Through A Glass Darkly

If you knew more than anything that you were created by the same intelligence which made the earth, sun, planets, stars, free will, nebulae, galaxies, laws of physics, natural and moral consequence, and that He is in the business of adopting into redemption via the replacing sacrifice of his son, how important would that be, and how amazing it could be to share and demonstrate this deception-shattering fact?
Over a period of 1600 years, 40 different authors wrote the 66 books of the bible.
There were 400 silent years between the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 of the New Testament.
Yet, Genesis to Revelation tell one unified story.

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2 And the earth was without form, and void; and [shadow] was on the face of the [abyss], and The Spirit of God moved [over] the face of the waters.
5 And God called the light day, and the darkness he called night, and the evening and the morning were the first day.
6› And God said, "Let there be a ‹firmament› in the midst of the waters, and let it [separate] the waters from the waters."
7 And God made the firmament, and [separated] the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament - and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament heaven, and the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, "Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear" - and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he seas - and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth - and it was so.
12 And the earth [developed] grass, and herb [giving] seed after his kind, and the tree [giving] fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind - and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
1‹4› And God said, "Let there be lights in the [sky] of the heaven to [separate] the day from the night; and let them be for signs, for seasons, for days, and years:"
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light on the earth - and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night - he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light on the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and the night, and to [separate] the light from the darkness - and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And God said, "Let the waters bring [out] abundantly the moving creature that has life, and [bird] that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven."
21 And God created great ‹whales›, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought [out] abundantly, after their kind, and every winged [bird] after his kind, and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and [increase in number], and fill the waters in the seas, and let [bird] multiply in the earth."
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And God said, "Let the earth bring [out] the living creature after his kind, cattle, and [‹small› creature], and beast of the earth after his kind", and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creeps on the earth after his kind - and God saw that it was good.
26 And God said, "Let us make [mankind] in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the [birds] of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God {he} created [them]; male and female {he} [made] them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the [birds] of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
29 And God said, "[Consider], I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it will be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every [bird] of the air, and to every thing that creeps on the earth, [in which] there is life, I have given every green herb for meat", and it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, [notice], it was very good, and the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
3 And God blessed the ‹seventhday, and ‹sanctified› it - because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."
7 And The Lord God formed man of the [earth] of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils The Breath of Life; and man became a living soul.
9:13 [God established his] {rain}‹bow in the cloud, and it [is] for a [sign] of a [mutual agreement] between [him] and the earth.
1 And God remembered ‹Noah›, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark, and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters [receded];
2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually, and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of ‹Ararat›.
5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month, on the first day, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
7 And he sent [out] a raven, which went [back and forth], until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 Also he sent [out] a dove to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned to the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth, then he put [out] his hand, and took her, and pulled her into the ark.
10 And he stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent out the dove out of the ark;
11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, [see!], in her mouth was an olive leaf, so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12 And he stayed yet another seven days; and sent out the dove; which [did not return].
15 And the ‹angel› of The Lord called to ‹Abraham› out of [the sky] the second time,
16 And said, "By myself have I sworn," says The Lord, "for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will [increase] your seed as the stars of the [sky], and as the sand which is on the ‹seashore; and your seed will possess the gate of his enemies;"
29:3 And there were all the flocks gathered - and they rolled the stone from the wells mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the wells mouth.

19:4 You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles wings, and [delivered] you to myself.

24 For The Lord your God is a consumingfire, even a jealous God.
32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven to the other , whether there has been any such thing as this great thing is, or has been heard like it?
33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live?
34 Or has God [attempted] to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that The Lord your God did for you in ‹Egyptbefore your eyes?
5:22 These words The Lord spoke to all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice, and he added no more, and he wrote them in two tablets of stone, and delivered them to me.
32:2 [Christ's] doctrine will drop as the rain, [his] speech will [collect] as the dew, as the small rain on the tender herb, and as the showers on the ‹grass

9:13 And these vessels of [drink], which we filled, were new; and [discern that] they [have burst], and these our [coverings] and our ‹shoes› have become old by reason of the very long [path].

18Zebulun› and ‹Naphtali› were a people that jeopardized their lives to the death in the high places of the field.
19 The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of ‹Canaan› in ‹Taanach› by the waters of ‹Megiddo›; they took no gain of money.
20 They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against ‹Sisera.
22 Then were the horse-hoofs broken by the means of the ‹prancings›, the prancings of their mighty ones.

12 Then Samuel took a stone, and [established] it betweenMizpeh› and ‹Shen›, and called the name of it ‹Eben-ezer›, saying, "This far has The Lord helped us."
13 So the ‹Philistines› were subdued, and they came no more into the coast of ‹Israel› - and the hand of The Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel
45 Then said ‹David›; to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield - but I come to you in the name of The Lord of ‹Hosts›, The God of The Armies of Israel, whom you have defied."
50› So David prevailed over the [giant] with a sling and with a stone, and [struck] the [giant] {in the forehead}, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

2 Samuel
6:2 And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from ‹Baale› of ‹Judah›, to bring up from there the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of The Lord of Hosts that dwells between the ‹cherubim
23:20 And ‹Benaiah› the son of ‹Jehoiada›, the son of a valiant man, of ‹Kebzeel›, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of ‹Moab› - he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.

1 Kings 22:4 And he said to ‹Jehoshaphat›, "Will you go with me to battle to ‹Ramoth-gilead›?" And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses."

2 Kings 18:4 {‹Hoshea›} removed the high places, and broke the images, and [levelled] the ‹groves›, and broke in pieces the [serpent made of brass] that ‹Moses› had made, for to those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it, and he called it ‹Nehushtan›.

20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
21 And said, "Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked will I return there; The Lord gave, and The Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of The Lord."
5:15 But [God] saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
12:22 He discovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death.
14:19a The waters wear the stones...
20:10 His children will seek to please the poor, and his hands will restore their goods.
36:6 He preserves not the life of the wicked - but gives right to the poor
2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goes out of his mouth.
5 God thunders marvellously with his voice; great things does he, which we cannot comprehend.
18 Have you with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
19 Teach us what we will say to him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
38:30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the ‹face› of the deep is frozen.
39:19 Have you given the horse strength - have you clothed his neck with [a flowing mane]?

