WHAT DID PAUL DO AND SAY?
THE BOOK OF ACTS
This page is being written as a follow-up to the other page on my website titled WHAT DID JESUS SAY AND DO. Jesus said in Mark 1:15, “REPENT and BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL.” When Jesus came back from the dead after He was resurrected, He said in Matthew 28:19, “GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.” Was Paul’s message any different? Let’s see!
1:5 (Paul is the writer). John baptized with water…but in a few days you will be baptized with the holy Spirit. (Jesus baptized with water and the Holy Spirit.)
1:8 (Jesus says) “You will receive power when the H.S. comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.” (Jesus wanted them and us to spread the saving truth to Jew, gentile, Greek, and everyone…to the Jew first!)
2:4 The apostles were overtaken by the H.S. in the form of a great wind. It gave them power to speak in different tongues. There were devout Jews from every nation in Jerusalem. (The apostles were not just speaking in Hebrew, but in the languages of every nation).
2:10 Jews and converts to Judaism from all nations were there.
PSALM 16:10 David is talking about the Messiah…he foresaw the resurrection of the Messiah, He was not abandoned to the netherworld, nor did His flesh see corruption.
ACTS 2:3 Peter said, “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…
3:1 Peter and John heal a crippled man.
3:22 Moses said, “A prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you from among your own kinsmen; to him you shall listen in all that he may say to you. Everyone who does not listen to the prophet will be cut off from the people.” (Lev. 23:29, Deut. 18:19). (In Hebrews God says that Jesus is greater than Moses and the prophets! Of course He is. He is God in the flesh (See John 1:1).
8:15 Peter and Paul go to Samaria, since the H.S. had not yet fallen upon them. They prayed for them and laid hands on them and then they received the H.S. (They had already been baptized with water, but they had to be prayed over and laid hands on them, and then the H.S. came upon them).
9:15 But the Lord said to him (Ananias in a vision), “Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before Gentiles, kings, and Israelites, and I will show him what he will have to suffer for my name.” Ananias laid hands on Paul. Paul was filled with the H.S. He (Paul) got up and was baptized.
9:20 Paul preached in the synagogues.
10:15 A vision to Peter… A sheet comes down from Heaven with every kind of animal in it and the messenger says that everything is good to eat saying, “What God has made clean, you not to call profane.”
10:28 God shows Peter that all men are good, saying, God has shown me that I should not call any man unclean or profane.
10:45 The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the H.S. should have been poured out on the Gentiles also, for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God. Then Peter responded, “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the H. S. even as we have?” He ordered them to be baptized in the name of J.C. Peter gets a vision to go to the Gentiles also.
11:26 …and it was in Antioch that the DISCIPLES were first called Christians.
13:3 God sends Barnabas and Saul (Paul) on a mission.
13:5 They proclaimed the word in synagogues.
13:24 John first preaching, before his coming, the baptism of penance to all the people of Israel.
13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas said boldly: To you it necessary for us first to speak the word of God: but because you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold we turn to the Gentiles.
13:47 For so the Lord hath commanded us: I have set thee to be the light of the Gentiles; that thou may be for salvation unto the utmost part of the earth.
14:1 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they entered together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a very great multitude both of the Jews and of the Greeks did believe.
15:20 But that we write unto them, that they refrain themselves from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
16:14, 15 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one that worshipped God, did hear: whose heart the Lord opened to attend to those things which were said by Paul.
And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying: If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.
16:30 And bringing them out, he said: Masters, what must I do, that I may be saved?
16:31 But they said: Believe in the Lord Jesus, and thou shall be saved, and thy house. (WHAT HAPPENED TO REPENT?)
16:31 And he, taking them the same hour of the night, washed their stripes, and himself was baptized, and all his house immediately. (Paul and Silas baptize the jailer).
17: 1 And when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
17:2 And Paul, according to his custom, went in unto them; and for three Sabbath days he reasoned with them out of the scriptures:
17:3 Declaring and insinuating that the Christ was to suffer, and to rise again from the dead; and that this is Jesus Christ, whom I preach to you.
