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Deuteronomy 31:11

When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

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John 10:34

Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

John 12:14

And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,

Exodus 23:1

Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Deuteronomy 18:22

When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

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Conversion » Through the instrumentality of » The scriptures

The scriptures » Saints » Plead the promises of, in prayer

Psalm 119:76

Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

Psalm 119:25

DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.

Psalm 119:41

VAU. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.

Psalm 119:169

TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

The scriptures » Should be » Read publicly to all

Nehemiah 8:3

And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.

Jeremiah 36:6

Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the LORD in the ears of the people in the LORD'S house upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.

Acts 13:15

And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.

Deuteronomy 31:11-13

When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

The scriptures » Saints » Love exceedingly

Psalm 119:167

My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

Psalm 119:159

Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.

The scriptures » Testify of Christ

Acts 18:28

For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

The scriptures » Should be » Taught to children

The scriptures » Saints » Pray to be taught

Psalm 119:33

HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

Psalm 119:12-13

Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

The scriptures » Saints » Hope in

Psalm 119:81

CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

Psalm 119:74

They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.

The scriptures » Described as » Pure

The scriptures » Should be » Used against our spiritual enemies

The scriptures » Saints » Meditate in

Psalm 119:99

I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

Psalm 119:148

Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

The scriptures » Should be » Not only heard, but obeyed

Matthew 7:24

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

The scriptures » Given by inspiration of the holy ghost

Acts 1:16

Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

The scriptures » Should be » Taught to all

2 Chronicles 17:7-9

Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, even to Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah. And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests. And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the LORD with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people.

Nehemiah 8:7-8

Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place. So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

The scriptures » Should be » Laid up in the heart

Deuteronomy 6:6

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

Deuteronomy 11:18

Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

The scriptures » Saints » Obey

John 17:6

I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

The scriptures » Christ sanctioned, by appealing to them

John 7:42

Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

Mark 12:10

And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

The scriptures » Nothing to be taken from, or added to

Deuteronomy 4:2

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

The scriptures » Reveal the laws, statutes, and judgments of God

Deuteronomy 4:5

Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.

Deuteronomy 4:14

And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.

The scriptures » The holy ghost enables us to understand

1 Corinthians 2:10-14

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. read more.
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

The scriptures » Designed for » Admonishing

Psalm 19:11

Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

1 Corinthians 10:11

Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

The scriptures » Should be » Appealed to

The scriptures » Should be » Read

Deuteronomy 17:19

And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:

Isaiah 34:16

Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

The scriptures » Saints » Rejoice in

Jeremiah 15:16

Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

Psalm 119:162

I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

The scriptures » Are called the » Book

Revelation 22:19

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Psalm 40:7

Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

The scriptures » Are called the » Book of the law

Galatians 3:10

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Nehemiah 8:3

And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.

The scriptures » Designed for » Supporting life

Deuteronomy 8:3

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

The scriptures » The letter of, without the spirit, killeth

The scriptures » Are an unerring guide

The scriptures » Are called the » Holy scriptures

The scriptures » Are called the » Word

James 1:21-23

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

The scriptures » Designed for » Sanctifying

The scriptures » Designed for » Quickening

Psalm 119:93

I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

The scriptures » Saints » Stand in awe of

Psalm 119:161

SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

The scriptures » Designed for » Cleansing the heart

The scriptures » Designed for » Rejoicing the heart

Psalm 119:111

Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

The scriptures » Designed for » Producing hope

Psalm 119:49

ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

The scriptures » Designed for » Comforting

The scriptures » Described as » TRUE

The scriptures » Ignorance of, a source of error

Acts 13:27

For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

The scriptures » Are called the » Oracles of God

Romans 3:2

Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

The scriptures » Are called the » The word of God

The scriptures » Designed for » Regenerating

The scriptures » Everything should be tried by

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

The scriptures » Are called the » Law of the lord

Isaiah 30:9

That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

The scriptures » Blessedness of hearing and obeying

The scriptures » Are full and sufficient

Luke 16:31

And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Luke 16:29

Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

The scriptures » Designed for » Producing obedience

Deuteronomy 17:19-20

And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.

The scriptures » Should be » Received, not as the word of men, but as the word of God

1 Thessalonians 2:13

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

The scriptures » Should be » Searched

John 7:52

They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

The scriptures » Work effectually in them that believe

1 Thessalonians 2:13

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

The scriptures » Denunciations against those who add to, or take from

Revelation 22:18-19

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

The scriptures » The wicked » Corrupt

The scriptures » One portion of, to be compared with another

The scriptures » Should be » Not handled deceitfully

The scriptures » Are profitable both for doctrine and practice

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

The scriptures » Destruction of, punished

Jeremiah 36:29-31

And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast? Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost. And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them; but they hearkened not.

The scriptures » Are called the » Word of Christ

The scriptures » Should be » Talked of continually

The scriptures » Let them dwell richly in you

The scriptures » Record divine prophecies

2 Peter 1:19-21

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

The scriptures » Are called the » Sword of the spirit

The scriptures » Should be » Known

The scriptures » Are able to make wise unto salvation through faith in Christ jesus

The scriptures » Given by inspiration of God

The scriptures » Designed for » Illuminating

The scriptures » The wicked » Obey not

The scriptures » Saints » Pray to be conformed to

Psalm 119:133

Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

The scriptures » Saints » Grieve when men disobey

The scriptures » Saints » Esteem, as a light

The scriptures » Saints » Regard, as sweet

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

The scriptures » Saints » Speak of

Psalm 119:172

My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

The scriptures » Are called the » Scripture of truth

Daniel 10:21

But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

The scriptures » Are called the » Book of the lord

Isaiah 34:16

Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

The scriptures » Described as » Quick and powerful

The scriptures » The wicked » Frequently wrest, to their own destruction

2 Peter 3:16

As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

The scriptures » The wicked » Reject

The scriptures » Should be » The standard of teaching

The scriptures » Saints » Hide, in their hearts

The scriptures » Saints » Keep, in remembrance

Psalm 119:16

I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

The scriptures » Saints » Long after

The scriptures » Saints » Trust in

Psalm 119:42

So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

The scriptures » No prophecy of, is of any private interpretation

The scriptures » Intended for the use of all men

Romans 16:26

But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

The scriptures » All should desire to hear

Nehemiah 8:1

And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.

The scriptures » Designed for » Promoting growth in grace

The scriptures » Designed for » Cleansing the ways

The scriptures » Described as » Precious

Psalm 19:10

More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

The scriptures » The wicked » Make, of none effect through their traditions

Mark 7:9-13

And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. read more.
And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

The scriptures » The wicked » Stumble at

1 Peter 2:8

And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

The scriptures » Written for our instruction

The scriptures » Are called the » Word of truth

The scriptures » Designed for » Keeping from destructive paths

Psalm 17:4

Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

The scriptures » Designed for » Building up in the faith

The scriptures » Designed for » Making wise the simple

The scriptures » Designed for » Converting the soul

The scriptures » Designed for » Producing faith

The scriptures » Described as » Perfect

The scriptures » Should be » Received with meekness

James 1:21

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

The scriptures » Should be » Searched daily

The scriptures » Mere hearers of, deceive themselves

The scriptures » Contain the promises of the gospel

The scriptures » They who search, are truly noble

The scriptures » Christ enables us to understand

The scriptures » Advantage of possessing

Romans 3:2

Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

The scriptures » Christ taught out of

The scriptures » Should be » Believed

John 2:22

When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

The scriptures » Saints » Esteem, above all things

The scriptures » Saints » Delight in