Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




When he saw this, Peter said to the people. "Men of Israel, why are you wondering at this? Why do you stare at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made this man to walk? "The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; "but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer. read more.
"The Pioneer of Life you put to death. But God has raised him from the dead, and we are witnesses of that fact. "And his name, on the ground of faith in his name, has made strong this man, whom you now see and know; yes, the faith that is through him has made this man sound and strong again, in the presence of you all. "And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. "But God has thus fulfilled what he foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer. "Repent then! and reform, from the blotting out of your sins, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord; "and that he may send Jesus, your appointed Messiah, "whom the heavens must receive until the time of restoration of all things. "God spoke of this ages ago, through the mouth of his holy prophets. "Moses, for example, said: "The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet for you from among your brothers, as he raised up me; you must listen to whatever he may tell you; "and it shall be that every soul who will not listen to that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people. "Yes, and all the prophets from Samuel and his successors, all that have spoken, have also told of those days. "You are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. "It was for you first that God raised up his Servant, and sent him to bless you in turning every one of you away from your wicked ways."

"Rulers and elders of the people, if we are being examined today concerning a benefit conferred upon a cripple, as to how has this man been cured, "be it known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, in him does this man stand before you strong and well. "For he is the Stone, cast aside by you builders, which has become the head stone of the corner. read more.
"There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, in which we must be saved." Now when they beheld the glad fearlessness of Peter and John and had perceived that they were amazed; and they began to recognize them, that they were companions of Jesus.

But Peter and John said in reply. "Do you decide whether in the sight of God it is right to obey you rather than God; but for our part, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."

When they heard this they went at early dawn to the Temple, and began to teach. Meantime when the high priest and his followers arrived, they summoned the Sanhedrin and all the Council of the Elders of the sons of Israel, and sent to the prison to fetch the apostles.

But Peter and the apostles said in reply. "We must obey God rather than man. The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus, whom you slew by hanging him on a tree. "Him God has exalted at his right hand as Prince and Saviour, to give Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. read more.
"And we are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him."



When he saw this, Peter said to the people. "Men of Israel, why are you wondering at this? Why do you stare at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made this man to walk? "The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; "but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer. read more.
"The Pioneer of Life you put to death. But God has raised him from the dead, and we are witnesses of that fact. "And his name, on the ground of faith in his name, has made strong this man, whom you now see and know; yes, the faith that is through him has made this man sound and strong again, in the presence of you all. "And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. "But God has thus fulfilled what he foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer. "Repent then! and reform, from the blotting out of your sins, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord; "and that he may send Jesus, your appointed Messiah, "whom the heavens must receive until the time of restoration of all things. "God spoke of this ages ago, through the mouth of his holy prophets. "Moses, for example, said: "The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet for you from among your brothers, as he raised up me; you must listen to whatever he may tell you; "and it shall be that every soul who will not listen to that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people. "Yes, and all the prophets from Samuel and his successors, all that have spoken, have also told of those days. "You are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. "It was for you first that God raised up his Servant, and sent him to bless you in turning every one of you away from your wicked ways."

"Rulers and elders of the people, if we are being examined today concerning a benefit conferred upon a cripple, as to how has this man been cured, "be it known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, in him does this man stand before you strong and well. "For he is the Stone, cast aside by you builders, which has become the head stone of the corner. read more.
"There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, in which we must be saved." Now when they beheld the glad fearlessness of Peter and John and had perceived that they were amazed; and they began to recognize them, that they were companions of Jesus.

But Peter and John said in reply. "Do you decide whether in the sight of God it is right to obey you rather than God; but for our part, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."


Then they all shouted again. "No, not him! Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.

"The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; "but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer.


While he was clinging to Peter and John, all the people crowded awe-struck around them, in what was known as Solomon's Portico. When he saw this, Peter said to the people. "Men of Israel, why are you wondering at this? Why do you stare at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made this man to walk? "The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; read more.
"but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer. "The Pioneer of Life you put to death. But God has raised him from the dead, and we are witnesses of that fact. "And his name, on the ground of faith in his name, has made strong this man, whom you now see and know; yes, the faith that is through him has made this man sound and strong again, in the presence of you all.

For I conclude that a man is justified by faith, altogether apart from the deeds of the Law. Is God then the God of the Jews alone, and not of the Gentiles also? He is God of the Gentiles also, since there is one God who will justify the circumcised through faith, and by their faith will he justify the uncircumcised. read more.
Do we then render law invalid through faith? Certainly not; on the contrary we make it stand.

