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Faith of Jesus Daily Devotional - Day 344



nkjv@Revelation:14:12 @Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

John:15:18-16:4



nkjv@John:1:1 @In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

nkjv@John:1:2 @He was in the beginning with God.

nkjv@John:1:3 @All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

nkjv@John:1:4 @In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

nkjv@John:1:5 @And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

nkjv@John:1:6 @There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

nkjv@John:1:7 @This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.

nkjv@John:1:8 @He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

nkjv@John:1:9 @That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

nkjv@John:1:10 @He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.

nkjv@John:1:11 @He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.

nkjv@John:1:12 @But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

nkjv@John:1:13 @who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

nkjv@John:1:14 @And the Word became 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.

nkjv@John:1:15 @John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, "He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me."'

nkjv@John:1:16 @And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.

nkjv@John:1:17 @For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

nkjv@John:1:18 @No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

nkjv@John:1:19 @Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"

nkjv@John:1:20 @He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."

nkjv@John:1:21 @And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."

nkjv@John:1:22 @Then they said to him, "Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?"

nkjv@John:1:23 @He said: "I am "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of the LORD,"' as the prophet Isaiah said."

nkjv@John:1:24 @Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees.

nkjv@John:1:25 @And they asked him, saying, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"

nkjv@John:1:26 @John answered them, saying, "I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know.

nkjv@John:1:27 @It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose."

nkjv@John:1:28 @These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

nkjv@John:1:29 @The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

nkjv@John:1:30 @This is He of whom I said, "After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.'

nkjv@John:1:31 @I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water."

nkjv@John:1:32 @And John bore witness, saying, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.

nkjv@John:1:33 @I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, "Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'

nkjv@John:1:34 @And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God."

nkjv@John:1:35 @Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.

nkjv@John:1:36 @And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!"

nkjv@John:1:37 @The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

nkjv@John:1:38 @Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), "where are You staying?"

nkjv@John:1:39 @He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).

nkjv@John:1:40 @One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

nkjv@John:1:41 @He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated, the Christ).

nkjv@John:1:42 @And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is translated, A Stone).

nkjv@John:1:43 @The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."

nkjv@John:1:44 @Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

nkjv@John:1:45 @Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."

nkjv@John:1:46 @And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."

nkjv@John:1:47 @Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!"

nkjv@John:1:48 @Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."

nkjv@John:1:49 @Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"

nkjv@John:1:50 @Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you, "I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these."

nkjv@John:1:51 @And He said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."

nkjv@John:2:1 @On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.

nkjv@John:2:2 @Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.

nkjv@John:2:3 @And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."

nkjv@John:2:4 @Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come."

nkjv@John:2:5 @His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it."

nkjv@John:2:6 @Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece.

nkjv@John:2:7 @Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim.

nkjv@John:2:8 @And He said to them, "Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast." And they took it.

nkjv@John:2:9 @When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom.

nkjv@John:2:10 @And he said to him, "Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!"

nkjv@John:2:11 @This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.

nkjv@John:2:12 @After this He went down to Capernaum, He, His mother, His brothers, and His disciples; and they did not stay there many days.

nkjv@John:2:13 @Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

nkjv@John:2:14 @And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business.

nkjv@John:2:15 @When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money and overturned the tables.

nkjv@John:2:16 @And He said to those who sold doves, "Take these things away! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise!"

nkjv@John:2:17 @Then His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up."

nkjv@John:2:18 @So the Jews answered and said to Him, "What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?"

nkjv@John:2:19 @Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

nkjv@John:2:20 @Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"

nkjv@John:2:21 @But He was speaking of the temple of His body.

nkjv@John:2:22 @Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.

nkjv@John:2:23 @Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did.

nkjv@John:2:24 @But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men,

nkjv@John:2:25 @and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.

nkjv@John:3:1 @There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.

nkjv@John:3:2 @This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him."

nkjv@John:3:3 @Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

nkjv@John:3:4 @Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"

nkjv@John:3:5 @Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

nkjv@John:3:6 @That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

nkjv@John:3:7 @Do not marvel that I said to you, "You must be born again.'

nkjv@John:3:8 @The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

nkjv@John:3:9 @Nicodemus answered and said to Him, "How can these things be?"

nkjv@John:3:10 @Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?

nkjv@John:3:11 @Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.

nkjv@John:3:12 @If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?

nkjv@John:3:13 @No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.

nkjv@John:3:14 @And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

nkjv@John:3:15 @that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

nkjv@John:3:16 @For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

nkjv@John:3:17 @For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

nkjv@John:3:18 @"He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

nkjv@John:3:19 @And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

nkjv@John:3:20 @For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

nkjv@John:3:21 @But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."

nkjv@John:3:22 @After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He remained with them and baptized.

nkjv@John:3:23 @Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized.

nkjv@John:3:24 @For John had not yet been thrown into prison.

nkjv@John:3:25 @Then there arose a dispute between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purification.

nkjv@John:3:26 @And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified--behold, He is baptizing, and all are coming to Him!"

nkjv@John:3:27 @John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven.

nkjv@John:3:28 @You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, "I am not the Christ,' but, "I have been sent before Him.'

nkjv@John:3:29 @He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.

nkjv@John:3:30 @He must increase, but I must decrease.

nkjv@John:3:31 @He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.

nkjv@John:3:32 @And what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.

nkjv@John:3:33 @He who has received His testimony has certified that God is true.

nkjv@John:3:34 @For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.

nkjv@John:3:35 @The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.

nkjv@John:3:36 @He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

nkjv@John:4:1 @Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John

nkjv@John:4:2 @(though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples),

nkjv@John:4:3 @He left Judea and departed again to Galilee.

nkjv@John:4:4 @But He needed to go through Samaria.

nkjv@John:4:5 @So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

nkjv@John:4:6 @Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

nkjv@John:4:7 @A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink."

nkjv@John:4:8 @For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.

nkjv@John:4:9 @Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.

nkjv@John:4:10 @Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, "Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."

nkjv@John:4:11 @The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?

nkjv@John:4:12 @Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?"

nkjv@John:4:13 @Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,

nkjv@John:4:14 @but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

nkjv@John:4:15 @The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."

nkjv@John:4:16 @Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here."

nkjv@John:4:17 @The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have well said, "I have no husband,'

nkjv@John:4:18 @for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly."

nkjv@John:4:19 @The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.

nkjv@John:4:20 @Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship."

nkjv@John:4:21 @Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.

nkjv@John:4:22 @You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.

nkjv@John:4:23 @But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

nkjv@John:4:24 @God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

nkjv@John:4:25 @The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things."

nkjv@John:4:26 @Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He."

nkjv@John:4:27 @And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, "What do You seek?" or, "Why are You talking with her?"

nkjv@John:4:28 @The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men,

nkjv@John:4:29 @"Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?"

nkjv@John:4:30 @Then they went out of the city and came to Him.

nkjv@John:4:31 @In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."

nkjv@John:4:32 @But He said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know."

nkjv@John:4:33 @Therefore the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?"

nkjv@John:4:34 @Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.

nkjv@John:4:35 @Do you not say, "There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!

nkjv@John:4:36 @And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.

nkjv@John:4:37 @For in this the saying is true: "One sows and another reaps.'

nkjv@John:4:38 @I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors."

nkjv@John:4:39 @And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all that I ever did."

nkjv@John:4:40 @So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.

nkjv@John:4:41 @And many more believed because of His own word.

nkjv@John:4:42 @Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world."

nkjv@John:4:43 @Now after the two days He departed from there and went to Galilee.

nkjv@John:4:44 @For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country.

nkjv@John:4:45 @So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also had gone to the feast.

nkjv@John:4:46 @So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum.

nkjv@John:4:47 @When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.

nkjv@John:4:48 @Then Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe."

nkjv@John:4:49 @The nobleman said to Him, "Sir, come down before my child dies!"

nkjv@John:4:50 @Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your son lives." So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way.

nkjv@John:4:51 @And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, "Your son lives!"

nkjv@John:4:52 @Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him."

nkjv@John:4:53 @So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives." And he himself believed, and his whole household.

nkjv@John:4:54 @This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.

nkjv@John:5:1 @After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

nkjv@John:5:2 @Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.

nkjv@John:5:3 @In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.

nkjv@John:5:4 @For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.

nkjv@John:5:5 @Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.

nkjv@John:5:6 @When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?"

nkjv@John:5:7 @The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me."

nkjv@John:5:8 @Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your bed and walk."

nkjv@John:5:9 @And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath.

nkjv@John:5:10 @The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed."

nkjv@John:5:11 @He answered them, "He who made me well said to me, "Take up your bed and walk."'

nkjv@John:5:12 @Then they asked him, "Who is the Man who said to you, "Take up your bed and walk'?"

nkjv@John:5:13 @But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place.

nkjv@John:5:14 @Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you."

nkjv@John:5:15 @The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

nkjv@John:5:16 @For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath.

nkjv@John:5:17 @But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working."

nkjv@John:5:18 @Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.

nkjv@John:5:19 @Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.

nkjv@John:5:20 @For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

nkjv@John:5:21 @For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will.

nkjv@John:5:22 @For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son,

nkjv@John:5:23 @that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

nkjv@John:5:24 @"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

nkjv@John:5:25 @Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.

nkjv@John:5:26 @For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself,

nkjv@John:5:27 @and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.

nkjv@John:5:28 @Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice

nkjv@John:5:29 @and come forth--those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

nkjv@John:5:30 @I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

nkjv@John:5:31 @"If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true.

nkjv@John:5:32 @There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true.

nkjv@John:5:33 @You have sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth.

nkjv@John:5:34 @Yet I do not receive testimony from man, but I say these things that you may be saved.

nkjv@John:5:35 @He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light.

nkjv@John:5:36 @But I have a greater witness than John's; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish--the very works that I do--bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.

nkjv@John:5:37 @And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.

nkjv@John:5:38 @But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.

nkjv@John:5:39 @You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.

nkjv@John:5:40 @But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.

nkjv@John:5:41 @"I do not receive honor from men.

nkjv@John:5:42 @But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.

nkjv@John:5:43 @I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.

nkjv@John:5:44 @How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?

nkjv@John:5:45 @Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you--Moses, in whom you trust.

nkjv@John:5:46 @For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.

nkjv@John:5:47 @But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"

nkjv@John:6:1 @After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias.

nkjv@John:6:2 @Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased.

nkjv@John:6:3 @And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.

nkjv@John:6:4 @Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near.

nkjv@John:6:5 @Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?"

nkjv@John:6:6 @But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.

nkjv@John:6:7 @Philip answered Him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little."

nkjv@John:6:8 @One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,

nkjv@John:6:9 @"There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?"

nkjv@John:6:10 @Then Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

nkjv@John:6:11 @And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.

nkjv@John:6:12 @So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost."

nkjv@John:6:13 @Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.

nkjv@John:6:14 @Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, "This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world."

nkjv@John:6:15 @Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.

nkjv@John:6:16 @Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea,

nkjv@John:6:17 @got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them.

nkjv@John:6:18 @Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing.

nkjv@John:6:19 @So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid.

nkjv@John:6:20 @But He said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid."

nkjv@John:6:21 @Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.

nkjv@John:6:22 @On the following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away alone--

nkjv@John:6:23 @however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks--

nkjv@John:6:24 @when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

nkjv@John:6:25 @And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, "Rabbi, when did You come here?"

nkjv@John:6:26 @Jesus answered them and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.

nkjv@John:6:27 @Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him."

nkjv@John:6:28 @Then they said to Him, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?"

nkjv@John:6:29 @Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."

nkjv@John:6:30 @Therefore they said to Him, "What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do?

nkjv@John:6:31 @Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, "He gave them bread from heaven to eat."'

nkjv@John:6:32 @Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.

nkjv@John:6:33 @For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

nkjv@John:6:34 @Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always."

nkjv@John:6:35 @And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

nkjv@John:6:36 @But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe.

nkjv@John:6:37 @All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.

nkjv@John:6:38 @For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

nkjv@John:6:39 @This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.

nkjv@John:6:40 @And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day."

nkjv@John:6:41 @The Jews then complained about Him, because He said, "I am the bread which came down from heaven."

nkjv@John:6:42 @And they said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, "I have come down from heaven'?"

nkjv@John:6:43 @Jesus therefore answered and said to them, "Do not murmur among yourselves.

nkjv@John:6:44 @No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.

nkjv@John:6:45 @It is written in the prophets, "And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.

nkjv@John:6:46 @Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father.

nkjv@John:6:47 @Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.

nkjv@John:6:48 @I am the bread of life.

nkjv@John:6:49 @Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

nkjv@John:6:50 @This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.

nkjv@John:6:51 @I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."

nkjv@John:6:52 @The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?"

nkjv@John:6:53 @Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.

nkjv@John:6:54 @Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

nkjv@John:6:55 @For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.

nkjv@John:6:56 @He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.

nkjv@John:6:57 @As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.

nkjv@John:6:58 @This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever."

nkjv@John:6:59 @These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.

nkjv@John:6:60 @Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying; who can understand it?"

nkjv@John:6:61 @When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, "Does this offend you?

nkjv@John:6:62 @What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before?

nkjv@John:6:63 @It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

nkjv@John:6:64 @But there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him.

nkjv@John:6:65 @And He said, "Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father."

nkjv@John:6:66 @From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.

nkjv@John:6:67 @Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want to go away?"

nkjv@John:6:68 @But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

nkjv@John:6:69 @Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

nkjv@John:6:70 @Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?"

nkjv@John:6:71 @He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would betray Him, being one of the twelve.

nkjv@John:7:1 @After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him.

nkjv@John:7:2 @Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was at hand.

nkjv@John:7:3 @His brothers therefore said to Him, "Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing.

nkjv@John:7:4 @For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world."

nkjv@John:7:5 @For even His brothers did not believe in Him.

nkjv@John:7:6 @Then Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.

nkjv@John:7:7 @The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.

nkjv@John:7:8 @You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come."

nkjv@John:7:9 @When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.

nkjv@John:7:10 @But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.

nkjv@John:7:11 @Then the Jews sought Him at the feast, and said, "Where is He?"

nkjv@John:7:12 @And there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. Some said, "He is good"; others said, "No, on the contrary, He deceives the people."

nkjv@John:7:13 @However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.

nkjv@John:7:14 @Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

nkjv@John:7:15 @And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never studied?"

nkjv@John:7:16 @Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.

nkjv@John:7:17 @If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.

nkjv@John:7:18 @He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.

nkjv@John:7:19 @Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?"

nkjv@John:7:20 @The people answered and said, "You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?"

nkjv@John:7:21 @Jesus answered and said to them, "I did one work, and you all marvel.

nkjv@John:7:22 @Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.

nkjv@John:7:23 @If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath?

nkjv@John:7:24 @Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."

nkjv@John:7:25 @Now some of them from Jerusalem said, "Is this not He whom they seek to kill?

nkjv@John:7:26 @But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is truly the Christ?

nkjv@John:7:27 @However, we know where this Man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from."

nkjv@John:7:28 @Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, "You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.

nkjv@John:7:29 @But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me."

nkjv@John:7:30 @Therefore they sought to take Him; but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

nkjv@John:7:31 @And many of the people believed in Him, and said, "When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?"

nkjv@John:7:32 @The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him.

nkjv@John:7:33 @Then Jesus said to them, "I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I go to Him who sent Me.

nkjv@John:7:34 @You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come."

nkjv@John:7:35 @Then the Jews said among themselves, "Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?

nkjv@John:7:36 @What is this thing that He said, "You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come'?"

nkjv@John:7:37 @On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.

nkjv@John:7:38 @He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."

nkjv@John:7:39 @But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

nkjv@John:7:40 @Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, "Truly this is the Prophet."

nkjv@John:7:41 @Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Will the Christ come out of Galilee?

nkjv@John:7:42 @Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?"

nkjv@John:7:43 @So there was a division among the people because of Him.

nkjv@John:7:44 @Now some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

nkjv@John:7:45 @Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why have you not brought Him?"

nkjv@John:7:46 @The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this Man!"

nkjv@John:7:47 @Then the Pharisees answered them, "Are you also deceived?

nkjv@John:7:48 @Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him?

nkjv@John:7:49 @But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed."

nkjv@John:7:50 @Nicodemus (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them) said to them,

nkjv@John:7:51 @"Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?"

nkjv@John:7:52 @They answered and said to him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee."

nkjv@John:7:53 @And everyone went to his own house.

nkjv@John:8:1 @But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

nkjv@John:8:2 @Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them.

nkjv@John:8:3 @Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst,

nkjv@John:8:4 @they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act.

nkjv@John:8:5 @Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?"

nkjv@John:8:6 @This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.

nkjv@John:8:7 @So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first."

nkjv@John:8:8 @And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.

nkjv@John:8:9 @Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

nkjv@John:8:10 @When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?"

nkjv@John:8:11 @She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more."

nkjv@John:8:12 @Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

nkjv@John:8:13 @The Pharisees therefore said to Him, "You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true."

nkjv@John:8:14 @Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from and where I am going.

nkjv@John:8:15 @You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.

nkjv@John:8:16 @And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me.

nkjv@John:8:17 @It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.

nkjv@John:8:18 @I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me."

nkjv@John:8:19 @Then they said to Him, "Where is Your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also."

nkjv@John:8:20 @These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one laid hands on Him, for His hour had not yet come.

nkjv@John:8:21 @Then Jesus said to them again, "I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come."

nkjv@John:8:22 @So the Jews said, "Will He kill Himself, because He says, "Where I go you cannot come'?"

nkjv@John:8:23 @And He said to them, "You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

nkjv@John:8:24 @Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."

nkjv@John:8:25 @Then they said to Him, "Who are You?" And Jesus said to them, "Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.

nkjv@John:8:26 @I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him."

nkjv@John:8:27 @They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father.

nkjv@John:8:28 @Then Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.

nkjv@John:8:29 @And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him."

nkjv@John:8:30 @As He spoke these words, many believed in Him.

nkjv@John:8:31 @Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

nkjv@John:8:32 @And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

nkjv@John:8:33 @They answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, "You will be made free'?"

nkjv@John:8:34 @Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.

nkjv@John:8:35 @And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever.

nkjv@John:8:36 @Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

nkjv@John:8:37 @"I know that you are Abraham's descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.

nkjv@John:8:38 @I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father."

nkjv@John:8:39 @They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.

nkjv@John:8:40 @But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.

nkjv@John:8:41 @You do the deeds of your father." Then they said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father--God."

nkjv@John:8:42 @Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.

nkjv@John:8:43 @Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.

nkjv@John:8:44 @You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

nkjv@John:8:45 @But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.

nkjv@John:8:46 @Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me?

nkjv@John:8:47 @He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God."

nkjv@John:8:48 @Then the Jews answered and said to Him, "Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?"

nkjv@John:8:49 @Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

nkjv@John:8:50 @And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges.

nkjv@John:8:51 @Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death."

nkjv@John:8:52 @Then the Jews said to Him, "Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, "If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.'

nkjv@John:8:53 @Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Who do You make Yourself out to be?"

nkjv@John:8:54 @Jesus answered, "If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God.

nkjv@John:8:55 @Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, "I do not know Him,' I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word.

nkjv@John:8:56 @Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad."

nkjv@John:8:57 @Then the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?"

nkjv@John:8:58 @Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."

nkjv@John:8:59 @Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

nkjv@John:9:1 @Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.

nkjv@John:9:2 @And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"

nkjv@John:9:3 @Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.

nkjv@John:9:4 @I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.

nkjv@John:9:5 @As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

nkjv@John:9:6 @When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.

nkjv@John:9:7 @And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

nkjv@John:9:8 @Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, "Is not this he who sat and begged?"

nkjv@John:9:9 @Some said, "This is he." Others said, "He is like him." He said, "I am he."

nkjv@John:9:10 @Therefore they said to him, "How were your eyes opened?"

nkjv@John:9:11 @He answered and said, "A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, "Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and I received sight."

nkjv@John:9:12 @Then they said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know."

nkjv@John:9:13 @They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees.

nkjv@John:9:14 @Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.

nkjv@John:9:15 @Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see."

nkjv@John:9:16 @Therefore some of the Pharisees said, "This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And there was a division among them.

nkjv@John:9:17 @They said to the blind man again, "What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."

nkjv@John:9:18 @But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight.

nkjv@John:9:19 @And they asked them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?"

nkjv@John:9:20 @His parents answered them and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;

nkjv@John:9:21 @but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself."

nkjv@John:9:22 @His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.

nkjv@John:9:23 @Therefore his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."

nkjv@John:9:24 @So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, "Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner."

nkjv@John:9:25 @He answered and said, "Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see."

nkjv@John:9:26 @Then they said to him again, "What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?"

nkjv@John:9:27 @He answered them, "I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?"

nkjv@John:9:28 @Then they reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but we are Moses' disciples.

nkjv@John:9:29 @We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from."

nkjv@John:9:30 @The man answered and said to them, "Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes!

nkjv@John:9:31 @Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.

nkjv@John:9:32 @Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.

nkjv@John:9:33 @If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing."

nkjv@John:9:34 @They answered and said to him, "You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?" And they cast him out.

nkjv@John:9:35 @Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of God?"

nkjv@John:9:36 @He answered and said, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"

nkjv@John:9:37 @And Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you."

nkjv@John:9:38 @Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshiped Him.

nkjv@John:9:39 @And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind."

nkjv@John:9:40 @Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, "Are we blind also?"

nkjv@John:9:41 @Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, "We see.' Therefore your sin remains.

nkjv@John:10:1 @"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

nkjv@John:10:2 @But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

nkjv@John:10:3 @To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

nkjv@John:10:4 @And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.

nkjv@John:10:5 @Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."

nkjv@John:10:6 @Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.

nkjv@John:10:7 @Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

nkjv@John:10:8 @All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.

nkjv@John:10:9 @I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

nkjv@John:10:10 @The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

nkjv@John:10:11 @"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

nkjv@John:10:12 @But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.

nkjv@John:10:13 @The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.

nkjv@John:10:14 @I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.

nkjv@John:10:15 @As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.

nkjv@John:10:16 @And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.

nkjv@John:10:17 @"Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.

nkjv@John:10:18 @No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."

nkjv@John:10:19 @Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings.

nkjv@John:10:20 @And many of them said, "He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?"

nkjv@John:10:21 @Others said, "These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

nkjv@John:10:22 @Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.

nkjv@John:10:23 @And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch.

nkjv@John:10:24 @Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."

nkjv@John:10:25 @Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me.

nkjv@John:10:26 @But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.

nkjv@John:10:27 @My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

nkjv@John:10:28 @And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.

nkjv@John:10:29 @My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.

nkjv@John:10:30 @I and My Father are one."

nkjv@John:10:31 @Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.

nkjv@John:10:32 @Jesus answered them, "Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?"

nkjv@John:10:33 @The Jews answered Him, saying, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God."

nkjv@John:10:34 @Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, "I said, "You are gods"'?

nkjv@John:10:35 @If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),

nkjv@John:10:36 @do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, "You are blaspheming,' because I said, "I am the Son of God'?

nkjv@John:10:37 @If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;

nkjv@John:10:38 @but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him."

nkjv@John:10:39 @Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.

nkjv@John:10:40 @And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed.

nkjv@John:10:41 @Then many came to Him and said, "John performed no sign, but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true."

nkjv@John:10:42 @And many believed in Him there.

nkjv@John:11:1 @Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.

nkjv@John:11:2 @It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.

nkjv@John:11:3 @Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick."

nkjv@John:11:4 @When Jesus heard that, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it."

nkjv@John:11:5 @Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

nkjv@John:11:6 @So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.

nkjv@John:11:7 @Then after this He said to the disciples, "Let us go to Judea again."

nkjv@John:11:8 @The disciples said to Him, "Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?"

nkjv@John:11:9 @Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.

nkjv@John:11:10 @But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him."

nkjv@John:11:11 @These things He said, and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up."

nkjv@John:11:12 @Then His disciples said, "Lord, if he sleeps he will get well."

nkjv@John:11:13 @However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep.

nkjv@John:11:14 @Then Jesus said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead.

nkjv@John:11:15 @And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him."

nkjv@John:11:16 @Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with Him."

nkjv@John:11:17 @So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days.

nkjv@John:11:18 @Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away.

nkjv@John:11:19 @And many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.

nkjv@John:11:20 @Now Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house.

nkjv@John:11:21 @Now Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

nkjv@John:11:22 @But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You."

nkjv@John:11:23 @Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."

nkjv@John:11:24 @Martha said to Him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."

nkjv@John:11:25 @Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

nkjv@John:11:26 @And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"

nkjv@John:11:27 @She said to Him, "Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world."

nkjv@John:11:28 @And when she had said these things, she went her way and secretly called Mary her sister, saying, "The Teacher has come and is calling for you."

nkjv@John:11:29 @As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came to Him.

