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He then directed them to go to Bethlehem, adding, "Go and make careful inquiry about the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and do him homage."
Just so let your light shine before all men, in order that they may see your holy lives and may give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.
that so you may become true sons of your Father in Heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the wicked as well as the good, and sends rain upon those who do right and those who do wrong.
When you give in charity, never blow a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and streets in order that their praises may be sung by men. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.
that your charities may be in secret; and then your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.
"And when praying, you must not be like the hypocrites. They are fond of standing and praying in the synagogues or at the corners of the wider streets, in order that men may see them. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.
"In this manner therefore pray: 'Our Father who art in Heaven, may Thy name be kept holy;
"When any of you fast, never assume gloomy looks as the hypocrites do; for they disfigure their faces in order that it may be evident to men that they are fasting. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.
that it may not be apparent to men that you are fasting, but to your Father who is in secret; and your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.
"Judge not, that you may not be judged;
Everything, therefore, be it what it may, that you would have men do to you, do you also the same to them; for in this the Law and the Prophets are summed up.
This is why I tell you that men may find forgiveness for every other sin and impious word, but that for impious speaking against the Holy Spirit they shall find no forgiveness.
And whoever shall speak against the Son of Man may obtain forgiveness; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, neither in this nor in the coming age shall he obtain forgiveness."
Another parable He put before them. "The Kingdom of the Heavens," He said, "may be compared to a man who has sown good seed in his field,
But if he will not listen to you, go again, and ask one or two to go with you, that every word spoken may be attested by two or three witnesses.
"For this reason the Kingdom of the Heavens may be compared to a king who determined to have a settlement of accounts with his servants.
"What is it you desire?" He asked. "Command," she replied, "that these my two sons may sit one at your right hand and one at your left in your Kingdom."
"The Kingdom of the Heavens," He said, "may be compared to a king who celebrated the marriage of his son,
that all the innocent blood shed upon earth may come on you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Berechiah whom you murdered between the Sanctuary and the altar.
"But pray that your flight may not be in winter, nor on the Sabbath;
So you also, when you see all these signs, may be sure that He is near--at your very door.
"All may stumble and fail," said Peter, "but I never will."
Keep awake, and pray that you may not enter into temptation: the spirit is right willing, but the body is frail."
But all this has taken place in order that the writings of the Prophets may be fulfilled." At this point the disciples all left Him and fled.
"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."
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to pardon sins" --He turned to the paralytic, and said,
In solemn truth I tell you that all their sins may be pardoned to the sons of men, and all their blasphemies, however they may have blasphemed;
that "'They may look and look but not see, and listen and listen but not understand, lest perchance they should return and be pardoned.'"
He went on to say, "Is the lamp brought in in order to be put under the bushel or under the bed? Is it not rather in order that it may be placed on the lampstand?
Why, there is nothing hidden except with a view to its being ultimately disclosed, nor has anything been made a secret but that it may at last come to light.
So they besought Jesus. "Send us to the swine," they said, "so that we may enter into them."
and besought Him with many entreaties. "My little daughter," he said, "is at the point of death: I pray you come and lay your hands upon her, that she may recover and live."
send them away that they may go to the farms and villages near here and buy themselves something to eat."
Presently a party of Pharisees come to Him with the question--seeking to entrap Him, "May a man divorce his wife?"
But whenever you stand praying, if you have a grievance against any one, forgive it, so that your Father in Heaven may also forgive you your offences."
"But pray that it may not come in the winter.
Be wakeful, all of you, and keep on praying, that you may not come into temptation: the spirit is right willing, but the body is frail."
Day after day I used to be among you in the Temple teaching, and you never seized me. But this is happening in order that the Scriptures may be fulfilled.'
This Christ, the King of Israel, let him come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Even the men who were being crucified with Him heaped insults on Him.
that you may fully know the truth of the things which you have been taught by word of mouth.
"I am the Lord's maidservant," Mary replied; "may it be with me in accordance with your words!" And then the angel left her.
and a sword will pierce through your own soul also; that the reasonings in many hearts may be revealed."
"To you," He replied, "it is granted to know the secrets of the Kingdom of God; but all others are taught by parables, in order that they may see and yet not see, and may hear and yet not understand.
"When any one lights a lamp, he does not cover it with a vessel or hide it under a couch; he puts it on a lampstand, that people who enter the room may see the light.
Now when the day began to decline, the Twelve came to Him and said, "Send the people away, that they may go to the villages and farms round about and find lodging and a supply of food; because here we are in an uninhabited district."
All things are delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is but the Father, nor who the Father is but the Son, and he to whom the Son may choose to reveal Him."
So He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy Kingdom come;
"When any one lights a lamp, he never puts it in the cellar or under the bushel, but on the lampstand, that people who come in may see the light.
so that the blood of all the Prophets, that is being shed from the creation of the world onwards, may be required from the present generation.
