Christ in the Bible

Meaning: anointed

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thematic Bible



and He said, "Abba! my Father! all things are possible for Thee: take this cup of suffering away from me: and yet not what I desire, but what Thou desirest."

Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put back your sword. Shall I refuse to drink the cup of sorrow which the Father has given me to drink?"


Then He called to Him His twelve disciples and gave them authority over foul spirits, to drive them out; and to cure every kind of disease and infirmity.

Then He went up the hill; and those whom He Himself chose He called, and they came to Him.

But even the sacrifice of my life I count as nothing, if only I may perfect my earthly course, and be faithful to the duty which the Lord Jesus has entrusted to me of proclaiming, as of supreme importance, the Good News of God's grace.

through whom we have received grace and Apostleship in His service in order to win men to obedience to the faith, among all Gentile peoples,


"In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that Moses did not give you the bread out of Heaven, but my Father is giving you the bread--the true bread--out of Heaven. For God's bread is that which comes down out of Heaven and gives Life to the world." "Sir," they said, "always give us that bread." read more.
"I am the bread of Life," replied Jesus; "he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never, never thirst.


Once more Jesus addressed them. "I am the Light of the world," He said; "the man who follows me shall certainly not walk in the dark, but shall have the light of Life."

For a sacred tent was constructed--the outer one, in which were the lamp and the table and the presented loaves; and this is called the Holy place.



Therefore, holy brethren, sharers with others in a heavenly invitation, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest whose followers we profess to be.

But as for me Paul, I entreat you by the gentleness and self-forgetfulness of Christ--I who when among you have not an imposing personal presence, but when absent am fearlessly outspoken in dealing with you.

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

Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If any one desires to follow me, let him renounce self and take up his cross, and so be my follower.

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

And may God, the giver of power of endurance and of that encouragement, grant you to be in full sympathy with one another in accordance with the example of Christ Jesus,

Let the same disposition be in you which was in Christ Jesus.

bearing with one another and readily forgiving each other, if any one has a grievance against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also must forgive.

simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.

And it is to this you were called; because Christ also suffered on your behalf, leaving you an example so that you should follow in His steps.



"This is Jesus, the Prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee," replied the crowds.

but though they were eager to lay hands upon Him, they were afraid of the people, for by them He was regarded as a Prophet.

Others asserted that He was Elijah. Others again said, "He is a Prophet, like one of the great Prophets."

All were awe-struck, and they gave glory to God--some saying, "A Prophet, a great Prophet, has risen up among us." Others said, "God has not forgotten His People."

"Yet I must continue my journey to-day and to-morrow and the day following; for it is not conceivable that a Prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem.

"What things?" He asked. "The things about Jesus the Nazarene," they said, "who was a Prophet powerful in work and word before God and all the people;

"Sir," replied the woman, "I see that you are a Prophet.

Thereupon the people, having seen the miracle He had performed, said, "This is indeed the Prophet who was to come into the world."

After listening to these discourses, some of the crowd began to say, "This is beyond doubt the Prophet."

And there was a division among them. So again they asked the once blind man, "What is your account of him? --for he opened your eyes." "He is a Prophet," he replied.

Moses declared, "'The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet for you from among your brethren as He has raised me. In all that He says to you, you must listen to Him.


And, beyond controversy, great is the mystery of our religion-- that Christ appeared in human form, and His claims justified by the Spirit, was seen by angels and proclaimed among Gentile nations, was believed on in the world, and received up again into glory.

Christ is the visible representation of the invisible God, the Firstborn and Lord of all creation.

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

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

but as regards the holiness of His Spirit was decisively proved by His Resurrection to be the Son of God--I mean concerning Jesus Christ our Lord,

To them the Patriarchs belong, and from them in respect of His human lineage came the Christ, who is exalted above all, God blessed throughout the Ages. Amen.

For it is in Christ that the fulness of God's nature dwells embodied, and in Him you are made complete,

For, as its appointed time, this will be brought about by the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

He brightly reflects God's glory and is the exact representation of His being, and upholds the universe by His all-powerful word. After securing man's purification from sin He took His seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

And on His outer garment and on His thigh He has a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.


We must do the works of Him who sent me while there is daylight. Night is coming on, when no one can work.

King Herod heard of all this (for the name of Jesus had become widely known)

Now John had heard in prison about the Christ's doings, and he sent some of his disciples to inquire:

Then began He to upbraid the towns where most of His mighty works had been done--because they had not repented.

And He came into His own country and proceeded to teach in their synagogue, so that they were filled with astonishment and exclaimed, "Where did he obtain such wisdom, and these wondrous powers?

On the Sabbath He proceeded to teach in the synagogue; and many, as they heard Him, were astonished. "Where did he acquire all this?" they asked. "What is this wisdom that has been given to him? And what are these marvellous miracles which his hands perform?

And when He was now getting near Jerusalem, and descending the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began in their joy to praise God in loud voices for all the mighty deeds they had witnessed.

"But the testimony which I have is weightier than that of John; for the work the Father has assigned to me for me to bring it to completion--the very work which I am doing--affords testimony concerning me that the Father has sent me.

"I have told you," answered Jesus, "and you do not believe. The deeds that I do in my Father's name--they give testimony about me.

But if they are, then even if you do not believe me, at least believe the deeds, that you may know and see clearly that the Father is in me, and that I am in the Father."

Believe me, all of you, that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me; or at any rate, believe me because of what I do.

If I had not done among them, as I have, such miracles as no one else ever did, they would have had no sin; but they have in fact seen and also hated both me and my Father.


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy: I have come that they may have Life, and may have it in abundance.

just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as the redemption-price for many."

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."

"I came into this world," said Jesus, "to judge men, that those who do not see may see, and that those who do see may become blind."

"Do not for a moment suppose that I have come to abrogate the Law or the Prophets: I have not come to abrogate them but to give them their completion.

But He said to them, "I have to tell the Good News of the Kingdom of God to the other towns also, because for this purpose I was sent."

"I came to throw fire upon the earth, and what is my desire? Oh that it were even now kindled!

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

And if any one hears my teachings and regards them not, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

"So then *you* are a king!" rejoined Pilate. "Yes," said Jesus, "you say truly that I am a king. For this purpose I was born, and for this purpose I have come into the world--to give testimony for the truth. Every one who is a friend of the truth listens to my voice."

Faithful is the saying, and deserving of universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; among whom I stand foremost.


Passing on thence Jesus saw a man called Matthew sitting at the Toll Office, and said to him, "Follow me." And he arose, and followed Him.

So they immediately left their nets and followed Him. As He went further on,

"Every one who hears these my teachings and acts upon them will be found to resemble a wise man who builds his house upon rock;

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

The disciples did as Jesus directed them, and got the Passover ready.

"Rabbi," replied Peter, "all night long we have worked hard and caught nothing; but at your command I will let down the nets."

Every one who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them in practice, I will show you whom he is like.

Jesus said to the attendants, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them to the brim.

So she, on hearing that, rose up quickly to go to Him.

He who has my commandments and obeys them--he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will clearly reveal myself to him."

"Throw the net in on the right hand side," He said, "and you will find fish." So they threw the net in, and now they could scarcely drag it along for the quantity of fish.


one of the Elders said to me, "Do not weep. The Lion which belongs to the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed, and will open the book and break its seven seals."

Here a Canaanitish woman of the district came out and persistently cried out, "Sir, Son of David, pity me; my daughter is cruelly harassed by a demon."

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

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

and the multitudes--some of the people preceding Him and some following--sang aloud, "God save the Son of David! Blessings on Him who comes in the Lord's name! God in the highest Heavens save Him!"

Many angrily told him to leave off shouting; but he only cried out all the louder, "Son of David, have pity on me."

But, while teaching in the Temple, Jesus asked, "How is it the Scribes say that the Christ is a son of David?

