Thematic Bible: Saints should


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if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.




But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also.


if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.


keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.


yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. Therefore IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. read more.
Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him, but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,




You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I extol You.

I will praise the name of God with song And magnify Him with thanksgiving.


O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.

so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.



"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.


"If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying helpless under its load, you shall refrain from leaving it to him, you shall surely release it with him.



"Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him? "No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse.





These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.


Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,






But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler--not even to eat with such a one.

so that you will not associate with these nations, these which remain among you, or mention the name of their gods, or make anyone swear by them, or serve them, or bow down to them.


"Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons.

and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the harlot with their gods and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods.


"Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst.

otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might invite you to eat of his sacrifice,



so that you will not associate with these nations, these which remain among you, or mention the name of their gods, or make anyone swear by them, or serve them, or bow down to them.


What do I mean then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons.



"You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away a considerable number of people, saying that gods made with hands are no gods at all.




"You shall not bring an abomination into your house, and like it come under the ban; you shall utterly detest it and you shall utterly abhor it, for it is something banned.


"But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up."


Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?


An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.


"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.


Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods? Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men? No, in heart you work unrighteousness; On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands.


if he does not lend money on interest or take increase, if he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between man and man, if he walks in My statutes and My ordinances so as to deal faithfully--he is righteous and will surely live," declares the Lord GOD.

I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors.




The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, But is terror to the workers of iniquity.




To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity;


"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"




I mean not your own conscience, but the other man's; for why is my freedom judged by another's conscience?






But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour, so that the truth of the gospel would remain with you.


I mean not your own conscience, but the other man's; for why is my freedom judged by another's conscience?


O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds. To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, And call upon the name of the LORD.


And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts.



in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,


I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.


does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,




for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them.

But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also.







But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.









So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.




Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.




Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.






Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this--not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way.


If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.



Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.


Then Moses said to Aaron, "What did this people do to you, that you have brought such great sin upon them?"

"No, my sons; for the report is not good which I hear the LORD'S people circulating.






"If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. "If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell.






"Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."

and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.












"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'The fast of the fourth, the fast of the fifth, the fast of the seventh and the fast of the tenth months will become joy, gladness, and cheerful feasts for the house of Judah; so love truth and peace.'






For Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews and in favor with his many kinsmen, one who sought the good of his people and one who spoke for the welfare of his whole nation.


Let my soul live that it may praise You, And let Your ordinances help me.






O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.



Then say, "Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name, And glory in Your praise."


Save us, O LORD our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name And glory in Your praise.


Let them give glory to the LORD And declare His praise in the coastlands.








"Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. "So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.

"Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts,



Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear, and I return to my father's house in safety, then the LORD will be my God.

He said, "O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today, and show lovingkindness to my master Abraham. "Behold, I am standing by the spring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water; now may it be that the girl to whom I say, 'Please let down your jar so that I may drink,' and who answers, 'Drink, and I will water your camels also'--may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown lovingkindness to my master."



Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.




Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.





'You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.




But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.


Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you.


Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.


Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?


"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. "If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also.


You have delivered me from the contentions of the people; You have placed me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me.

"You have also delivered me from the contentions of my people; You have kept me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me.


So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers.



Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me.

Do give heed to me, O LORD, And listen to what my opponents are saying!






Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.




in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.










Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this--not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way.



'These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.


"Now, therefore, fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.



so that the LORD may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me, saying, 'If your sons are careful of their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'

"Remember now, O LORD, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart and have done what is good in Your sight " And Hezekiah wept bitterly.





does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;


Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.




Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.


Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.