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For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.
For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God;
Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness:
For this reason I make request to you, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you will give your bodies as a living offering, holy, pleasing to God, which is the worship it is right for you to give him.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith,
Because by grace you have salvation through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is given by God:
And we are conscious that all things are working together for good to those who have love for God, and have been marked out by his purpose.
Go then, and make disciples of all the nations, giving them baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:
And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God.
Jesus said to him, I am the true and living way: no one comes to the Father but by me.
But you will have power, when the Holy Spirit has come on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judaea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
And Peter said, Let your hearts be changed, every one of you, and have baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will have the Holy Spirit given to you.
For the reward of sin is death; but what God freely gives is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.
At the first God made the heaven and the earth.
To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God--that is, to those who had faith in his name:
From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God.
Not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but in the measure of his mercy, he gave us salvation, through the washing of the new birth and the giving of new life in the Holy Spirit,
Because, if you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and have faith in your heart that God has made him come back from the dead, you will have salvation:
And so the Word became flesh and took a place among us for a time; and we saw his glory--such glory as is given to an only son by his father--saw it to be true and full of grace.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, like us: and let him have rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every living thing which goes flat on the earth.
Put all your hope in God, not looking to your reason for support.
But God has made clear his love to us, in that, when we were still sinners, Christ gave his life for us.
For I am conscious of my thoughts about you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you hope at the end.
And he gave some as Apostles, and some, prophets; and some, preachers of the good news; and some to give care and teaching;
And God made man in his image, in the image of God he made him: male and female he made them.
And they kept their attention fixed on the Apostles' teaching and were united together in the taking of broken bread and in prayer.
Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.
If we say openly that we have done wrong, he is upright and true to his word, giving us forgiveness of sins and making us clean from all evil.
Jesus said to him, Truly, I say to you, Without a new birth no man is able to see the kingdom of God.
The thief comes only to take the sheep and to put them to death: he comes for their destruction: I have come so that they may have life and have it in greater measure.
For this reason, as through one man sin came into the world, and death because of sin, and so death came to all men, because all have done evil:
And he said to them, Go into all the world, and give the good news to everyone.
And in no other is there salvation: for there is no other name under heaven, given among men, through which we may have salvation.
So if any man is in Christ, he is in a new world: the old things have come to an end; they have truly become new.
Let not your heart be troubled: have faith in God and have faith in me.
The true light, which gives light to every man, was then coming into the world.
And Jesus came to them and said, All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.
For which reason, because we have righteousness through faith, let us be at peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;
I am able to do all things through him who gives me strength.
For to us a child has come, to us a son is given; and the government has been placed in his hands; and he has been named Wise Guide, Strong God, Father for ever, Prince of Peace.
Have no cares; but in everything with prayer and praise put your requests before God.
For this cause those who are in Christ Jesus will not be judged as sinners.
On the third day two people were going to be married at Cana in Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there:
And when the day of Pentecost was come, they were all together in one place.
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.
For I have no feeling of shame about the good news, because it is the power of God giving salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first, and then to the Greek.
I give you a new law: Have love one for another; even as I have had love for you, so are you to have love one for another.
Now there was among the Pharisees a man named Nicodemus, who was one of the rulers of the Jews.
Let it be your care to get the approval of God, as a workman who has no cause for shame, giving the true word in the right way.
But let your first care be for his kingdom and his righteousness; and all these other things will be given to you in addition.
And I will make prayer to the Father and he will give you another Helper to be with you for ever,
For this reason, as we are circled by so great a cloud of witnesses, putting off every weight, and the sin into which we come so readily, let us keep on running in the way which is marked out for us,
God is Spirit: then let his worshippers give him worship in the true way of the spirit.
For this cause the Lord himself will give you a sign; a young woman is now with child, and she will give birth to a son, and she will give him the name Immanuel.
Let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus,
Give attention to yourselves, and to all the flock which the Holy Spirit has given into your care, to give food to the church of God, for which he gave his blood.
Because, Whoever will give worship to the name of the Lord will get salvation.
If you have love for me, you will keep my laws.
For there is a revelation of the wrath of God from heaven against all the wrongdoing and evil thoughts of men who keep down what is true by wrongdoing;
And the earth was waste and without form; and it was dark on the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God was moving on the face of the waters.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make well those who are broken-hearted; to say that the prisoners will be let go, and the blind will see, and to make the wounded free from their chains,
Jesus said in answer, Truly, I say to you, If a man's birth is not from water and from the Spirit, it is not possible for him to go into the kingdom of God.
Now when it was clear to the Lord that word had come to the ears of the Pharisees that Jesus was making more disciples than John and was giving them baptism
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the sign that the things not seen are true.
Give ear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord:
And you will have knowledge of what is true, and that will make you free.
For the word of God is living and full of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles, and quick to see the thoughts and purposes of the heart.
So then, make a statement of your sins to one another, and say prayers for one another so that you may be made well. The prayer of a good man is full of power in its working.
