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Gospel of Mark Scripture References

Genesis 2:24

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

Genesis 2:24

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.

Exodus 3:6

Exodus 3:14

14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and mother, so that the days [of your life] will be many on the land Yahweh your God has given you.

Exodus 3:14
Exodus 20:12

Exodus 21:17

The one who dishonors [or strikes] his father or mother will pay with his life [by stoning].

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 of the leprous 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.

Exodus 21:17
Leviticus 14:1-9

Leviticus 15:25

31 And if a woman has a flow of her blood many days since the beginning of her menstruation, or if it runs beyond the time of her normal menstruation, all the days of the flow of blood shall be just as the time of the menstruation: she shall be unclean.

Leviticus 15:25

Leviticus 19:18

18 You shall not retaliate or hold a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor [fellow member] as yourself.  I am Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Hear, O Israel: Yahweh, our God, is God alone. Love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 

Leviticus 19:18
Deuteronomy 6:4-5

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 the Lord. Do not bring sin upon the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.

Deuteronomy 24:1-4

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 25:5-6

1 Kings 19:2-4

2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.” 3 Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, 4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”

1 Kings 19:2-4

Psalms 22:1

1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?

Psalms 22:1

Psalms 41:9

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

Psalms 41:9

Psalms 110:1

Yahweh said to my Lord, sit at my right hand until I make your enemies into your footstool.

Psalms 118:22-23
22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. 23 The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

Psalms 110:1
Psalms 118:22-23

Song of Solomon 1:12

While the king is on his couch, my fragrant oil gave forth its aroma.

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.”

Song of Solomon 1:12
Isaiah 6:9-10

Isaiah 29:13

The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.

Isaiah 35:5-6

5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.  6 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.

Isaiah 40:3
The voice of the one who cries in the wilderness, “Prepare the way of Yahweh!  Make a straight highway through the wilderness for our God!

Isaiah 53:5

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Isaiah 29:13
Isaiah 35:5-6
Isaiah 40:3
Isaiah 53:5

Isaiah 53:12

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 53:12

Isaiah 56:7

7 "Even them [the outcasts] I will bring to my holy mountain [Mt Zion, the location of the Temple], and make them joyful in my house of prayer.  Their burnt offerings and sacrifices shall be accepted on my altar, for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people."

Jeremiah 7:11

11 Can you see that this house which bears my name has become a den of thieves?  Look, I have seen it myself!

Isaiah 56:7
Jeremiah 7:11

Daniel 7:13

13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence.

Daniel 7:13

Daniel 9:26

After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood. War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.

Daniel 9:27
27 And he [the ruler] will make a strong covenant with many for one period of seven [years], and in the middle of this period of seven [years] he will cause the sacrifice and burnt offering to stop.  And at the Temple he will erect a detestable idol that will astonish, until the end that has been determined is poured out on him.

Daniel 9:26
Daniel 9:27

Zechariah 9:9
9 Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and bringing salvation, humble and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the child of a donkey.

Zechariah 9:9

Zechariah 13:7

“Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!” declares the Lord Almighty. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones."

Zechariah 13:7

Malachi 2:16

16 "The man who hates and divorces his wife," says Yahweh, the God of Israel, "does violence to the one he should protect", says Yahweh of heaven's armies.

So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.

Malachi 2:16

Malachi 3:1

Watch!  I will send my messenger.  “And he will prepare the way before me”.  And suddenly he will come to the Temple.  And the Lord, the one you seek, the messenger who brings the covenant, the one you delight in, watch, he will come, says Yahweh, commander of heaven’s armies.

Malachi 3:1

Malachi 3:1-3

1 Watch!  I will send my messenger.  “And he will prepare the way before me”.  And suddenly he will come to the Temple.  And the Lord, the one you seek, the messenger who brings the covenant, the one you delight in, watch, he will come, says Yahweh, commander of heaven's armies. 2 But who can bear the day of his coming and who can stand when he appears, for he is like a refiner's fire and like a bleacher's soap!   And he shall sit just like a purifier of gold and silver and shall purify the sons of Levi [those responsible for the Temple worship], purging them [of imperfections as though they were] as gold and silver, so that they may make an offering to the Lord pure and righteous.

Malachi 3:1-3

Malachi 4:5

“See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes."

Malachi 4:5

Matthew 4:13

13 And he moved from Nazareth to Capernaum which is along the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.

Mat 4:13

Matthew 5:32

32 "But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, unless she was sexually unfaithful, he will be causing her to commit adultery [because usually she will need to marry again since men control all the resources]. And whoever marries the one who was divorced is also committing adultery."

