Danger of Falling Away

   
Danger of Falling Away  
   
   
12And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?  
 13And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.  
 14And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?  
 15And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.  
 16And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.  
 17And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.  
 18And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.  
 19And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?  
 20And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.  
 21The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.  
 22And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.  
 23And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.  
 24And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.  
 25Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.  
 26And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.  
 27And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.  
 28But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.  
 29But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.  
 30And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.  
 31But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.  
   
   
1And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.  
 2Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;  
 3Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;  
 4Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.  
   
   
 13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  
 14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.  
 15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Only receiving
 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  
 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  
 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.  
 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.  
 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.  
 21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  
 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  
 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.  
 24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: Freely receive,

Freely give

 25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  
 26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:  
 27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.  
 28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:  
 29For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.  
   
   
   
1Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,  
 2Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.  
 3And this will we do, if God permit.  
 4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, Real food, Real drink
 5And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,  
 6If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.  
 7For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:  
 8But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.  
 9But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.  
 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.  
   
   
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.  
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12And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?  
 13And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.  
 14And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?  
 15And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.  
 16And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.  
 17And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.  
 18And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.  
 19And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?  
 20And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.  
 21The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.  
 22And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.  
 23And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.  
 24And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.  
 25Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.  
 26And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.  
 27And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.  
 28But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.  
 29But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.  
 30And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.  
 31But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.  
   
   
   
   
   
   
 27Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.  
 28Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?  
 29Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.  
 30They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?  
 31Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.  
 32Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.  
 33For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.  
 34Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.  
 35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.  
 36But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.  
 37All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.  
 38For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.  
 39And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.  
 40And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.  
 41The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.  
 42And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?  
 43Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.  
 44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.  
 45It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.  
 46Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.  
 47Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.  
 48I am that bread of life.  
 49Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.  
 50This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.  
 51I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.  
 52The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?  
 53Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.  
 54Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.  
 55For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.  
 56He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.  
 57As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.  
 58This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.  
 59These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.  
 60Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?  
 61When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?  
 62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?  
 63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.  
 64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.  
 65And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.  
 66From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.  
 67Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?  
 68Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.  
 69And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.  
 70Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?  
 71He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.  
   
   
   
 17Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.  
 18For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.  
 19For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.  
 20When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper.  
 21For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.  
 22What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? what shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.  
 23For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:  
 24And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.  
 25After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.  
 26For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.  
 27Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  
 28But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.  
 29For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.  
 30For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.  
 31For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.  
 32But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.  
 33Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.  
 34And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.  
   
   
   
Living by His body and His blood Receiving and Giving
Freely ye have received, Freely give.

For their sakes I sanctify myself,

that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

 
1And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.  
 2Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;  
 3Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;  
 4Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.  
 5These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:  
 6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  
 7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.  
 8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.  
 9Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,  
 10Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.  
 11And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.  
 12And when ye come into an house, salute it.  
 13And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.  
 14And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.  
 15Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.  
 16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.  
 17But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;  
 18And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.  
 19But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.  
 20For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.  
 21And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.  
 22And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.  
 23But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.  
 24The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.  
 25It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?  
 26Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.  
 27What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.  
 28And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.  
 29Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.  
 30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  
 31Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.  
 32Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  
 33But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.  
 34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. Not as the world gives …
 35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.  
 36And a man’s foes shall be theyhe that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. of his own household.  
 37He that loveth father or mother more than meis not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.  
 38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.  
 39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.  
 40He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.  
 41He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.  
 42And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.  

Stumbling Block

   
Stumblingblock  
   
 12I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.  
 13When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;  
 14And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.  
 15For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.  
 16For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.  
 17For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.  
 18I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.  
 19I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.  
 20But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.  
 21There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.  
   
   
   
18Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.  
 19And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. Stumbling block
 20And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!  
 21Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. Stumbling block
 22And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. I create the fruit of the lips

Love

   
Love  
   

1 Corinthians 13

 
 1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.  
 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.  
 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.  
 4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; Forgive
charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Seek His kingdom and His righteousness
 5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Do to others what you would have them do to you
 6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Abide in Jesus, His name
 7Beareth all things, Protect
Stego: keep by covering  
believeth all things, Trust
Pisteuo: place confidence in  
hopeth all things, Hope
Elpizo: to wait for salvation with joy and full confidence  
endureth all things. Persevere
Hupomeno: to remain, to abide  
 8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.  
 9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.  
 10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.  
 11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.  
 12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.  
 13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.  

From the beginning

   
From the beginning  
   
   
   
 1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.  
 2Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.  
 3Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.  
 4Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.  
 5For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.  
 6By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.  
 7I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.  
 8Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.  
 9Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.  
 10For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,  
 11Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.  
 12O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.  
   
   
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.  
   
   
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.  

Far and Near

   
Far and Near  
   
   
14And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.  
 15For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.  
 16For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.  
 17For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.  
 18I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.  
 19I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.  
 20But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.  
 21There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.  
   
   
   
31The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.  
 32And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.  
 33Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.  
 34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!  
 35Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.  
   
   
   
32And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:  
 33And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.  
 34And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.  
   
   
 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.  
   
   
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.  
   
   
29But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.  
   
29Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:  
 30Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.  
 31Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.  

Covetousness

   
Covetousness  
   
   
13If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:  
   
   

Isaiah 57

 
 1The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.  
 2He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.  
 3But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.  
   
Our own way  
 4Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood.  
 5Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?  
 6Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they, they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?  
   
Our own pleasure  
 7Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.  
 8Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest it.  
 9And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell.  
   
Our own words  
 10Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.  
 11And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?  
 12I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.  
   
   
 13When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;  
 14And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.  
 15For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.  
 16For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.  
 17For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.  
 18I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.  
 19I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.  
 20But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.  
 21There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.