Brought Low and Lifted Up

   
Brought Low and Lifted Up  
   

 
6 The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.  
7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.  
8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them.  
9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.  
10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.  
   
   
2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.  
3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;  
4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.  
Every valley shall befilled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;  
6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.  
   
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16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.  
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,  
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,  
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.  
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.  
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.  
22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?  
23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.  
24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.  
25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;  
26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.  
27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.  
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,  
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.  
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,  
   
   
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,  
4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,  
5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;  
6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:  
   
21 Jesus 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.  
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.  
   

Rest and Peace

   
Rest and Peace  
   
   
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.  
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  
   
   
   
23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.  
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.  
25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?  
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.  
   
   
   
9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:  
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.  
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.  
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.  
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.  
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.  
   
   
   
14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?  
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.  
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.  
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.  
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  
17 Even 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.  
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.  
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.  
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.  
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?  
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.  
25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  
27 Peace 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.  
28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.  
29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.  
30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.  
31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.  
   

Faith and Repentance

   
Faith and Repentance  
   
   
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.  
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,  
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, Heal,

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19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.  
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.  
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.  
22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?  
23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.  
24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.  
25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;  
26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. Strong, Courages : FAITH
27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. Strong, Courages : FAITH
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,  
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.  
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,  
   
   
10 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.  
Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.  
Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.  
Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.  
And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.  
And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.  
And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.  
And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:  
And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. Heal
10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,  
11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.  
12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.  
13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. Humble, Gentle : REPENTANCE
14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. Humble, Gentle : REPENTANCE
15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell. Humble, Gentle : REPENTANCE
16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.  
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.  
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.  
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. new names
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.  
22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.  
23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:  
24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. Heal

The Ransomed of the Lord

   
The Ransomed of the Lord  
   
   
35 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.  
2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.  
3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.  
4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.  
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.  
6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.  
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.  
8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.  
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:  
10 And 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.  
   
   
17 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:  
2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.  
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.  
4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.  
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.  
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.  
Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.  
8 For 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.  
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.  
10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.  
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.  
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.  
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.  
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.  
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  
21 That 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.  
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  
23 I 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.  
24 Father, 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.  
25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.  
26 And 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.  

Sanctification

   
Sanctification  
   
   
15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.  
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.  
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,  
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,  
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.  
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.  
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.  
22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?  
23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.  
24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.  
25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;  
26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.  
27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.  
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,  
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.  
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,  
   
   
25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.  
26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.  
27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.  
28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.  
29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.  
30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.  
31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?  
32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.  
33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.  
34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.  
35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.  
36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,  
37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.  
38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, This Is The King Of The Jews.  
39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.  
40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?  
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.  
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.  
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.  
   
   
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  
19 Andfor their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.  
   
   
24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:  
25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;  
26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:  
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:  
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:  
29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.  

Fruits

   
Fruits  
   
   
18 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,  
2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.  
3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.  
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.  
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,  
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.  
   
   
7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?  
8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.  
9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.