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The Gospel

The man has become like one of us, discerning good and evil. Now, in case he also takes to eat from the tree of life, and lives forever.. So The Lord God drove the man out of the garden, guarding the way to the tree of life.

To the one overcoming, I will give to him to eat of the tree of life which is in the paradise of God.

Some are confusing you and want to distort the good news of Messiah.

Over the last two thousand years, people have twisted the meaning of scriptures to suit their own way of living, instead of changing their own way of living to reflect what the scriptures teach 2 Peter 3:16. That is why so many Christians nowadays do not agree with each other 2 Peter 2:1-2. This confuses people who rightly expect that God's people should be united and showing the character of Christ 1 Corinthians 14:33.

Born Again!

Whoever hears my Word and trusts the one who sent me, has eternal life. He does not come into judgement, but has passed over from death to life.

I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came to life and I died. The commandment meant for life was found to cause death. Sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it, killed me.

Children who are raised in love to adore their parents, naturally mean to do good even if they sometimes do things that are wrong - because they are still learning right from wrong! Children willingly obey when they understand the parent's reasons for giving commandments, because they respect good knowledge.

Parents who aren't rightous in their judgements begin to lose their child's respect. Gradually the child begins to doubt that their parents are making good judgements and they feel right to become disobedient.

When a person learns how to be disobedient through using deceit or defiance, sin has an opportunity to tempt us to break rules. Eventually we even begin to disobey our own conscience!

If we choose to not obey our conscience, then we need to deceive ourself in order to believe that the conscience is wrong. This makes us avoid God, because God reminds us that we are not being truthful.

Unless you turn and become as little children, you shall never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Pilate said to him "What is truth?"John 18:38

Truth isn't debateable. It is simply to be made known and then accepted or rejected.

Truth: the quality or state of being true.

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Many people hate the truth, because the truth is, a sinner wants to live sinfully!

The reason I was born and came into the world, is to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice.

There is nothing that is hidden that will not be revealed, and no secret that shall not be made known and come into open view.

A servant is not greater than his master. If the world hates you, remember that it first hated me.

When they persecute you, it is because they don't know the one who sent me. Whoever hates me also hates the father who sent me.

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty. But now they have no excuse for their sin.

What I tell you in the dark speak in the light, and what you hear in your ear, shout from the roof tops.

No Greater Love!

Christianity defines love perfectly, because the religion itself, is the very definition of love!

A person who does not really know love will attempt to describe it as people and things who make them feel especially good. That actually describes a self-centred emotional attachment.

Real love is when we do to others as we would have done to us. Jesus said "No one has greater love than this: that one should lay down his life for his friends".

Love will always do what is good and right by others; even though there may be no promise of reward; even if we despise that one. Indeed, even if we must suffer for it!

Let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

He who has been forgiven much, will love much.

Why Sacrifice Messiah?

My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.

Two thousand years ago, Jesus lived according to prophecy, teaching Israel how they should operate God's Kingdom Luke 18:17, Luke 19:45-48 so they should be an example to the world that God loves to bless the righteousJeremiah 22:3-4

In this way, other nations would want to live for God's blessing, and the whole world could learn to overcome sin Micah 4:1-5

But, the religious leaders had studied for years to establish their beliefs about God's law, so they couldn't accept simple, challenging truths from Jesus Mark 3:16

Jesus refused to compromise the truth Matthew 12:22-42, and eventually the religious leaders executed Him publicly, thinking that it was their God-given authority to do Matthew 26:65-66

He came to his own people, but his own did not receive him. To all who did receive him, he gave authority to be called children of God, because their faith was in his name.

No Ticket To Heaven

Too many people present the gospel as a basic formula: "believe it, say it, simple!". Real salvation changes our life, and requires total devotion.

Make every effort to enter through the narrow door. Many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to

Only those who do my father's will shall enter heaven. Many will say to me "Lord! Lord! see all the great things we did in your name!" To them I will plainly say "I never knew you! Get away from me, you who are lawless".

Suppose the servant thinks "My master delays", and becoming one of the rebels, starts beating his fellow servants. I tell you, the master shall come at an unexpected time to severley punish him. He will be placed with the unfaithful, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Therefore, keep watch. You don't know on what day your Lord will come.

I am the true vine and my father is the cultivator. He cuts off any branch in me that does not bear good fruit. But those who do bear fruit are pruned to produce more. Remain in me, and I will remain in you that you may bear much fruit. Apart from me, you can do nothing.

Enter through the narrow gate, because many take the broad road leading to destruction. The gate is small and the road narrow, that leads to life. Only a few will ever find it.

Faith vs Works

St. Paul worked hard to explain legalism vs. obedience, and still many people are confused.

Teachers who are not careful with a "once saved, always saved" doctrine, can effectively suggest that grace is a license to sin Hebrews 10:26-29.

Many people are taught to believe that they are saved, but they don't personally know God as their Father.

Salvation is meant to restore our relationship with God, the maker John 1:12, Galatians 4:4-7, Romans 8:14-17, Matthew 25:40. If we develop our love for Him, He becomes a real and active part of our life, a loving shepherd leading us in the way.

He will always tell us when we need to repent, and we can recognise when people's words are inferior to His.

This is how we can be certain of our salvation, without a doubt.

The wages of sin is death, but God's gift is everlasting life in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

The law is to silence every mouth and make the world accountable to God for punishment.

Therefore, no one will be declared righteous before God by works of law, for by law comes awareness of sin. God Himself gives righteousness to those who live by faith, who always put their trust in Jesus Christ.

There is no sense of achievement for the righteousness we receive, as every one has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. It is God's gift through the redemption in Christ Jesus, so we may boast only of His goodness and not our own.

"My righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him". We are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of faith to the preservation of the soul.

Worthy Pursuits

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth rust and thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in or steal. For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.

Many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven.

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon.

Mammon: Riches or material wealth, esp. as an influence for evil or immorality.

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So they brought him a denarius. And he said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?" They said to him, "Caesar's" and he said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's" Deuteronomy 10:14, Psalms 50:12

God blesses the ground when it drinks in the rain that frequently falls on it and then produces useful growth. But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is rejected, it is near to being cursed, and it's end is to be burned.

Some who hear the word are like seed falling among thorns. The worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and various desires for other things, choke the word that was sown. So it doesn't grow in them to produce good fruit.

Wherever your treasure is, there will be your heart.

Stay Close With God

We can sometimes feel like worship is more of a duty than a precious moment with God.

God doesn't need us to be in church, He needs us to take His spirit into the world!

When we bring the spirit of God to others to relieve their suffering, He treasures us as His child. That makes us sing from the heart!

"To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me?" says The Lord. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed cattle. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs or goats.

"When you come to appear before me, who has required this from you, to trample my courts?

Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove your evil deeds from my sight;

Stop doing bad.

Learn to do good, seek justice, relieve the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow"

My sacrifice to you is a broken spirit. God, you will not despise a heart that is broken and contrite.

Discipleship & Martyrdom

I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, the people of Israel.

Saint Paul had such love for his fellow Israelites, that he would rather be lost than saved, if it would save them.

At the heart of martyrdom is a willingness to suffer for another's liberation.

Whoever loves his father or mother more than he loves me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than he loves me is not worthy of me. And anyone who does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his own life will lose it, but the person who loses his life for my sake will find it.

You know that those who think to rule the nations are masters over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it is not so among you. Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be servant of all. Even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.

Love your enemies; Whoever hates you, be kind to them. They curse you, bless them. Insulted? Pray for them. If you are struck on the cheek, offer the other as well. If someone takes your coat, let him have your shirt. Give to whomever asks of you. If what is yours is taken, don't insist on getting it back. When you lend without expecting to receive it back, and when you give to those who don't help you, then your reward will be great! You will be called children of The Most High God. Afterall, He is kind to those who are unthankful. You must be just as merciful.

Whoever hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on bedrock. His house survived the storm. The foolish man hears my words and does not act on them. He is like a man who built on sand. When the storm came, his house collapsed with a mighty crash!

The Word of God

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Word: A command, password, or signal.

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God's voice has been with us from the beginning John 1:1-4, instructing those who love Him Revelation 3:19-20

Although Jesus (God's Word in human form John 1:14) now waits in heaven Hebrews 10:11-13, we Christians are joined with Him in a very special way: He has exchanged places with us! In death He paid the wages of our sin Mark 10:45, so in life we become the present "body of Christ" Ephesians 4:11-16

We are adopted as heirs to the kingdom of God in Christ Jesus Romans 8:14-17, receiving authority John 1:12 and power as co-heirs with Him, and God may speak through us Isaiah 59:20-21

We are a holy, royal priesthood 1 Peter 2:9, representing The Most High 2 Corinthians 5:20. Our words must speak truth in perfect faithfulness, without sin and deceit, for His sake Jeremiah 23:21-22

This authority only belongs to a person having good conscience that God supports them 1 Peter 3:10-17, Hebrews 10:38. This is why we must live worthy of the calling 1 Corinthians 6:20, turning away from sin and making every effort in obedience, to give Him glory John 15:8

In the beginning was The Word, with God and as God. Everything that has been made was made by Him, and nothing that has been made was made without Him.

Jesus rebuked the wind and waves: "be quiet!" and it fell calm. The disciples having such little faith were amazed: "Who is this? - Even the wind and the waves obey him!"

The original church livede in harmony, sharing everything. The apostles preached with great power that Jesus had come back to life. God's abundant good will was with all of them. None of them needed anything. From time to time, people sold land or houses, entrusting the money to the apostles. The money was used for anyone who needed it.

