'Words' in the Bible
"I am the voice," he replied, "of one crying aloud, 'Make straight the Lord's way in the Desert,' fulfilling the words of the Prophet Isaiah."
This recalled to His disciples the words of Scripture, "My zeal for Thy House will consume me."
But his words were about that holy building which was his body.
So when he had come back again from the dead, the memory of these words came back to the disciples, and they had faith in the holy Writings and in the word which Jesus had said.
If you have no belief when my words are about the things of earth, how will you have belief if my words are about the things of heaven?
He Who comes from above (heaven) is [far] above all [others]; he who comes from the earth belongs to the earth, and talks the language of earth [his words are from an earthly standpoint]. He Who comes from heaven is [far] above all others [far superior to all others in prominence and in excellence].
For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
Then a far larger number of people believed because of His own words,
They said to the woman, "No longer do we believe because of your words, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this one really is the Savior of the world."
"You may return home," replied Jesus; "your son has recovered." He believed the words of Jesus, and started back home;
I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message] and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment [does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but he has already passed over out of death into life.
But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
Now the Jews said bitter things about Jesus because of his words, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
The man whose words come from himself is looking for glory for himself, but he who is looking for the glory of him who sent him--that man is true and there is no evil in him.
What do those words of his mean, 'You will look for me, but will not find me, and where I am you cannot come'?"
When some from the crowd heard these words, they said, "This really is the Prophet!"
And when his words came to their ears, they went out one by one, starting with the oldest even to the last, because they were conscious of what was in their hearts: and Jesus was there by himself with the woman before him.
These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
They did not see that his words were about the Father.
As he spake these words, many believed on him.
"We are descendants of Abraham," they answered, "and have never at any time been in slavery to any one. What do those words of yours mean, 'You shall become free'?"
The words I speak are those I have learnt in the presence of the Father. Therefore you also should do what you have heard from your father."
Why don't you understand what I've said? It's because you can't listen to my words.
He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Having said these words, he put earth, mixed with water from his mouth, on the man's eyes,
These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
Again a division took place among the Jews because of these words.
Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
This was their answer: We are not stoning you for a good work but for evil words; because being a man you make yourself God.
Do you say of him whom the Father made holy and sent into the world, Your words are evil; because I said, I am God's Son?
In so far as you have the light, put your faith in the light so that you may become sons of light. With these words Jesus went away and for a time was not seen again by them.
So that the words of the prophet Isaiah might come true, when he said, Lord, who has any belief in our preaching? and the arm of the Lord, to whom has it been unveiled?
(Isaiah said these words because he saw his glory. His words were about him.)
And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Because I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father who sent me, Himself gave me a command what to say and in what words to speak.
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
The one who doesn't love Me will not keep My words. The word that you hear is not Mine but is from the Father who sent Me.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Keep in mind the words I said to you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they were cruel to me, they will be cruel to you; if they kept my words, they will keep yours.
However, when he, the Spirit of true knowledge, has come, he will be your guide into all true knowledge: for his words will not come from himself, but whatever has come to his hearing, that he will say: and he will make clear to you the things to come.
So they said again and again, What is this he is saying, A little time? His words are not clear to us.
I have told you these things in parables (veiled language, allegories, dark sayings); the hour is now coming when I shall no longer speak to you in figures of speech, but I shall tell you about the Father in plain words and openly (without reserve).
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
I have given knowledge of your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world: yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your words.
For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
"But now I am coming to Thee, and I speak these words while I am in the world, in order that they may have my gladness within them filling their hearts.
When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.
This was to fulfill the words He had said: "I have not lost one of those You have given Me."
They said this so that Jesus' words might be fulfilled signifying what sort of death He was going to die.
"What is truth?" said Pilate. But no sooner had he spoken the words than he went out again to the Jews and told them, "I find no crime in him.
More alarmed than ever, Pilate no sooner heard these words than he re-entered the Praetorium and began to question Jesus.
When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside. He sat down on the judge's bench in a place called the Stone Pavement (but in Hebrew Gabbatha).
This made the disciple whom Jesus loved say to Peter, "It is the Master." Simon Peter therefore, when he heard the words, "It is the Master," drew on his fisherman's shirt--for he had not been wearing it--put on his girdle, and sprang into the water.
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