5 "For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise," says The Lord; "I will [establish] him in safety."
6 The ‹words› of The Lord are pure words - as ‹silver {well} refined in a ‹furnace of earth›, completely pure.
19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handywork.
22:26 The ‹meek› will eat and be satisfied - they will praise The Lord that seek him - your heart will live forever.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I will not want.
2 He makes me to [rest] in green pastures - he leads me beside the still waters.
25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment, and the meek will [be taught] his way.
33:6 By the word of The Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
11 But the meek will inherit the earth; and will delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
42:7 Deep calls to deep at the [sound] of [God's] waterspouts - all [his] ‹waves› and [surges] [have] gone over [us].
46:7 The Lord of Hosts is with us; The God of ‹Jacob› is our [strong tower]. ‹Selah›.
49:2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
51:7 Purge me with ‹hyssop›, and I will beclean› - ‹wash› me, and I will be whiter than snow.
68:14 When The Almighty scattered kings in it, it was {as} white as snow in [covering]
69:33 For The Lord hears the poor, and despises not his prisoners.
12 For [God] will [save] the needy when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper.
13 He will spare the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy.
78:16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
1 How amiable are your [dwellings], oh Lord of Hosts!
10› For a day in your courts is better than [thousands] {elsewhere} . I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of The Most High will [continue] under the shadow of The Almighty.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he [separated] our transgressions from us.
21 Bless you The Lord, all you his hosts; you ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
105:41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.
109:‹31› For he will stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
112:9 He has dispersed , he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his ‹hornwill be exalted with honour.
8 It is better to trust in The Lord than to put confidence in man.
19 Open to me the ‹gate› of righteousness - I will go into them, and I will praise The Lord:
2‹0› This [is the] [door] of The Lord, into which the righteous will [walk].
22 The stone which the builders refused has become The Head Stone of the corner.
119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.
126:5 They that ‹sow› in tears will gather in joy.
136:9 {Give thanks to} him that {made} the moon and stars to rule by night - for his mercy endures for ever.
1 O Lord, you have searched me, and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thoughts [from far] off.
3 You [surrounded] my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
9 If I take {on} the wings of the morning, and dwell in the [farthest] parts of the sea;
10 Even there will [his] ‹hand› [lead], and [his] right hand [hold].
14 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made - marvellous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.
140:12 I know that The Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
6 The Lord lifts up the meek - he casts the wicked down to the ground.
16 He gives snow like wool - he scatters the [morning frost] like ashes.
17 He casts forth his ice like [fragments] - who can stand before his cold?
18 He sends out his word, and melts them, he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
2 Praise you him, all his angels, praise you him, all his hosts.
3 Praise you him, sun and moon, praise him, all you stars of light.
5 Let them praise the name of The Lord, for he commanded, and they were created.
8 {Praise The Lord;} fire, and hail; snow, vapour and ‹stormy› ‹windfulfilling his word
9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
10 [Animals], and all cattle; creeping things, and [soaring birds]:
13 Let them praise the name of The Lord, for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and [sky].
149:4 For The Lord takes pleasure in his people, he will beautify the meek with salvation.

9:10 The [reverence] of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of The Holy One is understanding.
13:7 There is [he which] makes himself rich, yet has nothing - there is [he who] makes himself poor, yet has great riches.
21 He that despises his neighbour sins - but he that has mercy on the poor, happy is he.
31 He that oppresses the poor [shames] his maker - but he that honours him has mercy on the poor.
16:15 In the light of The King's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of [soft rain].
4 The words of a man's ‹mouth› are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing [stream].
10 The name of The Lord is a strong tower - the righteous [run] into it, and are safe.
23 The poor [use requests]; but the rich answers roughly.
17 He that has pity on the poor lends to The Lord; and that which he has given will he pay him again.
22 The desire of a man is his kindness - and a poor man is better than a liar.
20:5 The purposes of a person's heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.
21:31 The ‹horse› is prepared against the day of ‹battle› - but ‹safety› is of The Lord.
2 The rich and poor meet together - The Lord is The Maker of them all.
9 He that has a [generous] eye will be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.
22 Rob not the poor, because he [lacks] - neither oppress the afflicted in the gate
25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
27:19 As in water face answers to face, so the heart of man to man.
23:7 For as a person thinks in their heart, so they are...
29:13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together - The Lord lightens both their eyes.
84:11 For The Lord God is {like} a ‹sun and shield; The Lord [gives] favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

3:‹11› He has made every thing beautiful in his time - also he has set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end.
4:13 Better is a poor and wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be [gently cautioned].
15 Now there was found in [a city] a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom [saved] the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
16 Then said I, "Wisdom is better than strength - nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard."

1:18 "Come now, and let us [converse] together", says The Lord, "though [your] sins be as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they will be as wool."
5:28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses hoofs will be counted like ‹flint›, and their wheels like a whirlwind
3› And one cried to another, and said, "Holy, holy, holy, is The Lord of Hosts - the whole earth is full of his glory."
9 And he said, "Go, and tell this people, 'Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not."
6 The lion also will dwell with The ‹Lamb, and the leopard will [dwell] with the [young goat]; and the calf and the young lion and The [Lamb] together; and a little child will lead them.
9 They will not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain - for the earth will be full of the knowledge of The Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
10 And in that day there will be a Root of ‹Jesse›, which will stand for [a ‹sign›] of the people; to it will the Gentiles seek - and his rest will be glorious...
13:4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great {number of} people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together - The Lord of Hostsmusters›.
22:25 "In that day," says The Lord of Hosts, "the nail that is [caught] in the sure place will be removed, and be cut down, and fall ; and the burden that was on it will be cut off - for The Lord has spoken it."
25:6 And in this mountain will The Lord of Hosts make to all people a [feast] of ‹fat› things, a feast of [drinks] on the ‹lees›, of fat things full of marrow, of [drinks] on lees well refined.
5 In that day will The Lord of Hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a ‹diadem› of beauty, to the residue of his people,
29 This also comes forth from The Lord of Hosts, who is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
29:19 The meek also will increase their joy in The Lord, and the poor among men will rejoice in The Holy One of Israel.
8 The grass [languishes], the flower fades - but The Word of our God will [endure] for ever.
31 But they that wait on The Lord will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings as ‹eagles›; they will run, and not be weary; and they will walk, and not faint.
41:17 When the poor and needy seekwater›, and there is none, and their tongue fail for thirst, [The Lord] will hear them, [The God of Israel] will not forsake them.
9 [Envision], the former things have come to pass, and new things do I declare - before they spring forth I tell you of them.
16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known - I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do to them, and not forsake them.
10 "You are my witnesses," says The Lord, "and my servant whom I have chosen - that you may know and believe me, and understand that I AM He - before me there was no God formed, neither will there be after me.
11 I, even I, AM The Lord; and [separate from] me there is no saviour."
19 [Picture this], I will do a new thing; now it will spring forth; will you not know it - I will even make a [path] in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
45:18 For this says The Lord that created the heavens; "God himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be [filled] - I AM The Lord; and there is [no one] else."
12› "Attend to what is uttered [by] me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I AM HE; I AM The First, I also AM The Last.
13 My hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spanned the [skies] - when I call to them, they stand up together.
18 O that you had [heard attentively] my [guidance]! Then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea...
10 For as the rain comes down , and the snow from heaven, and [does not return before satiating] the earth, and makes it open and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater:
11 So will my word be that goes out out of my mouth - it will not return to me void, but it will accomplish that which I please, and it will prosper in the thing where I sent it.
58:7 Is it not {good} to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your [dwelling]? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?
62:2 And the Gentiles will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory, and you will be called by a new name, which the mouth of The Lord will name.
17 For, [watch], I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former will not be remembered, nor come into mind.
25 "The lion and The Lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the [young bull/ox], and dust will be the serpent's meat. They will not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain", says The Lord.

