Bible Commands

THE COMMANDS OF THE NEW

   TESTAMENT

      Compiled by Jim Gerrish

Published 2004

    (All quotations from the New International Version of the Bible)

The Bible is filled with commands.  The Jewish people often speak of the 613  commands of the Torah (Law), yet in the remainder of the Old Testament there are hundreds of other commands, including commands given in the writings, and also commands given through the prophets (Dan.9:10).  Surprisingly, in our New Testament, according to my count, there are over one thousand additional commands.  This does not count the great number of implied commands or teachings that are quite similar to actual commandments.  In John 14:23, Jesus says that we also should be careful also keep these words or teachings.

We soon realize that both the Old Testament and New Testament faiths were built upon the principle of obedience to God’s commands. Even the New Covenant is one in which these commands and laws will be written in the minds and on the hearts of believers (Heb.8:10).  Obedience thus separates true religion from the false religion of confession only (Jas. 1:22; 2 Pet. 3:17).

While it is true that we cannot in one sense keep God’s commands, we are nevertheless given the means whereby they can be kept as we yield ourselves to Christ, and as he lives triumphantly within us.  In this sense the Bible says: for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. (Phil.2:13).  In the last analysis, we will find that the commandments of Jesus are not burdensome (1 Jn. 5:3); that his yoke is easy and his burden is light (Mt.11:30).

In the past, the church has often avoided the subject of God’s commands and laws in fear of leaning too far in the direction of legalism. Unfortunately, by so doing the church has now leaned too far in the direction of antinomianism. It has become lawless, disobedient and sinful in the process.  Jesus reproves such a church, saying, “Why do you call me, `Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say” (Lk.6:46)?  It is amazing that the modern church has diligently carried out part of the Lord’s great command.  She has gone into all to the world to make disciples. Yet, she has often ignored the last part of the same Great Commission, that is in teaching those disciples to do all that the Lord has instructed (Mt. 28:19-20).

It seems clear from the scripture that many so-called ‘Christians’ will be caught by surprise in the Last Judgment. These lives, that have been founded upon disobedience, will come crashing down like the house built upon the sand (Mt.7:21-46). These people who have done many ‘religious’ things will be sent away as ‘goats’ from the presence of the Lord, simply because they did not do the things which he had commanded (Mt. 25:31-46).

The Bible makes it clear that there is much difficulty and even cursing that comes to us through disobedience.  Conversely, there are many benefits and blessings that come to us through obedience.  In John 13:17, the writer says, “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”  God promises that he will love the one who obeys,  and that he will reveal himself to that one (John  14:21).  He promises that he will send his Holy Spirit to that obedient one (Jn.14:15-18), and that he will even come and make his abode with that person (Jn.14:23).

There are some things that will begin happening in the life of the obedient one. That one will abide in God’s love (Jn.15:10), or in another sense, God’s love will be made complete in him (1 Jn. 2:5). Who wouldn’t long for such a thing to happen?

His joy will become full (Jn.5:11).  Today we are living in a joyless society.  People long for happiness and seek it in every conceivable way.  Real happiness comes through obedience to God and to his will for our lives.

The obedient person can ask whatever he wills and it will be given him (Jn.15:7;1 Jn. 3:21-22). The early Christians were able to ask and receive whatever they requested from God.  Today we ask but do not consistently receive.  Our problem may be our lack of obedience and not necessarily our lack of faith.

The obedient one will be able to bear much fruit (Jn.15:5). The natural world around us is busy producing fruit.  We might say that this is the consuming passion of all life forms around us.  There is hardly a flower that blooms for beauty’s sake alone, and hardly a bird that sings just to make music.  Everything is connected to fruit-bearing.  God wants  us to produce fruit too, but he desires spiritual fruit from us  –  things like love, joy, peace, gentleness, self control, etc. (Gal. 5:22).   The one who obeys will consistently produce such fruit (Jn. 15:7-8).

He will have great confidence in his salvation. In 1 John 2:3 it is written, “We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.”  This is how we know that we know!  Conversely John tells us, “The man who says, `I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1 Jn. 2:4).  The triumphant church that we see in the end-days is an obedient church.  These saints are described as “… those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus” (Rev. 12:17).  They are also described as “…the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus” (Rev. 14:12).  There will be no conflict of law and grace in these lives.

In the end-days, the church will return to its ancient Hebrew heritage.   It will become once more as it was in the beginning.  We can surmise by these things that as we come nearer and nearer to the end-days, God’s saints will draw nearer and nearer to his commandments.

It is with these thoughts in mind that I have made this humble effort to catalogue the commands of the New Testament. This is a difficult task. I have first tried to eliminate all those commands that were given to specific individuals, unless those commands seem to have a direct application to the church in general. I have also omitted the many statements and teachings of Jesus and his disciples which are given in a manner that they may almost be construed as commands.  These ‘implied commands’ could become the subject of another study entirely.  Here I have listed only those statements that seem to be clearly given as commandments.  Even this is necessarily a subjective task, and I have been forced to make personal judgments in many cases as to what should be included in this listing.

For the sake of continuity, I have printed the complete verse where the command is found.  Also, I have sometimes included verses before or after the actual command in order that the context of the command could be clearer.  I have put the actual command in bold print for the reader’s convenience.

In the New Testament we see that obedience to the Lord’s commands was the source of the great power, confidence, and joy for those early believers (Jn. 15:10-11; 1 Jn. 3:21-22).  It is my hope that a serious study of this list should become a life-transforming experience for us, and should restore to us the vigor and excitement of early New Testament Christianity.

