The Scriptural BCP - A Catechism

A Catechism
That is to say, an Instruction to be Learned of Every Person,
before he be Brought to be Confirmed by the Bishop.

C. A catechism, that is to say, an instruction.] Our Church gives here the notation of the word catechism, telling us it is an instruction: and so it is, an instruction in the first rudiments of Christianity: the author of the epistle to the Hebrews goes as high in its advancement as possibly he can; with him it is καταβολὴ τοῦ θεμελίου, “the laying of the first foundation,” chap. vi. 1, implying that, as a foundation is to the superstructure, so is catechising to the sublimer mysteries of our religion: and what an edifice is without a foundation our Saviour’s parable speaks plainly enough. And this may be sufficient to preserve it not only from scorn and contempt, but in a high esteem, seeing it is suppedaneous, the pedestal to support nobler truths: for as St. Jerome excellently, non contemnenda sunt parva, sine quibus magna constare non possunt, “ nothing, be it never so small, is to be slighted, when it is (the sine qua non) that without which greater things cannot stand.” Nor may it be omitted as another argument of its worth, that St. Augustine, St. Cyril, St. Athanasius, Gregorius, Nyssenus, Origen, Clemens Alexandrinus, eminent fathers, yea, St. Paul himself, were catechists in their respective times.

Now because a catechism doth necessarily suppose a catechist and a catechumen, the instructor and instructed, of both which there is so frequent mention in antiquity; requisite it will be to take them into a more curious and choice consideration: and the rather, because I find very learned men have hitherto failed in a true apprehension of them; the more excusable, because controversy having hitherto so little intermeddled in this matter, occasion was not offered for search into a more distinct cognizance of them.

First then, catechists taken in a proper and separate notion, as they constituted an order, severed and parted from others, were certi guidam homines, qui scholam Christiane institutionis exercebant, as Vicecomes describeth them, “ certain men, which kept a school for Christian institution :” but whether those certain men were lay or clergy, or what they were, he determineth not. The annotator and Mr. Thorndike, very learned men both, seem to affirm them presbyters, for where Clemens Alexandrinus demandeth, τίνι ὁ πρεσβύτερος ἐπιτίθησι χεῖρα, τίνα δὲ εὐλογήσει ; “whom shall the presbyter lay hands upon, whom shall he bless?” they understand him as if he meant “the solemnity with which the catechists dismissed thosethat were catechised.” And in confirmation of this interpretation, the Doctor produceth Eusebius, who saith of Constantine that ἐξομολογούμενος, τῶν διὰ χειροθεσίας εὐχῶν ἠξιοῦτο, “he made profession, and then was vouchsafed those prayers which were given by imposition of hands.” But I conceive neither of those places at all applicable to catechising. Not this of Eusebius; neither the act done, nor the place where it was done will admit it. Not the act, being ἐξομολόγησις, which is not in that place the ‘ making of profession,’ as the Doctor renders it, but ‘confession of sins,’ and the prayer there mentioned was the absolution, a consequent of that confession, and which was always performed with imposition of hands. Not the place, because it was in that destined for public worship, and so not proper for catechising. Grant I do, that the catechumeni had their κατηχούμενα, “ dwellings,” annexed and adjoined to the temples, which for that very cause were called σεβάσμιοι vaot’, “venerable houses,” perhaps some rooms in the baptisteries, as St. Ambrose in the epistle forementioned. But that they were actually catechised in the church where the congregation of the faithful assembled, I find not one syllable in antiquity, but much to the contrary, as shall be seen anon. To come to Clemens Alexandrinus, I say, that passage of his to catechistical benediction neither did, nor could relate. It did not, because it is expressly restrained to a presbyter: but a presbyter, as presbyter, was never deputed to that office, nor was it ever held necessary for a catechist to be presbyter. I find, indeed, the catechumens enjoined by two several councils, τῇ πέμπτῃ τῆς ἑβδομάδος ἀπαγγέλλειν τῷ ἐπισκόπῳ ἢ τοῖς πρεσβυτέροις, “to give an account of their faith to the bishop or presbyters, on the fifth day of the week,” yet doth it not follow that therefore the bishop or presbyters were catechists, κυρίως, properly so called, they being only appointed for that time to receive that account from them, because it was great reason that they, who regularly had the only power to baptize, should be well assured that they should confer that seal upon none but persons qualified with knowledge sufficient for it.

Catechists were usually, if not constantly, laymen. In Scripture dialect, I take them to be those which pass under the name of doctors, διδάσκαλοι, such were the doctors amongst whom our Saviour was found in the temple disputing, that is, questioning and answering like a catechumen. Such St. Paul, who, as I said before, was a catechist, calls himself, διδάσκαλον ἐθνῶν, 1 Tim. 1. 7; 2 Tim. i. 11, “a teacher or catechist of the Gentiles ;” so I am certain they were termed in the times succeeding. The supposed Clemens, discoursing of catechising, saith, ὁ διδάσκων, εἰ καὶ λαϊκὸς, ἔμπειρος δὲ τοῦ λόγου, Kal τὸν τρόπον σεμνὸς, διδασκέτω, “he that is ἃ catechist, though he be a layman, yet if he be skilful and able for the place, and of good behaviour, let him teach the novices:” where not only διδάσκων imports a catechist, but also there is an implied toleration for him to be a layman. So St. Cyprian, Optatum inter lectores doctorem audientium constituimus, “Optatus, one of the readers, I have constituted a doctor” (there is doctor again) “of the hearers.” This Optatus was then in the clergy, in lectores, “one of the readers,” and therefore the father saith he was only clero proximus, ad clerum paratus, “the next remove beneath, and ready to be ordained by the clergy.” Indeed, St. Augustine gives an account of a deacon who performed his office ; petisti a me, frater Deogratias, ut aliquod ad te de catechizandis rudibus, quod tibi usui esset, scriberem. Diaisti enim, quod apud Carthaginem, ubi diaconus es, ad te sepe adducuntur, qui fide Christiana primitus imbuendi sunt: “thou didst desire of me, Deogratias, that I should write to thee something concerning the catechising of novices. For thou sayest that at Carthage, where thou art deacon, many are brought to thee to be instructed in the principles of Christianity.” All this time no mention of any presbyter catechist in the African Church. But it might be otherwise at Alexandria. Not at Alexandria to be sure, where a Marco evangelista semper ecclesiastict fuere doctores, “even from the time of Mark the evangelist, there were always successively ecclesiastical doctors,” that is, catechists; where this very Clemens was one, and so was Origen, (once his scholar,) at eighteen years of age, as both Eusebius and St. Jerome witness, too young to be ordained a clergyman. And for other parts, St. Cyril, bishop of Jerusalem, was there a catechist, and wrote his Catecheses in adolescentia, “in his youth,” as St. Jerome tells us; if so, then probably he was no presbyter at that time, a presbyter or elder, (as the word imports,) and a youth, being terms contra-distinct.

But there is still behind another argument, an infallible one, that Clemens, his presbyter, here mentioned, could not be a catechist, for his question hath evident reference to women. Inveighing against such women as wore false hair, he frameth this expostulatory argument ; τίνι ὁ πρεσβύτερος ἐπιτίθησι χεῖρα, τίνα δὲ εὐλογήσει; οὐ τὴν γυναῖκα τὴν κεκοσμημένην, ἀλλὰ τὰς ἀλλοτρίας τρίχας, καὶ δι᾽ 5. Epist. xxiv. τ (Lib. vi. e. 3.) αὐτῶν ἄλλην κεφαλήν : “upon whom shall the presbyter impose his hand, whom shall he bless? not the adorned woman herself, but her false hair, and thereby another’s head.” Women being then the subject of his discourse, the presbyter cannot be a catechist. It is most undoubtedly true, what the most famous Grotius hath delivered in this particular: femine per feminas primi Christianismi cognitione imbut, et sic ad Ecclesias pertrahi debebant : “women were by women (meaning deaconesses and sanctimonials) to be taught the principles of Christianity, and so to be brought into the Churches.” And though he quoteth no one authority for it, yet for Greece he yields a very persuading reason that it was so: in Grecia clausa gyneconitis: “the fashion was in Greece, for the gyneczeum or women’s chamber to be kept private, inaccessible to men.” To which known custom, this very Clemens elsewhere referreth: giving us an account what those women were which the Apostles made their synodites and companions in their journeys, he calls them συνδιακόνους πρὸς τὰς οἰκουpovs γυναῖκας, “fellow ministers with them towards women which kept close at home,” δ ὧν εἰς τὴν γυναικωνῖτιν ἀδιαβλήτως παρεισεδύετο ἡ τοῦ κυρίου διδασκαλία, “by whom” (viz., as catechists) “Christian instruction might freely, without proof, enter the most retired chambers allotted for women.” Much to the same purpose the other supposed Clemens, who, shewing cause why deaconesses must be chosen, saith, ἔστι yap ὁπόταν ἐν τισὶν οἰκίαις ἄνδρα διάκονον γυναιξὶν οὐ δύναται πέμπειν διὰ τοὺς ἀπίστους, ἀποστελεῖς οὖν γυναῖκα διάκονον : “it happeneth sometimes that for the speech of unbelievers, you cannot send a deacon to women, and then you shall send a deaconess.” The gyneceum, or women’s room, being so δυσέντευκτον, and “inaccessible to men,” no marvel if deaconesses were appointed for the service. Nay further, clear it is, even in other places where they were not so strictly mewed up, within the Latin jurisdiction, the practice was the same, as appeareth by the fourth council of Carthage. Sanctimoniales que ad ministerium baptizandarum mulierum eliguntur, tam instructe sint ad officium ut possint apto et sano sermone docere imperitas et rusticas mulieres, tempore quo baptizande sint gualiter baptizatori interrogate respondeant; “sanctimonials which are chose to officiate about women to be baptized, are to be instructed and fitted for the place, that they may be able, with edifying and wholesome doctrine, to teach ignorant and unskilful women what to answer to such interrogatories as shall be administered unto them when they come to be baptized.” Thus have I evidently manifested that Clemens’s presbyter could not in this place be a catechist, in the pursuing of which proof I hope my discourse hath not seemed tedious, because not impertinent : upon the whole matter, all that I can make out concerning catechists is, that in the deputation of persons for that office, regard was rather had to their abilities and qualifications, than to the degrees or orders whereby they were distinguished from others.

