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Gospel of Matthew Scripture References

Gen 1:27

Genesis 1:27

27 So God created man in his own image.  God created them in his image male and female. [His image is plural and both male and female.]

Genesis 2:24

24 For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and join himself to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.

Genesis 4:8

Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

Gen 2:24
Gen 4:8

Genesis 19:24-29

24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from Yahweh out of the sky. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. 27 Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before Yahweh. 28 He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace. 29 So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.

Gen 19:24-29

Genesis 21:2-3

Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.

Gen 21:2-3

Genesis 25:24-26

24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. 26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.

Genesis 29:35

35 She [Leah] conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” So she named him Judah [which means "praise" in Hebrew].

Gen 25:24-26
Gen 29:35

Genesis 38:27-30

27 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. 28 As she was giving birth, one of them put out his hand; so the midwife took a scarlet thread and tied it on his wrist and said, “This one came out first.” 29 But when he drew back his hand, his brother came out, and she said, “So this is how you have broken out!” And he was named Perez. 30 Then his brother, who had the scarlet thread on his wrist, came out. And he was named Zerah.

Gen 38:27-30

Genesis 46:12

12 The sons of Judah were Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan had died in the land of Canaan). The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

Exodus 3:6

Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

Gen 46:12
Exo 3:6

Exodus 20:12

12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Exo 20:12

Exodus 20:13

13 You shall not murder.

Exodus 20:17

17 You shall not desire to have your neighbor’s house. You shall not desire to have your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Exo 20:13
Exo 20:17

Exodus 20:14

14 “You shall not commit adultery."

Exo 20:14
Exo 21:23-25
Exo 26:31-35
Exo 30:11-16

Exodus 30:11-16

11 Then Yahweh said to Moses, 12 “When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the Lord a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come on them when you number them. 13 Each one who crosses over to those already counted is to give a half shekel, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs. This half shekel is an offering to Yahweh. 14 All who cross over, those twenty years old or more, are to give an offering to Yahweh. 15 The rich are not to give more than a half shekel and the poor are not to give less when you make the offering to Yahweh to atone for your lives. 16 Receive the atonement money from the Israelites and use it for the service of the Tent of Meeting. It will be a memorial for the Israelites before Yahweh, making atonement for your lives.”

Lev 14:1-9

Leviticus 14:1-9

Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “This shall be the law for a leper in the day of his cleansing.  He shall be brought to the priest.  The priest shall go forth out of the camp and the priest will examine to see if the spots have been healed in the leper.  The priest will command two birds alive and ritually clean to be brought for the man who is being cleansed along with cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop.  And the priest will command one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over fresh water.  He will take the living bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the scarlet, and dip them in the blood of the bird that was killed over the fresh water.  He will sprinkle the blood seven times over him who is to be cleansed, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let loose the living bird into the open field.  They shall wash the clothes of the one who is being made clean and shall shave off all the hair from his head and beard and bathe him that he may be clean.  After that he shall come into the camp but remain outside his tent for seven days.  But on the seventh day he shall shave off all the hair from his head and beard and even his eyebrows.  He shall shave off all his hair and he shall wash his clothes and he shall also wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.

Lev 18:16

Leviticus 18:16

16 Do not have sexual relations with your brother’s wife; that would dishonor your brother.

Lev 19:18

Leviticus 19:18

18 Do not pay back evil for evil or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.

Leviticus 19:12

12 “‘Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am Yahweh."

Lev 19:12

Leviticus 20:9

For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother. His blood is upon him.

Leviticus 20:9

Leviticus 24:5-9

“Take the finest flour and bake twelve loaves of bread, using two-tenths of an ephah for each loaf. 6 Arrange them in two stacks, six in each stack, on the table of pure gold before Yahweh. 7 By each stack put some pure incense as a memorial portion to represent the bread and to be a food offering presented to Yahweh. 8 This bread is to be set out before Yahweh regularly, Sabbath after Sabbath, on behalf of the Israelites, as a lasting covenant. 9 It belongs to Aaron and his sons, who are to eat it in the sanctuary area, because it is a most holy part of their perpetual share of the food offerings presented to Yahweh.”

Lev 24:5-9
Lev 24:16
Num 30:1-2

Deuteronomy 6:5

Love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Deu 6:5
Deu 6:8

Deuteronomy 6:8
Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.

Deuteronomy 8:3

He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on all that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Deu 8:3

Deuteronomy 6:16

16 “You shall not test Yahweh your God as you tested Him in Massah."

Deu 6:16

Deuteronomy 6:13

13 You shall fear Yahweh your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His name.

Deu 6:13

Deuteronomy 17:8-11

If cases come before your courts that are too difficult for you to judge - whether bloodshed, lawsuits or assaults - take them to the place Yahweh will choose. Go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who is in office at that time. Inquire of them and they will give you the verdict. 10 You must act according to the decisions they give you at the place Yahweh will choose. Be careful to do everything they instruct you to do. 11 Act according to whatever they teach you and the decisions they give you. Do not turn aside from what they tell you, to the right or to the left.

Deu 17:8-11

Deuteronomy 23:21-23

21 If you make a vow to Yahweh your God, do not be slow to pay it, for the Lord your God will certainly demand it of you and you will be guilty of sin. 22 But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty. 23 Whatever your lips utter you must be sure to do, because you made your vow freely to Yahweh your God with your own mouth.

Deu 23:21-23

Deuteronomy 24:1-4

If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, 2 and if after she leaves his house she becomes the wife of another man, 3 and her second husband dislikes her and writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, or if he dies, 4 then her first husband, who divorced her, is not allowed to marry her again after she has been defiled. That would be detestable in the eyes of Yahweh. Do not bring sin upon the land Yahweh your God is giving you as an inheritance.