The day after, John sees Jesus coming to him and says, See, here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
And to you did he give life, when you were dead through your wrongdoing and sins,
However, when he, the Spirit of true knowledge, has come, he will be your guide into all true knowledge: for his words will not come from himself, but whatever has come to his hearing, that he will say: and he will make clear to you the things to come.
Let everyone put himself under the authority of the higher powers, because there is no power which is not of God, and all powers are ordered by God.
And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock will my church be based, and the doors of hell will not overcome it.
But when the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then will he be seated in his glory:
And there will be war between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed: by him will your head be crushed and by you his foot will be wounded.
All things came into existence through him, and without him nothing was.
Now these were more noble than the Jews of Thessalonica, for they gave serious attention to the word, searching in the holy Writings every day, to see if these things were so.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will be your teacher in all things and will put you in mind of everything I have said to you.
You are the children of your father the Evil One and it is your pleasure to do his desires. From the first he was a taker of life; and he did not go in the true way because there is no true thing in him. When he says what is false, it is natural to him, for he is false and the father of what is false.
He came for witness, to give witness about the light, so that all men might have faith through him.
For the grace of God has come, giving salvation to all men,
Let there be no thought that I have come to put an end to the law or the prophets. I have not come for destruction, but to make complete.
Lastly, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his power.
And he said to him, Have love for the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Who is the image of the unseen God and existed before all living things;
I am the vine, you are the branches: he who is in me at all times as I am in him, gives much fruit, because without me you are able to do nothing.
Truly I say to you, The man whose ears are open to my word and who has faith in him who sent me, has eternal life; he will not be judged, but has come from death into life.
And after that, it will come about, says the Lord, that I will send my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will be prophets, your old men will have dreams, your young men will see visions:
For the rest, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things have honour, whatever things are upright, whatever things are holy, whatever things are beautiful, whatever things are of value, if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, give thought to these things.
And without faith it is not possible to be well-pleasing to him, for it is necessary for anyone who comes to God to have the belief that God is, and that he is a rewarder of all those who make a serious search for him.
Looking for the glad hope, the revelation of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;
So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
He has made clear to you, O man, what is good; and what is desired from you by the Lord; only doing what is right, and loving mercy, and walking without pride before your God.
And he made a whip of small cords and put them all out of the Temple, with the sheep and the oxen, sending in all directions the small money of the changers and overturning their tables;
Now the snake was wiser than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, Has God truly said that you may not take of the fruit of any tree in the garden?
If a child is trained up in the right way, even when he is old he will not be turned away from it.
Let it be all joy to you, my brothers, when you undergo tests of every sort;
And they were all full of the Holy Spirit, and were talking in different languages, as the Spirit gave them power.
He who has faith and is given baptism will get salvation; but he who has not faith will be judged.
As it is said in the holy Writings, There is not one who does righteousness;
Make them holy by the true word: your word is the true word.
And God said, Let grass come up on the earth, and plants producing seed, and fruit-trees giving fruit, in which is their seed, after their sort: and it was so.
And they said, Have faith in the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will have salvation.
But if any man among you is without wisdom, let him make his request to God, who gives freely to all without an unkind word, and it will be given to him.
Jesus said to her, I am myself that day and that life; he who has faith in me will have life even if he is dead;
Then those who gave hearing to his words had baptism: and about three thousand souls were joined to them that day.
And when he had said these things, while they were looking, he was taken up, and went from their view into a cloud.
You may not have sex relations with men, as you do with women: it is a disgusting thing.
And on the first day of the week, when we had come together for the holy meal, Paul gave them a talk, for it was his purpose to go away on the day after; and he went on talking till after the middle of the night.
But give honour to Christ in your hearts as your Lord; and be ready at any time when you are questioned about the hope which is in you, to give an answer in the fear of the Lord and without pride;
And this is eternal life: to have knowledge of you, the only true God, and of him whom you have sent, even Jesus Christ.
Have you not knowledge that evil-doers will have no part in the kingdom of God? Have no false ideas about this: no one who goes after the desires of the flesh, or gives worship to images, or is untrue when married, or is less than a man, or makes a wrong use of men,
A woman of Samaria came to get water, and Jesus said to her, Give me some water.
Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, Before Abraham came into being, I am.
For from the first making of the world, those things of God which the eye is unable to see, that is, his eternal power and existence, are fully made clear, he having given the knowledge of them through the things which he has made, so that men have no reason for wrongdoing:
And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul.
But you are a special people, a holy nation, priests and kings, a people given up completely to God, so that you may make clear the virtues of him who took you out of the dark into the light of heaven.
In times past the word of God came to our fathers through the prophets, in different parts and in different ways;
The spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make the broken-hearted well, to say that the prisoners will be made free, and that those in chains will see the light again;
Now there was a certain man of great wealth, who was dressed in fair clothing of purple and delicate linen, and was shining and glad every day.
See, I am waiting at the door and giving the sign; if my voice comes to any man's ears and he makes the door open, I will come in to him, and will take food with him and he with me.
Now the Lord said to Abram, Go out from your country and from your family and from your father's house, into the land to which I will be your guide:
Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father in heaven.