Has not the Scripture declared that the Christ is to come of the family of David and from Bethlehem, David's village?"

who, as regards His human descent, belonged to the posterity of David,

Never forget that Jesus Christ has risen from among the dead and is a descendant of David, as is declared in the Good News which I preach.


one of the Elders said to me, "Do not weep. The Lion which belongs to the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed, and will open the book and break its seven seals."

Here a Canaanitish woman of the district came out and persistently cried out, "Sir, Son of David, pity me; my daughter is cruelly harassed by a demon."

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

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

and the multitudes--some of the people preceding Him and some following--sang aloud, "God save the Son of David! Blessings on Him who comes in the Lord's name! God in the highest Heavens save Him!"

Many angrily told him to leave off shouting; but he only cried out all the louder, "Son of David, have pity on me."

But, while teaching in the Temple, Jesus asked, "How is it the Scribes say that the Christ is a son of David?

Has not the Scripture declared that the Christ is to come of the family of David and from Bethlehem, David's village?"

who, as regards His human descent, belonged to the posterity of David,

Never forget that Jesus Christ has risen from among the dead and is a descendant of David, as is declared in the Good News which I preach.


But, as a matter of fact, the ministry which Christ has obtained is all the nobler a ministry, in that He is at the same time the negotiator of a sublimer covenant, based upon sublimer promises.

It said, "Write forthwith in a roll an account of what you see, and send it to the seven Churches--to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyateira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."

I indeed am baptizing you in water on a profession of repentance; but He who is coming after me is mightier than I: His sandals I am not worthy to carry for a moment; He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire.

He who comes from above is above all. He whose origin is from the earth is not only himself from the earth, his teaching also is from the earth. He who comes from Heaven is above all.

You call me 'The Rabbi' and 'The Master,' and rightly so, for such I am.

"Therefore let the whole House of Israel know beyond all doubt that God has made Him both LORD and CHRIST--this Jesus whom you crucified."

For this was the purpose of Christ's dying and coming to life--namely that He might be Lord both of the dead and the living.

Moreover He is the Head of His Body, the Church. He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, in order that He Himself may in all things occupy the foremost place.

having become as far superior to the angels as the Name He possesses by inheritance is more excellent than theirs.

For Jesus has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, in so far as he who has built a house has higher honour than the house itself.


But, as a matter of fact, the ministry which Christ has obtained is all the nobler a ministry, in that He is at the same time the negotiator of a sublimer covenant, based upon sublimer promises.

It said, "Write forthwith in a roll an account of what you see, and send it to the seven Churches--to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyateira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."

I indeed am baptizing you in water on a profession of repentance; but He who is coming after me is mightier than I: His sandals I am not worthy to carry for a moment; He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire.

He who comes from above is above all. He whose origin is from the earth is not only himself from the earth, his teaching also is from the earth. He who comes from Heaven is above all.

You call me 'The Rabbi' and 'The Master,' and rightly so, for such I am.

"Therefore let the whole House of Israel know beyond all doubt that God has made Him both LORD and CHRIST--this Jesus whom you crucified."

For this was the purpose of Christ's dying and coming to life--namely that He might be Lord both of the dead and the living.

Moreover He is the Head of His Body, the Church. He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, in order that He Himself may in all things occupy the foremost place.

having become as far superior to the angels as the Name He possesses by inheritance is more excellent than theirs.

For Jesus has been counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, in so far as he who has built a house has higher honour than the house itself.


And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet-blast, and they will bring together His own People to Him from north, south, east and west--from one extremity of the world to the other.

"When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then will He sit upon His glorious throne,

and to requite with rest you who are suffering affliction now--rest with us at the re-appearing of the Lord Jesus from Heaven, attended by His mighty angels.

"I tell you all in most solemn truth," He added, "that you shall see Heaven opened wide, and God's angels going up, and coming down to the Son of Man."

And there appeared to Him an angel from Heaven, strengthening Him;

Or do you suppose I cannot entreat my Father and He would instantly send to my help more than twelve legions of angels?

And immediately there was with the angel a multitude of the army of Heaven praising God and saying,

But speaking of the time when He once more brings His Firstborn into the world, He says, "And let all God's angels worship Him."

And I looked, and heard what seemed to be the voices of countless angels on every side of the throne, and of the living creatures and the Elders. Their number was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,


because Christ also once for all died for sins, the innocent One for the guilty many, in order to bring us to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit,

and from Jesus Christ, the truthful witness, the first of the dead to be born to Life, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins with His own blood,

No one has greater love than this--a man laying down his life for his friends.

And live and act lovingly, as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up to death on our behalf as an offering and sacrifice to God, yielding a fragrant odor.

who gave Himself to suffer for our sins in order to rescue us from the present wicked age in accordance with the will of our God and Father.

who gave Himself for us to purchase our freedom from all iniquity, and purify for Himself a people who should be specially His own, zealous for doing good works.

For you know the condescending goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ--how for your sakes He became poor, though He was rich, in order that you through His poverty might grow rich.

In that case Christ would have needed to suffer many times, from the creation of the world onwards; but as a matter of fact He has appeared once for all, at the Close of the Ages, in order to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

We know what love is--through Christ's having laid down His life on our behalf; and in the same way we ought to lay down our lives for our brother men.


"I have spoken all this to you in order that in me you may have peace. In the world you have affliction. But keep up your courage: *I* have won the victory over the world."


A crushed reed He will not utterly break, nor will He quench the still smouldering wick, until He has led on Justice to victory.

Later on, comes the End, when He is to surrender the Kingship to God, the Father, when He shall have overthrown all other government and all other authority and power.

"'To him who overcomes I will give the privilege of sitting down with Me on My throne, as I also have overcome and have sat down with My Father on His throne.

one of the Elders said to me, "Do not weep. The Lion which belongs to the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed, and will open the book and break its seven seals."

And I looked and a white horse appeared, and its rider carried a bow; and a victor's wreath was given to him; and he went out conquering and in order to conquer.

They will make war upon the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph over them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those who accompany Him--called, as they are, and chosen, and faithful--shall share in the victory."


To Him who has it in His power to make you strong, as declared in the Good News which I am spreading, and the proclamation concerning Jesus Christ, in harmony with the unveiling of the Truth which in the periods of past Ages remained unuttered,

And, beyond controversy, great is the mystery of our religion-- that Christ appeared in human form, and His claims justified by the Spirit, was seen by angels and proclaimed among Gentile nations, was believed on in the world, and received up again into glory.

in order that their hearts may be cheered, they themselves being welded together in love and enjoying all the advantages of a reasonable certainty, till at last they attain the full knowledge of God's truth, which is Christ Himself.

But in dealing with truths hitherto kept secret we speak of God's wisdom--that hidden wisdom which, before the world began, God pre-destined, so that it should result in glory to us;

when He made known to us the secret of His will. And this is in harmony with God's merciful purpose

By means of that explanation, as you read it, you can judge of my insight into the truth of Christ

to whom it was His will to make known how vast a wealth of glory for the Gentile world is implied in this truth--the truth that 'Christ is in you, the hope of glory.'

And pray at the same time for us also, that God may open for us a door for preaching, for us to tell the truth concerning Christ for the sake of which I am even a prisoner.


"Do not cling to me," said Jesus, "for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But take this message to my brethren: 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

For not into a Holy place built by men's hands--a mere copy of the reality--did Christ enter, but He entered Heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.

who is at God's right hand, having gone into Heaven, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.

And while He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into Heaven.

"Does this seem incredible to you? What then if you were to see the Son of Man ascending again where He was before?


For this reason Scripture says: "He re-ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, and gave gifts to men."

When He had said this, and while they were looking at Him, He was carried up, and a cloud closing beneath Him hid Him from their sight.

So the Lord Jesus after having thus spoken to them was taken up into Heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

Inasmuch, then, as we have in Jesus, the Son of God, a great High Priest who has passed into Heaven itself, let us hold firmly to our profession of faith.












