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John 14      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Jesus Comforts His Disciples

       1.“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.  2.“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.  3.“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.  4.“And you know the way where I am going.”  5.Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?”  6.Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Oneness with the Father

       7.“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”

       8.Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”  9.Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?  10.“Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.  11.“Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves.  12.“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.  13.“Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  14.“If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

       15.“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

Role of the Spirit

       16.“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;  17.that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

       18.“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.  19.“After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.  20.“In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.  21.“He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”  22.Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?”  23.Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.  24.“He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.

       25.“These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you.  26.“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.  27.“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.  28.“You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.  29.“Now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe.  30.“I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;  31.but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here.



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.



John 8      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Adulterous Woman

       1.But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.  2.Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them.  3.The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court,  4.they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.  5.“Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?”  6.They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.  7.But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”  8.Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.  9.When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.  10.Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”  11.She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.”]

Jesus Is the Light of the World

       12.Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”  13.So the Pharisees said to Him, “You are testifying about Yourself; Your testimony is not true.”  14.Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.  15.“You judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone.  16.“But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.  17.“Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true.  18.“I am He who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me.”  19.So they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.”  20.These words He spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come.

       21.Then He said again to them, “I go away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.”  22.So the Jews were saying, “Surely He will not kill Himself, will He, since He says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?”  23.And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.  24.“Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”  25.So they were saying to Him, “Who are You?” Jesus said to them, “What have I been saying to you from the beginning?  26.“I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world.” 27.They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father.  28.So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me.  29.“And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.”  30.As He spoke these things, many came to believe in Him.

The Truth Will Make You Free

       31.So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;  32.and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”  33.They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?”

       34.Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin.  35.“The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever.  36.“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.  37.“I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.  38.“I speak the things which I have seen with My Father; therefore you also do the things which you heard from your father.”

       39.They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham.  40.“But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do.  41.“You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.”  42.Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me.  43.“Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.  44.“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.  45.“But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.  46.“Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?  47.“He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”

       48.The Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?”  49.Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.  50.“But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.  51.“Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.”  52.The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets also; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste of death.’  53.“Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out to be?”  54.Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’;  55.and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word.  56.“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”  57.So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”  58.Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”  59.Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.




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Psalm 25      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
Prayer for Protection, Guidance and Pardon.
A Psalm of David.
1.To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
2.O my God, in You I trust,
          Do not let me be ashamed;
          Do not let my enemies exult over me.
3.Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed;
          Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.
4.Make me know Your ways, O LORD;
          Teach me Your paths.
5.Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
          For You are the God of my salvation;
          For You I wait all the day.
6.Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses,
          For they have been from of old.
7.Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
          According to Your lovingkindness remember me,
          For Your goodness’ sake, O L

       8.Good and upright is the LORD;
          Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.
9.He leads the humble in justice,
          And He teaches the humble His way.
10.All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and truth
           To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
11.For Your name’s sake, O LORD,
           Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

       12.Who is the man who fears the LORD?
           He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
13.His soul will abide in prosperity,
           And his descendants will inherit the land.
14.The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him,
           And He will make them know His covenant.
15.My eyes are continually toward the LORD,
           For He will pluck my feet out of the net.

       16.Turn to me and be gracious to me,
           For I am lonely and afflicted.
17.The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
           Bring me out of my distresses.
18.Look upon my affliction and my trouble,
           And forgive all my sins.
19.Look upon my enemies, for they are many,
           And they hate me with violent hatred.
20.Guard my soul and deliver me;
           Do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You.
21.Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
           For I wait for You.
22.Redeem Israel, O God,
           Out of all his troubles.



2 Corinthians 4      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Paul’s Apostolic Ministry

       1.Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart,  2.but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.  3.And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.  5.For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.  6.For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

       7.But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;  8.we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;  9.persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;  10.always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.  11.For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.  12.So death works in us, but life in you.

       13.But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE,” we also believe, therefore we also speak,  14.knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you.  15.For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.

       16.Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.  17.For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,  18.while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.



