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;

Thematic Bible



"Abba, Father," he said, "thou canst do anything. Take this cup away from me. Yet, not what I will but what thou wilt."

whereupon Jesus said to Peter, "Sheathe your sword. Am I not to drink the cup which the Father has handed me?"


And summoning his twelve disciples he gave them power over unclean spirits, power to cast them out and also to heal every disease and every ailment.

Then he went up the hillside and summoned the men he wanted, and they went to him.

But then, I set no value on my own life as compared with the joy of finishing my course and fulfilling the commission I received from the Lord Jesus to attest the gospel of the grace of God.

through whom I have received the favour of my commission to promote obedience to the faith for his sake among all the Gentiles,


Then said Jesus, "What Moses gave you was not the bread from heaven; it is my Father who gives you the real bread from heaven ??33 for the bread of God is what comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." "Ah, sir," they said to him, "give us that bread always." Jesus said, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me will never be hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty again.


Then Jesus again addressed them, saying, "I am the light of the world: he who follows me will not walk in darkness, he will enjoy the light of life."

A tent was set up, the outer tent, containing the lampstand, the table, and the loaves of the Presence; this is called the Holy place.



Holy brothers, you who participate in a heavenly calling, look at Jesus then, at the apostle and high priest of our confession;

I appeal to you myself by the gentleness and consideration of Christ ??the Paul who is 'humble enough to your face when he is with you, but outspoken enough when he gets away from you.'

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find your souls refreshed;

Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me;

for I have been setting you an example, that you should do what I have done to you.

May the God who inspires stedfastness and encouragement grant you such harmony with one another, after Christ Jesus,

Treat one another with the same spirit as you experience in Christ Jesus.


our eyes fixed upon Jesus as the pioneer and the perfection of faith ??upon Jesus who, in order to reach his own appointed joy, steadily endured the cross, thinking nothing of its shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

It is your vocation; for when Christ suffered for you, he left you an example, and you must follow his footsteps.



and the crowds replied, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazaret in Galilee!"

they tried to get hold of him, but they were afraid of the crowds, as the crowds held him to be a prophet.

others said, "It is Elijah," others again, "It is a prophet, like one of the old prophets."

All were seized with awe and glorified God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said, "God has visited his people."

But I must journey on, to-day, to-morrow, and the next day; it would never do for a prophet to perish except in Jerusalem!

"What is that?" he said to them. They replied, "All about Jesus of Nazaret! To God and all the people he was a prophet strong in action and utterance,

"Sir," said the woman, "I see you are a prophet.

Now when the people saw the Sign he had performed, they said, "This really is the Prophet who is to come into the world!"

On hearing this some of the people said, "This really is the Prophet";

So they asked the blind man once more, "What have you to say about him, for opening your eyes?" The man replied, "I say he is a prophet."

for Moses said, The Lord our God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brotherhood, as he raised me: you must listen to whatever he may tell you.


And who does not admit how profound is the divine truth of our religion? ??it is He who was "manifest in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by the angels, preached among the nations, believed on throughout the world, taken up to glory."

He is the likeness of the unseen God, born first before all the creation ??16 for it was by him that all things were created both in heaven and on earth, both the seen and the unseen, including Thrones, angelic Lords, celestial Powers and Rulers; all things have been created by him and for him;

So Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

THE Logos existed in the very beginning, the Logos was with God, the Logos was divine. He was with God in the very beginning:

and installed as Son of God with power by the Spirit of holiness when he was raised from the dead ??concerning Jesus Christ our Lord,

the patriarchs are theirs, and theirs too (so far as natural descent goes) is the Christ. (Blessed for evermore be the God who is over all! Amen.)

It is in Christ that the entire Fulness of deity has settled bodily,


He, reflecting God's bright glory and stamped with God's own character, sustains the universe with his word of power; when he had secured our purification from sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high;

And on his robe, upon his thigh, his name is written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.


While daylight lasts, we must be busy with the work of God: night comes, when no one can do any work.

Now this came to the hearing of king Herod, for the name of Jesus had become well known; people said, "John the Baptizer has risen from the dead, that is why miraculous powers are working through him;"

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

Then he proceeded to upbraid the towns where his many miracles had been performed, because they would not repent.

and went to his native place, where he taught the people in the synagogue till they were astounded. They said, "Where did he get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?

When the sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and the large audience was astounded. "Where did he get all this?" they said. "What is the meaning of this wisdom he is endowed with? And these miracles, too, that his hands perform!

and as he was now close to the descent from the Hill of Olives, all the multitude of the disciples started joyfully to praise God with a loud voice for all they had seen,

But I possess a testimony greater than that of John, for the deeds which the Father has granted me to accomplish, the very deeds on which I am engaged, are my testimony that the Father has sent me.

Jesus replied, "I have told you, but you do not believe; the deeds I do in the name of my Father testify to me, but you do not believe,

but if I am, then believe the deeds, though you will not believe me ??that you may learn and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."

Believe me, I am in the Father and the Father is in me: ??or else, believe because of the deeds themselves.

They would not be guilty, if I had not done deeds among them such as no one has ever done; but, as it is, they have seen ??and they have hated ??both me and my Father.


The thief only comes to steal, to slay, and to destroy: I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.

just as the Son of man has not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

For the Son of man has come to seek and save the lost."

Then said Jesus, "It is for judgment that I have come into this world, to make the sightless see, to make the seeing blind."

Do not imagine I have come to destroy the Law or the prophets; I have not come to destroy but to fulfil.

He answered them, "I must preach the glad news of the Reign of God to the other towns as well, for that is what I was sent to do."

I have come to throw fire on earth. Would it were kindled already!

God did not send his Son into the world to pass sentence on it, but to save the world by him.

If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, it is not I who judge him; for I have not come to judge the world but to save the world.

"So you are a king?" said Pilate, "you!" "Certainly," said Jesus, "I am a king. This is why I was born, this is why I came into the world, to bear testimony to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."

It is a sure word, it deserves all praise, that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners"; and though I am the foremost of sinners,


As Jesus passed along from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax-office; he said to him, "Follow me"; and he rose and followed him.

And they dropped their nets at once and followed him.

Now, everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts upon them will be like a sensible man who built his house on rock.

So the disciples went and did as Jesus told them;

So the disciples did as Jesus had told them, and prepared the passover.

Simon replied, "Master, we worked all night and got nothing! However, I will lower the nets at your command."

Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and acts upon them, I will show you whom he is like.

Jesus said, "Fill up the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim.

So, on hearing this, Mary rose hurriedly and went to him.

He who possesses my commands and obeys them is he who loves me, and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and appear to him."

So he told them, "Throw your net on the right of the boat, and you will have a take." At this they threw the net, and now they could not haul it in for the mass of fish.


but one of the Presbyters told me, "Weep not; lo, the Lion of Judah's tribe, the Scion of David, he has won the power of opening the scroll and its seven seals."

And a woman of Canaan came out of these parts and wailed, "Have pity on me, Lord, O Son of David! My daughter is cruelly possessed by a daemon."

The birth-roll of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

And all the crowds were amazed; they said, "Can this be the Son of David?"

And the crowds who went in front of him and who followed behind shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed be he who comes in the Lord's name! Hosanna in high heaven!"

A number of the people checked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have pity on me!"

And as Jesus taught in the temple he asked, "How can the scribes say that the Christ is David's son?