nkjv@John:11:30 @Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was in the place where Martha met Him.

nkjv@John:11:31 @Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, "She is going to the tomb to weep there."

nkjv@John:11:32 @Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died."

nkjv@John:11:33 @Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.

nkjv@John:11:34 @And He said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see."

nkjv@John:11:35 @Jesus wept.

nkjv@John:11:36 @Then the Jews said, "See how He loved him!"

nkjv@John:11:37 @And some of them said, "Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?"

nkjv@John:11:38 @Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.

nkjv@John:11:39 @Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."

nkjv@John:11:40 @Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"

nkjv@John:11:41 @Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.

nkjv@John:11:42 @And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me."

nkjv@John:11:43 @Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!"

nkjv@John:11:44 @And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go."

nkjv@John:11:45 @Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him.

nkjv@John:11:46 @But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did.

nkjv@John:11:47 @Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, "What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.

nkjv@John:11:48 @If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation."

nkjv@John:11:49 @And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all,

nkjv@John:11:50 @nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish."

nkjv@John:11:51 @Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,

nkjv@John:11:52 @and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.

nkjv@John:11:53 @Then, from that day on, they plotted to put Him to death.

nkjv@John:11:54 @Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there remained with His disciples.

nkjv@John:11:55 @And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.

nkjv@John:11:56 @Then they sought Jesus, and spoke among themselves as they stood in the temple, "What do you think--that He will not come to the feast?"

nkjv@John:11:57 @Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.

nkjv@John:12:1 @Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead.

nkjv@John:12:2 @There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him.

nkjv@John:12:3 @Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

nkjv@John:12:4 @But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray Him, said,

nkjv@John:12:5 @"Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"

nkjv@John:12:6 @This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.

nkjv@John:12:7 @But Jesus said, "Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial.

nkjv@John:12:8 @For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always."

nkjv@John:12:9 @Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.

nkjv@John:12:10 @But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also,

nkjv@John:12:11 @because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.

nkjv@John:12:12 @The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

nkjv@John:12:13 @took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: "Hosanna! "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' The King of Israel!"

nkjv@John:12:14 @Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:

nkjv@John:12:15 @"Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey's colt."

nkjv@John:12:16 @His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.

nkjv@John:12:17 @Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness.

nkjv@John:12:18 @For this reason the people also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.

nkjv@John:12:19 @The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "You see that you are accomplishing nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him!"

nkjv@John:12:20 @Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast.

nkjv@John:12:21 @Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."

nkjv@John:12:22 @Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.

nkjv@John:12:23 @But Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.

nkjv@John:12:24 @Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.

nkjv@John:12:25 @He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

nkjv@John:12:26 @If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

nkjv@John:12:27 @"Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? "Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.

nkjv@John:12:28 @Father, glorify Your name." Then a voice came from heaven, saying, "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again."

nkjv@John:12:29 @Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to Him."

nkjv@John:12:30 @Jesus answered and said, "This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake.

nkjv@John:12:31 @Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

nkjv@John:12:32 @And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself."

nkjv@John:12:33 @This He said, signifying by what death He would die.

nkjv@John:12:34 @The people answered Him, "We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, "The Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this Son of Man?"

nkjv@John:12:35 @Then Jesus said to them, "A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.

nkjv@John:12:36 @While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light." These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them.

nkjv@John:12:37 @But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him,

nkjv@John:12:38 @that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: "Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?"

nkjv@John:12:39 @Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:

nkjv@John:12:40 @"He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."

nkjv@John:12:41 @These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.

nkjv@John:12:42 @Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue;

nkjv@John:12:43 @for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

nkjv@John:12:44 @Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me.

nkjv@John:12:45 @And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me.

nkjv@John:12:46 @I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.

nkjv@John:12:47 @And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

nkjv@John:12:48 @He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him--the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.

nkjv@John:12:49 @For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.

nkjv@John:12:50 @And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak."

nkjv@John:13:1 @Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

nkjv@John:13:2 @And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him,

nkjv@John:13:3 @Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God,

nkjv@John:13:4 @rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself.

nkjv@John:13:5 @After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.

nkjv@John:13:6 @Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, "Lord, are You washing my feet?"

nkjv@John:13:7 @Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this."

nkjv@John:13:8 @Peter said to Him, "You shall never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me."

nkjv@John:13:9 @Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!"

nkjv@John:13:10 @Jesus said to him, "He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you."

nkjv@John:13:11 @For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, "You are not all clean."

nkjv@John:13:12 @So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?

nkjv@John:13:13 @You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.

nkjv@John:13:14 @If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

nkjv@John:13:15 @For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

nkjv@John:13:16 @Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.

nkjv@John:13:17 @If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

nkjv@John:13:18 @"I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, "He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.'

nkjv@John:13:19 @Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He.

nkjv@John:13:20 @Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."

nkjv@John:13:21 @When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me."

nkjv@John:13:22 @Then the disciples looked at one another, perplexed about whom He spoke.

nkjv@John:13:23 @Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.

nkjv@John:13:24 @Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He spoke.

nkjv@John:13:25 @Then, leaning back on Jesus' breast, he said to Him, "Lord, who is it?"

nkjv@John:13:26 @Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it." And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

nkjv@John:13:27 @Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."

nkjv@John:13:28 @But no one at the table knew for what reason He said this to him.

nkjv@John:13:29 @For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus had said to him, "Buy those things we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.

nkjv@John:13:30 @Having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night.

nkjv@John:13:31 @So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him.

nkjv@John:13:32 @If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately.

nkjv@John:13:33 @Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, "Where I am going, you cannot come,' so now I say to you.

nkjv@John:13:34 @A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

nkjv@John:13:35 @By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

nkjv@John:13:36 @Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, where are You going?" Jesus answered him, "Where I am going you cannot follow Me now, but you shall follow Me afterward."

nkjv@John:13:37 @Peter said to Him, "Lord, why can I not follow You now? I will lay down my life for Your sake."

nkjv@John:13:38 @Jesus answered him, "Will you lay down your life for My sake? Most assuredly, I say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times.

nkjv@John:14:1 @"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

nkjv@John:14:2 @In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

nkjv@John:14:3 @And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

nkjv@John:14:4 @And where I go you know, and the way you know."

nkjv@John:14:5 @Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?"

nkjv@John:14:6 @Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

nkjv@John:14:7 @"If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."

nkjv@John:14:8 @Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us."

nkjv@John:14:9 @Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, "Show us the Father'?

nkjv@John:14:10 @Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.

nkjv@John:14:11 @Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.

nkjv@John:14:12 @"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

nkjv@John:14:13 @And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

nkjv@John:14:14 @If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

nkjv@John:14:15 @"If you love Me, keep My commandments.

nkjv@John:14:16 @And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever--

nkjv@John:14:17 @the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

nkjv@John:14:18 @I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

nkjv@John:14:19 @"A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.

nkjv@John:14:20 @At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.

nkjv@John:14:21 @He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."

nkjv@John:14:22 @Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?"

nkjv@John:14:23 @Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.

nkjv@John:14:24 @He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.

nkjv@John:14:25 @"These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.

nkjv@John:14:26 @But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

nkjv@John:14:27 @Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

nkjv@John:14:28 @You have heard Me say to you, "I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, "I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I.

nkjv@John:14:29 @"And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.

nkjv@John:14:30 @I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.

nkjv@John:14:31 @But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

nkjv@John:15:1 @"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.

nkjv@John:15:2 @Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

nkjv@John:15:3 @You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

nkjv@John:15:4 @Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

nkjv@John:15:5 @"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

nkjv@John:15:6 @If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

nkjv@John:15:7 @If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

nkjv@John:15:8 @By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

nkjv@John:15:9 @"As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.

nkjv@John:15:10 @If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.

nkjv@John:15:11 @"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

nkjv@John:15:12 @This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

nkjv@John:15:13 @Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

nkjv@John:15:14 @You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

nkjv@John:15:15 @No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

nkjv@John:15:16 @You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

nkjv@John:15:17 @These things I command you, that you love one another.

nkjv@John:15:18 @"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.

nkjv@John:15:19 @If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

nkjv@John:15:20 @Remember the word that I said to you, "A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

nkjv@John:15:21 @But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.

nkjv@John:15:22 @If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.

nkjv@John:15:23 @He who hates Me hates My Father also.

nkjv@John:15:24 @If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father.

nkjv@John:15:25 @But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, "They hated Me without a cause.'

nkjv@John:15:26 @"But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.

nkjv@John:15:27 @And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

nkjv@John:16:1 @"These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.

nkjv@John:16:2 @They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.

nkjv@John:16:3 @And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me.

nkjv@John:16:4 @But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. "And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.

nkjv@John:16:5 @"But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, "Where are You going?'

nkjv@John:16:6 @But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

nkjv@John:16:7 @Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

nkjv@John:16:8 @And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

nkjv@John:16:9 @of sin, because they do not believe in Me;

nkjv@John:16:10 @of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;

nkjv@John:16:11 @of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

nkjv@John:16:12 @"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

nkjv@John:16:13 @However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

nkjv@John:16:14 @He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

nkjv@John:16:15 @All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.

nkjv@John:16:16 @"A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father."

nkjv@John:16:17 @Then some of His disciples said among themselves, "What is this that He says to us, "A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'; and, "because I go to the Father'?"

nkjv@John:16:18 @They said therefore, "What is this that He says, "A little while'? We do not know what He is saying."

nkjv@John:16:19 @Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, "Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, "A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'?

nkjv@John:16:20 @Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.

nkjv@John:16:21 @A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

nkjv@John:16:22 @Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.

nkjv@John:16:23 @"And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.

nkjv@John:16:24 @Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

nkjv@John:16:25 @"These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.

nkjv@John:16:26 @In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you;

nkjv@John:16:27 @for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.

nkjv@John:16:28 @I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father."

nkjv@John:16:29 @His disciples said to Him, "See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech!

nkjv@John:16:30 @Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God."

nkjv@John:16:31 @Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?

nkjv@John:16:32 @Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.

nkjv@John:16:33 @These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

nkjv@John:17:1 @Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,

nkjv@John:17:2 @as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.

nkjv@John:17:3 @And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

nkjv@John:17:4 @I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.

nkjv@John:17:5 @And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

nkjv@John:17:6 @"I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.

nkjv@John:17:7 @Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.

nkjv@John:17:8 @For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.

nkjv@John:17:9 @"I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.

nkjv@John:17:10 @And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.

nkjv@John:17:11 @Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.

nkjv@John:17:12 @While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

nkjv@John:17:13 @But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.

nkjv@John:17:14 @I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

nkjv@John:17:15 @I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

nkjv@John:17:16 @They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

nkjv@John:17:17 @Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

nkjv@John:17:18 @As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

nkjv@John:17:19 @And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.

nkjv@John:17:20 @"I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;

nkjv@John:17:21 @that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

nkjv@John:17:22 @And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:

nkjv@John:17:23 @I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

nkjv@John:17:24 @"Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

nkjv@John:17:25 @O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me.

nkjv@John:17:26 @And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."

nkjv@John:18:1 @When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered.

nkjv@John:18:2 @And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples.

nkjv@John:18:3 @Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.

nkjv@John:18:4 @Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, "Whom are you seeking?"

nkjv@John:18:5 @They answered Him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I am He." And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them.

nkjv@John:18:6 @Now when He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and fell to the ground.

nkjv@John:18:7 @Then He asked them again, "Whom are you seeking?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."

nkjv@John:18:8 @Jesus answered, "I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,"

nkjv@John:18:9 @that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, "Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none."

nkjv@John:18:10 @Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.

nkjv@John:18:11 @So Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?"

nkjv@John:18:12 @Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.

nkjv@John:18:13 @And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was high priest that year.

nkjv@John:18:14 @Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

nkjv@John:18:15 @And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest.

nkjv@John:18:16 @But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in.

nkjv@John:18:17 @Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, "You are not also one of this Man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not."

nkjv@John:18:18 @Now the servants and officers who had made a fire of coals stood there, for it was cold, and they warmed themselves. And Peter stood with them and warmed himself.

nkjv@John:18:19 @The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.

nkjv@John:18:20 @Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always meet, and in secret I have said nothing.

nkjv@John:18:21 @Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard Me what I said to them. Indeed they know what I said."

nkjv@John:18:22 @And when He had said these things, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Do You answer the high priest like that?"

nkjv@John:18:23 @Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?"

nkjv@John:18:24 @Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

nkjv@John:18:25 @Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore they said to him, "You are not also one of His disciples, are you?" He denied it and said, "I am not!"

nkjv@John:18:26 @One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in the garden with Him?"

nkjv@John:18:27 @Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed.

nkjv@John:18:28 @Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the Praetorium, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover.

nkjv@John:18:29 @Pilate then went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this Man?"

nkjv@John:18:30 @They answered and said to him, "If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him up to you."

nkjv@John:18:31 @Then Pilate said to them, "You take Him and judge Him according to your law." Therefore the Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,"

nkjv@John:18:32 @that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled which He spoke, signifying by what death He would die.

nkjv@John:18:33 @Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?"

nkjv@John:18:34 @Jesus answered him, "Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?"

nkjv@John:18:35 @Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?"

nkjv@John:18:36 @Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here."

nkjv@John:18:37 @Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."

nkjv@John:18:38 @Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no fault in Him at all.

nkjv@John:18:39 @"But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"

nkjv@John:18:40 @Then they all cried again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.

nkjv@John:19:1 @So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him.

nkjv@John:19:2 @And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe.

nkjv@John:19:3 @Then they said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with their hands.

nkjv@John:19:4 @Pilate then went out again, and said to them, "Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him."

nkjv@John:19:5 @Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, "Behold the Man!"

nkjv@John:19:6 @Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, "Crucify Him, crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him."

nkjv@John:19:7 @The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God."

nkjv@John:19:8 @Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more afraid,

nkjv@John:19:9 @and went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, "Where are You from?" But Jesus gave him no answer.

nkjv@John:19:10 @Then Pilate said to Him, "Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?"

nkjv@John:19:11 @Jesus answered, "You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin."

nkjv@John:19:12 @From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, "If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar's friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar."

nkjv@John:19:13 @When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.

nkjv@John:19:14 @Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, "Behold your King!"

nkjv@John:19:15 @But they cried out, "Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar!"

nkjv@John:19:16 @Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. Then they took Jesus and led Him away.

nkjv@John:19:17 @And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha,

nkjv@John:19:18 @where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.

nkjv@John:19:19 @Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

nkjv@John:19:20 @Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

nkjv@John:19:21 @Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write, "The King of the Jews,' but, "He said, "I am the King of the Jews.""'

nkjv@John:19:22 @Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."

nkjv@John:19:23 @Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.

nkjv@John:19:24 @They said therefore among themselves, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be," that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: "They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots." Therefore the soldiers did these things.

nkjv@John:19:25 @Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

nkjv@John:19:26 @When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son!"

nkjv@John:19:27 @Then He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.

nkjv@John:19:28 @After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!"

nkjv@John:19:29 @Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.

nkjv@John:19:30 @So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

nkjv@John:19:31 @Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

nkjv@John:19:32 @Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him.

nkjv@John:19:33 @But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.

nkjv@John:19:34 @But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.

nkjv@John:19:35 @And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe.

nkjv@John:19:36 @For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not one of His bones shall be broken."

nkjv@John:19:37 @And again another Scripture says, "They shall look on Him whom they pierced."

nkjv@John:19:38 @After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus.

nkjv@John:19:39 @And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.

nkjv@John:19:40 @Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.

nkjv@John:19:41 @Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.

nkjv@John:19:42 @So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews' Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby.

nkjv@John:20:1 @Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

nkjv@John:20:2 @Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him."

nkjv@John:20:3 @Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb.

nkjv@John:20:4 @So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first.

nkjv@John:20:5 @And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in.

nkjv@John:20:6 @Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there,

nkjv@John:20:7 @and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself.

nkjv@John:20:8 @Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed.

nkjv@John:20:9 @For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.

nkjv@John:20:10 @Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.

nkjv@John:20:11 @But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb.

nkjv@John:20:12 @And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

nkjv@John:20:13 @Then they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him."

nkjv@John:20:14 @Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.

nkjv@John:20:15 @Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, "Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away."

nkjv@John:20:16 @Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him, "Rabboni!" (which is to say, Teacher).

nkjv@John:20:17 @Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, "I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God."'

nkjv@John:20:18 @Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.

nkjv@John:20:19 @Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you."

nkjv@John:20:20 @When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

nkjv@John:20:21 @So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."

nkjv@John:20:22 @And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.

nkjv@John:20:23 @If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

nkjv@John:20:24 @Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.

nkjv@John:20:25 @The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."

nkjv@John:20:26 @And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!"

nkjv@John:20:27 @Then He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing."

nkjv@John:20:28 @And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"

nkjv@John:20:29 @Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

nkjv@John:20:30 @And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book;

nkjv@John:20:31 @but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

nkjv@John:21:1 @After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this way He showed Himself:

nkjv@John:21:2 @Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together.

nkjv@John:21:3 @Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We are going with you also." They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing.

nkjv@John:21:4 @But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.

nkjv@John:21:5 @Then Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any food?" They answered Him, "No."

nkjv@John:21:6 @And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.

nkjv@John:21:7 @Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea.

nkjv@John:21:8 @But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish.

nkjv@John:21:9 @Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread.

nkjv@John:21:10 @Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have just caught."

nkjv@John:21:11 @Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken.

nkjv@John:21:12 @Jesus said to them, "Come and eat breakfast." Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, "Who are You?"--knowing that it was the Lord.

nkjv@John:21:13 @Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish.

nkjv@John:21:14 @This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.

nkjv@John:21:15 @So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Feed My lambs."

nkjv@John:21:16 @He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Tend My sheep."

nkjv@John:21:17 @He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep.

nkjv@John:21:18 @Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish."

nkjv@John:21:19 @This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me."

nkjv@John:21:20 @Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also had leaned on His breast at the supper, and said, "Lord, who is the one who betrays You?"

nkjv@John:21:21 @Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, "But Lord, what about this man?"

nkjv@John:21:22 @Jesus said to him, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me."

nkjv@John:21:23 @Then this saying went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?"

nkjv@John:21:24 @This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.

nkjv@John:21:25 @And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

nkjv@Acts:1:1 @The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

nkjv@Acts:1:2 @until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen,

nkjv@Acts:1:3 @to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

nkjv@Acts:1:4 @And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me;

nkjv@Acts:1:5 @for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."

nkjv@Acts:1:6 @Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?"

nkjv@Acts:1:7 @And He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.

nkjv@Acts:1:8 @But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

nkjv@Acts:1:9 @Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.

nkjv@Acts:1:10 @And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,

nkjv@Acts:1:11 @who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."

nkjv@Acts:1:12 @Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey.

nkjv@Acts:1:13 @And when they had entered, they went up into the upper room where they were staying: Peter, James, John, and Andrew; Philip and Thomas; Bartholomew and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot; and Judas the son of James.

nkjv@Acts:1:14 @These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

nkjv@Acts:1:15 @And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples (altogether the number of names was about a hundred and twenty), and said,

nkjv@Acts:1:16 @"Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;

nkjv@Acts:1:17 @for he was numbered with us and obtained a part in this ministry."

nkjv@Acts:1:18 @(Now this man purchased a field with the wages of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out.

nkjv@Acts:1:19 @And it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem; so that field is called in their own language, Akel Dama, that is, Field of Blood.)

nkjv@Acts:1:20 @"For it is written in the Book of Psalms: "Let his dwelling place be desolate, And let no one live in it'; and, "Let another take his office.'

nkjv@Acts:1:21 @"Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

nkjv@Acts:1:22 @beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection."

nkjv@Acts:1:23 @And they proposed two: Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

nkjv@Acts:1:24 @And they prayed and said, "You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen

nkjv@Acts:1:25 @to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place."

nkjv@Acts:1:26 @And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

nkjv@Acts:2:1 @When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

nkjv@Acts:2:2 @And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.

nkjv@Acts:2:3 @Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.

nkjv@Acts:2:4 @And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

nkjv@Acts:2:5 @And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.

nkjv@Acts:2:6 @And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.

nkjv@Acts:2:7 @Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, "Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?

nkjv@Acts:2:8 @And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?

nkjv@Acts:2:9 @Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,

nkjv@Acts:2:10 @Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

nkjv@Acts:2:11 @Cretans and Arabs--we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God."

nkjv@Acts:2:12 @So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "Whatever could this mean?"

nkjv@Acts:2:13 @Others mocking said, "They are full of new wine."

nkjv@Acts:2:14 @But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words.

nkjv@Acts:2:15 @For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.

nkjv@Acts:2:16 @But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

nkjv@Acts:2:17 @"And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.

nkjv@Acts:2:18 @And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.

nkjv@Acts:2:19 @I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.

nkjv@Acts:2:20 @The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.

nkjv@Acts:2:21 @And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.'

nkjv@Acts:2:22 @"Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know--

nkjv@Acts:2:23 @Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;

nkjv@Acts:2:24 @whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.

nkjv@Acts:2:25 @For David says concerning Him: "I foresaw the LORD always before my face, For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.

nkjv@Acts:2:26 @Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad; Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.

nkjv@Acts:2:27 @For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.

nkjv@Acts:2:28 @You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence.'

nkjv@Acts:2:29 @"Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.

nkjv@Acts:2:30 @Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne,

nkjv@Acts:2:31 @he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.

nkjv@Acts:2:32 @This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses.

nkjv@Acts:2:33 @Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.

nkjv@Acts:2:34 @"For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: "The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand,

nkjv@Acts:2:35 @Till I make Your enemies Your footstool."'

nkjv@Acts:2:36 @"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."

nkjv@Acts:2:37 @Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?"

nkjv@Acts:2:38 @Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

nkjv@Acts:2:39 @For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."

nkjv@Acts:2:40 @And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation."

nkjv@Acts:2:41 @Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.

nkjv@Acts:2:42 @And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

nkjv@Acts:2:43 @Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

nkjv@Acts:2:44 @Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common,

nkjv@Acts:2:45 @and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.

nkjv@Acts:2:46 @So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,

nkjv@Acts:2:47 @praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

nkjv@Acts:3:1 @Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

nkjv@Acts:3:2 @And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple;

nkjv@Acts:3:3 @who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms.

nkjv@Acts:3:4 @And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, "Look at us."

nkjv@Acts:3:5 @So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.

nkjv@Acts:3:6 @Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk."

nkjv@Acts:3:7 @And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

nkjv@Acts:3:8 @So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them--walking, leaping, and praising God.

nkjv@Acts:3:9 @And all the people saw him walking and praising God.

nkjv@Acts:3:10 @Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

nkjv@Acts:3:11 @Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon's, greatly amazed.

nkjv@Acts:3:12 @So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: "Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?

nkjv@Acts:3:13 @The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.

nkjv@Acts:3:14 @But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,

nkjv@Acts:3:15 @and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.

nkjv@Acts:3:16 @And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

nkjv@Acts:3:17 @"Yet now, brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers.

nkjv@Acts:3:18 @But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.

nkjv@Acts:3:19 @Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

nkjv@Acts:3:20 @and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,

nkjv@Acts:3:21 @whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.

nkjv@Acts:3:22 @For Moses truly said to the fathers, "The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you.

nkjv@Acts:3:23 @And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.'

nkjv@Acts:3:24 @Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days.

nkjv@Acts:3:25 @You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, "And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'

nkjv@Acts:3:26 @To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities."

nkjv@Acts:4:1 @Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them,

nkjv@Acts:4:2 @being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

nkjv@Acts:4:3 @And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.

nkjv@Acts:4:4 @However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

nkjv@Acts:4:5 @And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes,

nkjv@Acts:4:6 @as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

nkjv@Acts:4:7 @And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, "By what power or by what name have you done this?"

nkjv@Acts:4:8 @Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders of Israel:

nkjv@Acts:4:9 @If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well,

nkjv@Acts:4:10 @let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.

nkjv@Acts:4:11 @This is the "stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.'

nkjv@Acts:4:12 @Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

nkjv@Acts:4:13 @Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.

nkjv@Acts:4:14 @And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

nkjv@Acts:4:15 @But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

nkjv@Acts:4:16 @saying, "What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.

nkjv@Acts:4:17 @But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name."

nkjv@Acts:4:18 @So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

nkjv@Acts:4:19 @But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.

nkjv@Acts:4:20 @For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard."

nkjv@Acts:4:21 @So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done.

nkjv@Acts:4:22 @For the man was over forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed.

nkjv@Acts:4:23 @And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

nkjv@Acts:4:24 @So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: "Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,

nkjv@Acts:4:25 @who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: "Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things?

nkjv@Acts:4:26 @The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the LORD and against His Christ.'

nkjv@Acts:4:27 @"For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together

nkjv@Acts:4:28 @to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.

nkjv@Acts:4:29 @Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,

nkjv@Acts:4:30 @by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus."

