Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, [shall he] not much more [clothe] you, O ye of little faith?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
having been lost
It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more [shall they call] them of his household?
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
of condemning to death
to condemn to death
And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that [sheep,] than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
But the wise answered, saying, [Not so;] lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
it might sufficiently support
When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but [that] rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed [his] hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye [to it. ]
And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published [it; ]
he was exhorting
they were proclaiming
And whosoever shall offend one of [these] little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.
But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.
to die together
in the same manner
But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
priestly division managers
he might discharge
But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
it was going through
they were coming together
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more [will he clothe] you, O ye of little faith?
And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
to condemn to death
he was disintegrating
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;
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.
And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)
they were being added
Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.
he was being intrinsically enabled
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 when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)
he was purposefully calling
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
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
having been made just
we will be saved
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
we were reconciled
having been reconciled
we will be saved
But not as the offence, so also [is] the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, [which is] by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
it became king
they will be kings
Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Now if the fall of them [be] the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural [branches,] be graffed into their own olive tree?
of natural olive
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.
And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
he might be taken up out
Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather [suffer yourselves to] be defrauded?
you be displaced
Art thou called [being] a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use [it] rather.
If others be partakers of [this] power over you, [are] not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for [it were] better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.
Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual [gifts,] but rather that ye may prophesy.
you may prophesy
I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater [is] he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
you may prophesy
he thoroughly interprets
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
So that contrariwise ye [ought] rather to forgive [him,] and comfort [him,] lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
to more abundant
he might be drunk up
How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
For if the ministration of condemnation [be] glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
For if that which is done away [was] glorious, much more that which remaineth [is] glorious.
We are confident, [I say,] and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
he was near-called
Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.
we have been near-called
we were made joyful
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
it sufficiently supports
it is fully completed
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
For it is written, Rejoice, [thou] barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
it has been written
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with [his] hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them. ]
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and [in] all judgment;
But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things [which happened] unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
to have trusted
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort [you] by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, [so] ye would abound more and more.
you may abound
And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do. ]
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise [them,] because they are brethren; but rather do [them] service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Yet for love's sake I rather beseech [thee,] being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is;] but exhorting [one another:] and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
to be jointly ill-treated
Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected [us,] and we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape,] if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven:
you might reject
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: