Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. – Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea seven are an abomination unto him: a proud look. – Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. – Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
He is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
We glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. – If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. … 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. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees.
Ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. – I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me. – I am his. – The Son of God … loved me, and gave himself for me.
Ye are not your own … ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. – The Lord hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.
Ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. – Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. – A spiritual house, an holy priesthood.
They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels. – All mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. – The glory of his inheritance in the saints.
The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. – Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
They shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. – JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
All men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. – God … hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name. – Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet. – He had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself … KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out. – What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?
Noah … planted a vineyard: and he drank of the wine, and was drunken. – [Abram] said unto Sarai his wife, … Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake. – Isaac said unto Jacob, … Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am – Moses … spake unadvisedly with his lips. – The men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord. And Joshua made peace with them. – David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
These all … obtained a good report through faith. – Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. – The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord God, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways.
Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
If a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. – I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man, … not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. – When ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
Our rejoicing is this, … that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world. – We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
It is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit. – The Spirit of truth … will show you things to come.
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. … For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Jesus … made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, … that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. – One died for all. – As by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. – That was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. – God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him. – God … hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, … the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person. – Thou hast given him power over all flesh.
The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
Now we see through a glass, darkly. – Now we see not yet all things put under him.
We have … a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts. – Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; how that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. – The Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
Little children, it is the last time. – The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. – O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. – When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. – I waited patiently for the Lord; … He brought me up … out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock.