The present article will be confined to Biblical Ethics. As there is no systematic presentation of the subject, all that can be done is to gather from the Jewish and Christian writings the moral conceptions that were formed by historians, prophets, poets, apostles. The old history culminates in the story of the perfect One, the Lord Jesus Christ, from whom there issued a life of higher order and ampler range.
I. OT Ethics.
And God saw every thing which he had made, and lo! it was very good. So it was evening - and it was morning, the sixth day.
And Yahweh God said, It is, not good, that the man should remain alone, - I will make for him a helper as his counterpart.
For God doth know, that in the day ye eat thereof, then shall your eyes be opened, - and ye shall become like God, knowing good and evil.
And enmity, will I put between thee, and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed, - He shall crush thy head, but, thou, shalt crush his heel. Unto the woman, he said, I will, increase, thy pain of pregnancy, In pain, shalt thou year children, - Yet, unto thy husband, shall be thy hinging, Though, he, rule over thee. read more. And, to the man, he said, Because thou didst hearken to the voice of thy wife, and so didst eat of the tree as to which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, Accursed be the ground for thy sake, In pain, shalt thou eat of it, all the days of thy life; Thorn also and thistle, shall it shoot forth to thee, - when thou hast come to eat of the herb of the field: In the sweat of thy face, shalt thou eat bread, until thou return to the ground, because therefrom, wast thou taken, - For, dust, thou art, And, unto dust, shalt thou return.
Shall it not, if thou do right, be lifted up? But if thou do not right, at the entrance a sin-bearer is lying, - Unto thee, moreover, shall be his longing, though, thou, rule over him.
Then Yahweh saw that great, was the wickedness of man in the earth, and that, every purpose of the devices of his heart, was only wicked all the day;
And Yahweh smelled a satisfying odour, so Yahweh said to himself. I will not, again, curse any more the ground for man's sake, although the device of the heart of man, be wicked from his youth, - neither will I again, any more smite every living thing, as I have done.
And he said, Accursed be Canaan, - a servant of servants, shall he be to his brethren!
And God said unto him in a dream, I, also, knew, that in the integrity of thy heart, thou didst this, so then, even I myself, withheld thee from sinning against me, for this reason, have I not suffered thee to touch her.
Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What hast thou done to us? and wherein had I sinned against thee, that thou shouldst have brought in over me and over my kingdom, a sin so great? Deeds, which should not be done, hast thou done with me.
There is no one greater in this house than I, neither hath he withheld from me anything, save only thyself in that thou, art his wife, - how, then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
and it shall come to pass that your sons shall say unto you, - What is this your service?
And thou shalt toll thy son, on that day, saying, - This is because, of that which Yahweh did for me, when he brought me forth out of Egypt.
And it shall be when thy son shall ask thee in time to come, saying, What is this? Then shalt thou say unto him: With strength of hand, did Yahweh bring us forth out of Egypt out of the house of slaves.
thou shalt not bow thyself down to them nor be led to serve them - For, I, Yahweh, thy God, am a jealous GOD, visiting the iniquity of fathers upon sons, unto three generations and, unto four, of them that hate me;
thou shalt not bow thyself down to them nor be led to serve them - For, I, Yahweh, thy God, am a jealous GOD, visiting the iniquity of fathers upon sons, unto three generations and, unto four, of them that hate me;
Honour thy father, and thy mother, - that thy days may be prolonged upon the soil, which Yahweh thy God is about to give unto thee.
When thou shalt acquire a servant who is a Hebrew, six years, shall he serve, - but in the seventh shall he go out freely - for nought.
A sorceress, shalt thou not suffer to live. Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death. read more. He that sacrificeth to the gods shall be devoted to destruction, - except he sacrificeth to Yahweh alone.
but the seventh year, shalt thou let it rest and be still so shall the needy of thy people eat, and what they leave, shall the wild-beast of the field eat, - in like manner, shalt thou deal with thy vineyard with thine oliveyard.
then took he the book of the covenant, and read in the ears of the people. And they said, All that Yahweh hath spoken, will we do, and will hearken, Then Moses took the blood, and dashed over the people, and said, Lo! the blood of the covenant which Yahweh hath solemnised with you, over all these words.
Therefore shall ye keep the sabbath, for holy, it is unto you, he that profaneth it shall be surely put to death; verily whosoever doeth therein any work that souls shall be cut off from the midst of its people: Six days, shall work be done, but on the seventh day, is a holy sabbath-keeping of rest unto Yahweh, - whosoever doeth work on the sabbath day, shall be, surely put to death.
So Moses returned unto Yahweh, and said, - Oh now, this people hath sinned a great sin, and they have made for themselves - gods of gold. Now, therefore, if thou wilt forgive their sin, -- but if not, blot me I pray thee out of thy book, which thou hast written,
And he said, - Show me, I pray thee, thy glory. And he said, - I, will cause all my goodness to pass before thee. And will proclaim myself by the name Yahweh, before thee, And will show favour, unto whom I may show favour, And will have compassion on whom I may have compassion.
So Yahweh passed before him, and proclaimed, - Yahweh, Yahweh, A God of compassion and favour, - Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and faithfulness: Keeping lovingkindness to a thousand generations, Forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, Though he leave not, utterly unpunished, Visiting the iniquity of fathers, Upon sons, And upon sons' sons, Unto a third and unto a fourth generation.
Six days, shall work be done, but on the seventh day, shall there be to you a holy sabbath-keeping, unto Yahweh, whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. Ye shall not kindle a fire, in any of your dwellings, - on the sabbath day.
And he took and placed the testimony within the ark, and put the staves upon the ark, - and placed the propitiatory upon the ark, above;
Thou shalt not curse the deaf, Nor, before the blind, place a stumbling-block, - So shalt thou stand in awe of thy God I, am Yahweh.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart, - Thou shalt, faithfully reprove, thy neighbour, and not countenance him in sin: Thou shalt not take vengeance neither shalt thou cherish anger against the sons of thy people, So shalt thou love thy neighbour as thyself, - I, am Yahweh.
Before a hoary head, shalt thou rise up, And shalt honour the presence of an elder, - So shalt thou stand in awe of thy God - I, am Yahweh.
And as touching man or woman, when there shall be in them a familiar spirit, or the spirit of an circle, they shall, surely be put to death, - with stones, shall they be stoned - their blood, shall be upon themselves.
and unto thy tame-beasts, and unto the wild-beasts that are in thy land, shall belong all the increase thereof for food.
For, my bondmen, they are, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt, - they shall not sell themselves with the sale of a bondman. Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour, - so shalt thou stand in awe of thy God. read more. And as for thy bondman and thy bond-maid which thou shalt have, of the nations that are round about you - from them, may ye buy bondman and bond-maid. Moreover also, of the sons of the settlers who are sojourning with you - of them, may ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they have begotten in your land, - so shall they become yours, as a possession; and ye may take them as an inheritance for your sons after you to inherit as a possession, unto times age-abiding, of them, may ye take to be bondmen, - but, over your brethren the sons of Israel - a man over his brother, ye shall not rule, over him with rigour. And, when the hand of the sojourner and settler with thee getteth possessions, and thy brother with him, waxeth poor, - and so he selleth himself to the sojourner who is a settler with thee, or to one who hath taken root, of the family of the sojourner, after that he hath sold himself, a right of redemption, pertaineth to him, - one of his brethren, may redeem him; or, his uncle or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or, a near flesh-relation of his, of his family, may redeem him, or, his own hand may have gotten enough, and, so he may redeem himself.
be cut off out of the midst of his people. Because the word of Yahweh, hath he despised, and his commandment, hath he broken, that person shall be surely cut off, his iniquity, is in himself. While the sons of Israel were in the desert, they found a man gathering sticks on the sabbath day. read more. And they who found him gathering sticks, brought him near, unto Moses and unto Aaron and unto all the assembly. And they put him in ward, - because it was not clear what they should do unto him. Then said Yahweh unto Moses, The man shall be, put to death, - all the assembly, stoning him with stones, outside the camp. So then all the assembly, put him forth, outside the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died, - As Yahweh commanded Moses.
