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Acts 26:18 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
To open
anoigo (Greek #455)
to open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications)
KJV usage: open.
Pronounce: an-oy'-go
Origin: from 303 and οἴγω (to open)
k their
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
eyes
ophthalmos (Greek #3788)
the eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance)
KJV usage: eye, sight.
Pronounce: of-thal-mos'
Origin: from 3700
, and to turn
epistrepho (Greek #1994)
to revert (literally, figuratively or morally)
KJV usage: come (go) again, convert, (re-)turn (about, again).
Pronounce: ep-ee-stref'-o
Origin: from 1909 and 4762
l them from
apo (Greek #575)
"off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative)
KJV usage: (X here-)after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.
Pronounce: apo'
Origin: a primary particle
darkness
skotos (Greek #4655)
shadiness, i.e. obscurity (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: darkness.
Pronounce: skot'-os
Origin: from the base of 4639
to
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
light
phos (Greek #5457)
luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative)
KJV usage: fire, light.
Pronounce: foce
Origin: from an obsolete φάω (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare 5316, 5346)
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
from the power
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
exousia (Greek #1849)
privilege, i.e. (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence
KJV usage: authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.
Pronounce: ex-oo-see'-ah
Origin: from 1832 (in the sense of ability)
m of Satan
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
Satanas (Greek #4567)
the accuser, i.e. the devil
KJV usage: Satan.
Pronounce: sat-an-as'
Origin: of Chaldee origin corresponding to 04566 (with the definite affix)
unto
epi (Greek #1909)
properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e. over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
KJV usage: about (the times), above, after, against, among, as long as (touching), at, beside, X have charge of, (be-, (where-))fore, in (a place, as much as, the time of, -to), (because) of, (up-)on (behalf of), over, (by, for) the space of, through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), with. In compounds it retains essentially the same import, at, upon, etc. (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ep-ee'
Origin: a primary preposition
God
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, that they
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
may receive
lambano (Greek #2983)
to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively (properly objective or active, to get hold of; whereas 1209 is rather subjective or passive, to have offered to one; while 138 is more violent, to seize or remove))
KJV usage: accept, + be amazed, assay, attain, bring, X when I call, catch, come on (X unto), + forget, have, hold, obtain, receive (X after), take (away, up).
Pronounce: lam-ban'-o
Origin: a prolonged form of a primary verb, which is use only as an alternate in certain tenses
forgiveness
aphesis (Greek #859)
freedom; (figuratively) pardon
KJV usage: deliverance, forgiveness, liberty, remission.
Pronounce: af'-es-is
Origin: from 863
of sins
hamartia (Greek #266)
a sin (properly abstract)
KJV usage: offence, sin(-ful).
Pronounce: ham-ar-tee'-ah
Origin: from 264
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
inheritance
kleros (Greek #2819)
a die (for drawing chances); by implication, a portion (as if so secured); by extension, an acquisition (especially a patrimony, figuratively)
KJV usage: heritage, inheritance, lot, part.
Pronounce: klay'-ros
Origin: probably from 2806 (through the idea of using bits of wood, etc., for the purpose
o among
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
them which
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
arep sanctified
hagiazo (Greek #37)
to make holy, i.e. (ceremonially) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate
KJV usage: hallow, be holy, sanctify.
Pronounce: hag-ee-ad'-zo
Origin: from 40
by faith
pistis (Greek #4102)
persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself
KJV usage: assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.
Pronounce: pis'-tis
Origin: from 3982
q that is in
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
me
eme (Greek #1691)
me
KJV usage: I, me, my(-self).
Pronounce: em-eh'
Origin: a prolonged form of 3165
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Acts 9:17‑18• 17And Ananias went and entered into the house; and laying his hands upon him he said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus that appeared to thee in the way which thou camest, hath sent me, so that thou mightest receive sight and be filled with [the] Holy Spirit.
18And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received sight, and rising up he was baptised;
(Acts 9:17‑18)
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Psa. 119:18•  (Psa. 119:18)
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Psa. 146:8•  (Psa. 146:8)
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Isa. 29:18•  (Isa. 29:18)
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Isa. 32:3•  (Isa. 32:3)
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Isa. 35:5•  (Isa. 35:5)
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Isa. 42:7•  (Isa. 42:7)
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Isa. 43:8•  (Isa. 43:8)
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Luke 4:18• 18[The] Spirit of [the] Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach glad tidings to [the] poor; he hath sent me [to heal the brokenhearted], to preach to captives deliverance, and to [the] blind sight, to send forth [the] crushed delivered, (Luke 4:18)
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Luke 24:45• 45Then he thoroughly opened their understanding to understand the scriptures, (Luke 24:45)
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John 9:39• 39And Jesus said, For judgment I came into this world, that they that see not may see, and they that see may become blind. (John 9:39)
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2 Cor. 4:4,6• 4in whom the god of this age blinded the minds of the faithless, that the illumination of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is [the] image of God, should not shine forth.
6because it is the God that bade light shine out of darkness, who shone in our hearts for the illumination of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
(2 Cor. 4:4,6)
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Eph. 1:18• 18having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling; and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints; (Eph. 1:18)
and to.
Acts 26:23• 23whether Christ should suffer, whether he first by resurrection of [the] dead should announce light both to the people and to the Gentiles. (Acts 26:23)
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Acts 13:47• 47For thus hath the Lord enjoined us, I have set thee for a light of Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the uttermost parts of the earth. (Acts 13:47)
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Isa. 9:2•  (Isa. 9:2)
