I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me. … And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. – Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. – The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
The God of all grace, … hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus.
The chief Shepherd. – I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. … My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. – I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. – I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick. – Ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. – Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. – The Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. … And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. – He knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. – A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench.
The Lord knoweth them that are his. – I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep. … My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. – 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. – Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you. – My beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: … I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. – I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways, and will heal him. – Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God, when he led thee by the way?
He arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. – I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The love of the Spirit. – The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost. – In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. – After that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession. – This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Thou holdest mine eyes waking. – Who is like unto the Lord our God, … who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
He doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth. – Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. – Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. – We know that all things work together for good to them that love God.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Jesus … 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. – Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory.
Seeing … that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace.
The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost. – What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God? – It is God which worketh in you.
We know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
He knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. – A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench.
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
The world passeth away, and the lust thereof. – Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. – What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. – I would have you without carefulness.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. – The Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. – The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.