2 Corinthians 13      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Examine Yourselves

       1.This is the third time I am coming to you. EVERY FACT IS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE TESTIMONY OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES2.I have previously said when present the second time, and though now absent I say in advance to those who have sinned in the past and to all the rest as well, that if I come again I will not spare anyone,  3.since you are seeking for proof of the Christ who speaks in me, and who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.  4.For indeed He was crucified because of weakness, yet He lives because of the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, yet we will live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you.

       5.Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?  6.But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test.  7.Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved.  8.For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.  9.For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, that you be made complete.  10.For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.

       11.Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.  12.Greet one another with a holy kiss.  13.All the saints greet you.

       14.The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.



Ephesians 1      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Blessings of Redemption

       1.Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
          To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus: 
2.Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

       3.Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,  4.just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love  5.He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.  7.In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace  8.which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight  9.He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him  10.with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him  11.also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.  13.In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,  14.who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

       15.For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers;  17.that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.  18.I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19.and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might  20.which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,  21.far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.  22.And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,  23.which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.



Ephesians 4      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Unity of the Spirit

       1.Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,  2.with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,  3.being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  4.There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; Lord, one faith, one baptism, God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

       7.But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

8.Therefore it says,

9.(Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth?  10.He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.)  11.And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,  12.for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;  13.until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.  14.As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;  15.but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,  16.from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

The Christian’s Walk

       17.So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,  18.being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;  19.and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.  20.But you did not learn Christ in this way,  21.if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,  22.that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,  23.and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,  24.and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

       25.Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.  26.BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,  27.and do not give the devil an opportunity.  28.He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.  29.Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.  30.Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  31.Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  32.Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.



Ephesians 5:1-21      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Be Imitators of God

       1.Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;  2.and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

       3.But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;  4.and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.  5.For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

       6.Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.  7.Therefore do not be partakers with them;  8.for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light  9.(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),  10.trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.  11.Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;  12.for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.  13.But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.

14.For this reason it says,
          “Awake, sleeper,
           And arise from the dead,
           And Christ will shine on you.”

       15.Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,  16.making the most of your time, because the days are evil.  17.So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.  18.And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,  19.speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;  20.always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;  21.and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.



Ephesians 6:10-24      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Armor of God

       10.Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.  11.Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.  12.For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.  13.Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.  14.Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS15.and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  17.And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

       18.With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,  19.and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,  20.for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

       21.But that you also may know about my circumstances, how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you.  22.I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know about us, and that he may comfort your hearts.

       23.Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  24.Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.



Colossians 1:1-12      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Thankfulness for Spiritual Attainments

       1.Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

       2.To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

       3.We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,  4.since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;  5.because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel  6.which has come to you, just as in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth;  7.just as you learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,  8.and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit.

       9.For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;  11.strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.



2 Thessalonians 2      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Man of Lawlessness

       1.Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,  2.that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.  3.Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,  4.who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.  5.Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?  6.And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.  7.For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.  8.Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;  9.that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,  10.and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.  11.For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

       13.But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.  14.It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.  15.So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.

       16.Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,  17.comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.



The word apostasy comes directly from the Greek Word: ἀποστασία, apostasía (from aphístemi, "leave, depart," which is derived from apó, "away from" and histémi, "stand") – properly, departure (implying desertion); apostasy – literally, "a leaving, from a previous standing."



1 Timothy 2:1-8      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
A Call to Prayer

       1.First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,  2.for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.  3.This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,  4.who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  5.For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,  6.who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.  7.For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

       8.Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.



Psalm 145      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
The LORD Extolled for His Goodness.
A Psalm
of Praise, of David.
       1.I will extol You, my God, O King,
          And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
2.Every day I will bless You,
          And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
3.Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised,
          And His greatness is unsearchable.
4.One generation shall praise Your works to another,
          And shall declare Your mighty acts.
5.On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
          And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
6.Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,
          And I will tell of Your greatness.
7.They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness
          And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.

       8.The LORD is gracious and merciful;
          Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.
9.The LORD is good to all,
          And His mercies are over all His works.
10.All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD,
           And Your godly ones shall bless You.
11.They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom
           And talk of Your power;
12.To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts
           And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.
13.Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
           And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

       14.The LORD sustains all who fall
           And raises up all who are bowed down.
15.The eyes of all look to You,
           And You give them their food in due time.
16.You open Your hand
           And satisfy the desire of every living thing.

