10 His decree had drawn a circle on the face of the water; at the confines of light and darkness.
Bible verses about "universe" | Thomson
1 For the conclusion. A Psalm by David. The fool said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt and by their works abominable: there is none who doeth good. No not one.
7 He it is, who stretcheth out Boreas over empty space; who suspendeth the earth upon nothing;
10 who can declare events before they happen, as if they were already accomplished. When I have spoken, all my counsel shall stand; and all that I have determined, I will effect.
1 What then is the superior privilege of the Jew, or what the advantage of circumcision? 2 Much every way. First indeed that they were intrusted with the oracles of God. 3 Well! what if some have been unfaithful? Shall their unfaithfulness make void the faithfulness of God? 4 No, by no means. Yea, let God be true, though every man be a liar, as it is written, " So that thou must be justified in thy acts and must overcome when thou art judged." 5 If then our unrighteousness established the righteousness of God, what shall we say, Is not God unjust who taketh vengeance? I speak as a man. 6 No, by no means. In that case, how shall God judge the world? 7 For if by my falsehood the truth of God hath abounded to his glory, why am I yet condemned as a sinner? 8 And will you, [as we are calumniated and as some affirm that we] say, that we should do evil that good may come, you whose condemnation is just? 9 What preference then have we? None at all. For we have before charged both Jews and Greeks with being all under sin; 10 as it is written, "There is none righteous, no, not one. 11 There is none who hath understanding. There is none who seeketh God. 12 They are all gone aside; They are all together become vile; There is none who doth good; no, not one. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre. With their tongues they practised deceit. The poison of asps is under the lips of them, 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood. 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways. 17 And the way of peace they did not know. 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes". 19 Now 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 the whole world stand convicted before God. 20 Because no flesh can be justified before him by works of law; for by law there is a knowledge of sin, 21 now therefore, independency of law, there is made manifest a justification of God's appointment, attested by the law and the prophets 22 even a justification, of God's appointment, by faith in Jesus Christ, for all and upon all who believe; for there is no distinction; 23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. 24 They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption which is by Christ Jesus, 25 whom God heretofore exhibited as a mercy seat by faith in his blood, that, on account of the remission of past sins, during the forbearance of God, 26 it might be an indication of this justification of his, pointing to a display of this justification of his at this time, in order to shew this, That he is just and the justifier of him who is a believer in Jesus. 27 Where then is this boasting? It is excluded. By what law? By that of works? No; but by a law of belief. 28 We conclude therefore that man is justified by belief independent of works of law. 29 Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not also [the God] of the Gentiles? Yes, of Gentiles also: 30 since it is one and the same God who will justify circumcision because of belief and uncircumcision by the same belief. 31 Do we then by this belief make law void? No, by no means: on the contrary we establish law.
1 What then shall we say that our father Abraham obtained in regard to the flesh? 2 for if Abraham was justified because of works he hath matter of boasting. But he hath not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture, "And Abraham believed God and it was reckoned to him for righteousness." 4 Now to him who worketh the reward is not reckoned a favour, but a debt. 5 But to him who doth not work, but believeth in him who acquitteth the ungodly, his belief is placed to account for righteousness. 6 As David also saith in respect to the happiness of the man to whose account God placeth righteousness without works, 7 "Happy they whose iniquities are forgiven; And whose sins are covered: 8 Happy the man to whose account the Lord will not charge sin." 9 Now with respect to this happiness, doth it come upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? For we say that the believing was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How then was it reckoned to him? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not when in circumcision; but when in uncircumcision; 11 and he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness of that belief, which he had in uncircumcision, that he might be a father of all who believe when in a state of uncircumcision, in order that this righteousness may be reckoned to them also 12 and a father of circumcision to them who are not only circumcised, but who also walk in the footsteps of that belief of our father Abraham, which he had during uncircumcision. 13 For the promise that he should be heir of the world was not made to Abraham or his seed, during law, but during the righteousness of belief. 14 For if they who are under law are heirs, the believing is made void, and the promise rendered of no effect. 15 For the law operateth to produce wrath; for where there is no law, there is no transgression. 16 Therefore the promise is because of faith, that it may be matter of favour to this extent, that it may be firm to the whole seed"not only to that under the law, but to that of the faith of Abraham, 17 who; as it is written, " I have made thee a father of many nations" is the father of us all in the sight of him in whom he believed; namely God who reanimateth the dead, and calleth up things not yet in existence as if actually existing. 18 Against hope he believed with a hope that he should become father of many nations according to what was said, "So shall thy seed be" 19 and far from being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body now become dead, he being then in his hundredth year; nor the deadness of Sarah's womb. 20 He disputed not against the promise of God by unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully persuaded that he was able to perform what he had promised. 22 Therefore it was reckoned to him for righteousness. 23 Now it was not written merely for his sake, that it was reckoned to him, 24 but for our sakes also to whom it will now be reckoned, namely to such as believe in him who hath raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, 25 who was delivered up for our offences and raised again for our justification.
