Thematic Bible




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And he commanded that they should be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they entreated him to remain some days.











And I remembered the word of the Lord, that he said, John indeed baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit.







And he commanded that they should be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they entreated him to remain some days.





And while the Pharisees were assembled, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye concerning the Christ? whose son is he? They say to him, Davids. He saith to them, How then doth David in the Spirit call him lord? saying, read more.
"The Lord said to my lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I put thine enemies under thy feet." If David then calleth him lord, how is he his son? And no one was able to answer him a word; nor durst any one from that day question him any more.

For David saith concerning him, "I saw the Lord always before me; because he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue exulted; moreover also, my flesh shall dwell in hope; because thou wilt not abandon my soul to the underworld, nor wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption. read more.
Thou didst make known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of joy with thy countenance." Brethren, I may speak to you with freedom of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is among us to this day. Being then a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath that he would set one sprung from his loins upon his throne, he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that neither was he abandoned to the underworld, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye both see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens; but he himself saith, The Lord said to my lord, "Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified. And when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what must we do? But Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized to the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

who by the mouth of thy servant David said, "Why did the heathen rage, and the peoples meditate vain things?



Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance; and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children to Abraham. And already also is the axe lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that beareth not good fruit is to be cut down, and cast into the fire. And the multitudes asked him, saying, What then must we do? read more.
He answered and said to them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath food, let him do likewise. And there came also publicans to be baptized, and said to him, Teacher, what must we do? And he said to them, Exact no more than hath been ordered you. And soldiers also asked him, saying, And what must we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no one, accuse no one falsely, and be content with your wages.

And when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what must we do? But Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized to the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.


But Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized to the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call.







Blessed are ye that hunger now; for ye will be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now; for ye will laugh.









Blessed are ye that hunger now; for ye will be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now; for ye will laugh.







On the last day, which is the great day, of the feast, Jesus stood and cried aloud, saying, If any one thirst, let him come to me, and drink. He that believeth in me, from within him, as the Scripture hath said, will flow rivers of living water. But this he said of the Spirit, which those that believed in him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew by hanging him on a cross; him hath God exalted by his right hand, as a Leader and Saviour, to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are his witnesses of these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit which God hath given to those who obey him.

And I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and ye will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, the door will be opened. And what father is there, among you, who, if his son ask for bread, will give him a stone? or if he ask for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent? read more.
or, if he ask for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If ye then, though evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!

And the apostles and the elders came together to consider this matter. And after much debate, Peter rose up and said to them, Brethren, ye know that a long time ago God made choice among you, that by my mouth the gentiles should hear the word of the glad tidings, and believe. And God, who knoweth the heart, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, as he gave it to us;







And on the day of Pentecost they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came out of heaven a sound, as of a rushing mighty wind; and it filled the whole house where they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributing themselves; and one sat upon each of them. read more.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, even as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound took place, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because every one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed, and marveled, saying, Behold, are not all these who speak Galilaeans? and how is it that we every one hear them in our own language, wherein we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and those who inhabit Mesopotamia, Judaea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and Romans who sojourn here, both Jews and Proselytes, Cretans and Arabianshow is it that we hear them speaking in our tongues the wonderful works of God? And they were all amazed and were in doubt, saying one to another, What can this mean? Others making sport of it, said, They are full of new wine. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, Men of Judea, and all that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known to you, and hearken to my words. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; for it is the third hour of the day; but this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel, "It shall be in the last days, saith God, that I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams; and even on my servants, and on my handmaids, I will pour out of my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord cometh, the great and notable day. And it shall be that every one that calleth on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Men of Israel, hear these words! Jesus the Nazarene, a man approved of God to you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God wrought by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know, this man, being delivered up by the settled purpose and foreknowledge of God, ye, by the hand of godless men, crucified and slew. But God raised him up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it. For David saith concerning him, "I saw the Lord always before me; because he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue exulted; moreover also, my flesh shall dwell in hope; because thou wilt not abandon my soul to the underworld, nor wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption. Thou didst make known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of joy with thy countenance." Brethren, I may speak to you with freedom of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is among us to this day. Being then a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath that he would set one sprung from his loins upon his throne, he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that neither was he abandoned to the underworld, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye both see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens; but he himself saith, The Lord said to my lord, "Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified. And when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what must we do? But Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized to the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation. They therefore received his word, and were baptized; and there were added on that day about three thousand souls.







Blessed are ye that hunger now; for ye will be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now; for ye will laugh.






But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, Men of Judea, and all that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known to you, and hearken to my words. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; for it is the third hour of the day; but this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel, read more.
"It shall be in the last days, saith God, that I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams; and even on my servants, and on my handmaids, I will pour out of my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord cometh, the great and notable day. And it shall be that every one that calleth on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Men of Israel, hear these words! Jesus the Nazarene, a man approved of God to you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God wrought by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know, this man, being delivered up by the settled purpose and foreknowledge of God, ye, by the hand of godless men, crucified and slew. But God raised him up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it. For David saith concerning him, "I saw the Lord always before me; because he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue exulted; moreover also, my flesh shall dwell in hope; because thou wilt not abandon my soul to the underworld, nor wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption. Thou didst make known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of joy with thy countenance." Brethren, I may speak to you with freedom of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is among us to this day. Being then a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath that he would set one sprung from his loins upon his throne, he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that neither was he abandoned to the underworld, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye both see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens; but he himself saith, The Lord said to my lord, "Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified. And when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what must we do? But Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized to the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation.