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Isa. 49:6•  (Isa. 49:6)
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Isa. 60:1‑3•  (Isa. 60:1‑3)
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Mal. 4:2•  (Mal. 4:2)
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Matt. 4:16• 16{i}-- the people sitting in darkness has seen a great light, and to those sitting in [the] country and shadow of death, to them has light sprung up.{/i} (Matt. 4:16)
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Matt. 6:22‑23• 22The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body will be light;
23but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee is darkness, how great the darkness!
(Matt. 6:22‑23)
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Luke 1:79• 79to shine upon them who were sitting in darkness and in [the] shadow of death, to guide our feet into [the] way of peace. (Luke 1:79)
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Luke 2:32• 32a light for revelation of [the] Gentiles, and [the] glory of thy people Israel. (Luke 2:32)
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John 1:4‑9• 4In him was life: and the life was the light of men.
5And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.
6There was a man sent from God—his name John.
7The same came for witness that he might witness about the light, that all might believe through him.
8He was not the light, but that he might witness about the light.
9The true light was that which, coming into the world, lighteth every man.
(John 1:4‑9)
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John 3:19• 19And this is the judgment, that the light hath come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. (John 3:19)
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John 8:12• 12Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall in no wise walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)
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John 9:5• 5When I am in the world, I am the world's light. (John 9:5)
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John 12:35‑36• 35Jesus then said to them, Yet a little time the light is among you. Walk while ye have the light, that the darkness may not overtake you; and he that walketh in darkness knoweth not where he goeth.
36While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may become sons of light. Jesus spoke these things and, going away, hid himself from them.
(John 12:35‑36)
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2 Cor. 4:6• 6because it is the God that bade light shine out of darkness, who shone in our hearts for the illumination of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Cor. 4:6)
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2 Cor. 6:14• 14Be not diversely yoked with unbelievers: for what partnership [is there] for righteousness and lawlessness? or what fellowship [hath] light with darkness? (2 Cor. 6:14)
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Eph. 1:18• 18having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling; and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints; (Eph. 1:18)
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Eph. 4:18• 18being darkened in the understanding, estranged from the life of God on account of the ignorance that is in them, on account of the hardening of their heart, (Eph. 4:18)
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Eph. 5:8,14• 8for ye were once darkness but now [are] light in the Lord: walk as children of light
14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise out of [the] dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.
(Eph. 5:8,14)
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1 Thess. 5:4‑8• 4But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief;
5for ye all are sons of light and sons of day: we are not of night nor of darkness.
6So, then, let us not sleep as [do] the rest, but let us watch and be sober.
7For they that sleep sleep by night, and they that are drunk drink by night;
8but we being of day, let us be sober, putting on a breastplate of faith and love, and hope of salvation as helmet.
(1 Thess. 5:4‑8)
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1 Peter 2:9,25• 9But ye [are] a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set out the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness unto his marvellous light;
25For ye were going astray as sheep, but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
(1 Peter 2:9,25)
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1 John 2:8‑9• 8Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing, and the true light already shineth.
9He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in the darkness until now.
(1 John 2:8‑9)
and from.
Isa. 49:24‑25•  (Isa. 49:24‑25)
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Isa. 53:8‑12•  (Isa. 53:8‑12)
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Luke 11:21‑22• 21When the strong [man] armed keepeth his own house, his goods are in peace;
22but when the stronger than he coming upon [him], overcometh him, he taketh away his panoply in which he trusted, and he will divide the spoil [he has taken] from him.
(Luke 11:21‑22)
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Col. 1:13• 13who delivered us from the authority of darkness and translated [us] into the kingdom of the Son of his love: (Col. 1:13)
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2 Tim. 2:26• 26and they may wake up out of the snare of the devil, taken as they are by him, for his will. (2 Tim. 2:26)
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Heb. 2:14‑15• 14Since then the little children are partakers of blood and flesh, he also in like manner took part of the same, that through death he might annul him that hath the might of death, that is, the devil;
15and might set free all those who through fear of death were through all their life subject to bondage.
(Heb. 2:14‑15)
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1 John 3:8• 8He that doeth sin is of the devil, for from [the] beginning the devil sinneth. To this end was manifested the Son of God that he might undo the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)
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1 John 5:19• 19We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in the wicked one. (1 John 5:19)
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1 Peter 2:9• 9But ye [are] a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set out the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness unto his marvellous light; (1 Peter 2:9)
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Rev. 20:2‑3• 2And he laid hold on the dragon, the ancient serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3and cast him into the abyss, and shut and sealed it over him, that he might deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished: after these must he be loosed a little space.
(Rev. 20:2‑3)
that they.
Acts 2:38• 38And Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptised each of you in the name of Jesus Christ for remission of sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
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Acts 3:19• 19Repent therefore, and be converted for the blotting out of your sins, so that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, (Acts 3:19)
