'God' in the Bible
"Mark! The maiden will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call His name Immanuel" --a word which signifies 'God with us'.
But being forbidden by God in a dream to return to Herod, they went back to their own country by a different route.
But hearing that Archelaus had succeeded his father Herod on the throne of Judaea, he was afraid to go there; and being instructed by God in a dream he withdrew into Galilee,
and do not imagine that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones.
and Jesus was baptized, and immediately went up from the water. At that moment the heavens opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him,
So the Tempter came and said, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to turn into loaves."
"It is written," replied Jesus, "'It is not on bread alone that a man shall live, but on whatsoever God shall appoint.'"
"Again it is written," replied Jesus, "'Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.'"
"Begone, Satan!" Jesus replied; "for it is written, 'To the Lord thy God thou shalt do homage, and to Him alone shalt thou render worship.'"
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for it is they who will be recognized as sons of God.
"No man can be the bondservant of two masters; for either he will dislike one and like the other, or he will attach himself to one and think slightingly of the other. You cannot be the bondservants both of God and of gold.
And if God so clothes the wild herbage which to-day flourishes and to-morrow is thrown into the oven, is it not much more certain that He will clothe you, you men of little faith?
They cried aloud, "What hast Thou to do with us, Thou Son of God? Hast Thou come here to torment us before the time?"
And the crowds were awe-struck when they saw it, and ascribed the glory to God who had entrusted such power to a man.
how he entered the House of God and ate the Presented Loaves, which it was not lawful for him or his men to eat, nor for any except the priests?
But if it is by the power of the Spirit of God that I expel the demons, it is evident that the Kingdom of God has come upon you.
For God said, 'Honour thy father and thy mother'; and 'Let him who reviles father or mother be certainly put to death';
so that the people were amazed to see the dumb speaking, the maimed with their hands perfect, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they gave the glory to the God of Israel.
"You," replied Simon Peter, "are the Christ, the Son of the ever-living God."
Then Peter took Him aside and began taking Him to task. "Master," he said, "God forbid; this will not be your lot."
Thus they are no longer two, but 'one'! What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."
Yes, I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God."
Jesus looked at them and said, "With men this is impossible, but with God everything is possible."
and the multitudes--some of the people preceding Him and some following--sang aloud, "God save the Son of David! Blessings on Him who comes in the Lord's name! God in the highest Heavens save Him!"
But when the High Priests and the Scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done and the children who were crying aloud in the Temple, "God save the Son of David," they were filled with indignation.
Which of the two did as his father desired?" "The first," they said. "I solemnly tell you,' replied Jesus, "that the tax-gatherers and the notorious sinners are entering the Kingdom of God in front of you.
"That, I tell you, is the reason why the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and given to a nation that will exhibit the power of it.
"Caesar's," they replied. "Pay therefore," He rejoined, "what is Caesar's to Caesar; and what is God's to God."
The reply of Jesus was, "You are in error, through ignorance of the Scriptures and of the power of God.
But as to the Resurrection of the dead, have you never read what God says to you,
I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of dead, but of living men."
"'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God,'" He answered, "'with thy whole heart, thy whole soul, thy whole mind.'
and he who swears by Heaven swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.
who testified, "This man said, 'I am able to pull down the Sanctuary of God and three days afterwards to build a new one.'"
Jesus however remained silent. Again the High Priest addressed Him. "In the name of the ever-living God," he said, "I now put you on your oath. Tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God."
His trust is in God: let God deliver him now, if He will have him; for he said, 'I am God's Son.'"
but about three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is to say, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"
The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
"The time has fully come," He said, "and the Kingdom of God is close at hand: repent, and believe this Good News.
"Let us go elsewhere, to the neighbouring country towns," He replied, "that I may proclaim my Message there also; because for that purpose I came from God."
"Why does this man use such words?" they said; "he is blaspheming. Who can pardon sins but One--that is, God?"
The man rose, and immediately under the eyes of all took up his mat and went out, so that they were all filled with astonishment, gave the glory to God, and said, "We never saw anything like this."
how he entered the house of God in the High-priesthood of Abiathar, and ate the Presented Loaves--which none but the priests are allowed to eat--and gave some to his men also?"
And the foul spirits, whenever they saw Him, threw themselves down at His feet, screaming out: "You are the Son of God."
"Here are my mother and my brothers. For wherever there is one who has been obedient to God, there is my brother--my sister--and my mother."