1 Therefore being justified because of belief, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have, by this belief, obtained access to this favour in which we stand and boast in a hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we boast also in our tribulations, as we know that tribulation operateth to produce patience; 4 and patience, a proof; and proof, a hope; 5 and this hope will not shame us, because the love of God is diffused through our hearts by a Holy Spirit, which is given us. 6 For while we were yet without strength, Christ In due time died for the ungodly: 7 for scarcely will any one die for a just man; though perhaps for the good some one may even flare to die: 8 but God confirmeth his love for us, because while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more therefore shall we, being now acquitted by his blood, be saved by him from the wrath; 10 For if we, when enemies, were reconciled to God by the death of his son, much more shall we, being reconciled, be saved by his life. 11 And not only so. but we also boast in God. through out Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now obtained this reconciliation, 12 on this account; as sin entered into this world by one man, and death by sin, and so death for which all sinned passed through unto all men: 13 for there was sin in the world until the law: now sin is not placed to account where there is no law; 14 but death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of him who was to come: 15 but the free gift is not as the transgression; for if for the transgression of the one, the many died; much more hath the favour of God, and the free gift by the favour of the other man, Jesus Christ, superabounded to the many: 16 nor is this free gift as in the case when one sinned" for the sentence was a condemnation for one offence, but the 17 free gift is an acquittal from many transgressions. For if for the offence of the one, death reigned by that one; much more shall they who receive the superabundance of this favour and of the free gift of this acquittal, reign in life by the other, namely Jesus Christ. 18 Therefore as by one transgression there was a sentence of condemnation for all men; so by one acquittal there is an adjudication of life for all men. 19 For as by the disobedience of the one man, the many were ranked as sinners, so also by the obedience of the other man, the many will be ranked as righteous. 20 Now the law came in a little way, so that transgression abounded, but where sin abounded, favour superabounded, 21 that as sin had reigned by death, so favour might reign by means' of a justification for everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that favour may abound? 2 No, by no means. With respect to us who have died to sin, how can we any more live therein? 3 Do you not know that as many of us as have been baptized to Christ Jesus, have been baptized to his death? 4 We have therefore been buried with him by that baptism to his death, that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life. 5 For if we are grafts, we are made so by the similitude of his death, but by that of his resurrection we shall actually be so. 6 This we know, that our old man was crucified with him that the body of sin may be stopped from operating, in order that we may no longer be slaves to sin. 7 For he who is dead, is delivered from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall live with him, 9 as we know that Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more. Death hath no more a mastery over him. 10 For inasmuch as he died for sin, he died once for all; but as he liveth, he liveth for God. 11 So likewise reckon ye yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive for God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 Therefore let not sin reign in your mortal body, so as by the appetites thereof to serve sin; 13 nor deliver up your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but deliver yourselves up to God, as brought to life from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness for God. 14 For sin is not to have dominion over you, as you are not under the law, but under favour. 15 What then: shall we sin because we are not under law, but under favour? No, by no means. 16 Do you not know that to whatsoever you deliver yourselves up as servants at command, you are the slaves of that which you obey, whether it be of sin for death; or of obedience for righteousness. 17 But thanks be to God, that though you were slaves of sin, yet from the heart you have conformed to the mould of doctrine in which you were cast, 18 and being freed from sin, have become servants of righteousness. 19 [I speak in the language of human affairs because of the weakness of your flesh,] for as you yielded up your members to iniquity, as slavish instruments of uncleanness and all manner of iniquity, so now yield up your members as servants to righteousness for sanctification. 20 For when you were servants of sin"when you were at a loose from righteousness, 21 what fruit therefore had you then from those things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of them is death. 22 But being now set free from sin and become servants of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and in the end, everlasting life. 23 For die wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Or do not you, brethren, know [for I now speak to them who know law] that the law hath dominion over man as long as it liveth? 2 For the married woman is by law bound to her husband while he is alive. But if the husband die, a stop is put to the operation of the law of the husband. 