'Nothing' in the Bible
Fear them not, however; there is nothing veiled which will not be uncovered, nor secret which will not become known.
All this Jesus spoke to the people in figurative language, and except in figurative language He spoke nothing to them,
"We have nothing here," they said, "but five loaves and a couple of fish."
But Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, "My heart yearns over this mass of people, for it is now the third day that they have been with me and they have nothing to eat. I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they should faint on the road."
"Because your faith is so small," He replied; "for I solemnly declare to you that if you have faith like a mustard-seed, you shall say to this mountain, 'Remove from this place to that,' and it will remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you.
And going out about five o'clock he found others loitering, and he asked them, "'Why have you been standing here all day long, doing nothing?'
and seeing a fig-tree on the road-side He went up to it, but found nothing on it but leaves. "On you," He said, "no fruit shall ever again grow." And immediately the fig-tree withered away.
"Alas for you, you blind guides, who say, "'Whoever swears by the Sanctuary it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the Sanctuary, is bound by the oath.'
And you say, "'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the offering lying on it is bound by the oath.'
(For to every one who has, more shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him who has nothing, even what he has shall be taken away.)
For when I was hungry, you gave me nothing to eat; when thirsty, you gave me nothing to drink;
While he was sitting on the tribunal a message came to him from his wife. "Have nothing to do with that innocent man," she said, "for during the night I have suffered terribly in a dream through him."
So when he saw that he could gain nothing, but that on the contrary there was a riot threatening, he called for water and washed his hands in sight of them all, saying, "I am not responsible for this murder: you must answer for it."
For if civil war breaks out in a kingdom, nothing can make that kingdom last;
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.
But except in figurative language He spoke nothing to them; while to His own disciples He expounded everything, in private.
But He Himself was in the stern asleep, with His head on the cushion: so they woke Him. "Rabbi," they cried, "is it nothing to you that we are drowning?"
He charged them to take nothing for the journey except a stick; no bread, no bag, and not a penny in their pockets,
There is nothing outside a man which entering him can make him unclean; but it is the things which come out of a man that make him unclean."
About that time there was again an immense crowd, and they found themselves with nothing to eat. So He called His disciples to Him.
"My heart yearns over the people," He said; "for this is now the third day they have remained with me, and they have nothing to eat.
But in the distance He saw a fig-tree in full leaf, and went to see whether perhaps He could find some figs on it. When however He came to it, He found nothing but leaves (for it was not fig time)
But he broke out into curses and oaths, declaring, "I know nothing of the man you are talking about."
tempted all the while by the Devil. During those days He ate nothing, and at the close of them He suffered from hunger.
"Rabbi," replied Peter, "all night long we have worked hard and caught nothing; but at your command I will let down the nets."
That which fell among the thorns means those who have heard, but as they go on their way, the Message is stifled by the anxieties, wealth and gaieties of time, and they yield nothing in perfection.
There is nothing hidden, which shall not be openly seen; nor anything secret, which shall not be known and come into the light of day.
Be careful, therefore, how you hear; for whoever has anything, to him more shall be given, and whoever has nothing, even that which he thinks he has shall be taken away from him."
And He commanded them, "Take nothing for your journey; neither stick nor bag nor bread nor money; and do not have an extra under garment.
"You yourselves," He said, "must give them food." "We have nothing," they replied, "but five loaves and a couple of fish, unless indeed we were to go and buy provisions for all this host of people."
for a friend of mine has just come to my house from a distance, and I have nothing for him to eat'?
There is nothing that is covered up which will not be uncovered, nor hidden which will not become known.
"But to you who are my friends I say, "'Be not afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do nothing further.
Nothing of this did they understand. The words were a mystery to them, nor could they see what He meant.
There was nothing here that they could lay hold of before the people, and marvelling at His answer they said no more.
Then He asked them, "When I sent you out without purse or bag or shoes, was there anything you needed?" "No, nothing," they replied.
No, nor does Herod; for he has sent him back to us; and, you see, there is nothing he has done that deserves death.
A third time he appealed to them: "Why, what crime has the man committed? I have discovered in him nothing that deserves death. I will therefore give him a light punishment and release him."
And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving due requital for what we have done. But He has done nothing amiss."
Peter, however, rose and ran to the tomb. Stooping and looking in, he saw nothing but the linen cloths: so he went away to his own home, wondering at what had happened.
Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered, "Are you a stranger lodging alone in Jerusalem, that you have known nothing of the things that have lately happened in the city?"
All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing that exists came into being.
"Sir," she said, "you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; so where can you get the living water from?
You worship One of whom you know nothing. We worship One whom we know; for salvation comes from the Jews.
"Unless you and others see miracles and marvels," said Jesus, "nothing will induce you to believe."
"In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that the Son can do nothing of Himself--He can only do what He sees the Father doing; for whatever He does, that the Son does in like manner.
"I can of my own self do nothing. As I am bidden, so I judge; and mine is a just judgement, because it is not my own will that guides me, but the will of Him who sent me.
When all were fully satisfied, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the broken portions that remain over, so that nothing be lost."
And this is the will of Him who sent me, that of all that He has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it to life on the last day.
But here he is, speaking openly and boldly, and they say nothing to him! Can the Rulers really have ascertained that this man is the Christ?
But this rabble who understand nothing about the Law are accursed!"
So Jesus added, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He. Of myself I do nothing; but as the Father has taught me, so I speak.
Had that man not come from God, he could have done nothing."
For he is only a hired servant and cares nothing for the sheep.
But one of them, named Caiaphas, being High Priest that year, said, "You know nothing about it.
