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 will see every thing which he made: and lo, very good And the evening shall be, and the morning shall be the sixth day.
And Jehovah God will say, It is not good for man to be alone; I will make for him a help as before him.
For God is knowing in the day of your eating from it, and your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.
And I will put enmity between thee and between the woman, and between thy seed and between her seed; it shall lie in wait for thee as to the head, and thou shalt lie in wait for him as to the heel. To the woman he said, Multiplying, I will multiply thy pain and thy conception; in pain thou shalt bring forth children; and to thy husband thy desire, and he shall rule over thee. read more. And to Adam he said, Because thou didst listen to the voice of thy wife, and thou wilt eat from the tree which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat from it; cursed the earth for thy sake; in labor shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; And thorns and weeds shall it cause to sprout forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the green herb of the field. In the sweat of thy face thou shalt eat food until thy turning back to the earth; for out of it thou wert taken; for dust thou art, and to dust shalt thou turn back.
If thou shalt do well thou shalt be lifted up; and if thou shalt not do well, sin lies at the entrance; and to thee his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
And Jehovah will see that great the evil of man in the earth, and every formation of the thoughts of his heart only evil all the days.
And Jehovah smelled a smell of sweetness; and Jehovah will say in his heart, I will not gather to curse the earth yet again on account of man; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth: and I will not gather yet again to smite every living thing according to which I did.
And he will say, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brethren.
And God will say to him in a dream, I knew also that in the uprightness of thy heart thou didst this; and I also will restrain thee from sinning against me: for this I suffered thee not to touch her.
And Abimelech will call to Abraham, and say to him, What didst thou to us? and what did we sin against thee, that thou didst bring upon me and upon my kingdom a great sin? thou didst works to me which shall not be done.
Nothing is great in this house above me: and he kept not back anything from me except thee, because thou his wife: and how shall I do this great evil and sin before God?
And it shall be when your sons shall say to you, What this service to you?
And announce to thy son in this day, saying, For this Jehovah did to me in my coming out of Egypt
And it was when thy son shall ask thee to-morrow, saying, What this? and thou saidst to him, With strength of hand Jehovah brought us forth out of Egypt from the house of servants.
Thou shalt not worship to them, and thou shalt not serve them: for I am Jehovah thy God, a jealous God, striking the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and to the fourth, to them hating me;
Thou shalt not worship to them, and thou shalt not serve them: for I am Jehovah thy God, a jealous God, striking the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and to the fourth, to them hating me;
Honor thy father and thy mother, so that thy days shall be prolon upon the land which Jehovah thy gave to thee.
If thou shalt buy a Hebrew servant, six years shall he serve: and in the seventh he shall go forth free gratuitously.
Thou shalt not preserve alive a sorceress. Every one lying with a quadruped, dying, shall die. read more. He sacrificing to a God except to Jehovah himself alone, shall be devoted to destruction.
And the seventh thou shalt remit, and let it be; and the poor of thy people shall eat; and the remains, the beast of the field shall eat. So shalt thou do to thy vineyard and to thy olive tree.
And he will take the book of the covenant and read in the ears of the people: and they will say, All which Jehovah spake we will do, and we will heed. And Moses will take the blood, and sprinkle upon the people, and will say, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Jehovah made with you concerning all these words.
And watch ye the Sabbath, for it is holy to you. He profaning it, dying, shall die; for all doing work in it, and that soul shall be cut off from the midst of his people. Six days shall work be done, and the seventh day the Sabbath, a holy rest to Jehovah: all doing work in the day of the Sabbath, dying, shall die.
And Moses will turn back to Jehovah, and say, Ah, now, this people sinned a great sin, and they will make to them golden gods. And now if thou wilt, lift up their sin; and if not, wipe me off from thy book which thou didst write.
And he will say, Cause me now to see thy glory. And he will say, I will cause all my good to pass by before thee, and I called upon the name of Jehovah before thee; and I compassionated whom I will compassionate, and I pitied whom I will pity.
And Jehovah will pass by before him, and Jehovah will call, Jehovah God merciful and compassionate, deferring anger, and much in kindness and truth, Watching kindness for thousands, taking away iniquity, and transgression and sin, and acquitting, will not cleanse; striking the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons and upon the sons' sons, upon the third and the fourth.
Six days thou shalt do work and in the seventh day a holy cessation, a cessation to Jehovah: all doing work in it shall die. Ye shall not burn a fire in all your dwellings in the day of the rest
And he will take and give the testimony to the ark, and will put the poles upon the ark and will give the cover upon the ark from above.
Thou shalt not curse the deaf, and before the blind thou shalt not give a stumbling block, and thou shalt fear thy God: I Jehovah.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart: rebuking, thou shalt rebuke thy neighbor, and thou shalt not take sin upon him. Thou shalt not avenge thyself nor keep anger with the sons of thy people, and didst love thy neighbor as thyself. I Jehovah.
From the face of gray hair thou shalt rise up, and thou shalt honor the face of the old man, and thou shalt be afraid of thy God: I Jehovah.
When a man or a woman shall be among them a necromancer, or a wizard, dying, they shall die: with stone shall they stone them: their blood is upon them.
And to thy cattle, and to the beast which is in thy land shall all its produce be for food.
For they are my servants whom I brought them out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold from the sale of a servant Thou shalt not rule over him with crushing, and thou shalt be afraid of thy God. read more. And thy servant and thy maid which shall be to thee, from the nations which are round about you, from them ye shall buy servant and maid. And from the sons of the sojourner sojourning with you, from them shall ye buy, and from their families which are with you, which were born in your land: and they were to you for a possession. And ye shall possess them for your sons after you to take possession forever; ye shall serve with them: and over your brethren the sons of Israel, ye shall not rule over him, each over his brother with oppression. And if the hand of a stranger and sojourner with thee shall attain, and thy brother with him be poor, and he sold to the stranger, a sojourner with thee, or to the root of the stranger's family: After the selling, redemption shall be to him; one from his brethren shall redeem him: Or his uncle, or his uncle's son shall redeem him, or from the remainder of his flesh from his family, shall redeem him; or his hand attained, and he redeemed himself.
For it despised the word of Jehovah, and broke his command; being cut off, that soul shall be cut off; its iniquity upon it And the sons of Israel shall be in the desert, and they shall find a man gathering wood in the day of the Sabbath. read more. And they having found him, will bring him gathering wood to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the assembly. And they will put him in watch, for it was not specified what shall be done to him. And Jehovah will say to Moses, Dying, the man shall die: all the assembly stoned him with stones without the camp. And all the assembly shall bring him forth without the camp, and they shall stone him with stones, and he shall die; as Jehovah commanded Moses.
Only watch to thyself and watch thy soul greatly, lest thou. shalt forget the words which thine eyes saw, and lest they shall remove from thy heart all the days of thy life: and make them known to thy sons and to the sons of thy sons.
Honor thy father and thy mother, as Jehovah thy God commanded thee, so that thy days shall be prolonged and so that it shall be good to thee upon the land that Jehovah thy God gave to thee,
And love thou Jehovah thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy might And these words which I command thee to do shall be upon thy heart; read more. And sharpen them to thy sons, and speak in them in thy resting in thy house, and in thy going in the way, and in thy lying down and in thy rising up.
When thy son shall ask thee tomorrow, saying, What the testimonies and the laws and the judgments which Jehovah our God commanded you? And say thou to thy son, We were servants to Pharaoh in Egypt, and Jehovah brought us out of Egypt by a strong hand: . read more. And Jehovah will give signs and wonders, great and evil, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh and upon all his house before our eyes: And he brought us out from there in order to bring us in to give to us the land which he sware to our fathers. And Jehovah will command us to do all these laws, to fear Jehovah our God, for good to us all the days, to preserve us alive as this day. And it shall be justice to us when we shall watch to do all these commands before Jehovah our God as he commanded us.
For Jehovah loves you and watches the oath which he sware to your fathers: Jehovah brought you out by a strong hand, and he will redeem thee from the house of servants, from the house of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
And I shall turn and come down from the mount, and shall put the tables in the ark which I made; and they shall be there as Jehovah commanded me.
He did the judgment of the orphan and the widow, and he loved the stranger to give to him bread and a garment And love ye the stranger, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt
And teach them to your sons to speak in them in thy resting in thy house, and in thy walking in the way, and in thy lying down, and in thy rising up
And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall die, for he spake a turning away from Jehovah your God, having brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed thee from the house of servants, to thrust thee away from the way which Jehovah thy God commanded to go in it: and put thou away the evil from the midst of thee.
And thou shalt gather all its spoil to the midst of its street, and burn in fire the city and all its spoil, wholly, to Jehovah thy God: and it was a heap forever; it shall no more be built.
When the needy shall be among thee, from one of thy brethren, in one of thy gates in thy land which Jehovah thy God gave to thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, and thou shalt not shut thy hand from thy needy brother. For opening, thou shalt open thy hand to him, and lending, thou shalt lend him a sufficiency for his want which he shall want read more. Watch to thyself lest a word shall be with thy heart, of Belial, saying. The seventh year, the year of remission is drawing near; and thine eye be evil against thy needy brother and thou wilt not give to him; and he call against thee to Jehovah, and it was sin in thee. Giving, thou shalt give to him, and thy heart shall not be evil in thy giving to him; for because of this word Jehovah thy God will bless thee in all thy works, and in all the sending forth of thy hand. For the needy shall not cease from the midst of thy land: for this I command thee, saying, Opening, thou shalt open thy hand to thy brother, to thy afflicted and to thy needy in thy land.
Thou shalt not sacrifice to Jehovah thy God an ox and a sheep which shall be in it a blemish, any evil word, for it is an abomination to Jehovah thy God. When there shall be found in the midst of thee in one of thy gates which Jehovah thy God gave to thee, a man or a woman who shall do evil in the eyes of Jehovah thy God to pass by his covenant, read more. And he will go and serve other gods and will worship to them, and to the sun or to the moon, or to any of the army of the heavens, which I commanded not; And it was announced to thee, and thou heardest and sought out, doing well; and behold, the truth and the word certain this abomination being done in Israel. And bring thou forth that man or that woman who did this evil word, to thy gates, the man and the woman, and stone them with stones, and they died.
But the prophet which shall act proudly to speak the word in my name which I commanded him not to speak, and who shall speak in the name of other gods, and that prophet died.
And thine eye shall not pity; soul for soul, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for foot
When thou shalt go forth to war against thine enemy, and Jehovah thy God gave him into thine hand, and thou didst take him captive, And thou sawest in the captivity a woman of beautiful form, and thou didst delight in her, and thou didst take her to thee for a wife; read more. And thou broughtest her to thy house, and she shaved her head and did her nails: And she put away the garment of her captivity from off her, and she dwelt in thy house, and she wept for her father and her mother a month of days: and after that thou shalt go in to her, and thou wert her lord, and she was for wife to thee. And it was, if thou didst not delight in her, and thou sentest her away according to her soul; and selling, thou shalt not sell her for silver; and thou shalt not lay hands upon her because thou didst humble her.
Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox fallen in the way, and hide from them: lifting up, thou shalt lift up with him.
When a bird's nest shall be found before thee in the way in any tree or upon the earth, the young broods or the eggs, and the mother reclining upon the young birds, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the mother upon the sons.
Thou shalt not turn away the judgment of the stranger, the fatherless; and thou shalt not take as a pledge the garment of the widow.
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox treading.
Gather the people, the men and the women and the little ones and thy stranger which is in thy gates, so that they shall hear, and so that they shall learn and fear Jehovah your God, and watch to do all the words of this law: And their sons which knew not shall hear and shall learn to fear Jehovah your God all the days which they lived upon the land which ye pass over Jordan there to possess it.
And he will say to them, Set your hearts to all the words which I call upon you to witness this day, which ye shall command your sons to watch and to do, all the words of this law.
And she brought them up to the roof, and she will hide them in woody flax arranged by her upon the roof.
And Joshua will rise early in the morning; and they will remove from Shittim and they will come even to Jordan, he and all the sons of Israel, and they will pass the night there before they will pass over. And it will be from the end of three days and the scribes will pass through in the midst of the camp.
And it will be from the end of three days and the scribes will pass through in the midst of the camp. And they will command the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of Jehovah your God, and the priests the Levites lifting it up, and ye shall remove from your place and go after it.
And they will command the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of Jehovah your God, and the priests the Levites lifting it up, and ye shall remove from your place and go after it.
