It is the Lord: let him do what seemeth him good. – Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge. – The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. – What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?
Jesus wept. – A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. – Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.
Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. … 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. – Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness. – In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him. … And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up. … Pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
Without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers. – Always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
Of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. … And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. – The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. – The coming of the Lord draweth nigh. … The judge standeth before the door. – Surely I come quickly.
Seeing … that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.
The end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. – Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
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. 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.
The fruit of the Spirit is love.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. – Whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. – God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. – God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
He was numbered with the transgressors. – Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many. – Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. – By one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
This man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. – While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Forasmuch … as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
The Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. – The bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life. … He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. … Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing.
A new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; … let us draw near.
Much every way. – Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your heart. – If … their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember.
Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers. – 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. – You, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.
Put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and … put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness.
The joy of the Lord is your strength. – The kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. – Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
By him … let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. – Sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing. – We glory in tribulations also.
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. – In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners. – That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation.
Jesus of Nazareth … went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. – As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. – Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. … Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Mount Sion, which is Hermon. – There the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. – I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass. – As the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I send it.
God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. – And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. – It is like the precious ointment upon the head, … even Aaron’s … that went down to the skirts of his garments.