Only take thou heed to thyself and keep thy soul diligently, so that thou forget not the things which thine own eyes have seen, and so that they go not out of thy heart, all the days of thy life, - but thou shalt make them known unto thy sons and unto thy son's sons: -
Honour thy father and thy mother, as Yahweh thy God hath commanded thee, - that thy days may be prolonged and that it may go well with thee, upon the soil which Yahweh thy God is about to give unto thee:
Thou shalt therefore love Yahweh thy God, - with all thy heart and with all thy soul, and with all thy might; so shall these words which I am commanding thee to-day, be upon thy heart; read more. and thou shalt impress them upon thy sons, and shalt speak of them, - when thou sittest in thy house and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and when thou risest up;
When thy son shall ask thee in time to come, saying, - What mean the testimonies and the statutes and the regulations, which Yahweh our God commanded you? Then shalt thou say unto thy son, Servants, were we unto Pharaoh in Egypt, - and Yahweh brought us forth out of Egypt with a firm hand; read more. and Yahweh put forth signs and wonders great and sore upon Egypt upon Pharaoh and upon all his household before our eyes; but he brought us forth from thence, - that he might bring us in, to give unto us the land, which he sware unto our fathers. So then Yahweh commanded us to do all these statutes, to revere Yahweh our God, - for our good, all the days, to preserve us alive as at this day; and righteousness, shall it he to us, - when we take heed to do all this commandment, before Yahweh our God, as he commanded us.
but because Yahweh loved you and because he would keep the oath which he sware unto your fathers, did Yahweh bring you forth with a firm hand, - and redeem thee out of the house of servants, out of the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Then turned I, and came down out of the mountain, and put the tables in the ark which I had made, - and they have remained there, as Yahweh commanded me.
executing the vindication of the orphan and the widow, - and loving sojourner, giving him food and raiment. Therefore shall ye love the sojourner, - for sojourners, became ye in the land of Egypt.
and ye shall teach them unto your children by speaking of them, - when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and when thou risest up;
And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death because he hath spoken revolt against Yahweh your God, - who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt and redeemed thee out of the house of servants, to seduce thee out of the way wherein Yahweh shy God hath commanded thee to walk, - so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst.
and all the spoil thereof, shalt thou gather together into the midst of the broad way thereof, and shalt consume with fire the city and all the spoil thereof every whirl unto Yahweh thy God, - and it shall be a heap unto times age-abiding, it shall be built no more.
When there cometh to be among you a needy person any one of thy brethren within any one of thy gates, in thy land, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart nor shut thy hand from thy needy brother; but thou shalt, open, thy hand unto him, - and, lend, him enough to meet the poverty which doth impoverish him. read more. Take thou heed to thyself lest there be something near thine abandoned heart, saying - Drawing nigh, is the seventh year the year of release, and so thine eye be evil, against thy needy brother, and thou give not unto him, - and he cry out against thee unto Yahweh, and it become in thee a sin! Thou shalt, give, unto him, and thy heart shall not be evil when thou givest unto him, - for on account of this very thing, will Yahweh thy God bless thee, in all that thou doest and in all whereunto thou puttest thy hand. For the needy will not cease out of the midst of the land - for this cause, am I commanding thee, saying, Thou shalt open, thy hand unto thy brother to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.
Thou shalt not sacrifice unto Yahweh thy God a bullock or a sheep wherein is a blemish, any unseemly thing: for an abomination unto Yahweh thy God, it would be. When there shall be found in thy midst, within any of thy gates, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, man or woman who doeth the thing which is wicked in the eyes of Yahweh thy God by transgressing his covenant; read more. yea hath gone, and served other gods, and bowed down unto them, - whether unto the sun or unto the moon or unto any of the host of the heavens which I have not commanded; and it shall be told thee and thou shalt hear, - and shalt enquire diligently, and lo! true - certain, is the report, this abominable thing hath been done in Israel, then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman who hath done this wicked thing, within thy gates - the man, or the woman, - and shalt stone them with stones that they die.
Howbeit the prophet who shall presume to speak a word in my name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who shah speak in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.
neither shall thine eye pity, - life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
When thou shalt go forth to war against thine enemies, - and Yahweh thy God shall deliver them into thy hand and thou shalt take them captive; and shalt see among the captives a woman of beautiful figure, - and shalt have a desire unto her, and wouldest take her to thee to wife, read more. then shalt thou bring her into the midst of thy house, - and she shall shave her head and pare her nails; and put away the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thy house, and bewail her father and her mother for the space of a month, - and after that, mayest thou go in unto her, and he her husband, and she shall be thy wife. And it shall be, if thou hast no pleasure in her, then shalt thou let her go whither she will but thou shalt not sell, her for silver, - thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because thou hast humbled her.
Thou shalt not see the ass of thy brother or his ox fallen in the way, and turn away from them, - thou shalt, raise, them with him.
When a bird's-nest chanceth to be before thee, - in the way, in any tree or upon the ground, whether with nestlings or eggs, and, the mother, be sitting upon the nestlings or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the mother upon the young;
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the sojourner or the fatherless, - neither shalt thou take in pledge the garment of a widow;
Thou shalt not muzzle an ox when he is treading out the corn.
Call together the people - the men and the women and the little ones, and thy sojourner who is within thy gates, - that they may hear, and that they may learn, so shall they revere Yahweh your God, and observe to do all the words of this law; and that their children who know not, may hear and learn, that they may revere Yahweh your God, - all the days that ye are living upon the soil, which ye are passing over the Jordan to possess.
he said unto them - Apply your hearts unto all the words which I am witnessing against you, to-day, - how that ye must command your sons to observe to do all the words of this law;
But, she, had taken them up to the roof, - and concealed them with the stalks of flax which she had laid in order for herself upon the roof.
So then Joshua rose early in the morning, and they brake up from The Acacias and came as far as the Jordan, he and all the sons of Israel, - and they lodged there before they passed over. And it came to pass, after three days, that the officers went through the midst of the camp,
And it came to pass, after three days, that the officers went through the midst of the camp, and commanded the people saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your God, and, the priests the Levites, bearing it, ye also, shall break up out of your place, and come after it.
and commanded the people saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your God, and, the priests the Levites, bearing it, ye also, shall break up out of your place, and come after it.
Then said Joshua unto the people, Hallow yourselves, - for, to-morrow, will Yahweh do in your midst, wonderful things.
And Joshua said unto Achan - My son give I pray thee glory unto Yahweh God of Israel and make to him confession, - and tell me I pray thee what thou hast done, do not hide it from me. And Achan answered Joshua and said, - Of a truth, I, have sinned against Yahweh God of Israel, and, thus and thus, have I done: read more. When I saw among the spoil a certain goodly mantle of Babylonia and two hundred shekels of silver and a certain wedge of gold - fifty shekels the weight thereof, then I coveted them, then I took them, - and, there they are, hid in the earth, in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it. So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent, - and, there it was, hid in his tent, and, the silver, under it. And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them in unto Joshua, and unto all the sons of Israel, - and poured them out before Yahweh. And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan - son of Zerah, and the silver and the mantle and the wedge of gold, and his sons and his daughters, and his oxen and his asses and his sheep and his tent, and all that he had, and brought them up the valley of Achor. And Joshua said - Why hast thou troubled us? Yahweh, will trouble thee, this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them up with fire, and covered them with stones; yea they raised over him a great heap of stones which remaineth until this day. And Yahweh turned from the fierceness of his anger, - for which cause, hath the name of that place been called - The Valley of Achor, until this day.
