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Two days later there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there,

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Now there was one of the Pharisees whose name was Nicodemus--a ruler among the Jews.

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For "every one, without exception, who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

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For God's Message is full of life and power, and is keener than the sharpest two-edged sword. It pierces even to the severance of soul from spirit, and penetrates between the joints and the marrow, and it can discern the secret thoughts and purposes of the heart.

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He came as a witness, in order that he might give testimony concerning the Light--so that all might believe through him.

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So He plaited a whip of rushes, and drove all--both sheep and bullocks--out of the Temple. The small coin of the brokers He upset on the ground and overturned their tables.

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Presently there came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus asked her to give Him some water;

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"There was once a rich man who habitually arrayed himself in purple and fine linen, and enjoyed a splendid banquet every day,

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"Sir," replied the sufferer, "I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is moved; but while I am coming some one else steps down before me."

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Jesus therefore said to those of the Jews who had now believed in Him, "As for you, if you hold fast to my teaching, then you are truly my disciples;

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that you may fully know the truth of the things which you have been taught by word of mouth.

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"I am the Vine--the True Vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser.

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for the sake of the truth which is continually in our hearts and will be with us for ever.

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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.

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They listened to Him, and then, beginning with the eldest, took their departure, one by one, till all were gone. And Jesus was left behind alone--and the woman in the centre of the court.

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The circumstances of the birth of Jesus Christ were these. After his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they were united in marriage, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.

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Then an expounder of the Law stood up to test Him with a question. "Rabbi," he asked, "what shall I do to inherit the Life of the Ages?"

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He was not the Light, but he existed that he might give testimony concerning the Light.

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who said, "Galilaeans, why stand looking into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken up from you into Heaven will come in just the same way as you have seen Him going into Heaven."

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What good is it, my brethren, if a man professes to have faith, and yet his actions do not correspond? Can such faith save him?

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And do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

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In the same way exhort aged women to let their conduct be such as becomes consecrated persons. They must not be slanderers nor enslaved to wine-drinking. They must be teachers of what is right.

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To what conclusion, then, shall we come? Are we to persist in sinning in order that the grace extended to us may be the greater?

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But a time is coming--nay, has already come--when the true worshippers will worship the Father with true spiritual worship; for indeed the Father desires such worshippers.

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Just at this time an edict was issued by Caesar Augustus for the registration of the whole Empire.

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Wonder not at this. For a time is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice and will come forth--

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They are the world's children, and so their language is that of the world, and the world listens to them. We are God's children.

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On that same first day of the week, when it was evening and, for fear of the Jews, the doors of the house where the disciples were, were locked, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and said to them, "Peace be to you!"

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and, asking, "What has become of His promised Return? For from the time our forefathers fell asleep all things continue as they have been ever since the creation of the world."

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After this there was a Festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

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"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad the road which leads to ruin, and many there are who enter by it;

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"How is it possible," Nicodemus asked, "for a man to be born when he is old? Can he a second time enter his mother's womb and be born?"

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But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.

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He went on to say, "There was a man who had two sons.

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For it is always he who asks that receives, he who seeks that finds, and he who knocks that has the door opened to him.

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"*You* are the salt of the earth; but if salt has become tasteless, in what way can it regain its saltness? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown away and trodden on by the passers by.

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for His disciples were gone to the town to buy provisions.

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On the first day of the week, very early, while it was still dark, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from it.

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"Seven pounds' worth of bread," replied Philip, "is not enough for them all to get even a scanty meal."

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One day--it was a Sabbath--He was taking a meal at the house of one of the Rulers of the Pharisee party, while they were closely watching Him.

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He came to Nazareth also, where He had been brought up; and, as was His custom, He went to the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read.

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"In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that the Son can do nothing of Himself--He can only do what He sees the Father doing; for whatever He does, that the Son does in like manner.