 

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Matthew 3:1    In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in theDesert of Judea

 

Matthew 3:2    and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

 

Matthew 3:3    This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'”

 

Matthew 3:8    Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.

 

*Matthew 3:9    And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

 

*Matthew 4:7    Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”

 

*Matthew 4:10    Jesus said to him, Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ 

 

Matthew 4:17    From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

 

Matthew 4:19    “Come, follow me, ‘Jesus said,’  and I will make you fishers of men.”

 

Matthew 5:12    Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

 

Matthew 5:16    In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

 

*Matthew 5:17    “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

 

Matthew 5:23    “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,

 

Matthew 5:24    leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.

 

Matthew 5:25    “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.

 

Matthew 5:27   “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’

 

Matthew5:28    But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

 

Matthew 5:29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

 

Matthew 5:30    And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.

 

Matthew5:31    “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’

 

Matthew 5:32    But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery. 

 

Matthew 5:33    “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.’

 

Matthew 5:34    But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne;

 

Matthew 5:35    or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.

 

Matthew 5:36    And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.

 

Matthew 5:37    Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

 

Matthew  5:38     “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’

 

Matthew 5:39    But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.

 

Matthew 5:40    And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.

 

Matthew 5:41    If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

 

Matthew 5:42    Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

 

Matthew 5:43   “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love  your  neighbor and hate your enemy.’

 

Matthew 5:44    But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who

persecute you,

 

Matthew 5:45    that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

 

Matthew 5:48    Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

 

Matthew 6:1    “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them.  If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

 

Matthew 6:2    “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

 

Matthew  6:3      But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

 

Matthew 6:4     so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

 

Matthew 6:5     “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men.  I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

 

Matthew 6:6     But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

 

Matthew 6:7     And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.

 

Matthew 6:8     Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

 

Matthew  6:9    “This , then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

 

Matthew  6:10    your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it  is in heaven.

 

Matthew 6:11    Give us today our daily bread.

 

Matthew 6:12    Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

 

Matthew 6:13    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 

 

Matthew 6:16    “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

 

Matthew 6:17    But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,

 

Matthew 6:18    so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

 

Matthew  6:19     “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

 

Matthew 6:20    But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

 

Matthew  6:24   “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.  

 

Matthew  6:25     “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more important than food, and the body  more  important  than clothes?

 

Matthew  6:26     Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

 

Matthew 6:31     So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

 

Matthew  6:33     But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

 

Matthew  6:34      Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

 

Matthew 7:1    “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

 

Matthew  7:3      “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

 

Matthew 7:4    How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?

 

Matthew 7:5    You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

 

Matthew  7:6     “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs.  If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

 

Matthew 7:7    “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

 

Matthew 7:12    So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

 

Matthew 7:13    “Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

 

Matthew 7:15    “Watch out for false prophets.  They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

 

Matthew9:37    Then he said to his disciples, the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

 

Matthew 9:38    Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

 

Matthew  10:7    As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’

 

Matthew 10:8    Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

 

Matthew 10:9    Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts;

 

Matthew 10:10    take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or a staff; for the worker is worth his keep.

 

Matthew 10:11    “Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave.

 

Matthew 10:12    As you enter the home, give it your greeting.

 

Matthew 10:14    If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.

 

Matthew  10:16     “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.

 

Matthew 10:17    Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues.

 

Matthew  10:19    But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say,

 

Matthew 10:23    When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another.  I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities ofIsrael before the Son of Man comes.

 

Matthew  10:26     “So do not be afraid of them.  There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.

 

Matthew  10:27     What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.

 

Matthew 10:28    Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

Matthew 10:29   Are not two sparrows sold for a penny ? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.

 

Matthew10:30   And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

 

Matthew 10:31    So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

 

Matthew 11:15    He who has ears, let him hear.

 

Matthew 11:28    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

 

Matthew  11:29     Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,  for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

 

Matthew 13:9    He who has ears, let him hear.

 

Matthew 13:43    Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

 

Matthew 16:6    “Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

 

Matthew 16:24    Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

 

Matthew 18:8    If your hand or your foot causes you to sin cut it off and throw it away.  It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.

 

Matthew  18:9     And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

 

Matthew 18:10    “See that you do not look down on one of these little ones.  For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

 

Matthew 18:15    “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

 

Matthew  18:16     But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of  two or three witnesses.’

 

Matthew 18:17    If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

 

Matthew18:21    Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”

 

Matthew 18:22    Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. 

 

Matthew  19:4   “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at  the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’

 

Matthew  19:5   and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ ?

 

Matthew 19:6    So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

 

Matthew 19:14    Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

 

Matthew 19:17    “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.”

 

Matthew 19:19    honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”

 

Matthew 19:21    Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

 

Matthew20:25   Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.

 

Matthew 20:26    Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

 

Matthew 20:27    and whoever wants to be first must be your slave

 

Matthew  22:9     Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 

 

Matthew 22:20   and he asked them, “Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?”

 

Matthew  22:21    “Caesar’s,” they replied. Then he said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

 

Matthew 22:37    Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

 

Matthew22:38    This is the first and greatest commandment.

 

Matthew 22:39    And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

 

Matthew 23:8    “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one Master and you are all brothers.

 

Matthew 23:9    And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.

 

Matthew 23:10    Nor are you to be called ‘teacher,’ for you have one Teacher, the Christ.

 

Matthew 23:11    The greatest among you will be your servant.

 

Matthew 23:23    “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices–mint, dill and cummin.  But you have neglected the more important matters of the law–justice, mercy and faithfulness.  You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.

 

Matthew 23:26    Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

 

Matthew 24:4    Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.

 

Matthew 24:15    “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of  through  the  prophet Daniel–let the reader understand–

 

Matthew 24:16    then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

 

Matthew 24:17    Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house.