Every one, however, who has been ashamed of me and of my teachings in this faithless and sinful age, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in His Father's glory with the holy angels."

Who is a liar compared with him who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He who disowns the Father and the Son is the anti-Christ.

Yes, you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favour the release of a murderer.

"In solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that this very night, before the cock crows, you will three times disown me."

They profess to know God; but in their actions they disown Him, and are detestable and disobedient men, and for any good work are utterly useless.

But whoever disowns me before men I also will disown before my Father who is in Heaven.

Peter meanwhile was sitting outside in the court of the palace, when one of the maidservants came over to him and said, "You too were with Jesus the Galilaean." He denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you mean."

"If we patiently endure pain, we shall also share His Kingship; "If we disown Him, He will also disown us;

But there were also false prophets among the people, as there will be teachers of falsehood among you also, who will cunningly introduce fatal divisions, disowning even the Sovereign Lord who has redeemed them, and bringing on themselves swift destruction.


And He has commanded us to preach to the people and solemnly declare that this is He who has been appointed by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.

I solemnly implore you, in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is about to judge the living and the dead, and by His Appearing and His Kingship:

Therefore form no premature judgements, but wait until the Lord returns. He will both bring to light the secrets of darkness and will openly disclose the motives that have been in people's hearts; and then the praise which each man deserves will come to him from God.

and all the nations will be gathered into His presence. And He will separate them from one another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;

The Father indeed does not judge any one, but He has entrusted all judgement to the Son,

seeing that He has appointed a day on which, before long, He will judge the world in righteousness, through the instrumentality of a man whom He has pre-destined to this work, and has made the fact certain to every one by raising Him from the dead."

on the day when God will judge the secrets of men's lives by Jesus Christ, as declared in the Good News as I have taught it.

But you, why do you find fault with your brother? Or you, why do you look down upon your brother? We shall all stand before God to be judged;

But they will have to give account to Him who stands ready to pronounce judgement on the living and the dead.


who is at God's right hand, having gone into Heaven, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.

Thou hast loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Thy God, has anointed Thee with the oil of gladness beyond Thy companions."

"Therefore let the whole House of Israel know beyond all doubt that God has made Him both LORD and CHRIST--this Jesus whom you crucified."

So the Lord Jesus after having thus spoken to them was taken up into Heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

But from this time forward the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of God's omnipotence."

God has exalted Him to His right hand as Chief Leader and as Saviour, to give Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins.

when He displayed it in Christ by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His own right hand in the heavenly realms,

It is in consequence of this that God has also so highly exalted Him, and has conferred on Him the Name which is supreme above every other,

and in loud voices they were singing, "It is fitting that the Lamb which has been offered in sacrifice should receive all power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."


And for this purpose it was necessary that in all respects He should be made to resemble His brothers, so that He might become a compassionate and faithful High Priest in things relating to God, in order to atone for the sins of the people.

and from Jesus Christ, the truthful witness, the first of the dead to be born to Life, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins with His own blood,

But the Lord is faithful, and He will make you stedfast and will guard you from the Evil one.

Let us hold firmly to an unflinching avowal of our hope, for He is faithful who gave us the promises.

Faithful is He who calls you, and He will also perfect His work.

"And even if *our* faith fails, He remains true--He cannot prove false to Himself."

Then I saw a door open in Heaven, and a white horse appeared. Its rider was named "Faithful and True" --being One who in righteousness acts as Judge, and makes war.


and once for all entered the Holy place, taking with Him not the blood of goats and calves, but His own blood, and thus procuring eternal redemption for us.

Christ has purchased our freedom from the curse of the Law by becoming accursed for us--because "Cursed is every one who is hanged upon a tree."

And now they sing a new song. "It is fitting," they say, "that Thou shouldst be the One to take the book And break its seals; Because Thou hast been offered in sacrifice, And hast purchased for God with Thine own blood Some out of every tribe and language and people and nation,

who gave Himself for us to purchase our freedom from all iniquity, and purify for Himself a people who should be specially His own, zealous for doing good works.

gaining acquittal from guilt by His free unpurchased grace through the deliverance which is found in Christ Jesus.

But you--and it is all God's doing--are in Christ Jesus: He has become for us a wisdom which is from God, consisting of righteousness and sanctification and deliverance;

in whom we have our redemption--the forgiveness of our sins.

knowing, as you do, that it was not with a ransom of perishable wealth, such as silver or gold, that you were set free from your frivolous habits of life which had been handed down to you from your forefathers,


It is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present to the Father in my name He may give you.

This she persisted in for a considerable time, until Paul, wearied out, turned round and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out immediately.

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

and that proclamation would be made, in His name, of repentance and forgiveness of sins to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem.

At that time you will make your requests in my name; and I do not promise to ask the Father on your behalf,

But these have been recorded in order that you may believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God, and that, through believing, you may have Life through His name.

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

It is His name-- faith in that name being the condition--which has strengthened this man whom you behold and know; and the faith which He has given has made this man sound and strong again, as you can all see.

be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that through the name of Jesus the Anointed, the Nazarene, whom *you* crucified, but whom *God* has raised from among the dead-- through that name this man stands here before you in perfect health.

Always and for everything let your thanks to God the Father be presented in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;







There in their presence His form underwent a change; His face shone like the sun, and His raiment became as white as the light.

His head and His hair were white, like white wool--as white as snow; and His eyes resembled a flame of fire.

The appearance of Him who sat there was like jasper or sard; and encircling the throne was a rainbow, in appearance like an emerald.


It is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present to the Father in my name He may give you.

This she persisted in for a considerable time, until Paul, wearied out, turned round and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out immediately.

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

and that proclamation would be made, in His name, of repentance and forgiveness of sins to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem.

At that time you will make your requests in my name; and I do not promise to ask the Father on your behalf,

But these have been recorded in order that you may believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God, and that, through believing, you may have Life through His name.

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

It is His name-- faith in that name being the condition--which has strengthened this man whom you behold and know; and the faith which He has given has made this man sound and strong again, as you can all see.

be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that through the name of Jesus the Anointed, the Nazarene, whom *you* crucified, but whom *God* has raised from among the dead-- through that name this man stands here before you in perfect health.

Always and for everything let your thanks to God the Father be presented in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;


They will make war upon the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph over them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those who accompany Him--called, as they are, and chosen, and faithful--shall share in the victory."

I solemnly tell you that some of those who are standing here will certainly not taste death till they have seen the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom."

so that you shall eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom, and sit on thrones as judges over the twelve tribes of Israel.

And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come in your Kingdom."

"My kingdom," replied Jesus, "does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my subjects would have resolutely fought to save me from being delivered up to the Jews. But, as a matter of fact, my kingdom has not this origin."

in order that in the Name of JESUS every knee should bow, of beings in Heaven, of those on the earth, and of those in the underworld,

But of His Son, He says, "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and for ever, and the sceptre of Thy Kingdom is a sceptre of absolute justice.

The seventh angel blew his trumpet; and there followed loud voices in Heaven which said, "The sovereignty of the world now belongs to our Lord and His Christ; and He will be King until the Ages of the Ages."


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

God is ever true to His promises, and it was by Him that you were, one and all, called into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.

"Therefore let the whole House of Israel know beyond all doubt that God has made Him both LORD and CHRIST--this Jesus whom you crucified."

God has exalted Him to His right hand as Chief Leader and as Saviour, to give Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins.

"The Son of Man," He added, "is Lord of the Sabbath also."

that if with your mouth you confess Jesus as Lord and in your heart believe that God brought Him back to life, you shall be saved.

yet *we* have but one God, the Father, who is the source of all things and for whose service we exist, and but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom we and all things exist.

For this reason I would have you understand that no one speaking under the influence of The Spirit of God ever says, "Jesus is accursed," and that no one is able to say, "Jesus is Lord," except under the influence of the Holy Spirit.