And, my princes in Issachar, were with Deborah, yea, Issachar, was the support of Barak, Into the vale rushed they forth at his feet. Among the divisions of Reuben, great were the resolves of the heart: Wherefore abodes thou among the folds? To hear the mocking of the flocks? The divisions of Reuben, had great counsellings of heart. read more. Gilead, beyond the Jordan, took his rest, but, Dan, wherefore remained he with the ships? Asher, abode by the shore of the seas, and, by his creeks, must needs rest. Zebulun - a people that scorned their souls unto death; and, Naphtali, - upon the heights of the field.
But Yahweh said unto Samuel - Do not regard his countenance, or the height of his stature, for I have rejected him, - for it is not what man looketh to but what God looketh to. For, man, looketh to the outward appearance, but, Yahweh, looketh to the heart.
Said the God of Israel, Unto me, spake the Rock of Israel: - One Ruling over Men, A Righteous One, ruling in the reverence of God, Is even as the light of the morning when ariseth the sun, - A morning, without clouds, As from brightness, and from rain, the fresh shoots out of the earth.
If I withheld - from pleasure - the poor, or, the eyes of the widow, I dimmed;
Let the wrong of the lawless, I pray thee, come to an end, and establish thou him that is righteous, - for, a trier of hearts and reins, is God the righteous one.
Who shall ascend the mountain of Yahweh? And who shall stand in his holy place? The clean of hands, and pure of heart, - who hath not uplifted, to falsehood, his soul, nor sworn deceitfully,
Remember thy compassions, O Yahweh, and thy lovingkindnesses, For, from age-past times, have they been.
How happy is he that is attentive to the poor, In the day of calamity, will Yahweh deliver him:
The sacrifices of God, are a spirit that is broken, - A heart - broken and crushed, O God, thou wilt not despise.
When he set up a testimony in Jacob, And, a law, appointed in Israel, - Which he commanded our fathers, That they might make them known to their children; To the end, A later generation, might come m know, Children who should be born, Who should arise, and recount them to their children;
Compassionate and gracious, is Yahweh, - Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness.
They give drink, to every wild beast of the field, The wild asses do break their thirst. Over them, the bird of the heavens settleth down, From amidst the foliage, they utter a voice.
If, iniquities, thou shouldest mark, O Yah, O My Lord, who could stand?
Thou, hast observed my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou hast given heed to my desire, from afar: My path and my couch, hast thou examined, and, all my ways, thou well knowest.
Search me, O GOD, and observe my heart, Try me, and observe my cares;
Thou wild-beast, and all ye cattle, crawling creature, and bird of wing;
Go to the ant, thou sluggard, observe her ways, and be wise; Which, having no harvest, scribe, or ruler, read more. Prepareth, in the summer, her food, hath collected, in the harvest, her sustenance. How long, O sluggard, wilt thou lie? how long ere thou rise from thy sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest: - So shall come in, as a highwayman, thy poverty, and, thy want, as one armed with a shield.
For, in the window of my house, through my lattice, I looked out;
A righteous man, regardeth the desire of his beast, but, the compassions of the lawless, are cruel.
He that sheweth contempt for his neighbour, sinneth, but, he that sheweth favour to the afflicted, how happy is he!
A prudent servant, shall rule over a son who causeth shame, and, in the midst of brothers, shall he share the inheritance.
Unseemly in an unworthy man, is the lip of excellence, much more, in one of noble mind, the lip of falsehood.
Prepare, in the open, thy work, and make ready, in the field, for thyself, Afterwards, shalt thou build thy house.
Of what use to me, is your multitude of sacrifices: Saith Yahweh: I am sated with ascending-offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts, - In the blood of bulls and young rams and he-goats, have I no pleasure.
Having swallowed up death itself victoriously, My Lord, Yahweh, will wipe away, tears from off all faces, - And the reproach of his own people, will he remove from off all the earth, For, Yahweh, hath spoken.
Is not, this, the fast that I must ever choose - To unbind the tight cords of lawlessness, To unloose the bands of the yoke, - and To let the crushed go free, and That every yoke, ye tear off?
In all their affliction, he, was afflicted And the messenger of his presence saved them, In his love and in his pity, he, redeemed them, - And then lifted them up and carried them all the days of the age-past time.
Go, and proclaim these words, towards the North and say - Return! thou apostate - Israel, Urgeth Yahweh, I will not lower my face against you, - for full of lovingkindness, I am, Declareth Yahweh, I will not maintain mine anger unto times age-abiding.
What then is it to me that - Frankincense from Shebah come in, or Sweet cane from a land afar off? Your own ascending-offerings, are not acceptable, Nor are, your sacrifices, pleasing to me.
But, if ye shall thoroughly amend, your ways, and your doings, - Shall thoroughly execute justice between a man and his neighbour;
Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts God of Israel, - Your ascending-offerings, add ye unto your peace-offerings and eat ye flesh.
I - Yahweh, Searching the heart, Testing the affections; And giving to every man According to his way, According to the fruit of his doings.
Thus, saith Yahweh, - Execute ye justice, and righteousness, And deliver the robbed out of the hand of the oppressor, - But the sojourner the fatherless, and the widow, do not oppress neither commit violence, And the blood of the innocent, do not ye shed, in this place.
From afar, Yahweh hath appeared unto me, Yea with an age-abiding love, have I loved thee, For this cause, have I prolonged to thee lovingkindness.
In those days, shall they say no more, Fathers, did eat sour grapes, - And, children's teeth, are blunted! But, every one, for his own iniquity, shall die, - Any human being who eateth the sour grapes, his own teeth, shall be blunted.
For, this, is the covenant which I will solemnize with the house of Israel after those days Declareth Yahweh, I will put my law within them, Yea, on their heart, will I write it, - So will I become their God, And they shall become my people.
And I will bring back Them of the captivity of Judah, and Them of the captivity of Israel, - And I will build them, as at the first;
What occasion have ye, to be using this proverb, concerning the so of Israel, saying, - Fathers eat sour grapes, And the children's teeth are blunted? As I live, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh, Surely ye shall have occasion no longer to use this proverb, in Israel.
Will ye then say. Why hath not the son borne a part of the iniquity of the father? But the son hath done justice and righteousness, All my statutes, hath observed and done them He shall surely live. The person that sinneth, the same, shall die, - the son shall not bear a part of the iniquity of, the father, neither shall a father bear a part of the iniquity of the son, the righteousness of the righteous upon himself, shall be. And the lawlessness of a lawless man upon himself, shall be.
The hand of Yahweh I being upon me, he carried me forth in the spirit of Yahweh, and set me down in the midst of a plain, - and the same was full of bones; and he caused me to pass near them. round about on every side, - and lo! they were very many on the face of the plain, and lo! they were very dry. read more. Then said he unto me, Son of man. Can these bones I live. And I said, My Lord, Yahweh, thou knowest! Then said he unto me, Prophesy, over these bones, - and thou shalt say unto them, Ye bones so dry! hear ye the word of Yahweh! Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, Unto these bones, - Lo! I am about to bring into you - spirit, and ye shall live; Yea I will lay upon you - sinews, And bring up over you flesh. And cover over you - skin, And put in you - spirit And ye stall live, Then shall ye know that I, am Yahweh. And when I prophesied as I was commanded, then was there a noise, as I prophesied and lo! a rattling, and the bones came near, each bone unto its own bone. And when I looked, then lo! upon them were sinews, and flesh had come up, and there had spread over them skin above, but spirit, was there none within them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the spirit, Prophesy, Son of man. and thou shalt say unto the spirit. Thus saith My Lord Yahweh- From the four winds, come thou, O spirit, And breathe into these slain That they may live. And when I prophesied as he commanded me, then came into them the spirit, and they lived and stood upon their feet, an exceeding great army. Then said he unto me, Son of man. These bones, are all the house of Israel, - Lo! they are saying. Dried are our bones, and lost is our hope We are quite cut off! Therefore prophesy and thou shalt say unto them Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, Lo I myself am going to open your graves And will cause you to come up out of your graves. O my people, - And will bring you upon the so of Israel. So shall ye know that I, am Yahweh, - When I open your graves. And cause you to come up out of your graves O my people, And I will put my spirit within you and ye shall live, And I will settle you upon your own soil, So shall ye know that I, Yahweh have spoken and have performed. Declareth Yahweh.