 

Matthew 24:18    Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.

 

Matthew 24:20    Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.

 

Matthew 24:23    At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.

 

Matthew 24:26    “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.

 

Matthew  24:32    “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.

 

Matthew  24:33    Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.

 

Matthew 24:42    “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

 

Matthew  24:43     But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.

 

Matthew 24:44    So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

 

Matthew 25:13    “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

 

Matthew 26:26    While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

 

Matthew 26:27    Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.

 

Matthew 26:41    “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”

 

Matthew 28:19    Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

 

Matthew 28:20    and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

Mark 1:3    “a voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”

 

Mark 1:15    “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near.  Repent and believe the good news!”

 

Mark 4:9    Then Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

 

Mark 4:23    If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”

 

Mark 4:24    “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you–and even more.

 

Mark 6:8    These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff–no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.

 

Mark 6:9    Wear sandals but not an extra tunic.

 

Mark 6:10    Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town.

 

Mark 6:11    And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.”

 

Mark  8:15    “Be careful,” Jesus warned them. “Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.”

 

Mark  8:34    Then he called the crowd to him along with  his  disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and  take up his cross and follow me.

 

Mark 9:7    Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”

 

Mark 9:35    Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

 

Mark9:38    “Teacher,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”

 

Mark  9:39    “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,

 

Mark9:40    for whoever is not against us is for us.

 

Mark  9:43    If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off.  It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.

 

Mark  9:45     And  if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off.  It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.

 

Mark 9:47    And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter thekingdom ofGod with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, …

 

Mark 9:50    “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”  

 

Mark 10:6    “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’

 

Mark 10:7    ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,

 

Mark 10:8    and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one.

 

Mark 10:9    Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

 

Mark 10:14    When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

 

Mark 10:21    Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,”

he  said.  “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

 

Mark10:42    Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.

 

Mark 10:43    Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

 

Mark 10:44    and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.

 

Mark 11:22    “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.

 

Mark11:23    “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.

 

Mark 11:24    Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

 

Mark 11:25    And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

 

Mark 12:17    Then Jesus said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him.

 

Mark12:28    One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating.  Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

 

Mark  12:29    “The most important one,”  answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.

 

Mark 12:30    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

 

Mark  12:31     The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no commandment greater than these.”

 

Mark 12:38    As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted in the marketplaces,

 

Mark 12:39    and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.

 

Mark 13:5    Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you.

 

Mark  13:7     When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

 

Mark 13:9    “You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.

 

Mark 13:11    Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say.  Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.

 

Mark 13:14    “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong–let the reader understand–then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

 

Mark 13:15    Let no one on the roof of his house go down or enter the house to take anything out.

 

Mark 13:16   Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.

 

Mark 13:18    Pray that this will not take place in winter,

 

Mark 13:21    At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ !’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it.

 

Mark 13:23    So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.

 

Mark 13:28    “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.

 

Mark 13:29     Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door.

 

Mark  13:33     Be on guard!  Be alert ! You do not know when that time will come.

 

Mark 13:35   “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back–whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.

 

Mark 13:37    What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!'”

 

Mark 14:38    Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.

The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”

 

Mark  16:15     He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach  the good news to all creation.

 

Luke  3:8    Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

 

Luke 3:11    John answered, “The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same.”

 

Luke3:12    Tax collectors also came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?”

 

Luke 3:13    “Don’t collect any more than you are required to,” he told them.

 

Luke 3:14    Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely–be content with your pay.”

 

Luke 4:8    Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’ ”

 

Luke 4:12    Jesus answered, “It says: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”

 

Luke  6:23     “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven.  For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.

 

Luke 6:27    “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

 

Luke 6:28    bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

 

Luke 6:29    If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also.  If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.

 

Luke 6:30    Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.

 

Luke 6:31    Do to others as you would have them do to you.

 

Luke 6:35    But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

 

Luke 6:36    Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

 

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.

 

Luke 6:38    Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

 

Luke6:41    “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

 

Luke 6:42    How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

 

Luke 8:8    Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.” When he said this, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

 

Luke 8:18    Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him.”

 

Luke 9:3    He told them: “Take nothing for the journey–no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic.

 

Luke 9:4    Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.

 

Luke 9:5    If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them.”

 

Luke  9:23    Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

 

Luke9:49    “Master,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.”

 

Luke 9:50    “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”

 

Luke  10:2    He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but  the  workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

 

Luke 10:3    Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

 

Luke 10:4    Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

 

Luke 10:5    “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’

 

Luke 10:6    If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you.

 

Luke 10:7    Stay in that house, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

 

Luke 10:8    “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before you.

 

Luke 10:9    Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’

 

Luke  10:10    But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say,

 

Luke  10:11     ‘Even the dust of your town that sticks to our feet we wipe off against you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near.’

 

Luke  10:20    However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit  to  you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

 

Luke 10:27    He answered: “‘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, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

 

Luke 10:28    “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

 

Luke 10:36   “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

 

Luke 10:37    The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

 

Luke 11:2    He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.

 

Luke 11:3    Give us each day our daily bread.

 

Luke 11:4    Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. ‘”

 

Luke 11:9    “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

 

Luke 11:34     Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness.

 

Luke  11:35     See to  it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.

 

Luke 11:41    But give what is inside the dish to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.

 

Luke  11:42     “Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.

 

Luke 12:1    Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

 

Luke 12:4    “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.

 

Luke 12:5    But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.

 

Luke 12:7    Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

 

Luke 12:11    “When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say,

 

Luke12:12    for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”

 

Luke 12:15    Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

 

Luke  12:22    Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.

 

Luke 12:24    Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!