To come now to catechumens, they were, to speak properly, such as were desirous to be instructed in the mysteries of the Christian profession, such as had their catechumenium, or distinct place in the Church, assigned for their station ; such as were admitted not only to hear the word read and preached, but were permitted also to be present at some prayers. Learned men generally describe them by audientes, as if they were altogether the same persons. And they may, it is true, promiscuously so pass one for another, but not in their sense, that is, not taking audients for such as were hearers of the word in public assemblies. Such audients and catechumens being not terms convertible, but evidently in all antiquity distinct. The council of Nice, concerning lapsed persons,resolves thus: ἔδοξε ὥστε τριῶν ἐτῶν, αὐτοὺς ἀκροωμένους, μετὰ ταῦτα εὔχεσθαι μετὰ τῶν κατηχουμένων, “that three years they should continue as hearers only, and after that to pray with the catechumens.” So also in the Constitutions ascribed to Clemens‘; ὁ διάκονος κηρυσσέτω, μήτις TOY ἀπίστων, μήτις TOV ἀκροωμένων, Kal ἡσυχίας γενομένης, λεγέτω, εὔξασθε οἱ κατηχούμενοι, το. ; ‘let the deacon proclaim, away infidels, begone hearers; and silence being made, let him say, pray ye catechumens.” In both which places a remarkable real as well as nominal difference is to be discerned between the axpowpévor, “hearers,” and the κατηχούμενοι, “ catechumens ;” these staying behind, when they were sent away. Audientes, in their large sense, were, in truth, all persons, the faithful only excepted, who were permitted to be present at the lessons read, and the sermon preached, as appeareth by the fourth council of Carthage: episcopus nullum prohibeat ingredi in Ecclesiam et audire verbum Dei, sive gentilem, sive hereticum, sive Judeum usque ad missam catechumenorum; “let the bishop forbid none from coming into the church to hear God’s word, be he heathen, be he heretic, be he Jew, and there to abide until the service of the catechumens.” Grant, I do, that Cyprian calls the same persons catechumeni in one epistle, and audientes in another: but these are called audientes upon a clear other account, not in reference to their attention to the word of God in public assemblies, but, as Xenophon is called, dxpoaτὴς Σωκράτους, “ Socrates’ hearer,” in relation to their being taught by such whom this father called even now doctores audientum, “instructors of the hearers,” and were no other than catechists, so that the error and mistake lieth in the notion and application, not in the word itself.

Having hitherto discoursed what catechists and catechumens were, it will next be seasonable to enquire into the time anciently set apart for this sacred exercise, which was the forty days of Lent. Consuetudo apud nos istiusmodi est, ut his qui baptizandi sunt, per quadraginta dies publice tradamus sanctam, et adorandam Trinitatem; “the custom with us is such, that all Lent long we teach persons to be baptized, the mysteries of the blessed Trinity;” whereby it is discernible that catechising was then antecedent, which, with us, is subsequent to baptism; and reason good it should be so, men of ripe years coming to the font, who were not allowed their proxies, but were to give an account of their own belief. Nevertheless, though catechumens were by such instruction fitted for baptism, yet did they not always enter the font so soon as they were prepared for it, but delayed their admission to this Sacrament as long as they pleased ; some not for a few years, as is evident by Arnobius and St. Augustine, who both wrote many pieces of divinity when they were catechumens, and before they were baptized. When any purposed to receive this holy seal, the fashion was for them to give in their names (that the Church might know who they were which desired to be initiated) the week before Easter and Whit-Sunday, and from that time of entering their names they were called ‘competentes);’ appropinquabat Pascha, dedit nomen inter alios competentes, i. e. “the feast of Easter was at hand, he gave in his name amongst the rest of the competents.” So Ambrose, dimissis catechumenis symbolum aliquibus competentibus tradebam, i. e. “the catechumeni being sent away, I delivered the creed to certain competents.” Now although competents came thus to be distinguished from the catechumeni, as one remove above them, yet was this nominal difference not always punctually observed by the ancient fathers, but sometimes they gave the name of catechumen to such an one as was ready to be baptized. So the very forementioned authors ; St. Ambrose, credit etiam catechumenus in crucem Domini Jesu qua et ipse signatur, i.e. “the catechumen believeth also in the cross of our Lord Jesus, wherewith he is signed,” that is, when he gave in his name for baptism, this ceremony being then applied to him: St. Augustine, quando catechument ad gratiam sancti lavacri festinant solemniter cantatur, Psalmus cvli., i. e. “ when the catechumens are hastening to the holy laver, this forty-first Psalm is usually sung.” This may suffice to be delivered concerning the catechumens, “the candidates of the Christian faith,” as St. Jerome calleth them, as they are represented in the writings of the primitive times.

As to the make and form of a catechism, our first reformers more consulted the condition of their own than the practice of the primitive times, who required in persons to be baptized no other precognita, or things to be foreknown, than the Articles of the Christian faith, and in some places the Lord’s Prayer: our reformers adding the decalogue, with very edifying explanations of them. But these being thought defective as to the doctrine of the Sacraments, it was by an addition to it in that concernment, which was done accordingly in that excellent frame we see, being penned at first by Bishop Overall, then dean of St. Paul’s, and allowed by the bishops; so that therein, indeed, throughout the whole frame of our Church’s Catechism, that golden rule of that judicious prince is punctually observed, viz., the “ avoiding of all odd, curious, deep and intricate questions ;” no magisterial determination of the priorities or posteriorities, of the absoluteness or respectiveness of God’s decrees, points ἀνεξερεύνητα, i. 6. inscrutable to the most illuminate doctor of the Gentiles, and which put him to his ὦ βάθος, i.e. “O the depth of the wisdom of God,” Rom. xi. 33, nor of any thing less than fundamental, being there taken notice of. Happy were we, did all practitioners in theology, they especially who pretend on high honour to our Church, conform to her example.

Why the catechism is placed next. SINCE children, in their baptism, engage to renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and serve him; it is fit that they he taught, so soon as they are able to learn, what a solemn vow, promise, and profession they have made. Accordingly after the offices appointed for baptism, follows A CATECHISM, that is to say, An Instruction, to he learned of every person, before he be brought to he confirmed by the Bishop.

Catechism of divine institution, and universal practice. And this (i.e. the catechising or instructing of children and others in the principles of religion) is founded upon the institution of God himself, and is agreeable to the best examples in Scripture. As to the Jews, Josephus tells us, that they were above all things careful that their children might be instructed in the law: to which end they had in every village a person called the instructor of babes, (to which St. Paul seems to allude,) whose business it was (as we may gather from Buxtorf) to teach children the law till they were ten years of age, and from thence till they were fifteen, to instruct them in the Talmud. Grotius tells us, that at thirteen they were brought to the house of God in order to be publicly examined; and, being approved, were then declared to be children of the precept, i.e. they were obliged to keep the law, and were from thenceforth answerable for their own sins. And whereas our Saviour submitted himself to this examination when he was but twelve years old, (for that Grotius supposes was the end of his staying behind at Jerusalem, and offering himself to the doctors in the temple;) it was by reason of his extraordinary qualifications and genius, which (to speak in the Jews' own. language) ran before the command.

From the Jews this custom was delivered down to the Christians, who had in every church a peculiar officer, called a catechist, whose office it was to instruct the catechumens in the fundamentals of religion, in some places for two whole years together, besides the more solemn catechising of them during the forty days of Lent, preparatory to their baptism at Easter.

§.2. Catechism of children or converts, as proper after Baptism as before. There was indeed some difference between the persons who were catechised then, and those whom we instruct now. For then the catechumens were generally such as were come to years of discretion; but, having been born of heathen parents, were not yet baptized. So that they catechised them before their baptism, as we also do those who are not baptized till they come to riper years. But as to the children of believing parents, it is certain that, as they were baptized in infancy, they could not then, any more than now, be admitted Catechumens till after baptism. Nor is there any necessity of doing it before, if so be we take care that due instruction be given them, so soon as they are capable of receiving it. For our Saviour himself in that commission to his apostles, Go ye, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them, &c. - teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you, seems to intimate that converts may first be entered into his Church by baptism, and afterwards instructed in the fundamentals of their religion. And indeed we read, that when St. Basil was baptized, the Bishop kept him in his house some time afterwards, that he might instruct him in the things pertaining to eternal life. And a learned writer affirms, that all baptized persons in the primitive times (although they had been catechised before) were yet wont to stay several days after their baptism, to be more fully catechised in all things necessary to salvation. And therefore there is much more reason for us to catechise children after baptism, who are naturally incapable of being instructed beforehand.


The Catechism drawn up by way of Question and Answer. AS to the form of our Catechism, it is drawn up after the primitive manner by way of question and answer: so Philip catechised the Eunuch, and so the persons to be baptized were catechised in the first ages, as I have already shewn in discoursing of the antiquity of the baptismal vow. And indeed the very word CATECHISM implies as much; the original κατηχέω, from whence it is derived, being a compound of ἠχὼ, which signifies an echo, or repeated sound. So that a Catechism is no more than an instruction first taught and instilled into a person, and then repeated upon the catechist's examination.

§.2. The contents of it. As to the contents of our Catechism, it is not a large system or body of divinity, to puzzle the heads of young beginners; but only a short and full explication of the baptismal vow. The primitive Catechism indeed (i.e. all that the catechumens were to learn by heart before their Baptism and Confirmation) consisted of no more than the Renunciation, or the repetition of the Baptismal Vow, the Creed, and the Lord's Prayer; and these together with the Ten Commandments, at the Reformation, were the whole of ours. But it being afterwards thought defective as to the doctrine of the Sacraments, (which in the primitive times were more largely explained to baptized persons,) king James I appointed the Bishops to add a short and plain explanation of them, which was done accordingly in that excellent form we see;* being penned by bishop Overal, then dean of St. Paul's, and allowed by the Bishops. So that now (in the opinion of the best judges) it excels all Catechisms that ever were in the world; being so short that the youngest children may learn it by heart; and yet so full, that it contains all things necessary to be known in order to salvation.

In this also its excellency is very discernible, viz. that as all persons are baptized not into any particular Church, but into the Catholic Church of Christ; so here they are not taught the opinion of this or any other particular Church or people, but what the whole body of Christians all the world over agree in. If it may any where seem to be otherwise, it is in the doctrine of the Sacraments: but even this is here worded with so much caution and temper, as not to contradict any other particular Church; but so as that all sorts of Christians, when they have duly considered it, may subscribe to every thing that is here taught or delivered.

On One's Own Baptism

Gen 17:5 No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations.
Gen 17:15 God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.
Luke 1:59-60 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him Zechariah after his father. But his mother said, "No; he is to be called John."
John 1:42 He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas" (which is translated Peter).
Gen 21:3-4 Abraham gave the name Isaac to his son whom Sarah bore him. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
Luke 2:21 After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Matt 19:14 but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs."
Matt 28:18-19 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Mark 16:16 The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; but the one who does not believe will be condemned.
John 1:12-13 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
Rom 8:14-17 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ--if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
1 Cor 12:12-14 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or Greeks, slaves or free--and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.
1 Cor 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
Gal 3:26-27 for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Phil 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Tit 3:5-7 he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. This Spirit he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
1 Pet 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
Rom 12:5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.
Gal 4:5 in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children.
Gal 4:7 So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.
Eph 1:5 He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:11 In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will,
Eph 1:22-23 And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Heb 2:11-13 For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, saying, "I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the congregation I will praise you." And again, "I will put my trust in him." And again, "Here am I and the children whom God has given me."
1 Pet 3:21 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you--not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
Ex 19:5-8 Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites." So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. The people all answered as one: "Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do." Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord.
Ps 76:11 Make vows to the Lord your God, and perform them; let all who are around him bring gifts to the one who is awesome,
Ecc 1:2 Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
Is 5:14 Therefore Sheol has enlarged its appetite and opened its mouth beyond measure; the nobility of Jerusalem and her multitude go down, her throng and all who exult in her.
Is 19:21 The Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians; and the Egyptians will know the Lord on that day, and will worship with sacrifice and burnt offering, and they will make vows to the Lord and perform them.
Ezek 18:26 When the righteous turn away from their righteousness and commit iniquity, they shall die for it; for the iniquity that they have committed they shall die.
Matt 22:37-39 He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
Matt 28:20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Mark 1:15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news."
Luke 1:74-75 that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
John 1:12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God,
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its works are evil.
John 8:44 You are from your father the devil, and you choose to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
John 14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.
John 20:31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Rom 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, "The one who is righteous will live by faith."
Rom 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God--what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Rom 13:8-9 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet"; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Gal 1:4 who gave himself for our sins to set us free from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
Gal 5:19-24 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Eph 2:2 in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient.
Eph 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
Eph 6:6 not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Col 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).
Col 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always wrestling in his prayers on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in everything that God wills.
Tit 2:12 training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly,
Heb 3:14-15 For we have become partners of Christ, if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end. As it is said, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."
Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Jam 2:10-11 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. For the one who said, "You shall not commit adultery," also said, "You shall not murder." Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
Jam 3:14-15 But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish.
Jam 4:4 Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
Jam 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Pet 5:8-9 Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.
1 John 2:3-6 Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments. Whoever says, "I have come to know him," but does not obey his commandments, is a liar, and in such a person the truth does not exist; but whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection. By this we may be sure that we are in him: whoever says, "I abide in him," ought to walk just as he walked.
1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; for all that is in the world--the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches--comes not from the Father but from the world.
1 John 3:8-10 Everyone who commits sin is a child of the devil; for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. Those who have been born of God do not sin, because God's seed abides in them; they cannot sin, because they have been born of God. The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters.
1 John 5:19 We know that we are God's children, and that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one.
Rev 12:9 The great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world--he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Rev 12:11 But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.
Matt 13:39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.
Matt 19:17-19 And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." He said to him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Luke 8:12 The ones on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
Luke 18:18-20 A certain ruler asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: 'You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother.'"
Rom 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.
Eph 4:27 and do not make room for the devil.
1 Tim 3:6-7 He must not be a recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace and the snare of the devil.
2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
Ex 19:5-8 Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites." So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. The people all answered as one: "Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do." Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord.
Ps 76:11 Make vows to the Lord your God, and perform them; let all who are around him bring gifts to the one who is awesome,
Ecc 1:2 Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
Is 5:14 Therefore Sheol has enlarged its appetite and opened its mouth beyond measure; the nobility of Jerusalem and her multitude go down, her throng and all who exult in her.
Is 19:21 The Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians; and the Egyptians will know the Lord on that day, and will worship with sacrifice and burnt offering, and they will make vows to the Lord and perform them.
Ezek 18:26 When the righteous turn away from their righteousness and commit iniquity, they shall die for it; for the iniquity that they have committed they shall die.
Matt 22:37-39 He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
Matt 28:20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Mark 1:15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news."
Luke 1:74-75 that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
John 1:12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God,
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its works are evil.
John 8:44 You are from your father the devil, and you choose to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
John 14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.
John 20:31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Rom 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, "The one who is righteous will live by faith."
Rom 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God--what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Rom 13:8-9 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet"; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Gal 1:4 who gave himself for our sins to set us free from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
Gal 5:19-24 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Eph 2:2 in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient.
Eph 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
Eph 6:6 not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Col 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).
Col 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always wrestling in his prayers on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in everything that God wills.
Tit 2:12 training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly,
Heb 3:14-15 For we have become partners of Christ, if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end. As it is said, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."
Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Jam 2:10-11 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. For the one who said, "You shall not commit adultery," also said, "You shall not murder." Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
Jam 3:14-15 But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish.
Jam 4:4 Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
Jam 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Pet 5:8-9 Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.
1 John 2:3-6 Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments. Whoever says, "I have come to know him," but does not obey his commandments, is a liar, and in such a person the truth does not exist; but whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection. By this we may be sure that we are in him: whoever says, "I abide in him," ought to walk just as he walked.
1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; for all that is in the world--the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches--comes not from the Father but from the world.
1 john 3:8-10 Everyone who commits sin is a child of the devil; for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. Those who have been born of God do not sin, because God's seed abides in them; they cannot sin, because they have been born of God. The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters.
1 John 5:19 We know that we are God's children, and that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one.
Rev 12:9 The great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world--he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Rev 12:11 But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.
Matt 13:39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.
Matt 19:17-19 And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." He said to him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Luke 8:12 The ones on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
Luke 18:18-20 A certain ruler asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: 'You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother.'"
Rom 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.
Eph 4:27 and do not make room for the devil.
1 Tim 3:6-7 He must not be a recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace and the snare of the devil.
2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

