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John 1:1-3

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This one was in the beginning with God. All [things] came into being through him, and apart from him not one [thing] came into being that has come into being.

Hebrews 1:1-2

[Although] God spoke long ago in many parts and in many ways to the fathers by the prophets, in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all [things], through whom also he made the world,

1 John 1:1-2

What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched, concerning the word of life-- and the life was revealed, and we have seen and testify and announce to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was revealed to us--

Mark 2:2

And many had gathered, so that [there was] no longer room, not even at the door, and he was speaking the word to them.

Matthew 7:24-29

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it did not collapse, because its foundation was laid on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.read more.
And the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it collapsed, and its fall was great." And it happened when Jesus finished these words the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.

Luke 6:47-49

"Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and does them--I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug and went down deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And [when] a flood came, the river burst against that house and was not able to shake it, because it had been built well. But the one who hears [my words] and does not do [them] is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation, which the river burst against, and immediately it collapsed--and the collapse of that house was great!"

Matthew 13:20-23

And what was sown on the rocky ground--this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy. But he does not have a root in himself, but {lasts only a little while}, and [when] affliction or persecution happens because of the word, immediately he falls away. And what was sown into the thorn plants--this is the one who hears the word, and the anxiety of this world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word and it becomes unproductive.read more.
But what was sown on the good soil--this is the one who hears the word and understands [it], who indeed bears fruit and produces, this one a hundred [times as much], and this one sixty, and this one thirty."

Mark 4:13-20

And he said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? And how will you understand all the parables? The sower sows the word. And these are the ones beside the path where the word is sown, and whenever they hear [it], immediately Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.read more.
And these are like the ones sown on the rocky ground, who whenever they hear the word immediately receive it with joy. And they have no root in themselves, but are temporary. Then [when] affliction or persecution comes because of the word, immediately they fall away. And others are the ones sown among the thorn plants--these are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other [things] come in [and] choke the word and it becomes unproductive. And those are the ones sown on the good soil, who hear the word and receive [it] and bear fruit--one thirty and one sixty and one a hundred [times as much]."

Luke 8:11-15

Now the parable means this: the seed is the word of God, and those beside the path are the ones who have heard. Then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not believe [and] be saved. And those on the rock [are those] who receive the word with joy when they hear [it], and these do not have [enough] root, who believe for a time and in a time of testing fall away.read more.
And the [seed] that fell into the thorn plants--these are the ones who hear and [as they] go along are choked by the worries and riches and pleasures of life, and they do not bear fruit to maturity. But the [seed] on the good soil--these are the ones who, [after] hearing the word, hold fast to [it] with a noble and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance.

John 6:63-68

The Spirit is the one who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. But there are some of you who do not believe." (For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) And he said, "Because of this I said to you that no one can come to me unless it has been granted to him by the Father."read more.
For this [reason] many of his disciples {drew back} and were not walking with him any longer. So Jesus said to the twelve, "You do not want to go away also, [do you]?" Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.

John 8:31-32

Then Jesus said to those Jews who had believed him, "If you continue in my word you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

John 12:47-50

And if anyone hears my words and does not observe [them], I will not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not accept my words has one who judges him; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. For I have not spoken from myself, but the Father himself who sent me {has commanded me} what I should say and what I should speak.read more.
And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So [the things] that I say, just as the Father said to me, thus I say."

John 14:10-24

Do you not believe that I [am] in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak from myself, but the Father residing in me does his works. Believe me that I [am] in the Father and the Father [is] in me; but if not, believe because of the works themselves. Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes in me, the works that I am doing he will do also, and he will do greater [works] than these because I am going to the Father.read more.
And {whatever} you ask in my name, I will do this, in order that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do [it]. "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, in order that he may be with you {forever}-- the Spirit of truth, whom the world is not able to receive, because it does not see him or know [him]. You know him, because he resides with you and will be in you. "I will not leave you [as] orphans; I am coming to you. Yet a little [time] and the world will see me no longer, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I [am] in my Father, and you [are] in me, and I [am] in you. The one who has my commandments and keeps them--that one is the one who loves me. And the one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him." Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, "Lord, why is it that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?" Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and {will take up residence with him}. The one who does not love me does not keep my words, and the word that you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.

