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It is written in the prophets, - And they shall be, all, the instructed of God: Every one who hath heard of the Father, and learned, cometh unto me.
And, all thy boundaries, stones of delight; And, all thy children, shall be the instructed of Yahweh, - And, great, shall be the prosperity of thy children.
For, I - Yahweh, am your God, therefore shall ye hallow yourselves and remain holy; for, holy, am, I, - therefore shall ye not make your persons unclean, with any creeping thing that crawleth upon the earth; for, I - Yahweh, am he that brought you up out of the land of Egypt, that I might become your God, - therefore shall ye be holy, for, holy, am, I.
And, another of the disciples, saith unto him, - Lord! suffer me, first, to depart, and bury my father. But, Jesus, saith unto him, - Be following me, and leave, the dead, to bury, their own dead.
Speak unto all the assembly of the sons of Israel and thou shalt say unto them - Holy, shall ye be, - For holy, am I - Yahweh - your God
Become ye, therefore, imitators of God, as children beloved, And walk in love - even as, the Christ also, loved you, and delivered himself up in your behalf, an offering and sacrifice unto God, for a fragrance of sweet smell.
Moreover, let our own learn to be forward, in honourable works, for the necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.
But, according as he that hath called you is holy, do, ye yourselves, also become, holy in all manner of behaviour, - Inasmuch as it is written - Holy shall ye be, because, I, am holy.
Depart from wickedness and do good, Aim at well-being, and pursue it.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, - because, meek, am I and lowly, in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls;
For, an example, have I given you, - that, just as, I, did unto you, ye also, should be doing.
Learn to do well - Seek justice, Correct the oppressor, - Vindicate the fatherless, Plead the cause of the widow,
Ye, however, have, not thus, learned the Christ: - If, at least, it is, him, ye have heard, and, in him, ye have been taught - even as truth is in Jesus, -
Having judged this, - that, one, in behalf of all, died, hence, they all, died; and, in behalf of all, died he, - in order that, they who live, no longer for themselves, should live, but for him who, in their behalf, died and rose again.
With my soul, longed I for thee in the night, Yea with my spirit within me, I kept on searching for thee, - For, when thy regulations extend to the earth, The inhabitants of the world will have learned, righteousness.
The same thing, esteem, in yourselves, which also, in Christ Jesus, ye esteem , -
For, none of us, unto himself liveth, and, none, unto himself dieth; For both, if we live, unto the Lord, we live, and, if we die, unto the Lord, we die; whether therefore we live, the Lord's, we are; or whether we die, the Lord's, we are;
and he saith unto them, Come after me, - and I will make you fishers, of men.
For, hereunto, have ye been called; because, Christ also, suffered in your behalf, unto you, leaving behind a pattern, that ye might follow in his steps:
To the end that, no longer, in men's covetings, but in God's will, ye may live, the still remaining time.
He that saith, that, in him, he abideth, ought, just as He walked, himself also, to be walking.
When, therefore, he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and reclined, again said he unto them - Are ye taking note, what I have done unto you? Ye, call me, The Teacher, and, The Lord, - and, well, say, for I am. If then, I, have washed your feet, - I The Lord, and, The Teacher, ye also, ought to wash, one another's, feet;read more.
For, an example, have I given you, - that, just as, I, did unto you, ye also, should be doing. Verily, verily, I say unto you - A servant is not greater than his lord, neither one sent forth greater than he that sent him. If, these things, ye know, happy, are ye, if ye be doing them.
But, the Advocate, The Holy Spirit, which the Father will send in my name, He, will teach you all things, and will put you in mind, of all things which, I, told you.
Just as the Father loved me, I also, loved you: Abide ye in my love. If, my commandments, ye keep, ye shall abide in my love, - just as, I, the Father's commandments, have kept, and abide in his love. These things, have I spoken unto you, that, my own joy, in you, may be, and, your joy, may be made full.read more.
This, is my own commandment, That ye be loving one another, just as I loved you. Greater love than this, hath, no one, That, his life, one should lay down in behalf of his friends. Ye, are, friends of mine, if ye be doing that which, I, am commanding you.
For, the Holy Spirit, shall teach you, in that very hour, what ye ought to say.
Howbeit, as soon as, he, hath come - The Spirit of truth, he will guide you into all truth; for he will not speak from himself, but, whatsoever he heareth, he will speak, and, the coming things, will he announce unto you.
He that loveth father or mother above me, is not, worthy, of me, - and, he that loveth son or daughter above me, is not, worthy, of me; And, he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not, worthy, of me. He that hath found his life, shall lose it, - and, he that hath lost his life, for my sake, shall find it.
And he said unto another - Be following me! But, he, said - Suffer me, first, to depart, and bury my father. And he said unto him - Leave, the dead, to bury their own dead; but, thou, departing, be declaring the kingdom of God.
