To Leaders

To
Leaders

14 Moreover from the time that
I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from
the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of
Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have
not eaten the bread of the governor.

15 But the former governors
that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had
taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea,
even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I,
because of the fear of God.

16 Yea, also I continued in
the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my
servants were gathered thither unto the work.

17 Moreover there were at my
table an hundred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, beside those
that came unto us from among the heathen that are about us.

18 Now that which was prepared
for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were
prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine:
yet for all this required not I the bread of the
governor
, because the bondage was heavy upon this
people.

19 Think upon me, my God, for
good, according to all that I have done for this people.

Be a
Servant

25 But Jesus called them unto
him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise
dominion
over them, and they that are great exercise
authority
upon them.

26 But it shall not be so
among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him
be your minister;

27 And whosoever will be chief
among you, let him be your servant:

28 Even as the Son of man came
not to be ministered unto, but to minister,
and to give his life a ransom
for many.

Wash
other’s feet

13 Ye call me Master
and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

14 If I then, your Lord and
Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash
one another’s feet
.

15 For I have given you an
example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

16 Verily, verily, I say unto
you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is
sent greater than he that sent him.

17 If ye know these things,
happy are ye if ye do them.

Watch
and Be Ready

35 Let your loins be
girded about, and your lights burning;

36 And ye yourselves like unto
men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the
wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him
immediately.

37 Blessed are those servants,
whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I
say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit
down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

38 And if he shall come in the
second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so,
blessed are those servants.

39 And this know, that if the
goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he
would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken
through.

40 Be ye therefore ready
also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

41 Then Peter said unto him,
Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?

42 And the Lord said, Who then
is that faithful and wise steward, whom his
lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them
their portion of meat in due season
?

43 Blessed is that servant,
whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

44 Of a truth I say unto you,
that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.

45 But and if that servant say
in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat
the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be
drunken;

46 The lord of that servant
will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour
when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint
him his portion with the unbelievers.

47 And that servant, which
knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did
according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

48 But he that knew not, and
did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few
stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much
required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will
ask the more.

To the Poor

To
the Poor

1 And there was a
great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren
the Jews.

2 For there were
that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we
take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.

3 Some also there
were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and
houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.

4 There were also
that said, We have borrowed money for the king’s tribute, and that
upon our lands and vineyards.

5 Yet now our
flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their
children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our
daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought
unto bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them;
for other men have our lands and vineyards.

Seek
His Kingdom, His Righteousness

14 And he said
unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?

15 And he said
unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness:
for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things
which he possesseth.

16 And he spake a
parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man
brought forth plentifully:

17 And he thought
within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room
where to bestow my fruits?

18 And he said,
This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and
there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

19 And I will say
to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years;
take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

20 But God said
unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of
thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

21 So is he that
layeth up treasure for himself,
and is not rich
toward God
.

22 And he said
unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take
no thought
for your life, what ye shall eat; neither
for the body, what ye shall put on.

23 The life is
more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

24 Consider the
ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have
storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye
better than the fowls?

25 And which of
you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

26 If ye then be
not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for
the rest?

27 Consider the
lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say
unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one
of these.

28 If then God so
clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is
cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of
little faith?

29 And seek not
ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of
doubtful mind.

30 For all these
things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father
knoweth that ye have need of these things.

31 But rather
seek ye the kingdom of God;
and all these things shall be added unto you.

32 Fear
not
, little flock; for it is your Father’s good
pleasure to give you the kingdom.

33 Sell that ye
have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old,
a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no
thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

34 For where your
treasure
is, there will your
heart
be also.

20 The young man
saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up:
what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto
him, If thou wilt be perfect, go
and sell that thou hast, and
give to the poor, and thou
shalt have treasure in heaven:
and come and follow
me.

