Christ in the Bible

Meaning: anointed

Exact Match

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thematic Bible



He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Take this cup away from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."

But Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword back into its sheath! Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me?"


Jesus called his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits so they could cast them out and heal every kind of disease and sickness.

Now Jesus went up the mountain and called for those he wanted, and they came to him.

But I do not consider my life worth anything to myself, so that I may finish my task and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news of God's grace.

Through him we have received grace and our apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles on behalf of his name.


Then Jesus told them, "I tell you the solemn truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but my Father is giving you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." So they said to him, "Sir, give us this bread all the time!" read more.
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty.


Then Jesus spoke out again, "I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

For a tent was prepared, the outer one, which contained the lampstand, the table, and the presentation of the loaves; this is called the holy place.

He asked me, "What do you see?" I replied, "I see a menorah of pure gold with a receptacle at the top and seven lamps, with fourteen pipes going to the lamps.


Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, partners in a heavenly calling, take note of Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess,

Now I, Paul, appeal to you personally by the meekness and gentleness of Christ (I who am meek when present among you, but am full of courage toward you when away!) --

Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

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

Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus,

You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had,

bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.

keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

For to this you were called, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in his steps.


I will raise up a prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth and he will speak to them whatever I command.

And the crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee."

They wanted to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowds, because the crowds regarded him as a prophet.

Others said, "He is Elijah." Others said, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets from the past."

Fear seized them all, and they began to glorify God, saying, "A great prophet has appeared among us!" and "God has come to help his people!"

Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the next day, because it is impossible that a prophet should be killed outside Jerusalem.'

He said to them, "What things?" "The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene," they replied, "a man who, with his powerful deeds and words, proved to be a prophet before God and all the people;

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

Now when the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus performed, they began to say to one another, "This is certainly the Prophet who is to come into the world."

When they heard these words, some of the crowd began to say, "This really is the Prophet!"

So again they asked the man who used to be blind, "What do you say about him, since he caused you to see?" "He is a prophet," the man replied.

Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must obey him in everything he tells you.


And we all agree, our religion contains amazing revelation: He was revealed in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, 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 Christ, the Son of the living God."

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning.

who was appointed the Son-of-God-in-power according to the Holy Spirit by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.

To them belong the patriarchs, and from them, by human descent, came the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever! Amen.

For in him all the fullness of deity lives in bodily form,

-- whose appearing the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, will reveal at the right time.

The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, and he sustains all things by his powerful word, and so when he had accomplished cleansing for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

He has a name written on his clothing and on his thigh: "King of kings and Lord of lords."


We must perform the deeds of the one who sent me as long as it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work.

Now King Herod heard this, for Jesus' name had become known. Some were saying, "John the baptizer has been raised from the dead, and because of this, miraculous powers are at work in him."

Now when John heard in prison about the deeds Christ had done, he sent his disciples to ask a question:

Then Jesus began to criticize openly the cities in which he had done many of his miracles, because they did not repent.

Then he came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, "Where did this man get such wisdom and miraculous powers?

When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue. Many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did he get these ideas? And what is this wisdom that has been given to him? What are these miracles that are done through his hands?

As he approached the road leading down from the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen:

"But I have a testimony greater than that from John. For the deeds that the Father has assigned me to complete -- the deeds I am now doing -- testify about me that the Father has sent me.

Jesus replied, "I told you and you do not believe. The deeds I do in my Father's name testify about me.

But if I do them, even if you do not believe me, believe the deeds, so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in me."

Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me, believe because of the miraculous deeds themselves.

If I had not performed among them the miraculous deeds that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen the deeds and have hated both me and my Father.


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

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

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."

Jesus said,] "For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may gain their sight, and the ones who see may become blind."

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them.

But Jesus said to them, "I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns too, for that is what I was sent to do."

"I have come to bring fire on the earth -- and how I wish it were already kindled!

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.

If anyone hears my words and does not obey them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

Then Pilate said, "So you are a king!" Jesus replied, "You say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world -- to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."

This saying is trustworthy and deserves 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 booth. "Follow me," he said to him. And he got up and followed him.

They left their nets immediately and followed him.

"Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on rock.

So the disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.

So the disciples did as Jesus had instructed them, and they prepared the Passover.

Simon answered, "Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing! But at your word I will lower the nets."

"Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them into practice -- I will show you what he is like:

Jesus told the servants, "Fill the water jars with water." So they filled them up to the very top.

So when Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.

The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him."

He told them, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they threw the net, and were not able to pull it in because of the large number of fish.


Then one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered; thus he can open the scroll and its seven seals."

A Canaanite woman from that area came and cried out, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is horribly demon-possessed!"

This is the record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

All the crowds were amazed and said, "Could this one be the Son of David?"

The crowds that went ahead of him and those following kept shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"

Many scolded him to get him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he said, "How is it that the experts in the law say that the Christ is David's son?

Don't the scriptures say that the Christ is a descendant of David and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?"

concerning his Son who was a descendant of David with reference to the flesh,

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David; such is my gospel,


Then one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered; thus he can open the scroll and its seven seals."

A Canaanite woman from that area came and cried out, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is horribly demon-possessed!"

This is the record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

All the crowds were amazed and said, "Could this one be the Son of David?"

The crowds that went ahead of him and those following kept shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"

Many scolded him to get him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he said, "How is it that the experts in the law say that the Christ is David's son?

Don't the scriptures say that the Christ is a descendant of David and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?"

concerning his Son who was a descendant of David with reference to the flesh,

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David; such is my gospel,


But now Jesus has obtained a superior ministry, since the covenant that he mediates is also better and is enacted on better promises.

saying: "Write in a book what you see and send it to the seven churches -- to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."

"I baptize you with water, for repentance, but the one coming after me is more powerful than I am -- I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

The one who comes from above is superior to all. The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is superior to all.

You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and do so correctly, for that is what I am.

Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ."

For this reason Christ died and returned to life, so that he may be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.

Thus he became so far better than the angels as he has inherited a name superior to theirs.

For he has come to deserve greater glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves greater honor than the house itself!


But now Jesus has obtained a superior ministry, since the covenant that he mediates is also better and is enacted on better promises.

saying: "Write in a book what you see and send it to the seven churches -- to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."