17:10 But the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea. Who, when they were come thither, went into the synagogue of the Jews.
18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, bringing in the name of the Lord Jesus; and he persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
18:6 But they gainsaying and blaspheming, he shook his garments, and said to them: Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.
18:8 And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing, believed, and were baptized.
19:5 Having heard these things, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
19:6 And when Paul had imposed his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.
19:10And this continued for the space of two years, so that all they who dwelt in Asia, heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Gentiles.
20:35 I have shown you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the word of the Lord Jesus, how he said: It is a more blessed thing to give, rather than to receive.
20:36 And when he had said these things, kneeling down, he prayed with them all.
21:9 And he had four daughters, virgins, who did prophesy.
21:28 Men of Israel, help: This is the man that teaches all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place; and moreover has brought in Gentiles into the temple, and hath violated this holy place.
22:15 For thou shall be his witness to all men, of those things which you have seen and heard.
22:16 And now why do you tarry? Rise up, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, invoking his name.
22:21 And he said to me: Go, for unto the Gentiles afar off, will I send you.
23:5 You shall not curse a ruler of your people.
23:6 I am on trial for the hope of the resurrection of the dead.
26:20 I preached the need to repent and turn to God, and to do works giving evidence of repentance.
26:23 the Messiah must suffer and that, as the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.
28:9 Paul prays over a sick man, lays hands on him and he is healed.
28:31 Paul proclaims the Kingdom of God.
THE BOOK OF ROMANS
1:16 the gospel…It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then the Greek. The one who is righteous by faith will live.
1:20 Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made.
1:24 Because people ignore God, they have been handed over to perversity; male with male and female with female (homosexuality), sin of their bodily flesh.
1:29 (and for the same reason) They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy, murder, rivalry, treachery, and spite. They are gossips and scandalmongers and they hate God. They are insolent, haughty, boastful, and ingenious in their wickedness, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
2:1 If you judge others, you will also be judged.
2:4 The kindness of God leads us to repentance.
2:11 There is no partiality with God (for those who do good).
2:13 It is not those who hear the Law that will be just but those who do the law.
2:15 The demands of the law are written on their hearts (conscience, with knowledge).
2:29 True circumcision is of the heart and not the flesh. It is the spirit of the law and not the letter of the law that counts in God’s eyes.
3:10 There is no one just, not one. All have gone astray; all alike are worthless; there is no one who does good (this is why we need the Messiah, Yeshua to forgive our sins!)
3:20 No human being will be justified in his sight by observing the law; for through the law comes consciousness of sin.
3:22 The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ is for all who believe.
3:24 They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus.
3:28 For we consider that a person is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
3:31 Are we annulling the law by this faith? Of course not. On the contrary, we are supporting the law.
5:2 We boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us.
5:8 God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
5:15 Sin came into the world through one man, Adam. Sin was conquered through the grace of One Man, Jesus, who died for the forgiveness of all sin, if we believe that He died for us and our sins.
6:3 Or are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life.
6:12 Therefore, sin must not reign over your mortal bodies so that you obey their desires.
6:15 Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? Of course not!
6:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
7:4 You also were put to death to the law through the body of Christ, so that you might belong to another, to the one who was raised from the dead in order that we might bear fruit for God.
7:12 So then the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. (We are made aware of sin through the law. We should not sin or violate the law, but do good works that God calls us to do. We are forgiven our sin through the blood sacrifice on the cross of Jesus.)
7:15b For I do not do what I want, but I do what I hate. (Even Paul struggled.)
8:1 There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.
8:6 The concern of the flesh is death, but the concern of the spirit is life and peace.
8:11 If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through his Spirit that dwells in you.
8:26 We do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.
8:28 We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
10:9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10:17 Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ. But I ask, did they not hear? Certainly they did. (It is our duty to share the saving word of God with others so they can be saved like you were!)
11:1-7 Has God rejected His people? Of course not! (God saves and chooses a faithful remnant from Israel, the elect of God.) The rest were hardened, as it is said: God gave them a spirit of deep sleep, eyes that should not see and ears that should not hear, down to this very day.