And Joshua will say to the people, Consecrate yourselves, for to-morrow Jehovah will do wonderful things in the midst of you.
And Joshua will say to Achan, My son, set now, honor to Jehovah the God of Israel, and give to him confession; and announce now to me what thou didst; thou shalt not hide from me. And Achan will answer Joshua and will say, Truly, I sinned against Jehovah the God of Israel, and according to this, and according to this I did. read more. And I shall see in the plunder a wide cloak of Shinar, a good one, and two hundred shekels of silver and one tongue of gold of fifty shekels from its weight, and I shall desire them, and shall take them, and behold them hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it. And Joshua will send messengers, and they will run to the tent, and behold, the hiding in his tent, and the silver under it And they will take them from the midst of the tent and will bring them to Joshua, and to all the sons of Israel, and they will pour them out before Jehovah. And Joshua will take Achan, the son of Zerah, and the silver and the wide cloak, and the tongue of gold, and his sons and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep and his tent, and all which is to him, and all Israel with him, and they will bring them up to the valley of Achor. And Joshua will say, Why didst thou trouble us? Jehovah will trouble thee in this day, and all Israel will stone him with stone, and they will burn them in fire, and they will stone them with stones. And they will raise up upon him a great heap of stones even till this day. And Jehovah will turn back from the wrath of his anger: for this, the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, even to this day.
And the chiefs in Issachar with Deborah; And Issachar, so Barak: In the valley sent he, upon his feet. In the divisions of Reuben, Great decrees of heart Wherefore didst thou dwell in the midst of the folds, To hear the pipings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben, great searching's of heart read more. In Gilead beyond Jordan he dwelt; And Dan, wherefore will he sojourn in ships? Asher will dwell by the shore of the seas, And upon his harbors will he dwell. Zebulon a people reproached his soul to death, And Naphtali upon the heights of the field.
And Jehovah will say to Samuel, Thou shalt not look upon his aspect or upon the height of his stature; for I rejected him: for not what man will see, for man will see with the eyes, and Jehovah will see at the heart
The God of Israel said to me, the Rock of Israel spake a parable upon the just man: a parable to fear God. And as the light of the morning the sun will rise: the morning not dense; from the shining of the rain bringing forth herbage from the earth.
If I shall withhold from the desire of the poor, and cause the eyes of the widow to fail;
Now shall the evil of the unjust come to an end; and thou wilt direct the just one: for the just God tried hearts and reins.
Who will go up to the mountain of Jehovah? and who shall stand in his holy place? The blameless one of hands and the clean of heart; who lifted not up his soul to vanity, and swore not for deceit
Remember thy compassions, O Jehovah, and thy mercies; for they are from forever.
To the overseer: chanting of David. Happy he attending to the weak one: in the day of evil Jehovah will deliver him.
The sacrifices of God a spirit being broken: a heart being broken and crushed, O God, thou wilt not despise.
For he raised up a testimony in Jacob and set a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to make them known to their sons: So that a later generation shall know; sons shall be born, they shall rise up and recount to their sons.
Jehovah being compassionate and merciful, slow to anger and great of mercy.
They shall water all the beasts of the field: the wild asses shall break their thirst. Upon them the birds of the heavens shall dwell, from between their boughs they shall give a voice.
If thou, Jehovah, shalt watch iniquities, O Jehovah, who shall stand?
Thou knewest my sitting and my rising; thou didst understand for my thoughts from far of Thou didst sift my way and my lying down, and thou knewest all my ways.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts:
And thou wilt not come into judgment with thy servant, for all living shall not be justified before thee.
The beast and all cattle; the creeping thing, and the bird of wing:
Go to the ant, thou slothful one; see her ways, and be wise: Which no leader to her, scribe and ruler; read more. She will prepare in summer her bread, gathering her food in harvest. How long, O slothful one, wilt thou lie down? when wilt thou rise from thy sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down: And thy poverty came as he going, and thy want as a man of the shield.
For in the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice,
The just one shall know the soul of his cattle: and the compassion of the unjust are cruel.
He despising to his neighbor, sins: and he compassionating the poor, he is happy.
An understanding servant shall rule a son causing shame, and shall divide the inheritance in the midst of the brethren.
The lip of excellence is not becoming to, the foolish one: much less the lip. of falsehood to the noble one.
Prepare thy work without, and make it ready for thee in the field afterwards; and build thy house.
For what to me the multitude of your sacrifices? Jehovah will say: I was filled with the burnt-offerings of rams and the fat of fatlings; and I delighted not in the blood of bullocks, and of he lambs and of he goats.
He swallowed up death for glory, the Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of his people he will remove from off all the earth, for Jehovah spake.
Is not this the fast I shall choose? to loose the bands of injustice, to shake off the bundles of the yoke, and to send away the broken free, and ye shall break every yoke?
In all their straits not an adversary, and: a messenger of his face saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he will take them up and bear them all the days forever.
Go and call these words to the north, and say, Turn back, O Israel, turning away, says Jehovah; I will not cause my face to fall upon you: for I am merciful, says Jehovah, I will not guard forever.
Wherefore this to me shall frankincense come from Sheba, and the good cane from a land from far off? your burnt-offerings are not for acceptance, and your sacrifices were not sweet to me.
For if making good, ye shall make good your ways and your doings; if doing, ye shall do judgment between man and between his neighbor;
Thus said Jehovah of armies, God of Israel; Add your burnt-offerings upon your sacrifices and eat flesh.
I Jehovah searching the heart, trying the reins, to give to each according to his way, according to the fruit of his doings.
Thus said Jehovah, Do ye judgment and justice, and deliver him taken by force, from the hand of him oppressing: ye shall not be violent, ye shall not oppress the stranger, the orphan, and the widow, and ye shall not pour but innocent blood in this place.
Jehovah was seen to me from afar off; and I loved thee an eternal love: for this I drew thee in kindness.
In those days they shall no more say, The fathers ate sour grapes and the sons' teeth will be blunted. But each shall die in his iniquity: every man eating the sour grape, his teeth shall become dull.
For this the covenant that I will cut out with the house of Israel: After those days, says Jehovah; I gave my law in the midst of them, and upon their heart will I write it; and I was to them for God, and they shall be to me for a people.
