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2 Corinthians 3

 
 1Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?  
 2Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:  
 3Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. Speak the truth
 4And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:  
 5Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;  
 6Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.  
 7But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:  
 8How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?  
 9For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.  
 10For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.  
 11For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.  
 12Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:  
 13And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:  
 14But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.  
 15But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.  
 16Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.  
 17Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  
 18But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.  

2 Corinthians 4

 
 1Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;  
 2But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. Speak the truth
 3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: Speak the truth
 4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. Speak the truth
 5For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. Speak the truth
 6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Speak the truth
 7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  
 8We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  
 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  
 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. Speak the truth
 11For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. Speak the truth
 12So then death worketh in us, but life in you.  
 13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Speak the truth
 14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.  
 15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  
 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  
 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  
 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  

2 Corinthians 5

 
 1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  
 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:  
 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.  
 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.  
 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.  
 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:  
 7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)  
 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  
 9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.  
 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  
 11Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. Speak the truth
 12For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.  
 13For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.  
 14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:  
 15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.  
 16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.  
 17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  
 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  
 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Speak the truth
 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.  
 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  

2 Corinthians 6

 
 1We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.  
 2(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)  
 3Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:  
 4But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,  
 5In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;  
 6By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,  
 7By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, Speak the truth
 8By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; Speak the truth
 9As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;  
 10As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.  
 11O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. Speak the truth
 12Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.  
 13Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.  
 14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  
 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?  
 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  
 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.  
 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  
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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.  
   
   
1But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.  
2When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.  
3For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.  
4Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.  
5Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;  
6I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;  
7Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.  
8Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.  
   
   
   

John 14

 
1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  
2In 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.  
3And 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.  
4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  
5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  
6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  
7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  
8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  
9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?  
10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  
11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.  
12Verily, 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.  
13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  
14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  
15If ye love me, keep my commandments.  
16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  
17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  
18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.  
19Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.  
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.  
22Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?  
23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  
24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.  
25These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  
26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  
27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  
28Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.  
29And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.  
30Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.  
31But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.  

John 15

 
1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  
2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  
3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.  
4Abide 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.  
5I 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.  
6If 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.  
7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  
8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.  
9As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.  
10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.  
11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.  
12This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.  
13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  
14Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.  
15Henceforth 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.  
16Ye 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.  
17These things I command you, that ye love one another.  
18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.  
19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.  
20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.  
21But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.  
22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.  
23He that hateth me hateth my Father also.  
24If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.  
25But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.  
26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  
27And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.  

John 16

 
1These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.  
2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.  
3And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.  
4But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.  
5But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?  
6But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.  
7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  
8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  
9Of sin, because they believe not on me;  
10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;  
11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.  
12I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.  
13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  
14He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  
15All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  
16A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.  
17Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?  
18They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.  
19Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?  
20Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.  
21A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.  
22And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.  
23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.  
24Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.  
25These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.  
26At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:  
27For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.  
28I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.  
29His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.  
30Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.  
31Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?  
32Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.  
33These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  

John 17

 
1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:  
2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.  
3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.  
4I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.  
5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.  
6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.  
7Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.  
8For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.  
9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.  
10And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.  
11And 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.  
12While 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.  
13And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  
14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  
15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.  
16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  
17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  
18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  
19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.  
20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  
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:  
23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  
24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.  
25O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.  
26And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.  
   
   
   
   
   
   

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2 Corinthians 3

 
 1Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?  
 2Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:  
 3Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.  
 4And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:  
 5Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;  
 6Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. Ministers of new covenant
 7But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:  
 8How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?  
 9For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.  
 10For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.  
 11For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.  
 12Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:  
 13And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:  
 14But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.  
 15But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.  
 16Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.  
 17Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  
 18But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.  

2 Corinthians 4

 
 1Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; Be a minister through His mercy
 2But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.  
 3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  
 4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. Light

Gospel

 

 5For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. Preach Christ Himself
 6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Light

Knowledge of God

 7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  
 8We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  
 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  
 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. Death of Jesus

Life of Jesus

 11For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. Manifestation
 12So then death worketh in us, but life in you.  
 13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;  
 14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.  
 15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. To make many people praise and worship God
 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  
 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  
 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  

2 Corinthians 5

 
 1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  
 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:  
 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.  
 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.  
 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.  
 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:  
 7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)  
 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  
 9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.  
 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  
 11Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. Manifestation

Fear of God

 12For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.  
 13For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.  
 14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:  
 15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.  
 16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.  
 17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  
 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; Ministry of reconciliation

 

 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Entrusted us with the ministry of reconciliation

 

 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. Be reconciled to God
 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  

2 Corinthians 6

 
 1We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.  
 2(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)  
 3Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: Try not to be stumbled
 4But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, To be approved
 5In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;  
 6By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,  
 7By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,  
 8By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;  
 9As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;  
 10As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.  
 11O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.  
 12Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.  
 13Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.  
 14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  
 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?  
 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  
 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.  
 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  

Be holy

   
Be holy  
   
   
9Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;  
   
2Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.  
   
43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.  
44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;  
45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.  
46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?  
47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?  
48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.  

Groan

   
Groan  
   
   
1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  
 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:  
 3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.  
 4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.  
 5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.  
 6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:  
 7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)  
 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  
 9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.  
 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  
 11Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.  
   
Far, far away in heathen darkness dwelling …

Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel

 
 18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  
 19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. Peacemakers
 20For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,  
 21Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Children of God
 22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.  
 23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.  
 24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?  
 25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.  
   
   
 20Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. Sufferings

Glory

 21A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. Jesus dwelling in us
 22And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. Children of God
 23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.  
   
   
 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  
 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. Peacemakers
 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Persecution for righteousness’ sake
   
   
 3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  
 4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.  
 5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.  
 6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.  
 7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.  
 8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.  
 9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  
 10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  
 11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  
 12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.  

Peacemakers

   
Peacemaker  
   
   
   
 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  
 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. Peacemakers
 21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Persecution for righteousness’ sake
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  
1We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.  
 2(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)  
 3Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: Speak the truth

Speak for Christ

 4But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,  
 5In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;  
 6By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,  
 7By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,  
 8By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;  
 9As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;  
 10As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.  
 11O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.  
 12Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.  
 13Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.  
   
   
 3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  
 4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.  
 5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.  
 6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.  
 7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.  
 8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.  
 9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  
 10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  
 11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  
 12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.  

Remember

   
Remember  
   
   
   
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.  
   
14But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.  
15Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.  
16Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. Remember

Protect

17Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.  
18Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.  
19For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.  
20The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.  
21Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they been?  
   
   
   

John 14

 
1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  
2In 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.  
3And 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.  
4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  
5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  
6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  
7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  
8Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  
9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?  
10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  
11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.  
12Verily, 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.  
13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  
14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  
15If ye love me, keep my commandments.  
16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  
17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  
18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.  
19Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.  
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.  
22Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?  
23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  
24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.  
25These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  
26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  
27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  
28Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.  
29And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.  
30Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.  
31But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.  
   
   

John 17

 
1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:  
2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.  
3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.  
4I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.  
5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.  
6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.  
7Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.  
8For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.  
9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.  
10And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.  
11And 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.  
12While 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.  
13And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  
14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  
15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.  
16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  
17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  
18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  
19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.  
20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  
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:  
23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  
24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.  
25O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.  
26And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.