 

Luke 12:27    “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

 

Luke  12:29    And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.

 

Luke  12:31    But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

 

Luke 12:32    “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.

 

Luke 12:33    Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.

 

Luke 12:35    “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,

 

Luke 12:36    like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.

 

Luke  12:40    You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

 

Luke  12:58    As you are going with your adversary to  the  magistrate, try hard to be reconciled to him on the way, or he may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.

 

Luke 13:24    “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.

 

Luke 14:8    “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited.

 

Luke 14:10    But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’  Then you will be honored in the presence of all your fellow guests.

 

Luke 14:12    Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.

 

Luke  14:13     But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,

 

Luke14:14    and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

 

Luke14:34   “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?

 

Luke 14:35    It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

 

Luke 16:9    I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.

 

Luke 17:3    So watch yourselves. “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.

 

Luke  17:4     If he sins against you seven times in a day, and  seven times comes back to you and says, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”

 

Luke 17:31    On that day no one who is on the roof of his house, with his goods inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything.

 

Luke 17:32    Remember Lot’s wife!

 

Luke 18:6    And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.

 

Luke 18:7    And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?

 

Luke 18:16    But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for thekingdom ofGod belongs to such as these.

 

Luke20:24    “Show me a denarius. Whose portrait and inscription are on it?”

 

Luke 20:25    “Caesar’s,” they replied. He said to them, “Then give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

 

Luke 20:46    “Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.

 

Luke20:47    They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely.”

 

Luke 21:8    He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’  Do not follow them.

 

Luke  21:9     When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened.  These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.”

 

Luke 21:14    But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves.

 

Luke21:20    “When you seeJerusalembeing surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.

 

Luke 21:21    Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city.

 

Luke  21:28    When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

 

Luke 21:29    He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees.

 

Luke21:30    When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near.

 

Luke 21:31     Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that thekingdomofGodis near.

 

Luke 21:34    “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.

 

Luke 21:36    Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

 

Luke 22:17    After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you.

 

Luke22:18    For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

 

Luke  22:19    And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

 

Luke22:20    In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

 

Luke 22:26    But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.

 

John 1:23    John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.'”

 

John 3:7    You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’

 

John  4:24    God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship  in spirit and in truth.”

 

John 4:35    Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.

 

John 6:27    Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

 

John 7:24    Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.”

 

John 7:37    On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.

 

John 10:38    But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”

 

John 12:15    “Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”

 

John 12:26    Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

 

John  12:35     Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have  the  light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.

 

John 12:36    Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.

 

John 13:14    Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.

 

John  13:15     I have set you an example that you should do as  I  have done for you.

 

John 13:34    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

 

John 14:1    “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God ; trust also in me.

 

John 14:11    Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.

 

John 14:15    “If you love me, you will obey what I command.

 

John 14:23    Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

 

John 14:27    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 

John 15:4    Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

 

John  15:7     If you remain in me and my words remain  in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.

 

John  15:9     “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.  Now remain in my love.

 

John 15:12   My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

 

John  15:16    You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed  you to  go and bear fruit–fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

 

John 15:17    This is my command: Love each other.

 

John 15:20    Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

 

John 16:24    Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

 

John 16:33    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”

 

John 20:21    Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

 

John 20:22    And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

 

Acts  1:8     But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 

Acts  2:38    Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of  you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.  And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

Acts 3:19    Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

 

Acts 3:22    For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like  me from among  your own  people;  you must listen to everything he tells you.

 

Acts  10:15     The voice spoke to him a second  time,  “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”

 

Acts 11:9    “The voice spoke from heaven a second time, ‘Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.’

 

Acts 13:40    Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you:

 

Acts  13:41  “‘Look, you scoffers, wonder and perish, for I am going  to do something in your days that you would never believe, even if  someone told you.’ ”

 

Acts 13:47    For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ”

 

Acts 15:20    Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.

 

Acts15:28    It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements:

 

Acts 15:29    You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.

 

Acts 16:31    They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.”

 

Acts 17:30    In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.

 

Acts 20:28    Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.

 

Acts 21:25    As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to  idols,  from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

 

Romans  6:11    In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

 

Romans  6:12     Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.

 

Romans  6:13     Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.

 

Romans 7:7    What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not!  Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “Do not covet.”

 

Romans 11:18     do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.   

 

Romans 12:1    Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.

 

Romans 12:2    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

 

Romans 12:3    For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

 

Romans 12:6    We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.

 

Romans 12:7    If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;

 

Romans 12:8    if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

 

Romans 12:9    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

 

Romans 12:10    Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.

 

Romans  12:11     Never be lacking in zeal,  but  keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

 

Romans 12:12    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

 

Romans 12:13    Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

 

Romans 12:14    Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

 

Romans 12:15    Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

 

Romans  12:16    Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing  to associate with people of low position.  Do not be conceited.

 

Romans 12:17    Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.

 

Romans 12:18    If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

 

Romans  12:19     Do not take revenge, my friends, but  leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

 

Romans 12:20    On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

 

Romans 12:21    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

Romans   13:1      Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

 

Romans 13:3    For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority?  Then do what is right and he will commend you.

 

Romans 13:5    Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

 

Romans 13:7    Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

 

Romans  13:8     Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.

 

Romans 13:9    The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

 

Romans  13:11    And do this, understanding the present time.  The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

 

Romans 13:12    The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

 

Romans 13:13    Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

 

Romans  13:14    Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.

 

Romans 14:1    Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.

 

Romans 14:3    The man who eats everything must not look down on him who

does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him.

 

Romans 14:13    Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way.

 

Romans 14:16    Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil.

 

Romans 14:19    Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

 

Romans 14:20    Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.

 

Romans 14:21    It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.