11:10 and David says: let their eyes grow dim so that they may not see, and keep their backs bent forever.
11:20 The original branches (the Jews) were broken off because of unbelief, but you are there because of faith (grafted into the olive tree).
11:23 And they also, if they do not remain in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
11:25b a hardening has come upon Israel in part, until the full number of the Gentiles comes in, and thus all Israel will be saved.
12:1 offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.
12:3-8 we are one of many parts in the body of Christ, each given to serve a function in and for the body of believers. (Use the gifts that God has given you: faith, prophecy, ministry, teaching, exhortation, etc.)
12:9 Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good.
12:11 Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
12:14 Bless those who persecute you. Do not repay evil for evil.
13:1 Be subordinate to authority, since God has given it.
13:10 Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.
14:13 Do not judge one another or put a stumbling block in their way to belief. Do not let your freedom be a stumbling block to another.
15:1 Those who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak.
15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit.
16:17 watch out for those who create dissention…in opposition to the teaching of the learned; avoid them. For such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites by fair and flattering speech.
THE BOOK OF 1 CORINTHIANS
1:14 I give thanks that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one can say you were baptized in my name. (Then Paul goes on to say that he did baptize some people. He didn’t want anyone to say that he baptized them in the name of Paul, because some were saying that they were baptized in Applos or Cephas.)
1:18 The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1:22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles…but to those who are called, Jesus is the power and the wisdom of God.
1:31 Whover boasts should boast in the Lord.
2:9 What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him.
2:14 Now the natural person does not accept what pertains to the Spirit of God, for to him it is foolishness, and he cannot understand it, because it is judged spiritually.
3:7 Therefor, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth. (We tell people about God, but only He will or can choose us and bring us to understanding of and belief in Him.)
3:9 For we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field and God’s building.
3:16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
6:1 Bring matters to each other and not to court.
6:9 Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators (homosexuals) nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.
6:12 Everything is lawful for me, but not everything is beneficial (food). The body, however, is not for immorality, but for the Lord.
6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.
7:1 It is a good thing for a man not to touch a woman, but because of cases of immorality every man should have his own wife and every woman her own husband.
7:8 Now to the unmarried and to widows I say: It is a good thing for them to remain as they are, as I do, but if they cannot exercise self-control they should marry, for it is better to marry than to be on fire.
7:10 To the married: You should not divorce. If you divorce, stay single or reconcile to your spouse.
7:14 The unbelieving man is made holy through his wife.
7:15 If the unbeliever separates, let them. You are not bound. God has called you to peace. How do you know if you should save your spouse or not, though?
7:17 Only, everyone should live as the Lord has assigned, just as God called each one. You do not have to be circumcised. Come as you have been called. What matters is keeping God’s commandments!
7:27 Stay as you are. It is better to remain single, but it is no sin if you marry.
8:8 Do not let your freedom be a stumbling block to others (Kosher food, etc.) It may be ok in your eyes but not theirs, so do not sin as even they see it.
10:13 No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.
11:4 Any man who prays or prophesies with his head covered brings shame upon his head. (Greek tradition). :7 A man, on the other hand, should not cover his head, because he is the image and glory of God. (The Hebrew tradition is to cover one’s head with a yarmulke in reverence to God).
11:27 A person should examine himself before partaking of the bread and wine as in the last supper or they may be condemned along with the rest of the world. Do not eat it unworthily.
12:3 No on can say Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.
12:7 To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.
12:8 Gifts of the Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, mighty deeds, prophecy, discernment of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues.
12:13 For in one Spirit we are all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.
12:14 We are all one part of one body, with many parts, and each part has an important part to play in God’s purpose (no one part is more important than another, but all are needed to do God’s purpose here on earth. If any one does not do their God-given part, the whole body suffers).
13:1 If we have any or all of these gifts and do not have love they are nothing.
13:4 Love is patient, kind, not jealous, not pompous, not inflated, not rude, doesn’t seek its own interests, not quick-tempered, does not brood over injury, does not rejoice over wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things.
13:13 So faith, hope and love remain, but the greatest of these is love.