       17.The LORD is righteous in all His ways
           And kind in all His deeds.
18.The LORD is near to all who call upon Him,
           To all who call upon Him in truth.
19.He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
           He will also hear their cry and will save them.
20.The LORD keeps all who love Him,
           But all the wicked He will destroy.
21.My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,
           And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.



2 Timothy 2:14-26      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
An Unashamed Workman

       14.Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.  15.Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.  16.But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,  17.and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset the faith of some.  19.Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”

       20.Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor.  21.Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.  22.Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.  23.But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.  24.The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,  25.with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,  26.and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.



2 Timothy 4:1-8      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
“Preach the Word”

       1.I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:  2.preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.  3.For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,  4.and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.  5.But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

       6.For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.  7.I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.



Titus 1      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  

       1.Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,  3.but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,

       4.To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Qualifications of Elders

       5.For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you,  6.namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.  7.For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,  8.but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,  9.holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

       10.For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,  11.who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.  12.One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”  13.This testimony is true. For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith,  14.not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.  15.To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.  16.They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.



Hebrews 10:26-39      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Christ or Judgment

       26.For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,  27.but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES 28.Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.  29.How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?  30.For we know Him who said, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY.” And again, “THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.”  31.It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

       32.But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings,  33.partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated.  34.For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one.  35.Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.  36.For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.



39.But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.



James 1      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Testing Your Faith

       1.James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
       To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings.

       2.Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,  3.knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4.And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

       5.But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  6.But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.  7.For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,  8.being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

       9.But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position;  10.and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away.  11.For the sun rises with a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.

       12.Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.  13.Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.  14.But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.  15.Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.  16.Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.  17.Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.  18.In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.

       19.This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;  20.for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.  21.Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.  22.But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.  23.For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;  24.for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.  25.But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.

       26.If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.  27.Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.



James 3      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Tongue Is a Fire

       1.Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.  2.For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.  3.Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well.  4.Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.  5.So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.
       See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! 
6.And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.  7.For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race.  8.But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.  9.With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God;  10.from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.  11.Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water?  12.Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.

Wisdom from Above

       13.Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.  14.But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.  15.This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.  16.For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.  17.But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.  18.And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.



veracity, truthfulness, verity, sincerity, candor, honesty; accuracy, correctness, validity, factuality, authenticity
falsehood, falseness, falsity, untruth, lie, misrepresentation



1 Peter 1      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
A Living Hope, and a Sure Salvation

       1.Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
         To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen 
2.according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.

       3.Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,  5.who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  6.In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;  8.and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,  9.obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

       10.As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,  11.seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.  12.It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look.

       13.Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.  14.As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,  15.but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;  16.because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.

       17.If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;  18.knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,  19.but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.  20.For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you  21.who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

       22.Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,  23.for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.


            And this is the word which was preached to you.



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.



2 Peter 2      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
The Rise of False Prophets

       1.But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.  2.Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;  3.and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

       4.For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;  5.and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;  6.and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter;  7.and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men  8.(for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds),  9.then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,  10.and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority.
       Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties, 
11.whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.  12.But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,  13.suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,  14.having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;  15.forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;  16.but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.

       17.These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved.  18.For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,  19.promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.  20.For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.  21.For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them.  22.It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”