22 But when the
young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had
great possessions.

23 Then said Jesus
unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall
hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24 And again I say
unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a
needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

25 When his
disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then
can be saved?

26 But Jesus beheld
them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with
God all things are possible.

Steal Not

 

Steal Not

9 Also I said, It
is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk
in the fear of our God
because of
the reproach of the heathen our
enemies
?

10 I likewise,
and my brethren, and my servants, might exact
of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.

11 Restore, I
pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards,
their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the
money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of
them.

12 Then said
they, We will restore them, and will require nothing
of them; so will we do as thou sayest. Then I called the priests,
and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this
promise.

13
Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his
house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even
thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the
congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people did
according to this promise.

Repent

7 And when they
saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest
with a man that is a sinner.

8 And Zacchaeus
stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods
I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any
man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

9 And Jesus said
unto him, This day is salvation
come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a
son of Abraham
.

10 For the Son of
man is come to seek and to
save that which was lost.

Reward

29 And Jesus
answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that
hath left house, or brethren, or sisters,
or father, or mother, or wife, or children,
or lands, for my sake,
and the gospel’s,

30 But he shall
receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and
brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with
persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

31 But many that
are first shall be last; and the last first.

Patience

Patience,
Forgive

25
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with
patience
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.

The
Unforgiving Servant

26
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord,
have patience with me, and I
will pay thee all.

27
Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion,
and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

29
And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him,
saying, Have patience with me,
and I will pay thee all.

30 And he would not: but went
and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

32
Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou
wicked servant, I forgave thee
all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

33 Shouldest not thou also
have had compassion on thy
fellowservant, even as I had pity
on thee?

35
So likewise
shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts
forgive not every one his
brother their trespasses.

Purpose, Understanding, and Life


Purpose,
Understanding, and Life

 17This
I say therefore, and testify in the Lord,

that
ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk,

in
the
vanity
of
their
mind,

purpose

 18Having
the
understanding
darkened,

understanding

being
alienated from the
life of God

life

through
the ignorance
that is in them,

because
of the blindness
of their heart:

what
is
the
hope of his calling
,

His Will

and
what t
he
riches of the glory of his
inheritance
in
the saints,

Our
Inheritance

 19And
what is
the
exceeding greatness of his
power
to
us-ward who believe
,

His
Power

4Who
will have all men to be saved, and

His Will

to
come unto the knowledge of the truth.

The
Truth

5
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the
man Christ Jesus;

Oneness,

His
Power

The Places

w

The
Places

A.
My Father’s House

1 Let not your heart be
troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In
my Father’s house are many mansions:
if it were not so,
I would have told you. I go to prepare a
place for you
.

3 And if I go and prepare a
place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself;
that where I am, there ye may be also.

B.
The True Vine Jesus

4 Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the
vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine,
ye are the branches: He that abideth
in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can
do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, he
is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them,
and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my
words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be
done unto you.

8 Herein is my Father
glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

C.
His Name, The Spirt

11 And now I am no more in the
world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy
Father, keep through thine own name
those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

12 While I was with them in
the world, I kept them in thy name:
those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost,
but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

The Works

w

The
Works

12 Verily, verily, I say unto
you, He that believeth on me, the works
that I do shall he do also; and greater
works than these shall he do;
because I go unto my Father.

Greater
works

13 And whatsoever ye shall ask
in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in
the Son.

14 If ye shall ask
any thing in my name, I will do it.

Jesus
will do

12 This is my
commandment
, That ye love one
another
, as I have loved you.

Love

13 Greater
love hath no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends
.

Deny
myself

Take
the cross

14 Ye are
my friends, if
ye do
whatsoever I command you.

15 Henceforth I call you not
servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I
have called you friends; for
all things that I have heard of my Father I have
made known
unto you.

16 Ye have not chosen me, but
I have chosen you, and
ordained you, that ye should
go and bring forth fruit, and
that your fruit should remain:
that whatsoever ye shall ask
of the Father in my name, he may give
it you.

Fruit

17 These things I command
you, that ye love one another.