kjv@Genesis:24:30@ And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
kjv@Genesis:27:34@ And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
kjv@Genesis:31:1@ And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.
kjv@Genesis:39:19@ And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.
kjv@Genesis:44:24@ And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
kjv@Genesis:45:27@ And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:
kjv@Exodus:4:28@ And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.
kjv@Exodus:19:8@ And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.
kjv@Exodus:19:9@ And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.
kjv@Exodus:23:8@ And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
kjv@Exodus:24:3@ And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
kjv@Exodus:24:4@ And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
kjv@Exodus:34:28@ And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
kjv@Numbers:11:24@ And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.
kjv@Numbers:22:7@ And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.
kjv@Numbers:24:4@ He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:
kjv@Numbers:24:16@ He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:
kjv@Deuteronomy:5:28@ And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken.
kjv@Deuteronomy:13:3@ Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
kjv@Deuteronomy:16:19@ Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
kjv@Deuteronomy:17:19@ And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
kjv@Deuteronomy:27:3@ And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee.
kjv@Deuteronomy:27:26@ Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
kjv@Deuteronomy:28:58@ If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
kjv@Deuteronomy:29:1@ These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.
kjv@Deuteronomy:29:9@ Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
kjv@Deuteronomy:29:19@ And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:
kjv@Deuteronomy:29:29@ The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
kjv@Deuteronomy:31:12@ Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
kjv@Deuteronomy:31:24@ And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,
kjv@Deuteronomy:31:30@ And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.
kjv@Deuteronomy:32:1@ Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
kjv@Deuteronomy:32:44@ And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.
kjv@Deuteronomy:32:46@ And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
kjv@Joshua:3:9@ And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God.
kjv@Joshua:8:34@ And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.
kjv@Joshua:24:27@ And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.
kjv@Judges:9:30@ And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled.
kjv@Judges:11:28@ Howbeit the king of the children of Ammon hearkened not unto the words of Jephthah which he sent him.
kjv@1Samuel:8:10@ And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.
kjv@1Samuel:8:21@ And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.
kjv@1Samuel:15:1@ Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.
kjv@1Samuel:25:24@ And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.
kjv@1Samuel:26:19@ Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if they be the children of men, cursed be they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.
kjv@1Samuel:28:20@ Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.
kjv@2Samuel:3:8@ Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?
kjv@2Samuel:19:43@ And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.
kjv@2Samuel:20:17@ And when he was come near unto her, the woman said, Art thou Joab? And he answered, I am he. Then she said unto him, Hear the words of thine handmaid. And he answered, I do hear.
kjv@2Samuel:22:1@ And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:
kjv@1Kings:5:7@ And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.
kjv@1Kings:22:13@ And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.
kjv@2Kings:6:30@ And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh.
kjv@2Kings:18:37@ Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
kjv@2Kings:19:4@ It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.
kjv@2Kings:19:16@ LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
kjv@2Kings:22:11@ And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.
kjv@2Kings:22:13@ Go ye, enquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.
kjv@2Kings:22:16@ Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read:
kjv@2Kings:23:2@ And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.
kjv@2Kings:23:3@ And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
kjv@2Kings:23:24@ Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
kjv@1Chronicles:25:5@ All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
kjv@2Chronicles:11:4@ Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the LORD, and returned from going against Jeroboam.
kjv@2Chronicles:18:12@ And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake to him, saying, Behold, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one assent; let thy word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of theirs, and speak thou good.
kjv@2Chronicles:29:15@ And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came, according to the commandment of the king, by the words of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD.
kjv@2Chronicles:29:30@ Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.
kjv@2Chronicles:32:8@ With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
kjv@2Chronicles:33:18@ Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel.
kjv@2Chronicles:34:19@ And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes.
kjv@2Chronicles:34:21@ Go, enquire of the LORD for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do after all that is written in this book.
kjv@2Chronicles:34:30@ And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, and all the people, great and small: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of the LORD.
kjv@2Chronicles:34:31@ And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book.
kjv@2Chronicles:35:22@ Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.
kjv@Ezra:7:11@ Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes to Israel.
kjv@Ezra:9:4@ Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away; and I sat astonied until the evening sacrifice.
kjv@Nehemiah:1:1@ The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,
kjv@Nehemiah:8:9@ And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.
kjv@Nehemiah:8:13@ And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.
kjv@Esther:4:9@ And Hatach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai.
kjv@Esther:9:26@ Wherefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. Therefore for all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had come unto them,
kjv@Job:6:10@ Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
kjv@Job:8:2@ How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
kjv@Job:23:12@ Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
kjv@Job:31:40@ Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.
kjv@Psalms:12:6@ The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
kjv@Psalms:19:14@ Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
kjv@Psalms:22:1@ My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
kjv@Psalms:36:3@ The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
kjv@Ecclesiastes:9:17@ The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
kjv@Ecclesiastes:10:12@ The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
kjv@Ecclesiastes:10:13@ The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
kjv@Ecclesiastes:12:11@ The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
kjv@Isaiah:29:11@ And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
kjv@Isaiah:29:18@ And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
kjv@Isaiah:36:13@ Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.
kjv@Isaiah:36:22@ Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
kjv@Isaiah:37:4@ It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.
kjv@Isaiah:37:17@ Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.