"Moreover every one who shall speak against the Son of Man, may obtain forgiveness; but he who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never obtain forgiveness.
and be yourselves like men waiting for their master--on the look-out till he shall return from the wedding feast--that, when he comes and knocks, they may open the door instantly.
For when, with your opponent, you are going before the magistrate, on the way take pains to get out of his power; for fear that, if he should drag you before the judge, the judge may hand you over to the officer of the court, and the officer lodge you in prison.
"When any one invites you to a wedding banquet, do not take the best seat, lest perhaps some more honoured guest than you may have been asked,
On the contrary, when you are invited go and take the lowest place, that when your host comes round he may say to you, 'My friend, come up higher.' This will be doing you honour in the presence of all the other guests.
"'Go out,' replied the master, 'to the high roads and hedge-rows, and compel the people to come in, so that my house may be filled.
I see what to do, in order that when I am discharged from the stewardship they may give me a home in their own houses.'
And, besides all this, a vast chasm is immovably fixed between us and you, put there in order that those who desire to cross from this side to you may not be able, nor any be able to cross over from your side to us.'
"But when the vine-dressers saw him, they discussed the matter with one another, and said, "'This is the heir: let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.'
So also, when you see these things happening, you may be sure that the Kingdom of God is near.
But beware of slumbering; and every moment pray that you may be fully strengthened to escape from all these coming evils, and to take your stand in the presence of the Son of Man."
Jesus sent Peter and John with instructions. "Go," He said, "and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it."
But *I* have prayed for *you* that your faith may not fail, and you, when at last you have come back to your true self, must strengthen your brethren."
But when He arrived at the place, He said to them, "Pray that you may not come into temptation."
"Why are you sleeping?" He said; "stand up; and pray that you may not come into temptation."
So they pressed the question. "Who are you?" they said--"that we may take an answer to those who sent us. What account do you give of yourself?"
I did not yet know Him; but that He may be openly shown to Israel is the reason why I have come baptizing in water."
in order that every one who trusts in Him may have the Life of the Ages."
For so greatly did God love the world that He gave His only Son, that every one who trusts in Him may not perish but may have the Life of Ages.
But he who does what is honest and right comes to the light, in order that his actions may be plainly shown to have been done in God.
"Sir," said the woman, "give me that water, that I may never be thirsty, nor continually come all the way here to draw from the well."
The reaper gets pay and gathers in a crop in preparation for the Life of the Ages, that so the sower and the reapers may rejoice together.
"You may return home," replied Jesus; "your son has recovered." He believed the words of Jesus, and started back home;
Afterwards Jesus found him in the Temple and said to him, "You are now restored to health. Do not sin any more, or a worse thing may befall you."
For the Father loves the Son and reveals to Him all that He Himself is doing. And greater deeds than these will He reveal to Him, in order that you may wonder.
that all may honour the Son even as they honour the Father. The man who withholds honour from the Son withholds honour from the Father who sent Him.
But the testimony on my behalf which I accept is not from man; though I say all this in order that you may be saved.
and yet you are unwilling to come to me that you may have Life.
Here is the bread that comes down out of Heaven that a man may eat it and not die.
So His brothers said to Him, "Leave these parts and go into Judaea, that not only we but your disciples also may witness the miracles which you perform.
"Who is He, Sir?" replied the man. "Tell me, so that I may believe in Him."
"I came into this world," said Jesus, "to judge men, that those who do not see may see, and that those who do see may become blind."
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy: I have come that they may have Life, and may have it in abundance.
But if they are, then even if you do not believe me, at least believe the deeds, that you may know and see clearly that the Father is in me, and that I am in the Father."
Jesus received the message and said, "This illness is not to end in death, but is to promote the glory of God, in order that the Son of God may be glorified by it."
"Lazarus is dead; and for your sakes I am glad I was not there, in order that you may believe. But let us go to him."
"Let us go also," Thomas, the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "that we may die with him."
I know that Thou always hearest me; but for the sake of the crowd standing round I have said this--that they may believe that Thou didst send me."
In the degree that you have light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light." Jesus said this, and went away and hid Himself from them.
I have come like light into the world, in order that no one who believes in me may remain in the dark.
For I have set you an example in order that you may do what I have done to you.
I am not speaking of all of you. I know whom I have chosen, but things are as they are in order that the Scripture may be fulfilled, which says, 'He who eats my bread has lifted up his heel against me.'
From this time forward I tell you things before they happen, in order that when they do happen you may believe that I am He.
A new commandment I give you, to love one another; that as I have loved you, you also may love one another.
And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me, that where I am you also may be.
And whatever any of you ask in my name, I will do, in order that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
I have now told you before it comes to pass, that when it has come to pass you may believe.
but it is in order that the world may know that I love the Father, and that it is in obedience to the command which the Father gave me that I thus act. Rise, let us be going."
Every branch in me--if it bears no fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
"These things I have spoken to you in order that I may have joy in you, and that your joy may become perfect.
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