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Luke 21:25-38      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Return of Christ

       25.“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.  27.“Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.  28.“But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

       29.Then He told them a parable: “Behold the fig tree and all the trees; soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near.  31.“So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near.  32.“Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place.  33.“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

       34.“Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;  35.for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth.  36.“But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

       37.Now during the day He was teaching in the temple, but at evening He would go out and spend the night on the mount that is called Olivet.  38.And all the people would get up early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.



Isaiah 28:14-29      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
Judah Is Warned
       14.Therefore, hear the word of the LORD, O scoffers,
           Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem,
15.Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
           And with Sheol we have made a pact.
           The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by,
           For we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception.”
16.Therefore thus says the Lord GOD,
           “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone,
           A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed.
           He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
17.“I will make justice the measuring line
           And righteousness the level;
           Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies
           And the waters will overflow the secret place.
18.“Your covenant with death will be canceled,
           And your pact with Sheol will not stand;
           When the overwhelming scourge passes through,
           Then you become its trampling place.
19.“As often as it passes through, it will seize you;
           For morning after morning it will pass through, anytime during the day or night,
           And it will be sheer terror to understand what it means.”
20.The bed is too short on which to stretch out,
           And the blanket is too small to wrap oneself in.
21.For the LORD will rise up as at Mount Perazim,
           He will be stirred up as in the valley of Gibeon,
           To do His task, His unusual task,
           And to work His work, His extraordinary work.
22.And now do not carry on as scoffers,
           Or your fetters will be made stronger;
           For I have heard from the Lord G
OD of hosts
           Of decisive destruction on all the earth.

       23.Give ear and hear my voice,
           Listen and hear my words.
24.Does the farmer plow continually to plant seed?
           Does he continually turn and harrow the ground?
25.Does he not level its surface
           And sow dill and scatter cummin
           And plant wheat in rows,
           Barley in its place and rye within its area?
26.For his God instructs and teaches him properly.
27.For dill is not threshed with a threshing sledge,
           Nor is the cartwheel driven over cummin;
           But dill is beaten out with a rod, and cummin with a club.
28.Grain for bread is crushed,
           Indeed, he does not continue to thresh it forever.
           Because the wheel of his cart and his horses eventually damage it,
           He does not thresh it longer.
29.This also comes from the LORD of hosts,
           Who has made His counsel wonderful and His wisdom great.



John 1:1-18      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Deity of Jesus Christ

       1.In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2.He was in the beginning with God.  3.All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.  4.In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.  5.The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

The Witness John

       6.There came a man sent from God, whose name was John.  7.He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.  8.He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.

       9.There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.  10.He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.  11.He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.  12.But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,  13.who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

The Word Made Flesh

       14.And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.  15.John testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’”  16.For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.  17.For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.  18.No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.



Mark 13:24-37      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Return of Christ

       24.“But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT,  25.AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.  26.“Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN CLOUDS with great power and glory.  27.“And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.

       28.“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.  29.“Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door.  30.“Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.  31.“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.  32.“But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

       33.“Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.  34.It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.  35.“Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.  37.“What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!’”



Hebrews 11      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Triumphs of Faith

       1.Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  2.For by it the men of old gained approval.

       3.By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.  4.By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.  5.By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.  6.And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.  7.By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

       8.By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.  9.By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;  10.for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.  11.By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.  12.Therefore there was born even of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN IN NUMBER, AND INNUMERABLE AS THE SAND WHICH IS BY THE SEASHORE.

       13.All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.  14.For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.  15.And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.  16.But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.

       17.By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; was he to whom it was said, “IN ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE CALLED.”  19.He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.  20.By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.  21.By faith Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.  22.By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones.

       23.By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.  24.By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,  25.choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,  26.considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.  27.By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.  28.By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.  29.By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned.

       30.By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.  31.By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace.

       32.And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets,  33.who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,  34.quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.  35.Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection;  36.and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment.  37.They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated  38.(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.

       39.And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,  40.because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.



Romans 10      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Word of Faith Brings Salvation

       1.Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.  2.For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.  3.For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.  4.For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

       5.For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness.  6.But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: “DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, ‘WHO WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN?’ (that is, to bring Christ down),  7.or ‘WHO WILL DESCEND INTO THE ABYSS?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).”  8.But what does it say? “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,  9.that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;  10.for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.  11.For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.”  12.For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;  13.for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”

       14.How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?  15.How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!”