A man and his wife pledged to give the proceeds from a property sale. They did not give the full amount of the sale to the apostles, and lied about the value of the sale. St. Peter condemned the man: "you did not only lie to men, but you lied to God!" The man instantly fell dead. Later the same day, the wife (not knowing this had happened), reiterated the lie. In reply, St. Peter said "how could you and your husband agree to test The Lord's spirit? The same men who buried your husband are waiting outside. They will carry you out and bury you too". Immediately on hearing this, she fell dead.

The whole church and everyone else who heard about what had happened, were terrified.

Holy Communion

Jesus' body was given to death and taken into heaven for us, so that as individual members Ephesians 4:9-16, Colossians 1:24, we partake of the promies of God's Kingdom to Him Ephesians 3:6. This is the bread.

The wine is His blood. We receive His divine life. It goes in us and runs through us, that we become a reflection of Him John 6:56

Whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim The Lord's death until he comes. So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of The Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgement upon themselves.

By speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does it's work.

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body". Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the remission of sins Hebrews 10:4:26-30.

I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on, until that day when I drink it new with you, in My Father's Kingdom. Whenever you do this, remember me.

Baptism

Jesus' body was given to death and taken into heaven for us, so that as individual members Ephesians 4:9-16, Colossians 1:24, we partake of the promies of God's Kingdom to Him Ephesians 3:6. This is the bread.

The wine is His blood. We receive His divine life. It goes in us and runs through us, that we become a reflection of Him John 6:56

Whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim The Lord's death until he comes. So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of The Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgement upon themselves.

By speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does it's work.

Baptism is a public ceremony for our covenant with God, witnessed by heaven and earth. The details of an individual's covenant are personal and perfectly understood by both parties.

Immersion in water represents the death and burial of our sinful life. Being raised from the water symbolises the resurrection and new life that we have received in Christ John 5:24, 1 John 3:14, John 6:39, Colossians 2:1

When we commit our life to live God's way, He renews our conscience 1 Peter 3:21-22. We are no longer the same old sinner that we once were, but we are made new, learning to live a blameless life by obedience Ephesians 4:20-24

In this way, St. Peter is describing that the water cleanses us by washing away the guilt of our past.

If anyone is in Christ, he is a renewed creature - the old matters have passed away, see, all matters have become renewed!

The Holy Spirit

Sometimes words have a deeper meaning for us, even if the one who is speaking doesn't know it.

This deeper meaning is personally significant to us, because it delivers a special insight that is relevant only to us and our own private concerns Proverbs 1:20-21

When we begin to perceive these voices, we may choose to ignore them John 14:17, or learn from them Hebrews 12:25">

I shall as the Father, and He shall give you another Helper, to stay with you forever - the Spirit of The Truth, whom the world is unable to receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, for He stays with you and shall be in you.

We must be very careful about believing what the spirits John 10:4-7, John 14:6 want to teach us. St. John warns that not every spirit has been sent by God:

Do not believe every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, is of God. The spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, is not of God. That is the spirit of the antichrist.

Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are savage wolves.

God is love. He who stays in love stays in God, and God in him.

Spiritual Possession

Sometimes words have a deeper meaning for us, even if the one who is speaking doesn't know it.

This deeper meaning is personally significant to us, because it delivers a special insight that is relevant only to us and our own private concerns Proverbs 1:20-21

When we begin to perceive these voices, we may choose to ignore them John 14:17, or learn from them Hebrews 12:25">

Possession: The state of having, owning, or controlling something.

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Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves servants for obedience, you are servants of the one whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?

You are from God, children, and have overcome them, because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world.

The spirit of The Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind.

Your bodies are temples of The Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God. You are not your own;

Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone doing sin is a servant of sin. A servant does not stay in the house forever - a son stays forever. If, then, the son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Stay in me, and I stay in you. As the branch is unable to bear fruit unless it stays in the vine, so neither you, unless you stay in me. I am the vine and you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and dries up; and they gather them and throw them into the fire and they are burned.

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

What is Sin?

Whoever knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people

Pride
"I am better/right"
Often the root of persisting sin. By doing God's will instead of our own, we can gain His approval. After all, what reason could God have, to be displeased with us?
Lust
"I want that"
When we are not content with what we have, we focus our attention on a hope of gratification. This never gives us satisfaction, and it generates distress.
Gluttony
"I can't help myself"
Compromised self-control, for destructive behaviour. Gambling, addictions, etc.
Sloth
"I can't be bothered"
When we don't do what we really should do, this can impact others who rely on us.
Wrath
"I'll make you pay"
Anger resulting in fury makes us act against others in a way that is insulting, harmful or destructive.
Greed
"I still need more"
Even if we have enough, we still want more. Inevitably, this causes some suffering to ones who genuinely need it more than we do.
Envy
"I deserve it more"
This causes us to hate those who have what we want, perhaps taking it from them or being unkind.

What Went Wrong?

The reign of the heavens has become like a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while men slept, his enemy sowed darnel amongst it. When the workers discovered this, they asked whether they should remove the weeds. 'No', he instructed, 'so that you will not uproot some of the wheat too. Let both grow together until the harvest. The reapers shall bundle the weeds to burn them and gather the wheat to my granary.

Certain men have slipped in, wicked ones perverting the favour of God for indecency. These dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of glorious ones. These are grumblers, complainers, who walk according to their own lusts, speaking boastfully, giving admiration to persons for the sake of gain. These are the ones causing divisions. Sensual, and devoid of the spirit.

I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock

The false teachers coming among you will secretly introduce destructive heresies. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed, these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories.

His subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him, to say, 'We don't want this man to reign over us!'

Man against God

Sometimes people choose to use God's name as authority for their own agenda, because He is a powerful figure and they think they are righteous by association Exodus 20:7, Matthew 7:21 Those who represent God for their own interests, deny The Kingdom's Power.

God knows that in the day you eat of it, your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be like God, knowing good and evil." The woman saw that the tree was good for food, pleasant to the eyes and desirable to make one wise. She took from it's produce and ate, and gave to her man who was with her, and he ate.

The people conspired, saying, "let us build a tower reaching to the heavens, to make a name for ourselves". Then God said "look at what the human has begun to do, and if they complete this then nothing will be unattainable for them". So He scattered them, confusing their speech so one could not understand another.

When the tenants saw the son coming, they said amongst themselves "here comes the heir to the estate! Let's kill him and seize the estate for ourselves!".

His citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, to say "we don't want this man to reign over us!"

The Final Judgement

The final judgement is about how we have treated others, not what we have believed.

The king will say to those sorted to his right hand, 'Come, you who are blessed by my father; inherit the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, I was thirsty, I was a stranger, I was naked, I was sick, I was in prison. You always helped and cared for me.'

"The righteous will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, a stranger, or needing clothes? When did we see you sick or in prison, and do all this for you?'

"The king will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me'

"Then to those sorted on his left, 'Go, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. I was hungry, I was thirsty, a stranger, I needed clothes, I was sick and in prison, and all those times, you did nothing to help.'

"They too will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not care for you or help you?'

"He will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

The wicked will go to everlasting punishment, but the righteous to everlasting life

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, the holy angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.

Paradise Earth

In that day, the wolf will dwell with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the baby goat, the calf and the young lion and the yearling together, and a little child will lead them.

The cow and the bear will graze together, their young ones lying down together, and the lion will eat straw like an ox.

A nursing child will play by a nest of snakes, and a weaned child will put his hand into a viper's den without harm.

They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of God, as the waters cover the sea.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death will not be any longer; nor mourning nor crying nor pain, they will not be any longer, for the former things have passed away.

Are they lost?

God sent the prophet Jonah to pronounce judgement upon the city of Nineveh, but when the city heard the judgement, they repented. So God decided to forgive them. Jonah was upset with God for making him speak an unfulfilled prophecy.

Actions alone might not always mean a person is wicked, because fair justice will consider circumstances and culture. An offender may have believed they were actually doing right instead of wrong!

Jesus warns us to not judge others, because we ourselves are guilty. Only God is qualified to judge.

God asked Jonah: is it right for you to be so angry? That plant grew in one night and perished in one night. Should I not also feel sorry for Nineveh the great city, in which there are more than 120,000 men who do not even know right from wrong, as well as their many animals?"

Many people pass away without ever hearing the truth of the gospel. Are those people forever doomed?

I have other sheep that are not from this fold. Those also I must lead. They will listen to my voice, so there'll be one flock, one shepherd.

I, Jehovah, search the heart. I try the mind, to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruitage of his works.

The servant who knew his master's will but did not prepare or act according to his desire will be harshly whipped. But the one who did not know and what deserved flogging, shall be beaten with few. From everyone given much, much will be required; and from the one for whom more is provided, all the more they will ask of him.

Jesus for Jews

They shall look upon me whom they pierced, and they shall be in bitterness over him as a bitterness over the first-born.

Hardening in part has come over Israel, until the completeness of the nations has come in.

Jerusalem shall be trampled underfoot by the nations until the times of the nations are filled.

This is my covenant with those turning from transgression in Jacob, says YHWH: "My Spirit that is upon you, and My Words that I have put in your mouth, shall not be withdrawn from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor their descendants," said YHWH, "from this time and forever".

YHWH is the true God. He is The Living God and The Everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, and the nations will not be able to endure His indignation.

My reign is not of this world. If my reign were of this world, my servants would fight so that I should not be delivered to the Jews. But now my reign is not from here.

Growing The Church

Saint Peter was hurt, because Jesus asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" Peter said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep."

The church has a diverse range of people, each having unique character, knowledge and talents. Moreover, what one person can see might be different than what another can see.

We should kindly share our strengths, to help each other grow to full potential in The Lord.

Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, pastors and teachers, to readjust the holy ones for ministerial work, to build up the body of Christ until we all reach unity in the faith and in knowing the Son of God, reaching perfection, attaining the full measure of stature that belongs to Christ.

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks he is wise in this age, let him become a fool so he may become wise.

Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we will receive a stricter judgement.