Deu 24:1-4

Deuteronomy 25:5

If brothers are living together and one of them dies without a son, his widow must not marry outside the family. Her husband’s brother shall take her and marry her and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her.

Deu 25:5

Deuteronomy 25:5-6

If brothers are living together and one of them dies without a son, his widow must not marry outside the family. Her husband’s brother shall take her and marry her and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her. The first son she bears shall carry on the name of the dead brother so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel.

Deuteronomy 30:15-16

15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love Yahweh your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and Yahweh your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

Deu 25:5-6
Deu 30:15-16

Joshua 6:25

25 But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day.

Jos 6:25

Ruth 4:13-17

13 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When he made love to her, the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son. 14 The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! 15 He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.” 16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. 17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.

1 Samuel 17:12-15

12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite named Jesse, who was from Bethlehem in Judah. Jesse had eight sons, and in Saul’s time he was very old. 13 Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah. 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.

Rut 4:13-17
1 Sam 17:12-15

1 Samuel 21:1-6
David went to Nob, to Ahimelek the priest. Ahimelek trembled when he met him, and asked, “Why are you alone? Why is no one with you?” David answered Ahimelek the priest, “The king sent me on a mission and said to me, ‘No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.’ As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place. Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever you can find.” 4 But the priest answered David, “I don’t have any ordinary bread on hand; however, there is some consecrated bread here—provided the men have kept themselves from women.” 5 David replied, “Indeed women have been kept from us, as usual whenever I set out. The men’s bodies are holy even on missions that are not holy. How much more so today!” So the priest gave him the consecrated bread, since there was no bread there except the "bread of the presence" that had been removed from before the Lord and replaced by hot bread on the day it was taken away.

1 Sam 21:1-6

2 Samuel 12:24

24 Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and made love to her. She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. Yahweh loved him;

2 Samuel 22:26

26 With the faithful, you show yourself faithful.  You are good to those who are good.

1 Kings 10:1-9

1 When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relationship to the Lord, she came to test Solomon with hard questions. Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind. Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her. When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at the Temple of the Lord, she was overwhelmed. She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true. But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; in wisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard. How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! Praise be to the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.”

2 Sam 12:24
2 Sam 22:26
1 Kin 10:1-9

1 Chronicles 2:5

The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

1 Chronicles 2:9-15

The sons born to Hezron were Jerahmeel, Ram, and Caleb. 10 Ram was the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, the leader of the people of Judah. 11 Nahshon was the father of Salmon, Salmon the father of Boaz, 12 Boaz the father of Obed and Obed the father of Jesse. 13 Jesse was the father of Eliab his firstborn; the second son was Abinadab, the third Shimea, 14 the fourth Nethanel, the fifth Raddai, 15 the sixth Ozem, and the seventh David.

1 Chronicles 3:10-16

10 Solomon’s son was Rehoboam, Abijah his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son, 11 Jehoram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son, 12 Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son, 13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son, 14 Amon his son, Josiah his son.  15 The sons of Josiah: Johanan the firstborn, Jehoiakim the second son, Zedekiah the third, Shallum the fourth. 16 The successors of Jehoiakim: Jehoiachin his son, and Zedekiah.

1 Chr 2:5
1 Chr 2:9-15
1 Chr 3:10-16

1 Chronicles 3:17-19

17 The descendants of Jehoiachin the captive were Shealtiel his son, 18 Malkiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama and Nedabiah. 19 The sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and Shimei. The sons of Zerubbabel were Meshullam and Hananiah.  Shelomith was their sister.

2 Chronicles 11:20

20 Then he [Rehoboam] married Maakah daughter of Absalom, who bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith.

2 Chronicles 24:21

21 But they plotted against him, and by order of the king [Joash] they stoned him [Zechariah] to death in the courtyard of Yahweh’s temple.

1 Chr 3:17-19
2 Chr 11:20
2 Chr 24:21

Psalms 8:2

From the mouths of children and infants, you [Yahweh] have ordained praiseon account of your adversaries, to silence the enemy and avenger.

Psa 8:2

Psalms 22:1

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help?

Psalms 22:18

18 They divide my garments among themselves and cast lots for my clothing.

Psalms 34:19

19 Yahweh is near to those who are broken hearted and he saves those with a crushed spirit.

Psalms 37:11

11 The unassertive ones will inherit the land and will be delighted with the abundance of peace.

Psa 22:1
Psa 22:18
Psa 34:19
Psa 37:11

Psalms 41:9

Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me.

Psalms 69:21

21 But instead, they give me gall for food. They offer me sour wine for my thirst.

Psalms 78:2

I will open my mouth with a parable. I will utter hidden things, things from of old.

Psalms 91:11-12

11  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. 12 They will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

Psa 41:9
Psa 69:21
Psa 78:2
Psa 91:11-12

Psalms 118:22-23

22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. 23 Yahweh has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

Psa 110:1
Psa 118:22-23

Psalms 110:1

Yahweh says to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”

Psalms 118:26

26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yahweh. From the house of the Lord we bless you.

Psalms 130:7-8

Israel, put your hope in Yahweh, for with Yahweh is unfailing love and with him is redemption, 8 and he will redeem Israel from all his unrighteous behavior.

Psa 118:26
Psa 130:7-8

Psalms 130:8

He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.

Isaiah 6:9-10

And he said, “Go and tell this people, ‘You are hearing but not understanding.  You are seeing but not recognizing.  10 May the heart of this people become fat, their ears dull, and their eyes blinded.  Until they [are willing to] see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and change their ways, and be made whole.”

