1 Now faith is the subsistence of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 And by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were made of things which do not appear. 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained a testimony that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and by it, being dead he yet speaketh. 5 By faith Enoch was translated so as not to see death, and was not found, because God had translated him; for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God, must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his houshold, by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. 8 By faith Abraham, being called to go out into the place which he was to receive for an inheritance, obeyed and went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the joint heirs of the same promise. 10 For he looked for the city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11 By faith Sarah also herself received power to conceive seed, even when she was past age, because she accounted him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore there sprang even from one, and him as it were dead, as the stars of heaven for multitude, and as the sand which is on the sea-shore innumerable. 13 All these died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and embraced them, and confest that they were strangers and sojourners on the earth. 14 For they who speak thus, shew plainly, that they seek their own country. 15 And truly if they had been mindful of that from which they came out, they might have had opportunity to return. 16 But they now desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for he hath prepared a city for them. 17 By faith Abraham, being tried, offered up Isaac, and he that had received the promises, offered up his only begotten son: 18 Of whom it had been said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called: 19 Accounting that God was able even to raise him from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, concerning things to come. 21 By Faith Jacob when dying blessed each of the sons of Joseph and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when dying, made mention of the children of Israel, and gave commandment concerning his bones. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months, by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid of the king's commandment. 24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he looked off unto the recompence of reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing him that is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first born should touch them. 29 By faith they passed thro' the Red Sea, as by dry land, which the Egyptians trying to do, were drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho, having been compassed seven days, fell down. 31 By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish with them that believed not, having received the spies with peace. 32 And what shall I say more? For the time would fail me, to tell of Gideon, and Barak, and Sampson, and Jephthah, and David, and Samuel, and the prophets: 33 Who by faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness was made strong, became valiant in fight, put to flight armies of the aliens; Women received their dead raised to life again: 35 others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. 36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheep-skins, in goat-skins, destitute, afflicted, tormented: 38 (Of whom the world was not worthy) they wandered in deserts, and mountains, and dens, and caves of the earth. 39 And all these having obtained a good testimony thro' faith, 40 did not receive the promise, God having provided some better thing for us, that they might not be perfected without us.
Bible verses about "prayer of jabez" | Wesley
16 Confess your faults one to another, brethren, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed: the fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles who followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith: 31 But Israel following after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32 Wherefore? Because they sought it, not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law: for they stumbled at that stumbling stone; 33 As it is written, Behold I lay in Sion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence: and every one that believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
1 Brethren, the desire of my heart, and my prayer to God for Israel is, that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them record, that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. 5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is by the law, The man who doth these things shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness which is by faith speaketh thus: Say not in thy heart, Who shall ascend into heaven, (that is, to bring Christ down:) 7 Or who shall descend into the deep? 8 (that is, to bring Christ again from the dead) But what saith he? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart; that is, the word of faith which we preach: 9 That if thou confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thy heart, that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Every one that believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord of all, is rich to all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved. 14 But how shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him, of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 But how shall they preach, unless they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them who bring the good tidings of peace, who bring the glad tidings of good things! 16 But all have not obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17 Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily; their voice is gone into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. 19 But I say, Hath not Israel known? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are not a nation; by a foolish nation I will anger you. 20 But Isaiah is very bold and saith, I was found by them that sought me not: I was made manifest to them that asked not after me. 21 Whereas with regard to Israel he saith, All the day have I stretched forth my hands to an unbelieving and gainsaying people.
1 I say then, Hath God rejected his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God hath not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Know ye not what the scripture saith of Elijah? how he pleadeth with God against Israel, 3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thy altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 4 But what saith the answer of God to him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal. 5 And so likewise at the present time, there is a remnant, according to the election of grace. 6 But if by grace, then it is no more of works: else grace is no longer grace. And if it be of works, then it is no more grace; else work is no longer work. 7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh, but the election hath obtained, and the rest were blinded. 8 According as it is written, God hath given them a spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, unto this day. 9 And David saith, Let their table become a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompence to them. 10 Let their eyes be darkened that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. 11 I say then, Have they stumbled so as to fall? God forbid. But by their fall salvation is come to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy. 12 But if their fall be the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles, how much more their fulness? 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, as I am the apostle of the Gentiles: 14 I magnify my office: If by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh, and save some of them. 15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what will the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16 For if the first-fruits be holy, so is the lump: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. 17 And if some of the branches were broken off, and thou being a wild olive wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the good olive, 18 Boast not against the branches, but if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 19 Wilt thou say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in? 20 Well; they were broken off for unbelief, and thou standest by faith. 21 Be not high-minded, but fear. For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed left he also spare not thee. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God! Toward them that fell severity; but toward thee goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: else shalt thou also be cut off. 23 And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, shall be grafted in; for God is able to graft them in again. 24 For if thou wert cut off from the naturally wild olive-tree, and grafted contrary to nature into a good olive-tree; how much more shall these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive-tree? 25 Brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest ye should be wise in your own conceits) that hardness is in part happened to Israel, till the fulness of the Gentiles be come in: 26 And so all Israel shall be saved, as it is written, The deliverer shall come out of Sion, and shall turn away iniquity from Jacob. 27 And this is my covenant with them, when I shall take away their sins. 28 With regard to the gospel, they are enemies for your sake; but as for the election, they are beloved, for the sake of their fathers. 29 For the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance. 30 As then ye were once disobedient to God, but have now obtained mercy through their disobedience: 31 So these also have now been disobedient, that through your mercy they may likewise find mercy. 32 For God hath shut up all together in disobedience, that he might have mercy upon all. 33 O the depth of the riches, and wisdom, and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counsellor? 35 Who hath first given to him, and it shall be repaid him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him are all things: to him be glory for ever! Amen.