And I turned back the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel and I built them as at the first.
What to you making use of this parable upon the land of Israel, saying, The fathers will eat sour grapes and the sons' teeth will be blunted? I live, says the Lord Jehovah, if it shall be to you more to use this parable in Israel.
And ye said, Why bore not the son upon the iniquity of the father? and the son doing judgment and justice, watching all my laws, and he will do them; living, he shall live. The soul sinning, it shall die. The son shall not bear for the iniquity of the father, and the father shall not bear for the iniquity of the son: the justice of the just one shall be upon him, and the injustice of the unjust one shall be upon him.
The hand of Jehovah was upon me, and he will bring me forth in the spirit of Jehovah, and he will set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was filled with bones. And he caused me to pass over them round about, round about: and behold, exceeding many upon the face of the valley; and behold, exceedingly dry. read more. And he will say to me, Son of man, shall these bones live? And saying, Thou Lord Jehovah knoweth. And he will say to me, Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, Ye dry bones, hear the word of Jehovah. Thus said the Lord Jehovah to these bones: Behold, I bring upon you the spirit, and ye lived. And I gave sinews upon you, and I brought up flesh upon you, and I drew skin over you, and I gave spirit in you, and ye lived; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah. And I prophesied as I was commanded: and there will be a voice as I prophesied, and behold a shaking, the bones will draw near, bone to his bone. And I saw and behold, upon them sinews and flesh came up, and the skin will draw over them from above: and no spirit in them. And he will say to me, prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, son of man, and say to the spirit, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Come from the four winds, O wind and blow upon these slain, and they shall live. And I prophesied as he commanded me, and the spirit will come upon them and they will live, and they will stand upon their feet, an army great, exceedingly, exceedingly. And he will say to me, Son of man, these bones all the house of Israel: behold them saying, Our bones were dried up, and our hope perished, and we were cut off to us. For this, prophesy and say to them, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I opened your graves and brought you up from your graves, O my people, and I brought you to the land of Israel. And ye knew that I was Jehovah in my opening your graves and in my bringing you up from your graves, O my People And And I gave my spirit in you, and ye lived, and I caused you to rest upon your land: and ye knew that I Jehovah spake, and I did, says the Lord Jehovah.
For I delighted in mercy and not sacrifice; the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings. And they as man passed by the covenant: there they acted faithlessly against me.
The trumpet to thy mouth: as an eagle upon the house of Jehovah, because they passed by my covenant and they transgressed against my laws.
When Israel was a child, and I loved him, and I called for my son out of Egypt
From the hand of hades will I redeem them; from death will I ransom them: I will be thy words, O death, I will be thy cutting off, O hades: consolation will be hid from mine eyes.
I will heal their turning away, I loved them largely: for mine anger turned away from him.
Hear this word which Jehovah spake against you, ye sons of Israel, against all the family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, You only did I know from all the families of the earth: for this I will review over you all your iniquities. read more. Shall two go together if they met not by appointment?
I hated, I rejected your festivals, and I will not smell in your assemblies.
And shall I not spare for Nineveh the great city which there is in it more than one hundred and twenty thousand men which knew not between his right hand to his left, and many cattle?
Who is God as thee, lifting up iniquity and passing by transgression to the remnant of his inheritance? he held not his anger forever for he delighted in mercy.
Thus said Jehovah of armies, saying. Judge ye the judgment of truth, and do mercy and compassions each to his brother.
And the word of Jehovah of armies will be, saying, Thus said Jehovah of armies: I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy and with great wrath was I jealous for her. read more. Thus said Jehovah: I turned back to Zion, and I dwelt in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem was called, The city of truth; and the mountain of Jehovah of armies, The holy mountain. Thus said Jehovah of armies: Yet shall old men and old women sit in the broad places of Jerusalem, and a man his support in his hand from the multitude of days. And the broad places of the city shall be filled with boys and girls playing in her broad places. Thus said Jehovah of armies: If it shall be wonderful in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, also shall it be wonderful in mine eyes, says Jehovah of armies: Thus said Jehovah of armies: Behold me saving my people from the land of the sun rising, and from the land of the going down of the sun. And I brought them, and they dwelt in the midst of Jerusalem: and they were to me for a people, and I will be to them for God, in truth and in justice.
My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I will give them to him fearing, and he shall fear me, and from the face of my name he was terrified. The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: in truth and in uprightness he went with me, and he turned back many from iniquity. read more. For the lips of the priest shall watch knowledge, and they shall seek the law from his mouth: for he is the messenger of Jehovah of armies.
Then was Jesus led up by the Spirit into the desert to be tried by the devil. And having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he was hungry. read more. And the tempter having come to him, said, If thou art the Son of God, say that these stones should become bread. And he having answered, said, It has been written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word going forth through the mouth of God. Then the devil takes him into the holy city, and sets him upon the small wing of the temple; And says to him, If thou art the Son of God cast thyself down; for it has been written, That to his messengers he will command concerning thee; and in the hands shall they lift thee up, lest that perhaps thou strike thy foot against a stone. Jesus said to him, Again has it been written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again, the devil takes him into a very high mount, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory; And he says to him, All these will I give to thee, if, falling down, thou wouldst worship me. Then says Jesus to him, Retire, Satan; for it has been written, The Lord thy God shalt thou worship, and him alone shalt thou serve. Then the devil lets him go, and behold, the messengers came up, and they served him.
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain; and he having sat down, his disciples came to him.
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain; and he having sat down, his disciples came to him. And having opened his mouth, he taught them, saying,
And having opened his mouth, he taught them, saying, Happy the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of the heavens.
Happy the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of the heavens. Happy they suffering: for they shall be comforted.
Happy they suffering: 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 hungering and thirsting for Justice: for they shall be filled.
Happy they hungering and thirsting for Justice: for they shall be filled. Happy the compasaionate: for they shall be commiserated.
Happy the compasaionate: for they shall be commiserated. Happy the pure in heart: tor they shall see God.
Happy the pure in heart: tor they shall see God. Happy they making peace: for they shall be called sons of God.
Happy they making peace: for they shall be called sons of God. Happy they driven out for justice: for their's is the kingdom of the heavens.
Happy they driven out for justice: for their's is the kingdom of the heavens.