Does not scripture say it is from the offspring of David, from David's village of Bethlehem, that the Christ is to come?"

concerning his Son, who was born of David's offspring by natural descent

Never forget "Jesus Christ risen from the dead, descended from David" ??that is my gospel,


but one of the Presbyters told me, "Weep not; lo, the Lion of Judah's tribe, the Scion of David, he has won the power of opening the scroll and its seven seals."

And a woman of Canaan came out of these parts and wailed, "Have pity on me, Lord, O Son of David! My daughter is cruelly possessed by a daemon."

The birth-roll of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

And all the crowds were amazed; they said, "Can this be the Son of David?"

And the crowds who went in front of him and who followed behind shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed be he who comes in the Lord's name! Hosanna in high heaven!"

A number of the people checked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have pity on me!"

And as Jesus taught in the temple he asked, "How can the scribes say that the Christ is David's son?

Does not scripture say it is from the offspring of David, from David's village of Bethlehem, that the Christ is to come?"

concerning his Son, who was born of David's offspring by natural descent

Never forget "Jesus Christ risen from the dead, descended from David" ??that is my gospel,


As it is, however, the divine service he has obtained is superior, owing to the fact that he mediates a superior covenant, enacted with superior promises.

"Write your vision in a book, and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and Smyrna and Pergamum and Thyatira and Sardis and Philadelphia and Laodicea."

I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier, and I am not fit even to carry his sandals; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.

He who comes from above is far above all others; he who springs from earth belongs to earth and speaks of earth; he who comes from heaven [is far above all others.

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right: that is what I am.

So let all the house of Israel understand beyond a doubt that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this very Jesus whom you have crucified."

it was for this that Christ died and rose and came to life, to be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

Also, he is the head of the Body, that is, of the church, in virtue of his primacy as the first to be born from the dead ??that gives him pre-eminence over all.

and thus he is superior to the angels, as he has inherited a Name superior to theirs.

Jesus has been adjudged greater glory than Moses, inasmuch as the founder of a house enjoys greater honour than the house itself.


As it is, however, the divine service he has obtained is superior, owing to the fact that he mediates a superior covenant, enacted with superior promises.

"Write your vision in a book, and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and Smyrna and Pergamum and Thyatira and Sardis and Philadelphia and Laodicea."

I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier, and I am not fit even to carry his sandals; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.

He who comes from above is far above all others; he who springs from earth belongs to earth and speaks of earth; he who comes from heaven [is far above all others.

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right: that is what I am.

So let all the house of Israel understand beyond a doubt that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this very Jesus whom you have crucified."

it was for this that Christ died and rose and came to life, to be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

Also, he is the head of the Body, that is, of the church, in virtue of his primacy as the first to be born from the dead ??that gives him pre-eminence over all.

and thus he is superior to the angels, as he has inherited a Name superior to theirs.

Jesus has been adjudged greater glory than Moses, inasmuch as the founder of a house enjoys greater honour than the house itself.


He will despatch his angels with a loud trumpet call to muster his elect from the four winds, from the verge of heaven to the verge of earth.

When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory,

and repay you who are troubled (as well as us) with rest and relief, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven together with the angels of his power

He said to him, "Truly, truly I tell you all, you shall see heaven open wide and God's angels ascending and descending upon the Son of man."

[And an angel from heaven appeared to strengthen him;

What! do you think I cannot appeal to my Father to furnish me at this moment with over twelve legions of angels?

Then a host of heaven's army suddenly appeared beside the angel extolling God and saying,

And further, when introducing the Firstborn into the world, he says, 'Let all God's angels worship him.'

Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels round the throne and of the living Creatures and of the Presbyters, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,


Christ himself died for sins, once for all, a just man for unjust men, that he might bring us near to God; in the flesh he was put to death but he came to life in the Spirit.

and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead, and the prince over the kings of earth; to him who loves us and has loosed us from our sins by shedding his blood ??6 he has made us a realm of priests for his God and Father, ??to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever: Amen.

To lay life down for his friends, man has no greater love than that.

and lead lives of love, just as Christ loved you and gave himself up for you to be a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil world ??by the will of our God and Father,

who gave himself up for us to redeem us from all iniquity and secure himself a clean people with a zest for good works.

(You know how gracious our Lord Jesus Christ was; rich though he was, he became poor for the sake of you, that by his poverty you might be rich.)


We know what love is by this, that He laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for the brotherhood.


I have said all this to you that in me you may have peace; in the world you have trouble, but courage! I have conquered the world.


He will not break the bruised reed, he will not put out the smouldering flax, till he carries religion to victory:

Then comes the end, when he hands over his royal power to God the Father, after putting down all other rulers, all other authorities and powers.

'The conqueror I will allow to sit beside me on my throne, as I myself have conquered and sat down beside my Father on his throne.'

but one of the Presbyters told me, "Weep not; lo, the Lion of Judah's tribe, the Scion of David, he has won the power of opening the scroll and its seven seals."

So I looked, and there was a white horse, its rider holding a bow; he was given a crown, and away he rode conquering and to conquer.

They will wage war on the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings ??the Lamb and the elect, the chosen, the faithful who are with him."


[Now to Him who can strengthen you by my gospel, by the preaching of Jesus Christ, by revealing the secret purpose which after the silence of long ages

And who does not admit how profound is the divine truth of our religion? ??it is He who was "manifest in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by the angels, preached among the nations, believed on throughout the world, taken up to glory."

May their hearts be encouraged! May they learn the meaning of love! May they have all the wealth of conviction that comes from insight! May they learn to know that open secret of God, the Father of Christ,

it is the mysterious Wisdom of God that we discuss, that hidden wisdom which God decreed from all eternity for our glory.

He has granted us complete insight and understanding of the open secret of his will, showing us how it was the purpose of his design

you can understand my insight into that secret of Christ

It is His will that they should understand the glorious wealth which this secret holds for the Gentiles, in the fact of Christ's presence among you as your hope of glory.

and pray for me as well, that God may give me an opening for the word, to speak of the open secret of Christ for which I am in custody.


Jesus said, "Cease clinging to me. I have not ascended yet to the Father, but go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and yours, to my God and yours.'"

For Christ has not entered a holy place which human hands have made (a mere type of the reality!); he has entered heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.

who is at God's right hand ??for he went to heaven after angels, authorities, and powers celestial had been made subject to him.)

And as he blessed them he parted from them [and was carried up to heaven].

Then what if you were to see the Son of man ascending to where he formerly existed?


Thus it is said, When he ascended on high he led a host captive and granted gifts to men.

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

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

As we have a great high priest, then, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession;












Whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this disloyal and sinful generation, the Son of man will be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Who is the real liar? who but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is 'antichrist,' he who disowns the Father and the Son.

but you repudiated the Holy and Just One; the boon you asked was a murderer,

Jesus said to him, "I tell you truly, you will disown me three times this very night, before the cock crows."

They profess to know God, but they deny him by their deeds; they are detestable, disobedient, and useless for good work of any kind.

and whoever will disown me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.

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

if we endure, then we shall reign with him, if we disown him, then he shall disown us,

Still, false prophets did appear among the People, as among you also there will be false teachers, men who will insinuate destructive heresies, even disowning the Lord who ransomed them; they bring rapid destruction on themselves,


when he enjoined us to preach to the People, testifying that this was he whom God has appointed to be judge of the living and of the dead.