       16.However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, “LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?”  17.So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

       18.But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have;

19.But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they? First Moses says,

20.And Isaiah is very bold and says,




 Romans 10:11  

Isaiah 28:14-29      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
Judah Is Warned
14.Therefore, hear the word of the LORD, O scoffers,
           Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem,
15.Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
           And with Sheol we have made a pact.
           The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by,
           For we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception.”
16.Therefore thus says the Lord GOD,
           “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone,
           A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed.
           He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
17.“I will make justice the measuring line
           And righteousness the level;
           Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies
           And the waters will overflow the secret place.
18.“Your covenant with death will be canceled,
           And your pact with Sheol will not stand;
           When the overwhelming scourge passes through,
           Then you become its trampling place.
19.“As often as it passes through, it will seize you;
           For morning after morning it will pass through, anytime during the day or night,
           And it will be sheer terror to understand what it means.”
20.The bed is too short on which to stretch out,
           And the blanket is too small to wrap oneself in.
21.For the LORD will rise up as at Mount Perazim,
            He will be stirred up as in the valley of Gibeon,
            To do His task, His unusual task,
            And to work His work, His extraordinary work.
22.And now do not carry on as scoffers,
            Or your fetters will be made stronger;
            For I have heard from the Lord G
OD of hosts
            Of decisive destruction on all the earth.

       23.Give ear and hear my voice,
            Listen and hear my words.
24.Does the farmer plow continually to plant seed?
            Does he continually turn and harrow the ground?
25.Does he not level its surface
            And sow dill and scatter cummin
            And plant wheat in rows,
            Barley in its place and rye within its area?
26.For his God instructs and teaches him properly.
27.For dill is not threshed with a threshing sledge,
            Nor is the cartwheel driven over cummin;
            But dill is beaten out with a rod, and cummin with a club.
28.Grain for bread is crushed,
            Indeed, he does not continue to thresh it forever.
            Because the wheel of his cart and his horses eventually damage it,
            He does not thresh it longer.
29.This also comes from the LORD of hosts,
           Who has made His counsel wonderful and His wisdom great.



 Romans 10:13  

Joel 2:30-32      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
The Day of the L
30.“I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth,
            Blood, fire and columns of smoke.
31.“The sun will be turned into darkness
            And the moon into blood
            Before the great and awesome day of the
LORD comes.
32.“And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD
            Will be delivered;
            For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
            There will be those who escape,
            As the
LORD has said,
            Even among the survivors whom the
LORD calls.



 Romans 10:15  

Isaiah 52      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
Cheer for Prostrate Zion
1.Awake, awake,
          Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion;
          Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments,
          O Jerusalem, the holy city;
          For the uncircumcised and the unclean
          Will no longer come into you.
2.Shake yourself from the dust, rise up,
          O captive Jerusalem;
          Loose yourself from the chains around your neck,
          O captive daughter of Zion.
3.For thus says the LORD, “You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money.”  4.For thus says the Lord GOD, “My people went down at the first into Egypt to reside there; then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.  5.“Now therefore, what do I have here,” declares the LORD, “seeing that My people have been taken away without cause?” Again the LORD declares, “Those who rule over them howl, and My name is continually blasphemed all day long.  6.“Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, ‘Here I am.’”
7.How lovely on the mountains
          Are the feet of him who brings good news,
          Who announces peace
          And brings good news of happiness,
          Who announces salvation,
          And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
8.Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices,
          They shout joyfully together;
          For they will see with their own eyes
          When the L
ORD restores Zion.
9.Break forth, shout joyfully together,
          You waste places of Jerusalem;
          For the L
ORD has comforted His people,
          He has redeemed Jerusalem.
10.The LORD has bared His holy arm
           In the sight of all the nations,
           That all the ends of the earth may see
           The salvation of our God.

       11.Depart, depart, go out from there,
           Touch nothing unclean;
           Go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves,
           You who carry the vessels of the L
12.But you will not go out in haste,
           Nor will you go as fugitives;
           For the L
ORD will go before you,
           And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

The Exalted Servant
       13.Behold, My servant will prosper,
           He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.
14.Just as many were astonished at you, My people,
           So His appearance was marred more than any man
           And His form more than the sons of men.
15.Thus He will sprinkle many nations,
           Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him;
           For what had not been told them they will see,
           And what they had not heard they will understand.