Psa 130:8
Isa 6:9-10

Isaiah 7:14

14 Therefore, the Lord of his own free will shall give you a sign [even though you have not sought it].  A young woman will become pregnant and will give birth to a son and shall call his name, ‘God with us’.  [The word translated ‘young woman’ often meant an unmarried virgin.]

Isaiah 8:14

14 “He will be [for you] a sanctuary, but a stumbling stone and a tripping rock to both the houses of Israel, and a trap and snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Isa 7:14
Isa 8:14

Isaiah 9:1-2

1 But the darkness shall not remain as in the time of punishment, when he [God] allowed harm to come to the land of Zebulon and the land of Naphtali [including exile from the land].  He now wants to honor this land that’s on the “way of the sea”, beyond the Jordan River, Galilee of the non-Jewish nations!  2The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light!  You are shining your light on those that live in the land death has shadowed [and thus cause all shadows to leave].

Isa 9:1-2

Isaiah 11:11

1 “A shoot will come forth from the fallen trunk of Jesse; a branch will grow from his roots."

Isa 11:1

Isaiah 29:13

13 This people draws near to me with their mouth, and with their lips they honor me, but their hearts are far removed from me, and they desire not to obey what I have said but only the traditions of men.

Isa 29:13

Isaiah 35:5-6

5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

Isa 35:5-6

Isaiah 40:1

1 Comfort, comfort my people, says Yahweh.

Isaiah 40:3

A voice of one crying in the wilderness, "Prepare a road for Yahweh.  Make a straight highway for our God."

Isa 40:1
Isa 40:3
Isa 40:3-5

Isaiah 40:3-5

A voice of one crying in the wilderness, "Prepare a road for Yahweh.  Make a straight path for our God. 4 Every low place will be lifted up and every high place made low. The crooked shall be made straight and the rough spots smooth.  5 And the splendor of Yahweh will be revealed and all people will see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken."

Isa 42:1-4

Isaiah 42:1-4

1 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. 2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; 4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”

Isa 53:1-12

Isaiah 53:1-12

1 Who has believed what we reported and to whom has the power of Yahweh been revealed?  2 For he [the Anointed One] shall grow up a tender plant before him and like a sprout out of the dry ground has no form. He has no beauty or pleasing look to attract us to him. 3 He is despised and rejected by men, a man of suffering and acquainted with grief. We hid our faces from him. He was despised and we saw nothing good in him. 4 Surely he has lifted our diseases from us and borne our afflictions, yet we believed that [the abuse he received must have been because he deserved it and that] he was punished and judged by God. 5 But his wounds were for our sins. He was beaten for our evil doing. He bore the punishment that [paid out penalty and achieved] our peace. By his receiving lashes of punishment we are healed. 6 Just like sheep, we have strayed.  Everyone of us has followed our own path. And Yahweh has laid on him [the Anointed One] the [penalty for the] rebellious waywardness of us all. 7 He was accused and condemned but he did not open his mouth in self-defense. Just as a lamb is led to be slaughtered and sheep are silent before their shearers, he also did not open his mouth. 8 He was taken captive and judged and no one spoke for him of his goodness before he was cut off from the land of the living. He took the blows [all of us should have received] for the rebelliousness of my people. 9 He made his grave with evil doers, and he was buried with he rich. Even though he had done no violence nor was their any deceit in his mouth, 10 still it pleased Yahweh to crush him and bring him grief since he was willing to make his own self an offering for sin. He will see his descendants and his life will be lengthened and the delight of Yahweh will be accomplished through his hand [by his sacrificial death and resurrection from the dead]. 11 He will see the result of the efforts of his soul and shall be satisfied. Through the knowledge of him he will justify many because he will pay the penalty for their unpaid guilt. 12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53:4

Surely he has lifted off of us our diseases and borne our afflictions, yet we believed that [the abuse he received must have been because he deserved it and that] he was punished and judged by God.

Isa 53:4

Isaiah 53:5

But his wounds were for our sins.  He was beaten for our evil doing.  He bore the punishment that brought us peace.  By his receiving the severe whipping [given to the worst criminals] we are healed.

Isa 53:5
Isa 53:12

Isaiah 54:5
For the Creator is your husband - Yahweh of the heavenly hosts is his name!  Your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, who shall be called God of all the earth.

Isaiah 55:1-2

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. 2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.

Isa 54:5
Isa 55:1-2

Isaiah 56:7

7 These [eunuchs and exiles who serve the Lord] I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer [the Temple].  Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Isa 56:7

Isaiah 61:1

The spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me, because Yahweh has anointed me to proclaim good news to those who are lowly and he has sent me to lift up those who are broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, the opening of prisons for those who are bound.

Isa 61:1

Isaiah 61:2-3

[He has sent me] to proclaim the year of Yahweh's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

Isa 61:2-3
Isa 62:4-5

Isaiah 62:4-5

4 No more will you be given the name "Rejected", or your land called "Desolate".  But you will be called, "My delight", and your land called "Married", for Yahweh delights in you and your land shall be married. 5 For as a young man marries his a young maiden, your sons will marry you [Israel], and as a bridegroom delights in his bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

Isaiah 62:5
5 For as a young man marries his a young maiden, your sons will marry you [Israel], and as a bridegroom delights in his bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

Isa 62:5

Isaiah 62:11
11 Yahweh has proclaimed throughout the earth, "Say to the daughter of Zion [Israel], 'See, the one who brings your freedom has come.  He knows both what needs to be done and the reward for accomplishing it.'"

Isa 62:11

Jeremiah 7:11

11 Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching, declares Yahweh.

Jer 7:11

Jeremiah 22:5

5 "But if you do not obey these commands", declares Yahweh, "I swear by myself that this palace will become a ruin."