1 I exhort you therefore, brethren, by the tender mercies of God, to present your bodies unto God, a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. 3 And I say, through the grace which is given to me, to every one that is among you, not to think of himself above what he ought to think, but to think soberly, according to the measure of faith which God hath distributed to every one. 4 For as in one body we are many members, and all members have not the same office, 5 So we being many are one body in Christ, and every one members of each other. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given us, whether it be prophesy, let us prophesy according to the analogy of faith: 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministring; or he that teacheth, on teaching; or he that exhorteth, on exhortation. 8 He that imparteth, let him do it with simplicity; he that presideth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with chearfulness. 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good. 10 In brotherly love be full of tender affection toward each other, in honour preferring one another: 11 Not slothful in business, servent in spirit, serving the Lord: 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, continue instant in prayer. 13 Communicate to the necessities of the saints, pursue hospitality, Bless them who persecute you; 14 bless and curse not. 15 Rejoice with them that rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16 Agree in the same affection toward each other. 17 Mind not high, but condescend to low things. Be not wise in your own conceit. Render to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, revenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 Therefore if thy enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. 21 Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.
1 Let every soul be subject to the supreme powers, for there is no power but from God; the powers that be, are appointed by God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the appointment of God; and they that resist shall receive to themselves condemnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Wouldest thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise from it; for he is the servant of God to thee for good. 4 But if thou dost that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain; for he is the servant of God, an avenger for wrath against him that doth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For this cause ye pay tribute also: for they are the ministers of God, attending continually on this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their due: tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour. 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love another; for he that loveth another, hath fulfilled the law. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, thou shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Love worketh no evil to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 11 And do this, knowing the season, that it is high time now to awake out of sleep; for salvation is nearer to us now, then when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent; the day is at hand, let us therefore put off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light. 13 Let us walk decently, as in the day; not in banqueting and drunken entertainments, not in uncleannesses and wantonness, not in strife and envy. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the desires thereof.
1 Therefore there is now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath freed me from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God hath done: sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, to be a sacrifice for sin, he hath condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5 They that are after the flesh, mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 Now to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace: 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if the Spirit of God dwell in you. And if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 Now if Christ be in you, the body indeed is dead because of sin, but the spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead, will also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again unto fear, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The same Spirit beareth witness with our spirits, that we are the children of God. 17 And if children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ: if we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by him who subjected it, 21 In hope that the creation itself shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth together and travaileth together until now. 23 And not only they, but even we ourselves, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope; for what a man seeth, how doth he yet hope for? 25 But if we hope for what we see not, we patiently wait for it. 26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us, with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 But he who searcheth the hearts, knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit: for he maketh intercession for the saints, according to God. 28 And we know, that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them that are called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he foreknew, he also predestinated, conformable to the image of his Son, that he might be the first-born among many brethren. 30 And whom he predestinated, them he also called; and whom he called, them he also justified; and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31 What shall we say then to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is also at the right-hand of God, who likewise maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall affliction, or distress, or persecution, or hunger, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 (As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long, we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.) 37 Nay, in all these things we more than conquer, through him who hath loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, 39 nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not; my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost? 2 That I have great sorrow and continual anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ, for my brethren, my kinsmen after the flesh: 4 Who are Israelites, whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the worship of God, and the promises: 5 Whose are the fathers, and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is, over all, God, blessed for ever. 6 Not as if the word of God had fallen to the ground; for all are not Israel, who are of Israel. 7 Neither because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children, but in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 8 That is, not the children of the flesh are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. 9 For this is the word of the promise, At this time I will come, and Sarah shall have a son. 10 And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, 11 our father Isaac, The children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil (that the purpose of God according to election might stand not of works, but of him that called,) It was said to her, The elder shall serve the younger. 12 As it is written, I have loved Jacob, 13 and hated Esau. 14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice with God? God forbid. 15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 16 It is not therefore of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. 17 Moreover the scripture saith to Pharoah, For this very thing have I raised thee up, that I may shew my power in thee, and that my name may be declared through all the earth. 18 So then he hath mercy on whom he willeth, and whom he willeth, he hardneth. 19 But thou wilt say to me, Why doth he still find fault? 20 For who hath resisted his will? Nay, but who art thou, O man, that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, out of the same mass to make one vessel to honour, and another to dishonour? 22 What if God, being willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, yet endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted for destruction? 23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, whom he had before prepared for glory? 24 Even us whom he hath called, not only of the Jews, but also of the Gentiles: 25 As he saith also in Hosea, I will call them my people, who were not my people, and her beloved, who was not beloved. 26 And it shall come to pass, in the place where it was said to them, Ye are not my people, there shall they be called the sons of the living God. 27 Isaiah likewise crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, the remnant only shall be saved. 28 For the Lord is finishing and cutting short his account in righteousness; for the Lord will make a short account upon the earth. 29 And as Isaiah had said before, Unless the Lord of hosts had left us a seed, we had been as Sodom, and had been made like Gomorrah.