14:27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, let it be two or at most three, each in turn, and one should interpret. But if there is no interpreter, the person should keep silent in the church and speak to himself and to God.
14:35 Women should not speak in church but ask their husbands at home.
15:12 Resurrection of the dead is proven in Christ’s resurrection.
15:20 Through Adam came sin and death. Through Jesus comes forgiveness of sin and eternal life.
15:44 Resurrection body: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one.
15:55 Death is swallowed up in victory. Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death is your sting?
THE BOOK OF 2 CORINTHIANS
1:1 God is a God of compassion and encouragement. He encourages us so that we may encourage others.
3:14 The Jews have a veil over their eyes and hearts as they read the Tanakh or O.T., but through Christ it is taken away.
4:13 I believed, therefore I spoke…knowing that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and place us with you in his presence.
5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive recompense, according to what he did in the body, whether good or evil.
5:17 So whoever is in Christ is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, now things have come. (We are born again and a new creation without sin in the eyes of God and Jesus).
6:14 Do not be yoked with those who are different, with unbelievers. (A believing partner may save an unbelieving partner, though, but don’t be swayed away from Christ!).
7:1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
7:10 For godly sorrow produces a salutary repentance without regret, but worldly sorrow produces death.
9:6 Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
9:7 God loves a cheerful giver.
9:8 Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work. “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”
11:23-29 What Paul went through to spread the Gospel; beatings, shipwrecks, imprisonment, stoned, robbers, dangers and fasting.
12:21 …I may have to mourn over many of those who sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, immorality, and licentiousness they practiced.
13:9 For we rejoice when we are weak but you are strong. What we pray for is your improvement.
13:11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
THE BOOK OF GALATIANS
1:9 If anyone preaches to you a gospel other than the one that you received, let that one be accursed!
2:16 A person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ.
3:6 Thus, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteous.
3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
5:1 For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.
5:13 For you were called for freedom, brothers, but do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, rather, serve one another through love, for the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
5:19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious; immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions, occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies and the like.
5:22 In contrastthe fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such, there is no law.
6:1 Brothers, even if a person is caught in some transgression, you who are spiritual should correct that one in a gentle spirit, looking to yourself, so that you also may not be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens.
6:8 The one who sows for us flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows for the spirit will reap eternal life from the spirit.
6:9 Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.
THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS
1:4 as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will, for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved.
1:11 In him we were also chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the One who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will, so that we might exist for the praise of his glory, who first hoped in Christ.
2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God. It is not form works, so no one may boast, for we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.
3:12 In Christ Jesus we have boldness of speech and confidence of access through faith in him.
3:20 Now to him who is able to accomplish far more than all we ask or imagine, by the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever, amen.
4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism.
4:8 He gave gifts to men.
4:11 And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the world of ministry for building up the body of Christ until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God…
4:22 you should put away the old self of your former way of life, corrupted through deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth.
4:26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.
4:31 Als bitterness, fury, and anger, shouting, reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.
5:24 Wives be subordinate to your husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word…
5:31 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.
6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. …that it may go well with you and that you may have along life on earth.
6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in training and instruction of the Lord.
6:11 Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil.
6:18 With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.
THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS
1:29 For to you has been granted, for the sake of Christ, not only to believe in him but also to suffer for him.
2:5 Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus. Who, though he was in the form of Go, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped…
2:12 Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For God is the one who, for his good and purpose, works in you both to desire and to work.
4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always, I shall say it again: rejoice!
4:6 Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
4:13 I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.
4:19 My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
THE BOOK OF COLOSSIANS
1:9 …the knowledge of his will through all spiritual manner worthy of the Lord, so as to be fully pleasing, in every good work bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God, strengthened with every power, in accord with his glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy, giving thanks to the Father…
1:15 HE IS THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD, THE FIRSTBORN OF ALL CREATION. (Also see John 1:1)
2:12 You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.
3:5 Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly; immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and the greed that is idolatry.
3:25 For the wrongdoer will receive recompense for the wrong he committed, and there is no partiality.
4:17 See that you fulfill the ministry that you received in the Lord.