The Articles of Belief

The Apostles' Creed

Ex 19:5-8 Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites." So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. The people all answered as one: "Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do." Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord.
Ps 76:11 Make vows to the Lord your God, and perform them; let all who are around him bring gifts to the one who is awesome,
Ecc 1:2 Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
Is 5:14 Therefore Sheol has enlarged its appetite and opened its mouth beyond measure; the nobility of Jerusalem and her multitude go down, her throng and all who exult in her.
Is 19:21 The Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians; and the Egyptians will know the Lord on that day, and will worship with sacrifice and burnt offering, and they will make vows to the Lord and perform them.
Ezek 18:26 When the righteous turn away from their righteousness and commit iniquity, they shall die for it; for the iniquity that they have committed they shall die.
Matt 22:37-39 He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
Matt 28:20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Mark 1:15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news."
Luke 1:74-75 that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
John 1:12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God,
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its works are evil.
John 8:44 You are from your father the devil, and you choose to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
John 14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.
John 20:31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Rom 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, "The one who is righteous will live by faith."
Rom 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God--what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Rom 13:8-9 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet"; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Gal 1:4 who gave himself for our sins to set us free from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
Gal 5:19-24 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Eph 2:2 in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient.
Eph 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
Eph 6:6 not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Col 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).
Col 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always wrestling in his prayers on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in everything that God wills.
Tit 2:12 training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly,
Heb 3:14-15 For we have become partners of Christ, if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end. As it is said, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."
Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Jam 2:10-11 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. For the one who said, "You shall not commit adultery," also said, "You shall not murder." Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
Jam 3:14-15 But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish.
Jam 4:4 Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
Jam 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Pet 5:8-9 Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.
1 John 2:3-6 Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments. Whoever says, "I have come to know him," but does not obey his commandments, is a liar, and in such a person the truth does not exist; but whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection. By this we may be sure that we are in him: whoever says, "I abide in him," ought to walk just as he walked.
1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; for all that is in the world--the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches--comes not from the Father but from the world.
1 John 3:8-10 Everyone who commits sin is a child of the devil; for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. Those who have been born of God do not sin, because God's seed abides in them; they cannot sin, because they have been born of God. The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters.
1 John 5:19 We know that we are God's children, and that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one.
Rev 12:9 The great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world--he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Rev 12:11 But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.
Matt 13:39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.
Matt 19:17-19 And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." He said to him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Luke 8:12 The ones on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
Luke 18:18-20 A certain ruler asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: 'You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother.'"
Rom 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.
Eph 4:27 and do not make room for the devil.
1 Tim 3:6-7 He must not be a recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace and the snare of the devil.
2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
Deut 4:35 To you it was shown so that you would acknowledge that the Lord is God; there is no other besides him.
2 Chron 20:20 They rose early in the morning and went out into the wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God and you will be established; believe his prophets."
John 4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
1 Cor 8:4 Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that "no idol in the world really exists," and that "there is no God but one."
1 Thess 1:9 For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God,
Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Gen 15:6 And he believed the Lord; and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness.
Is 43:10 You are my witnesses, says the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.
Acts 14:17 yet he has not left himself without a witness in doing good--giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, and filling you with food and your hearts with joy."
Rom 1:19-20 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made. So they are without excuse;
Jer 32:17-18 Ah Lord God! It is you who made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you. You show steadfast love to the thousandth generation, but repay the guilt of parents into the laps of their children after them, O great and mighty God whose name is the Lord of hosts,
Jer 32:27 See, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?
Mal 2:10 Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our ancestors?
Matt 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said, "For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible."
John 10:29 What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father's hand.
1 Cor 8:6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
Rev 19:6 Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunderpeals, crying out, "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.
Gen 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.
Gen 18:14 Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son."
Gen 35:11 God said to him, "I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall spring from you.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,
Ex 20:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.
Ps 102:25 Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
Is 45:18 For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it a chaos, he formed it to be inhabited!): I am the Lord, and there is no other.
Is 48:12-13 Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called: I am He; I am the first, and I am the last. My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they stand at attention.
Mal 2:10 Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our ancestors?
Ps 33:6-9 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth. He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle; he put the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
Ps 104:24 O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Ps 148:4-5 Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.
Is 64:8 Yet, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Acts 4:24 When they heard it, they raised their voices together to God and said, "Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth, the sea, and everything in them,
Matt. 1:21 She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’
Luke 2:11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.
John 3:18 Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
John 6:29 Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’
John 6:67-69 So Jesus asked the twelve, ‘Do you also wish to go away?’ Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.’
John 13:13 You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am.
John 14:1 ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.
John 20:31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
1 John 4:9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.
Gen. 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and the obedience of the peoples is his.
Ps. 2:7 I will tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to me, ‘You are my son; today I have begotten you.
Luke 1:31, 35 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. The angel said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.
John 1:18 No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.
2 Cor. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation,
1 Tim. 1:15 The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the foremost.
Heb. 2:14 Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, he himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
1 Pet. 1:20 He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake.
Is 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.
Matt 1:20 But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
Matt 1:22-25 All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means, "God is with us." When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus.
Luke 1:26-35 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you." But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end." Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?" The angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.
Is 9:6 For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
Luke 2:21 After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Gal 4:4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
Phil 2:7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form,
Heb 2:17 Therefore he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the people.
Matt 12:40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so for three days and three nights the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth.
Matt 26:38 Then he said to them, "I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me."
Matt 27:1-2 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus in order to bring about his death. They bound him, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate the governor.
Matt 27:26-31 So he released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
Matt 27:50 Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last.
Matt 27:59-60 So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away.
Mark 9:12 He said to them, "Elijah is indeed coming first to restore all things. How then is it written about the Son of Man, that he is to go through many sufferings and be treated with contempt?
Luke 22:44 In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground.]]
1 Pet 4:1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same intention (for whoever has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin),
Dan 9:26 After the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing, and the troops of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed.
Mark 14:21 For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that one not to have been born."
Luke 23:46 Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." Having said this, he breathed his last.
John 19:30 When Jesus had received the wine, he said, "It is finished." Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Acts 26:23 that the Messiah must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles."
Ps 16:10 For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit.
Is 5:14 Therefore Sheol has enlarged its appetite and opened its mouth beyond measure; the nobility of Jerusalem and her multitude go down, her throng and all who exult in her.
Acts 2:24 But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power.
Acts 2:27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One experience corruption.
Rom 4:24-25 but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.
1 Cor 15:4 and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures,
Eph 4:9 (When it says, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth?
Matt 28:1 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.
Luke 23:43 He replied, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
Luke 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
John 20:20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
John 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe."
Mark 16:19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
Luke 24:51 While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.
Acts 1:9 When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.
Acts 7:56 "Look," he said, "I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"
Eph 4:10 He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.)
Heb 6:20 where Jesus, a forerunner on our behalf, has entered, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Heb 10:12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, "he sat down at the right hand of God,"
1 Pet 3:21-22 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you--not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.
Ps 68:18 You ascended the high mount, leading captives in your train and receiving gifts from people, even from those who rebel against the Lord God's abiding there.
John 6:62 Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before?
John 20:17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
Matt 25:31-46 "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?' And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?' Then he will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.' And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
John 5:22 The Father judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son,
John 5:27 and he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.
Acts 10:42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead.
1 Thess 4:16-17 For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever.
2 Tim 4:1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you:
Ps 96:13 before the Lord; for he is coming, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.
Ps 98:9 at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
Matt 24:30-31 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see 'the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven' with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Rom 14:9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
1 Cor 15:51 Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed,
Jude 14-15 It was also about these that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "See, the Lord is coming with ten thousands of his holy ones, to execute judgment on all, and to convict everyone of all the deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him."
Matt 25:31-46 "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?' And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?' Then he will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.' And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
John 5:22 The Father judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son,
John 5:27 and he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.
Acts 10:42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead.
1 Thess 4:16-17 For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever.
2 Tim 4:1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you:
Ps 96:13 before the Lord; for he is coming, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.
Ps 98:9 at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
Matt 24:30-31 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see 'the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven' with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Rom 14:9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
1 Cor 15:51 Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed,
Jude 14-15 It was also about these that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "See, the Lord is coming with ten thousands of his holy ones, to execute judgment on all, and to convict everyone of all the deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him."
Matt 13:24-30 He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?' He answered, 'An enemy has done this.' The slaves said to him, 'Then do you want us to go and gather them?' But he replied, 'No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.'"
Matt 13:47-48 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad.
Matt 16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.
Matt 22:9-10 Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.' Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.
John 10:16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
John 17:20-21 "I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
1 Cor 10:17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
1 Cor 12:12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
Eph 2:19-22 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.
Eph 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word, so as to present the church to himself in splendor, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind--yes, so that she may be holy and without blemish.
Col 1:18 He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything.
2 Tim 1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,
Heb 11:40 since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.
Heb 12:22-23 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
Rev 5:9 They sing a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God saints from every tribe and language and people and nation;
Acts 7:38 He is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors; and he received living oracles to give to us.
1 Cor 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Eph 1:22-23 And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Matt 13:24-30 He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?' He answered, 'An enemy has done this.' The slaves said to him, 'Then do you want us to go and gather them?' But he replied, 'No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.'"
Matt 13:47-48 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad.
Matt 16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.
Matt 22:9-10 Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.' Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.
John 10:16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
John 17:20-21 "I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
1 Cor 10:17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
1 Cor 12:12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
Eph 2:19-22 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.
Eph 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word, so as to present the church to himself in splendor, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind--yes, so that she may be holy and without blemish.
Col 1:18 He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything.
2 Tim 1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,
Heb 11:40 since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.
Heb 12:22-23 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
Rev 5:9 They sing a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God saints from every tribe and language and people and nation;
Acts 7:38 He is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors; and he received living oracles to give to us.
1 Cor 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Eph 1:22-23 And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Ps 130:4 But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.
Luke 24:47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Acts 13:38 Let it be known to you therefore, my brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you;
Rom 4:7-8 "Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the one against whom the Lord will not reckon sin."
Eph 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
Heb 9:22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
1 John 2:1-2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
Jer 31:34 No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, "Know the Lord," for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
Luke 6:37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven;
2 Cor 5:19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.
Heb 10:12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, "he sat down at the right hand of God,"
Jam 5:15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.
1 John 3:4 Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
Is 26:19 Your dead shall live, their corpses shall rise. O dwellers in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a radiant dew, and the earth will give birth to those long dead.
John 5:28-29 Do not be astonished at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and will come out--those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
Rom 8:23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
1 Cor 15:22 for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.
1 Cor 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 imperishable, and we will be changed.
Rev 20:12-13 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Also another book was opened, the book of life. And the dead were judged according to their works, as recorded in the books. And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and all were judged according to what they had done.
Dan 12:2 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Matt 22:32 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is God not of the dead, but of the living."
Rom 8:11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.
1 Thess 4:17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever.
Is 26:19 Your dead shall live, their corpses shall rise. O dwellers in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a radiant dew, and the earth will give birth to those long dead.
John 5:28-29 Do not be astonished at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and will come out--those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
Rom 8:23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
1 Cor 15:22 for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.
1 Cor 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 imperishable, and we will be changed.
Rev 20:12-13 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Also another book was opened, the book of life. And the dead were judged according to their works, as recorded in the books. And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and all were judged according to what they had done.
Dan 12:2 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Matt 22:32 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is God not of the dead, but of the living."
Rom 8:11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.
1 Thess 4:17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever.
Deut 31:12 Assemble the people--men, women, and children, as well as the aliens residing in your towns--so that they may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God and to observe diligently all the words of this law,
Is 64:8 Yet, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Matt 11:25 At that time Jesus said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants;
Acts 4:24 When they heard it, they raised their voices together to God and said, "Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth, the sea, and everything in them,
1 Cor 8:6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth,
John 10:29 What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father's hand.
Acts 14:15 "Friends, why are you doing this? We are mortals just like you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
Eph 4:6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
Col 1:16 for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers--all things have been created through him and for him.
John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, "Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
John 10:30 The Father and I are one."
Gal 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us--for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"--
1 John 2:1-2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world.
1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
Rev 5:9 They sing a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God saints from every tribe and language and people and nation;
Rom 9:5 to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.
1 Tim 2:5-6 For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all --this was attested at the right time.
Matt 3:16 And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.
Acts 5:3-4 "Ananias," Peter asked, "why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, were not the proceeds at your disposal? How is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You did not lie to us but to God!"
Rom 15:16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
2 Thess 2:13 But we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
1 Pet 1:2 who have been chosen and destined by God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ and to be sprinkled with his blood: May grace and peace be yours in abundance.
Deut 29:4 But to this day the Lord has not given you a mind to understand, or eyes to see, or ears to hear.
Jer 32:40 I will make an everlasting covenant with them, never to draw back from doing good to them; and I will put the fear of me in their hearts, so that they may not turn from me.
1 Cor 6:11 And this is what some of you used to be. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
2 Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

The Ten Commandments

Ex 20:1-2 Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.
Ex 20:4-6 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Ex 20:8-11 Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.