For, lovingkindness, I desired, and not sacrifice, - and the knowledge of God, more than ascending-offerings. But, they, like Adam, have transgressed a covenant, - There, have they dealt treacherously with me.
To thy mouth, with a horn! Like an eagle, on the house of Yahweh, - because they have violated my covenant, and, against my law, have they transgressed.
When Israel was, a child, then I loved him, - and, out of Egypt, called I my son.
Out of the hand of hades, will I ransom them, out of death, will I redeem them, - Where is thy pestilence, O death? Where thy plague, O hades? Repentance, shall be hid from mine eyes.
I will heal their apostacy, I will love them freely, - for mine anger, hath turned, from them.
Hear ye this word, which Yahweh hath spoken, concerning you, ye sons of Israel, - concerning the whole family which I brought up out of the land of Egypt saying: - Only you, have I acknowledged, of all the families of the ground, For this cause, will I visit upon you all your iniquities. read more. Can two walk together, - except they meet?
I hate, I despise your festivals, - and can scent no fragrance in your solemn feasts.
And was not, I, to spare Nineveh, the great city, - wherein are more than twelve times ten thousand human beings, who cannot discern between their right hand and their left, besides much cattle?
Who is a GOD like unto thee, taking away the iniquity - and passing over the transgression - of the remnant of his inheritance? He hath not held fast, perpetually, his anger, for, one who delighteth in lovingkindness, is he!
Thus, spake Yahweh of hosts, saying, - With true justice, give ye judgment, and, lovingkindness and compassions, observe ye, one with another;
And the word of Yahweh of hosts came, saying: Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, I am jealous for Zion with a great jealousy, - Yea, with great wrath, am I jealous for her. read more. Thus, saith Yahweh, I have returned unto Zion, and will make my habitation in the midst of Jerusalem, - and Jerusalem, shall be called, The city of fidelity, and the mountain of Yahweh of hosts, The mountain of holiness. Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Yet shall old men and old women sit in the broadways of Jerusalem, - Yea, each one with his staff in his hand for multitude of days: And, the broadways of the city, shall be full of boys and girls, - playing in the broadways thereof. Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Because it will be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people, in those days, In mine own eyes also, shall it be marvellous? Demandeth Yahweh of hosts. Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Behold me! saving my people out of the land of the dawn, - and out of the land of the going in of the sun; And I will bring them in, and they shall have their habitation in the midst of Jerusalem, - and shall become my people, and, I, will become their God, In faithfulness and in righteousness.
My covenant, was with him, Life and Well-being, so I gave them to him - I as One to be revered - and he did revere me, - and, before my Name, dismayed, was he. The deliverance of truth, was in his mouth, and, perverseness, was not found in his lips, - In well-doing and in uprightness, walked he with me, and, multitudes, did he turn from iniquity. read more. For, the lips of a priest, should keep knowledge, and, a deliverance, should men seek at his mouth, - for, the messenger of Yahweh of hosts, he is.
Then, Jesus was led up into the wilderness, by the Spirit, to be tempted by the adversary; and, fasting forty days and forty nights, - afterwards, he hungered. read more. And, coming near, the tempter said to him, - If thou art God's, Son, speak! that, these stones, may become, loaves. But, he, answering, said, It is written, - Not on bread alone, shall man live, but on every declaration coming forth through the mouth of God. Then, the adversary taketh him with him, unto the holy city, - and he set him upon the pinnacle of the temple; and saith to him - If thou art God's, Son, cast thyself down, - for it is written, To his messengers, will he give charge concerning thee; and, on hands, will they bear thee up, lest once thou strike, against a stone, thy foot. Jesus said to him, Again, it is written, - Thou shalt not put to the test, the Lord thy God. Again, the adversary taketh him with him, into an exceeding high mountain, - and pointeth out to him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory; and said to him, All these things, will I give thee, - if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Withdraw, Satan! for it is written, - The Lord thy God, shalt thou worship, and, to him alone, render divine service. Then, the adversary leaveth him, - and lo! messengers came near, and began ministering unto him.
But, seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain, - and, when he had taken a seat, his disciples came unto him;
But, seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain, - and, when he had taken a seat, his disciples came unto him; and, opening his mouth, he began teaching them, saying: -
and, opening his mouth, he began teaching them, saying: - Happy, the destitute, in spirit; for, theirs, is the kingdom of the heavens;
Happy, the destitute, in spirit; for, theirs, is the kingdom of the heavens; Happy, they who mourn; for, they, shall be comforted:
Happy, they who mourn; for, they, shall be comforted: Happy, the meek; for, they, shall inherit the earth:
Happy, the meek; for, they, shall inherit the earth: Happy, they who hunger and thirst for righteousness; for, they, shall be filled:
Happy, they who hunger and thirst for righteousness; for, they, shall be filled: Happy, the merciful; for, they, shall receive mercy:
Happy, the merciful; for, they, shall receive mercy: Happy, the pure, in heart; for, they, shall, see God:
Happy, the pure, in heart; for, they, shall, see God: Happy, the peacemakers; for, they, shall be, called sons of God:
Happy, the peacemakers; for, they, shall be, called sons of God: Happy, they who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake; for, theirs, is the kingdom of the heavens.
Happy, they who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake; for, theirs, is the kingdom of the heavens.
Happy, they who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake; for, theirs, is the kingdom of the heavens. Happy, are ye, whensoever they may reproach you and persecute you, and say every evil thing against you, falsely, for my sake:
Happy, are ye, whensoever they may reproach you and persecute you, and say every evil thing against you, falsely, for my sake: Rejoice and exult, because, your reward, is great in the heavens; for, so, persecuted they the prophets who were before you.
Rejoice and exult, because, your reward, is great in the heavens; for, so, persecuted they the prophets who were before you. Ye, are the salt of the earth; but, if the salt become tasteless, wherewith shall it be salted? it is good, for nothing, any more, save, being cast out, to be trampled on by men. read more. Ye, are the light of the world: it is impossible for a city to be hid, on the top of a mountain, lying. Neither light they a lamp, and place it under the measure; but upon the lampstand, and it giveth light to all that are in the house. In like manner, let your light shine before men, - that they may see your good works, - and glorify your Father who is in the heavens. Do not think, that I came to pull down the law, or the prophets, - I came not to pull down, but to fulfil.
Ye have heard, that it was said, to them of olden time, - Thou shalt not commit murder, and, whosoever shall commit murder, shall be, liable, to judgment.
Ye have heard, that it was said, to them of olden time, - Thou shalt not commit murder, and, whosoever shall commit murder, shall be, liable, to judgment. But, I, say unto you, that, every one who is angry with his brother, shall be, liable, to judgment, - and, whosoever shall say to his brother, Worthless one!, shall be, liable, to the high council; and, whosoever shall say, Rebel!, shall be, liable, unto the fiery gehenna. read more. If, therefore, thou be bearing thy gift towards the altar, and, there, shouldst remember that, thy brother, hath aught against thee, leave, there, thy gift before the altar, and withdraw, - first, be reconciled unto thy brother, and, then, coming, be offering thy gift.
Ye have heard, that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But, I, say unto you, that, Every one who looketh on a woman so as to covet her, already, hath committed adultery with her, in his heart.
Ye have heard, that it was said, - Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth. But, I, tell you, not to resist evil, - Nay, whoever is smiting thee on the right cheek, turn to him, the other also;
Buttake heed, that ye do not, your righteousness, before men, to be gazed at by them, - otherwise at least, reward, have ye none, with your Father who is in the heavens.
that thine alms may be in secret, - and, thy Father, who seeth in secret, will give it back to thee.