THE BOOK OF 1 THESSALONIANS
1:10 …to await his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus, who delivers us from the coming wrath.
4:4 …that each of you knows how to acquire a wife for himself in holiness and honor. Do not take advantage of or exploit a brother.
4:11…live in a tranquil life, to mind your own affairs, to work with your own hands, that you may conduct yourselves properly toward outsiders and not depend on anyone.
4:14 For is we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
4:16 …the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, thus we shall always be with the Lord.
5:2 for the day of the Lord shall come like a thief in the night.
5:8 …let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love and the helmet that is hope for salvation…through our Lord Jesus Christ.
5:14 We urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, cheer the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient with all. See that no one returns evil for evil, rather always seek what is good.Rejoice always, pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Trust everything. Retain what is good. Refrain from every kind of evil.
5:24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will also accomplish it.
THE BOOK OF 2 THESSALONIANS
1:5 This is evidence of the just judgment of God, so that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God for which you are suffering.
1:6 God will afflict those who are afflicting us and give rest in Him to those who are undergoing affliction for Him.
1:13 …God chose you as the first-fruits for salvation though sanctification by the Spirit and belief in truth.
3:1 …pray for us that we may be delivered from perverse and wicked people, for not all have faith.
3:3 For the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
3:10 …if anyone is not willing to work, neither should that one eat.
THE BOOK OF 1 TIMOTHY
1:5 The aim of this instruction is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.
1:15 Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…But for that reason I was mercifully treated, so that in me, as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display all his patience as an example for those who would come to believe in him for everlasting life.
2:1Pray for everyone, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.
2:5 For there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and the human race, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself as a ransom for all.
2:8 It is my wish, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or argument.
2:9 Similarly, women should adorn themselves with proper conduct, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hairstyles and gold ornaments, or pearls, or expensive clothes, but rather, as befits women who profess reverence for God, with good deeds.
2:11 A woman must receive instruction silently…and not have authority over men.
3:2 Qualification for bishop…includes being married only once.
4:1 Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the last times some will turn away from the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and demonic instructions through the hypocrisy of liars with branded consciences. They forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
4:16 Attend to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in both tasks, for by doing so you will save both yourself and those who listen to you.
5:8 And whoever does not provide for relatives and especially family members has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
5:19 Do not accept an accusation against a presbyter unless it is supported by two or three witnesses. Reprimand publicly those who do sin, so that the rest also will be afraid.
5:23 Stop drinking only water, but have a little wine for the sake of our stomach and your frequent illnesses.
6:2 Teach and urge these things. Whoever teaches something different and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the religious teaching is conceited, understanding nothing and has a morbid disposition for arguments and verbal dispute. From these come envy, rivalry, insults, evil suspicions, and mutual friction among people with corrupted minds, who are deprived of the truth, supposing religion to be a means of gain. Indeed, religion with contentment is a great gain.
6:13 …to keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ…
6:18 Tell them to do good, to be rich in good works…
THE BOOK OF 2 TIMOTHY
1:8 So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with strength that comes form God.
2:11 If we have died with him we shall also live with him; if we persevere we shall also reign with him, but if we deny him he will deny us, if we are unfaithful he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself.
2:23 Avoid foolish and ignorant debates, for you know that they breed quarrels. A slave of the Lord should not quarrel, but should be gentle with everyone, able to teach, tolerant, correcting opponents with kindness.
3:16 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
4:1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus…proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient of inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching…perform the work of an evangelist; fulfill your ministry.
4:6 I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.
4:8 From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day…
4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and will bring me safe to his heavenly kingdom.
THE BOOK OF TITUS
2:6 Urge the younger men, similarly, to control themselves, showing yourself, as a model of good deeds in every respect, with integrity in your teaching, dignity and sound speech…
3:1 Remind them to be under the control of magistrates and authorities, to be obedient, to be open to every good enterprise. They are to slander no one, to be peaceable, considerate, exercising all graciousness toward everyone.
3:8 I want you to insist on these points; that those who have believed in God be careful to devote themselves to good works; these are excellent and beneficial to others. Avoid foolish arguments, genealogies, rivalries, and quarrels about the law, for they are useless and futile.