Ex 21:18 When individuals quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or fist so that the injured party, though not dead, is confined to bed,
Ex 34:28 He was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
Matt 22:37-40 He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
Matt 23:23 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others.
2 Tim 3:14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it,

Deut 10:12 So now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? Only to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
Josh 22:5 Take good care to observe the commandment and instruction that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to keep his commandments, and to hold fast to him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."
2 Chron 20:20 They rose early in the morning and went out into the wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God and you will be established; believe his prophets."
Neh 5:15 The former governors who were before me laid heavy burdens on the people, and took food and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver. Even their servants lorded it over the people. But I did not do so, because of the fear of God.
Prov 23:26 My child, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.
Luke 10:27 He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."
Luke 12:5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
John 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he."
1 Cor 16:22 Let anyone be accursed who has no love for the Lord. Our Lord, come!
1 Tim 1:19 having faith and a good conscience. By rejecting conscience, certain persons have suffered shipwreck in the faith;
2 Tim 2:13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful-- for he cannot deny himself.
Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Heb 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe;
1 John 5:3 For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome,
Ps 14:1 Fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is no one who does good.
Ps 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire other than you.
John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
Rom 1:20-21 Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made. So they are without excuse; for though they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their senseless minds were darkened.
Jude 21 keep yourselves in the love of God; look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
2 Kings 17:36 but you shall worship the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm; you shall bow yourselves to him, and to him you shall sacrifice.
Ps 29:2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor.
Matt 4:10 Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! for it is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'"
John 4:23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him.
John 9:31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will.
Rev 19:10 Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your comrades who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
Ps 95:6-7 O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would listen to his voice!
Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.
Col 2:20-23 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations, "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch"? All these regulations refer to things that perish with use; they are simply human commands and teachings. These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-imposed piety, humility, and severe treatment of the body, but they are of no value in checking self-indulgence.
Ps 50:14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High.
John 11:41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, "Father, I thank you for having heard me.
Eph 5:20 giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thess 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Ps 95:2-3 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Ps 32:10 Many are the torments of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord.
Ps 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.Selah
Ps 115:9-11 O Israel, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield. You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.
Prov 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.
Is 26:4 Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.
Is 50:10 Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant, who walks in darkness and has no light, yet trusts in the name of the Lord and relies upon his God?
Jer 17:5 Thus says the Lord: Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the Lord.
Jer 17:7 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.
1 Tim 4:10 For to this end we toil and struggle, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
Ps 50:15 Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me."
Ps 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.Selah
Ps 105:1 O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples.
Is 55:6 Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near;
Rom 10:13 For, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Phil 4:6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Matt 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.
Eph 6:18 Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.
Lev 19:12 And you shall not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God: I am the Lord.
2 Sam 7:26 Thus your name will be magnified forever in the saying, 'The Lord of hosts is God over Israel'; and the house of your servant David will be established before you.
Neh 9:5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, "Stand up and bless the Lord your God from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise."
Ps 8:1 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
Ps 29:2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor.
Ps 66:2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.
Prov 13:13 Those who despise the word bring destruction on themselves, but those who respect the commandment will be rewarded.
Is 42:21 The Lord was pleased, for the sake of his righteousness, to magnify his teaching and make it glorious.
Is 66:5 Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at his word: Your own people who hate you and reject you for my name's sake have said, "Let the Lord be glorified, so that we may see your joy"; but it is they who shall be put to shame.
Jam 1:21-22 Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.
1 John 2:5 but whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection. By this we may be sure that we are in him:
Rev 15:4 Lord, who will not fear and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your judgments have been revealed."
Deut 6:13 The Lord your God you shall fear; him you shall serve, and by his name alone you shall swear.
Ps 89:7 a God feared in the council of the holy ones, great and awesome above all that are around him?
1 Tim 6:1 Let all who are under the yoke of slavery regard their masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be blasphemed.
Deut 6:13 The Lord your God you shall fear; him you shall serve, and by his name alone you shall swear.
Josh 24:14 "Now therefore revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.
1 Sam 12:24 Only fear the Lord, and serve him faithfully with all your heart; for consider what great things he has done for you.
1 Chron 28:9 "And you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve him with single mind and willing heart; for the Lord searches every mind, and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will abandon you forever.
Ecc 12:13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for that is the whole duty of everyone.
Matt 4:10 Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! for it is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'"
Heb 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe;
Rev 7:15 For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.
Is 58:13-14 If you refrain from trampling the sabbath, from pursuing your own interests on my holy day; if you call the sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, serving your own interests, or pursuing your own affairs; then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Jacob, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
1 Cor 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.