 

Romans 14:22    So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves.

 

Romans 15:1    We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.

 

Romans 15:2    Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

 

Romans 15:7    Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

 

Romans 15:10    Again, it says, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”

 

Romans 15:11    And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples.”

 

Romans 15:27    They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.

 

Romans 16:17    I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.

 

1 Corinthians 1:10    I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.

 

1 Corinthians 1:31    Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”

 

1  Corinthians  3:18     Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise.

 

1  Corinthians 3:21    So then, no more boasting about men!  All things are yours,

 

1  Corinthians3:22   whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future–all are yours,

 

1 Corinthians3:23   and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.

 

1 Corinthians 4:2    Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

 

1  Corinthians  4:6     Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, “Do not go beyond what is written.” Then you will not take pride in one man over against another.

 

1  Corinthians  5:7    Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast–as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

 

1  Corinthians 5:8    Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth.

 

1 Corinthians 5:9    I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people–

 

1  Corinthians 5:10    not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world.

 

1 Corinthians 5:11    But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.

 

1 Corinthians 6:4    Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church!

 

1 Corinthians 6:18    Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.

 

1 Corinthians 6:20    you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

 

1 Corinthians 7:3    The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.

 

1 Corinthians 7:5    Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

 

1 Corinthians 7:8    Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am.

 

1 Corinthians 7:9    But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

 

1 Corinthians 7:10    To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband.

 

1 Corinthians 7:11    But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.

 

1 Corinthians 7:12    To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.

 

1 Corinthians 7:13    And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him.

 

1 Corinthians 7:15    But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.

 

1 Corinthians 7:17    Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.

 

1 Corinthians 7:18    Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised.

 

1 Corinthians 7:20    Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him.

 

1  Corinthians 7:21    Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you–although if you can gain your freedom, do so.

 

1 Corinthians 7:24    Brothers, each man, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation God called him to.

 

1 Corinthians 7:29    What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none;

 

1 Corinthians 7:30    those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep;

 

1 Corinthians 7:31    those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

 

1  Corinthians 7:36    If anyone thinks he is acting  improperly  toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if she is getting along in years and he feels  he ought to marry, he should do as he wants. He is not sinning. They should get married.

 

1 Corinthians 7:39    A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.

 

1 Corinthians 8:9    Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.

 

1 Corinthians 9:9    For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Is it about oxen that God is concerned?

 

1 Corinthians 9:10    Surely he says this for us, doesn’t he? Yes, this was written for us, because when the plowman plows and the thresher threshes, they ought to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.

 

1 Corinthians 9:14    In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.

 

1  Corinthians 10:7    Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry.”

 

1 Corinthians 10:8    We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did–and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.

 

1 Corinthians 10:9    We should not test the Lord, as some of them did–and were killed by snakes.

 

1 Corinthians 10:10    And do not grumble, as some of them did–and were killed by the destroying angel.

 

1  Corinthians  10:12     So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!

 

1 Corinthians 10:14    Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

 

1 Corinthians10:20    No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons.

 

1 Corinthians 10:21    You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.

 

1 Corinthians 10:24    Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.

 

1 Corinthians 10:25    Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,

 

1 Corinthians10:27    If some unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience.

 

1 Corinthians 10:28    But if anyone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience’ sake —

 

1  Corinthians 10:31    So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

 

1 Corinthians 10:32    Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God–

 

1 Corinthians 11:1    Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

 

1 Corinthians 11:4    Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.

 

1 Corinthians 11:5    And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head--it is just as though her head were shaved.

 

1  Corinthians  11:6    If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head.

 

1 Corinthians 11:7    A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.

 

1 Corinthians 11:10    For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.

 

1 Corinthians 11:24    and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

 

1 Corinthians 11:25    In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

 

1 Corinthians 11:28    A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.

 

1 Corinthians 11:33    So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other.

 

1 Corinthians 11:34    If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment. And when I come I will give further directions.

 

1 Corinthians 12:31    But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.

 

1  Corinthians  14:1     Follow the way of  love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.

 

1 Corinthians 14:12    So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.

 

1 Corinthians 14:13    For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says.

 

1 Corinthians 14:20    Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.

 

1 Corinthians 14:27    If anyone speaks in a tongue, two–or at the most three–should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret.

 

1 Corinthians 14:28    If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God.

 

1  Corinthians  14:29     Two or three prophets should  speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.

 

1 Corinthians 14:30    And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop.

 

1 Corinthians 14:34    women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says.

 

1 Corinthians 14:35    If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

 

1 Corinthians 14:39    Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.

 

1 Corinthians 15:33    Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

 

1 Corinthians 15:34    Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God–I say this to  your shame.

 

1 Corinthians 15:58    Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

 

1 Corinthians 16:13    Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.

 

1 Corinthians 16:14    Do everything in love.

 

1 Corinthians16:15    You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints. I urge you, brothers,

 

1 Corinthians 16:16    to submit to such as these and to everyone who joins in the work, and labors at it.

 

2 Corinthians 5:20    We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

 

2 Corinthians 6:1    As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.

 

2  Corinthians  6:14    Do not be yoked together with  unbelievers.  For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

 

2 Corinthians6:15    What harmony is there between Christ and Belial ?  What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?

 

2  Corinthians  6:17    “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”

 

2 Corinthians 7:1    Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

 

2 Corinthians 8:7    But just as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us —see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

 

2 Corinthians 9:7    Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

2 Corinthians 10:17    But, “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”

 

2 Corinthians 13:5    Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test?

 

2 Corinthians 13:11    Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

 

Galatians 2:10    All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.

 

Galatians 4:30    But what does the Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.”