4 Then the word of The Lord came to me, saying,
5 "Before I formed you in the [depths of the earth] I knew you; and before you came out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you {as} a prophet to the nations.
4:‹13› [See], he will come up as clouds, and his chariots will be as a whirlwind - his horses are swifter than eagles." Woe to us, for we are spoiled!
5:14 Therefore this says The Lord God of Hosts, "Because you speak this word, [see], I will make my words in your mouth fire, and this people wood, and it will ‹burn› them."
8:16 The snorting of his horses was heard from ‹Dan› - the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they [have] come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell there.
16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart, for I am called by your name, oh Lord God of Hosts.
17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand - for you have filled me with indignation.
18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed - will you be altogether to me as a liar, and as waters that fail?
27 "Therefore you will say to them, 'This says The Lord of Hosts, The God of Israel; drink, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.'
28 And it will be, if they refuse to take the [vessel] at your hand to drink, then will you say to them, "This says The Lord of Hosts; 'You will certainly drink.'
29 For, [look!], I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You will not be unpunished - for I will call for a sword on all the inhabitants of the earth", says The Lord of Hosts.
35 This says The Lord, which gives the sun for a light by day, and the ‹ordinances› of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which [separates] the sea when the waves thereof roar; "The Lord of Hosts is his name."

4 Then I looked, and [imagine and believe], a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
5 Also from within it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.
6 Each one had four faces, and each one had four wings.
7 Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the soles of calves feet. They sparkled like the color of burnished bronze.
8 The hands of a man were under their wings on their four sides; and each of the four had faces and wings.
9 Their wings touched one another. The creatures did not turn when they went, but each one went straight forward.
10 As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle.
11 Thus were their faces. Their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies.
12 And each one went straight forward; they went wherever The Spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went.
13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches going back and forth among the living creatures. The fire was bright, and out of the fire went lightning.
14› And the living creatures ran back and forth, in appearance like a flash of lightning.
15Now as I looked at the living creatures, [believe], a wheel was on the earth beside each living creature with its four faces.
16› The appearance of the wheels and their workings was like the color of beryl, and all four had the same likeness. The appearance of their workings was, as it were, a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
17› When they moved, they went toward any one of four directions; they did not turn aside when they went.
18› As for their rims, they were so high they were awesome; and their rims were full of eyes, all around the four of them.
19› When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
20› Wherever The Spirit wanted to go, they went, because there The Spirit went; and the wheels were lifted together with them, for The Spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
21› When those went, these went; when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up together with them, for The Spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
22› The likeness of the firmament above the heads of the living creatures was like the color of an awesome crystal, stretched out over their heads.
23 And under the firmament their wings spread out straight, one toward another. Each one had two which covered one side, and each one had two which covered the other side of the body.
24› When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of The Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings.
25› A voice came from above the firmament that was over their heads; whenever they stood, they let down their wings.
26 And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it.
27› Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around.
28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of The Lord.
36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.

24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.
25 And this is the writing that was written, "‹MENE›, MENE, ‹TEKEL›, ‹UPHARSIN›."
26 This is the interpretation of the thing - MENE; God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it.
27 TEKEL; you are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.
28 PERES; your kingdom is [separated], and given to the ‹Medes› and ‹Persians›.

Micah› 4:4 But they will sit every man under his vine and under his ‹fig tree; and none will make them afraid - for the mouth of The Lord of Hosts has spoken it.

3 Therefore say you to them, "This says The Lord of Hosts; 'Turn to me, says The Lord of Hosts, and I will turn to you, says The Lord of Hosts.'"
8 I saw by night, and [see] a man riding on a red horse, and he stood among the ‹myrtletrees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white
2:7 Deliver yourself, O ‹Zion, that dwells with the daughter of ‹Babylon›.
9 "For ([imagine]) the stone that I have laid before Joshua; on one stone will be seven eyes - [see], I will ‹engrave› the [markings] [into it]," says The Lord of Hosts, "and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day."
10 "In that day," says The Lord of Hosts, "will you call every man his neighbour under the vine and under The Fig Tree."
2 And [the angel] said to me, "What [do you see]?" And I said, "I have looked, and [see] a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it, and his seven lamps [on it], and seven pipes {leading} to the seven lamps, which are on the top [of it]:
3 And two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl, and the other on the left side [of it]."
4 So I answered and spoke to the angel that talked with me, saying, "What are these, my lord?"
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said to me, "[Do you not know what these are]?" And I said, "No, my lord."
6 Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, "This is The Word of The Lord to ‹Zerubbabel›," saying, "Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit", says The Lord of Hosts.
11 Then [I answered], and said to [the angel], "What are these two olive trees on the right side of the candlestick and on the left side [of it]?"
12 And I answered again, and said to him, "What [are] these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, "[Do you not know] what these [are]?" And I said, "No, my lord."
14 Then said he, "These are the two anointed ones, that stand by The Lord of the whole earth."
6:12 And {I} [spoke to] him, saying, "This speaks The Lord of Hosts, saying, '[Witness] the man whose name is The Branch; and he has grown up out of his place, and he built the [dwelling] of The Lord:"
20 "This says The Lord of Hosts; It will yet come to pass, that there will come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:
21 And the inhabitants of one city will go to another, saying, 'Let us go speedily to pray before The Lord, and to seek The Lord of Hosts - I will go also.'"
10:3 My anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats - for The Lord of Hosts has visited his flock The House of Judah, and has made them as his goodly horse in the battle.
14:20 In that day there [will be bells on the horses, sounding] HOLINESS to THE LORD; and the pots in The Lord's [dwelling] will be like the bowls before the altar.

