There is one body, and one Spirit. – Through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments.
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.
I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. – It became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. – We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God. – We do not war after the flesh: (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds).
The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Peter followed him afar off. – Among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. – The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. – A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench. – Faith as a grain of mustard seed.
God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord. – Little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. – Whosoever … shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Get wisdom, get understanding. – The wisdom that is from above. – The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me. – We are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.
Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. – God … hath quickened us together with Christ, … and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
They that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. – Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. – The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. – The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
Unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. – He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices. – We ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. – Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. – Unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. – It shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. – That blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. – Our conversation is in heaven.
Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. – There was given to me a thorn in the flesh. … For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities.
I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. – Hannah … was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore. And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and … wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life. … The Lord remembered her.
We know not what we should pray for as we ought. – He shall choose our inheritance for us.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. – Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. – Love covereth all sins.
When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. – Love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again. – Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth. – Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. – If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. – Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. – Jehoshaphat cried out, and the Lord helped him.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. – There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.
We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God.
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. – No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. – And 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. – He that hath seen me hath seen the Father. – The brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person. – God was manifest in the flesh.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. – Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
As we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.