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Now after the birth of Jesus, which took place at Bethlehem in Judaea in the reign of King Herod, excitement was produced in Jerusalem by the arrival of certain Magi from the east,

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"Nor is it for them alone that I make request. It is also for those who trust in me through their teaching;

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The brethren at once sent Paul and Silas away by night to Beroea, and they, on their arrival, went to the synagogue of the Jews.

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For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither the lower ranks of evil angels nor the higher, neither things present nor things future, nor the forces of nature,

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My former narrative, Theophilus, dealt with all that Jesus did and taught as a beginning, down to the day on which,

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Afterwards Jesus found him in the Temple and said to him, "You are now restored to health. Do not sin any more, or a worse thing may befall you."

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May grace and peace be granted to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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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.

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and all went to be registered--every one to the town to which he belonged.

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Have you endured such sufferings to no purpose--if indeed it has been to no purpose?

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As they pursued their journey He came to a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed Him to her house.

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Therefore, my dearly-loved friends, as I have always found you obedient, labour earnestly with fear and trembling--not merely as though I were present with you, but much more now since I am absent from you--labour earnestly, I say, to make sure of your own salvation.

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and you pay court to the one who wears the fine clothes, and say, "Sit here; this is a good place;" while to the poor man you say, "Stand there, or sit on the floor at my feet;"

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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."

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

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If then I can appeal to you as the followers of Christ, if there is any persuasive power in love and any common sharing of the Spirit, or if you have any tender-heartedness and compassion, make my joy complete by being of one mind,

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On His journey vast crowds attended Him, towards whom He turned and said,

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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.

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When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?" "Yes, Master," was his answer; "you know that you are dear to me." "Then feed my lambs," replied Jesus.

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So the Jews asked Him, "What proof of your authority do you exhibit to us, seeing that you do these things?"

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That which was from the beginning, which we have listened to, which we have seen with our own eyes, and our own hands have handled concerning the Word of Life--

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Now Saul, whose every breath was a threat of destruction for the disciples of the Lord,

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But the man who had been cured did not know who it was; for Jesus had passed out unnoticed, there being a crowd in the place.

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This then is the reason why God gave them up to vile passions. For not only did the women among them exchange the natural use of their bodies for one which is contrary to nature, but the men also,

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May mercy, peace and love be abundantly granted to you.

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among whom you also, called, as you have been, to belong to Jesus Christ, are numbered:

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"Listen, Israelites, to what I say. Jesus, the Nazarene, a man accredited to you from God by miracles and marvels and signs which God did among you through Him, as you yourselves know, Him--

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Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led about by the Spirit in the Desert for forty days,

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Some of His disciples therefore said to one another, "What does this mean which He is telling us, 'A little while and you do not see me, and again a little while and you shall see me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?"

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Then I saw a great white throne and One who was seated on it, from whose presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.

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"He who cured me," he replied, "said to me, 'Take up your mat and walk.'"

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His road lay through Samaria,

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Seeing that many have attempted to draw up a narrative of the facts which are received with full assurance among us

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After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them before Him, by twos, to go to every town or place which He Himself intended to visit.

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Seeing the multitude of people, Jesus went up the Hill. There He seated Himself, and when His disciples came to Him,

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But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren; and both of them were far advanced in life.

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And, on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices they had prepared.

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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.

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Judah was the father (by Tamar)

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But let me recall to you, brethren, the Good News which I brought you, which you accepted, and on which you are standing,

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Then, after John had been thrown into prison, Jesus came into Galilee proclaiming God's Good News.

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"Go and call your husband," said Jesus; "and come back."

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In most solemn truth I tell you that he who trusts in me--the things which I do he shall do also; and greater things than these he shall do, because I am going to the Father.

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"But to you who are listening to me I say, Love your enemies; seek the welfare of those who hate you;

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"And it shall come to pass in the last days, God says, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all mankind; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall have dreams;

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There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

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And this is the test by which men are judged--the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness more than they loved the Light, because their deeds were wicked.