1:23 [Conceive this], a virgin will be with child, and will bring forth a son, and they will call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, "God with us."
3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, [understand], the heavens were opened to him, and he saw The Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting on him
18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea - for they were fishers.
19 And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
20 And they [right away] left their nets, and followed him.
21 And going on from there, he saw other two brothers, James the son of ‹Zebedee›, and John his brother, in a [sea vessel] with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22 And they immediately left the [sea vessel] and their {earthly} father, and followed him.
23 And Jesus went [around] all {of} Galilee, teaching in their [‹churches›], and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all [kinds] of sickness and [diseases] among the people.
24 And his fame went throughout all ‹Syria› - and they brought to him all sick people that were [affected by many kinds of] diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those with [damaged minds], and those that [could not walk]; and he {gently} healed them.
25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from ‹Decapolis›, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond ‹Jordan›.
1 And seeing the multitudes, Jesus went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came [to] him:
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they will obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they will be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are you, when men will revile you, and persecute you, and will say all [kinds] of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad - for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13 You are the salt of the earth...
14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a [burdensome covering], but set it on a candlestick; and it gives light to all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
17 Think not that I have come to destroy the law, or the prophets, I have not come to destroy, but to [complete].
18 For verily I say to you, 'Until heaven and earth pass, one jot or one [iota] will in no way pass from the law, until all are [completed].'
19 Whosoever therefore will break one of these least commandments, and will teach men so, he will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven, but whosoever will do and teach them, the same will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say [to] you {the reader}, 'That [unless] your righteousness [exceeds] the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will in no [way] enter into the kingdom of heaven.'
21 You have heard that it was said by them of old time, 'You should not kill; and whosoever will kill will be in danger of the judgment'
22 But I say to you, 'That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause will be in danger of the judgment', and whosoever will say to his brother, '‹Raca›', will be in danger of the council, but whosoever will say, 'You fool', will be in danger of ‹hell fire›.'
23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has [cause] against you;
24 Leave there your gift before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are {still} in the way with him; [in case] at any time the adversary deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.
26 Verily I say to thee, 'You will by no means come out {of} there, until you have paid the uttermost [quarter of a cent].'
27 You have heard that it was said by them of old time, 'You should not commit adultery'
takes away the sins of the world - hallelujah">28› But I say to you, 'That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.'
29 And if your right eye offend you, [draw] it out, and [cast] it from you, for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.
30› And if your right hand offend you, cut it off, and cast it from you, for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.
31 It has been said, 'Whosoever will put away his wife, let him [divorce her]'
32› But I say to you, 'That whosoever will put away his wife, [except] for the [reason] of [cheating], causes her to commit adultery, and [the one she was cheating with also] commits adultery.'
33› Again, you have heard that it has been said by them of old time, 'You should not [promise oath by self], but should perform to The Lord your oaths.'
34› But I say to you, '[Promise] not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne.
35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool, neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of The Great King.'
36 Neither should you swear by your head, because you cannot not make one hair white or black.
37 But let your communication be {simply} ['Yes' or 'No'], for [any] more than [this produces] {struggling and} evil.
38 You have heard that it has been said, 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth'
39› But I say to you, 'That you {should not} resist not evil, but [rather when someone strikes] your right cheek, turn [to him your] other also.'
40 And if any man [sues] you [in] law, and [takes] your coat, [offer] your cloak also.
41› And whosoever will compel you to go a mile, go with him two.
42 Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not you away.
43 You have heard that it has been said, 'You should love your neighbour, and hate your enemy.'
44 But I say to you, 'Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you';
45 That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if you love them which love you, what reward have you, do not even the [tax collectors] {do} the same?
47 And if you salute your brothers only, what do you more than others, do not even the [tax collectors] so?
48 Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
1 [Be mindful to not perform] your [offerings as if] before men, to be seen of them, otherwise you have no reward of your Father who is in heaven.
2 Therefore when you do your [offering], do not [do so for attention], as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say to you, 'They have their reward.'
3 But when you do [offer], [simply share from your heart]:
4 That your offerings may be in secret, and your Father who sees in secret himself will reward you openly.
5 And when you pray, you should not be as the hypocrites are, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the [intersections] of the [walkways], so they may be seen of men. Verily I say to you, 'They have their reward.'
6 But you, when you pray, enter into [a private space], and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
7 But when you pray, [do not use silly] repetitions, as the [misunderstanding] do, for they think that they will be heard for their [many words].
8 Be not [as they], for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.
9› [Ask in your heart like this], 'Our Father who is in heaven, [honoured] is your name.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.'
14 For if you forgive men their ‹trespasses›, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,
15 But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 Moreover when you ‹fast›, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad [appearance], for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to fast. Verily I say to you, 'They have their reward.'
17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;
18 That you appear not to men to fast, but to your Father who is in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust do corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust do corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your ‹heart be also.
22 The light of the body is the ‹eye›, if therefore your eye be [singularly focused], your whole body will be full of light.
23 But if your eye be evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 No man can serve two masters - for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and [‹riches›].
25 Therefore I say to you, 'Take no thought for your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than [clothing]?
26 [See] the [birds] of the air - for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father [fills them with food]. Are you not much better than they?
33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things will be added to you.
1 Judge not, that you be not judged.
2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged, and with what measure you mete, it will be measured to you again.
3 And why {do you} [stare at] the [speck] in your brother's eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye?
4 Or how will you say to your brother, 'Let me pull out the [dust particle] out of your eye'; and, [contemplate], a beam is in your own eye?
5 You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then will you see clearly to cast out the [speck] out of your brother's eye.
6 Give not that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast you your pearls before swine, [so they do not] trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
7 Ask, and it will be given {to} you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you:
8 For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it will be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter you in at the straight gate, for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in there:
14 Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the [way], which leads to life, and few there be that find it.
25 And the [water fell], and [flooded], and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell not - for it was founded on a rock.
8:12 ...Jesus again to them [said] "I AM The Light of The World - He that follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have The Light of Life."
9 As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector's booth; and He said to him, "Follow me!" And he got up and followed Him.
10 Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.
11 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, "Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?"
12 But when Jesus heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.
13 But go and learn what this means: 'I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
7 "And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils - freely you have received, freely give."
29 Are not two [‹birds›] sold for a [penny], and {yet} one of them will not fall on the ground without your Father.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear you not therefore, you are of more value than many [birds].
32 Whosoever therefore will confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father who is in heaven.
33 But whosoever will deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.
28 Come to me, all you that labour and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and [humble] in heart - and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
9 Who has ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And the disciples came, and said to him, "Why speak you to [the crowd] in parables?"
11 He answered and said to them, "Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have more abundance - but whoever has not, from him will be taken away even that he has.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables - because they seeing {they} see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand."
27 And then will he send his angels, and will gather together his elect from the four winds, from the [farthest] part of the earth to the [farthest] part of [the sky].
28 Now learn a parable of The Fig Tree; when her branch is yet tender, and [grows] leaves, you know that ‹summerseason is near...
30 But many that are first will be last; and the last will be first.
31 Another parable [gave] them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of {a} mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds - but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and [sit] in the branches [of it].
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and [separated] the good into [vessels], but cast the bad away.
4 Whosoever therefore will humble himself as [a] ‹little child›, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoever will receive one such little child in [Jesus'] name receives [Christ].
10 [Be careful] that you despise not one of these little [children]; for [Christ says to] you that in heaven their angels do always [see] the face of [The] Father who is in heaven.
14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that {even} one of these little [children] should perish.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in [Jesus'] name, there [He is] in the ‹midst› of them.
20:8 So when evening came, The Lord of the vineyard said to his steward, "Call the labourers, and give them their [pay], beginning from the last to the first."
14 And this ‹gospel› of the kingdom will be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then will the end come.
27 For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines [light] even to the west; so will also the [return] of The Son of Man be.
37 Jesus said to him, "You should love The Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
33 And he will [establish] the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
35 For I was hungry, and you gave me [food] - I was thirsty, and you gave me drink - I was a stranger, and you took me in:
36 Naked, and you clothed me - I was sick, and you visited me - I was in prison, and you came to me.
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, [gaze], the veil of the temple was [separated] in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to many.
60 ‹Joseph› [laid Jesus] in his own new tomb, which he had [shaped] out [of] rock - and he rolled a great stone to the door of the ‹sepulcher›, and departed.
3 His ‹countenance› was like lightning, and his [covering] white as snow.
5 ...I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified.
6 He is not here - for he is risen...
7 And go quickly, and tell his ‹disciples› that he is risen from the dead; and, [notice], he goes before you into ‹Galilee›; there will you see him - [pay attention!], I have told you.
8 And they separated quickly from the grave {awestruck} with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his [followers] {the living} word.
10 Then said Jesus to them, "Be not afraid - go tell my brothers and sisters that they go into Galilee, and there will they see me."
20b ..."I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen."