Stay there so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These promote useless speculations rather than advancing God's work. Our goal is to produce love, which comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and genuine faith. Some have departed from these, turning to fruitless discussion. They want to be teachers of the law, but they don't understand what they are saying or what they so confidently assert.

Do not go among the Gentiles, go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. Proclaim this message: 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.' Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you recieved, freely give.

Glossary

The Holy Bible
A collection of writings originally penned in Hebrew or Greek languages between 1500BC and 100AD, by people who had a respected relationship with God. The writings were stored and studied as separate scrolls within religious libraries. During the first 300 years after Christ's resurrection, churches established formal lists to identify which writings should be considered officially inspired by God, to distinguish them from other sacred writings that were written by people whose spirit was not recognised as being representative of God.
Heaven
A spiritual realm of reality which is known by faith, in which God resides. Christianity teaches that Jesus came to earth to demonstrate God's true nature so that we might recognise Him in the heavenly realm and follow Him. Christians are called to follow Jesus, to live in a way that honours Him so that we will serve as effective ambassadors of God, becoming a vessel for His Holy Spirit to operate in the world.
Atonement
The putting right of things that are wrong. In context of a person coming to know the truth about sin and repentance, this means understanding why the sinfulness is bad, why we became that way, and why God is willing to forgive us for repenting of it.
Holy
Without sin or fault, beyond reproach.
Messiah / Christ
The only-begotten Son of God, born to a mother who was pure and virgin. He was raised under the shadow of The Holy Spirit and heaven's close watch, so that He was presented without blemish to receive all honour, glory and praise as The One who is a perfect example of God's intention for mankind. His character is to love and heal, to judge without partiality, and to be the fullness of God in human form. Although His human body was executed 2,000 years ago, He reigns forevermore in heaven so that we may know Him and represent Him on earth while heaven continues to serve Him for an eventual return in glory, afterwhich sin will never again rule humankind.
Original Sin
Adam introduced sin to a world that knew no sin, by choosing to disobey God's commandment. Adam could never escape the shame and guilt for what he had done. His relationship with God suffered, he doubted God's true nature, and subsequently all humans become tainted as they are impacted by the philosophy of a world controlled by fear: not being able to fully trust and know God. The corruption of hnumankind's once impeccable knowledge of God has spread from this one man's Original Sin, to all.

The Great Commission

God gave me grace to lay a foundation, like a skilled master builder. Others are building on it. Each must build on it very carefully. No one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have, that is Jesus Christ.

Builders use various sorts of materials: gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay and straw.

The quality of each builder's work will become visible when the day comes, and it will be revealed with fire. The fire will test what sort of work was done.

If what has been built survivies, the builder will receive a reward. If the work is burned up, the builder will suffer a great loss; himself being saved, but as through fire.

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does The Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Follow me, and you will fish for men!

This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

..For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age; against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Nobody lights a lamp and hides it away

The Gospel

God did not send his son to condemn the world, rather that through him, it might be saved.

Jesus Christ

Saved from what?

The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. I have come so they may have life to the full.

Jesus Christ

Two thousand years on, we really must ask: "Why does the world suffer ruthless destruction?" Natural rights are plundered by advantaged ones, killing is so frequent and insane.. are we numb?

Find out the reality of the gospel, and learn why Christianity is yet to achieve it's full intention.

You'll think more about potential outcomes of prophetic visions, and your views regarding Christianity will be challenged for the better!


Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these, the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Saint Paul

Genesis 3:22-24

22Then Adonai23Adonai24And He expelled the man; and at the east of the Garden of Eden He had cheruvim dwell along, with the whirling sword of flame, to guard the way to the Tree of Life.22 Then the Lord God said, “Look, the human beings[a] have become like us, knowing both good and evil. What if they reach out, take fruit from the tree of life, and eat it? Then they will live forever!” 23 So the Lord God banished them from the Garden of Eden, and he sent Adam out to cultivate the ground from which he had been made. 24 After sending them out, the Lord God stationed mighty cherubim to the east of the Garden of Eden. And he placed a flaming sword that flashed back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. 22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Genesis 3:5-6

5For God knows that when you eat of it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”6Now the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a thing of lust for the eyes, and that the tree was desirable for imparting wisdom. So she took of its fruit and she ate. She also gave to her husband who was with her and he ate. 5“God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.”6The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Genesis 11:4-8

4Then they said, “Come! Let’s build ourselves a city, with a tower whose top reaches into heaven. So let’s make a name for ourselves, or else we will be scattered over the face of the whole land.”5Then Adonai6Adonai7Come! Let Us go down and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand each other’s language.”8So Adonai4Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.”5 But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. 6“Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!7Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”8 In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city. 4And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

Exodus 20:7

7“You must not take the Name of Adonai7 “You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. The Lord will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Deuteronomy 10:14

14Behold, to Adonai14 “Look, the highest heavens and the earth and everything in it all belong to the Lord your God. 14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.

Psalms 50:12

12If I were hungry, I would not tell you— for the world is Mine and all it contains!12If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for all the world is mine and everything in it.12If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

Psalms 15:19

Proverbs 1:20-21

20Wisdom calls aloud in the streets, she raises her voice in public squares.21She cries out above the commotion. At the entrances of the city gates, she utters her speech:20Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square.21She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate:20Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:21She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

Proverbs 1:20-21

20Wisdom calls aloud in the streets, she raises her voice in public squares.21She cries out above the commotion. At the entrances of the city gates, she utters her speech:20Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square.21She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate:20Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:21She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

Isaiah 1:11-17

11“For what is it to Me—the multitude of your sacrifices?” says Adonai “I am full of burnt offerings of rams and fat of fed animals. I have no delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs or he-goats.12When you come to appear before Me, who has required this at your hand— trampling My courts?13Bring no more worthless offerings! Incense is an abomination to Me. New Moon and Shabbat, the calling of convocations —I cannot endure it— iniquity with solemn assembly.14Your New Moons and your Festivals My soul hates! They are a burden to Me. I am weary to bear them.15When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you. When you multiply prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood!”16“Wash and make yourselves clean. Put away the evil of your deeds from before My eyes. Cease to do evil.17Learn to do good, seek justice, relieve the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.”11“What makes you think I want all your sacrifices?” says the Lord “I am sick of your burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fattened cattle. I get no pleasure from the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.12When you come to worship me, who asked you to parade through my courts with all your ceremony?13Stop bringing me your meaningless gifts; the incense of your offerings disgusts me! As for your celebrations of the new moon and the Sabbath and your special days for fasting— they are all sinful and false. I want no more of your pious meetings.14I hate your new moon celebrations and your annual festivals. They are a burden to me. I cannot stand them!15When you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not look. Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen, for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims.16Wash yourselves and be clean! Get your sins out of my sight. Give up your evil ways.17Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. 12When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?13Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.14Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.15And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.16Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;17Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 59:20-21

20“But a Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those in Jacob who turn from transgression.” It is a declaration of Adonai21“As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says Adonai20 “The Redeemer will come to Jerusalem    to buy back those in Israelwho have turned from their sins,”[a]    says the Lord. 21 “And this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children forever. I, the Lord, have spoken! 20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. 21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

Isaiah 11:6-9

6The wolf will dwell with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the kid, the calf and the young lion and the yearling together, and a little child will lead them.7The cow and the bear will graze, their young ones lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like an ox.8A nursing child will play by a cobra’s hole, and a weaned child will put his hand into a viper’s den.9They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of Adonai as the waters cover the sea.6In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all.7The cow will graze near the bear. The cub and the calf will lie down together. The lion will eat hay like a cow.8The baby will play safely near the hole of a cobra. Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes without harm.9 Nothing will hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,    for as the waters fill the sea,    so the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord. 6The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.7And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.8And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 59:21

21“As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says Adonai21 “And this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children forever. I, the Lord, have spoken! 21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

Jeremiah 22:3-4

3Thus says Adonai4For if you really carry out this word, then through the gates of this palace will enter kings sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses—himself, his servants, and his people. 3 This is what the Lord says: Be fair-minded and just. Do what is right! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors. Quit your evil deeds! Do not mistreat foreigners, orphans, and widows. Stop murdering the innocent! 4If you obey me, there will always be a descendant of David sitting on the throne here in Jerusalem. The king will ride through the palace gates in chariots and on horses, with his parade of attendants and subjects.3 Thus saith the Lord; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place. 4For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.

Jeremiah 23:21-22

21“I did not send those prophets, yet they ran. I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.22If they have stood in My council, then they would have announced My words to My people, and turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their deeds.”21“I have not sent these prophets, yet they run around claiming to speak for me. I have given them no message, yet they go on prophesying.22If they had stood before me and listened to me, they would have spoken my words, and they would have turned my people from their evil ways and deeds.21I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.22But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

Jeremiah 31:33

33No longer will each teach his neighbor or each his brother, saying: ‘Know Adonai for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest.” it is a declaration of Adonai “For I will forgive their iniquity, their sin I will remember no more.”33 “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Jeremiah 17:10

10I Adonai I try the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.10But I, the Lord and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 10:10

10But Adonai He is the living God and eternal King. At His wrath the earth quakes and the nations cannot endure His indignation.10But the Lord He is the living God and the everlasting King! The whole earth trembles at his anger. The nations cannot stand up to his wrath.10 But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

Jonah 4:9-11

9Then God said to Jonah, “Is it good for you to be so angry about the plant?” “It is,” he said, “I am angry enough to die!”10But Adonai9Then God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry because the plant died?” “Yes,” Jonah retorted, “even angry enough to die!”10 Then the Lord said, “You feel sorry about the plant, though you did nothing to put it there. It came quickly and died quickly. 11But Nineveh has more than 120,000 people living in spiritual darkness, not to mention all the animals. Shouldn’t I feel sorry for such a great city?”9And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.10 Then said the Lord, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: 11And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?