nkjv@Acts:4:31 @And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

nkjv@Acts:4:32 @Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.

nkjv@Acts:4:33 @And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.

nkjv@Acts:4:34 @Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold,

nkjv@Acts:4:35 @and laid them at the apostles' feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.

nkjv@Acts:4:36 @And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus,

nkjv@Acts:4:37 @having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

nkjv@Acts:5:1 @But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession.

nkjv@Acts:5:2 @And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles' feet.

nkjv@Acts:5:3 @But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?

nkjv@Acts:5:4 @While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God."

nkjv@Acts:5:5 @Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things.

nkjv@Acts:5:6 @And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.

nkjv@Acts:5:7 @Now it was about three hours later when his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.

nkjv@Acts:5:8 @And Peter answered her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?" She said, "Yes, for so much."

nkjv@Acts:5:9 @Then Peter said to her, "How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out."

nkjv@Acts:5:10 @Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her by her husband.

nkjv@Acts:5:11 @So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things.

nkjv@Acts:5:12 @And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch.

nkjv@Acts:5:13 @Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly.

nkjv@Acts:5:14 @And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women,

nkjv@Acts:5:15 @so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them.

nkjv@Acts:5:16 @Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.

nkjv@Acts:5:17 @Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation,

nkjv@Acts:5:18 @and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison.

nkjv@Acts:5:19 @But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,

nkjv@Acts:5:20 @"Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life."

nkjv@Acts:5:21 @And when they heard that, they entered the temple early in the morning and taught. But the high priest and those with him came and called the council together, with all the elders of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.

nkjv@Acts:5:22 @But when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported,

nkjv@Acts:5:23 @saying, "Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing outside before the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside!"

nkjv@Acts:5:24 @Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these things, they wondered what the outcome would be.

nkjv@Acts:5:25 @So one came and told them, saying, "Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!"

nkjv@Acts:5:26 @Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

nkjv@Acts:5:27 @And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them,

nkjv@Acts:5:28 @saying, "Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man's blood on us!"

nkjv@Acts:5:29 @But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: "We ought to obey God rather than men.

nkjv@Acts:5:30 @The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree.

nkjv@Acts:5:31 @Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

nkjv@Acts:5:32 @And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him."

nkjv@Acts:5:33 @When they heard this, they were furious and plotted to kill them.

nkjv@Acts:5:34 @Then one in the council stood up, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in respect by all the people, and commanded them to put the apostles outside for a little while.

nkjv@Acts:5:35 @And he said to them: "Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do regarding these men.

nkjv@Acts:5:36 @For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody. A number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was slain, and all who obeyed him were scattered and came to nothing.

nkjv@Acts:5:37 @After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the census, and drew away many people after him. He also perished, and all who obeyed him were dispersed.

nkjv@Acts:5:38 @And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing;

nkjv@Acts:5:39 @but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it--lest you even be found to fight against God."

nkjv@Acts:5:40 @And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

nkjv@Acts:5:41 @So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.

nkjv@Acts:5:42 @And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

nkjv@Acts:6:1 @Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.

nkjv@Acts:6:2 @Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, "It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.

nkjv@Acts:6:3 @Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;

nkjv@Acts:6:4 @but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word."

nkjv@Acts:6:5 @And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch,

nkjv@Acts:6:6 @whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them.

nkjv@Acts:6:7 @Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

nkjv@Acts:6:8 @And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.

nkjv@Acts:6:9 @Then there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Freedmen (Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and those from Cilicia and Asia), disputing with Stephen.

nkjv@Acts:6:10 @And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.

nkjv@Acts:6:11 @Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God."

nkjv@Acts:6:12 @And they stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; and they came upon him, seized him, and brought him to the council.

nkjv@Acts:6:13 @They also set up false witnesses who said, "This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law;

nkjv@Acts:6:14 @for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs which Moses delivered to us."

nkjv@Acts:6:15 @And all who sat in the council, looking steadfastly at him, saw his face as the face of an angel.

nkjv@Acts:7:1 @Then the high priest said, "Are these things so?"

nkjv@Acts:7:2 @And he said, "Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran,

nkjv@Acts:7:3 @and said to him, "Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.'

nkjv@Acts:7:4 @Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, when his father was dead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell.

nkjv@Acts:7:5 @And God gave him no inheritance in it, not even enough to set his foot on. But even when Abraham had no child, He promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his descendants after him.

nkjv@Acts:7:6 @But God spoke in this way: that his descendants would dwell in a foreign land, and that they would bring them into bondage and oppress them four hundred years.

nkjv@Acts:7:7 @"And the nation to whom they will be in bondage I will judge,' said God, "and after that they shall come out and serve Me in this place.'

nkjv@Acts:7:8 @Then He gave him the covenant of circumcision; and so Abraham begot Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot the twelve patriarchs.

nkjv@Acts:7:9 @"And the patriarchs, becoming envious, sold Joseph into Egypt. But God was with him

nkjv@Acts:7:10 @and delivered him out of all his troubles, and gave him favor and wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

nkjv@Acts:7:11 @Now a famine and great trouble came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and our fathers found no sustenance.

nkjv@Acts:7:12 @But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

nkjv@Acts:7:13 @And the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph's family became known to the Pharaoh.

nkjv@Acts:7:14 @Then Joseph sent and called his father Jacob and all his relatives to him, seventy-five people.

nkjv@Acts:7:15 @So Jacob went down to Egypt; and he died, he and our fathers.

nkjv@Acts:7:16 @And they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem.

nkjv@Acts:7:17 @"But when the time of the promise drew near which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt

nkjv@Acts:7:18 @till another king arose who did not know Joseph.

nkjv@Acts:7:19 @This man dealt treacherously with our people, and oppressed our forefathers, making them expose their babies, so that they might not live.

nkjv@Acts:7:20 @At this time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to God; and he was brought up in his father's house for three months.

nkjv@Acts:7:21 @But when he was set out, Pharaoh's daughter took him away and brought him up as her own son.

nkjv@Acts:7:22 @And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds.

nkjv@Acts:7:23 @"Now when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel.

nkjv@Acts:7:24 @And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended and avenged him who was oppressed, and struck down the Egyptian.

nkjv@Acts:7:25 @For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand.

nkjv@Acts:7:26 @And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and tried to reconcile them, saying, "Men, you are brethren; why do you wrong one another?'

nkjv@Acts:7:27 @But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, "Who made you a ruler and a judge over us?

nkjv@Acts:7:28 @Do you want to kill me as you did the Egyptian yesterday?'

nkjv@Acts:7:29 @Then, at this saying, Moses fled and became a dweller in the land of Midian, where he had two sons.

nkjv@Acts:7:30 @"And when forty years had passed, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai.

nkjv@Acts:7:31 @When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he drew near to observe, the voice of the Lord came to him,

nkjv@Acts:7:32 @saying, "I am the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' And Moses trembled and dared not look.

nkjv@Acts:7:33 @"Then the LORD said to him, "Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.

nkjv@Acts:7:34 @I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt."'

nkjv@Acts:7:35 @"This Moses whom they rejected, saying, "Who made you a ruler and a judge?' is the one God sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush.

nkjv@Acts:7:36 @He brought them out, after he had shown wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years.

nkjv@Acts:7:37 @"This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, "The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear.'

nkjv@Acts:7:38 @"This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, the one who received the living oracles to give to us,

nkjv@Acts:7:39 @whom our fathers would not obey, but rejected. And in their hearts they turned back to Egypt,

nkjv@Acts:7:40 @saying to Aaron, "Make us gods to go before us; as for this Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.'

nkjv@Acts:7:41 @And they made a calf in those days, offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

nkjv@Acts:7:42 @Then God turned and gave them up to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: "Did you offer Me slaughtered animals and sacrifices during forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?

nkjv@Acts:7:43 @You also took up the tabernacle of Moloch, And the star of your god Remphan, Images which you made to worship; And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.'

nkjv@Acts:7:44 @"Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as He appointed, instructing Moses to make it according to the pattern that he had seen,

nkjv@Acts:7:45 @which our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Joshua into the land possessed by the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of David,

nkjv@Acts:7:46 @who found favor before God and asked to find a dwelling for the God of Jacob.

nkjv@Acts:7:47 @But Solomon built Him a house.

nkjv@Acts:7:48 @"However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says:

nkjv@Acts:7:49 @"Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. What house will you build for Me? says the LORD, Or what is the place of My rest?

nkjv@Acts:7:50 @Has My hand not made all these things?'

nkjv@Acts:7:51 @"You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.

nkjv@Acts:7:52 @Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers,

nkjv@Acts:7:53 @who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it."

nkjv@Acts:7:54 @When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.

nkjv@Acts:7:55 @But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,

nkjv@Acts:7:56 @and said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"

nkjv@Acts:7:57 @Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord;

nkjv@Acts:7:58 @and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.

nkjv@Acts:7:59 @And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

nkjv@Acts:7:60 @Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

nkjv@Acts:8:1 @Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

nkjv@Acts:8:2 @And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

nkjv@Acts:8:3 @As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.

nkjv@Acts:8:4 @Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.

nkjv@Acts:8:5 @Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.

nkjv@Acts:8:6 @And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

nkjv@Acts:8:7 @For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.

nkjv@Acts:8:8 @And there was great joy in that city.

nkjv@Acts:8:9 @But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great,

nkjv@Acts:8:10 @to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is the great power of God."

nkjv@Acts:8:11 @And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his sorceries for a long time.

nkjv@Acts:8:12 @But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.

nkjv@Acts:8:13 @Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done.

nkjv@Acts:8:14 @Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,

nkjv@Acts:8:15 @who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.

nkjv@Acts:8:16 @For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

nkjv@Acts:8:17 @Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

nkjv@Acts:8:18 @And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

nkjv@Acts:8:19 @saying, "Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit."

nkjv@Acts:8:20 @But Peter said to him, "Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money!

nkjv@Acts:8:21 @You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God.

nkjv@Acts:8:22 @Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.

nkjv@Acts:8:23 @For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity."

nkjv@Acts:8:24 @Then Simon answered and said, "Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things which you have spoken may come upon me."

nkjv@Acts:8:25 @So when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.

nkjv@Acts:8:26 @Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is desert.

nkjv@Acts:8:27 @So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship,

nkjv@Acts:8:28 @was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet.

nkjv@Acts:8:29 @Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go near and overtake this chariot."

nkjv@Acts:8:30 @So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"

nkjv@Acts:8:31 @And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him.

nkjv@Acts:8:32 @The place in the Scripture which he read was this: "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He opened not His mouth.

nkjv@Acts:8:33 @In His humiliation His justice was taken away, And who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth."

nkjv@Acts:8:34 @So the eunuch answered Philip and said, "I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?"

nkjv@Acts:8:35 @Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him.

nkjv@Acts:8:36 @Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, "See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?"

nkjv@Acts:8:37 @Then Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."

nkjv@Acts:8:38 @So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.

nkjv@Acts:8:39 @Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.

nkjv@Acts:8:40 @But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.

nkjv@Acts:9:1 @Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest

nkjv@Acts:9:2 @and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

nkjv@Acts:9:3 @As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven.

nkjv@Acts:9:4 @Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?"

nkjv@Acts:9:5 @And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" Then the Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads."

nkjv@Acts:9:6 @So he, trembling and astonished, said, "Lord, what do You want me to do?" Then the Lord said to him, "Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

nkjv@Acts:9:7 @And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one.

nkjv@Acts:9:8 @Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.

nkjv@Acts:9:9 @And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

nkjv@Acts:9:10 @Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I am, Lord."

nkjv@Acts:9:11 @So the Lord said to him, "Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying.

nkjv@Acts:9:12 @And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight."

nkjv@Acts:9:13 @Then Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.

nkjv@Acts:9:14 @And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name."

nkjv@Acts:9:15 @But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.

nkjv@Acts:9:16 @For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake."

nkjv@Acts:9:17 @And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

nkjv@Acts:9:18 @Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.

nkjv@Acts:9:19 @So when he had received food, he was strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus.

nkjv@Acts:9:20 @Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.

nkjv@Acts:9:21 @Then all who heard were amazed, and said, "Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here for that purpose, so that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?"

nkjv@Acts:9:22 @But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this Jesus is the Christ.

nkjv@Acts:9:23 @Now after many days were past, the Jews plotted to kill him.

nkjv@Acts:9:24 @But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates day and night, to kill him.

nkjv@Acts:9:25 @Then the disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall in a large basket.

nkjv@Acts:9:26 @And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple.

nkjv@Acts:9:27 @But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

nkjv@Acts:9:28 @So he was with them at Jerusalem, coming in and going out.

nkjv@Acts:9:29 @And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus and disputed against the Hellenists, but they attempted to kill him.

nkjv@Acts:9:30 @When the brethren found out, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him out to Tarsus.

nkjv@Acts:9:31 @Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.

nkjv@Acts:9:32 @Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda.

nkjv@Acts:9:33 @There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed.

nkjv@Acts:9:34 @And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed." Then he arose immediately.

nkjv@Acts:9:35 @So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

nkjv@Acts:9:36 @At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.

nkjv@Acts:9:37 @But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room.

nkjv@Acts:9:38 @And since Lydda was near Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent two men to him, imploring him not to delay in coming to them.

nkjv@Acts:9:39 @Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them.

nkjv@Acts:9:40 @But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, arise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.

nkjv@Acts:9:41 @Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive.

nkjv@Acts:9:42 @And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord.

nkjv@Acts:9:43 @So it was that he stayed many days in Joppa with Simon, a tanner.

nkjv@Acts:10:1 @There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment,

nkjv@Acts:10:2 @a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always.

nkjv@Acts:10:3 @About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, "Cornelius!"

nkjv@Acts:10:4 @And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, "What is it, lord?" So he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God.

nkjv@Acts:10:5 @Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter.

nkjv@Acts:10:6 @He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea. He will tell you what you must do."

nkjv@Acts:10:7 @And when the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from among those who waited on him continually.

nkjv@Acts:10:8 @So when he had explained all these things to them, he sent them to Joppa.

nkjv@Acts:10:9 @The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour.

nkjv@Acts:10:10 @Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance

nkjv@Acts:10:11 @and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth.

nkjv@Acts:10:12 @In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air.

nkjv@Acts:10:13 @And a voice came to him, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat."

nkjv@Acts:10:14 @But Peter said, "Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean."

nkjv@Acts:10:15 @And a voice spoke to him again the second time, "What God has cleansed you must not call common."

nkjv@Acts:10:16 @This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again.

nkjv@Acts:10:17 @Now while Peter wondered within himself what this vision which he had seen meant, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate.

nkjv@Acts:10:18 @And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there.

nkjv@Acts:10:19 @While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are seeking you.

nkjv@Acts:10:20 @Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them."

nkjv@Acts:10:21 @Then Peter went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, "Yes, I am he whom you seek. For what reason have you come?"

nkjv@Acts:10:22 @And they said, "Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you."

nkjv@Acts:10:23 @Then he invited them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter went away with them, and some brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

nkjv@Acts:10:24 @And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends.

nkjv@Acts:10:25 @As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him.

nkjv@Acts:10:26 @But Peter lifted him up, saying, "Stand up; I myself am also a man."

nkjv@Acts:10:27 @And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together.

nkjv@Acts:10:28 @Then he said to them, "You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

nkjv@Acts:10:29 @Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?"

nkjv@Acts:10:30 @So Cornelius said, "Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

nkjv@Acts:10:31 @and said, "Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God.

nkjv@Acts:10:32 @Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he will speak to you.'

nkjv@Acts:10:33 @So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things commanded you by God."

nkjv@Acts:10:34 @Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.

nkjv@Acts:10:35 @But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.

nkjv@Acts:10:36 @The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ--He is Lord of all--

nkjv@Acts:10:37 @that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached:

nkjv@Acts:10:38 @how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

nkjv@Acts:10:39 @And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree.

nkjv@Acts:10:40 @Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly,

nkjv@Acts:10:41 @not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.

nkjv@Acts:10:42 @And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.

nkjv@Acts:10:43 @To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins."

nkjv@Acts:10:44 @While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.

nkjv@Acts:10:45 @And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.

nkjv@Acts:10:46 @For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered,

nkjv@Acts:10:47 @"Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?"

nkjv@Acts:10:48 @And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.

nkjv@Acts:11:1 @Now the apostles and brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.

nkjv@Acts:11:2 @And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision contended with him,

nkjv@Acts:11:3 @saying, "You went in to uncircumcised men and ate with them!"

nkjv@Acts:11:4 @But Peter explained it to them in order from the beginning, saying:

nkjv@Acts:11:5 @"I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object descending like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came to me.

nkjv@Acts:11:6 @When I observed it intently and considered, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air.

nkjv@Acts:11:7 @And I heard a voice saying to me, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat.'

nkjv@Acts:11:8 @But I said, "Not so, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth.'

nkjv@Acts:11:9 @But the voice answered me again from heaven, "What God has cleansed you must not call common.'

nkjv@Acts:11:10 @Now this was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven.

nkjv@Acts:11:11 @At that very moment, three men stood before the house where I was, having been sent to me from Caesarea.

nkjv@Acts:11:12 @Then the Spirit told me to go with them, doubting nothing. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered the man's house.

nkjv@Acts:11:13 @And he told us how he had seen an angel standing in his house, who said to him, "Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is Peter,

nkjv@Acts:11:14 @who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved.'

nkjv@Acts:11:15 @And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning.

nkjv@Acts:11:16 @Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, "John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'

nkjv@Acts:11:17 @If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?"

nkjv@Acts:11:18 @When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, "Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life."

nkjv@Acts:11:19 @Now those who were scattered after the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to no one but the Jews only.

nkjv@Acts:11:20 @But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus.

nkjv@Acts:11:21 @And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord.

nkjv@Acts:11:22 @Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch.

nkjv@Acts:11:23 @When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord.

nkjv@Acts:11:24 @For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.

nkjv@Acts:11:25 @Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul.

nkjv@Acts:11:26 @And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

nkjv@Acts:11:27 @And in these days prophets came from Jerusalem to Antioch.

nkjv@Acts:11:28 @Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and showed by the Spirit that there was going to be a great famine throughout all the world, which also happened in the days of Claudius Caesar.

nkjv@Acts:11:29 @Then the disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea.

nkjv@Acts:11:30 @This they also did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

nkjv@Acts:12:1 @Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church.

nkjv@Acts:12:2 @Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

nkjv@Acts:12:3 @And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread.

nkjv@Acts:12:4 @So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover.

nkjv@Acts:12:5 @Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.

nkjv@Acts:12:6 @And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison.

nkjv@Acts:12:7 @Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, "Arise quickly!" And his chains fell off his hands.

nkjv@Acts:12:8 @Then the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and tie on your sandals"; and so he did. And he said to him, "Put on your garment and follow me."

nkjv@Acts:12:9 @So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.

nkjv@Acts:12:10 @When they were past the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them of its own accord; and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

nkjv@Acts:12:11 @And when Peter had come to himself, he said, "Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel, and has delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Jewish people."

nkjv@Acts:12:12 @So, when he had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying.

nkjv@Acts:12:13 @And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a girl named Rhoda came to answer.

nkjv@Acts:12:14 @When she recognized Peter's voice, because of her gladness she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter stood before the gate.

nkjv@Acts:12:15 @But they said to her, "You are beside yourself!" Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, "It is his angel."

nkjv@Acts:12:16 @Now Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.

nkjv@Acts:12:17 @But motioning to them with his hand to keep silent, he declared to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, "Go, tell these things to James and to the brethren." And he departed and went to another place.

nkjv@Acts:12:18 @Then, as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers about what had become of Peter.

nkjv@Acts:12:19 @But when Herod had searched for him and not found him, he examined the guards and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judea to Caesarea, and stayed there.

nkjv@Acts:12:20 @Now Herod had been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; but they came to him with one accord, and having made Blastus the king's personal aide their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was supplied with food by the king's country.

nkjv@Acts:12:21 @So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them.

nkjv@Acts:12:22 @And the people kept shouting, "The voice of a god and not of a man!"

nkjv@Acts:12:23 @Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.

nkjv@Acts:12:24 @But the word of God grew and multiplied.

nkjv@Acts:12:25 @And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their ministry, and they also took with them John whose surname was Mark.

nkjv@Acts:13:1 @Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

nkjv@Acts:13:2 @As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

nkjv@Acts:13:3 @Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.

nkjv@Acts:13:4 @So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus.

nkjv@Acts:13:5 @And when they arrived in Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. They also had John as their assistant.

nkjv@Acts:13:6 @Now when they had gone through the island to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew whose name was Bar-Jesus,

nkjv@Acts:13:7 @who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man called for Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.

nkjv@Acts:13:8 @But Elymas the sorcerer (for so his name is translated) withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

nkjv@Acts:13:9 @Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him

nkjv@Acts:13:10 @and said, "O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?

nkjv@Acts:13:11 @And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time." And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.

nkjv@Acts:13:12 @Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had been done, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

nkjv@Acts:13:13 @Now when Paul and his party set sail from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia; and John, departing from them, returned to Jerusalem.

nkjv@Acts:13:14 @But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down.

nkjv@Acts:13:15 @And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, "Men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on."

nkjv@Acts:13:16 @Then Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen:

nkjv@Acts:13:17 @The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He brought them out of it.

nkjv@Acts:13:18 @Now for a time of about forty years He put up with their ways in the wilderness.

nkjv@Acts:13:19 @And when He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land to them by allotment.

nkjv@Acts:13:20 @"After that He gave them judges for about four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

nkjv@Acts:13:21 @And afterward they asked for a king; so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.

nkjv@Acts:13:22 @And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, "I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.'

nkjv@Acts:13:23 @From this man's seed, according to the promise, God raised up for Israel a Savior--Jesus--

nkjv@Acts:13:24 @after John had first preached, before His coming, the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

nkjv@Acts:13:25 @And as John was finishing his course, he said, "Who do you think I am? I am not He. But behold, there comes One after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.'

nkjv@Acts:13:26 @"Men and brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you the word of this salvation has been sent.

nkjv@Acts:13:27 @For those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they did not know Him, nor even the voices of the Prophets which are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled them in condemning Him.

nkjv@Acts:13:28 @And though they found no cause for death in Him, they asked Pilate that He should be put to death.

nkjv@Acts:13:29 @Now when they had fulfilled all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb.

nkjv@Acts:13:30 @But God raised Him from the dead.

nkjv@Acts:13:31 @He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people.

nkjv@Acts:13:32 @And we declare to you glad tidings--that promise which was made to the fathers.

nkjv@Acts:13:33 @God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm: "You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.'

nkjv@Acts:13:34 @And that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, He has spoken thus: "I will give you the sure mercies of David.'

nkjv@Acts:13:35 @Therefore He also says in another Psalm: "You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption.'

nkjv@Acts:13:36 @"For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption;

nkjv@Acts:13:37 @but He whom God raised up saw no corruption.

nkjv@Acts:13:38 @Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins;

nkjv@Acts:13:39 @and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

nkjv@Acts:13:40 @Beware therefore, lest what has been spoken in the prophets come upon you:

nkjv@Acts:13:41 @"Behold, you despisers, Marvel and perish! For I work a work in your days, A work which you will by no means believe, Though one were to declare it to you."'

nkjv@Acts:13:42 @So when the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.

nkjv@Acts:13:43 @Now when the congregation had broken up, many of the Jews and devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

nkjv@Acts:13:44 @On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God.

nkjv@Acts:13:45 @But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul.

nkjv@Acts:13:46 @Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.

nkjv@Acts:13:47 @For so the Lord has commanded us: "I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth."'

nkjv@Acts:13:48 @Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord. And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.

nkjv@Acts:13:49 @And the word of the Lord was being spread throughout all the region.

nkjv@Acts:13:50 @But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, raised up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region.

nkjv@Acts:13:51 @But they shook off the dust from their feet against them, and came to Iconium.

nkjv@Acts:13:52 @And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

nkjv@Acts:14:1 @Now it happened in Iconium that they went together to the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a great multitude both of the Jews and of the Greeks believed.

nkjv@Acts:14:2 @But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brethren.

nkjv@Acts:14:3 @Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

nkjv@Acts:14:4 @But the multitude of the city was divided: part sided with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

nkjv@Acts:14:5 @And when a violent attempt was made by both the Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to abuse and stone them,

nkjv@Acts:14:6 @they became aware of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding region.

nkjv@Acts:14:7 @And they were preaching the gospel there.

nkjv@Acts:14:8 @And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother's womb, who had never walked.

nkjv@Acts:14:9 @This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed,

nkjv@Acts:14:10 @said with a loud voice, "Stand up straight on your feet!" And he leaped and walked.

