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And God said, "Let us make humankind in our image and according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every moving thing that moves upon the earth."


And on the third day, there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.


Now there was a man of the Pharisees {whose name was} Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.


and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."


This one came for a witness, in order that he could testify about the light, so that all would believe through him.


And it will happen afterward thus: I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your elders will dream dreams; your young men shall see visions.


Finally, brothers, whatever [things] are true, whatever [things are] honorable, whatever [things are] right, whatever [things are] pure, whatever [things are] pleasing, whatever [things are] commendable, if [there is] any excellence of character and if anything praiseworthy, think about these [things].


And he made a whip of cords [and] drove [them] all out of the temple [courts], both the sheep and the oxen, and he poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.


Consider [it] all joy, my brothers, whenever you encounter various trials,


And God said, "Let the earth produce green plants [that will] bear seed--fruit trees bearing fruit {in which there is seed}--according to its kind, on the earth." And it was so.


And on the first [day] of the week, [when] we had assembled to break bread, Paul began conversing with them, [because he] was going to leave on the next day, and he extended [his] message until midnight.


Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Neither sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor passive homosexual partners, nor dominant homosexual partners,


A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me [water] to drink."


And Yahweh said to Abram, "Go out from your land and from your relatives, and from the house of your father, to the land that I will show you.


The one who was sick answered him, "Sir, I do not have anyone that, whenever the water is stirred up, could put me into the pool. But {while} I am coming, another goes down before me."


so that you may know the certainty concerning the things about which you were taught.


"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.


because of the truth that resides in us and will be with us {forever}.


Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee {named} Nazareth,


This man came to him at night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that [you are] a teacher who has come from God, for no one is able to perform these signs that you are performing unless God were with him."


Now [when they] heard [it], being convicted by their conscience, they began to depart, one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone--and the woman who was in [their] midst.


Now the birth of Jesus Christ occurred in this way. His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, [but] before they came together, she was found {to be pregnant} by the Holy Spirit.


And behold, a certain legal expert stood up to test him, saying, "Teacher, what must I do so that I will inherit eternal life?"


Now we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who have fallen asleep, so that you will not grieve as also the rest, who have no hope.


That one was not the light, but [came] in order that he could testify about the light.


who also said, "Men {of Galilee}, why do you stand there looking into the sky? This Jesus who was taken up from you into heaven like this will come back in the same way you saw him departing into heaven!"


What [is] the benefit, my brothers, if someone says [that he] has faith but does not have works? That faith [is] not able to save him, [is it]?


For God did not send his Son into the world in order that he should judge the world, but in order that the world should be saved through him.


Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?


Older women likewise [are to be] reverent in [their] behavior, not slanderous, not enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,


What therefore shall we say? Shall we continue in sin, in order that grace may increase?


But an hour is coming--and now is [here]--when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for indeed the Father seeks such [people] [to be] his worshipers.


Now it happened that in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus to register all the empire.


"Do not be astonished [at] this, because an hour is coming in which all those in the tombs will hear his voice


"Do not judge, so that you will not be judged.


They are from the world; {therefore} they speak from the world and the world listens to them.


Now [when it] was evening on that day--the first [day] of the week--and the doors had been shut where the disciples were because of fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace to you."


and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For {ever since} the fathers fell asleep, all [things] have continued just as they have been from the beginning of creation."


After these [things] [there] was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.


And just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, thus it is necessary [that] the Son of Man be lifted up,


"Enter through the narrow gate, because broad [is] the gate and spacious [is] the road that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it,


Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born [when he] is an old man? He is not able to enter into his mother's womb for the second time and be born, [can he]?"


And he said, "A certain man had two sons.


Now in these days, [as] the disciples were increasing [in number], a complaint arose by the {Greek-speaking Jews} against the {Hebraic Jews} because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution [of food].


For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.


"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, by what will it be made salty? It is good for nothing any longer except to be thrown outside [and] trampled under foot by people.


(For his disciples had gone away into the town so that they could buy food.)


Now on the first [day] of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, [while it] was still dark, and saw the stone had been taken away from the tomb.


Philip replied to him, "Two hundred denarii [worth of] bread would not be enough for them, in order that each one could receive a little."


And it happened that when he came to the house of a certain one of the leaders of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat {a meal}, they were watching him closely.


And he came to Nazareth, where {he had been brought up}, and according to {his custom} he entered into the synagogue on the day of the Sabbath and stood up to read.


So Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly, truly I say to you, the Son can do nothing from himself except what he sees the Father doing. For whatever that one does, these [things] also the Son does likewise.


Now [after] Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,


recognizing this above all, that every prophecy of scripture does not come about from one's own interpretation,


"And I do not ask on behalf of these only, but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their word,


And {all those who descended from Jacob} were seventy individuals, and Joseph was in Egypt.


But if it is bad in your eyes to serve Yahweh, choose for yourselves today whom you want to serve, whether it is the gods that your ancestors served beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you [are] living; but as for me and my household, we will serve Yahweh."


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


How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of dawn! You are cut down to the ground, conqueror of nations!


Now the brothers sent away both Paul and Silas at once, during the night, to Berea. {They} went into the synagogue of the Jews [when they] arrived.


For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,


I produced the former account, O Theophilus, about all {that} Jesus began to do and to teach,


After these [things] Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, "Look, you have become well! Sin no longer, lest something worse happen to you."


Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


What then shall we say about these [things]? If God [is] for us, who [can be] against us?


And everyone went to be registered, each one to his own town.


Have you suffered so many [things] for nothing--if indeed also [it was] for nothing?


Now as they traveled along, he entered into a certain village. And a certain woman {named} Martha welcomed him.


