5 But take great heed to do the commands and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you to do; to love the Lord our God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commands, and to cleave to Him, and serve Him with all your mind, and with all your soul.
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1 The vision which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw, which he saw concerning Judah, and Jerusalem, in the reign of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, who reigned over Judah. 2 Hear, O heaven, and hearken, O earth! For the Lord has spoken, saying, I have begotten and reared up children, but they have rebelled against Me. 3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib; but Israel does not know Me, and the people have not regarded Me. 4 Alas, sinful nation, a people full of sins, an evil seed, lawless children; you have forsaken the Lord, and provoked the Holy One of Israel. 5 Why should you be smitten anymore, transgressing more and more? The whole head is pained, and the whole heart sad. 6 From the feet to the head, there is no soundness in them; neither wound, nor bruise, nor festering ulcer are healed; it is not possible to apply a plaister, nor oil, nor bandages. 7 Your land is desolate, your cities are burned with fire; strangers devour your land in your presence, and it is made desolate, overthrown by strange nations. 8 The daughter of Zion shall be deserted as a tent in a vineyard, and as a storehouse of fruits in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. 9 And if the Lord of Sabaoth had not left us a seed, we would have become like Sodom, and been made like Gomorrah. 10 Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom; attend to the law of God, you people of Gomorrah. 11 Of what value to Me is the abundance of your sacrifices? Says the Lord; I am full of whole burnt offerings of rams; and I delight not in the fat of lambs, and the blood of bulls and goats; 12 neither shall you come with these to appear before Me; for who has required these things at your hands? You shall no more tread My court. 13 Though you bring fine flour, it is futile; incense is an abomination to Me; I cannot bear your new moons, and your Sabbaths, and the great day; 14 your fasting, and rest from work, your new moons also, and your feasts My soul hates; you have become loathsome to Me; I will no more pardon your sins. 15 When you stretch forth your hands, I will turn away My eyes from you; and though you make many supplications, I will not hearken to you; for your hands are full of blood. 16 Wash, and be clean; remove your iniquities from your souls before My eyes; cease from your iniquities; 17 learn to do well; diligently seek judgment, deliver him that is suffering wrong, plead for the orphan, and obtain justice for the widow. 18 And come, let us reason together, says the Lord; and though your sins be as purple, I will make them white as snow; and though they be as scarlet, I will make them white as wool. 19 And if you are willing, and hearken to Me, you shall eat the good of the land; 20 but if you be not willing, nor hearken to Me, a sword shall devour you; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken this. 21 How has the faithful city of Zion, once full of judgment, become a harlot! Where righteousness lodged, but now murderers. 22 Your silver is worthless, your wine merchants mix the wine with water. 23 Your princes are rebellious, companions of thieves, loving bribes, seeking after rewards; not pleading for orphans, and not heeding the cause of widows. 24 Therefore thus says the Lord, the Lord of hosts, Woe to the mighty men of Israel; for My wrath shall not cease against My adversaries, and I will execute judgment on My enemies. 25 And I will bring My hand upon you, and purge you completely, and I will destroy the rebellious, and I will take away all transgressors from you. 26 And I will establish your judges as before, and your counselors as at the beginning; and afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful mother city of Zion. 27 For her captives shall be saved with judgment, and with mercy. 28 And the transgressors and the sinners shall be crushed together, and they that forsake the Lord shall be utterly consumed. 29 For they shall be ashamed of their idols, which they delighted in, and they have been made ashamed of the gardens which they coveted. 30 For they shall be as a terebinth tree that has cast its leaves, and as a garden that has no water. 31 And their strength shall be as a thread of tow, and their works as sparks, and the transgressors and the sinners shall be burned up together, and there shall be none to quench them.