3 Therefore if she marry another man while her husband is alive, she will get the name of an adulteress; but if her husband die, she is free from the law so as not to be an adulteress by becoming another man's wife. 4 So you also, my brethren, are become dead to the law by means of the body of the Christ, that you may be for another, who is raised from the dead, that we may bring forth fruit to God. 5 For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which subsisted under the law, exerted their energy in our members to bring forth fruit to death: 6 but we are now set free from the law by the death of that by which we were holden, so that we may serve with a new spirit, and not by the old letter. 7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? No, by no means. Indeed I should not have known sin, had it not been for the law. For I should not have known covetousness, had not the law said, "Thou shall not covet" 8 But sin having got an advantage by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of desire. For without law sin is dead. 9 Now as for me, I for a while was alive without law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. 10 So I found the commandment which was for life, to be for death. 11 For sin having got an advantage by the commandment, seduced me, and by it slew me. 12 So that the law is indeed holy, and the commandment is holy, just and good. 13 Hath that then which is good been death to me? No, by no means. But sin, so that it appeared to be sin, continued working death for me by that which is good, so that sin appeared to be sin in the highest degree by the commandment. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but as for me, I being carnal, am sold to sin. 15 For what I am doing I do not allow; for that which I approve, I do not perform; but what I hate, that I do. 16 Now if I do that which I do not approve, I assent to the law that it is good: 17 and it is now not I myself, who do this, but sin which dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, good doth not dwell. For to will is present with me, but the performance of what is good, I do not find. 19 For the good which I approve, I do not perform; but evil which I disapprove, this I do. 20 Now if I do that which I myself disapprove; it is no more I myself who do it; but sin which dwelleth in me. 21 I find then this law for me, that when I would do good, evil is close to me. 22 For in the inner man I am delighted with the law of God; 23 but I perceive another law in my members warring against the law of my mind and making me a captive to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! who will deliver me from this deathful body? 25 I thank God that through Jesus Christ our Lord, [do I then myself with the mind serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin?
1 There is then no condemnation now to them who are in Christ Jesus and who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit. 2 For the law of the spirit of the life in Christ Jesus hath freed me from the law of sin and death; 3 for as it was out of the power of the law to do this, inasmuch as it was weak through the flesh, God having sent his own son in a likeness of sinful flesh, and to be a sin offering, hath condemned this sin in the flesh, 4 that the morality of the law might be confirmed by us who walk not after flesh, but after spirit: 5 for they who are followers of flesh have their minds bent on the things of the flesh; but the followers of spirit, on the things of the spirit. 6 For the bent of the flesh is death; but the bent of the spirit is life and peace. 7 Because the bent of the flesh is enmity to God, [for it is not in subjection to the law of God, nor indeed can be,] 8 they therefore who are in a carnal state cannot please God. 9 But you are not in a carnal state, but in a spiritual state, if indeed the spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any one hath not the spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 But if Christ be in you, the body indeed is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive, because of a justification; 11 and if the spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwelleth in you, he who hath raised up the Christ from the dead will quicken even those dead bodies of yours by his spirit which dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore we, brethren, are not debtors to the flesh, that we should live according to the flesh; 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you are dying; but if you by the spirit mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the spirit of God, are sons of God. 15 For you have not received a spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received a spirit of adoption, by which we cry, Abba, Father. 16 This very spirit beareth joint witness with our spirit that we are children of God; 17 and if children, then heirs; heirs indeed of God, and joint heirs with Christ if we suffer with him so that with him we may also be glorified. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be set against that glory which is about to be revealed for us. 19 For the earnest expectation of mankind is waiting for the manifestation of the children of God. 20 For to vanity this creation was subjected, not as a voluntary agent, but by him who subjected it to a hope 21 that this very creation shall be freed from the slavery of this corruption, that it may enjoy the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that this whole creation are groaning together, and even till now are all in pain as a woman in travail. 23 Nay, even they who have the first fruits of the spirit, even we ourselves are groaning within ourselves, waiting for an adoption the redemption of this body of ours. 24 For to this hope we have escaped. Now hope which is attained, is not hope; for why should one hope for that which he enjoyeth. 25 But if we hope for what we do not enjoy, we wait for it with patience,