Mat 5:32

Matthew 8:20

20 And Jesus said back to him, “Foxes have burrows and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head".

Mat 8:20
Mat 9:20

Matthew 9:20

20 [Meanwhile,] there was a woman with a hemorrhage of blood for the past twelve years, who came behind Jesus and touched the fringe of his garment.

Matthew 10:1

Jesus called together his twelve disciples and he gave them authority to cast out unclean spirits [demons who were attached to specific people and harassed them] and to heal every bodily problem and every kind of sickness.

Mattew 10:1

Matthew 10:9

“Don’t keep any gold, or silver, or copper [money] in your pouch, 10 or pack to carry an extra shirt, or shoes, or a rod [as a weapon].

Matthew 15:39

39 He sent the crowd away and boarded a ship and came to the area of Magadan [possibly an alternative name for Magdala, a city on the west side of Lake Galilee].

Matthew 10:9
Matthew 15:39

Matthew 16:4

4 "A wicked and unfaithful generation seeks for a sign [while refusing to acknowledge the signs already given], but no sign will be given it but the sign of Jonah.”

Matthew 16:4

Matthew 17:14

12 When Jesus and the three disciples had come down from the mountain, they returned to the crowd [and the other nine disciples]. A man came up to Jesus and fell on his knees before him,

Matthew 26:6-13

Jesus was now in Bethany at the home of Simon the Leper. 7A 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.”

Matthew 17:4
Matthew 26:6-13

Matthew 27:56

56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.

Matthew 27:56

Mark 1:31

31 He came and raised her up by laying hands on her. The fever left her immediately, and she began to serve them.

Mark 1:31

Mark 1:34

34 Jesus healed many who were sick from various diseases and cast out demons from others, but he wouldn't allow the demons to speak because they recognized him.

Mark 1:34
Mark 6:14-16
Mark 7:31

Mark 6:14-16

14 Herod heard about Jesus, for his name was being spread [because of what he and his disciples were teaching and doing], and Herod thought that the one [who was behind these reports] must be John the Baptist raised from the dead, saying that was why he could do these mighty works. 15 Others said it was Elijah, still others the Prophet [another name for the Anointed One], or one of the prophets. 16 But Herod said, “It's John the Baptist, whom I beheaded. He's been raised from the dead.” [In Herod's mind, if a prophet was resurrected, he would be even more powerful. He was also obsessed with John, both before and after John’s execution.]

Mark 7:31

31 Then Jesus returned from the region of Tyre and Sidon to the Sea of Galilee by going through the middle of the region of the Decapolis.

Mark 14:1-9

Mark 14:1-9

It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. [The Passover is a single-day feast immediately followed by the seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread.] The chief priests and the interpreters of the Law were trying to figure out how to catch Jesus through trickery and then put him to death, but “not during the feast”, they said, or it might cause an uproar among the people. 3 Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the Leper, and he was reclining at the table. A woman came with an alabaster box containing pure spikenard ointment, and she broke the box and poured the ointment over Jesus' head. There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was this ointment wasted? For it could have been sold for over three hundred denarii [a considerable sum] and the money given to the poor.” And they spoke against her. But Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. Why are you giving her a hard time? She has done a beautiful thing for me. You will always have the poor around you, and you can do good for them any time you wish. But you won't always have me. She has done what was within her means to do. She has anointed my body beforehand for burial. Wherever the Good News is declared, people will tell the story of what she has done [on my behalf] to honor her.”

Mark 14:51-52

51 And there was a certain young man who had followed along with them [the disciples], and he was wearing only a flimsy linen garment over his naked body, and when they grabbed hold of him, 52 he left the linen cloth in their hands and ran away naked.

Mar 14:51-52

Mark 14:72

72 Just then the cock crowed a second time, reminding Peter what Jesus had said to him earlier, that before the cock crowed twice, he would deny Jesus three times. And when he realized what he had done, he wept.

Mark 14:72

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 owners 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.

Luke 5:1-11
Luke 6:12-16

Luke 6:12-16

12 Around that time, Jesus went away to a mountain to pray, and stayed there praying all night. 13 The next day he called to himself all his followers and chose out of them twelve whom he named as apostles [which means “sent out one” since they would be sent out to represent him] - 14 Simon (whom he also called Peter), Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15 Matthew and Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon called the Zealot, 16 Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot who became his betrayer.

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.”

Luke 7:37-50

Luke 8:2

and certain women who had been healed from evil spirits and physical infirmities, including Mary called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had been cast out,

Luke 8:2

Luke 8:43-44

43 But as they went, many people crowded around him. And there was a woman, who had a flow of blood for the last twelve years, and had spent her life savings on doctors, but none had been able to heal her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the tassel of his cloak [, believing that just touching his clothing could heal her,] and immediately the flow of blood dried up.