16 "Behold, I am sending you forth like sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be as wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
1 Behold, I send forth My messenger, and he shall survey the way before Me: and the Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come into His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, whom you take pleasure in: behold, He is coming, says the Lord Almighty. 2 And who will abide the day of His coming? Or who will withstand at His appearing? For He is coming in as the fire of a furnace and as the herb of fullers. 3 He shall sit to melt and purify as it were silver, and as it were gold: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver, and they shall offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness. 4 And the sacrifice of Judah and Jerusalem shall be pleasing to the Lord, according to the former days, and according to the former years. 5 And I will draw near to you in judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the witches, and against the adulteresses, and against them that swear falsely by My name, and against them that keep back the hireling's wages, and them that oppress the widow, and afflict orphans, and that wrest the judgment of the stranger, and do not fear Me, says the Lord Almighty. 6 For I am the Lord your God, and I change not; 7 but you, the sons of Jacob, have not refrained from the iniquities of your fathers: you have perverted My statutes, and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you, says the Lord Almighty. But you said, In what way shall we return? 8 Will a man insult God? For you insult Me. But you say, How have we insulted You? In that the tithes and firstfruits are with you still. 9 And you do surely look off from Me, and you insult Me. 10 The year is completed, and you have brought all the produce into the storehouses; but there shall be the plunder thereof in its house: return now on this behalf, says the Lord Almighty, see if I will not open to you the torrents of heaven, and pour out My blessing upon you, until you are satisfied. 11 And I will appoint food for you, and I will not destroy the fruit of your land; and your vine in the field shall not fail, says the Lord Almighty. 12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a desirable land, says the Lord Almighty. 13 You have spoken grievous words against Me, says the Lord. Yet you said, In what way have we spoken against You? 14 You said, He that serves God labors in vain: and what have we gained in that we have kept His ordinances, and in that we have walked as suppliants before the face of the Lord Almighty? 15 And now we pronounce strangers blessed; and all they who act unlawfully are built up; and they have resisted God, and yet have been delivered. 16 Thus they spoke, those that feared the Lord, everyone to his neighbor: and the Lord gave heed, and listened, and He wrote a book of remembrance before him for them that feared the Lord and reverenced His name. 17 And they shall be Mine, says the Lord Almighty, in the day which I appoint for a peculiar possession; and I will make choice of them, as a man makes choice of his son that serves him. 18 Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, and between him that serves God, and him that serves Him not.
1 When He had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed Him. 2 And behold, a leper came and worshipped Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean." 3 And reaching out His hand, Jesus touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Lord, I will follow You wherever You go." 58 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head." 59 Then He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father." 60 Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God." 61 And another also said, "Lord, I will follow You, but first permit me to say farewell to those who are at my house." 62 But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
1 Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and He sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to come. 2 Then He said to them, "The harvest indeed is great, but the workers are few; therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest that He may send forth workers into His harvest. 3 Go; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Do not carry a money bag, nor a knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road. 5 But whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this house.' 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon it; if not, it will return to you. 7 And remain in that very house, eating and drinking what they have, for the worker is worthy of his wages. Do not move from house to house. 8 And into which ever city you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you. 9 And heal the sick there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has drawn near to you.' 10 But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, 11 'The very dust from your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has drawn near to you.' 12 I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city. 13 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! Because if the miracles which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 Nevertheless it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades. 16 He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me."
1 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and acts of compassion, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being united in spirit, intending the same purpose, 3 doing nothing according to selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility, regarding one another as being better than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own concerns, but also for the concerns of others. 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming to be in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him, and has graciously given Him a name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee may bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue may confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is working in you, both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
1 James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 But let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it shall be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, doubting nothing, for he that doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he shall receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 9 Let the lowly brother rejoice in his exaltation, 10 but the rich man in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away. 11 For the sun arose with burning heat and withered the grass, and its flower fell off, and its beautiful appearance perished. So the rich man also shall fade away in his pursuits. 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; because when he is approved, he shall receive the crown of life which the Lord promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted by his own lusts, being drawn away and being seduced by them. 15 Then lust, when it conceives, gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Exercising His will He begat us by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. 19 So then, my beloved brothers, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore laying aside all filthiness and abundance of evil, in meekness receive the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But become doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observed himself and has gone away, and immediately forgot what sort of man he was. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one shall be blessed in what he does. 26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceiving his heart, the religion of this man is useless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
10 Concerning this salvation the prophets have sought out and inquired carefully, having prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching for who or what kind of time the Spirit of Christ in them was revealing when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories which were to follow: 12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to you they were ministering these things, which things were now announced to you by those who proclaimed the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven--things which angels desire to look into. 13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, stay sober, put your hope fully in the grace brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves after the former lusts, as you did in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all manner of life, 16 because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
21 He that dishonors the needy, sins, but he that has pity on the poor is most blessed.
5 Now when He had entered Capernaum, a centurion approached Him, begging Him, 6 and saying, "Lord, my servant has been laid up in the house a paralytic, being tormented terribly." 7 And Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him." 8 The centurion answered and said, "Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But just say the word and my servant will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." 10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who were following, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! 11 And I say to you that many shall come from east and west, and recline to eat with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; 12 but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go; and as you believed, may it be unto you." And his servant was healed that same hour.