 

Galatians 5:1    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

 

Galatians 5:13    You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.

 

Galatians 5:14    The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

 

Galatians 5:16    So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.

 

Galatians 5:25    Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

 

Galatians  5:26     Let us not become conceited, provoking  and  envying each other.

 

Galatians 6:1    Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

 

Galatians 6:2    Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

 

Galatians 6:4    Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else,

 

Galatians 6:5    for each one should carry his own load.

 

Galatians 6:6    Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.

 

Galatians 6:7    Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

 

Galatians  6:9     Let  us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

 

Galatians 6:10    Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

 

Ephesians 4:1    As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

 

Ephesians 4:2    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

 

Ephesians 4:3    Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

 

Ephesians 4:17    So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of  their thinking.

 

Ephesians4:18    They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.

 

Ephesians 4:22    You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

 

Ephesians 4:23    to be made new in the attitude of your minds;

 

Ephesians 4:24    and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

 

Ephesians 4:25    Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

 

Ephesians  4:26     “In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,

 

Ephesians 4:27    and do not give the devil a foothold.

 

Ephesians  4:28     He who has been stealing must steal no  longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may  have something to share with those in need.

 

Ephesians 4:29    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,  but  only what is helpful for building others up  according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

 

Ephesians  4:30    And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

 

Ephesians  4:31    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and  anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

 

Ephesians 4:32    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

 

Ephesians  5:1     Be  imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children

 

Ephesians 5:2    and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

 

Ephesians 5:3    But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

 

Ephesians 5:4    Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

 

Ephesians 5:6    Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.

 

Ephesians 5:7    Therefore do not be partners with them.

 

Ephesians  5:8    For you were once darkness, but now you are  light  in the Lord. Live as children of light

 

Ephesians 5:10    and find out what pleases the Lord.

 

Ephesians 5:11    Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

 

Ephesians 5:14    for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: “Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

 

Ephesians 5:15    Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise,

 

Ephesians 5:16    making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

 

Ephesians 5:17    Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

 

Ephesians 5:18    Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

 

Ephesians 5:19    Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,

 

Ephesians 5:20    always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Ephesians 5:21    Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

 

Ephesians 5:22    Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.

 

Ephesians 5:24    Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

 

Ephesians 5:25    Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

 

Ephesians5:26    to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,

 

Ephesians5:27    and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

 

Ephesians  5:28    In this same way, husbands ought to love their  wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

 

Ephesians  5:31     “For  this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”

 

Ephesians 5:33    However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

 

Ephesians 6:1    Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

 

Ephesians 6:2    “Honor your father and mother“–which is the first commandment with a promise–

 

Ephesians 6:3    “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

 

Ephesians  6:4     Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

 

Ephesians  6:5     Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

 

Ephesians 6:6    Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.

 

Ephesians 6:7    Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men,

 

Ephesians 6:8    because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.

 

Ephesians 6:9    And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

 

Ephesians  6:10     Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

 

Ephesians 6:11    Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

 

Ephesians 6:13    Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

 

Ephesians 6:14    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

 

Ephesians  6:15     and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

 

Ephesians 6:16    In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

 

Ephesians 6:17    Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 

Ephesians 6:18    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

 

Philippians 1:27    Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel

 

Philippians1:28    without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved–and that by God.

 

Philippians 2:1    If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,

 

Philippians  2:2     then  make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.

 

Philippians 2:3    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

 

Philippians 2:4    Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

 

Philippians 2:5    Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

 

Philippians 2:6    Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,

 

Philippians 2:7    but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

 

Philippians 2:12    Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,

 

Philippians 2:14    Do everything without complaining or arguing,

 

Philippians2:15    so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe

 

Philippians  2:16    as you hold out the word of life–in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.

 

Philippians 3:1    Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.

 

Philippians  3:2     Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh.

 

Philippians 3:15    All of us who are mature should take such a view of things.  And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.

 

Philippians  3:16     Only let  us live up to what we have already attained.

 

Philippians 3:17    Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you.

 

Philippians 4:1    Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends!

 

Philippians 4:4    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

 

Philippians 4:5    Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

 

Philippians 4:6    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

 

Philippians 4:8    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

 

Philippians 4:9    Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

 

Colossians 2:6    So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him,

 

Colossians 2:7    rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

 

Colossians 2:8    See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

 

Colossians 2:16    Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.

 

Colossians 2:18    Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.

 

Colossians  3:1     Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

 

Colossians 3:2    Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

 

Colossians 3:5    Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature:  sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

 

Colossians 3:8    But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

 

Colossians  3:9     Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices

 

Colossians3:10    and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

 

Colossians 3:12    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

 

Colossians 3:13    Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

 

Colossians 3:14    And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

 

Colossians 3:15    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

 

Colossians 3:16    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing  psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

 

Colossians 3:17    And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

 

Colossians 3:18    Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

 

Colossians 3:19    Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

 

Colossians 3:20    Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

 

Colossians 3:21    Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

 

Colossians 3:22    Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.

 

Colossians 3:23    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,

 

Colossians3:24    since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

 

Colossians 4:1    Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

 

Colossians 4:2    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

 

Colossians 4:5    Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.

 

Colossians  4:6     Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:1    Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:4    that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable,

 

1 Thessalonians 4:5    not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;

 

1 Thessalonians 4:6    and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:10    And in fact, you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:11    Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you,

 

1 Thessalonians4:12    so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:6    So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:8    But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:11    Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:12    Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:13    Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:14    And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:15    Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:16    Be joyful always;

 

1 Thessalonians 5:17    pray continually;

 

1 Thessalonians 5:18    give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:19    Do not put out the Spirit’s fire;

 

1 Thessalonians 5:20    do not treat prophecies with contempt.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:21    Test everything. Hold on to the good.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:22    Avoid every kind of evil.