8b ..."Why reason you these things in your hearts?
9 Whether it is easier to say to [those who need support to walk], 'Your sins are forgiven'; or to say, 'Arise, and take up your bed, and walk'?"
17b ..."They that are whole have no need of The Physician, but they that are sick - I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
4:28 For the earth brings forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
49› For every one will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt.
50 Salt is good - but if the salt has lost its saltiness, [with what] will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
10:40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it will be given to them for whom it is prepared.
14 They came to him and said, "Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren't swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?
15 Should we pay or shouldn't we?" But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. "Why are you trying to trap me?" he asked. "Bring me a denarius and let me look at it."
16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, "Whose image is this, and whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied.
17 Then Jesus said to them, "Give back to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." And they were amazed at him.
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she [cast] in two mites, which make a [penny].
43 And [Jesus] called to him his disciples, and said to them, "Verily I say to you, that this poor widow has cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living."
13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
37 And what I say to you I say to all, 'Watch'.
14:24 And [Jesus] said to [his disciples], "This is my blood of the new testament, which is [‹poured›] for many."
17 "And these signs will follow them that believe; in my name will they cast out devils; they will speak with new tongues;
18 They will [handle] serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will [heal]."

3:22 And The Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove on him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, "You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased."
36 And he spoke also a parable to them; "No man puts a piece of a new garment on an old; otherwise [both tear], and the piece that was taken out of the new [does not agree] with the old.
37 And no man puts new [drink] into old [vessels]; else the new [drink] will burst the [vessels], and [spill], and the [vessels] will perish.
38 But new [drink] must be put into new [vessels]; and both are preserved."
5 "And into whatever house you enter, first say, "Peace be to this house.
6 And if The Son of Peace be there, your peace will rest on it - if not, it will turn to you again."
7 "But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore - you are of more value than many [birds]."
27 "Consider the [buds] how they [increase] - they [do not fuss over their appearance]; and yet I say to you, that ‹Solomon› in all his glory was not [covered] like one of these."
18 Then said he, "To what is the kingdom of God like? [To what] should I [compare] it?
19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it [increased], and grew [into] a great tree; and the [birds] of the air lodged in the branches of it."
29 And they will come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and will sit down in the kingdom of God.
30 And, [mind you] there are last which will be first, and there are first which will be last.
3 And Jesus spoke this ‹parable› to his ‹disciples›, saying,
4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is ‹lost›, until he finds it?
5 And when he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.'
7 I say to you, that same ‹joy will be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety-nine just persons, which need no repentance."
2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in [the treasury a penny].
3 And he said, "Of a truth I say to you, that this poor widow has cast in more than they all:
4 For all these have of their abundance cast in to the offerings of God - but she of her [poverty] has cast in all the living that she had."
21:9 But when you will hear of wars and commotions, be not [afraid] - for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not [far].
18 Not one hair of your head will perish.
33 And when they came to the place, which is called ‹Calvary›, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
34 Then said Jesus, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." And they divided his clothes {amongst themselves} and [gambled for them].
35 And the people stood watching, and the rulers also with them [mocked] him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God."
36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
37 And saying, "If you be the king of the Jews, save yourself."
38 There was a written [sentence] above Jesus, which read "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
39 One of the criminals who hung [be‹side› him] hurled insults at him, {saying} "Aren't you The Christ? Save yourself and us!"
40 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
41 we are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve - but this man has done nothing wrong."
42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
43 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
1 Now on the firstday› of the week, very early in the ‹morning›, [Jesus' friends] came to [his] grave, bringing the {ceremonial burial} [spices] which they had prepared, and certain [other people] with them.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the grave.
3 And they entered in, and [did not ‹find›] the body of The Lord Jesus.
4 And it came to pass, [while] they were [very confused] there, [discern], two men stood by them in shining [coverings]:
5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said to them, "Why seek you the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen, remember how he spoke to you when he was yet in Galilee,
7 Saying, 'The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.'"
8 And they remembered his words,
9 And {they} returned from the grave, and told all these things to the eleven {disciples}, and to all the rest.
10 It was ‹Mary› ‹Magdalene›, and ‹Joanna›, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things to the ‹apostles›.
11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they {did not} [believe].
12 Then arose Peter, {who} ran [to] the grave; and [bending] down, he saw the ‹linen› {burial} [clothing] laying by [itself], [then deparated], wondering in himself at what had come to pass.
13 And, [regard], two of them went that same day to a village called ‹Emmaus›, which was from Jerusalem about 300 ‹furlongs›.
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16 But their eyes were held that they should not know him.
17 And he said to them, "What manner of communications are these that you have one to another, as you walk, and are sad?"
18 And the one of them, whose name was ‹Cleopas›, answering said to him, "Are you only a stranger in ‹Jerusalem›, and have not known the things which have come to pass there in these days?"
19 And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of ‹Nazareth›, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have ‹redeemedIsrael - and besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done.
22 [And] certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the grave;
23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
24 And [some] of them which were with us went to the grave, and found it as the women had said - but him they saw not."
25 Then he said to them, "O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the ‹scriptures› the things concerning himself."
28 And they drew near to the village, where they went, and he made as though he would have gone further.
29 But they constrained him, saying, "[Dwell] with us, for it is near evening, and the day is far spent." And he went in to [dwell] with them.
30 And it came to pass, as he sat [to eat] with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and broke, and [shared with] them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
32 And they said one to another, "Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?"
33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven {disciples} gathered together, and them that were with them,
34 Saying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon."
35 And they told what things were done [along] the way, and how he was [shown to] them in breaking of bread.
36 And as they spoke, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, "Peace be to you."
37 But they were terrified and [frightened], and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 And he said to them, "Why are you troubled - and why do {such} thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 [See] my hands and my feet, [its me] - handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me {to} have.
40 And when he had spoken, he [showed] them his hands and his feet.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said to them, "Have you here any meat?"
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of a honeycomb.
43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
44 And he said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me."
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said to them, "It is written, and therefore it suits Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And you are witnesses of these things.
49 And, [grasp], I send the promise of my Father on you - but [wait] you in the city of Jerusalem, until you [are given power from above]."
50 And he led them out as far as to ‹Bethany›, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he [parted] from them, and {was} carried up into heaven.
52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