nkjv@Acts:14:11 @Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!"

nkjv@Acts:14:12 @And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.

nkjv@Acts:14:13 @Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes.

nkjv@Acts:14:14 @But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard this, they tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying out

nkjv@Acts:14:15 @and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them,

nkjv@Acts:14:16 @who in bygone generations allowed all nations to walk in their own ways.

nkjv@Acts:14:17 @Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness."

nkjv@Acts:14:18 @And with these sayings they could scarcely restrain the multitudes from sacrificing to them.

nkjv@Acts:14:19 @Then Jews from Antioch and Iconium came there; and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.

nkjv@Acts:14:20 @However, when the disciples gathered around him, he rose up and went into the city. And the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

nkjv@Acts:14:21 @And when they had preached the gospel to that city and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,

nkjv@Acts:14:22 @strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God."

nkjv@Acts:14:23 @So when they had appointed elders in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

nkjv@Acts:14:24 @And after they had passed through Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.

nkjv@Acts:14:25 @Now when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

nkjv@Acts:14:26 @From there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work which they had completed.

nkjv@Acts:14:27 @Now when they had come and gathered the church together, they reported all that God had done with them, and that He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.

nkjv@Acts:14:28 @So they stayed there a long time with the disciples.

nkjv@Acts:15:1 @And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."

nkjv@Acts:15:2 @Therefore, when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and dispute with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them should go up to Jerusalem, to the apostles and elders, about this question.

nkjv@Acts:15:3 @So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, describing the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy to all the brethren.

nkjv@Acts:15:4 @And when they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders; and they reported all things that God had done with them.

nkjv@Acts:15:5 @But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses."

nkjv@Acts:15:6 @Now the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter.

nkjv@Acts:15:7 @And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: "Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.

nkjv@Acts:15:8 @So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us,

nkjv@Acts:15:9 @and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

nkjv@Acts:15:10 @Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

nkjv@Acts:15:11 @But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they."

nkjv@Acts:15:12 @Then all the multitude kept silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring how many miracles and wonders God had worked through them among the Gentiles.

nkjv@Acts:15:13 @And after they had become silent, James answered, saying, "Men and brethren, listen to me:

nkjv@Acts:15:14 @Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name.

nkjv@Acts:15:15 @And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written:

nkjv@Acts:15:16 @'After this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, And I will set it up;

nkjv@Acts:15:17 @So that the rest of mankind may seek the LORD. Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the LORD who does all these things.'

nkjv@Acts:15:18 @"Known to God from eternity are all His works.

nkjv@Acts:15:19 @Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God,

nkjv@Acts:15:20 @but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood.

nkjv@Acts:15:21 @For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath."

nkjv@Acts:15:22 @Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas who was also named Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren.

nkjv@Acts:15:23 @They wrote this, letter by them: The apostles, the elders, and the brethren, To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings.

nkjv@Acts:15:24 @Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, "You must be circumcised and keep the law" --to whom we gave no such commandment--

nkjv@Acts:15:25 @it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

nkjv@Acts:15:26 @men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@Acts:15:27 @We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who will also report the same things by word of mouth.

nkjv@Acts:15:28 @For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:

nkjv@Acts:15:29 @that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.

nkjv@Acts:15:30 @So when they were sent off, they came to Antioch; and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter.

nkjv@Acts:15:31 @When they had read it, they rejoiced over its encouragement.

nkjv@Acts:15:32 @Now Judas and Silas, themselves being prophets also, exhorted and strengthened the brethren with many words.

nkjv@Acts:15:33 @And after they had stayed there for a time, they were sent back with greetings from the brethren to the apostles.

nkjv@Acts:15:34 @However, it seemed good to Silas to remain there.

nkjv@Acts:15:35 @Paul and Barnabas also remained in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

nkjv@Acts:15:36 @Then after some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us now go back and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they are doing."

nkjv@Acts:15:37 @Now Barnabas was determined to take with them John called Mark.

nkjv@Acts:15:38 @But Paul insisted that they should not take with them the one who had departed from them in Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work.

nkjv@Acts:15:39 @Then the contention became so sharp that they parted from one another. And so Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus;

nkjv@Acts:15:40 @but Paul chose Silas and departed, being commended by the brethren to the grace of God.

nkjv@Acts:15:41 @And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

nkjv@Acts:16:1 @Then he came to Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain Jewish woman who believed, but his father was Greek.

nkjv@Acts:16:2 @He was well spoken of by the brethren who were at Lystra and Iconium.

nkjv@Acts:16:3 @Paul wanted to have him go on with him. And he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in that region, for they all knew that his father was Greek.

nkjv@Acts:16:4 @And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem.

nkjv@Acts:16:5 @So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

nkjv@Acts:16:6 @Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia.

nkjv@Acts:16:7 @After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them.

nkjv@Acts:16:8 @So passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.

nkjv@Acts:16:9 @And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us."

nkjv@Acts:16:10 @Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them.

nkjv@Acts:16:11 @Therefore, sailing from Troas, we ran a straight course to Samothrace, and the next day came to Neapolis,

nkjv@Acts:16:12 @and from there to Philippi, which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days.

nkjv@Acts:16:13 @And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made; and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there.

nkjv@Acts:16:14 @Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul.

nkjv@Acts:16:15 @And when she and her household were baptized, she begged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay." So she persuaded us.

nkjv@Acts:16:16 @Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling.

nkjv@Acts:16:17 @This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, "These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation."

nkjv@Acts:16:18 @And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And he came out that very hour.

nkjv@Acts:16:19 @But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.

nkjv@Acts:16:20 @And they brought them to the magistrates, and said, "These men, being Jews, exceedingly trouble our city;

nkjv@Acts:16:21 @and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe."

nkjv@Acts:16:22 @Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods.

nkjv@Acts:16:23 @And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely.

nkjv@Acts:16:24 @Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

nkjv@Acts:16:25 @But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

nkjv@Acts:16:26 @Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed.

nkjv@Acts:16:27 @And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.

nkjv@Acts:16:28 @But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, "Do yourself no harm, for we are all here."

nkjv@Acts:16:29 @Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.

nkjv@Acts:16:30 @And he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"

nkjv@Acts:16:31 @So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."

nkjv@Acts:16:32 @Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.

nkjv@Acts:16:33 @And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized.

nkjv@Acts:16:34 @Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.

nkjv@Acts:16:35 @And when it was day, the magistrates sent the officers, saying, "Let those men go."

nkjv@Acts:16:36 @So the keeper of the prison reported these words to Paul, saying, "The magistrates have sent to let you go. Now therefore depart, and go in peace."

nkjv@Acts:16:37 @But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us openly, uncondemned Romans, and have thrown us into prison. And now do they put us out secretly? No indeed! Let them come themselves and get us out."

nkjv@Acts:16:38 @And the officers told these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans.

nkjv@Acts:16:39 @Then they came and pleaded with them and brought them out, and asked them to depart from the city.

nkjv@Acts:16:40 @So they went out of the prison and entered the house of Lydia; and when they had seen the brethren, they encouraged them and departed.

nkjv@Acts:17:1 @Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.

nkjv@Acts:17:2 @Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

nkjv@Acts:17:3 @explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ."

nkjv@Acts:17:4 @And some of them were persuaded; and a great multitude of the devout Greeks, and not a few of the leading women, joined Paul and Silas.

nkjv@Acts:17:5 @But the Jews who were not persuaded, becoming envious, took some of the evil men from the marketplace, and gathering a mob, set all the city in an uproar and attacked the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.

nkjv@Acts:17:6 @But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, "These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.

nkjv@Acts:17:7 @Jason has harbored them, and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king--Jesus."

nkjv@Acts:17:8 @And they troubled the crowd and the rulers of the city when they heard these things.

nkjv@Acts:17:9 @So when they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.

nkjv@Acts:17:10 @Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews.

nkjv@Acts:17:11 @These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.

nkjv@Acts:17:12 @Therefore many of them believed, and also not a few of the Greeks, prominent women as well as men.

nkjv@Acts:17:13 @But when the Jews from Thessalonica learned that the word of God was preached by Paul at Berea, they came there also and stirred up the crowds.

nkjv@Acts:17:14 @Then immediately the brethren sent Paul away, to go to the sea; but both Silas and Timothy remained there.

nkjv@Acts:17:15 @So those who conducted Paul brought him to Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him with all speed, they departed.

nkjv@Acts:17:16 @Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols.

nkjv@Acts:17:17 @Therefore he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with the Gentile worshipers, and in the marketplace daily with those who happened to be there.

nkjv@Acts:17:18 @Then certain Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him. And some said, "What does this babbler want to say?" Others said, "He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods," because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.

nkjv@Acts:17:19 @And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new doctrine is of which you speak?

nkjv@Acts:17:20 @For you are bringing some strange things to our ears. Therefore we want to know what these things mean."

nkjv@Acts:17:21 @For all the Athenians and the foreigners who were there spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing.

nkjv@Acts:17:22 @Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious;

nkjv@Acts:17:23 @for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you:

nkjv@Acts:17:24 @God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.

nkjv@Acts:17:25 @Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.

nkjv@Acts:17:26 @And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,

nkjv@Acts:17:27 @so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

nkjv@Acts:17:28 @for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, "For we are also His offspring.'

nkjv@Acts:17:29 @Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising.

nkjv@Acts:17:30 @Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,

nkjv@Acts:17:31 @because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead."

nkjv@Acts:17:32 @And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, while others said, "We will hear you again on this matter."

nkjv@Acts:17:33 @So Paul departed from among them.

nkjv@Acts:17:34 @However, some men joined him and believed, among them Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

nkjv@Acts:18:1 @After these things Paul departed from Athens and went to Corinth.

nkjv@Acts:18:2 @And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla (because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome); and he came to them.

nkjv@Acts:18:3 @So, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and worked; for by occupation they were tentmakers.

nkjv@Acts:18:4 @And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.

nkjv@Acts:18:5 @When Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.

nkjv@Acts:18:6 @But when they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook his garments and said to them, "Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."

nkjv@Acts:18:7 @And he departed from there and entered the house of a certain man named Justus, one who worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.

nkjv@Acts:18:8 @Then Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his household. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized.

nkjv@Acts:18:9 @Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, "Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent;

nkjv@Acts:18:10 @for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city."

nkjv@Acts:18:11 @And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

nkjv@Acts:18:12 @When Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him to the judgment seat,

nkjv@Acts:18:13 @saying, "This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law."

nkjv@Acts:18:14 @And when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of wrongdoing or wicked crimes, O Jews, there would be reason why I should bear with you.

nkjv@Acts:18:15 @But if it is a question of words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves; for I do not want to be a judge of such matters."

nkjv@Acts:18:16 @And he drove them from the judgment seat.

nkjv@Acts:18:17 @Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. But Gallio took no notice of these things.

nkjv@Acts:18:18 @So Paul still remained a good while. Then he took leave of the brethren and sailed for Syria, and Priscilla and Aquila were with him. He had his hair cut off at Cenchrea, for he had taken a vow.

nkjv@Acts:18:19 @And he came to Ephesus, and left them there; but he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.

nkjv@Acts:18:20 @When they asked him to stay a longer time with them, he did not consent,

nkjv@Acts:18:21 @but took leave of them, saying, "I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem; but I will return again to you, God willing." And he sailed from Ephesus.

nkjv@Acts:18:22 @And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up and greeted the church, he went down to Antioch.

nkjv@Acts:18:23 @After he had spent some time there, he departed and went over the region of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.

nkjv@Acts:18:24 @Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus.

nkjv@Acts:18:25 @This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.

nkjv@Acts:18:26 @So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

nkjv@Acts:18:27 @And when he desired to cross to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him; and when he arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace;

nkjv@Acts:18:28 @for he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.

nkjv@Acts:19:1 @And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples

nkjv@Acts:19:2 @he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" So they said to him, "We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit."

nkjv@Acts:19:3 @And he said to them, "Into what then were you baptized?" So they said, "Into John's baptism."

nkjv@Acts:19:4 @Then Paul said, "John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus."

nkjv@Acts:19:5 @When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

nkjv@Acts:19:6 @And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.

nkjv@Acts:19:7 @Now the men were about twelve in all.

nkjv@Acts:19:8 @And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God.

nkjv@Acts:19:9 @But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.

nkjv@Acts:19:10 @And this continued for two years, so that all who dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

nkjv@Acts:19:11 @Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul,

nkjv@Acts:19:12 @so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.

nkjv@Acts:19:13 @Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, "We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches."

nkjv@Acts:19:14 @Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.

nkjv@Acts:19:15 @And the evil spirit answered and said, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?"

nkjv@Acts:19:16 @Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

nkjv@Acts:19:17 @This became known both to all Jews and Greeks dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

nkjv@Acts:19:18 @And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds.

nkjv@Acts:19:19 @Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver.

nkjv@Acts:19:20 @So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.

nkjv@Acts:19:21 @When these things were accomplished, Paul purposed in the Spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome."

nkjv@Acts:19:22 @So he sent into Macedonia two of those who ministered to him, Timothy and Erastus, but he himself stayed in Asia for a time.

nkjv@Acts:19:23 @And about that time there arose a great commotion about the Way.

nkjv@Acts:19:24 @For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Diana, brought no small profit to the craftsmen.

nkjv@Acts:19:25 @He called them together with the workers of similar occupation, and said: "Men, you know that we have our prosperity by this trade.

nkjv@Acts:19:26 @Moreover you see and hear that not only at Ephesus, but throughout almost all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are not gods which are made with hands.

nkjv@Acts:19:27 @So not only is this trade of ours in danger of falling into disrepute, but also the temple of the great goddess Diana may be despised and her magnificence destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worship."

nkjv@Acts:19:28 @Now when they heard this, they were full of wrath and cried out, saying, "Great is Diana of the Ephesians!"

nkjv@Acts:19:29 @So the whole city was filled with confusion, and rushed into the theater with one accord, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, Paul's travel companions.

nkjv@Acts:19:30 @And when Paul wanted to go in to the people, the disciples would not allow him.

nkjv@Acts:19:31 @Then some of the officials of Asia, who were his friends, sent to him pleading that he would not venture into the theater.

nkjv@Acts:19:32 @Some therefore cried one thing and some another, for the assembly was confused, and most of them did not know why they had come together.

nkjv@Acts:19:33 @And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander motioned with his hand, and wanted to make his defense to the people.

nkjv@Acts:19:34 @But when they found out that he was a Jew, all with one voice cried out for about two hours, "Great is Diana of the Ephesians!"

nkjv@Acts:19:35 @And when the city clerk had quieted the crowd, he said: "Men of Ephesus, what man is there who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is temple guardian of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Zeus?

nkjv@Acts:19:36 @Therefore, since these things cannot be denied, you ought to be quiet and do nothing rashly.

nkjv@Acts:19:37 @For you have brought these men here who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of your goddess.

nkjv@Acts:19:38 @Therefore, if Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen have a case against anyone, the courts are open and there are proconsuls. Let them bring charges against one another.

nkjv@Acts:19:39 @But if you have any other inquiry to make, it shall be determined in the lawful assembly.

nkjv@Acts:19:40 @For we are in danger of being called in question for today's uproar, there being no reason which we may give to account for this disorderly gathering."

nkjv@Acts:19:41 @And when he had said these things, he dismissed the assembly.

nkjv@Acts:20:1 @After the uproar had ceased, Paul called the disciples to himself, embraced them, and departed to go to Macedonia.

nkjv@Acts:20:2 @Now when he had gone over that region and encouraged them with many words, he came to Greece

nkjv@Acts:20:3 @and stayed three months. And when the Jews plotted against him as he was about to sail to Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia.

nkjv@Acts:20:4 @And Sopater of Berea accompanied him to Asia--also Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia.

nkjv@Acts:20:5 @These men, going ahead, waited for us at Troas.

nkjv@Acts:20:6 @But we sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days joined them at Troas, where we stayed seven days.

nkjv@Acts:20:7 @Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.

nkjv@Acts:20:8 @There were many lamps in the upper room where they were gathered together.

nkjv@Acts:20:9 @And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead.

nkjv@Acts:20:10 @But Paul went down, fell on him, and embracing him said, "Do not trouble yourselves, for his life is in him."

nkjv@Acts:20:11 @Now when he had come up, had broken bread and eaten, and talked a long while, even till daybreak, he departed.

nkjv@Acts:20:12 @And they brought the young man in alive, and they were not a little comforted.

nkjv@Acts:20:13 @Then we went ahead to the ship and sailed to Assos, there intending to take Paul on board; for so he had given orders, intending himself to go on foot.

nkjv@Acts:20:14 @And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene.

nkjv@Acts:20:15 @We sailed from there, and the next day came opposite Chios. The following day we arrived at Samos and stayed at Trogyllium. The next day we came to Miletus.

nkjv@Acts:20:16 @For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost.

nkjv@Acts:20:17 @From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church.

nkjv@Acts:20:18 @And when they had come to him, he said to them: "You know, from the first day that I came to Asia, in what manner I always lived among you,

nkjv@Acts:20:19 @serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears and trials which happened to me by the plotting of the Jews;

nkjv@Acts:20:20 @how I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house,

nkjv@Acts:20:21 @testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@Acts:20:22 @And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there,

nkjv@Acts:20:23 @except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me.

nkjv@Acts:20:24 @But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

nkjv@Acts:20:25 @"And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more.

nkjv@Acts:20:26 @Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men.

nkjv@Acts:20:27 @For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.

nkjv@Acts:20:28 @Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

nkjv@Acts:20:29 @For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.

nkjv@Acts:20:30 @Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.

nkjv@Acts:20:31 @Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.

nkjv@Acts:20:32 @"So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

nkjv@Acts:20:33 @I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel.

nkjv@Acts:20:34 @Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me.

nkjv@Acts:20:35 @I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."'

nkjv@Acts:20:36 @And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

nkjv@Acts:20:37 @Then they all wept freely, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him,

nkjv@Acts:20:38 @sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they would see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.

nkjv@Acts:21:1 @Now it came to pass, that when we had departed from them and set sail, running a straight course we came to Cos, the following day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.

nkjv@Acts:21:2 @And finding a ship sailing over to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail.

nkjv@Acts:21:3 @When we had sighted Cyprus, we passed it on the left, sailed to Syria, and landed at Tyre; for there the ship was to unload her cargo.

nkjv@Acts:21:4 @And finding disciples, we stayed there seven days. They told Paul through the Spirit not to go up to Jerusalem.

nkjv@Acts:21:5 @When we had come to the end of those days, we departed and went on our way; and they all accompanied us, with wives and children, till we were out of the city. And we knelt down on the shore and prayed.

nkjv@Acts:21:6 @When we had taken our leave of one another, we boarded the ship, and they returned home.

nkjv@Acts:21:7 @And when we had finished our voyage from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, greeted the brethren, and stayed with them one day.

nkjv@Acts:21:8 @On the next day we who were Paul's companions departed and came to Caesarea, and entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.

nkjv@Acts:21:9 @Now this man had four virgin daughters who prophesied.

nkjv@Acts:21:10 @And as we stayed many days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.

nkjv@Acts:21:11 @When he had come to us, he took Paul's belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit, "So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles."'

nkjv@Acts:21:12 @Now when we heard these things, both we and those from that place pleaded with him not to go up to Jerusalem.

nkjv@Acts:21:13 @Then Paul answered, "What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."

nkjv@Acts:21:14 @So when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, "The will of the Lord be done."

nkjv@Acts:21:15 @And after those days we packed and went up to Jerusalem.

nkjv@Acts:21:16 @Also some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us and brought with them a certain Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we were to lodge.

nkjv@Acts:21:17 @And when we had come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.

nkjv@Acts:21:18 @On the following day Paul went in with us to James, and all the elders were present.

nkjv@Acts:21:19 @When he had greeted them, he told in detail those things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

nkjv@Acts:21:20 @And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord. And they said to him, "You see, brother, how many myriads of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law;

nkjv@Acts:21:21 @but they have been informed about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs.

nkjv@Acts:21:22 @What then? The assembly must certainly meet, for they will hear that you have come.

nkjv@Acts:21:23 @Therefore do what we tell you: We have four men who have taken a vow.

nkjv@Acts:21:24 @Take them and be purified with them, and pay their expenses so that they may shave their heads, and that all may know that those things of which they were informed concerning you are nothing, but that you yourself also walk orderly and keep the law.

nkjv@Acts:21:25 @But concerning the Gentiles who believe, we have written and decided that they should observe no such thing, except that they should keep themselves from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality."

nkjv@Acts:21:26 @Then Paul took the men, and the next day, having been purified with them, entered the temple to announce the expiration of the days of purification, at which time an offering should be made for each one of them.

nkjv@Acts:21:27 @Now when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd and laid hands on him,

nkjv@Acts:21:28 @crying out, "Men of Israel, help! This is the man who teaches all men everywhere against the people, the law, and this place; and furthermore he also brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place."

nkjv@Acts:21:29 @(For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the city, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)

nkjv@Acts:21:30 @And all the city was disturbed; and the people ran together, seized Paul, and dragged him out of the temple; and immediately the doors were shut.

nkjv@Acts:21:31 @Now as they were seeking to kill him, news came to the commander of the garrison that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

nkjv@Acts:21:32 @He immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down to them. And when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.

nkjv@Acts:21:33 @Then the commander came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and he asked who he was and what he had done.

nkjv@Acts:21:34 @And some among the multitude cried one thing and some another. So when he could not ascertain the truth because of the tumult, he commanded him to be taken into the barracks.

nkjv@Acts:21:35 @When he reached the stairs, he had to be carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the mob.

nkjv@Acts:21:36 @For the multitude of the people followed after, crying out, "Away with him!"

nkjv@Acts:21:37 @Then as Paul was about to be led into the barracks, he said to the commander, "May I speak to you?" He replied, "Can you speak Greek?

nkjv@Acts:21:38 @Are you not the Egyptian who some time ago stirred up a rebellion and led the four thousand assassins out into the wilderness?"

nkjv@Acts:21:39 @But Paul said, "I am a Jew from Tarsus, in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city; and I implore you, permit me to speak to the people."

nkjv@Acts:21:40 @So when he had given him permission, Paul stood on the stairs and motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great silence, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, saying,

nkjv@Acts:22:1 @"Brethren and fathers, hear my defense before you now."

nkjv@Acts:22:2 @And when they heard that he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, they kept all the more silent. Then he said:

nkjv@Acts:22:3 @"I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the strictness of our fathers' law, and was zealous toward God as you all are today.

nkjv@Acts:22:4 @I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women,

nkjv@Acts:22:5 @as also the high priest bears me witness, and all the council of the elders, from whom I also received letters to the brethren, and went to Damascus to bring in chains even those who were there to Jerusalem to be punished.

nkjv@Acts:22:6 @"Now it happened, as I journeyed and came near Damascus at about noon, suddenly a great light from heaven shone around me.

nkjv@Acts:22:7 @And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?'

nkjv@Acts:22:8 @So I answered, "Who are You, Lord?' And He said to me, "I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.'

nkjv@Acts:22:9 @"And those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they did not hear the voice of Him who spoke to me.

nkjv@Acts:22:10 @So I said, "What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me, "Arise and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all things which are appointed for you to do.'

nkjv@Acts:22:11 @And since I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of those who were with me, I came into Damascus.

nkjv@Acts:22:12 @"Then a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good testimony with all the Jews who dwelt there,

nkjv@Acts:22:13 @came to me; and he stood and said to me, "Brother Saul, receive your sight.' And at that same hour I looked up at him.

nkjv@Acts:22:14 @Then he said, "The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth.

nkjv@Acts:22:15 @For you will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.

nkjv@Acts:22:16 @And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'

nkjv@Acts:22:17 @"Now it happened, when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I was in a trance

nkjv@Acts:22:18 @and saw Him saying to me, "Make haste and get out of Jerusalem quickly, for they will not receive your testimony concerning Me.'

nkjv@Acts:22:19 @So I said, "Lord, they know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat those who believe on You.

nkjv@Acts:22:20 @And when the blood of Your martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by consenting to his death, and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.'

nkjv@Acts:22:21 @Then He said to me, "Depart, for I will send you far from here to the Gentiles."'

nkjv@Acts:22:22 @And they listened to him until this word, and then they raised their voices and said, "Away with such a fellow from the earth, for he is not fit to live!"

nkjv@Acts:22:23 @Then, as they cried out and tore off their clothes and threw dust into the air,

nkjv@Acts:22:24 @the commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, and said that he should be examined under scourging, so that he might know why they shouted so against him.