What then shall we say? That Gentiles who never pursed righteousness have overtaken it, even the righteousness of faith?

And the Scripture, anticipating God's justification of the Gentiles by faith, announced the gospel to Abraham beforehand in the words, In thee shall all the Gentiles be blessed. So then they who are children of faith are blessed with Abraham the faithful; but a curse rests on those who have their root in the works of the Law; for it is written. Cursed is every one that continues not in all the things written in the Book of the Law, to do them. read more.
And it is manifest that by the Law no man is justified in the sight of God. because The just shall live by faith, and the Law has nothing to do with faith, but declares, The man that has done these things shall live therein. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us (for it is written, Cursed is every one who is hanged upon a tree), to the end that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that through faith we might receive the promised Spirit.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is God's gift. It is not of works, so that any one can boast of it; for we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good deeds, which God predestined us to make our daily way of life.

Now faith is the title-deed of things hoped for; the putting to the proof of things not seen. For by it men of old times had witness borne to them. By faith we understand that the world was fashioned by the Word of God, so that what we see was not made out of what is visible. read more.
By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice more acceptable than that of Cain, through which he had witness borne to him that he was righteous, God giving the testimony by accepting his gifts; and through it he, although he is dead, still speaks. By faith Enoch was translated so that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had translated him. Before his translation he had witness borne to him that he pleased God. now without faith it is impossible to please him; for he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he ever rewards those who are seeking. By faith Noah, warned of God of things not yet seen, reverently gave heed, and built an ark for the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is of faith. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out unto a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. It was by faith that he sojourned in the promised land as an alien, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, his fellow heirs of the same promise. For he continually looked for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. By faith even Sarah herself received power to conceive seed, although she was past the age for child-bearing, because she counted Him faithful who had promised;



For we were not following cunningly devised fables, when we told you of the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eye-witnesses of his Majesty. For he did receive honor and glory from God the Father, when there was borne such a voice to him from the Majestic Glory, This is my Son, my Beloved, in whom I delight; and this voice we ourselves heard, borne to us out of heaven, when we were with him on the holy hill.

So when he was gone, Jesus said: "Now has the Son of man been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and straightway will he glorify him.

When he had thus spoken, Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: "Father, the hour is come. Glorify the Son, that thy Son may glorify thee; since thou hast given him authority over all mankind, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him. And this is eternal life, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. read more.
I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with own self, with the glory I had with thee before the world began. "I have made known thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world. Thine they were, and thou gavest them to me, and they have kept thy word. They know now that whatever thou hast given me was from thee; for I have given them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and they have believed that thou didst send me. "I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me; for they are thine, and all thine are mine, and mine are thine; and I am glorified in them. I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own Name these whom thou hast given me, that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them I kept them by the power of thy name which thou hast given me. I guarded them, and none of them was lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. "But now I am coming to thee, and I am speaking these things while I am in the world, so that they may have my joy in all its fulness in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I am not asking that thou wilt take them out of the world, but that thou wilt protect them from the Evil One. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Dedicate them in thy truth; thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I dedicate myself, that they also may be thoroughly dedicated in the truth. "Nor do I pray for them alone, but for those also who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, even as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee; that they also may be in us; in order that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and thou in me; that they may be made perfectly one, so that the world may recognize that thou didst send me, and hast loved them as thou hast loved me. "Father, it is my will that wherever I am these also, thy gift to me, may be with me, that they may see the glory, my glory which thou hast given me, because thou didst love me before the foundations of the world.

"The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go;

For you well know that not with perishable things, with silver or gold, were you redeemed from the emptiness of your manner of life, received by tradition from your ancestors; but with precious blood, like that of a lamb without spot or blemish, even the blood of Christ. He was indeed foreknown before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of the times for your sake. read more.
Through him you believe in God who raised him from the dead and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope are now in God.




"The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; "but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer.






It is of what has existed from the beginning, of what we have listened to, of what we have seen with our own eyes, of what we have witnessed and touched with our own heads, it is concerning the Logos of Life that we are now writing. And the Life was made visible, and we have seen it and are bearing witness, and are bringing you word of that Eternal Life which was face to face with the Father and was made visible to us. It is what we have seen and heard that we are announcing to you, in order that you also may have partnership with us; and our partnership is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.




