Bible verses about "belittling" | Thomson

Ezekiel 34:4

4 You have not strengthened the weak, nor cured the diseased. That which was bruised you have not bound up, nor brought back that which was going astray; nor have you searched for that which was lost: but you have wearied out the strong with toil,

John 10:10

10 The thief cometh only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I am come that the sheep may have life and that they may have it superabundantly.

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 By him all things were made, and without him there was not made one single thing. 4 What was in him was life, and this life was the light of men, 5 and this light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness did not reach it. 6 There was a man sent from God: his name was John. 7 This man came as a witness to bear witness concerning this light, that by means of him all might believe. 8 He was not the light, but was to bear witness concerning the light. 9 The light [the true light which enlighteneth every man] coming into the world 10 was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came to his own peculiar territories, and his own peculiar people did not receive him. 12 But to as many as received him he granted the privilege of becoming children of God, even to them who believe in his name, 13 who were born, not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 Now the Word became incarnate, and dwelt as in a tent among us, and we beheld his glory; a glory as of an only begotten from the father. He was full of grace and truth. 15 Of him John testifieth when he cried, saying, "This is he of whom I said, He who is coming after me is preferred before me, for he was before me." 16 And of his fulness we have all received even grace for grace. 17 Because the law was given by Moses grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No one hath ever seen God. This only begotten son, who is in the bosom of the father, even he hath made him known. 19 Now this is the testimony of John: when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, Who art thou? 20 He frankly declared and did not deny, but frankly declared, I am not the Christ. 21 Then they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he said, I am not: art thou the prophet And he answered, No. 22 Then they said to him, Who art thou? That we may give an answer to them who sent us: What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He said, I am "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord," as the prophet Esaias said. 24 Now they who were sent were of the Pharisees. 25 Then they asked him and said to him, Why then dost thou baptize, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet? 26 John answered them saying, I baptize in water; but there is one in the midst of you, whom you know not. 27 He is the person who is coming after me; who is preferred to me, the latchet of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie. 28 These things passed at Bethabara on the bank of the Jordan, where John was baptizing. 29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming towards him, and saith, Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world! 30 this is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who hath been before me; for he existed before me. 31 As for me, I did not know him; but to the end that he might be made manifest to Israel; for this purpose I came baptizing in water. 32 Moreover John testified saying, I beheld the Spirit descending like a dove from heaven, and it remained upon him. 33 Now for my part I did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize in water, even he said to me, On whomsoever thou shalt see the spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizeth in a holy spirit. 34 Now I have Seen and testified that this is The Son Of God. 35 Again, on the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and having fixed his eyes intently on Jesus as he was walking, he saith, Behold the lamb of God! 37 and the two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus. 38 When Jesus turned and saw them following him, he saith to them, What seek ye? And they said to him, Rabbi, [the meaning of which, when interpreted, is Teacher] where dost thou make thine abode? 39 He saith to them, Come and see. They went and saw where he made his abode, and staid with him that day; for it was about the tenth hour. 40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. 41 He first findeth his brother Simon, and saith to him, We have found the Messias, [the meaning of which is the Christ] [the anointed] 42 and brought him to Jesus. And Jesus, having looked earnestly on him, said, Thou art Simon the son of Jonas. Thou shalt be called Cephas [the meaning of which is the same as that of Peter] [a rock.] 43 On the day following Jesus determined to set out for Galilee, and finding Philip, he saith to him, Come with me. 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip finding Nathaniel, saith to him, We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets have written, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 Upon which Nathaniel saith to him, Of Nazareth can there be any thing good! Philip saith to him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him and saith respecting him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile! 48 Nathaniel saith to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus in reply said to him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49 In answer to this, Nathaniel said to him, Rabbi, thou art the son of God. Thou art the king of Israel. 50 Jesus answered and said to him, Because I told thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, dost thou believe? Thou shalt see greater things than these. 51 Then he saith to him, Verily, verily I say to you, Hereafter you shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the son of man.

