'Themselves' in the Bible
And behold, certain of the scribes said to themselves, This man blasphemes.
But when even was come, his disciples came to him saying, The place is desert, and much of the day time already gone by; dismiss the crowds, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, Because we have taken no bread.
for there are eunuchs which have been born thus from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs of men; and there are eunuchs who have made eunuchs of themselves for the sake of the kingdom of the heavens. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more, and they received also themselves each a denarius.
The baptism of John, whence was it? of heaven or of men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say to us, Why then have ye not believed him?
But the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him and possess his inheritance.
saying, The scribes and the Pharisees have set themselves down in Moses' seat:
And having crucified him, they parted his clothes amongst themselves, casting lots.
And all were amazed, so that they questioned together among themselves, saying, What is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.
And straightway Jesus, knowing in his spirit that they are reasoning thus within themselves, said to them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
and they have no root in themselves, but are for a time: then, tribulation arising, or persecution on account of the word, immediately they are offended.
send them away that they may go into the country and villages around, and buy themselves bread, for they have not anything they can eat.
And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind fell. And they were exceedingly beyond measure astonished in themselves and wondered;
And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter and James and John, and takes them up on a high mountain by themselves apart. And he was transfigured before them:
And suddenly having looked around, they no longer saw any one, but Jesus alone with themselves.
And they kept that saying, questioning among themselves, what rising from among the dead was.
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say, Why then have ye not believed him?
And there were some indignant in themselves, and saying, Why has this waste been made of the ointment?
And having crucified him, they part his clothes amongst themselves, casting lots on them, what each one should take.
But they were filled with madness, and they spoke together among themselves what they should do to Jesus.
but the Pharisees and the lawyers rendered null as to themselves the counsel of God, not having been baptised by him.)
And they that were with them at table began to say within themselves, Who is this who forgives also sins?
And all began, without exception, to excuse themselves. The first said to him, I have bought land, and I must go out and see it; I pray thee hold me for excused.
And he said to them, Ye are they who justify themselves before men, but God knows your hearts; for what amongst men is highly thought of is an abomination before God.
And he spoke also to some, who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and made nothing of all the rest of men, this parable:
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say, Why have ye not believed him?
But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may become ours.
And they began to question together among themselves who then it could be of them who was about to do this.
And Pilate and Herod became friends with one another the same day, for they had been at enmity before between themselves.
But I have the witness that is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has given me that I should complete them, the works themselves which I do, bear witness concerning me that the Father has sent me.
The Jews therefore contended among themselves, saying, How can he give us this flesh to eat?
Nicodemus says to them (being one of themselves),
But the passover of the Jews was near, and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the passover, that they might purify themselves.
They sought therefore Jesus, and said among themselves, standing in the temple, What do ye think? that he will not come to the feast?
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; but if not, believe me for the works' sake themselves.
But the bondmen and officers, having made a fire of coals (for it was cold), stood and warmed themselves; and Peter was standing with them and warming himself.
They said therefore to one another, Let us not rend it, but let us cast lots for it, whose it shall be; that the scripture might be fulfilled which says, They parted my garments among themselves, and on my vesture they cast lots. The soldiers therefore did these things.
These gave themselves all with one accord to continual prayer, with several women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
But the crowds, who saw what Paul had done, lifted up their voices in Lycaonian, saying, The gods, having made themselves like men, are come down to us.
We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who themselves also will tell you by word of mouth the same things.
And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with much discourse, and strengthened them.
But Paul said to them, Having beaten us publicly uncondemned, us who are Romans, they have cast us into prison, and now they thrust us out secretly? no, indeed, but let them come themselves and bring us out.
And some of them believed, and joined themselves to Paul and Silas, and of the Greeks who worshipped, a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
But the Jews having been stirred up to jealousy, and taken to themselves certain wicked men of the lowest rabble, and having got a crowd together, set the city in confusion; and having beset the house of Jason sought to bring them out to the people;
But some men joining themselves to him believed; among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman by name Damaris, and others with them.
But concerning those of the nations who have believed, we have written, deciding that they should observe no such thing, only to keep themselves both from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication.
And I said, Lord, they themselves know that I was imprisoning and beating in every synagogue those that believe on thee;
And when it was day, the Jews, having banded together, put themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they should kill Paul.