John 17:6-8

"I have revealed your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours, and you have given them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they understand that all [the things] that you have given me are from you, because the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they received [them] and know truly that I have come from you, and they have believed that you have sent me.

Acts 13:44-46

And on the coming Sabbath, nearly the whole city came together to hear the word of the Lord. But [when] the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy, and began contradicting what was being said by Paul [by] reviling [him]. Both Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly [and] said, "It was necessary [that] the word of God be spoken first to you, since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life! Behold, we are turning to the Gentiles!

Acts 19:10

And this took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.

Deuteronomy 30:14

But the word is very near you, [even] in your mouth and in your heart, {so that you may do it}.

Romans 10:8-10

But what does it say? "The word is near to you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim), that if you confess with your mouth "Jesus [is] Lord" and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation.

Hebrews 4:2

{For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us}, just as those also [did], but the message {they heard} did not benefit them, [because they] were not united with those who heard [it] in faith.

Psalm 119:9-11

How can a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed according to your word. With my whole heart I have sought you; do not let me stray from your commands. In my heart I have hidden your word, so that I may not sin against you.

Psalm 33:4-5

For the word of Yahweh [is] upright, and all his work [is done] in faithfulness. [He] loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the loyal love of Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 8:3

And he humbled you and let you go hungry, and [then] he fed you with that which you did not know nor did your ancestors know, in order to make you know that not by bread alone but by all [that] goes out of the mouth of Yahweh humankind shall live.

John 14:23-24

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and {will take up residence with him}. The one who does not love me does not keep my words, and the word that you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.

Matthew 12:36-37

But I tell you that every worthless word that they speak, people will give an account for it on the day of judgment! For by your words you will be vindicated, and by your words you will be condemned."

Judges 8:1-3

The men of Ephraim said to him, "What [is] this thing you have done to us, not calling us when you went to fight against the Midianites?" And they quarreled with him severely. And he said to them, "What I have done now in comparison with you? Are not the gleanings of Ephraim better than the grape harvest of Abiezer? God has given into your hand the commanders of Midian, Oreb, and Zeeb. What have I been able to do in comparison with you?" And their {anger} against him subsided when {he said that}.

2 Chronicles 10:13-14

And the king answered them harshly, and King Rehoboam forsook the advice of the elders. And he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, "I will make your yoke heavy, and I myself will add to it. My father disciplined you with whips, but I [will do so] with scorpions."

James 3:1-12

Not many should become teachers, my brothers, [because you] know that we will receive a greater judgment. For we all stumble [in] many [ways]. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he [is] a perfect individual, able to hold in check his whole body also. And if we put bits in the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we also guide their whole bodies.read more.
Behold also ships: [although they] are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot wishes. So also the tongue is a small member [of the body] and boasts great [things]. Behold how small a fire sets ablaze how great a forest! And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell. For every species of animals and birds, of reptiles and sea creatures, is being tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no human being is able to tame the tongue. [It is] a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these [things] ought not to be so! A spring does not pour forth from the same opening fresh and bitter [water, does it]? A fig tree is not able, my brothers, to produce olives, or a grapevine figs. Neither can a saltwater spring produce fresh water.

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God, Holiness of » Exhibited in his » Words

Psalm 60:6

God has spoken in his holiness, "I will rejoice; I will divide up Shechem, and portion out the valley of Succoth.

Jeremiah 23:9

Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken in my midst. All my bones tremble. I have become like a drunken man, even like a man over whom wine has passed, because of Yahweh, and because of {his holy words}.

Judgment » Shall be of all » Words

Matthew 12:36-37

But I tell you that every worthless word that they speak, people will give an account for it on the day of judgment! For by your words you will be vindicated, and by your words you will be condemned."

Preciousness of Christ » On account of his » Words

John 6:68

Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.

Wise » Words » Appropriate

Proverbs 25:11

Apples of gold in a setting of silver is a matter spoken at its proper time.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The words of the wise are heard in peace [more] than the shouting of a ruler [is heard] among the fools.

Wise » Words » Forcible

Job 6:25

How painful are {upright words}! But what does {your reproof} reprove?

