Light

   
Light  
   
   
 10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?  
 11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.  
 12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.  
   
   
   
 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.  
   
   

For many are invited, but few are chosen.

   
For many are invited, but few are chosen.  
   
   
 8But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  
 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Invited
 10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Chosen
   
   
 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Invited

Chosen

 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  
 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  
   
   
 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  
 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Invited
 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Chosen
   
   
 18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  
 19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Invited
 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Chosen
   
   
 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. Invited

Chosen

 9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.  
   
   
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.  
   
   
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.  
   
   
   

What is unseen

   
What is unseen  
   
   
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?  
What is seen

  • Mammon of unrighteousness
  • Unrighteous mammon
  • That which is another man’s

What is unseen

  • Everlasting habitations
  • True riches
  • That which is your own

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

 

 
   

Luke 16

 
 1And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.  
 2And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.  
 3Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.  
 4I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.  
 5So he called every one of his lord’s debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?  
 6And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.  
 7Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.  
 8And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.  
 9And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. Mammon of unrighteousness

Everlasting Habitations

 10He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.  
 11If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? Handling worldly wealth

Entrusted with true riches

 12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? Faithful in someone else’s property

Receive one’s own riches

 13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Mammon

God

 

   
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

 
What is seen

  • Justification of men
  • That which is highly esteemed among men
  • The law and the prophets

What is unseen

  • Justification of God
  • Abomination in the sight of God
  • Kingdom of God

 

 
 14And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.  
 15And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. God’s sight / Men’s sight

Esteemed among men / Abomination to God

 16The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. The Law and the Prophets / The kingdom of God
 17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.  
 18Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.  
   
   
What is seen

  • Good things
  • Bad things

What is unseen

  • Comfort, Reward
  • Torment, Recompense
 
 19There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:  
 20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,  
 21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  
 22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;  
 23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.  
 24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.  
 25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. Good things / Bad things

Comfort / Torment

 26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.  
 27Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:  
 28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.  
   
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

 
What is seen

Moses and the Prophets

What is unseen

Resurrected Jesus Christ

 
 29Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.  
 30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.  
 31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.  
   
   
   
   

Hebrews 12

 
 1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,  
 2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  
 3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.  
 4Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.  
 5And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:  
 6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  
 7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?  
 8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.  
 9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?  
 10For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.  
 11Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.  
 12Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;  
 13And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.  
 14Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:  
 15Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;  
 16Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.  
 17For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.  
 18For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,  
 19And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:  
 20(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:  
 21And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)  
 22But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,  
 23To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,  
 24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.  
 25See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:  
 26Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.  
 27And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.  
 28Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:  
 29For our God is a consuming fire.  

Entering Kingdom of God

   
Entering Kingdom of God  
By Faith and Grace  
   
   
 13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.  
   
   
1Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.  
 2And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.  
 3The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word.  
 4The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.  
 5The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.  
 6Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.  
 7The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.  
 8The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.  
 9They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.  
 10The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.  
 11There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.  
 12In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.  
 13When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.  
 14They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.  
 15Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.  
 16From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.  
 17Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.  
 18And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.  
 19The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.  
 20The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.  
 21And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.  
 22And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.  
 23Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.  

Isaiah 25

 
 1O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.  
 2For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.  
 3Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.  
 4For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.  
 5Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.  
 6And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.  
 7And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.  
 8He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.  
 9And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.  
 10For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.  
 11And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.  
 12And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.  

Isaiah 26

 
 1In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.  
 2Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.  
 3Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  
 4Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:  
 5For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.  
 6The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.  
 7The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.  
 8Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.  
 9With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.  
 10Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.  
 11LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.  
 12LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.  
 13O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.  
 14They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.  
 15Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.  
 16LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.  
 17Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.  
 18We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.  
 19Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.  
 20Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.  
 21For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.  

Isaiah 27

 
 1In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.  
 2In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.  
 3I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.  
 4Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.  
 5Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.  
 6He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.  
 7Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?  
 8In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.  
 9By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.  
 10Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.  
 11When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.  
 12And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.  
 13And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.  

Seven Woes

   
Seven Woes  
   
   
 16From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.  
   
 1Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!  
   
 1Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.  
   
 15Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?  
   
1Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:  
   
 1Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!  
   
 1Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.  
   
   

Matthew 23

 
 1Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,  
 2Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:  
 3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.  
 4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.  
 5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,  
 6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,  
 7And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.  
 8But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.  
 9And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.  
 10Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.  
 11But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.  
 12And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.  
 13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.  
 14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.  
 15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.  
 16Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!  
 17Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?  
 18And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.  
 19Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?  
 20Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.  
 21And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.  
 22And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.  
 23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.  
 24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.  
 25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.  
 26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.  
 27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.  
 28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.  
 29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,  
 30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.  
 31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.  
 32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.  
 33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?  
 34Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:  
 35That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.  
 36Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.  
 37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  
 38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.  
 39For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.  

A Table before me

   
A Table before me  
   
   
   
 1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  
 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  
 3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  
 4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  
 5Thou preparest a table before mein the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cuprunnethover.  
 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.  
   
   
   
1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  
   
   
 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.  
   
   
 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.  
   
   
 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.  
   
   
 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.  
   
   
 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.  
   
 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.  
   
   
 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.  
   

Return

   
Return  
   
 10And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Sanctified

See Jesus again

 

   
   
 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 seeyou 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.  
   
   
 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.