Jer 22:5

Jeremiah 31:15

15 This is what Yahweh says, "A voice is heard in Ramah [a town of Benjamin not far from Jerusalem] of wailing and bitter weeping. It is Rachel weeping for her children, and she will not be comforted, because they are no more."

Jer 31:15

Jeremiah 31:32

32 "It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares Yahweh.

Jer 31:32

Jeremiah 32:6-15

Jeremiah said, “The word of the Lord came to me: Hanamel son of Shallum your uncle is going to come to you and say, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth, because as nearest relative it is your right and duty to buy it.’ “Then, just as the Lord had said, my cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and said, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. Since it is your right to redeem it and possess it, buy it for yourself.’ “I knew that this was the word of the Lord; so I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel and weighed out for him seventeen shekels of silver. 10  I signed and sealed the deed, had it witnessed, and weighed out the silver on the scales. 11 I took the deed of purchase—the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions, as well as the unsealed copy— 12 and I gave this deed to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel and of the witnesses who had signed the deed and of all the Jews sitting in the courtyard of the guard. 13 “In their presence I gave Baruch these instructions: 14 ‘This is what the Yahweh of heaven's armies, the God of Israel, says: Take these documents, both the sealed and unsealed copies of the deed of purchase, and put them in a clay jar so they will last a long time. 15 For this is what the Yahweh of heaven's armies, the God of Israel, says: Houses, fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land.’

Jeremiah 32:6-15
Eze 16:8-14

Ezekiel 16:8-14

Later I [your God] passed by, and when I looked at you [Israel] and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body [redeeming you]. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord Yahweh, and you became mine. 9 I bathed you with water and washed the blood from you and put ointments on you. 10 I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put sandals of fine leather on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments. 11 I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms and a necklace around your neck, 12 and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. 13 So you were adorned with gold and silver; your clothes were of fine linen and costly fabric and embroidered cloth. Your food was honey, olive oil and the finest flour. You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen. 14 And your fame spread among the nations on account of your beauty, because the splendor I had given you made your beauty perfect, declares the Lord Yahweh.

Daniel 2:44

44 “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.

Daniel 9:27
27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one period of seven [years]. In the middle of the seven [years] he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the Temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.

Hosea 2:7

She [Israel] will chase after her lovers but not catch them. She will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, "I will go back to my husband [God] as at first, for then I was better off than now."

Dan 2:44
Dan 9:27
Hos 2:7

Hosea 2:19-20

19 I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. 20 I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.

Hosea 6:6

"For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings."

Hos 2:19-2
Hos 6:6

Hosea 11:1

When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.

Joel 1:8

[Israel,] weep like a bride dressed in black, mourning the death of her husband [for you have lost your husband, Yahweh].

Jonah 1:17

17 Now Yahweh had appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.  Then Jonah sought Yahweh his God to get him out of the fish's belly.

Hos 11:1
Joe 1:8
Jon 1:17

Jonah 3:4-10

Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.” 10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.

Jon 3:4-10

Micah 5:2

2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be one among thousands [of the towns] of Judah, out of you will come forth to me one who will be a ruler in Israel, one who is descended from ancient times, even from the eternal.

Mic 5:2

Zechariah 8:16

16 These are the things you will do: Every man speak the truth to his neighbor.  Make righteous judgments.  And you will have peace within your gates.

Zec 8:16

Zechariah 9:9

9 Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion [Israel].  Shout, daughter of Jerusalem.  See, your king is coming to you, bringing both justice and freedom.  He will come humbly, riding on a donkey and upon a young donkey.

Zec 9:9

Zechariah 11:12-13

12 And I said to them, “If you like, give me my wages, whatever I am worth; but only if you want to.” So they counted out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. 13 And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—this magnificent sum at which they valued me! So I took the thirty coins and threw them to the potter in the Temple of the Lord.

Zec 11:12-13

Zechariah 12:10-14

10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. 11 On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be as great as the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. 12 The land will mourn, each clan by itself, with their wives by themselves: the clan of the house of David and their wives, the clan of the house of Nathan and their wives, 13 the clan of the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of Shimei and their wives, 14 and all the rest of the clans and their wives.

Zec 12:10-14

Zechariah 13:7

7 “Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!”, declares Yahweh of heaven's armies. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

Zec 13:7

Malachi 3:1

“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly Yahweh you are seeking will come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Yahweh of heaven's army.

Mal 3:1

Malachi 4:5-6

“See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”

Mal 4:5-6

Matthew 6:14-15

14 “For if you do forgive men their offenses against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you your offenses. 15 But if you don’t forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your offenses."

Mat 6:14-15

Matthew 6:22

22 [The way you look and think about things can be either positive or negative.] The eye is the lamp of the body. If the way you see things is healthy and positive in expectation, then you will bring light into your being."

Mat 6:22

Matthew 6:22-23

22 [The way you look and think about things can be either positive or negative.] The eye is the lamp of the body. If the way you see things is healthy and positive in expectation, then you will bring light into your being. 23 If, however, your outlook is unhealthy and negative, then your whole self will be full of darkness. If your eye [the lamp for your inner being] is dark, then how deep is that darkness!

Mat 6:22-23

Matthew 6:33

33 But give priority to the kingdom of God [how God is working around you] and his righteousness [what he wants you to do] and all these other things [that you need] will be yours as well [because as you do God’s work he will do your work].

Mat 6:33

Matthew 8:4

Jesus said to him, “Make sure that you tell no one [what just happened], except go and show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses instructed as a testimony [that you have been healed].”

Mat 8:4

Matthew 10:39

39 "He that [seeks to] save his life shall lose it, and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it."