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who will judge the living and the dead, in the light of his appearance and his reign,

So do not criticize at all; the hour of reckoning has still to come, when the Lord will come to bring dark secrets to the light and to reveal life's inner aims and motives. Then each of us will get his meed of praise from God.

and all nations will be gathered in front of him; he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats,

Indeed the Father passes judgment on no one; he has committed the judgment which determines life or death entirely to the Son,

inasmuch as he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world justly by a man whom he has destined for this. And he has given proof of this to all by raising him from the dead."

on the day when God judges the secret things of men, as my gospel holds, by Jesus Christ.

So why do you criticize your brother? And you, why do you look down upon your brother? All of us have to stand before the tribunal of God ??11 for it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bend before me, every tongue shall offer praise to God.

but they will have to answer for that to Him who is prepared to judge the living and the dead


who is at God's right hand ??for he went to heaven after angels, authorities, and powers celestial had been made subject to him.)

thou hast loved justice and hated lawlessness, therefore God, thy God, has consecrated thee with the oil of rejoicing beyond thy comrades' ??10 and, 'Thou didst found the earth at the beginning, O Lord, and the heavens are the work at thy hands;

So let all the house of Israel understand beyond a doubt that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this very Jesus whom you have crucified."

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

But after this the Son of man will be seated at God's right hand of power."

God lifted him up to his right hand as our pioneer and saviour, in order to grant repentance and remission of sins to Israel.

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

Therefore God raised him high and conferred on him a Name above all names,

crying aloud, "The slain Lamb deserves to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing."


He had to resemble his brothers in every respect, in order to prove a merciful and faithful high priest in things divine, to expiate the sins of the People.

and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead, and the prince over the kings of earth; to him who loves us and has loosed us from our sins by shedding his blood ??6 he has made us a realm of priests for his God and Father, ??to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever: Amen.

However, the Lord is faithful; he will be sure to strengthen you and protect you from the Evil one.

let us hold the hope we avow without wavering (for we can rely on him who gave us the Promise);

He who calls you is faithful, he will do this.

if we are faithless, he remains faithful" ??for he cannot be untrue to himself.

Then I saw heaven open wide ??and there was a white horse: his rider is faithful and true, yea, just are his judgments and his warfare.


not taking any blood of goats and oxen but his own blood, and entered once for all into the Holy place. He secured an eternal redemption.

Christ ransomed us from the curse of the Law by becoming accursed for us (for it is written, Cursed is everyone who hangs on a gibbet),

singing a new song: "Thou deservest to take the scroll and open its seals, for thou wast slain and by shedding thy blood hast ransomed for God men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation;

who gave himself up for us to redeem us from all iniquity and secure himself a clean people with a zest for good works.

but they are justified for nothing by his grace through the ransom provided in Christ Jesus,

This is the God to whom you owe your being in Christ Jesus, whom God has made our 'Wisdom,' that is, our righteousness and consecration and redemption;

In him we enjoy our redemption, that is, the forgiveness of sins.

you know it was not by perishable silver or gold that you were ransomed from the futile traditions of your past,


are placed in the middle of verse 13:31] "I am the real Vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser;

She did this for a number of days. Then Paul turned in annoyance and told the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I order you out of her!" And it left her that very moment.

and I will do whatever you ask in my name, that the Father may be glorified in the Son;

and that repentance and the remission of sins must be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

On that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you I will ask the Father on your behalf;

but these Signs are recorded so that you may believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and believing may have life through his Name.

But Peter said, "I have no silver or gold, but I will give you what I do have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, [get up and] walk!"

(He it is who has given strength to this man whom you see and know, by faith in His name; it is the faith He inspires which has made the man thus hale and whole before you all.)

you and the people of Israel must all understand that he stands before you strong and well, thanks to the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead.

and render thanks to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ at all times and for all things.







in their presence he was transfigured, his face shone like the sun, and his clothes turned white as light.

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



are placed in the middle of verse 13:31] "I am the real Vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser;

She did this for a number of days. Then Paul turned in annoyance and told the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I order you out of her!" And it left her that very moment.

and I will do whatever you ask in my name, that the Father may be glorified in the Son;

and that repentance and the remission of sins must be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

On that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you I will ask the Father on your behalf;

but these Signs are recorded so that you may believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and believing may have life through his Name.

But Peter said, "I have no silver or gold, but I will give you what I do have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, [get up and] walk!"

(He it is who has given strength to this man whom you see and know, by faith in His name; it is the faith He inspires which has made the man thus hale and whole before you all.)

you and the people of Israel must all understand that he stands before you strong and well, thanks to the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead.

and render thanks to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ at all times and for all things.


They will wage war on the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings ??the Lamb and the elect, the chosen, the faithful who are with him."

I tell you truly, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death till they see the Son of man coming himself to reign."

I assign you the right of eating and drinking at my table in my Realm and of sitting on thrones to rule the twelve tribes of Israel.

And he added, "Jesus, do not forget me when you come to reign."

Jesus replied, "My realm does not belong to this world; if my realm did belong to this world, my men would have fought to prevent me being handed over to the Jews. No, my realm lies elsewhere."

so that before the Name of Jesus every knee should bend in heaven, on earth, and underneath the earth,

he says of the Son, 'God is thy throne for ever and ever, thy royal sceptre is the sceptre of equity:

Then the seventh angel blew; and loud voices followed in heaven, crying, "The rule of the world has passed to our Lord and his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever."



Faithful is the God who called you to this fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

So let all the house of Israel understand beyond a doubt that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this very Jesus whom you have crucified."

God lifted him up to his right hand as our pioneer and saviour, in order to grant repentance and remission of sins to Israel.

And he said to them, "The Son of man is Lord even over the sabbath."

Confess with your mouth that 'Jesus is Lord,' believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you will be saved;


so I tell you now, that no one is speaking in the Spirit of God when he cries, 'Cursed be Jesus,' and that no one can say, 'Jesus is Lord,' except in the holy Spirit.



Faithful is the God who called you to this fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

So let all the house of Israel understand beyond a doubt that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this very Jesus whom you have crucified."

God lifted him up to his right hand as our pioneer and saviour, in order to grant repentance and remission of sins to Israel.

And he said to them, "The Son of man is Lord even over the sabbath."

Confess with your mouth that 'Jesus is Lord,' believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you will be saved;


so I tell you now, that no one is speaking in the Spirit of God when he cries, 'Cursed be Jesus,' and that no one can say, 'Jesus is Lord,' except in the holy Spirit.


Hence for all time he is able to save those who approach God through him, as he is always living to intercede on their behalf.

To-day you have a saviour born in the town of David, the Lord messiah.

For the Son of man has come to seek and save the lost."

God did not send his Son into the world to pass sentence on it, but to save the world by him.

It is a sure word, it deserves all praise, that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners"; and though I am the foremost of sinners,

God lifted him up to his right hand as our pioneer and saviour, in order to grant repentance and remission of sins to Israel.

From his offspring God brought to Israel, as he had promised, a saviour in Jesus,

and has now revealed in the appearance of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who has put down death and brought life and immortality to light by the gospel.

and we have seen, we can testify, that the Father has sent the Son as the Saviour of the world.