In future I shall not talk much with you, for the Prince of this world is coming. And yet in me he has nothing;
I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who continues in me and in whom I continue bears abundant fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
"As for me," replied Jesus, "I have spoken openly to the world. I have continually taught in some synagogue or in the Temple where all the Jews are wont to assemble, and I have said nothing in secret.
Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." "We will go too," said they. So they set out and went on board their boat; but they caught nothing that night.
About three hours had passed, when his wife came in, knowing nothing of what had happened.
And now I tell you to hold aloof from these men and leave them alone--for if this scheme or work is of human origin, it will come to nothing.
until there arose a foreign king over Egypt who knew nothing of Joseph.
"Pray, both of you, to the Lord for me," answered Simon, "that nothing of what you have said may come upon me."
"'On no account, Lord,' I replied, 'for nothing unholy or impure has ever gone into my mouth.'
But even the sacrifice of my life I count as nothing, if only I may perfect my earthly course, and be faithful to the duty which the Lord Jesus has entrusted to me of proclaiming, as of supreme importance, the Good News of God's grace.
and I discovered that the charge had to do with questions of their Law, but that he was accused of nothing for which he deserves death or imprisonment.
I have nothing very definite, however, to tell our Sovereign about him. So I have brought the man before you all--and especially before you, King Agrippa--that after he has been examined I may find something which I can put into writing.
Having, however, obtained the help which is from God, I have stood firm until now, and have solemnly exhorted rich and poor alike, saying nothing except what the Prophets and Moses predicted as soon to happen,
and, having withdrawn, they talked to one another and said, "This man is doing nothing for which he deserves death or imprisonment."
And continually, up till daybreak, Paul kept urging all on board to take some food. "This is the fourteenth day," he said, "that you have been anxiously waiting for the storm to cease, and have fasted, eating little or nothing.
After one complete day he invited the leading men among the Jews to meet him; and, when they were come together, he said to them, "As for me, brethren, although I had done nothing prejudicial to our people or contrary to the customs of our forefathers, I was handed over as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the power of the Romans.
Circumcision does indeed profit, if you obey the Law; but if you are a Law-breaker, the fact that you have been circumcised counts for nothing.
For if it is the righteous through Law who are heirs, then faith is useless and the promise counts for nothing.
What follows? Is the Law itself a sinful thing? No, indeed; on the contrary, unless I had been taught by the Law, I should have known nothing of sin as sin. For instance, I should not have known what covetousness is, if the Law had not repeatedly said, "Thou shalt not covet."
For I know that in me, that is, in my lower self, nothing good has its home; for while the will to do right is present with me, the power to carry it out is not.
Why, what we now suffer I count as nothing in comparison with the glory which is soon to be manifested in us.
No, indeed; the solution is found in His words to Moses, "Wherever I show mercy it shall be nothing but mercy, and wherever I show compassion it shall be simply compassion."
And so Scripture says, "God has given them a spirit of drowsiness--eyes to see nothing with and ears to hear nothing with--even until now."
Owe nothing to any one except mutual love; for he who loves his fellow man has satisfied the demands of Law.
One man's faith allows him to eat anything, while a man of weaker faith eats nothing but vegetables.
and the things which the world regards as base, and those which it sets utterly at nought--things that have no existence--God has chosen in order to reduce to nothing things that do exist;
In writing this much, brethren, with special reference to Apollos and myself, I have done so for your sakes, in order to teach you by our example what those words mean, which say, "Nothing beyond what is written!" --so that you may cease to take sides in boastful rivalry, for one teacher against another.
Do you not know that we are to sit in judgement upon angels--to say nothing of things belonging to this life?
If therefore you have things belonging to this life which need to be decided, is it men who are absolutely nothing in the Church--is it *they* whom you make your judges?
Everything is allowable to me, but not everything is profitable. Everything is allowable to me, but to nothing will I become a slave.
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing: obedience to God's commandments is everything.
As to eating things which have been sacrificed to idols, we are fully aware that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no God but One.
If I go on preaching the Good News, that is nothing for me to boast of; for the necessity is imposed upon me; and alas for me, if I fail to preach it!
What are my wages then? The very fact that the Good News which I preach will cost my hearers nothing, so that I cannot be charged with abuse of my privileges as a Christian preacher.
If I possess the gift of prophecy and am versed in all mysteries and all knowledge, and have such absolute faith that I can remove mountains, but am destitute of Love, I am nothing.
And if I distribute all my possessions to the poor, and give up my body to be burned, but am destitute of Love, it profits me nothing.
If in this present life we have a *hope* resting on Christ, and nothing more, we are more to be pitied than all the rest of the world.
For we are writing to you nothing different from what we have written before, or from what indeed you already recognize as truth and will, I trust, recognize as such to the very end;
We are not again commending ourselves to your favour, but are furnishing you with a ground of boasting on our behalf, so that you may have a reply ready for those with whom superficial appearances are everything and sincerity of heart counts for nothing.
He has made Him who knew nothing of sin to be sin for us, in order that in Him we may become the righteousness of God.
as sad, but we are always joyful; as poor, but we bestow wealth on many; as having nothing, and yet we securely possess all things.
Therefore, "'Come out from among them and separate yourselves,' says the Lord, 'and touch nothing impure; and I will receive you, and will be a Father to you,
It is foolish of me to write all this, but you have compelled me to do so. Why, you ought to have been my vindicators; for in no respect have I been inferior to these superlatively great Apostles, even though in myself I am nothing.
And our prayer to God is that you may do nothing wrong; not in order that our sincerity may be demonstrated, but that you may do what is right, even though our sincerity may seem to be doubtful.
From those leaders I gained nothing new. Whether they were men of importance or not, matters nothing to me--God recognizes no external distinctions. To me, at any rate, the leaders imparted nothing new.