The wind goes where its pleasure takes it, and the sound of it comes to your ears, but you are unable to say where it comes from and where it goes: so it is with everyone whose birth is from the Spirit.
But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness.
The ill man said in answer, Sir, I have nobody to put me into the bath when the water is moving; and while I am on the way down some other person gets in before me.
Then Jesus said to the Jews who had faith in him, If you keep my word, then you are truly my disciples;
The man who has faith in him does not come up to be judged; but he who has no faith in him has been judged even now, because he has no faith in the name of the only Son of God.
Be free from the love of money and pleased with the things which you have; for he himself has said, I will be with you at all times.
Then again Jesus said to them, I am the light of the world; he who comes with me will not be walking in the dark but will have the light of life.
Make no store of wealth for yourselves on earth, where it may be turned to dust by worms and weather, and where thieves may come in by force and take it away.
I and my Father are one.
For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against authorities and powers, against the world-rulers of this dark night, against the spirits of evil in the heavens.
So that you might have certain knowledge of those things about which you were given teaching.
I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.
And because by God's law death comes to men once, and after that they are judged;
If you have had a taste of the grace of the Lord:
Because of this true knowledge which is in us, and will be with us for ever:
Make a request, and it will be answered; what you are searching for you will get; give the sign, and the door will be open to you:
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town in Galilee, named Nazareth,
He came to Jesus by night and said to him, Rabbi, we are certain that you have come from God as a teacher, because no man would be able to do these signs which you do if God was not with him.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us every blessing of the Spirit in the heavens in Christ:
And when his words came to their ears, they went out one by one, starting with the oldest even to the last, because they were conscious of what was in their hearts: and Jesus was there by himself with the woman before him.
You are the light of the world. A town put on a hill may be seen by all.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this way: when his mother Mary was going to be married to Joseph, before they came together the discovery was made that she was with child by the Holy Spirit.
And God said to him, I AM WHAT I AM: and he said, Say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.
My loved ones, do not put your faith in every spirit, but put them to the test, to see if they are from God: because a great number of false prophets have gone out into the world.
There is no Jew or Greek, servant or free, male or female: because you are all one in Jesus Christ.
Is anyone among you ill? let him send for the rulers of the church; and let them say prayers over him, putting oil on him in the name of the Lord.
And a certain teacher of the law got up and put him to the test, saying, Master, what have I to do so that I may have eternal life?
But it is our desire, brothers, that you may be certain about those who are sleeping; so that you may have no need for sorrow, as others have who are without hope.
Every good and true thing is given to us from heaven, coming from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or any shade made by turning.
For him who had no knowledge of sin God made to be sin for us; so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
I have said all these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble: but take heart! I have overcome the world.
And God gave them his blessing and said to them, Be fertile and have increase, and make the earth full and be masters of it; be rulers over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing moving on the earth.
In whom you, having been given the true word, the good news of your salvation, and through your faith in him, were given the sign of the Holy Spirit of hope,
Husbands, have love for your wives, even as Christ had love for the church, and gave himself for it;
And the light goes on shining in the dark; it is not overcome by the dark.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his word, as he seems to some, but he is waiting in mercy for you, not desiring the destruction of any, but that all may be turned from their evil ways.
He himself was not the light: he was sent to give witness about the light.
And the angel in answer said to her, The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will come to rest on you, and so that which will come to birth will be named holy, Son of God.
The religion which is holy and free from evil in the eyes of our God and Father is this: to take care of children who have no fathers and of widows who are in trouble, and to keep oneself untouched by the world.
He who has faith in the Son has eternal life; but he who has not faith in the Son will not see life; God's wrath is resting on him.
Wives, be under the authority of your husbands, as of the Lord.
And if your brother does wrong to you, go, make clear to him his error between you and him in private: if he gives ear to you, you have got your brother back again.
And said, O men of Galilee, why are you looking up into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken from you into heaven, will come again, in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.
So then, let your hearts be changed and be turned to God, so that your sins may be completely taken away, and times of blessing may come from the Lord;
For by his act we were given existence in Christ Jesus to do those good works which God before made ready for us so that we might do them.
What use is it, my brothers, for a man to say that he has faith, if he does nothing? will such a faith give him salvation?
God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.
Or are you without the knowledge that all we who had baptism into Christ Jesus, had baptism into his death?
Let this then be your prayer: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
That old women are to be self-respecting in behaviour, not saying evil of others, not given to taking much wine, teachers of that which is good,
For this cause will a man go away from his father and his mother and be joined to his wife; and they will be one flesh.
And the Lord God said, It is not good for the man to be by himself: I will make one like himself as a help to him
What may we say, then? are we to go on in sin so that there may be more grace?
And do not take overmuch wine by which one may be overcome, but be full of the Spirit;
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were gone; and there was no more sea.
But it was for our sins he was wounded, and for our evil doings he was crushed: he took the punishment by which we have peace, and by his wounds we are made well.
But the time is coming, and is even now here, when the true worshippers will give worship to the Father in the true way of the spirit, for these are the worshippers desired by the Father.