"I baptize you with water, for repentance, but the one coming after me is more powerful than I am -- I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

The one who comes from above is superior to all. The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is superior to all.

You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and do so correctly, for that is what I am.

Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ."

For this reason Christ died and returned to life, so that he may be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.

Thus he became so far better than the angels as he has inherited a name superior to theirs.

For he has come to deserve greater glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves greater honor than the house itself!


And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

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

and to you who are being afflicted to give rest together with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.

He continued, "I tell all of you the solemn truth -- you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."

[Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.

Or do you think that I cannot call on my Father, and that he would send me more than twelve legions of angels right now?

Suddenly a vast, heavenly army appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

But when he again brings his firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all the angels of God worship him!"

Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels in a circle around the throne, as well as the living creatures and the elders. Their number was ten thousand times ten thousand -- thousands times thousands --


Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit.

and from Jesus Christ -- the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his own blood

No one has greater love than this -- that one lays down his life for his friends.

and live in love, just as Christ 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 set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for himself a people who are truly his, who are eager to do good.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich, he became poor for your sakes, so that you by his poverty could become rich.

for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by his sacrifice.

We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians.


I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage -- I have conquered the world."

So I will assign him a portion with the multitudes, he will divide the spoils of victory with the powerful, because he willingly submitted to death and was numbered with the rebels, when he lifted up the sin of many and intervened on behalf of the rebels."

He will not break a bruised reed or extinguish a smoldering wick, until he brings justice to victory.

Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when he has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power.

I will grant the one who conquers permission to sit with me on my throne, just as I too conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

Then one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered; thus he can open the scroll and its seven seals."

So I looked, and here came a white horse! The one who rode it had a bow, and he was given a crown, and as a conqueror he rode out to conquer.

They will make war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those accompanying the Lamb are the called, chosen, and faithful."


Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that had been kept secret for long ages,

And we all agree, our religion contains amazing revelation: He was revealed in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

My goal is that their hearts, having been knit together in love, may be encouraged, and that they may have all the riches that assurance brings in their understanding of the knowledge of the mystery of God, namely, Christ,

Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory.

He did this when he revealed to us the secret of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ,

When reading this, you will be able to understand my insight into this secret of Christ.

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

At the same time pray for us too, that God may open a door for the message so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.


Jesus replied, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands -- the representation of the true sanctuary -- but into heaven itself, and he appears now in God's presence for us.

who went into heaven and is at the right hand of God with angels and authorities and powers subject to him.

Now during the blessing he departed and was taken up into heaven.

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

You ascend on high, you have taken many captives. You receive tribute from men, including even sinful rebels. Indeed the Lord God lives there!

Therefore it says, "When he ascended on high he captured captives; he gave gifts to men."

After he had said this, while they were watching, he was lifted up and a cloud hid him from their sight.

After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he 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 our confession.


As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that as the last he will stand upon the earth.

This is what the Lord says, your protector, the Holy One of Israel: "For your sake I send to Babylon and make them all fugitives, turning the Babylonians' joyful shouts into mourning songs.

He will deliver Israel from all the consequences of their sins.

for their Protector is strong; he will plead their case against you.

Don't be afraid, despised insignificant Jacob, men of Israel. I am helping you," says the Lord, your protector, the Holy One of Israel.

This is what the Lord, your protector, says, the one who formed you in the womb: "I am the Lord, who made everything, who alone stretched out the sky, who fashioned the earth all by myself,

says our protector -- the Lord who commands armies is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

"A protector comes to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their rebellious deeds," says the Lord.

But the one who will rescue them is strong. He is known as the Lord who rules over all. He will strongly champion their cause. As a result he will bring peace and rest to the earth, but trouble and turmoil to the people who inhabit Babylonia.


For if anyone is ashamed of me and 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 but the person who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This one is the antichrist: the person who denies the Father and the Son.

But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a man who was a murderer be released to you.

Jesus said to him, "I tell you the truth, on this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times."

They profess to know God but with their deeds they deny him, since they are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.

But whoever denies me before people, I will deny him also before my Father in heaven.

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A slave girl came to him and said, "You also were with Jesus the Galilean." But he denied it in front of them all: "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 false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves.


He commanded us to preach to the people and to warn them that he is the one appointed by God as 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 by his appearing and his kingdom:

So then, do not judge anything before the time. Wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the motives of hearts. Then each will receive recognition from God.

All the nations will be assembled before him, and he will separate people one from another like a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

Furthermore, the Father does not judge anyone, but has assigned all judgment to the Son,

because he has set a day on which he is going to judge the world in righteousness, by a man whom he designated, having provided proof to everyone by raising him from the dead."

on the day when God will judge the secrets of human hearts, according to my gospel through Christ Jesus.

But you who eat vegetables only -- why do you judge your brother or sister? And you who eat everything -- why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.

They will face a reckoning before Jesus Christ who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.


who went into heaven and is at the right hand of God with angels and authorities and powers subject to him.

You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. So God, your God, has anointed you over your companions with the oil of rejoicing."

Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ."

After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he 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 him to his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

This power he exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms

As a result God exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name,

all of whom were singing in a loud voice: "Worthy is the lamb who was killed to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and praise!"


Therefore he had to be made like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.

and from Jesus Christ -- the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his own blood

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy.

He who calls you is trustworthy, and he will in fact do this.

If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, since he cannot deny himself.

Then I saw heaven opened and here came a white horse! The one riding it was called "Faithful" and "True," and with justice he judges and goes to war.


and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured eternal redemption.

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree")

They were singing a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals because you were killed, and at the cost of your own blood you have purchased for God persons from every tribe, language, people, and nation.

He gave himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for himself a people who are truly his, who are eager to do good.

But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed -- not by perishable things like silver or gold,


You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.

She continued to do this for many days. But Paul became greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" And it came out of her at once.

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

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

At that time you will ask in my name, and I do not say that I will ask the Father on your behalf.

But these are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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

And on the basis of faith in Jesus' name, his very name has made this man -- whom you see and know -- strong. The faith that is through Jesus has given him this complete health in the presence of you all.

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, whom God raised from the dead, this man stands before you healthy.