"Our fathers ate manna in the wilderness, as it is written, 'He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.'" "In solemn truth I tell you," said Jesus in reply, "Moses did not give you the bread out of heaven, but my Father does give you the true bread out of heaven; "for the bread of God is what come down from heaven, and gives life to the world." read more.
"Ah, Sir," said they, "evermore give us this bread." "I myself am the bread of life," answered Jesus; "he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst again.

"The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; "but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer. "The Pioneer of Life you put to death. But God has raised him from the dead, and we are witnesses of that fact.


She persisted in this for many days, until Paul, worn out, turned round and said to the spirit, "I charge you, in the name of Jesus Christ, to come out of her." In that very hour it came out of her.

"I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have, this I am going to give to you; in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, walk!"

"And his name, on the ground of faith in his name, has made strong this man, whom you now see and know; yes, the faith that is through him has made this man sound and strong again, in the presence of you all.

"be it known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, in him does this man stand before you strong and well.


When he saw this, Peter said to the people. "Men of Israel, why are you wondering at this? Why do you stare at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made this man to walk? "The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go;

Peter said to him. "Aeneas, Jesus Christ cures you! Rise and make your own bed!" At once he rose to his feet. All the people of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.


"In this very city they did gather together against thy holy Servant, Jesus whom thou hast anointed??erod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and also the tribes of Israel??28 "to do all that thy power and thy will had predetermined should be done.

In the presence of God who gives life to all, and of Christ Jesus who bore witness to the good confession before Pontius Pilate,

"The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go;

From the house of Caiaphas they took Jesus to the Praetorium, and it was dawn. They themselves would not enter the Praetorium, in order that they might not be ceremonially defiled, but might be able to eat the Passover. So Pilate came outside to them and asked, "What charge do you bring against this man?" In reply they said, "If he had not been a criminal, we should not have handed him over you." read more.
"Take him yourselves," answered Pilate, "and judge him according to your law." The Jews answered him, "We are not allowed to put anyone to death" (that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled in which he predicted the kind of death he was to die). So Pilate went into the Praetorium again, and summoned Jesus. "Are you the King of the Jews?" he said. Jesus answered, "Are you saying this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?" "I am not a Jew, am I?" replied Pilate; "It is your own nation and the high priests who have handed you over to me. What have you done?" Jesus answered him. "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants have fought hard that I should not be handed the Jews; but in reality my kingdom is not of such origins." "You are a king, then? You!" said Pilate. "You say truly that I am a king." answered Jesus, "for this purpose I was born, and to this end came I into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Every man who is of the truth listens to my voice." Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" As he said this, he went outside again to the Jews and said to them. "I find no crime in this man. Now it is a custom of yours that I release one prisoner to you at the time of the Passover feast. Do you wish me to release to you the King of the Jews?" Then they all shouted again. "No, not him! Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.

"Though they found no cause of death in him, yet they asked Pilate to put him to death.


When he saw this, Peter said to the people. "Men of Israel, why are you wondering at this? Why do you stare at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made this man to walk? "The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; "but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer. read more.
"The Pioneer of Life you put to death. But God has raised him from the dead, and we are witnesses of that fact. "And his name, on the ground of faith in his name, has made strong this man, whom you now see and know; yes, the faith that is through him has made this man sound and strong again, in the presence of you all. "And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. "But God has thus fulfilled what he foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer. "Repent then! and reform, from the blotting out of your sins, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord; "and that he may send Jesus, your appointed Messiah, "whom the heavens must receive until the time of restoration of all things. "God spoke of this ages ago, through the mouth of his holy prophets. "Moses, for example, said: "The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet for you from among your brothers, as he raised up me; you must listen to whatever he may tell you; "and it shall be that every soul who will not listen to that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people. "Yes, and all the prophets from Samuel and his successors, all that have spoken, have also told of those days. "You are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. "It was for you first that God raised up his Servant, and sent him to bless you in turning every one of you away from your wicked ways."