Wise » Words » Inspiring and unforgettable

Ecclesiastes 12:11

The words of the wise [are] like cattle goads; the collections of the sages [are] like pricks inflicted by one shepherd.

Wise » Words » Gracious

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The wise man [wins] favor by the words of his mouth, but the fool is devoured by his own lips.

Wise » Words » Pleasant

Wise » Words » Comforting

Words » Kept words of Christ » Kind, examples of

Genesis 50:21

So then, do not be afraid. I myself will provide for you and your little ones. And he consoled them and {spoke kindly} to them.

Words » Spiritual wise » Appropriate

Proverbs 25:11

Apples of gold in a setting of silver is a matter spoken at its proper time.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The words of the wise are heard in peace [more] than the shouting of a ruler [is heard] among the fools.

Words » Christ's, characteristics of » Divine

John 14:24

The one who does not love me does not keep my words, and the word that you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.

1 Timothy 6:3

If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not devote himself to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching [that is] in accordance with godliness,

Words » Spiritual wise » Forcible

Job 6:25

How painful are {upright words}! But what does {your reproof} reprove?

Words » Evil » Flattering

1 Thessalonians 2:5

{For never} did we come with a word of flattery, just as you know, nor with a pretext of greediness (God [is] witness),

Words » Spiritual wise » Inspiring and unforgettable

Ecclesiastes 12:11

The words of the wise [are] like cattle goads; the collections of the sages [are] like pricks inflicted by one shepherd.

Words » Spiritual wise » Gracious

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The wise man [wins] favor by the words of his mouth, but the fool is devoured by his own lips.

Words » Spoken at the proper moment

Words » Vain, not to be regarded

Exodus 5:9

Let the work be heavier on the men so that they will do it and not pay attention to words of deception."

Words » Kept words of Christ » Access to God

Words » Spiritual wise » Pleasant

Words » Evil » Enticing

Colossians 2:4

I say this in order that no one will deceive you with persuasive speech,

Words » Evil » Hasty

Words » Kept words of Christ » The abiding comforter

John 14:15-16

"If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, in order that he may be with you {forever}--

Words » Evil » Irritating

Words » Of jesus » Will judge

John 12:47-48

And if anyone hears my words and does not observe [them], I will not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not accept my words has one who judges him; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.

Words » Evil » Irreverent

Malachi 3:13

"Your words have been harsh against me," says Yahweh. "But you say, 'How have we spoken together against you?'

Words » Evil » Proud

2 Peter 2:18

{For by speaking high-sounding but empty words}, they entice with desires of the flesh [and] with licentiousness those who are scarcely escaping from those who live in error,

Words » Spiritual wise » Comforting

Words » Evil » Insincere

Words » Evil » Malicious

3 John 1:10

Therefore, if I come, I will call attention to {the deeds he is doing}, disparaging us with evil words. And not being content with these, he does not receive the brothers himself, and he hinders those wanting [to do so] and throws [them] out of the church.

Words » Idle, an account must be given for on the day of judgment

Matthew 12:36-37

But I tell you that every worthless word that they speak, people will give an account for it on the day of judgment! For by your words you will be vindicated, and by your words you will be condemned."

Words » Of the teacher, should be plain

1 Corinthians 14:19

but in the church I prefer to speak five words with my mind, in order that I may instruct other [people], than ten thousand words in a tongue.

1 Corinthians 14:9

And so you through the tongue, unless you produce a clear message, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.

Words » Will swallow himself

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

The wise man [wins] favor by the words of his mouth, but the fool is devoured by his own lips. He begins by saying what is foolish and ends by uttering what is wicked delusion. The fool {talks too much}, for no one knows what will be. Who can tell anyone what will happen {in the future}?

Words » Christ's, characteristics of » Words of judgment

Words » Christ's, characteristics of » Imperishable

Words » Kept words of Christ » Fellowship, with God

Words » Kept words of Christ » Assurance

Words » Christ's, characteristics of » Incomparable

John 7:46

The officers replied, "Never has a man spoken like this!"

Words » Christ's, characteristics of » Life-giving

John 6:68

Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.

Words » Christ's, characteristics of » Spiritual

Words » Christ's, characteristics of » Gracious

Luke 4:22

And they were all speaking well of him, and were astonished at the gracious words that were coming out of his mouth. And they were saying, "Is this man not the son of Joseph?"