Happy they driven out for justice: for their's is the kingdom of the heavens. Happy are ye, when they shall upbraid you, and drive you out, and say every evil word against you, lying, for my sake.
Happy are ye, when they shall upbraid you, and drive you out, and say every evil word against you, lying, for my sake. Rejoice and be transported with joy; for much your reward in the heavens for so they drove out the prophets which before you.
Rejoice and be transported with joy; for much your reward in the heavens for so they drove out the prophets which before you. Ye are the salt of the earth: and if the salt be rendered insipid, with what shall it be salted? it is yet strong for nothing, except to be cast without, and to be trodden under foot of men. read more. Ye are the light of the world. A city cannot be hid, set on a mountain. Neither do they burn a light, and set it under a basket, but upon a chandelier: and it shines to all in the house. So let your light shine before men, that they see your good works, and praise your Father, him in the heavens. Think not that I have come to abolish the law, or the prophets: for I have come not abolish, but to complete.
Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not kill: and whoever should kill shall be subject to judgment:
Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not kill: and whoever should kill shall be subject to judgment: But I say to you, That every one becoming angry with his brother, shall be subject to judgment: and whoever should say to his brother, Raca, should be, subject to the council: and whoever should say, O foolish, shall be subject to a hell of fire. read more. If therefore, thou bring thy gift upon the altar, and there thou remember that thy brother has anything against thee, Let go there thy gift, before the altar, and retire; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then, having come, bring thy gift.
Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say to you, That every one seeing a woman, to eagerly desire her, has already committed adultery with her, in his heart.
Ye have heard, that it has been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say to you not to resist evil: but whosoever shall smite thee with a rod upon thy right cheek, turn to him also the other.
Attend ye not to do your justice before men, to be seen to them; and if otherwise ye have no reward from your Father which in the heavens.
That thine alms might be in secret; and thy Father, who seeing in secret, shall give back to thee openly.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy store-house, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father which in secret; and thy Father who seeing in secret shall give back to thee openly.
For if ye let go to men their faults, your Father which in the heavens will also let go to you. But if ye should not let go to men their faults, neither will your Father let go your faults.
That thou mightest not appear to men fasting, but to thy Father which in secret; and thy Father which in secret, will give back to thee openly.
Therefore, every one which hears these my words and does them, I will liken him to a discerning man which built his house upon the rock. And the rain descended, and rivers came, and winds blew, and fell upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded upon the rock. read more. And every one hearing these my words and doing them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, which built his house upon sand. And the rain descended, and rivers came, and winds blew and struck upon that house, and it fell, and great was its fall.
For why is it easier to say, Sins are let go to thee; or say, Arise and walk? But that ye might know that the Son of man has power upon earth to let go sins, (then he says to the paralytic), Having risen, take up thy bed and retire to thy house.
He loving father or mother above me, is not worthy of me; and he loving son or daughter above me, is not worthy of me. And whoever takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me. read more. He finding his soul shall lose it; and he having lost his soul for my sake shall find it.
Verily I say to you, in the begotten of women has there not risen a greater than John the Immerser; but the less in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.
O generation of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the month speaks. The good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, casts forth good things: and the evil man, out of the evil treasure, casts forth evil things.
For verily I say to you, that many prophets and just desired eagerly to see what ye see, and saw not; and to hear what ye hear, and heard not.
So that that spoken by the prophet might be filled up; saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will declare things having been hid from the foundation of the world.
And he said to them, Therefore every scribe, having been a disciple in the kingdom of the heavens, is like to a man, master of a house, who casts out from his treasure new things and old.
Therefore the kingdom of the heavens was likened to a man, the king, who wished to lift up the word together with his servants. And he having begun to settle accounts, one was brought him, a debtor of ten thousand talents. read more. And he not having to give back, his lord ordered him to be sold, and his wife and his children, and all which he had also to be given back. Then the servant, having fallen, worshipped him, saying, Lord, be slow to anger towards me, and I will give back all to thee. And the lord of that servant, having felt compassion, loosed him, and let go to him the money lent. But that servant having come, found one of his fellow-servants who owed him one hundred drachmas, and having seized, he choked him, saying, Give back to me what thou owest. Then his fellow-servant having fallen at his feet besought him, saying, Be slow to anger towards me, and I will give back all to thee. . And he would not; but having departed he cast him into prison till he should give back that being owed. And his fellow-servants having seen the thing done, were greatly grieved, and having come, made known to their lord all things done. Then his lord, having called him, said unto him, O thou evil servant, I let go to you all that debt since thou besoughtest me: Oughtest thou not also to pity thy fellow-servant, as I also pitied thee And his lord having become angry, delivered him to the torturers even till he should give back all being owed to him. So also will my heavenly Father do to you, if ye let not go each to his brother from your hearts their falls.
And all their works do they, to be seen by men: and make broad their preservatives, and enlarge the border of their garments
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like whitewashed tombs, which without indeed appear beautiful, but within are full of the bones of the dead, and of all uncleanness.
Then shall he say to them from the left, Go away from me, the cursed, into eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his messengers: For I was hungry, and ye gave me not to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; read more. I was a stranger and ye brought me not in; naked, and ye put not around me; sick, and in prison, and ye took not a view of me. Then shall they answer him, they also saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and attended not to thee? Then shall he answer them saying, Inasmuch as ye did not to one of the least of these, ye did not to me.
Teaching them to keep all things whatever I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you all the days, even to the end of time. Amen.
And the scribes and Pharisees having seen him eating with publicans and sinful, said to his disciples, Why does he eat and drink with publicans and sinful? And Jesus having heard, says to them, They being strong have no need of a physician, but those being affected: I came not to call the just, but the sinful to repentance.
And none sews a piece of uncombed fragment upon an old garment; and lest its new filling-up take away from the old, and the splitting be worse. And none puts new wine in old wine-skins: and lest the new wine rend the wine-skins, and the wine be poured out, and the wine-skins perish; but they put new wine in new wine-skins.
