Bible verses about "spiteful people" | Rotherham

Colossians 1:1-29

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy my brother,— 2 Unto the holy and faithful brethren in Christ that are, in Colosse, favour unto you, and peace, from our God and Father. 3 We are giving thanks unto God, the Father of our Lord Jesus [Christ], always, for you, offering prayer,— 4 Having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love which ye have unto all the saints,— 5 Because of the hope that is lying by for you in the heavens, of which ye heard before, in the word of the truth of the glad-message, 6 When it presented itself unto you; even as, in all the world also, it is bearing fruit and growing, even as also among you, from the day when ye heard, and came personally to know the favour of God in truth, 7 Even as ye learned [it] from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant, who is faithful in our behalf, as a minister of the Christ, 8 Who also hath made evident unto us your love in spirit. 9 For this cause, we also, from the day when we heard [of you], cease not, in your behalf, praying and asking—that ye may be filled unto the personal knowledge of his will, in all spiritual wisdom and discernment, 10 So as to walk worthily of the Lord, unto all pleasing, in every good work, bearing fruit, and growing in the personal knowledge of God, 11 With all power, being empowered, according to the grasp of his glory, unto all endurance and long-suffering with joy, 12 Giving thanks unto the Father that hath made you sufficient for your share in the inheritance of the saints in the light, 13 Who hath rescued us out of the authority of the darkness, and translated [us] into the kingdom of the Son of his love; 14 In whom, we have our redemption—the remission of our sins,— 15 Who, is an image of the unseen God, Firstborn of all creation,— 16 Because, in him, were created all things in the heavens and upon the earth, the things seen and the things unseen, whether thrones or lordships or principalities or authorities,—they all, through him and for him, have been created, 17 And, he, is before all, and, they all, in him, hold together; 18 And, he, is the head of the body, the assembly, Who is the beginning, Firstborn from among the dead, in order that, he, might become, in all things, himself, pre-eminent;— 19 Because, in him, was all the fullness well pleased to dwell, 20 And, through him, fully to reconcile all things unto him, making peace through the blood of his cross,—[through him]—whether the things upon the earth or the things in the heavens; 21 And, you, who at one time were estranged and enemies in your mind in your wicked works, yet, now, hath he fully reconciled, 22 In his body of flesh, through means of his death, to present you holy and blameless and unaccusable before him,— 23 If, at least, ye are abiding still in the faith, founded and firm, and not to be moved away from the hope of the glad-message which ye have heard, which hath been proclaimed in all creation which is under heaven,—of which, I Paul, have become minister. 24 Now, am I rejoicing in the sufferings on your behalf, and am filling up the things that lack of the tribulations of the Christ, in my flesh, in behalf of his body, which is the assembly, 25 Of which, I, have become minister—according to the administration of God which hath been given unto me to you-ward, to fill up the word of God, 26 The sacred secret which had been hidden away from the ages and from the generations, but, now, hath been made manifest unto his saints— 27 Unto whom God hath been pleased to make known what is the glorious wealth of this sacred secret among the nations, which is Christ in you, the hope of the glory,— 28 Whom we are declaring, admonishing every man, and teaching every man, in all wisdom, in order that we may present every man complete in Christ; 29 Unto which I am even toiling, contending according to his energy which is energising itself in me with power.