Mat 10:39

Matthew 12:38-41

38 Then some of the interpreters of the Law and the Pharisees spoke up, “We would like to see a sign from you. [Since you keep talking authoritatively and contradict us, what can you show us that proves you are the Anointed One, whom we can trust has the right to say these things.]39 But Jesus answered them, “An evil and unfaithful generation requires a sign [to believe]. [You have already been given sign after sign that I am the Anointed One and yet because you have already ceased following God, you refuse to believe in me.] No sign will be given to you except for that of Jonah the prophet. 40 For Jonah was in the sea creature’s belly three days and three nights. Likewise, the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. [This is a figure of speech – neither Jonah nor Jesus was “buried” for an entire 72 hours but rather parts of three days, long enough to be counted dead following the customs of the times. Jesus’ resurrection would be the greatest of all signs but still would not be believed by many.] 41 The men of Nineveh will rise up [to testify] in condemnation of this generation [when it is brought before the Judge] because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and look, a greater one than Jonah is here."

Mat 12:38-41

Matthew 13:24-30
24 He gave them another story illustration, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who planted good seed [to grow wheat] in his field. 25 While everyone was sleeping, an enemy came and planted darnel [a grain that looks like wheat during early stages of growing but is poisonous to eat] among the wheat. 26 When the blades came up and brought forth grain, the darnel grew right alongside the wheat. 27 The servants of the owner came up to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you plant good seed in your field? Where did the darnel come from?’ 28 The owner replied, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said, ‘Do you want us to go out and pull up the darnel?’ 29 The owner said, ‘No, for when you pull up the darnel you might uproot the wheat at the same time. 30 Let them both grow together until the harvest. I will tell the reapers, “First gather the darnel and bind it in bundles to burn. Then gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

Mat 13:24-30
Mat 16:19

Matthew 16:19

19 "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven."

Matthew 23:31-36

31 But you witness against yourselves that you are the children of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up then the measure of your ancestors! [Finish what they started!] [God has a measure of sin that when it is exceeded he will act to bring forth judgment.] 33 Snakes! Generation of vipers! How can you escape judgment to hell? 34 Because, notice, I will send you prophets and men of wisdom and writers of the truth, and you will kill and nail them to a cross, even whip some of them in the synagogues, and chase after them from city to city. 35 As a result, all the righteous blood will come upon you that has been shed, from the blood of Abel the Righteous to the blood of Zacharias son of Berechiah, whom you killed between the Holy Place and the altar of sacrifice. 36 I am telling you the truth, [the punishment for] all these things will come upon this generation."

Mat 23:31-36
Mat 26:6-13

Matthew 26:6-13

Jesus was now in Bethany at the home of Simon the Leper. A woman came to him carrying an alabaster box of very precious ointment and poured it on his head as he reclined at his meal. But when his disciples saw what she did, they were angry, saying, “Why such a waste! For this might have been sold for much money which could be given to the poor!” 10 But Jesus said to them, “Why are you giving this woman a hard time? She has done a good work for me. 11 For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. 12 She has poured out this ointment on my body for my burial. 13 I tell you the truth, wherever the good news is proclaimed around the world, the story will be told about what this woman has done, to honor her.”

Mark 3:7-8

Then Jesus and his disciples returned to the shore, and great crowds followed him. They came from Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea [the desert land south of the Dead Sea], from beyond the Jordan [present day Syria and Jordan], and even from Tyre and Sidon [Lebanon]. A great crowd came when they heard how many things he did.

Mar 3:7-8

Mark 8:22

22 And he [and the disciples] came to Bethsaida, and there was a blind man there whom they asked Jesus to touch [so that he might heal him].

Mar 8:22

Mark 8:22-26

22 And he [and the disciples] came to Bethsaida, and there was a blind man there whom they asked Jesus to touch [so that he might heal him]. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town [to gain privacy]. There he spat on the man's eyes and laid his hands on him and then asked him if he could see yet. 24 Regaining his sight, he responded, “I see men, but they look like walking trees.” 25 Again, Jesus laid his hands on the man's eyes, and then he could see clearly and was fully restored. Now he could see all men distinctly. 26 Then he sent the man home, telling him to avoid going into the town.

Mar 8:22-6

Mark 9:29

29 And he said to them, “This kind can't come out except by prayer and fasting.”

Mark 10:35-37

35 James and John came to Jesus, saying, “Master, we have a desire that we would like you to fulfill.” 36 And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37 They replied, “Grant to us that one of us would sit on your right hand and one on your left [in the places of honor when you come] in your glory.”

Mar 9:29
Mar 10:35-37

Mark 11:1-2

As they approached Jerusalem, near the towns of Bethany and Bethphage, on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent out two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the next village in front of you. As soon as you enter, you will see a young donkey tied up, that no man has ever ridden. Untie him and bring him to me."

Mar 11:1-2

Mark 11:12-14,19-20

12 The next day, on the way back from Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing a fig tree from a distance that was full of leaves, he went to it hoping to find something he could eat, but there was nothing on it but leaves, and it was not yet the season for figs. 14 And Jesus responded and said, “From now on, may no man ever eat fruit from you again!” And the disciples heard what he said.... 19 When evening came, [after an entire day of restoring holiness to the Temple], Jesus and his disciples left the city. 20 The next day, they walked past the fig tree and noticed that it was withered from its roots up.  

Mar 11:12-14,19-20

Mark 13:9-13

“But watch out for yourselves [and let your faith be strengthened], for they will deliver you up before ruling councils and you will be beaten in synagogues. And you will be dragged before rulers and kings for the sake of following my name, so that you can be a witness before them. 10 And the Good News must be proclaimed to all people groups [before I return]. 11 But when they force you to go and deliver you up, don't even think about what you will say, but speak exactly what you are given in that hour, for it is not you but the Holy Spirit who will be speaking. 12 And brother will turn in brother to his death, and fathers will turn in their sons, and children will rise against their parents to see them killed. 13 And you shall be hated by everyone for the sake of following my name. He who perseveres to the end will be saved."