Now it came about in those days that an order went out from Caesar Augustus that there was to be a numbering of all the world.
For there is one God and one peacemaker between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
Then Jesus was sent by the Spirit into the waste land to be tested by the Evil One.
You make search in the holy Writings, in the belief that through them you get eternal life; and it is those Writings which give witness about me.
In whom we have salvation through his blood, the forgiveness of our sins, through the wealth of his grace,
Do not be surprised at this: for the time is coming when his voice will come to all who are in the place of the dead,
But if we are walking in the light, as he is in the light, we are all united with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son makes us clean from all sin.
No man has seen God at any time; the only Son, who is on the breast of the Father, he has made clear what God is.
I then, the prisoner in the Lord, make this request from my heart, that you will see that your behaviour is a credit to the position which God's purpose has given you,
Be not judges of others, and you will not be judged.
And you, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, the least among the families of Judah, out of you one will come to me who is to be ruler in Israel; whose going out has been purposed from time past, from the eternal days.
Your word is a light for my feet, ever shining on my way.
For I gave to you first of all what was handed down to me, how Christ underwent death for our sins, as it says in the Writings;
Greater love has no man than this, that a man gives up his life for his friends.
They are of the world, so their talk is the world's talk, and the world gives ear to them.
But I say, Go on in the Spirit, and you will not come under the rule of the evil desires of the flesh.
You are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God is in you. But if any man has not the Spirit of Christ he is not one of his.
At evening on that day, the first day of the week, when, for fear of the Jews, the doors were shut where the disciples were, Jesus came among them and said to them, May peace be with you!
Saying, Where is the hope of his coming? From the death of the fathers till now everything has gone on as it was from the making of the world.
No man is able to come to me if the Father who sent me does not give him the desire to come: and I will take him up from the dead on the last day.
After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
For by him all things were made, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, authorities, lords, rulers, and powers; all things were made by him and for him;
As the snake was lifted up by Moses in the waste land, even so it is necessary for the Son of man to be lifted up:
Go in by the narrow door; for wide is the door and open is the way which goes to destruction, and great numbers go in by it.
Those times when men had no knowledge were overlooked by God; but now he gives orders to all men in every place to undergo a change of heart:
Nicodemus said to him, How is it possible for a man to be given birth when he is old? Is he able to go into his mother's body a second time and come to birth again?
If then you have a new life with Christ, give your attention to the things of heaven, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Because those of whom he had knowledge before they came into existence, were marked out by him to be made like his Son, so that he might be the first among a band of brothers:
But be doers of the word, and not only hearers of it, blinding yourselves with false ideas.
As saints of God, then, holy and dearly loved, let your behaviour be marked by pity and mercy, kind feeling, a low opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, and a power of undergoing all things;
Not giving up our meetings, as is the way of some, but keeping one another strong in faith; and all the more because you see the day coming near.
Because Christ once went through pain for sins, the upright one taking the place of sinners, so that through him we might come back to God; being put to death in the flesh, but given life in the Spirit;
Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was increasing, protests were made by the Greek Jews against the Hebrews, because their widows were not taken care of in the distribution of food every day.
May peace be with you; my peace I give to you: I give it not as the world gives. Let not your heart be troubled; let it be without fear.
My sheep give ear to my voice, and I have knowledge of them, and they come after me:
Because to everyone who makes a request, it will be given; and he who is searching will get his desire, and to him who gives the sign, the door will be open.
He took our sins on himself, giving his body to be nailed on the tree, so that we, being dead to sin, might have a new life in righteousness, and by his wounds we have been made well.
For this cause be ruled by God; but make war on the Evil One and he will be put to flight before you.
But what I am saying is true: my going is for your good: for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
I am the good keeper of sheep: the good keeper gives his life for the sheep.
The heart is a twisted thing, not to be searched out by man: who is able to have knowledge of it?
For we have not a high priest who is not able to be touched by the feelings of our feeble flesh; but we have one who has been tested in all points as we ourselves are tested, but without sin.
And Jesus with his disciples came as guests.
You are the salt of the earth; but if its taste goes from the salt, how will you make it salt again? it is then good for nothing but to be put out and crushed under foot by men.
Who, being the outshining of his glory, the true image of his substance, supporting all things by the word of his power, having given himself as an offering making clean from sins, took his seat at the right hand of God in heaven;
Be serious and keep watch; the Evil One, who is against you, goes about like a lion with open mouth in search of food;
And in the same way the Spirit is a help to our feeble hearts: for we are not able to make prayer to God in the right way; but the Spirit puts our desires into words which are not in our power to say;
My loved ones, let us have love for one another: because love is of God, and everyone who has love is a child of God and has knowledge of God.
Whatever the Father gives to me will come to me; and I will not send away anyone who comes to me.
Have no love for the world or for the things which are in the world. If any man has love for the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For his disciples had gone to the town to get food.
When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father even the Spirit of true knowledge who comes from the Father--he will give witness about me;
See what great love the Father has given us in naming us the children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not see who we are, because it did not see who he was.