Micah 4:1-5

1But at the end of days the mountain of Adonai and will be raised above the hills. Peoples will flow up to it.2Then many nations will go and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of Adonai to the House of the God of Jacob! Then He will direct us in His ways, and we will walk in His paths.” For Torah will go forth from Zion, and the word of Adonai3He will judge between many peoples and decide for mighty nations far off. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, nor will they learn war again.4But each man will sit under his vine and under his fig tree, with no one causing terror, for the mouth of Adonai5Though all the peoples will walk each in the name of his god, so we ourselves will walk in the Name of Adonai forever and ever.1In the last days, the mountain of the Lord will be the highest of all— the most important place on earth. It will be raised above the other hills, and people from all over the world will stream there to worship.2People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the Lord his word will go out from Jerusalem.3The Lord and will settle disputes between strong nations far away. They will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer fight against nation, nor train for war anymore.4Everyone will live in peace and prosperity, enjoying their own grapevines and fig trees, for there will be nothing to fear. The Lord has made this promise!5 Though the nations around us follow their idols,    we will follow the Lord our God forever and ever. 1 4 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 3And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it. 5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.

Micah 6:8

8He has told you, humanity, what is good, and what Adonai Only to practice justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.8No, O people, the Lord and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.8He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Zechariah 12:10

10“Then I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication, when they will look toward Me whom they pierced. They will mourn for him as one mourns for an only son and grieve bitterly for him, as one grieves for a firstborn. 10“Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died.10And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

1 John 4:7-8

7Loved ones, let us love one another, for love is from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 7Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.8But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 John 3:14

14We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers and sisters. The one who does not love remains in death. 14If we love our brothers and sisters who are believers, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead.14We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

1 John 4:1-3

1Loved ones, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world.2 You know the Ruach Elohim by this—every spirit that acknowledges that Messiah Yeshua has come in human flesh is from God, 3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Yeshua is not from God. This is the spirit of the anti-messiah, which you have heard is coming and now is already in the world. 1Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.2This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God.3But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here.1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

1 John 4:16

16So we have come to know and trust in the love that God has for us. God is love. Now whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.16We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.16And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John 4:4

4You are from God, children, and you have overcome them, because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 4But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

1 John 4:1

1Loved ones, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world.1Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Matthew 18:3

3and said, “Amen, I tell you, unless you turn and become like children, you shall never enter the kingdom of heaven. 3Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 10:27

27What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear in your ear, proclaim from the housetops! 27What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear!27What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

Matthew 26:42

42Again for a second time He went away and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, let Your will be done.” 42Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done.”42He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

Matthew 12:22-42

22Then a demon-plagued man, who was blind and mute, was brought to Yeshua; and He healed him, so that he spoke and saw. 23All the crowds were astounded and saying, “This can’t be Ben-David, can it?”24But hearing this, the Pharisees said, “This fellow drives out demons only by beelzebul, the ruler of demons.”25Knowing their thoughts, Yeshua said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is destroyed, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26If satan drives out satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? 27And if I drive out demons by beelzebul, by whom do your sons drive them out? For this reason, they will be your judges. 28But if I drive out demons by the Ruach Elohim, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and carry off his property, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he will thoroughly plunder his house. 30He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.31“For this reason I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Ruach will not be forgiven. 32Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Ruach ha-Kodesh will not be forgiven, neither in this age nor in the one to come.”33“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten; for the tree is known by its fruit. 34You brood of vipers! How can you who are evil say anything good? For from the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. 35The good man from his good treasury brings forth good, and the evil man from his evil treasury brings forth evil. 36But I tell you that on the Day of Judgment, men will give account for every careless word they speak. 37For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”38Then some of the Torah scholars and Pharisees answered Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”39But Yeshua replied to them, “An evil and adulterous generation clamors for a sign, yet no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. 40For just as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. 41The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah. And behold, something greater than Jonah is here. 42The Queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon. And behold, something greater than Solomon is here.22Then a demon-possessed man, who was blind and couldn’t speak, was brought to Jesus. He healed the man so that he could both speak and see.23The crowd was amazed and asked, “Could it be that Jesus is the Son of David, the Messiah?”24But when the Pharisees heard about the miracle, they said, “No wonder he can cast out demons. He gets his power from Satan, the prince of demons.”25Jesus knew their thoughts and replied, “Any kingdom divided by civil war is doomed. A town or family splintered by feuding will fall apart.26And if Satan is casting out Satan, he is divided and fighting against himself. His own kingdom will not survive.27And if I am empowered by Satan, what about your own exorcists? They cast out demons, too, so they will condemn you for what you have said.28But if I am casting out demons by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God has arrived among you.29For who is powerful enough to enter the house of a strong man and plunder his goods? Only someone even stronger—someone who could tie him up and then plunder his house.30“Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.31“So I tell you, every sin and blasphemy can be forgiven—except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will never be forgiven.32Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come.33“A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad.34You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.35A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.36And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.37The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”38One day some teachers of religious law and Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, we want you to show us a miraculous sign to prove your authority.”39But Jesus replied, “Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign; but the only sign I will give them is the sign of the prophet Jonah.40For as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.41“The people of Nineveh will stand up against this generation on judgment day and condemn it, for they repented of their sins at the preaching of Jonah. Now someone greater than Jonah is here—but you refuse to repent.42The queen of Sheba will also stand up against this generation on judgment day and condemn it, for she came from a distant land to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Now someone greater than Solomon is here—but you refuse to listen.22Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.23And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.25And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:26And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?27And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.29Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.33Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.34O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.35A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.36But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.37For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.38Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.39But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:40For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.41The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.42The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

Matthew 26:65-66

65Then the kohen gadol tore his clothes and said, “Blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, you’ve heard the blasphemy. 66What’s your verdict?” “Guilty,” they answered. “He deserves death!” 65Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror and said, “Blasphemy! Why do we need other witnesses? You have all heard his blasphemy.66What is your verdict?” “Guilty!” they shouted. “He deserves to die!”65Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.66What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.

Matthew 7:19-21

19Every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20So then, you will recognize them by their fruit.21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 19So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire.20Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.21“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 24:45-51

45“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master put in charge of his household to give them food at the proper time? 46Blessed is that servant whose master finds him so doing when he comes. 47Amen, I tell you, his master will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48But if that wicked servant says in his heart, ‘My master is taking a long time,’ 49and he begins to beat his fellow servants, and he eats and drinks with drunkards, 50the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know. 51And he will cut him in two and assign his place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”45“A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them.46If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward.47I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns.48But what if the servant is evil and thinks, ‘My master won’t be back for a while,’49and he begins beating the other servants, partying, and getting drunk?50The master will return unannounced and unexpected,51and he will cut the servant to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.47Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;49And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 7:13-14

13“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. 14How narrow is the gate and difficult the way that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”13“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.14But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Matthew 25:40

40“And answering, the King will say to them, ‘Amen, I tell you, whatever you did to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’40“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 6:19-21

19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in or steal. 21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.19“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.20Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.21Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 6:24

24“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick by one and look down on the other. You cannot serve God and money.”24“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.24No 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. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matthew 22:19-21

19Show Me the tax money.” So they brought Him a denarius.20And He said to them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”21“Caesar’s,” they said to Him. Then He said to them, “Give therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 19Here, show me the coin used for the tax.”20he asked, “Whose picture and title are stamped on it?”21“Caesar’s,” they replied. “Well, then,”19Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.20And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?21They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

Matthew 6:19-21

19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in or steal. 21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.19“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.20Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.21Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 10:37-39

37“He who loves father or mother more than Me isn’t worthy of Me, and he who loves son or daughter more than Me isn’t worthy of Me. 38And whoever does not take up his cross and follow after Me isn’t worthy of Me. 39He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.37“If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine.38If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine.39If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Matthew 7:24-27

24“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house; and yet it did not fall, for its foundation had been built on the rock. 26Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”24“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.25Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.26But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.27When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Matthew 8:26-27

26He said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became totally calm.27The men were amazed, saying, “What kind of person is this? Even the winds and the sea obey Him!”26Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!”27The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him!”26And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.27But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

Matthew 26:26-29

26Now while they were eating, Yeshua took matzah; and after He offered the bracha, He broke and gave to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” 27And He took a cup; and after giving thanks, He gave to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; 28for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the removal of sins.29 But I say to you, I will never drink of this fruit of the vine from now on, until that day when I drink it anew with you in My Father’s kingdom.”26As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.”27And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it,28for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many.29Mark my words—I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new with you in my Father’s Kingdom.”26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.27And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;28For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.29But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

Matthew 7:15

15“Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 15“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Matthew 13:24-30

24He presented to them another parable, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25But while the men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26Now when the stalk sprouted and produced grain, then the weeds also appeared. 27So the slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Master, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Then where did the weeds come from?’ 28But he replied, ‘An enemy did this.’ Now the slaves say to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go out and gather them up?’ 29But he says, ‘No, for while you are gathering up the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time, I will tell the reapers, “First, gather up the weeds and tie them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.’”24Here is another story Jesus told: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field.25But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away.26When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew.27“The farmer’s workers went to him and said, ‘Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?’28“‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed. “‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked.29“‘No,’ he replied, ‘you’ll uproot the wheat if you do.30Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.’”24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Matthew 7:21

21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 21“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 21:38

38“But when the tenants saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir! Come on, let’s kill him and get his inheritance!’ 38“But when the tenant farmers saw his son coming, they said to one another, ‘Here comes the heir to this estate. Come on, let’s kill him and get the estate for ourselves!’38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