kjv@Jeremiah:1:1@ The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:
kjv@Jeremiah:11:2@ Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
kjv@Jeremiah:11:3@ And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,
kjv@Jeremiah:11:6@ Then the LORD said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them.
kjv@Jeremiah:11:8@ Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.
kjv@Jeremiah:23:9@ Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.
kjv@Jeremiah:23:16@ Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
kjv@Jeremiah:23:36@ And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.
kjv@Jeremiah:26:5@ To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;
kjv@Jeremiah:26:20@ And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the LORD, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah:
kjv@Jeremiah:27:14@ Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
kjv@Jeremiah:27:16@ Also I spake to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Hearken not to the words of your prophets that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the vessels of the LORD'S house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
kjv@Jeremiah:29:1@ Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;
kjv@Jeremiah:34:18@ And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant, which have not performed the words of the covenant which they had made before me, when they cut the calf in twain, and passed between the parts thereof,
kjv@Jeremiah:35:14@ The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.
kjv@Jeremiah:36:4@ Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.
kjv@Jeremiah:36:6@ Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the LORD in the ears of the people in the LORD'S house upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.
kjv@Jeremiah:36:8@ And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading in the book the words of the LORD in the LORD'S house.
kjv@Jeremiah:36:10@ Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the entry of the new gate of the LORD'S house, in the ears of all the people.
kjv@Jeremiah:36:11@ When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out of the book all the words of the LORD,
kjv@Jeremiah:36:32@ Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides unto them many like words.
kjv@Jeremiah:37:2@ But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land, did hearken unto the words of the LORD, which he spake by the prophet Jeremiah.
kjv@Jeremiah:43:1@ And it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking unto all the people all the words of the LORD their God, for which the LORD their God had sent him to them, even all these words,
kjv@Jeremiah:51:64@ And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
kjv@Daniel:5:10@ Now the queen, by reason of the words of the king and his lords, came into the banquet house: and the queen spake and said, O king, live for ever: let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy countenance be changed:
kjv@Hosea:6:5@ Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.
kjv@Amos:1:1@ The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
kjv@Amos:8:11@ Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
kjv@Haggai:1:12@ Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD.
kjv@Luke:3:4@ As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
kjv@John:3:34@ For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
kjv@John:6:68@ Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
kjv@John:10:21@ Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
kjv@Acts:5:20@ Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
kjv@Acts:15:15@ And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
kjv@Acts:20:35@ I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
kjv@Acts:26:25@ But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
kjv@1Timothy:4:6@ If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
kjv@1Timothy:6:3@ If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
kjv@Revelation:1:3@ Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
kjv@Revelation:17:17@ For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
kjv@Revelation:22:18@ For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
kjv@Revelation:22:19@ And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
John the Baptist paints a very illustrative picture of Jesus here. Jesus is described as being from above, He is God sent, speaking that which is from above, what He has seen above He testifies, He speaks the words of God, the Spirit is not limited in measure or proportion unto Him. He that believes exactly on this description of Jesus has eternal life.
It is often asked "why the Bible", "what good is it", "how is it relevant"? It should be clear here in Jesus' own words that the Bible is the means provided for sanctification. God has gone to great expense and effort up to Jesus to separate His word from all others. Now that Jesus is here and we see nearly every major and minor prophet's detail and every Old Testament law and shadow and type realized, it should become even clearer that this Bible is the process. Beyond that, to read the words of this prayer, seeing the plan and intentions of Father and Son without veil or hidden parable, it should be determined that the Bible is even more God's single method; more than capable of reaching through the many generations, the many cultures, the many attempts to squelch it. The process of sanctification is the process of setting apart, and that the Bible has miraculously done for all these many years.
The antidote for national pride is national shame. In shame the false reasonings and consequences cannot be ignored. The base of wicked's power is broken up and the people are forced into a moment of thinking for themselves. People will reflect upon the words of these many prophets. How can transgression be explained away when the case against them is so well presented beforehand?
In times such as these the people are more than willing to seek/hear from prophets, too bad they have rejected the words of the prophet before all of this. Even in these time of seeking they are more likely to seek a prophet more to their suiting. In addition to these tendencies, the priests and ancient counsels have been long absent. The Law and texts which would confirm the true prophet are effectively silent because of those that were in trusted with them having chased after other gods and religions. The prophet is left largely alone in his foreknowledge.
I marvel that Peter can say as much so plainly to the common and intellectual both in one chapter as most men would take in volumes of books. We often think as Paul and John as the writers and Peter as the doer. If you were to go back over what he has just said and how much he just said floods of tears would suddenly flow. These are not the words of human genius, they are the words of a man who has lived this faith face to face with his Lord. He speaks of tremendous desire in the end to see Him again, to be willing to endure this present tribulation to see Him return in the glory that he himself has briefly seen in a transfiguration moment, and his love for those of 'like precious faith' who not having seen as he yet believe. If we were barely able to model our approach to life and faith similar to this man we would be all the better off.
The land could not bear words of Amos' mouth. He was being blamed for everything that was going on. No, it wasn't the idolatry or the thievery or the oppression or deceit, it was the words of one minor herdsman prophet near Bethel. The well meaning friend is just as off by trying to talk Amos into moving to Judah for his own safety. When it is God's words one better hold true.
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