Lev 19:18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
Matt 7:12 "In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
Matt 22:39 And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
Rom 13:8-10 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet"; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, "Love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.
Gal 5:13-14 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
1 Pet 5:5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
Gen 46:29 Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to meet his father Israel in Goshen. He presented himself to him, fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
Gen 47:12 And Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father's household with food, according to the number of their dependents.
Ex 21:15 Whoever strikes father or mother shall be put to death.
Ex 21:17 Whoever curses father or mother shall be put to death.
Deut 21:18-21 If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father and mother, who does not heed them when they discipline him, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his town at the gate of that place. They shall say to the elders of his town, "This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard." Then all the men of the town shall stone him to death. So you shall purge the evil from your midst; and all Israel will hear, and be afraid.
Deut 27:16 "Cursed be anyone who dishonors father or mother." All the people shall say, "Amen!"
Prov 1:8-9 Hear, my child, your father's instruction, and do not reject your mother's teaching; for they are a fair garland for your head, and pendants for your neck.
Prov 13:1 A wise child loves discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
Prov 15:20 A wise child makes a glad father, but the foolish despise their mothers.
Prov 23:22 Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Matt 15:4 For God said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.'
Mark 7:10-13 For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.' But you say that if anyone tells father or mother, 'Whatever support you might have had from me is Corban' (that is, an offering to God)-- then you no longer permit doing anything for a father or mother, thus making void the word of God through your tradition that you have handed on. And you do many things like this."
Luke 2:51 Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
Eph 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother"--this is the first commandment with a promise: "so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth."
Col 3:20-21 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is your acceptable duty in the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, or they may lose heart.
1 Tim 5:4 If a widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn their religious duty to their own family and make some repayment to their parents; for this is pleasing in God's sight.
Ps 103:13 As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him.
Prov 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise child makes a glad father, but a foolish child is a mother's grief.
Mal 3:17 They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, my special possession on the day when I act, and I will spare them as parents spare their children who serve them.
Heb 12:9 Moreover, we had human parents to discipline us, and we respected them. Should we not be even more willing to be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
Ex 22:28 You shall not revile God, or curse a leader of your people.
Num 16:12-14 Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab; but they said, "We will not come! Is it too little that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness, that you must also lord it over us? It is clear you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Would you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come!"
Num 16:18-32 So each man took his censer, and they put fire in the censers and laid incense on them, and they stood at the entrance of the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron. Then Korah assembled the whole congregation against them at the entrance of the tent of meeting. And the glory of the Lord appeared to the whole congregation. Then the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying: Separate yourselves from this congregation, so that I may consume them in a moment. They fell on their faces, and said, "O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one person sin and you become angry with the whole congregation?" And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Say to the congregation: Get away from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. So Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram; the elders of Israel followed him. He said to the congregation, "Turn away from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, or you will be swept away for all their sins." So they got away from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the entrance of their tents, together with their wives, their children, and their little ones. And Moses said, "This is how you shall know that the Lord has sent me to do all these works; it has not been of my own accord: If these people die a natural death, or if a natural fate comes on them, then the Lord has not sent me. But if the Lord creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up, with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised the Lord." As soon as he finished speaking all these words, the ground under them was split apart. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, along with their households--everyone who belonged to Korah and all their goods.
Deut 17:9-11 where you shall consult with the levitical priests and the judge who is in office in those days; they shall announce to you the decision in the case. Carry out exactly the decision that they announce to you from the place that the Lord will choose, diligently observing everything they instruct you. You must carry out fully the law that they interpret for you or the ruling that they announce to you; do not turn aside from the decision that they announce to you, either to the right or to the left.
1 Sam 24:6-7 He said to his men, "The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, the Lord's anointed, to raise my hand against him; for he is the Lord's anointed." So David scolded his men severely and did not permit them to attack Saul. Then Saul got up and left the cave, and went on his way.
Prov 8:15-16 By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; by me rulers rule, and nobles, all who govern rightly.
Matt 22:21 They answered, "The emperor's." Then he said to them, "Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's."
Rom 13:1-7 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you wish to have no fear of the authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive its approval; for it is God's servant for your good. But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for the authority does not bear the sword in vain! It is the servant of God to execute wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be subject, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience. For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, busy with this very thing. Pay to all what is due them--taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
1 Tim 2:1-3 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
Tit 3:1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,
1 Pet 2:13-14 For the Lord's sake accept the authority of every human institution, whether of the emperor as supreme, or of governors, as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.
1 Pet 2:17 Honor everyone. Love the family of believers. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
1 Tim 2:1-3 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
Tit 3:1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,
1 Pet 2:13-14 For the Lord's sake accept the authority of every human institution, whether of the emperor as supreme, or of governors, as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.
1 Pet 2:17 Honor everyone. Love the family of believers. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Jude 8 Yet in the same way these dreamers also defile the flesh, reject authority, and slander the glorious ones.
1 Chron 25:8 And they cast lots for their duties, small and great, teacher and pupil alike.
2 Chron 36:16 but they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words, and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord against his people became so great that there was no remedy.
Prov 5:10-13 and strangers will take their fill of your wealth, and your labors will go to the house of an alien; and at the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are consumed, and you say, "Oh, how I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof! I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.
Mal 2:7 For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
Luke 10:16 "Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me."
1 Cor 4:1 Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God's mysteries.
1 Cor 9:7 Who at any time pays the expenses for doing military service? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock and does not get any of its milk?
1 Cor 9:13-14 Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in what is sacrificed on the altar? In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.
Gal 4:1-2 My point is this: heirs, as long as they are minors, are no better than slaves, though they are the owners of all the property; but they remain under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father.
Gal 6:6 Those who are taught the word must share in all good things with their teacher.
Eph 4:11 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
Eph 6:5-6 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you obey Christ; not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
Phil 2:29 Welcome him then in the Lord with all joy, and honor such people,
Col 3:22-25 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything, not only while being watched and in order to please them, but wholeheartedly, fearing the Lord. Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters, since you know that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you serve the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will be paid back for whatever wrong has been done, and there is no partiality.
1 Thess 4:8 Therefore whoever rejects this rejects not human authority but God, who also gives his Holy Spirit to you.
1 Thess 5:12-13 But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
1 Tim 5:17 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching;
1 Tim 6:1-2 Let all who are under the yoke of slavery regard their masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be blasphemed. Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful to them on the ground that they are members of the church; rather they must serve them all the more, since those who benefit by their service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these duties.
Tit 2:9-10 Tell slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect; they are not to talk back, not to pilfer, but to show complete and perfect fidelity, so that in everything they may be an ornament to the doctrine of God our Savior.
Heb 13:7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
Heb 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls and will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with sighing--for that would be harmful to you.
1 Pet 2:18 Slaves, accept the authority of your masters with all deference, not only those who are kind and gentle but also those who are harsh.
Ezek 3:17-19 Mortal, I have made you a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, "You shall surely die," and you give them no warning, or speak to warn the wicked from their wicked way, in order to save their life, those wicked persons shall die for their iniquity; but their blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked, and they do not turn from their wickedness, or from their wicked way, they shall die for their iniquity; but you will have saved your life.
Col 1:3 In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Col 1:9 For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God's will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
Lev 19:32 You shall rise before the aged, and defer to the old; and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.
1 Kings 2:19 So Bathsheba went to King Solomon, to speak to him on behalf of Adonijah. The king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her; then he sat on his throne, and had a throne brought for the king's mother, and she sat on his right.
Job 32:4 Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job, because they were older than he.
Job 32:6 Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite answered: "I am young in years, and you are aged; therefore I was timid and afraid to declare my opinion to you.
Isa 3:5 The people will be oppressed, everyone by another and everyone by a neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the base to the honorable.
Rom 13:7 Pay to all what is due them--taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
1 Tim 5:1-2 Do not speak harshly to an older man, but speak to him as to a father, to younger men as brothers, to older women as mothers, to younger women as sisters--with absolute purity.
1 Pet 2:17 Honor everyone. Love the family of believers. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
1 Pet 5:5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
Rom 12:10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor.
Rom 12:16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are.
Matt 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Matt 5:21 "You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, 'You shall not murder'; and 'whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.'
Matt 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Mark 7:21 For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder,
Luke 3:14 Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what should we do?" He said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages."
Rom 12:17-21 Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." No, "if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Rom 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.
Eph 4:26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
Eph 4:31-32 Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.
Col 3:12-13 As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
1 John 3:15 All who hate a brother or sister are murderers, and you know that murderers do not have eternal life abiding in them.
Deut 19:11-13 But if someone at enmity with another lies in wait and attacks and takes the life of that person, and flees into one of these cities, then the elders of the killer's city shall send to have the culprit taken from there and handed over to the avenger of blood to be put to death. Show no pity; you shall purge the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, so that it may go well with you.
1 Cor 10:24 Do not seek your own advantage, but that of the other.
Lev 19:13 You shall not defraud your neighbor; you shall not steal; and you shall not keep for yourself the wages of a laborer until morning.
Lev 19:35-36 You shall not cheat in measuring length, weight, or quantity. You shall have honest balances, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Deut 25:13-16 You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, large and small. You shall not have in your house two kinds of measures, large and small. You shall have only a full and honest weight; you shall have only a full and honest measure, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. For all who do such things, all who act dishonestly, are abhorrent to the Lord your God.
Ps 37:21 The wicked borrow, and do not pay back, but the righteous are generous and keep giving;
Prov 20:10 Diverse weights and diverse measures are both alike an abomination to the Lord.
Prov 20:14 "Bad, bad," says the buyer, then goes away and boasts.
Prov 20:17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet, but afterward the mouth will be full of gravel.
Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: 'You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.'"
Phil 4:8 Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Col 4:1 Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, for you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
Tit 2:9-10 Tell slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect; they are not to talk back, not to pilfer, but to show complete and perfect fidelity, so that in everything they may be an ornament to the doctrine of God our Savior.
Lev 25:14 When you make a sale to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall not cheat one another.
Is 3:15 What do you mean by crushing my people, by grinding the face of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts.
2 Thess 3:12 Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.
Lev 19:17 You shall not hate in your heart anyone of your kin; you shall reprove your neighbor, or you will incur guilt yourself.
Mark 7:21-23 For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person."
1 Cor 14:20 Brothers and sisters, do not be children in your thinking; rather, be infants in evil, but in thinking be adults.
Col 3:8 But now you must get rid of all such things--anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth.
Jam 3:14 But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth.
Jam 3:16 For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind.
Lev 19:11 You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; and you shall not lie to one another.
Lev 19:13 You shall not defraud your neighbor; you shall not steal; and you shall not keep for yourself the wages of a laborer until morning.
Jer 17:11 Like the partridge hatching what it did not lay, so are all who amass wealth unjustly; in mid-life it will leave them, and at their end they will prove to be fools.
Zech 5:3-4 Then he said to me, "This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land; for everyone who steals shall be cut off according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears falsely shall be cut off according to the writing on the other side. I have sent it out, says the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and the house of anyone who swears falsely by my name; and it shall abide in that house and consume it, both timber and stones."
1 Cor 6:9-10 Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers--none of these will inherit the kingdom of God.
2 Cor 4:2 We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God's word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God.
Eph 4:28 Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy.
Ex 20:16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Ps 58:3 The wicked go astray from the womb; they err from their birth, speaking lies.
Ps 101:5 One who secretly slanders a neighbor I will destroy. A haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not tolerate.
Ps 119:29 Put false ways far from me; and graciously teach me your law.
Ps 119:163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.
Ps 120:2 "Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue."
Prov 6:16-19 There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that hurry to run to evil, a lying witness who testifies falsely, and one who sows discord in a family.
Prov 10:18 Lying lips conceal hatred, and whoever utters slander is a fool.
Prov 12:19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
Prov 12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Zech 8:16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace,
Matt 7:2 For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.
John 8:44 You are from your father the devil, and you choose to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Acts 5:1-10 But a man named Ananias, with the consent of his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property; with his wife's knowledge, he kept back some of the proceeds, and brought only a part and laid it at the apostles' feet. "Ananias," Peter asked, "why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, were not the proceeds at your disposal? How is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You did not lie to us but to God!" Now when Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard of it. The young men came and wrapped up his body, then carried him out and buried him. After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter said to her, "Tell me whether you and your husband sold the land for such and such a price." And she said, "Yes, that was the price." Then Peter said to her, "How is it that you have agreed together to put the Spirit of the Lord to the test? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out." Immediately she fell down at his feet and died. When the young men came in they found her dead, so they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.
Eph 4:25 So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another.
Eph 4:31 Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice,
Col 3:9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices
Tit 3:1-2 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show every courtesy to everyone.
Jam 1:26 If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless.
Jam 4:11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters. Whoever speaks evil against another or judges another, speaks evil against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
1 Pet 2:1-2 Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation--
1 Pet 3:9-10 Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called--that you might inherit a blessing. For "Those who desire life and desire to see good days, let them keep their tongues from evil and their lips from speaking deceit;
Rev 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
Rev 21:27 But nothing unclean will enter it, nor anyone who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Rev 22:15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Ps 15:1-3 O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;
Luke 3:14 Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what should we do?" He said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages."
1 Cor 13:4-7 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Gen 39:9 He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"
Matt 5:27-28 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Luke 21:34 "Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly,
Rom 13:13-14 let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
1 Cor 6:13 "Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food," and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is meant not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
1 Cor 9:25 Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one.
1 Cor 9:27 but I punish my body and enslave it, so that after proclaiming to others I myself should not be disqualified.
2 Cor 7:1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and of spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
Eph 5:3-5 But fornication and impurity of any kind, or greed, must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among saints. Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving. Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
1 Thess 4:2-4 For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from fornication; that each one of you know how to control your own body in holiness and honor,
Jam 1:14-15 But one is tempted by one's own desire, being lured and enticed by it; then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.
1 Pet 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul.
1 Pet 4:3 You have already spent enough time in doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry.
1 Pet 4:7 The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers.
2 Pet 1:5-6 For this very reason, you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness,
Prov 6:32 But he who commits adultery has no sense; he who does it destroys himself.
Rom 1:24-25 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the degrading of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
1 Cor 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Eph 4:29-30 Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.
Col 3:5-8 Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. But now you must get rid of all such things--anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth.
1 Tim 2:8-10 I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument; also that the women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, not with their hair braided, or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes, but with good works, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God.
Heb 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.
Gen 39:9 He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"
Matt 5:27-28 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Luke 21:34 "Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly,
Rom 13:13-14 let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
1 Cor 6:13 "Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food," and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is meant not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
1 Cor 9:25 Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one.
1 Cor 9:27 but I punish my body and enslave it, so that after proclaiming to others I myself should not be disqualified.
2 Cor 7:1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and of spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
Eph 5:3-5 But fornication and impurity of any kind, or greed, must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among saints. Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving. Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
1 Thess 4:2-4 For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from fornication; that each one of you know how to control your own body in holiness and honor,
Jam 1:14-15 But one is tempted by one's own desire, being lured and enticed by it; then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.
1 Pet 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul.
1 Pet 4:3 You have already spent enough time in doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry.
1 Pet 4:7 The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers.
2 Pet 1:5-6 For this very reason, you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness,
Prov 6:32 But he who commits adultery has no sense; he who does it destroys himself.
Rom 1:24-25 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the degrading of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
1 Cor 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Eph 4:29-30 Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.
Col 3:5-8 Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. But now you must get rid of all such things--anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth.
1 Tim 2:8-10 I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument; also that the women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, not with their hair braided, or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes, but with good works, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God.
Heb 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.
Job 28:28 And he said to humankind, 'Truly, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.'"
Prov 13:4 The appetite of the lazy craves, and gets nothing, while the appetite of the diligent is richly supplied.
Prov 24:30-34 I passed by the field of one who was lazy, by the vineyard of a stupid person; and see, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want, like an armed warrior.
Ecc 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do with your might; for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
Ecc 12:13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for that is the whole duty of everyone.
Jer 45:5 And you, do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for I am going to bring disaster upon all flesh, says the Lord; but I will give you your life as a prize of war in every place to which you may go."
Matt 6:19-20 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.
John 21:21-22 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about him?" Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!"
Acts 18:1-3 After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together--by trade they were tentmakers.
Rom 12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.
1 Cor 7:20-22 Let each of you remain in the condition in which you were called. Were you a slave when called? Do not be concerned about it. Even if you can gain your freedom, make use of your present condition now more than ever. For whoever was called in the Lord as a slave is a freed person belonging to the Lord, just as whoever was free when called is a slave of Christ.
Eph 4:28 Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy.
Phil 4:8 Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
1 Thess 4:11-12 to aspire to live quietly, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we directed you, so that you may behave properly toward outsiders and be dependent on no one.
2 Thess 3:8-12 and we did not eat anyone's bread without paying for it; but with toil and labor we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you. This was not because we do not have that right, but in order to give you an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.
1 Tim 5:8 And whoever does not provide for relatives, and especially for family members, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Tim 6:6-10 Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
Ps 112:5 It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice.
Prov 28:19 Anyone who tills the land will have plenty of bread, but one who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
Luke 11:41 So give for alms those things that are within; and see, everything will be clean for you.
Acts 20:35 In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
Rom 13:8-9 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet"; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
1 John 5:3 For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome,