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

God is ever true to His promises, and it was by Him that you were, one and all, called into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.

"Therefore let the whole House of Israel know beyond all doubt that God has made Him both LORD and CHRIST--this Jesus whom you crucified."

God has exalted Him to His right hand as Chief Leader and as Saviour, to give Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins.

"The Son of Man," He added, "is Lord of the Sabbath also."

that if with your mouth you confess Jesus as Lord and in your heart believe that God brought Him back to life, you shall be saved.

yet *we* have but one God, the Father, who is the source of all things and for whose service we exist, and but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom we and all things exist.

For this reason I would have you understand that no one speaking under the influence of The Spirit of God ever says, "Jesus is accursed," and that no one is able to say, "Jesus is Lord," except under the influence of the Holy Spirit.


Hence too He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, seeing that He ever lives to plead for them.

For a Saviour who is the Anointed Lord is born to you to-day, in the town of David.

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."

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

Faithful is the saying, and deserving of universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; among whom I stand foremost.

God has exalted Him to His right hand as Chief Leader and as Saviour, to give Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins.

"It is from among David's descendants that God, in fulfilment of His promise, has raised up a Saviour for Israel, even Jesus.

but which has now been plainly revealed through the Appearing of our Saviour, Christ Jesus. He has put an end to death and has brought Life and Immortality to light through the Good News,

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


because Christ also once for all died for sins, the innocent One for the guilty many, in order to bring us to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit,


Christ has purchased our freedom from the curse of the Law by becoming accursed for us--because "Cursed is every one who is hanged upon a tree."

But Jesus--who was made a little inferior to the angels in order that through God's grace He might taste death for every human being--we already see wearing a crown of glory and honour because of His having suffered death.

He has made Him who knew nothing of sin to be sin for us, in order that in Him we may become the righteousness of God.


so the Christ also, having been once offered in sacrifice in order that He might bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, separated from sin, to those who are eagerly expecting Him, to make their salvation complete.

The burden of our sins He Himself carried in His own body to the Cross and bore it there, so that we, having died so far as our sins are concerned, may live righteous lives. By His wounds yours have been healed.






The Pharisees noticed this, and they inquired of His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with the tax-gatherers and notorious sinners?"

Because He has not turned from His maidservant in her lowly position; For from this time forward all generations will account me happy,

rose from the table, threw off His upper garments, and took a towel and tied it round Him.

Having said this He showed them His hands and also His side; and the disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Master.

Then He said to Thomas, "Bring your finger here and feel my hands; bring you hand and put it into my side; and do not be ready to disbelieve but to believe."


But the Pharisees after leaving the synagogue consulted together against Him, how they might destroy Him.

and consulted how to get Jesus into their power by stratagem and put Him to death.

When morning came all the High Priests and the Elders of the people consulted together against Jesus to put Him to death;

But they were filled with madness, and began to discuss with one another what they should do to Jesus.

And day after day He taught in the Temple, while the High Priests and the Scribes were devising some means of destroying Him, as were also the leading men of the people.

He went and conferred with the High Priests and Commanders as to how he should deliver Him up to them.

and on this account the Jews began to persecute Jesus--because He did these things on the Sabbath.

Therefore the High Priests and the Pharisees held a meeting of the Sanhedrin. "What steps are we taking?" they asked one another; "for this man is performing a great number of miracles.

So from that day forward they planned and schemed in order to put Him to death.


Here the Pharisees and Sadducees came to Him; and, to make trial of Him, they asked Him to show them a sign in the sky.

Then came some of the Pharisees to Him to put Him to the proof by the question, "Has a man a right to divorce his wife whenever he chooses?"

Then the Pharisees went and consulted together how they might entrap Him in His conversation.

The Pharisees followed Him and began to dispute with Him, asking Him for a sign in the sky, to make trial of Him.

Presently a party of Pharisees come to Him with the question--seeking to entrap Him, "May a man divorce his wife?"

Their next step was to send to Him some of the Pharisees and of Herod's partisans to entrap Him in conversation.

lying in wait to catch some unguarded expression from His lips.

So, after impatiently watching their opportunity, they sent spies who were to act the part of good and honest men, that they might fasten on some expression of His, so as to hand Him over to the ruling power and the Governor's authority.

They asked this in order to put Him to the test, so that they might have some charge to bring against Him. But Jesus leant forward and began to write with His finger on the ground.






At one place where He was praying, when He rose from His knees one of His disciples said to Him, "Master, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." So He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy Kingdom come; give us day after day our bread for the day; read more.
and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive every one who fails in his duty to us; and bring us not into temptation.'" And He said to them, "Which of you shall have a friend and shall go to him in the middle of the night and say, "'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has just come to my house from a distance, and I have nothing for him to eat'? "And he from indoors shall answer, "'Do not pester me. The door is now barred, and I am here in bed with my children. I cannot get up and give you bread.' "I tell you that even if he will not rise and give him the loaves because he is his friend, at any rate because of his persistency he will rouse himself and give him as many as he requires. "So I say to you, 'Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.' For every one who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, the door shall be opened. And what father is there among you, who, if his son asks for a slice of bread, will offer him a stone? or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish offer him a snake? or if he asks for an egg, will offer him a scorpion? If you then, with all your human frailty, know how to give your children gifts that are good for them, how much more certainly will your Father who is in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

He also taught them by a parable that they must always pray and never lose heart. "In a certain town," He said, "there was a judge who had no fear of God and no respect for man. And in the same town was a widow who repeatedly came and entreated him, saying, "'Give me justice and stop my oppressor.' read more.
"For a time he would not, but afterwards he said to himself, "'Though I have neither reverence for God nor respect for man, yet because she annoys me I will give her justice, to prevent her from constantly coming to pester me.'" And the Lord said, "Hear those words of the unjust judge. And will not God avenge the wrongs of His own People who cry aloud to Him day and night, although He seems slow in taking action on their behalf? Yes, He will soon avenge their wrongs. Yet, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?"


Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers, James, Joseph, Simon and Judah?

While He was still addressing the people His mother and His brothers were standing on the edge of the crowd desiring to speak to Him.

By this time His mother and His brothers arrive, and standing outside they send a message to Him to call Him.

Afterwards He went down to Capernaum--He, and His mother, and His brothers, and His disciples; and they made a short stay there.

So His brothers said to Him, "Leave these parts and go into Judaea, that not only we but your disciples also may witness the miracles which you perform.

For even His brothers were not believers in Him.

Have we not a right to take with us on our journeys a Christian sister as our wife, as the rest of the Apostles do--and the Lord's brothers and Peter?

I saw none of the other Apostles, except James, the Lord's brother.






At one place where He was praying, when He rose from His knees one of His disciples said to Him, "Master, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." So He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy Kingdom come; give us day after day our bread for the day; read more.
and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive every one who fails in his duty to us; and bring us not into temptation.'" And He said to them, "Which of you shall have a friend and shall go to him in the middle of the night and say, "'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has just come to my house from a distance, and I have nothing for him to eat'? "And he from indoors shall answer, "'Do not pester me. The door is now barred, and I am here in bed with my children. I cannot get up and give you bread.' "I tell you that even if he will not rise and give him the loaves because he is his friend, at any rate because of his persistency he will rouse himself and give him as many as he requires. "So I say to you, 'Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.' For every one who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, the door shall be opened. And what father is there among you, who, if his son asks for a slice of bread, will offer him a stone? or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish offer him a snake? or if he asks for an egg, will offer him a scorpion? If you then, with all your human frailty, know how to give your children gifts that are good for them, how much more certainly will your Father who is in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

He also taught them by a parable that they must always pray and never lose heart. "In a certain town," He said, "there was a judge who had no fear of God and no respect for man. And in the same town was a widow who repeatedly came and entreated him, saying, "'Give me justice and stop my oppressor.' read more.
"For a time he would not, but afterwards he said to himself, "'Though I have neither reverence for God nor respect for man, yet because she annoys me I will give her justice, to prevent her from constantly coming to pester me.'" And the Lord said, "Hear those words of the unjust judge. And will not God avenge the wrongs of His own People who cry aloud to Him day and night, although He seems slow in taking action on their behalf? Yes, He will soon avenge their wrongs. Yet, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?"


and this led the Pharisees and the Scribes indignantly to complain, saying, "He gives a welcome to notorious sinners, and joins them at their meals!"

