Bible verses about "belittling" | LITV

Ezekiel 34:4

4 You have not made the weak strong; and you have not healed the sick, and you have not bound up the broken. And the banished have not been brought back, and you have not sought the lost, but you rule them with force and with harshness.

John 10:10

10 The thief does not come except that he may steal, and kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life and may have it abundantly.

John 1:1-51

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men; 5 and the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it. 6 There was a man sent from God; his name was John. 7 He came for a witness, that he might witness concerning the Light, that all might believe through Him. 8 He was not that Light, but that he might witness concerning the Light. 9 He was the true Light; He enlightens every man coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through Him, yet the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave authority to become children of God, to the ones believing into His name, 13 who were born not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but were born of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. And we beheld His glory, glory as of an only begotten from the Father, full of grace and of truth. 15 John witnesses concerning Him, and has cried out, saying, This One was He of whom I said, He coming after me has been before me, for He was preceding me. 16 And out of His fullness we all received, and grace on top of grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, that One reveals Him . 19 And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites that they might ask him, Who are you? 20 And he acknowledged and did not deny; yea, he acknowledged, I am not the Christ. 21 And they asked him, What, then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you the Prophet? And he answered, No. 22 Then they said to him, Who are you, that we may give an answer to those sending us? What do you say about yourself? 23 He said, "I am a voice crying in the wilderness:" "Make straight" "the way of the Lord," as Isaiah the prophet said. Isa. 40:3 24 And those who had been sent were of the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him and said to him, Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet? 26 John answered them, saying, I baptize in water, but One stands in your midst whom you do not know; 27 This One it is who has come after me, who has been before me, of whom I am not worthy that I should loose the thong of His sandal. 28 These things took place in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. 29 On the morrow, John sees Jesus coming toward him and said, Behold! The Lamb of God, taking away the sin of the world! 30 This is He about whom I said, After me comes a Man who has been before me, for He was preceding me. 31 And I did not know Him; but that He be revealed to Israel, for this reason I came baptizing in water. 32 And John witnessed, saying, I have seen the Spirit coming down as a dove out of Heaven, and He abode on Him. 33 And I did not know Him, but the One sending me to baptize in water, that One said to me, On whomever you see the Spirit coming down and abiding on Him, this is the One baptizing in the Holy Spirit. 34 And I have seen and have witnessed that this One is the Son of God. 35 Again on the morrow, John and two from his disciples stood. 36 And looking at Jesus walking, he said, Behold, the Lamb of God! 37 And the two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus. 38 But having seen them following, Jesus said to them, What do you seek? And they said to Him, Rabbi (which being translated is called Teacher), where do You stay? 39 He said to them, Come and see. They went and saw where He stayed, and they remained with Him that day. And the hour was about the tenth. 40 Andrew the brother of Simon Peter was one of the two who heard from John and was following Him. 41 This one first found his own brother Simon and tells him, We have found the Messiah (which being translated is, the Christ). 42 And he led him to Jesus. And looking at him, Jesus said, You are Simon the son of Jonah; you shall be called Cephas (which translated is Peter). 43 And on the morrow, Jesus desired to go out into Galilee. And He found Philip, and says to him, Follow me! 44 And Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip finds Nathanael and said to him, We have found the One of whom Moses wrote in the Law and the Prophets, Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth. 46 And Nathanael said to him, Can any good thing be out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said concerning him, Behold, truly an Israelite in whom is no guile! 48 Nathanael said to Him, From where do You know me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before Philip called, you being under the fig tree, I saw you. 49 Nathanael answered and said to Him, Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel. 50 Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to you I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these. 51 And He says to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, from now on you will see Heaven opened, and "the angels of God ascending and descending" on the Son of man. Gen. 28:12