Christ himself died for sins, once for all, a just man for unjust men, that he might bring us near to God; in the flesh he was put to death but he came to life in the Spirit.


Christ ransomed us from the curse of the Law by becoming accursed for us (for it is written, Cursed is everyone who hangs on a gibbet),

what we do see is Jesus who was put lower than the angels for a little while to suffer death, and who has been crowned with glory and honour that by God's grace he might taste death for everyone.

For our sakes He made him to be sin who himself knew nothing of sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.


so Christ, after being once sacrificed to bear the sins of many, will appear again, not to deal with sin but for the saving of those who look out for him.

he bore our sins in his own body on the gibbet, that we might break with sin and live for righteousness; and by his wounds you have been healed.






So when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with taxgatherers and sinners?"

for he has considered the humiliation of his servant. From this time forth all generations will call me blessed,

he rose from table, laid aside his robe, and tied a towel round him,

So saying he showed them his hands and his side; and when the disciples saw the Lord, they rejoiced.

Then he said to Thomas, "Look at my hands, put your finger here; and put your hand here into my side; cease your unbelief and believe."


So the Pharisees withdrew and plotted against him, to destroy him;

and took counsel together to get hold of Jesus by craft and have him put to death.

When morning came, all the high priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, so as to have him put to death.

This filled them with fury, and they discussed what they could do to Jesus.

Day after day he taught within the temple. The high priests and scribes tried to have him put to death, and so did the leaders of the people,

who went off to discuss with the high priests and commanders how he could betray him to them.

And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did things like this on the sabbath.

whereupon the high priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. "Whatever is to be done?" they said. "The fellow is performing a number of Signs.

So from that day their plan was to kill him.


Now the Pharisees and Sadducees came up and, in order to tempt him, asked him to show them a Sign from heaven.

Then the Pharisees came up to tempt him. They asked, "Is it right to divorce one's wife for any reason?"

Then the Pharisees went and plotted to trap him in talk.

Now the Pharisees came out and started to argue with him, asking him for a Sign from heaven, by way of tempting him.

Now some Pharisees came up and asked him if a man was allowed to divorce his wife. This was to tempt him.

But they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to him for the purpose of catching him with a question.

lying in ambush to catch a word from his lips.

So watching their chance they sent spies who pretended to be honest persons, in order to seize on what he said and get him handed over to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor.

(They said this to test him, in order to get a charge against him.) Jesus stooped down, and began to write with his finger on the ground;






He was praying at a certain place, and when he stopped one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say, Father, thy name be revered, thy Reign begin; give us our bread for the morrow day by day, read more.
and forgive us our sins for we do forgive everyone who has offended us; and lead us not into temptation." And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, let me have three loaves; for a friend of mine travelling has come to my house and I have nothing to set before him.' And suppose he answers from the inside, 'Don't bother me; the door is locked by this time, and my children are in bed with me. I can't get up and give you anything.' I tell you, though he will not get up and give you anything because you are a friend of his, he will at least rise and give you whatever you want, because you persist. So I tell you, ask and the gift will be yours, seek and you will find, knock and the door will open to you; for everyone who asks receives, the seeker finds, the door is opened to anyone who knocks. What father among you, if asked by his son for a loaf, will hand him a stone? Or, if asked for a fish, will hand him a serpent instead of a fish? Or, if asked for an egg, will he hand him a scorpion? Well, if for all your evil you know to give your children what is good, how much more will your Father give the holy Spirit from heaven to those who ask him?"

He also told them a parable about the need of always praying and never losing heart. "In a certain town," he said, "there was a judge who had no reverence for God and no respect even for man. And in that town there was a widow who used to go and appeal to him for 'Justice against my opponent!' read more.
For a while he would not, but afterwards he said to himself, 'Though I have no reverence for God and no respect even for man, still, as this widow is bothering me, I will see justice done to her ??not to have her for ever coming and pestering me.' Listen," said the Lord, "to what this unjust judge says! And will not God see justice done to his elect who cry to him by day and night? Will he be tolerant to their opponents? I tell you, he will quickly see justice done to his elect! And yet, when the Son of man does come, will he find faith on earth?"


Is this not the son of the joiner? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

He was still speaking to the crowds when his mother and brothers came and stood outside; they wanted to speak to him.

Then came his brothers and his mother, and standing outside they sent to call him;

After this he travelled down to Capharnahum, with his mother and brothers and his disciples; they stayed there for a few days.

so his brothers said to him, "Leave this and go across into Judaea, to let your disciples witness what you can do;

(for even his brothers did not believe in him).

Have we no right to travel with a Christian wife, like the rest of the apostles, like the brothers of the Lord, like Cephas himself?

I saw no other apostle, only James the brother of the Lord.






He was praying at a certain place, and when he stopped one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say, Father, thy name be revered, thy Reign begin; give us our bread for the morrow day by day, read more.
and forgive us our sins for we do forgive everyone who has offended us; and lead us not into temptation." And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, let me have three loaves; for a friend of mine travelling has come to my house and I have nothing to set before him.' And suppose he answers from the inside, 'Don't bother me; the door is locked by this time, and my children are in bed with me. I can't get up and give you anything.' I tell you, though he will not get up and give you anything because you are a friend of his, he will at least rise and give you whatever you want, because you persist. So I tell you, ask and the gift will be yours, seek and you will find, knock and the door will open to you; for everyone who asks receives, the seeker finds, the door is opened to anyone who knocks. What father among you, if asked by his son for a loaf, will hand him a stone? Or, if asked for a fish, will hand him a serpent instead of a fish? Or, if asked for an egg, will he hand him a scorpion? Well, if for all your evil you know to give your children what is good, how much more will your Father give the holy Spirit from heaven to those who ask him?"

He also told them a parable about the need of always praying and never losing heart. "In a certain town," he said, "there was a judge who had no reverence for God and no respect even for man. And in that town there was a widow who used to go and appeal to him for 'Justice against my opponent!' read more.
For a while he would not, but afterwards he said to himself, 'Though I have no reverence for God and no respect even for man, still, as this widow is bothering me, I will see justice done to her ??not to have her for ever coming and pestering me.' Listen," said the Lord, "to what this unjust judge says! And will not God see justice done to his elect who cry to him by day and night? Will he be tolerant to their opponents? I tell you, he will quickly see justice done to his elect! And yet, when the Son of man does come, will he find faith on earth?"


but the Pharisees and the scribes complained, "He welcomes sinners and eats along with them!"

"What does the man mean by talking like this? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins, who but God alone?"

So when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with taxgatherers and sinners?"

When the Pharisees noticed it, they said to him, "Look at your disciples, they are doing what is not allowed on the sabbath."

"Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? They do not wash their hands when they take their food."

So when some scribes of the Pharisees saw he was eating with sinners and taxgatherers they said to his disciples, "Why does he eat and drink with taxgatherers and sinners?"

They noticed that some of his disciples ate their food with 'common' (that is, unwashed) hands.

But when they saw this, everyone began to mutter that he had gone to be the guest of a sinner.

Now the Jews murmured at him for saying, "I am the bread which has come down from heaven."


"I tell you truly," said Jesus, "you will be in paradise with me this very day."

If anyone serves me, let him follow me, and where I am, there shall my servant be also: if anyone serves me, my Father will honour him.

And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me, so that you may be where I am.

Father, it is my will that these, thy gift to me, may be beside me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me, because thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

and in this confidence I would fain get away from the body and reside with the Lord.