nkjv@Acts:22:25 @And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who stood by, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman, and uncondemned?"

nkjv@Acts:22:26 @When the centurion heard that, he went and told the commander, saying, "Take care what you do, for this man is a Roman."

nkjv@Acts:22:27 @Then the commander came and said to him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" He said, "Yes."

nkjv@Acts:22:28 @The commander answered, "With a large sum I obtained this citizenship." And Paul said, "But I was born a citizen."

nkjv@Acts:22:29 @Then immediately those who were about to examine him withdrew from him; and the commander was also afraid after he found out that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.

nkjv@Acts:22:30 @The next day, because he wanted to know for certain why he was accused by the Jews, he released him from his bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to appear, and brought Paul down and set him before them.

nkjv@Acts:23:1 @Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, said, "Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day."

nkjv@Acts:23:2 @And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.

nkjv@Acts:23:3 @Then Paul said to him, "God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! For you sit to judge me according to the law, and do you command me to be struck contrary to the law?"

nkjv@Acts:23:4 @And those who stood by said, "Do you revile God's high priest?"

nkjv@Acts:23:5 @Then Paul said, "I did not know, brethren, that he was the high priest; for it is written, "You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people."'

nkjv@Acts:23:6 @But when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee; concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!"

nkjv@Acts:23:7 @And when he had said this, a dissension arose between the Pharisees and the Sadducees; and the assembly was divided.

nkjv@Acts:23:8 @For Sadducees say that there is no resurrection--and no angel or spirit; but the Pharisees confess both.

nkjv@Acts:23:9 @Then there arose a loud outcry. And the scribes of the Pharisees' party arose and protested, saying, "We find no evil in this man; but if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him, let us not fight against God."

nkjv@Acts:23:10 @Now when there arose a great dissension, the commander, fearing lest Paul might be pulled to pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them, and bring him into the barracks.

nkjv@Acts:23:11 @But the following night the Lord stood by him and said, "Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome."

nkjv@Acts:23:12 @And when it was day, some of the Jews banded together and bound themselves under an oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.

nkjv@Acts:23:13 @Now there were more than forty who had formed this conspiracy.

nkjv@Acts:23:14 @They came to the chief priests and elders, and said, "We have bound ourselves under a great oath that we will eat nothing until we have killed Paul.

nkjv@Acts:23:15 @Now you, therefore, together with the council, suggest to the commander that he be brought down to you tomorrow, as though you were going to make further inquiries concerning him; but we are ready to kill him before he comes near."

nkjv@Acts:23:16 @So when Paul's sister's son heard of their ambush, he went and entered the barracks and told Paul.

nkjv@Acts:23:17 @Then Paul called one of the centurions to him and said, "Take this young man to the commander, for he has something to tell him."

nkjv@Acts:23:18 @So he took him and brought him to the commander and said, "Paul the prisoner called me to him and asked me to bring this young man to you. He has something to say to you."

nkjv@Acts:23:19 @Then the commander took him by the hand, went aside, and asked privately, "What is it that you have to tell me?"

nkjv@Acts:23:20 @And he said, "The Jews have agreed to ask that you bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though they were going to inquire more fully about him.

nkjv@Acts:23:21 @But do not yield to them, for more than forty of them lie in wait for him, men who have bound themselves by an oath that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him; and now they are ready, waiting for the promise from you."

nkjv@Acts:23:22 @So the commander let the young man depart, and commanded him, "Tell no one that you have revealed these things to me."

nkjv@Acts:23:23 @And he called for two centurions, saying, "Prepare two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at the third hour of the night;

nkjv@Acts:23:24 @and provide mounts to set Paul on, and bring him safely to Felix the governor."

nkjv@Acts:23:25 @He wrote a letter in the following manner:

nkjv@Acts:23:26 @Claudius Lysias, To the most excellent governor Felix: Greetings.

nkjv@Acts:23:27 @This man was seized by the Jews and was about to be killed by them. Coming with the troops I rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman.

nkjv@Acts:23:28 @And when I wanted to know the reason they accused him, I brought him before their council.

nkjv@Acts:23:29 @I found out that he was accused concerning questions of their law, but had nothing charged against him deserving of death or chains.

nkjv@Acts:23:30 @And when it was told me that the Jews lay in wait for the man, I sent him immediately to you, and also commanded his accusers to state before you the charges against him. Farewell.

nkjv@Acts:23:31 @Then the soldiers, as they were commanded, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris.

nkjv@Acts:23:32 @The next day they left the horsemen to go on with him, and returned to the barracks.

nkjv@Acts:23:33 @When they came to Caesarea and had delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him.

nkjv@Acts:23:34 @And when the governor had read it, he asked what province he was from. And when he understood that he was from Cilicia,

nkjv@Acts:23:35 @he said, "I will hear you when your accusers also have come." And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's Praetorium.

nkjv@Acts:24:1 @Now after five days Ananias the high priest came down with the elders and a certain orator named Tertullus. These gave evidence to the governor against Paul.

nkjv@Acts:24:2 @And when he was called upon, Tertullus began his accusation, saying: "Seeing that through you we enjoy great peace, and prosperity is being brought to this nation by your foresight,

nkjv@Acts:24:3 @we accept it always and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

nkjv@Acts:24:4 @Nevertheless, not to be tedious to you any further, I beg you to hear, by your courtesy, a few words from us.

nkjv@Acts:24:5 @For we have found this man a plague, a creator of dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.

nkjv@Acts:24:6 @He even tried to profane the temple, and we seized him, and wanted to judge him according to our law.

nkjv@Acts:24:7 @But the commander Lysias came by and with great violence took him out of our hands,

nkjv@Acts:24:8 @commanding his accusers to come to you. By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him."

nkjv@Acts:24:9 @And the Jews also assented, maintaining that these things were so.

nkjv@Acts:24:10 @Then Paul, after the governor had nodded to him to speak, answered: "Inasmuch as I know that you have been for many years a judge of this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself,

nkjv@Acts:24:11 @because you may ascertain that it is no more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

nkjv@Acts:24:12 @And they neither found me in the temple disputing with anyone nor inciting the crowd, either in the synagogues or in the city.

nkjv@Acts:24:13 @Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me.

nkjv@Acts:24:14 @But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.

nkjv@Acts:24:15 @I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.

nkjv@Acts:24:16 @This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.

nkjv@Acts:24:17 @"Now after many years I came to bring alms and offerings to my nation,

nkjv@Acts:24:18 @in the midst of which some Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with a mob nor with tumult.

nkjv@Acts:24:19 @They ought to have been here before you to object if they had anything against me.

nkjv@Acts:24:20 @Or else let those who are here themselves say if they found any wrongdoing in me while I stood before the council,

nkjv@Acts:24:21 @unless it is for this one statement which I cried out, standing among them, "Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am being judged by you this day."'

nkjv@Acts:24:22 @But when Felix heard these things, having more accurate knowledge of the Way, he adjourned the proceedings and said, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will make a decision on your case."

nkjv@Acts:24:23 @So he commanded the centurion to keep Paul and to let him have liberty, and told him not to forbid any of his friends to provide for or visit him.

nkjv@Acts:24:24 @And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

nkjv@Acts:24:25 @Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, "Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you."

nkjv@Acts:24:26 @Meanwhile he also hoped that money would be given him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore he sent for him more often and conversed with him.

nkjv@Acts:24:27 @But after two years Porcius Festus succeeded Felix; and Felix, wanting to do the Jews a favor, left Paul bound.

nkjv@Acts:25:1 @Now when Festus had come to the province, after three days he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

nkjv@Acts:25:2 @Then the high priest and the chief men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they petitioned him,

nkjv@Acts:25:3 @asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem--while they lay in ambush along the road to kill him.

nkjv@Acts:25:4 @But Festus answered that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself was going there shortly.

nkjv@Acts:25:5 @"Therefore," he said, "let those who have authority among you go down with me and accuse this man, to see if there is any fault in him."

nkjv@Acts:25:6 @And when he had remained among them more than ten days, he went down to Caesarea. And the next day, sitting on the judgment seat, he commanded Paul to be brought.

nkjv@Acts:25:7 @When he had come, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood about and laid many serious complaints against Paul, which they could not prove,

nkjv@Acts:25:8 @while he answered for himself, "Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I offended in anything at all."

nkjv@Acts:25:9 @But Festus, wanting to do the Jews a favor, answered Paul and said, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and there be judged before me concerning these things?"

nkjv@Acts:25:10 @So Paul said, "I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you very well know.

nkjv@Acts:25:11 @For if I am an offender, or have committed anything deserving of death, I do not object to dying; but if there is nothing in these things of which these men accuse me, no one can deliver me to them. I appeal to Caesar."

nkjv@Acts:25:12 @Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, "You have appealed to Caesar? To Caesar you shall go!"

nkjv@Acts:25:13 @And after some days King Agrippa and Bernice came to Caesarea to greet Festus.

nkjv@Acts:25:14 @When they had been there many days, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying: "There is a certain man left a prisoner by Felix,

nkjv@Acts:25:15 @about whom the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, when I was in Jerusalem, asking for a judgment against him.

nkjv@Acts:25:16 @To them I answered, "It is not the custom of the Romans to deliver any man to destruction before the accused meets the accusers face to face, and has opportunity to answer for himself concerning the charge against him.'

nkjv@Acts:25:17 @Therefore when they had come together, without any delay, the next day I sat on the judgment seat and commanded the man to be brought in.

nkjv@Acts:25:18 @When the accusers stood up, they brought no accusation against him of such things as I supposed,

nkjv@Acts:25:19 @but had some questions against him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who had died, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

nkjv@Acts:25:20 @And because I was uncertain of such questions, I asked whether he was willing to go to Jerusalem and there be judged concerning these matters.

nkjv@Acts:25:21 @But when Paul appealed to be reserved for the decision of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I could send him to Caesar."

nkjv@Acts:25:22 @Then Agrippa said to Festus, "I also would like to hear the man myself." "Tomorrow," he said, "you shall hear him."

nkjv@Acts:25:23 @So the next day, when Agrippa and Bernice had come with great pomp, and had entered the auditorium with the commanders and the prominent men of the city, at Festus' command Paul was brought in.

nkjv@Acts:25:24 @And Festus said: "King Agrippa and all the men who are here present with us, you see this man about whom the whole assembly of the Jews petitioned me, both at Jerusalem and here, crying out that he was not fit to live any longer.

nkjv@Acts:25:25 @But when I found that he had committed nothing deserving of death, and that he himself had appealed to Augustus, I decided to send him.

nkjv@Acts:25:26 @I have nothing certain to write to my lord concerning him. Therefore I have brought him out before you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after the examination has taken place I may have something to write.

nkjv@Acts:25:27 @For it seems to me unreasonable to send a prisoner and not to specify the charges against him."

nkjv@Acts:26:1 @Then Agrippa said to Paul, "You are permitted to speak for yourself." So Paul stretched out his hand and answered for himself:

nkjv@Acts:26:2 @"I think myself happy, King Agrippa, because today I shall answer for myself before you concerning all the things of which I am accused by the Jews,

nkjv@Acts:26:3 @especially because you are expert in all customs and questions which have to do with the Jews. Therefore I beg you to hear me patiently.

nkjv@Acts:26:4 @"My manner of life from my youth, which was spent from the beginning among my own nation at Jerusalem, all the Jews know.

nkjv@Acts:26:5 @They knew me from the first, if they were willing to testify, that according to the strictest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.

nkjv@Acts:26:6 @And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers.

nkjv@Acts:26:7 @To this promise our twelve tribes, earnestly serving God night and day, hope to attain. For this hope's sake, King Agrippa, I am accused by the Jews.

nkjv@Acts:26:8 @Why should it be thought incredible by you that God raises the dead?

nkjv@Acts:26:9 @"Indeed, I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

nkjv@Acts:26:10 @This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.

nkjv@Acts:26:11 @And I punished them often in every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.

nkjv@Acts:26:12 @"While thus occupied, as I journeyed to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,

nkjv@Acts:26:13 @at midday, O king, along the road I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who journeyed with me.

nkjv@Acts:26:14 @And when we all had fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrew language, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'

nkjv@Acts:26:15 @So I said, "Who are You, Lord?' And He said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

nkjv@Acts:26:16 @But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.

nkjv@Acts:26:17 @I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you,

nkjv@Acts:26:18 @to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.'

nkjv@Acts:26:19 @"Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,

nkjv@Acts:26:20 @but declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance.

nkjv@Acts:26:21 @For these reasons the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.

nkjv@Acts:26:22 @Therefore, having obtained help from God, to this day I stand, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses said would come--

nkjv@Acts:26:23 @that the Christ would suffer, that He would be the first to rise from the dead, and would proclaim light to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles."

nkjv@Acts:26:24 @Now as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you mad!"

nkjv@Acts:26:25 @But he said, "I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak the words of truth and reason.

nkjv@Acts:26:26 @For the king, before whom I also speak freely, knows these things; for I am convinced that none of these things escapes his attention, since this thing was not done in a corner.

nkjv@Acts:26:27 @King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you do believe."

nkjv@Acts:26:28 @Then Agrippa said to Paul, "You almost persuade me to become a Christian."

nkjv@Acts:26:29 @And Paul said, "I would to God that not only you, but also all who hear me today, might become both almost and altogether such as I am, except for these chains."

nkjv@Acts:26:30 @When he had said these things, the king stood up, as well as the governor and Bernice and those who sat with them;

nkjv@Acts:26:31 @and when they had gone aside, they talked among themselves, saying, "This man is doing nothing deserving of death or chains."

nkjv@Acts:26:32 @Then Agrippa said to Festus, "This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar."

nkjv@Acts:27:1 @And when it was decided that we should sail to Italy, they delivered Paul and some other prisoners to one named Julius, a centurion of the Augustan Regiment.

nkjv@Acts:27:2 @So, entering a ship of Adramyttium, we put to sea, meaning to sail along the coasts of Asia. Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, was with us.

nkjv@Acts:27:3 @And the next day we landed at Sidon. And Julius treated Paul kindly and gave him liberty to go to his friends and receive care.

nkjv@Acts:27:4 @When we had put to sea from there, we sailed under the shelter of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

nkjv@Acts:27:5 @And when we had sailed over the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.

nkjv@Acts:27:6 @There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing to Italy, and he put us on board.

nkjv@Acts:27:7 @When we had sailed slowly many days, and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, the wind not permitting us to proceed, we sailed under the shelter of Crete off Salmone.

nkjv@Acts:27:8 @Passing it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near the city of Lasea.

nkjv@Acts:27:9 @Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them,

nkjv@Acts:27:10 @saying, "Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives."

nkjv@Acts:27:11 @Nevertheless the centurion was more persuaded by the helmsman and the owner of the ship than by the things spoken by Paul.

nkjv@Acts:27:12 @And because the harbor was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised to set sail from there also, if by any means they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete opening toward the southwest and northwest, and winter there.

nkjv@Acts:27:13 @When the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their desire, putting out to sea, they sailed close by Crete.

nkjv@Acts:27:14 @But not long after, a tempestuous head wind arose, called Euroclydon.

nkjv@Acts:27:15 @So when the ship was caught, and could not head into the wind, we let her drive.

nkjv@Acts:27:16 @And running under the shelter of an island called Clauda, we secured the skiff with difficulty.

nkjv@Acts:27:17 @When they had taken it on board, they used cables to undergird the ship; and fearing lest they should run aground on the Syrtis Sands, they struck sail and so were driven.

nkjv@Acts:27:18 @And because we were exceedingly tempest-tossed, the next day they lightened the ship.

nkjv@Acts:27:19 @On the third day we threw the ship's tackle overboard with our own hands.

nkjv@Acts:27:20 @Now when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest beat on us, all hope that we would be saved was finally given up.

nkjv@Acts:27:21 @But after long abstinence from food, then Paul stood in the midst of them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me, and not have sailed from Crete and incurred this disaster and loss.

nkjv@Acts:27:22 @And now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.

nkjv@Acts:27:23 @For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve,

nkjv@Acts:27:24 @saying, "Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you.'

nkjv@Acts:27:25 @Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me.

nkjv@Acts:27:26 @However, we must run aground on a certain island."

nkjv@Acts:27:27 @Now when the fourteenth night had come, as we were driven up and down in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors sensed that they were drawing near some land.

nkjv@Acts:27:28 @And they took soundings and found it to be twenty fathoms; and when they had gone a little farther, they took soundings again and found it to be fifteen fathoms.

nkjv@Acts:27:29 @Then, fearing lest we should run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern, and prayed for day to come.

nkjv@Acts:27:30 @And as the sailors were seeking to escape from the ship, when they had let down the skiff into the sea, under pretense of putting out anchors from the prow,

nkjv@Acts:27:31 @Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved."

nkjv@Acts:27:32 @Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the skiff and let it fall off.

nkjv@Acts:27:33 @And as day was about to dawn, Paul implored them all to take food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day you have waited and continued without food, and eaten nothing.

nkjv@Acts:27:34 @Therefore I urge you to take nourishment, for this is for your survival, since not a hair will fall from the head of any of you."

nkjv@Acts:27:35 @And when he had said these things, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all; and when he had broken it he began to eat.

nkjv@Acts:27:36 @Then they were all encouraged, and also took food themselves.

nkjv@Acts:27:37 @And in all we were two hundred and seventy-six persons on the ship.

nkjv@Acts:27:38 @So when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship and threw out the wheat into the sea.

nkjv@Acts:27:39 @When it was day, they did not recognize the land; but they observed a bay with a beach, onto which they planned to run the ship if possible.

nkjv@Acts:27:40 @And they let go the anchors and left them in the sea, meanwhile loosing the rudder ropes; and they hoisted the mainsail to the wind and made for shore.

nkjv@Acts:27:41 @But striking a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the prow stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern was being broken up by the violence of the waves.

nkjv@Acts:27:42 @And the soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim away and escape.

nkjv@Acts:27:43 @But the centurion, wanting to save Paul, kept them from their purpose, and commanded that those who could swim should jump overboard first and get to land,

nkjv@Acts:27:44 @and the rest, some on boards and some on parts of the ship. And so it was that they all escaped safely to land.

nkjv@Acts:28:1 @Now when they had escaped, they then found out that the island was called Malta.

nkjv@Acts:28:2 @And the natives showed us unusual kindness; for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold.

nkjv@Acts:28:3 @But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand.

nkjv@Acts:28:4 @So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, "No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live."

nkjv@Acts:28:5 @But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.

nkjv@Acts:28:6 @However, they were expecting that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had looked for a long time and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.

nkjv@Acts:28:7 @In that region there was an estate of the leading citizen of the island, whose name was Publius, who received us and entertained us courteously for three days.

nkjv@Acts:28:8 @And it happened that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and dysentery. Paul went in to him and prayed, and he laid his hands on him and healed him.

nkjv@Acts:28:9 @So when this was done, the rest of those on the island who had diseases also came and were healed.

nkjv@Acts:28:10 @They also honored us in many ways; and when we departed, they provided such things as were necessary.

nkjv@Acts:28:11 @After three months we sailed in an Alexandrian ship whose figurehead was the Twin Brothers, which had wintered at the island.

nkjv@Acts:28:12 @And landing at Syracuse, we stayed three days.

nkjv@Acts:28:13 @From there we circled round and reached Rhegium. And after one day the south wind blew; and the next day we came to Puteoli,

nkjv@Acts:28:14 @where we found brethren, and were invited to stay with them seven days. And so we went toward Rome.

nkjv@Acts:28:15 @And from there, when the brethren heard about us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum and Three Inns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.

nkjv@Acts:28:16 @Now when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard; but Paul was permitted to dwell by himself with the soldier who guarded him.

nkjv@Acts:28:17 @And it came to pass after three days that Paul called the leaders of the Jews together. So when they had come together, he said to them: "Men and brethren, though I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans,

nkjv@Acts:28:18 @who, when they had examined me, wanted to let me go, because there was no cause for putting me to death.

nkjv@Acts:28:19 @But when the Jews spoke against it, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar, not that I had anything of which to accuse my nation.

nkjv@Acts:28:20 @For this reason therefore I have called for you, to see you and speak with you, because for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain."

nkjv@Acts:28:21 @Then they said to him, "We neither received letters from Judea concerning you, nor have any of the brethren who came reported or spoken any evil of you.

nkjv@Acts:28:22 @But we desire to hear from you what you think; for concerning this sect, we know that it is spoken against everywhere."

nkjv@Acts:28:23 @So when they had appointed him a day, many came to him at his lodging, to whom he explained and solemnly testified of the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets, from morning till evening.

nkjv@Acts:28:24 @And some were persuaded by the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.

nkjv@Acts:28:25 @So when they did not agree among themselves, they departed after Paul had said one word: "The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah the prophet to our fathers,

nkjv@Acts:28:26 @saying, "Go to this people and say: "Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand; And seeing you will see, and not perceive;

nkjv@Acts:28:27 @For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them."'

nkjv@Acts:28:28 @"Therefore let it be known to you that the salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it!"

nkjv@Acts:28:29 @And when he had said these words, the Jews departed and had a great dispute among themselves.

nkjv@Acts:28:30 @Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him,

nkjv@Acts:28:31 @preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.

nkjv@Romans:1:1 @Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God

nkjv@Romans:1:2 @which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures,

nkjv@Romans:1:3 @concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh,

nkjv@Romans:1:4 @and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

nkjv@Romans:1:5 @Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name,

nkjv@Romans:1:6 @among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;

nkjv@Romans:1:7 @To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@Romans:1:8 @First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

nkjv@Romans:1:9 @For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers,

nkjv@Romans:1:10 @making request if, by some means, now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you.

nkjv@Romans:1:11 @For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established--

nkjv@Romans:1:12 @that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

nkjv@Romans:1:13 @Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now), that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles.

nkjv@Romans:1:14 @I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise.

nkjv@Romans:1:15 @So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also.

nkjv@Romans:1:16 @For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

nkjv@Romans:1:17 @For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."

nkjv@Romans:1:18 @For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

nkjv@Romans:1:19 @because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.

nkjv@Romans:1:20 @For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

nkjv@Romans:1:21 @because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

nkjv@Romans:1:22 @Professing to be wise, they became fools,

nkjv@Romans:1:23 @and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man--and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

nkjv@Romans:1:24 @Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,

nkjv@Romans:1:25 @who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

nkjv@Romans:1:26 @For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.

nkjv@Romans:1:27 @Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, 1men with 1men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

nkjv@Romans:1:28 @And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

nkjv@Romans:1:29 @being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,

nkjv@Romans:1:30 @backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

nkjv@Romans:1:31 @undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;

nkjv@Romans:1:32 @who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

nkjv@Romans:2:1 @Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.

nkjv@Romans:2:2 @But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things.

nkjv@Romans:2:3 @And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God?

nkjv@Romans:2:4 @Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

nkjv@Romans:2:5 @But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

nkjv@Romans:2:6 @who "will render to each one according to his deeds":

nkjv@Romans:2:7 @eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality;

nkjv@Romans:2:8 @but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness--indignation and wrath,

nkjv@Romans:2:9 @tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek;

nkjv@Romans:2:10 @but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

nkjv@Romans:2:11 @For there is no partiality with God.

nkjv@Romans:2:12 @For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law

nkjv@Romans:2:13 @(for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified;

nkjv@Romans:2:14 @for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves,

nkjv@Romans:2:15 @who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them)

nkjv@Romans:2:16 @in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.

nkjv@Romans:2:17 @Indeed you are called a Jew, and rest on the law, and make your boast in God,

nkjv@Romans:2:18 @and know His will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,

nkjv@Romans:2:19 @and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

nkjv@Romans:2:20 @an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of knowledge and truth in the law.

nkjv@Romans:2:21 @You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal?

nkjv@Romans:2:22 @You who say, "Do not commit adultery," do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?

nkjv@Romans:2:23 @You who make your boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law?

nkjv@Romans:2:24 @For "the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you," as it is written.

nkjv@Romans:2:25 @For circumcision is indeed profitable if you keep the law; but if you are a breaker of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

nkjv@Romans:2:26 @Therefore, if an uncircumcised man keeps the righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision?

nkjv@Romans:2:27 @And will not the physically uncircumcised, if he fulfills the law, judge you who, even with your written code and circumcision, are a transgressor of the law?

nkjv@Romans:2:28 @For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh;

nkjv@Romans:2:29 @but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.

nkjv@Romans:3:1 @What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?

nkjv@Romans:3:2 @Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God.

nkjv@Romans:3:3 @For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?

nkjv@Romans:3:4 @Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: "That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged."

