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Luke 1:45

45 blessed is she that has believed; for what she has heard from the Lord, shall be accomplished."

Matthew 22:1-46

1 And Jesus continued to speak to them in parables, and said, 2 the kingdom of the Messiah is such, as when a certain king made a wedding-feast for his son. 3 he sent out his servants to call those that were invited to the wedding: but they would not come. 4 then he sent out other servants, saying, tell those who are invited, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and every thing is ready: come to the entertainment. 5 but instead of showing any regard, they went their ways, one to his farm, another to his traffick. 6 others seiz'd his servants, outrageously abused them, and slew them. 7 when the king was informed of this, he was greatly incensed, and having order'd his forces to march, he put those murderers to death, and laid their city in ashes. 8 then he said to his servants, the feast is ready, but they who were invited were very unworthy. 9 go therefore into the high streets, and as many as ye find, invite to the marriage: 10 accordingly they went about the streets, and assembled all they met indifferently, both good and bad: so that the hall was furnished with guests. 11 but upon the king's coming in to see the guests, he observ'd one there without a wedding garment: and he said to him, 12 friend, how came you in hither, without a wedding garment? and he was speechless. 13 then said the king to the servants, bind him hand and foot, take him away, and turn him out in the dark: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 thus many are called, but few are converted. 15 Upon this the Pharisees withdrew, and consulted how they might insnare him in his discourse. 16 they dispatch'd therefore some of their disciples, together with the Herodians, who thus address'd themselves to him; master, we know that you are sincere, and faithfully teach the divine law without fear or flattery: for you have no regard to the outward quality of men. 17 tell us therefore, what is your opinion? is it lawful to pay tribute to Cesar, or no? 18 but Jesus perceiving their malice, said, why, hypocrites, would you insnare me? 19 shew me the tribute money. and they brought him a penny. 20 and he said unto them, whose image and inscription is this? 21 they answer'd, Cesar's. then said he to them, render therefore unto Cesar, the things which are Cesar's: and unto God, the things that are God's. 22 on hearing this, they were filled with admiration, and so leaving him, they went their way. 23 About that time the Sadducees, who say there is no future life, came and propos'd this question, 24 master, said they, by the law of Moses, in case a man die without children, his brother is oblig'd to marry his wife, in order to perpetuate his brother's name. 25 now there happen'd among us seven brothers, the first married but died without issue, leaving his wife to his brother: 26 the same happen'd to the second, and the third, and so on to the seventh. 27 last of all the woman died too: 28 now if there be another life after this, whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all married her. 29 Jesus answered them, you are mistaken, for want of a true notion of the scriptures, and of the divine power. 30 for in the other life after this, there will be no such thing as marriage; but they will be as the angels of God in heaven. 31 now as to the state of life after death, have ye not read that expression of God himself, 32 " I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?" God is not a benefactor to the dead, but to the living. 33 when the people heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine. 34 but the Pharisees hearing that he had dumb-founded the Sadducees, they met together in council. 35 In the mean time one of them, a Doctor of the law, to try him, started this question, master, 36 which is the most important commandment of the law? 37 Jesus said to him, "thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." 38 this is the first and most important precept, 39 and the second has an affinity with it, "thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy self." 40 these two precepts comprehend the substance of all the law and the prophets. 41 While the Pharisees were still assembled, Jesus asked them, 42 what think ye of Christ? whose son is he to be? they answered, David's. 43 how comes it then, said he, that David by inspiration calls him Lord, in these words, 44 " the Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?" 45 why then does David call him Lord, if He be David's son? 46 but not a man was able to answer him a word, and from that time there was no body so hardy as to ask him any more questions.

John 15:11

11 These things have I spoken to you, that you might have some present comfort, and that hereafter your joy might be compleat.

