon me to Sheol;
You will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay.

From then on Jesus began to point out to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, be killed, and be raised the third day.

Then they will hand Him over to the Gentiles to be mocked, flogged, and crucified, and He will be resurrected on the third day.”

But after I have been resurrected, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.”

As they were coming down from the mountain, He ordered them to tell no one what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

But after I have been resurrected, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.”

Jesus answered, “Destroy this sanctuary, and I will raise it up in three days.”

Since I have obtained help that comes from God, to this day I stand and testify to both small and great, saying nothing else than what the prophets and Moses said would take place- that the Messiah must suffer, and that as the first to rise from the dead, He would proclaim light to our people and to the Gentiles."


because they were provoked that they were teaching the people and proclaiming the resurrection from the dead, using Jesus as the example.

Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah to them.

So Philip proceeded to tell him the good news about Jesus, beginning from that Scripture.

Immediately he began proclaiming Jesus in the synagogues: “He is the Son of God.”

He sent the message to the Israelites, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all.

explaining and showing that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead: “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah.”

but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles.

For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus.


When the festival was already half over, Jesus went up into the temple complex and began to teach.

because He was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.

Jesus was going all over Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

Then He began to teach them, saying:

So as He stepped ashore, He saw a huge crowd and had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Then He began to teach them many things.

He was teaching in their synagogues, being acclaimed by everyone.

He got into one of the boats, which belonged to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from the land. Then He sat down and was teaching the crowds from the boat.

This man came to Him at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher, for no one could perform these signs You do unless God were with him.”

At dawn He went to the temple complex again, and all the people were coming to Him. He sat down and began to teach them.


When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus all that they had done. He took them along and withdrew privately to a town called Bethsaida.

After dismissing the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone.

Moving on from there, Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee. He went up on a mountain and sat there,

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

While going up to Jerusalem, Jesus took the 12 disciples aside privately and said to them on the way:

He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while.” For many people were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.

He got up and departed from there to the region of Tyre and Sidon. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it, but He could not escape notice.

Then He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and began to pray,


I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

Bethlehem Ephrathah,
you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you
to be ruler over Israel for Me.
His origin is from antiquity,
from eternity.

Father,
I desire those You have given Me
to be with Me where I am.
Then they will see My glory,
which You have given Me
because You loved Me before the world’s foundation.

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.

Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am.”

Now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence
with that glory I had with You
before the world existed.

He is before all things,
and by Him all things hold together.

without father, mother, or genealogy,
having neither beginning of days nor end of life,
but resembling the Son of Godremains a priest forever.


“I baptize with water,” John answered them. “Someone stands among you, but you don’t know Him.

Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

He was in the world,
and the world was created through Him,
yet the world did not recognize Him.

Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would ask Him, and He would give you living water.”

Then they asked Him, “Where is Your Father?”“You know neither Me nor My Father,” Jesus answered. “If you knew Me, you would also know My Father.”

“This is an amazing thing,” the man told them. “You don’t know where He is from, yet He opened my eyes!

They will do these things because they haven’t known the Father or Me.

For the residents of Jerusalem and their rulers, since they did not recognize Him or the voices of the prophets that are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled their words by condemning Him.

Everyone who remains in Him does not sin; everyone who sins has not seen Him or known Him.


Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, how is it You're going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?" Jesus answered, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.

"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.

For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from God.

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

Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

because I hear of your love and faith toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints.

You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy,


He commanded us to preach to the people and to solemnly testify that He is the One appointed by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.

teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Now this is His command: that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as He commanded us.

The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”

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

“If you love Me, you will keep My commands.

If you keep My commands you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commands and remain in His love.

You are My friends if you do what I command you.


They made His grave with the wicked
and with a rich man at His death,
although He had done no violence
and had not spoken deceitfully.

Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough—because there was no room for them at the lodging place.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.

Then two criminals were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.

For I tell you, what is written must be fulfilled in Me: And He was counted among the outlaws.Yes, what is written about Me is coming to its fulfillment.”

In His humiliation justice was denied Him.
Who will describe His generation?
For His life is taken from the earth.

Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death-even to death on a cross.