Matthew 25:31-46

31“Now when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them from one another, just as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.33 And He will put the sheep on His right, but the goats on His left. 34Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger and you invited Me in; 36I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’37“Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You? Or thirsty and give You something to drink? 38And when did we see You a stranger and invite You in? Or naked and clothe You? 39When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’40“And answering, the King will say to them, ‘Amen, I tell you, whatever you did to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’41 Then He will also say to those on the left, ‘Go away from Me, you cursed ones, into the everlasting fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43I was a stranger and you did not invite Me in; naked and you did not clothe Me; sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’44“Then they too will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not care for You?’ 45Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Amen, I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me.’ 46These shall go off to everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life.”31“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne.32All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.33He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.34“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.35For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.36I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’37“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink?38Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing?39When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’40“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’41“Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.42For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink.43I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’44“Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’45“And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’46“And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:35For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:42For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Matthew 25:31-46

31“Now when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them from one another, just as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.33 And He will put the sheep on His right, but the goats on His left. 34Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger and you invited Me in; 36I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’37“Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You? Or thirsty and give You something to drink? 38And when did we see You a stranger and invite You in? Or naked and clothe You? 39When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’40“And answering, the King will say to them, ‘Amen, I tell you, whatever you did to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’41 Then He will also say to those on the left, ‘Go away from Me, you cursed ones, into the everlasting fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43I was a stranger and you did not invite Me in; naked and you did not clothe Me; sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’44“Then they too will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not care for You?’ 45Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Amen, I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me.’ 46These shall go off to everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life.”31“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne.32All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.33He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.34“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.35For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.36I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’37“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink?38Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing?39When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’40“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’41“Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.42For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink.43I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’44“Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’45“And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’46“And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:35For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:42For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Matthew 10:5-8

5Yeshua sent out these twelve and ordered them, “Do not go to the Gentiles, and do not enter into any Samaritan town. 6But go instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7As you go, proclaim, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near!’ 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with tzara’at, drive out demons. Freely you received, freely give. 5Jesus sent out the twelve apostles with these instructions: “Don’t go to the Gentiles or the Samaritans,6but only to the people of Israel—God’s lost sheep.7Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near.8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!5These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Matthew 24:14

14This Good News of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.14And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Mark 3:16

16And He appointed the Twelve: to Simon He gave the name Peter; 16These are the twelve he chose: Simon (whom he named Peter),16And Simon he surnamed Peter;

Mark 4:18-19

18“And others are the ones sown among the thorns. They have heard the word; 19but the worries of the world, the seduction of wealth, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.18The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word,19but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.18And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,19And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Mark 10:42-45

42And calling them over, Yeshua said to them, “You know those recognized as rulers of the nations lord it over them, and their great ones play the tyrant over them. 43Yet it is not this way among you. But whoever wants to be great among you shall be your servant, 44and whoever wants to be first among you shall be slave of all. 45For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”42So Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them.43But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,44and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else.45For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”42But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.43But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:44And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.45For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 4

1Again Yeshua began to teach by the sea. A large crowd gathered around Him, so He got into a boat on the sea and sat down. And the crowd was by the sea on the land. 2He began teaching them many things by parables, and in His teaching, He said to them: 3“Listen! Behold, a sower went out to spread some seed. 4It happened that as he sowed, some fell beside the road; and the birds came and ate it up.5“Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it didn’t have much soil. It sprang up immediately, because the soil wasn’t deep. 6But when the sun came up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.7“Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew and choked it, and it yielded no crop.8“And others fell into the good soil and were producing fruit, springing up and increasing. They yielded a crop, producing thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” 9And He said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”10When Yeshua was alone, those around Him with the Twelve started asking Him about the parables. 11And He told them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God. But for those who are outside, everything is in parables, so that12‘Seeing, they may se and not perceive, and hearing, they may hear and not understand, so they may not turn back and be forgiven.’”13He said to them, “Don’t you grasp this parable? Then how will you understand all the parables? 14The sower sows the word. 15These are the ones beside the road where the word is sown. Whenever they hear, satan comes quickly and takes away the word that has been sown in them.16“These are the ones sown on rocky ground. When they hear the word, immediately they receive it with joy. 17And they have no root in themselves but last only a short while. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, immediately they fall away.18“And others are the ones sown among the thorns. They have heard the word; 19but the worries of the world, the seduction of wealth, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.20“And those are the ones sown on the good soil. They hear the word and accept it and produce fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.”21He also was saying to them, “Is a lamp put under a basket or a bed? No, shouldn’t it be placed on a lampstand? 22For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, nor anything kept secret except that it would come to light. 23If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24Then He continued, “Pay attention to what you hear. With the measure you use, it will be measured to you; and more will be added to you. 25For whoever has, to him more will be given. And whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”26And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like when a man spreads seed on the soil 27and falls asleep at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows. He himself doesn’t know how. 28Automatically, the earth brings forth a crop—first the blade, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29But when the grain is ready, at once he sends in the sickle, for the harvest has come.”30Yeshua also said, “How should we picture the kingdom of God? Or by what story shall we present it? 31It is like a mustard seed when it’s planted in the ground. Though the smallest of all seeds in the earth, 32yet when planted it grows up and becomes the largest of all the herbs. It puts forth big branches, so the birds of the air can nest in its shade.”33With many such parables He used to tell them the word, as much as they were able to hear. 34But apart from a parable, He wasn’t speaking to them. Yet when they were alone, to His own disciples He would explain everything.35Now on that same day in the evening, He says to them, “Let’s cross over to the other side.” 36After leaving the crowd, they take Him along in the boat, just as He was. And other boats were with Him.37A great windstorm arises, and the waves were rushing into the boat. The boat was beginning to fill up. 38But Yeshua was in the back of the boat, sleeping on a pillow. They wake Him up and say to Him, “Teacher, don’t you care that we are perishing?”39So He woke up and rebuked the wind. And He said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind stopped, and it became totally calm. 40And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Even now you have no faith?”41They were struck with awe and said to one another, “Who is this? Even the wind and the sea obey Him!”1Once again Jesus began teaching by the lakeshore. A very large crowd soon gathered around him, so he got into a boat. Then he sat in the boat while all the people remained on the shore.2He taught them by telling many stories in the form of parables, such as this one:3“Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed.4As he scattered it across his field, some of the seed fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate it.5Other seed fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seed sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow.6But the plant soon wilted under the hot sun, and since it didn’t have deep roots, it died.7Other seed fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants so they produced no grain.8Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they sprouted, grew, and produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!”9Then he said, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”10Later, when Jesus was alone with the twelve disciples and with the others who were gathered around, they asked him what the parables meant.11He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secret of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables for everything I say to outsiders,12so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled: ‘When they see what I do, they will learn nothing. When they hear what I say, they will not understand. Otherwise, they will turn to me and be forgiven.’”13Then Jesus said to them, “If you can’t understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?14The farmer plants seed by taking God’s word to others.15The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message, only to have Satan come at once and take it away.16The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy.17But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word.18The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word,19but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.20And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!”21Then Jesus asked them, “Would anyone light a lamp and then put it under a basket or under a bed? Of course not! A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light will shine.22For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light.23Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”24Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more.25To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them.”26Jesus also said, “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground.27Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens.28The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens.29And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.”30Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it?31It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds,32but it becomes the largest of all garden plants; it grows long branches, and birds can make nests in its shade.”33Jesus used many similar stories and illustrations to teach the people as much as they could understand.34In fact, in his public ministry he never taught without using parables; but afterward, when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.35As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.”36So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed).37But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water.38Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”39When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!”40Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”41The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”1And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.2And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,3Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:4And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.5And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:6But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.7And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.8And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.9And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.10And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.11And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:12That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.13And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?14The sower soweth the word.15And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.16And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;17And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.18And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,19And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.20And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.21And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?22For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.23If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.24And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.25For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.26And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;27And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.28For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.29But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.30And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:32But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.33And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.34But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.35And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.36And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.37And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.38And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?39And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.40And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?41And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Mark 10:45

45For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”45For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”45For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Luke 8:17

17For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor secret that shall not be known and come into open view. 17For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.17For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

Luke 7:47

47For this reason I tell you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven—for she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little. 47“I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.”47Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

Luke 18:17

17Amen, I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”17I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”17Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

Luke 19:45-48

45Then Yeshua entered the Temple and began to drive out the merchants, 46saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”47And He was teaching every day in the Temple. The ruling kohanim and the Torah scholars, even the leaders of the people, were trying to destroy Him; 48but they could not find any way to do it, because all the people were hanging on His words.45Then Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people selling animals for sacrifices.46He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.”47After that, he taught daily in the Temple, but the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders of the people began planning how to kill him.48But they could think of nothing, because all the people hung on every word he said.45And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;46Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.47And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,48And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

Luke 13:24

24“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. 24“Work hard to enter the narrow door to God’s Kingdom, for many will try to enter but will fail.24Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Luke 6:27-36

27“But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for the ones who mistreat you. 29To the one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also. And from the one who takes your cloak, do not hold back your shirt. 30Give to every one who asks you; and whoever takes something of yours, make no demands upon him.31“Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who are doing good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do this. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect to take, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same.35“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great and you will be sons of Elyon, for He is kind to the ungrateful and evil ones. 36Be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate to you.”27“But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you.28Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.29If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also.30Give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back.31Do to others as you would like them to do to you.32“If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them!33And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much!34And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.35“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.36You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.27But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,28Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.29And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.30Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.31And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.32For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.33And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.34And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.35But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.36Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Luke 22:18-19

18For I tell you that I will never drink of the fruit of the vine from now on, until the kingdom of God comes.”19And when He had taken matzah and offered the bracha, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body, given for you. Do this in memory of Me.” 18For I will not drink wine again until the Kingdom of God has come.”19He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”18For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.19And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