And having seen some of his disciples with common hands, that is, unwashed, eating loaves, they rebuked. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. read more. And from the market-place, except they be immersed, they eat not. And there are many other things which they received to hold; the immersion of cups, and of measures, and of brazen vases, and of chairs.) Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Wherefore do not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? And he having answered, said to them, That Esaias prophesied well concerning you, as it has been written, This people honour me with lips, and their heart keeps far from me. And in vain they revere me, teaching doctrines the commands of men. For having left the command of God, ye hold firmly to the tradition of men, the immersion of measures and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
And he says, So are ye also without understanding? Do ye not perceive, that anything from without entering into a man, cannot pollute him For it goes not into the heart, but into the belly, and goes forth into the privy, purging all food read more. And he said, That going out of a man, that pollutes a man. For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders,
For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, overreaching, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, defamation, pride, foolishness:
Thefts, overreaching, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, defamation, pride, foolishness: All these evils go out from within, and pollute a man.
And the Pharisees having come near, asked him, if it is lawful for a man to loose his wife; tempting him. And he, having answered, said to them, What did Moses command you? read more. And they said, Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce, and to loose. And Jesus, having answered, said to them, For your hard heart he wrote you this command. And from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this will a man leave his father and mother, and be attached to his wife; And they two shall be in one flesh: so that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God yoked together, let not man separate.
And they having come, say to him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and thou carest not for any one: for thou lookest not to the face of men, but in truth thou teachest the way of God: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or no? Should we give, or not give? And he knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a drachma that I might see it. read more. And they brought. And he says to them, Whose is this image and inscription? And they said to him, Caesar's. And Jesus having answered, said to them, Give back Caesar's things to Caesar, and the things of God to God. And they wondered at him.
And the sun setting, all as many as had sick ones with various diseases brought them to him; and he having put hands upon each one of them, cured them. .
And the dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.
For which I say to thee, Her many sins are remitted; for she loved much: and he to whom little is remitted, loves little.
And he said to another, Follow me. And he said, Lord, permit me having gone, first to inter my father. And Jesus said to him, Permit the dead to inter their own. dead; and thou, having gone, announce the kingdom of God.
Woe to thee Chorazin! woe to thee Bethsaida! for if in Tyre and Sidon were the powers having been in you, long since had they changed the mind, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But for Tyre and Sidon shall it be more supportable in judgment, than for you. read more. And thou, Capernaurn, indeed even lifted up to heaven, shalt be cast down to hades. He hearing you hears me and he rejecting you rejects me; and he rejecting me rejects him having sent me.
And, behold, a certain skilled in the law stood up, tempting him, and saying, Teacher, what having done shall I inherit eternal life And he said to him, What has been written in the law? how readest thou ? read more. And he having answered, said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God from thy whole heart, and from thy whole soul, and from thy whole strength; and thy neighbor as thyself. And he said to him, Thou hast answered rightly; this do and thou shalt live.Translation PDF from Google If you can fill in this text please contact e-sword Uers And he, wishing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor And Jesus having replied said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers : and having stripped him, and laid on blows, they departed, leaving him half dead. And by accident a certain priest went down in that way : and having seen him, went on the opposite side. And likewise also a Levite, having been in the place, having come and seen him, went on the opposite side. And a certain Samaritan, travelling, came to him : and having seen him, felt compassion. And having come near, he bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and having mounted him upon his own animal, he brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And upon the morrow, he having come forth, taking out two drachmas, he gave to the inn-keeper, and said to him, Take care, of him; and whatever thou spendest besides, I, in my coming back, will repay thee. Which then of these three seems to thee to have been neighbor to him fallen among rubbers.? And he said, He having done mercy with him. Then said Jesus to him, Go thou, and do likewise.
If any come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, and yet also his own life, he cannot be my disciple. And whoever lifts not his cross, and comes after me, cannot be my disciple.
What man of you, having one hundred. sheep, and having lost one of them, leaves not the ninety-nine in the desert, and goes for the one lost, till he find it And having found, he puts upon his shoulders, rejoicing. read more. And having come into the house, he calls together friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me: for I have found my lost sheep. I say to you, that so shall joy be in heaven over one sinful repenting, more than over ninety-nine just, which have no need of repentance.
And he said to them, Ye are they justifying yourselves before men; and God knows your hearts: for the high with men is abomination before God.
A certain man was rich, and was clothed in purple and fine linen, being daily splendidly gladdened: And there was a certain beggar, Lazarus by name, who was cast at his gate, having been wounded, read more. And eagerly desirous to be fed from crumbs falling from the rich one's table: but also the dogs, coming, licked off his wounds. And it was, the beggar died, and was carried by messengers into Abraham's bosom: and the rich one died also, and was buried; And in hades, having lifted up his eyes, being in torments, he sees Abraham from far off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he having called out, said, Father Abraham, pity me, and send Lazarus, that he might dip his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Child, remember that thou didst receive thy good things in thy life, and Lazarus likewise evil things: and now here is he comforted, and thou art tormented. And besides all these, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed: so that they wishing to pass through thence to you could not; neither could they cross over from thence to us. And he said, Then I ask thee, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he might testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham says to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if some one from the dead go to them, they will change the mind. And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither if any rise from the dead, will they be persueded.
Two men went up to the temple to pray; one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee having stood, prayed these to himself, O God, I return thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or also as this publican. read more. I fast twice of the Sabbath; I pay tithes of all I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not either lift up the eyes to heaven, but struck upon his breast, saying, God propitiate for me the sinful. I say to you, this one went down to his house justified rather than that one: for every one lifting up himself shall be humbled; and he humbling himself shall be lifted up.
And Zaccheus having stood, said to the Lord, Behold, the half of my possessions, Lord, I give to the poor; and if I have made any false accusation against any one, I give back fourfold. And Jesus said to him, That to day salvation has been to this house, as he is also a son of Abraham.
And he said to Jesus, Remember me, Lord, when thou shouldest come into thy kingdom.
And all the crowds having been to this viewing, seeing the things done, striking their breasts, returned.
All things were by him; and without him out him was not one thing that was. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
For the law was given by Moses; grace and truth were by Jesus Christ.
Again on the morrow John stood, and two of his disciples;
Jesus answered and said to him, Amen, amen, I say to thee, Except any one be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
That born of flesh is flesh; and that born of the Spirit is spirit.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that every one believing in him perish not, but have eternal life.
He believing in him is not judged: and he not believing has been already judged, because he has not believed in the name of the only born Son of God.
But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for also the Father seeks such worshipping him.
I said therefore to you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am, ye shall die in your sins.
If the Son make you free, ye shall be truly free.