1 And after these things Jesus was walking in Galilee; for He did not wish to walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill Him. 2 Now the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near. 3 His brothers therefore said to Him, "Depart from here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples also may see the works that You do. 4 For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known publicly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world." 5 For not even His brothers believed in Him. 6 Then Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify about it, that its works are evil. 8 You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, because My time has not yet been fulfilled." 9 When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee. 10 But when His brothers had gone up, then also He Himself went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 11 Then the Jews were seeking Him at the feast, and said, "Where is He?" 12 And there was much murmuring among the crowds concerning Him. Some on the one hand were saying, "He is a good Man"; while others were saying, "No, on the contrary, He deceives the people." 13 However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews. 14 But now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach. 15 And the Jews were marveling, saying, "How is this Man learned, since He has not been educated?" 16 Therefore Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 If anyone desires to do His will, he will know about the doctrine, whether it is from God, or whether I am speaking on My own authority. 18 He who speaks from himself is seeking his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. 19 Has not Moses given you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why are you seeking to kill Me?" 20 The crowd answered and said, "You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?" 21 Jesus answered and said to them, "I did one work, and you all marvel. 22 Because of this Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath? 24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."
1 Therefore, brothers, I exhort you through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, well pleasing to God, which is your intelligent service.
2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being united in spirit, intending the same purpose,
11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ, 13 until we all arrive to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we may no longer be infants, being tossed as by waves, and being carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in regard to deceitful scheming,
8 nor did we eat bread from anyone without paying, but in labor and hardship, working night and day, so as not to be a burden to any of you,
10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 But we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 lest you become dull, but become imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
1 Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, you also arm yourselves with the same mind, because he who suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 that he no longer should live the remaining time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. 3 For we have spent enough of our past lifetime to accomplish the will of the Gentiles--having walked in wantonness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. 4 In regard to these, they are surprised that you do not run with them in the same flood of debauchery, reviling you. 5 They will render an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 Unto this end was the gospel proclaimed also to those who are dead, in order that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but that they might live according to God in the spirit. 7 Now the end of all things is at hand; therefore be of sound mind and self-controlled in your prayers. 8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, because "love will cover a multitude of sins." 9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. 10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the utterances of God. If anyone serves, let him serve as from strength, as God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. 12 Beloved, do not be surprised by the fiery trial among you, taking place to test you, as though some strange thing was happening to you; 13 but inasmuch as you partake in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, in order that also at the unveiling of His glory, you may rejoice with great happiness. 14 If you are reviled in the name of Christ, blessed are you, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On the one hand He is blasphemed, but on the other He is glorified. 15 For let not anyone of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or as a meddler in other people's affairs; 16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be put to shame, but let him glorify God in this matter. 17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who are disobedient to the gospel of God? 18 And "If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the godless and the sinner appear?" 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.
42 But Jesus, having called them to Himself, said to them, "You know that those being reputed to be ruling the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 Yet it will not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. 44 And whoever of you desires to be first shall be servant of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
13 For you, brothers were called to freedom; only do not use freedom for an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another!
16 But do not forget the doing of good and generosity, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
1 And looking up, He saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2 and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. 3 And He said, "Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all. 4 For all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood which she had."
1 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. 2 And after supper, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, 4 He rose from the supper and laid aside His garments, and having taken a towel, He girded Himself. 5 Then He poured water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to dry them with the towel with which He was girded. 6 Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, "Lord, do You wash my feet?" 7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you shall know after this." 8 Peter said to Him, "You shall never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me." 9 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!" 10 Jesus said to him, "He that is bathed need only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you." 11 For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, "You are not all clean." 12 So when He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, He reclined again, and said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say correctly, for so I am.
13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain a standing for themselves and much boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
25 But He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors.' 26 But you shall not be thus; but let the greatest among you, let him be as the youngest, and he who leads as he who serves. 27 For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.
1 In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth.
10 For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
1 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and acts of compassion, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being united in spirit, intending the same purpose, 3 doing nothing according to selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility, regarding one another as being better than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own concerns, but also for the concerns of others. 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming to be in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him, and has graciously given Him a name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee may bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue may confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is working in you, both to will and to do for His good pleasure. 14 Do all things without grumbling and disputing, 15 in order that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as light bearers in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice; yea, and I rejoice with you all. 18 For the same reason you also rejoice and rejoice together with me. 19 Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your circumstances. 20 For I have no one like-minded, who will be genuinely concerned about your circumstances. 21 For all seek their own interests, not the things of Christ Jesus. 22 And you know his approved character, that as a child with his father he served as a slave for the gospel. 23 Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I may see how my circumstances go. 24 But I have been persuaded in the Lord that I myself will also come shortly. 25 Yet I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my needs; 26 since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick. 27 For indeed he was sick, and near death; but God showed mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore I sent him more eagerly, in order that when you see him again you may have joy, and I may be less anxious. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with the utmost joy, and hold such ones in honor; 30 because for the work of Christ he drew near unto death, being careless with his life, in order that he might fill up that which was lacking in your service to me.