But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, Men of Judea, and all that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known to you, and hearken to my words. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; for it is the third hour of the day; but this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel, read more.
"It shall be in the last days, saith God, that I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams; and even on my servants, and on my handmaids, I will pour out of my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord cometh, the great and notable day. And it shall be that every one that calleth on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Men of Israel, hear these words! Jesus the Nazarene, a man approved of God to you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God wrought by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know, this man, being delivered up by the settled purpose and foreknowledge of God, ye, by the hand of godless men, crucified and slew. But God raised him up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it. For David saith concerning him, "I saw the Lord always before me; because he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue exulted; moreover also, my flesh shall dwell in hope; because thou wilt not abandon my soul to the underworld, nor wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption. Thou didst make known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of joy with thy countenance." Brethren, I may speak to you with freedom of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is among us to this day. Being then a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath that he would set one sprung from his loins upon his throne, he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that neither was he abandoned to the underworld, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye both see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens; but he himself saith, The Lord said to my lord, "Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified. And when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what must we do? But Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized to the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation. They therefore received his word, and were baptized; and there were added on that day about three thousand souls.


But Peter seeing it, answered the people: Men of Israel, why wonder ye at this? Or why look ye earnestly on us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his servant Jesus, whom ye indeed delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. But ye denied the holy and righteous one, and asked that a murderer should be granted to you. read more.
But the author of life ye killed; whom God raised from the dead, whereof we are witnesses. And his name, through faith in his name, made this man strong, whom ye see and know; yea, the faith which is through him gave him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. And now, brethren, I know that ye acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. But God thus fulfilled what he had before announced by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer. Repent therefore and turn from your ways, that your sins may be blotted out, in order that the times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send forth Christ Jesus, who was before appointed for you; whom heaven indeed must receive until the times of a restoration of all things; of which times God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from the days of old. Moses indeed said, "A prophet will the Lord your God raise up to you from among your brethren, as be raised up me; him shall ye hear in all things, whatever he shall speak to you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul which doth not hear that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people." And all the prophets also, Samuel and those who followed, as many as spoke, announced these days. Ye are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in thy posterity shall all the families of the earth be blessed." To you first, God, having raised up his servant, sent him to bless you in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, Men of Judea, and all that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known to you, and hearken to my words. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; for it is the third hour of the day; but this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel, read more.
"It shall be in the last days, saith God, that I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams; and even on my servants, and on my handmaids, I will pour out of my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord cometh, the great and notable day. And it shall be that every one that calleth on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Men of Israel, hear these words! Jesus the Nazarene, a man approved of God to you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God wrought by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know, this man, being delivered up by the settled purpose and foreknowledge of God, ye, by the hand of godless men, crucified and slew. But God raised him up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it. For David saith concerning him, "I saw the Lord always before me; because he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue exulted; moreover also, my flesh shall dwell in hope; because thou wilt not abandon my soul to the underworld, nor wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption. Thou didst make known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of joy with thy countenance." Brethren, I may speak to you with freedom of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is among us to this day. Being then a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath that he would set one sprung from his loins upon his throne, he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that neither was he abandoned to the underworld, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye both see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens; but he himself saith, The Lord said to my lord, "Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified. And when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what must we do? But Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized to the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation.








Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Deity is like to gold or silver or stone, graven by the art and device of man. The times indeed of ignorance God overlooked; but now commandeth all men every where to repent;

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.










Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray the Lord, if haply the thought of thy heart may be forgiven thee.




And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a great multitude both of Jews and Greeks believed.

And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem was greatly enlarged; and a great multitude of the priests were obedient to the faith.



And all that dwelt in Lydda and Sharon saw him; and they turned to the Lord.

And attending daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread in a private house, they partook of their food with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were in the way of salvation.

And on the day of Pentecost they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came out of heaven a sound, as of a rushing mighty wind; and it filled the whole house where they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributing themselves; and one sat upon each of them. read more.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, even as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound took place, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because every one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed, and marveled, saying, Behold, are not all these who speak Galilaeans? and how is it that we every one hear them in our own language, wherein we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and those who inhabit Mesopotamia, Judaea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and Romans who sojourn here, both Jews and Proselytes, Cretans and Arabianshow is it that we hear them speaking in our tongues the wonderful works of God? And they were all amazed and were in doubt, saying one to another, What can this mean? Others making sport of it, said, They are full of new wine. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, Men of Judea, and all that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known to you, and hearken to my words. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; for it is the third hour of the day; but this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel, "It shall be in the last days, saith God, that I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams; and even on my servants, and on my handmaids, I will pour out of my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord cometh, the great and notable day. And it shall be that every one that calleth on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Men of Israel, hear these words! Jesus the Nazarene, a man approved of God to you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God wrought by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know, this man, being delivered up by the settled purpose and foreknowledge of God, ye, by the hand of godless men, crucified and slew. But God raised him up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it. For David saith concerning him, "I saw the Lord always before me; because he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue exulted; moreover also, my flesh shall dwell in hope; because thou wilt not abandon my soul to the underworld, nor wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption. Thou didst make known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of joy with thy countenance." Brethren, I may speak to you with freedom of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is among us to this day. Being then a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath that he would set one sprung from his loins upon his throne, he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that neither was he abandoned to the underworld, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye both see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens; but he himself saith, The Lord said to my lord, "Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified. And when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what must we do? But Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized to the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation. They therefore received his word, and were baptized; and there were added on that day about three thousand souls. And they were constantly attending on the teaching of the apostles, and the imparting [of their substance], the breaking of bread, and the prayers.