nkjv@Romans:3:5 @But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.)

nkjv@Romans:3:6 @Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world?

nkjv@Romans:3:7 @For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

nkjv@Romans:3:8 @And why not say, "Let us do evil that good may come"?--as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.

nkjv@Romans:3:9 @What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin.

nkjv@Romans:3:10 @As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one;

nkjv@Romans:3:11 @There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God.

nkjv@Romans:3:12 @They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one."

nkjv@Romans:3:13 @"Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit"; "The poison of asps is under their lips";

nkjv@Romans:3:14 @"Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness."

nkjv@Romans:3:15 @"Their feet are swift to shed blood;

nkjv@Romans:3:16 @Destruction and misery are in their ways;

nkjv@Romans:3:17 @And the way of peace they have not known."

nkjv@Romans:3:18 @"There is no fear of God before their eyes."

nkjv@Romans:3:19 @Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

nkjv@Romans:3:20 @Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

nkjv@Romans:3:21 @But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,

nkjv@Romans:3:22 @even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;

nkjv@Romans:3:23 @for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

nkjv@Romans:3:24 @being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

nkjv@Romans:3:25 @whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

nkjv@Romans:3:26 @to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

nkjv@Romans:3:27 @Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.

nkjv@Romans:3:28 @Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.

nkjv@Romans:3:29 @Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also,

nkjv@Romans:3:30 @since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

nkjv@Romans:3:31 @Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.

nkjv@Romans:4:1 @What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?

nkjv@Romans:4:2 @For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

nkjv@Romans:4:3 @For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."

nkjv@Romans:4:4 @Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.

nkjv@Romans:4:5 @But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

nkjv@Romans:4:6 @just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

nkjv@Romans:4:7 @"BBlessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered;

nkjv@Romans:4:8 @Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin."

nkjv@Romans:4:9 @Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.

nkjv@Romans:4:10 @How then was it accounted? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised.

nkjv@Romans:4:11 @And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also,

nkjv@Romans:4:12 @and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised.

nkjv@Romans:4:13 @For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

nkjv@Romans:4:14 @For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect,

nkjv@Romans:4:15 @because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.

nkjv@Romans:4:16 @Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all

nkjv@Romans:4:17 @(as it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations" ) in the presence of Him whom he believed--God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

nkjv@Romans:4:18 @who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, "So shall your descendants be."

nkjv@Romans:4:19 @And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb.

nkjv@Romans:4:20 @He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,

nkjv@Romans:4:21 @and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.

nkjv@Romans:4:22 @And therefore "it was accounted to him for righteousness."

nkjv@Romans:4:23 @Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him,

nkjv@Romans:4:24 @but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead,

nkjv@Romans:4:25 @who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.

nkjv@Romans:5:1 @Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

nkjv@Romans:5:2 @through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

nkjv@Romans:5:3 @And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;

nkjv@Romans:5:4 @and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

nkjv@Romans:5:5 @Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

nkjv@Romans:5:6 @For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

nkjv@Romans:5:7 @For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.

nkjv@Romans:5:8 @But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

nkjv@Romans:5:9 @Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

nkjv@Romans:5:10 @For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

nkjv@Romans:5:11 @And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

nkjv@Romans:5:12 @Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned--

nkjv@Romans:5:13 @(For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

nkjv@Romans:5:14 @Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.

nkjv@Romans:5:15 @But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man's offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.

nkjv@Romans:5:16 @And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification.

nkjv@Romans:5:17 @For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

nkjv@Romans:5:18 @Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man's righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.

nkjv@Romans:5:19 @For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous.

nkjv@Romans:5:20 @Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,

nkjv@Romans:5:21 @so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

nkjv@Romans:6:1 @What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?

nkjv@Romans:6:2 @Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

nkjv@Romans:6:3 @Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

nkjv@Romans:6:4 @Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

nkjv@Romans:6:5 @For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,

nkjv@Romans:6:6 @knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

nkjv@Romans:6:7 @For he who has died has been freed from sin.

nkjv@Romans:6:8 @Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,

nkjv@Romans:6:9 @knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.

nkjv@Romans:6:10 @For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

nkjv@Romans:6:11 @Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

nkjv@Romans:6:12 @Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.

nkjv@Romans:6:13 @And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

nkjv@Romans:6:14 @For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

nkjv@Romans:6:15 @What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!

nkjv@Romans:6:16 @Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

nkjv@Romans:6:17 @But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.

nkjv@Romans:6:18 @And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

nkjv@Romans:6:19 @I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.

nkjv@Romans:6:20 @For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

nkjv@Romans:6:21 @What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

nkjv@Romans:6:22 @But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

nkjv@Romans:6:23 @For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

nkjv@Romans:7:1 @Or do you not know, brethren (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives?

nkjv@Romans:7:2 @For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband.

nkjv@Romans:7:3 @So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man.

nkjv@Romans:7:4 @Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another--to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.

nkjv@Romans:7:5 @For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death.

nkjv@Romans:7:6 @But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.

nkjv@Romans:7:7 @What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, "You shall not covet."

nkjv@Romans:7:8 @But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead.

nkjv@Romans:7:9 @I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died.

nkjv@Romans:7:10 @And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death.

nkjv@Romans:7:11 @For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me.

nkjv@Romans:7:12 @Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.

nkjv@Romans:7:13 @Has then what is good become death to me? Certainly not! But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful.

nkjv@Romans:7:14 @For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.

nkjv@Romans:7:15 @For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.

nkjv@Romans:7:16 @If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good.

nkjv@Romans:7:17 @But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

nkjv@Romans:7:18 @For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.

nkjv@Romans:7:19 @For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice.

nkjv@Romans:7:20 @Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

nkjv@Romans:7:21 @I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good.

nkjv@Romans:7:22 @For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man.

nkjv@Romans:7:23 @But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

nkjv@Romans:7:24 @O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?

nkjv@Romans:7:25 @I thank God--through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

nkjv@Romans:8:1 @There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

nkjv@Romans:8:2 @For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

nkjv@Romans:8:3 @For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,

nkjv@Romans:8:4 @that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

nkjv@Romans:8:5 @For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

nkjv@Romans:8:6 @For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

nkjv@Romans:8:7 @Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.

nkjv@Romans:8:8 @So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

nkjv@Romans:8:9 @But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

nkjv@Romans:8:10 @And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

nkjv@Romans:8:11 @But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

nkjv@Romans:8:12 @Therefore, brethren, we are debtors--not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

nkjv@Romans:8:13 @For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

nkjv@Romans:8:14 @For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

nkjv@Romans:8:15 @For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."

nkjv@Romans:8:16 @The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

nkjv@Romans:8:17 @and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

nkjv@Romans:8:18 @For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

nkjv@Romans:8:19 @For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

nkjv@Romans:8:20 @For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;

nkjv@Romans:8:21 @because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

nkjv@Romans:8:22 @For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.

nkjv@Romans:8:23 @Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.

nkjv@Romans:8:24 @For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?

nkjv@Romans:8:25 @But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

nkjv@Romans:8:26 @Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

nkjv@Romans:8:27 @Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

nkjv@Romans:8:28 @And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

nkjv@Romans:8:29 @For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

nkjv@Romans:8:30 @Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

nkjv@Romans:8:31 @What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

nkjv@Romans:8:32 @He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

nkjv@Romans:8:33 @Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.

nkjv@Romans:8:34 @Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

nkjv@Romans:8:35 @Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

nkjv@Romans:8:36 @As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."

nkjv@Romans:8:37 @Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

nkjv@Romans:8:38 @For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

nkjv@Romans:8:39 @nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

nkjv@Romans:9:1 @I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit,

nkjv@Romans:9:2 @that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart.

nkjv@Romans:9:3 @For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh,

nkjv@Romans:9:4 @who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises;

nkjv@Romans:9:5 @of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.

nkjv@Romans:9:6 @But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel,

nkjv@Romans:9:7 @nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, "In Isaac your seed shall be called."

nkjv@Romans:9:8 @That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.

nkjv@Romans:9:9 @For this is the word of promise: "At this time I will come and Sarah shall have a son."

nkjv@Romans:9:10 @And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac

nkjv@Romans:9:11 @(for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls),

nkjv@Romans:9:12 @it was said to her, "The older shall serve the younger."

nkjv@Romans:9:13 @As it is written, "Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated."

nkjv@Romans:9:14 @What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not!

nkjv@Romans:9:15 @For He says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion."

nkjv@Romans:9:16 @So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.

nkjv@Romans:9:17 @For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth."

nkjv@Romans:9:18 @Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens.

nkjv@Romans:9:19 @You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?"

nkjv@Romans:9:20 @But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this?"

nkjv@Romans:9:21 @Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?

nkjv@Romans:9:22 @What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

nkjv@Romans:9:23 @and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory,

nkjv@Romans:9:24 @even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

nkjv@Romans:9:25 @As He says also in Hosea: "I will call them My people, who were not My people, And her beloved, who was not beloved."

nkjv@Romans:9:26 @"And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, "You are not My people,' There they shall be called sons of the living God."

nkjv@Romans:9:27 @Isaiah also cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, The remnant will be saved.

nkjv@Romans:9:28 @For He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness, Because the LORD will make a short work upon the earth."

nkjv@Romans:9:29 @And as Isaiah said before: "Unless the LORD of Sabaoth had left us a seed, We would have become like Sodom, And we would have been made like Gomorrah."

nkjv@Romans:9:30 @What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith;

nkjv@Romans:9:31 @but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.

nkjv@Romans:9:32 @Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were, by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone.

nkjv@Romans:9:33 @As it is written: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."

nkjv@Romans:10:1 @Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved.

nkjv@Romans:10:2 @For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

nkjv@Romans:10:3 @For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

nkjv@Romans:10:4 @For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

nkjv@Romans:10:5 @For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, "The man who does those things shall live by them."

nkjv@Romans:10:6 @But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, "Do not say in your heart, "Who will ascend into heaven?"' (that is, to bring Christ down from above)

nkjv@Romans:10:7 @or, ""Who will descend into the abyss?"' (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).

nkjv@Romans:10:8 @But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach):

nkjv@Romans:10:9 @that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

nkjv@Romans:10:10 @For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

nkjv@Romans:10:11 @For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."

nkjv@Romans:10:12 @For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.

nkjv@Romans:10:13 @For "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved."

nkjv@Romans:10:14 @How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?

nkjv@Romans:10:15 @And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!"

nkjv@Romans:10:16 @But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "LORD, who has believed our report?"

nkjv@Romans:10:17 @So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

nkjv@Romans:10:18 @But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: "Their sound has gone out to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world."

nkjv@Romans:10:19 @But I say, did Israel not know? First Moses says: "I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will move you to anger by a foolish nation."

nkjv@Romans:10:20 @But Isaiah is very bold and says: "I was found by those who did not seek Me; I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me."

nkjv@Romans:10:21 @But to Israel he says: "All day long I have stretched out My hands To a disobedient and contrary people."

nkjv@Romans:11:1 @I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

nkjv@Romans:11:2 @God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying,

nkjv@Romans:11:3 @"LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life"?

nkjv@Romans:11:4 @But what does the divine response say to him? "I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal."

nkjv@Romans:11:5 @Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

nkjv@Romans:11:6 @And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

nkjv@Romans:11:7 @What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

nkjv@Romans:11:8 @Just as it is written: "God has given them a spirit of stupor, Eyes that they should not see And ears that they should not hear, To this very day."

nkjv@Romans:11:9 @And David says: "Let their table become a snare and a trap, A stumbling block and a recompense to them.

nkjv@Romans:11:10 @Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see, And bow down their back always."

nkjv@Romans:11:11 @I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.

nkjv@Romans:11:12 @Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!

nkjv@Romans:11:13 @For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,

nkjv@Romans:11:14 @if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them.

nkjv@Romans:11:15 @For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

nkjv@Romans:11:16 @For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

nkjv@Romans:11:17 @And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree,

nkjv@Romans:11:18 @do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.

nkjv@Romans:11:19 @You will say then, "Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in."

nkjv@Romans:11:20 @Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear.

nkjv@Romans:11:21 @For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.

nkjv@Romans:11:22 @Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.

nkjv@Romans:11:23 @And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.

nkjv@Romans:11:24 @For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

nkjv@Romans:11:25 @For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

nkjv@Romans:11:26 @And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;

nkjv@Romans:11:27 @For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins."

nkjv@Romans:11:28 @Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.

nkjv@Romans:11:29 @For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

nkjv@Romans:11:30 @For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience,

nkjv@Romans:11:31 @even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy.

nkjv@Romans:11:32 @For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.

nkjv@Romans:11:33 @Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

nkjv@Romans:11:34 @"For who has known the mind of the LORD? Or who has become His counselor?"

nkjv@Romans:11:35 @"Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?"

nkjv@Romans:11:36 @For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

nkjv@Romans:12:1 @I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

nkjv@Romans:12:2 @And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

nkjv@Romans:12:3 @For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

nkjv@Romans:12:4 @For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,

nkjv@Romans:12:5 @so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

nkjv@Romans:12:6 @Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;

nkjv@Romans:12:7 @or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching;

nkjv@Romans:12:8 @he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

nkjv@Romans:12:9 @Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.

nkjv@Romans:12:10 @Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

nkjv@Romans:12:11 @not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

nkjv@Romans:12:12 @rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;

nkjv@Romans:12:13 @distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.

nkjv@Romans:12:14 @Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

nkjv@Romans:12:15 @Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

nkjv@Romans:12:16 @Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

nkjv@Romans:12:17 @Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.

nkjv@Romans:12:18 @If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

nkjv@Romans:12:19 @Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

nkjv@Romans:12:20 @Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head."

nkjv@Romans:12:21 @Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

nkjv@Romans:13:1 @Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.

nkjv@Romans:13:2 @Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.

nkjv@Romans:13:3 @For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.

nkjv@Romans:13:4 @For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

nkjv@Romans:13:5 @Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake.

nkjv@Romans:13:6 @For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God's ministers attending continually to this very thing.

nkjv@Romans:13:7 @Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

nkjv@Romans:13:8 @Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

nkjv@Romans:13:9 @For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

nkjv@Romans:13:10 @Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

nkjv@Romans:13:11 @And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

nkjv@Romans:13:12 @The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

nkjv@Romans:13:13 @Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.

nkjv@Romans:13:14 @But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

nkjv@Romans:14:1 @Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things.

nkjv@Romans:14:2 @For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.

nkjv@Romans:14:3 @Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him.

nkjv@Romans:14:4 @Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.

nkjv@Romans:14:5 @One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.

nkjv@Romans:14:6 @He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.

nkjv@Romans:14:7 @For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself.

nkjv@Romans:14:8 @For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.

nkjv@Romans:14:9 @For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

nkjv@Romans:14:10 @But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

nkjv@Romans:14:11 @For it is written: "As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God."

nkjv@Romans:14:12 @So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.

nkjv@Romans:14:13 @Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother's way.

nkjv@Romans:14:14 @I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

nkjv@Romans:14:15 @Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died.

nkjv@Romans:14:16 @Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil;

nkjv@Romans:14:17 @for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

nkjv@Romans:14:18 @For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.

nkjv@Romans:14:19 @Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

nkjv@Romans:14:20 @Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense.

nkjv@Romans:14:21 @It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak.

nkjv@Romans:14:22 @Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.

nkjv@Romans:14:23 @But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.

nkjv@Romans:15:1 @We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

nkjv@Romans:15:2 @Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.

nkjv@Romans:15:3 @For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me."

nkjv@Romans:15:4 @For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

nkjv@Romans:15:5 @Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus,

nkjv@Romans:15:6 @that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@Romans:15:7 @Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.

nkjv@Romans:15:8 @Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers,

nkjv@Romans:15:9 @and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy, as it is written: "For this reason I will confess to You among the Gentiles, And sing to Your name."

nkjv@Romans:15:10 @And again he says: "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people!"

nkjv@Romans:15:11 @And again: "Praise the LORD, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples!"

nkjv@Romans:15:12 @And again, Isaiah says: "There shall be a root of Jesse; And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, In Him the Gentiles shall hope."

nkjv@Romans:15:13 @Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

nkjv@Romans:15:14 @Now I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

nkjv@Romans:15:15 @Nevertheless, brethren, I have written more boldly to you on some points, as reminding you, because of the grace given to me by God,

nkjv@Romans:15:16 @that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

nkjv@Romans:15:17 @Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God.

nkjv@Romans:15:18 @For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient--

nkjv@Romans:15:19 @in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

nkjv@Romans:15:20 @And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation,

nkjv@Romans:15:21 @but as it is written: "To whom He was not announced, they shall see; And those who have not heard shall understand."

nkjv@Romans:15:22 @For this reason I also have been much hindered from coming to you.

nkjv@Romans:15:23 @But now no longer having a place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come to you,

nkjv@Romans:15:24 @whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while.

nkjv@Romans:15:25 @But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints.

nkjv@Romans:15:26 @For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem.

nkjv@Romans:15:27 @It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things.

nkjv@Romans:15:28 @Therefore, when I have performed this and have sealed to them this fruit, I shall go by way of you to Spain.

nkjv@Romans:15:29 @But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

nkjv@Romans:15:30 @Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me,

nkjv@Romans:15:31 @that I may be delivered from those in Judea who do not believe, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints,

nkjv@Romans:15:32 @that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you.

nkjv@Romans:15:33 @Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

nkjv@Romans:16:1 @I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea,

nkjv@Romans:16:2 @that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also.

nkjv@Romans:16:3 @Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,

nkjv@Romans:16:4 @who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

nkjv@Romans:16:5 @Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ.

nkjv@Romans:16:6 @Greet Mary, who labored much for us.

nkjv@Romans:16:7 @Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

nkjv@Romans:16:8 @Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord.

nkjv@Romans:16:9 @Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved.

nkjv@Romans:16:10 @Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.

nkjv@Romans:16:11 @Greet Herodion, my countryman. Greet those who are of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

nkjv@Romans:16:12 @Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord. Greet the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord.

nkjv@Romans:16:13 @Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

nkjv@Romans:16:14 @Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren who are with them.

nkjv@Romans:16:15 @Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.

nkjv@Romans:16:16 @Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you.

nkjv@Romans:16:17 @Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.

nkjv@Romans:16:18 @For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.

nkjv@Romans:16:19 @For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.

nkjv@Romans:16:20 @And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

nkjv@Romans:16:21 @Timothy, my fellow worker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my countrymen, greet you.

nkjv@Romans:16:22 @I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, greet you in the Lord.

nkjv@Romans:16:23 @Gaius, my host and the host of the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you, and Quartus, a brother.

nkjv@Romans:16:24 @The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

nkjv@Romans:16:25 @Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began

nkjv@Romans:16:26 @but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith--

nkjv@Romans:16:27 @to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:1 @Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:2 @To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:3 @Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:4 @I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus,

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:5 @that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge,

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:6 @even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you,

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:7 @so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:8 @who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:9 @God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:10 @Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:11 @For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe's household, that there are contentions among you.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:12 @Now I say this, that each of you says, "I am of Paul," or "I am of Apollos," or "I am of Cephas," or "I am of Christ."

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:13 @Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:14 @I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:15 @lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:16 @Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:17 @For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:18 @For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:19 @For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent."

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:20 @Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:21 @For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:22 @For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom;

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:23 @but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:24 @but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:25 @Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:26 @For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:27 @But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:28 @and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:29 @that no flesh should glory in His presence.

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:30 @But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God--and righteousness and sanctification and redemption--

nkjv@1Corinthians:1:31 @that, as it is written, "He who glories, let him glory in the LORD."

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:1 @And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:2 @For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:3 @I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:4 @And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:5 @that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:6 @However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:7 @But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:8 @which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:9 @But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:10 @But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:11 @For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:12 @Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:13 @These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:14 @But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:15 @But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:16 @For "who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:1 @And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:2 @I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:3 @for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:4 @For when one says, "I am of Paul," and another, "I am of Apollos," are you not carnal?

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:5 @Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one?

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:6 @I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:7 @So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:8 @Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:9 @For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:10 @According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:11 @For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:12 @Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:13 @each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:14 @If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:15 @If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:16 @Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:17 @If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:18 @Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:19 @For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness";

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:20 @and again, "The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile."

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:21 @Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours:

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:22 @whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come--all are yours.

nkjv@1Corinthians:3:23 @And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:1 @Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:2 @Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:3 @But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:4 @For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:5 @Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:6 @Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:7 @For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:8 @You are already full! You are already rich! You have reigned as kings without us--and indeed I could wish you did reign, that we also might reign with you!

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:9 @For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:10 @We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:11 @To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:12 @And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:13 @being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:14 @I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:15 @For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:16 @Therefore I urge you, imitate me.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:17 @For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:18 @Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:19 @But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:20 @For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.

nkjv@1Corinthians:4:21 @What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:1 @It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles--that a man has his father's wife!

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:2 @And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you.

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:3 @For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed.

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:4 @In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:5 @deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:6 @Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:7 @Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:8 @Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:9 @I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people.

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:10 @Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:11 @But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner--not even to eat with such a person.

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:12 @For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside?

nkjv@1Corinthians:5:13 @But those who are outside God judges. Therefore "put away from yourselves the evil person."

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:1 @Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:2 @Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:3 @Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:4 @If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge?

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:5 @I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:6 @But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:7 @Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated?

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:8 @No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren!

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:9 @Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:10 @nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:11 @And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:12 @All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:13 @Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:14 @And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:15 @Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not!

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:16 @Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh."

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:17 @But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:18 @Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:19 @Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

nkjv@1Corinthians:6:20 @For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:1 @Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:2 @Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:3 @Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:4 @The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:5 @Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:6 @But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:7 @For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:8 @But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am;

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:9 @but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:10 @Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:11 @But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:12 @But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:13 @And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:14 @For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:15 @But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:16 @For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:17 @But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the churches.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:18 @Was anyone called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:19 @Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:20 @Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:21 @Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:22 @For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord's freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ's slave.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:23 @You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:24 @Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:25 @Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:26 @I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress--that it is good for a man to remain as he is:

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:27 @Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:28 @But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:29 @But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none,

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:30 @those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess,

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:31 @and those who use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:32 @But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord--how he may please the Lord.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:33 @But he who is married cares about the things of the world--how he may please his wife.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:34 @There is a difference between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world--how she may please her husband.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:35 @And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:36 @But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his virgin, if she is past the flower of youth, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let them marry.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:37 @Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so determined in his heart that he will keep his virgin, does well.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:38 @So then he who gives her in marriage does well, but he who does not give her in marriage does better.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:39 @A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.

nkjv@1Corinthians:7:40 @But she is happier if she remains as she is, according to my judgment--and I think I also have the Spirit of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:1 @Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:2 @And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:3 @But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:4 @Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:5 @For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords),

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:6 @yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:7 @However, there is not in everyone that knowledge; for some, with consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a thing offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:8 @But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:9 @But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak.

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:10 @For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol's temple, will not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things offered to idols?

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:11 @And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:12 @But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.

nkjv@1Corinthians:8:13 @Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:1 @Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:2 @If I am not an apostle to others, yet doubtless I am to you. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:3 @My defense to those who examine me is this:

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:4 @Do we have no right to eat and drink?

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:5 @Do we have no right to take along a believing wife, as do also the other apostles, the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:6 @Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working?

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:7 @Who ever goes to war at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Or who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk of the flock?

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:8 @Do I say these things as a mere man? Or does not the law say the same also?

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:9 @For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain." Is it oxen God is concerned about?

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:10 @Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:11 @If we have sown spiritual things for you, is it a great thing if we reap your material things?

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:12 @If others are partakers of this right over you, are we not even more? Nevertheless we have not used this right, but endure all things lest we hinder the gospel of Christ.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:13 @Do you not know that those who minister the holy things eat of the things of the temple, and those who serve at the altar partake of the offerings of the altar?

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:14 @Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:15 @But I have used none of these things, nor have I written these things that it should be done so to me; for it would be better for me to die than that anyone should make my boasting void.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:16 @For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:17 @For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a stewardship.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:18 @What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my authority in the gospel.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:19 @For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more;

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:20 @and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law;

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:21 @to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ ), that I might win those who are without law;

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:22 @to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:23 @Now this I do for the gospel's sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:24 @Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:25 @And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:26 @Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.

nkjv@1Corinthians:9:27 @But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:1 @Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea,

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:2 @all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:3 @all ate the same spiritual food,

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:4 @and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:5 @But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:6 @Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:7 @And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play."

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:8 @Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell;

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:9 @nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents;

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:10 @nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:11 @Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:12 @Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:13 @No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:14 @Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:15 @I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:16 @The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:17 @For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:18 @Observe Israel after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:19 @What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything?

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:20 @Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:21 @You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:22 @Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:23 @All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:24 @Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well-being.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:25 @Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience' sake;

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:26 @for "the earth is the LORD's, and all its fullness."