Now on the first day of the week, very early, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the place and saw that the stone had been taken away from it.
Then Peter said, Truly, I see clearly that God is no respecter of persons:
And he said to them all, If any man has a desire to come after me, let him give up all, and take up his cross every day, and come after me.
Philip made answer, Bread to the value of two hundred pence would not be enough even to give everyone a little.
And it came about that when he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees on the Sabbath, to have a meal, they were watching him.
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been as a child, and he went, as his way was, into the Synagogue on the Sabbath, and got up to give a reading.
I did not take you with me when I went away from Crete, so that you might do what was necessary to put things in order there, placing men in authority over the churches in every town, as I said to you;
So Jesus made answer and said, Truly I say to you, The Son is not able to do anything himself; he is able to do only what he sees the Father doing; whatever the Father does the Son does it in the same way.
Now when the birth of Jesus took place in Beth-lehem of Judaea, in the days of Herod the king, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Because you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Let the word of Christ be in you in all wealth of wisdom; teaching and helping one another with songs of praise and holy words, making melody to God with grace in your hearts.
Being conscious in the first place that no man by himself may give a special sense to the words of the prophets.
My prayer is not for them only, but for all who will have faith in me through their word;
All the offspring of Jacob were seventy persons: and Joseph had come to Egypt before them.
And if it seems evil to you to be the servants of the Lord, make the decision this day whose servants you will be: of the gods whose servants your fathers were across the River, or of the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living: but I and my house will be the servants of the Lord.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may be without sin. And if any man is a sinner, we have a friend and helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright one:
On the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus got up and said in a loud voice, If any man is in need of drink let him come to me and I will give it to him.
Now the works of the flesh are clear, which are these: evil desire, unclean things, wrong use of the senses,
In answer Jesus said, If you had knowledge of what God gives freely and who it is who says to you, Give me water, you would make your prayer to him, and he would give you living water.
Christ has truly made us free: then keep your free condition and let no man put a yoke on you again.
How great is your fall from heaven, O shining one, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the earth, low among the dead bodies!
And the brothers straight away sent Paul and Silas away by night to Beroea: and they, when they came there, went to the Synagogue of the Jews.
For I am certain that not death, or life, or angels, or rulers, or things present, or things to come, or powers,
And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is true.
And all those who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Even so let your light be shining before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
I have given an earlier account, O Theophilus, of all the things which Jesus did, and of his teaching from the first,
After a time Jesus came across him in the Temple and said to him, See, you are well and strong; do no more sin for fear a worse thing comes to you.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.
What may we say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
For I am certain of this very thing, that he by whom the good work was started in you will make it complete till the day of Jesus Christ:
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.
For these words did not ever come through the impulse of men: but the prophets had them from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.
We have been placed with him among the dead through baptism into death: so that as Christ came again from the dead by the glory of the Father, we, in the same way, might be living in new life.
And all men went to be numbered, everyone to his town.
Did you undergo such a number of things to no purpose? if it is in fact to no purpose.
Now, while they were on their way, he came to a certain town; and a woman named Martha took him into her house.
So then, my loved ones, as you have at all times done what I say, not only when I am present, but now much more when I am not with you, give yourselves to working out your salvation with fear in your hearts;
What came into existence in him was life, and the life was the light of men.
And he, when he comes, will make the world conscious of sin, and of righteousness, and of being judged:
And you do honour to the man in fair clothing and say, Come here and take this good place; and you say to the poor man, Take up your position there, or be seated at my feet;
Jesus said to him in answer, If anyone has love for me, he will keep my words: and he will be dear to my Father; and we will come to him and make our living-place with him.
If we say that we have no sin, we are false to ourselves and there is nothing true in us.
Be on the watch for false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside they are cruel wolves.
Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride;
Keep in memory the Sabbath and let it be a holy day.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who through his great mercy has given us a new birth and a living hope by the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead,
And it came about that he was in prayer in a certain place, and when he came to an end, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, will you give us teaching about prayer, as John did to his disciples?
Even as he made selection of us in him from the first, so that we might be holy and free from all evil before him in love:
And he made a story for them, the point of which was that men were to go on making prayer and not get tired;
In my Father's house are rooms enough; if it was not so, would I have said that I am going to make ready a place for you?
But when the time had come, God sent out his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
And Jesus said to them, Send destruction on this Temple and I will put it up again in three days.
And let us be moving one another at all times to love and good works;
If then there is any comfort in Christ, any help given by love, any uniting of hearts in the Spirit, any loving mercies and pity,
Do not keep company with those who have not faith: for what is there in common between righteousness and evil, or between light and dark?
And Solomon sent word to all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds and to the judges and to every chief in all Israel, heads of their families.
Be not tricked; God is not made sport of: for whatever seed a man puts in, that will he get back as grain.
Now a great number of people went with him.
Having our eyes fixed on Jesus, the guide and end of our faith, who went through the pains of the cross, not caring for the shame, because of the joy which was before him, and who has now taken his place at the right hand of God's seat of power.
Happy are those who have mercy: for they will be given mercy.