"Why does this man use such words?" they said; "he is blaspheming. Who can pardon sins but One--that is, God?"

The Pharisees noticed this, and they inquired of His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with the tax-gatherers and notorious sinners?"

But the Pharisees saw it and said to Him, "Look! your disciples are doing what the Law forbids them to do on the Sabbath."

"Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the Elders by not washing their hands before meals?"

But when the Scribes of the Pharisee sect saw Him eating with the sinners and the tax-gatherers, they said to His disciples, "He is eating and drinking with the tax-gatherers and sinners!"

They had noticed that some of His disciples were eating their food with 'unclean' (that is to say, unwashed)

When they all saw this, they began to complain with indignation. "He has gone in to be the guest of a notorious sinner!" they said.

Now the Jews began to find fault about Him because of His claiming to be the bread which came down out of Heaven.


"I tell you in solemn truth," replied Jesus, "that this very day you shall be with me in Paradise."

If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.

And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me, that where I am you also may be.

"Father, those whom Thou hast given me--I desire that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see the glory--my glory--my gift from Thee, which Thou hast given me because Thou didst love me before the creation of the world.

So we have a cheerful confidence, and we anticipate with greater delight being banished from the body and going home to the Lord.

I am in a dilemma, my earnest desire being to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better.

Afterwards we who are alive and are still on earth will be caught up in their company amid clouds to meet the Lord in the air.



From this time Jesus began to explain to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer much cruelty from the Elders and the High Priests and the Scribes, and be put to death, and on the third day be raised to life again.

and hand Him over to the Gentiles to be made sport of and scourged and crucified; and on the third day He will be raised to life."

But after I have risen to life again I will go before you into Galilee."

As they were coming down from the mountain, He very strictly forbad them to tell any one what they had seen "until after the Son of Man has risen from among the dead."

But after I have risen to life again I will go before you into Galilee."

"Demolish this Sanctuary," said Jesus, "and in three days I will rebuild it."

Having, however, obtained the help which is from God, I have stood firm until now, and have solemnly exhorted rich and poor alike, saying nothing except what the Prophets and Moses predicted as soon to happen, since the Christ was to be a suffering Christ, and by coming back from the dead was then to be the first to proclaim a message of light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles."


highly incensed at their teaching the people and proclaiming in the case of Jesus the Resurrection from among the dead.

while Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed Christ there.

Then Philip began to speak, and, commencing with that same portion of Scripture, told him the Good News about Jesus.

And in the synagogues he began at once to proclaim Jesus as the Son of God;

The Message which He sent to the descendants of Israel, when He announced the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ--He is Lord of all--that Message you cannot but know;

which he clearly explained, pointing out that it had been necessary for the Christ to suffer and rise again from the dead, and insisting, "The Jesus whom I am announcing to you is the Christ."

while we proclaim a Christ who has been crucified--to the Jews a stumbling-block, to Gentiles foolishness,

(For we do not proclaim ourselves, but we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bondservants for the sake of Jesus.)


But when the Festival was already half over, Jesus went up to the Temple and commenced teaching.

for He had been teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their Scribes taught.

Then Jesus travelled through all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom, and curing every kind of disease and infirmity among the people.

He proceeded to teach them, and said:

So when Jesus landed, He saw a vast multitude; and His heart was moved with pity for them, because they were like sheep which have no shepherd, and He proceeded to teach them many things.

And He proceeded to teach in their synagogues, winning praise from all.

and going on board one of them, which was Simon's He asked him to push out a little from land. Then He sat down and taught the crowd of people from the boat.

He came to Jesus by night and said, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher from God; for no one can do these miracles which you are doing, unless God is with him.

At break of day however He returned to the Temple, and there the people came to Him in crowds. He seated Himself;


The Apostles, on their return, related to Jesus all they had done. Then He took them and withdrew to a quiet retreat, to a town called Bethsaida.

When He had done this, He climbed the hill to pray in solitude. Night came on, and he was there alone.

Again, moving thence, Jesus went along by the Lake of Galilee; and ascending the hill, He sat down there.

Six day later, Jesus took with Him Peter and the brothers James and John, and brought them up a high mountain to a solitary place.

Jesus was now going up to Jerusalem, and He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them,

Then He said to them, "Come away, all of you, to a quiet place, and rest awhile." For there were many coming and going, so that they had no time even for meals.

Then He rose and left that place and went into the neighbourhood of Tyre and Sidon. Here He entered a house and wished no one to know it, but He could not escape observation.

But He Himself withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed repeatedly, saying,


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


"Father, those whom Thou hast given me--I desire that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see the glory--my glory--my gift from Thee, which Thou hast given me because Thou didst love me before the creation of the world.

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

"In most solemn truth," answered Jesus, "I tell you that before Abraham came into existence, I am."

And now, Father, do Thou glorify me in Thine own presence, with the glory that I had in Thy presence before the world existed.

And HE IS before all things and in and through Him the universe is a harmonious whole.

with no father or mother, and no record of ancestry: having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made a type of the Son of God--this man Melchizedek remains a priest for ever.


"I baptize in water only," John answered, "but in your midst stands One whom you do not know--

"Have I been so long among you," Jesus answered, "and yet you, Philip, do not know me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How can *you* ask me, 'Cause us to see the Father'?

He was in the world, and the world came into existence through Him, and the world did not recognize Him.

"If you had known God's free gift," replied Jesus, "and who it is that said to you, 'Give me some water,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."

"Where is your Father?" they asked. "You know my Father as little as you know me." He replied; "if you knew me, you would know my Father also."

"Why, this is marvellous!" the man replied; "you do not know where he comes from, and yet he has opened my eyes!

And they will do these things because they have failed to recognize the Father and to discover who I am.

For the people of Jerusalem and their rulers, by the judgement they pronounced on Jesus, have actually fulfilled the predictions of the Prophets which are read Sabbath after Sabbath, through ignorance of those predictions and of Him.

No one who continues in union with Him lives in sin: no one who lives in sin has seen Him or knows Him.


Judas (not the Iscariot) "If any one loves me," replied Jesus, "he will obey my teaching; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

"If you love me, you will obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be for ever with you--the Spirit of truth.

for the Father Himself holds you dear, because you have held me dear and have believed that I came from the Father's presence.

May grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with perfect sincerity.

Provide yourself with an outline of the sound teaching which you have heard from my lips, and be true to the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have towards the Lord Jesus and which you manifest towards all God's people;

Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory,


And He has commanded us to preach to the people and solemnly declare that this is He who has been appointed by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.

and teach them to obey every command which I have given you. And remember, I am with you always, day by day, until the Close of the Age."

And this is His command--that we are to believe in His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us to do.

He who has my commandments and obeys them--he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will clearly reveal myself to him."

A new commandment I give you, to love one another; that as I have loved you, you also may love one another.

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

If you obey my commands, you will continue in my love, as I have obeyed my Father's commands and continue in His love.

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



and she gave birth to her first-born son, and wrapped Him round, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

For you know the condescending goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ--how for your sakes He became poor, though He was rich, in order that you through His poverty might grow rich.

At the same time two robbers were crucified with Him, one at His right hand and the other at His left.

For I tell you that those words of Scripture must yet find their fulfilment in me: 'And He was reckoned among the lawless'; for indeed that saying about me has its accomplishment."