1 John 2:1-29

1 My dear children! these things, am I writing unto you, in order that ye may not be committing sin. And, if anyone should commit sin, an Advocate, have we, with the Father, Jesus Christ, the Righteous; 2 And, he, is, a propitiation, concerning our sins,—and, not concerning our own only, but, also concerning those of the whole world. 3 And, hereby, perceive we, that we understand him,—if, his commandments, we are keeping. 4 He that saith—I understand him! And, his commandments, is not keeping, is false, and, in him, the truth is not! 5 But whosoever may be keeping his word, of a truth, in this man, the love of God hath been made perfect. Hereby, perceive we, that, in him, we are. 6 He that saith, that, in him, he abideth, ought, just as He walked, himself also, to be walking. 7 Beloved! no new commandment, am I writing unto you; but an old commandment, which ye have been holding from the beginning: The old commandment is the word which ye have heard. 8 Again, a new commandment, am I writing unto you,—which thing is true, in him and in you, because, the darkness, is passing away, and, the real light, already is shining. 9 He that saith he is, in the light, and hateth, his brother, is, in the darkness, until even now! 10 He that loveth his brother, is abiding, in the light, and, cause of stumbling, in him, is there none. 11 Whereas, he that hateth his brother, in the darkness, dwelleth, and in the darkness, walketh; and knoweth not whither he is drifting, because the, darkness, hath blinded his eyes. 12 I write unto you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven you, for the sake of his name: 13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye understand him who was from the beginning: I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I have written unto you, little children, because ye understand the Father: 14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye understand him who was from the beginning: I have written you, young men, because ye are, strong, and the word of God, within you, abideth, and ye have overcome the wicked one. 15 Be not loving the world, nor yet the things that are in the world: if anyone be loving the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 Because, all that is in the world—the coveting of the flesh, the coveting of the eyes, and the vain grandeur of life—is not of the Father, but is, of the world; 17 And, the world, passeth away, and the coveting [thereof], but, he that doeth the will of God, endureth unto times age-abiding. 18 Little children! it is, the last hour; and, just as ye have heard that, an antichrist, is coming, even now, antichrists have become, many, whence we perceive that it is, the last hour: 19 From among us, they went out, but they were not of us; for, if, of us, they had been, they would in that case have abode with us; but [it came to pass] in order that they might be made manifest, because, all, are not of us. 20 And, ye, have, an anointing, from the Holy One,—Ye all, know: 21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and because, no falsehood, is, of the truth. 22 Who, is the False One;—save he that denieth that, Jesus, is the Christ? The same, is the Antichrist,—he that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, neither hath he, the Father: He that confesseth the Son, hath, the Father also. 24 As for you, what ye have heard from the beginning, in you, let it abide. If, in you, shall abide, that which, from the beginning, ye have heard, ye also, in the Son, and [in] the Father, shall abide. 25 And, this, is the promise, which he hath promised unto us,—The age-abiding life. 26 These things, have I written unto you, concerning them who would lead you astray. 27 And, as for you, the anointing which ye have received from him, abideth in you, and ye have, no need, that anyone be teaching you; but, as, his anointing, is teaching you, and is, true, and is no falsehood, even just as it hath taught you, abide ye in him. 28 And, now, dear children, abide ye in him, in order that, if he be made manifest, we may have boldness, and not be shamed away from him by his presence. 29 If ye know that he is, righteous, ye perceive that—whosoever doeth righteousness, of him, hath been born.

1 Timothy 2:1-15

1 I exhort, therefore, first of all, that there be made—supplications, prayers, intercessions, thankgivings, in behalf of all men, 2 In behalf of kings, and all them who are, in eminent station; in order that, an undisturbed, and quiet life, we may lead, in all godliness and gravity: 3 This, is comely and acceptable before our Saviour God, 4 Who willeth, all men, to be saved, and, unto a personal knowledge of truth, to come; 5 For there is, one, God, one, mediator also, between God and men,—a man—Christ Jesus: 6 Who gave himself a ransom in behalf of all,—the testimony, in its own fit times: 7 Unto which, I, have been appointed proclaimer and apostle—Truth I speak, I utter no falsehood—a teacher of nations, in faith and truth. 8 I am minded, therefore, that—the men in every place be offering prayer, uplifting hands of lovingkindness, apart from anger and disputings; 9 In the same way, that, the women, in seemly attire, with modesty and sober-mindedness, be adorning themselves,—not with plaitings and ornamentation of gold, or with pearls, or with costly apparel,— 10 But, which becometh women promising godliness, through means of good works. 11 Let, a woman, in quietness, be learning in all submission; 12 But, teaching—unto a woman, I do not permit, nor yet to have authority over a man,—but to be in quietness; 13 For, Adam, first was formed, then Eve, 14 And, Adam, was not deceived, whereas, the woman, having been wholly deceived, hath come to be, in transgression; 15 She shall be saved, however, through means of the child-bearing,—if they abide in faith, and love, and holiness, with sobermindedness. Faithful, the saying.