Then when they had taken food, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, is your love for me greater than the love of these others? He said to him, Yes, Lord; you are certain of my love for you. He said to him, Then give my lambs food.
And this was the answer of Jesus: I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be in need of food, and he who has faith in me will never be in need of drink.
So I say to you, Take no thought for your life, about food or drink, or about clothing for your body. Is not life more than food, and the body more than its clothing?
But it was our pain he took, and our diseases were put on him: while to us he seemed as one diseased, on whom God's punishment had come.
And he has made of one blood all the nations of men living on all the face of the earth, ordering their times and the limits of their lands,
And she will give birth to a son; and you will give him the name Jesus; for he will give his people salvation from their sins.
Or are you not conscious that your body is a house for the Holy Spirit which is in you, and which has been given to you by God? and you are not the owners of yourselves;
And he has put all things under his feet, and has made him to be head over all things to the church,
Then the Jews put this question to him: What sign of authority have you to give us, seeing that you do these things?
That which was from the first, which has come to our ears, and which we have seen with our eyes, looking on it and touching it with our hands, about the Word of life
But Saul, still burning with desire to put to death the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
I am of the opinion that there is no comparison between the pain of this present time and the glory which we will see in the future.
Now he who had been made well had no knowledge who it was, Jesus having gone away because of the number of people who were in that place.
For this reason God gave them up to evil passions, and their women were changing the natural use into one which is unnatural:
Now to him who is able to do in full measure more than all our desires or thoughts, through the power which is working in us,
Who has made us free from the power of evil and given us a place in the kingdom of the Son of his love;
Teaching them to keep all the rules which I have given you: and see, I am ever with you, even to the end of the world.
May mercy and peace and love be increased in you.
In the year of King Uzziah's death I saw the Lord seated in his place, high and lifted up, and the Temple was full of the wide skirts of his robe.
Among whom you in the same way have been marked out to be disciples of Jesus Christ:
Men of Israel, give ear to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man who had the approval of God, as was made clear to you by the great works and signs and wonders which God did by him among you, as you yourselves have knowledge,
And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, came back from the Jordan, and was guided by the Spirit in the waste land
Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared,
And Jesus said to them again, May peace be with you! As the Father sent me, even so I now send you.
Happy are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
So some of the disciples said one to another, What is this he is saying, After a little time, you will see me no longer; and then again, after a little time, you will see me? and, I am going to the Father?
And one of the Pharisees made a request that he would take a meal with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house and took his seat at the table.
My loved ones, now we are children of God, and at present it is not clear what we are to be. We are certain that at his revelation we will be like him; for we will see him as he is.
And I saw a great white seat, and him who was seated on it, before whose face the earth and the heaven went in flight; and there was no place for them.
And saying, The time has come, and the kingdom of God is near: let your hearts be turned from sin and have faith in the good news.
He said to them, But he who made me well, said to me, Take up your bed and go.
Letting yourselves be ruled by one another in the fear of Christ.
And it was necessary for him to go through Samaria.
As a number of attempts have been made to put together in order an account of those events which took place among us,
Now after these things, the Lord made selection of seventy others and sent them before him, two together, into every town and place where he himself was about to come.
And seeing great masses of people he went up into the mountain; and when he was seated his disciples came to him.
And if a man has sex relations with a man, the two of them have done a disgusting thing: let them be put to death; their blood will be on them.
And they were without children, because Elisabeth had never given birth, and they were at that time very old.
If my people, on whom my name is named, make themselves low and come to me in prayer, searching for me and turning from their evil ways; then I will give ear from heaven, overlooking their sin, and will give life again to their land.
But be certain of this, that in the last days times of trouble will come.
No man is able to be a servant to two masters: for he will have hate for the one and love for the other, or he will keep to one and have no respect for the other. You may not be servants of God and of wealth.
You have been put to no test but such as is common to man: and God is true, who will not let any test come on you which you are not able to undergo; but he will make with the test a way out of it, so that you may be able to go through it.
For the Son of man came to make search for those who are wandering from the way, and to be their Saviour.
And Jesus said, Father, let them have forgiveness, for they have no knowledge of what they are doing. And they made division of his clothing among them by the decision of chance.
But on the first day of the week, at dawn, they came to the place where his body had been put, taking the spices which they had got ready.
Having then a great high priest, who has made his way through the heavens, even Jesus the Son of God, let us be strong in our faith.
You are to have no other gods but me.
And the sons of Judah were Perez and Zerah by Tamar; and the son of Perez was Hezron; and the son of Hezron was Ram;
You did not take me for yourselves, but I took you for myself; and I gave you the work of going about and producing fruit which will be for ever; so that whatever request you make to the Father in my name he may give it to you.
But Peter said, Ananias, why has the Evil One put it into your heart to be false to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
Now I am going to make clear to you, my brothers, what the good news was which I gave to you, and which you took, and on which your faith is based,
The heavens are sounding the glory of God; the arch of the sky makes clear the work of his hands.