1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not troublesome, but for you it is safe. 2 Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision! 3 For we are the true circumcision, worshipping by the Spirit of God, rejoicing in Christ Jesus, and having no confidence in the flesh, 4 although I also am having confidence in the flesh. If any other person thinks to have confidence in the flesh, I even more: 5 circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; with respect to the law, a Pharisee; 6 with respect to zeal, persecuting the church; with respect to righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But such things as were gain to me, these I have considered loss for the sake of Christ. 8 More than that I also consider all things to be loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have sustained the loss of all things, and I consider them to be rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 so as to know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if in some way I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained, or have already been made perfect; but I press on, if also I may lay hold of that for which I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brothers, I do not count myself to have laid hold; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Therefore, as many as are mature, let us think this way; and if in anything you think otherwise, even this God will reveal to you. 16 Nevertheless, to what we have attained, let us walk by the same rule, being of the same mind. 17 Be fellow imitators of me, brothers, and look out for those walking this way, just as you have us for a pattern. 18 For many walk, of whom often I was speaking to you, and now even weeping I tell you, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame--who are mindful of earthly things. 20 For our citizenship exists in heaven, from which also we eagerly await for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body, that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subject all things to Himself.
1 Therefore, my beloved and longed for brothers, my joy and crown, in this way stand fast in the Lord, beloved. 2 I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women who labored together with me in the gospel, and with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition, along with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, as many things as are true, as many as are honorable, as many as are just, as many as are pure, as many as are lovely--if there is any virtue and if there is any praise--meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you. 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now once again you have revived your mindfulness on my behalf, inasmuch as indeed you were mindful, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking with respect to need, for I have learned to be content in whatever state I am. 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. In every place and in all circumstances I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 14 Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my affliction. 15 Now you Philippians also know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I went out from Macedonia, no church shared with me in an accounting of giving and receiving except you only. 16 Because even in Thessalonica, both once and again you sent for my need. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit which is increasing to your account. 18 And I have all things and abound. I have been made full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply all your need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. 21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. 22 All the saints greet you, but especially those of the household of Caesar. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good. 10 Be warmly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor preferring one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, enduring in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 sharing in the needs of the saints, pursuing hospitality.
9 And while we do good, let us not lose heart, for in due season we shall reap if we do not become weary.
7 But be strong, and let not your hands be weakened, for there is a reward for your work.
27 "But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you; pray for those who mistreat you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes your outer garment, do not forbid the tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your belongings, do not ask for them back. 31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. 32 But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive it back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners, so that they may receive the same amount back. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping to receive nothing back; and your reward shall be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 Therefore be compassionate, just as your Father also is compassionate. 37 "And judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven. 38 Give, and it shall be given to you: good measure, pressed down and shaken and running over they shall give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it shall be measured back to you." 39 And He spoke a parable to them: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone having been fully trained will be like his teacher. 41 And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not notice the plank in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, permit me to remove the speck which is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck which is in your brother's eye. 43 "For a good tree does not produce rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree produce good fruit. 44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a thorn bush. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
19 For being free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, in order that I might win the more;
14 What does it profit, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Is that kind of faith able to save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the necessary things of the body, what is the benefit? 17 Thus also that faith, if it does not have works, is dead, being by itself
16 Thus let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and they may glorify your Father who is in heaven.
24 Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth and with all your heart, for you see what great things He has done for you.
18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I 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, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' 40 "And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.'
45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will recompense to him according to his gift.
38 Give, and it shall be given to you: good measure, pressed down and shaken and running over they shall give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it shall be measured back to you."
11 But the greatest of you shall be your servant.
25 Every sincere soul is blessed, but a passionate man is not graceful.
1 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and acts of compassion, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being united in spirit, intending the same purpose, 3 doing nothing according to selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility, regarding one another as being better than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own concerns, but also for the concerns of others. 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming to be in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him, and has graciously given Him a name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee may bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue may confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."
35 And having sat down He called the twelve, and said to them, "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all."
12 So when He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, He reclined again, and said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say correctly, for so I am. 14 Therefore if I, your Lord and your Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
35 By all things I have shown you, that thus laboring it is necessary to help those being weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the utterances of God. If anyone serves, let him serve as from strength, as God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.
10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.