Mark 14:3-9

Jesus was now in Bethany at the home of Simon the Leper. A woman came to him carrying an alabaster box of very precious ointment and poured it on his head as he reclined at his meal. But when his disciples saw what she did, they were angry, saying, “Why such a waste! For this might have been sold for much money which could be given to the poor!” 10 But Jesus said to them, “Why are you giving this woman a hard time? She has done a good work for me. 11 For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. 12 For she has poured out this ointment on my body for my burial. 13 I tell you the truth, wherever the good news is proclaimed around the world, the story will be told about what this woman has done, to honor her.”

Mar 13:9-13
Mar 14:3-9

Luke 4:13

13 And when the devil had completed every test, he departed until a more advantageous time [when Jesus would be at his weakest – the night of his agony before his betrayal and execution].

Luke 5:1-11

One day, Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret [Sea of Galilee], as the crowds pressed in close to hear the word of God. He saw two boats at rest by the lake, and the fishermen were gone from them, washing their nets [nearby]. He boarded one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to pull out a little from the shore, and from there he taught the people. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Pull out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch.” Simon answered him, “Teacher, we have worked hard all night and caught nothing. But even so, because you say so, I will lower the nets.” When they did so, they caught a very large number of fish, and their net was at the breaking point. So they signaled to their partners to bring the other boat and join them, and they filled both boats with the fish, to the point they were both sinking. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' feet and said, “Go away from me, Lord, for [you must be a holy man to do what you just did and] I am a sinful man,” for he was amazed at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were all the others who were with him, including James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with him. And Jesus said to Simon, “Don't be afraid [of what I have just done or of what I’m about to tell you]. From now on, you'll be fishing and catching men!” 11 And when they had brought their boats to shore, they abandoned them there and became his followers.

Luk 4:13
Luk 5:1-11

Luke 6:17-18

17 And he came down from the mountain and stood in a large level area with his many followers and a great crowd of people from all over Judea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were harassed by unclean spirits were cured.

Luke 7:37-50

37 There was a woman of that city who, when she found out that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment. 38 Positioned behind Jesus, at his feet, she wept, and washed his feet with her tears, wiped them dry with her hair, and then kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now, when the Pharisee who had invited him witnessed this, he said to himself, “If this man were truly a prophet, he would have known who this woman is and what kind of person, since she is a sinner who has touched him [and made him unclean].” 40 And Jesus, answering [this unspoken question], said, “Simon, I have something to say to you”, and Simon replied, “Teacher, go ahead and speak.” 41 [Jesus said,] “Once there were two men who owed money to the same lender. One owed five hundred denarii and the other owed fifty denarii. 42 When neither one of them could pay him, he graciously forgave their debt. Which one do you suppose will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one who was forgiven more.” Jesus said, “You have judged correctly.” 44 Turning to the woman, but speaking to Simon, Jesus said, “Do you see this woman? You provided no water to wash my feet when I came to your house, but this woman has washed my feet with her tears and then dried them with her hair. 45 You never greeted me with a kiss, but she has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You didn't anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 I tell you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, and so she loves much, but he who has been forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 And those that sat at the meal with him began to say to themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 Jesus then said to the woman, “Your faith has made you whole. [Wholeness means an absence of sin and guilt as well as no sickness.] Go in peace.”

Luk 6:17-18
Luk 7:37-50

Luke 9:12-17

12 As it got late in the day, the twelve came to Jesus and said, “It's time to dismiss the crowds, so they can go into the surrounding towns and countryside, find a place to stay, and look for some food to eat, since we are in such a remote location.” 13 But Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” They replied, “All we have is five loaves and two fish, unless you want us to go into town and buy food for all these people,” 14 for there were about five thousand, counting the men only. And he told them, “Have them sit down in groups of around fifty,” 15 and they did so, getting all the people to sit down. 16 Then, taking the five loaves and the two fish, looking up to heaven, Jesus blessed the food, and then broke it into pieces, and gave it to the disciples to distribute to the people. [The food was multiplied as it was distributed.] 17 They ate, and everyone had enough, and the leftovers were collected and filled twelve wicker baskets.

Luke 9:30-31

30 And there were two men talking there with him - Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory, and they were talking with him about his departure [from the world] which he would accomplish in Jerusalem.

Luk 9:12-17
Luk 9:30-31

Luke 19:29-30

29 And when he got near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the hill called Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 30 and told them, “Go into the village directly across from here, and as you enter, you will see a young donkey tied up, never ridden before by any man. Untie the donkey and bring it here"


Luke 21:12-18

12 “But before all these things take place, they will arrest you and persecute you and turn you over to the synagogue authorities and put you in prison. You will be on trial before kings and rulers because of my name. 13 This will require you to testify [about why you are following me]. 14 Decide in advance that you will not plan what to say, 15 for I will give you words and wisdom so [powerful] that your opponents will not be able to stand or argue against you. 16 You will even be betrayed by [those closest to you -] your parents, brothers, family, and friends, and some of you will be put to death. 17 And you will be hated by all men because of my name. 18 But not a hair of your head will be lost."

Luk 21:12-18

Luke 23:2

They said to him, “We have found this man to be leading the nation astray, forbidding that the tribute tax should be given to Caesar, and calling himself the Anointed One, a king.