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


"While I was watching, thrones were set up, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His attire was white like snow; the hair of his head was like lamb's wool. His throne was ablaze with fire and its wheels were all aflame.

You are the most handsome of all men! You speak in an impressive and fitting manner! For this reason God grants you continual blessings.

His mouth is very sweet; he is totally desirable. This is my beloved! This is my companion, O maidens of Jerusalem!

(just as many were horrified by the sight of you) he was so disfigured he no longer looked like a man;

He sprouted up like a twig before God, like a root out of parched soil; he had no stately form or majesty that might catch our attention, no special appearance that we should want to follow him.

And he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.

His head and hair were as white as wool, even as white as snow, and his eyes were like a fiery flame.

And the one seated on it was like jasper and carnelian in appearance, and a rainbow looking like it was made of emerald encircled the throne.


You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.

She continued to do this for many days. But Paul became greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" And it came out of her at once.

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

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

At that time you will ask in my name, and I do not say that I will ask the Father on your behalf.

But these are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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

And on the basis of faith in Jesus' name, his very name has made this man -- whom you see and know -- strong. The faith that is through Jesus has given him this complete health in the presence of you all.

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, whom God raised from the dead, this man stands before you healthy.

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


They will make war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those accompanying the Lamb are the called, chosen, and faithful."

I tell you the truth, there are some standing here who will not experience death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingdom."

Jesus replied, "My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my servants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here."

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

but of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and a righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom.

Then 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 Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever."


one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

God is faithful, by whom you were called into fellowship with his son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ."

God exalted him to his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Then he said to them, "The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."

because if you confess with your mouth that 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, from whom are all things and for whom we live, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we live.

So I want you to understand 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, by whom you were called into fellowship with his son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ."

God exalted him to his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Then he said to them, "The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."

because if you confess with your mouth that 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, from whom are all things and for whom we live, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we live.

So I want you to understand 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.


So he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

Today your Savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord.

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.

This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" -- and I am the worst of them!

God exalted him to his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

From the descendants of this man God brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, just as he promised.

but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel!

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


Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit.

Certainly zeal for your house consumes me; I endure the insults of those who insult you.

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree")

but we see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by God's grace he would experience death on behalf of everyone.

God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.

He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; he endured punishment that made us well; because of his wounds we have been healed.

so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await him he will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we may cease from sinning and live for righteousness. By his wounds you were healed.


For this is what the high and exalted one says, the one who rules forever, whose name is holy: "I dwell in an exalted and holy place, but also with the discouraged and humiliated, in order to cheer up the humiliated and to encourage the discouraged.

He bends down to look at the sky and the earth.

to the one who remembered us when we were down, for his loyal love endures,

Though the Lord is exalted, he takes note of the lowly, and recognizes the proud from far away.

When the Pharisees saw this they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

because he has looked upon the humble state of his servant. For from now on all generations will call me blessed,

he got up from the meal, removed his outer clothes, took a towel and tied it around himself.

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and examine my hands. Extend your hand and put it into my side. Do not continue in your unbelief, but believe."


But the Pharisees went out and plotted against him, as to how they could assassinate him.

They planned to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.

When it was early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people plotted against Jesus to execute him.

But they were filled with mindless rage and began debating with one another what they would do to Jesus.

Jesus was teaching daily in the temple courts. The chief priests and the experts in the law and the prominent leaders among the people were seeking to assassinate him,

He went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers of the temple guard how he might betray Jesus, handing him over to them.

Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began persecuting him.

So the chief priests and the Pharisees called the council together and said, "What are we doing? For this man is performing many miraculous signs.

So from that day they planned together to kill him.


Now when the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.

Then some Pharisees came to him in order to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful to divorce a wife for any cause?"

Then the Pharisees went out and planned together to entrap him with his own words.

Then the Pharisees came and began to argue with Jesus, asking for a sign from heaven to test him.

Then some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

Then they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to trap him with his own words.

plotting against him, to catch him in something he might say.

Then they watched him carefully and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. They wanted to take advantage of what he might say so that they could deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor.

(Now they were asking this in an attempt to trap him, so that they could bring charges against him.) Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his finger.


Abraham approached and said, "Will you sweep away the godly along with the wicked? What if there are fifty godly people in the city? Will you really wipe it out and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty godly people who are in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing -- to kill the godly with the wicked, treating the godly and the wicked alike! Far be it from you! Will not the judge of the whole earth do what is right?" read more.
So the Lord replied, "If I find in the city of Sodom fifty godly people, I will spare the whole place for their sake." Then Abraham asked, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord (although I am but dust and ashes), what if there are five less than the fifty godly people? Will you destroy the whole city because five are lacking?" He replied, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there." Abraham spoke to him again, "What if forty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it for the sake of the forty." Then Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak! What if thirty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it if I find thirty there." Abraham said, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the twenty." Finally Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten."

So Jacob was left alone. Then a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he could not defeat Jacob, he struck the socket of his hip so the socket of Jacob's hip was dislocated while he wrestled with him. Then the man said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." "I will not let you go," Jacob replied, "unless you bless me." read more.
The man asked him, "What is your name?" He answered, "Jacob." "No longer will your name be Jacob," the man told him, "but Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have prevailed." Then Jacob asked, "Please tell me your name." "Why do you ask my name?" the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there. So Jacob named the place Peniel, explaining, "Certainly I have seen God face to face and have survived."

King David went in, sat before the Lord, and said, "Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my family, that you should have brought me to this point? And you didn't stop there, O Lord God! You have also spoken about the future of your servant's family. Is this your usual way of dealing with men, O Lord God? What more can David say to you? You have given your servant special recognition, O Lord God! read more.
For the sake of your promise and according to your purpose you have done this great thing in order to reveal it to your servant. Therefore you are great, O Lord God, for there is none like you! There is no God besides you! What we have heard is true! Who is like your people, Israel, a unique nation on the earth? Their God went to claim a nation for himself and to make a name for himself! You did great and awesome acts for your land, before your people whom you delivered for yourself from the Egyptian empire and its gods. You made Israel your very own people for all time. You, O Lord, became their God. So now, O Lord God, make this promise you have made about your servant and his family a permanent reality. Do as you promised, so you may gain lasting fame, as people say, 'The Lord of hosts is God over Israel!' The dynasty of your servant David will be established before you, for you, O Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have told your servant, 'I will build you a dynastic house.' That is why your servant has had the courage to pray this prayer to you. Now, O sovereign Lord, you are the true God! May your words prove to be true! You have made this good promise to your servant! Now be willing to bless your servant's dynasty so that it may stand permanently before you, for you, O sovereign Lord, have spoken. By your blessing may your servant's dynasty be blessed on into the future!"

Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the entire assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward the sky. He prayed: "O Lord, God of Israel, there is no god like you in heaven above or on earth below! You maintain covenantal loyalty to your servants who obey you with sincerity. You have kept your word to your servant, my father David; this very day you have fulfilled what you promised. read more.
Now, O Lord, God of Israel, keep the promise you made to your servant, my father David, when you said, 'You will never fail to have a successor ruling before me on the throne of Israel, provided that your descendants watch their step and serve me as you have done.' Now, O God of Israel, may the promise you made to your servant, my father David, be realized. "God does not really live on the earth! Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built! But respond favorably to your servant's prayer and his request for help, O Lord my God. Answer the desperate prayer your servant is presenting to you today. Night and day may you watch over this temple, the place where you promised you would live. May you answer your servant's prayer for this place. Respond to the request of your servant and your people Israel for this place. Hear from inside your heavenly dwelling place and respond favorably. "When someone is accused of sinning against his neighbor and the latter pronounces a curse on the alleged offender before your altar in this temple, be willing to forgive the accused if the accusation is false. Listen from heaven and make a just decision about your servants' claims. Condemn the guilty party, declare the other innocent, and give both of them what they deserve. "The time will come when your people Israel are defeated by an enemy because they sinned against you. If they come back to you, renew their allegiance to you, and pray for your help in this temple, then listen from heaven, forgive the sin of your people Israel, and bring them back to the land you gave to their ancestors. "The time will come when the skies are shut up tightly and no rain falls because your people sinned against you. When they direct their prayers toward this place, renew their allegiance to you, and turn away from their sin because you punish them, then listen from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Certainly you will then teach them the right way to live and send rain on your land that you have given your people to possess. "The time will come when the land suffers from a famine, a plague, blight and disease, or a locust invasion, or when their enemy lays siege to the cities of the land, or when some other type of plague or epidemic occurs. When all your people Israel pray and ask for help, as they acknowledge their pain and spread out their hands toward this temple, then listen from your heavenly dwelling place, forgive their sin, and act favorably toward each one based on your evaluation of his motives. (Indeed you are the only one who can correctly evaluate the motives of all people.) Then they will obey you throughout their lifetimes as they live on the land you gave to our ancestors. "Foreigners, who do not belong to your people Israel, will come from a distant land because of your reputation. When they hear about your great reputation and your ability to accomplish mighty deeds, they will come and direct their prayers toward this temple. Then listen from your heavenly dwelling place and answer all the prayers of the foreigners. Then all the nations of the earth will acknowledge your reputation, obey you like your people Israel do, and recognize that this temple I built belongs to you. "When you direct your people to march out and fight their enemies, and they direct their prayers to the Lord toward his chosen city and this temple I built for your honor, then listen from heaven to their prayers for help and vindicate them. "The time will come when your people will sin against you (for there is no one who is sinless!) and you will be angry with them and deliver them over to their enemies, who will take them as prisoners to their own land, whether far away or close by. When your people come to their senses in the land where they are held prisoner, they will repent and beg for your mercy in the land of their imprisonment, admitting, 'We have sinned and gone astray; we have done evil.' When they return to you with all their heart and being in the land where they are held prisoner, and direct their prayers to you toward the land you gave to their ancestors, your chosen city, and the temple I built for your honor, then listen from your heavenly dwelling place to their prayers for help and vindicate them. Forgive all the rebellious acts of your sinful people and cause their captors to have mercy on them. After all, they are your people and your special possession whom you brought out of Egypt, from the middle of the iron-smelting furnace. "May you be attentive to your servant's and your people Israel's requests for help and may you respond to all their prayers to you. After all, you picked them out of all the nations of the earth to be your special possession, just as you, O sovereign Lord, announced through your servant Moses when you brought our ancestors out of Egypt." When Solomon finished presenting all these prayers and requests to the Lord, he got up from before the altar of the Lord where he had kneeled and spread out his hands toward the sky. When he stood up, he pronounced a blessing over the entire assembly of Israel, saying in a loud voice: "The Lord is worthy of praise because he has made Israel his people secure just as he promised! Not one of all the faithful promises he made through his servant Moses is left unfulfilled! May the Lord our God be with us, as he was with our ancestors. May he not abandon us or leave us. May he make us submissive, so we can follow all his instructions and obey the commandments, rules, and regulations he commanded our ancestors. May the Lord our God be constantly aware of these requests of mine I have presented to him, so that he might vindicate his servant and his people Israel as the need arises. Then all the nations of the earth will recognize that the Lord is the only genuine God. May you demonstrate wholehearted devotion to the Lord our God by following his rules and obeying his commandments, as you are presently doing."

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." So he said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, may your name be honored; may your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, read more.
and forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And do not lead us into temptation." Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine has stopped here while on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him.' Then he will reply from inside, 'Do not bother me. The door is already shut, and my children and I are in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything.' I tell you, even though the man inside will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of the first man's sheer persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. "So I tell you: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you, if your 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, although you 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!"

Then Jesus told them a parable to show them they should always pray and not lose heart. He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people. There was also a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.' read more.
For a while he refused, but later on he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor have regard for people, yet because this widow keeps on bothering me, I will give her justice, or in the end she will wear me out by her unending pleas.'" And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unrighteous judge says! Won't God give justice to his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he delay long to help them? I tell you, he will give them justice speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"


Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother named Mary? And aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?

While Jesus was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and brothers came and stood outside, asking to speak to him.

Then Jesus' mother and his brothers came. Standing outside, they sent word to him, to summon him.

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

So Jesus' brothers advised him, "Leave here and go to Judea so your disciples may see your miracles that you are performing.

(For not even his own brothers believed in him.)

Do we not have the right to the company of a believing wife, like the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas?

But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.