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:27 @If any of those who do not believe invites you to dinner, and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no question for conscience' sake.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:28 @But if anyone says to you, "This was offered to idols," do not eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for conscience' sake; for "the earth is the LORD's, and all its fullness."

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:29 @"Conscience," I say, not your own, but that of the other. For why is my liberty judged by another man's conscience?

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:30 @But if I partake with thanks, why am I evil spoken of for the food over which I give thanks?

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:31 @Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:32 @Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God,

nkjv@1Corinthians:10:33 @just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:1 @Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:2 @Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:3 @But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:4 @Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:5 @But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:6 @For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:7 @For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:8 @For man is not from woman, but woman from man.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:9 @Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:10 @For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:11 @Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:12 @For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:13 @Judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:14 @Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:15 @But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:16 @But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:17 @Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:18 @For first of all, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:19 @For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:20 @Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord's Supper.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:21 @For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and another is drunk.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:22 @What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:23 @For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:24 @and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:25 @In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:26 @For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:27 @Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:28 @But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:29 @For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:30 @For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:31 @For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:32 @But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:33 @Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.

nkjv@1Corinthians:11:34 @But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment. And the rest I will set in order when I come.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:1 @Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:2 @You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:3 @Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:4 @There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:5 @There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:6 @And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:7 @But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:8 @for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:9 @to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:10 @to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:11 @But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:12 @For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:13 @For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free--and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:14 @For in fact the body is not one member but many.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:15 @If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body," is it therefore not of the body?

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:16 @And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body," is it therefore not of the body?

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:17 @If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:18 @But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:19 @And if they were all one member, where would the body be?

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:20 @But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:21 @And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:22 @No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:23 @And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty,

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:24 @but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it,

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:25 @that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:26 @And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:27 @Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:28 @And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:29 @Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles?

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:30 @Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?

nkjv@1Corinthians:12:31 @But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:1 @Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:2 @And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:3 @And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:4 @Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:5 @does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:6 @does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:7 @bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:8 @Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:9 @For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:10 @But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:11 @When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:12 @For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

nkjv@1Corinthians:13:13 @And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:1 @Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:2 @For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:3 @But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:4 @He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:5 @I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:6 @But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching?

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:7 @Even things without life, whether flute or harp, when they make a sound, unless they make a distinction in the sounds, how will it be known what is piped or played?

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:8 @For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:9 @So likewise you, unless you utter by the tongue words easy to understand, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:10 @There are, it may be, so many kinds of languages in the world, and none of them is without significance.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:11 @Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner to him who speaks, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:12 @Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:13 @Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:14 @For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:15 @What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:16 @Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will he who occupies the place of the uninformed say "Amen" at your giving of thanks, since he does not understand what you say?

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:17 @For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:18 @I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all;

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:19 @yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:20 @Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:21 @In the law it is written: "With men of other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people; And yet, for all that, they will not hear Me," says the Lord.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:22 @Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophesying is not for unbelievers but for those who believe.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:23 @Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind?

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:24 @But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:25 @And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:26 @How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:27 @If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:28 @But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:29 @Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:30 @But if anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first keep silent.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:31 @For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:32 @And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:33 @For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:34 @Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:35 @And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:36 @Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or was it you only that it reached?

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:37 @If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:38 @But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:39 @Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues.

nkjv@1Corinthians:14:40 @Let all things be done decently and in order.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:1 @Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:2 @by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you--unless you believed in vain.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:3 @For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:4 @and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:5 @and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:6 @After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:7 @After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:8 @Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:9 @For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:10 @But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:11 @Therefore, whether it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:12 @Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:13 @But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:14 @And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:15 @Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up--if in fact the dead do not rise.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:16 @For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:17 @And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:18 @Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:19 @If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:20 @But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:21 @For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:22 @For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:23 @But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:24 @Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:25 @For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:26 @The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:27 @For "He has put all things under His feet." But when He says "all things are put under Him," it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:28 @Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:29 @Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? Why then are they baptized for the dead?

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:30 @And why do we stand in jeopardy every hour?

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:31 @I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:32 @If, in the manner of men, I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me? If the dead do not rise, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!"

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:33 @Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits."

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:34 @Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:35 @But someone will say, "How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?"

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:36 @Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:37 @And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain--perhaps wheat or some other grain.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:38 @But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:39 @All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:40 @There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:41 @There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:42 @So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:43 @It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:44 @It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:45 @And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:46 @However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:47 @The first man was of the earth, 1made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:48 @As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:49 @And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:50 @Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:51 @Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed--

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:52 @in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:53 @For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:54 @So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:55 @"O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?"

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:56 @The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:57 @But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@1Corinthians:15:58 @Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:1 @Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also:

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:2 @On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:3 @And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:4 @But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:5 @Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia).

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:6 @And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:7 @For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:8 @But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:9 @For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:10 @And if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:11 @Therefore let no one despise him. But send him on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I am waiting for him with the brethren.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:12 @Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:13 @Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:14 @Let all that you do be done with love.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:15 @I urge you, brethren--you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints--

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:16 @that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:17 @I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they supplied.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:18 @For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:19 @The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:20 @All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:21 @The salutation with my own hand--Paul's.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:22 @If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come!

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:23 @The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

nkjv@1Corinthians:16:24 @My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:1 @Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia:

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:2 @Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:3 @Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:4 @who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:5 @For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:6 @Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:7 @And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:8 @For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:9 @Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead,

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:10 @who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:11 @you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:12 @For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:13 @For we are not writing any other things to you than what you read or understand. Now I trust you will understand, even to the end

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:14 @(as also you have understood us in part), that we are your boast as you also are ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:15 @And in this confidence I intended to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit--

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:16 @to pass by way of you to Macedonia, to come again from Macedonia to you, and be helped by you on my way to Judea.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:17 @Therefore, when I was planning this, did I do it lightly? Or the things I plan, do I plan according to the flesh, that with me there should be Yes, Yes, and No, No?

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:18 @But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:19 @For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us--by me, Silvanus, and Timothy--was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:20 @For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:21 @Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God,

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:22 @who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:23 @Moreover I call God as witness against my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth.

nkjv@2Corinthians:1:24 @Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:1 @But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:2 @For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me?

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:3 @And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:4 @For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:5 @But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent--not to be too severe.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:6 @This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man,

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:7 @so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:8 @Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:9 @For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:10 @Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ,

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:11 @lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:12 @Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord,

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:13 @I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I departed for Macedonia.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:14 @Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:15 @For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:16 @To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?

nkjv@2Corinthians:2:17 @For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:1 @Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you?

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:2 @You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men;

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:3 @clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:4 @And we have such trust through Christ toward God.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:5 @Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:6 @who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:7 @But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away,

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:8 @how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:9 @For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:10 @For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:11 @For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:12 @Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech--

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:13 @unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:14 @But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:15 @But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:16 @Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:17 @Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

nkjv@2Corinthians:3:18 @But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:1 @Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:2 @But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:3 @But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:4 @whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:5 @For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:6 @For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:7 @But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:8 @We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:9 @persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed--

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:10 @always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:11 @For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:12 @So then death is working in us, but life in you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:13 @And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak,

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:14 @knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:15 @For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:16 @Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:17 @For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,

nkjv@2Corinthians:4:18 @while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:1 @For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:2 @For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven,

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:3 @if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:4 @For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:5 @Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:6 @So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:7 @For we walk by faith, not by sight.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:8 @We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:9 @Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:10 @For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:11 @Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:12 @For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:13 @For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:14 @For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:15 @and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:16 @Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:17 @Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:18 @Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:19 @that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:20 @Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.

nkjv@2Corinthians:5:21 @For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:1 @We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:2 @For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:3 @We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed.

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:4 @But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses,

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:5 @in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings;

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:6 @by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:7 @by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:8 @by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true;

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:9 @as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed;

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:10 @as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:11 @O Corinthians! We have spoken openly to you, our heart is wide open.

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:12 @You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections.

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:13 @Now in return for the same (I speak as to children), you also be open.

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:14 @Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:15 @And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:16 @And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people."

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:17 @Therefore "Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you."

nkjv@2Corinthians:6:18 @"I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty."

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:1 @Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:2 @Open your hearts to us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have cheated no one.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:3 @I do not say this to condemn; for I have said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:4 @Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:5 @For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:6 @Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus,

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:7 @and not only by his coming, but also by the consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us of your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:8 @For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same epistle made you sorry, though only for a while.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:9 @Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:10 @For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:11 @For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:12 @Therefore, although I wrote to you, I did not do it for the sake of him who had done the wrong, nor for the sake of him who suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear to you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:13 @Therefore we have been comforted in your comfort. And we rejoiced exceedingly more for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:14 @For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I am not ashamed. But as we spoke all things to you in truth, even so our boasting to Titus was found true.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:15 @And his affections are greater for you as he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling you received him.

nkjv@2Corinthians:7:16 @Therefore I rejoice that I have confidence in you in everything.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:1 @Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia:

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:2 @that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:3 @For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing,

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:4 @imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:5 @And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:6 @So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:7 @But as you abound in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us--see that you abound in this grace also.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:8 @I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:9 @For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:10 @And in this I give advice: It is to your advantage not only to be doing what you began and were desiring to do a year ago;

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:11 @but now you also must complete the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to desire it, so there also may be a completion out of what you have.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:12 @For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:13 @For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened;

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:14 @but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may supply their lack, that their abundance also may supply your lack--that there may be equality.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:15 @As it is written, "He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack."

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:16 @But thanks be to God who puts the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:17 @For he not only accepted the exhortation, but being more diligent, he went to you of his own accord.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:18 @And we have sent with him the brother whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches,

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:19 @and not only that, but who was also chosen by the churches to travel with us with this gift, which is administered by us to the glory of the Lord Himself and to show your ready mind,

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:20 @avoiding this: that anyone should blame us in this lavish gift which is administered by us--

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:21 @providing honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:22 @And we have sent with them our brother whom we have often proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, because of the great confidence which we have in you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:23 @If anyone inquires about Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker concerning you. Or if our brethren are inquired about, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.

nkjv@2Corinthians:8:24 @Therefore show to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love and of our boasting on your behalf.

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:1 @Now concerning the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you;

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:2 @for I know your willingness, about which I boast of you to the Macedonians, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal has stirred up the majority.

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:3 @Yet I have sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this respect, that, as I said, you may be ready;

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:4 @lest if some Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we (not to mention you!) should be ashamed of this confident boasting.

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:5 @Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren to go to you ahead of time, and prepare your generous gift beforehand, which you had previously promised, that it may be ready as a matter of generosity and not as a grudging obligation.

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:6 @But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:7 @So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:8 @And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:9 @As it is written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever."

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:10 @Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:11 @while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:12 @For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God,

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:13 @while, through the proof of this ministry, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with them and all men,

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:14 @and by their prayer for you, who long for you because of the exceeding grace of God in you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:9:15 @Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:1 @Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ--who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:2 @But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:3 @For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:4 @For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:5 @casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:6 @and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:7 @Do you look at things according to the outward appearance? If anyone is convinced in himself that he is Christ's, let him again consider this in himself, that just as he is Christ's, even so we are Christ's.

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:8 @For even if I should boast somewhat more about our authority, which the Lord gave us for edification and not for your destruction, I shall not be ashamed--

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:9 @lest I seem to terrify you by letters.

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:10 @"For his letters," they say, "are weighty and powerful, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible."

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:11 @Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letters when we are absent, such we will also be in deed when we are present.

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:12 @For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:13 @We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us--a sphere which especially includes you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:14 @For we are not overextending ourselves (as though our authority did not extend to you), for it was to you that we came with the gospel of Christ;

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:15 @not boasting of things beyond measure, that is, in other men's labors, but having hope, that as your faith is increased, we shall be greatly enlarged by you in our sphere,

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:16 @to preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's sphere of accomplishment.

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:17 @But "he who glories, let him glory in the LORD."

nkjv@2Corinthians:10:18 @For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:1 @Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly--and indeed you do bear with me.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:2 @For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:3 @But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:4 @For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted--you may well put up with it!

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:5 @For I consider that I am not at all inferior to the most eminent apostles.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:6 @Even though I am untrained in speech, yet I am not in knowledge. But we have been thoroughly manifested among you in all things.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:7 @Did I commit sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge?

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:8 @I robbed other churches, taking wages from them to minister to you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:9 @And when I was present with you, and in need, I was a burden to no one, for what I lacked the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied. And in everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so I will keep myself.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:10 @As the truth of Christ is in me, no one shall stop me from this boasting in the regions of Achaia.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:11 @Why? Because I do not love you? God knows!

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:12 @But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:13 @For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:14 @And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:15 @Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:16 @I say again, let no one think me a fool. If otherwise, at least receive me as a fool, that I also may boast a little.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:17 @What I speak, I speak not according to the Lord, but as it were, foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:18 @Seeing that many boast according to the flesh, I also will boast.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:19 @For you put up with fools gladly, since you yourselves are wise!

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:20 @For you put up with it if one brings you into bondage, if one devours you, if one takes from you, if one exalts himself, if one strikes you on the face.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:21 @To our shame I say that we were too weak for that! But in whatever anyone is bold--I speak foolishly--I am bold also.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:22 @Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:23 @Are they ministers of Christ?--I speak as a fool--I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:24 @From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:25 @Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep;

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:26 @in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:27 @in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness--

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:28 @besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:29 @Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation?

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:30 @If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:31 @The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:32 @In Damascus the governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me;

nkjv@2Corinthians:11:33 @but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:1 @It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord:

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:2 @I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago--whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows--such a one was caught up to the third heaven.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:3 @And I know such a man--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows--

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:4 @how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:5 @Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:6 @For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:7 @And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:8 @Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:9 @And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:10 @Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:11 @I have become a fool in boasting; you have compelled me. For I ought to have been commended by you; for in nothing was I behind the most eminent apostles, though I am nothing.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:12 @Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance, in signs and wonders and mighty deeds.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:13 @For what is it in which you were inferior to other churches, except that I myself was not burdensome to you? Forgive me this wrong!

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:14 @Now for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be burdensome to you; for I do not seek yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:15 @And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:16 @But be that as it may, I did not burden you. Nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you by cunning!

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:17 @Did I take advantage of you by any of those whom I sent to you?

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:18 @I urged Titus, and sent our brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Did we not walk in the same spirit? Did we not walk in the same steps?

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:19 @Again, do you think that we excuse ourselves to you? We speak before God in Christ. But we do all things, beloved, for your edification.

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:20 @For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults;

nkjv@2Corinthians:12:21 @lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:1 @This will be the third time I am coming to you. "By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established."

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:2 @I have told you before, and foretell as if I were present the second time, and now being absent I write to those who have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare--

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:3 @since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:4 @For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:5 @Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?--unless indeed you are disqualified.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:6 @But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:7 @Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do what is honorable, though we may seem disqualified.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:8 @For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:9 @For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, that you may be made complete.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:10 @Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:11 @Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:12 @Greet one another with a holy kiss.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:13 @All the saints greet you.

nkjv@2Corinthians:13:14 @The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

nkjv@Galatians:1:1 @Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),

nkjv@Galatians:1:2 @and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:

nkjv@Galatians:1:3 @Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,

nkjv@Galatians:1:4 @who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

nkjv@Galatians:1:5 @to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

nkjv@Galatians:1:6 @I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,

nkjv@Galatians:1:7 @which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.

nkjv@Galatians:1:8 @But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.

nkjv@Galatians:1:9 @As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.

nkjv@Galatians:1:10 @For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

nkjv@Galatians:1:11 @But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.

nkjv@Galatians:1:12 @For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.

nkjv@Galatians:1:13 @For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.

nkjv@Galatians:1:14 @And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

nkjv@Galatians:1:15 @But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace,

nkjv@Galatians:1:16 @to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,

nkjv@Galatians:1:17 @nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

nkjv@Galatians:1:18 @Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.

nkjv@Galatians:1:19 @But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.

nkjv@Galatians:1:20 @(Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)

nkjv@Galatians:1:21 @Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

nkjv@Galatians:1:22 @And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which were in Christ.

nkjv@Galatians:1:23 @But they were hearing only, "He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy."

nkjv@Galatians:1:24 @And they glorified God in me.

nkjv@Galatians:2:1 @Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and also took Titus with me.

nkjv@Galatians:2:2 @And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I might run, or had run, in vain.

nkjv@Galatians:2:3 @Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.

nkjv@Galatians:2:4 @And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage),

nkjv@Galatians:2:5 @to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

nkjv@Galatians:2:6 @But from those who seemed to be something--whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God shows personal favoritism to no man--for those who seemed to be something added nothing to me.

nkjv@Galatians:2:7 @But on the contrary, when they saw that the gospel for the uncircumcised had been committed to me, as the gospel for the circumcised was to Peter

nkjv@Galatians:2:8 @(for He who worked effectively in Peter for the apostleship to the circumcised also worked effectively in me toward the Gentiles),

nkjv@Galatians:2:9 @and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.

nkjv@Galatians:2:10 @They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.

nkjv@Galatians:2:11 @Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed;

nkjv@Galatians:2:12 @for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.

nkjv@Galatians:2:13 @And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.

nkjv@Galatians:2:14 @But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, "If you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews?

nkjv@Galatians:2:15 @We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,

nkjv@Galatians:2:16 @knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.

nkjv@Galatians:2:17 @"But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not!

nkjv@Galatians:2:18 @For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.

nkjv@Galatians:2:19 @For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God.

nkjv@Galatians:2:20 @I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

nkjv@Galatians:2:21 @I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain."

nkjv@Galatians:3:1 @O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?

nkjv@Galatians:3:2 @This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

nkjv@Galatians:3:3 @Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?

nkjv@Galatians:3:4 @Have you suffered so many things in vain--if indeed it was in vain?

nkjv@Galatians:3:5 @Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?--

nkjv@Galatians:3:6 @just as Abraham "believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."

nkjv@Galatians:3:7 @Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.

nkjv@Galatians:3:8 @And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed."

nkjv@Galatians:3:9 @So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.

nkjv@Galatians:3:10 @For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them."

nkjv@Galatians:3:11 @But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "the just shall live by faith."

nkjv@Galatians:3:12 @Yet the law is not of faith, but "the man who does them shall live by them."

nkjv@Galatians:3:13 @Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree" ),

nkjv@Galatians:3:14 @that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

nkjv@Galatians:3:15 @Brethren, I speak in the manner of men: Though it is only a man's covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it.

nkjv@Galatians:3:16 @Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, "And to seeds," as of many, but as of one, "And to your Seed," who is Christ.

nkjv@Galatians:3:17 @And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect.

nkjv@Galatians:3:18 @For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

nkjv@Galatians:3:19 @What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator.

nkjv@Galatians:3:20 @Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one.

nkjv@Galatians:3:21 @Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law.

nkjv@Galatians:3:22 @But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

nkjv@Galatians:3:23 @But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed.

nkjv@Galatians:3:24 @Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

nkjv@Galatians:3:25 @But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.

nkjv@Galatians:3:26 @For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

nkjv@Galatians:3:27 @For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

nkjv@Galatians:3:28 @There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

nkjv@Galatians:3:29 @And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

nkjv@Galatians:4:1 @Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all,

nkjv@Galatians:4:2 @but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father.

nkjv@Galatians:4:3 @Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world.

nkjv@Galatians:4:4 @But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

nkjv@Galatians:4:5 @to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

nkjv@Galatians:4:6 @And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!"

nkjv@Galatians:4:7 @Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

nkjv@Galatians:4:8 @But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods.

nkjv@Galatians:4:9 @But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?

nkjv@Galatians:4:10 @You observe days and months and seasons and years.

nkjv@Galatians:4:11 @I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.

nkjv@Galatians:4:12 @Brethren, I urge you to become like me, for I became like you. You have not injured me at all.

nkjv@Galatians:4:13 @You know that because of physical infirmity I preached the gospel to you at the first.

nkjv@Galatians:4:14 @And my trial which was in my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

nkjv@Galatians:4:15 @What then was the blessing you enjoyed? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me.

nkjv@Galatians:4:16 @Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?

nkjv@Galatians:4:17 @They zealously court you, but for no good; yes, they want to exclude you, that you may be zealous for them.

nkjv@Galatians:4:18 @But it is good to be zealous in a good thing always, and not only when I am present with you.

nkjv@Galatians:4:19 @My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you,

nkjv@Galatians:4:20 @I would like to be present with you now and to change my tone; for I have doubts about you.

nkjv@Galatians:4:21 @Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law?

nkjv@Galatians:4:22 @For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman.

nkjv@Galatians:4:23 @But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise,

nkjv@Galatians:4:24 @which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar--

nkjv@Galatians:4:25 @for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children--

nkjv@Galatians:4:26 @but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all.

nkjv@Galatians:4:27 @For it is written: "Rejoice, O barren, You who do not bear! Break forth and shout, You who are not in labor! For the desolate has many more children Than she who has a husband."

nkjv@Galatians:4:28 @Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise.

nkjv@Galatians:4:29 @But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.

nkjv@Galatians:4:30 @Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? "Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman."

nkjv@Galatians:4:31 @So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free.

nkjv@Galatians:5:1 @Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

nkjv@Galatians:5:2 @Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.

nkjv@Galatians:5:3 @And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.

nkjv@Galatians:5:4 @You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

nkjv@Galatians:5:5 @For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

nkjv@Galatians:5:6 @For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

nkjv@Galatians:5:7 @You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?

nkjv@Galatians:5:8 @This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.

nkjv@Galatians:5:9 @A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

nkjv@Galatians:5:10 @I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is.

nkjv@Galatians:5:11 @And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased.

nkjv@Galatians:5:12 @I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off!

nkjv@Galatians:5:13 @For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

nkjv@Galatians:5:14 @For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

nkjv@Galatians:5:15 @But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!

nkjv@Galatians:5:16 @I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

nkjv@Galatians:5:17 @For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

nkjv@Galatians:5:18 @But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

nkjv@Galatians:5:19 @Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,

nkjv@Galatians:5:20 @idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,

nkjv@Galatians:5:21 @envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

nkjv@Galatians:5:22 @But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

nkjv@Galatians:5:23 @gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

nkjv@Galatians:5:24 @And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

nkjv@Galatians:5:25 @If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

nkjv@Galatians:5:26 @Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

nkjv@Galatians:6:1 @Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

nkjv@Galatians:6:2 @Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

nkjv@Galatians:6:3 @For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

nkjv@Galatians:6:4 @But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

nkjv@Galatians:6:5 @For each one shall bear his own load.

nkjv@Galatians:6:6 @Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.

nkjv@Galatians:6:7 @Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

nkjv@Galatians:6:8 @For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

nkjv@Galatians:6:9 @And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

nkjv@Galatians:6:10 @Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

nkjv@Galatians:6:11 @See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand!

nkjv@Galatians:6:12 @As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

nkjv@Galatians:6:13 @For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.

nkjv@Galatians:6:14 @But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

nkjv@Galatians:6:15 @For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.

nkjv@Galatians:6:16 @And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

nkjv@Galatians:6:17 @From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

nkjv@Galatians:6:18 @Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

nkjv@Ephesians:1:1 @Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:

nkjv@Ephesians:1:2 @Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@Ephesians:1:3 @Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:4 @just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:5 @having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:6 @to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

nkjv@Ephesians:1:7 @In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

nkjv@Ephesians:1:8 @which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:9 @having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:10 @that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth--in Him.

nkjv@Ephesians:1:11 @In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:12 @that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

nkjv@Ephesians:1:13 @In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:14 @who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

nkjv@Ephesians:1:15 @Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:16 @do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:

nkjv@Ephesians:1:17 @that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:18 @the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:19 @and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

nkjv@Ephesians:1:20 @which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:21 @far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

nkjv@Ephesians:1:22 @And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:23 @which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

nkjv@Ephesians:2:1 @And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,

nkjv@Ephesians:2:2 @in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,

nkjv@Ephesians:2:3 @among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.

nkjv@Ephesians:2:4 @But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

nkjv@Ephesians:2:5 @even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

nkjv@Ephesians:2:6 @and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

nkjv@Ephesians:2:7 @that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

nkjv@Ephesians:2:8 @For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

nkjv@Ephesians:2:9 @not of works, lest anyone should boast.

nkjv@Ephesians:2:10 @For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

nkjv@Ephesians:2:11 @Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh--who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands--

nkjv@Ephesians:2:12 @that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

nkjv@Ephesians:2:13 @But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

nkjv@Ephesians:2:14 @For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,

nkjv@Ephesians:2:15 @having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,

nkjv@Ephesians:2:16 @and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.

nkjv@Ephesians:2:17 @And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.

