The Land

10Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

11Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it.

19Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

20Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21But he spake of the temple of his body.

31For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.


12And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,

13Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land.

14Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them;

15Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD’s servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising.

28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

26If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Trust and Obey

16And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.

17According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses.

18Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.

20At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

22For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

23That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

25Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

26For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

27And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

21Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

22Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.

23And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

21Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.


one Faith

One Faith

 8to me — the less than the least of all the saints — was given this grace, among the nations to proclaim good news — the untraceable riches of the Christ,

 9and to cause all to see what [is] the fellowship of the secret that hath been hid from the ages in God, who the all things did create by Jesus Christ,

 10that there might be made known now to the principalities and the authorities in the heavenly [places], through the assembly, the manifold wisdom of God,

 11according to a purpose of the ages, which He made in Christ Jesus our Lord,

 12in whom we have the freedom and the access in confidence through the faith of him,

 13wherefore, I ask [you] not to faint in my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

14For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

 15of whom the whole family in the heavens and on earth is named,

 16that He may give to you, according to the riches of His glory, with might to be strengthened through His Spirit, in regard to the inner man,

 17that the Christ may dwell through the faith in your hearts, in love having been rooted and founded,

 18that ye may be in strength to comprehend, with all the saints, what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height,

 19to know also the love of the Christ that is exceeding the knowledge, that ye may be filled — to all the fulness of God;

 1Call upon you, then, do I — the prisoner of the Lord — to walk worthily of the calling with which ye were called,

 2with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love,

 3being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of the peace;

 4one body and one Spirit, according as also ye were called in one hope of your calling;

 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

 6one God and Father of all, who [is] over all, and through all, and in you all,

 7and to each one of you was given the grace, according to the measure of the gift of Christ,

 8wherefore, he saith, `Having gone up on high he led captive captivity, and gave gifts to men,’ —

 9and that, he went up, what is it except that he also went down first to the lower parts of the earth?

 10he who went down is the same also who went up far above all the heavens, that He may fill all things —

 11and He gave some [as] apostles, and some [as] prophets, and some [as] proclaimers of good news, and some [as] shepherds and teachers,

 12unto the perfecting of the saints, for a work of ministration, for a building up of the body of the Christ,

 13till we may all come to the unity of the faith and of the recognition of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to a measure of stature of the fulness of the Christ,

 14that we may no more be babes, tossed and borne about by every wind of the teaching, in the sleight of men, in craftiness, unto the artifice of leading astray,

 15and, being true in love, we may increase to Him [in] all things, who is the head — the Christ;

 16from whom the whole body, being fitly joined together and united, through the supply of every joint, according to the working in the measure of each single part, the increase of the body doth make for the building up of itself in love.

10As to the rest, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might;

 11put on the whole armour of God, for your being able to stand against the wiles of the devil,

 12because we have not the wrestling with blood and flesh, but with the principalities, with the authorities, with the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, with the spiritual things of the evil in the heavenly places;

 13because of this take ye up the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to resist in the day of the evil, and all things having done — to stand.

 14Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about in truth, and having put on the breastplate of the righteousness,

 15and having the feet shod in the preparation of the good-news of the peace;

 16above all, having taken up the shield of the faith, in which ye shall be able all the fiery darts of the evil one to quench,

 17and the helmet of the salvation receive, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the saying of God,

 18through all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit, and in regard to this same, watching in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints —

 19and in behalf of me, that to me may be given a word in the opening of my mouth, in freedom, to make known the secret of the good news,

 20for which I am an ambassador in a chain, that in it I may speak freely — as it behoveth me to speak.

Proverbs 6

Proverbs 6

Watch what you are sure of

 1My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

 2Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

 3Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

 4Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

 5Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

 6Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

 7Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

 8Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

 9How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

 10Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

 11So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

sure result

 12A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

 13He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;

 14Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

 15Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

sure result

What the Lord surely hates

 16These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

 17A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

 18An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

 19A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

What the Lord surely likes

 20My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

 21Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

 22When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

 23For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

 24To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

Watch what you like

 25Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

 26For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life.

 27Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

 28Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

 29So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

sure result

 30Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

 31But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

 32But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

 33A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

sure result

 34For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

God is also jealous

 35He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.



I and the Father are one

 26"But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep.