I am in a dilemma between the two. My strong desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far the best.

then we the living, who survive, will be caught up along with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall be with the Lord for ever.



From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he had to leave for Jerusalem and endure great suffering at the hands of the elders and high priests and scribes, and be killed and raised on the third day.

and hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified; then on the third day he will be raised."

But after my rising I will precede you to Galilee."

As they went down the hill, he forbade them to tell anyone what they had seen, till such time as the Son of man rose from the dead.

But after my rising I will precede you to Galilee."

Jesus replied, "Destroy this sanctuary and I will raise it up in three days."

To this day I have had the help of God in standing, as I now do, to testify alike to low and high, never uttering a single syllable beyond what the prophets and Moses predicted was to take place. that the Christ is capable of suffering, and that he should be the first to rise from the dead and bring the message of light to the People and to the Gentiles?"


who were annoyed at them teaching the people and proclaiming Jesus as an instance of resurrection from the dead.

Philip travelled down to a town in Samaria, where he preached Christ to the people.

Then Philip opened his lips, and starting from this scripture preached the gospel of Jesus to him.

He lost no time in preaching throughout the synagogues that Jesus was the Son of God ??21 to the amazement of all his hearers, who said, "Is this not the man who in Jerusalem harried those who invoke this Name, the man who came here for the express purpose of carrying them all in chains to the high priests?"

You know the message he sent to the sons of Israel when he preached the gospel of peace by Jesus Christ (who is Lord of all);

explaining and quoting passages to prove that the messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead, and that "the Jesus I proclaim to you is the messiah."

but our message is Christ the crucified ??a stumbling-block to the Jews, 'sheer folly' to the Gentiles,

(It is Christ Jesus as Lord, not myself, that I proclaim; I am simply a servant of yours for Jesus' sake.)


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

for he taught them like an authority, not like their own scribes.

Then he made a tour through the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the Reign, and healing all the sickness and disease of the people.

and he opened his lips and began to teach them. He said:

So when Jesus disembarked he saw a large crowd, and out of pity for them, as they were like sheep without a shepherd, he proceeded to teach them at length.

He taught in their synagogues and was glorified by all.

So he entered one of the boats, which belonged to Simon, and asked him to push out a little from the land. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

he came one night to Jesus and said, "Rabbi, we know you have come from God to teach us, for no one could perform these Signs of yours unless God were with him."

Early in the morning he returned to the temple, the people all came to him, and he sat down and taught them.


Then the apostles came back and described all they had done to Jesus. He took them and retired in private to a town called Bethsaida,

after he had dismissed the crowds he went up the hill by himself to pray. When evening came he was there alone,

Then Jesus removed from that country and went along the sea of Galilee; he went up the hillside and sat there.

Six days afterwards Jesus took Peter, James and his brother John, and led them up a high hill by themselves;

Now as Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem he took the twelve aside by themselves and said to them as they were on the road,

And he said to them, "Come away to some lonely spot and get a little rest" (for there were many people coming and going, and they could get no time even to eat).

Leaving there, he went away to the territory of Tyre and Sidon. He went into a house and wished no one to know of it, but he could not escape notice;

He withdrew about a stone's throw and knelt in prayer,


[Relocated to follow vs 16] I am the alpha and the omega, the First and the Last, the beginning and the end.


Father, it is my will that these, thy gift to me, may be beside me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me, because thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

THE Logos existed in the very beginning, the Logos was with God, the Logos was divine.

"Truly, truly I tell you," said Jesus, "I have existed before Abraham was born."

now, Father, glorify me in thy presence with the glory which I enjoyed in thy presence before the world began.

he is prior to all, and all coheres in him.

He has neither father nor mother nor genealogy, neither a beginning to his days nor an end of his life, but, resembling the Son of God, continues to be priest permanently.


"I am baptizing with water," John replied, "but my successor is among you, One whom you do not recognize,

Jesus said to him, "Philip, have I been with you all this time, and yet you do not understand me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. What do you mean by saying, 'Let us see the Father'?

he entered the world ??the world which existed through him ??yet the world did not recognize him;

Jesus answered, "If you knew what is the free gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked him instead, and he would have given you 'living' water."

"Where is your Father?" they said. Jesus replied, "You know neither me nor my Father; if you had known me you would have known my Father also."

The man replied to them, "Well, this is astonishing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he has opened my eyes!

This they will do to you, because they have not known the Father nor me.

The inhabitants of Jerusalem and their rulers, by condemning him in their ignorance, fulfilled the words of the prophets which are read every sabbath;

anyone who remains in him does not sin ??anyone who sins has neither seen nor known him.


"Lord," said Judas (not Judas Iscariot), "why is it that you are to appear to us, and not to the world?" Jesus answered, "If anyone loves me he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up our abode with him.

If you love me you will keep my commands, and I will ask the Father to give you another Helper to be with you for ever,

for the Father loves you himself, because you have loved me and believed that I came forth from God.

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

Model yourself on the sound instruction you have had from me in the faith and love of Christ Jesus.

for as I hear of your love and loyalty to the Lord Jesus and to all the saints,

You never knew him, but you love him; for the moment you do not see him, but you believe in him, and you will thrill with an unspeakable and glorious joy


when he enjoined us to preach to the People, testifying that this was he whom God has appointed to be judge of the living and of the dead.

and teach them to obey all the commands I have laid on you. And I will be with you all the time, to the very end of the world."

Now this is what he commands, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as he has commanded us to do;

He who possesses my commands and obeys them is he who loves me, and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and appear to him."

I give you a new command, to love one another ??as I have loved you, you are to love one another.

If you love me you will keep my commands,

If you keep my commands you will remain within my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain within his love.

You are my friends ??if you do what I command you;



she gave birth to her firstborn son, and as there was no room for them inside the khan she wrapped him up and laid him in a stall for cattle.

(You know how gracious our Lord Jesus Christ was; rich though he was, he became poor for the sake of you, that by his poverty you might be rich.)

Two robbers were also crucified with him at that time, one on the right hand and one on the left.

For I tell you, this word of scripture must be fulfilled in me: he was classed among criminals. Yes, there is an end to all that refers to me."

By humbling himself he had his doom removed. Who can tell his family? For his life is cut off from the earth.

but emptied himself by taking the nature of a servant; born in human guise and appearing in human form, he humbly stooped in his obedience even to die, and to die upon the cross.


Is this not the joiner, the son of Mary and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not his sisters settled here among us?" So they were repelled by him.

And blessed is he who is repelled by nothing in me!"

but our message is Christ the crucified ??a stumbling-block to the Jews, 'sheer folly' to the Gentiles,


So they were repelled by him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet never goes without honour except in his native place and in his home."

And why? Simply because Israel has relied not on faith but on what they could do. They have stumbled over the stone that makes men stumble ??33 as it is written, Here I lay a stone in Sion that will make men stumble, even a rock to trip them up; but he who believes in Him will never be disappointed.

a stone over which men stumble and a rock of offence; they stumble over it in their disobedience to God's word. Such is their appointed doom.


On saying this, Jesus was disquieted in spirit: he testified and said, "Truly, truly I tell you, one of you will betray me."


and looking up to heaven with a sigh he said to him, "Ephphatha" (which means, Open).