Luke 4:16-21

16And He came to Natzeret, where He had been raised. As was His custom, He went into the synagogue on Shabbat, and He got up to read. 17When the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him, He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,18“The Ruach Adonai because He has anointed me to proclaim Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed,19and to proclaim the year of Adonai20He closed the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue were focused on Him. 21Then He began to tell them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your ears.”16When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures.17The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written:18“The Spirit of the Lord for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,19    20He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently.21Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!”16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.21And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Luke 19:13-15

13And calling ten of his own slaves, he gave them ten minas and said to them, ‘Do business until I come back.’ 14But his citizens detested him and they sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We don’t want this fellow to reign over us!’ 15When he returned after receiving the kingdom, he called for those slaves to whom he had given the money. He wanted to know how much business they had done. 13Before he left, he called together ten of his servants and divided among them ten pounds of silver, saying, ‘Invest this for me while I am gone.’14But his people hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We do not want him to be our king.’15“After he was crowned king, he returned and called in the servants to whom he had given the money. He wanted to find out what their profits were.13And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.14But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.15And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

Luke 19:13-15

13And calling ten of his own slaves, he gave them ten minas and said to them, ‘Do business until I come back.’ 14But his citizens detested him and they sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We don’t want this fellow to reign over us!’ 15When he returned after receiving the kingdom, he called for those slaves to whom he had given the money. He wanted to know how much business they had done. 13Before he left, he called together ten of his servants and divided among them ten pounds of silver, saying, ‘Invest this for me while I am gone.’14But his people hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We do not want him to be our king.’15“After he was crowned king, he returned and called in the servants to whom he had given the money. He wanted to find out what their profits were.13And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.14But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.15And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

Luke 12:47-48

47“That slave who knew his master’s will but did not prepare or act according to his desire will be harshly whipped. 48But the one who did not know and did things worthy of a beating will be whipped lightly. From everyone given much, much will be required; and from the one for whom more is provided, all the more they will ask of him.47“And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished.48But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.47And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.48But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

Luke 21:24

24They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led away captive into all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.24They will be killed by the sword or sent away as captives to all the nations of the world. And Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles until the period of the Gentiles comes to an end.24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

John 5:24

24“Amen, amen I tell you, whoever hears My word and trusts the One who sent Me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed over from death into life. 24“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

John 18:38

38Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” After he said this, he went out again to the Judean leaders. He said to them, “I find no case against Him. 38“What is truth?” Pilate asked. Then he went out again to the people and told them, “He is not guilty of any crime.38Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

John 18:37

37So Pilate said to Him, “Are you a king, then?” Yeshua answered, “You say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, so that I might testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”37Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”37Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

John 15:18-24

18“If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before you. 19If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. But you are not of the world, since I have chosen you out of the world; therefore the world hates you.20“Remember the word I spoke to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.21“But all these things they will do to you for the sake of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me. 22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin. But now they have no excuse for their sin.23“He who hates Me also hates My Father. 24If I had not done works among them that no one else did, they would have no sin. But now they have seen and have hated both Me and My Father. 18“If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.19The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.20Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you.21They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me.22They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin.23Anyone who hates me also hates my Father.24If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is, they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate me and my Father.18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.21But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.23He that hateth me hateth my Father also.24If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

John 13:35

35By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”35Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”35By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 1:12

12But whoever did receive Him, those trusting in His name, to these He gave the right to become children of God. 12But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 15:1-6

1“I am the true vine, and My Father is the gardener. 2Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He trims so that it may bear more fruit. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Abide in Me, and I will abide in you. The branch cannot itself produce fruit, unless it abides on the vine. Likewise, you cannot produce fruit unless you abide in Me.5“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for apart from Me, you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away like a branch and is dried up. Such branches are picked up and thrown into the fire and burned.1“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener.2He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.3You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you.4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.5“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.6Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

John 1:12

12But whoever did receive Him, those trusting in His name, to these He gave the right to become children of God. 12But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 1:1-4

1In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3All things were made through Him, and apart from Him nothing was made that has come into being. 4In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 1In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.2He existed in the beginning with God.3God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.4The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2The same was in the beginning with God.3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

John 1:14

14And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. We looked upon His glory, the glory of the one and only from the Father, full of grace and truth.14So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:12

12But whoever did receive Him, those trusting in His name, to these He gave the right to become children of God. 12But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 15:8

8In this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples.”8When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

John 1:1-3

1In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3All things were made through Him, and apart from Him nothing was made that has come into being. 1In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.2He existed in the beginning with God.3God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2The same was in the beginning with God.3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

John 6:56

56He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 56Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.56He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

John 6:56

56He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 56Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.56He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

John 5:24

24“Amen, amen I tell you, whoever hears My word and trusts the One who sent Me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed over from death into life. 24“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

John 6:39

39“Now this is the will of the One who sent Me, that I lose not one of all He has given Me, but raise each one on the last day. 39And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day.39And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

John 14:17

17the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him. You know Him, because He abides with you and will be in you. 17He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

John 14:16-17

16I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper so He may be with you forever—17the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him. You know Him, because He abides with you and will be in you. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.17He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

John 10:4-7

4“When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them; and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5They will never follow a stranger, but will run away from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6Yeshua told them this parable, but they did not understand what He was telling them.7So Yeshua said again, “Amen, amen I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 4After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.5They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.”6Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t understand what he meant,7so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.4And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.5And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.6This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

John 14:6

6Yeshua said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life! No one comes to the Father except through Me. 6Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:17

17the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him. You know Him, because He abides with you and will be in you. 17He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

John 8:34-36

34Yeshua answered them, “Amen, amen I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35Now the slave does not remain in the household forever; the son abides forever. 36So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed! 34Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin.35A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever.36So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.35And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

John 15:3-6

3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Abide in Me, and I will abide in you. The branch cannot itself produce fruit, unless it abides on the vine. Likewise, you cannot produce fruit unless you abide in Me.5“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for apart from Me, you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away like a branch and is dried up. Such branches are picked up and thrown into the fire and burned.3You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you.4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.5“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.6Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

John 10:16

16I have other sheep that are not from this fold; those also I must lead, and they will listen to My voice. So there shall be one flock, one Shepherd.16I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.16And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

John 18:36

36Yeshua answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Judean leaders. But as it is, My kingdom is not from here.”36Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.”36Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

John 21:17

17He said to him a third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him for a third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You!” Yeshua said to him, “Feed My sheep!”17A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.17He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Acts 4:32

32Now the whole group of those who believed was one in heart and mind. No one would say anything he owned was his own, but they had everything in common. 32All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.32And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Acts 5:11

11And great fear came over the whole community and all who heard these things.11Great fear gripped the entire church and everyone else who heard what had happened.11And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

Acts 20:29

29 I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.29I know that false teachers, like vicious wolves, will come in among you after I leave, not sparing the flock.29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Romans 7:9-11

9Once I was alive apart from the Torah; but when the commandment came, sin came to life 10and I died. The commandment meant for life was found to cause death.11 Sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.9At one time I lived without understanding the law. But when I learned the command not to covet, for instance, the power of sin came to life,10and I died. So I discovered that the law’s commands, which were supposed to bring life, brought spiritual death instead.11Sin took advantage of those commands and deceived me; it used the commands to kill me.9For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.10And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.11For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

Romans 8:14-17

14For all who are led by the Ruach Elohim, these are sons of God. 15For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall again into fear; rather, you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16The Ruach Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.17 And if children, also heirs—heirs of God and joint-heirs with Messiah—if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.15So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”16For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.17And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Romans 6:23

23For sin’s payment is death, but God’s gracious gift is eternal life in Messiah Yeshua our Lord.23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 3:19-27

19Now we know that whatever the Torah says, it says to those within the Torah, so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become accountable to God. 20For no human, on the basis of Torah observance, will be set right in His sight—for through the Torah comes awareness of sin.21But now God’s righteousness apart from the Torah has been revealed, to which the Torah and the Prophets bear witness—22namely, the righteousness of God through putting trust in Messiah Yeshua, to all who keep on trusting. For there is no distinction, 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 24They are set right as a gift of His grace, through the redemption that is in Messiah Yeshua.25 God set forth Yeshua as an atonement, through faith in His blood, to show His righteousness in passing over sins already committed. 26Through God’s forbearance, He demonstrates His righteousness at the present time—that He Himself is just and also the justifier of the one who puts his trust in Yeshua.27Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. By what principle? Of works? No, but by the principle of faith.19Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God.20For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.21But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago.22We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.23For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.24Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.25For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past,26for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.27Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith.19Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.20Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.21But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;24Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:25Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;26To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.27Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Romans 9:3

3For I would pray that I myself were cursed, banished from Messiah for the sake of my people—my own flesh and blood,3for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed—cut off from Christ!—if that would save them.3For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

Romans 8:14-17

14For all who are led by the Ruach Elohim, these are sons of God. 15For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall again into fear; rather, you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16The Ruach Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.17 And if children, also heirs—heirs of God and joint-heirs with Messiah—if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.15So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”16For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.17And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Romans 6:16

16Do you not know that to whatever you yield yourselves as slaves for obedience, you are slaves to what you obey—whether to sin resulting in death, or to obedience resulting in righteousness? 16Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.16Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Romans 11:25

25For I do not want you, brothers and sisters, to be ignorant of this mystery—lest you be wise in your own eyes—that a partial hardening has come upon Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;25I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud about yourselves. Some of the people of Israel have hard hearts, but this will last only until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ.25For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

1 Corinthians 14:33

33for God is not a God of confusion, but shalom. As in all the communities of the kedoshim, 33For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.33For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

4Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not brag, it is not puffed up,5it does not behave inappropriately, it does not seek its own way, it is not provoked, it keeps no account of wrong,6it does not rejoice over injustice but rejoices in the truth;7it bears all things, it believes all things, it hopes all things, it endures all things.4Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud5or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.6It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.7Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

1If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels but have not love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.2If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains but have not love, I am nothing.3If I give away all that I own and if I hand over my body so I might boast but have not love, I gain nothing.1If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.2If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.3If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.2And 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 charity, I am nothing.3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