The Lord's Prayer

Ps 119:25 My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your word.
Ps 119:32-36 I run the way of your commandments, for you enlarge my understanding. Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, and I will observe it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. Turn my heart to your decrees, and not to selfish gain.
Jer 10:23 I know, O Lord, that the way of human beings is not in their control, that mortals as they walk cannot direct their steps.
John 6:44 No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day.
John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.
Rom 7:18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it.
1 Cor 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them--though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
2 Cor 3:5 Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God,
2 Cor 9:8 And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.
2 Cor 12:9 but he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
Phil 2:13 for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Phil 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Jam 1:17 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.
1 Cor 3:7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.
Gen 32:26 Then he said, "Let me go, for the day is breaking." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go, unless you bless me."
Ps 55:17 Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he will hear my voice.
Matt 6:7 "When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Matt 7:7-8 "Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Matt 21:22 Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive."
Luke 11:1-4 He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial."
Luke 11:13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
John 14:13 I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Eph 6:18 Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.
Col 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.
1 Thess 5:17 pray without ceasing,
1 Tim 2:8 I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument;
Jam 1:5 If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.
1 John 3:22 and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.
1 John 5:14 And this is the boldness we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Ps 143:10-11 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good spirit lead me on a level path. For your name's sake, O Lord, preserve my life. In your righteousness bring me out of trouble.
Matt 13:12 For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.
Luke 22:41 Then he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, knelt down, and prayed,
Gen 32:26 Then he said, "Let me go, for the day is breaking." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go, unless you bless me."
Ps 55:17 Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he will hear my voice.
Matt 6:7 "When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Matt 7:7-8 "Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Matt 21:22 Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive."
Luke 11:1-4 He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial."
Luke 11:13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
John 14:13 I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Eph 6:18 Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.
Col 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.
1 Thess 5:17 pray without ceasing,
1 Tim 2:8 I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument;
Jam 1:5 If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.
1 John 3:22 and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.
1 John 5:14 And this is the boldness we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Ps 143:10-11 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good spirit lead me on a level path. For your name's sake, O Lord, preserve my life. In your righteousness bring me out of trouble.
Matt 13:12 For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.
Luke 22:41 Then he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, knelt down, and prayed,

Ex 34:5-6 The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name, "The Lord." The Lord passed before him, and proclaimed, "The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,
1 Kings 8:38-40 whatever prayer, whatever plea there is from any individual or from all your people Israel, all knowing the afflictions of their own hearts so that they stretch out their hands toward this house; then hear in heaven your dwelling place, forgive, act, and render to all whose hearts you know--according to all their ways, for only you know what is in every human heart-- so that they may fear you all the days that they live in the land that you gave to our ancestors.
Ps 67:1-2 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us,Selah that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.
Ps 123:1 To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
Ps 145:9 The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.
Is 26:8-9 In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and your renown are the soul's desire. My soul yearns for you in the night, my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
Jer 31:33-34 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, "Know the Lord," for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
Lam 3:41 Let us lift up our hearts as well as our hands to God in heaven.
Zech 12:10 And I will pour out a spirit of compassion and supplication on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that, when they look on the one whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.
Mark 10:36 And he said to them, "What is it you want me to do for you?"
Mark 11:24 So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Gal 4:6-7 And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.
Eph 6:18 Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.
Jam 1:17 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
1 John 3:1 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Ps 103:13 As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him.
Ecc 5:2 Never be rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be quick to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven, and you upon earth; therefore let your words be few.
Lam 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
John 20:17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
Ex 19:5 Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine,
1 Sam 15:22 And Samuel said, "Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obedience to the voice of the Lord? Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.
Ps 2:11 Serve the Lord with fear, with trembling
Ps 29:2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor.
Ps 29:9 The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare; and in his temple all say, "Glory!"
Ps 89:7 a God feared in the council of the holy ones, great and awesome above all that are around him?
Ps 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
Ps 96:9 Worship the Lord in holy splendor; tremble before him, all the earth.
Ps 99:9 Extol the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy.
Ps 100:2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.
Ps 111:9 He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name.
Ps 119:1-2 Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. Happy are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart,
Ps 119:6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
Jer 26:13 Now therefore amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord your God, and the Lord will change his mind about the disaster that he has pronounced against you.
Matt 6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
1 Cor 6:20 For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.
Jam 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.
1 Pet 3:15 but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you;
1 Chron 17:24 Thus your name will be established and magnified forever in the saying, 'The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, is Israel's God'; and the house of your servant David will be established in your presence.
Ps 103:20-21 Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, obedient to his spoken word. Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers that do his will.
Is 8:13 But the Lord of hosts, him you shall regard as holy; let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
Gen 3:19 By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
Deut 8:3 He humbled you by letting you hunger, then by feeding you with manna, with which neither you nor your ancestors were acquainted, in order to make you understand that one does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Ps 34:10 The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Prov 30:8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that I need,
Matt 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Matt 6:25-33 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you--you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
John 6:27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal."
John 6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."
Rom 12:11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.
1 Cor 4:12 and we grow weary from the work of our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;
Phil 4:19 And my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
2 Thess 3:10-12 For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.
1 Tim 6:6 Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment;
1 Tim 6:8 but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.
Heb 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you."
1 Pet 2:2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation--
1 Pet 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.
Ps 37:25-28 I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are ever giving liberally and lending, and their children become a blessing. Depart from evil, and do good; so you shall abide forever. For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his faithful ones. The righteous shall be kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
Ps 106:14-15 But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert; he gave them what they asked, but sent a wasting disease among them.
Ps 25:11 For your name's sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great.
Ps 25:18 Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.
Ps 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Ps 51:9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
Ps 103:17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children,
Ps 130:3-4 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.
Matt 6:12-15 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Rom 4:7-8 "Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the one against whom the Lord will not reckon sin."
Eph 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Ps 32:2-5 Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.Selah Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," and you forgave the guilt of my sin.Selah
Mark 11:25 "Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses."
1 John 4:20 Those who say, "I love God," and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen.
Ps 19:13 Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
Ps 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff-- they comfort me.
Ps 40:12 For evils have encompassed me without number; my iniquities have overtaken me, until I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me.
Ps 91:1-10 You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust." For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence; he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day, or the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.
Ps 121:7-8 The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.
matt 6:13 And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.
Matt 26:41 Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
1 Cor 10:13 No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.
Heb 2:18 Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.
2 Pet 2:9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment
1 John 3:8 Everyone who commits sin is a child of the devil; for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God say, 'You shall not eat from any tree in the garden'?"
Gen 3:4-5 But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
Gen 39:9 He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"
1 Sam 2:9 "He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness; for not by might does one prevail.
1 Chron 4:10 Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from hurt and harm!" And God granted what he asked.
Job 1:8-11 The Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil." Then Satan answered the Lord, "Does Job fear God for nothing? Have you not put a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face."
Job 2:1-5 One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord. The Lord said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the Lord, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it." The Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil. He still persists in his integrity, although you incited me against him, to destroy him for no reason." Then Satan answered the Lord, "Skin for skin! All that people have they will give to save their lives. But stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face."
Ps 19:12-13 But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
Zech 3:1 Then he showed me the high priest Joshua standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.
Matt 6:13 And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.
Mark 1:13 He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.
John 17:15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
2 Tim 4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Pet 1:5 who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Pet 5:8 Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.
1 John 5:18-19 We know that those who are born of God do not sin, but the one who was born of God protects them, and the evil one does not touch them. We know that we are God's children, and that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one.
Rev 2:11 Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. Whoever conquers will not be harmed by the second death.
Rev 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
Matt 4:1-11 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread." But he answered, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you,' and 'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.'" Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! for it is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'" Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.
Matt 26:41 Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Heb 2:18 Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.
Jam 1:13 No one, when tempted, should say, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one.
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God say, 'You shall not eat from any tree in the garden'?"
Gen 3:4-5 But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
Gen 39:9 He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"
1 Sam 2:9 "He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness; for not by might does one prevail.
1 Chron 4:10 Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from hurt and harm!" And God granted what he asked.
Job 1:8-11 The Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil." Then Satan answered the Lord, "Does Job fear God for nothing? Have you not put a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face."
Job 2:1-5 One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord. The Lord said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the Lord, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it." The Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil. He still persists in his integrity, although you incited me against him, to destroy him for no reason." Then Satan answered the Lord, "Skin for skin! All that people have they will give to save their lives. But stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face."
Ps 19:12-13 But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
Zech 3:1 Then he showed me the high priest Joshua standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.
Matt 6:13 And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.
Mark 1:13 He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.
John 17:15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
2 Tim 4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Pet 1:5 who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Pet 5:8 Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.
1 John 5:18-19 We know that those who are born of God do not sin, but the one who was born of God protects them, and the evil one does not touch them. We know that we are God's children, and that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one.
Rev 2:11 Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. Whoever conquers will not be harmed by the second death.
Rev 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
Matt 4:1-11 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread." But he answered, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you,' and 'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.'" Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! for it is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'" Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.
Matt 26:41 Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Heb 2:18 Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.
Jam 1:13 No one, when tempted, should say, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one.