Do not thou then be persuaded by them, for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, who have put themselves under a curse neither to eat nor drink till they kill him; and now they are ready waiting the promise from thee.
having hope towards God, which they themselves also receive, that there is to be a resurrection both of just and unjust.
or let these themselves say what wrong they found in me when I stood before the council,
And all taking courage, themselves also took food.
And having satisfied themselves with food, they lightened the ship, casting out the wheat into the sea.
But the centurion, desirous of saving Paul, hindered them of their purpose, and commanded those who were able to swim, casting themselves first into the sea, to get out on land;
And being disagreed among themselves they left; Paul having spoken one word, Well spoke the Holy Spirit through Esaias the prophet to our fathers,
And he having said this, the Jews went away, having great reasoning among themselves.
professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Wherefore God gave them up also in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies between themselves:
and in like manner the males also, leaving the natural use of the female, were inflamed in their lust towards one another; males with males working shame, and receiving in themselves the recompense of their error which was fit.
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;)
So that he that sets himself in opposition to the authority resists the ordinance of God; and they who thus resist shall bring sentence of guilt on themselves.
Do ye not know that unrighteous persons shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men,
But if they have not control over themselves, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.
But I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the saints for service,)
and he died for all, that they who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who died for them and has been raised.
And not according as we hoped, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, and to us by God's will.
For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves; but these, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not intelligent.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
I would that they would even cut themselves off who throw you into confusion.
For neither do they that are circumcised themselves keep the law; but they wish you to be circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.
who having cast off all feeling, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greedy unsatisfied lust.
let nothing be in the spirit of strife or vain glory, but, in lowliness of mind, each esteeming the other as more excellent than themselves;
for they themselves relate concerning us what entering in we had to you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,
In like manner also that the women in decent deportment and dress adorn themselves with modesty and discretion, not with plaited hair and gold, or pearls, or costly clothing,
for those who shall have ministered well obtain for themselves a good degree, and much boldness in faith which is in Christ Jesus.
For the love of money is the root of every evil; which some having aspired after, have wandered from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
laying by for themselves a good foundation for the future, that they may lay hold of what is really life.
For the time shall be when they will not bear sound teaching; but according to their own lusts will heap up to themselves teachers, having an itching ear;
One of themselves, a prophet of their own, has said, Cretans are always liars, evil wild beasts, lazy gluttons.
bondmen to be subject to their own masters, to make themselves acceptable in everything; not gainsaying;
and let ours also learn to apply themselves to good works for necessary wants, that they may not be unfruitful.
and have fallen away, crucifying for themselves as they do the Son of God, and making a show of him.
And they shall not teach each his fellow-citizen, and each his brother, saying, Know the Lord; because all shall know me in themselves, from the little one among them unto the great among them.
It was necessary then that the figurative representations of the things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with sacrifices better than these.
and trumpet's sound, and voice of words; which they that heard, excusing themselves, declined the word being addressed to them any more:
To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves but to you they ministered those things, which have now been announced to you by those who have declared to you the glad tidings by the Holy Spirit, sent from heaven, which angels desire to look into.
having your conversation honest among the Gentiles, that as to that in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may through your good works, themselves witnessing them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
For thus also the holy women who have hoped in God heretofore adorned themselves, being subject to their own husbands;
But there were false prophets also among the people, as there shall be also among you false teachers, who shall bring in by the bye destructive heresies, and deny the master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction;
promising them liberty, while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a man is subdued, by him is he also brought into slavery.
But these, whatever things they know not, they speak railingly against; but what even, as the irrational animals, they understand by mere nature, in these things they corrupt themselves.
Woe to them! because they have gone in the way of Cain, and given themselves up to the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
These are spots in your love-feasts, feasting together with you without fear, pasturing themselves; clouds without water, carried along by the winds; autumnal trees, without fruit, twice dead, rooted up;
These are they who set themselves apart, natural men, not having the Spirit.
I know thy works and thy labour, and thine endurance, and that thou canst not bear evil men; and thou hast tried them who say that themselves are apostles and are not, and hast found them liars;
I know thy tribulation and thy poverty; but thou art rich; and the railing of those who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but a synagogue of Satan.
And the kings of the earth, and the great, and the chiliarchs, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains;
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