But, thou, when thou wouldest pray, enter into thy closet, and, fastening thy door, pray unto thy Father who is in secret, - and, thy Father who seeth in secret, will reward thee.
For, if ye forgive men their faults, Your Father who is in the heavens, will forgive, even you; But, if ye forgive not men their faults, neither will your Father forgive, your faults.
that thou do not appear, unto men, to be fasting, but to thy Father who is in secret, - and, thy Father who seeth in secret, will reward thee.
Every one, therefore, who heareth thesemy words, and doeth them, shall be likened to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock; And the rain descended, and the streams came, and the winds blew, and rushed against that house, and it fell not; for it had been founded upon the rock. read more. And every one who heareth these my words, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand; And the rain descended, and the streams came, and the winds blew, and dashed against that house, and it fell; and, the fall thereof, was, great.
For which is easier - To say, Forgiven are thy sins, - or to say, Rise and be walking! But, that ye may know, that the Son of Man hath, authority, upon the earth, to be forgiving sins, then, saith he to the paralytic, - Rise! take up thy couch, and withdraw unto thy house.
He that loveth father or mother above me, is not, worthy, of me, - and, he that loveth son or daughter above me, is not, worthy, of me; And, he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not, worthy, of me. read more. He that hath found his life, shall lose it, - and, he that hath lost his life, for my sake, shall find it.
Verily, I say unto you - There hath not arisen, among such as are born of women, a greater than John the Immerser, - yet, he that is less in the kingdom of the heavens, is, greater than he.
Broods of vipers! How can ye speak, good things, being, evil? For, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. The good man, out of the good treasure, putteth forth, good things; and, the evil man, out of the evil treasure, putteth forth, evil things.
For, verily, I say unto you - Many prophets and righteous men, have coveted to see what ye see, and have not seen, and to hear what ye hear, and have not heard.
that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken through the prophet, saying - I will open, in parables, my mouth, I will bring up things hidden from the foundation!
And, he, said unto them - Wherefore, every scribe, discipled unto the kingdom of the heavens, is like unto a householder, who putteth forth out of his treasure, things new and old.
For this cause, hath the kingdom of the heavens become like unto a man, a king, who wished to settle an account with his servants; And, when he, began, to settle, there was brought unto him a, certain, debtor, of a thousand talents; read more. and, he, not having, wherewith to pay, the master ordered him to be sold, and the wife, and the children, and whatsoever he had, - and payment to be made. The servant therefore, falling down, began to do homage unto him, saying - Have patience with me, and, all, will I pay thee. And, moved with compassion, the master of that servant released him, and, the loan, he, forgave, him. But that servant, going out, found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him, a hundred denaries, and, laying hold of him, he began seizing him by the throat, saying, Pay! if anything thou owest. His fellow servant, therefore, falling down, began beseeching him, saying, Have patience with me! And I will pay thee. He, however, would not, but went away and cast him into prison, - until he should pay what was owing. His fellow-servants, therefore, seeing, the things that were done, were grieved exceedingly, - and went and made quite plain to their master all the things which had been done. Then, calling him near, his master saith unto him - O wicked servant! All that debt, forgave I thee, because thou didst beseech me. Was it not binding, upon thee also, to have mercy upon thy fellow-servant, as, I also, on thee, had mercy? And, provoked to anger, his master delivered him up to the torturers, until he should pay all that was owing. Thus, my heavenly Father also, will do unto you, if ye forgive not each one his brother, from your hearts.
But, all their works, they do, to be gazed at, by men, - for they make broad their amulets, and make large their fringes,
Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because ye make yourselves like sepulchres whitewashed, which, outside, indeed, appear, beautiful, but, within, are full, of dead men's bones and all uncleanness, -
Then, will he say unto those also, on his left hand: Depart ye from me, accursed ones! Into the age-abiding fire, which hath been prepared for the adversary and his messengers; For I hungered, and ye gave me not to eat, and I was thirsty, and ye gave me not to drink, read more. A stranger, was I, and ye took me not home, naked, and ye clothed me not, sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then, will, they also, answer, saying: Lord! when saw we thee - hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and ministered not unto thee? Then, will he answer them, saying: Verily, I say unto you - Inasmuch as ye did it not, unto one of these least, neither unto me, did ye it.
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I myself have commanded you, And lo! I, am, with you, all the days, until the conclusion of the age.
And the Scribes and Pharisees, seeing that he was eating with the sinners and the tax-collectors, began saying unto his disciples - With the tax-collectors and sinners, is he eating? And, hearing it, Jesus saith unto them - No need, have the strong of a physician, but they who are sick, I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
No one, seweth a patch of unshrunk cloth upon an old mantle, - otherwise, at least, the shrinking teareth away from it - the new from the old - and, a worse rent is made. And, no one, poureth new wine into fold skins, - otherwise, at least, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and, the skins. But new wine is for unused skins.
and, observing certain of his disciples, that, with defiled hands, that is unwashed, they are eating bread, - - For, the Pharisees, and all the Jews, unless with care they wash their hands, eat not, holding fast the tradition of the elders; read more. and coming from market, unless they sprinkle themselves, they eat not, - and, many other things, there are, which they have accepted to hold fast - immersions of cups and measures and copper vessels - - and so the Pharisees and the Scribes, question, him - For what cause do thy disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but, with defiled hands, eat bread? But, he, said unto them - Well, prophesied Isaiah concerning you, ye hypocrites, as it is written - This people, with the lips do honour me, while, their heart, far off, holdeth from me, - But, in vain, do they pay devotions unto me, teaching for teachings, the commandments of men; Having, dismissed, the commandment, of God, ye, hold fast, the tradition, of men.
And he saith unto them - Thus, are, ye also, without discernment? Perceive ye not that, nothing, from without, entering into the man, can defile him; because it entereth not into his heart, but into his stomach, and, into the draught, is passed - purifying all foods? read more. And he was saying - That which, out of the man, cometh forth, that, defileth the man; For, from within, out of the heart of men, the base designs, come forth, - fornications, thefts,
For, from within, out of the heart of men, the base designs, come forth, - fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, covetousnesses, knaveries, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, profane speaking, foolishness, -
murders, adulteries, covetousnesses, knaveries, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, profane speaking, foolishness, - all these wicked things, from within, come forth, and defile, the man.
And Pharisees coming near were questioning him - whether it is allowed a husband to divorce a wife, testing him. But, he, answering, said unto them - What unto you did, Moses, command? read more. And, they, said - Moses permitted, to write, a roll of dismissal, and to divorce. But, Jesus, said unto them - In view of your hardness of heart, wrote he for you this commandment; But, from the beginning of creation, male and female, made he them; For this cause, shall a man leave behind his father and mother, and, the two, shall become, one flesh; so that, no longer, are they two, but, one flesh. What then, God, hath yoked together, let, a man, not put asunder.
And, coming, they say unto him - Teacher! we know that, true, thou art, and it concerneth thee not about anyone, - for thou lookest not unto the face of men; but, in truth, the way of God, dost teach: - Is it allowable to give tax unto Caesar, or not? Should we give, or should we not give? But, he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them - Why are ye, tempting, me? Bring me a denary, that I may see it. read more. And, they, brought one. And he saith unto them - Whose, is this image, and the inscription? And, they, said unto him - Caesar's. And, Jesus, said - the things of Caesar, render, unto Caesar, and, the things of God, unto God. And they were marvelling at him.
But, as the sun was going in, they one and all, as many as had any sick with divers diseases, brought them unto him; and, he, upon each one of them laying, his hands, was curing them.
And the dead man sat up, and began to speak; and he gave him to his mother.
For which cause, I say unto thee - Her many sins, have been forgiven, because she hath loved, much: but, he to whom little is forgiven, little, loveth.
