The Right Hand

   
The Right Hand  
   
   
6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.  
7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.  
8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.  
9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?  
10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restoredwhole as the other.  
11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.  
   
   
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:  
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.  
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.  
30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.  
   
   
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;  
16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.  
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.  
   
   
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,  
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.  
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.  
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:  
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.  
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. 7-1=6
   
   
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.  
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.  
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.  
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.  
14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.  
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.  
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.  
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.  
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.  
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.  
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.  
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.  
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.  
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.  
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.  
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.  
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.  
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.  
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.  
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.  
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.  
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.  

Children of God

   
Children of God  
   
   
26 In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.  
   
   
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  
18 He 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.  
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  
21 But he that doeth truthcometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.  
   
   
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.  
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.  
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.  
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.  
19 We love him, because he first loved us.  
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?  
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.  

Prayer

   
Prayer  
   
   
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.  
   
   
2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.  
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

rule over

overcome

   
   
   
14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.  
15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:  
16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?  
17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.  
   
   
4 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.  
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.  
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.  
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:  
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.  
6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?  
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.  
8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.  
9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?  
10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.  
11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;  
12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.  
   
   

The Work

   
The Work  
   
   
6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.  
7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.  
8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.  
9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?  
10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.  
11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.  
   
   
   
14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.  
15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.  
16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.  
17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.  
18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.  
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.  
20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.  
21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.  
22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:  
23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.  
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.  
25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.  
26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;  
27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.  
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,  
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.  
   
   
36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.  
   
   
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.  
   
   
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.  
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.  
24 If 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.  
   
   
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.  

Fulfill

   
Fulfill  
   
   
106 Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.  
2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can shew forth all his praise?  
3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.  
   
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.  
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.  
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  
20 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.  

Bind and Loose

   
Bind and Loose  
   
   
141 Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.  
2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

what to take

what to give

3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

what we should …

what we should not …

4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

depart from evil that looks good

5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

cling to good that is burdensome to take

6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.  
7 Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.  
8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.  
9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.  
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.  
   
   
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.  
   
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.  
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.  
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.  
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.  
   

The Law of God, The Law of Sin

   
The Law of God, The Law of Sin  
   
   
6 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.  
2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? the law of sin
3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;  
4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?  
5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.  
6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.  
7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. the law of sin
8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.  
9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?  
10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.  
11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.  
   
2 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;  
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;  
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.  
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticingwords.  
5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.  
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.  
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vaindeceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: heal
11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:  
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.  
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;  
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; The law of sin
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.  
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:  
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.  
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffedup by his fleshly mind,  
19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.  
20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,  
21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;  
22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?  
23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.  
   
   
7 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?  
2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.  
3 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.  
4 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.  
5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.  
6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.  
7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.  
8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.  
9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.  
10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.  
11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.  
12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.  
13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.  
14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.  
15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.  
16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.  
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.  
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.  
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.  
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.  
21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.  
22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:  
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.  
24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?  
25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.