Which we also speak - not in words taught of human wisdom, but in such as are taught of the Spirit, by spiritual words, spiritual things, explaining.
Then, Jesus said unto his disciples - If any one intendeth, after me, to come, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and be following me; For, whosoever intendeth, his life, to save, shall lose it, - but, whosoever shall lose his life, for my sake, shall find it.
And Jesus, passing aside from thence, saw a man presiding over the tax-office, called, Matthew, and saith unto him, - Be following me. And, arising, he followed him.
That, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, would give you a Spirit of wisdom and understanding in gaining a personal knowledge of him, -
And, calling near the multitude with his disciples, he said unto them - If anyone willeth, after me, to come, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and be following me. For, whosoever willeth, his own life, to save, shall lose it, but, whosoever shall lose his life for the sake of me and of the glad-message, shall save it;
And, passing by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting over the tax-office, - and saith unto him - Be following me! And, arising, he followed him.
In order that he may give unto you - according to his glorious riches, with power, to be strengthened, through his Spirit, in the inner man, That the Christ may dwell, through means of your faith, in your hearts, in love, having become rooted and founded, In order that ye may be mighty enough to grasp firmly, with all the saints, - what is the breadth and length and depth and height,read more.
To get to know, also, the knowledge-surpassing, love of the Christ, - in order that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God:
And he was saying, unto all - If any one intendeth after me to come, Let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, - and be following me. For, whosoever intendeth, his life, to save, shall lose it; but, whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same, shall save it?
Unto whom it was revealed - that, Not unto themselves, but unto us, they were ministering them, which things have, now, been announced unto you through them who have told you the good tidings with Holy Spirit sent forth from heaven: into which things messengers are coveting to obtain a nearer view.
Jesus said unto him - If thou desirest to be perfect, Withdraw! sell thy substance, and give to the destitute, - and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens; and come! be following me.
The things which ye have both learned, and accepted, and heard, and seen in me, the same, practise; - and, the God of peace, shall be with you.
If anyone cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, further also, even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever beareth not his own cross, and cometh after me, cannot be my disciple.
And, Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said unto him - One thing, unto thee, is wanting; - Withdraw! whatsoever thou hast, sell, and give unto thedestitute, - and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come! be following me.
What day thou didst stand before Yahweh thy God, in Horeb, when Yahweh said unto me, Gather unto me the people, that I may let them hear my words, - which they must learn that they may revere me all the days which they are living upon the soil, their children also, must they teach.
And Jesus, hearing, said unto him - Yet one thing, unto thee, is lacking: Whatsoever thou hast, sell, and distribute unto the destitute, - and thou shalt have treasure in theheavens; and come! be following me.
Then called Moses unto all Israel and said unto them - Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the regulations, which I am speaking in your ears to-day, - so shall ye learn them, and observe to do them.
That ye were to strip off - as regardeth the former behaviour - the old man, who corrupteth himself according to his deceitful covetings, And were to be getting young again in the spirit of your mind, And were to put on the man of new mould, who, after God, hath been created in his truthful righteousness and loving kindness.
Call together the people - the men and the women and the little ones, and thy sojourner who is within thy gates, - that they may hear, and that they may learn, so shall they revere Yahweh your God, and observe to do all the words of this law;
Now, this, he said, signifying, by what manner of death, he should glorify God. And, having said this, he saith unto him - Be following me.
But, these things, brethren, have I transferred unto myself and Apollos, for your sakes, that, in us, ye might learn the lesson - Not beyond the things that are written -- ! that ye do not puff yourselves up, individually, for this one against that.
Ye, therefore, shall become, perfect: as, your heavenly Father, is perfect.
And, he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not, worthy, of me.
Then, Jesus said unto his disciples - If any one intendeth, after me, to come, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and be following me;
Become imitators of me, - even as, I also, am of Christ.
For, whom he fore-approved, he also fore-appointed to be conformed unto the image of his Son, that he might be firstborn among many brethren, -
Imitators together of me, become ye, brethren, and keep an eye on them who, thus, are walking, - even as ye have, us, for, an ensample.
And, calling near the multitude with his disciples, he said unto them - If anyone willeth, after me, to come, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and be following me.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living, holy sacrifice, unto God acceptable, - your rational divine service; And be not configuring yourselves unto this age, but be transforming yourselves by the renewing of your mind, to the end ye may be proving what is the thing willed by God - the good and acceptable and perfect.
And he was saying, unto all - If any one intendeth after me to come, Let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, - and be following me.
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and, for the flesh, take not forethought to fulfil its covetings.
And, we all, with unveiled face, receiving and reflecting, the glory of the Lord, into the same image, are being transformed, from glory into glory, - even as from a Spirit that is Lord.