 

2  Thessalonians 2:1    Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers,

 

2 Thessalonians 2:2    not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some

prophecy,  report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come.

 

2 Thessalonians 2:3    Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.

 

2 Thessalonians 2:15    So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

 

2 Thessalonians 3:6    In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.

 

2 Thessalonians 3:10    For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”

 

2 Thessalonians3:11    We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.

 

2  Thessalonians  3:12    Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.

 

2 Thessalonians 3:13    And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.

 

2 Thessalonians 3:14    If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of him. Do not associate with him, in order that he may feel ashamed.

 

2 Thessalonians 3:15    Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

 

1 Timothy 1:5    The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

 

1 Timothy 2:1    I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–

 

1 Timothy 2:2    for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

 

1 Timothy 2:3    This is good, and pleases God our Savior,

 

1  Timothy  2:4     who  wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

 

1 Timothy 2:8    I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.

 

1 Timothy 2:9    I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

 

1 Timothy 2:10    but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

 

1 Timothy 2:11    A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.

 

1 Timothy 2:12    I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.

 

1 Timothy 3:2    Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

 

1 Timothy 3:3    not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

 

1 Timothy 3:4    He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.

 

1 Timothy 3:6    He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.

 

1 Timothy 3:7    He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.

 

1 Timothy 3:8    Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.

 

1  Timothy  3:9    They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.

 

1  Timothy  3:10     They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

 

1 Timothy 3:11    In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

 

1 Timothy 3:12    A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.

 

1 Timothy 4:7    Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.

 

1 Timothy 4:16    Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

 

1  Timothy 5:1    Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,

 

1 Timothy 5:2    older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.

 

1 Timothy 5:3    Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.

 

1 Timothy 5:4    But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.

 

1 Timothy 5:8    If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

 

1 Timothy 5:9    No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,

 

1 Timothy 5:10    and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children,  showing  hospitality, washing the  feet  of  the  saints, helping  those  in  trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.

 

1 Timothy 5:11    As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry.

 

1  Timothy  5:14     So  I counsel younger  widows  to  marry,  to  have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander.

 

1 Timothy 5:16    If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.

 

1 Timothy 5:18    For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.”

 

1 Timothy 5:19    Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.

 

1 Timothy 5:20    Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.

 

1 Timothy 5:21    I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.

 

1 Timothy 5:22    Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.

 

1 Timothy 6:1    All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered.

 

1 Timothy 6:2    Those who have believing masters are not to show less respect for them because they are brothers. Instead, they are to serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers, and dear to them. These are the things you are to teach and urge on them.

 

1 Timothy 6:11    But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

 

1 Timothy 6:12    Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

 

1 Timothy 6:13    In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ  Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you

 

1 Timothy 6:14    to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

1  Timothy 6:17    Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so  uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

 

1 Timothy 6:18    Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

 

2 Timothy 1:13    What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.

 

2  Timothy  1:14    Guard the good deposit that was entrusted  to  you–guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

 

2 Timothy 2:1    You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

 

2 Timothy 2:3    Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

 

2 Timothy 2:15    Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

 

2 Timothy 2:16    Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.

 

2 Timothy 2:19    Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”

 

2 Timothy 2:23    Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.

 

2 Timothy 2:22    Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

 

2 Timothy 2:24    And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

 

2 Timothy 4:2    Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.

 

Titus 1:6    An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.

 

Titus 1:7    Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless–not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.

 

Titus 1:8    Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.

 

Titus 1:9    He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

 

Titus 2:2    Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.

 

Titus 2:1    You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.

 

Titus 2:3    Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.

 

Titus  2:4     Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children,

 

Titus 2:5    to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

 

Titus 2:6    Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.

 

Titus 2:7    In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness

 

Titus 2:8    and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

 

Titus 2:9    Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,

 

Titus 2:10    and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.

 

Titus 3:1    Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,

 

Titus 3:2    to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.

 

Titus 3:9    But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.

 

Titus  3:8     This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

 

Titus 3:10    Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.

 

Titus  3:14    Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is  good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.

 

Hebrews 2:1    We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

 

Hebrews 3:1    Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.

 

Hebrews 3:7    So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice,

 

Hebrews 3:8    do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert,

 

Hebrews  3:9     where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did.

 

Hebrews 3:12    See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.

 

Hebrews 3:13    But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

 

Hebrews 3:15    As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.”

 

Hebrews 4:1    Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.

 

Hebrews 4:7    Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it Today, when a long time later he spoke through David, as was said before: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

 

Hebrews 4:11    Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, o that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.

 

Hebrews  4:14     Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone  through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold  firmly to the faith we profess.

 

Hebrews  4:16     Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

 

Hebrews 6:1    Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,

 

Hebrews 6:2    instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

 

Hebrews 6:11    We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.

 

Hebrews 6:12    We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

 

Hebrews10:19    Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter theMost Holy Placeby the blood of Jesus,

 

Hebrews10:20    by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,

 

Hebrews10:21    and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

 

Hebrews 10:22    let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of  faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us  from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

 

Hebrews 10:23    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

 

Hebrews 10:24    And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

 

Hebrews 10:25    Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

 

Hebrews 10:35    So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

 

Hebrews 10:36    You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

 

Hebrews 12:1    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

 

Hebrews  12:2    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

Hebrews  12:3     Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

 

Hebrews 12:5    And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:  “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,

 

Hebrews 12:7    Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?

 

Hebrews 12:9    Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!

 

Hebrews 12:12    Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.

 

Hebrews 12:13    “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

 

Hebrews 12:14    Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

 

Hebrews 12:15    See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

 

Hebrews 12:16    See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.

 

Hebrews  12:25     See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks.  If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven?