3:10 After a first and second warning, break off contact with a heretic, realizing that such a person is perverted and sinful and stands self-condemned.
3:14 But let our people, too, learn to devote themselves to good works to supply urgent needs, so they may not be unproductive.
THE BOOK OF PHILEMON
1:14 …I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that the good you do might not be forced but voluntary.
THE BOOK OF HEBREWS
1:4 (About Jesus)…As far superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
1:5 (God says of Jesus) You are my son; this day I have begotten you.
1:6 Let all angels worship Him.
1:8 (God says of Jesus)YOUR THRONE, O GOD, stands forever and ever and a righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom.
1:12 (God says of Jesus)…But you are the same, and your years will have no end.
1:13 Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.
2:4 God added his testimony by signs, wonders, various acts of power, and distribution of the gifts of the holy Spirit according to his will.
2:7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels (Jesus, who came to die for our sins).
3:6 Christ was faithful as a son placed over his house. We are his house, if we hold fast to our confidence and pride in our hope.
3:7 The holy Spirit says, “On, that today you would hear his voice, harden not your hearts as at the rebellion in the day of testing in the desert.”
4:6 Therefore, since it remains that some will enter into it (God’s rest),and those who formerly received the good news did not enter because of disobedience…
6:20 Jesus becomes the high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
7:3 Melchizedek is without father, mother, or ancestry; without beginning of days or end of life, thus made to resemble the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.
8:6 Jesus is MEDIATOR of a better covenant. (If there were no need for a new covenant, God would not have promised one.)
9:15…those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance.
9:22 …without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.
9:26 But how once for all he has appeared at the end of the ages to take away sin by his sacrifice.
10:17 (the New Covenant) Their sins and their evildoing I will remember no more (because of Jesus’ death and sacrifice once and for all.)
10:24 We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works. We should not stay away from our assembly…but to encourage one another…
10:26 If we sin deliberately after receiving knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains sacrifice for sins but a fearful prospect of judgment and a flaming fire that is going to consume the adversaries. Anyone who rejects the law of Moses is put to death without pity …(also see Numbers 15:30).
11:6 …without faith, it is impossible to please God.
12:5 My son, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord or lose heart when reproved by him; for whom the Lord loves, he disciplines; he scourges every son he acknowledges.
12:7 Endure your trials as “discipline”; God treats you as sons. For what “son” is there whom his father does not discipline? (to share in His holiness).
12:11 At the time, all discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain, yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it.
12:14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for that holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
13:3 Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment.
13:4 Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers.
13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
13:15 Through him then let us continually offer God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.
13:17 Obey your leaders and defer to them, for they keep watch over you and will have to give an account, that they may fulfill their task with joy and not with sorrow, for that would be of no advantage to you.
13:20 May the God of peace…furnish you with all good things that you may do His will.
THE BOOK OF JAMES
1:2 Consider it all joy my brothers, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance…God gives to you ungrudgingly. Ask in faith, not doubting.
1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres in temptation, for when he has been proved he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him.
1:13 No one experiencing temptation should say, “I am being tempted by God”; for God is not subject to temptation to evil, and he himself tempts no one…Desire deceives and brings forth sin, and when sin reaches maturity, it brings forth death.
1:19 …everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath, for the wrath of a man does not accomplish the righteousness of God.
1:22 BE DOERS OF THE WORD AND NOT HEARERS ONLY, DELUDING YOURSELVES.
1:25 But the one who peers into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres, and is not a hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, such a one shall be blessed in what he does.
1:26 Bridle your tongue.
1:27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this; to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
2:1 Serve, witness to, and be kind to the rich and poor alike. Show no partiality.
2:14 WHAT GOOD IS IT, MY BROTHERS, IF SOMEONE SAYS HE HAS FAITH BUT DOES NOT HAVE WORKS? Can that faith save him? (If someone has no food or clothes, feed and clothe them, etc.)
2:17 So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well. Even the demons believe that and tremble.
2:20 Do you want proof, you ignoramus, that faith without works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered his son Isaac upon the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by the works.
