'Law' in the Bible
Think not that I am come to make void the law or the prophets; I am not come to make void, but to fulfil.
For verily I say unto you, Until the heaven and the earth pass away, one iota or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law till all come to pass.
and to him that would go to law with thee and take thy body coat, leave him thy cloak also.
Therefore all things whatever ye desire that men should do to you, thus do ye also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
For all the prophets and the law have prophesied unto John.
Or have ye not read in the law that on the sabbaths the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?
On these two commandments the whole law and the prophets hang.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye pay tithes of mint and anise and cummin, and ye have left aside the weightier matters of the law, judgment and mercy and faith: these ye ought to have done and not have left those aside.
And when the days were fulfilled for their purifying according to the law of Moses, they brought him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
(as it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord),
and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord: A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.
And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and as the parents brought in the child Jesus that they might do for him according to the custom of the law,
And when they had completed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own city Nazareth.
And it came to pass on one of the days, that he was teaching, and there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, who were come out of every village of Galilee and Judaea and out of Jerusalem; and the Lord's power was there to heal them.
And he said to him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
And one of the doctors of the law answering says to him, Teacher, in saying these things thou insultest us also.
And he said, To you also woe, doctors of the law, for ye lay upon men burdens heavy to bear, and yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
Woe unto you, the doctors of the law, for ye have taken away the key of knowledge; yourselves have not entered in, and those who were entering in ye have hindered.
And Jesus answering spoke unto the doctors of the law and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?
The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the glad tidings of the kingdom of God are announced, and every one forces his way into it.
But it is easier that the heaven and the earth should pass away than that one tittle of the law should fail.
And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all that is written concerning me in the law of Moses and prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.
For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth subsists through Jesus Christ.
Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him, We have found him of whom Moses wrote in the law, and the prophets, Jesus, the son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth.
Has not Moses given you the law, and no one of you practises the law? Why do ye seek to kill me?
If a man receives circumcision on sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be violated, are ye angry with me because I have made a man entirely sound on sabbath?
But this crowd, which does not know the law, are accursed.
Does our law judge a man before it have first heard from himself, and know what he does?
Now in the law Moses has commanded us to stone such; thou therefore, what sayest thou?
And in your law too it is written that the testimony of two men is true:
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
The crowd answered him, We have heard out of the law that the Christ abides for ever; and how sayest thou that the Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this, the Son of man?
But that the word written in their law might be fulfilled, They hated me without a cause.
Pilate therefore said to them, Take him, ye, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said to him, It is not permitted to us to put any one to death;
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and according to our law he ought to die, because he made himself Son of God.
But a certain man, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, held in honour of all the people, rose up in the council, and commanded to put the men out for a short while,
And they set false witnesses, saying, This man does not cease speaking words against the holy place and the law;
who have received the law as ordained by the ministry of angels, and have not kept it.
And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, Brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation to the people, speak.
and from all things from which ye could not be justified in the law of Moses, in him every one that believes is justified.
And some of those who were of the sect of the Pharisees, who believed, rose up from among them, saying that they ought to circumcise them and enjoin them to keep the law of Moses.
Inasmuch as we have heard that some who went out from amongst us have troubled you by words, upsetting your souls, saying that ye must be circumcised and keep the law; to whom we gave no commandment;
saying, This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.
but if it be questions about words, and names, and the law that ye have, see to it yourselves; for I do not intend to be judge of these things.
And they having heard it glorified God, and said to him, Thou seest, brother, how many myriads there are of the Jews who have believed, and all are zealous of the law.
take these and be purified with them, and pay their expenses, that they may have their heads shaved; and all will know that of those things of which they have been informed about thee nothing is true; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, keeping the law.
crying, Israelites, help! this is the man who teaches all everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place, and has brought Greeks too into the temple, and profaned this holy place.
I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, educated according to the exactness of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God, as ye are all this day;
And a certain Ananias, a pious man according to the law, borne witness to by all the Jews who dwelt there,
Then Paul said to him, God will smite thee, whited wall. And thou, dost thou sit judging me according to the law, and breaking the law commandest me to be smitten?
whom I found to be accused of questions of their law, but to have no charge laid against him making him worthy of death or of bonds.
who also attempted to profane the temple; whom we also had seized, and would have judged according to our law;
But this I avow to thee, that in the way which they call sect, so I serve my fathers' God, believing all things which are written throughout the law, and in the prophets;
Paul answering for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar, have I offended in anything.
And having appointed him a day many came to him to the lodging, to whom he expounded, testifying of the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and the prophets, from early morning to evening.
For as many as have sinned without law shall perish also without law; and as many as have sinned under law shall be judged by law,
(for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
For when those of the nations, which have no law, practise by nature the things of the law, these, having no law, are a law to themselves;
who shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts accusing or else excusing themselves between themselves;)
But if thou art named a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast in God,
and knowest the will, and discerningly approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of knowledge and of truth in the law:
thou who boastest in law, dost thou by transgression of the law dishonour God?
For circumcision indeed profits if thou keep the law; but if thou be a law-transgressor, thy circumcision is become uncircumcision.
If therefore the uncircumcision keep the requirements of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision,
and uncircumcision by nature, fulfilling the law, judge thee, who, with letter and circumcision, art a law-transgressor?
Now we know that whatever the things the law says, it speaks to those under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world be under judgment to God.
Wherefore by works of law no flesh shall be justified before him; for by law is knowledge of sin.
But now without law righteousness of God is manifested, borne witness to by the law and the prophets;
Where then is boasting? It has been excluded. By what law? of works? Nay, but by law of faith;
for we reckon that a man is justified by faith, without works of law.
Do we then make void law by faith? Far be the thought: no, but we establish law.
For it was not by law that the promise was to Abraham, or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world, but by righteousness of faith.
For if they which are of law be heirs, faith is made vain, and the promise made of no effect.
For law works wrath; but where no law is neither is there transgression.
Therefore it is on the principle of faith, that it might be according to grace, in order to the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of Abraham's faith, who is father of us all,
(for until law sin was in the world; but sin is not put to account when there is no law;
But law came in, in order that the offence might abound; but where sin abounded grace has overabounded,
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are not under law but under grace.
What then? should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Far be the thought.
Are ye ignorant, brethren, (for I speak to those knowing law,) that law rules over a man as long as he lives?
For the married woman is bound by law to her husband so long as he is alive; but if the husband should die, she is clear from the law of the husband:
so then, the husband being alive, she shall be called an adulteress if she be to another man; but if the husband should die, she is free from the law, so as not to be an adulteress, though she be to another man.
So that, my brethren, ye also have been made dead to the law by the body of the Christ, to be to another, who has been raised up from among the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God.
For when we were in the flesh the passions of sins, which were by the law, wrought in our members to bring forth fruit to death;
but now we are clear from the law, having died in that in which we were held, so that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in oldness of letter.
What shall we say then? is the law sin? Far be the thought. But I had not known sin, unless by law: for I had not had conscience also of lust unless the law had said, Thou shalt not lust;
but sin, getting a point of attack by the commandment, wrought in me every lust; for without law sin was dead.
But I was alive without law once; but the commandment having come, sin revived, but I died.
So that the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am fleshly, sold under sin.
But if what I do not will, this I practise, I consent to the law that it is right.
I find then the law upon me who will to practise what is right, that with me evil is there.
For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man:
but I see another law in my members, warring in opposition to the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which exists in my members.
I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then I myself with the mind serve God's law; but with the flesh sin's law.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and of death.
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, having sent his own Son, in likeness of flesh of sin, and for sin, has condemned sin in the flesh,
in order that the righteous requirement of the law should be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to flesh but according to Spirit.
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