Take care not to do your good works before men, to be seen by them; or you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
And that from the time when you were a child, you have had knowledge of the holy Writings, which are able to make you wise to salvation, through faith in Christ Jesus.
Now after John had been put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the good news of God,
Now when these words came to their ears their hearts were troubled, and they said to Peter and the other Apostles, Brothers, what are we to do?
Jesus said to her, Go, get your husband and come back here with him.
But I say to you, Have love for those who are against you, and make prayer for those who are cruel to you;
And my God will give you all you have need of from the wealth of his glory in Christ Jesus.
And the heaven was open; and I saw a white horse, and he who was seated on it was named Certain and True; and he is judging and making war in righteousness.
Truly I say to you, He who puts his faith in me will do the very works which I do, and he will do greater things than these, because I am going to my Father.
All those things, then, which you would have men do to you, even so do you to them: because this is the law and the prophets.
See, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new agreement with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah:
Seventy weeks have been fixed for your people and your holy town, to let wrongdoing be complete and sin come to its full limit, and for the clearing away of evil-doing and the coming in of eternal righteousness: so that the vision and the word of the prophet may be stamped as true, and to put the holy oil on a most holy place.
You have given your decision against the upright man and have put him to death. He puts up no fight against you.
For where two or three are come together in my name, there am I among them.
And these signs will be with those who have faith: in my name they will send out evil spirits; and they will make use of new languages;
But he made answer and said, It is in the Writings, Bread is not man's only need, but every word which comes out of the mouth of God.
To whom, though himself in the form of God, it did not seem that to take for oneself was to be like God;
Brothers, if a man is taken in any wrongdoing, you who are of the Spirit will put such a one right in a spirit of love; keeping watch on yourself, for fear that you yourself may be tested.
But he gives more grace. So that the Writings say, God is against the men of pride, but he gives grace to those who make themselves low before him.
But I say to you who give ear to me, Have love for those who are against you, do good to those who have hate for you,
Take care that no one takes you away by force, through man's wisdom and deceit, going after the beliefs of men and the theories of the world, and not after Christ:
The first words of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
And this good news of the kingdom will be given through all the world for a witness to all nations; and then the end will come.
And it will come about, in the last days, says God, that I will send out my Spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will be prophets, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will have dreams:
And you are to have love for the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.
See, the virgin will be with child, and will give birth to a son, and they will give him the name Immanuel, that is, God with us.
For in him all the wealth of God's being has a living form,
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
And this is the test by which men are judged: the light has come into the world and men have more love for the dark than for the light, because their acts are evil.
He came to the things which were his and his people did not take him to their hearts.
Let your desire be for peace with all men, and to be made holy, without which no man may see the Lord;
Because the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a word of authority, with the voice of the chief angel, with the sound of a horn: and the dead in Christ will come to life first;
Now those things which were put down in writing before our time were for our learning, so that through quiet waiting and through the comfort of the holy Writings we might have hope.
But the Spirit says clearly that in later times some will be turned away from the faith, giving their minds to spirits of deceit, and the teachings of evil spirits,
And a strong order will be sent out against the great number for one week; and so for half of the week the offering and the meal offering will come to an end; and in its place will be an unclean thing causing fear; till the destruction which has been fixed is let loose on him who has made waste.
O you who are false to God, do you not see that the friends of this world are not God's friends? Every man desiring to be a friend of this world makes himself a hater of God.
But now without the law there is a revelation of the righteousness of God, to which witness is given by the law and the prophets;
By this it will be clear to all men that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.
Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, crushed down, full and running over, they will give to you. For in the same measure as you give, it will be given to you again.
This is the law I give you: Have love one for another, even as I have love for you.
If I make use of the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am like sounding brass, or a loud-tongued bell.
And all the people were offering prayers outside, at the time of the burning of perfumes.
He who has no love has no knowledge of God, because God is love.
So then you are no longer as those who have no part or place in the kingdom of God, but you are numbered among the saints, and of the family of God,
And when they were all together, with him, he gave them orders not to go away from Jerusalem, but to keep there, waiting till the word of the Father was put into effect, of which, he said, I have given you knowledge:
Be glad in the Lord at all times: again I say, Be glad.
For everything there is a fixed time, and a time for every business under the sun.
For the word of the cross seems foolish to those who are on the way to destruction; but to us who are on the way to salvation it is the power of God.
And I give them eternal life; they will never come to destruction, and no one will ever take them out of my hand.
I am surprised that you are being so quickly turned away from him whose word came to you in the grace of Christ, to good news of a different sort;
But he said, Man, who made me a judge or a maker of decisions for you?
About Jesus of Nazareth, how God gave the Holy Spirit to him, with power: and how he went about doing good and making well all who were troubled by evil spirits, for God was with him.
Then will he say to those on the left, Go from me, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire which is ready for the Evil One and his angels:
You have knowledge of this, dear brothers. But let every man be quick in hearing, slow in words, slow to get angry;
He is the offering for our sins; and not for ours only, but for all the world.
Now it came about that in his turn he was acting as priest before God,
Now there were at Antioch, in the church there, prophets and teachers, Barnabas, and Symeon who was named Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, a relation of Herod the king, and Saul.