nkjv@Ephesians:2:18 @For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

nkjv@Ephesians:2:19 @Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

nkjv@Ephesians:2:20 @having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,

nkjv@Ephesians:2:21 @in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

nkjv@Ephesians:2:22 @in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

nkjv@Ephesians:3:1 @For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles--

nkjv@Ephesians:3:2 @if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you,

nkjv@Ephesians:3:3 @how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already,

nkjv@Ephesians:3:4 @by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),

nkjv@Ephesians:3:5 @which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets:

nkjv@Ephesians:3:6 @that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,

nkjv@Ephesians:3:7 @of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.

nkjv@Ephesians:3:8 @To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

nkjv@Ephesians:3:9 @and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;

nkjv@Ephesians:3:10 @to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,

nkjv@Ephesians:3:11 @according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,

nkjv@Ephesians:3:12 @in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.

nkjv@Ephesians:3:13 @Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

nkjv@Ephesians:3:14 @For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

nkjv@Ephesians:3:15 @from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

nkjv@Ephesians:3:16 @that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,

nkjv@Ephesians:3:17 @that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

nkjv@Ephesians:3:18 @may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height--

nkjv@Ephesians:3:19 @to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

nkjv@Ephesians:3:20 @Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

nkjv@Ephesians:3:21 @to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:1 @I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,

nkjv@Ephesians:4:2 @with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,

nkjv@Ephesians:4:3 @endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:4 @There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;

nkjv@Ephesians:4:5 @one Lord, one faith, one baptism;

nkjv@Ephesians:4:6 @one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:7 @But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:8 @Therefore He says: "When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men."

nkjv@Ephesians:4:9 @(Now this, "He ascended"--what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?

nkjv@Ephesians:4:10 @He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)

nkjv@Ephesians:4:11 @And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,

nkjv@Ephesians:4:12 @for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

nkjv@Ephesians:4:13 @till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

nkjv@Ephesians:4:14 @that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,

nkjv@Ephesians:4:15 @but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ--

nkjv@Ephesians:4:16 @from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:17 @This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,

nkjv@Ephesians:4:18 @having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;

nkjv@Ephesians:4:19 @who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:20 @But you have not so learned Christ,

nkjv@Ephesians:4:21 @if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:

nkjv@Ephesians:4:22 @that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,

nkjv@Ephesians:4:23 @and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

nkjv@Ephesians:4:24 @and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:25 @Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:26 @"Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath,

nkjv@Ephesians:4:27 @nor give place to the devil.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:28 @Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:29 @Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:30 @And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:31 @Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

nkjv@Ephesians:4:32 @And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:1 @Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:2 @And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:3 @But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;

nkjv@Ephesians:5:4 @neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:5 @For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:6 @Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:7 @Therefore do not be partakers with them.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:8 @For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

nkjv@Ephesians:5:9 @(for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),

nkjv@Ephesians:5:10 @finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:11 @And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:12 @For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:13 @But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:14 @Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light."

nkjv@Ephesians:5:15 @See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,

nkjv@Ephesians:5:16 @redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:17 @Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:18 @And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,

nkjv@Ephesians:5:19 @speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

nkjv@Ephesians:5:20 @giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

nkjv@Ephesians:5:21 @submitting to one another in the fear of God.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:22 @Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:23 @For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:24 @Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:25 @Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

nkjv@Ephesians:5:26 @that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

nkjv@Ephesians:5:27 @that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:28 @So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:29 @For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:30 @For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:31 @"For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."

nkjv@Ephesians:5:32 @This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

nkjv@Ephesians:5:33 @Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:1 @Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:2 @"Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with promise:

nkjv@Ephesians:6:3 @"that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth."

nkjv@Ephesians:6:4 @And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:5 @Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ;

nkjv@Ephesians:6:6 @not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

nkjv@Ephesians:6:7 @with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men,

nkjv@Ephesians:6:8 @knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:9 @And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:10 @Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:11 @Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:12 @For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:13 @Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:14 @Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

nkjv@Ephesians:6:15 @and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

nkjv@Ephesians:6:16 @above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:17 @And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

nkjv@Ephesians:6:18 @praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--

nkjv@Ephesians:6:19 @and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,

nkjv@Ephesians:6:20 @for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:21 @But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you;

nkjv@Ephesians:6:22 @whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:23 @Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@Ephesians:6:24 @Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

nkjv@Philippians:1:1 @Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

nkjv@Philippians:1:2 @Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@Philippians:1:3 @I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

nkjv@Philippians:1:4 @always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,

nkjv@Philippians:1:5 @for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,

nkjv@Philippians:1:6 @being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

nkjv@Philippians:1:7 @just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.

nkjv@Philippians:1:8 @For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.

nkjv@Philippians:1:9 @And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,

nkjv@Philippians:1:10 @that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,

nkjv@Philippians:1:11 @being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

nkjv@Philippians:1:12 @But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel,

nkjv@Philippians:1:13 @so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ;

nkjv@Philippians:1:14 @and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

nkjv@Philippians:1:15 @Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill:

nkjv@Philippians:1:16 @The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains;

nkjv@Philippians:1:17 @but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.

nkjv@Philippians:1:18 @What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.

nkjv@Philippians:1:19 @For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

nkjv@Philippians:1:20 @according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.

nkjv@Philippians:1:21 @For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

nkjv@Philippians:1:22 @But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell.

nkjv@Philippians:1:23 @For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.

nkjv@Philippians:1:24 @Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.

nkjv@Philippians:1:25 @And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith,

nkjv@Philippians:1:26 @that your rejoicing for me may be more abundant in Jesus Christ by my coming to you again.

nkjv@Philippians:1:27 @Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel,

nkjv@Philippians:1:28 @and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.

nkjv@Philippians:1:29 @For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,

nkjv@Philippians:1:30 @having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me.

nkjv@Philippians:2:1 @Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,

nkjv@Philippians:2:2 @fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

nkjv@Philippians:2:3 @Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

nkjv@Philippians:2:4 @Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

nkjv@Philippians:2:5 @Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,

nkjv@Philippians:2:6 @who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,

nkjv@Philippians:2:7 @but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

nkjv@Philippians:2:8 @And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

nkjv@Philippians:2:9 @Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,

nkjv@Philippians:2:10 @that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,

nkjv@Philippians:2:11 @and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

nkjv@Philippians:2:12 @Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;

nkjv@Philippians:2:13 @for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

nkjv@Philippians:2:14 @Do all things without complaining and disputing,

nkjv@Philippians:2:15 @that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

nkjv@Philippians:2:16 @holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

nkjv@Philippians:2:17 @Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.

nkjv@Philippians:2:18 @For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me.

nkjv@Philippians:2:19 @But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state.

nkjv@Philippians:2:20 @For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state.

nkjv@Philippians:2:21 @For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.

nkjv@Philippians:2:22 @But you know his proven character, that as a son with his father he served with me in the gospel.

nkjv@Philippians:2:23 @Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I see how it goes with me.

nkjv@Philippians:2:24 @But I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly.

nkjv@Philippians:2:25 @Yet I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and the one who ministered to my need;

nkjv@Philippians:2:26 @since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.

nkjv@Philippians:2:27 @For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

nkjv@Philippians:2:28 @Therefore I sent him the more eagerly, that when you see him again you may rejoice, and I may be less sorrowful.

nkjv@Philippians:2:29 @Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem;

nkjv@Philippians:2:30 @because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.

nkjv@Philippians:3:1 @Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.

nkjv@Philippians:3:2 @Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation!

nkjv@Philippians:3:3 @For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh,

nkjv@Philippians:3:4 @though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so:

nkjv@Philippians:3:5 @circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee;

nkjv@Philippians:3:6 @concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

nkjv@Philippians:3:7 @But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.

nkjv@Philippians:3:8 @Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ

nkjv@Philippians:3:9 @and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;

nkjv@Philippians:3:10 @that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,

nkjv@Philippians:3:11 @if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

nkjv@Philippians:3:12 @Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

nkjv@Philippians:3:13 @Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

nkjv@Philippians:3:14 @I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

nkjv@Philippians:3:15 @Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.

nkjv@Philippians:3:16 @Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.

nkjv@Philippians:3:17 @Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.

nkjv@Philippians:3:18 @For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

nkjv@Philippians:3:19 @whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame--who set their mind on earthly things.

nkjv@Philippians:3:20 @For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

nkjv@Philippians:3:21 @who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

nkjv@Philippians:4:1 @Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.

nkjv@Philippians:4:2 @I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.

nkjv@Philippians:4:3 @And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.

nkjv@Philippians:4:4 @Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

nkjv@Philippians:4:5 @Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

nkjv@Philippians:4:6 @Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

nkjv@Philippians:4:7 @and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

nkjv@Philippians:4:8 @Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things.

nkjv@Philippians:4:9 @The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

nkjv@Philippians:4:10 @But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your1 care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.

nkjv@Philippians:4:11 @Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:

nkjv@Philippians:4:12 @I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

nkjv@Philippians:4:13 @I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

nkjv@Philippians:4:14 @Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress.

nkjv@Philippians:4:15 @Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only.

nkjv@Philippians:4:16 @For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities.

nkjv@Philippians:4:17 @Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.

nkjv@Philippians:4:18 @Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.

nkjv@Philippians:4:19 @And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

nkjv@Philippians:4:20 @Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

nkjv@Philippians:4:21 @Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you.

nkjv@Philippians:4:22 @All the saints greet you, but especially those who are of Caesar's household.

nkjv@Philippians:4:23 @The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

nkjv@Colossians:1:1 @Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

nkjv@Colossians:1:2 @To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@Colossians:1:3 @We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

nkjv@Colossians:1:4 @since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints;

nkjv@Colossians:1:5 @because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

nkjv@Colossians:1:6 @which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;

nkjv@Colossians:1:7 @as you also learned from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf,

nkjv@Colossians:1:8 @who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.

nkjv@Colossians:1:9 @For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

nkjv@Colossians:1:10 @that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

nkjv@Colossians:1:11 @strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;

nkjv@Colossians:1:12 @giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.

nkjv@Colossians:1:13 @He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,

nkjv@Colossians:1:14 @in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

nkjv@Colossians:1:15 @He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

nkjv@Colossians:1:16 @For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

nkjv@Colossians:1:17 @And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

nkjv@Colossians:1:18 @And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

nkjv@Colossians:1:19 @For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,

nkjv@Colossians:1:20 @and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

nkjv@Colossians:1:21 @And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled

nkjv@Colossians:1:22 @in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight--

nkjv@Colossians:1:23 @if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

nkjv@Colossians:1:24 @I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,

nkjv@Colossians:1:25 @of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,

nkjv@Colossians:1:26 @the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.

nkjv@Colossians:1:27 @To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

nkjv@Colossians:1:28 @Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

nkjv@Colossians:1:29 @To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.

nkjv@Colossians:2:1 @For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

nkjv@Colossians:2:2 @that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

nkjv@Colossians:2:3 @in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

nkjv@Colossians:2:4 @Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words.

nkjv@Colossians:2:5 @For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

nkjv@Colossians:2:6 @As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

nkjv@Colossians:2:7 @rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

nkjv@Colossians:2:8 @Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

nkjv@Colossians:2:9 @For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;

nkjv@Colossians:2:10 @and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

nkjv@Colossians:2:11 @In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

nkjv@Colossians:2:12 @buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

nkjv@Colossians:2:13 @And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,

nkjv@Colossians:2:14 @having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

nkjv@Colossians:2:15 @Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

nkjv@Colossians:2:16 @So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,

nkjv@Colossians:2:17 @which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.

nkjv@Colossians:2:18 @Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

nkjv@Colossians:2:19 @and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.

nkjv@Colossians:2:20 @Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations--

nkjv@Colossians:2:21 @"Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,"

nkjv@Colossians:2:22 @which all concern things which perish with the using--according to the commandments and doctrines of men?

nkjv@Colossians:2:23 @These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.

nkjv@Colossians:3:1 @If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

nkjv@Colossians:3:2 @Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

nkjv@Colossians:3:3 @For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

nkjv@Colossians:3:4 @When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

nkjv@Colossians:3:5 @Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

nkjv@Colossians:3:6 @Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,

nkjv@Colossians:3:7 @in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

nkjv@Colossians:3:8 @But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.

nkjv@Colossians:3:9 @Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

nkjv@Colossians:3:10 @and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,

nkjv@Colossians:3:11 @where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

nkjv@Colossians:3:12 @Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;

nkjv@Colossians:3:13 @bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

nkjv@Colossians:3:14 @But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

nkjv@Colossians:3:15 @And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

nkjv@Colossians:3:16 @Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

nkjv@Colossians:3:17 @And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

nkjv@Colossians:3:18 @Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

nkjv@Colossians:3:19 @Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.

nkjv@Colossians:3:20 @Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

nkjv@Colossians:3:21 @Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

nkjv@Colossians:3:22 @Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.

nkjv@Colossians:3:23 @And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,

nkjv@Colossians:3:24 @knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

nkjv@Colossians:3:25 @But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.

nkjv@Colossians:4:1 @Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

nkjv@Colossians:4:2 @Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;

nkjv@Colossians:4:3 @meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,

nkjv@Colossians:4:4 @that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

nkjv@Colossians:4:5 @Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.

nkjv@Colossians:4:6 @Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

nkjv@Colossians:4:7 @Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.

nkjv@Colossians:4:8 @I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,

nkjv@Colossians:4:9 @with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all things which are happening here.

nkjv@Colossians:4:10 @Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with Mark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him),

nkjv@Colossians:4:11 @and Jesus who is called Justus. These are my only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision; they have proved to be a comfort to me.

nkjv@Colossians:4:12 @Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

nkjv@Colossians:4:13 @For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.

nkjv@Colossians:4:14 @Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.

nkjv@Colossians:4:15 @Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church that is in his house.

nkjv@Colossians:4:16 @Now when this epistle is read among you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

nkjv@Colossians:4:17 @And say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it."

nkjv@Colossians:4:18 @This salutation by my own hand--Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:1:1 @Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:1:2 @We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:1:3 @remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:1:4 @knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:1:5 @For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:1:6 @And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:1:7 @so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:1:8 @For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:1:9 @For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:1:10 @and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:1 @For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:2 @But even after we had suffered before and were spitefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God in much conflict.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:3 @For our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness, nor was it in deceit.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:4 @But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:5 @For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousness--God is witness.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:6 @Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when we might have made demands as apostles of Christ.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:7 @But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:8 @So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:9 @For you remember, brethren, our labor and toil; for laboring night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:10 @You are witnesses, and God also, how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe;

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:11 @as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:12 @that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:13 @For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:14 @For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus. For you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, just as they did from the Judeans,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:15 @who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they do not please God and are contrary to all men,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:16 @forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, so as always to fill up the measure of their sins; but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:17 @But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored more eagerly to see your face with great desire.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:18 @Therefore we wanted to come to you--even I, Paul, time and again--but Satan hindered us.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:19 @For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?

nkjv@1Thessalonians:2:20 @For you are our glory and joy.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:1 @Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:2 @and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:3 @that no one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:4 @For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that we would suffer tribulation, just as it happened, and you know.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:5 @For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor might be in vain.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:6 @But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, greatly desiring to see us, as we also to see you--

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:7 @therefore, brethren, in all our affliction and distress we were comforted concerning you by your faith.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:8 @For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:9 @For what thanks can we render to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sake before our God,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:10 @night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith?

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:11 @Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:12 @And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:3:13 @so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:1 @Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God;

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:2 @for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:3 @For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:4 @that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:5 @not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:6 @that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:7 @For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:8 @Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:9 @But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:10 @and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more;

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:11 @that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:12 @that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:13 @But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:14 @For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:15 @For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:16 @For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:17 @Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:18 @Therefore comfort one another with these words.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:1 @But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:2 @For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:3 @For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:4 @But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:5 @You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:6 @Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:7 @For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:8 @But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:9 @For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:10 @who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:11 @Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:12 @And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:13 @and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:14 @Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:15 @See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:16 @Rejoice always,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:17 @pray without ceasing,

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:18 @in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:19 @Do not quench the Spirit.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:20 @Do not despise prophecies.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:21 @Test all things; hold fast what is good.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:22 @Abstain from every form of evil.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:23 @Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:24 @He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:25 @Brethren, pray for us.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:26 @Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:27 @I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:28 @The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:1 @Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:2 @Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:3 @We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:4 @so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:5 @which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer;

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:6 @since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:7 @and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:8 @in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:9 @These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:10 @when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:11 @Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:1:12 @that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:1 @Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:2 @not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:3 @Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:4 @who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:5 @Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:6 @And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:7 @For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:8 @And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:9 @The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:10 @and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:11 @And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:12 @that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:13 @But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:14 @to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:15 @Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:16 @Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:17 @comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:1 @Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:2 @and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:3 @But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:4 @And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:5 @Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:6 @But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:7 @For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you;

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:8 @nor did we eat anyone's bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:9 @not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:10 @For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:11 @For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:12 @Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:13 @But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:14 @And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:15 @Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:16 @Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:17 @The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:3:18 @The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

nkjv@1Timothy:1:1 @Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope,

nkjv@1Timothy:1:2 @To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

nkjv@1Timothy:1:3 @As I urged you when I went into Macedonia--remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

nkjv@1Timothy:1:4 @nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.

nkjv@1Timothy:1:5 @Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,

nkjv@1Timothy:1:6 @from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,

nkjv@1Timothy:1:7 @desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.

nkjv@1Timothy:1:8 @But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully,

nkjv@1Timothy:1:9 @knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

nkjv@1Timothy:1:10 @for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine,

nkjv@1Timothy:1:11 @according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.

nkjv@1Timothy:1:12 @And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry,

nkjv@1Timothy:1:13 @although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

nkjv@1Timothy:1:14 @And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

nkjv@1Timothy:1:15 @This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

nkjv@1Timothy:1:16 @However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.

nkjv@1Timothy:1:17 @Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

nkjv@1Timothy:1:18 @This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,

nkjv@1Timothy:1:19 @having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck,

nkjv@1Timothy:1:20 @of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.

nkjv@1Timothy:2:1 @Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,

nkjv@1Timothy:2:2 @for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

nkjv@1Timothy:2:3 @For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

nkjv@1Timothy:2:4 @who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

nkjv@1Timothy:2:5 @For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

nkjv@1Timothy:2:6 @who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,

nkjv@1Timothy:2:7 @for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle--I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying--a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

nkjv@1Timothy:2:8 @I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;

nkjv@1Timothy:2:9 @in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,

nkjv@1Timothy:2:10 @but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.

nkjv@1Timothy:2:11 @Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.

nkjv@1Timothy:2:12 @And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.

nkjv@1Timothy:2:13 @For Adam was formed first, then Eve.

nkjv@1Timothy:2:14 @And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.

nkjv@1Timothy:2:15 @Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.

nkjv@1Timothy:3:1 @This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.

nkjv@1Timothy:3:2 @A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;

nkjv@1Timothy:3:3 @not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;

nkjv@1Timothy:3:4 @one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence

nkjv@1Timothy:3:5 @(for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);

nkjv@1Timothy:3:6 @not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.

nkjv@1Timothy:3:7 @Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

nkjv@1Timothy:3:8 @Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money,

nkjv@1Timothy:3:9 @holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.

nkjv@1Timothy:3:10 @But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless.

nkjv@1Timothy:3:11 @Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

nkjv@1Timothy:3:12 @Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

nkjv@1Timothy:3:13 @For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

nkjv@1Timothy:3:14 @These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly;

nkjv@1Timothy:3:15 @but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

nkjv@1Timothy:3:16 @And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:1 @Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,

nkjv@1Timothy:4:2 @speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,

nkjv@1Timothy:4:3 @forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:4 @For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving;

nkjv@1Timothy:4:5 @for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:6 @If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:7 @But reject profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:8 @For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:9 @This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:10 @For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:11 @These things command and teach.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:12 @Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:13 @Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:14 @Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:15 @Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.

nkjv@1Timothy:4:16 @Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:1 @Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers,

nkjv@1Timothy:5:2 @older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:3 @Honor widows who are really widows.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:4 @But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:5 @Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:6 @But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:7 @And these things command, that they may be blameless.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:8 @But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:9 @Do not let a widow under sixty years old be taken into the number, and not unless she has been the wife of one man,

nkjv@1Timothy:5:10 @well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:11 @But refuse the younger widows; for when they have begun to grow wanton against Christ, they desire to marry,

nkjv@1Timothy:5:12 @having condemnation because they have cast off their first faith.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:13 @And besides they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:14 @Therefore I desire that the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:15 @For some have already turned aside after Satan.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:16 @If any believing man or woman has widows, let them relieve them, and do not let the church be burdened, that it may relieve those who are really widows.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:17 @Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:18 @For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain," and, "The laborer is worthy of his wages."

nkjv@1Timothy:5:19 @Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:20 @Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:21 @I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:22 @Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people's sins; keep yourself pure.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:23 @No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake and your frequent infirmities.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:24 @Some men's sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later.

nkjv@1Timothy:5:25 @Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:1 @Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:2 @And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather serve them because those who are benefited are believers and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:3 @If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness,

nkjv@1Timothy:6:4 @he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions,

nkjv@1Timothy:6:5 @useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:6 @Now godliness with contentment is great gain.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:7 @For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:8 @And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:9 @But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:10 @For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:11 @But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:12 @Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:13 @I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate,

nkjv@1Timothy:6:14 @that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ's appearing,

nkjv@1Timothy:6:15 @which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

nkjv@1Timothy:6:16 @who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:17 @Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:18 @Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share,

nkjv@1Timothy:6:19 @storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

nkjv@1Timothy:6:20 @O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge--

nkjv@1Timothy:6:21 @by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

nkjv@2Timothy:1:1 @Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

nkjv@2Timothy:1:2 @To Timothy, a beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

nkjv@2Timothy:1:3 @I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day,

nkjv@2Timothy:1:4 @greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy,

nkjv@2Timothy:1:5 @when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.

nkjv@2Timothy:1:6 @Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

nkjv@2Timothy:1:7 @For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

nkjv@2Timothy:1:8 @Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God,

nkjv@2Timothy:1:9 @who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

nkjv@2Timothy:1:10 @but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,

nkjv@2Timothy:1:11 @to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

nkjv@2Timothy:1:12 @For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.

nkjv@2Timothy:1:13 @Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

nkjv@2Timothy:1:14 @That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

nkjv@2Timothy:1:15 @This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

nkjv@2Timothy:1:16 @The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain;

nkjv@2Timothy:1:17 @but when he arrived in Rome, he sought me out very zealously and found me.

nkjv@2Timothy:1:18 @The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord in that Day--and you know very well how many ways he ministered to me at Ephesus.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:1 @You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:2 @And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:3 @You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:4 @No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:5 @And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:6 @The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:7 @Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:8 @Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel,

nkjv@2Timothy:2:9 @for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:10 @Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:11 @This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:12 @If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:13 @If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:14 @Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:15 @Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:16 @But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:17 @And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort,

nkjv@2Timothy:2:18 @who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:19 @Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity."

nkjv@2Timothy:2:20 @But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:21 @Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:22 @Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:23 @But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.

nkjv@2Timothy:2:24 @And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient,

nkjv@2Timothy:2:25 @in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,

nkjv@2Timothy:2:26 @and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

nkjv@2Timothy:3:1 @But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:

nkjv@2Timothy:3:2 @For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

nkjv@2Timothy:3:3 @unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,

nkjv@2Timothy:3:4 @traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

nkjv@2Timothy:3:5 @having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

nkjv@2Timothy:3:6 @For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,

nkjv@2Timothy:3:7 @always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

nkjv@2Timothy:3:8 @Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith;

nkjv@2Timothy:3:9 @but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

nkjv@2Timothy:3:10 @But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance,

nkjv@2Timothy:3:11 @persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra--what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.

nkjv@2Timothy:3:12 @Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

nkjv@2Timothy:3:13 @But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

nkjv@2Timothy:3:14 @But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,

nkjv@2Timothy:3:15 @and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

nkjv@2Timothy:3:16 @All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

nkjv@2Timothy:3:17 @that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:1 @I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:

nkjv@2Timothy:4:2 @Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:3 @For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;

nkjv@2Timothy:4:4 @and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:5 @But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:6 @For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:7 @I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:8 @Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:9 @Be diligent to come to me quickly;

nkjv@2Timothy:4:10 @for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica--Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:11 @Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:12 @And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:13 @Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come--and the books, especially the parchments.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:14 @Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:15 @You also must beware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:16 @At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:17 @But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:18 @And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!

nkjv@2Timothy:4:19 @Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:20 @Erastus stayed in Corinth, but Trophimus I have left in Miletus sick.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:21 @Do your utmost to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, as well as Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brethren.

nkjv@2Timothy:4:22 @The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

nkjv@Titus:1:1 @Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness,

nkjv@Titus:1:2 @