2:24 See how a person is saved by works and not by faith alone.
3:1 Teachers will be judged more strictly.
3:9 With the tongue we curse human beings who are made in the likeness of God. (Bridle the tongue.)
4:7 So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
4:11 Do not speak evil of one another, brothers. Whoever speaks evil of a brother or judges his brother speaks evil of the law and judges the law. If you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
4:17 So for one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, it is a sin.
5:12 Do not swear. Let your yes be yes and your no be no.
5:13 Is anyone suffering? Pray. Are you in good spirits? Sing praises. Is anyone sick? Pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.
5:16 Confess your sins to one another that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.
5:19 My brothers, if anyone among you should stray from the truth and someone bring him back, he should know thatwhoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
THE BOOK OF 1 PETER
1:16 Be Holy for I (God) am Holy.
2:1 Rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, insincerity, envy, and all slander…that you may grow into salvation.
2:15 For it is the will of God that by doing good you may silence the ignorance of foolish people.
2:20 But if you are patient when you suffer for doing what is good, this is a grace before God.
3:8 Be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, humble. Do not return evil for evil, or insult for insult; but on the contrary, a blessing, because to this you were called, that you might inherit a blessing.
3:14 But, even if you should suffer for righteousness, blessed are you…Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for our hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame.
4:8 Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins.
4:19 As a result, those who suffer in accord with God’s will, hands their souls over to a faithful creator as they do good.
5:5 God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble.
5:7 Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you.
THE BOOK OF 2 PETER
1:5 Faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, endurance, devotion, mutual affection and love; they will keep you from being idle or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1:21 No prophecy ever came through human will; but rather human beings moved by the holy Spirit spoke under the influence of God.
3:8 Do not ignore this fact, beloved that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day. The Lord does not delay his promise, as some regard “delay”, but he is patient with you, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
3:10 The day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a mighty roar and the elements will be dissolved by fire, and the earth and everything done on it will be found out.
3:13 According to his promise we await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
3:14 Therefore, beloved, since you await these things, be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him, at peace.
THE BOOK OF 1 JOHN
1:5 God is light, and in Him there is no darkness.
1:6 If we say, “We have fellowship with him, ” while we continue to walk in darkness, we lie and do not act in truth.
1:8 If we say, “We are without sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. If we say, “We have not sinned,” we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
2:3 The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep his commandments. Whoever says, “I know Him,” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps his word; the love of God is truly perfected in him.
2:6 Whoever claims to abide in him ought to live just as he lived.
2:9 Whoever says he is in the light, yet hates his brother, is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother remains in the light.
2:16 For all that is in the world, sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life, is not from the Father but is from the world.
3:5 You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin (Jesus).
3:6 No one who remains in him sins; no one who sins has seen him or known him. Children, let no one deceive you. The person who acts in righteousness is righteous, just as he is righteous. Whoever sins belongs to the devil, because the devil has sinned from the beginning.
3:9 No one who is begotten by God commits sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot sin because he is begotten by God. In this way, the children of God and the children of the devil are made plain; on one who fails to act in righteousness belongs to God, nor anyone who does not love his brother.
3:13 Do not be amazed brothers, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. Whoever does not love remains in death.Everyone who hates his brother is a murdere, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.
3:17 If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him?Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.
3:21 Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence in God and receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. (Believe in the name of Jesus, that He is God in the flesh, and love one another just as he commanded).
4:1 Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can know the Spirit of God; every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God, and every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus does not belong to God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, that, as you heard, is to come, but in fact is already in the world.
4:4 You belong to God, children and you have conquered them, for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God.
4:10 In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.
5:3 For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.
5:15 If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know that what we have asked him for is ours.
5:19 And we are in the one who is true, in his son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
THE BOOK OF 2 JOHN
There is only one chapter :6 For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning, in which you should walk.
:7 Many deceivers have gone out into the world those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh; such is the deceitful one and the antichrist.
:9 anyone who is so “progressive” as not to remain the teaching of the Christ does not have God; whoever remains in the teaching has the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine do not receive him in your house or even greet him; for whoever greets him shares in his evil works.