Then Peter, with the Eleven, stood up and addresses them in a loud voice. "Men of Judea and dwellers in Jerusalem, have no doubt about this matter, but listen to what I say. "These men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only nine o'clock in the morning. "No, this is what the prophet Joel predicted. read more.
"In the last days, God says, it shall come to pass that I will pour out my Spirit upon all mankind; "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams; upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days, will I pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. In the sky above I will show marvels, And signs in the earth beneath; Blood and fire, and vapor of smoke. Into darkness shall the sun be turned, And into blood the moon, Ere the day of the Lord come, that great and terrible day. And every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. "Men of Israel, listen to these words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man accredited to you by God, through mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him among you, as you yourselves know; him, delivered up by the settled purpose and fore-knowledge of God, you crucified and killed at the hands of lawless men; but God has raised him to life, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was not possible for death to hold him. For David says of him. "I beheld the Lord always before my face; For he is at my right hand lest I be shaken. "Therefore my heart is glad, my tongue exults, my very body also shall pitch its tent in hope. "For thou wilt not leave my soul in Hades, Nor give up thy Holy One to see corruption. "Thou hast made known to me the paths of life, Thou wilt fill me with gladness in thy presence. "Men and brothers, I can speak plainly to you concerning the patriarch David, because he not only died and was buried, but his tomb is among us even to this very day. "Because he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath that of the fruit of his loins he would set one on his throne, "he, foreseeing this, spoke of the resurrection of Christ that neither was he left in Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God has raised up, of this we are all witnesses. Since he is by the mighty hand of God exalted, and has received from his Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured forth this which you now see and hear. For David did not ascend into heaven; but he himself said, "The Lord said to my Lord Sit thou on my right hand "Until I make thine enemies A footstool under thy feet. "Therefore let the whole House of Israel know assuredly that Gods has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you have crucified." When they heard these words they were stung to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles. "Men and brothers, what shall we do?" "Repent," answered Peter, "and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. "For the promise belongs to you and to your children and to all who are afar off, whomever the Lord may call." With many other words he continued to bear testimony, and kept entreating them, saying, "Save yourselves from this perverse generation."


One day Peter and John were going up together for the hour of prayer, at three in the afternoon, when a man lame from his birth was carried along, who was wont to be laid each day near the gate of the Temple called the Beautiful Gate, to ask alms of those who were going into the Temple. When he saw Peter and John about to go into the Temple, he kept asking them for alms; read more.
Peter fixed his eyes upon him, as did John, and said, "Look at us." So he waited, expecting to get something from them. Then Peter said: "I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have, this I am going to give to you; in the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, walk!" Then taking his right hand he lifted him up. Instantly his feet and ankle-bones were strengthened; and leaping forth he stood on his feet, and began to walk, and went with them into the Temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, and recognized that this was the man who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple, they were filled with awe and amazement at what had happened to him. While he was clinging to Peter and John, all the people crowded awe-struck around them, in what was known as Solomon's Portico. When he saw this, Peter said to the people. "Men of Israel, why are you wondering at this? Why do you stare at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made this man to walk? "The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; "but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer. "The Pioneer of Life you put to death. But God has raised him from the dead, and we are witnesses of that fact. "And his name, on the ground of faith in his name, has made strong this man, whom you now see and know; yes, the faith that is through him has made this man sound and strong again, in the presence of you all.


It is of what has existed from the beginning, of what we have listened to, of what we have seen with our own eyes, of what we have witnessed and touched with our own heads, it is concerning the Logos of Life that we are now writing. And the Life was made visible, and we have seen it and are bearing witness, and are bringing you word of that Eternal Life which was face to face with the Father and was made visible to us. It is what we have seen and heard that we are announcing to you, in order that you also may have partnership with us; and our partnership is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

But Peter and the apostles said in reply. "We must obey God rather than man. The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus, whom you slew by hanging him on a tree. "Him God has exalted at his right hand as Prince and Saviour, to give Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. read more.
"And we are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him."

"you know the message spread throughout all Judea, beginning in Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; "how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how he went about everywhere doing good, and curing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with him. "And we were witnesses of all that he did, both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him, hanging him on a tree. read more.
"But him God raised up on the third day, and permitted him to be made manifest, "not to all the people, but to witnesses??en previously chosen by God??hat is, to us, who ate and drank with him after he had risen from the dead; "when he charged us to preach to the people, and to testify that this was he whom God ordained to be the judge of the living and of the dead. "To him all the prophets bear witness, testifying that through his name every one that believes on him will receive remission of sins."

A man came into being, sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light??o that all men might believe through him. He was not the Light; it was to bear testimony concerning the Light that he came into being. read more.
The true Light, which enlightens every man, was then coming into the world. He was in the world, and through him the world came into being, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own creation, and his own folk welcomed him not. But to all who receive him, to them he has given the right to become children of God, even to those who trust in his name; who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and tented with us. And we gazed on his glory??lory as of the Father's only Son??ull of grace and truth. John bore witness concerning him, and cried aloud, saying, "This is he of whom I said, 'He who is coming after me has been put before me, for he was before me.'"

