The Same Diligence

   
The same diligence  
   
   
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:  
48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.  
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,  
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.  
   
   
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,  
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:  
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.  
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.  
11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)  
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.  
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.  
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;  
15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.  
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.  
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?  
18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?  
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.  
4 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.  
2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. All kinds of fish in the net
3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.  
4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.  
5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.  
6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:  
7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.  
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.  
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.  
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.  
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. Make every effort to enter the rest
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.  
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.  
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.  
5 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:  
2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.  
3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.  
4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.  
5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.  
6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.  
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;  
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;  
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;  
10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.  
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.  
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.  
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.  
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.  
6 Therefore 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,  
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.  
3 And this will we do, if God permit.  
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,  
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,  
6 If 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.  
7 For 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:  
8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.  
9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.  
10 For 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. Work and labor of love
11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: The same diligence to enter the rest
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.  
13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,  
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.  
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.  
16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.  
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:  
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:  
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;  
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.  
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Watch and Be Ready

   
Watch and Be Ready  
   
   
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:  
48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.  
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,  
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.  
   
   
   
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.  
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.  
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.  
45 Who then is a faithful and wiseservant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?  
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.  
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.  
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;  
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;  
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,  
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  
   
   
25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.  
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.  
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:  
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.  
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.  
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.  
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.  
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.  
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.  
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.  
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.  
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.  
   
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.  
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.  
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.  
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.  
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.  
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.  
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.  
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.  
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.  
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.  
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.  
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:  
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.  
26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:  
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.  
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.  
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.  
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  
   
   
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:  
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:  
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.  
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:  
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:  
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.  
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?  
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?  
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?  
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.  
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:  
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:  
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.  
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?  
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.  
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.  

Fear the Lord and depart from evil

 

 

Fear the Lord and depart from evil

 

 

 

 

 

13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

 

15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.

 

23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

 

26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

 

 

 

 

 

2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

 

 

 

27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

 

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

 

8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

 

 

 

15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

 

16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

 

17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

 

6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

 

7 When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

 

Peace

 

 

Peace

 

 

 

 

 

17 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

Quiet, Strife

 

 

27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Peace loving

 

 

Heart, Word, Deed

 

 

Heart, Word, Deed

 

 

 

 

 

16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

 

17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

 

18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

 

19 Better it is to be of an humble spiritwith the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

 

20 He that handletha matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.

 

21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

 

22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

 

23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

 

24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

 

 

 

 

 

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

 

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

 

Acknowledge

 

 

Acknowledge

 

 

 

 

 

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;

and lean not unto thine own understanding.

 

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him,

and he shall direct thy paths.

 

 

 

 

 

33 The lot is cast into the lap;

but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

 

16 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.

 

25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

 

 

 

 

 

3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

 

7 When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

 

 

 

Discipline

 

 

Discipline

 

 

 

 

 

5 A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

 

9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

 

10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

 

12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

 

2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Wherefore 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,

 

2 Looking 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.

 

3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

 

4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

 

5 And 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:

 

6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

 

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

 

8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

 

9 Furthermore 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?

 

10 For 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.

 

11 Now 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.

 

12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

 

13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

 

14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

 

15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Despise

16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

Faint

17 For 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.