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Acts 5:31• 31him God exalted with his right hand as Leader and Saviour to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins. (Acts 5:31)
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Acts 10:43• 43To him all the prophets bear witness that every one that believeth on him shall receive remission of sins through his Name. (Acts 10:43)
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Acts 13:38‑39• 38Be it known to you therefore [men-] brethren, that through this [Man] remission of sins is preached to you;
39and from all things from which ye could not in Moses' law be justified, in him every one that believeth is justified.
(Acts 13:38‑39)
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Psa. 32:1‑2•  (Psa. 32:1‑2)
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Luke 1:77• 77to give knowledge of salvation to his people by [the] forgiveness of their sins (Luke 1:77)
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Luke 24:47• 47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all the Gentiles beginning at Jerusalem. (Luke 24:47)
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Rom. 4:6‑9• 6Just as David also describeth the blessedness of the man to whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works.
7"Blessed they whose iniquities have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered;
8blessed [the] man to whom the Lord will in no way reckon sin."
9This blessedness then [cometh it] upon the circumcision or also upon the uncircumcision? For we say that to Abraham faith was reckoned for righteousness.
(Rom. 4:6‑9)
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1 Cor. 6:10‑11• 10nor rapacious, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit God's kingdom.
11And these things were some of you. But ye were washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus [Christ] and by the Spirit of our God.
(1 Cor. 6:10‑11)
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Eph. 1:7• 7in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of offences, according to the riches of his grace, (Eph. 1:7)
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Col. 1:14• 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins; (Col. 1:14)
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1 John 1:9• 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
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1 John 2:12• 12I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven you for his name’s sake. (1 John 2:12)
inheritance.
sanctified.
Acts 20:32• 32And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all that are sanctified. (Acts 20:32)
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John 17:17• 17Sanctify them by the truth; thy word is truth. (John 17:17)
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1 Cor. 1:2,30• 2to the assembly of God that is in Corinth, [persons] sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, with all that call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, theirs and ours;
30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made wisdom to us from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption;
(1 Cor. 1:2,30)
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1 Cor. 6:11• 11And these things were some of you. But ye were washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus [Christ] and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor. 6:11)
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Titus 3:5‑6• 5not by works in righteousness which we ourselves did, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Ghost,
6which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
(Titus 3:5‑6)
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Heb. 10:10,14• 10by which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
14For by one offering he hath perfected continuously the sanctified.
(Heb. 10:10,14)
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Jude 1• 1Jude, servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are beloved in God the Father, and preserved byJesus Christ: (Jude 1)
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Rev. 21:27• 27And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing common, and one practising abomination and a lie; but those that are written in the Lamb’s book of life. (Rev. 21:27)
faith.
Acts 15:9• 9and he put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. (Acts 15:9)
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John 4:10,14• 10Jesus answered and said to her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
14but whosoever drinketh of the water which I shall give him, shall in no way thirst for ever, but the water which I shall give him shall become in him a fountain of water springing up into life eternal.
(John 4:10,14)
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John 7:38‑39• 38He that believeth on me, even as the scripture said, Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39But this said he of the Spirit, which they that believed on him were about to receive, for [the] Spirit was not yet, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
(John 7:38‑39)
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Rom. 5:1‑2• 1Having then, been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2through whom also we have had the access into this grace wherein we stand, and boast in hope of the glory of God.
(Rom. 5:1‑2)
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Gal. 2:20• 20With Christ I am crucified, yet I live, no longer I, but Christ liveth in me; but that which I now live in flesh, I live in the faith of the Son of God that loved me and gave himself up for me. (Gal. 2:20)
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Gal. 3:2,14• 2This only I wish to learn from you; received ye the Spirit by works of law, or by the report of faith?
14that unto the nations the blessing of Abraham might come in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
(Gal. 3:2,14)
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Eph. 2:8• 8For by grace ye are saved through faith: and this not of yourselves—God’s is the gift: (Eph. 2:8)
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Heb. 11:6• 6But apart from faith [it is] impossible to please [him], for he that approacheth to God must believe that he is, and becometh a rewarder of those that seek him out. (Heb. 11:6)
 If, as the Jews say, it was reserved for the Messiah to open the eyes of the blind literally, here we see how He sent Ηis apostle to do the work, not physically alone but morally. (Acts 26:16-23 by W. Kelly)

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to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and inheritancec among them that are sanctified by faith in me.

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As Col. 1.12, "portion."

W. Kelly Translation

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to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness unto light and the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and inheritance among those that are sanctified by faith that is in me1.

WK Translation Notes

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sanctified: [See note to Acts 20:32]