And he took bread and, having given praise, he gave it to them when it had been broken, saying, This is my body, which is given for you: do this in memory of me.
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.
Because by his power he has given us everything necessary for life and righteousness, through the knowledge of him who has been our guide by his glory and virtue;
Let no man say when he is tested, I am tested by God; for it is not possible for God to be tested by evil, and he himself puts no man to such a test:
And there was a day when the sons of the gods came together before the Lord, and the Satan came with them.
But an angel of the Lord said to Philip, Get up, and go to the south, to the road which goes from Jerusalem to Gaza, through the waste land.
To Timothy, my well-loved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
There is a blessing on the man who undergoes testing; because, if he has God's approval, he will be given the crown of life, which the Lord has said he will give to those who have love for him.
But Peter and the Apostles, answering, said, We have to do the orders of God, not of man.
So that from one man, who was near to death, came children in number as the stars in heaven, or as the sand by the seaside, which may not be numbered.
For as the body is one, and has a number of parts, and all the parts make one body, so is Christ.
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control.
And he made this story for some people who were certain that they were good, and had a low opinion of others:
When they had not enough wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, They have no wine.
For when we were still without strength, at the right time Christ gave his life for evil-doers.
For it is as when a man, about to take a journey, got his servants together, and gave them his property.
For we have all become like an unclean person, and all our good acts are like a dirty robe: and we have all become old like a dead leaf, and our sins, like the wind, take us away.
But those who are full of fear and without faith, the unclean and takers of life, those who do the sins of the flesh, and those who make use of evil powers or who give worship to images, and all those who are false, will have their part in the sea of ever-burning fire which is the second death.
May they all be one! Even as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, so let them be in us, so that all men may come to have faith that you sent me.
And the son of Ram was Amminadab; and the son of Amminadab was Nahshon; and the son of Nahshon was Salmon;
Now it came about that while the people came pushing to be near him, and to have knowledge of the word of God, he was by a wide stretch of water named Gennesaret;
You have the belief that God is one, and you do well: the evil spirits have the same belief, shaking with fear.
But there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly put forward wrong teachings for your destruction, even turning away from the Lord who gave himself for them; whose destruction will come quickly, and they themselves will be the cause of it.
Is anyone among you in trouble? let him say prayers. Is anyone glad? let him make a song of praise.
The book of the generations of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
And all those who were of the faith were one in heart and soul: and not one of them said that any of the things which he had was his property only; but they had all things in common.
Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.
The woman said to him, Sir, I see that you are a prophet.
I say to you, It is not so: but if your hearts are not changed, you will all come to the same end.
So that he is fully able to be the saviour of all who come to God through him, because he is ever living to make prayer to God for them.
And Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear came on him.
So, when they were together, they said to him, Lord, will you at this time give back the kingdom to Israel?
For truly the Son of man did not come to have servants, but to be a servant, and to give his life for the salvation of men.
And God saw everything which he had made and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.
And turning round, he said to them, If any man comes to me, and has not hate for his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and even for his life, he may not be my disciple.
Jesus said to him, Philip, have I been with you all this time, and still you have no knowledge of me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. Why do you say, Let us see the Father?
And the scribes and Pharisees were watching him to see if he would make him well on the Sabbath, so that they might be able to say something against him.
If you are in me at all times, and my words are in you, then anything for which you make a request will be done for you.
That which has birth from the flesh is flesh, and that which has birth from the Spirit is spirit.
And he was teaching in one of the Synagogues on the Sabbath.
Jesus said in answer, The first is, Give ear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord;
Let it not seem to such a man that he will get anything from the Lord;
We all went wandering like sheep; going every one of us after his desire; and the Lord put on him the punishment of us all.
But I say to every one of you, through the grace given to me, not to have an over-high opinion of himself, but to have wise thoughts, as God has given to every one a measure of faith.
And he said to them, These are the words which I said to you when I was still with you, how it was necessary for all the things which are in the writings of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms about me, to be put into effect.
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, got money for his property,
Now when he came back from the dead early on the first day of the week, he went first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had sent out seven evil spirits.
Be then complete in righteousness, even as your Father in heaven is complete.
And, you fathers, do not make your children angry: but give them training in the teaching and fear of the Lord.
Do not make attempts to get equal with one who has done you wrong, or keep hard feelings against the children of your people, but have love for your neighbour as for yourself: I am the Lord.
Now late on the Sabbath, when the dawn of the first day of the week was near, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the place where his body was.
Children, do what is ordered by your fathers and mothers in the Lord: for this is right.
Jesus said in answer, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom was of this world, my disciples would have made a good fight to keep me out of the hands of the Jews: but my kingdom is not here.
Doing nothing through envy or through pride, but with low thoughts of self let everyone take others to be better than himself;
For our country is in heaven; from where the Saviour for whom we are waiting will come, even the Lord Jesus Christ:
And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James, and Salome, got spices, so that they might come and put them on him.
Do not all be teachers, my brothers, because we teachers will be judged more hardly than others.