 

Hebrews 12:28    Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,  let  us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,

 

Hebrews 12:29    for our “God is a consuming fire.”

 

Hebrews 13:1    Keep on loving each other as brothers.

 

Hebrews 13:2    Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

 

Hebrews 13:3    Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

 

Hebrews 13:4    Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

 

Hebrews 13:5    Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

 

Hebrews 13:7    Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you.

Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

 

Hebrews  13:9     Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat them.

 

Hebrews 13:13    Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.

 

Hebrews 13:15    Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that confess his name.

 

Hebrews 13:16    And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

 

Hebrews 13:17    Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.

 

James 1:2    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

 

James 1:3    because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

 

James 1:5    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

 

James 1:6    But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

 

James 1:9    The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.

 

James 1:10    But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.

 

James 1:13    When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;

 

James 1:14    but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire,  he is dragged away and enticed.

 

James 1:16    Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers.

 

James 1:19    My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

 

James1:20    for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

 

James 1:21    Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

 

James 1:22    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

 

James  1:26     If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.

 

James  2:1     My  brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism.

 

James 2:8    If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.

 

James 2:11    For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.”  If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

 

James 2:12    Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom,

 

James2:13    because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!

 

James 3:1    Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

 

James  3:10     Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.  My brothers, this should not be.

 

James  3:13    Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

 

James 3:14    But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.

 

James 4:7    Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 

James 4:8    Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

 

James  4:9    Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.

 

James  4:10    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

 

James 4:11    Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.

 

James 4:13    Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that  city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”

 

James4:14    Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

 

James 4:15    Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

 

James 5:1    Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you.

 

James  5:7    Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s  coming.  See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.

 

James 5:8    You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

 

James 5:9    Don’t grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!

 

James 5:12    Above all, my brothers, do not swear–not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be condemned.

 

James 5:13    Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.

 

James 5:14    Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.

 

James  5:16     Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

 

1 Peter 1:13    Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

 

1 Peter 1:14    As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.

 

1 Peter 1:15    But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;

 

1 Peter 1:16    for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

 

1 Peter 1:17    Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.

 

1 Peter 1:22    Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.

 

1 Peter 2:1    Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.

 

1  Peter 2:2    Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

 

1 Peter 2:3    now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

 

1 Peter 2:11    Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.

 

1 Peter 2:12    Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

 

1 Peter 2:13    Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,

 

1 Peter 2:14    or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.

 

1 Peter 2:16    Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.

 

1 Peter 2:17    Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.

 

1 Peter 2:18    Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

 

1  Peter 2:21    To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

 

1 Peter 3:1    Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,

 

1 Peter 3:2    when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.

 

1 Peter 3:3    Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.

 

1 Peter 3:4    Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

 

1 Peter 3:7    Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

 

1 Peter 3:8    Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.

 

1 Peter 3:9    Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

 

1  Peter  3:10    For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.

 

1 Peter 3:11    He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.

 

1 Peter 3:14    But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened.”

 

1 Peter 3:15    But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

 

1 Peter 3:16    keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

 

1 Peter 4:1    Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin.

 

1 Peter 4:7    The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.

 

1 Peter 4:8    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

 

1 Peter 4:9    Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

 

1 Peter 4:10    Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

 

1 Peter 4:11    If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised  through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

 

1 Peter 4:12    Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.

 

1 Peter 4:13    But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

 

1  Peter  4:16     However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.

 

1 Peter 4:19    So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

 

1 Peter 5:2    Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers–not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve;

 

1 Peter 5:3    not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

 

1 Peter 5:5    Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

 

1 Peter 5:6    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

 

1 Peter 5:7    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

 

1 Peter 5:8    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

 

1 Peter 5:9    Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

 

2 Peter 1:5    For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;

 

2 Peter 1:6    and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

 

2 Peter 1:7    and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

 

2 Peter 1:10    Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,

 

2 Peter1:11    and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

2 Peter 3:2    I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.

 

2 Peter 3:8    But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

 

2 Peter 3:17    Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position.

 

2 Peter 3:18    But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

 

1 John 2:1    My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin.  But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

 

1 John 2:6    Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.

 

1 John 2:15    Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

 

1  John 2:24    See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.

 

1 John 2:28    And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.

 

1 John 3:7    Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.

 

1 John 3:11    This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

 

1 John 3:12    Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous.

 

1 John 3:13    Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.

 

1 John 3:18    Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

 

1 John 3:23    And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.

 

1 John 4:1    Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

 

1 John 4:7    Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

 

1  John  4:11    Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

 

1 John 4:21    And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

 

1 John 5:4    for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

 

1 John 5:21    Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

 

2 John 1:6    And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.

 

2 John 1:8    Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.

 

2 John 1:9   Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.   

 

2 John 1:10    If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him.

 

3  John  1:11    Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

 

Jude 1:17    But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.

 

Jude1:18    They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.”

 

Jude  1:20     But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.

 

Jude 1:21    Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

 

Jude 1:22    Be merciful to those who doubt;

 

Jude 1:23    snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear–hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

 

Revelation  2:7    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

 

Revelation 2:11    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death.

 

Revelation 2:17    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of  the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.

 

Revelation 2:29    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

 

Revelation  3:6    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

 

Revelation 3:13    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

 

Revelation 3:19    Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.

 

Revelation 3:22    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

 

Revelation  18:3   For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”

 

Revelation 18:4    Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;

 

Revelation 18:5    for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.

 

Revelation 18:20    Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you.'”

 

Revelation  19:5    Then a voice came from the throne,  saying:  “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both small and great!”

 

Revelation  19:7    Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!  For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.

 

Revelation 22:10    Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, because the time is near.

 

Revelation 22:11    Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy.”

 

Revelation  22:17    The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.