Proverbs 12      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Hebrew Interlinear  
Contrast the Upright and the Wicked
1.Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
          But he who hates reproof is stupid.
2.A good man will obtain favor from the LORD,
          But He will condemn a man who devises evil.
3.A man will not be established by wickedness,
          But the root of the righteous will not be moved.
4.An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
          But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
5.The thoughts of the righteous are just,
          But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
6.The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
          But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
7.The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
          But the house of the righteous will stand.
8.A man will be praised according to his insight,
          But one of perverse mind will be despised.
9.Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant
          Than he who honors himself and lacks bread.
10.A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal,
           But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
11.He who tills his land will have plenty of bread,
           But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.
12.The wicked man desires the booty of evil men,
           But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
13.An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,
           But the righteous will escape from trouble.
14.A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words,
           And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.
15.The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
           But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
16.A fool’s anger is known at once,
           But a prudent man conceals dishonor.
17.He who speaks truth tells what is right,
           But a false witness, deceit.
18.There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,
           But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19.Truthful lips will be established forever,
           But a lying tongue is only for a moment.
20.Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
           But counselors of peace have joy.
21.No harm befalls the righteous,
           But the wicked are filled with trouble.
22.Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,
           But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
23.A prudent man conceals knowledge,
           But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
24.The hand of the diligent will rule,
           But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.
25.Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,
           But a good word makes it glad.
26.The righteous is a guide to his neighbor,
           But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27.A lazy man does not roast his prey,
           But the precious possession of a man is diligence.
28.In the way of righteousness is life,
           And in its pathway there is no death.



James 5      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Misuse of Riches

       1.Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.  2.Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten.  3.Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!  4.Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.  5.You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.  6.You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.


       7.Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.  8.You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.  9.Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.  10.As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.  11.We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.

       12.But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.

       13.Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.  14.Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;  15.and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.  16.Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.  17.Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.  18.Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.

       19.My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,  20.let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.



1 John 1      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Introduction, The Incarnate Word

       1.What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life—  2.and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us—  3.what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.  4.These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.

God Is Light

       5.This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.  6.If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;  7.but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.  8.If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.  9.If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  10.If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.



1 John 2      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Christ Is Our Advocate

       1.My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;  2.and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

       3.By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.  4.The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;  5.but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:  6.the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

       7.Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard.  8.On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.  9.The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now.  10.The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him.  11.But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

       12.I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake.  13.I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.  14.I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

Do Not Love the World

       15.Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  16.For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.  17.The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.

       18.Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.  19.They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.  20.But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.  21.I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth.  22.Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.  23.Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.  24.As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.

The Promise Is Eternal Life

       25.This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.

       26.These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you.  27.As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.

       28.Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.  29.If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.



1 John 3      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Children of God Love One Another

       1.See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.  2.Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.  3.And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

       4.Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.  5.You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.  6.No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.  7.Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;  8.the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.  9.No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.  10.By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

       11.For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;  12.not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

       13.Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you.  14.We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.  15.Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.  16.We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.  17.But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?  18.Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.  19.We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.  21.Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;  22.and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

       23.This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.  24.The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.



1 John 4      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Testing the Spirits

       1.Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  2.By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;  3.and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.  4.You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.  5.They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.  6.We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

God Is Love

       7.Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  8.The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  9.By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.  10.In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  11.Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  12.No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.  13.By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.  14.We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

       15.Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.  16.We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.  17.By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.  18.There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.  19.We love, because He first loved us.  20.If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.  21.And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.



1 John 5      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Overcoming the World

       1.Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.  2.By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.  3.For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.  4.For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

       5.Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?  6.This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.  7.For there are three that testify:  8.the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.  9.If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.  10.The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.  11.And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  12.He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

This Is Written That You May Know

       13.These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.  14.This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  15.And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

       16.If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.  17.All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.

       18.We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.  19.We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.  20.And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

       21.Little children, guard yourselves from idols.



2 John 1      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
Walk According to His Commandments

       1.The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not only I, but also all who know the truth,  2.for the sake of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:  3.Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

       4.I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.  5.Now I ask you, lady, not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.  6.And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

       7.For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.  8.Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.  9.Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.  10.If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting;  11.for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.

       12.Though I have many things to write to you, I do not want to do so with paper and ink; but I hope to come to you and speak face to face, so that your joy may be made full.

       13.The children of your chosen sister greet you.



3 John 1      New American Standard Bible (NASB)     Greek Interlinear  
You Walk in the Truth

       1.The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.

       2.Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.  3.For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth.  4.I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

       5.Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brethren, and especially when they are strangers;  6.and they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.  7.For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.  8.Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers with the truth.

       9.I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.  10.For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and puts them out of the church.

       11.Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.  12.Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.

       13.I had many things to write to you, but I am not willing to write them to you with pen and ink;  14.but I hope to see you shortly, and we will speak face to face.

       15.Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

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