Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. – He … became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. – In the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? – Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. – For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?
My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. – One pearl of great price. – The prince of the kings of the earth. – His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. – The head over all things. – He is the head of the body, the church.
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers. – He could not be hid. – His lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh – Never man spake like this man. – His countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. – Make thy face to shine upon thy servant. – Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. – He shall not speak of himself. … He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and show it unto you.
The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. … Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
Grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. – The Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for 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.
Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. – Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good.
All things are yours; whether … the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; and ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. – All things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. – Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. – My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. – God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? – Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.
We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the Lord.
Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, … but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord. – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
What things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. – In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. – Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
Christ Jesus, … is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us. – Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee. – Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. – Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious. – He is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. – Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God. – Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. – Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. – Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. – As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. – He giveth more grace.
Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever.
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. – If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. … This spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive.
Prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. – If ye … being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? – Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find.
Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. – Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures. – It is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. – I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. – We have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. – How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand. – O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? … For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.