Abraham approached and said, "Will you sweep away the godly along with the wicked? What if there are fifty godly people in the city? Will you really wipe it out and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty godly people who are in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing -- to kill the godly with the wicked, treating the godly and the wicked alike! Far be it from you! Will not the judge of the whole earth do what is right?" read more.
So the Lord replied, "If I find in the city of Sodom fifty godly people, I will spare the whole place for their sake." Then Abraham asked, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord (although I am but dust and ashes), what if there are five less than the fifty godly people? Will you destroy the whole city because five are lacking?" He replied, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there." Abraham spoke to him again, "What if forty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it for the sake of the forty." Then Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak! What if thirty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it if I find thirty there." Abraham said, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the twenty." Finally Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten."

So Jacob was left alone. Then a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he could not defeat Jacob, he struck the socket of his hip so the socket of Jacob's hip was dislocated while he wrestled with him. Then the man said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." "I will not let you go," Jacob replied, "unless you bless me." read more.
The man asked him, "What is your name?" He answered, "Jacob." "No longer will your name be Jacob," the man told him, "but Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have prevailed." Then Jacob asked, "Please tell me your name." "Why do you ask my name?" the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there. So Jacob named the place Peniel, explaining, "Certainly I have seen God face to face and have survived."

King David went in, sat before the Lord, and said, "Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my family, that you should have brought me to this point? And you didn't stop there, O Lord God! You have also spoken about the future of your servant's family. Is this your usual way of dealing with men, O Lord God? What more can David say to you? You have given your servant special recognition, O Lord God! read more.
For the sake of your promise and according to your purpose you have done this great thing in order to reveal it to your servant. Therefore you are great, O Lord God, for there is none like you! There is no God besides you! What we have heard is true! Who is like your people, Israel, a unique nation on the earth? Their God went to claim a nation for himself and to make a name for himself! You did great and awesome acts for your land, before your people whom you delivered for yourself from the Egyptian empire and its gods. You made Israel your very own people for all time. You, O Lord, became their God. So now, O Lord God, make this promise you have made about your servant and his family a permanent reality. Do as you promised, so you may gain lasting fame, as people say, 'The Lord of hosts is God over Israel!' The dynasty of your servant David will be established before you, for you, O Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have told your servant, 'I will build you a dynastic house.' That is why your servant has had the courage to pray this prayer to you. Now, O sovereign Lord, you are the true God! May your words prove to be true! You have made this good promise to your servant! Now be willing to bless your servant's dynasty so that it may stand permanently before you, for you, O sovereign Lord, have spoken. By your blessing may your servant's dynasty be blessed on into the future!"

Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the entire assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward the sky. He prayed: "O Lord, God of Israel, there is no god like you in heaven above or on earth below! You maintain covenantal loyalty to your servants who obey you with sincerity. You have kept your word to your servant, my father David; this very day you have fulfilled what you promised. read more.
Now, O Lord, God of Israel, keep the promise you made to your servant, my father David, when you said, 'You will never fail to have a successor ruling before me on the throne of Israel, provided that your descendants watch their step and serve me as you have done.' Now, O God of Israel, may the promise you made to your servant, my father David, be realized. "God does not really live on the earth! Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built! But respond favorably to your servant's prayer and his request for help, O Lord my God. Answer the desperate prayer your servant is presenting to you today. Night and day may you watch over this temple, the place where you promised you would live. May you answer your servant's prayer for this place. Respond to the request of your servant and your people Israel for this place. Hear from inside your heavenly dwelling place and respond favorably. "When someone is accused of sinning against his neighbor and the latter pronounces a curse on the alleged offender before your altar in this temple, be willing to forgive the accused if the accusation is false. Listen from heaven and make a just decision about your servants' claims. Condemn the guilty party, declare the other innocent, and give both of them what they deserve. "The time will come when your people Israel are defeated by an enemy because they sinned against you. If they come back to you, renew their allegiance to you, and pray for your help in this temple, then listen from heaven, forgive the sin of your people Israel, and bring them back to the land you gave to their ancestors. "The time will come when the skies are shut up tightly and no rain falls because your people sinned against you. When they direct their prayers toward this place, renew their allegiance to you, and turn away from their sin because you punish them, then listen from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Certainly you will then teach them the right way to live and send rain on your land that you have given your people to possess. "The time will come when the land suffers from a famine, a plague, blight and disease, or a locust invasion, or when their enemy lays siege to the cities of the land, or when some other type of plague or epidemic occurs. When all your people Israel pray and ask for help, as they acknowledge their pain and spread out their hands toward this temple, then listen from your heavenly dwelling place, forgive their sin, and act favorably toward each one based on your evaluation of his motives. (Indeed you are the only one who can correctly evaluate the motives of all people.) Then they will obey you throughout their lifetimes as they live on the land you gave to our ancestors. "Foreigners, who do not belong to your people Israel, will come from a distant land because of your reputation. When they hear about your great reputation and your ability to accomplish mighty deeds, they will come and direct their prayers toward this temple. Then listen from your heavenly dwelling place and answer all the prayers of the foreigners. Then all the nations of the earth will acknowledge your reputation, obey you like your people Israel do, and recognize that this temple I built belongs to you. "When you direct your people to march out and fight their enemies, and they direct their prayers to the Lord toward his chosen city and this temple I built for your honor, then listen from heaven to their prayers for help and vindicate them. "The time will come when your people will sin against you (for there is no one who is sinless!) and you will be angry with them and deliver them over to their enemies, who will take them as prisoners to their own land, whether far away or close by. When your people come to their senses in the land where they are held prisoner, they will repent and beg for your mercy in the land of their imprisonment, admitting, 'We have sinned and gone astray; we have done evil.' When they return to you with all their heart and being in the land where they are held prisoner, and direct their prayers to you toward the land you gave to their ancestors, your chosen city, and the temple I built for your honor, then listen from your heavenly dwelling place to their prayers for help and vindicate them. Forgive all the rebellious acts of your sinful people and cause their captors to have mercy on them. After all, they are your people and your special possession whom you brought out of Egypt, from the middle of the iron-smelting furnace. "May you be attentive to your servant's and your people Israel's requests for help and may you respond to all their prayers to you. After all, you picked them out of all the nations of the earth to be your special possession, just as you, O sovereign Lord, announced through your servant Moses when you brought our ancestors out of Egypt." When Solomon finished presenting all these prayers and requests to the Lord, he got up from before the altar of the Lord where he had kneeled and spread out his hands toward the sky. When he stood up, he pronounced a blessing over the entire assembly of Israel, saying in a loud voice: "The Lord is worthy of praise because he has made Israel his people secure just as he promised! Not one of all the faithful promises he made through his servant Moses is left unfulfilled! May the Lord our God be with us, as he was with our ancestors. May he not abandon us or leave us. May he make us submissive, so we can follow all his instructions and obey the commandments, rules, and regulations he commanded our ancestors. May the Lord our God be constantly aware of these requests of mine I have presented to him, so that he might vindicate his servant and his people Israel as the need arises. Then all the nations of the earth will recognize that the Lord is the only genuine God. May you demonstrate wholehearted devotion to the Lord our God by following his rules and obeying his commandments, as you are presently doing."