And he said unto another - Be following me! But, he, said - Suffer me, first, to depart, and bury my father. And he said unto him - Leave, the dead, to bury their own dead; but, thou, departing, be declaring the kingdom of God.
Alas for thee, Chorazin! Alas for thee, Bethsaida! Because, if, in Tyre and Zidon, had been done the works of power which have been down in you, of old, in sackcloth and ashes sitting, they would have repented. Moreover, for Tyre and Zidon, more tolerable, will it be, in the judgment, than, for you. read more. And, thou, Capernaum, - Unto heaven, shalt thou be uplifted? -- Unto hades, thou shalt be brought down! He that hearkeneth unto you, unto me, doth hearken, and, he that setteth you aside, doth set, me, aside; and, he that setteth, me, aside, doth set aside, him that sent me.
And lo! a certain lawyer, arose, putting him to the test, saying - Teacher! by doing what, shall I inherit, life age-abiding? And, he, said unto him - In the law, what is written? how dost thou read? read more. And, he, answering, said - Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, out of all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might, and with all thine intention; and thy neighbour, as thyself? And he said unto him - Rightly, hast thou answered: This, do, and thou shalt live. But, he, wishing to justify himself, said unto Jesus - And, who is, my, neighbour? And taking up the question , Jesus said - A certain man, was going down from Jerusalem unto Jericho, and, with robbers, fell in, - who, stripping him, and inflicting, wounds, upon him, departed, leaving him, half dead. And, by chance, a certain priest, was coming down by that road, and, seeing him, passed by, on the opposite side. And, in like manner, a Levite also, coming down to the place, and seeing him, passed by, on the opposite side. But, a certain Samaritan, going on his journey, came down to him, and, seeing him, was moved with compassion; and, coming near, bound up his bruises, pouring thereon oil and wine, - and, setting him on his own beast, brought him into an inn, and took care of him. And, on the morrow, throwing out two denaries, he gave them to the inn-keeper, and said - Take care of him, and, whatsoever thou shall further spend, I, when on my way back, will duly pay thee. Which of these three, seemeth unto thee to have become, neighbour, unto him who fell among the robbers? And, he, said - He who dealt mercifully with him. And Jesus said unto him - Be taking thy journey, and, thou, be doing, in like manner.
If anyone cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, further also, even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever beareth not his own cross, and cometh after me, cannot be my disciple.
What man from among you, having a hundred sheep, and losing, from among them, one, doth not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go his way after the lost one, until he find it? And, finding it, he layeth it upon his shoulders, rejoicing; read more. and, coming unto his house, calleth together the friends and the neighbours, saying unto them - Rejoice with me! because I have found my sheep that was lost! I say unto you - Thus, joy in heaven, will there be, over one sinner repenting, rather than over ninety-nine righteous persons, who indeed have, no need, of repentance.
And he said unto them - Ye, are they who justify themselves before men, but, God, knoweth your hearts; because, that which amongst men is lofty, is an abomination before God.
Now, a certain man, was rich, and he used to clothe himself with purple and fine linen, making merry day by day, brilliantly. And, a certain beggar, by name Lazarus, used to be cast near his gate, full of sores, read more. and to long to be fed from the crumbs that fell from the table of the rich man: nay! even, the dogs, used to come and lick his sores. And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried away by the messengers, into the bosom of Abraham. And, the rich man also, died, and was buried. And, in hades, lifting up his eyes, being in torments, he seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And, he, calling out, said - Father Abraham! have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, - because I am in anguish in this flame. But Abraham said - Child! remember - That thou didst duly received thy good things in thy life, and, Lazarus, in like manner, the evil things; but, now, here, he is comforted, and, thou, art in anguish. And, besides all these things, betwixt us and you, a great chasm, hath been fixed, - so that, they who might wish to cross over from hence unto you, should not be able, nor any, from thence unto us, be crossing over. But he said - I request thee then, father, that thou wouldst send him unto my father's house, - for I have five brethren; - that he may solemnly testify unto them, lest, they also, come into this place of torment. But Abraham saith - They have Moses and the Prophets: Let them hearken unto them. But, he, said - Nay! father Abraham, but, if one, from the dead, should go unto them, they would repent. But he said unto him - If, unto Moses and the Prophets, they do not hearken, neither, if one, from among the dead, should arise, would they be persuaded.
Two men, went up into the temple to pray, one, a Pharisee, and, the other, a tax-collector. The Pharisee, taking his stand, these things unto himself was praying: O God! I thank thee, that I am not like the rest of men, - extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or, even as this tax-collector; read more. I fast twice in the week, I give a tenth of whatsoever things I gain! But, the tax-collector, afar off, standing, - would not so much as lift up, his eyes, unto heaven, but kept smiting his own breast saying - O God! be propitiated unto me, the sinner! I tell you - This one went down justified, unto his house, rather than that one; because, every one who exalteth himself, shall be abased, but, he that abaseth himself, shall be exalted?
But, taking his stand, Zacchaeus said unto the Lord - Lo! the half of my possessions, Lord, unto the destitute, I give; and, if, from anyone, I have taken aught by false accusation, I give back fourfold. And Jesus said unto him - This day, salvation, unto this house, hath come, - for that, he too, is, a son of Abraham;
And he went on to say - Jesus! remember me, whensoever thou shalt come into thy kingdom.
And, all the multitudes who had been drawn together unto this spectacle, having looked upon the things that came to pass, smiting their breasts, began to return.
All things, through him, came into existence, and, without him, came into existence, not even one thing: that which hath come into existence, in him, was, life, and, the life, was, the light of men. -
Because, the law, through Moses, was given, favour and truth, through Jesus Christ, came into existence.
On the morrow, again, was John standing, and, from among his disciples, two;
Jesus answered, and said unto him - Verily, verily, I say unto thee: Except one be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
That which hath been born of the flesh, is, flesh, and, that which hath been born of the spirit, is, spirit.
For God, so loved, the world, that, his Only Begotten Son, he gave, - that, whosoever believeth on him, might not perish, but have life age-abiding.
He that believeth on him, is not to be judged: he that believeth not, already, hath been judged, - because he hath not believed on the name of the Only Begotten Son of God.
But there cometh an hour, and, now, is, - when, the real worshippers, shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for, even the Father, is seeking, such as these, as his worshippers.
Therefore said I unto you, Ye shall die in your sins: For, if ye believe not that, I, am he, ye shall die in your sins.
If then, the Son, shall make you free, really free, shall ye be.
Which of you convicteth me of sin? If, truth, I speak, wherefore, do, ye, not believe me?
I, am the good shepherd, and know my own, and, my own, know me, -
Ye, call me, The Teacher, and, The Lord, - and, well, say, for I am.
A new commandment, give I unto you, - That ye be loving one another: Just as I loved you, that, ye also, be loving one another:
And, if I go, and prepare a place for you, again, am I coming, and will take you home unto - myself, that, where, I, am, ye also, may be.
Yet a little, and, the world, no longer beholdeth me; but, ye, behold me, - Because, I, live, ye also, shall live.
I, am the real vine, and, my Father, is, the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, He taketh it away; and, every one that beareth, fruit, He pruneth it, that, more fruit, it may bear. read more. Already, ye, are, pure, because of the word which I have spoken unto you: Abide in me, and, I, in you. Just as, the branch, cannot be bearing fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, so, neither, ye, except, in me, ye abide. I, am the vine: Ye, are the branches. He that abideth in me and, I, in him, the same, beareth much fruit; because, apart from me, ye can bring forth, nothing. If one abide not me, he is cast out as the branch, and withered, and they gather them, - and, into fire, they cast them, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and, my sayings, in you, abide, whatsoever ye may be desiring, ask! and it shall be brought to pass for you. Herein, was my Father glorified, that, much fruit, ye should bear, and become my disciples. Just as the Father loved me, I also, loved you: Abide ye in my love. If, my commandments, ye keep, ye shall abide in my love, - just as, I, the Father's commandments, have kept, and abide in his love.
