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And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
And the prince
And to the angel of the church in Laodicea say: These things says the true and certain witness, the head of God's new order:
His seed will not come to an end for ever; the seat of his kingdom will be like the sun before me.
See, I have given him as a witness to the peoples, a ruler and a guide to the nations.
Truly, I say to you, We say that of which we have knowledge; we give witness of what we have seen; and you do not take our witness to be true.
Jesus said in answer, Even if I give witness about myself, my witness is true, because I have knowledge of where I came from and where I am going; but you have no knowledge of where I come from or of where I am going.
Then Pilate said to him, Are you then a king? Jesus made answer, You say that I am a king. For this purpose was I given birth, and for this purpose I came into the world, that I might give witness to what is true. Every lover of what is true gives ear to my voice.
1 Timothy 6:13
I give you orders before God, the giver of life, and Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate gave witness to the faith,
1 John 5:7
And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is true.
And the first
That the Christ would go through pain, and being the first to come back from the dead, would give light to the people and to the Gentiles.
1 Corinthians 15:20
But now Christ has truly come back from the dead, the first-fruits of those who are sleeping.
And he is the head of the body, the church: the starting point of all things, the first to come again from the dead; so that in all things he might have the chief place.
And the prince
And at the sounding of the seventh angel there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he will have rule for ever and ever.
These will make war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because he is the Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with him are named, marked out, and true.
And on his robe and on his leg is a name, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Yes, let all kings go down before him; let all nations be his servants.
And I will make him the first of my sons, most high over the kings of the earth.
Through me kings have their power, and rulers give right decisions.
Then the king gave orders that the wonder-workers, and the users of secret arts, and those who made use of evil powers, and the Chaldaeans, were to be sent for to make clear to the king his dreams. So they came and took their places before the king.
And to him was given authority and glory and a kingdom; and all peoples, nations, and languages were his servants: his authority is an eternal authority which will not come to an end, and his kingdom is one which will not come to destruction.
And Jesus came to them and said, All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.
By which he made Christ come back from the dead, and gave him a place at his right hand in heaven,
1 Timothy 6:15
Which at the right time he will make clear, who is the eternal and only Ruler, King of kings, and Lord of lords;
But because of his love for you, and in order to keep his oath to your fathers, the Lord took you out with the strength of his hand, making you free from the prison-house and from the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.
But the Lord your God would not give ear to Balaam, but let the curse be changed into a blessing to you, because of his love for you.
Now before the feast of the Passover, it was clear to Jesus that the time had come for him to go away from this world to the Father. Having once had love for those in the world who were his, his love for them went on to the end.
Even as the Father has given me his love, so I have given my love to you: be ever in my love.
But we are able to overcome all these things and more through his love.
I have been put to death on the cross with Christ; still I am living; no longer I, but Christ is living in me; and that life which I now am living in the flesh I am living by faith, the faith of the Son of God, who in love for me, gave himself up for me.
But God, being full of mercy, through the great love which he had for us,
And be living in love, even as Christ had love for you, and gave himself up for us, an offering to God for a perfume of a sweet smell.
1 John 4:10
And this is love, not that we had love for God, but that he had love for us, and sent his Son to be an offering for our sins.
That it may be used by Aaron and his sons for washing their hands and feet;
And let the washing-vessel, with water in it, be put between the Tent of meeting and the altar.
And let the priest take some of the blood of the offering for wrongdoing and put it on the point of the right ear of him who is to be made clean, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the great toe of his right foot;
And I will make them clean from all their sin, with which they have been sinning against me; I will have forgiveness for all their sins, with which they have been sinning against me, and with which they have done evil against me.
And I will have mercy on their evil-doing, and I will not keep their sins in mind.
May mercy and peace and love be increased in you.