But some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Greeks, publishing the glad tidings of the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them; and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord.







And he commanded that they should be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they entreated him to remain some days.



Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance; and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.


And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up that every one who believeth in him may have everlasting life. For God so loved the world, that he gave the only begotten Son, that every one who believeth in him may not perish, but may have everlasting life. read more.
For God sent not the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that through him the world might be saved. He that believeth in him is not condemned; he that believeth not hath already been condemned, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.





And it shall come to pass, that every soul which doth not hear that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people."



Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he have died, will live; and whoever liveth and believeth in me will never die. Believest thou this?

And great multitudes were going with him; and he turned and said to them, If any one cometh to me, and hateth not his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever doth not bear his own cross and follow me, cannot be my disciple. read more.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, doth not sit down first and count the cost, whether he hath the means to finish it? lest haply when he hath laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all that behold begin to make sport of him, saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, setting out to give battle to another king, will not first sit down and consider whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an embassy, and asketh conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of you doth not forsake all that he hath, cannot be my disciple.


Then they said to him, What are we to do, that we may work the works of God? Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that ye believe in him whom he sent.

While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may become sons of light. These things spoke Jesus, and went away, and hid himself from them.

And lo! one came to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have everlasting life? And he said to him, Why dost thou ask me concerning what is good? There is but one who is good. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. Which? saith he. And Jesus said, These: "Thou shalt not kill; Thou shalt not commit adultery; Thou shalt not steal; Thou shalt not bear false witness; read more.
Honor thy father and thy mother;" and, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." The young man saith to him, All these things have I kept; in what am I still wanting? Jesus said to him, If thou wilt be perfect, go, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.

Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and he found him, and said, Dost thou believe in the Son of man?


And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good teacher, what shall I do to inherit everlasting life? And Jesus said to him, Why dost thou call me good? None is good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments: "Do not commit adultery; Do not kill; Do not steal; Do not bear false witness; Honor thy father and thy mother." read more.
And he said, All these have I kept from my youth. And Jesus hearing this said to him, One thing thou still lackest: sell all that thou hast, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful; for he was very rich. And Jesus seeing him said, How hardly do they that have riches enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. And those who heard this said, Who then can be saved?

Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly do I say to thee, Unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith to him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mothers womb a second time, and be born? Jesus answered, Truly, truly do I say to thee, Unless a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. read more.
That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit. Marvel not that I said to thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it will; and thou hearest the sound thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said to him, Art thou the teacher of Israel, and understandest not these things? Truly, truly do I say to thee, We speak that which we know, and testify that which we have seen; and ye receive not our testimony. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how will ye believe if I tell you heavenly things?


Doth our law judge a man, unless it first hear from him, and know what he doeth?

Then Paul, after the governor had beckoned to him to speak, answered, Since I know that thou hast been for many years a judge for this nation, I answer for myself cheerfully; for it is in thy power to ascertain that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship. And neither in the temple did they find me disputing with any one, or stirring up a tumult of the people, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city; read more.
nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me. But this I acknowledge to thee, that according to the way [of belief] which they call a sect, so do I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and by the Prophets; having a hope in God, which they themselves also entertain, that there will be a resurrection both of the righteous and the unrighteous. On this ground do I also myself strive to have always a conscience void of offence toward God and toward men. And after some years I came to bring alms to my nation, and to make offerings; in doing which they found me purified in the temple, not with a crowd nor with tumult; but certain Jews from Asia [caused it], who ought to be here before thee, and make their charge, if they had aught against me. Or, let these men themselves say what wrongdoing they found in me when I stood before the council, except in relation to this one expression, which I uttered aloud while standing among them: Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am tried before you this day.

And Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor questioned him, saying, Art thou the king of the Jews? And Jesus said, I am. And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he made no answer. Then saith Pilate to him, Dost thou not hear what things they are testifying against thee? read more.
And he made him no answer, not even to one word; so that the governor greatly wondered.

And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the king of the Jews? And he answering said to him, I am.

And Pilate asked him, Art thou the king of the Jews? And he answering saith to him, I am. And the chief priests brought many charges against him. And Pilate asked him again, Dost thou make no answer? See what things they are testifying against thee! read more.
But Jesus made no further answer; so that Pilate marveled.

And when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what must we do? But Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized to the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call. read more.
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation.








But where there is remission of these, there is no longer offering for sin.