Had I not come and spoken unto them, Sin, had they none; but, now, have they no, excuse, for their sin. He that hateth me, hateth, my Father also. read more. Had I not done among them, the works, which, no other, had done, sin, had they none; but, now, have they, both seen and hated both me and my Father.
Excommunicants from the synagogue, will they make you; Nay! there cometh an hour, that, every one who killeth you, shall think to be rendering, divine service, unto God!
And, having come, He, will reprove the world - Concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment:
And, having come, He, will reprove the world - Concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment: Concerning sin, indeed, because they are not believing on me;
These things, have I spoken unto you, that, in me, ye may have, peace: In the world, ye have, tribulation; but be taking courage, - I, have overcome the world.
I, glorified thee on the earth, The work, finishing, which thou hast given me that I should do.
Father! As touching that which thou hast given me, I desire - That, where, I, am, they also, may be, with me, that they may behold my own glory which thou hast given me, - because thou lovedst me, before the foundation of the world.
They, therefore, went rejoicing from the presence of the high-council; in that they had been accounted worthy, in behalf of The Name, to suffer dishonour.
For, not yet, had it, upon any one of them, fallen, but, only, to begin with, they had been immersed into the name of the Lord Jesus.
They, therefore, having fully borne witness, and spoken the word of the Lord, began their return unto Jerusalem, and, unto many villages of the Samaritans, were they telling the glad tidings. And, a messenger of the Lord, spake unto Philip, saying - Arise, and be journeying along southward, unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, - the same, is desert. read more. And, arising, he journeyed. And lo! a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch, one in power under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure whohad come to worship in Jerusalem; And was returning, and, sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah. And the Spirit said unto Philip - Go near, and join thyself unto this chariot! And, running near, Philip heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said - Dost thou, then, understand what thou art reading? And, he, said - How indeed should be able - unless someone shall guide me? And he called upon Philip, to come up and sit with him. Now, the passage of Scripture which he was reading, was, this: - As a sheep, unto slaughter, was he led, and, as a lamb, before him that sheareth it, is dumb, so, he openeth not his mouth. In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away, - his generation, who shall describe? because, his life, is taken away from the earth. And the eunuch, making answer unto Philip, said - I pray thee! Of whom, is the prophet saying this? of himself, or, of some different person? And Philip, opening his mouth, and beginning from this scripture, told him the glad tidings of Jesus. And, as they were journeying along the way, they came unto a certain water, - and the eunuch saith - Lo! water! What doth hinder my being immersed?
And he commanded the chariot to stand still; and they went down, both, into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, - and he immersed him. But, when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, and the eunuch saw him no more; for he was going on his way rejoicing.
And, when it came about that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and, falling at his feet, did homage. But, Peter, raised him up, saying - Arise! I also myself, am, a man.
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated unto the glad-message of God -
For, not he who is one in appearance, is a Jew, nor is, that which is such in appearance in flesh, circumcision; But, he who is one in secret, is a Jew, - and, that is , circumcision, which is of the heart, in spirit, not in letter, - whose, praise, is not of men, but of God.
Do we then make, law, void through means of our faith? Far be it! On the contrary, law, we do establish!
Having, therefore, been declared righteous by faith, let us have, peace, towards God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, - Through whom also we have had, our introduction, by our faithinto this favour wherein we stand; and let us boast in hope of the glory of God.
For, scarcely in behalf of a righteous man, will one die, - in behalf of the good man indeed, peradventure one even dareth to die; But God commendeth his own love unto us in that - we as yet being sinners, Christ in our behalf died.
For we know that, the law, is spiritual, - I, however, am a creature of flesh, sold under sin;
For, the-law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, hath set thee free from the law of sin and of death; -
But, ye, have not your being in flesh, but in spirit, - if at least, God's Spirit, dwelleth in you; and, if anyone hath not Christ's Spirit, the same, is not his; -
For, whom he fore-approved, he also fore-appointed to be conformed unto the image of his Son, that he might be firstborn among many brethren, -
Nay, in all these things, we are more than conquering through him that hath loved us. For I am persuaded that - neither death nor life, nor messengers nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, read more. Nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Let, every soul, unto protecting authorities be in subjection; for there is no authority save by God, and, they that are in being, have by God been arranged, - So that, he who rangeth himself against the authority, against the arrangement of God opposeth himself, and, they who oppose, shall unto themselves a sentence of judgment receive. read more. For, they who bear rule, are not a terror unto the good work but unto the evil. Wouldst thou not be afraid of the authority? That which is good, be thou doing, and thou shall have praise of the same; For, God's minister, is he unto thee for that which is good. But, if, that which is evil, thou be doing, be afraid! For, not in vain, the sword he beareth; for, God's minister, he is, - an avenger, unto anger, to him who practiseth what is evil. Wherefore it is necessary to be in subjection, - not only because of the anger, but also because of the conscience; For, because of this, are ye paying tribute also, - for, God's ministers of state, they are, unto this very thing, giving constant attendance. Render unto all their dues, - unto whom tribute, tribute, unto whom tax, tax, unto whom fear, fear, unto whom honour, honour.
Who art, thou, that judgest another's domestic? To his own master, he standeth or falleth; he shall, however, be made to stand, - for his master is able to make him stand.
For, not ourselves, do we proclaim, but Christ Jesus, as Lord, and, ourselves, as your servants for Jesus' sake.
For, we all, must needs be made manifest before the judgment seat of the Christ, that each one may get back the things done by means of the body, according to the things which he practised, whether good or corrupt.
For ye are taking knowledge of the favour of our Lord Jesus Christ, - how that, for your sakes, he became destitute - although he was, rich, in order that, ye, by his destitution, might be enriched.
Manifest, however, are the works of the flesh, which, indeed, are - fornication, impurity, wantonness, idolatry, enchantment, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of wrath, factions, divisions, parties, read more. envyings, drunkenness, revellings; - and such things as these: as to which I forewarn you, even as I have forewarned you, - that, they who such things as these do practise, shall not inherit, God's kingdom. But, the fruit of the Spirit, is - love, joy, peace, long-suffering, graciousness, goodness, faithfulness,
But, the fruit of the Spirit, is - love, joy, peace, long-suffering, graciousness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control; - against such things as these, there is no law.
meekness, self-control; - against such things as these, there is no law.
Brethren! if a man should even be overtaken in any fault, ye, the spiritual, be restoring such a one, in a spirit of meekness, looking to thyself, lest, even thou, be put to the test. One another's burdens, be ye bearing, and, so, fill up the law of the Christ.
For, each one, his own proper load, shall bear: -
Unto you also - being dead by your offences and sins, In which at one time ye walked, according to the age of the world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, of the spirit that now energiseth in the sons of disobedience, read more. Among whom also, we all, had our behaviour, at one time, in the covetings of our flesh, doing the things desired by the flesh and the mind, and were children, by nature, of anger - even as the rest, - But, God, being rich in mercy, by reason of the great love wherewith he loved us, Although we were dead by our offences, gave us life together with the Christ, - by favour, ye have been saved, - And raised us up together, and seated us together in the heavenlies, in Christ: That he might point out, in the oncoming ages, the surpassing riches of his favour in graciousness upon us, in Christ Jesus;
The enmity, in his flesh - the law of commandments in decrees - bringing to nought, - that, the two, he might create in himself, into one man of new mould, making peace.
Let, the stealer, no more, steal, but rather let him be toiling, - working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have wherewith to be giving away to him that hath need; Let, no putrid discourse, out of your mouth, be going forth, but if anything is good - suited to the needful upbuilding, - that it may give benefit unto them that hear;
Ye wives, unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord,
And ye masters, the same things, be doing towards them, forbearing your threat - knowing that, both their and your Master, is in the heavens, and, respect of persons, there is none, with him.