Which of you convicts me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me.
I am the good shepherd, and I know mine, and am known by mine.
Ye call one Teacher and Lord: and ye say well; for I am.
A new command give I to you, That ye love one another: as I loved you, that ye also love one another.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, again I come, and I will receive you to myself; that where I am, ye might be also.
Yet a little, and the world sees me no more; and ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me not bearing fruit he takes away: and every one bearing fruit, he cleanses it, that it might bear more fruit. read more. Already are ye clean, through the word which I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, if it remain not in the vine; so neither ye, if ye remain not in me. I am the vine, ye the branches: he remaining in me, and I in him, he bears much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If any remain not in me, he was cast forth as the branch, and was dried up; and they gather them together, and cast into the fire, and they are burned. If ye remain in me, and my words remain in you, ye shall ask whatever ye wish, and it shall be to you. In this was my Father honoured, that ye should bear much fruit: and ye shall be disciples to me. As the Father loved me, I also loved you: remain in my love. If ye keep my commands, ye shall remain in my love; as I have kept my Father's commands, and remain in his love.
If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not sin and now they have no pretext for their sin. He hating me hates my Father also. read more. If I did not the works in them which none other has done, they had not sin: and now have they also seen and hated also me and my Father.
They shall make you excluded from the synagogue: but the hour comes that every one having slain you should think to bring service to God.
And having come, he will convict the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment:
And having come, he will convict the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment: Truly of sin, because they believe not in me;
These have I spoken to you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world shall ye have pressure; but take courage; I have conquered the world.
I honoured thee upon earth: I finished the work which thou hast given me that I should do.
O Father, those thou hast given me, I will that where I am these also be with me: that they might behold my glory, which thou gavest me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
Truly therefore they went rejoicing from the face of the council, that for his name they were deemed worthy to be dishonoured.
(For not yet was it fallen upon any of them: only they were immersed into the name of the Lord Jesus.)
Truly therefore, they having testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and announced good news to many towns of the Samaritans. And a messenger of the Lord spake to Philip, saying, Arise, and go at noon in the way going down from Jerusalem to Gaza, (this is desert.) read more. And having risen, he went: and, behold, an Ethiopian man, an eunuch of great power of Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come going to worship in Jerusalem, And he was returning, and sitting in his chariot he read the prophet Esaias. And the Spirit said to Philip, Come near, and be joined to this chariot. And Philip running near, heard him reading the prophet Esaias, and he said, Truly knowest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except somebody guide me? And he called upon Philip coming up to sit with him. And the passage of the writing which he read was this, As a sheep for slaughter was he brought; and as a lamb before him shearing it dumb, so he opened not his mouth: In his humiliation was his judgment taken away: and his generation who shall recount? for his life is taken from the earth. And the eunuch having answered Philip, said, I pray thee, of whom speaks the prophet this of himself or of some other? And Philip having opened his mouth, and begun from this writing, announced to him the good news, Jesus. And as they went in the way, they came to some water: and the eunuch said, Behold water; what hinders me to be immersed? And Philip said, If thou believest from the whole heart, it is lawful. And having answered, he said, I believe the Son of God to be Jesus Christ. And he ordered the chariot to stand: and both went down into the Water, both Philip and the eunuch: and he immersed him. And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried away Philip, and the eunuch saw him no more: for he went his way rejoicing.
And it was as Peter came in, Cornelius having met him, having fallen at his feet, worshipped. And Peter raised him up, saying, Arise: I am also myself man.
Paul, servant of Jesus Christ, called sent, separated to the good news of God,
For he in appearance, is not a Jew; neither circumcision, in appearance in the flesh: But he in concealment, a Jew; and circumcision of the heart, in spirit, not in letter; whose approbation not of man, but of God.
Therefore shall we leave the law inactive by faith It may not be: but we should establish the law.
Justified therefore of faith we have peace with God by our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have had access by faith into this grace in which we have stood, and we boast upon hope of the glory of God.
For scarcely for the just will any one die: yet for the good perhaps some also would venture to die. And God recommends his own love to us, that we yet being sinful, Christ died for us.
For we know that the law is spiritual: and I am fleshly, sold under sin.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus freed me from the law of sin and death.
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwell in you. And if any have not the Spirit of Christ, he is not his.
For whom he before knew, he also before determined of the form of the image of his Son, for him to be first born in many brethren.
But in all these we obtain a complete victory by him having loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor beginnings, nor powers, nor things having stood, nor things about to be, read more. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creation, shall be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Let every soul be placed under the protecting powers. For there is no power except from God: and the powers being, were ordered by God. So he opposing the power, has resisted the arrangement of God: and they having resisted shall receive to themselves judgment. read more. For rulers are not the terror of good works, but of evil. And wilt thou not fear the power do good, and thou shalt have approbation of it: For he is servant of God to thee for good. And if thou do evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword without order: for he is servant of God, avenging for anger to him doing evil. Wherefore necessity to be placed under, not only for anger, but also for consciousness. For this also pay ye taxes: for they are workmen of God, persevering in this same. Therefore restore debts to all; to whom tribute, tribute; to whom recompense, recompense; to whom fear, fear; to whom honour, honour.
Who art thou judging another's servant? to his own lord he stands or falls. And he shall be made to stand: for God is powerful to make him stand.
For we proclaim not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus.
For we must all be made manifest before the judgment seat of Christ; that each might receive the things for the body, for what he did, good or bad.
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for you he was in a state of beggary, being rich; that ye in his poverty might be rich.
And the works of the flesh are manifest, which are; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, Idolatry, charm, enmities, strifes, jealousies, wraths, intriguings, seditions, sects read more. Envyings, slaughters, drunkenness, revelries, and the like: to these which I foretell you, as I have also said before, that they doing such shall not inherit the kingdom of God. And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith,
And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such is no law.
Meekness, temperance: against such is no law.
Brethren, if a man be taken in any fault, ye the spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; observing thyself narrowly, lest thou also be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fill up the law of Christ:
For each shall bear his own load.
