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Then God said: Let us make man in our image, in our likeness. Let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground. God created man in his own image. In the image of God he created him. He created male and female.
Son of man, sing a funeral song for the ruler of Tyre. Tell him: 'This is what the Lord Jehovah says: 'You were the perfect example, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, God's garden. You were covered with every kind of precious stone: red quartz, topaz, crystal, beryl, jade, onyx, gray quartz, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald. Your settings and your sockets were made of gold when you were created. I appointed an angel to guard you. You were on God's holy mountain. You walked among fiery stones.
Your behavior was perfect from the time you were created, until evil was found in you. By the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. Therefore I have cast you as profane from the mountain of God. I have destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty. You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor. I cast you to the ground. I put you before kings, that they may see you.
For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God
But you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. When you eat of it you will surely die.
He said to the woman: I will greatly increase your pains in childbirth; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you. He said to Adam: Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you. You will eat the plants of the field. read more.
You will eat your food by the sweat of your brow until you return to the ground. You came from the ground. For dust you are and to dust you will return.
What is man, that he could be pure? Or he who is born of woman, that he could be righteous? If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes, how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water!
for when they knew God, they did not glorify him as God. They did not thank him and were vain in their reasoning, for their foolish hearts were darkened.
Abram was ninety-nine years old. Jehovah appeared to him and said: I am God Almighty. Walk before me and be blameless.
Who will go up to the mountain of Jehovah? Who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up (turned) to falsehood and has not sworn deceitfully.
The Law could not make anything perfect. A better hope has been provided through which we can draw near to God.
If perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood, for under it the people received the Law, what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, instead of one named after the order of Aaron?
The Law is a shadow of the good things to come. It is not the actual things. The continual yearly sacrifices can never make those who worship perfect.
But he (Christ) reconciled you in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and without accusation before Him (God).
Many will purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined. The wicked will do wickedly and none of the wicked will understand. Those who are wise will understand!
So he will be able to present the congregation to himself as a glorious congregation, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing. It should be holy and without blemish.
to the general assembly and congregation of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just (righteous) (holy) men made perfect (mature) (having all needed qualities).
Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be mature, complete, and lacking in nothing.
We preach Christ to everyone. With all possible wisdom we warn and teach them in order to bring each one to God as a mature individual in union with Christ.
For I am zealous over you with a godly fervor (ardor) (zeal)! For I promised you to one husband, that I might present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
We are glad, when we are weak, and you are strong. We also pray that you be readjusted. Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power that the Lord gave me to enlightenment and not to destruction. Finally brothers, farewell: Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full-grown (mature) man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Therefore leaving the elementary truths of the doctrine of Christ let us move on to maturity. Let us not lay again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.
Be perfect (mature), even as your Father in heaven is perfect (mature). (Leviticus 19:2)
Having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness with deep reverence for God.
This way you may approve (test) the things that are excellent (of more value). May you be sincere and without offense (blameless) to others till the day of Christ.
That way you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. You are seen as lights in the world.
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for the fatherless persons and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself without spot from the world.
Seeing that you anticipate these things, be diligent that you may be found in peace, without spot and blameless in his sight.
We all stumble in many things. If any do not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able to restrain (control) the whole body.
I with them, and you with me, that they may accomplish complete unity. That way the world may know that you sent me and that you love them just as you love me.
I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there are no divisions among you. You should be perfectly joined together (united) in the same mind and thought.
I spoke these things in order that my joy may continue with you and your joy may be made full.
He that has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom stands and listens to him. He rejoices greatly because he hears the bridegroom's voice. This fills me with joy.
Until now you have not asked a single thing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.
You will keep the steadfast mind in perfect peace, because he trusts (hopes) in you.
The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part. When the perfect comes, the partial (imperfect) (incomplete) will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, and reason like a child. When I became an adult I did away with childish things. read more.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, and then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
I am also persuaded about you, my brothers, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
I do this that they may be filled with courage and be united (knit) together in love. I have the full assurance that only true understanding brings. In this way they will accurately know God's secret, which is Christ himself.
No one in all Israel was praised for his good looks as much as Absalom was. He had no blemish from head to toe. From time to time, he used to cut his hair because it became heavy for him. When he cut the hair on his head and weighed it, it weighed five pounds according to the king's standard. Absalom had three sons and one daughter. His daughter Tamar was a beautiful woman.
They devise evil plans and say: We will commit the perfect crime. The thoughts and the heart of man are deep.
Say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrance to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord Jehovah: 'O Tyre, you have said, 'I am perfect in beauty.' Your borders are in the heart of the seas. Your builders have perfected your beauty.
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