James 2:1-26

1 My brothers, do not with respect of persons have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. 2 For if a gold-fingered man in splendid clothing comes into your synagogue, and a poor one in shabby clothing also comes in; 3 and you look on the one wearing the splendid clothing, and say to him, You sit here comfortably; and to the poor one you say, You stand there, or, Sit here under my footstool; 4 did you not also make a difference among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5 Hear, my beloved brothers, did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to the ones loving Him? 6 But you dishonored the poor one. Do not the rich ones oppress you, and they drag you to judgment seats? 7 Do they not blaspheme the good Name called on you? 8 If you truly fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well. Lev. 19:18 9 But if you have partiality to persons, you work sin, having been found guilty as transgressors by the law. 10 For whoever shall keep all the law, but stumbles in one, he has become guilty of all. 11 For He who said, "You shall not commit adultery," also said, "You shall not murder." Ex. 20:14, 13; Deut. 5:18, 17 But if you do not commit adultery, but commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so do as being about to be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For judgment will be without mercy to the one not doing mercy. And mercy rejoices over judgment. 14 My brothers, what is the gain if anyone says he has faith, but he does not have works? Is faith able to save him? 15 But if a brother or a sister is naked and may be lacking in daily food, 16 and any one of you say to them, Go in peace, be warmed and filled, but does not give them the things the body needs, what gain is it ? 17 So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. 18 But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith out of my works. 19 You believe that God is one. You do well; even the demons believe and shudder. 20 But are you willing to know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is dead? 21 Was not our father Abraham justified by works offering up his son Isaac on the altar? Gen. 22:9 22 You see that faith worked with his works; and out of the works the faith was made perfected. 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled, saying, "And Abraham believed God, and it was counted for righteousness to him;" and he was called, Friend of God. Gen. 15:6; Isa. 41:8 24 You see, then, that a man is justified out of works, and not out of faith only. 25 But in the same way Rahab the harlot was also justified out of works, having received the messengers, and sending them out by another way. 26 For as the body is dead apart from the spirit, so also faith is dead apart from works.

Matthew 23:15

15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you go about the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte; and when he has become so, you make him twofold more a son of Hell than yourselves.

Matthew 23:3

3 Then all things, whatever they tell you to keep, keep and do. But do not do according to their works, for they say, and do not do.

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 meekness, self-control. Against such things there is not a law.

Ephesians 4:26

26 "Be angry but do not sin;" do not let the sun go down on your wrath, LXX-Psa. 4:4; MT-Psa. 4:5

Isaiah 55:8-9

8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says Jehovah. 9 For as the heavens are high from the earth, so My ways are high from your ways, and My thoughts from your thoughts.

Romans 15:1-33

1 But we, the strong ones, ought to bear the weaknesses of those not strong, and not to please ourselves. 2 For let each one of us please his neighbor for good, to building up. 3 For also Christ did not please Himself, but even as it has been written, "The curses of those cursing You fell on Me." LXX-Psa. 68:10; MT-Psa. 69:9 4 For whatever things were written before were written for our instruction, that through patience and encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 5 And may the God of patience and encouragement give to you to mind the same thing among one another according to Christ Jesus, 6 that with one accord and with one mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Because of this, receive one another as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. 8 And I say, Jesus Christ has become a minister of circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises of the fathers, 9 and for the nations to glorify God for mercy, even as it has been written, "Because of this I will confess to You in the nations, and I will give praise to Your name." Psa. 18:49 10 And again He says, "Rejoice, nations, with His people." Deut. 32:43 11 And again, "Praise the Lord, all the nations, and praise Him all the peoples." Psa. 117:1 12 And again Isaiah says, "The Root of Jesse shall be, and He rising up to rule the nations; on Him nations will hope." Isa. 11:10 13 And may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, for you to abound in hope, in power of the Holy Spirit. 14 But, my brothers, I myself also am persuaded concerning you, that you yourselves also are full of goodness, being filled with all knowledge, being able to warn one another. 15 But I wrote to you more boldly, brothers, as reminding you in part, because of the grace given to me by God, 16 for me to be a minister of Jesus Christ to the nations, sacredly ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the nations might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17 Therefore I have boasting in Christ Jesus as to the things pertaining to God. 18 For I will not dare to speak of anything which Christ did not work out through me for the obedience of the nations in word and work, 19 in power of miracles and wonders, in power of the Spirit of God, so as for me to have fulfilled the preaching of the gospel of Christ from Jerusalem and in a circle as far as Illyricum. 20 And so eagerly striving to preach the gospel where Christ was not named, so that I should not build on another's foundation, 21 but even as it has been written, "They shall see, to whom nothing was announced concerning Him; and the ones that have not heard shall understand." Isa. 52:15 22 Because of this I also was much hindered from coming to you, 23 but now having no more place in these regions, and having a longing to come to you for many years, 24 whenever I may go into Spain, I will come to you; for I hope in traveling through to see you and to be set forward there by you, if first I may be filled of you in part. 25 But now I am going to Jerusalem, doing service to the saints. 26 For Macedonia and Achaia thought it good to make certain gifts to the poor of the saints in Jerusalem. 27 For they thought it good, also being debtors of them; for if the nations shared in their spiritual things, they ought also to minister to them in the fleshly things. 28 Then completing and having sealed this fruit to them, I will go through you into Spain. 29 And I know that I will come to you in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ when I come. 30 But I exhort you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, 31 that I be delivered from the disobedient ones in Judea, and that my ministry, which is to Jerusalem, may be acceptable to the saints, 32 that I may come to you in joy through the will of God, and that I may be refreshed with you. 33 And the God of peace be with all of you. Amen.

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