 27"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;



 28and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.

have eternal life

perish, taken not

 29"My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

 30"I and the Father are one."

 31Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

 32Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

good works

 33The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

 34Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

 35If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

have the word of God

 36Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

the Son of God

the children of God

 37If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

giving eternal life

 38But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.




 39Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

 40And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.

The glory is given to us.

 21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

 22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

eternal life

The Father in Jesus works

 16And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

 17But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

 18Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

Shema, Hear

4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Proverbs 5

Proverbs 5

 1My son, attend unto my wisdom,

and bow thine ear to my understanding:


 2That thou mayest regard discretion,

and that thy lips may keep knowledge.


 3For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb,

and her mouth is smoother than oil:

looking good

 4But her end is bitter as wormwood,

sharp as a two-edged sword.

bitter end

 5Her feet go down to death;

her steps take hold on hell.

destined to death

(like such ways)

 6Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable,

that thou canst not know them.

not knowing the path of life

 7Hear me now therefore, O ye children,

and depart not from the words of my mouth.



 8Remove thy way far from her,

and come not nigh the door of her house:


 9Lest thou give thine honour unto others,

and thy years unto the cruel:


 10Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth;

and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;

your possession

 11And thou mourn at the last,

when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

sad end

 12And say, How have I hated instruction,

and my heart despised reproof;

hated instruction

(destined to death)

 13And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers,

nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

not obey nor hear

(not know)

 14I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.


 15Drink waters out of thine own cistern,

and running waters out of thine own well.


 16Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad,

and rivers of waters in the streets.


 17Let them be only thine own,

and not strangers’ with thee.


 18Let thy fountain be blessed:

and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.


(we do good)

 19Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe;

let her breasts satisfy thee at all times;

and be thou ravished always with her love.



 20And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman,

and embrace the bosom of a stranger?


 21For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD,

and he pondereth all his goings.

The Lord watches

(evil we do)

 22His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.



 23He shall die without instruction;

and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

not knowing

dying in sin

Proverbs 4

Proverbs 4

Learn, Obey, and Live (1)



 1Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

 2For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

 3For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

 4He taught me also, and said unto me,


Let thine heart retain my words:

keep my commandments,


and live.


Get Wisdom and Understanding

 5Get wisdom, get understanding:

forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.


 6Forsake her not,


and she shall preserve thee:


love her,


and she shall keep thee.


 7Wisdom is the principal thing;

therefore get wisdom:

and with all thy getting get understanding.


 8Exalt her,


and she shall promote thee:


she shall bring thee to honour,


when thou dost embrace her.


Grace and Glory

 9She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace:

a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.


Learn, Obey, and Live (2)


If you learn and obey, then you will live.

 10Hear, O my son,

and receive my sayings;

and the years of thy life shall be many.




 11I have taught thee in the way of wisdom;

I have led thee in right paths.


 12When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened;

and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.


 13Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go:

keep her;

for she is thy life.


If you don’t, you will die in sin

 14Enter not into the path of the wicked,

and go not in the way of evil men.

if not learn

 15Avoid it, pass not by it,

turn from it, and pass away.

if not obey

 16For they sleep not, except they have done mischief;

and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

not live

 17For they eat the bread of wickedness,

and drink the wine of violence.

Live as children of light

 18But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

shining light

 19The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.


Learn, Obey, and Live (3)


 20My son, attend to my words;

incline thine ear unto my sayings.


 21Let them not depart from thine eyes;

keep them in the midst of thine heart.

obey – eyes

obey – heart

 22For they are life unto those that find them,

and health to all their flesh.


Keep your heart and mouth

 23Keep thy heart with all diligence;

for out of it are the issues of life.


heart, lip

 24Put away from thee a froward mouth,

and perverse lips put far from thee.

Keep your eyes and feet

 25Let thine eyes look right on,

and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.


eyes, feet

 26Ponder the path of thy feet,

and let all thy ways be established.

Be holy

 27Turn not to the right hand nor to the left:

remove thy foot from evil.

astray not




1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.



17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

    * the conviction of things not seen.

    * we believe

6Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.



10For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

11And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

12That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

* the assurance of things hoped for

* God gives the faith

* should put into practice

7Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

8This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.



16That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

The Spirit in us testifies

9Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.