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." So he said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, may your name be honored; may your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, read more.
and forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And do not lead us into temptation." Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine has stopped here while on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him.' Then he will reply from inside, 'Do not bother me. The door is already shut, and my children and I are in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything.' I tell you, even though the man inside will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of the first man's sheer persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. "So I tell you: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you, if your 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, although you 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!"

Then Jesus told them a parable to show them they should always pray and not lose heart. He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people. There was also a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.' read more.
For a while he refused, but later on he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor have regard for people, yet because this widow keeps on bothering me, I will give her justice, or in the end she will wear me out by her unending pleas.'" And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unrighteous judge says! Won't God give justice to his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he delay long to help them? I tell you, he will give them justice speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"


But the Pharisees and the experts in the law were complaining, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."

"Why does this man speak this way? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

When the Pharisees saw this they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

But when the Pharisees saw this they said to him, "Look, your disciples are doing what is against the law to do on the Sabbath."

"Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat."

When the experts in the law and the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

And they saw that some of Jesus' disciples ate their bread with unclean hands, that is, unwashed.

And when the people saw it, they all complained, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner."

Then the Jews who were hostile to Jesus began complaining about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven,"


And Jesus said to him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."

If anyone wants to serve me, he must follow me, and where I am, my servant will be too. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

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

"Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they can see my glory that you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

I feel torn between the two, because I have a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far,

Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord.


You will not abandon me to Sheol; you will not allow your faithful follower to see the Pit.

From that time on Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.

and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged severely and crucified. Yet on the third day, he will be raised."

But after I am raised, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."

As they were coming down from the mountain, he gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

But after I am raised, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."

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

I have experienced help from God to this day, and so I stand testifying to both small and great, saying nothing except what the prophets and Moses said was going to happen: that the Christ was to suffer and be the first to rise from the dead, to proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles."


angry because they were teaching the people and announcing in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.

Philip went down to the main city of Samaria and began proclaiming the Christ to them.

So Philip started speaking, and beginning with this scripture proclaimed the good news about Jesus to him.

and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "This man is the Son of God."

You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all) --

explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and to rise from the dead, saying, "This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Christ."

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

For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake.


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

because he taught them like one who had authority, not like their experts in the law.

Jesus went throughout all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of disease and sickness among the people.

Then he began to teach them by saying:

As Jesus came ashore he saw the large crowd and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he taught them many things.

He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by all.

He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then Jesus sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.

came to Jesus at night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs that you do unless God is with him."

Early in the morning he came to the temple courts again. All the people came to him, and he sat down and began to teach them.


When the apostles returned, they told Jesus everything they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew privately to a town called Bethsaida.

And after he sent the crowds away, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.

When he left there, Jesus went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up a mountain, where he sat down.

Six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them privately up a high mountain.

As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve aside privately and said to them on the way,

He said to them, "Come with me privately to an isolated place and rest a while" (for many were coming and going, and there was no time to eat).

After Jesus left there, he went to the region of Tyre. When he went into a house, he did not want anyone to know, but he was not able to escape notice.

He went away from them about a stone's throw, knelt down, and prayed,


I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end!)

As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah -- from you a king will emerge who will rule over Israel on my behalf, one whose origins are in the distant past.

"Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they can see my glory that you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

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

Jesus said to them, "I tell you the solemn truth, before Abraham came into existence, I am!"

And now, Father, glorify me at your side with the glory I had with you before the world was created.

He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him.

Without father, without mother, without genealogy, he has neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like the son of God, and he remains a priest for all time.


John answered them, "I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not recognize,

Jesus replied, "Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known me, Philip? The person 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 by him, but the world did not recognize him.

Jesus answered her, "If you had known the gift of God and who it is who said to you, 'Give me some water to drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."

Then they began asking him, "Who is your father?" Jesus answered, "You do not know either me or my Father. If you knew me you would know my Father too."

The man replied, "This is a remarkable thing, that you don't know where he comes from, and yet he caused me to see!

They will do these things because they have not known the Father or me.

For the people who live in Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize him, and they fulfilled the sayings of the prophets that are read every Sabbath by condemning him.

Everyone who resides in him does not sin; everyone who sins has neither seen him nor known him.


"Lord," Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, "what has happened that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?" Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him.

"If you love me, you will obey my commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate 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 of those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.

Hold to the standard of sound words that you heard from me and do so with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

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

You have not seen him, but you love him. You do not see him now but you believe in him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,


He commanded us to preach to the people and to warn them that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead.

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

Now this is his commandment: that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he gave us the commandment.

The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him."

"I give you a new commandment -- to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

"If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commandments and remain in his love.

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


They intended to bury him with criminals, but he ended up in a rich man's tomb, because he had committed no violent deeds, nor had he spoken deceitfully.

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich, he became poor for your sakes, so that you by his poverty could become rich.

Then two outlaws were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.

For I tell you that this scripture must be fulfilled in me, 'And he was counted with the transgressors.' For what is written about me is being fulfilled."

In humiliation justice was taken from him. Who can describe his posterity? For his life was taken away from the earth."

but emptied himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature. He humbled himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death -- even death on a cross!


Isn't this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And aren't his sisters here with us?" And so they took offense at him.

Blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me."