 Romans 10:18  

Psalm 19      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
The Works and the Word of God.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
1.The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
          And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
2.Day to day pours forth speech,
          And night to night reveals knowledge.
3.There is no speech, nor are there words;
          Their voice is not heard.
4.Their line has gone out through all the earth,
          And their utterances to the end of the world.
          In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
5.Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
          It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
6.Its rising is from one end of the heavens,
          And its circuit to the other end of them;
          And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

       7.The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul;
          The testimony of the L
ORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8.The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
          The commandment of the L
ORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9.The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
          The judgments of the L
ORD are true; they are righteous altogether.
10.They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
           Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
11.Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;
           In keeping them there is great reward.
12.Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.
13.Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins;
           Let them not rule over me;
           Then I will be blameless,
           And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.
14.Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
           Be acceptable in Your sight,
           O L
ORD, my rock and my Redeemer.  



 Romans 10:20-21  

Isaiah 65:1-16      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
A Rebellious People
1.“I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me;
          I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me.
          I said, ‘Here am I, here am I,’
          To a nation which did not call on My name.
2.“I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people,
          Who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts,
3.A people who continually provoke Me to My face,
          Offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on bricks;
4.Who sit among graves and spend the night in secret places;
          Who eat swine’s flesh,
          And the broth of unclean meat is in their pots.
5.“Who say, ‘Keep to yourself, do not come near me,
          For I am holier than you!’
          These are smoke in My nostrils,
          A fire that burns all the day.
6.“Behold, it is written before Me,
          I will not keep silent, but I will repay;
          I will even repay into their bosom,
7.Both their own iniquities and the iniquities of their fathers together,” says the LORD.
          “Because they have burned incense on the mountains
          And scorned Me on the hills,
          Therefore I will measure their former work into their bosom.”

       8.Thus says the LORD,
          “As the new wine is found in the cluster,
          And one says, ‘Do not destroy it, for there is benefit in it,’
          So I will act on behalf of My servants
          In order not to destroy all of them.
9.“I will bring forth offspring from Jacob,
          And an heir of My mountains from Judah;
          Even My chosen ones shall inherit it,
          And My servants will dwell there.
10.“Sharon will be a pasture land for flocks,
           And the valley of Achor a resting place for herds,
           For My people who seek Me.
11.“But you who forsake the LORD,
           Who forget My holy mountain,
           Who set a table for Fortune,
           And who fill cups with mixed wine for Destiny,
12.I will destine you for the sword,
           And all of you will bow down to the slaughter.
           Because I called, but you did not answer;
           I spoke, but you did not hear.
            And you did evil in My sight
           And chose that in which I did not delight.”

       13.Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD,
           “Behold, My servants will eat, but you will be hungry.
           Behold, My servants will drink, but you will be thirsty.
           Behold, My servants will rejoice, but you will be put to shame.
14.“Behold, My servants will shout joyfully with a glad heart,
           But you will cry out with a heavy heart,
           And you will wail with a broken spirit.
15.“You will leave your name for a curse to My chosen ones,
           And the Lord G
OD will slay you.
           But My servants will be called by another name.
16.“Because he who is blessed in the earth
            Will be blessed by the God of truth;
           And he who swears in the earth
           Will swear by the God of truth;
           Because the former troubles are forgotten,
           And because they are hidden from My sight!



2 Timothy 3      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
“Difficult Times Will Come”

       1.But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.  2.For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,  3.unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,  4.treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,  5.holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.  6.For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,  7.always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.  8.Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.  9.But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also.

       10.Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,  11.persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!  12.Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.  13.But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.  14.You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them,  15.and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  16.All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.



Luke 20:9-18      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear    
Parable of the Vine-growers

       9.And He began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard and rented it out to vine-growers, and went on a journey for a long time.  10.“At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, so that they would give him some of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.  11.“And he proceeded to send another slave; and they beat him also and treated him shamefully and sent him away empty-handed.  12.“And he proceeded to send a third; and this one also they wounded and cast out.   13.“The owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’  14.“But when the vine-growers saw him, they reasoned with one another, saying, ‘This is the heir; let us kill him so that the inheritance will be ours.’  15.“So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to them?  16.“He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others.” When they heard it, they said, “May it never be!”

