35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging, 36 And hearing the multitude passing by, he asked what it could mean. 37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. 38 But he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 39 And they who went before, rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought: and when he was come near, he asked him, 41 What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? But he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 42 And he answered him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. 43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw [it], gave glory to God.
Bible verses about "independence" | Whiston
1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father found according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath to glory, but not before God. 3 For what saith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4 Now to him that worketh, is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works. 7 Blessed [are] they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed [is] the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. 9 [Is] this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the circumcision also? For we say that faith was reckned to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How was it then reckned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he had] being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness, might be imputed unto them also: 12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham. 13 For the promise that he should be the heir of the world, [was] not to Abraham, or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if they which are of the law [be] heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect. 15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, [there is] no transgression. 16 Therefore [it is] of the faith of Jesus, by grace; to the end that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, 17 As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations before him whom he believed, God, who quickneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were: 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the Father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 19 And being not weak in the faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's Womb. 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God: 21 And being fully persuaded, that what he had promised he was able also to perform. 22 Therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him for righteousness. 24 But for us also to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
12 Not as though I had already attained, or am already justified, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which I am apprehended of Christ.
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord [is, is] liberty.
1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and e not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
16 As free, and not using liberty for a cloke of wickedness; but as the servants of God.