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

He will become a sanctuary, but a stone that makes a person trip, and a rock that makes one stumble -- to the two houses of Israel. He will become a trap and a snare to the residents of Jerusalem.

And so they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own house."

Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but (as if it were possible) by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,

and a stumbling-stone and a rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.


When he had said these things, Jesus was greatly distressed in spirit, and testified, "I tell you the solemn truth, one of you will betray me."

He was despised and rejected by people, one who experienced pain and was acquainted with illness; people hid their faces from him; he was despised, and we considered him insignificant.

Then he looked up to heaven and said with a sigh, "Ephphatha" (that is, "Be opened").

Sighing deeply in his spirit he said, "Why does this generation look for a sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to this generation."

Now when Jesus approached and saw the city, he wept over it,

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the people who had come with her weeping, he was intensely moved in spirit and greatly distressed.

Jesus wept.

"Now my soul is greatly distressed. And what should I say? 'Father, deliver me from this hour'? No, but for this very reason I have come to this hour.


We know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

If you have died with Christ to the elemental spirits of the world, why do you submit to them as though you lived in the world?

As it is written, "For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered."

For we who are alive are constantly being handed over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our mortal body.

This saying is trustworthy: If we died with him, we will also live with him.


Then Jesus said, "I will be with you for only a little while longer, and then I am going to the one who sent me.

You heard me say to you, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am.

But now I am going to the one who sent me, and not one of you is asking 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, keep them safe in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one.

Children, I am still with you for a little while. You will look for me, and just as I said to the Jewish religious leaders, 'Where I am going you cannot come,' now I tell you the same.

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

In a little while you will see me no longer; again after a little while, you will see me."

I came from the Father and entered into the world, but in turn, I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."


I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage -- I have conquered the world."

When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, "Do not weep."

"Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in me.

"I will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you.

But when Jesus turned and saw her he said, "Have courage, daughter! Your faith has made you well." And the woman was healed from that hour.

But Jesus, paying no attention to what was said, told the synagogue ruler, "Do not be afraid; just believe."

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope,


We must perform the deeds of the one who sent me as long as it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work.

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

For I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me.

but I know him, because I have come from him and he sent me."

Jesus replied, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come from God and am now here. I have not come on my own initiative, but he sent me.

do you say about the one whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?

because I have given them the words you have given me. They accepted them and really understand that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.

that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me.


Wasn't it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and enter into his glory?"

For I tell you that this scripture must be fulfilled in me, 'And he was counted with the transgressors.' For what is written about me is being fulfilled."

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

saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."

I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is finished!

that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again."

and said to them, "Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day,

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


Wasn't it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and enter into his glory?"

For I tell you that this scripture must be fulfilled in me, 'And he was counted with the transgressors.' For what is written about me is being fulfilled."

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

saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."

I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is finished!

that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again."

and said to them, "Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day,

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


As a result God exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow -- in heaven and on earth and under the earth -- and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us. He shoulders responsibility and is called: Extraordinary Strategist, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

He has a name written on his clothing and on his thigh: "King of kings and Lord of lords."

Thus he became so far better than the angels as he has inherited a name superior to theirs.

Listen: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.

His eyes are like a fiery flame and there are many diadem crowns on his head. He has a name written that no one knows except himself.


"Tell the people of Zion, 'Look, your king is coming to you, unassuming and seated on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'"

Now I, Paul, appeal to you personally by the meekness and gentleness of Christ (I who am meek when present among you, but am full of courage toward you when away!) --

Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

He was treated harshly and afflicted, but he did not even open his mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughtering block, like a sheep silent before her shearers, he did not even open his mouth.

Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back in its place! For all who take hold of the sword will die by the sword.

When he was maligned, he did not answer back; when he suffered, he threatened no retaliation, but committed himself to God who judges justly.


and from Jesus Christ -- the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his own blood

I charge you before God who gives life to all things and Christ Jesus who made his good confession before Pontius Pilate,

Then Pilate said, "So you are a king!" Jesus replied, "You say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world -- to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."

Look, I made him a witness to nations, a ruler and commander of nations."

I tell you the solemn truth, we speak about what we know and testify about what we have seen, but you people do not accept our testimony.

He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.

Jesus answered, "Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true, because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you people do not know where I came from or where I am going.


Instead, a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him and came and fell at his feet.

And a leper approached, and bowed low before him, saying, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."

As he was saying these things, a ruler came, bowed low before him, and said, "My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her and she will live."

But she came and bowed down before him and said, "Lord, help me!"

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling down she asked him for a favor.

Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came up, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.

[He said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.


I will raise up a prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth and he will speak to them whatever I command.

Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must obey him in everything he tells you.

because I have given them the words you have given me. They accepted them and really understand that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.

I have many things to say and to judge about you, but the Father who sent me is truthful, and the things I have heard from him I speak to the world."

For I have not spoken from my own authority, but the Father himself who sent me has commanded me what I should say and what I should speak.

Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, but the Father residing in me performs his miraculous deeds.

The person who does not love me does not obey my words. And the word you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.


I will raise up a prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth and he will speak to them whatever I command.

Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must obey him in everything he tells you.

because I have given them the words you have given me. They accepted them and really understand that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.

I have many things to say and to judge about you, but the Father who sent me is truthful, and the things I have heard from him I speak to the world."

For I have not spoken from my own authority, but the Father himself who sent me has commanded me what I should say and what I should speak.

Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, but the Father residing in me performs his miraculous deeds.

The person who does not love me does not obey my words. And the word you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.


At that time the crops given by the Lord will bring admiration and honor; the produce of the land will be a source of pride and delight to those who remain in Israel.

A shoot will grow out of Jesse's root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots.

"I, the Lord, promise that a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, a descendant of David. He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land.

In those days and at that time I will raise up for them a righteous descendant of David. "'He will do what is just and right in the land.

Listen now, Joshua the high priest, both you and your colleagues who are sitting before you, all of you are a symbol that I am about to introduce my servant, the Branch.

Then say to him, 'The Lord who rules over all says, "Look -- here is the man whose name is Branch, who will sprout up from his place and build the temple of the Lord.


And Jesus said to him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."

[But Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing."] Then they threw dice to divide his clothes.