17.But Jesus looked at them and said, “What then is this that is written:

18.“Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.”



Galatians 3      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Faith Brings Righteousness

       1.You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?  2.This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?  3.Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?  4.Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain?  5.So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

       6.Even so Abraham BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS 7.Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.  8.The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU.”  9.So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.

       10.For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM THEM.”  11.Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”  12.However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM.”  13.Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”— order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Intent of the Law

       15.Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man’s covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it.  16.Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ.  17.What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.  18.For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.

       19.Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed would come to whom the promise had been made.  20.Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one.  21.Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.  22.But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

       23.But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed.  24.Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.  25.But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.  26.For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  27.For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  28.There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  29.And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.



 Galatians 3:6  

Genesis 15      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
Abram Promised a Son

       1.After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying,
            “Do not fear, Abram,
            I am a shield to you;
            Your reward shall be very great.”

2.Abram said, “O Lord GOD, what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”  3.And Abram said, “Since You have given no offspring to me, one born in my house is my heir.”  4.Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir.”  5.And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”  6.Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.  7.And He said to him, “I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess it.”  8.He said, “O Lord GOD, how may I know that I will possess it?”  9.So He said to him, “Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”  10.Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds.  11.The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

       12.Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him.  13.God said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years.  14.“But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out with many possessions.  15.“As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age.  16.“Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.”

       17.It came about when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces.  18.On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,
            “To your descendants I have given this land,
            From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:

19.the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite  20.and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim  21.and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite.”



 Galatians 3:8  

Genesis 22      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
The Offering of Isaac

       1.Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”  2.He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.”  3.So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.  4.On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance.  5.Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.”  6.Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together.  7.Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”  8.Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together.

       9.Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.  10.Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.  11.But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”  12.He said, “Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”  13.Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son.  14.Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the LORD it will be provided.”

       15.Then the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven,  16.and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,  17.indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.  18.“In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”  19.So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham lived at Beersheba.

       20.Now it came about after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, “Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor:  21.Uz his firstborn and Buz his brother and Kemuel the father of Aram  22.and Chesed and Hazo and Pildash and Jidlaph and Bethuel.”  23.Bethuel became the father of Rebekah; these eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.  24.His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah and Gaham and Tahash and Maacah.



 Galatians 3:10  

Deuteronomy 27      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
The Curses of Mount Ebal

       1.Then Moses and the elders of Israel charged the people, saying, “Keep all the commandments which I command you today.  2.“So it shall be on the day when you cross the Jordan to the land which the LORD your God gives you, that you shall set up for yourself large stones and coat them with lime  3.and write on them all the words of this law, when you cross over, so that you may enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised you.  4.“So it shall be when you cross the Jordan, you shall set up on Mount Ebal, these stones, as I am commanding you today, and you shall coat them with lime.  5.“Moreover, you shall build there an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones; you shall not wield an iron tool on them.  6.“You shall build the altar of the LORD your God of uncut stones, and you shall offer on it burnt offerings to the LORD your God;  7.and you shall sacrifice peace offerings and eat there, and rejoice before the LORD your God.  8.“You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very distinctly.”

       9.Then Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel, saying, “Be silent and listen, O Israel! This day you have become a people for the LORD your God.  10.“You shall therefore obey the LORD your God, and do His commandments and His statutes which I command you today.”

       11.Moses also charged the people on that day, saying,  12.“When you cross the Jordan, these shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.  13.“For the curse, these shall stand on Mount Ebal: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.  14.“The Levites shall then answer and say to all the men of Israel with a loud voice,

       15.‘Cursed is the man who makes an idol or a molten image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’ And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen.’

       16.‘Cursed is he who dishonors his father or mother.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

       17.‘Cursed is he who moves his neighbor’s boundary mark.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

       18.‘Cursed is he who misleads a blind person on the road.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

       19.‘Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

       20.‘Cursed is he who lies with his father’s wife, because he has uncovered his father’s skirt.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

       21.‘Cursed is he who lies with any animal.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

       22.‘Cursed is he who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or of his mother.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

       23.‘Cursed is he who lies with his mother-in-law.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

       24.‘Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

       25.‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

       26.‘Cursed is he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’



 Galatians 3:11  

Habakkuk 2      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
God Answers the Prophet
1.I will stand on my guard post
          And station myself on the rampart;
          And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me,
          And how I may reply when I am reproved.
2.Then the LORD answered me and said,
          “Record the vision
          And inscribe it on tablets,
          That the one who reads it may run.
3.“For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
          It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.
          Though it tarries, wait for it;
          For it will certainly come, it will not delay.