5 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came to his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the [people] of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And The Word [put on] flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only born of The Father,) full of grace and truth.
15 John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, "This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me - for he was before me."
16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
18 No man has seen God at any time; the only born Son, who is in the [heart] of The Father, he has declared him.
1 There was a man of the ‹Pharisees›, named ‹Nicodemus›, a ruler of the ‹Jews›:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said to him, ‹Rabbi›, we know that you are a teacher {who has} come from God, for no man can do these miracles that you do, except God be with him."
3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Verily, verily, I say to you, 'Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'"
4 Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old, can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"
5 Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I say to you, 'Except a man be born of water and of The Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.'
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of The Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'
8 The wind blows where it [slopes], and you hear the sound [of it], but cannot tell where it comes, and where it goes, so {it} is {with} every one that is born of The Spirit."
9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, "How can these things be?"
10 Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you a master of Israel, and know not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say to you, 'We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and you receive not our witness.'
12 If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how will you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even The Son of Man who is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must The Son of Man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only [born] Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1 When therefore The Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3 He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.
4 And he needed to go through ‹Samaria›.
5 Then came [Jesus] to a city of Samaria, which is called ‹Sychar›, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat there on the well, and it was about the sixth hour.
7 There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water - Jesus says to her, "Give me to drink."
8 (For his disciples were gone away to the city to buy meat.)
9 Then said the woman of Samaria to him, "How is it that you, being a Jew, asked drink from me, who is a woman of Samaria? For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans."
10 Jesus says, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that says to you, 'Give me to drink'; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water."
11 The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep, from where then have you that living water?
12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank of himself, and his children, and his cattle?"
13 Jesus says, "Whosoever drinks of this water will thirst again:
14 But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst; but the water that I will give him will be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here to draw."
16 Jesus says, "Go, call your husband, and come here."
17 The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said, "You have well said, 'I have no husband':
18 For you have had five husbands; and he who you now have is not your husband - in that you said truly."
19 The woman said to him, "Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21 Jesus says, "Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when you will neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship The Father.
22 You worship [what you do not know] - we know what we worship - for salvation is of the Jews.
23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship The Father in spirit and in truth - for The Father seeks such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit - and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
25 The woman said to him, "I know that ‹Messiah› comes, who is called Christ - when he has come, he will tell us all things."
26 Jesus says, "I that speak to you am he."
27 And on this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman - yet no man said, "What seek you?" or, "Why [did you talk] with her?"
28 The woman then left her water-pot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men,
29 "Come, see a man, who told me all things that ever I did - is not this The Christ?"
30 Then they went out of the city, and came to him.
31 In the meantime while his disciples prayed him, saying, "Master, eat."
32 But he says, "I have meat to eat that you know not of."
33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, "Has any man brought him [something] to eat?"
34 Jesus says, "My [food] is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
35 Say not you, 'There are yet four months, and then comes harvest'? [Realize], I say to you, 'Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white [and ready] to harvest.
36 And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to life eternal - {so} that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.
37 And [in this is a true saying], 'One sows, and another reaps'.
38 I sent you to [gather] where you [worked] no labour - other men laboured, and you are entered into their labours.'"
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, "He told me all that ever I did."
40 So when the Samaritans [came] to him, they sought him that he would [wait] with them - and he [waited] there two days.
41 And many more believed because of his own word;
42 And say, "Now we believe, not because of your saying - for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed The Christ, The Saviour of The World."
39 You study the scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very scriptures that tell about me,
40 Yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
1 After these things Jesus [passed] over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of ‹Tiberias›.
2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.
5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come to him, he said to Philip, "Where should we buy bread, that these may eat?"
6 And this he said to prove him - for he himself knew what he would do.
7 Philip answered him, "two-hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that everyone of them may take a little."
8 One of his disciples, ‹Andrew›, ‹SimonPeter's brother, said to him,
9 "There is a lad here, who has five barley loaves, and ‹two› small fish, but what are they among so many?"
10 And Jesus said, "Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about fivethousand›."
11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
12 When they were filled, he said to his disciples, "Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost."
13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve [vessels] with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above to them that had eaten.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, "This is of a truth that a prophet that should come into the world."
15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he [separated] again into a mountain himself alone.
24 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also [boarded sea vessels], and came to ‹Capernaum›, seeking for Jesus.
25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, when {did you} [come] here?"
26 Jesus answered them and said, "Verily, verily, I say to you, 'You seek me, not because you saw the miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves, and were filled.'
27 Labour not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which The Son of Man will give to you - [which] God The Father sealed."
28 Then said they to him, "What will we do, that we might work the works of God?"
29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the ‹work› of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent."
30 They said therefore to him, "What sign {will you} show [to us] then, that we may see, and believe you - what do you [do]?
31 Our fathers did eat manna in the ‹desert› as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
32 Then Jesus said to them, "Verily, verily, I say to you, 'Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father gives you The True Bread from heaven.'
33 For The Bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life [for all] the world."
34 Then [they said to] him, "Lord, [forever] give us [more of] this bread."
35 And Jesus said to them, "I AM The Bread of Life - He that comes to me will never hunger; and he that believes on me will never thirst.
36 But I said to you, 'That you also have seen me, and believe not.'
37 All that The Father gives {to} me will come to me; and him that comes to me I will [never] cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is The Father's will who has sent me, that of all which he has given {to} me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees The Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life - and I will raise him up at the last day."
41 The Jews then murmured [about] him, because he said, "I am The Bread which came down from heaven."
42 And they said, "Is not this Jesus, The Son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that he says, 'I came down from heaven?'"
43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, "{Do not} murmur among yourselves.
44 No man can come to me, except {if} The Father who has sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 It is written in the prophets, and they will [all be] taught of God. Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of The Father, comes to me.
46 Not that any man has seen The ‹Father›, save he who is of God, he has seen The Father.
47 Verily, verily, I say to you, 'He that believes on me has everlasting life.'
48 I am that Bread of Life.
49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of, and not die.
51 I am The Living Bread which came down from heaven - If any man eat of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."
52 The Jews therefore [squabbled] among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
53 Then Jesus said to them, "Verily, verily, I say to you, 'Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you.'
54 Whoever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.
57 As The Living Father has sent me, and I live by The Father, so he that eats me, even he will live by me.
58 This is that bread which came down from heaven, not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead. He that eats of this bread will live for ever."
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, "If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink."
38 He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly will flow rivers of living water."
39 (But this spoke he of The Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive - for The Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
8:36 If The Son therefore will make you free, you will be free indeed.
11:35 Jesus wept.
24 "Verily, verily, I say to you, 'Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone - but if it die, it brings forth much fruit.
25 He that loves his life will lose it; and he that hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I AM, there will also my servant be - if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another."
2 In my Father's house are many mansions - if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will [return], and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.
14:6 Jesus said to him, "I AM The Way, The Truth, and The Life. No one comes to The Father, except through me."
1 I am The True Vine, and my Father is the [gardener].
2 Every branch in me that {does not} bear fruit he takes away - and every branch that bears fruit, he prunes it, that it may [share] more fruit.
3 Now you are clean through The Word which I have spoken to you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As The Branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in The Vine; no more can you, except you abide in me.
5 I am The Vine, you are the branches - He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit - for without me you can do nothing.
16 You have not chosen me, but I chosen you, and [established] you, that you should go and bring out fruit, and that your fruit should remain - that whatever you will ask of The Father in my name, he may give it {to} you."
1 These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour [has] come; glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify you:
2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
4 I have glorified you on the earth - I have finished the work which you gave me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.
6 I have manifested your name to the men which you gave me out of the world - yours they were, and you gave them {to} me; and they have kept your word.
7 Now they have known that all things whatever you have given me are of you.
8 For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.
9 I pray for them, I pray not for the world, but for them which you have given me; for they are yours.
10 And all mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom you have given me, that they may be one, as we are.
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name - those that you gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost, [except] the son of perdition; {so} that the scripture might be [completed].
13 And now come I to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through your truth - your word is truth.
18 As you have sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which will believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us - that the world may believe that you have sent me.
22 And the glory which you gave me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I AM; that they may [regard] my glory, which you have given me - for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
25 O righteous Father, the world has not known you - but I have known you, and these have known that you have sent me.
26 And I have declared to them your name, and will declare it - that the love with {which} you have loved me may be in them, and I in them."