Isn’t this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And aren’t His sisters here with us?” So they were offended by Him.

And if anyone is not offended because of Me, he is blessed.”

but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles.

He will be a sanctuary;
but for the two houses of Israel,
He will be a stone to stumble over
and a rock to trip over,
and a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

And they were offended by Him.But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his household.”

Why is that? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.

A stone to stumble over,
and a rock to trip over.They stumble because they disobey the message; they were destined for this.


When Jesus had said this, He was troubled in His spirit and testified,“I assure you: One of you will betray Me!”

He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of suffering who knew what sickness was.
He was like someone people turned away from;
He was despised, and we didn’t value Him.

Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed deeply and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”).

But sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, “Why does this generation demand a sign? I assure you: No sign will be given to this generation!”

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

When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, He was angry in His spirit and deeply moved.

Jesus wept.

“Now My soul is troubled. What should I say—Father, save Me from this hour? But that is why I came to this hour.


For we know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that sin’s dominion over the body may be abolished, so that we may no longer be enslaved to sin,

and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

If you died with the Messiah to the elemental forces of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations:

As it is written:
Because of You
we are being put to death all day long;
we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered.

For we who live are always given over to death because of Jesus, so that Jesus’ life may also be revealed in our mortal flesh.

This saying is trustworthy:For if we have died with Him,
we will also live with Him;


Then Jesus said, “I am only with you for a short time. Then I’m going to the One who sent Me.

You have heard Me tell you, ‘I am going away and I am coming to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced that I am going to the Father, because 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 are You going?’

I am no longer in the world,
but they are in the world,
and I am coming to You.
Holy Father,
protect them by Your name
that You have given Me,
so that they may be one as We are one.

“Children, I am with you a little while longer. You will look for Me, and just as I told the Jews, ‘Where I am going you cannot come,’ so now I tell you.

about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me;

“A little while and you will no longer see Me; again a little while and you will see Me.”

I came from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”


I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”

When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said, “Don’t cry.”

“Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.

I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.

But Jesus turned and saw her. “Have courage, daughter,” He said. “Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that moment.

But when Jesus overheard what was said, He told the synagogue leader, “Don’t be afraid. Only believe.”

May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal encouragement and good hope by grace,


We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.

Finally, he sent his son to them. ‘They will respect my son,’ he said.

For I have come down from heaven, not to do My will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

I know Him because I am from Him, and He sent Me.”

Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, because I came from God and I am here. For I didn’t come on My own, but He sent Me.

do you say, ‘You are blaspheming’ to the One the Father set apart and sent into the world, because I said: I am the Son of God?

because the words that You gave Me,
I have given them.
They have received them
and have known for certain
that I came from You.
They have believed that You sent Me.

May they all be one,
as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You.
May they also be one in Us,
so the world may believe You sent Me.


Didn’t the Messiah have to suffer these things and enter into His glory?”

For I tell you, what is written must be fulfilled in Me: And He was counted among the outlaws.Yes, what is written about Me is coming to its fulfillment.”

Then He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, be killed, and rise after three days.

saying,“The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, be killed, and be raised the third day.”

But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how it consumes Me until it is finished!

saying, ‘The Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and rise on the third day’?”

He also said to them, “This is what is written: The Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day,

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,


Didn’t the Messiah have to suffer these things and enter into His glory?”

For I tell you, what is written must be fulfilled in Me: And He was counted among the outlaws.Yes, what is written about Me is coming to its fulfillment.”

Then He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, be killed, and rise after three days.

saying,“The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, be killed, and be raised the third day.”

But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how it consumes Me until it is finished!

saying, ‘The Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and rise on the third day’?”

He also said to them, “This is what is written: The Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day,

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,


For this reason God also highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow- of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth- and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

For a child will be born for us,
a son will be given to us,
and the government will be on His shoulders.
He will be named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

And He has a name written on His robe and on His thigh: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs.

Now listen:
You will conceive and give birth to a son,
and you will call His name Jesus.

His eyes were like a fiery flame, and many crowns were on His head. He had a name written that no one knows except Himself.


Tell Daughter Zion,
“Look, your King is coming to you,
gentle, and mounted on a donkey,
even on a colt,
the foal of a beast of burden.”