He then said to his disciple, "Look, here is your mother!" From that very time the disciple took her into his own home.

At about three o'clock Jesus shouted with a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

After this Jesus, realizing that by this time everything was completed, said (in order to fulfill the scripture), "I am thirsty!"

When he had received the sour wine, Jesus said, "It is completed!" Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" And after he said this he breathed his last.


And the king will answer them, 'I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.'

"Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.

And whoever welcomes a child like this in my name welcomes me.

"The one who listens to you listens to me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects the one who sent me."

He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"

If you sin against your brothers or sisters in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.


He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,

"Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I take great delight. I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my one dear Son, in whom I take great delight. Listen to him!"

And a voice came from heaven: "You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight."

to the praise of the glory of his grace that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son.

So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming high priest, but the one who glorified him was God, who said to him, "You are my Son! Today I have fathered you,"


He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,

"Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I take great delight. I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my one dear Son, in whom I take great delight. Listen to him!"

And a voice came from heaven: "You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight."

to the praise of the glory of his grace that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son.

So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming high priest, but the one who glorified him was God, who said to him, "You are my Son! Today I have fathered you,"


You love justice and hate evil. For this reason God, your God has anointed you with the oil of joy, elevating you above your companions.

He sees there is no advocate; he is shocked that no one intervenes. So he takes matters into his own hands; his desire for justice drives him on.

"I, the Lord, promise that a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, a descendant of David. He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land.

Then I saw heaven opened and here came a white horse! The one riding it was called "Faithful" and "True," and with justice he judges and goes to war.

Justice will be like a belt around his waist, integrity will be like a belt around his hips.

"I, the Lord, officially commission you; I take hold of your hand. I protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people, and a light to the nations,


But when he again brings his firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all the angels of God worship him!"

Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

But Jesus met them, saying, "Greetings!" They came to him, held on to his feet and worshiped him.

As they came into the house and saw the child with Mary his mother, they bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their treasure boxes and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

So they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

and when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders threw themselves to the ground before the Lamb. Each of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense (which are the prayers of the saints).


Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father either. The person who confesses the Son has the Father also.

"I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before God's angels.

because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

"Whoever, then, acknowledges me before people, I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven.

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

If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God resides in him and he in God.


and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel's does.

For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human,

But now Jesus has obtained a superior ministry, since the covenant that he mediates is also better and is enacted on better promises.

And so he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance he has promised, since he died to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant.

For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands -- the representation of the true sanctuary -- but into heaven itself, and he appears now in God's presence for us.

(My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.) But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One,


He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.

And God put all things under Christ's feet, and he gave him to the church as head over all things.

But practicing the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head.

because the husband is the head of the wife as also Christ is the head of the church -- he himself being the savior of the body.

He has not held fast to the head from whom the whole body, supported and knit together through its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.


Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Should I take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!

for we are members of his body.

So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you could be joined to another, to the one who was raised from the dead, to bear fruit to God.

For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

As for you, what you have heard from the beginning must remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.


But from now on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God." So they all said, "Are you the Son of God, then?" He answered them, "You say that I am."

The Father and I are one."

If I do not perform the deeds of my Father, do not believe me. But if I do them, even if you do not believe me, believe the deeds, so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in me."

and the one who sees me sees the one who sent me.

If you have known me, you will know my Father too. And from now on you do know him and have seen him." Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content." Jesus replied, "Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? read more.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, but the Father residing in me performs his miraculous deeds.

Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what is mine and will tell it to you.


For in him all the fullness of deity lives in bodily form,

For we have all received from his fullness one gracious gift after another.

And God put all things under Christ's feet, and he gave him to the church as head over all things. Now the church is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God -- a mature person, attaining to the measure of Christ's full stature.

For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son


With great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on them all.

We are witnesses of all the things he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him up on the third day and caused him to be seen, not by all the people, but by us, the witnesses God had already chosen, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.

who was appointed the Son-of-God-in-power according to the Holy Spirit by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.

this man, who was handed over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you executed by nailing him to a cross at the hands of Gentiles. But God raised him up, having released him from the pains of death, because it was not possible for him to be held in its power.

But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a man who was a murderer be released to you. You killed the Originator of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this fact we are witnesses!

Paul went to the Jews in the synagogue, as he customarily did, and on three Sabbath days he addressed them from the scriptures, explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and to rise from the dead, saying, "This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Christ."


He poured water into the washbasin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to dry them with the towel he had wrapped around himself.

Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you: he is legitimate and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey -- on a young donkey, the foal of a female donkey.

Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich, he became poor for your sakes, so that you by his poverty could become rich.

He humbled himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death -- even death on a cross!


for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him -- all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers -- all things were created through him and for him.

yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we live, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we live.

All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created.

and to enlighten everyone about God's secret plan -- a secret that has been hidden for ages in God who has created all things.

After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, in these last days he has spoken to us in a son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he created the world.


He said, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is near. I will observe the Passover with my disciples at your house."'"

Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour is approaching, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

So then they tried to seize Jesus, but no one laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come.

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

Just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his time had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end.

When Jesus had finished saying these things, he looked upward to heaven and said, "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, so that your Son may glorify you --


But the Pharisees said, "By the ruler of demons he casts out demons."

But when the Pharisees heard this they said, "He does not cast out demons except by the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons!"

But some of them said, "By the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons, he casts out demons."

They also said many other things against him, reviling him.

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

Do they not blaspheme the good name of the one you belong to?


But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom, and the favor of God was upon him.

Then he came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, "Where did this man get such wisdom and miraculous powers?

The Lord's spirit will rest on him -- a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord.

in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.


On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and

At about three o'clock Jesus shouted with a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

But other seed fell on good soil and grew, and it produced a hundred times as much grain." As he said this, he called out, "The one who has ears to hear had better listen!"

Then Jesus, while teaching in the temple courts, cried out, "You both know me and know where I come from! And I have not come on my own initiative, but the one who sent me is true. You do not know him,

But Jesus shouted out, "The one who believes in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me,

Then Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and gave up his spirit.


While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my one dear Son, in whom I take great delight. Listen to him!"

And a voice from heaven said, "This is my one dear Son; in him I take great delight."

There is another who testifies about me, and I know the testimony he testifies about me is true.