'Themselves' in the Bible
At this, some of the scribes said among themselves, "He's blaspheming!"
When evening came, the disciples approached Him and said, "This place is a wilderness, and it is already late. Send the crowds away so they can go into the villages and buy food for themselves."
And they discussed among themselves, "We didn't bring any bread."
After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves.
For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb, there are eunuchs who were made by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves that way because of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can."
Where did John's baptism come from? From heaven or from men?" They began to argue among themselves, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
"But when the tenant farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him and take his inheritance!'
They tie up heavy loads that are hard to carry and put them on people's shoulders, but they themselves aren't willing to lift a finger to move them.
But some of the scribes were sitting there, thinking to themselves:
Right away Jesus understood in His spirit that they were reasoning like this within themselves and said to them, "Why are you reasoning these things in your hearts?
But they have no root in themselves; they are short-lived. When affliction or persecution comes because of the word, they immediately stumble.
So they went away in the boat by themselves to a remote place,
Send them away, so they can go into the surrounding countryside and villages to buy themselves something to eat."
They were discussing among themselves that they did not have any bread.
After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up on a high mountain by themselves to be alone. He was transformed in front of them,
They kept this word to themselves, discussing what "rising from the dead" meant.
They began to argue among themselves: "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
"But those tenant farmers said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!'
Later, He appeared to the Eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table. He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who saw Him after He had been resurrected.
But since the Pharisees and experts in the law had not been baptized by him, they rejected the plan of God for themselves.)
Those who were at the table with Him began to say among themselves, "Who is this man who even forgives sins?"
He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noticed how they would choose the best places for themselves:
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else:
They discussed it among themselves: "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why didn't you believe him?'
"But when the tenant farmers saw him, they discussed it among themselves and said, 'This is the heir. Let's kill him, so the inheritance will be ours!'
So they began to argue among themselves which of them it could be who was going to do this thing.
At that, the Jews argued among themselves, "How can this man give us His flesh to eat?"
The Jewish Passover was near, and many went up to Jerusalem from the country to purify themselves before the Passover.
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. Otherwise, believe because of the works themselves.
Now the slaves and the temple police had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold. They were standing there warming themselves, and Peter was standing with them, warming himself.
Then they took Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor's headquarters. It was early morning. They did not enter the headquarters themselves; otherwise they would be defiled and unable to eat the Passover.
So they said to one another, "Let's not tear it, but toss for it, to see who gets it." [They did this] to fulfill the Scripture that says: They divided My clothes among themselves, and they cast lots for My clothing. And this is what the soldiers did.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayers.
And every day they devoted themselves [to meeting] together in the temple complex, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
After they had ordered them to leave the Sanhedrin, they conferred among themselves,
He had been very angry with the Tyrians and Sidonians. Together they presented themselves before him, and having won over Blastus, who was in charge of the king's bedroom, they asked for peace, because their country was supplied with food from the king's country.
Both Judas and Silas, who were also prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers and strengthened them with a long message.
But Paul said to them, "They beat us in public without a trial, although we are Roman citizens, and threw us in jail. And now are they going to smuggle us out secretly? Certainly not! On the contrary, let them come themselves and escort us out!"
Therefore do what we tell you: We have four men who have obligated themselves with a vow.
With regard to the Gentiles who have believed, we have written a letter containing our decision that they should keep themselves from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from what is strangled, and from sexual immorality."
When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under a curse: neither to eat nor to drink until they had killed Paul.
Don't let them persuade you, because there are more than 40 of them arranging to ambush him, men who have bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they kill him. Now they are ready, waiting for a commitment from you."
And I have a hope in God, which these men themselves also accept, that there is going to be a resurrection, both of the righteous and the unrighteous.
They all became encouraged and took food themselves.
Disagreeing among themselves, they began to leave after Paul made one statement: "The Holy Spirit correctly spoke through the prophet Isaiah to your forefathers
After he said these things, the Jews departed, while engaging in a prolonged debate among themselves.]
Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves.
So, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, instinctively do what the law demands, they are a law to themselves even though they do not have the law.
So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God's command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves.
Brothers, you know the household of Stephanas: they are the firstfruits of Achaia and have devoted themselves to serving the saints. I urge you
And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the One who died for them and was raised.
and not just as we had hoped. Instead, they gave themselves especially to the Lord, then to us by God's will.
For we don't dare classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. But in measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves to themselves, they lack understanding.
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
So it is no great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their destiny will be according to their works.
I wish those who are disturbing you might also get themselves castrated!
For even the circumcised don't keep the law themselves; however, they want you to be circumcised in order to boast about your flesh.
They became callous and gave themselves over to promiscuity for the practice of every kind of impurity with a desire for more and more.
For they themselves report about us what kind of reception we had from you: how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, with decency and good sense; not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, pearls, or expensive apparel,
For those who have served well as deacons acquire a good standing for themselves, and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
storing up for themselves a good foundation for the age to come, so that they may take hold of life that is real.
For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will accumulate teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.
This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed God might be careful to devote themselves to good works. These are good and profitable for everyone.
And our people must also learn to devote themselves to good works for cases of urgent need, so that they will not be unfruitful.
For men swear by something greater than themselves, and for them a confirming oath ends every dispute.
Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be purified with these [sacrifices], but the heavenly things themselves [to be purified] with better sacrifices than these.
It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you concerning things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Angels desire to look into these things.
For in the past, the holy women who hoped in God also beautified themselves in this way, submitting to their own husbands,
So those who suffer according to God's will should, in doing good, entrust themselves to a faithful Creator.
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption, since people are enslaved to whatever defeats them.
But these people blaspheme anything they don't understand, and what they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals-they destroy themselves with these things.
Woe to them! For they have traveled in the way of Cain, have abandoned themselves to the error of Balaam for profit, and have perished in Korah's rebellion.
These are the ones who are like dangerous reefs at your love feasts. They feast with you, nurturing only themselves without fear. They are waterless clouds carried along by winds; trees in late autumn-fruitless, twice dead, pulled out by the roots;
I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and you have found them to be liars.
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