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But now a righteousness coming from God has been brought to light apart from any Law, both Law and Prophets bearing witness to it--

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give, and gifts shall be bestowed on you. Full measure, pressed, shaken down, and running over, shall they pour into your laps; for with the same measure that you use they shall measure to you in return."

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If I can speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but am destitute of Love, I have but become a loud-sounding trumpet or a clanging cymbal.

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and the whole multitude of the people were outside praying, at the hour of incense.

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And while in their company He charged them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father's promised gift. "This you have heard of," He said, "from me.

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"Man," He replied, "who has constituted me a judge or arbitrator over you?"

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Now while he was doing priestly duty before God in the prescribed course of his class,

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Now there were in Antioch, in the Church there--as Prophets and teachers--barnabas, Symeon surnamed 'the black,' Lucius the Cyrenaean, Manaen (who was Herod the Tetrarch's foster-brother)

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Then, taking a Passover biscuit, He gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is being given on your behalf: this do in remembrance of me."

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seeing that His divine power has given us all things that are needful for life and godliness, through our knowledge of Him who has appealed to us by His own glorious perfections.

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Let no one say when passing through trial, "My temptation is from God;" for God is incapable of being tempted to do evil, and He Himself tempts no one.

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To Timothy my dearly-loved child. May grace, mercy and peace be granted to you from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

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And thus there sprang from one man, and him practically dead, a nation like the stars of the sky in number, and like the sands on the sea shore which cannot be counted.

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Now the wine ran short; whereupon the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."

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"Why, it is like a man who, when going on his travels, called his bondservants and entrusted his property to their care.

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Ram of Amminadab; Amminadab of Nahshon; Nahshon of Salmon;

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On one occasion the crowd was pressing on Him and listening to God's Message, while He was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret.

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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.

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Among all those who had embraced the faith there was but one heart and soul, so that none of them claimed any of his possessions as his own, but everything they had was common property;

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I tell you, certainly not. On the contrary, if you are not penitent you will all perish as they did.

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and Zechariah on seeing him was agitated and terrified.

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Once when they were with Him, they asked Him, "Master, is this the time at which you are about to restore the kingdom of Israel?"

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"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."

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Once He was teaching on the Sabbath in one of the synagogues

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"The chief Commandment," replied Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord;

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A person of that sort must not expect to receive anything from the Lord--

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For through the authority graciously given to me I warn every individual among you not to value himself unduly, but to cultivate sobriety of judgement in accordance with the amount of faith which God has allotted to each one.

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And He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you--that everything must be fulfilled that is written in the Law of Moses and in the Prophets and the Psalms concerning me."

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There was a man of the name of Ananias who, with his wife Sapphira, sold some property but,

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After the Sabbath, in the early dawn of the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary came to see the sepulchre.

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"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."

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When the Sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, in order to come and anoint His body.

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For it is in closest union with Him that we live and move and have our being; as in fact some of the poets in repute among yourselves have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'

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"for you have had five husbands, and the man you have at present is not your husband. You have spoken the truth in saying that."

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One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,

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The sun rises with his scorching heat and dries up the herbage, so that its flowers drop off and the beauty of its appearance perishes, and in the same way rich men with all their prosperity will fade away.

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On that same day two of the disciples were walking to Emmaus, a village seven or eight miles from Jerusalem,

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For our preaching was not grounded on a delusion, nor prompted by mingled motives, nor was there fraud in it.

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"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.'

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The younger men, however, rose, and wrapping the body up, carried it out and buried it.

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"I solemnly declare to every one who hears the words of the prophecy contained in this book, that if any one adds to those words, God will add to him the plagues spoken of in this book;

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Then one of the Scribes, who had heard them disputing and well knew that Jesus had given them an answer to the point, and a forcible one, came forward and asked Him, "Which is the chief of all the Commandments?"

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For it has reached you, and remains with you, just as it has also spread through the whole world, yielding fruit there and increasing, as it has done among you from the day when first you heard it and came really to know the grace of God,

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"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;

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As He passed by, He saw a man who had been blind from his birth.