But he sighed in spirit and said, "Why does this generation demand a Sign? I tell you truly, no Sign shall be given this generation."

And when he saw the city, as he approached, he wept over it,

Now when Jesus saw her wailing and saw the Jews who accompanied her wailing, he chafed in spirit and was disquieted.

Jesus burst into tears.

My soul is now disquieted. What am I to say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? Nay, it is something else that has brought me to this hour:


knowing as we do that our old self has been crucified with him in order to crush the sinful body and free us from any further slavery to sin

I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, Christ lives in me; the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself up for me.

As you died with Christ to the Elemental spirits of the world, why live as if you still belonged to the world? Why submit to rules and regulations like

(Because, as it is written, For thy sake we are being killed all the day long, we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered.)

every day of my life I am being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may come out within my mortal flesh.

It is a sure word, that "If we have died with him, we shall live with him,


Then said Jesus, "I will be with you a little longer, then I go to Him who sent me;

You heard me tell you I was going away and coming back to you; if you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father ??for the Father is greater than I am.

but now I am going to him who sent me. And yet not one of you asks, 'Where are you going?'

I am to be in the world no longer, but they are to be in the world; I come to thee. Holy Father, keep them by the power of thy Name which thou hast given me, that they may be one as we are one.

My dear children, I am only to be with you a little longer; then you will look for me, and, as I told the Jews I tell you now, where I go you cannot come.

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

In a little while, you will behold me no longer; then, after a little, you shall see me."

From the Father I came and I entered the world; again, I leave the world and I go to the Father."


I have said all this to you that in me you may have peace; in the world you have trouble, but courage! I have conquered the world.

And when the Lord saw her, he felt pity for her and said to her, "Do not weep."

Let not your hearts be disquieted; you believe ??believe in God and also in me.

I will not leave you forlorn; I am coming to you.

Then Jesus turned round, and when he saw her he said, "Courage, my daughter, your faith has made you well." And the woman was well from that hour.

Instantly Jesus ignored the remark and told the president, "Have no fear, only believe."

And may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father who has loved us and given us eternal encouragement and good hope,


While daylight lasts, we must be busy with the work of God: night comes, when no one can do any work.

Afterwards he sent them his son; 'They will respect my son,' he said.

for I have come down from heaven not to carry out my own will but the will of him who sent me,

but I know Him, because I have come from Him and He sent me."

Said Jesus, "If God were your father, you would love me, for I came here from God; I did not come of my own accord, I was sent by him.


for I have given them the words thou gavest me, and they have received them; they are now sure that I came from thee and believe that thou didst send me.

may they all be one! As thou, Father, art in me and I in thee, so may they be in us ??that the world may believe thou hast sent me.


Had not the Christ to suffer thus and so enter his glory?"

For I tell you, this word of scripture must be fulfilled in me: he was classed among criminals. Yes, there is an end to all that refers to me."

And he proceeded to teach them that the Son of man had to endure great suffering, to be rejected by the elders and the high priests and the scribes, to be killed and after three days to rise again;

The Son of man, he said, has to endure great suffering, to be rejected by the elders and high priests and scribes, to be killed, and on the third day to be raised.

I have a baptism to undergo. How I am distressed till it is all over!

that the Son of man had to be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and rise on the third day."

"Thus," he said, "it is written that the Christ has to suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,

Indeed the Son of man must be lifted on high, just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,


Had not the Christ to suffer thus and so enter his glory?"

For I tell you, this word of scripture must be fulfilled in me: he was classed among criminals. Yes, there is an end to all that refers to me."

And he proceeded to teach them that the Son of man had to endure great suffering, to be rejected by the elders and the high priests and the scribes, to be killed and after three days to rise again;

The Son of man, he said, has to endure great suffering, to be rejected by the elders and high priests and scribes, to be killed, and on the third day to be raised.

I have a baptism to undergo. How I am distressed till it is all over!

that the Son of man had to be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and rise on the third day."

"Thus," he said, "it is written that the Christ has to suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,

Indeed the Son of man must be lifted on high, just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,


Therefore God raised him high and conferred on him a Name above all names, so that before the Name of Jesus every knee should bend in heaven, on earth, and underneath the earth, and every tongue confess that 'Jesus Christ is Lord,' to the glory of God the Father.


And on his robe, upon his thigh, his name is written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

and thus he is superior to the angels, as he has inherited a Name superior to theirs.

You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must call his name Jesus.

His eyes are a flame of fire, on his head are many diadems, he bears a written name which none knows but himself.


Tell the daughter of Sion, 'Here is your king coming to you, He is gentle and mounted on an ass, And on a colt the foal of a beast of burden.'

I appeal to you myself by the gentleness and consideration of Christ ??the Paul who is 'humble enough to your face when he is with you, but outspoken enough when he gets away from you.'

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find your souls refreshed;


Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; all who draw the sword shall die by the sword.

he was reviled and made no retort, he suffered and never threatened, but left everything to Him who judges justly;


and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead, and the prince over the kings of earth; to him who loves us and has loosed us from our sins by shedding his blood ??6 he has made us a realm of priests for his God and Father, ??to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever: Amen.

In the presence of God who is the Life of all, and of Christ Jesus who testified to the good confession before Pontius Pilate, I charge you

"So you are a king?" said Pilate, "you!" "Certainly," said Jesus, "I am a king. This is why I was born, this is why I came into the world, to bear testimony to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."


Truly, truly I tell you, we are speaking of what we do understand, we testify to what we have actually seen ??and yet you refuse our testimony.

He] is testifying to what he has seen and heard, and yet no one accepts his testimony.

Jesus replied to them, "Though I do testify to myself, my evidence is valid, because I know where I have come from and where I am going to ??whereas you do not know where I have come from or where I am going to.


a woman heard of him, whose daughter had an unclean spirit, and she came in and fell at his feet

A leper came up and knelt before him, saying, "If you only choose, sir, you can cleanse me";

As he said this, an official came in and knelt before him, saying, "My daughter is just dead; do come and lay your hand on her, and she will live."

But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, do help me."

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedaeus came up to him with her sons, praying him for a favour.

A president of the synagogue called Jairus came up, and on catching sight of him fell at his feet

He said, "I do believe, Lord" ??and he worshipped him.



for Moses said, The Lord our God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brotherhood, as he raised me: you must listen to whatever he may tell you.

for I have given them the words thou gavest me, and they have received them; they are now sure that I came from thee and believe that thou didst send me.

I have a great deal to say about you and many a judgment to pass upon you; but he who sent me is true, and so I tell the world what I have learned from him."

for I have not spoken of my own accord ??the Father who sent me, he it was who ordered me what to say and what to speak.

Do you not believe I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak to you all I do not speak of my own accord; it is the Father who remains ever in me, who is performing his own deeds.

He who does not love me does not obey my word; and what you hear me say is not my word but the word of the Father who sent me.



for Moses said, The Lord our God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brotherhood, as he raised me: you must listen to whatever he may tell you.

for I have given them the words thou gavest me, and they have received them; they are now sure that I came from thee and believe that thou didst send me.

I have a great deal to say about you and many a judgment to pass upon you; but he who sent me is true, and so I tell the world what I have learned from him."

for I have not spoken of my own accord ??the Father who sent me, he it was who ordered me what to say and what to speak.

Do you not believe I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak to you all I do not speak of my own accord; it is the Father who remains ever in me, who is performing his own deeds.