And ye being dead in faults and in sins; In which when ye walked according to the life of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, of the spirit now energetic in the sons of disobedience: read more. Among whom also we then all occupied ourselves in the eager desire? of our flesh, doing the wills of the flesh and the thoughts; and were by nature children of wrath, as also the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, by his much love which he loved us, And we being dead in faults, he made alive together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved;) And raised together, and seated together in heavenlies in Christ Jesus: That he might show in times coming the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
The enmity in his flesh, the law of commands in enactments, having left unemployed; that he might create in himself one new man, making peace;
He stealing let him steal no more: and rather let him be wearied from fatigue, working good with the hands, that he have to impart to him having need. Let not any foul word go out of your mouth, but if any good to the building of necessity, that it might give grace to them hearing.
Women, yield ye obedience to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
And, lords, do ye the same things to them, letting go threatening: knowing that also your own Lord is in the heavens; and distinction of persons is not with him.
For upon you was it conferred as a favor for Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him;
For let this be in mind among you, which also in Christ Jesus;
Therefore, my beloved, as ye have always listened, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, with fear and tremor effect your own salvation. For God is working in you also to will and to work by benevolence.
But surely, I also think all things to be loss for the superiority of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have been made to lose all things, and I think to be offscourings, that I shall gain Christ, And be found in him, not having my justice, that of the law, but that by faith of Christ, the justice from God by faith: read more. To know him, and the power of his rising up, and the mutual participation of his sufferings, being rendered conformable to his death; If somehow I shall arrive at the rising up of the dead. Not that I have alreaedy attained or have been already perfected: and I pursue, if I also may overtake, for which also I was overtaken by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I reckon not myself to have been overtaken: but one, truly forgetting things behind, and stretching still farther to things before, I pursue toward the scope for the prize of combat of the calling above of God in Christ Jesus.
Whom we announce, reminding every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfected in Christ jesus:
If therefore ye be risen with Christ, seek things above, where Christ is sitting on the right hand of God. Think of things above, and not upon those upon the earth. read more. For ye died, and your life has been hid with Christ in God. When Christ shall be manifested, our life, then also ye with him shall be made manifest in glory. Therefore kill your members that are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For these comes the Wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience: In which also ye then walked, when ye lived in them. And now ye also put them all away; anger, wrath, badness, slander, shameful language out of your mouth. Lie not to one another, having put off the old man with big deeds;
Put on therefore, as the chosen of God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassions, kindnesses, humility, meekness, longsuffering; (Bearing one another, propitiating one another, if any have a complaint against any: as also Christ propitiated for you, so also ye.) read more. And over all these, love, which is the bond of completion. And let the peace of God act as umpire in your hearts, to which also, ye were called in one body: and be grateful. Let the word of Christ dwell in, you richly; teaching and reminding one another in all wisdom, playing with harps, and songs, and spiritual odes, with grace singing in your hearts to the Lord. And all whatever you do in word and in work, all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Women, place yourselves under your own husbands, as was permitted in the Lord.
Lords, render ye to servants Justice and equality; knowing that ye also have a Lord in the heavens.
And Jesus, called Justus, they being of the circumcision. These only fellow workers in the kingdom of God, which were a consolation to me.
And do thou speak what becomes sound doctrine: The aged men to be sober, grave, of sound mind, sound in the faith, in love, in patience.
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and eager worldly desires, we should live discreetly, and justly, and religiously, in the time now;
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and eager worldly desires, we should live discreetly, and justly, and religiously, in the time now; Expecting the blessed hope, and apppearance of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; read more. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a distinguished people. zealous of good works.
How shall we escape, having neglected such great salvation; which at the beginning taken to be spoken by the Lord, by them having heard was made firm to us;
For be consecrating and they being consecrated all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will announce thy name to my brethren, in the midst of the church will I praise thee. read more. And again, I will be confident in him. And again, Behold I and the young children which God gave me. Since therefore the young children participated in flesh and blood, he also likewise participated with them; that by death he might leave unemployed him having the strength of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them, as many as by fear of death were always to live bound by slavery. For certainly he lays not hold of angels; but of the seed of Abraham he lays hold. Wherefore in all things it was necessary to be made like to the brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful chief priest in things towards God, in order to propitiate for the sin of the people. For in that he himself has suffered, having been tempted, he is able to help the tempted.
For we have not a chief priest unable to suffer with our weaknesses; but tried in all things as a resemblance, without sin.
For impossible for them once enlightened, and having tasted of the heavenly gift, and having partaken of the Holy Spirit, And tasted of the good word of God, and powers of the life about to be, read more. And having fallen, again to renew to repentance; crucifying to themselves the Son of God, and exposing to ignominy. For the earth drinking the rain coming often upon it, and bringing forth the vegetable fitting well to them by whom it is cultivated, receives commendation from God: And producing thorns and briers is rejected, after having been tried, and near cursing; whose end for destruction.
Having the golden censer, and ark of the covenant surrounded on all sides with gold, in which was the golden urn having the manna, and Aaron's rod having budded, and the tables of the covenant;
A way publicly declared and living, which he consecrated to us, through the veil, that is, his flesh;
For we sinning voluntarily after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there is left no more a sacrifice for sins,
And recall to mind the former days, in which, having been enlightened, ye endured a great combat of sufferings; This, truly, being exposed to public view both by reproaches and pressures; and this, having been partakers of those thus overturned. read more. For ye also suffered together with me in bonds, and received the pillage of your possessions with joy, knowing to have in yourselves a better and abiding substance in the heavens.
And the doing good and mutual participation forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
James, servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the dispersion, health.
Having willed he brought forth by the word of truth, for us to be some first fruit of his creatures.
Religion pure and unpolluted before God and the Father is this, To take a view of the orphans and widows in their pressure, to keep himself free from stain from the world.
And also this same, having brought in at the side all earnestness, furnish in addition in your faith fitness; and In fitness knowledge;
Everyone believing that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God: and every one loving him having begotten, loves him also begotten of him.
He having ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him conquering will I give to eat from the hidden manna, and I will give him a white small stone, and upon the small stone a new name written, which none knew except he receiving.
He conquering, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and without shall he no more come forth: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from heaven from my God: and my new name.
And they sing a new song, saying, Worthy art thou to take the book, and to open its seals: for thou wert slain, and didst purchase us to God by thy blood from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;
And they shall see his face; and his name upon their foreheads.
And I John seeing these things, and hearing. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel pointing out to me these things. And he says to me, See, not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them keeping the words of the prophecy of this book; worship God.