Luk 23:2

Luke 23:39-43

39 And one of the criminals hanging next to him also mocked him, saying, “Are you [really] the Anointed One? Then save yourself and us too.” 40 But the other criminal said to him, “Don't you fear God? For we have received the same punishment as him, 41 but we have received it as a just sentence for what we did, and this man has done nothing to deserve it!” 42 And the man said to Jesus, “Remember me when you come into your kingdom [and become the ruler].” 43 Jesus [, already the ruler of his kingdom], replied, “I tell you the truth, [even] today you will be with me in Paradise [heaven][because you have believed].”

Luk 23:39-43
Luk 24:13-33

Luke 24:10

10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary mother of James, and several others, who told the disciples these things.

Luke 24:13-33

13 That same day, two of Jesus' followers were walking to the town of Emmaus, about sixty stadia [seven miles] from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking together about all the things which had happened. 15 And as they walked along, talking and discussing, Jesus himself joined them and traveled along with them, 16 but something kept their eyes from recognizing him. 17 He asked them, “What is this conversation about that you were having as you were walking? And why are you standing there looking so sad?” 18 And one of the two, named Cleopas, answered him, “You must be a stranger to Jerusalem, if you don't know what happened in the last few days.” 19 And Jesus replied, “What things?” Cleopas answered, “The things that happened to Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word, before God and the people. 20 And how the chief priests and our lay leaders turned Jesus over to be condemned to death, and then crucified him. 21 And we had expected that he was the one who would redeem Israel! It's been three days since all these things happened. 22 “In addition to all that, some women from our group amazed us [with what they told us today]. They had gone early to his tomb 23 and his body was not there, so they came and told us. Angels also appeared to them and told them he was alive! 24 And some of our group [, Peter and John,] went to the tomb and found it just as the women said, but they didn't see him.” [Mary Magdalene also encountered the living Lord but this had not yet happened when the women told the group that included the two men now traveling with Jesus.] 25 And Jesus said to them, “You are foolish and slow to believe all that the prophets have written. 26 Don't [the scriptures tell us] the Anointed One had to suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and going through all the prophets, he explained to them all the scriptures about himself. 28 As they were approaching the village they were heading for, Jesus acted as though he intended to go farther. 29 But they prevailed on him, saying to him, “Stay with us. It's nearly evening and there is little daylight left.” So, he stayed and went in with them. 30 And while he was eating with them, he took the bread, broke it, and gave them some. 31 And their eyes were opened [possibly because of the way he broke and blessed the bread], but as soon as they recognized him, he disappeared from their sight. 32 And they said to each other, “Didn't our hearts burn within us, as he talked with us along the road, and opened up the scriptures to us?” 33 And they immediately got up, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, along with the other followers.

Luk 24:10

Luke 24:34

34 who told them, “The Lord has indeed risen and has appeared to Simon [Peter].”

John 1:32-33

32 And I saw the Spirit come down like a dove out of heaven and remain on him.  33 I didn't know who he was, but the one who sent me [Father God] said to me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain on him is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 

John 1:35-41

35 The next day, John [the Baptist] was standing with two of his disciples. 36 He observed Jesus walking and said, “Look, the Lamb of God.” [John was encouraging those who were seeking the Anointed One to transfer from following himself to following Jesus.] 37 Hearing what John [the Baptist] said, the two followed Jesus [as though they were his disciples]38 Turning around, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They replied to him, “Rabbi”, which is Hebrew for teacher, “where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and see for yourselves.” They came with him and saw where he was staying and stayed with him that night and the whole next day, since it was already about four in the afternoon. 40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John [the Baptist] and followed Jesus. [It seems likely that the other of the two was John, the writer of the Gospel account. The writer tends to mention himself, but not directly.]  41 Right away, Andrew found his brother Simon and told him, “We have found the ‘Messiah’”, which is Hebrew for the Anointed One.

Luk 24:34
Joh 1:32-33
Joh 1:35-41

John 3:29

29 “The bride belongs to the bridegroom, but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and listens for his voice, has great joy when he hears his voice."

Joh 3:29

John 5:19

19 Jesus answered them, “I am telling you the truth, the Son can do nothing himself except what he sees the Father do; in fact, whatever the Father does, the Son does the same."

John 5:24

24 “I am telling you the truth, he that hears what I am saying and puts his trust in the one who sent me possesses eternal life and will not come under judgment but has already passed from death into life."

Joh 5:19
Joh 5:24

John 8:28

28 Then Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, you will know that I am who I am. And I do nothing on my own, but I speak these things just as the Father has taught me. 29 He that sent me is with me and has not left me alone, because I always do what pleases him.”

Joh 8:28

John 12:1-8

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.  They held a dinner for him there, and Martha served, but Lazarus was among those who reclined at the table with him.  Then Mary took a pound of ointment, pure nard, which was very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair, and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. 4 Then Judas, one of Jesus' disciples, who was going to betray him, said, “Why wasn't the ointment sold for three hundred silver coins, and the money given to the poor?”  6He said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he carried the money bag and took from it.  Jesus then said, “Leave her alone.  She has kept this to use for the day of preparation for my burial.  [Anointing the feet with fragrant oil was part of the rite of preparation for burial.]  The poor you always have with you, but you will not always have me.”

Joh 12:1-8

John 13:26

26 Jesus replied, “It's the one for whom I dip this piece of bread and hand it to him.” When he had dipped the piece of bread, he handed it to Judas, son of Simon Iscariot.

Joh 13:26

John 14:12-13

12 “I am telling you the truth, if you believe in me you shall do the same works that I am doing. In fact, you shall do even greater works because I am going to the Father."