Howbeit, if, any widow, hath, children or grandchildren, let them be learning - first, unto their own house, to be shewing reverence, and, returns, to be making unto their progenitors; for, this, is acceptable before God;
But, thou, - abide in the things which thou hast learned, and been entrusted with, knowing, from whom, thou hast learned them , -
Having therefore, these, promises, beloved, let us purify ourselves from all pollution of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in fear of God.
If, with me, anyone be ministering, with me, let him be following; and, where, I, am, there, my minister also, shall be. If anyone, with me, be ministering, the Father, will honour him.
According as he made choice of us, in him, before the founding of a world, that we might be holy and blameless in his presence; in love,
These, are they, who with women, were not defiled, for they are, virgin. These, are they who follow the Lamb whithersoever he is going. These, were redeemed from mankind, as a firstfruit unto God and the Lamb;
Whom we are declaring, admonishing every man, and teaching every man, in all wisdom, in order that we may present every man complete in Christ;
Put on, therefore, as men chosen of God, holy and beloved, tender affections of compassion, graciousness, lowliness of mind, meekness, long-suffering,
But, Jesus, calling them near, said - Ye know that, the rulers of the nations, lord it over them, and, the great ones, wield authority over them: Not so, is it, among you, - but, whosoever shall desire, among you, to become, great, shall be, your minister; And, whosoever shall desire, among you, to be first, shall be, your servant: -read more.
Just as, the Son of Man, came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom instead of many.
And Jesus, calling them near, saith unto them - Ye know that, they who think to rule the nations, lord it over them, and, their great ones, wield authority over them; But, not so, it is, among you. But, whosoever desireth to become, great, among you, shall be, your minister, And, whosoever desireth, among you, to be, first, shall be, servant of all;read more.
For, even the Son of Man, came not to be ministered unto, but minister, - and to give his life, a ransom instead of many.
As obedient persons, not configuring yourselves unto your former covetings in your ignorance: But, according as he that hath called you is holy, do, ye yourselves, also become, holy in all manner of behaviour, -
In business, not slothful, in spirit, fervent, to the Lord, doing service,
And, for this very reason also - adding, on your part, all diligence, supply, in your faith, excellence, and, in your excellence, knowledge, And, in your knowledge, self-control, and, in your self-control, endurance, and, in your endurance, godliness, And, in your godliness, brotherly affection, and, in your brotherly affection, love.
For, they themselves, concerning us, do tell - what manner of entrance we had unto you, and how ye turned unto God from the idols - to be serving a living and true God,
Beloved! now, are we, children of God; and, not yet, hath it been made manifest, what we shall be, - We know that, if it should be made manifest, like unto him, shall we be, because we shall see him, just as he is. And, whosoever hath this hope on him, is purifying himself, just as, He, is pure.
There was however, a man from among the Pharisees, Nicodemus, his name, - ruler of the Jews. The same, came unto him, by night, and said unto him - Rabbi! we know that, from God, thou hast come, a teacher; for, no one, can be doing, these signs, which, thou, art doing, except, God, be with him.
He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he, it is that loveth me; and, he that loveth me, shall be loved by my Father, and, I, will love him, and will manifest, myself, unto him.
If, my commandments, ye keep, ye shall abide in my love, - just as, I, the Father's commandments, have kept, and abide in his love.
And, whatsoever we are asking, we are receiving from him, because, his commandments, are we keeping, and, the things that are pleasing before him, are we doing.
For, this is the love of God - that, his commandments, we be keeping, and, his commandments, are not burdensome;
And Jesus, coming near, spake unto them, saying - All authority, in heaven and on earth, hath been given unto me; Go ye, therefore, and disciple all the nations, Immersing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, - Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I myself have commanded you, And lo! I, am, with you, all the days, until the conclusion of the age.
Ye, are the light of the world: it is impossible for a city to be hid, on the top of a mountain, lying. Neither light they a lamp, and place it under the measure; but upon the lampstand, and it giveth light to all that are in the house. In like manner, let your light shine before men, - that they may see your good works, - and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.
And, the things which thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same, entrust thou unto faithful men, such as shall be, competent, to teach, others also.
And, he, gave - some, indeed, to be apostles, and some, prophets, and some, evangelists, and some, shepherds and teachers, - With a view to the fitting of the saints for the work of ministering, for an upbuilding of the body of the Christ; Until we all advance - into the oneness of the faith, and the personal knowledge of the Son of God, into a man of full-growth, into the measure of the stature of the fulness of the Christ;read more.