       4.“Behold, as for the proud one,
          His soul is not right within him;
          But the righteous will live by his faith.
5.“Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man,
          So that he does not stay at home.
          He enlarges his appetite like Sheol,
          And he is like death, never satisfied.
          He also gathers to himself all nations
          And collects to himself all peoples.

       6.“Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him,
          Even mockery and insinuations against him
          And say, ‘Woe to him who increases what is not his—
          For how long—
          And makes himself rich with loans?’
7.“Will not your creditors rise up suddenly,
          And those who collect from you awaken?
          Indeed, you will become plunder for them.
8.“Because you have looted many nations,
          All the remainder of the peoples will loot you—
          Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land,
          To the town and all its inhabitants.

       9.“Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house
          To put his nest on high,
          To be delivered from the hand of calamity!
10.“You have devised a shameful thing for your house
            By cutting off many peoples;
            So you are sinning against yourself.
11.“Surely the stone will cry out from the wall,
            And the rafter will answer it from the framework.

       12.“Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed
            And founds a town with violence!
13.“Is it not indeed from the LORD of hosts
            That peoples toil for fire,
            And nations grow weary for nothing?
14.“For the earth will be filled
            With the knowledge of the glory of the L
            As the waters cover the sea.

       15.“Woe to you who make your neighbors drink,
            Who mix in your venom even to make them drunk
            So as to look on their nakedness!
16.“You will be filled with disgrace rather than honor.
            Now you yourself drink and expose your own nakedness.
            The cup in the L
ORD’S right hand will come around to you,
            And utter disgrace will come upon your glory.
17.“For the violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you,
            And the devastation of its beasts by which you terrified them,
            Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land,
            To the town and all its inhabitants.

       18.“What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it,
            Or an image, a teacher of falsehood?
            For its maker trusts in his own handiwork
            When he fashions speechless idols.
19.“Woe to him who says to a piece of wood, ‘Awake!’
            To a mute stone, ‘Arise!’
            And that is your teacher?
            Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,
            And there is no breath at all inside it.
20.“But the LORD is in His holy temple.
            Let all the earth be silent before Him.”



 Galatians 3:12  

Leviticus 18      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
Laws on Immoral Relations

       1.Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,  2.“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘I am the LORD your God.  3.‘You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.  4.‘You are to perform My judgments and keep My statutes, to live in accord with them; I am the LORD your God.  5.‘So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the LORD.

       6.‘None of you shall approach any blood relative of his to uncover nakedness; I am the LORD7.‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness.  8.‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife; it is your father’s nakedness.  9.‘The nakedness of your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether born at home or born outside, their nakedness you shall not uncover.  10.‘The nakedness of your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for their nakedness is yours.  11.‘The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, born to your father, she is your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness.  12.‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister; she is your father’s blood relative.  13.‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s blood relative.  14.‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother; you shall not approach his wife, she is your aunt.  15.‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness.  16.‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness.  17.‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are blood relatives. It is lewdness.  18.‘You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.

       19.‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity.  20.‘You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor’s wife, to be defiled with her.  21.‘You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD22.‘You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.  23.‘Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.

       24.‘Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled.  25.‘For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants.  26.‘But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you  27.(for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled); that the land will not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you.  29.‘For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people.  30.‘Thus you are to keep My charge, that you do not practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them; I am the LORD your God.’”



 Galatians 3:13  

Deuteronomy 21      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
Expiation of a Crime

       1.“If a slain person is found lying in the open country in the land which the LORD your God gives you to possess, and it is not known who has struck him,  2.then your elders and your judges shall go out and measure the distance to the cities which are around the slain one.  3.“It shall be that the city which is nearest to the slain man, that is, the elders of that city, shall take a heifer of the herd, which has not been worked and which has not pulled in a yoke;  4.and the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which has not been plowed or sown, and shall break the heifer’s neck there in the valley.  5.“Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come near, for the LORD your God has chosen them to serve Him and to bless in the name of the LORD; and every dispute and every assault shall be settled by them.  6.“All the elders of that city which is nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley;  7.and they shall answer and say, ‘Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it.  8.‘Forgive Your people Israel whom You have redeemed, O LORD, and do not place the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of Your people Israel.’ And the bloodguiltiness shall be forgiven them.  9.“So you shall remove the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the eyes of the LORD.