Joh 14:12-13
Joh 15:18-21

John 15:18-21

18 [As you practice love, you will see that the world exhibits hate.] If the world hates you, just know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If you belonged to the world, the world would love you.  But, because you don't belong to the world, since I chose you to be separate from the world system, the world hates you.  [When you don’t act like the world, the people living worldly lives are confronted and feel judged, so they reject you.] 20 Remember what I told you, that a servant is not greater than his master.  If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you.  If they followed my teaching, they will follow yours. 21 Whatever they do to you, they will do because of me, because they don't know the one who sent me. [If they knew and loved my Father, they would love me and they would love you too.]"

Joh 19:25

John 19:25

25 Standing at the cross of Jesus were his mother, his mother's sister, Mary of Clopas, and Mary from Magdala.

Joh 20:2

John 20:2

Then she ran, coming to Peter and the other disciple [likely John], the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They [Joseph of Arimathea and Nikodemos] have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we [the women] don't know where they have laid him.”

Joh 20:11-18

John 20:11-18

11 But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping.  And as she wept, she bent down to look inside the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, one at the head and one at the foot of where Jesus' body had lain. 13 And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She responded back to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don't know where they have laid him.” [Mary Magdalene likely thought Joseph of Arimathea and Nikodemos had moved the body to another location, or possibly that someone had stolen the body.] 14 When she said this, she turned [partially] around and saw Jesus standing there but didn't know it was Jesus. [She wasn’t expecting to see him, and he may have looked somewhat different from what she was used to.] 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?”  [Jesus wanted people to make their own discovery.] Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him from here, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” [She recognized his voice.] She turned fully around and exclaimed, “Rabboni”, which is to say, “My teacher” [which was probably her normal greeting to him]17 Jesus said to her, “Don't hold on to me now, for I have not yet gone up to my Father. [Don’t keep me here. I have numerous things to do before I ascend to heaven.] But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going up to my Father and their Father, my God and their God.’ [I want them to know that they are my brothers and that they are to treat God as their Father.]  18 Mary Magdalene went to tell the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that he had said these things to her.

Joh 20:19-23

John 20:19-23

19 It was evening on the same day, the first day of the week, and the doors were closed where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews.  [By this point, Peter and John and rejoined the other nine disciples.] Jesus appeared and stood in their midst, saying, “Peace to you.” [This was the normal greeting of a visitor, but it had special meaning since he had just supernaturally appeared, which frightened them.] 20 After saying this, he showed them [the wounds in] his hands and his side. The disciples were joyful once they were convinced it was the Lord. [After Peter and John’s experience of the tomb and Mary Magdalene’s description of her encounter with the risen Jesus, the disciples were probably in various states of doubt and belief. So, it took a while for them to be convinced that Jesus was alive, and that he was not a ghost.] 21 Then Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you.  Just as the Father sent me, I am sending you. [You will have the same relationship with me that I have with the Father – you are my representatives and I give you my authority.] 22 When he had said this, he blew on them and said, [But for you to know you have my authority,] receive the Holy Spirit. [He will be your inner witness of truth.] 23Whomever's sins you pronounce removed are truly removed, and whomever's sins you pronounce retained are truly retained.

John 20:23

23 "Whoever's sins you pronounce removed are truly removed, and whoever's sins you pronounce retained are truly retained."

Joh 20:23
Joh 20:24-29

John 20:24-29

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called 'The Twin' [perhaps because he looked like Jesus], was not with them when Jesus appeared. 25 So they told him [later] they had seen the Lord. But Thomas said, “Unless I see the mark of the nail in his hand and stick my finger into the place, and stick my hand into his side, I won't believe.” 26 Eight days later, the disciples were again gathered inside with the doors closed, but this time Thomas was with them, when Jesus appeared, standing among them, and said, “Peace to you.” [Jesus seemed to come this time only for the sake of Thomas, who had been absent the previous time.  Furthermore, he knew exactly what Thomas was thinking and feeling.] 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Reach you finger here and look at my hands.  Reach your hand here and thrust it into my side. Don't continue to be unbelieving but believe.”  28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to Thomas, “You have believed because you have seen me face-to-face, but greater favor rests on the one who believes without seeing.”

Rom 10:9-10

Romans 10:9-10

“If you confess with your mouth [the truth that] Jesus is Lord [that is that you will follow and obey him], and you believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

1 Cor 3:9-15

1 Corinthians 3:9-15

10 With the gift given to me as a wise chief builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. Each person should take care exactly how he builds [how he lives his life and especially how he acts towards fellow believers]11 No one should try to lay any additional foundation other than what has already been laid - which is [living life according to the instructions and example of] the Lord Jesus the Anointed One.  12 Someone who adds to the foundation may use gold, silver, precious stones, or wood, hay, or straw, but each person's work will be revealed, for the Day of Judgment will make it clear. [Our way of living is what is judged, and God will quickly show whether what we did was based on Jesus or something else that we added for our own purposes.] 13 The fire of that day will be used to expose our work, and each one's work will be shown for what it is, as it is tested by fire. [When we are before God after this life is over, our entire life will be examined, and all that we did for ourselves will be burned away, and what we did for God will remain. This examination is for the purpose of rewarding us, since we already were awarded Eternal Life as soon as we first believed in Jesus.] 14 If a person's work lasts through the test, he will receive a reward for what he has built. 15 If a person's work is consumed by the fire, he will lose the reward he might have earned, as one barely saved from the fire.

1 Cor 15:6
2 Cor 5:18-19

2 Corinthians 5:18-19

18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Phi 4:8
2 The 1:5-10

2 Thessalonians 1:5-10

All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might 10 on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.

Hebrews 10:19-20

19 And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 20 By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place.

Heb 10:19-20

Revelation 20:10

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.

Rev 20:10
Rev 20:11-15

Revelation 20:11-15

11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens 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. 13 The 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 they had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

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