Romans 14:1-23

1 A weak convert receive as a friend without regard to any difference of opinion. 2 for one makes no difficulty of eating all sorts of food: another is so scrupulous, he lives upon herbs. 3 let not him that eateth, despise him that does not; and let not him that refrains, pass censure on him that eateth: for God hath received him. 4 who art thou that judgest the domestick of another? his staying or removal depends solely upon his master: yea, he shall be fixed: for God is able to establish him. 5 one man thinks one day fitter for religious worship than another: another thinks every day alike. let every man follow the persuasion of his own mind. 6 he that observes a day, and he that obobserves it not, act both from a sense of duty. he that eats, consisiders it as the bounty of his Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that forbeareth to eat, considers his forbearance as enjoined by his Lord, and giveth God thanks for the rest. 7 for we neither live, nor die, as if we were our own masters. 8 if we live, our life is appropriated to the Lord; and if we die, we die as his servants: whether we live therefore or die, we are the Lord's. 9 for to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. 10 why then dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou think contemptibly of thy brother? since we shall all of us be brought before the judgment-seat of Christ. 11 for it is written, "as I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God." 12 Since then every one of us shall give an account of himself to God; 13 let us not judge one another any more: but rather come to this determination, not to put a stumbling-block, or any thing in a brother's way, that may make him fall. 14 I know, being fully assured by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: it is only so to him that thinks it is unclean. 15 now if your brother be endanger'd by your eating, you violate the obligations of love: for such a matter as eating, will you risk his life, for whom Christ died? 16 Don't let our religion then be expos'd to reproach. 17 for the gospel dispensation does not consist in meats and drinks, but in piety and peace, and spiritual joy. 18 for he that thus pays his allegiance to Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved of men. 19 Let us therefore pursue those things which tend to peace, and mutual edification. 20 do not for such a thing as meat, pull down what God has been raising. all things indeed are pure; but they become evil to him who by eating giveth offence. 21 it is better to abstain from flesh, and wine, and every thing whereby your brother is in danger of falling off. 22 keep the persuasion you have, to your own conscience. blessed is he that approves himself to God, without making any difference about meats: 23 for he that makes a difference, is self-condemn'd, if he eats against his own persuasion: for every action of that kind is sin .

Romans 16:1-27

1 I recommend to you Phebe our sister, who is a deaconess of the church at Kenchrea; receive her for Christ's sake, 2 as becometh christians, and assist her in every thing her business requires: for she hath assisted many besides my self. 3 salute Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow-labourers in the gospel of Christ Jesus: 4 who have for my life readily exposed their own: to whom not only I, but all the churches of the Gentiles too give thanks. 5 salute the church that is in their house. salute my dear Epenetus, who is the first christian convert of Asia. 6 salute Mary, who spared no trouble upon our account. 7 salute Andronicus and Junias my relations, and fellow-prisoners, who are distinguish'd among the apostles, 8 and were christians before me. salute Amplias, whom 9 I value as a good christian. salute Urbane my assistant in the cause of Christ, 10 and my dear Stachys. salute Apelles, an approved christian. salute the family of Aristobulus. 11 salute Herodion my kinsman. salute the family of Narcissus, who have embraced the gospel. 12 salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour for the Lord. salute my dear Persis, who laboured much in the gospel. 13 salute Rufus chosen by the Lord, and his mother and mine. 14 salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren who are with them. 15 salute Philologus, Julia, Nereas, his sister, Olympas, and all the converts who are with them. 16 salute one anther with an holy kiss. all the churches of Christ here, salute you. 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark those who cause divisions and revolts against the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them. 18 for such as these serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own selfishness; and by flourish and flattery, deceive the open-hearted simple. 19 your christianity is very well known in the world. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you as expert in that which is good, as unpractis'd in what is evil. 20 the God of peace will soon bruise Satan under your feet. the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. 21 Timotheus my collegue, Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you. 22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord. 23 Gaius, with whom I lodge, who purveys for the church in general, salutes you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city salutes you; and Quartus a brother. 24 [the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.] 25 Now to him that is able to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, conformable to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret from antient times, but now is laid open, 26 and by the writings of the prophets (according to the commandment of the eternal God) made known to all the Gentiles, to induce them to obey the faith: 27 to God, I say, who is only wise, be glory thro' Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Matthew 2:11

11 and entring into the house, they saw the infant with Mary his mother, and prostrating themselves, they worshipped him: then opening their treasures, they presented him with gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Luke 15:3-10

3 but he propos'd to them this parable. 4 who of you that has an hundred sheep, will not, upon losing one, leave the ninety nine in the desart, to go after that which is lost, till he finds it? 5 and when he hath found it, joyfully lay it upon his shoulders? 6 and when he comes home, call his friends and neighbours together, and say to them, rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep, that was lost? 7 I tell you, that there shall likewise be greater joy in heaven for one sinner that repents, than for ninety nine just persons, that need no repentance. 8 or if a woman, that has ten pieces of money, should lose one of them, will she not light a lamp, sweep the house, and carefully search, till she find it? 9 and when 'tis found, will she not call her friends aud neighbours together, and say, rejoice with me, for I have found the piece, I had lost? 10 even so, I assure you, the angels in heaven rejoice, when any one sinner becomes a penitent.

Romans 14:5-6

5 one man thinks one day fitter for religious worship than another: another thinks every day alike. let every man follow the persuasion of his own mind. 6 he that observes a day, and he that obobserves it not, act both from a sense of duty. he that eats, consisiders it as the bounty of his Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that forbeareth to eat, considers his forbearance as enjoined by his Lord, and giveth God thanks for the rest.

1 Corinthians 5:8

8 therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with unaffected sincerity and truth.

Luke 15:23-24

23 take the fatted calf, and kill it: let us eat and be merry: 24 for this son of mine was dead, and is come to life: he was lost, and is found again. and then they began their feast.

1 Corinthians 10:31

31 whether therefore you eat or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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