Words » Christ's, characteristics of » Mighty

Luke 4:32

And they were astounded at his teaching, because {he spoke} with authority.

Words » Kept words of Christ » Promises to those who keep

Words » Kept words of Christ » Divine disclosure

John 17:6

"I have revealed your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours, and you have given them to me, and they have kept your word.

Words » Kept words of Christ » Eternal life

Words » Of the wise » As goads, and as well-fastened nails

Ecclesiastes 12:11

The words of the wise [are] like cattle goads; the collections of the sages [are] like pricks inflicted by one shepherd.

Words » Of the wise » Gracious

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The wise man [wins] favor by the words of his mouth, but the fool is devoured by his own lips.

Words » Of jesus » Are spirit and life

Words » Of jesus » Of eternal life

John 6:68

Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.

Words » Evil » Vain

Job 16:3

[Is there] a limit to windy words? What provokes you that you answer?

Words » Aptly spoken, like apples of gold in filigree of silver

Proverbs 25:11

Apples of gold in a setting of silver is a matter spoken at its proper time.

Words » Unspeakable, heard by paul in paradise

2 Corinthians 12:4

that he was caught up to paradise and heard words not to be spoken, which [it is] not permitted for a person to speak.

Words » Of the hypocrite, softer than oil

Psalm 55:21

The {buttery words} of his mouth were smooth, but [there was] battle in his heart. His words were smoother than oil, but they [were] drawn swords.

Words » Without knowledge, darken advice

Job 38:2

"Who [is] this darkening counsel by words without knowledge?

Words » Seditious, deceive the naive

Words » Should be acceptable to God

Words » Unprofitable, to be avoided

2 Timothy 2:14

Remind [people] of these [things], solemnly urging [them] before the Lord not to dispute about words. [This is] in no way beneficial [and leads to] the ruin of the hearers.

Words » In a multitude of, is sin

Words » Hasty, folly of

Words » Of jesus » Gracious

Luke 4:22

And they were all speaking well of him, and were astonished at the gracious words that were coming out of his mouth. And they were saying, "Is this man not the son of Joseph?"

Words » Of the talebearer, wounds to the soul

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisper [are] like delicious morsels, and they themselves go down [to] inner parts of the body.

Words » Of the complete man, gentle

Words » Like a tempest

Job 8:2

"{How long} will you say these [things], and the words of your mouth [be] a mighty wind?

Words » Deceitful, are a snare to the one who utters them

Proverbs 6:2

[if] you are snared by the sayings of your mouth, [if] you are caught by the sayings of your mouth,

Words » Fool known by the multitude of

Topics on Words

Duplicating Words

1;22;11

And the angel of Yahweh called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham! Abraham!" And he said, "Here I [am]."

Gentle Words

20;15;1

A soft answer will turn away wrath, but a word of trouble will stir {anger}.

Good Words

20;16;24

Pleasant sayings [are] a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and healing to the bones.

Kind Words

20;16;24

Pleasant sayings [are] a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and healing to the bones.

Last Words

1;17;22

When he finished speaking with him, God went up from Abraham.

Man's Words Fulfilled

9;3;19

And Samuel grew up, and Yahweh was with him. {He did not allow any of his prophecies to go unfulfilled}.

The Disciples Words

40;13;10

And the disciples came up [and] said to him, "{Why} do you speak to them in parables?"

The Power Of Words

20;18;21

Death and life [are] in the {power} of the tongue, and those who love her will eat of her fruit.

Too Many Words

18;16;3

[Is there] a limit to windy words? What provokes you that you answer?

Useless Words

18;15;3

Should he argue in talk [that] is not profitable or [in] words with which he cannot do good?

Useless Words And Thinking

2;20;7

"You shall not {misuse the name of Yahweh your God}, because Yahweh will not leave unpunished [anyone] who {misuses his name}.

Words To Individuals Fulfilled

11;15;29

It happened that as soon as he became king, he killed all of the house of Jeroboam. There was no one left of Jeroboam who breathed, until he had destroyed him according to the word of Yahweh that he had spoken by the hand of his servant, Ahijah the Shilonite,