26 and in such a manner as the spirit joineth in helping our infirmities: for we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the spirit itself intercedeth for us with groans which cannot be expressed in words. 27 And he who searcheth the hearts knoweth the bent of the spirit, that it pleadeth for saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things are working together for good to them who love God"to them who according to a previous purpose are now actually called. 29 For those whom he foreknew, even these he marked out beforehand to be of a form the same as that of the image of his son, that he might be a first born among many brethren. 30 And those whom he marked out beforehand he actually called, and those whom he called, even these he acquitted, and those whom he acquitted even these he glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who spared not his own son but delivered him up for us all, how will he not also with him freely grant us all things? 33 Who shall lodge an accusation against them whom God hath chosen? God who acquitteth? 34 who is he who shall condemn? Christ who died? Rather indeed who is raised up, who is actually at the right hand of God, and who maketh intercession for us? 35 Who shall separate us from the love of the Christ? Shall tribulation or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 [As it is written, "For thy sake we are killed all the day long, And accounted as sheep for slaughter" 37 We indeed in all these things are more than conquerors by means of him who hath loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created being shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 I speak the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience, with a holy spirit, bearing joint witness for me 2 that I have great grief and incessant sorrow in my heart 3 [for I even I myself wished the followers of Christ to be devoted to destruction,] for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh, 4 who are Israelites, to whom belonged the adoption and the glory, and the covenants, and the civil government, and the religious service, and the promises; 5 whose ancestors were the patriarchs, and from whom, with regard to flesh, the Christ is [descended] who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen. 6 It is not however to be supposed that the word of God hath failed. For with regard to all the descendants of Israel, they are not Israel; 7 nor are they all children, because they are of the race of Abraham; but in Isaak a seed shall be called for thee. 8 That is to say, It is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for seed. 9 For this is the word of the promise. "About this time twelve month I will come and Sarah shall have a son." 10 And not only so but the same was the case with Rebecca, when she was with child of twins by one man, namely, our father Isaak. 11 For the children being not yet born, nor having done any thing good or evil that the purpose might rest on the choice of God, not in consideration of works, but of his call, 12 it was said to her, "The elder shall serve the younger." 13 As it is written "Jacob I have loved and Esau I have slighted." 14 What then shall we say"? Is there injustice with God? No by no means. 15 For to Moses he saith, "I will have mercy on whomsoever I please to have mercy'? and I will have compassion on whomsoever I please to compassionate. 16 Therefore it is not of him who willeth, nor of him who runneth, but of God, who sheweth mercy. 17 For the scripture saith to Pharaoh, "I have raised thee up for this purpose that by thee I may display my power; and that my name may be celebrated throughout all the earth." 18 Well then, he sheweth mercy to whom he pleaseth, and hardeneth whom he pleaseth, 19 wilt thou then say to me, Why doth he yet find fault, for who hath resisted his will? 20 But who art thou, O man, who enterest into a dispute with God? Shall the thing formed say to him who formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 21 Hath not the potter power over the clay to make, out of the same lump, one vessel for honour, and another for dishonour? 22 What if God willing to manifest his wrath and make known his power, did with much long suffering, bear with the vessels of wrath fitted for destruction, 23 to the end that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy which he had previously prepared for glory 24 even us whom he hath called not only from among the Jews, but also from among the Gentiles. 25 As he actually saith by Hosea, "I will call them my people who are not my people; and I will call her beloved, who was not beloved." 26 And it shall come to pass that in the place where it was said to them, You are not my people, they shall there be called children of the7 living God." 27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, "Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, this remnant shall be saved." 28 For he is closing an account and making a deduction with saving goodness. Because the Lord will make with the land a reckoning from which a deduction is made, 29 therefore as Esaias said. "Had not the Lord of hosts left us a seed, we must have been like Sodom and become like Gomorrah." 30 What then are we to infer? That the Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, but it was a righteousness because of belief; 31 but Israel pursuing a law of righteousness did not come up to the law of righteousness. 32 Why?] Because they sought it not from belief; but as if attainable by works of law. For they stumbled at the stumbling stone. 33 As it is written, "Behold I lay in Sion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence. "And "whosoever believeth in him shall not be shamed."