THE BOOK OF 3 JOHN
:11 Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does what is good is of God; whoever does what is evil has never seen God.
THE BOOK OF JUDE
:1 …to those who are called, beloved, in God the Father and kept safe for Jesus Christ; may mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance.
:22 On those who waver, have mercy; save others by snatching them out of the fire; on others have mercy with fear, abhorring even the outer garment stained by the flesh.
THE BOOK OF REVELATION
(This is not a book written by Paul but by John.)
1:7 Behold, he is coming amid the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him. All the peoples of the earth will lament him.
1:20 Jesus is coming to the seven churches (7 lampstands), mentioned in this chapter with seven angels (7 stars).
2:2 I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate the wicked; you have tested those who call themselves apostles but are not, and discovered that they are impostors.
2:3 Moreover, you have endurance and have suffered for my name, and you have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you; you have lost the love you had at first. Realize how far you have fallen. Repent, and do the works you did at first. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
2:10 Remain faithful until the end and I will give you the crown of life.
3:2 Be watchful and strengthen what is left, which is going to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.
3:15 I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
3:19 Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise. Be earnest, therefore, and repent.
3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will enter his house and dine with him and he with me.
4:11 Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things; because of your will they came to be and were created. (All things were created though Jesus: John 1:1).
5:5 (No one could open the seven seals on the scroll because they were not worthy) One of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. The lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has triumphed, enabling him to open the scroll with its seven seals.”
5:9 Worthy are you to receive the scroll and to break open its seals, for you were slain and with your blood you purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue, people and nation. You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on earth.
6:1 Rider on white horse rides forth victorious to further his victories.
6:3 Rider on red horse rides forth and has power that all people would slaughter one another.
6:9 Rider on black horse rides forth and talks to those who have given their lives to bear their witness to the word of God. How long will it be, they ask, before the full number of their fellow servants will be completed, giving their lives also for this purpose?
6:12 There is a great earthquake, the sun turns black, the moon turns red. The stars in the sky fall to earth. Every mountain on earth is moved from its place. The great day of the Lord’s wrath has come and who can withstand it?
7:3 “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” :4Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.
“These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
“they are before the throne of God
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.
7:16 Never again will they hunger;
never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat upon them,
nor any scorching heat.
7:17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;
he will lead them to springs of living water.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
8:5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
8:7 The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, :9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— :11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.
9:1 The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. :2 When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. :3 And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. :4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
9:11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon. (means Destroyer).
9:14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number.
9:19 The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury.
9:20 The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. 21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.
10:8 Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.”
10:9 So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.”
11:2 But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. 3And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”
11:7 Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.
11:11 But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. 12Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on.
11:13 At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
11:15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ,
and he will reign for ever and ever.”
11:18 The nations were angry; and your wrath has come.
The time has come for judging the dead,
and for rewarding your servants the prophets
and your saints and those who reverence your name,
both small and great—
and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”
12:3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. 4 His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
12:7 And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
12:11 They overcame him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.
12:12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens
and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is short.”
13:5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. 6 He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.
If anyone is to be killed with the sword,
with the sword he will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.
13:13 And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. 14Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. (Satan).
13:18 This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666.
14:3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb.
14:5 No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.
14:9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, 14:10 he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.”
14:12 This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus.
15:5 After this I looked and in heaven the temple, that is, the tabernacle of the Testimony, was opened. 6 Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests. 7 Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever. 8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.
16:1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.” 16:2 The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped his image.
“You are just in these judgments,
you who are and who were, the Holy One,
because you have so judged;
16:6 for they have shed the blood of your saints and prophets,
and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.”
16:9 They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.
16:10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. Men gnawed their tongues in agony 11 and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.
17:8 The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come.
17:12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
18:16 ” ‘Woe! Woe, O great city,
dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet,
and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls!
17In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’
19:6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
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.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)
9 Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
19:11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
19:19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.
20:1 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
20:4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
20:5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
20:7 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. 9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
21:6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
21:22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.
22:3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
22:7 “Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.”
22:12 “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has don.”
22:18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
22:20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.