1:11b ..."this same Jesus, who is taken up from you into [the sky], will so come in like manner as you have seen him go into heaven."
11:16 Then remembered I The Word of The Lord, how that he said, "John indeed baptized with water; but you will be baptized with The Holy Ghost."
1 Now when they had passed through ‹Amphipolis› and ‹Apollonia›, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:
2 And ‹Paul›, as his manner was, went in to them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
3 Opening and alleging, that Christ [suffered], and rising again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach to you, is Christ.
4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took to them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of ‹Jason›, and sought to bring them out to the people.
6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brothers to the rulers of the city, crying, "These that have †turned the world upside down have come here also;
7 Whom Jason has received, and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus."
8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.
9 And when they had [taken Jason into custody], and of the other, they let them go.
10 And the brothers immediately sent away Paul and ‹Silas› by night to ‹Berea›, who coming there went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached by Paul at Berea, they came there also, and stirred up the people.
14 And then immediately the brothers sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea, but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.
15 And they that conducted Paul brought him to ‹Athens›, and receiving a commandment for Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.
16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
18 Then certain philosophers of the ‹Epicureans›, and of the †Stoicks, encountered him, and some said, "What will this babbler say?", others, "He seems to [declare] strange gods, because he preached to them Jesus, and the resurrection."
19 And they took him, and brought him to &lsaqlsaquo;Aeropagus›, saying, "May we know what this new doctrine, whereof you speak, is?
20 For you brought certain strange things to our ears - we would know therefore what these things mean.
21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
22 Then Paul stood in the midst of ‹Mars'› hill, and said, "You men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.
23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, 'TO THE UNKNOWN GOD', whom you ignorantly worship, him I declare to you.
24 God that made the world and all things [in it], seeing that He Is Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands;
25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;
26 And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
27 That they should seek The Lord, if perhaps they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, 'For we are also his offspring.'
29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we should not to think that The Godhead is like to gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent:
31 Because he has appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead."
32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, and others said, "We will hear you again of this matter."
33 So Paul departed from among them.
34 However certain men joined him, and believed, among which wasDionysius› the Aeropagite, and a woman namedDamaris›, and others with them.
16 But rise, and stand on your feet - for [Jesus has] appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which you have seen, and of those things [within which he] will appear to you;
17 Delivering you from the people, and from the ‹Gentiles›, to whom now [The Lord sends] you,
18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of ‹Satan› to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are by faith that is in [Christ Jesus].

1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after The Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after The Spirit the things of The Spirit.
15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received The Spirit of Adoption, [with which] we cry, "Abba, Father."
26 Likewise The Spirit also helps our infirmities; for we know not what we should pray for as we should; but The Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
29 For those he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
30 Moreover those he predestined, them he also called and those he called, them he also justified and those he justified, those he also glorified.
31b ...If God be for us, who can be against us?
35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ - will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, 'For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.'
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than ‹conquerors› through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ‹principalities›, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12:2 And be not conformed to this world - but [be transformed] by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is [the] good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand - let us therefore [separate from] the works of darkness , and let us put on the armour of light.
13a Let us walk honestly, as in the day...

1 ‹Corinthians
3:16 [Don't you know that you] are the temple of God, and that The Spirit of God dwells in you?
6:19 What - [do you not know] that your body is the [dwelling] of The Holy Ghost which [dwells] in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?
3 [All Christ's do] eat the same spiritual [meat/fruit/bread];
4 And [all do] drink the same spiritual drink - for [we drink] of that spiritualrock› that [follows] - and that rock [is] Christ.
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, siblings, I would not have you ignorant.
2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, even as you were led.
3 Therefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by The Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed - and that no man can say that Jesus is The Lord, but by The Holy Ghost.
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which works all in all.
7 But the manifestation of The Spirit is given to every man to profit with all.
8 For to one is given by The Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another diverse kinds of [different languages (sometimes from heaven)]; to another the interpretation of [languages]:
11 But all these work {for, from, to and/or in} that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man [each] as he [discerns].
12 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body - so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be [slave] or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the ‹foot› says, 'Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body'; is it therefore not of the body?
16 And if the ear says, 'Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body'; is it therefore not of the body?
17 If the whole body were an eye, [what about] the hearing - if the whole were hearing, [what about] the [sense of smell]?
18 But now has God set the members every one of them in the body, as it has pleased him.
19 And if they were all one member, [what about] the body?
20 But now [they are] many members, yet but one body.
21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need of you' - nor again the head to the feet, 'I have no need of you.'
22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are {more} necessary:
23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, on these we [give] more abundant honour; and our {seemingly} [unattractive] parts have more abundant [beauty].
24 For our [beautiful] parts have [no] need {of outward} [‹esteeming›], but God has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
25 That there should be no [breach of unity] in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members {share in} rejoicing with it.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
28 And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
29 Are all apostles - are all prophets - are all teachers - are all workers of miracles?
30 Have all the gifts of healing - do all speak with tongues - do all interpret?
31 But covet earnestly the best gifts - and yet I show to you a more excellent way.
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not ‹love›, I have become as a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not [love], I am nothing.
3 And though I [give] all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not [love], it profits me nothing.
4 Love [endures suffering], and is kind; love [is not envious]; love [is not selfish, does not boast],
5 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil;
6 Rejoices not in [sin], but rejoices in the truth;
7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails - but whether there be prophecies, they will fail; whether there be tongues, they will cease; whether there be knowledge, it will vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child - but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, ‹darkly› but then ‹face to face› - now [we] know in part; but then will [we] know even as also [we are] known.
13 And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

