The Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. – Unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. – Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? – Leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. – Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it. – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. – I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified. – I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – Not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. – And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh. – The bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. … If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. … My flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
The children of Israel … gathered, some more, some less. … He that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack. … They gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating.
Take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? … Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
It shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
We have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. – For through him we … have access by one Spirit unto the Father. – We have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. – Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night. … He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust. – Even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings. – He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. – The darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
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? – Ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. – I will trust, and not be afraid.
[Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. – The children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the Lord God of their fathers.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. – 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. – The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
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.
God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. – He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – As the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. … As the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.
To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. – In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom. … Length of days is in her right hand. … She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. – Christ Jesus, … is made unto us wisdom.
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. – Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly. – That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. – In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. – Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. … And take … the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. – Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
This is not your rest: … it is polluted, it shall destroy you. – Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. – If riches increase, set not your heart upon them. – Set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God; arise therefore.
Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. – Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. – Yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. – Now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. – Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
By the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. – When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light. – Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. – We have also a … sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place. – Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. – They need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.