It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after [them,] nor follow [them. ]
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are,] extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
having been made just
he will be elevated
For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
For whether [is] greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? [is] not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
And if I also ask [you,] ye will not answer me, nor let [me] go.
you might answer
you might discharge
And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash [his] feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
For some [of them] thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy [those things] that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
they were figuring
Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
And when Peter saw [it,] he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
to having made
And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?
But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:
it will be dismantled
And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,
Heaven [is] my throne, and earth [is] my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what [is] the place of my rest?
you will build
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.
(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
they were spending their leisure
Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
And when Paul was now about to open [his] mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O [ye] Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:
of being about to
So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
to be carried to
to be broken out
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
And there arose a great cry: and the scribes [that were] of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.
we may god-fight
Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds.
And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:
to community centers
Or else let these same [here] say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,
Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.
And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let [him] have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.
And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.
To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.
to ship's manager
he was being persuaded
Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.
changed of mind
And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men [and] brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
to call together
I was handed over
And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee.
he messaged from
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and [their] thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
of witnessing jointly
of speaking up in defense
What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit [is there] of circumcision?
[Is he] the God of the Jews only? [is he] not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
[Cometh] this blessedness then upon the circumcision [only,] or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
he was considered
How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
he was considered
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, [was] not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
we were immersed
we were immersed
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
(For [the children] being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
he will go down
God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
he has given beforehand
it will be recompensed
And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.
we [first] believed
Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
belonging to another
he will be substantiated
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
we will stand allied
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in [his] brother's way.
[It is] good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor [any thing] whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
he was put on public display
you were immersed
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
Who then is Paul, and who [is] Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
I might be thoroughly judged
I thoroughly judge
What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and [in] the spirit of meekness?
Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
they will sharehold
What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
they are self-controlled
to be affected by fire
But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to [her] husband: and let not the husband put away [his] wife.
she be reconciled
But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such [cases:] but God hath called us to peace.
he or she has been made working class
For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save [thy] husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save [thy] wife?
Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?
Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?
Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
Or saith he [it] altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, [this] is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.