2 Corinthians
2:15 For we are to God a sweetsavour› of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish...
3:6 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of The Spirit - for the letter {of the old covenant law} kills, but The Spirit pours life.
14 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we [judge {with} this], that if ‹onedied for all, then [all were] dead:
15 And that he died for all, {so} that they which live should not here live [for] themselves, but to him which died for them, and rose again.
16 [In this way we know] no man after the flesh - [although] we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now [we know] him no more.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a ‹new creature - old things are passed away; [discern], all things [have] become new.
18 And all things are of God, who has ‹reconciled› us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 [In other words], that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not [blaming] their tresspasses on them; and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did [seek] you by us, we pray you in Christ's place, be you reconciled to God.
21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man will stop me of this boasting in the [lands] of ‹Achaia›.
11 Why? Because I {don't} [care about] you? God knows.
12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that [where] they glory {in}, they may be found even as we.
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And [do not] marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if [Christ's] ministers also be {truly} transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end will be according to their works.
12:9 And he said to me, "My grace is [the exact amount] for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me."

1 Stand [sure] therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
22 But the ‹fruit› of The Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance - against such there is no law.

6 And [God] has raised us up together, and made us [dwell] together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus...
10 For we are his workmanship, [built] in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before [established] that we should walk in them.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Therefore put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your [abdomen] [encircled] with truth, and having {put} on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and The Sword of The Spirit, which is The Word of God:
18 Praying always in The Spirit, and watching with all perseverance for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds - that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21 But that you also may know my affairs, and how I do, ‹Tychicus›, a beloved brother and faithful minister in The Lord, will make known to you all things:
22 Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
23 Peace be to [all my family], and love with faith, from God The Father and The Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Written from ‹Rome› to the Ephesians by Tychicus.

3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from [where] also we look for The Saviour, The Lord ‹Jesus Christ›.
4:8 Finally, [siblings, whatever] things are true, [whatever] things are honest, [whatever] things are just, [whatever] things are pure, [whatever] things are lovely, [whatever] things are of good report; if there be any ‹virtue›, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

2 ‹Timothy
3:16 All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness

Colossians› 1:
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That you might walk worthy of The Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12 Giving thanks unto The Father, which has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
6 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus The Lord, so walk you in him:
7 Rooted and built in him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, [clothe yourselves with] tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
13 bearing with one another, and forgiving eachother, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

1 ‹Thessalonians› 5:5 You are all the children of light, and the children of the day - we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no [one], to be not brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness to all [people].
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man{kind} appeared,
5 Not by works of righteousnesswhich we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of The Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, [so that none] fall after the same example of unbelief.
12 For The Word of God is quick, powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing [and separating between] soul spirit, joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight - but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of [God].
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 {We are} looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
29 For our God is a consuming fire.

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from The Father of Lights, [who does not change like shifting shadows].
26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not [control their communication so that it is either neutral or kind] deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure is to look after vulnerable children and widows in their suffering and to keep one's self from being corrupted by the world.
5 [Listen], my beloved family, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them that love him?
8 "The silver is mine, and the ‹gold is mine", says The Lord of Hosts.
9 "The glory of this latter temple will be greater than of the former," says The Lord of Hosts, "and in this place will I give peace", says The Lord of Hosts.
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
15 Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual and demonic.
16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

1 ‹Peter
2:5 You also, as [living] stones, are built [as] a spiritual house, [a] holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, [receivable] to God by Jesus Christ.
3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, [seek] for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.
4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same ‹mind - for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin;

1 John
4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
7 For there are ‹three› that bear record in heaven, The Father, The Word, and The Holy Ghost - and these three are one.
8 And there are ‹three› that bear witness in earth, The Spirit, The Water, and The Blood - and these three agree in one.

7 [Watch], he comes with clouds; and every eye will see him, and they also which pierced him - and all nations of the earth will wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
8 "I am Alpha and Ωmega, The Beginning and The Ending ," says The Lord, "which is, and which was, and which is to come, The Almighty."
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire.
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars, and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword - and his countenance was as the sun shines in his strength.
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead, and he laid his right hand on me, saying to me, "Fear not; I am The First and The Last:"
20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches - and the seven candlesticks which you saw are the seven churches.
1 to the angel of the church of Ephesus write; 'These things says he that holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2 I know your works, and your labour, and your patience, and how you can not bear them which are evil - and you have tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and have found them {to be} liars:
3 And have borne, and have [been patient], and for my name's sake have laboured, and have not fainted.'
17 He that has an ear, let him hear what The Spirit says to the churches; "To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knows [except] he that receives it."
19 I know your works, and love, and service, and faith, and your patience, and your works; and the last to be more than the first.
2 And immediately I was in The Spirit - and, [see], a throne was [established] in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
3 And he that sat [appeared] like a ‹jasper› and a ‹sardiusstone, and there was a rainbow [encompassing] the throne, in sight [as] an ‹emerald›.
4 And [surrounding] the throne were twenty-four seats - and on the seats I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices - and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like to crystal - and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
8 And the four beasts [each had] six wings about them; and they were full of eyes within - and they rest not day and night, saying, "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come."
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,
10 The twenty-four elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship [he who] lives for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 "You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power, for you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created."
5 And one of the elders said to me, "Weep not - [see], The Lion of The Tribe of Juda, The Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof."
6 And I [watched], and, [see], in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, "Come and see." And I beheld, and [focus!] a ‹black horse›; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, "A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see you hurt not the oil and the wine."
9:17 And then I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of ‹jacinth›, and brimstone - and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
10:1 And I saw another mighty angel {which} [came] down from [the sky], [covered] with a cloud, and a rainbow was on his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire...
12:1 Now [an amazing] sign appeared in heaven - a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a [‹halo›] of twelve stars.
2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.
4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.
5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who "will rule all the nations with an iron scepter." And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1260 days.
7 Then war broke out in heaven. ‹Michael› and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.
8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.
9 The great dragon was hurled down - that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
11 They triumphed over him by the blood of The Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."
13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
14 The woman was given the two [wings of an eagle], so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach.
15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.
16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring - those who keep God's commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and [see] a white horse; and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth - for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
1 And he showed me a pure river of Water of Life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of The Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [there was] The Tree of Life, which bore twelve [kinds] of fruits, and [gave] her fruit every month - and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there will be no more curse - but the throne of God and of The Lamb will be in it; and his servants will serve him:
4 And they will see his face; and his name will bein their foreheads›.
5 And there will be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for The Lord God gives them light - and they will reign for ever and ever.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End, The First and The Last.
16 I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I AM The Root and The Offspring of David, and The Bright and ‹MorningStar.

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