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But this I tell you, brethren: our mortal bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, nor will what is perishable inherit what is imperishable.

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For it was from the Lord that I received the facts which, in turn, I handed on to you; how that the Lord Jesus, on the night He was to be betrayed, took some bread,

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but whoever drinks any of the water that I shall give him will never, never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become a fountain within him of water springing up for the Life of the Ages."

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After this I looked, and a vast host appeared which it was impossible for anyone to count, gathered out of every nation and from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in long white robes, and carrying palm-branches in their hands.

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"In most solemn truth I tell you that the man who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs over some other way, is a thief and a robber.

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During the stay of Apollos in Corinth, Paul, after passing through the inland districts, came to Ephesus, where he found a few disciples.

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"And when praying, you must not be like the hypocrites. They are fond of standing and praying in the synagogues or at the corners of the wider streets, in order that men may see them. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.

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"You have heard that it was said, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy.'

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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,

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And I saw thrones, and some who were seated on them, to whom judgment was entrusted. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded on account of the testimony that they had borne to Jesus and on account of God's Message, and also the souls of those who had not worshipped the Wild Beast or his statue, nor received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands; and they came to Life and were kings with Christ for a thousand years.

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Married women, in the same way, be submissive to your husbands, so that even if some of them disbelieve the Message, they may, apart from the Message, be won over by the daily life of their wives, after watching your daily life--

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And you who pronounce judgement upon those who do such things although your own conduct is the same as theirs--do you imagine that you yourself will escape unpunished when God judges?

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At this point Peter came to Him with the question, "Master, how often shall my brother act wrongly towards me and I forgive him? seven times?"

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He succeeded, and brought him to Antioch; and for a whole year they attended the meetings of the Church, and taught a large number of people. And it was in Antioch that the disciples first received the name of 'Christians.'

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it fell to his lot--according to the custom of the priesthood--to go into the Sanctuary of the Lord and burn the incense;

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There is no one who has gone up to Heaven, but there is One who has come down from Heaven, namely the Son of Man whose home is in Heaven.

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and even then, though they were not then born and had not done anything either good or evil, yet in order that God's electing purpose might not be frustrated, based, as it was, not on their actions but on the will of Him who called them, she was told,

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and He has also declared, "They shall not be admitted to My rest."

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"How is it," replied the woman, "that a Jew like you asks me, who am a woman and a Samaritan, for water?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)

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During the meal Jesus took a Passover biscuit, blessed it and broke it. He then gave it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and eat it: it is my body."

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After some days He entered Capernaum again, and it soon became known that He was at home;

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When He arrived in the neighbourhood of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus questioned His disciples. "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" He asked.

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Just then a man in the crowd appealed to Him. "Rabbi," he said, "tell my brother to give me a share of the inheritance."

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Then I saw an angel coming down from Heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit, and upon his arm he carried a great chain.

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in order that every one who trusts in Him may have the Life of the Ages."

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Now a certain man, named Lazarus, of Bethany, was lying ill-- Bethany being the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

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

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A man who has kept the Law as a whole, but has failed to keep some one command, has become guilty of violating all.

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Do not be astonished at my telling you, 'You must all be born anew.'

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If your hand should cause you to sin, cut it off: it would be better for you to enter into Life maimed, than remain in possession of both your hands and go away into Gehenna, into the fire which cannot be put out.

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My brethren, you must not make distinctions between one man and another while you are striving to maintain faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our glory.

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but a rich man should rejoice in being brought low, for like flowers among the herbage rich men will pass away.

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But certain persons who had come down from Judaea tried to convince the brethren, saying, "Unless you are circumcised in accordance with the Mosaic custom, you cannot be saved."

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As He went out to resume His journey, there came a man running up to Him, who knelt at His feet and asked, "Good Rabbi, what am I to do in order to inherit the Life of the Ages?"

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But how are they to call on One in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in One whose voice they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher?

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