Domestic Relations

       10.“When you go out to battle against your enemies, and the LORD your God delivers them into your hands and you take them away captive,  11.and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and have a desire for her and would take her as a wife for yourself,  12.then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails.  13.“She shall also remove the clothes of her captivity and shall remain in your house, and mourn her father and mother a full month; and after that you may go in to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife.  14.“It shall be, if you are not pleased with her, then you shall let her go wherever she wishes; but you shall certainly not sell her for money, you shall not mistreat her, because you have humbled her.

       15.“If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him sons, if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved,  16.then it shall be in the day he wills what he has to his sons, he cannot make the son of the loved the firstborn before the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn.  17.“But he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the beginning of his strength; to him belongs the right of the firstborn.

       18.“If any man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father or his mother, and when they chastise him, he will not even listen to them,  19.then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown.  20.“They shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.’  21.“Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death; so you shall remove the evil from your midst, and all Israel will hear of it and fear.

       22.“If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree,  23.his corpse shall not hang all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day (for he who is hanged is accursed of God), so that you do not defile your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance.



Romans 15      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Self-denial on Behalf of Others

       1.Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.  2.Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.  3.For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “THE REPROACHES OF THOSE WHO REPROACHED YOU FELL ON ME.”  4.For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.  5.Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

       7.Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.  8.For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,  9.and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written,

10.Again he says,

11.And again,

12.Again Isaiah says,

13.Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

       14.And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another.  15.But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of the grace that was given me from God, be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.  17.Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.  18.For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.  20.And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man’s foundation;  21.but as it is written,

       22.For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you;  23.but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you  24.whenever I go to Spain—for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while—  25.but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints.  26.For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.  27.Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things.  28.Therefore, when I have finished this, and have put my seal on this fruit of theirs, I will go on by way of you to Spain.  29.I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.

       30.Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,  31.that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints; that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company.  33.Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.



Matthew 4:1-11      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Temptation of Jesus

       1.Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  2.And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.  3.And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”  4.But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’”

       5.Then the devil took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,  6.and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written,

7.Jesus said to him, “On the other hand, it is written, ‘YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.’”

       8.Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;  9.and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.”  10.Then Jesus said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.’”  11.Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.



 Matthew 4:4  

Deuteronomy 8      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
God’s Gracious Dealings

       1.“All the commandments that I am commanding you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to give to your forefathers.  2.“You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.  3.“He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.  4.“Your clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.  5.“Thus you are to know in your heart that the LORD your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.  6.“Therefore, you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.  7.“For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills;  8.a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey;  9.a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.  10.“When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you.

       11.“Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today;  12.otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them,  13.and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies,  14.then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  15.“He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.  16.“In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end.  17.“Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’  18.“But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.  19.“It shall come about if you ever forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish.  20.“Like the nations that the LORD makes to perish before you, so you shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of the LORD your God.



 Matthew 4:7  

Deuteronomy 6      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
Obey God and Prosper

       1.“Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it, that you and your son and your grandson might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.  3.“O Israel, you should listen and be careful to do it, that it may be well with you and that you may multiply greatly, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

       4.“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!  5.“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  6.“These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.  7.“You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.  8.“You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.  9.“You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

       10.“Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build,  11.and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied,  12.then watch yourself, that you do not forget the LORD who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  13.“You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.  14.“You shall not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you,  15.for the LORD your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; otherwise the anger of the LORD your God will be kindled against you, and He will wipe you off the face of the earth.

       16.“You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah.  17.“You should diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and His testimonies and His statutes which He has commanded you.  18.“You shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore to give your fathers, driving out all your enemies from before you, as the LORD has spoken.

       20.“When your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What do the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments mean which the LORD our God commanded you?’  21.then you shall say to your son, ‘We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, and the LORD brought us from Egypt with a mighty hand.  22.‘Moreover, the LORD showed great and distressing signs and wonders before our eyes against Egypt, Pharaoh and all his household;  23.He brought us out from there in order to bring us in, to give us the land which He had sworn to our fathers.’  24.“So the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God for our good always and for our survival, as it is today.  25.“It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the LORD our God, just as He commanded us.



