THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

49:7None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

49:8(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

127:1Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

127:2It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

Ecclesiastes (Author Solomon)

1:14I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

43:26Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.

57:12I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.

64:6But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Ezekiel (Author Ezekiel)

7:19They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.

33:12Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.

33:13When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.

33:14Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;

33:15If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

33:16None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.

33:17Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.

33:18When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.

33:19But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.

Daniel (Author Daniel)

9:18O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

Matthew (Author Matthew)

5:20For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Luke (Author Luke)

17:7But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?

17:8And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

17:9Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.

17:10So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

18:9And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

18:10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

18:11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

18:12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

18:13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

18:14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Acts (Author Luke)

13:39And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Romans (Author Paul)

3:20Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

3:21But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

3:22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

3:23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

3:24Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

3:25Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

3:26To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

3:27Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

3:28Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

3:29Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

3:30Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

3:31Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

4:1What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?

4:2For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

4:3For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

4:4Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

4:5But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

4:6Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

4:7Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

4:8Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

4:9Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

4:10How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

4:11And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

4:12And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

4:13For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

4:14For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:

4:15Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

4:16Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

4:17(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

4:18Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

4:19And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:

4:20He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

4:21And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

4:22And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

8:3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

9:16So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

9:31But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.

9:32Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

11:6And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

1 Corinthians (Author Paul)

13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

13:2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

13:3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Galatians (Author Paul)

2:16Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

2:19For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.

2:21I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

3:1O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

3:2This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

3:3Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

3:4Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.

3:5He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

3:6Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

3:7Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

3:8And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

3:9So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

3:10For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

3:11But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

3:12And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

3:13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

3:14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

3:15Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

3:16Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

3:17And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

3:18For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

3:19Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

3:20Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.

3:21Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

3:22But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

3:23But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

3:24Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

3:25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

3:26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

3:27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

3:28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

3:29And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

4:9But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

4:10Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.

4:11I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

5:2Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

5:4Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

5:6For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

5:18But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

6:15For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Ephesians (Author Paul)

2:8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

2:9Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Philippians (Author Paul)

3:3For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

3:4Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

3:5Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

3:6Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

3:7But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

3:8Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

3:9And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

Colossians (Author Paul)

2:20Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

2:21(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

2:22Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

2:23Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

2 Timothy (Author Paul)

1:9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Titus (Author Paul)

3:4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

3:5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Hebrews (Author Paul)

4:3For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

4:4For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

4:5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

4:6Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

4:7Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

4:8For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

4:9There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

4:10For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

6:1Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

6:2Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

9:1Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

9:2For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.

9:3And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

9:4Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

9:5And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

9:6Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

9:7But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:

9:8The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

9:9Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

9:10Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

9:11But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

9:12Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

9:13For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

9:14How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

James (Author James)

2:10For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

2:11For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.



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