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Matthew 26:52-54

52 Then Jesus said to him, Return the sword to its place; for all who take swords will die by swords. 53 Or do you think that I cannot ask of my Father, and he will now raise up for me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then could the scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?

Mark 7:1-37

1 THEN there gathered unto him Pharisees and scribes, who had come from Jerusalem. 2 And they saw some of his disciples eating bread with their hands unwashed; and they reproached them. 3 For all the Jews, even the Pharisees, unless their hands are washed carefully would not eat, because they strictly observe the tradition of the elders. 4 Even the things from the market, if they are not washed, they would not eat them. And there are a great many other things, which they have accepted to obey, such as the washing of cups and pots, and copper utensils, and the bedding of dead men. 5 And the scribes and Pharisees asked him, Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with their hands unwashed? 6 He said to them, The prophet Isaiah well prophesied about you, O hypocrites, as it is written, This people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me. 7 And they worship me in vain, when they teach the doctrines of the commandments of men. 8 For you have ignored the commandment of God, and you observe the tradition of men, such as the washing of cups and pots, and a great many other things like these. 9 He said to them, Well you do injustice to the commandment of God so as to sustain your own tradition. 10 For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and he who curses father or mother, let him be put to death. 11 But you say, If a man may say to his father or his mother, What is left over is Corban (my offering); 12 And yet you do not let him do anything for his father or mother. 13 So you dishonor the word of God for the sake of the tradition which you have established; and you do a great many like these. 14 Then Jesus called all the people and said to them, Hear me, all of you, and understand. 15 There is nothing outside of a man, if it should enter into him, which can defile him; but what goes out of him, that defiles the man. 16 Who has ears to hear, let him hear. 17 When Jesus entered into the house because of the people, his disciples asked him concerning that parable. 18 And he said to them, So even you are puzzled. Do you not know that whatever enters into a man from outside cannot defile him? 19 Because it does not enter into his heart, but into his stomach, and then is thrown out through the intestines, thereby purifying the food. 20 It is what goes out of man which defiles the man. 21 For from within, from the heart of men go out evil thoughts, such as fornication, adultery, theft, murder, 22 Extortion, wickedness, deceit, lust, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness; 23 All these evils go out from within, and they defile the man. 24 Jesus moved away from thence, and came to the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and he entered into a house, and did not want any one to know about him. And yet he could not hide himself. 25 For immediately a woman heard about him, whose daughter had an unclean spirit; and she came and fell at his feet. 26 But the woman was a heathen, from Phoenicia in Syria; and she besought him to cast out the demon from her daughter. 27 And Jesus said to her, Let the children be first filled; for it is not right to take the childrenÆs bread and throw it to the dogs. 28 But she answered and said to him, Yes, my Lord; even the dogs eat the childrenÆs crumbs under the trays. 29 Jesus said to her, Go your way; just because of this word, the demon has gone out of your daughter. 30 So she went to her house, and found her daughter lying in bed, and the demon gone out of her. 31 Again Jesus went out from the border of Tyre and Sidon, and came to the sea of Galilee, to the border of the ten cities. 32 And they brought to him a deaf and dumb man; and they asked him to lay his hand on him. 33 So he drew him aside from the people, and put his fingers into his ears, then he spat, and touched his tongue; 34 And he looked up to heaven, and sighed, and he said to him, Ethpatakh, which means, Be opened. 35 And in that very hour his ears were opened, and the knot of his tongue was loosened, and he spoke plainly. 36 And he warned them not to tell this to any man; but the more he warned them, so much the more they published it. 37 And they were greatly astonished, saying, He does everything so well. He makes the deaf hear, and the dumb to speak.

Matthew 4:1-25

1 THEN Jesus was carried away by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the adversary. 2 So he fasted forty days and forty nights; but at last he was hungry. 3 And the tempter drew near and said to him, If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, that it is not by bread alone that man can live, but by every word which comes from the mouth of God. 5 Then the adversary took him to the holy city, and he made him to stand up on the pinnacle of the temple. 6 And he said to him, If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, that he will command his angels concerning you, and they will bear you up on their hands, so that even your foot may not strike a stone. 7 Jesus said to him, Again it is written, that you shall not try out the Lord your God. 8 Again the adversary took him to a very high mountain, and he showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, All of these I will give to you, if you will fall down and worship me. 10 Then Jesus said to him, Go away, Satan, for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve. 11 Then the adversary left him alone; and behold the angels drew near and ministered unto him. 12 Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he departed to Galilee. 13 And he left Nazareth, and came and settled in Capernaum, by the seaside, within the borders of Zabulon and of Napthali. 14 So that it might be fulfilled, which was said by the prophet Isaiah, who said, 15 O land of Zabulon, O land of Napthali, the way to the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles! 16 The people who dwelt in darkness saw a great light, and those who settled in the country and in the midst of the shadows of death, light shone on them. 17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is coming near. 18 And while he was walking by the shore of the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter and his brother Andrew, who were casting nets into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And Jesus said to them, Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. 20 So they immediately left their nets and went after him. 21 And when he left that place he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and his brother John, in a ship with Zebedee their father, repairing their nets; and Jesus called them. 22 So they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him. 23 And Jesus travelled throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and sickness among the people. 24 And his fame was heard throughout Syria; so they brought to him all who were badly afflicted with divers sickness, and those who were tormented with pains, and the insane, and the epileptics, and the cripples; and he healed them. 25 So large crowds followed him from Galilee, and from the ten cities, and from Jerusalem and from Judaea, and from across the Jordan.

John 14:26

26 But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything, and remind you of everything which I tell you.

Romans 12:19

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine: I will execute justice for you, said the LORD. *

1 Corinthians 10:13

13 No other temptation has overtaken you but that which is common to man: but God is faithful; he will not suffer you to be tempted beyond that you are able; but will make your temptation to have a way of escape, so that you may be able to bear it.

Romans 13:4

4 For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is wrong, be afraid; for he is not girded with the sword in vain; for he is the minister of God, and an avenger of wrath upon those who commit crime.

1 Timothy 5:8

8 But, if any man does not provide for his own, and especially for those who are of his own household who are of the faith, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.

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