Matthew 13:1-23      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Jesus Teaches in Parables

       1.That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea.  2.And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach.

       3.And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow;  4.and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.  5.“Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.  6.“But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.  7.“Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.  8.“And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.  9.“He who has ears, let him hear.”

An Explanation

       10.And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”  11.Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.  12.“For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.  13.“Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.  

14.“In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,

           AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.’

16.“But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.  17.“For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

The Sower Explained

       18.“Hear then the parable of the sower.  19.“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.  20.“The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;  21.yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.  22.“And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.  23.“And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”



Luke 10:17-29      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear    
The Happy Results

       17.The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”  18.And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.  19.“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.  20.“Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”

       21.At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.  22.“All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

       23.Turning to the disciples, He said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see,  24.for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them.

       25.And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  26.And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?”  27.And he answered, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.  28.And He said to him, “You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE.”  29.But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”



Matthew 15:1:20      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Tradition and Commandment

       1.Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,  2.“Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”  3.And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?  4.“For God said, ‘HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER,’ and, ‘HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH.’  5.“But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever I have that would help you has been given to God,”  6.he is not to honor his father or his mother.’ And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.  7.“You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:



       10.After Jesus called the crowd to Him, He said to them, “Hear and understand.  11.It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.”

       12.Then the disciples came and said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?”  13.But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted.  14.“Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”

The Heart of Man

       15.Peter said to Him, “Explain the parable to us.”  16.Jesus said, “Are you still lacking in understanding also?  17.“Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated?  18.“But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.  19.“For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.  20.“These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.”



1 Peter 2:4:12      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear    
As Living Stones

       4.And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

6.For this is contained in Scripture:

7.This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve,

for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed.

       9.But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;  10.for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.

       11.Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.  12.Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.



2 Peter 1      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Growth in Christian Virtue

       1.Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
         To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: 
2.Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;  3.seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.  4.For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.  5.Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,  6.and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,  7.and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.  8.For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  9.For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.  10.Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;  11.for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.

       12.Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you.  13.I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,  14.knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.  15.And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.


       16.For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.  17.For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”—  18.and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

       19.So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.  20.But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation,  21.for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.



Isaiah 55      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
The Free Offer of Mercy
1.“Ho! Every one who thirsts, 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 do you spend money for what is not bread,
          And your wages for what does not satisfy?
          Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
          And delight yourself in abundance.
3.“Incline your ear and come to Me.
          Listen, that you may live;
          And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
          According to the faithful mercies shown to David.
4.“Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
          A leader and commander for the peoples.
5.“Behold, you will call a nation you do not know,
          And a nation which knows you not will run to you,
          Because of the
LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel;
          For He has glorified you.”

       6.Seek the LORD while He may be found;
          Call upon Him while He is near.
7.Let the wicked forsake his way
          And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
          And let him return to the L
          And He will have compassion on him,
          And to our God,
          For He will abundantly pardon.
8.“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
          Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the L
9.“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
          So are My ways higher than your ways
          And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10.“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
           And do not return there without watering the earth
           And making it bear and sprout,
           And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11.So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
           It will not return to Me empty,
           Without accomplishing what I desire,
           And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
12.“For you will go out with joy
           And be led forth with peace;
           The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
           And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
13.“Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up,
           And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up,
           And it will be a memorial to the L
           For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.”   



Hebrews 4      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Believer’s Rest

       1.Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.  2.For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.

3.For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said,
           although His works were finished from the foundation of the world.

4.For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: “AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS”;  5.and again in this passage, “THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.”  6.Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience,

7.He again fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before,

8.For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that.  9.So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.  10.For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His.  11.Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.  12.For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  13.And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.

       14.Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  15.For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.  16.Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.



Revelation 22      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The River and the Tree of Life

       1.Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.  3.There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;  4.they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.  5.And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever.

       6.And he said to me, “These words are faithful and true”; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must soon take place.

       7.“And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.”

       8.I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things.  9.But he said to me, “Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God.”

The Final Message

       10.And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.  11.“Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.”

       12.“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.  13.“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

       14.Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.  15.Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.

       16.“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”

       17.The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.

       18.I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;  19.and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.

       20.He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

       21.The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

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