James 1:1-27

1 James, a servant, of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,—unto the twelve tribes that are in the dispersion, Wishes joy. 2 All Joy, account it, my brethren, whensoever ye fall in with, manifold, temptations,— 3 Taking note, that, the proving of your faith, worketh out endurance; 4 But let, your endurance, have, mature work, that ye may be mature and complete, in nothing, coming short. 5 But, if any of you is sinning short of wisdom, let him be asking of God, Who giveth unto all freely and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him; 6 But let him be asking in faith, nothing, doubting, for, he that doubteth, is like a wave of the sea, wind-driven and storm-tossed,— 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything from the Lord— 8 A two-souled man, unstable in all his ways. 9 But boasting be the lowly brother in his uplifting; 10 Whereas the rich, in his being brought low,—because, as a flower of grass, he will pass away; 11 For the sun hath sprung up, with it scorching heat, and hath withered the grass, and, the flower thereof, hath fallen out, and, the beauty of the face thereof, hath perished,—so, also the rich, in his goings, shall languish. 12 Happy the man who endureth temptation! Because, becoming approved, he shall receive the crown of life—which he hath promised unto them that love him. 13 Let, no one, while tempted, be saying—From God, am I tempted,—for, God, cannot be tempted by things evil, and, himself, tempteth no one; 14 But, each one, is tempted, when, by his own coveting, he is drawn out and enticed, 15 Then, the coveting, having conceived, giveth birth to sin, and, the sin, when full-grown, bringeth forth death. 16 Be not deceived, my brethren beloved:— 17 Every good giving, and every perfect gift, is, from above, coming down from the Father of lights—with whom is no alternation, nor shadow cast, by turning: 18 Because he was so minded, he hath brought us forth with a word of truth, to the end we should be a sort of firstfruit of his creatures 19 Ye know, my brethren beloved,—but let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, 20 For, man’s anger, worketh not, God’s righteousness. 21 Wherefore, putting away all filthiness and overflow of baseness, in meekness, welcome ye the word fitted for inward growth, which is able to save your souls: 22 Become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only—reasoning yourselves astray; 23 Because, if any is, a word-hearer, and not a doer, the same, is like unto a man observing his natural face in a mirror,— 24 For he observed himself, and is gone away, and, straightway, it hath escaped him,—what manner of man, he was! 25 But, he that hath obtained a nearer view into the perfect law of liberty, and hath taken up his abode by it, becoming—not a forgetful hearer, but a work doer, the same, happy in his doing, shall be. 26 If any thinketh he is observant of religion, not curbing his own tongue, but deceiving his own heart, this one’s, religious observance is, vain: 27 Religious observance, pure and undefiled with our God and Father, is, this—to be visiting orphans and widows in their affliction, unspotted, to keep, himself, from the world.

1 Peter 2:1-25

1 Putting away, therefore, all vice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envyings and all detractions, 2 As new-born babes, for the pure milk that is for the mind, eagerly crave, that, thereby, ye may grow unto salvation:— 3 If ye have tasted for yourselves that, gracious, is the Lord,— 4 Unto whom coming near, as unto a living stone—by men, indeed, rejected, but, with God, chosen, held in honour, 5 Yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, for a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices, well-pleasing unto God through Jesus Christ; 6 Inasmuch as it is contained in scripture—Lo! I lay in Zion an outmost corner stone, chosen, held in honour, and, he that resteth faith thereupon, shall not be put to shame. 7 Unto you, then, is the honour—[unto you] who believe; but, unto such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected,—The same, hath become head of the corner, 8 And a stone to strike against, and a rock to stumble over: Who stumble because, unto the word, they do not yield,—unto which also they have been appointed; 9 But, ye, are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a peculiar treasure, that, the excellences, ye may tell forth, of him who, out of darkness, hath called you into his marvellous light:— 10 Who, at one time, were a No-people, but, now, are a people of God,—who had not been enjoying mercy, but, now, have received mercy. 11 Beloved! I exhort you, as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly covetings, such as take the field against the soul; 12 Having, your behaviour among the nations, honourable,—in order that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, owing to the honourable works they are permitted to behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. 13 Submit yourselves unto every human creation, for the Lord’s sake,—whether unto a king, as one that protecteth, 14 Or unto governors, as, through him, sent—for vengeance on evil-doers, but praise to such as do good; 15 Because, so, is the will of God,—by doing good, to be putting to silence, the ignorance of heedless men: 16 As free, yet, not as a cloak of vice, holding your freedom, but, as God’s servants. 17 Unto all men, give honour, unto the brotherhood, shew love, unto God, give reverence, the king, hold in honour. 18 Ye domestics, submitting yourselves, in all reverence, unto your masters,—not only unto the good and considerate, but also unto the perverse; 19 For, this, is thankworthy,—If, for the sake of conscience towards God, one beareth griefs, suffering wrongfully,— 20 For what sort of honour is it—if, committing sin, and being buffeted, ye endure it? But, if, doing good, and suffering, ye endure it, this, is thankworthy with God. 21 For, hereunto, have ye been called; because, Christ also, suffered in your behalf, unto you, leaving behind a pattern, that ye might follow in his steps: 22 Who did not, a sin, commit, neither was deceit found in his mouth,— 23 Who, being reviled, was not reviling again, suffering, he was not threatening, but was making surrender unto him that judgeth righteously,— 24 Who, our sins, himself, bare up, in his body, unto the tree, in order that we, from our sins getting away, in righteousness, might live,—by whose stripes, ye have been healed; 25 For ye were as sheep going astray, but have now turned back unto the shepherd and overseer of your souls.

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