10 Now the day of the Lord will come, as a thief at night, when the heavens with a crashing roar shall pass away, and the elements shall be dissolved by fire, and the earth, and all the works thereon, shall be burned up.
4 Now there were giants on the earth in those days, and after that when the sons of God went in unto the daughters of men and they bore to them. These were the giants of old, the men of renown.
4 Since in thy sight a thousand years are but as yesterday which is past; or as a watch in the night:
14 Then God said, "Let there be luminaries in the firmament of heaven, to give light on the earth; to make a separation between the day and the night: and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years;
5 therefore when he shall come, every part of Sion and all around it shall be overshadowed by day with a cloud as of smoke, and by night with that of the light of blazing fire; and with all this glory it shall be covered;
26 Then God said, "Let us make man after our image and after a likeness; and let them have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the cattle, and the whole earth, and all the reptiles which creep on the earth."
2 And the earth was invisible and unfurnished and there was darkness over this abyss; and a breath of God was brought on above the water.
22 He it is, who occupieth the circuit of the earth; and the inhabitants thereon are as grasshoppers. He it is, who established the heaven as an arch, and spread it out as a tent to be dwelt in;
1 In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was invisible and unfurnished and there was darkness over this abyss; and a breath of God was brought on above the water. 3 And God said, "Let there be Light;" and there was light. 4 And God saw the light that it was good. And God made a separation between the light and the darkness. 5 And God called the light day; and the darkness he called night. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The first day. 6 Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water; and let it make a separation between water and water." And it was so. God made the firmament; and God made a separation between the water which was below the firmament
8 and the water which was above the firmament. And God called the firmament, heaven. And God saw that it was good. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The second day. 9 Then God said, "Let the water which is below the heaven be gathered into one receptacle and let the dry land appear." 10 And it was so. The waters which were below the heaven were gathered into their several collections, and the dry land appeared. And God called the dry land, earth; and the collections of the waters he called, seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, "Let the earth produce the grassy plant with sowing seed according to kind and according to likeness, and the fruit bearing tree together with the fruit, the seed of which is in it according to kind, upon the earth." And it was so. 12 The earth indeed produced the grassy plant with sowing seed according to kind and according to likeness, and the fruit tree together with fruit, the seed of which is in it, according to kind, in the earth. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The third day. 14 Then God said, "Let there be luminaries in the firmament of heaven, to give light on the earth; to make a separation between the day and the night: and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years; 15 and let them be for an illumination in the firmament of heaven so as to shine on the earth." And it was so. 16 God indeed made the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for the regulations of the day, and the lesser luminary, with the stars, for the regulations of the night. 17 And God placed them in the firmament of heaven so as to shine on the earth, 18 and to regulate the day and the night, and to make a division between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The fourth day. 20 Then God said, "Let the waters produce moving creatures having life; and winged creatures flying above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." And it was so. 21 God indeed made the great sea monsters and every species of moving animals which the waters produced according to their kinds, and every winged flying creature according to kind. And God saw that they were good. 22 And God blessed them saying, "Increase and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let flying creatures be multiplied on the earth." 23 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The fifth day. 24 Then God said, "Let the earth produce animal life according to kind; four footed beasts and reptiles and wild beasts of the earth according to kind." And it was so. 25 God indeed made the wild beasts of the earth according to their kind, and the cattle according to their kind, and all the reptiles of the earth according to kind. And God saw that they were good. 26 Then God said, "Let us make man after our image and after a likeness; and let them have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the cattle, and the whole earth, and all the reptiles which creep on the earth." 27 So God made man. After an image of God he made him. A male and a female he made them. 28 And God blessed them saying, "Increase and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all the cattle, and all the earth, and all the reptiles which creep on the earth." 29 Moreover God said, "Behold I have given you every seed bearing plant, the sowing seed which is on the whole earth, and every tree which hath in itself the fruit of seminal seed, you shall have for food: 30 And to all the beasts of the earth, and to all the birds of the air, and to every reptile on the earth, which hath in it animal life, I have also given every green herb for food." And it was so. 31 And God saw all the things which he had made, and behold they were very good. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The sixth day.
1 For the conclusion. A Psalm by David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the work of his hands.