James 2:1-26

1 Do not, my brethren, exercise this belief of our glorious Lord Jesus Christ in partial regards for persons. 2 For if there should come into your assembly a man in splendid dress, having his fingers adorned with gold rings; and there should come in also a poor man in mean apparel; 3 and you should pay respect to the man in the splendid dress, and say to him, sit thou here in an honourable place; and say to the poor man, stand thou there; or, sit here below my footstool: 4 have you not actually made distinctions among yourselves, and become ill principled judges? 5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he hath promised to them who love him? 6 But you have treated the poor with disdain. Do not the rich domineer over you? Do they not drag you to tribunals? 7 Do they not revile that honourable name by which you are called? 8 If you fulfil a law which, according to the scripture, is indeed a royal one, namely, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself," you do well: 9 but if you have respect of persons, you commit sin, and are by that law convicted as transgressors. 10 For whosoever is to keep the whole law and shall fail in one point, is guilty of all. 11 For it having said, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," hath also said, "Thou shalt not murder" Now, if thou shall not commit adultery, but shalt commit murder, thou art become a transgressor of law. 12 Thus speak and act thus, as you are to be judged by a law of liberty; 13 for the sentence of judgment shall be without mercy for him who hath not exercised mercy, though mercy glorieth over a sentence of judgment. 14 What is the advantage, my brethren, though one should say he hath belief, when he hath not works? Can that belief save him? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister be naked, or in want of daily food, 16 and one of you should say to them, go in peace: be warmed, and be fed to the full; and you do not give them the things necessary for the body, is this any advantage? 17 Just so it is in respect to this belief, if it hath not works; being by itself it is dead. 18 One indeed may say, thou hast belief, and I have works. Shew me thy belief by thy works. As for me, I will shew thee my belief by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God. Thou dost well. The demons also believe and tremble. 20 But wouldst thou, vain man, know that belief without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham, our father, justified by works when he offered up his son Isaak on the altar? 22 Thou seest that his belief co-operated with his works, and by his works his belief was perfected. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, "Abraham believed God and it was reckoned to him for righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by belief only. 25 In like manner also, was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, having secreted the messengers, and sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without spirit is dead, so belief without works is dead also.

Matthew 23:15

15 Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you traverse sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is gained, you make him doubly more a child of hell, than yourselves.

Matthew 23:3

3 Observe then and do whatever they enjoin you: but do not act as they do. For they say and do not practise.

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but have everlasting life.

Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 meekness, temperance; against such things there is no law.

Ephesians 4:26

26 are you excited to anger? Do not therefore sin. Let not the sun go down on your wrath,

Isaiah 55:8-9

8 For my counsels are not as your counsels: nor are my ways as your ways, saith the Lord. 9 But distant as the heaven is from the earth, so is my way distant from your ways; and your thoughts from my understanding.

Romans 15:1-33

1 We then who are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbour as far as is good for edification. 3 For even the Christ did not consult his own gratification, but as it is written, "The reproaches of them who reproached thee fell upon me." 4 For whatever was written heretofore, was written for our instruction, that we by patience and the consolation of the scripture may have hope. 5 Now may the God of this patience and of this consolation grant you to have your minds mutually bent on this very thing after the example of Christ Jesus, 6 that you may unanimously, with one voice, glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Therefore receive one another into fellowship, even as the Christ received us into his family, for the glory of God. 8 Now I say that, for the truth of God, Jesus Christ became the minister of circumcision, to confirm the promises made to the fathers; 9 and that the Gentiles are to glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, "For this cause I will praise thee among the nations and sing to thy name." 10 And again it is said, "Rejoice, O nations, with his people." 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye nations: Praise him, all ye people, 12 also, And again Esaias saith, "There shall be the root of Jesse, even he who riseth up to rule nations; in him nations will put their trust. 13 Now may the God of this trust fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in this trust by virtue of a holy spirit. 14 Now as for me, I am persuaded, my brethren, with respect to you, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another; 15 nevertheless I have written to you, brethren, with more boldness, partly as your remembrancer, because of the favour which God hath granted me, 16 that I should be a ministering servant of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, and employed in the holy service of dispensing the glad tidings of God, that the offering of the Gentiles may be accepted, being hallowed by a holy spirit. 17 Therefore I have matter of boasting in Christ Jesus with respect to the things pertaining to God. 18 For I will not presume to mention any thing, save what Christ hath wrought by me for the obedience of the Gentiles, both in profession and practice, 19 by virtue of signs and wonders, by the power of the spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem and the country around even to Illyricum, I have confirmed the glad tidings of the Christ, 20 [yet when thus ambitious to publish the glad tidings] not where Christ was named, that I might not build on another's foundation; 21 but as it is written, "They to whom no publication was made concerning him, shall see, and they who have not heard, will attentively consider." 22 Therefore, though I have been many times hindered from coming to you, 23 yet having now no further scope in these parts, and having had, for many years, a strong desire to visit you, 24 I will, when I take a journey to Spain, come to you. For I hope to see you on my way, and to be forwarded thither by you, when I shall have first been in some degree satisfied with your company. 25 But now I am going to Jerusalem as an almoner to the saints. 26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor saints in Jerusalem. 27 For they have been pleased! Indeed they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have partaken of their spiritual things, they ought to minister to them with temporal things. 28 Having therefore performed this business, and secured to them this contribution, I will come to you in my way to Spain. 29 And I know that when I come to you, I shall come with a fulness of the blessing of the glad tidings of the Christ. 30 Now I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the spirit, to join with me in earnest supplications to God, for me; 31 that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea; and that this service of mine, which carrieth me to Jerusalem, may be acceptable to the saints, 32 that I may come to you with joy, by the will of God, and refresh myself with you. 33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

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