"To you," He replied, "has been entrusted the secret truth concerning the Kingdom of God; but to those others outside your number all this is spoken in figurative language;
Another saying of His was this: "The Kingdom of God is as if a man scattered seed over the ground:
Another saying of His was this: "How are we to picture the Kingdom of God? or by what figure of speech shall we represent it?
crying out in a loud voice, "What hast Thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of God Most High? In God's name I implore Thee not to torment me."
But *you* say, 'If a man says to his father or mother, It is a Korban (that is, a thing devoted to God)
He went on to say, "In solemn truth I tell you that some of those who are standing here will certainly not taste death till they have seen the Kingdom of God already come in power."
Or if your eye should cause you to sin, tear it out. It would be better for you to enter into the Kingdom of God half-blind than remain in possession of two eyes and be thrown into Gehenna,
but from the beginning of the creation the rule was, 'Male and female did God make them.
What, therefore, God has joined together let not man separate."
Jesus, however, on seeing this, was moved to indignation, and said to them, "Let the little children come to me: do not hinder them; for to those who are childlike the Kingdom of God belongs.
"Why do you call me good?" asked Jesus in reply; "there is no one truly good except One--that is, God.
Then looking round on His disciples Jesus said, "With how hard a struggle will the possessors of riches enter the Kingdom of God!"
The disciples were amazed at His words. Jesus, however, said again, "Children, how hard a struggle is it for those who trust in riches to enter the Kingdom of God!
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God."
Jesus looking on them said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for everything is possible with God."
while those who led the way and those who followed kept shouting "God save Him!" Blessed be He who comes in the Lord's name.
Blessings on the coming Kingdom of our forefather David! God in the highest Heavens save Him!"
Jesus said to them, "Have faith in God.
"What is Caesar's," replied Jesus, "pay to Caesar--and what is God's, pay to God." And they wondered exceedingly at Him.
"Is not this the cause of your error," replied Jesus--"your ignorance alike of the Scriptures and of the power of God?
But as to the dead, that they rise to life, have you never read in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the Bush, how God said to him, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?'
He is not the God of dead, but of living men. You are in grave error."
"The chief Commandment," replied Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord;
and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, thy whole soul, thy whole mind, and thy whole strength.'
Perceiving that the Scribe had answered wisely Jesus said to him, "You are not far from the Kingdom of God." No one from that time forward ventured to put any question to Him.
I solemnly tell you that never again will I taste the produce of the vine till I shall drink the new wine in the Kingdom of God."
But at three o'clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "Elohi, Elohi, lama sabachthani?" which means, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"
Joseph of Arimathaea came, a highly respected member of the Council, who himself also was living in expectation of the Kingdom of God. He summoned up courage to go in to see Pilate and beg for the body of Jesus.
So the Lord Jesus after having thus spoken to them was taken up into Heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
They were both of them upright before God, blamelessly obeying all the Lord's precepts and ordinances.
Now while he was doing priestly duty before God in the prescribed course of his class,
Many of the descendants of Israel will he turn to the Lord their God;
"I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God," answered the angel, "and I have been sent to talk with you and tell you this good news.
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,
But the angel said, "Do not be frightened, Mary, for you have found favour with God.
He will be great and He will be called 'Son of the Most High.' And the Lord God will give Him the throne of His forefather David;
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for this reason your holy offspring will be called 'the Son of God.'
For no promise from God will be impossible of fulfilment."
And my spirit triumphs in God my Saviour;
Instantly his mouth and his tongue were set free, and he began to speak and bless God.
"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel," he said, "Because He has not forgotten His people but has effected redemption for them,
Through the tender compassion of our God, Through which the daybreak from on high will come to us,
And immediately there was with the angel a multitude of the army of Heaven praising God and saying,
"Glory be to God in the highest Heavens, And on earth peace among men who please Him!"
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen in accordance with the announcement made to them.
he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said,
And coming up just at that moment, she gave thanks to God, and spoke about the child to all who were expecting the deliverance of Jerusalem.
And the child grew and became strong and full of wisdom, and the favour of God rested upon Him.
And as Jesus grew older He gained in both wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
during the High-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, a message from God came to John, the son of Zechariah, in the Desert.
Live lives which shall prove your change of heart; and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones.
son of Enosh, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.
Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'To the Lord thy God thou shalt do homage, and to Him alone shalt thou render worship.'"
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