"in order that all may honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor Son, does not honor the Father who sent him. "I tell you solemnly that he who listens to my messages and believes Him who sent me, has eternal life. He will not come under condemnation, but has passed out of death into life. "Solemnly I tell you that the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear shall live. read more.
"For as the Father has life in himself, so also has he granted to the Son to have life in himself. "And he has given him authority to pronounce judgment, because he is Son of man. "Do not wonder at this, because an hour is coming in which all who are in their graves shall hear his voice and shall come forth again; "those who have done good into a resurrection of life, and those who have practised evil to a resurrection of condemnation. "I can of my own self do nothing. As I listen, I judge, and my own judgment is just, because I am not seeking my own will, but the will of Him who sent me. "If I bear testimony concerning myself, my testimony is not valid. "Another bears testimony to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears concerning me is valid. "You yourselves sent to John, and he has been and is a witness to the truth. "(Though for myself I accept no witness from man; I only mention that you may be saved.) "That man was the Lamp-burning and shining??nd you were willing for a time rejoice in his light. "But I have testimony greater than that of John; for the work which the Father has given me to bring to completion??he work which I am doing??ears testimony concerning me, that the Father has sent me. "And the Father who sent me has himself borne testimony concerning me. None of you has heard his at any time or seen him, nor had his word dwelling within you, because you do not believe him whom he sent. "You are searching the Scriptures because you suppose that in tem you have eternal life; and though these are they that bear witness concerning me, "you will not come to me that you may have life. "I am not receiving honor from men, but I know you, "that you have not the love of God in yourselves. "I am come in the name of my Father and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, him you will receive. "How can you believe when you receive glory from, one another, and have no desire for the glory which comes from the only God? "Do not imagine that I shall accuse you to the Father. Moses is your accuser, on whom you build your hopes. "For if you believed Moses you would believe me, for he wrote about me. And if you do not believe his writings, how will you ever believe my words?"



So, when they came together, they began to ask him, "Master, are you at this time about to restore the kingdom of Israel?" He answered. "It is not for you to know times and occasions which the Father has fixed in his own authority; "yet you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you are to be my witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the very ends of the earth." read more.
When he had said this, and while they were looking at him, he was lifted up, and a cloud received him up out of their sight. While they were gazing into the sky as he was going up, suddenly there were two men in white garments standing by them, and they said: "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken up from you into the sky will come back in just the same way as you have seen him going into the sky."

While he was clinging to Peter and John, all the people crowded awe-struck around them, in what was known as Solomon's Portico. When he saw this, Peter said to the people. "Men of Israel, why are you wondering at this? Why do you stare at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made this man to walk? "The God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you betrayed and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let him go; read more.
"but you disowned the holy and righteous One, and asked as a favor the release of a murderer. "The Pioneer of Life you put to death. But God has raised him from the dead, and we are witnesses of that fact.

Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained an equally precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Grace and peace be multiplied to you by the God and Father of Jesus our Lord. For his power divine has granted to us everything needful for life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue. read more.
By these he has granted his promises to us, precious and splendid; so that through them you may become partners of the divine nature, now that you have escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. For this very reason do your best to add to your faith manliness, and to manliness knowledge, and to knowledge self-control, and to self-control stedfastness, and to stedfastness piety, and to piety brotherly love, and to brotherly love, love itself. For if these virtues are yours in abounding measure, they render you not idle nor unfruitful, until you come into the full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the man who lacks these virtues is blind, short-sighted, forgetful of his cleansing from his old sins. So, brothers, take diligent care to make your calling and election sure; for if you do this, you will never stumble. For so the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you. I shall therefore be always ready to remind you of all this, even though you know it, and are firmly founded in the truth which is with you. So I think it right, as long as I am in this "tent," to rouse you by way of reminding you, since I know that the time for me to strike tent comes swiftly on, even as our Lord Jesus Christ pointed out to me. So I will do my best to enable you, even after my departure, continually to call these things to mind. For we were not following cunningly devised fables, when we told you of the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eye-witnesses of his Majesty.

The unveiling apocalypse of Jesus Christ which God gave him to show to his slaves the things which must soon come to pass; and he sent and made it known by his angel to his slave John. He bore witness of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, even of all the things that he saw.