1 Corinthians 6:20

20For you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.20for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

1 Corinthians 11:26-31

26For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.27Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the Lord’s cup in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28But a man must examine himself, and then let him eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29For the one who eats and drinks without recognizing the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and quite a few have died.31 For if we were judging ourselves thoroughly, we wouldn’t be coming under judgment. 26For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.27So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.28That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup.29For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself.30That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died.31But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way.26For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.27Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.28But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.29For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.30For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.31For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

1 Corinthians 11:26-31

26For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.27Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the Lord’s cup in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28But a man must examine himself, and then let him eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29For the one who eats and drinks without recognizing the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and quite a few have died.31 For if we were judging ourselves thoroughly, we wouldn’t be coming under judgment. 26For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.27So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.28That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup.29For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself.30That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died.31But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way.26For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.27Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.28But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.29For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.30For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.31For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

1 Corinthians 6:19

19Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Ruach ha-Kodesh who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 19Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,19What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

1 Corinthians 3:18

18Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks he is wise in this age, let him become a fool so he may become wise.18Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world’s standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise.18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

1 Corinthians 3:10-15

10According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each consider carefully how he builds on it. 11For no one can lay any other foundation than what is already laid—which is Yeshua the Messiah. 12Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13each one’s work will become clear. For the Day will show it, because it is to be revealed by fire; and the fire itself will test each one’s work—what sort it is. 14If anyone’s work built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss—he himself will be saved, but as through fire.10Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever is building on this foundation must be very careful.11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ.12Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw.13But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value.14If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward.15But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.10According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.11For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.12Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;13Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.14If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.15If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

2 Corinthians 5:20

20We are therefore ambassadors for Messiah, as though God were making His appeal through us. We beg you on behalf of Messiah, be reconciled to God. 20So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:17

17Therefore if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.17This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Galatians 1:8-9

8But even if we (or an angel from heaven) should announce any “good news” to you other than what we have proclaimed to you, let that person be cursed! 9As we have said before, so I now repeat: if anyone proclaims to you “good news” other than what you received, let that person be under a curse! 8Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you.9I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed.8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.9As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Galatians 4:4-7

4But when the fullness of time came, God sent out His Son, born of a woman and born under law—5to free those under law, so we might receive adoption as sons. 6Now because you are sons, God sent the Ruach of His Son into our hearts, who cries out, “Abba! Father!” 7So you are no longer a slave but a son—and if a son, also an heir through God.4But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law.5God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.6And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.”7Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.4But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,5To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.6And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.7Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Ephesians 4:11-16

11He Himself gave some to be emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News, and some as shepherds and teachers—12to equip the kedoshim for the work of service, for building up the body of Messiah. 13This will continue until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Ben-Elohim—to mature adulthood, to the measure of the stature of Messiah’s fullness. 14As a result, we are no longer to be like children, tossed around by the waves and blown all over by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men with cunning in deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all ways into Messiah, who is the Head. 16From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. The proper working of each individual part produces the body’s growth, for building itself up in love.11Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.12Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.13This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.14Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.15Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.16He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Ephesians 4:9-16

9Now what does “He went up” mean, except that He first went down to the lower regions of the earth?10 The One who came down is the same One who went up far above all the heavens, in order to fill all things.11He Himself gave some to be emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News, and some as shepherds and teachers—12to equip the kedoshim for the work of service, for building up the body of Messiah. 13This will continue until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Ben-Elohim—to mature adulthood, to the measure of the stature of Messiah’s fullness. 14As a result, we are no longer to be like children, tossed around by the waves and blown all over by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men with cunning in deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all ways into Messiah, who is the Head. 16From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. The proper working of each individual part produces the body’s growth, for building itself up in love.9Notice that it says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world.10And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself.11Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.12Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.13This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.14Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.15Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.16He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Ephesians 3:6

6This mystery is that the Gentiles are joint heirs and fellow members of the same body and co-sharers of the promise in Messiah Yeshua through the Good News. 6And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.6That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Ephesians 4:15-16

15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all ways into Messiah, who is the Head. 16From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. The proper working of each individual part produces the body’s growth, for building itself up in love.15Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.16He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Ephesians 4:9-16

9Now what does “He went up” mean, except that He first went down to the lower regions of the earth?10 The One who came down is the same One who went up far above all the heavens, in order to fill all things.11He Himself gave some to be emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News, and some as shepherds and teachers—12to equip the kedoshim for the work of service, for building up the body of Messiah. 13This will continue until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Ben-Elohim—to mature adulthood, to the measure of the stature of Messiah’s fullness. 14As a result, we are no longer to be like children, tossed around by the waves and blown all over by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men with cunning in deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all ways into Messiah, who is the Head. 16From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. The proper working of each individual part produces the body’s growth, for building itself up in love.9Notice that it says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world.10And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself.11Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.12Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.13This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.14Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.15Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.16He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Ephesians 3:6

6This mystery is that the Gentiles are joint heirs and fellow members of the same body and co-sharers of the promise in Messiah Yeshua through the Good News. 6And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.6That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Ephesians 4:15-16

15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all ways into Messiah, who is the Head. 16From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. The proper working of each individual part produces the body’s growth, for building itself up in love.15Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.16He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Ephesians 4:20-24

20However, you did not learn Messiah in this way—21if indeed you have heard Him and were taught in Him, as the truth is in Yeshua. 22With respect to your former lifestyle, you are to lay aside the old self corrupted by its deceitful desires, 23be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24and put on the new self—created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.20But that isn’t what you learned about Christ.21Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him,22throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.23Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.24Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.20But ye have not so learned Christ;21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Ephesians 4:11-16

11He Himself gave some to be emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News, and some as shepherds and teachers—12to equip the kedoshim for the work of service, for building up the body of Messiah. 13This will continue until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Ben-Elohim—to mature adulthood, to the measure of the stature of Messiah’s fullness. 14As a result, we are no longer to be like children, tossed around by the waves and blown all over by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men with cunning in deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all ways into Messiah, who is the Head. 16From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. The proper working of each individual part produces the body’s growth, for building itself up in love.11Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.12Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.13This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.14Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.15Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.16He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Ephesians 6:12

12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the worldly forces of this darkness, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 12For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.12For 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.

Philippians 3:18-20

18(For many walk who are enemies of the cross of Messiah—I have often told you about them, and now I am even weeping as I tell you. 19Their end is destruction—their god is their belly and their glory is in their shame. They set their minds on earthly things.)20For our citizenship is in heaven, and from there we eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.18For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ.19They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth.20But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.18(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:19Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)20For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

Colossians 1:24

24Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and in my physical body—for the sake of His body, Messiah’s community—I fill up what is lacking in the afflictions of Messiah. 24I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am participating in the sufferings of Christ that continue for his body, the church.24Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

Colossians 1:24

24Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and in my physical body—for the sake of His body, Messiah’s community—I fill up what is lacking in the afflictions of Messiah. 24I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am participating in the sufferings of Christ that continue for his body, the church.24Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

Colossians 2:1

1I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those in Laodicea, as well as for those who have still not seen me face to face. 1I want you to know how much I have agonized for you and for the church at Laodicea, and for many other believers who have never met me personally.1For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

1 Timothy 1:3-7

3As I urged you, when I was leaving for Macedonia, stay in Ephesus to direct certain people not to pass on different instruction, 4or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These give rise to useless speculations rather than God’s training which is in faithfulness. 5Now the goal of this command is love from of a pure heart and a clear conscience and a genuine faith. 6Some, having missed the mark, have turned away to fruitless discussion—7wanting to be teachers of Torah, even though they do not understand what they keep saying or what they so dogmatically assert.3When I left for Macedonia, I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop those whose teaching is contrary to the truth.4Don’t let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don’t help people live a life of faith in God.5The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.6But some people have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions.7They want to be known as teachers of the law of Moses, but they don’t know what they are talking about, even though they speak so confidently.3As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,4Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.5Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:6From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;7Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

Hebrews 10:26-29

26For if we keep on sinning willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but only a terrifying expectation of judgment and a fury of fire about to devour the enemies of God.28 Anyone who rejected the Torah of Moses dies without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses.29 How much more severe do you think the punishment will be for the one who has trampled Ben-Elohim underfoot, and has regarded as unholy the blood of the covenant by which he was made holy, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 26Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins.27There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies.28For anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.29Just think how much worse the punishment will be for those who have trampled on the Son of God, and have treated the blood of the covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained the Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to us.26For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.28He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:29Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

Hebrews 10:38-39

38But My righteous one shall live by emunah; and if he shrinks back, My soul takes no pleasure in him.”39But we are not among the timid ones on the path to destruction, but among the faithful ones on the path to the preservation of the soul.38And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”39But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.39But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

Hebrews 6:7-8

7For the earth—having soaked up the rain frequently falling on it—brings forth vegetation useful to those for whom it is farmed; and it shares in God’s blessing. 8But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed—its end is to be burned over.7When the ground soaks up the falling rain and bears a good crop for the farmer, it has God’s blessing.8But if a field bears thorns and thistles, it is useless. The farmer will soon condemn that field and burn it.7For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:8But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Hebrews 10:11-13

11Indeed, every kohen stands day by day serving and offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins.12 But on the other hand, when this One offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God—13waiting from then on, until His enemies are made a footstool for His feet.11Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins.12But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand.13There he waits until his enemies are humbled and made a footstool under his feet.11And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

Hebrews 10:38

38But My righteous one shall live by emunah; and if he shrinks back, My soul takes no pleasure in him.”38And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Hebrews 10:4:26-30