Luke 8:43-44

Luke 9:1

[It was now time to get the disciples doing the ministry of Jesus,] So Jesus called his disciples together and imparted to them both power and authority over demons and to cure illnesses.

Luke 9:1

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.

Luke 9:30-31

Luke 13:29
29 “And people will come from the east and west, the north and south, and sit down [at the banqueting table] in the kingdom of God."

Luke 22:37

37 "For I tell you, this scripture about me must be accomplished, ‘He was numbered among the lawless,’ for all things that are [written] about me must be fulfilled.”

Luke 13:29
Luke 22:37
Luke 22:51

Luke 23:40-41

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!”

Luke 22:51

51 And Jesus said, “No more!”, and he touched the man's ear and healed him.

Luke 23:40-41

Luke 24:33
33 And they immediately got up, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, along with the other followers, 34 who told them, “The Lord has indeed risen and has appeared to Simon [Peter].”

Luke 24:33

John 1:35-43
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.  42 He brought him to Jesus, and when Jesus looked at him, he said, “You are Simon, son of John [not John the Baptist or John the Gospel writer].  You will be called Kephas”, which [translated from Hebrew to Greek] means Peter [or ‘Rock’ in English]. [These things all took place in Jordan, where John had been baptizing.  John gave away at least two of his disciples to Jesus.] 43 The next day, Jesus decided to go to Galilee. [Probably his new disciples traveled with him. After he got to Galilee, he continued gathering disciples.] He found Philip and said, “Come [be my disciple].”

John 1:35-43

John 1:38-39

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.

John 1:38-39

John 1:43

43 The next day, Jesus decided to go to Galilee. [Probably his new disciples traveled with him. After he got to Galilee, he continued gathering disciples.] He found Philip and said, “Come [be my disciple].”

John 1:43
John 2:19

John 2:19

19 Jesus replied, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will bring it back to life.”

John 5:19-20

John 5:19-20

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. [Like every son, Jesus models his life on his father’s practices.   He has a miracle working father.  He sees in his Spirit what the Father is going to do next and then trusts his Father to accomplish it as he carries out what his Father shows him.] 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself does, and greater works than these he will show, so that you will be amazed."

John 12:1-8

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. 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?” He 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.”

John 12:49-50

John 12:49-50

49 "For I haven't spoken my own words but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and to tell. 50 And I know that what the Father says is itself eternal life, so whatever the Father tells me is exactly what I say."

John 13:21-26

John 13:21-26

21 After he said this, he became deeply agitated and exclaimed, “This is the truth I'm telling you, one of you will betray me.” 22 Looking at one another, the disciples had no idea which one of them he was talking about. 23 One of the disciples, whom Jesus loved, reclined with his head next to Jesus' chest. [People of the time did not sit at a dining room table. They lay on benches around a low-lying table, leaning on their hand and elbow. Two might be on a single bench with one’s head near the other’s chest. In this case, though not named, John, the disciple and the writer of the Gospel, is believed to be the one sharing a bench with Jesus.] 24 So Simon signaled to him to ask whom Jesus was talking about. 25 Since he was lying against Jesus' chest, he asked him [quietly], “Lord, who is it [who will betray you]?” 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. [Naming the man’s father completely identified the betrayer, since Judas was a common name, and one other disciple had the same first name.  Now at least John knew that Judas was the one identified by Jesus as the betrayer, and John likely told Peter.]

John 18:10

John 18:10

10 Then, Simon Peter, who had brought a long dagger, drew it and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.

John 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.

Acts 12:12
12 When he realized what had happened, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark, where many were gathered together praying.

Acts 12:12

Acts 13:13
13 Now when Paul’s team set sail from Paphos they arrived at Perga. John [Mark] left them and returned to Jerusalem.

Acts 13:13

Acts 15:37-39
37 And Barnabas [agreed] but was determined to take John Mark along with them. 38 But Paul thought it was better not to take him, since John Mark had left them in Pamphylia and had not accompanied them in all their work. 39 So there was a sharp disagreement between them and they went their separate ways. Barnabas took [John] Mark and sailed to Cyprus.

Acts 15:37-39
Romans 10:9

Romans 10:9

“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.”

Romans 12:1

Romans 12:1

I encourage you therefore, brothers, because of [all] the mercies of God [for both Jews and non-Jews], that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice [sacrificing your own desires but living for Him], set apart for his purposes and aimed at pleasing God.  This is how we ought to worship [under the New Covenant].

1 Corinthians 15:6

6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at the same time, many of them still alive now, though some are sleeping [no longer living]

1 Corinthians 15:6

2 Timothy 4:11

11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.

2 Tim 4:11
Hebrews 10:19-20

Hebrews 10:19-20

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,

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