Because, unto you, hath it been given as a favour, in behalf of Christ, not only, on him, to believe, but also, in his behalf, to suffer: -
The same thing, esteem, in yourselves, which also, in Christ Jesus, ye esteem , -
So, then, my beloved - even as ye have always obeyed, not asin my presence only, but, now, much more, in my absence, with fear and trembling, your own salvation, be working out; For it is, God, who energiseth within you, both the desiring and the energising, in behalf of his good pleasure.
Yea, doubtless! and I account all things to be, loss, because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for the sake of whom, the loss, of all things, have I suffered, and do account them refuse, in order that, Christ, I may win, And be found in him - not having a righteousness of my own, that which is by law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is, of God, upon my faith, - read more. To get to know him, and the power of his resurrection and fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed unto his death, - If by any means I may advance to the earlier resurrection, which is from among the dead: Not that I have, already, received, or have, already, reached perfection, but I am pressing on - if I may even lay hold of that for which I have also been laid hold of by Christ Jesus: - Brethren! I, as to myself, reckon that I have, not yet, laid hold; one thing, however, - the things behind, forgetting, and, unto the things before, eagerly reaching out, With the goal in view, I press on for the prize of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Whom we are declaring, admonishing every man, and teaching every man, in all wisdom, in order that we may present every man complete in Christ;
If, therefore, ye have been raised together with the Christ, the things on high, be seeking, where, the Christ, is - on the right hand of God, sitting; The things on high, hold in esteem, not the things upon the earth: read more. For ye have died, and, your life, is hid, together with the Christ, in God, - As soon as, the Christ, shall be made manifest - our life, then, ye also, together with him, shall be made manifest in glory; Make dead, therefore, your members that are on the earth - as regardeth fornication, impurity, passion, base coveting, and greed, the which, is idolatry, - On account of which things cometh the anger of God, - Wherein, ye also, walked, at one time, when ye were living in these things; But, now, do, ye also, put them all away, - anger, wrath, baseness, defamation, shameful talk out of your mouth: Be not guilty of falsehood one to another: having stript off the old man, together with his practices,
Put on, therefore, as men chosen of God, holy and beloved, tender affections of compassion, graciousness, lowliness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, Bearing one with another, and in favour forgiving one another - if any, against any, have a complaint, - according as, the Lord, in favour forgave you, so also ye; read more. And, over all these things, love, which is a uniting-bond of completeness; And let, the peace of Christ, act as umpire in your hearts, unto which ye have been called in onebody, and be thankful: Let, the word of the Christ, dwell within you richly, - in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another, with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with gratitude, raising song with your hearts unto God: And whatsoever ye may be doing, in word, or in work, all things, do in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks unto the Divine Father through him: - Ye wives! be submitting yourselves unto your husbands, as is becoming in the Lord;
Ye masters! that which is just and equitable, unto your servants, be rendering, knowing that, ye also, have a Master in heaven.
And Jesus, he that is called Justus, - they being of the circumcision; these only, are my fellow-workers unto the kingdom of God, men who have been, unto me, a comfort.
But do, thou, speak the things which become the healthful instruction: - That, aged men, be, sober, grave, sober-minded, healthy in their faith, love, endurance;
Putting us under discipline - in order that, - denying ourselves of ungodliness and worldly covetings, in a soberminded and righteous and godly manner, we should live, in the present age,
Putting us under discipline - in order that, - denying ourselves of ungodliness and worldly covetings, in a soberminded and righteous and godly manner, we should live, in the present age, Prepared to welcome the happy hope and forthshining of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Christ Jesus, - read more. Who gave himself up in our behalf, that he might redeem us from all manner of lawlessness, and purify for himself a people as his own treasure - zealous of noble works.
how shall, we, escape, if, so great a salvation as this, we have neglected, - which, indeed, having received, a beginning, of being spoken through the Lord, by them who heard, unto us was confirmed,
For, both he that maketh holy, and they who are being made holy, are, all, of One; For which cause, he is not ashamed to be calling them, brethren, saying - I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of an assembly, will I sing praise unto thee; read more. and again - I, will be confident upon him; and again - Lo! I, and the children which, unto me, God, hath given. Seeing therefore the children have received a fellowship of blood and flesh, he also, in like manner, took partnership in the same, - in order that, through death, - he might paralyse him that held the dominion of death, that is, the Adversary, - And might release these - as many as, by fear of death, were all their lifetime liable, to bondage. For, not surely of messengers, is he laying hold, but, of Abraham's seed, he is laying hold. Whence he was obliged, in every way, unto the brethren, to be made like, that he might become a merciful and faithful high-priest, in the things pertaining unto God, - for the making of propitiation for the sins of the people. For, in that, he, suffered when tested, he is able, unto them who are being tested, to give succour.
For we have not a high-priest unable to have fellow-feeling with our weaknesses, but one tested in all respects, by way of likeness, apart from sin.
For it is impossible - as to these who have been, once for all, illuminated, who have tasted also of the heavenly free-gift, and have been made, partners, in a Holy Spirit, And have tasted God's utterance to be, sweet, mighty works also of a coming age, read more. And who have fallen away, again, to be remoulding them into repentance; seeing they are again crucifying unto themselves the Son of God, and holding him up as an example. For, land, which hath drunk in, the rain, thereupon ofttimes coming, and which bringeth forth vegetation fit for them for whom it is even cultivated, partaketh of a blessing from God; But, should it be bringing forth thorns and briars, it is disapproved, and, unto cursing, nigh, - whose end is for burning.
Having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant covered around on every side with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and the rod of Aaron that sprouted, and the tables of the covenant;
Which entrance he hath consecrated for us, as a way recent and living, through the veil, that is, his flesh, -
For, if, by choice, we be sinning, after the receiving of the full-knowledge of the truth, no longer, for sins, is there left over, a sacrifice,
But be calling to mind the former days, in which, once ye were illuminated, a great combat of sufferings, ye endured; - Partly, indeed, because, both with reproaches and tribulations, ye were being made a spectacle, but, partly, because, into fellowship with them who were so involved, ye were brought; - read more. For, even with them who were in bonds, ye sympathised, and, unto the seizure of your goods, with joy, ye bade welcome, - knowing that ye have yourselves, for a better possession and an abiding.
But, of the doing good and of fellowship, be not forgetful; for, with such sacrifices as these, is, God, well-pleased.
James, a servant, of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, - unto the twelve tribes that are in the dispersion, Wishes joy.
Because he was so minded, he hath brought us forth with a word of truth, to the end we should be a sort of firstfruit of his creatures
Religious observance, pure and undefiled with our God and Father, is, this - to be visiting orphans and widows in their affliction, unspotted, to keep, himself, from the world.
And, for this very reason also - adding, on your part, all diligence, supply, in your faith, excellence, and, in your excellence, knowledge,
Whosoever believeth that, Jesus, is the Christ, of God, hath been born: and, whosoever loveth him that begat, loveth him that hath been begotten of him.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what, the Spirit, is saying unto the assemblies. Unto him that overcometh, I will give, unto him, of the hidden manna, and I will give unto him a white stone, and, upon the stone, a new name written, which, no one, knoweth, save he that receiveth it.
He that overcometh, I will make, him, a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and, outside, shall he in nowise go forth any more; and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and I will write upon him my new name.
and they sing a new song, saying - Worthy, art thou, to take the scroll and to open the seals thereof; because thou wast slain, and didst redeem unto God by thy blood men out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation,
and they shall see his face, and, his name, shall be upon their foreheads.
And, I, John, am he that was hearing and seeing these things; and, when I had heard and seen, I fell down to do homage at the feet of the messenger who had been pointing out unto me these things, - and he saith unto me - See thou do it not! A fellow-servant, am I, of thee, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them who keep the words of this scroll: unto God, do homage.