4for it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.5So when Messiah comes into the world, He says, “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You prepared for Me.6In whole burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not delight.7Then I said, ‘Behold, I come to do Your will, O God (in the scroll of the book it is written of Me).’”8After saying above, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not desire, nor did You delight in them” (those which are offered according to Torah), 9then He said, “Behold, I come to do Your will.” He takes away the first to establish the second. 10By His will we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Messiah Yeshua once for all.11Indeed, every kohen stands day by day serving and offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins.12 But on the other hand, when this One offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God—13waiting from then on, until His enemies are made a footstool for His feet.14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those being made holy. 15The Ruach ha-Kodesh also testifies to us—for after saying,16“This is the covenant that I will cut with them: ‘After those days,’ says Adonai ‘I will put My Torah upon their hearts, and upon their minds I will write it,’” then He says,17“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”18Now where there is removal of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.19Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have boldness to enter into the Holies by the blood of Yeshua. 20He inaugurated a new and living way for us through the curtain—that is, His flesh. 21We also have a Kohen Gadol over God’s household.22So let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and body washed with pure water.23Let us hold fast the unwavering confession of hope, for He who promised is faithful.24And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good deeds.25And do not neglect our own meetings, as is the habit of some, but encourage one another—and all the more so as you see the Day approaching.26For if we keep on sinning willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but only a terrifying expectation of judgment and a fury of fire about to devour the enemies of God.28 Anyone who rejected the Torah of Moses dies without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses.29 How much more severe do you think the punishment will be for the one who has trampled Ben-Elohim underfoot, and has regarded as unholy the blood of the covenant by which he was made holy, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30For we know the One who said, “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay,” and again, “Adonai4For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.5That is why, when Christ came into the world, he said to God, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings. But you have given me a body to offer.6You were not pleased with burnt offerings or other offerings for sin.7Then I said, ‘Look, I have come to do your will, O God— as is written about me in the Scriptures.’”8First, Christ said, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings or burnt offerings or other offerings for sin, nor were you pleased with them” (though they are required by the law of Moses).9Then he said, “Look, I have come to do your will.” He cancels the first covenant in order to put the second into effect.10For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.11Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins.12But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand.13There he waits until his enemies are humbled and made a footstool under his feet.14For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy.15And the Holy Spirit also testifies that this is so. For he says,16“This is the new covenant I will make with my people on that day, says the Lord I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”17Then he says, “I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds.”18And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices.19And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus.20By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place.21And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house,22let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.23Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.24Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.25And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.26Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins.27There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies.28For anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.29Just think how much worse the punishment will be for those who have trampled on the Son of God, and have treated the blood of the covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained the Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to us.30 For we know the one who said,“I will take revenge.    I will pay them back.”[a]He also said,“The Lord will judge his own people.”[b] 4For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.5Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:6In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.7Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.8Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;9Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.10By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.11And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.14For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.15Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.18Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;21And having an high priest over the house of God;22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.26For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.28He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:29Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?30For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

Hebrews 12:25

25See to it that you do not refuse the One who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the One who was warning them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject the One who warns us from heaven. 25Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven!25See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

Hebrews 12:25

25See to it that you do not refuse the One who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the One who was warning them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject the One who warns us from heaven. 25Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven!25See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

James 4:17

17Therefore whoever knows the right thing to do and does not do it—for him it is sin.17Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.17Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

James 3:1

1Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, since you know that we will receive a stricter judgment. 1Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly.1My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

1 Peter 2:9

9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.9But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

1 Peter 3:10-17

10For, “The one who loves life, wanting to see good days, must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.11He must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek shalom and pursue it.12For the eyes of Adonai and His ears open to their prayer, but the face of Adonai13Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not be afraid or worry about their threats.15 Instead sanctify Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, 16yet with humility and reverence—keeping a clear conscience so that, whatever you are accused of, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Messiah may be put to shame. 17For it is better to suffer for doing good (if it is God’s will) than for doing evil.10For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.11Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.12The eyes of the Lord and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord against those who do evil.”13Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good?14But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.15Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.16But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.17Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!10For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:11Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.12For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.13And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?14But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:16Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.17For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

1 Peter 3:21-22

21Corresponding to that, immersion now brings you to safety—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but a pledge to God of a good conscience—through the resurrection of Messiah Yeshua. 22He has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels and authorities and powers subjected to Him.21And that water is a picture of baptism, which now saves you, not by removing dirt from your body, but as a response to God from a clean conscience. It is effective because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.22Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers accept his authority.21The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:22Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

2 Peter 3:16

16He speaks about these matters in all of his letters. Some things in them are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist (as they also do with the rest of the Scriptures)—to their own destruction.16speaking of these things in all of his letters. Some of his comments are hard to understand, and those who are ignorant and unstable have twisted his letters to mean something quite different, just as they do with other parts of Scripture. And this will result in their destruction.16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

2 Peter 2:1-2

1But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies. They will even deny the Master who bought them—bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2Many will follow their immoral ways, and as a result the way of the truth will be maligned. 1But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves.2Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered.1But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

2 Peter 2:1-3

1But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies. They will even deny the Master who bought them—bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2Many will follow their immoral ways, and as a result the way of the truth will be maligned. 3In their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction does not slumber.1But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves.2Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered.3In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed.1But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.3And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Jude 1:1-25

1Judah, a slave of Yeshua the Messiah and brother of Jacob, To those who are called, who are loved in God the Father, and kept safe for Yeshua the Messiah:2May mercy and shalom and love be multiplied to you!3Loved ones, though very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I felt it necessary to write to you urging you to continue to contend for the faith that was once for all handed down to the kedoshim. 4For certain people have secretly slipped in—those who from long ago have been marked out for this judgment. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into indecency and deny our only Master and Lord, Yeshua the Messiah.5Now I wish to remind you—though you have come to know all things—that the Lord, once having saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. 6And the angels—who did not keep their own position of authority but deserted their proper place—He has kept in everlasting shackles under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great Day.7 In the same way as these angels, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them—having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after a different sort of flesh—are displayed as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.8Yet in the same way these people also, by their visionary dreaming, defile the flesh, reject the Lord’s authority, and defame glorious beings. 9But when Michael the archangel, disputing with the devil, was arguing about the body of Moses, he did not dare to render a judgment against him for slander, but said, “May the Lord rebuke you!”10 But these people slander whatever they do not understand. And whatever they do understand instinctively—like animals without reason—by these things they are destroyed.11Woe to them! For they went the way of Cain; they were consumed for pay in Balaam’s error; and in Korah’s rebellion they have been destroyed.12 These people are hidden rocky reefs at your love feasts—shamelessly feasting with you, tending only to themselves. They are waterless clouds, carried along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, doubly dead, uprooted; 13wild waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.14It was also about these people that Enoch, the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with myriads of His kedoshim,15 to execute judgment against all. He will convict all the ungodly for all their ungodly deeds that they have done in an ungodly way, and for all of the harsh things ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”16These are bellyaching grumblers, following after their own desires. Their mouth speaks grandiose things, showing favoritism for the sake of gain. 17But you, loved ones, ought to remember the words previously proclaimed by the emissaries of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah—18how they kept telling you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following after their own ungodly desires.”19 These are the ones who cause divisions—worldly-minded, not having the Ruach20But you, loved ones, continue building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Ruach ha-Kodesh. 21Keep yourselves in the love of God, eagerly waiting for the mercy of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah that leads to eternal life. 22And have mercy on those who are wavering—23save them by snatching them out of the fire; but on others have mercy with fear—hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.24Now to the One who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy,25to the only God our Savior, through Yeshua the Messiah our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time, both now and forever. Amen.1This letter is from Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James. I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ.2May God give you more and more mercy, peace, and love.3Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people.4I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.5So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful.6And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority God gave them but left the place where they belonged. God has kept them securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of judgment.7And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment.8In the same way, these people—who claim authority from their dreams—live immoral lives, defy authority, and scoff at supernatural beings.9But even Michael, one of the mightiest of the angels, did not dare accuse the devil of blasphemy, but simply said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (This took place when Michael was arguing with the devil about Moses’ body.)10But these people scoff at things they do not understand. Like unthinking animals, they do whatever their instincts tell them, and so they bring about their own destruction.11What sorrow awaits them! For they follow in the footsteps of Cain, who killed his brother. Like Balaam, they deceive people for money. And like Korah, they perish in their rebellion.12When these people eat with you in your fellowship meals commemorating the Lord’s love, they are like dangerous reefs that can shipwreck you. They are like shameless shepherds who care only for themselves. They are like clouds blowing over the land without giving any rain. They are like trees in autumn that are doubly dead, for they bear no fruit and have been pulled up by the roots.13They are like wild waves of the sea, churning up the foam of their shameful deeds. They are like wandering stars, doomed forever to blackest darkness.14Enoch, who lived in the seventh generation after Adam, prophesied about these people. He said, “Listen! The Lord is coming with countless thousands of his holy ones15to execute judgment on the people of the world. He will convict every person of all the ungodly things they have done and for all the insults that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”16These people are grumblers and complainers, living only to satisfy their desires. They brag loudly about themselves, and they flatter others to get what they want.17But you, my dear friends, must remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ predicted.18They told you that in the last times there would be scoffers whose purpose in life is to satisfy their ungodly desires.19These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They follow their natural instincts because they do not have God’s Spirit in them.20But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,21and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.22And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering.23Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.24Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.25All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.1Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:2Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.3Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.4For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.5I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.6And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.7Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.8Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.9Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.10But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.11Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.12These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;13Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.14And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,15To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.16These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.17But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;18How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.19These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.20But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,21Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.22And of some have compassion, making a difference:23And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.24Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,25To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Revelation 2:7

7He who has an ear, let him hear what the Ruach is saying to Messiah’s communities. To the one who overcomes, I will grant the right to eat from the Tree of Life, which is in the Paradise of God.”7“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Revelation 3:19-20

19Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline. Therefore, be zealous and repent.20Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. 19I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.20“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Revelation 21:4

4He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more. Nor shall there be mourning or crying or pain any longer, for the former things have passed away.”4He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.