He who does not love me does not obey my word; and what you hear me say is not my word but the word of the Father who sent me.









"I tell you truly," said Jesus, "you will be in paradise with me this very day."

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing." Then they distributed his clothes among themselves by drawing lots.

Then he said to the disciple, "And, there is your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his home.

and about three o'clock Jesus gave a loud cry, "Eli, eli, lema sabachthani" (that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?)

After that, as Jesus knew that everything was now finished and fulfilled, he said (to fulfil the scripture), "I am thirsty."

And when Jesus took the vinegar, he said, "It is finished," bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.

Then with a loud cry Jesus said, "Father, I trust my spirit to thy hands," and with these words he expired.


The King will answer them, 'I tell you truly, in so far as you did it to one of these brothers of mine, even to the least of them, you did it to me.'

He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives Him who sent me.

and whoever receives a little child like this for my sake, receives me.

He who listens to you listens to me, he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me."

he dropped to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"

By sinning against the brotherhood in this way and wounding their weaker consciences, you are sinning against Christ.


rescuing us from the power of the Darkness and transferring us to the realm of his beloved Son!

Here is my servant whom I have selected, my Beloved in whom my soul delights; I will invest him with my Spirit, and he will proclaim religion to the Gentiles.

He was still speaking when a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, "This is my Son, the Beloved, in him is my delight: listen to him."

then said a voice from heaven, 'Thou art my Son, the Beloved, in thee is my delight.'

redounding to the praise of his glorious grace bestowed on us in the Beloved,

Similarly Christ was not raised to the glory of the high priesthood by himself but by Him who declared to him, Thou art my son, to-day have I become thy father.


rescuing us from the power of the Darkness and transferring us to the realm of his beloved Son!

Here is my servant whom I have selected, my Beloved in whom my soul delights; I will invest him with my Spirit, and he will proclaim religion to the Gentiles.

He was still speaking when a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, "This is my Son, the Beloved, in him is my delight: listen to him."

then said a voice from heaven, 'Thou art my Son, the Beloved, in thee is my delight.'

redounding to the praise of his glorious grace bestowed on us in the Beloved,

Similarly Christ was not raised to the glory of the high priesthood by himself but by Him who declared to him, Thou art my son, to-day have I become thy father.





Then I saw heaven open wide ??and there was a white horse: his rider is faithful and true, yea, just are his judgments and his warfare.




And further, when introducing the Firstborn into the world, he says, 'Let all God's angels worship him.'

and the men in the boat worshipped him, saying, "You are certainly God's Son."

And Jesus himself met them, saying, "Hail!" So they went up to him and caught hold of his feet and worshipped him;

on reaching the house they saw the child with his mother Mary, they fell down to worship him, and opening their caskets they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.

They [worshipped him and] returned with great joy to Jerusalem,

And when it took the scroll, the four living Creatures and the four and twenty Presbyters fell down before the Lamb, each with his harp and with golden bowls full of incense (that is, full of the prayers of the saints),


No one who disowns the Son can possess the Father: he who confesses the Son possesses the Father as well.

I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of man will acknowledge him before the angels of God;

Confess with your mouth that 'Jesus is Lord,' believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you will be saved;

Everyone who will acknowledge me before men, I will acknowledge him before my Father in heaven;

and every tongue confess that 'Jesus Christ is Lord,' to the glory of God the Father.

Whoever confesses that 'Jesus is the Son of God,' in him God remains, and he remains in God;


to Jesus who mediates the new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood whose message is nobler than Abel's.

For "there is one God" and "one intermediary between God and men,

As it is, however, the divine service he has obtained is superior, owing to the fact that he mediates a superior covenant, enacted with superior promises.

He mediates a new covenant for this reason, that those who have been called may obtain the eternal inheritance they have been promised, now that a death has occurred which redeems them from the transgressions involved in the first covenant.

For Christ has not entered a holy place which human hands have made (a mere type of the reality!); he has entered heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.

My dear children, I am writing this to you that you may not sin; but if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father in Jesus Christ the just;


Also, he is the head of the Body, that is, of the church, in virtue of his primacy as the first to be born from the dead ??that gives him pre-eminence over all.


we are to hold by the truth, and by our love to grow up wholly into Him. For He, Christ, is the head, and under him,

for the husband is the head of the wife as Christ also (though he is the saviour of the Body) is the head of the church;

instead of keeping in touch with that Head under whom the entire Body, supplied with joints and sinews and thus compacted, grows with growth divine.


Do you not know your bodies are members of Christ? Am I to take Christ's members and devote them to a harlot? Never!

for we are members of his Body).

It is the same in your case, my brothers. The crucified body of Christ made you dead to the Law, so that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead that we might be fruitful to God.

for I feel a divine jealousy on your behalf; I betrothed you as a chaste maiden to present you to your one husband Christ,

Let that remain in you which you learned from the very beginning; if what you learned from the very beginning remains with you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father.


But after this the Son of man will be seated at God's right hand of power." "Are you the Son of God then?" they all said. "Certainly," he replied, "I am."

I and my Father are one ??."

If I am not doing the deeds of my Father, do not believe me; but if I am, then believe the deeds, though you will not believe me ??that you may learn and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."

and he who beholds me beholds him who sent me.

If you knew me, you would know my Father too. You know him now and you have seen him." "Lord," said Philip, "let us see the Father; that is all we want." Jesus said to him, "Philip, have I been with you all this time, and yet you do not understand me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. What do you mean by saying, 'Let us see the Father'? read more.
Do you not believe I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak to you all I do not speak of my own accord; it is the Father who remains ever in me, who is performing his own deeds.

All that the Father has is mine; that is why I say, 'he will draw upon what is mine and disclose it to you.'


It is in Christ that the entire Fulness of deity has settled bodily,

For we have all been receiving grace after grace from his fulness;

the church which is his Body, filled by him who fills the universe entirely.

till we should all attain the unity of the faith and knowledge of God's Son, reaching maturity, reaching the full measure of development which belongs to the fulness of Christ ??14 instead of remaining immature, blown from our course and swayed by every passing wind of doctrine, by the adroitness of men who are dexterous in devising error;

For it was in him that the divine Fulness willed to settle without limit,


the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power, and great grace was upon them all.

As for what he did in the land of the Jews and of Jerusalem, we can testify to that. They slew him by hanging him on a gibbet, but God raised him on the third day, and allowed him to be seen not by all the People but by witnesses whom God had previously selected, by us who ate and drank with him after his resurrection from the dead,

and installed as Son of God with power by the Spirit of holiness when he was raised from the dead ??concerning Jesus Christ our Lord,

this Jesus, betrayed in the predestined course of God's deliberate purpose, you got wicked men to nail to the cross and murder; but God raised him by checking the pangs of death. Death could not hold him.

but you repudiated the Holy and Just One; the boon you asked was a murderer, and you killed the pioneer of Life. But God raised him from the dead, as we can bear witness.

and Paul as usual went in; for three sabbaths he argued with them on the scriptures, explaining and quoting passages to prove that the messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead, and that "the Jesus I proclaim to you is the messiah."


then poured water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of the disciples, wiping them with the towel he had tied round him.


Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find your souls refreshed;

(You know how gracious our Lord Jesus Christ was; rich though he was, he became poor for the sake of you, that by his poverty you might be rich.)

and appearing in human form, he humbly stooped in his obedience even to die, and to die upon the cross.




through him all existence came into being, no existence came into being apart from him.

and enlighten all men upon the new order of that divine secret which God the Creator of all concealed from eternity ??10 intending to let the full sweep of the divine wisdom be disclosed now by the church to the angelic Rulers and Authorities in the heavenly sphere,

Many were the forms and fashions in which God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets, but in these days at the end he has spoken to us by a Son ??a Son whom he appointed heir of the universe, as it was by him that he created the world.


He said, "Go into the city to so-and-so; tell him that the Teacher says, 'My time is near, I will celebrate the passover at your house with my disciples.' "

Then he went to the disciples and said to them, "Still asleep? still resting? The hour is near, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

So they tried to arrest him; but no one laid hands on him, because his time had not come yet.

And Jesus answered, "The hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified.

Now before the passover festival Jesus knew the time had come for him to pass from this world to the Father. He had loved his own in this world and he loved them to the end;

So Jesus spoke; then, lifting his eyes to heaven, he said: "Father, the time has now come; glorify thy Son that thy Son may glorify thee,


[vs omitted but shown in footnote] But the Pharisees said, "He casts out daemons by the prince of daemons."

But when the Pharisees heard of it they said, "This fellow only casts out daemons by Beelzebul the prince of daemons."

but some of them said, "It is by Beelzebul the prince of daemons that he casts out daemons."

And many another insult they uttered against him.

(This was because they said, "He has an unclean spirit.")

Is it not they who scoff at the noble Name you bear?


but for those who are called, whether Jews or Greeks, a Christ who is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the favour of God was on him.

and went to his native place, where he taught the people in the synagogue till they were astounded. They said, "Where did he get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?


in whom all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge lie hidden!


Now on the last day, the great day, of the festival, Jesus stood and cried aloud, "If anyone is athirst, let him come to me and drink;

and about three o'clock Jesus gave a loud cry, "Eli, eli, lema sabachthani" (that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?)

some other seed fell on sound soil, and springing up bore a crop, a hundredfold." When he said this he called out, "He who has an ear, let him listen to this."

So Jesus cried aloud, as he was teaching in the temple, "You know me? you know where I come from? But I have not come on my own initiative; I am sent, and sent by Him who is real. You do not know Him,

And Jesus cried aloud, "He who believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me,

Jesus again uttered a loud scream and gave up his spirit.


He was still speaking when a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, "This is my Son, the Beloved, in him is my delight: listen to him."

And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, the Beloved, in him is my delight."

I have Another to bear testimony to me, and I know the evidence he bears for me is valid.

The Father who sent me has also borne testimony to me himself; but his voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen,

I testify to myself, and the Father who sent me also testifies to me."

If we accept human testimony, God's testimony is greater; for God's testimony consists in his testimony to his Son.


the Son of man has come eating and drinking, and men say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of taxgatherers and sinners!' Nevertheless, Wisdom is vindicated by all that she does."

[vs omitted but shown in footnote] But the Pharisees said, "He casts out daemons by the prince of daemons."

They proceeded to accuse him, saying, "We have discovered this fellow perverting our nation, forbidding tribute being paid to Caesar, and alleging he is king messiah."

They also brought forward false witnesses to say, "This fellow is never done talking against this holy Place and the Law!

Some others sneered, "They are brim-full of new wine!"

The fact is, we have found this man is a perfect pest; he stirs up sedition among the Jews all over the world and he is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect.




I tell you, One is here who is greater than the temple.

The queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and here is One greater than Solomon.

Therefore God raised him high and conferred on him a Name above all names, so that before the Name of Jesus every knee should bend in heaven, on earth, and underneath the earth,


As we are justified by faith, then, let us enjoy the peace we have with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.


You know the message he sent to the sons of Israel when he preached the gospel of peace by Jesus Christ (who is Lord of all);

For he is our peace, he who has made both of us a unity and destroyed the barrier which kept us apart;

and by him it willed to reconcile in his own person all on earth and in heaven alike, in a peace made by the blood of his cross.


And I saw the holy City, the new Jerusalem, descending from God out of heaven, all ready like a bride arrayed for her husband.

Jesus said to them, "Can friends at a wedding mourn so long as the bride groom is beside them? A time will come when the bridegroom is taken from them, and then they will fast.

Then shall the Realm of heaven be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride.

But at midnight the cry arose, 'Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'

He who has the bride is the bridegroom; the bridegroom's friend, who stands by and listens to him, is heartily glad at the sound of the bridegroom's voice. Such is my joy, and it is complete.



"Why did you look for me?" he said, "Did you not know I had to be at my Father's house?"

(His disciples recalled the scripture saying, I am consumed with zeal for thy house.)

Jesus said, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.

While daylight lasts, we must be busy with the work of God: night comes, when no one can do any work.



For thus it stands in the scripture: Here I lay a Stone in Sion, a choice, a precious cornerstone: he who believes in him will never be disappointed.


Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures, The stone that the builders rejected is the chief stone now of the corner: this is the doing of the Lord, and a wonder to our eyes?

He is the stone despised by you builders, which has become head of the corner.

you are a building that rests on the apostles and prophets as its foundation, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone;


and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead, and the prince over the kings of earth; to him who loves us and has loosed us from our sins by shedding his blood ??6 he has made us a realm of priests for his God and Father, ??to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever: Amen.

They will wage war on the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings ??the Lamb and the elect, the chosen, the faithful who are with him."


And on his robe, upon his thigh, his name is written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.


and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead, and the prince over the kings of earth; to him who loves us and has loosed us from our sins by shedding his blood ??6 he has made us a realm of priests for his God and Father, ??to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever: Amen.

They will wage war on the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings ??the Lamb and the elect, the chosen, the faithful who are with him."


And on his robe, upon his thigh, his name is written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.


If the world hates you, remember it hated me first.

This filled them with fury, and they discussed what they could do to Jesus.

Now his people hated him and sent envoys after him to say, 'We object to him having royal power over us.'

the world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its deeds are evil.

It is that the word written in their Law may be fulfilled: they hated me for no cause.

Now when the high priests and their attendants saw him, they yelled, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate said, "Take him and crucify him yourselves! I find nothing wrong about him."


and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead, and the prince over the kings of earth; to him who loves us and has loosed us from our sins by shedding his blood ??6 he has made us a realm of priests for his God and Father, ??to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever: Amen.

They will wage war on the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings ??the Lamb and the elect, the chosen, the faithful who are with him."


And on his robe, upon his thigh, his name is written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.


Then Herod and his troops scoffed at him and made fun of him, and after arraying him in a bright robe he remitted him to Pilate.

And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did things like this on the sabbath.

they rose up, put him out of the town, and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, in order to hurl him down.

After this Jesus moved about in Galilee; he would not move in Judaea, because the Jews were trying to kill him.

I know you are Abraham's offspring! Yet you want to kill me, since my word makes no headway among you!

Once more they tried to arrest him, but he escaped their hands


As he passed along he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax-office; he said to him, "Follow me," and he rose and followed him.

so Jesus said to them, "Come, follow me and I will make you fish for men."

he called them at once, and they left their father Zebedaeus in the boat with the crew and went to follow him.

and when day broke he summoned his disciples, choosing twelve of them, to whom he gave the name of 'apostles':