Humble yourself before the Lord

   

Humble yourself before the Lord

 
   
   

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

 

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

 

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

 

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

 

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

 

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

 

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

God did …

17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

 

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

God did …

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

 

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

God did not … but I did …

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

 

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

 

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

 

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

 

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

 

26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

 

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

 
   
   

4 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

 

2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

 

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

 

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

 

5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

 

6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

 

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 

8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

 

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

 

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

 

11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

 

12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

 

13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

 

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

 

15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

 

16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

 

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

 

Occupy till I come

   

Occupy till I come

 
   
   

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

 

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

 

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

 

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

 

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

 

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

 

17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

 

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

 

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

 

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

 

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

 

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

 

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

 

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

 

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

 

26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

 

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

 
   
   

16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

Delivered them ten pounds

17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

 

18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay.

 

19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

 

20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

 

21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Occupy till I come

22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

Occupy till I come

23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

Occupy till I come

24 Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

Thy pound hath gained

25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

Thy pound hath gained

26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

Thy pound hath gained

27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

 

28 For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

 

29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

 

30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

 

31 For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?

 

32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

Thy pound hath gained …

33 He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

Thy pound hath gained …

34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

Thy pound hath gained …

35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

Thy pound

36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

 

37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

 

38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

 

39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

 
   

The Gain

   

The Gain

 
   
   
   

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

 

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

 

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

 

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

 

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

 

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

 

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

 

17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

 

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

 

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

 

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

 

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

 

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

 

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

 

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

 

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

 

26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

 

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

 
   
   
   

6 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

 

2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

 

3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

 

4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

 

5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

 

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Thy pound hath gained …

7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

 

8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

 

9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

 

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

 

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Everyone that hath …

12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Occupy till I come

13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

 

14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

 

15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

 

16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

 

17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

 

18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Gain

19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Gain

Watch and Be Ready

   

Watch and Be Ready

 
   
   

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

 

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

 

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

 

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

 

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

 

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

 

17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

 

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

 

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

 

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

 

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

 

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

 

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

 

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

 

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

 

26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

 

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

 
   
   
   

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 wise servant, 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.

 

Humble yourselves

   

Humble yourselves

 
   
   

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

 

7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

 
   
   

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.

 
   
   

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

 

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

 

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

 

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

 

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

 
   
   

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

 

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

 

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

 

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

 

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

 

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

 

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

 

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

 

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

 

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

 

Give

   

Give

 
   
   
   

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

 

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

 

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

 

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

 

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

 

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

And I gave …

17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

 

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

And I gave …

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

 

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

And I didn’t give …

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

 

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

With the same measure

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

 

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

 

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

 

26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

The one who gives

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

 
   
   

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

 

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

To give …

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 
   
   

38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Do good

Do to others what you want them to do to you

   
   

6 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.

Judge not,

Discernment

Watch yourself

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

 

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

 

9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

 

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

 

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

 

12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

To give …

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

 

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

 

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

 

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

 

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

 

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

 

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

 

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

The joy,

ten pounds gained,

five pounds gained