The Sacraments

Gen 17:11 You shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.
Ex 12:24 You shall observe this rite as a perpetual ordinance for you and your children.
Ex 12:43 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: This is the ordinance for the passover: no foreigner shall eat of it,
Matt 28:18-19 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Mark 16:16 The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; but the one who does not believe will be condemned.
Luke 22:19-20 Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.
John 3:22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he spent some time there with them and baptized.
John 6:53-54 So Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day;
John 6:56 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.
Acts 10:47 "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?"
Rom 6:3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
Rom 15:8-9 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of the truth of God in order that he might confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, "Therefore I will confess you among the Gentiles, and sing praises to your name";
Col 2:12 when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.
Tit 3:5 he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
1 Pet 1:2 who have been chosen and destined by God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ and to be sprinkled with his blood: May grace and peace be yours in abundance.
Deut 4:2 You must neither add anything to what I command you nor take away anything from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God with which I am charging you.
Mark 7:7-9 in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.' You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition." Then he said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition!
2 Tim 3:5 holding to the outward form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid them!

Baptism

Matt 3:16 And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.
Matt 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Acts 8:16 (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus).
Acts 8:36 As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?"
Acts 8:38 He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.
Acts 10:47-48 "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days.
Lev 4:6 The priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the Lord in front of the curtain of the sanctuary.
Num 8:7 Thus you shall do to them, to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of purification on them, have them shave their whole body with a razor and wash their clothes, and so cleanse themselves.
Is 52:15 so he shall startle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths because of him; for that which had not been told them they shall see, and that which they had not heard they shall contemplate.
Ezek 36:25 I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.
Acts 19:5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Ps 51:5 Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.
Mark 16:16 The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; but the one who does not believe will be condemned.
John 1:13 who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
John 1:16 From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
John 3:3 Jesus answered him, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above."
John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.
Rom 3:10 as it is written: "There is no one who is righteous, not even one;
Rom 5:12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death came through sin, and so death spread to all because all have sinned--
Rom 6:3-4 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
Rom 6:7 For whoever has died is freed from sin.
Rom 6:11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Rom 6:14-19 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.
Rom 9:8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as descendants.
1 Cor 12:13 For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or Greeks, slaves or free--and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Gal 3:26-27 for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Eph 2:1-3 You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else.
Tit 3:5 he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
1 Pet 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
1 Cor 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is made holy through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy through her husband. Otherwise, your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
Eph 5:26 in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word,
Mark 16:16 The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; but the one who does not believe will be condemned.
Acts 2:38-39 Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him."
Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip, who was proclaiming the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 8:36-37 As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?"
Acts 26:20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout the countryside of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and do deeds consistent with repentance.
2 Cor 7:10-11 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation and brings no regret, but worldly grief produces death. For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves guiltless in the matter.
Heb 10:22-23 let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful.
Matt 3:2 "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."
Acts 18:8 Crispus, the official of the synagogue, became a believer in the Lord, together with all his household; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul became believers and were baptized.
Rom 4:3 For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness."
Rom 4:11 He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the ancestor of all who believe without being circumcised and who thus have righteousness reckoned to them,
Gen 17:7 I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.
Gen 17:12-13 Throughout your generations every male among you shall be circumcised when he is eight days old, including the slave born in your house and the one bought with your money from any foreigner who is not of your offspring. Both the slave born in your house and the one bought with your money must be circumcised. So shall my covenant be in your flesh an everlasting covenant.
Deut 29:10-15 You stand assembled today, all of you, before the Lord your God--the leaders of your tribes, your elders, and your officials, all the men of Israel, your children, your women, and the aliens who are in your camp, both those who cut your wood and those who draw your water-- to enter into the covenant of the Lord your God, sworn by an oath, which the Lord your God is making with you today; in order that he may establish you today as his people, and that he may be your God, as he promised you and as he swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I am making this covenant, sworn by an oath, not only with you who stand here with us today before the Lord our God, but also with those who are not here with us today.
Deut 29:24-25 they and indeed all the nations will wonder, "Why has the Lord done thus to this land? What caused this great display of anger?" They will conclude, "It is because they abandoned the covenant of the Lord, the God of their ancestors, which he made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
2 Kings 23:2-3 The king went up to the house of the Lord, and with him went all the people of Judah, all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests, the prophets, and all the people, both small and great; he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant that had been found in the house of the Lord. The king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the Lord, to follow the Lord, keeping his commandments, his decrees, and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. All the people joined in the covenant.
Matt 19:14 but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs."
Col 2:11-12 In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.

The Lord's Supper

Matt 26:28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Luke 22:19-20 Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.
John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, "Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
John 15:13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.
Rom 5:11 But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
1 Cor 5:7 Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, as you really are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.
1 Cor 11:23-26 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Col 1:20 and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.
Col 3:4 When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.
Heb 9:12 he entered once for all into the Holy Place, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
Heb 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to worship the living God!
Heb 9:26 for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Acts 2:46 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts,
Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week, when we met to break bread, Paul was holding a discussion with them; since he intended to leave the next day, he continued speaking until midnight.
Rom 4:25 who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.
Rom 8:32 He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else?
2 Cor 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
1 John 1:7 but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
Matt 26:26-28 While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
John 6:47 Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life.
John 6:53 So Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
1 Cor 10:16 The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?
Ps 104:15 and wine to gladden the human heart, oil to make the face shine, and bread to strengthen the human heart.
John 6:35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
John 6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."
John 6:55-56 for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.
Ps 104:15 and wine to gladden the human heart, oil to make the face shine, and bread to strengthen the human heart.
John 6:35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
John 6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."
John 6:55-56 for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.


Post-Catechism Rubrics

Rubric 1. Catechism how often to be performed. THE times now appointed for catechising of children, are Sundays and Holy-days. Though Bishop Cosin observes, this is no injunction for doing it every Sunday and holy-day, but only as often as need requires, according to the largeness or number of children in the parish. And it is true, that by the first book of king Edward VI it was not required to be done above once in six weeks. But Bucer, observing that this was too seldom, and that in several churches in Germany there was catechising three times a week, urged, in his censure upon this rubric, that the Minister should be required to catechise on every holy-day. Upon this exception indeed the rubric was altered, but expressed notwithstanding in indefinite terms. So that Bishop Cosin was of the opinion, that no obligation could be urged from hence, that the Minister should perform it on all Sundays and holy-days. And indeed by the Injunctions of queen Elizabeth, it was only required upon every Holy -day and every second Sunday (i.e. I suppose every Sunday) in the year; though it is plainly the design of the present rubric, that it should be done as often as occasion requires, i.e. so long as there are any in the parish who are capable of instruction, and yet have not learned their Catechism. And therefore, in many large parishes, where the inhabitants are numerous, the Minister thinks himself obliged to catechise every Sunday; whilst in parishes less populous, a few Sundays in the year are sufficient to the purpose; and therefore in such places the duty of Catechism is reserved till Lent, in imitation of an old custom in the primitive Church, which, as I have already observed, had their more solemn Catechisms during that season. But now how to reconcile the fifty-ninth canon to this exposition of the rubric, I own I am at a loss: for that requires every Parson, Vicar, or Curate, upon every Sunday and Holy-day, to teach and instruct the youth and ignorant persons of his parish, in the Catechism set forth in the Book of Common Prayer; and this too upon pain of a sharp reproof upon the first complaint, of suspension upon the second, and of excommunication till he be reformed upon the third.

§.2. Why to be performed after the second Lesson. The part of the service where this is to come in, is after the second Lesson at Evening Prayer: though in all the Common Prayer Books till the last review, it was ordered to be done half an hour before Even-Song, i.e. (as the fifty-ninth canon explains it,) the Minister should for half an hour, or more, before Evening Prayer, examine and instruct the youth and ignorant persons of his parish in the Church Catechism. I suppose the reason of the alteration was, that Catechism being performed in the midst of divine service, the elder persons, as well as the younger, might receive benefit by the Minister's expositions, and that the presence of parents and masters might be an encouragement to the children and servants to a diligent performance of their duty herein.

§.3. Rubric 2. The persons to be catechized, who. The persons appointed to be instructed in this Catechism, are so many of the parish sent unto him, as the Minister shall think convenient: which the next rubric supposes to be all children, servants, and apprentices, which have not learned it. In king Edward's first Common Prayer Book, those only were to be sent, who were not yet confirmed. But because many were then confirmed young, at least before they could understand their Catechism, though they might repeat the words of it, Bucer desired that they might still be catechised, till the Curate should think them sufficiently instructed; upon which motion the words were somewhat altered in the next review.

§.4. What care is to be taken by parents and masters, &c. The care of sending their children and servants is by the same rubric laid upon their Fathers, Mothers, Mistresses, and Dames, who are to cause them to come to Church at the time appointed, and obediently to hear, and he ordered by the Curate, until such time as they have learned all that is here appointed for them to learn. The same is required by the fifty-ninth canon of our Church, which further orders, that if any of these neglect their duties, as the one sort in not causing them to come, and the other in refusing to learn as aforesaid: they are to be suspended by the Ordinary, i.e. from the Communion, I suppose, (if they be not children) and if they so persist by the space of a month, they are to be excommunicated. And by the canons of 1571, every Minister was yearly, within twenty days after Easter, to present to the Bishop, &c. the names of all those in his parish, which had not sent their children or servants at the times appointed. And to enforce this, it was one of the articles which was exhibited, in order to be admitted by authority, that he, whose child at ten years old or upwards, or his servant at fourteen or upwards, could not say the Catechism, should pay ten shillings to the poor's box.

The two next rubrics, relating more immediately to the Order for Confirmation, will come more properly to be treated of in the next chapter.

The Curate of every Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-days, after the second Lesson at Evening Prayer, openly in the Church instruct and examine so many Children of his Parish sent unto him, as he shall think convenient, in some Part of this Catechism.

And all Fathers, Mothers, Masters, and Dames, shall cause their Children, Servants, and Prentices (which have not learned their Catechism,) to come to the Church at the time appointed, and obediently to hear, and be ordered by the Curate, until such time as they have learned all that is here appointed for them to learn.

So soon as children are come to a competent age, and can say, in their Mother Tongue, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and also can answer to the other questions of this short Catechism; they shall be brought to the Bishop. And every one shall have a Godfather, or a Godmother, as a witness of their Confirmation.

And whensoever the Bishop shall give knowledge for Children to be brought unto him for their Confirmation, the Curate of every Parish shall either bring, or send in writing, with his hand subscribed thereunto, the names of all such persons within his Parish, as he shall think fit to be presented to the Bishop to be confirmed. And, if the Bishop approve of them, he shall confirm them in manner following.