That we may, no longer, be infants - billow-tossed and shifted round with every wind of teaching, - in the craft of men, in knavery suited to the artifice of error; But, pursuing truth - may, in love, grow into him in all things, - who is the head, Christ, - Out of whom all the body - fitly framing itself together, and connecting itself, through means of every joint of supply, by way of energising in the measure of each single part - secureth the growing of the body, unto an upbuilding of itself in love. This, therefore, am I saying and protesting in the Lord: - that, no longer, ye walk even as, the nations, walk - in the vanity of their minds,
And they went on to give constant attention - unto the teaching of the apostles, and unto the fellowship, unto the breaking of bread, and unto the prayers.
Jesus was saying, therefore, unto the Jews who had believed on him - If, ye, abide in my word, of a truth, my disciples, ye are; And ye shall know the truth, and, the truth, shall make you free.
I, am the real vine, and, my Father, is, the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, He taketh it away; and, every one that beareth, fruit, He pruneth it, that, more fruit, it may bear. Already, ye, are, pure, because of the word which I have spoken unto you:read more.
Abide in me, and, I, in you. Just as, the branch, cannot be bearing fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, so, neither, ye, except, in me, ye abide. I, am the vine: Ye, are the branches. He that abideth in me and, I, in him, the same, beareth much fruit; because, apart from me, ye can bring forth, nothing. If one abide not me, he is cast out as the branch, and withered, and they gather them, - and, into fire, they cast them, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and, my sayings, in you, abide, whatsoever ye may be desiring, ask! and it shall be brought to pass for you. Herein, was my Father glorified, that, much fruit, ye should bear, and become my disciples. Just as the Father loved me, I also, loved you: Abide ye in my love. If, my commandments, ye keep, ye shall abide in my love, - just as, I, the Father's commandments, have kept, and abide in his love. These things, have I spoken unto you, that, my own joy, in you, may be, and, your joy, may be made full. This, is my own commandment, That ye be loving one another, just as I loved you. Greater love than this, hath, no one, That, his life, one should lay down in behalf of his friends. Ye, are, friends of mine, if ye be doing that which, I, am commanding you. No longer, do I call you, servants, for, the servant, knoweth not what, his lord, is doing. But, you, I have called, friends, because, all things which I heard from my Father, made I known unto you. Not, ye, chose, me, but, I, chose you, and placed you, that ye should go your way and bear, fruit, - and, your fruit, should abide: that, whatsoever ye should ask the Father in my name, he might give unto you. These things, I command you, That ye be loving one another.
A new commandment, give I unto you, - That ye be loving one another: Just as I loved you, that, ye also, be loving one another: By this, shall all men take knowledge, that, my disciples, ye are, - If ye have, love, one to another.
If anyone cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, further also, even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Thus, therefore, everyone from amongst you, who doth not bid adieu unto all his own possessions, cannot be my disciple.
But do, thou, speak the things which become the healthful instruction: - That, aged men, be, sober, grave, sober-minded, healthy in their faith, love, endurance; Aged women, in the same way, in deportment, as becometh sacred persons, not given to intrigue, nor yet, to much wine, enslaved, teachers of virtue, -read more.
That they may constrain the young women to be, lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children, soberminded, chaste, workers at home, good, submitting themselves to their own husbands, - that, the word of God, be not defamed; The younger men, in the same way, exhort thou to be sober-minded: In all things, shewing, thyself, an ensample of noble works, - in thine instruction, uncorruptness, gravity, healthful discourse that cannot be condemned, in order that, he that is of the contrary part, may relent, having nothing to say concerning us that is disparaging:
And, as they were journeying on the road, one said unto him - I will follow thee, whithersoever thou shalt depart. And Jesus said unto him - the foxes, have, dens, and, the birds of heaven, nests; but, the Son of Man, hath not where, his head, he may recline. And he said unto another - Be following me! But, he, said - Suffer me, first, to depart, and bury my father.read more.
And he said unto him - Leave, the dead, to bury their own dead; but, thou, departing, be declaring the kingdom of God. And, yet another, said - I will follow thee, Lord; But, first, suffer me to bid adieu to them that are in my house. But Jesus said unto him - No one, laying the hand on a plough and looking unto the things behind, is, fit, for the kingdom of God.
- Becoming More Like Christ
- Christ Our Example
- Christ's Disciples Will Suffer
- Commitment, to Jesus Christ
- Death To Self
- Following Jesus Christ
- Giving, Of Oneself
- God's Truth
- Gospel, Requirements Of
- Holiness, Purpose Of
- How Disciples Are Called
- Instructions About Following
- Keeping Christ's Commands
- Learning From God
- Learning From Jesus
- Learning From Other People
- Learning From The Holy Spirit
- Morality, And Redemption
- Obeying Jesus
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- Participation, In Christ
- Role Models
- Sanctification, Means And Results
- Sanctification, Nature And Basis
- Self Denial
- Self Sacrifice
- Serving Jesus
- Spiritual Vitality
- Disciples, characteristics of
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- Ethics, and grace
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