In His humiliation justice was denied Him. Who will make known His posterity? For He is destroyed from among men."

Nay, He stripped Himself of His glory, and took on Him the nature of a bondservant by becoming a man like other men. And being recognized as truly human, He humbled Himself and even stooped to die; yes, to die on a cross.


Is not this the carpenter, Mary's son, the brother of James and Joses, Jude and Simon? And do not his sisters live here among us?" So they turned angrily away.

and blessed is every one who does not stumble and fall because of my claims."

while we proclaim a Christ who has been crucified--to the Jews a stumbling-block, to Gentiles foolishness,


So they turned angrily away from Him. But Jesus said to them, "There is no prophet left without honour except in his own country and among his own family."

And why? Because they were pursuing a righteousness which should arise not from faith, but from what they regarded as merit. They stuck their foot against the stone which lay in their way;

and "a Stone for the foot to strike against, and a Rock to stumble over." Their foot strikes against it because they are disobedient to God's Message, and to this they were appointed.


After speaking thus Jesus was troubled in spirit and said with deep earnestness, "In most solemn truth I tell you that one of you will betray me."


and looking up to Heaven He sighed, and said to him, "Ephphatha!" (that is, "Open!")

Heaving a deep and troubled sigh, He said, "Why do the men of to-day ask for a sign? In solemn truth I tell you that no sign will be given to the men of to-day."

When He came into full view of the city, He wept aloud over it, and exclaimed,

Seeing her weeping aloud, and the Jews in like manner weeping who had come with her, Jesus, curbing the strong emotion of His spirit,

Jesus wept.

Now is my soul full of trouble; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this purpose I have come to this hour.


This we know--that our old self was nailed to the cross with Him, in order that our sinful nature might be deprived of its power, so that we should no longer be the slaves of sin;

I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives in me; and the life which I now live in the body I live through faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself up to death on my behalf.

If you have died with Christ and have escaped from the world's rudimentary notions, why, as though your life still belonged to the world, do you submit to such precepts as

As it stands written in the Scripture, "For Thy sake they are, all day long, trying to kill us. We have been looked upon as sheep destined for slaughter."

For we, alive though we are, are continually surrendering ourselves to death for the sake of Jesus, so that in this mortal nature of ours it may also be clearly shown that Jesus lives.

Faithful is the saying: "If we died with Him, we shall also live with Him;


So Jesus said, "Still for a short time I am with you, and then I go my way to Him who sent me.

"You heard me say to you, 'I am going away, and yet I am coming to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced because I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I am.

But now I an returning to Him who sent me; and not one of you asks me where I am going.

I am now no longer in the world, but they are in the world and I am coming to Thee. "Holy Father, keep them true to Thy name--the name which Thou hast given me to bear--that they may be one, even as we are.

Dear children, I am still with you a little longer. You will seek me, but, as I said to the Jews, 'Where I am going you cannot come,' so for the present I say to you.

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

"A little while and you see me no more, and again a little while and you shall see me."

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


"I have spoken all this to you in order that in me you may have peace. In the world you have affliction. But keep up your courage: *I* have won the victory over the world."

The Lord saw her, was moved with pity for her, and said to her, "Do not weep."

"Let not your hearts be troubled. Trust in God: trust in me also.

I will not leave you bereaved: I am coming to you.

And Jesus turned and saw her, and said, "Take courage, daughter; your faith has cured you." And the woman was restored to health from that moment.

But Jesus, overhearing the words, said to the Warden, "Do not be afraid; only have faith."

And may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself--and God our Father who has loved us and has given us in His grace eternal consolation and a bright hope--


We must do the works of Him who sent me while there is daylight. Night is coming on, when no one can work.

Later still he sent to them his son, saying, "'They will respect my son.'

For I have left Heaven and have come down to earth not to seek my own pleasure, but to do the will of Him who sent me.

I know Him, because I came from Him, and He sent me."

"If God were your Father," said Jesus, "you would love me; for it is from God that I came and I am now here. I have not come of myself, but *He* sent me.

how is it that you say to one whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am God's Son'?

For the truths which Thou didst teach me I have taught them. And they have received them, and have known for certain that I came out from Thy presence, and have believed that Thou didst send me.

that they may all be one, even as Thou art in me, O Father, and I am in Thee; that they also may be in us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send me.


Was there not a necessity for the Christ thus to suffer, and then enter into His glory?"

For I tell you that those words of Scripture must yet find their fulfilment in me: 'And He was reckoned among the lawless'; for indeed that saying about me has its accomplishment."

And now for the first time He told them, "The Son of Man must endure much suffering, and be rejected by the Elders and the High Priests and the Scribes, and be put to death, and after two days rise to life."

and He said, "The Son of Man must suffer much cruelty, be rejected by the Elders and High Priests and Scribes, and be put to death, and on the third day be raised to life again."

But I have a baptism to undergo; and how am I pent up till it is accomplished!

when He told you that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again."

and He said, "Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise again from among the dead;

And just as Moses lifted high the serpent in the Desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,


Was there not a necessity for the Christ thus to suffer, and then enter into His glory?"

For I tell you that those words of Scripture must yet find their fulfilment in me: 'And He was reckoned among the lawless'; for indeed that saying about me has its accomplishment."

And now for the first time He told them, "The Son of Man must endure much suffering, and be rejected by the Elders and the High Priests and the Scribes, and be put to death, and after two days rise to life."

and He said, "The Son of Man must suffer much cruelty, be rejected by the Elders and High Priests and Scribes, and be put to death, and on the third day be raised to life again."

But I have a baptism to undergo; and how am I pent up till it is accomplished!

when He told you that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again."

and He said, "Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise again from among the dead;

And just as Moses lifted high the serpent in the Desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,


It is in consequence of this that God has also so highly exalted Him, and has conferred on Him the Name which is supreme above every other, in order that in the Name of JESUS every knee should bow, of beings in Heaven, of those on the earth, and of those in the underworld, and that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.


And on His outer garment and on His thigh He has a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

having become as far superior to the angels as the Name He possesses by inheritance is more excellent than theirs.

You will conceive in your womb and bear a son; and you are to call His name JESUS.

His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many kingly crowns; and He has a name written upon Him which no one but He Himself knows.


"Tell the Daughter of Zion, 'See, thy King is coming to thee, gentle, and yet mounted on an ass, even on a colt the foal of a beast of burden.'"

But as for me Paul, I entreat you by the gentleness and self-forgetfulness of Christ--I who when among you have not an imposing personal presence, but when absent am fearlessly outspoken in dealing with you.

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


"Put back your sword again," said Jesus, "for all who draw the sword shall perish by the sword.

When He was reviled, He did not answer with reviling; when He suffered He uttered no threats, but left His wrongs in the hands of the righteous Judge.


and from Jesus Christ, the truthful witness, the first of the dead to be born to Life, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins with His own blood,

I charge you--as in the presence of God who gives life to all creatures, and of Christ Jesus who at the bar of Pontius Pilate made a noble profession of faith--

"So then *you* are a king!" rejoined Pilate. "Yes," said Jesus, "you say truly that I am a king. For this purpose I was born, and for this purpose I have come into the world--to give testimony for the truth. Every one who is a friend of the truth listens to my voice."


In most solemn truth I tell you that we speak what we know, and give testimony of that of which we were eye-witnesses, and yet you all reject our testimony.

What He has seen and heard, to that He bears witness; but His testimony no one receives.

"Even if I am giving testimony about myself," replied Jesus, "my testimony is true; for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you know neither of these two things.


Forthwith a woman whose little daughter was possessed by a foul spirit heard of Him, and came and flung herself at His feet.

And a leper came to Him, and throwing himself at His feet, said, "Sir, if only you are willing you are able to cleanse me."

While He was thus speaking, a Ruler came up and profoundly bowing said, "My daughter is just dead; but come and put your hand upon her and she will return to life."

