THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Exodus (Author Moses)

4:12Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

Leviticus (Author Moses)

10:8And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying,

10:9Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

10:10And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;

10:11And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.

Joshua (Author Joshua (primarily))

1:8This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

2 Kings (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Jeremiah from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

17:27Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land.

17:28Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.

2 Chronicles (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Ezra from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

29:11My sons, be not now negligent: for the LORD hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

40:1Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

40:2Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.

40:3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

40:9O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

40:11He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

52:11Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.

57:14And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.

58:1Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

62:6I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,

62:7And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Jeremiah (Author Jeremiah)

1:7But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

1:8Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

1:17Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.

1:18For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.

1:19And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.

4:15For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim.

6:27I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.

15:19Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.

15:20And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

15:21And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.

23:4And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.

23:22But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

23:28The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.

26:2Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD'S house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD'S house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:

Ezekiel (Author Ezekiel)

2:6And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

2:7And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.

2:8But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.

3:8Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.

3:9As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

3:10Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.

3:17Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

3:18When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

3:19Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

3:20Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

3:21Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.

3:27But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.

6:11Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.

33:1Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

33:2Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:

33:3If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

33:4Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

33:5He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

33:6But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

33:7So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.

33:8When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

33:9Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

34:2Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

34:3Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.

34:4The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.

34:5And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

34:6My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.

34:7Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;

34:8As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;

34:9Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;

34:10Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.

34:11For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.

34:12As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

34:13And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.

34:14I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.

34:15I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.

34:16I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

34:17And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.

34:18Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?

34:19And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.

34:20Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.

34:21Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;

34:22Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.

34:23And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

34:24And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.

34:25And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.

34:26And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.

34:27And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.

34:28And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.

34:29And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.

34:30Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord GOD.

34:31And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD.

44:23And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Joel (Author Joel)

1:13Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.

1:14Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,

1:15Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

2:17Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?

Jonah (Author Jonah)

1:2Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

Nahum (Author Nahum)

1:15Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.

Habakkuk (Author Habakkuk)

2:2And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Malachi (Author Malachi)

2:7For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Matthew (Author Matthew)

7:6Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

10:7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

10:11And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

10:12And when ye come into an house, salute it.

10:13And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

10:16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

10:25It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

10:27What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

10:28And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

16:19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

18:5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

18:6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

18:18Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

20:25But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

20:26But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

20:27And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

20:28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

28:19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

28:20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Mark (Author John Mark)

10:43But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:

10:44And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

10:45For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Luke (Author Luke)

9:48And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

22:32But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

24:48And ye are witnesses of these things.

John (Author John)

3:34For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

4:35Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

4:36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

4:37And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

4:38I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

15:27And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

20:23Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

21:15So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

21:16He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

21:17He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Acts (Author Luke)

1:21Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

1:22Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

5:20Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

6:2Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

6:4But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

10:42And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

16:4And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

18:9Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

18:10For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

20:28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

22:15For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.

26:16But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

26:17Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

26:18To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Romans (Author Paul)

1:14I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

1:15So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

12:3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

12:4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

12:5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

12:6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

12:7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

12:8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

1 Corinthians (Author Paul)

1:16And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

4:1Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

4:2Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

4:21What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

9:16For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

9:17For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

2 Corinthians (Author Paul)

1:24Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

4:1Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

4:2But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

4:5For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

5:14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

5:18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

5:20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

6:3Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

6:4But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

6:5In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

6:6By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

6:7By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

6:8By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;

6:9As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

6:10As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

7:4Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

7:5For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

7:6Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

7:7And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.

7:8For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.

7:9Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

7:12Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.

7:15And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

8:23Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.

10:8For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:

12:15And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

12:19Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.

13:2I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:

13:10Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

Galatians (Author Paul)

1:10For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Ephesians (Author Paul)

3:8Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

3:9And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

3:10To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

4:11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

4:12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

6:20For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Colossians (Author Paul)

4:17And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

1 Thessalonians (Author Paul)

2:4But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.

2:5For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:

2:6Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

2:7But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

2:8So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

2:10Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

2:11As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

2:12That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

3:2And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:

5:12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

2 Thessalonians (Author Paul)

3:4And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

1 Timothy (Author Paul)

1:3As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

1:4Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

1:11According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

1:18This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

1:19Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

2:7Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

4:6If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

4:7But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

4:12Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

4:13Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

4:14Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

4:15Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

4:16Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

5:1Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

5:2The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

5:3Honour widows that are widows indeed.

5:7And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.

5:8But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

5:9Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

5:10Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

5:11But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

5:19Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

5:20Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

5:21I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

5:22Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

6:3If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

6:4He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

6:10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

6:11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

6:12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

6:13I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

6:14That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

6:17Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

6:18That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

6:19Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

6:20O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

6:21Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

2 Timothy (Author Paul)

1:6Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

1:7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

1:8Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

2:2And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

2:3Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

2:4No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

2:5And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

2:6The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2:7Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

2:14Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

2:15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2:16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

2:23But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

2:24And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

2:25In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

4:1I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

4:2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

4:5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

1 Peter (Author Peter)

5:1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

5:2Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

5:3Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

5:4And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

2 Peter (Author Peter)

1:12Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

1:13Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

1:14Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.

1:15Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

1:16For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.



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