Therefore my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.


and you look favorably on the one wearing the fine clothing and you say, "Be seated here in a good place," and to the poor person you say, "You stand or be seated there by my footstool,"


"Remember the day of the Sabbath, to consecrate it.


And it happened that while he was in a certain place praying, when he stopped a certain one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples."


Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up!"


And Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to all the leaders for all Israel, the heads of the {families}.


Now large crowds were going along with him, and he turned around [and] said to them,


Now when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon [son] of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs!"


"For this [reason] I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, what you will eat, and not for your body, what you will wear. Is your life not more than food and your body [more than] clothing?


However, he was the one who lifted up our sicknesses, and he carried our pain, yet we ourselves assumed him stricken, struck down [by] God and afflicted.


So the Jews answered and said to him, "What sign do you show to us, because you are doing these [things]?"


What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched, concerning the word of life--


But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest


But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn [while] a crowd was in the place.


Because of this, God gave them over to degrading passions, for their females exchanged the natural relations for those contrary to nature,


Now to the one who is able to do beyond all measure more than all that we ask or think, according to the power that is at work in us,


May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.


"Israelite men, listen to these words! Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, just as [you] yourselves know--


And God spoke all these words, saying,


And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness


Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared;


So some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he is saying to us, 'A little [while] and you will not see me, and again a little [while] and you will see me,' and 'Because I am going away to the Father'?"


And I saw a great white throne and the one who was seated on it, {from whose presence} earth and heaven fled, and a place was not found for them.


But he answered them, "The one who made me well--that one said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk!'"


And it was necessary [for] him to go through Samaria.


Since many have attempted to compile an account concerning the events that have been fulfilled among us,


And after these [things], the Lord also appointed seventy-two others and sent them out two by two before {him} into every town and place where he was about to go.


Now [when he] saw the crowds, he went up the mountain and [after he] sat down, his disciples approached him.


And {they did not have} a child, because Elizabeth was barren. And they were both advanced {in years}.


Now on the first [day] of the week, at very early dawn, they came back to the tomb bringing the fragrant spices which they had prepared.


Therefore, [because we] have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession.


and Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez became the father of Hezron, and Hezron became the father of Aram,


Now I make known to you, brothers, the gospel which I proclaimed to you, which you have also received, in which you also stand,


And after John {had been taken into custody}, Jesus went into Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God


He said to her, "Go, call your husband and come here."


Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes in me, the works that I am doing he will do also, and he will do greater [works] than these because I am going to the Father.


Look, [the] days [are] coming," {declares} Yahweh, "and I will {make} a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,


"Seventy weeks is decreed for your people and {for your holy city}, to put an end to the transgression and to seal [up] sin and to make atonement for guilt and to bring [in] everlasting righteousness and to seal vision and prophet and to anoint {the most holy place}.


who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God something to be grasped,


"But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,


The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.


'And it will be in the last days,' God says, 'I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.


A man came, sent from God, {whose name was} John.


And this is the judgment: that the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.


And he will make a strong covenant with the many [for] one week, but [in] half of the week he will let cease sacrifice and offering {and in its place} a desolating abomination [comes] even until {the determined complete destruction} is poured out on [the] desolator."


But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, being testified about by the law and the prophets--


Give, and it will be given to you, a good measure--pressed down, shaken, overflowing--they will pour out into your lap. For with the measure by which you measure out, it will be measured out to you in return."


If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a ringing brass gong or a clashing cymbal.


And the whole crowd of the people were praying outside at the hour of the incense offering.


And [while he] was with [them], he commanded them, "Do not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for what was promised by the Father, which you heard about from me.


But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?"


and he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.


And it happened that [while] he was serving as priest before God in the order of his division,


Now there were prophets and teachers in Antioch in the church that was there: Barnabas, and Simeon (who was called Niger), and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen (a close friend of Herod the tetrarch), and Saul.


And he took bread, [and] [after] giving thanks, he broke [it] and gave [it] to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."


because his divine power has bestowed on us all [things] [that are] necessary for life and godliness, through the knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence of character,


No one who is being tempted should say, "I am being tempted by God," for God {cannot be tempted} by evil, and he himself tempts no one.


And it happened {one day} {that} the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh, and Satan also came into their midst.


to Timothy, [my] dear child. Grace, mercy, [and] peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.


And therefore these were fathered from one man, and [he] being as good as dead, as the stars of heaven in number and like the innumerable sand by the shore of the sea.


And he also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and looked down on {everyone else}:


And [when the] wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine!"


For [it is] like a man going on a journey. He summoned his own slaves and handed over his property to them.


and Aram became the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon became the father of Salmon,


Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around him and hearing the word of God, he was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret,


Now the group of those who believed were one heart and soul, and no one said anything of what belonged to him was his own, but all [things] were theirs in common.


No, I tell you, but unless you repent you will all perish as well!


And Zechariah was terrified [when he] saw [the angel], and fear fell upon him.


So [when] they had come together, they began asking him, saying, "Lord, [is it] at this time you are restoring the kingdom to Israel?"


Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.


Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Listen, Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is one.


For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;


For by the grace given to me I say to everyone who is among you not to think more highly of yourself than what one ought to think, but to think {sensibly}, as God has apportioned a measure of faith to each one.


And he said to them, "These [are] my words that I spoke to you [while I] was still with you, that everything that is written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled."


Now a certain man {named} Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,


Now after the Sabbath, at the dawning on the first [day] of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to view the tomb.


Jesus replied, "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews. But now my kingdom is not from here."


And [when] the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome purchased fragrant spices so that they could go [and] anoint him.


for you have had five husbands, and [the one] whom you have now is not your husband; this you have said truthfully!"


For in the [same] way formerly the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves [by] being subject to their own husbands,


One of his disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter, said to him,


And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light and there [is] no darkness in him at all.