Then she came and threw herself at His feet and entreated Him. "O Sir, help me," she said.

Then the mother of the sons of Zabdi came to Him with her sons, and knelt before Him to make a request of Him.

when there came one of the Wardens of the Synagogue--he was called Jair--who, on beholding Him, threw himself at His feet,

"I believe, Sir," he said. And he threw himself at His feet.



Moses declared, "'The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet for you from among your brethren as He has raised me. In all that He says to you, you must listen to Him.

For the truths which Thou didst teach me I have taught them. And they have received them, and have known for certain that I came out from Thy presence, and have believed that Thou didst send me.

"Many things I have to speak and to judge concerning you. But He who sent me is true, and the things which I have heard from Him are those which I have come into the world to speak."

Because I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father who sent me, Himself gave me a command what to say and in what words to speak.

Do you not believe that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me? The things that I tell you all I do not speak on my own authority: but the Father dwelling within me carries on His own work.

He who has no love for me does not obey my teaching; and yet the teaching to which you are listening is not mine, but is the teaching of the Father who sent me.



Moses declared, "'The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet for you from among your brethren as He has raised me. In all that He says to you, you must listen to Him.

For the truths which Thou didst teach me I have taught them. And they have received them, and have known for certain that I came out from Thy presence, and have believed that Thou didst send me.

"Many things I have to speak and to judge concerning you. But He who sent me is true, and the things which I have heard from Him are those which I have come into the world to speak."

Because I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father who sent me, Himself gave me a command what to say and in what words to speak.

Do you not believe that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me? The things that I tell you all I do not speak on my own authority: but the Father dwelling within me carries on His own work.

He who has no love for me does not obey my teaching; and yet the teaching to which you are listening is not mine, but is the teaching of the Father who sent me.









"I tell you in solemn truth," replied Jesus, "that this very day you shall be with me in Paradise."

Jesus prayed, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing." And they divided His garments among them, drawing lots for them;

Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that time the disciple received her into his own home.

but about three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is to say, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"

After this, Jesus, knowing that everything was now brought to an end, said--that the Scripture might be fulfilled, "I am thirsty."

As soon as Jesus had taken the wine, He said, "It is finished." And then, bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit.

and Jesus cried out in a loud voice, and said, "Father, to Thy hands I entrust my spirit." And after uttering these words He yielded up His spirit.


"But the King will answer them, "'In solemn truth I tell you that in so far as you rendered such services to one of the humblest of these my brethren, you rendered them to myself.'

"Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives Him who sent me.

And whoever for my sake receives one young child such as this, receives me.

"He who listens to you listens to me; and he who disregards you disregards me, and he who disregards me disregards Him who sent me."

and falling to the ground he heard a voice which said to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"

Moreover when you thus sin against the brethren and wound their weak consciences, you are, in reality, sinning against Christ.


It is God who has delivered us out of the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us into the Kingdom of His dearly-loved Son,

"This is My servant whom I have chosen, My dearly loved One in whom My soul takes pleasure. I will put My spirit upon Him, and He will announce justice to the nations.

He was still speaking when a luminous cloud spread over them; and a voice was heard from within the cloud, which said, "This is My Son dearly beloved, in whom is My delight. Listen to Him."

and a voice came from the sky, saying, "Thou art My Son dearly loved: in Thee is My delight."

to the praise of the splendour of His grace with which He has enriched us in the beloved One.

So Christ also did not claim for Himself the honour of being made High Priest, but was appointed to it by Him who said to Him, "My Son art Thou: I have to-day become Thy Father;"


It is God who has delivered us out of the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us into the Kingdom of His dearly-loved Son,

"This is My servant whom I have chosen, My dearly loved One in whom My soul takes pleasure. I will put My spirit upon Him, and He will announce justice to the nations.

He was still speaking when a luminous cloud spread over them; and a voice was heard from within the cloud, which said, "This is My Son dearly beloved, in whom is My delight. Listen to Him."

and a voice came from the sky, saying, "Thou art My Son dearly loved: in Thee is My delight."

to the praise of the splendour of His grace with which He has enriched us in the beloved One.

So Christ also did not claim for Himself the honour of being made High Priest, but was appointed to it by Him who said to Him, "My Son art Thou: I have to-day become Thy Father;"





Then I saw a door open in Heaven, and a white horse appeared. Its rider was named "Faithful and True" --being One who in righteousness acts as Judge, and makes war.




But speaking of the time when He once more brings His Firstborn into the world, He says, "And let all God's angels worship Him."

and the men on board fell down before him and said, "You are indeed God's Son."

And then suddenly they saw Jesus coming to meet them. "Peace be to you," He said. And they came and clasped His feet, bowing to the ground before Him.

So they entered the house; and when they saw the babe with His mother Mary, they prostrated themselves and did Him homage, and opening their treasure-chests offered gifts to Him--gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

They worshipped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

And when He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four Elders fell down before the Lamb, having each of them a harp and bringing golden bowls full of incense, which represent the prayers of God's people.


No one who disowns the Son has the Father. He who acknowledges the Son has also the Father.

"And I tell you that every man who shall have acknowledged me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.

that if with your mouth you confess Jesus as Lord and in your heart believe that God brought Him back to life, you shall be saved.

"Every man who acknowledges me before men I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in Heaven.

and that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.

Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God--God continues in union with him, and he continues in union with God.


and to Jesus the negotiator of a new Covenant, and to the sprinkled blood which speaks in more gracious tones than that of Abel.

For there is but one God and but one Mediator between God and men--Christ Jesus, Himself man;

But, as a matter of fact, the ministry which Christ has obtained is all the nobler a ministry, in that He is at the same time the negotiator of a sublimer covenant, based upon sublimer promises.

And because of this He is the negotiator of a new Covenant, in order that, since a life has been given in atonement for the offences committed under the first Covenant, those who have been called may receive the eternal inheritance which has been promised to them.

For not into a Holy place built by men's hands--a mere copy of the reality--did Christ enter, but He entered Heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.

Dear children, I write thus to you in order that you may not sin. If any one sins, we have an Advocate with the Father--Jesus Christ the righteous;


Moreover He is the Head of His Body, the Church. He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, in order that He Himself may in all things occupy the foremost place.

God has put all things under His feet, and has appointed Him universal and supreme Head of the Church, which is His Body,

But we shall lovingly hold to the truth, and shall in all respects grow up into union with Him who is our Head, even Christ.

because a husband is the Head of his wife as Christ also is the Head of the Church, being indeed the Saviour of this His Body.

Such a one does not keep his hold upon Christ, the Head, from whom the Body, in all its parts nourished and strengthened by its points of contact and its connections, grows with a divine growth.


Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them the members of a prostitute? No, indeed.

because we are, as it were, parts of His Body.

So, my brethren, to you also the Law died through the incarnation of Christ, that you might be wedded to Another, namely to Him who rose from the dead in order that we might yield fruit to God.

I am jealous over you with God's own jealousy. For I have betrothed you to Christ to present you to Him like a faithful bride to her one husband.

As for you, let the teaching which you have received from the very beginning continue in your hearts. If that teaching does continue in your hearts, you also will continue to be in union with the Son and with the Father.


But from this time forward the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of God's omnipotence." Thereupon they cried out with one voice, "You, then, are the Son of God?" "It is as you say," He answered; "I am He."

I and the Father are one."

If the deeds I do are not my Father's deeds, do not believe me. But if they are, then even if you do not believe me, at least believe the deeds, that you may know and see clearly that the Father is in me, and that I am in the Father."

and he who sees me sees Him who sent me.

If you--all of you--knew me, you would fully know my Father also. From this time forward you know Him and have seen Him." "Master," said Philip, "cause us to see the Father: that is all we need." "Have I been so long among you," Jesus answered, "and yet you, Philip, do not know me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How can *you* ask me, 'Cause us to see the Father'? read more.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me? The things that I tell you all I do not speak on my own authority: but the Father dwelling within me carries on His own work.

Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said that the Spirit of Truth takes of what is mine and will make it known to you.


For it is in Christ that the fulness of God's nature dwells embodied, and in Him you are made complete,

For He it is from whose fulness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

God has put all things under His feet, and has appointed Him universal and supreme Head of the Church, which is His Body, the completeness of Him who everywhere fills the universe with Himself.

till we all of us arrive at oneness in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and at mature manhood and the stature of full-grown men in Christ.

For it was the Father's gracious will that the whole of the divine perfections should dwell in Him.


while the Apostles with great force of conviction delivered their testimony as to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus; and great grace was upon them all.

"And we are witnesses as to all that He did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. But they even put Him to death, by crucifixion. That same Jesus God raised to life on the third day, and permitted Him to appear unmistakably, not to all the people, but to witnesses--men previously chosen by God--namely, to us, who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead.

but as regards the holiness of His Spirit was decisively proved by His Resurrection to be the Son of God--I mean concerning Jesus Christ our Lord,

delivered up through God's settled purpose and foreknowledge--you by the hands of Gentiles have nailed to a cross and have put to death. But God has raised Him to life, having terminated the throes of death, for in fact it was not possible for Him to be held fast by death.

Yes, you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favour the release of a murderer. The Prince of Life you put to death; but God has raised Him from the dead, and we are witnesses as to that.

Paul--following his usual custom--betook himself to it, and for three successive Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, which he clearly explained, pointing out that it had been necessary for the Christ to suffer and rise again from the dead, and insisting, "The Jesus whom I am announcing to you is the Christ."


Then He poured water into a basin, and proceeded to wash the feet of the disciples and to wipe them with the towel which He had put round Him.


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

For you know the condescending goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ--how for your sakes He became poor, though He was rich, in order that you through His poverty might grow rich.

And being recognized as truly human, He humbled Himself and even stooped to die; yes, to die on a cross.


For in Him was created the universe of things in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, thrones, dominions, princedoms, powers--all were created, and exist through and for Him.

yet *we* have but one God, the Father, who is the source of all things and for whose service we exist, and but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom we and all things exist.

All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing that exists came into being.

and to show all men in a clear light what my stewardship is. It is the stewardship of the truth which from all the Ages lay concealed in the mind of God, the Creator of all things--

God, who in ancient days spoke to our forefathers in many distinct messages and by various methods through the Prophets, has at the end of these days spoken to us through a Son, who is the pre-destined Lord of the universe, and through whom He made the Ages.


"Go into the city," He replied, "to a certain man, and tell him, 'The Teacher says, My time is close at hand. It is at your house that I shall keep the Passover with my disciples.'"

Then He came to the disciples and said, "Sleep on and rest. See, the moment is close at hand when the Son of Man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinful men.

On hearing this they wanted to arrest Him; yet not a hand was laid on Him, because His time had not yet come.

His answer was, "The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

Now just before the Feast of the Passover this incident took place. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father; and having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

When Jesus had thus spoken, He raised his eyes towards Heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee;


But the Pharisees maintained, "It is by the power of the Prince of the demons that he drives out the demons."

The Pharisees heard it and said, "This man only expels demons by the power of Baal-zebul, the Prince of demons."

But some among them said, "It is by the power of Baal-zebul, the Prince of the demons, that he expels the demons."

And they said many other insulting things to Him.

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

and the very people who speak evil of the noble Name by which you are called?


but to those who have received the Call, whether Jews or Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

And the child grew and became strong and full of wisdom, and the favour of God rested upon Him.

And He came into His own country and proceeded to teach in their synagogue, so that they were filled with astonishment and exclaimed, "Where did he obtain such wisdom, and these wondrous powers?


In Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are stored up, hidden from view.


On the last day of the Festival--the great day--Jesus stood up and cried aloud. "Whoever is thirsty," He said, "let him come to me and drink.

but about three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is to say, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"

But some of the seed falls into good ground, and grows up and yields a return of a hundred for one." While thus speaking, He cried aloud and said, "Listen, every one who has ears to listen with!"

Jesus therefore, while teaching in the Temple, cried aloud, and said, "Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. And yet I have not come of my own accord; but there is One who has sent me, an Authority indeed, of whom you have no knowledge.

But Jesus cried aloud, "He who believes in me, believes not so much in me, as in Him who sent me;

But Jesus uttered another loud cry and then yielded up His spirit.


He was still speaking when a luminous cloud spread over them; and a voice was heard from within the cloud, which said, "This is My Son dearly beloved, in whom is My delight. Listen to Him."

while a voice came from Heaven, saying, "This is My Son, the dearly loved, in whom is My delight."

There is Another who gives testimony concerning me, and I know that the testimony is true which He offers concerning me.

And the Father who sent me, *He* has given testimony concerning me. None of you have ever either heard His voice or seen what He is like.

I am one giving testimony about myself, and the Father who sent me gives testimony about me."

If we accept the testimony of men, God's testimony is greater: for God's testimony consists of the things which He has testified about His Son.


The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they exclaim, 'See this man! --given to gluttony and tippling, and a friend of tax-gatherers and notorious sinners!' And yet Wisdom is vindicated by her actions."

But the Pharisees maintained, "It is by the power of the Prince of the demons that he drives out the demons."

"We have found this man," they said, "an agitator among our nation, forbidding the payment of tribute to Caesar, and claiming to be himself an anointed king."

Here they brought forward false witnesses who declared, "This fellow is incessantly speaking against the Holy Place and the Law.

But others, scornfully jeering, said, "They are brim-full of sweet wine."

For we have found this man Paul a source of mischief and a disturber of the peace among all the Jews throughout the Empire, and a ringleader in the heresy of the Nazarenes.




But I tell you that there is here that which is greater than the Temple.

The Queen of the South will awake at the Judgement together with the men of the present generation, and will condemn them; because she came from the extremity of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; but mark! One greater than Solomon is here.

It is in consequence of this that God has also so highly exalted Him, and has conferred on Him the Name which is supreme above every other, in order that in the Name of JESUS every knee should bow, of beings in Heaven, of those on the earth, and of those in the underworld,


Standing then acquitted as the result of faith, let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,


The Message which He sent to the descendants of Israel, when He announced the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ--He is Lord of all--that Message you cannot but know;

For He is our peace--He who has made Jews and Gentiles one, and in His own human nature has broken down the hostile dividing wall,

And God purposed through Him to reconcile the universe to Himself, making peace through His blood, which was shed upon the Cross--to reconcile to Himself through Him, I say, things on earth and things in Heaven.


And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God and made ready like a bride attired to meet her husband.

"Can the bridegroom's party mourn," He replied, "as long as the bridegroom is with them? But other days will come (when the Bridegroom has been taken from them)

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

But at midnight there is a loud cry, "'The bridegroom! Go out and meet him!'

He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete.



"Why is it that you have been searching for me?" He replied; "did you not know that it is my duty to be engaged upon my Father's business?"

This recalled to His disciples the words of Scripture, "My zeal for Thy House will consume me."

"My food," said Jesus, "is to be obedient to Him who sent me, and fully to accomplish His work.

We must do the works of Him who sent me while there is daylight. Night is coming on, when no one can work.

It tells how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, so that He went about everywhere doing acts of kindness, and curing all who were being continually oppressed by the Devil--for God was with Jesus.


For it is contained in Scripture, "See, I am placing on Mount Zion a Cornerstone, chosen, and held in honour, and he whose faith rests on Him shall never have reason to feel ashamed."


"Have you never read in the Scriptures," said Jesus, "'The Stone which the builders rejected has been made the Cornerstone: this Cornerstone came from the Lord, and is wonderful in our eyes'?

This Jesus is the Stone treated with contempt by you the builders, but it has been made the Cornerstone.

You are a building which has been reared on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, the cornerstone being Christ Jesus Himself,