Now I, Paul, make a personal appeal to you by the gentleness and graciousness of Christ—I who am humble among you in person but bold toward you when absent.

All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves.

He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet He did not open His mouth.
Like a lamb led to the slaughter
and like a sheep silent before her shearers,
He did not open His mouth.

Then Jesus told him, “Put your sword back in its place because all who take up a sword will perish by a sword.

when He was reviled,
He did not revile in return;
when He was suffering,
He did not threaten
but entrusted Himself to the One who judges justly.


and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth.To Him who loves us and has set us free from our sins by His blood,

In the presence of God, who gives life to all, and of Christ Jesus, who gave a good confession before Pontius Pilate, I charge you

“You are a king then?” Pilate asked.“You say that I’m a king,” Jesus replied. “I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.”

Since I have made him a witness to the peoples,
a leader and commander for the peoples,

“I assure you: We speak what We know and We testify to what We have seen, but you do not accept Our testimony.

He testifies to what He has seen and heard, yet no one accepts His testimony.

“Even if I testify about Myself,” Jesus replied, “My testimony is valid, because I know where I came from and where I’m going. But you don’t know where I come from or where I’m going.


Instead, immediately after hearing about Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit came and fell at His feet.

Right away a man with a serious skin disease came up and knelt before Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”

As He was telling them these things, suddenly one of the leaders came and knelt down before Him, saying, “My daughter is near death, but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.”

But she came, knelt before Him, and said, “Lord, help me!”

Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons approached Him with her sons. She knelt down to ask Him for something.

One of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet

“I believe, Lord!” he said, and he worshiped Him.


I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.

Moses said:The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your brothers. You must listen to Him in everything He will say to you.

because the words that You gave Me,
I have given them.
They have received them
and have known for certain
that I came from You.
They have believed that You sent Me.

“I have many things to say and to judge about you, but the One who sent Me is true, and what I have heard from Him—these things I tell the world.”

For I have not spoken on My own, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a command as to what I should say and what I should speak.

Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I speak to you I do not speak on My own. The Father who lives in Me does His works.

The one who doesn’t love Me will not keep My words. The word that you hear is not Mine but is from the Father who sent Me.


I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.

Moses said:The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your brothers. You must listen to Him in everything He will say to you.

because the words that You gave Me,
I have given them.
They have received them
and have known for certain
that I came from You.
They have believed that You sent Me.

“I have many things to say and to judge about you, but the One who sent Me is true, and what I have heard from Him—these things I tell the world.”

For I have not spoken on My own, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a command as to what I should say and what I should speak.

Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I speak to you I do not speak on My own. The Father who lives in Me does His works.

The one who doesn’t love Me will not keep My words. The word that you hear is not Mine but is from the Father who sent Me.


On that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of Israel’s survivors.

Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.

“The days are coming”—this is the Lord’s declaration—
“when I will raise up a Righteous Branch of David.
He will reign wisely as king
and administer justice and righteousness in the land.

In those days and at that time
I will cause a Righteous Branch
to sprout up for David,
and He will administer justice
and righteousness in the land.

“Listen, Joshua the high priest, you and your colleagues sitting before you; indeed, these men are a sign that I am about to bring My servant, the Branch.

You are to tell him: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Here is a man whose name is Branch; He will branch out from His place and build the Lord’s temple.


And He said to him, “I assure you: Today you will be with Me in paradise.”

[Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.”] And they divided His clothes and cast lots.

Then He said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out with a loud voice, Elí, Elí, lemásabachtháni? that is, My God, My God, why have You forsakenMe?

After this, when Jesus knew that everything was now accomplished that the Scripture might be fulfilled, He said, “I’m thirsty!”

When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

And Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I entrust My spirit. Saying this, He breathed His last.


“And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’

“The one who welcomes you welcomes Me, and the one who welcomes Me welcomes Him who sent Me.

And whoever welcomes one child like this in My name welcomes Me.

Whoever listens to you listens to Me. Whoever rejects you rejects Me. And whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.”

Falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”

Now when you sin like this against the brothers and wound their weak conscience, you are sinning against Christ.


He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.